Wednesday, May 25, 2011

How the Nuclear Industry Hides It's Death Toll

Nuclear Ginza


At 8:59 PM, Blogger Kitty said...


At 6:21 AM, Blogger edgar said...


At 6:58 AM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

As Anonymous mentioned in a comment on another post, If a worker dies after their employment ends, then their death isn't counted as being nuclear related.

At 9:07 AM, Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Thanx for the video's Jack and Good Mornin, but this stuff is just awful, and I think most knew what this was goig to amount to after. As far as the treatment of worker's and how these mega giant owner's respond, shouldnt be no suprise either ... this is just f'd all the way around dude. This is what our world is becoming, but mark my word guy, this will all collapse in time! Damn dude ... I just got back in (here in Northwest Dallas) and it is another drop dead gorgeous day out, I thing today, low 80's for a high ... got to luv it dude, you know damn well how hot it will get in June, July and August here :)

At 9:24 AM, Blogger Weaseldog said...

Hello RC. It is a gorgeous day!

I worked out a few years back, that a few meltdowns in the USA were extremely likely. I don't talk about it too much because it's more depressing than I can even bear most of the time.

The logic is simple.

1. Our economic decline must continue, because net energy must continue.
2. Our government will work first to make sure that rich people don't lose money. They'll cut every program they can find to do so. Domestic maintenance and oversight will be disappear.
3. As our nuclear plants age, maintenance costs will go up, while budgets will see cuts.
4. Decommissioning is very expensive. Current estimated costs are $20 billion for each plant. Cost overruns are normal, so actual costs are higher.
5. The dollar decline continues, further increasing costs.
6. We have over 400 plants that need to be decommissioned over the next couple of decades. That's a low ball figure of $8 Trillion.
7. Plants that are not decommissioned will eventually fail and meltdown. That's a fact that every nuclear scientist seems to agree on. A plant can't last forever and you can't just turn them off and walk away.

We're currently running many plants decades longer than their intended lifespan. We're doing this because we don't have the money to decommission them. As maintenance worsens over time, and the plants age and fall apart, they will fail more and more often.

The NRC currently believes that the spent fuel pools are safe and doesn't feel there is a need to spend the billions of dollars needed to make them meltdown proof, by enclosing the waste in steel tanks. At Fukashima, the spent fuel pools were completely safe, until the earthquake cracked the walls and drained the water out. Then a couple melted down and went critical.

Likewise, our spent fuel pools are completely safe until they aren't.

And the NRC is fine with that.

At 3:06 AM, Blogger Ranch Chimp said...

Thank You for your "logic" point's WD ... it sound's accuarte as well, you now damn well looking at the math that this is just another mess that folk's are going to try not to think about and/ or address of course until folk's lose lives in the million's, bottom line. I see many issue's arising too, not just nuclear, but it will take all this to actually get any remote change unfortunately. Plus th ruling power's of wealth know more than we do, and stuff that they even are not going to let us know, why do you think they have land purchases, bunker's, and safehaven's they have been building and buying all over the world? It is for "their" survival basically, but they are also missing how this is going to backfire on them as well. I'll shut up now.


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