The 9:25 a.m. KPFK Los Angeles, California Morning News show Democracy Now, on July 6, 2012 had a guest Arny Dundison, Engineer. He discussed the building of the Fukushima Danini Nuclear Power Plant was by General Electric (GE) and that the United States of America has 27 of these Nuclear Power Plants, most of them in the Eastern part of the Country.
Democracy Now also discussed that the United States of American is working on safe containment of it’s own Nuclear Power Plants. Remember, the U.S. also has earthquakes, tornadoes, and hurricanes.
The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster… is a series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns, and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, following the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukushima_I_nuclear_accidents).
Once the Los Angeles Times had an article that stated Japan was using clay or mud to seal a Nuclear leak, I hope General Electric (GE) has assisted them with this containment, as a lay person to Engineering, it does not sound like clay or mud will help.
Nuclear Power is power from nuclear fission or fusion: the power, usually electrical or motive power, produced by nuclear fission or fusion. Nuclear Power is also called: atomic, nuclear-powered, fissile, fissionable. There are many uses for Nuclear Power, including:
- Electric Energy, “Reactors”, a large boiler.
- Bombs and Weapons, explosive devices.
- Powering ships and submarines.
- Medical Diagnsis, and xray scanning process using radioactive iodine to view the insides of the human body.
- Medical Treatment, a needle with radium on the tip to kill tumors.
The understanding of Nuclear Power has given all of these things to science:
- Power for Ships and Submarines
- Medical Diagonsis
- Medical Treatment