These manmade systems need to consider ALL scenarios, don't they?<quoted text>
Again, it was the sudden loss of power to the plant and the back-up systems that caused the nuclear plant failure.
There are many scenarios outside of a major earthquake that could cause this same chain of events anywhere, not just in earthquake prone areas.
It's NOT just Japan and NOT just an earthquake, you are right. But the best minds need to evaluate every known event possible and put in place needed backup systems or shutdown procedures to as much as possible eliminate risks of these plants.
ICBM launch sites use 2 launch staff so as to avoid a launch by a radical. Just last week we had a lone air traffic manager at the DC airport go to sleep on duty.
Government (we need a prayer here) needs to be responsible for professional manning of these high risk operations.
Seems to me it is pretty common knowledge that in many cases a Tusnami follows an earthquake, correct?
To construct a nuke plant on the ocean in a highly earthquake prone area with a control room and backup generators vulnerable to water damage is just silly.
We have yet to see what the final outcome will be from this disaster. We now have Tokyo with contaminated drinking water. Where this mess ends is unknown. Is there a possibility of the entire island of Japan being contaminated? Do you know?