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Old 03-18-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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What happened to my thread on this subject? It has disappeared. Now that the reality of the danger of nuclear meltdowns affecting not just those that live nearby but the entire world is once again proving to be a very real concern, is it a new City-Data policy to disallow information about it?

I'm planning to move to this area and I'd like to try to get an idea from others who live here....what they think and or know about reactors to be built close by.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:11 AM
 
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I just heard on the radio that the Oconee nuclear plant in Salem is #8 for the most likely to have future problems... scary stuff
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:22 AM
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What happened to my thread on this subject? It has disappeared. Now that the reality of the danger of nuclear meltdowns affecting not just those that live nearby but the entire world is once again proving to be a very real concern, is it a new City-Data policy to disallow information about it?

I'm planning to move to this area and I'd like to try to get an idea from others who live here....what they think and or know about reactors to be built close by.
It was (properly) moved to the Columbia thread, since the subject matter deals with Columbia, not the Upstate.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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What happened to my thread on this subject? It has disappeared.
SCE&G building Nuclear Reactors north of Columbia
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Greenville, S.C., USA
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I just heard on the radio that the Oconee nuclear plant in Salem is #8 for the most likely to have future problems... scary stuff
Where on the radio did you hear that?
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:30 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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What happened to my thread on this subject? It has disappeared. Now that the reality of the danger of nuclear meltdowns affecting not just those that live nearby but the entire world is once again proving to be a very real concern, is it a new City-Data policy to disallow information about it?

I'm planning to move to this area and I'd like to try to get an idea from others who live here....what they think and or know about reactors to be built close by.
It was moved. Why didn't you question the Duke plant that Duke wants to build in Gaffney?
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:53 PM
 
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I just heard on the radio that the Oconee nuclear plant in Salem is #8 for the most likely to have future problems... scary stuff
Can you give us more information?

Being within 200 miles of a nuclear disaster is considered bad. I'd like to know the risks of the Oconee plant because it's the closest to where I live in North Georgia.
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Old 03-18-2011, 05:56 PM
 
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Never mind. I just answered my own question and it's exactly what I was afraid of ... earthquake. I knew SC had higher risks of earthquake.

Oconee Nuclear Station ranked 8th-highest on list for quake risk » Anderson Independent Mail

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Old 03-18-2011, 06:03 PM
 
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Article about complacency at nuclear plants:

Complacency raises U.S. nuclear risks, report finds - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110317/us_nm/us_japan_quake_usa_regulators;_ylu=X3oDMTM0cWV2ZjF sBGFzc2V0A25tLzIwMTEwMzE3L3VzX2phcGFuX3F1YWtlX3VzY V9yZWd1bGF0b3JzBHBvcwMyOQRzZWMDeW5fcGFnaW5hdGVfc3V tbWFyeV9saXN0BHNsawNmdWxsbmJzcHN0b3I- - broken link)

"In Oconee, South Carolina, after discovering a flaw in a critical emergency cooling system in one of three reactors, NRC officials had to repeatedly push the operator --Duke Energy -- to see if the same flaw existed in the other reactors on site. Testing showed the NRC was right and the flaws were repaired."
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:08 PM
 
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Here's an article where Oconee is refuting the article that says it's the 8th most risky nuclear plant.

The Pickens Sentinel - Duke Energy Oconee Nuclear Station is safe

However, they have been lax enough to warrant more inspections from the outside.
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