Friday, June 12, 2009

Sizewell A Nuclear disaster averted by laundry worker

Nuclear disaster averted by dirty laundry - Telegraph: "Disaster was averted at Sizewell A after a worker sorting laundry spotted water messing up his nice clean laundry.

More than 40,000 gallons of radioactive water leaked into the open when a 15ft crack appeared in a pipe leading to a cooling pond in the Sizewell A reactor in January 2007.

If the worker had not spotted it, the pool, which contained 5,000 spent uranium fuel rods, could have run dry, causing the rods to ignite which would have sparked a supercharged radioactive fire, it was claimed.

Despite the potential severity of the incident, no one has been fined or prosecuted. "

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I really think we should conduct a scientific experiment on Nuclear Industry managers. Just put them in a brewery and see what happens.


weggis said...

Leave the Breweries alone!

DocRichard said...

Just one brewery. Surely we can find an old one? All that is going to happen is that a lot of beer will get spilt, surely. And they can always change the name of the brewery afterwards, to make it all better again.

weggis said...

Well, make it a Lager one!

DocRichard said...

I think a smaller brewery would be preferable, as the resultant leakages would not be so plentiful.