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    ALERT! Sinkhole Forms Under Major US Dam !

    Boone Dam in Tennessee is upstream from 7 nuclear power plants.


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    Re: ALERT! Sinkhole Forms Under Major US Dam !

    From the TVA site.

    TVA: Boone Reservoir
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    Re: ALERT! Sinkhole Forms Under Major US Dam !

    "The winter drawdown, which will be complete by Nov. 10 is out of an abundance of caution, and public safety is our top priority. The dam is structurally sound, and we are continuously monitoring the dam to ensure it is safe."

    Loosely translated that means, "Run for the hills, she's gonna go."
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    Re: ALERT! Sinkhole Forms Under Major US Dam !

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    "The winter drawdown, which will be complete by Nov. 10 is out of an abundance of caution, and public safety is our top priority. The dam is structurally sound, and we are continuously monitoring the dam to ensure it is safe."

    Loosely translated that means, "Run for the hills, she's gonna go."
    Sounds pretty dangerous to me. A sinkhole under a dam doesn't sound easy to fix. All the people making money off the dam will be saying "everything is OK," but somehow I think their opinions are suspect. I would expect a complete drawdown to begin repairs.

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    Re: ALERT! Sinkhole Forms Under Major US Dam !

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    "The winter drawdown, which will be complete by Nov. 10 is out of an abundance of caution, and public safety is our top priority. The dam is structurally sound, and we are continuously monitoring the dam to ensure it is safe."

    Loosely translated that means, "Run for the hills, she's gonna go."
    Even if there weren't nuke plants down stream, this could be a very disastrous event. It's a fairly large lake
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    Re: ALERT! Sinkhole Forms Under Major US Dam !

    Mother earth is hard to subdue forever. Dams are an abomination and any one of them that are destroyed is a good thing.

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    Re: ALERT! Sinkhole Forms Under Major US Dam !

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    Sounds pretty dangerous to me. A sinkhole under a dam doesn't sound easy to fix. All the people making money off the dam will be saying "everything is OK," but somehow I think their opinions are suspect. I would expect a complete drawdown to begin repairs.
    Do we even know how big this sink hole is?
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    Re: ALERT! Sinkhole Forms Under Major US Dam !

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Do we even know how big this sink hole is?
    Zero square feet. The sinkhole was repaired in October. The dam recently started leaking water so they now have to find the cause of that. The two events may or may not be related as far as I can tell. TVA lowering Boone Lake level early as part sinkhole investigation | News - Home

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    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Zero square feet. The sinkhole was repaired in October. The dam recently started leaking water so they now have to find the cause of that. The two events may or may not be related as far as I can tell. TVA lowering Boone Lake level early as part sinkhole investigation | News - Home
    Then why do we have an article on it? It appears they are considering the effect of the earthquake in Virginia back in 2011.
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    Re: ALERT! Sinkhole Forms Under Major US Dam !

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Then why do we have an article on it? It appears they are considering the effect of the earthquake in Virginia back in 2011.
    The article I provided indicates that the sinkhole was repaired. As to why you believe the reporting of a sensationalist site over a local new outlet is beyond my ability to comprehend. It is possible that the two problems are different problems, but that is not disaster movie scenario enough for some I suppose.

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