The Anonymous Widower

Paranoid About Japan’s Nuclear Plants

Everybody seems to be paranoid about Japan’s nuclear power stations.

I’ve been over several nuclear power stations.  Would I be worred to live anywhere near any of them? Possibly, but only one that was in the United States that was a site in a very restricted position.  I believe it has since been decommissioned. Look at these pictures by Sizewell.  But these two stations were built in an area with little population and no earthquakes.

Properly designed, built and managed, we should have little worry about nuclear power plants.  What we should worry about though is chemical plants and other industrial processes, which are close to centres of population.

Japan has built nuclear and chemical plants in areas with high seismic activity.  I suspect that they won’t be doing so in the future.  But what will that do for the Japanese economy?

March 14, 2011 - Posted by | News, World | ,

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