Flashback 8 Former head of Australian Nuke says: Japan reactors best in the world

Sydney Morning Herald.


Dr Ziggy Switkowski, who was chairman of the the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation [ANSTO] until a few months ago, says a significant build-up of radiation is unlikely.

“The contribution, if any, to this [disaster] from the nuclear fleet, I expect even under worst case scenarios is going to be small,” he told Fairfax Radio Network this morning.

“That’s not to deny that people are always concerned and justly concerned about the integrity of the nuclear reactor network,” Dr Switkowski said.

“The Japanese reactors are probably as good as you can find around the world, but this magnitude 9 earthquake may well have tested the limits of their design.” end quote Yes, Ziggy, knocking down a few power poles took em well beyond their design limits for sure. How strong is a power pole in a minor quake? Not very.


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