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Under Revised Quake Estimates, Dozens of Nuclear Reactors Face Problems 152

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mdsolar (1045926) writes "Owners of at least two dozen nuclear reactors across the United States, including the operator of Indian Point 2, in Buchanan, N.Y., have told the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that they cannot show that their reactors would withstand the most severe earthquake that revised estimates say they might face, according to industry experts. As a result, the reactors' owners will be required to undertake extensive analyses of their structures and components. Those are generally sturdier than assumed in licensing documents, but owners of some plants may be forced to make physical changes, and are likely to spend about $5 million each just for the analysis."
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Under Revised Quake Estimates, Dozens of Nuclear Reactors Face Problems

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  • by MrL0G1C (867445) on Sunday April 06, 2014 @07:26AM (#46675095) Journal

    Until you start giving coal power the treatment it DESERVES by killing about 200,000 people/year worldwide and 13,000 people/year in the USA alone, you have ZERO moral authority to try to destroy nuclear power for its most remote risks.

    Two wrongs don't make a right.

    Your argument is that we should castigate Dave for killing people because John kills more people!!!!

    7 Billion people on earth, 30+% of them will die of cancer, the simple fact is we don't know how many of those 2 billion people died because of radiation but what we do know is that high powered photons can damage DNA and that can lead to cancer.

    How many Fukishimas, windscales, three-mile-islands and chernobyls do we have to have before we say enough is enough. We CAN power this planet on renewables.

    The United States Department of Energy (DOE) estimates that the solar energy resource in a 100-square-mile (259-square-kilometer) area of Nevada could supply the United States with all its electricity. We're talking 800 gigawatts of power, and that's using modestly efficient commercial PV modules.

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