Saturday, March 12, 2011

Our Reactors are Smug


Each facility is constructed on a deep foundation with strong concrete floors and walls that are multiple feet thick while frequent upgrades and improvements are made to match standards, said Ted Gruetzner, spokesperson of the Ontario Power Generation, which manages some nuclear sites in the province.
Risk assessments are based on worst case scenarios and plants are built with mechanisms to protect Canadians against these incidents, he explained. A plane could not crash into a nuclear plant, he said as an example.

I suppose someone had to come up with this statement, what with the near meltdown and such.

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