South Korea widens nuclear lapses probe; KEPCO chief resigns

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Ectrudert wrote:

“The authorities have stressed that the parts – such as fuses, switches and heat sensors – are non-crucial, and there is no safety risk.” The point isn’t that the plants might fail because the parts were not certified–the uncertified parts might be just as reliable. Rather, the ability of industry to subvert the certification system, whether due to incompetence, corruption, or other cause, calls into question all the other data management and quality control claims it has made. When Koreans realize this maybe they will move “west” the way Japanese opinion has. When a highly technical and potentially dangerous industry cheats or displays incompetence, it makes people ask whether its traditional claim that “nothing can go wrong” is accurate. See “Nuclear Power Moves East” at .

Nov 07, 2012 11:32am EST  --  Report as abuse
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