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The Salem 2 nuclear power plant in southern New Jersey is shut down because of a problem with a reactor coolant pump. Spokesman Jo Delmar tells Today's Sunbeam of Salem that the Salem 2 reactor went offline automatically at 6 p.m. Sunday. Delmar says an auxiliary pump automatically kicked in when the main pump shut down. He says the cause is under investigation. Salem 2 is one of three reactors operated at the Artificial Island generating site in Lower Alloways Creek Township on the Delaware River. The Salem 1 and Hope Creek reactors continue to operate at full power. The three plants provide enough electricity to power 3 million homes.
Originally posted by Honor93
for those interested, here is a link to a relative compilation of some of the more fatal nuclear accidents under US jurisdiction occurring around the country for the last 50 or so yrs. Not all are listed mind you, but it's a nice encyclopedic listing of the major ones. Thanks allen. www.lutins.org...
The reference nor compilation is not meant to derail nuclear power ambitions, but one sure has to credit Einstein for noting that nuclear power sure is one heck of a way to boil water.
To those who may not have been exposed to some of the horrible mistakes we've made along the way, this is the time to speculate, this is the time to reflect, and it is certainly the time to prepare ... before the damage is done, before more potential is developed, before the carnage becomes another historical fact.
The reality that really scares me is that even some of my friends whom are over 35yrs, don't even seem to know "what" a superfund site is - that really scares me because there are sooooo many ... as for Florida, look elsewhere for residence, nearly 2/3 of this state is declared superfund in one form or another.
** beryllium, phosphates, iodine, arsenic, radioactive waste, allllll different kinds all over **
for a 'quick look' at the current fl "National Priority" superfund sites, see here: www.dep.state.fl.us...
Please review our nuclear "best" (?) over the years and look inside yourself through the eyes of your children and then decide if, how and why we should continue to feed such an addiction.
Even the craziness proposed in Tampa concerning the Crystal River plant is anything but positive ... why they would attempt to reactivate such a losing proposal (since 2009), i just do not understand.
Prayers to all who have succumbed to the the poisoning brought on by the superfund sites ... luck to those who survive beyond Gainesville and may we learn from our failures rather repeat them.