A blow-by-blow account of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl
By Eliza Strickland / November 2011

IEEE Spectrum’s latest report offers a detailed insight and analysis of the events at Fukushima Daiichi in the first 24 hours of the accident. THIS REPORT is based on interviews with officials from the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the International Atomic Energy Agency, local governments, and with other experts in nuclear engineering, as well as a review of hundreds of pages of official reports.

Source: IEEE Spectrum

  • http://truthdive.com Kandhan


    As a Nuclear Engineer working in the US and having roots from a village that is within 40 miles radius of Koodankulam, I thought it is essential for me to research and write about the facts behind Koodankulam Nuclear Plant. My focus will be the power plant’s geographical location, historical risk factors, impact of a possible tsunami, possible threat from neighboring countries, back up cooling mechanism and emergency shutdown procedure etc.

    Coming back to Koodankulam plant, given the fact that the construction of the plant has been in progress since 1997 it is using a 15 years old technology. Hence, I doubt the plant would be equipped with all the latest Passive Core Cooling system and latest back- up mechanism(s) to handle a worst case disaster scenario such as a tsunami.

    I will further explore the Passive Core Cooling system and its limitations in the next episode.