Ge didnt put the plant on a beach in a KNOWN tsunami and earthquake hot zone. And the Japanese put the poison on the roof to save buying some non-existent or expensive real estate.
If GE had any part in the infrastructure design, which as you know the Japanese are too proud to allow, it at least would not have put the gensets in a hole or in front of the plant. It was the spent fuel that should have been in the sealed hole, and the gen sets on the roof.
And these are the engineers that we all bow down in front of a Subaru for?
In any case all of our present power gen systems will loook like wooden sewer pipe in a museum in 40 years.
What will bring particular laughs is a gasoline engine that could heat a Walmart, pushing one old frail lady to the Winn-Dixie, in 6,000# of Iron.
So they built Solyndra without taking a tube to Wisconsin in the winter? Sounds like Fukastupidity.
I dont care how your panels shed snow when you have a week of fog and clouds. Which is why our deserts may soon look like down town New York.
The French, being so goofy in most things except food, managed to build out most all of their fossil fuel with nuclear. Why does it work for them?