Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

Fukushima nuclear plant: Institution insight into the main engineering issues

12 April 2011

Dr Colin Brown, Director of Engineering and Chris Lowther Fellow of the Institution, consider the main engineering challenges currently faced by engineers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, following the massive earthquake and tsunami.

UPDATED 12/04/11

Clips:

Chris Lowther FIMechE on Sky News - 15/03/2011

: Chris Lowther, IMechE Fellow and former nuclear submarine engineer with the Royal Navy, tells Sky News how the Japan nuclear incident relates to the Three Mile Island and Chernobyl nuclear disasters.

Duration: 4 min 46 seconds

Dr Colin Brown on BBC News - 16/03/2011

Speaker(s): Colin Brown, IMechE Director of Engineering, discusses what is going on inside the damaged reactors on the BBC News Channel.

Duration: 4 min 46 seconds

Dr Colin Brown on BBC News - 18/03/2011

: Dr Colin Brown, Director of Engineering - Institution of Mechanical Enginners, provides an update for the BBC News Channel on the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, following the massive earthquake and tsunami.

Duration: 2 min 30 seconds

Dr Colin Brown on BBC One O’Clock News - 16/03/2011

Speaker(s): Dr Colin Brown, IMechE Director of Engineering, tells the BBC One O’Clock News what challenges the engineers working on the damaged Japanese nuclear plants are facing

Duration: 1 min 28 seconds

Dr Colin Brown on Sky News - 12/04/11

: Dr Colin Brown, Director of Engineering at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, discusses the implications of moving Fukushima's severity rating to the maximum of seven

Duration: 3:21

Dr Colin Brown on Sky News - 15/03/2011

Speaker(s): Dr Colin Brown, IMechE Director of Engineering, joins a live Sky News debate on whether the Japan nuclear incident should impact on UK nuclear policy.

Duration: 6 min 26 seconds

Dr Colin Brown talks to the BBC World Service - 02/04/2011

: Director of Engineering Colin Brown talking to the BBC World Service about the ongoing problems at the Fukushima nuclear plant. It was on radio at 1.30pm on Saturday 2 April.

Duration: 6 min 47 seconds

NB This is an audio only presentation

Interview with Chris Lowther FIMechE

Speaker(s): Institution Fellow, Chris Lowther, considers the main engineering challenges currently faced by engineers at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, following the massive earthquake and tsunami.

Duration: 4 mins 30 secs