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Chandrithal said that the current shutdown happened because an object slipped during work on a circuit breaker and caused an arc that took out power for one of two DC electrical systems that power safety valves and other devices.
Originally posted by whatsinaname
turn the damned things off, make solar fields. nuff said.
if they can't do that much they don't deserve to be the ones in charge of our power.
ed: and don't give me "you wouldn't get enough power that way" because there are -many- alternatives.edit on 27/9/2011 by whatsinaname because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by aboutface
reply to post by 8ILlBILl8
Southern Ontario and Michigan are caught in a weather vortex (the jet stram is looped under that pattern) that the weatherman says is going nowhere. It's just going to go round and round in a giant circle. Guess it's time to really shut the windows!
Spent fuel rods are stored outdoors in 21 16-foot-tall (4.9 m) storage casks, each containing 30 tons and resting on a concrete pad. This was intended to be a temporary solution until the spent fuel repository at Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository opened. However, the NRC is no longer considering the Yucca Mountain site an option for storing reactor waste.
but Palisades website still has an active link to arrange tours www.palisadespowerplant.com...
Like all U.S. Nuclear Power plants since September 11, 2001, public access to Palisades is prohibited. However, a good view of Palisades can be glimpsed from the neighboring Van Buren State Park.
Thanks for your interest in learning more about nuclear power at Palisades.Tours are offered from 10AM-2PM EST Monday through Thursday. Tours take approximately 1-2 hours from start to finish.
Please plan to book your tour at least TWO WEEKS in advance by contacting Mark Savage, Communications Manager at (269) 764-2333 or email@example.com.
You are required to wear thick soled boots or tennis shoes when touring the facility.
Palisades nuclear power plant and radioactive waste storage...near South Haven, on the shores of Lake Michigan, the source of some bottled drinking waters...What you don't see in this pretty postcard--
The man who worked at Palisades, and died from internal bleeding after being ill for ten days with a mysterious illness
The people dying of cancer in the area. It is a cancer pocket!!
The scummy water quality of Lake Michigan at the South Haven Beach near Palisades
The huge plume of steam that often envelopes the plant when it is operating.
The leaks, the radioactive releases, the contamination....tritium in the groundwater........
The huge amount of high level radioactive waste accumulating along the shore
Future generations--their burden
What will it be like if this blows?
There will be no future generations!!
Originally posted by RedGod
Yeah but....it's tritium, right? That's the same stuff that's in your emergency exit signs, your glow in the dark iron sights on firearms, things like that. Things that are thoroughly unprotected and widely available, but no one cares because it would take a massive amount in concentration to do any harm. The article says small amounts. Are we making an issue out of a non-issue again?