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GE Trio Quit in 1970s Over Japan Reactor Design, ABC Says

General Electric Co.’s design for a nuclear reactor at a damaged Japanese power plant spurred the 1970s resignation of three employees over concern that its core might not withstand the loss of cooling systems in a severe accident, ABC News reported.

Japan is struggling to avert a meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant after cooling systems on so-called Mark 1 reactors were disabled in a March 11 tsunami that followed the country’s worst-ever earthquake.