Archiv für den Tag: tsunami

Mar

19

2012

One Year After Fukishima

Abgelegt in energy

On March 11, 2011, the Fukishima Daiichi nuclear power plant was running on emergency generators due to the automatic shut down of the reactors following the earthquake. Compounding the problem, three reactors had already been shut down for routine maintenance. The emergency generators were disabled when the 14 meter tsunami struck the plant, resulting in nuclear meltdowns and explosions that released great quantities of radioactive material into the environment. (more…)

Mar

23

2011

Time For Renewable Energies Without Nuclear Power

Abgelegt in energy

After the devastating earthquake Japan suffered recently, many have come to wonder: Is nuclear power really the best way? Though long-heralded as the cleanest form of energy, incidents like the Fukushima reactor explosion after the powerful tsunami and earthquake Japan experienced have raised valid concerns about nuclear power’s long-term viability. Could renewable energies be the answer to these problems? (more…)