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Old 03-31-2011, 12:01 AM
 
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I just heard that there is a nuclear plant located just around 20-30 miles away from Raleigh. It is the most unsafe nuclear plant in U.S.

After the Japanese nuclear disaster, I am really concerned about this plant that is located so close to the residential area...

What can we do???

Here is an article about the nuclear plant:

Nuclear Waste Pools in North Carolina

"One of the most lethal patches of ground in North America is located in the backwoods of North Carolina, where Shearon Harris nuclear plant is housed and owned by Progress Energy. The plant contains the largest radioactive waste storage pools in the country. "


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So you grabbed onto an article from a sensationalized "advocacy" group to make what point?

Many of the residential areas surrounding Shearon Harris were built around the nuclear power plant, not the other way around.

Frankly, I'm always more concerned about a plane coming to or leaving RDU crashing into a residential area since that has happened more in this country than a nuclear power plant meltdown.

Last edited by kingyouth; 03-31-2011 at 12:11 AM.. Reason: I can't spell correctly.

 
Old 03-31-2011, 12:08 AM
 
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I wish they build another one. It'd be better than some tacky housing development built on scrap land with 13 nasty drainage ponds just so we have enough houses crammed in to serve the relos from all over the US.
I wonder if Duke Energy will build another one after they purchase Progress Energy.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Although, a nuclear emergency is now more likely to happen in Apex than a hazardous waste storage facility exploding.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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What can we do???
You should move. It is terribly dangerous here. You need to leave ASAP.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Containment Area, NC
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I wonder if Duke Energy will build another one after they purchase Progress Energy.
They may want to. Whether it would be approved is another matter.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 07:19 AM
 
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Seriously!! Wow, you really do buy into propoganda don't you. I guess you did not hear that the plant can be pretty much be turned off with the flip of a swithch because it is nothing like chernobyl or any of them in Japan. Amazing how those media type folks you listen too leave out pertinant information.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 07:34 AM
 
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I have a friend that works at the Shearon Harris plant and she gets so mad that the media can put out any story they want without any checks and balances, causing people like the OP to get scared or worried over nothing.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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At one time the plant would have an open house annually. Not sure if they still do, but it would be worth the OP checking out.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 07:43 AM
 
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Originally Posted by tianwaifeixian View Post
I just heard that there is a nuclear plant located just around 20-30 miles away from Raleigh. It is the most unsafe nuclear plant in U.S.

After the Japanese nuclear disaster, I am really concerned about this plant that is located so close to the residential area...

What can we do???
We can avoid scheduling a 9.0 earthquake on the east coast.

We can stop using electricity.

In all seriousness...it is only natural in the wake of a major disaster that kills thousands of people and destroys infrastructure for some to react with anxiety and make them wonder....what if it happened to me? The constant stream of disturbing images we get to see doesn't help. The threat of a nuclear meltdown hanging over a country that has already been devastated is enough to make me crawl under the bed if I think about it too much.

I'm sure if a plane crashed on take off and landed in a residential area anywhere in the world and killed a lot of people, those who live near RDU would reevaluate.

This, too, shall pass.
 
Old 03-31-2011, 07:50 AM
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Location: Raleigh, NC
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I think a grassroots movement to shut down Sherron Harris will work, get on it!
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