No-spin zone for Japanese nuclear reactor problems

March 16, 2011
Many of you may know that the nuclear reactors causing problems in Japan right now are 40-year-old designs from GE. One observation: The slowly evolving emergency is indicative of the relatively slow reactions that take place in a commercial reactor, ...

Many of you may know that the nuclear reactors causing problems in Japan right now are 40-year-old designs from GE. One observation: The slowly evolving emergency is indicative of the relatively slow reactions that take place in a commercial reactor, compared to that of reactors making weapons-grade nuclear material.

But if you want a relatively spin-free source of news on the evolving situation with the Japanese reactors, the Nuclear Energy Institute maintains a site that posts updates free of media hype and hysteria:

http://nei.cachefly.net/newsandevents/information-on-the-japanese-earthquake-and-reactors-in-that-region/

GE also does a good job of presenting updates without much in the way of spin:

http://www.gereports.com/facts-on-the-nuclear-energy-situation-in-japan/

About the Author

Lee Teschler | Editor

Leland was Editor-in-Chief of Machine Design. He has 34 years of Service and holds a B.S. Engineering from the University of Michigan, a B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan;, and a MBA from Cleveland State University. Prior to joining Penton, Lee worked as a Communications design engineer for the U.S. Government.

Sponsored Recommendations

The entire spectrum of drive technology

June 5, 2024
Read exciting stories about all aspects of maxon drive technology in our magazine.

MONITORING RELAYS — TYPES AND APPLICATIONS

May 15, 2024
Production equipment is expensive and needs to be protected against input abnormalities such as voltage, current, frequency, and phase to stay online and in operation for the ...

Solenoid Valve Mechanics: Understanding Force Balance Equations

May 13, 2024
When evaluating a solenoid valve for a particular application, it is important to ensure that the valve can both remain in state and transition between its de-energized and fully...

Solenoid Valve Basics: What They Are, What They Do, and How They Work

May 13, 2024
A solenoid valve is an electromechanical device used to control the flow of a liquid or gas. It is comprised of two features: a solenoid and a valve. The solenoid is an electric...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Machine Design, create an account today!