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Originally posted by Nosred
reply to post by CLPrime
Nuclear reactors are not ticking bombs, like I've said, you have a better chance of getting struck by lightning than a generation III reactor having a meltdown. How many times have you been struck by lightning in your lifetime? Is the lightning a ticking timebomb? Should you avoid going outside from now on?
Do you drive a car? You have a much higher probability of dying in a car crash and killing or injuring dozens of people in the process than generation III reactors have of melting down. Should we ban cars now since they're ticking timebombs?
Edit: Also see above post, I edited it.edit on 24-6-2011 by Nosred because: (no reason given)
Edit: The odds of getting struck by lightning are 1:280,000. The odds of a generation III reactor meltdown is 3:1,000,000,000. And that's assuming whatever caused the accident can't be fixed. How can you look at these numbers and tell me nuclear power is not safe, you have a bigger chance of dying from literally anything on Earth.edit on 24-6-2011 by Nosred because: (no reason given)edit on 24-6-2011 by Nosred because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Observer99
Originally posted by loveguy
I'd like to see what you are referring to. Please provide a link.
I assume you are referring to my purely hypothetical fallout map, which is based on Fukushima data scaled for the same area. It's on page 4:
Again, the fallout is real data from Fukushima applied to the Cooper plant and shifted for an easterly wind (which is generally most likely.) The real fallout, if anything catastrophic happens, would depend on the amount of nuclear material released, and the prevailing wind and the rain. People at greatest risk (in theory) would be anyone inside the red 50 mi circle which is the stated evacuation area for US nuclear plants. This includes the entire cities of Lincoln, NE and Omaha, NE. Can anyone pinch me? Cause it seems like I'm having another nightmare.
Originally posted by Observer99
I took the liberty of properly scaling the actual fallout map from Fukushima, reversing it horizontally (for probable easterly direction as the most likely) and applying it for Cooper nuclear plant. Here you go:
Note that doesn't even take into account the likely contamination on the other side (where at Fukushima it fell into the ocean) and of course the contamination down the river, as well as to the east from rainfall etc.
What a wonderful, idyllic world nuclear power creates for us! We didn't really need those 4 states anyway! And for citizens of Omaha, Lincoln, Des Moines, Topeka and Kansas City who are inside the high-contamination zone -- just remember, nuclear power was worth it.edit on 24-6-2011 by Observer99 because: (no reason given)
The nuclear power watchdog, Beyond Nuclear, has reported that Cooper Nuclear Station is an "atomic reactor -- identical twin to Fukushima Daiichi Units 1 to 4" and that a sludge pond has been uncontrollably releasing contents into river due to flooding.Are Cooper's uncontrolled sludge releases into the Missouri River in fact non-radiological? This document from Cooper (see pages 30-31) shows that sludge at Pilgrim 1 (also a GE BWR Mark 1, just like Fukushima Daiichi Units 1 to 4) was intensely radioactive, begging the question, are the sludges in question in the holding pond at Cooper also radioactive? Note also a radiological overexposure incident at Brunswick Unit 2 atomic reactor in North Carolina, yet another GE BWR Mark 1
Continue reading on Examiner.com Large levee breach 3 miles up from Cooper Nuclear Station. Mandatory evacs - National Human Rights | Examiner.com www.examiner.com...
Originally posted by donlashway
earthquake.usgs.gov... this is a link to local earthquake data, did the levee fail or was it a very nice explosion? Thanks, to whoever, water not flooding Cooper and (dry maybe not) crypts for spent fuel at Calhoon not floating away yet.
Originally posted by mikellmikell
I'm still confused why anybody is worried and making false claims about the plant. It's shut down and has been for 3 months. You need to learn more about the nuk industry and visit some different sites besides the fear mongering blogs [/quote/]
yeah, but the one down the road is still active and ready to flood, flood away. So, who is up for fishing the 3 headed fishes. You won't need to buy a flashlight, the river will glow green so you can see the fishes. The next fukashima. CENTRAL U.S.A. SO,How do you like your rads.setting, medium, rare, or extra crispy to your skin?edit on 25-6-2011 by cloaked4u because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by illuminatiDpress
what kind of idiots store spent fuel rods in a flood zone, didnt we spend 50 trillion to excavate Yuka mountain for that...what a bunch of losers run the world.