Japan’s nuclear crisis: Will it end in meltdown

Slate provides a levelheaded assessment about nuclear reactor risk and safety lessons from the crisis in Japan. I hope, once the situation is resolved, we can still look at nuclear power objectively in the USA.

To head off the next nuclear accident, we need to rethink the parameters of plant design. Why do we build backup cooling pumps for reactors but not for spent-fuel pools? And we need layers of protection that are truly independent.

Man vs. Meltdown