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Sunday, March 20, 2011

U.S. has 104 Nuclear Reactors - See Map of Locations

In doing some research on Nuclear Reactors in the U.S. I thought I would pass along some highlights:

The U.S. has 104 reactors, most of which are concentrated on the east coast and midwest (See Map of U.S. Reactors at the following link: http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/operating/map-power-reactors.html)
Of the 104 reactors:
35 are boiling water reactors (For more details go to: http://www.nei.org/resourcesandstats/nuclear_statistics/usnuclearpowerplants/)
69 are pressurized water reactors
The main reason I bring this up, is with earth changes on the rise and lots of geological experts saying the San Andreas fault on the West Coast and the New Madrid fault in the central U.S. (curves over to the Great Lakes)........are both showing signs of increased activity. Evidence of this:

There have been hundreds of earth quakes in Arkansas alone the past 2 months.

http://www.geology.arkansas.gov/geohazards/earthquakes.htm
Lots of activity in the Central U.S.

http://folkworm.ceri.memphis.edu/recenteqs/
Lots of activity all around the world and a good site to monitor the world earth quake scene.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/
If by chance the New Madrid fault has some sizable activity......with all the nuclear reactors we have, it will be catastrophic for the U.S. and the rest of the world.

A few lessons we can learn from this:

Nuclear energy is not the safest and cleanest way to go. Everyone should voice their opinions on this, especially with all the suppressed alternative energy sources out there.

The U.S. is not a very safe place in regard to potential nuclear reactor fallout.

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