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Originally posted by lpowell0627
A few people on here near to calm down and stop unnecessarily scaring people into thinking this is Chernobyl v.3. You cannot compare a levee breach to a earthquake/tsunami scenario as some are trying to do. While I agree that this is potentially dangerous, it is not the same situation that comes from an unexpected tsunami triggered by a 9.0 earthquake!
The power generated from a levee breach is far less than that of a tsunami. Also, unless we have total meatheads working at this plant, which I highly doubt, they will have seen this coming and by now should have some type of plan in place. Again, this is far different from an unexpected tsunami careening across the entire plant.
Originally posted by butcherguy
reply to post by Nosred
What about Three Mile Island?
Like I've said countless times, neither Chernobyl nor Fukushima were modern nuclear reactors and neither were up to safety standards. Both disasters could have been averted if proper safety measures had been taken.
Was it too old? Was it up to safety standards?
You can always fall back on the last one on your list, every disaster might be averted if proper safety measures are taken. But there is always that pesky problem with...human error.
Originally posted by ItCameFromOuterSpace
Everything is a-okay. Relax, baby. A lot of people here want to believe the world is ending, but its not. And its not going to. When was the last time ATS was right about anything?
Originally posted by Nosred
U.S. nuclear regulators say two Nebraska nuclear power plants have protected critical equipment from the rising waters of the Missouri River even though flooding has reached the grounds of one of them.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is confident those safeguards will prevent a disaster at either plant even though the Missouri is expected to remain flooded for several weeks, NRC spokesman Victor Dricks said Thursday.
"People are getting scared by a lot of the misinformation," Dricks said. "It's primarily coming from Internet bloggers rather than the mainstream media. None of them have bothered to check with us."
Happy?edit on 24-6-2011 by Nosred because: (no reason given)
No, Cooper is NOT shut down. It is Ft. Calhoun that was shut down 3 months ago. Fort Calhoun is north of Brownville. Cooper is the plant that is so close to, and downstream of, the levee breech. As of last night, it was running full power ahead.
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