Winter’s on it’s way

August 13th, 2008 § 0 comments

Ordinarily, a reaction of “fuck ’em. If they [people in a foreign land] want to build shoddy stuff, so what.” would suffice. But Nuclear fallout doesn’t stick to international borders.

Greenpeace: Nuclear Reaction:

Documents seen by Greenpeace show that French company Areva is failing to implement vital safety procedures in the troubled construction of its prototype European Pressurized Water Reactor (EPR) in Olkiluoto, Finland. As well as being 2-3 years behind schedule, 70 per cent over budget, and experiencing 1,500 construction defects along with a damaging fire, the reactor’s safety cannot be guaranteed.

The documents show that, during the construction of the steel framework in the base of the the world’s largest nuclear reactor, welders had no specifications as to how the welding should be properly performed for an entire year and, furthermore, tests to ensure the quality of the welding have not been carried out


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