[ RadSafe ] Nuclear Power in Utah?

Maury maurysis at peoplepc.com
Sun Aug 31 15:13:16 CDT 2014

Waall, mebbe so, but you'll be sorry when the rising sea levels are 
lapping at the Colorado foothills -- perhaps only a few thousand years 
from now .... <g>   but after all, Denver wasn't built in a day!
Maury&Dog  [MaurySiskel  maurysis at peoplepc.com]

On 8/31/2014 12:41 PM, Dan McCarn wrote:
> Joe - The maximum likely ground acceleration (Vertical, Horizontal, Shear,
> Raleigh&  Love) as the Peak Ground Acceleration define the safety
> characteristics of a site. If you are hundreds of kilometers away from a
> quake, the ground acceleration is significantly reduced since the energy
> disperses radially. The ground acceleration from the earthquake (9.0) at
> Fukushima did not exceed design specification. The tsunamis caused by that
> earthquake did exceed the design. I don't think we are going to have
> tsunamis on the Colorado Plateau.
> See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak_ground_acceleration
> QUOTE The peak horizontal acceleration (PHA) is the most commonly used type
> of ground acceleration in engineering applications, and is used to set
> building codes and design hazard risks. In an earthquake, damage to
> buildings and infrastructure is related more closely to ground motion,
> rather than the magnitude of the earthquake. UNQUOTE
> So your analogy is moot. No one will build next to or on top of the Wasatch
> Range on the edge of the Colorado Plateau.
> Dan ii
> Dan W McCarn, Geologist
> 108 Sherwood Blvd
> Los Alamos, NM 87544-3425
> +1-505-672-2014 (Home – New Mexico)
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