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Old 04-27-2010, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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For what it is worth...I have lived here for over 35 years and have never heard any negative issues with Shearon Harris.

Actually, I lived here for about 10 years before I even knew the plant was there! I thought the "evacuation route" signs were for hurricanes!

I have a client who worked at a nuclear plant in NY and he said there is the slimest of slime chances the plant will blow!

As the OP said, the last iodine pills were given out 8 years ago. I guess they haven't been used?!!

And...if the plant were to blow...wouldn't we all just go? I mean, is it going to kill all those within 10 miles and then those that live 11 miles are safe?

I'll be the first to admit that I haven't done any research on the plant but if I were a worrier, to ease my mind, I'd at least do my research and not just take the opinions of those of us that don't really KNOW! I include myself in that list!

Vicki
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest NC
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Well... Nuclear power is relatively safe. But let's say a terrorist somehow caused an 'incident.'. Would we all die? Probably not- it depends. To me it makes sense to do things like get the pills, store water and food, etc. It's not too much of a burden.
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:03 PM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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It would most likely be a slow death from cancer from radiation.
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:09 PM
 
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It would most likely be a slow death from cancer from radiation.

As in Chernobyl.
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Old 04-27-2010, 11:17 PM
 
Location: Wake County
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I honestly don't worry about it either. I just wondered if any of our elected officials knew or cared that evacuation is a joke. When it was built, the population within 5 miles of the plant was considerably smaller than today. I'd much rather just stay in my home, and not be out in the middle of chaos, should anything happen. I doubt it ever will...they shut it down over the littlest things. I've lived about 5 miles from it for nearly 20 years...if I was worried, I'd not have stayed.
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Old 04-28-2010, 06:36 AM
 
Location: Central North Carolina
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For what it is worth...I have lived here for over 35 years and have never heard any negative issues with Shearon Harris.

Actually, I lived here for about 10 years before I even knew the plant was there! I thought the "evacuation route" signs were for hurricanes!
Sounds about right, considering the plant reached "criticality" (whatever that means) in 1987. I guess it was finishing up construction about the same time you realized the plant was there...

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And...if the plant were to blow...wouldn't we all just go? I mean, is it going to kill all those within 10 miles and then those that live 11 miles are safe?

I'll be the first to admit that I haven't done any research on the plant but if I were a worrier, to ease my mind, I'd at least do my research and not just take the opinions of those of us that don't really KNOW! I include myself in that list!

Vicki
Well, I pulled this off of wikipedia:

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On January 22, 2010 officials at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission announced the electrical generator from the damaged Unit 2 reactor at Three Mile Island will be used at Shearon Harris. Preliminary work is under way to move the generator. It will be transported in two parts, weighing a combined 670 tons. [6]
I'm not the superstitious type, but if I were..... ....I'm just sayin'.

Personally, if it blows (which I have absolutely ZERO concerns about), I hope I've got front row seats to see the big mushroom cloud immediately before I get vaporized. It's gotta be better than a slow death by radiation...
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest NC
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As in Chernobyl.
Exactly- the mushroom cloud we all fear has to do with a nuclear bomb detonation not an accident or even a meltdown.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:45 AM
 
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I don't think nuclear plants explode like a bomb, they have meltdowns:

Nuclear meltdown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

so i don't think you will see a mushroom cloud or anyone being vaporized.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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I don't think nuclear plants explode like a bomb, they have meltdowns:

Nuclear meltdown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

so i don't think you will see a mushroom cloud or anyone being vaporized.
Again...without any research I really don't KNOW what I'm talking about but my client who worked at a nuclear plant in NY said the same thing...it won't "blow".

Vicki
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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More people were killed running away from TMI (3 that I know of) than were hurt by the reactor problem.
Get a grip, people.
"Former Harrisburg Person"
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