*to Hanlon's razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

The adults are here

From The Guardian:

"One of the men brought in to clean up Chernobyl has strongly criticised Japan and the IAEA over the current problems at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, Reuters reports. Russian nuclear accident specialist Iouli Andreev said a fire today, which released radiation, involving spent fuel rods stored close to reactors, looked like an example of putting profit before safety. Andreev said:
The Japanese were very greedy and they used every square inch of the space. But when you have a dense placing of spent fuel in the basin you have a high possibility of fire if the water is removed from the basin.
He said of the IAEA:
'This is only a fake organisation because every organisation which depends on the nuclear industry - and the IAEA depends on the nuclear industry - cannot perform properly.
It always will try to hide the reality. The IAEA ... is not interested in the concentration of attention on a possible accident in the nuclear industry. They are totally not interested in all the emergency organisations.'"

"Every square inch"? Guess he's not used to what the average Japanese office looks like.
The idiots asleep on the job come standard.

No comments:

Post a Comment