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Quakes and fakes – The Panda’s Thumb

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A geologist talks about the Japan earthquake.

Quakes and fakes – The Panda’s Thumb.

I would expect a quick evaluation of the future operation of any power plant after a 0.3g earthquake.  These are not normal operating conditions for any power system, building, or other commercial structure.

Of course, I am not an expert on Japanese power plant design standards.

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Written by dan

March 13, 2011 at 22:27

Posted in Nuclear, Power

Investigating the Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydro Power Plant Disaster :: POWER Magazine ::

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Back in August of 2009 there was a horrific accident at one of the world’s largest power plants.  75 workers died in this accident.  The following link is to an investigative report on the accident published in 2010.

Investigating the Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydro Power Plant Disaster :: POWER Magazine :: Page 1 of 5.

Hopefully we can afford to keep our infrastructure in a safe running condition given all the federal cutbacks that have been occurring lately.

Written by dan

January 14, 2011 at 20:05

Posted in Power, Science