Monday, April 18, 2011

World's most dangerous nuclear reactor?

An article today in National Geographic Daily News discusses a nuclear reactor located in Armenia, which may be the most dangerous nuclear reactor in the world.

Two facts come together to raise the risk of this power plant. One is the design - unlike most nuclear power plants, this one has no primary containment structure. The second is the proximity to geologic active faults, an area of high seismic activity that could potentially shake the reactor to the point of breaking.