Re: A Republican!!!!!! (was Re: OT: sponge burning!)
Steve Lamb wrote:
> Wulfy wrote:
>> point is that TMI and Chernobyl were accidents. Sellafield isn't.
>> Nuclear policy overrides safety when it's "convenient" -
> Question really is how many well run plants are out there. So far we
> have, what, 3 plants named here as bad. Ok, out of how many? If it were
> 3 for 3 that would be a problem. But 3 of 3000 would be a slightly
> different picture, no?
Then there's Trojan, which built on a bad foundation that caused cores and
pretty much everything else to crack from the day it was opened. A safety
record so notorious it became the basis for Springfield Nuclear Power Plant
in The Simpsons. Not long after it came online, it was a candidate for
Portland General Electric dynamited the cooling tower last fall, about ten
years after the plant went offline and it's core buried in a salt flat in
the Oregon desert.