Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Unacceptable Nuclear Response to Earthquake


In a release, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission said the quake had no effect on that site, its National Research Universal Reactor, or any other nuclear facility in the country. A release from Chalk River confirmed that a site walkdown showed no damage at the labs.

Unfortunately we will get this same response for any size of earthquake in any plant.  A blind-eyed walkdown is not a good thing.  We really need some velocity readings (PGV).  The Chalk River site may amplify at the top of structures by 100 times.  That's why I call it a Seismic Death Trap.

I don't have the energy to do anything but I will give it the gravest Jane Austen insult - Bad Form!

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