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1: A small amount of water ...
2: ... 1.2 cubic meters of water ...
3: ... 50 percent bigger than first reported ...
4: Tokyo Electric Power Co. also said about 400 barrels containing low-level radioactive waste at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant were knocked over, and the lids had come off 40 of them, as a result of Monday's deadly 6.8-magnitude quake. The announcement revised the company's earlier estimate of 100 tipped barrels.
50 percent bigger than what then?
I studied structures with a guy called J.J. Salinas at Carleton University ... anyway, there were two rules of structures as I remember it: 1. You can't push a string; and, 2. Rigidity attracts moments.
Now, the only internet reference I can find is my own :-)
I wonder where JJ is?
Three stories about nuclear energy in Japan - in the order that I happened on them:
16/07/07, Nuclear scare after Japan quake, Source.
18/07/07, Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear units shutdown on earthquake, Source.
18/07/07, Japanese Nuclear Power Company Admits Leak Caused by Earthquake Is Bigger Than First Reported, Source.
O-or let's compare Germany, with say, Brazil ...
Germany: When the Krümmel incident occurred, Vattenfall reacted as it would have in the 1980s: provide as little information as possible, admit only what can no longer be denied and downplay the facts.
Brasil: A few months back, the state-run company Infraero, responsible for operating the airport, closed Congonhas's main runway for repaving. It led to countless flight delays. The airlines pushed for work to be expedited, but that may well have led to the current disaster. Infraero opened up the runway again before workers had a chance to make grooves in the asphalt which are necessary to reduce the risk of hydroplaning on the runway during heavy rain.
18/07/07, Jens Glüsing, 200 Feared Dead in Sao Paulo Crash, Source.
16/07/07, Political Meltdown, German Mishaps Put Nuclear Power under Scrutiny, Source.