Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Transistor, Transformer: What's The Difference?

We all make mistakes, but this one from The Daily Green about the fire at the nuclear power plant in Japan just about takes the cake:

The earthquake caused a fire in a transistor, led to the leak of water with low radioactivity, and prompted the automatic shutdown of the Tokyo Electric Power Co. reactors.
No rest for the weary.

3 comments:

Stewart Peterson said...

At least it wasn't all the flammable gas inside a vacuum tube.

BVidalin said...

I Have yet to read about any Safety Related SSC damaged at these 7 nuclear plants. I think the world press is missing the real story here. It seem that the robust seismic design of these nuclear units was just demonstrated incontrovertibly. Water sloshing out of a SFP, or a "routine" transformer fire, or a stack of drums falling over are not newsworthy events.

I only subscribe to my local newspaper to line the bottom of my parakeet's cage. I won't tell you about his critique.

Bill V.

Ian said...

ironically this is one of the most balanced articles I've read about the situation.