[Marxism] Nuclear Issues

Les Schaffer schaffer at optonline.net
Wed Jul 12 12:36:37 MDT 2006


here is some more on that failed tunnel in Boston. if you don't think
nuclear containment buildings have steel-reinforced concrete, please honk.

again, i am not arguing, per se, that nuclear reactors are unsafe. i am
saying that any such construction projects have to be evaluated relative
to the process that creates them. meaning, engineering, design,
oversight, construction, contractors, outside materials sourcing,
testing and evaluation services, and the whole nine yards.

les schaffer




Full Review of Big Dig System Is Ordered

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: July 12, 2006

Filed at 1:10 p.m. ET

BOSTON (AP) -- The head of the agency overseeing Boston's Big Dig
highway project ordered a review of the entire highway system Wednesday
after investigators looking into the fatal collapse of concrete ceiling
slabs found 60 more questionable areas inside the same tunnel.

Initial inspections revealed dozens of signs of bolts loosening and
other potential failures in the eastbound connector tunnel, part of the
main route to Boston's Logan Airport, Turnpike Authority officials and
the Big Dig project manager said.

There were trouble spots in the westbound lanes of the tunnel, as well,
they said.

full: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Big-Dig-Death.html




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