Hydrogen, Zirconium, Flashbulbs — and Nuclear Craziness
By Karl Grossman
The explosion at the Fukushima nuclear power plant is being described as caused by a “hydrogen build-up”. The situation harks back to the “hydrogen bubble” that was feared would explode when the Three Mile Island plant in 1979 underwent a partial meltdown.
The hydrogen explosion problem at nuclear power plants involves a story as crazy as can be. As nuts as using nuclear fission to boil water to generate electricity is, the hydrogen problem and its cause cap the lunacy.