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Originally posted by merkej23
reply to post by sad_eyed_lady
Anybody heard the latest from Indiana/Michigan all I can find is Ft.Wayne's radiation meters went crazy a day or so ago afew Unmarked Helicopters and DHS Hazmat team were dispatched the all is quiet...... no news is not good news for me anyone have an update?
Here's a link
Originally posted by caterpillage
I live about 15 miles from that plant. it's been having problems of and on for a while. This one seems to be a non issue, something they caught just upon a restart, but it's getting me to thinking about the future of this thing.
Nuclear energy seems awesome till it screws up, then it's freakin' terrifying as hell. Is it really worth the risks in the long run?
A few years ago I was working on a bridge job here in Toledo, (I-280) and my boss comes up to me and asks if I can talk to a guy whos dying wish is to see this bridge being built. I do it, and the dude is brought up to the bridge deck in an ambulance and is wheeled out on a gurney bed on wheels. He asks a lot of really good questions about the job, I answer as best I can, we talk, he's a smart decent dude. I genuinely enjoyed my time talking to him. It turns out he worked at davis besse as an engineer his whole career. He died a few days later of some cancer I forget the detailes of. He was in his fifties, sure it c ould have been natural in nature, but I have allways thought it was because of his job.
This might not have to do much with your thread, but it's what I think of when I think of davis besse.
I think it should be noted that if officials at a nuclear plant didn't lie about (or downsize) the size of a nuclear leak, that would probably be the first time in history.
When you# up at a nuclear plant, you lie about it. Look at Fukushima. At the very least, you half-lie. This is your job. You work for a publicly traded power co. that has thousands of shareholders. The board is full of old-ass tycoons who tell you to paint a pretty picture.
All of a sudden, your brain considers that you may have contributed to endangering the entire community. Selection bias, rationalization, and other psychological influences take over (especially in the type A upper mgmt.)
All is well. The situation is under control.
The story first erupted after online geiger readings showed an unprecedented radiation spike in the area, with levels reaching as high as 7.139 counts per minute (CPM) over the average of between 5 and 6.