The meltdown that wasn't

Brumfiel, Geoff
March 2011
Nature;3/24/2011, Vol. 471 Issue 7339, p417
Academic Journal
The article offers information on how operators of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant prevented a meltdown after it was hit by tsunami. Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) says that the cooling system has developed leak which caused water in the core to drop that made more steam and increased the pressure within the steel vessel. Nuclear engineer Margaret Harding says that operators had done a brilliant job in using fire trucks to pump water into the cooling system to avert meltdown.


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