Monday October 29, 2012, 1:52 pm
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$A is. Or couldl it?
U$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.
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))
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!
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.
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.