GE Scientists Quit Over Flawed Reactor Design

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

  1. pspr

    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.


    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/fukus...-design-caused-ge-scientist/story?id=13141287
     
  2. Lucrum

    Lucrum

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

    pspr

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