ScienceDaily (May 22, 2012) — Western Europe has the worldwide highest risk of radioactive contamination caused by major reactor accidents.
Matter & Energy
Catastrophic nuclear accidents such as the core meltdowns in Chernobyl and Fukushima are more likely to happen than previously assumed. Based on the operating hours of all civil nuclear reactors and the number of nuclear meltdowns that have occurred, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz have calculated that such events may occur once every 10 to 20 years (based on the current number of reactors) -- some 200 times more often than estimated in the past.
The researchers also determined that, in the event of such a major accident, half of the radioactive caesium-137 would be spread over an area of more than 1,000 kilometres away from the nuclear reactor. Their results show that Western Europe is likely to be contaminated about once in 50 years by more than 40 kilobecquerel of caesium-137 per square meter.
According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, an area is defined as being contaminated with radiation from this amount onwards. In view of their findings, the researchers call for an in-depth analysis and reassessment of the risks associated with nuclear power plants.
BUT ------------------------ The reality is far worse than this scientific review.
They are assuming that nuke accidents will continue to be proportional during the past design life stage as opposed to the during design life phase.
Reactors are designed for 30 to 40 years of life. Almost all plants out there are now in the 30 and up category.
Any pro nuker who can't see that accidents will increase greatly, either lies or knows nothing of reality. We know they lie through their teeth. Anything to protect their precious pension from the nuke industry. Instead we should retrain them in solar.
Think if your car is designed for 100,000 miles. What are the odds of problems going up after 100,000 miles? Are the odds of problems going up still alot even if you take it in for an annual inspection? OF COURSE! Inspections cannot put quality into a machine. And adding a few new parts can't either, anyone who has every lived in the real world knows that even though you just spent $3000 replacing a series of 5 breakdowns in your car, the thinking that "what else can go wrong, I should be all set for a few years" ---well that thinking is just completely wrong. Of course, plenty more can go wrong.
So get set for a good size nuke meltdown every 3 to 5 years. Until we so poisoned that we can barely even fight back against the evil nukers. Get set for this unless we win NOW. Protest. Write letters.
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