Friday, 18 March 2011
Japanese reactor repair, 1970s style
The item reads (and perhaps there is a lesson here for the authorities at Fukushima): "Further to our gossip last issue about the Japanese nuclear ship, whose reactor had, in mid-voyage, to be patched up with old socks. A note in the Weekly News, 21 Sept 1974, added that previously boiled rice was being used to plug the leaks of the radioactive coolant. That's progress."