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Old 01-22-2010, 04:00 PM
 
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I don't like the Holly Springs plant, and I don't like an aging TMI device there. The trouble with nuke power is it is built and run by man. Man is imperfect, and is corruptible. Power and greed. Mix that with nuke technology, where when things go bad they can catastrophically go BAD, then you have a recipe for disaster.

Don't forget to add complacency to the recipe - that always seems to be the most dangerous condition regarding high tech operations with so many built in safety features. Still it keeps Enquiry Boards in business writing up lessons learned
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Old 01-22-2010, 06:23 PM
 
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Don't forget to add complacency to the recipe - that always seems to be the most dangerous condition regarding high tech operations with so many built in safety features. Still it keeps Enquiry Boards in business writing up lessons learned
I was VERY young, but I'm pretty sure that TMI did exactly what it was supposed to in order to AVOID a disaster. Chernoble (SP?) is a different story, but TMI relied on redundant SIS (Safety Instrumented Systems) to shut down to safe mode when it got outside of a pre-defined range. The plant shut down and there was no radioactive discharge.

I'm not stating this as fact, but I'm pretty sure it is right, no?

I'm neither pro nor anti-nuke. It has it's pros and cons like any other alternative, but the arguments made against it in THIS discussion are not very reasonable. (And if SH Plant blows, I hope I've got front row seats!)
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Old 01-22-2010, 08:13 PM
 
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First, the generator is not to be used for the new proposed plants but for the existing plant. Second, the generator will be inspected and refurbished prior to installation - they won't take it from TMI and install it directly in the plant as-is. The ignorance of some people is truly amazing.
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