Where are the Nuclear Plants in the USA ?
In the wake of yet another ....
.....Nuclear accident, there have been three unless I've been misinformed by my news agency, the popularity of this energy has plummeted, and as the others have done, has us in a quandary as to what to do, and has us questioning our safety and the Power Plant in our back yard. And from the looks of the map, if you live on the eastern side of the country, like I do, they are literally in our back yard.
But I remember when Three Mile Island 'went off' - the one in my back yard, everybody was in a panic, shouting protesters were out with banners waving, politicians were hitting on the power, talk of alternative power sources were running rampant, and movies were made. (Silkwood and The China Syndrome)
Just like today, March 17, 2011: * After a devastating earthquake and tsunami set off the Japanese crisis, the U.S. is renewing its focus on nuclear safety at home. * New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he wants a review of nuclear safety at the Indian Point nuclear plant, which sits just 35 miles up the Hudson River from New York City. * Congress held hearings Wednesday expressing growing concerns about the safety of nuclear power in the United States. * "We use similar reactor designs with similar regulations, so something like [the Japanese earthquake] were to happen here, we should have similar results," nuclear safety activist David Lochbaum told CBS' "The Early Show" Thursday. * Last year, Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspectors found that a safety device at Indian Point whose sole purpose is protecting against water loss in case of an earthquake had been leaking since 1993.
"But hey ....
.... what can you do, we need the power," is what my Dad said when I showed him this map. And he's absolutely right. What can we do? We do need the power. Without nuclear power we'll instantly become a third world country. Yes, we'll be safe from a heap of Nuclear catastrophes but all hell will brake loose. We'll have to find an alternative power source to survive. And thus bringing me to the point. The only 'thing' we can do is watch Japan and not only see what happens there and how they cope, but also watch and see what they use now for an alternative energy.They are a very ingenious people .....if there's going to be any 'Japan' left.
We as a people don't do much until the problem is in our face, until we have no other choice but to change. Until we are jarred out of our complacency. The high price of gas brought on the hybrid cars, and the like. The lack of jobs pushed people into becoming entrepreneurs and making their own employment. The high prices of food and how they are grown caused more people to grow their own food. The high price of insurance and doctor bills makes people take better care of themselves and go Holistic. The fat government, and getting fatter, brought on the Tea Party.