Fukushima lesson: Prepare for unanticipated nuclear accidents

With the one-year anniversary of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reactor coming up this weekend, three US university professors are calling for a long-term study of how such fuels respond to such extreme environmental conditions. University of Notre Dame Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences Peter C. Burns, University of Michigan Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Rodney Ewing, and Alexandra Navrotsky of the University of California-Davis are calling for a long-term, national research program to study the issue, the Ann Arbor, Michigan-based university said in a Thursday press release. On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck the island nation of Japan, triggering a tsunami that, in addition to causing widespread death and destruction, also cut off electricity to the nuclear power station, a second press release, this one from the South Bend, Indiana school, said. Those natural disasters acted as the catalyst for "a series of explosions which rele

Fukushima lesson: Prepare for unanticipated nuclear accidents

A year after the crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, scientists and engineers remain largely in the dark when it comes to fundamental knowledge about how nuclear fuels behave ...

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