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Over a Dozen Nuclear Power Plants in Hurricane Sandy's Path


Science & Tech  (tags: 16 nuke plants, path of Hurricane Sandy, NRC, "enhanced oversight" )

Judy
- 724 days ago - commondreams.org
Eight of these plants have the same design as the Fukushima plant.



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wolfNoFwdsPls a. (135)
Monday October 29, 2012, 1:52 pm
Keep cool!
It HAS been reported (and probably not without merit) that the catastrophies in TEPCO's plants could have been avoided despite earthquake and tsunami and were caused by TEPCO's resposibles' idiocy.
So it was just those stupid jap. a$$holes ... and could never happen in da pinnacle of tekknological brilliance what U$A is. Or couldl it?
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U$A, 2012: 100+ nuclear plants (2011: 104 in operation)
71,000+ t "spent fuel" .. ONLY 14% of which are in dry storage casks ?!?
US..for decades..has allowed reactor operators to put as much as 4 times more into sp.f.pools than they were designed for.
-- Bob Alvaraz in "US Spent Nuclear Fuel Largest Concentration Of Radioactivity On Planet"

commondreams.org/video/2011/03/18-0 (03/2011) Decades-OLD NUCLEAR power PLANTS are currently being RELICENSED for years of further use, even as they fail to meet today's safety standards,...The plants are also obtaining permission to FORGO ROUTINE MAINTENANCE. [MY caps] This leads to near-disasters such as the Ohio plant that just happened to discover a football-size hole in a containment vessel.
 

wolfNoFwdsPls a. (135)
Monday October 29, 2012, 1:58 pm
Clean Tech -- a CodeGreen cartoon by Stephanie McMillan (no en.wiki-page yet -- author of comic strip "Minimum Security", and with Derrick Jensen of "As the World Burns: 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial" (2007) and "The Knitting Circle Rapist Annihilation Squad " (Nov. 2012))
 

Julie P. (149)
Monday October 29, 2012, 3:28 pm
NRDC has a map showing the locations of the 104 U.S. nuclear reactors.

If you zoom in, it shows "the U.S.-government defined 10-mile evacuation zone, and 50-mile zones where the potential for land contamination would still be high in a severe nuclear accident."

http://www.nrdc.org/nuclear/fallout/
 

Roger Garin-michaud (68)
Tuesday October 30, 2012, 11:49 am
noted, thanks !
 

JM A. (176)
Tuesday October 30, 2012, 9:39 pm
HERE IS THE KIND OF DRASTIC SCENARIO WE KNOW CAN PROVE WHY NUKES ARE BAD NEWS
FOR THE WORLD!!! THE BIG IF...POSSIBLY COMING TRUE....
 

Sandra M Z. (114)
Tuesday October 30, 2012, 11:03 pm
Noted, Thank you Judy.
 

Jana Switzer (6)
Tuesday October 30, 2012, 11:10 pm
Still Keeping a Positive Mind & Hope for a more Beautiful & Intelligent Tomorrow.
Thanks..;)
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 1:15 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Frans Badenhorst (552)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 3:37 am
that doesn't sound good at all.....
 

Paula M. (39)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 10:01 am
Given the magnitude of the impact the Fukushima plants survived that's actually a reassuring fact.
 

Dave C. (216)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 12:37 pm
thanks.....
 

Judy C. (108)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 1:17 pm
Thanks everyone for your comments. Thanks Wolf and Julie for some really good links!
 

Cheryl B. (64)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 2:46 pm
scary
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 2:59 pm
Noted & thanks, Judy. *I'm sorry I'm unable to send you another green star since I've sent one in the past week.
And, thanks for the link to the map, Julie....more great info!
 

Pamela C. (75)
Wednesday October 31, 2012, 9:45 pm
One of the biggest reasons the Fukishima plant didn't go boom is due to the heroic actions of every worker in the plant. I don't know that we have that kind of unselfish ethic here in the United States.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 4:39 am
Noted.
 

Robert Hardy (68)
Thursday November 1, 2012, 6:29 pm
So in the end, how many of these were hit? Anyone know?
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Friday November 2, 2012, 3:06 pm
Not good at all, especially Indian Point. I've got to see where all these plants are.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Friday November 2, 2012, 3:14 pm
Well, I checked the map. Do you all realize that there's 17 million people living within the area of Indian Point? Holy mackerel, I hope they keep an especially diligent watch on this plant.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Friday November 2, 2012, 3:36 pm
All the better to see the glowing spots from space. Small wonder aliens don't make this planet a must -see vacation spot.
 

g d c. (0)
Sunday November 4, 2012, 2:31 pm
ty
 

monka blank (82)
Monday November 5, 2012, 1:58 pm
that's scary.
 
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