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    What are the odds? US nuke plants ranked by quake risk

    Excerpted from “What are the odds? US nuke plants ranked by quake risk; So much for San Andreas: Reactors in East, Midwest, South have highest chance of damage” By Bill Dedman, Investigative reporter, msnbc.com, updated 3/16/2011 10:04:57 AM ET
    … [T]he U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has calculated the odds of an earthquake causing catastrophic failure to a nuclear plant here. Each year, at the typical nuclear reactor in the U.S., there's a 1 in 74,176 chance that the core could be damaged by an earthquake, exposing the public to radiation. No tsunami required. That's 10 times more likely than you winning $10,000 by buying a ticket in the Powerball multistate lottery, where the chance is 1 in 723,145.

    And it turns out that the nuclear reactor in the United States with the highest risk of core damage from a quake is not the Diablo Canyon Power Plant, with its twin reactors tucked between the California coastline and the San Andreas Fault.

    It's not the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, a four-hour drive down the Pacific coast at San Clemente, surrounded by fault lines on land and under the ocean.

    It's not on the Pacific Coast at all. It's on the Hudson River. …
    Excerpted from “It's too risky to keep Indian Point nuclear power plant open: Gov. Cuomo” BY Douglas Feiden and Brian Kates, DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS, NY Daily News, Thursday, March 17th 2011, 4:00 AM
    Gov. Cuomo on Wednesday called for shutting down the Indian Point nuclear power plant after a federal report branded it the most vulnerable to earthquakes in the nation. …
    You should check out the full list of 104 U.S. facilities vulnerable to earthquakes to see just how close this story is to where you live.
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    Re: What are the odds? US nuke plants ranked by quake risk

    Then Cuomo tripped over his panties behind the podium.

    Good gawd, this country has been overrun by pansies. This isn't the spirit that built the most powerful nation in the world.

    In other news, the boogeyman has a .01 % chance of being real.

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    Re: What are the odds? US nuke plants ranked by quake risk

    Keep in mind that technology has moved to the point where an new Reactor built in this Country now would not be vulnerable to what is now going on in Japan as they can remain safe if the power goes out.

    Don't let the past or the situation at the Fukushima units influence your opinion of future Plants here.

    We need the new power and I say move ahead with all do speed and safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Then Cuomo tripped over his panties behind the podium.

    Good gawd, this country has been overrun by pansies. This isn't the spirit that built the most powerful nation in the world.

    In other news, the boogeyman has a .01 % chance of being real.
    I think the Senate should hold hearings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    You should check out the full list of 104 U.S. facilities vulnerable to earthquakes to see just how close this story is to where you live.
    Interesting - just the focus on nuclear power plants. . . I'm more concerned about nuclear disarmament facilities. . . that's more volatile and dangerous, really.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Keep in mind that technology has moved to the point where an new Reactor built in this Country now would not be vulnerable to what is now going on in Japan as they can remain safe if the power goes out.

    Don't let the past or the situation at the Fukushima units influence your opinion of future Plants here.

    We need the new power and I say move ahead with all do speed and safety.
    right, Fukushima #1 and #2 (where the current problems are) are second generation reactors where any new construction should be generation 3, which is a significant improvement. Furthermore, the likelihood of any place in the U.S. getting the double whammy of a 9.0 quake and then a massive tsunami is extremely small...
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    What are the odds? US nuke plants ranked by quake risk
    Th odds are quite high. Obama is slobberin' at the mouth to impose a nuke moratorium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Th odds are quite high. Obama is slobberin' at the mouth to impose a nuke moratorium.
    I think we should shut down all power plants in the US, you never know when a coal cloud might ascend from a coal plant meltdown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I think we should shut down all power plants in the US, you never know when a coal cloud might ascend from a coal plant meltdown.
    Are you saying everyone should stockpile candles???
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    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Are you saying everyone should stockpile candles???
    No that creates pollution. We should use skylights only. Gawd, show a little concern for the environment will you?
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