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Old 03-17-2011, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Not funny stuff-a good friend of mine's sister had exposure to the Three Mile Island disaster and they spent year in court trying to recoup medical expenses. Very sad stuff.

I don't care what anyone says-I would never support nuclear power.
I wasn't laughing - it is serious stuff, and there is always that worry in the back of your mind where nuclear power is concerned.

In that DE/NJ area, you also have to worry about the chemical plants. In high school, some chemical was accidentally released and there was a yellow cloud moving toward our house. They warned all of us to stay inside until it dissipated.

But you also can't live your life in fear, you know? Take whatever precautions you can, be informed, and then just live your life.
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Old 03-17-2011, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC (formerly Vienna, VA)
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The thing is this - right now nuclear power plants are in the news. Last month it was terrorists. This summer it might be hurricanes or antrax or chemicals in our food or plastic containers or who knows what. We probably won't predict the next big scare. All I know is if the traffic in DC when we try to escape this place resembles anything like the traffic the night of that late January snowstorm, we are all doomed. None of us will get out of here fast enough.
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:44 PM
 
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I'd be more worried about Lake Anna, but I'm not worrying at all. I'm fine with nucleaur power and 3 eyed fish. Lake Anna is nice and warm too
As someone who has a place at Lake Anna, I love the place. I'm with you, but do understand that a problem with nuclear is no joking matter. I tend to go along with a call in I heard on radio the other day where someone said we all didn't stop going into high rise buildings or riding in airplanes after 911. Safety is critical. We can't guess all the what ifs, but then we can't in any part of life either.
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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The thing is this - right now nuclear power plants are in the news. Last month it was terrorists. This summer it might be hurricanes or antrax or chemicals in our food or plastic containers or who knows what. We probably won't predict the next big scare. All I know is if the traffic in DC when we try to escape this place resembles anything like the traffic the night of that late January snowstorm, we are all doomed. None of us will get out of here fast enough.
yes, that is why I have the "bend over and kiss my ass goodbye" plan for disaster in the DC area
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:36 PM
 
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yes, that is why I have the "bend over and kiss my ass goodbye" plan for disaster in the DC area
LOL! Yes, we do too, but be it good or bad, our interim stop most likely will be Lake Anna!
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:08 PM
 
Location: In the woods
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In that DE/NJ area, you also have to worry about the chemical plants. In high school, some chemical was accidentally released and there was a yellow cloud moving toward our house. They warned all of us to stay inside until it dissipated.
There's a nuclear plant on the Jersey Shore. I didn't see it on michcg's map. But it's around the Atlantic City area and you can actually see the concrete towers (look like the ones from Three Mile Island) from the Garden State Pkwy. So if a tsunami hits that part of the coast, we could all be goners.

That said, I have another scare to share. Here's the story:
When I was growing up, there was a "strange" disease in Philly that killed a bunch of people at a convention that was later called "Legionnaire's Disease". For the longest, no one knew what it was. I think (publicly) they said there was something in the A/C system and it infected people's lungs.

However, from talk from the locals, many people suspecting that the meat they ate at a dinner was tainted and killed them. The meat was traced back to cows exposed to biological warfare testing. At the same time of the Legionnaire's dilemma, local news stories carried episodes of "strange" happenings in the NJ Pine Barrens Preservation--said there were graveyards of dead cattle. And they blamed it on witchcraft (witches practicing animal-killing).

Not to confuse everyone with this crazy story but the suspicion of people dying accidentally from biological warfare testing was never resolved.
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Old 03-18-2011, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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There's a nuclear plant on the Jersey Shore. I didn't see it on michcg's map. But it's around the Atlantic City area and you can actually see the concrete towers (look like the ones from Three Mile Island) from the Garden State Pkwy. So if a tsunami hits that part of the coast, we could all be goners.

That said, I have another scare to share. Here's the story:
When I was growing up, there was a "strange" disease in Philly that killed a bunch of people at a convention that was later called "Legionnaire's Disease". For the longest, no one knew what it was. I think (publicly) they said there was something in the A/C system and it infected people's lungs.

However, from talk from the locals, many people suspecting that the meat they ate at a dinner was tainted and killed them. The meat was traced back to cows exposed to biological warfare testing. At the same time of the Legionnaire's dilemma, local news stories carried episodes of "strange" happenings in the NJ Pine Barrens Preservation--said there were graveyards of dead cattle. And they blamed it on witchcraft (witches practicing animal-killing).

Not to confuse everyone with this crazy story but the suspicion of people dying accidentally from biological warfare testing was never resolved.
that story sounds vaguely familiar. I lived in cecil county, md until I started HS, and we moved literally 2 miles down the road to New Castle county, DE when I was in HS. We got both Philly and Baltimore stations on our TV.

We all knew about the nuclear plants in our 50 mile radius and the chemical plants. There was always a chance something could happen. But again, I think there are so many things to be worried about in this world - I can't live in a bubble, right? I can't worry about the outlier stuff when I just need to get through my everyday life.

I do hate those unexplained things - much like we STILL have no clue who pulled the anthrax attacks after 9/11.
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:48 PM
 
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I am sure the chances of getting runover by a driver on a cell phone in NoVA are much higher than a radiation leak at the Peach Bottom Nuclear Plant. In any case, please don't start stocking up on potassium iodide pills!
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