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Friday, January 13, 2006

Got to hand it to Greenpeace.


They do emotionally manipulative propoganda really well. I suspect any hijacked plane anywhere near a nuclear power station in the UK would be shot down. I also note that attacks get made on other energy installations, albeit with less devastating consequences.


I'm no nuclear advocate, but blantantly manipulative ploys like this *really* annoy me, and deserve to backfire. Next straw man please.

posted by John Connors at
Friday, January 13, 2006

2 Comments:

I would strongly urge anyone interested in understanding a nuclear power plant accident to see my techno-thriller novel, "Rad Decision", available at no cost to readers at http://RadDecision.blogspot.com. As a longtime nuclear energy worker I have provided an excellent inside look at the US version of the industry (good and bad), including how an accident would be handled. James Aach

"I'd like to see Rad Decision widely read." - Stewart Brand, founder of The Whole Earth Catalog

By Blogger James Aach, at 7:43 pm  

James, I found this comment of yours on RadDecision quite relevant...

"There's been a lot in the news lately about the vulnerability of spent fuel while still in the fuel pool. (Picture a jet liner smacking into the building.) While the reactor itself is surrounded by lots and lots of steel and concrete, the fuel pool's protection is not nearly so robust. I don't know the details regarding how robust the pools at various plants are, and this is clearly a valid issue that needs to be addressed. One point to be made, however, is that a fuel pool is a very small target for the very large plane, travelling at high speed, that is likely required to do some real catastrophic damage. It's a much smaller target than the World Trade Center or the Pentagon. Same for shoulder-fired missles - and its hard to picture such a weapon being both portable and powerful enough to really do some damage to either a fuel pool or a shipping cask - though I admit my missile technology knowledge isn't cutting edge."

By Blogger John Connors, at 10:07 pm  

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