Why a profit first philosophy is bad for the world

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    Bid to 'Protect Assets' Slowed Reactor Fight - WSJ.com



    TOKYO—Crucial efforts to tame Japan's crippled nuclear plant were delayed by concerns over damaging valuable power assets and by initial passivity on the part of the government, people familiar with the situation said, offering new insight into the management of the crisis.

    Meanwhile, a regulator who was inspecting the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power complex when the quake hit offered The Wall Street Journal one of the first eyewitness accounts of the havoc at the site, describing how the temblor took down all communications in the area, greatly complicating the response.
     
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    You would have preferred an expensive knee jerk reaction ?
     
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    Why dont you understand that protecting lives first would have been the wiser move.

    it would have even saved money in the end.
     
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    How about the fact that this plant is a sizable portion of the availible generating capacity? if they went right to the final contigency plan of using seawater and destroying the reactor without it being nessasary, they would be destroying an asset for no reason, and subjecting Japan to a large power generating deficit for no reason.

    The initial hope was a SCRAM followed by backup gen cooling would allow the units to shut down, and then, when needed be restarted to provide power back to the grid. The damage to the cooling backups ruined this plan, and when pushed they went with the reactor ruining response. They may have delayed too long, but using the final option right away would have been idiotic given the data they had at the time.
     
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    Who died yet, from the reactor situation?
     
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    workers who were there when the disastors first took place.

    If they were concerned first with lives instead of perserving the reactors they would have been shut down without as much mess as we are seeing.
     
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    The next time you have a little grease fire on the stove, flood your entire house with seawater to protect your neighborhood.
    safer.
     
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    Just out of curiosity, Do Nuclear Power Plants have insurance that covers situations like this....?
     
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    There are NO reports of fatalities from the Japanese nuclear disaster. Only injuries.

    Did Chernobyl have a "profit first philosophy?" Of course, NO it did not. And this pales in comparison to that level of disaster.

    Another dishonest and not at all thought out little talking point pablum from a hack, destroyed.
     
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    Do you even understand how a nuclear reactor works? You just dont shut one down instantly, its physically impossible. its not like there is an off switch for the thing.
     

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