What’s to prevent a Fukushima in the United States? If it starts to melt down is there any way to stop it? Dou you suppose the politicians even care?
I’m guessing you missed this part: “already out of service for scheduled refueling,”
It’s powered down and non-critical at the moment. No Fukushima possible.
Fukishima accident was made dangerous because the emergency power systems were not protected from the effects of the tsunami.
In the US, the emergency diesel systems will survive the effects of hurricanes, storm surges, etc. Add to the fact that any operating reactors are shutdown and put into “standby” condition before hurricane force winds hit...and the Oyster Creek plant already had the reactor shutdown for planned maintenance.
There are proper ways of managing risks. And if you want complete and absolute safety with zero risk - then shutdown cars, airplanes, trains, etc. ..because they pose more danger to people than nuclear power reactors.