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Originally posted by Caji316
Brunswick: Units 1 and 2 were approved for a 20-year license extension in June 2006. These licenses will now expire September 2036 and December 2034 respectively.
Shearon Harris: In December 2008, Shearon Harris was approved for a 20-year license extension. This license will now expire October 2046.
McGuire: In December 2003, McGuire was approved for a 20-year license extension. The license will now expire March 2043.
Yea, we have 3 here in N.C. One on the coast, one in the middle of the state and one in the western part of the state..They have us covered...No where to run to in N.C. to hide.....lol....
Originally posted by TinfoilTP
All of the US spent fuel could be safely stored in the deserts of New Mexico and Arizona but environmental terrorist agencies prevented it from being moved. Blame the eco-laws that we have for being in the same situation as Japan is now. We safely store weapons grade material so there is no reason all of this much weaker spent fuel could have been stored away as it was produced.
Originally posted by g146541
Don't sweat it.
We have an early warning system, it is called a dead nation.
When the folks in Japan are all dead then you might, just might start to worry about their situation.
Me myself i still wouldn't worry, as we have an ocean in between us.
Don't sweat it. We have an early warning system, it is called a dead nation. When the folks in Japan are all dead then you might, just might start to worry about their situation. Me myself i still wouldn't worry, as we have an ocean in between us.
John Tofflemire says:
March 26, 2011 at 11:59 pm
Kevin in Koriyama,
Thanks for your post and best to you for hanging in there up in Koriyama. Here in Tokyo today the streets are full with people walking and on bikes and few people are wearing masks. Those that are wearing masks are for the most part doing so because of allergies (it’s pollen season here).
I read today that some shipping companies are refusing to sail into Tokyo Bay because of radiation fears and are instead delivering cargo destined for Tokyo and Yokohama in the ports of Osaka and Kobe.
This is the kind of behavior, if it goes on much longer, threatens to create a massive, unnecessary humanitarian crisis, behavior spawned and fanned by the irresponsible western press. I can tell you that Japanese people aware of the fear mongering over the Fukushima nuclear plants in the western media are very angry at this coverage. Source
John Tofflemire says:
March 27, 2011 at 5:25 am
I posted the following, with minor noted corrections and additions, on Climate Progress a short time ago:
Current radiation levels in Tokyo are .115 microsieverts per hour. This works out to about 1mSv per year if this unusually high amount of background radiation persists. You may be surprised to know that this [elevated level of radiation] is about one third of the average amount of background radiation Americans receive in a year. In other words, the elevated radiation we are currently receiving in central Tokyo is far less than the average American receives in the US. Those of you who are frightened about the situation here should get on a plane and fly here so that you can reduce your exposure to natural background radiation.
The situation at the Fukushima reactors is not optimal and the appropriate accounting for mistakes and adjusting will need to be done when the crisis ends. Start pointing your fingers then.
As for Lewis’ criticisms [note: a previous poster on Climate Progress] about taking two weeks to get freshwater to the Fukushima site, does he have the faintest idea as to what happened here?
More than 20,000 people are dead and more than 500,000 are homeless and dealing with that disaster was the first priority and this problem at the Fukushima plant was secondary in comparison.Should the government have ignored all of the human suffering in order to respond to the situation at Fukushima [to satisfy your concerns]?
A close friend and colleague buried three relatives today, all young children and victims of the tsunami. This is what people here are focused on and they are angry that people like you are focused on this. Continue to focus on a problem that will be of little long term consequence here and absolutely none there.[if you wish].
Originally posted by SLAYER69
ETA: Thanks for fixing.
edit on 29-3-2011 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by stirling
Depleted uranium is a nuclear weapon buddy.There are consequenses for the shoters of such shells too, they take a little longer to get to you but thy can make you die most horribly too.
Funny the Depleted uranium will have just about a deleterious effect on the us soldiers and their families as it does on the Iraqis, with the birth defects and all....good luck with that.what goes around comes around they say.
Meantime who do we think we are making decisions that will take over 80,000 yrs to clean up if theres a problem?
They expect that chernobyl will be inhabited in 6 hundred years or so again.
Though the rad effects will linger for another 60,000 yrs or more.
Really what are we thinking?
That arizona storage was under Yucca mountain which sits on an aquifer as well as a fault line...fer petes sake get it right.