Quote Originally Posted by 2F/2F;1168829
I also cannot believe that there was not a powerless emergency cooling system that works by convection. Having to rely on [I
electricity[/I] for emergency cooling is a bonehead design move.
Recall that it was built 40 years ago, and ideas about needed safety features are always being updated. My understanding is that newer plants do have a convection cooling system.

The location of the generators was probably influenced by the largest PREVIOUS such incident. This one was larger than they anticipated.