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Lessons Not Learned: New Map Shows 120 Million Americans at Nuclear Fallout Risk

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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 11:35 AM
A New article released regarding the potential for a nuclear accident in the US. Nuclear power is the most expensive way to create energy with no invented means of being able to deal with the waste.

"Red flags for heightened risk factors of a severe nuclear accident abound in the United States."

In the one year since the Fukushima nuclear disaster began, the Nuclear Regulator Commission (NRC) has failed to enact any safety mandate for U.S. reactors, an oversight the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) says is making 120 million Americans at an increased risk of radioactive impacts. The group's new U.S. nuclear fallout map shows the risk factors associated with the nation's plants and the radioactive plumes that would have occurred had an area been hit with a Fukushima-like disaster.

Fort Calloun Nuclear Power Plant, NebraskaThis is a satellite image showing flooding at the Forst Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant. (credit

“There are clear lessons learned from the Fukushima disaster, yet our government allows the risks to remain,” said NRDC Scientist Jordan Weaver, PhD. “It doesn’t have to take an earthquake and a tsunami to trigger a severe nuclear meltdown. In addition to human error and hostile acts, more common occurrences like hurricanes, tornadoes and flooding – all of which took place around the country last year – could cause the same type of power failure in U.S. plants.”

What if the Fukushima nuclear fallout crisis had happened here? Fallout Map... ---- Check out all the red flags - A lot of plant are operating at 100% - 110% -- way over what they were built for!

With 6 million Americans living within 10 miles of a U.S. nuclear power plant – the evacuation zone defined by the federal government – and more than 120 million Americans living within 50 miles of a U.S. nuclear power plant – the distance the U.S. government told Americans to evacuate from the area around the Fukushima plant – we cannot afford to stand by and hope the worst won't happen here, especially with extreme weather intensifying around the globe.

As of 2008, nuclear power in the United States is provided by 104 commercial reactors (69 pressurized water reactors and 35 boiling water reactors) licensed to operate at 65 nuclear power plants, producing a total of 806.2 TWh of electricity, which was 19.6% of the nation's total electric energy generation in 2008.[1] The United States is the world's largest supplier of commercial nuclear power.

120 millions people at risk for a system that only provides for 19.6% of the nations total energy. Not to mention there is no technology known of to be able to contain the waste of a nuclear power plant.
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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 11:55 AM
This gentleman knows the dangers.

Kevin was the first on youtube to tell us how serious Fukushima is.

posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 12:21 PM
Holly COW . That second video, I think he broke the gunis book of world records for saying the "F word".
said it 85 times in 5min ,, WOW And he looks like a grown man !!!
He need his mouth washed out with OLD SCHOOL pomollive dish soap !

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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 12:36 PM
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LOL, right on! Awesome rant in the second video. Does he say the F word alot? Yes. Does it bother me? Not a bit, because I live in the real world, where people who are steaming mad say it all the time. He is right, and he has a right to be angry. We all should be so angry, maybe things would actually change for once.

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