Yesterday we talked about Japan’s Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant (currently closed because they built it in an earthquake zone and there was an earthquake) and its eight fires in two years.
Well, someone’s given the plant's operators some advice:
Tokyo Electric Power Co was ordered on Friday to stop using flammables and dangerous materials at its huge quake-hit nuclear power plant, which could delay the restart of six of the seven generators there.
It’s a difficult concept, the idea of not using flammables and dangerous materials at a huge quake-hit nuclear power plant, isn’t it? Especially after eight fires. After each one, they must have looked around the place and said: ‘How do these fires start? It can’t be anything to do with all these flammables and dangerous materials we have lying about the place.’
The fact that Tokyo Electric Power Co had to be told not to use ‘using flammables and dangerous materials at its huge quake-hit nuclear power plant’ should tell you all you need to know about the formidable minds that run the nuclear industry.