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

franz.schoenhofer at chello.at franz.schoenhofer at chello.at
Sun Oct 28 10:03:57 CDT 2012


It might be a few weeks ago, that I put the question on RADSAFE, whether not most of those militant "antis" simply suffer from mental problems, in some severe cases are simply mentally ill and suffer from severe paranoia. Interestingly I did not receive any comment on my statements! They seem to apply to the anonymous person you refer to. 

So what? No psychiatrist on the list? Nobody who knows someone who could comment? What about our family doctor with his thoriated welding rods - a family doctor should also have some knowledge about psyc hiatry. 

Somehow I am tired about all that self-serving nonsense distributed in mass media - some of the very worst in Austrian papers. Sorry, I am not a "patriot". 

Hoping again for some reaction from RADSAFE.


---- Roger Helbig <rwhelbig at gmail.com> schrieb:> 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.
> Roger
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: nuclear-news <comment-reply at wordpress.com>
> 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
> more.
> 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.
> Read more of this post
> arclight2011 | October 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm | URL: http://wp.me/phgse-8lt
> http://nuclear-news.net/2012/10/27/nuclear-fallout-map-of-u-s-nuclear-power-plants-dispertion-projections-super-storm-in-usa/
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