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Published on Jun 25, 2011
At the C-10, Union of Concerned Scientists & Fairewinds Assoc. Inc. Panel on Nuclear Safety Issues & Radiation Health Effects held at the Boston Public Library, UCS scientist David Lochbaum gives a general overview of how a nuclear plant operates to generate electricity, and then describes in detail how the safety systems failed at the Fukushima reactor 1 accident. He also points out that the problems leading to this accident would likely also be present at US nuclear reactors