I felt that history was repeating itself, but this is starting to get ridiculous.
Three Mile Island is the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident???
I thought that honor belonged to Chernobyl.
Guess they couldn’t afford their gas and electric bill... sarcasm.
Years ago I worked at Duke Power’s Oconee Nuclear Station in South Carolina. They said there were about 2400 things which could cause a safety shutdown.
When that happened they said it resulted in a “steam dump” that sounded like a 747 was landing right on top of you.
Never happened while I was there, but it was not an unheard off event. It is called “PRECAUTION”.
posted on 09/20/2012 5:47:05 PM PDT
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posted on 09/20/2012 5:49:13 PM PDT
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posted on 09/20/2012 5:54:50 PM PDT
I can just see Obama in white rubber boots walking around like Jimmie Carter
posted on 09/20/2012 5:55:44 PM PDT
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More people died in Ted Kennedy's car than at Three Mile Island.
posted on 09/20/2012 5:59:46 PM PDT
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" The system tripped when "the pump stopped operating and created a power/flow imbalance," said NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan. "
Of course the media's agenda will make it look like to the public that there was only one lone pump designed into the system and that pump was shut down... without knowing the fact that there is redundancy designed into the system for federal regulators to even allow the plant to operate.
It sounds like the safety devices/measures worked properly. Possible problem detected, system shut down automatically, thus ensuring nothing happened.
And remember more people died in the back seat of Teddy Kennedy’s cars than died at Three Mile Island incident.
posted on 09/20/2012 6:13:15 PM PDT
(Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
In other words, it behaved just like a good little reactor was meant to behave.
Next . . .
posted on 09/20/2012 6:17:51 PM PDT
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posted on 09/20/2012 6:51:05 PM PDT
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The greatest harm resulting from the Three Mile Island accident was the psychic angst generated in the worrying class by overwrought press accounts. Remember that this event occured during the Cold War, when a great deal of effort was being devoted to advancing the principle that American nuclear energy in any form was evil while the Soviet Union’s atomic bombs were okey dokey.
posted on 09/20/2012 6:59:09 PM PDT
Allah must be mad at me.
posted on 09/21/2012 7:27:28 AM PDT
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