[ RadSafe ] Nuclear Fallout – Map of U.S. Nuclear Power Plants dispertion projections – Super storm in USA

Roger Helbig rwhelbig at gmail.com
Sat Oct 27 17:51:30 CDT 2012

First they claim this is fallout and then they claim that all of these
are potential Fukushimas - please, look at this and comment to all
sites, etc. concerned if there are serious fallacies, as I expect, in
the thinking - this Australian fanatic will post anything to destroy
nuclear power, uranium mining, etc. - Arclight is a coward who will
not even post his name, just his YouTube channel identifier.


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Date: Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 9:01 AM
Subject: [New post] Nuclear Fallout – Map of U.S. Nuclear Power Plants
dispertion projections – Super storm in USA

arclight2011 posted: "Calvert Cliffs - Lusby, MD (due to
hurricane)North Anna - Louisa, VA (due to earthquake)Ft Calhoun - Ft
Calhoun, NE (due to flooding)Browns Ferry - Athens, AL (due to
tornado)Surry - Surry, VA (due to tornado)There are 104 nuclear
reactors in the Un"

Nuclear Fallout – Map of U.S. Nuclear Power Plants dispertion
projections – Super storm in USA

by arclight2011

Calvert Cliffs - Lusby, MD (due to hurricane)
North Anna - Louisa, VA (due to earthquake)
Ft Calhoun - Ft Calhoun, NE (due to flooding)
Browns Ferry - Athens, AL (due to tornado)
Surry - Surry, VA (due to tornado)

There are 104 nuclear reactors in the United States. If one of them
lost both primary and backup power for even a matter of hours, it
could lead to a meltdown and an airborne radioactive plume. See what
could have happened if a reactor in your area had a severe nuclear
accident on March 11, 2011.

Threshold for Radiation Sickness (75 rads)*
Maximum Radiation Dose Recommended for Emergency Responders (25 rads)*
Evacuation Recommended (5 rads)*
Sheltering Recommended (1 rad)*
10-mile Evacuation Zone
50-mile Potential Contamination Zone

* Acute radiation dose based on 48 hour exposure, assuming no
sheltering. Sheltering can reduce radiation dose by a factor of ten or

Why U.S. nuclear power plants are vulnerable to severe accident with
nuclear fallout

A future severe nuclear accident at a U.S. nuclear power plant is a
real possibility. In 2011 five nuclear power plants in the United
States lost primary power due to earthquake or extreme weather events,
including tornados, hurricanes, and flooding. Fortunately backup power
systems kicked in at these plants and a disaster was averted. But
weather is not the only risk factor. Other risk factors include:

Type of reactor – There are two types of reactors operating it the
United States: Boiling Water Reactors (BWRs) and Pressurized Water
Reactors (PWRs). Some experts judge that the design and structure of
BWRs do not protect against the release of radiation during a severe
accident as effectively as PWRs. The four reactors involved in the
Fukushima nuclear crisis were BWRs. On the map, NRDC experts assigned
a red flag to a reactor if it is a BWR.

Age of reactor – Reactors were designed to operate for 40 years, yet
the regulatory body that oversees nuclear safety in the United States,
the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, has re-licensed some nuclear power
plants to operate for 60 years, well beyond their originally
engineered design lifetime. On the map, NRDC experts assigned a red
flag to a reactor if the NRC has approved the reactor to operate for
60 years.

Power level of reactor – The NRC has approved many utility operators
to increase the operating power of their nuclear reactors, including
for Fukushima-type reactors, and in some cases multiple times and to
significantly higher power levels. These so-called "power uprates"
push reactors beyond what they were originally engineered to do, and
could increase the radiation hazard if a nuclear accident occurred. On
the map, NRDC experts assigned a red flag if the NRC has granted a
reactor a power uprate.

If a person received one rad of radiation from a nuclear accident, it
would increase one's chance of getting cancer by 1 in 1,000 (averaged
over all ages and both sexes). And although the NRC believes that the
chances of a severe accident with fallout in a core meltdown for any
one of the 104 U.S. nuclear reactors is small (probability of less
than 1 in 10,000 per year), can we afford the risk? Millions of
Japanese people were exposed to radiation from Fukushima, increasing
their risk of developing cancer, and the cost of the Fukushima
accident is projected to exceed US$100 billion, and the environmental
effects will last for generations. What if a meltdown occurred at one
of the 65 nuclear power plants in the United States?

Why we need urgent federal action to reduce the risks of U.S. nuclear
accident fallout

With 6 million Americans living within 10 miles of a U.S. nuclear
power plant – the evacuation zone defined by the federal government –
and more than 120 million Americans living within 50 miles of a U.S.
nuclear power plant – the distance the U.S. government told Americans
to evacuate from the area around the Fukushima plant – we cannot
afford to stand by and hope the worst won't happen here, especially
with extreme weather intensifying around the globe.

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