Tag Archive: Japan


The Japanese nuclear safety agency has declared the Onagawa nuclear site safe after reports of raised radiation levels.  Japanese experts state that the raised levels of radiation were caused by the radioactive steam released at the troubled neighboring Fukushima site.

We continue to monitor the explosion of the containment building in Japan.  The containment building is a steel reinforced concrete structure.  It is airtight and contains the reactor, its pressurizer, coolant pumps, steam generator, and basically all the equipment and piping.  It appears as if the entire structure has been compromised.   This crisis has become dramatically worse.  Experts are now doing all they can to avoid a meltdown.  Stay tuned to this site for frequent updates.

      As the most powerful earthquake in 140 years struck Japan, experts from across the globe are eagerly awaiting the data.  It is a once in lifetime oppurtunity to make nuclear generation safer throughout the world.  This disaster also highlights the robustness of the safety systems, even on the older reactor designs.  Japan has embraced nuclear power due to it’s lack of natural resources and strong contruction and engineering business culture.  53 reactors provide Japan with 35% of its electrical power.  Making it the third largest nuclear power generating country on earth.