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Old 02-21-2015, 03:49 AM
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i think i just ate giant strawberries that came from chenobyl farms. man these things were huge
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:18 AM
Location: SW Corner of CT
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Indian Point Power Plant in Buchanan New York.....built on a fault line....now that's comforting
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:31 AM
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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I've lived within 5 miles of a double-barrel nuclear plant (PP&L Susquehanna #1 & #2) for most of the past 33 years -- no incidents (save for a handful of small spills and alarm-trips for which reporting is mandatory) and no evacuations. The only absolute security I know of is in a cemetery.
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:40 AM
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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A nuclear plant is a very good neighbor. The chances for an accident are very small. They would be a far better neighbor than the following: feed yard full of cattle, chicken, turkey or pork farm, coal fired power plant, rendering plant, paper mill and a steel plant. Unless you're going to live in the wilderness, there is always going to be some hazard close by. A nuclear plant doesn't sound like a biggie to me.
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Old 02-21-2015, 05:55 AM
Location: Central FL
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You have no worries. The anti-nuclear position comes from ignorance and too many hippie environmentalists with nothing to do. The NRC has strict regulations for disposal of waste, which they monitor VERY frequently. They are required to abide by strict policies surrounding disaster response and can be shut down if they are non-compliant. Further, the Fukishima (sp?) disaster caused the NRC to really beef up safety measures for all nuke plants.
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:56 AM
Location: Backwoods of Maine
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Originally Posted by Drift Away View Post
Wow! Just realized that several of the lake communities in the Southeast that we're considering for retirement share their waters with nuclear plants Our dream is to retire to a beautiful, large lake near the mountains, but not sure I could ever get comfortable with the idea of having a nuclear plant as a close neighbor. What do you all think?
"Sharing the water" is not an issue. That water never actually mixes with any nuclear material; it is used solely for cooling in the plant. After carrying off the heat, it is discharged back into the waterways. It is somewhat warmer, and that causes its own issues, but no - it's not radioactive. you can boat in it, swim in it, even drink it if you filter it first. It won't hurt anything.
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:02 AM
Location: State of Being
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If you live in Charlotte, NC, you have 2 nuclear reactors within 30-40 miles or so . . . depending where you live, of course. But in general, one north of Charlotte and one south, across the SC line.

It hasn't stopped folks from flocking to the region.

I had friends who expressed concern in moving to Charlotte from New York, because they didn't want to be near the nuclear reactors.

Were they ever shocked to find out they were already living in about the same proximity to reactors in NY.

If you are living in the NE . . . are you sure you aren't already living "near" a nuclear reactor?

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Old 02-21-2015, 01:03 PM
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There is already nuclear discharge coming out of the earth every second of every minute of every hour of every day.....

So where are you going to live????
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Old 02-21-2015, 01:24 PM
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Originally Posted by texdav View Post
Well if given a choice I would rather not; remember three mile island.
My dad was one of the first people sent to Three Mile Island when the incident happened. At the time, he was a Nuclear Engineer for Babcock & Wilcox.

He is a very healthy 86 year old man.

Because the daughter of a retired NE, I'd live near a power plant in a heartbeat. In fact, I kind of do now.
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Old 02-21-2015, 01:54 PM
Location: Nebraska
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I worked in a nuclear power plant for year. If I was looking to buy property on the water or near a Nuclear Reactor I would not be concerned.
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