GE Scientists Quit Over Flawed Reactor Design

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by pspr, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. pspr


    Thirty-five years ago, Dale G. Bridenbaugh and two of his colleagues at General Electric resigned from their jobs after becoming increasingly convinced that the nuclear reactor design they were reviewing -- the Mark 1 -- was so flawed it could lead to a devastating accident.

    Questions persisted for decades about the ability of the Mark 1 to handle the immense pressures that would result if the reactor lost cooling power, and today that design is being put to the ultimate test in Japan.
  2. Lucrum


    OK Captain Obvious this is your Que to start in on the corporations.
  3. pspr


    LOL. He'll probably find it has something to do with a bank bail-out, too.