Blizzard causes nuke plant to shut down

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Blizzard causes nuke plant to shut down

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PLYMOUTH, Mass. -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a power plant in Massachusetts has lost power and shut down during a massive snowstorm.
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Talking of snow, seems they didn't take it into account whenn designing the Chernobyl roof.
Officials in Ukraine were rushing to reassure the public that radiation levels remained unaffected after the 6,500 square foot section of roof over the turbine hall at the fourth power block collapsed under heavy snowfall.
French construction firms Vinci and Bouygues they had evacuated around 80 employees as a precaution.
The two companies are working on constructing the sarcophagus structure covering the reactor that exploded in 1986. The structure is in place to contain radiation emanating from the exploded reactor.
"Everybody should be absolutely calm," a Chernobyl spokesman said. "Yes, it is unpleasant, but there is no danger." ... apses.html
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Post by PS_RalphW »

Here is an alternative story ... wer_plant/

Sort of story you couldn't make up.

I still think a major terrorist success could be achieved by flying cheap drones with a
'windows' (aluminium foil) canister into power lines near several power stations simultaneously. I suspect this is why drones are considered a security threat these days, particularly by the French, with so many nuclear reactors.
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