Friday, August 19, 2011

TVA nuclear plant approved - new wine in an old bottle


TVA said the Bellefonte plant is far above maximum probable flood level, would withstand an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and 360 mph winds. The utility's executives have said a plant review since the Japan disaster led to adding gasoline-powered generators, diesel-powered fire pumps and satellite telephones for emergency responders, among other longer-term measures.

Yeah!  Sweep out the cobwebs!  This is some bizzarro design that worked in Germany for only 3 years.  I don't know why they stopped at only M8.9 with what they know.  Why not use an even M10?

And hands up if you think this is on a rock foundation.

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