All Nuclear Reactors Leak All of the Time
Treat the Nuke Boys like the Mad Dogs They Are
… by Bob Nichols
(San Francisco) Reportedly Americans widely believe in God and lead the world in the percentage of citizens in prison and on parole. That is actual reality from an imaginary character in a TV show. The Gallup Poll also says it is true and has been for years.
Most Americans believe that nuke reactors are safe and quite sound, too. Wonder why they do that?
Most people at one time in their lives watched as steam escapes from a pressure cooker and accept it as real and true. A reactor is very much the same thing. The “cooks,” called “Operators,” even take the lid off from time to time too.
A nuclear reactor is just an expensive, overly complicated way to heat water to make steam. Of course all reactors leak!
All nuclear reactors also actually manufacture more than 1,946 dangerous and known radioactive metals, gases and aerosols. Many isotopes, such as radioactive hydrogen, simply cannot be contained. So, they barely even try. It is mostly just a show for the rubes.
The four exploded reactors, still burning in Japan after two years, are like dropping four radioactive GBU-39 Bombs down a Bunker vent guaranteeing an astonishing 100% Cancer & Heart Disease rate in surviving personnel. Except, in this case, the whole planet gets zapped.
The US reactors – embrittled, decrepit and crippled – are run about 20% harder than their nameplate capacity, thanks to an always obliging and ever-so-helpful Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC.) The “Commission” likes to act as if they monitor public health; but, the NRC never met a little nuke reactor UpRate Request they did not like.
That means the aging nukes are run hotter and harder at higher temps and pressures while the “Commission” aggressively monitors the resulting decline in public health.
Predictably, these devious snake oil salesmen are amping up to Approve the Restart of FukuUSA, the badly broken big San Onofre Nukes in San Diego, California. The San Onofre Nuke Reactors are built on land leased from Camp Pendleton.
Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is the major West Coast base of the United States Marine Corps and serves as its prime amphibious training base for Assault Craft Unit 5.
About 21 million people are in the San Diego/Tijuana-Los Angeles areas. Do the Pro-Nukers care? Of course not. Attention Marines: See Sources and Notes Item No 13 below.
- David defeats Goliath: Calvert Cliffs 3 nuke license denied, first ever by NRC (lake.typepad.com)
- Troubled Calif. nuke plant seeks restart in summer (bostonherald.com)
- Breaking News: Heavy Equipment Accident at Arkansas Nuclear One, Reactor not Affected (arkansasmatters.com)
- Just in: #Fukushima I Nuke Plant Reactor 3 Spent Fuel Pool Cooling System Has Stopped (ex-skf.blogspot.com)
- Troubled Calif. nuke plant seeks restart in summer (wtvm.com)
- NRC delays San Onofre decision (ocregister.com)