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Nuclear Power Plants and SHTF

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by The Somnambulist, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. The Somnambulist

    The Somnambulist Portland Member

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    This Japan situation has got me thinking about nuclear power. What will happen to the 104 U.S. nuclear power plants in a bad SHTF situation?

    I assume the military will be deployed to protect them. Will they be able to keep them operational and safe?

    How far away would be safe from a meltdown?
     
  2. willseeker

    willseeker N. Portland. Well-Known Member

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    The radioactive cloud from Japan has been circling the globe already.
    Answer?................Can't think of a safe place.

    And by the way, what makes us so sure that the reactors along the San Andreas fault line in CA. won't over-react the way Japans did?

    Stay safe all,
    Will
     
  3. salmonriverjohn

    salmonriverjohn N.W Oregon coast, Gods country Well-Known Member

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    We actually live in a fairly decent location here in the northwest if the dung truck crosses paths with the windmill. I can think of worse places that I would rather bivouac when the stank starts drifting.
     
  4. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The Military will not need to be deployed to protect the plants. They are already well protected. The Department of Energy has an excellent paramilitary force already deployed on every site and many mobile units used for security of fuel shipments.
     
  5. baada

    baada Surprise, AZ Member

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    Purple Dragon bro.
     
  6. sheepdip

    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    there is enough crap at hanford to steralize the earth several times over. dont ever let any body tell you different. they have been burning it at an alarming rate, but even in high temp incinerators there is crap getting into the atsmophere. i used to know lots of people who lived in the hanford area, as kids guess what? they are all dead now. cancer, lukiama, sids the list goes on and on
     
  7. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    See for yourself at KIDDofSPEED - GHOST TOWN - Chernobyl Pictures - Kidofspeed - Elena
    scroll to the bottom & click on Chapter One
    Other than the Pyramids which don't look very serviceable I haven't seen people yet build anything I would store radioactive waste in for the next 30,000 or so years.
     
  8. The Somnambulist

    The Somnambulist Portland Member

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    That is good to know. Still, I think that in a full-scale TEOTWAWKI situation it would take a company sized element to fully secure these sites.
     
  9. The Somnambulist

    The Somnambulist Portland Member

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    Purple Dragon?
     
  10. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Free recharges on the night sights.

    [video=youtube;WlBiLNN1NhQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlBiLNN1NhQ[/video]
     
  11. Equinox

    Equinox Portland, Oregon New Member

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    I read an article a couple weeks ago assessing the potential for a similar event here. Under the same circumstances as Japan, California seemed to be the only place where collateral damage, and catastrophic human loss would occur. The geniuses down there built 3 of them on active fault lines.
     
  12. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    hmmm...that's messed up humor if you ask me
     
  13. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Messed up humor is my favorite kind...........
     
  14. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    good luck with that. i hope a nucleur plant near you doesnt explode anytime soon ;)
     
  15. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So....fess up Trlsmn...are you a Shoeite......or a Gourdite???
     
  16. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    That much is in the public domain.....nothing new. No violation. :laugh::thumbup:
     
  17. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    I think your bigger problem is going to be the SHTF event rather than any radiation being released from a nuclear plant.
     
  18. saxon

    saxon springfield Active Member

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    Begin transmission-----
    nuclear power is safe, there is no cause for alarm.
    The fda has just found out that humans can handle more
    Radiation then they thought so even though right now,
    What is going on in japan is listed as being dangerous,
    The fda just raised the threshold danger level of the
    amount of radiation a human can take before it is considered dangerous
    To a higher level meaning that japan is not dangerous anymore.

    // Insert commercial here//
    The united states government helping to protect you from truth and your self for 200 years

    //transmit
    So don’t worry the government is watching the situation and is making the necessary changes for your benefit and protection.

    // end transmission
     
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  19. RallySoob

    RallySoob Salem, OR Active Member

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    don't worry about them TSA body scanners at the airport either...completely safe
     
  20. MA Duce

    MA Duce Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    For an extra chuckle paint a hand flipping the bird on your chest with aluminum based paint!!!!!