posted on Feb, 12 2004 @ 05:44 PM
Originally posted by cmdrkeenkid
nuclear reactors are built to withstand a direct nuclear hit. i'm sure they could stand an airliner hitting them... the best bet would be to fly a
light plane like a piper or cessna into the transformer wires. that's what i figured had happened at first during the big blackout last summer.
Common beliefe but I need to blast the bubble. A direct hit from a private jet or even a big airplane won't stand any reactor around.
At least thats what I learned in physics and saw in a documentary about this topic. Mainly because of the strong lobbies it ain't wide-spread that
those reactors arent that secure at all.
I remember e.g. a case in germany where one guy brought out some nuclear material(more than 10 years ago already) to his home and tried to sell it.
Okay he wasnt a brainer, he and his gf died.
Anyway, security from air attacks and ground based isnt as we all would like it to be.
Same goes for many stuff. Like shooting the president or so, you think its hard? Nah, good training on sniping at 500m and your done.
Or poison the water or whatever. its all very easy, they just want you to think its hard. At least we feel good
I am just glad those terrorists have mercy at the moment.
[Edited on 12-2-2004 by shoo]