Possible, tiny, radiation leak from California nuclear plant

BIV

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APNewsBreak: Officials say tiny amount of radiation ‘could have’ escaped from CA nuke plant

By Associated Press, Updated: Wednesday, February 1, 11:35 AM

LOS ANGELES — A tiny amount of radiation could have escaped into the atmosphere from a Southern California nuclear power plant after a water leak prompted operators to shut down the reactor as a precaution, officials said Wednesday.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission spokesman Victor Dricks said a small amount of radioactive gas “could have” escaped the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station on the northern San Diego County coast.

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Southern California Edison spokesman Gil Alexander told The Associated Press the amount would have been “extremely small” and possibly not detectable by monitors.
The company and federal regulators say the release would not have posed a safety risk for the public.
“It would have been very, very small, low level, which would not pose a danger to anyone,” Dricks said.
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...uclear-plant/2012/02/01/gIQA9XIBiQ_story.html
 

LiddyRules

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Save the weed or smoke the irradiated mutant super weed?
 

afternoonquil

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Just another reason to use illegals for my human sized hamster wheel device for energy.
 

KRSOne

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And Obama wants to open up more of these plants and shut down harmless coal plants because hes scared of plant food co2.
 

Josh_R

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And Obama wants to open up more of these plants and shut down harmless coal plants because hes scared of plant food co2.
Really?

Coal Mining Disasters, 1900--2006

During 1900--2006, a total of 11,606 underground coal mine workers died in 513 U.S. underground coal mining disasters* (Figure), with most disasters resulting from explosion or fire (Table). In 1907 alone, 692 miners died in four mine explosions in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Alabama (6). However, the frequency and severity of underground coal mining disasters and the number of deaths of miners decreased substantially during 1970--2005. Until the 2006 incidents, underground coal mine disasters with multiple fatalities were thought to be permanently on the decline.
http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5751a3.htm



The point is that for each person killed by nuclear power generation, 4,000 die from coal. This is adjusted for how much power is produced by each method of power generation.
http://www.the9billion.com/2011/03/24/death-rate-from-nuclear-power-vs-coal/
 

ShooterMcGavin

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Of course the rate is higher.

A nuclear power plant is like a white guy and a coal plant is like a black guy (Hey, kinda works.)

A coal plant is gonna go around killing people all the time, whereas a nuclear plant just snaps one day and brings a gun to the office.
 

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And Obama wants to open up more of these plants and shut down harmless coal plants because hes scared of plant food co2.
Actually, nuclear power is probably a globalist plan to give us more relatively safe, cheap, and unlimited energy instead of making us dependent on foreign resources.
 
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The phrase radiation leak might as well be spaghetti potato.

It means nothing.

Radiation is energy, it can't "leak". Contaminated material that emits radiation can leak, but radiation can't leak.

The whole article is reactionary bullshit.
 
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And we used to call te San Onofre plant the Dolly Parton memorial. It's two concrete domes with bright red lights at the top.
 

Josh_R

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And we used to call te San Onofre plant the Dolly Parton memorial. It's two concrete domes with bright red lights at the top.
Wow, I guess everyone that has been to SoCal knows that joke.

Actually, nuclear power is probably a globalist plan to give us more relatively safe, cheap, and unlimited energy instead of making us dependent on foreign resources.
Must be like how the globalist soft-kill scheme has resulted in increased life expectancy and lower cancer rates...
 
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Was she talking about her husband or Glen Rice in that pic LOLOLOLOLOLZ
 

THE FEZ MAN

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eh what ever its still safer than dealing with the middle east.
 

BIV

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And Obama wants to open up more of these plants and shut down harmless coal plants because hes scared of plant food co2.
Do people even realize how much radioactive shit coal plants release?

Modern reactors are so safe, I'd gladly use one as a coffee table.