Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Pickering Nuclear Plant - The Intake


This nice article reminds me of the intake.  It is a most horrible thing, sucking in everything.  You can even see with Google Maps that it is right in the littoral drift, which is a permanent river of silt.  We did geophysics out in the lake, and you could see these giant Sahara-like dunes of silt migrating along the bottom.

As I have written in my fanciful earthquake scenario, these mountains of silt will become greatly disturbed in an earthquake.  We will leave it to your imagination.

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