Comment: Bump: This story makes me sick.

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Bump: This story makes me sick.

Nature presented the situation, but the greed of Mankind also played a roll.....again. Grim realization of what we are capable of.

"Braces that were supposed to have been placed inside during the blasting were either forgotten or fell over when the cylinder was wheeled into the furnace. After the vessel cooled, workers found that its walls had warped, Tanaka said."

"The vessel had sagged so that its height and width differed by more than 34 millimeters, meaning it should have been scrapped, according to nuclear regulations."