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Old March 21st, 2011, 08:02 AM
bjd392 bjd392 is offline
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Default Re: Nuclear energy - safe?

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Originally Posted by 68-eldo View Post
I also notice nuclear plants in earthquake zones being touted as designed to withstand a 7.5 earthquake. So what happens when an 8.0 earthquake happens?

Looks like we need to design these things better.
Posted in agreement with 68.

All these safety precautions to worry about. It's like buying a car capable of withstanding a 60mph collision into a wall, only to be hit head-on by a 75mph semi truck. The moment we build according to a maximum predicted disaster, something unexpected occurs.

Last edited by bjd392; March 21st, 2011 at 08:35 AM.
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