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nodular Donating Member (267 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 09:24 PM
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Considering the fact that a nuclear plant houses more than a thousand times the radiation
http://www.tmia.com/security /

as released in an atomic bomb blast, the magnitude of a single attack could reach beyond 100,000 deaths and the immediate loss of tens of billions of dollars. The land and properties destroyed (your insurance won't cover nuclear disasters) would remain useless for decades and would become a stark monument reminding the world of the terrorists' ideology. With more than 100 reactors in the United States alone, if one is successfully destroyed, just threatening additional attacks could instill the sort of high impact terror which is being sought by a new breed of terrorists.
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phantom power Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 09:44 PM
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1. *yawn*
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 10:07 PM
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2. It would be worse than that. There was talk about what would have
happened if Three Mile Island melted down. It is in the middle of the rain drainage from Pennsylvania to the Atlantic Ocean via Washington DC. The whole area would have been ruined for thousands of years.

Neat sign I saw in England in 1976 in Bath - about how if the Romans in 300 AD had nuclear energy when they built the baths in Bath, it would still be too radioactive for anyone to be there.
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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-20-06 10:38 PM
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3. You're right... let's scrap all nuclear plans.
I can't WAIT for those 145 degree Vegas summers to start. It already pushes 120 here for at least a week almost every summer. :sarcasm:
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Porcupine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 02:19 AM
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4. Um, you CHOSE to live there where there is no water
and damn little natural shade. Since you didn't purchase an underground house we must assume you like it that way. Vegas is a lost cause; a city built for no purpose in a place with no resources.

OTOH- It would be a great city for solar and the wind blows like mad out in the desert.
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bananas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 05:33 AM
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5. Deja Vu, the strange feeling you've seen this before.
Edited on Tue Nov-21-06 05:39 AM by bananas
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