Saturday, April 14, 2012

Radioactive water spill at Limerick

I read this story on Friday, and at first I felt concern, then I laughed about it discussing it with a friend that lives close to the plant, then finally I became angry at the way this information was released at a snails pace to the public.   Did they really need to wait 23 days to report a spill? 
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 ;

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..

Image from "The Mercury"


  1. This may have lasting impact on the nature & future generation.

  2. We cannot reverse the damage, what is being done to the nature.


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