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Hurricane Sandy Expected to Hit Up To 26 Nuclear Power Plants

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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:14 PM

More than two dozen nuclear facilities up and down the East Coast could be ravaged by a storm expected to be of epic proportions this week.

Arnie Gundersen, the chief engineer of energy consulting company Fairewinds Associates, warns in a recent podcast that even if engineers at plants from North Carolina to New England say their plants have been shut down and are safe from disaster, it may already be too late.

During a recording uploaded to the Fairewinds website on October 28, the nuclear expert explains that facilities that are shut-down in preparation of severe storms like Sandy could still contain dangerous radioactive materials in their cooling pools for as long as two days.

“The plant can withstand relatively high winds, but the transmission grid can’t — that’s all those transmission towers that are all over the states,” Gundersen says. “So what’s like to happen is that power lines will go down and the plant will suffer what will call loss of offsite power,” the same thing that happened at Fukushima, Japan.

edit on 29-10-2012 by Hydrawolf because: Correction

posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:16 PM
It never ceases to amaze me that we can afford to blow 800 billion dollars a year on our defense budget, yet can't set a few hundred million aside to take our power grid underground or keep our roads well maintained.

posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:29 PM
image generated august 25 2011

Welcome my son, welcome to the machine.
Where have you been? It's alright we know where you've been.
You've been in the pipeline, filling in time,
provided with toys and Scouting for Boys

~Pink Floyd

[Written by: L. Rutledge, W. Dane, S. Blosl & J. Sheppard]

What do you see on the news when you watch T.V.
War in the name of God, or a playground killing spree
Politicians promise you the world, and a preacher cries
All he ever wanted was your money, and a bitch on the side
What went wrong? Did society twist him?

What do you see in the center of the public eye
Rock stars on smack, and a serial killer fries
Radicals blame suicide and murder on our from of art
Brainwash the youth, you know they claim we all play a part
What a shame that they can't think for themselves

Past tense to future tense let history unfold
So ends a decade now what will the nineties hold
You know we're verging on the edge of an age
Then another century will turn the page

What do you think they will say when they look back on this
Were the eighties just a time of spoiled innocence
We leave our legacy like dust in the sands of time
Let's hope the seeds we plant can carry the weight of our crimes


The black rain is falling.
Contaminating the ground.
The human race is dying.
The dead are scattered around.

What is the price of a bullet?
Another hole in the head.
A flag right over a coffin.
Another soldier is dead.

How many victims have fallen?
How many more have to die?
People dying in masses.
Ain't gonna get any by.

~Ozzy Osbourne BLACK RAIN

"Thessaly uses George's remains to divine the threat of the Cuckoo. Thessaly then casts a spell to draw down the moon, calling on the goddess in lunar form. The goddess appears with three sets of eyes and repeats many words three times. (It may be notable that the Hecatae, the maiden-mother-crone triple goddess, appears in all four previous collections). Thessaly, Hazel and Foxglove travel to the Land—Hazel and Foxglove to help Barbie and Thessaly to claim revenge against the Cuckoo—leaving Wanda with the unconscious Barbie and George's still-animated head. Thessaly's magic has serious consequences including the temporary disappearance of the moon from the sky and a freak storm that rages through the city."
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posted on Oct, 29 2012 @ 11:29 PM
Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant in Lacey Township, N.J. was put on alert due to an "unusual event" as result of rising flood waters, a couple of hours ago as a result of Sandy.

Check my ATS thread for details.

ATS Thread

posted on Oct, 30 2012 @ 08:34 AM
Posted earlier here:

Please add further comments to the ongoing discussion in the above linked thread.

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