The China Syndrome (1979) & Fukushima

Toshiba one of the companies who designed and built Fukushima plans to build up to 3 nuclear plants right next to the worlds most dangous stockpile of plutonium at Sellafield….what could possibly go wrong……

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For all those who missed the movie either because they weren’t born, because they were busy doing other things, or for some other reason. Here’s the trailer, the wikipedia article on it, as well as some observations related to Fukushima.

China Syndrome” is a fanciful term—not intended to be taken literally—that describes a fictional worst-case result of a nuclear meltdown, where reactor components melt through their containment structures and into the underlying earth, “all the way to China.” Apparently rooted in the old expression of digging a hole so deep that it goes half-way to China or even all the way to China. In the movie, “the plant came perilously close to the China Syndrome in which the core would have melted down into the earth, hitting groundwater and contaminating the surrounding area with radioactive steam“. Boy oh boy! Doesn’t that sound familiar?


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