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MIT: Floating nuclear plants could withstand earthquakes and tsunamis

Published on Apr 15, 2014 When an earthquake and tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex in 2011, neither the quake nor the inundation caused most of the damage and contamination. Rather, it was the aftereffects — specifically, the lack of cooling for the reactor cores and spent fuel, due to a shutdown of …

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Frontline: Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown

PBS Frontline presents an unprecedented account of the crisis inside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex. The episode can be viewed below in four parts. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was a series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns, and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011. Watch Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown …

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