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Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:42 PM

Diablo Canyon nuclear plant in California knocked offline by jellyfish-like creatures called salp

In Japan, it was a monstrous earthquake and tsunami that brought down the Fukushima nuclear plant. In California, itís a tiny, jellyfish-like sea creature called salp thatís causing problems at the Diablo Canyon atomic plant.

An invasion of salp has prompted Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to temporarily shut down a nuclear reactor at Diablo Canyon, in Avila Beach, San Luisa Obispo County, on the central California coast.

A giant swarm of the transluscent barrel-shaped organisms this week clogged intake screens that are used to keep marine life out of the seawater that is used as a coolant for the nuclear plant.

On Wednesday, PG&E officials reduced power output at the Unit 2 reactor, then decided to shut it down altogether ďuntil conditions improve at the intake structure.Ē The plantís other reactor, Unit 1, had already been shut down earlier in the week for a planned refueling and maintenance outage.

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/27/11432974-diablo-canyon-nuclear-plant-in-california-knocked-offline-by-jellyfish-like-creatures-called-salp?lite

I think these salp knew what they were doing all along!

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Reply Diablo Canyon nuclear plant in California knocked offline by jellyfish-like creatures called salp (Original post)
joeybee12 Apr 2012 OP
Cleita Apr 2012 #1
notadmblnd Apr 2012 #2
Cleita Apr 2012 #3
Politicalboi Apr 2012 #4
freshwest Apr 2012 #5
Cleita Apr 2012 #7
Rex Apr 2012 #6

Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:54 PM

1. As a resident of SLO County and an activist trying to get the plant to power down

permanently, I salute the Salp. Going with a friend to walk a trail close to the plant tomorrow. Will see what I can find out from the Avila Beach locals.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 05:55 PM

2. So, was it shut down, or knocked offline?

I do think there is a difference.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:03 PM

3. It was powered down to 15%.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:14 PM

4. Kill them then!


Usually the answer when mother nature gets in the way.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:27 PM

5. I know. But it could be they're trying to warn humans. Or laughing, IDK.

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Fri Apr 27, 2012, 06:29 PM

6. Maybe they are attracted to radiation.

I, for one, welcome our future jelly-like-creature overlords!

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