Yes I know, the radiation levels are low this time, but I am old enough to remember what happened at Three Mile-Island back in the '70s.
What would happen if there was a significant leak? Would we be told to take precautions right away, or would they be taking their time to study the issue? So far, I have not heard of many problems at this plant, it seems as though it does have a good record for safety.
I know that being a nation of nuclear power dependent consumers, we live with little concern for safety for these plants. There was some talk generated about the older design of some of these plants when earthquakes occur, especially reading about the Earthquake and Tsunami that hit the coast of Japan. I did not want to promote paranoia, just wish the NRC and Excelon would be a little quicker letting us know what is going on.
Please read the story from The Times Herald here ; http://www.timesherald.com/article/20120413/NEWS01/120419781/1006&pager=full_story
If you have any comments regarding what I wrote or about the article in the paper, please leave the comments below and don't be shy..
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