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“Nuclear Power…a helluva way to boil water” – Einstein

2 May, 2011

Ok, so what’s the distraction for us today:

US tornadoes force shutdown of two nuclear reactors in Virginia

Series of storms that hit states from Oklahoma to North Carolina left at least 45 people dead and caused widespread damage

* Ewen MacAskill in Washington
*, Monday 18 April 2011 18.19 BST

A US nuclear power company has disclosed that one of the tornadoes that hit the US at the weekend, killing at least 45 people and causing widespread damage, forced the shutdown of two of its reactors.

The series of tornadoes that began in Oklahoma late last week barrelled across the country, with North Carolina, where 22 people died, the worst-hit state.



Alabama nuclear plant without power but shut safely-UPDATE 3

Thursday April 28, 2011 11:38:16 AM GMT
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* Alabama reactors similar in design to Japan’s Fukushima

* Two of three reactors at US plant safely cooled

* Other unit to be in cold shutdown soon

By Scott DiSavino

NEW YORK, April 28 (Reuters) – A nuclear power plant in Alabama that lost power after violent thunderstorms and tornadoes on Wednesday will be down for days and possibly weeks but the backup power systems worked as designed to prevent a partial meltdown like the disaster in Japan.

The Browns Ferry nuclear power plant, one of the biggest in the country, provides power to 2.6 million homes. It has three reactors that are similar in design to the Fukushima Daiichi reactors crippled by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March 11.

Something’s going on…


3 Comments leave one →
  1. Debora Stoffel permalink
    20 May, 2011 18:06

    As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say, I just watch what they do. – Andrew Carnegie


  2. shamtest permalink
    14 May, 2011 06:29

    I can’t seem to properly browse this post from my iphone!!!


    • 14 May, 2011 12:36

      Thanks for info, I’ll check into that 🙂


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