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Old 02-20-2015, 11:46 AM
 
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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?

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Old 02-20-2015, 02:07 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Spent about 10 years of summers by the San Onofre Nuclear Plant (now in permanent shutdown and planned decommission).

Never bothered me a bit.
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Old 02-20-2015, 02:14 PM
 
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Ah, you need to get real. There are lots of plants in places you wouldn't expect.

Are they supposed to be only in crappy run down places and not near the beautiful idyllic places?
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:02 PM
 
Location: The South
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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?
I worked in a nuclear plant twelve years. Worked around some hot stuff now and then. I've made it to age 77, bad knees but that ain't from radiation. A nuke would be a good neighbor.
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Sugarmill Woods , FL
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Buy some potassium iodine tablets.
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Old 02-20-2015, 07:56 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Buy some potassium iodine tablets.
I live near a nuke plant and that's what I thought. Then we heard it wouldn't do any good for adults. I think it might help for kids. Also, there is supposed to be an evacuation route here. Big joke. A friend says he was told to go to a certain location and a bus would pick them all up. He says, "Nah, the bus driver would be off saving his own hide, not driving a bus around."

He says one guy told him he'd prefer to just walk into the sea and fry. The nuke plant is on the ocean--we can all try to crowd down one narrow highway or go out and fry.

I'll admit, I mostly ignore it but I do feel uncomfortable seeing it there on the beach. I remember Three Mile Island and whatever that place was called in Japan. I just don't think about it too much but I don't trust a lot of these things that they say are safe. (Especially since this particular one has to keep getting special government waivers to keep operating.)
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Old 02-20-2015, 09:40 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Would you rather be next to a Nuclear Plant or downwind from a coal fired power plant? (as is much of the East Coast)

When you fly into Eastern USA, you can see the brown clouds.

I would love to have a Nuke as 'resident neighbor', But USA keeps them out of neighborhoods, so we don't get the benefit of free hot water heat, and LOW Electric prices that much of the world enjoys from their resident nukes (in the city). I wish I had one in the backyard.
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:19 PM
 
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Well if given a choice I would rather not; remember three mile island.
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Old 02-20-2015, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Chesapeake Bay
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Would you rather be next to a Nuclear Plant or downwind from a coal fired power plant? (as is much of the East Coast)
I think L'd rather live close to those than near a paper mill.
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Old 02-21-2015, 03:02 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I lived close to one for years. No problem!
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