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    Re: Germany to shut down seven nuclear plants for safety review(edited)

    To all those in Germany that are so concerned about this happening in your country: When was the last time your country of Germany was hit by a 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a resulting Tsunami?
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    Re: Germany to shut down seven nuclear plants for safety review(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    To all those in Germany that are so concerned about this happening in your country: When was the last time your country of Germany was hit by a 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a resulting Tsunami?
    Never hurts to check just in case.
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    Re: Germany to shut down seven nuclear plants for safety review(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    To all those in Germany that are so concerned about this happening in your country: When was the last time your country of Germany was hit by a 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a resulting Tsunami?
    If a tsunami hits Germany, we're all screwed. It'll hit Tennessee, too.

    The freak-out factor is way out of hand here.

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    Re: Germany to shut down seven nuclear plants for safety review(edited)

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    Re: Germany's knee jerks

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Well I guess it's a comfort to know it's not just America that has an irrational fear of nuclear power generation.


    ...wait, no it's not!
    It would be nice to have an opertational power plant after such an event though. Power plants are known as ciritcal infrastructure. Yes, they should not blow up or emit radiation, or contaminate the ground water, but it would be even better if they functioned after a natural disaster.

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    Re: Germany to shut down seven nuclear plants for safety review(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by ksu_aviator View Post
    I call this a knee jerk because Germany doesn't get bad earthquakes.

    Earthquakes in Germany - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    People, we need to keep in mind that this incident happened after the largest earthquake in Japan's history and the 5th largest in recorded history. This isn't an every day thing and the worst that can happen is a melt down. What happens in a melt down?
    I used to live in Germany... not a military brat. My dad lived there for a while before too... but they have always been talking about shutting down their older nuclear power plants. I believe Schroder started the debate, but the focus was always on the old power plants, Soviet style, built during the cold war. They just don't think they are safe, and I believe Merkel always supported the policy too.. They just didn't have the motivation to finally start shutting some of them down until now.
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    Re: Germany's knee jerks

    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    Stupid is as stupid does.

    They will shut these safe and clean energy plants down till the middle east blows up and/or Russia turns off their supply of natural gas.

    LOL!
    Shutting those plants down was an issue in Germany long before this happened... I am not surprised Germany did it. I'd be surprised if America did this

    Germans Reach Deal to Phase Out Nuclear Energy - NYTimes.com

    All 19 plants would have been shut down by 2020 anyway... Merkel was just pushed by the environmentalists in the country. The green energy movement is strong in Germany... more than in America, and they didn't favor nuclear power. It's really not as much as knee jerk reaction as it appears...
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    Re: Germany's knee jerks

    Ok... reading up on my German politics..

    The issue of German nuclear power plants was always a hot issue in Germany... but Merkel decided to prolong the life of the power plants 12 years longer than Schroder's Admin agreed to phase them out. It was controversial move on Merkel's part. Her response to the crisis in Japan was to temporary shut them down for review... this isn't a permanent shutdown of all plants.

    It's just a move to save her own @ss, because her critics are all over her now... and like I said, the critics were always loud in Germany. At least that's how it appeared to me..

    She also gave some big speech about the dangers of nuclear power, which kind of tells me that she knows she has to address this issue and not ignore her critics. She's a smart woman and politician, and knows it looks bad on her and the entire CDU Party to look careless and crass on this issue...

    Merkel Pushes the Emergency Button: Moratorium Seen as Ploy to Placate Voters - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

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    Re: Germany to shut down seven nuclear plants for safety review(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    If a tsunami hits Germany, we're all screwed. It'll hit Tennessee, too.

    The freak-out factor is way out of hand here.
    A hurricane hit Germany about 3 years ago.. They spin off from the Baltic Sea... and they get tornadoes, but they are kind of rare

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    Re: Germany to shut down seven nuclear plants for safety review(edited)

    Quote Originally Posted by a777pilot View Post
    To all those in Germany that are so concerned about this happening in your country: When was the last time your country of Germany was hit by a 8.9 magnitude earthquake and a resulting Tsunami?
    When is the last time Japan was hit by a 8.9 earthquake and Tsunami....

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