I like to think that reporters are starting to read my blog! Naturally, since they get paid, they can dig up old reports, and get juicy soundbites. That's too much work for me! But it's news to me that the control rods didn't drop on the Maple reactors. That's very serious, since those gravity control rods are all that stand between nice neutrons and disaster. And control rods never work during an earthquake!
I wonder how long we can go like this? Obviously, the European and South African reactors are having their troubles, and they are probably just as old. The Clappetron at Chalk River can't go on forever, even with Harper crossing his fingers, and legislating new physical laws!