The Japanese Nuclear Plant Which Is Melting Down Is Old – Built 6 Years Before Chernobyl – and Was Built by General Electric

I had assumed that Japan’s nuclear power plants were all fairly new.

But the plant which is melting down now – Fukushima I – is actually 6 years older than Chernobyl, having been commissioned in 1971.

The Fukushima I was built by GE, not the Japanese. (Toshiba and Hitachi built some of the other reactors at Fukushima, but not the one that is melting down).

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