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Lucy
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April 21, 2012 1:45 pm  

An SMR would be an ideal option. And the one going in at that Callaway plant in Missouri will act as a final proving ground.

http://m.columbiatribune.com/news/2012/apr/19/ameren-westinghouse-partner-nuclear-reactors/

Click to Download the PDF. In the event of an incident, the unit is shut down and cooling is by passive /natural circulation.


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Jamison
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April 21, 2012 2:11 pm  

A nuclear power plant on a tiny seismically active island sounds like a great idea. What could ever go wrong?


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watruw8ing4
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April 21, 2012 5:20 pm  

Off island home is within iodine tablet range of TMI. Just wondering how the evacuation plan is gonna work. Swim?


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Lucy
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April 21, 2012 6:16 pm  

Seismic loads are not the largest imposed on a reactor system. Guillotine pipe break loads are imposed which are greater and combined with seismic. Two worst scenarios together is of low probability but assumed. There are several nuclear plants in California right on or close to faults. Actually the frequent small seismic activity in the islands is good, since the energy is released a little at a time. When you don't have any for a long time, then there is likely hood of a much larger event.

Wat - when was the last time you took an iodine pill. Where there is a will there is a way to develop an evac plan. What is the plan now if a sub has an emergency as they prowl the trench just north of STT and PR?


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