posted on Mar, 21 2011 @ 03:36 PM
This is already being discussed in the following thread:
Japan Reveals A Whole New SHTF Scenario
I would love to hear from several great minds about this particular scenario. There are many, many, many nuclear power plants. In the event of a
sustained worldwide power failure, all it takes is a failure of diesel generators or a logistical failure of fuel delivery to a few power plants, and
we have a major, simultaneous SHTF scenario in more than one location.
Phage, why would you assume that the logistics of emergency fuel delivery at nuclear sites all over the world would have been considered/accounted for
in the emergency plans? I mean, the tsunami-vulnerable Fukushima Dai'ishi site did not think it was a problem to locate their diesel generators on low
ground. How many other obvious design flaws have been overlooked at other locations? It requires review.
I think that backup steam-driven pumps make way, way, way more sense. In fact, it would solve the logistical problem entirely, provided that "normal"
power could be restored eventually. How many reactors have this option installed and how many have diesel generators? How much diesel do they have
stored on-site? What are the other options?
edit on 21-3-2011 by OuttaHere because: just... because.