[ RadSafe ] Video exploring: why-radiation-safe-and-why-all-nations-should-embrace-nuclear-energy

ROY HERREN royherren2005 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 26 20:10:32 CDT 2014


   I live in Napa, California and I just lived through a magnitude 6.1 earthquake at 0320 this last Sunday morning, see Napa, Calif., earthquake: Last big jolt in area was in 2000.  I have a small inground swimming pool in the back yard.  The quake caused a miniature Tsunami that threw my floating chlorinator (a floating jug that holds chlorine tablets) 11 feet away up a small slope from the waters edge.  I think I lost over a foot of water out of my pool, and that the initial water level was at least six inches from the top of the pool.  Based on both what happened at Fukushima and at my house I've come to the inescapable  conclusion that Nuclear Power plants can't be safely built within a potential Tsunami zone, and that we humans are incapable of imagining how catastrophic any earthquake can be and just how far a Tsunami zone can truly extend.  Another problem is that nuclear power plants most probably shouldn't ever be built in earthquake
 country, but unfortunately we don't really know where earthquake country is until after an earthquake occurs.  If, a really big if, nuclear power plants plans and locations weren't based on some sort of a cost versus benefit analysis, but rather exclusively on safety I'd feel much more comfortable about the issue.  Unfortunately, in the real world plants are located close to waters edge to minimize the cost of piping runs and pumping needs for cooling water.  The closer the plants are to the water, the greater the risk from flooding and Tsunamis.  Personally, I think that nuclear power is a remarkable technology that we humans should harness for all of our good, but I seriously doubt that it is compatible with the demands of a "for profit" corporate minimize the cost - maximize the profit mentality.  I served in the US Navy as a Nuclear Power plant operator and I know that if cost isn't an issue that extremely rugged plants can be engineered.  No
 matter what though, we are limited by our human nature.  Accidents have happened and will continue to happen!  Nuclear power is far too valuable to humanity to walk away from it, but it's also horribly susceptible to safety problems.

Roy Herren


Roy Herren
On Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:34 PM, stewart farber <farber at farbermed.com> wrote:

Hello everyone,

Hope all are well as we turn the page on Summer.

Interesting video:


Stewart Farber, MSPH
Farber Medical Solutions, LLC - Linac Brokerage
521 Old Colchester Rd
Salem, CT 06420

farber at farbermed.com
[203] 441-8433 [o]
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