A "hobo" clown at heart, down on my luck (previously but not now), but eternally optimistic :o)
This is the plant that I work at, and I think our Plant Manager did a great job.
Yes, your Plant Manager did a great job. But I still question why we would build nuclear plants in major earthquake zones. That San Onofre plant is even by the beach. Who's to say it isn't vulnerable to the same double whammy we've seen in Japan: A major quake, followed by a Tsunami? And being that it's by the beach, the ground tends to 'liquify' in a quake. Experts say that every precaution has been taken, but there's a lot we don't know about earthquakes and people are 'only human,' meaning mistakes can happen. I'm supportive of nuclear energy, just not on a beach along one of the most vulnerable earthquake faults on Earth.
Your manager did a terrific job! Nuclear power scares me since I went through the TMI incident and watching the events in Japan hasn't made me feel any better. Being between Peach Bottom & TMI makes me uncomfortable but I see we're not in the earthquake zone. Thanks for sharing this Ken. I'm always interested in what you have to say about this subject.
So I get there is no danger to the US. But the Fukushima thing seems pretty bad for Japan. What about those spend fuel rods? How big of a danger are they?
Next step to improve operations of nuclear power plants... clone your plant manager and have him run them..!
Ken, so happy to see this. Is I'm sure you can guess I'm a little tired of the doom and gloom crowd trying to spread misinformation about nuclear energy. I'm also tired of those in control of various energy industries using the emotional surge from the plight of those around the reactors in Japan to fuel a surge in use of oil, gas, and coal.
Tell Me What You Think, Don't Make me go Rogue on you :o)