Let's close all the coal plants

Let's close all the coal plants

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:30 am

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La Salle Nuclear plant had to perform a Fukushima style direct-to-atmosphere venting of the primary nuclear containment due to a lightening strike. As we indicated at the time, the amount of radioactivity released is unknown because the radiation monitors were not on a backup power supply.
Today in a follow on NRC event report, we find out that failures in the emergency cooling system resulted in the last ditch cooling attempt of directly venting the radioactive drywell to the atmosphere. The severity of those failures are underreported in the NRC event report, because it reads no different than if it the failures had been discovered during testing instead of being found out in the midst of a real life emergency resulting in the last ditch cooling effort of venting.
We explain the situation in more detail in the video, but gist of the analysis is as follows.
Lightning took out power to both reactors.
Backup generators kicked on, but powering everything would overload them
The systems which measure how much radiation is being vented from the plant did not have power.
The reactors lost cooling capability.
Automatic emergency cooling kicked in.
The automated emergency cooling on Unit 2 was failing.
As a last ditch effort, Unit 2 primary containment was vented to the atmosphere.
The venting cooled and dropped the pressure in Unit 2 enough to compensate for the failing cooling.
The camel was down to its last failing straw and only fractured its back; had it broken, Chicago would be aglow.
Radioactive contamination did occur.

We are led by idiots.
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Re: Let's close all the coal plants

PostBy: lsayre On: Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:02 am

This should be major headline news today (but I'm not holding my breath).
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Re: Let's close all the coal plants

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:18 am

yea...anytime i hear the Gov. claiming "UNUSUAL EVENT" its a lil' sketchy. I find it hard to believe they have no way of knowing if any leek occured into the atmousphere when they have a power loose :shock: something is seriously wrong with that!
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Re: Let's close all the coal plants

PostBy: Pacowy On: Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:52 pm

coalnewbie wrote: La Salle Nuclear plant had to perform a Fukushima style direct-to-atmosphere venting of the primary nuclear containment due to a lightening strike. As we indicated at the time, the amount of radioactivity released is unknown because the radiation monitors were not on a backup power supply.
Today in a follow on NRC event report, we find out that failures in the emergency cooling system resulted in the last ditch cooling attempt of directly venting the radioactive drywell to the atmosphere. The severity of those failures are underreported in the NRC event report, because it reads no different than if it the failures had been discovered during testing instead of being found out in the midst of a real life emergency resulting in the last ditch cooling effort of venting.
We explain the situation in more detail in the video, but gist of the analysis is as follows.
Lightning took out power to both reactors.
Backup generators kicked on, but powering everything would overload them
The systems which measure how much radiation is being vented from the plant did not have power.
The reactors lost cooling capability.
Automatic emergency cooling kicked in.
The automated emergency cooling on Unit 2 was failing.
As a last ditch effort, Unit 2 primary containment was vented to the atmosphere.
The venting cooled and dropped the pressure in Unit 2 enough to compensate for the failing cooling.
The camel was down to its last failing straw and only fractured its back; had it broken, Chicago would be aglow.
Radioactive contamination did occur.

We are led by idiots.


Are you jealous because Chicago came so close to having the first direct tunnel to China (think of the economic benefits!)? Or maybe just the Earth's core (think of the geothermal possibilities, or at least no more dump fees!)? Maybe if you're lucky you'll get one closer to where you are...

Mike
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Re: Let's close all the coal plants

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:43 pm

Sad that this is reality - it sounds eerily similar to an episode of The Simpsons! :shock:
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Re: Let's close all the coal plants

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:00 am

Ah, just it blow up and be done with it after the dems are done with it parhaps it's best. Then in 40,000 years or so we can rebuild. Of course in that far distant future it won't be entirely safe we will have just gone through a few half lives but perhaps the technology will allow us to inhabit it again. Lake Michigan will be clean again too - shame I don't be around to see it.
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Re: Let's close all the coal plants

PostBy: Pacowy On: Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:07 am

It probably will blow with the Cubs leading 19-0 in the 4th inning of the 7th game of the World Series. Sorry, Theo.

Mike
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