The Academia Waltz by Berkeley Breathed

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  1. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, about 3 years ago

    Eeny, meeny, miney, moe…

  2. tedsini

    tedsini said, about 3 years ago

    Not to mention Moe, Larry and Curly

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    Unfortunately it wasn’t a screw up. Beats me why the media didn’t cover the after report, but some lovechild deliberately cut off the cooling water. The rods melted. Good thing we don’t use graphite moderation… Not to mention a containment dome if there is a fire like Chernobyl’s

  4. PoodleGroomer

    PoodleGroomer said, about 3 years ago

    “You can’t add too much water to a nuclear reactor.”
    “No. You can’t add too much water to a nuclear reactor.

  5. katina.cooper

    katina.cooper said, about 3 years ago

    Did I just read that forth panel right? Naughty, naughty.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Naughty? What are you a Puritanical Communist? Or Christian. Both are loons about words. To them words have mystical power.
    From Wikipedia;

    The accident began at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, March 28, 1979, with failures in the non-nuclear secondary system, followed by a stuck-open pilot-operated relief valve (PORV) in the primary system, which allowed large amounts of nuclear reactor coolant to escape. The mechanical failures were compounded by the initial failure of plant operators to recognize the situation as a loss-of-coolant accident due to inadequate training and human factors, such as human-computer interaction design oversights relating to ambiguous control room indicators in the power plant’s user interface. In particular, a hidden indicator light led to an operator manually overriding the automatic emergency cooling system of the reactor because the operator mistakenly believed that there was too much coolant water present in the reactor and causing the steam pressure release.7 The scope and complexity of the accident became clear over the course of five days, as employees of Met Ed, Pennsylvania state officials, and members of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) tried to understand the problem, communicate the situation to the press and local community, decide whether the accident required an emergency evacuation, and ultimately end the crisis. The NRC’s authorization of the release of 40,000 gallons (about 150,000 liters) of radioactive waste water directly in the Susquehanna River led to a loss of credibility with the press and community.7

  7. katina.cooper

    katina.cooper said, about 3 years ago


    Oh, so I can use that little “F” word here and nobody will say anything about it? Just how soon after I type that little four letter word will I get banned from this site? What happened at that nuclear plant should never have happened. The plant cut corners to make more profit. Almost 30 years later and still, nobody is safe going there.

  8. limarick

    limarick said, about 3 years ago


    Keep in mind this strip never ran in a mainstream daily paper. It was from a college newspaper ~34 years ago. Different venue, different rules.

  9. D PB

    D PB said, about 3 years ago

    Really? Headed in the right direction? Guess you have a quick source of over 2000 MWe of baseline generating capacity?

    Didn’t think so . . . . .

  10. Rug Ratz

    Rug Ratz said, about 3 years ago

    I was quick to say closing San Onofre was a good thing … design was a major debacle and problems from day one – hundreds of millions lost on it … then a FB friend lamented how her husband worked there for 20+ years and now laid off and scared for the future of unemployment … puts a new light on ideas … 1500 employed, now only about 300 to finish it out … I still think nuclear energy can be done right, but it’s going to be a golden elephant in the room to work with, trying to get it done right the first time without costing a arm and a leg … and a head or two.

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