Thursday, December 1, 2011

Nuclear plant earthquake concern - Pt. Lepreau


This was interesting.  The 'powers' dragged in poor John Adams from the Feds, who just said it wasn't a plate margin and couldn't generate an M9.  The other guys actually brought in Ken Burke, who is not worse than me.  (said to avoid lawsuits).  He said an M6 could happen there any minute, and I agree.

Nowhere do they mention the seismic capacity of this decrepit old plant.  Is it as bad as Pickering?  Who knows?  An M6 will knock out power, and bring it to a 1 in 100 chance of core melt, due to possible backup problems.  These odds have been stated in risk studies, that power outage is the greatest risk.

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