Could It Happen Here?

March 2012
Prevention;Mar2012, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p102
The article focuses on Diablo Canyon in view of the meltdown in Fukushima, Japan. Japan's massive earthquake on March 11, 2011 is recalled including the subsequent tsunami and nuclear disaster. An overview of Diablo Canyon is provided with emphasis on its proximity to the fault lines. A visit to the facility is described highlighting several layers of security. A 1982 report by Sandia National Laboratories is cited for estimates of injury, death, and economic damage in the case of a meltdown.


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