Gallery: Four Unstable Fukushima Daiichi Reactors Will Be Shut Down Per...

 

Tokyo Electric Power Co. — or TEPCO as it is commonly known — has said that it is likely to completely shut down the four unstable nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant that were damaged after the March 11th earthquake and ensuing tsunamis. The reactors have caused a nation-wide nuclear crisis after they were unable to be stabilized and now officials are saying that in addition to shutting down the reactors, their containment will be a very long process.

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  1. Tulse March 31, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Given that a foreseeable natural disaster wiped out reactors 1-4, why on earth would the Japanese government allow reactors 5 and 6 to continue to operate with exactly the same vulnerabilities to catastrophic failure? The problems at Fukushima Dailchi were in large part caused or exacerbated by design flaws, flaws which presumably the remaining two functional reactors also have. It would be insanity not to shut down the entire complex.

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