reply to post by navy_vet_stg3
DUH! I really believe most or all of the Fukashima Radiation No Go area is above sea level, vet dude!
Being well up wind may be much more important than elevation if nuclear reactors start cooking off. What will bite here on the Pacific Slopes is what
happens when people ask why Yucca Mountain, in Nevada, wasn't used to store the spent fuel rods that were left in the path of the deluge. Sen. Harry
Reid will really have his back up against the wall, IMHO. He, single handedly, first built that repository, and then swore an oath that it would
never be used. But because of his duplicity, no other repository was ever built. He grabbed all the money and then ran off, leaving the flood prone
reactors along the big rivers in the lurch! These big boys need a great amount of cooling water, and that's also why the Japanese had to situate a
string of them along their coastlines. So, since both Japan's coasts and our Missouri River basin are created by large faults in the Earth's crust,
it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy that big quakes are really big trouble for nuclear plants with 30 years of spent fuel rods languishing in water
flowing through cooling pools, on site. This isn't an engineering failure, it's because of political criminals in Wash. D.C.. Sen. Reid was
elected to a six year term last election, so he may well be around after Obama leaves. He got a ton of money at the last minute, and those
contributors will also be in the cross hairs if their F.H.B. is seen to have personally, and physically, destroyed the great Louisiana Territory, by
his wanton chicanery. Anyways, all the radiation at Fukashima didn't go out over the ocean, so ground level tropospheric releases may well waft back
over to Nevada, and Colorado, just like it's doing in Japan. Mt. St. Helens punched way up into the stratosphere, and hit Boston inside of a week.
Missouri River meltdowns and burn throughs will hang around unwanted, still staying in the West. And this is what may happen in Tokyo, if Mt. Fuji
erupts after this series of quakes there. It will drive their populace much closer to the Hot Zones on Honshu, and nearer to Fukashima. So, in the
end, it may be all the P.O.'d refugees that bring down the political elites, both in Japan, and also here, in the inter- mountain West. But on the
plus side, they won't stay up all night worrying about the Yellowstone Caldera anymore, as the Japanese are presently sweating Mt. Fuji, ever since
their giant quake over there!