Map of meltdown scenario

 

Although Noyo News does not like to be alarmist, it’s important for everybody to know the potential results of an 8.0+ earthquake.

If the unthinkable happened: dual meltdowns at the Diablo Canyon and San Onofre Nuclear Power Plants, with a slight southwest wind blowing, it would take out Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, the S.F. Bay Area, Sacramento, and the entire Great Central Valley of California.  No more cities, no more people, no more animals birds or fish, no more food growing, no more water, no more soil.  All contaminated with poisonous nuclear radiation.

Not just for a little while, but forever.

There is no way to justify the continued operation of these plants.  Not after what we’ve seen happen at Fukushima, and not with our knowledge of the catastrophe caused by Chernoble.

The only option before us is clear: the immediate shut-down and decommissioning of both these nuclear power plants, with dry-cask storage and eventual removal from near-tidal areas of all stored spent fuel rods, as soon as possible.

 

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2 Responses to Map of meltdown scenario

  1. Julie Tacker says:

    David, I’m sharing this with you first…

    In a hard to find document called the “Draft Environmental Assessment of Marine Geophysical Surveys by the R/V Langseth for the Southern California Collaborative Offshore Geophysical Survey,” the proposal to use air cannon seismic testing just 3 miles off shore, in a 1,300 square mile grid, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from Laguna Beach south to Encinitas. This project is an effort to learn more about earthquake fault potential, near and around, the already doomed San Onofre Nuclear Energy Generation facility (SONGS) under the guise of AB 1632.
    The study consists of towing an array of cables and cannons behind a ship extending 3.7 miles in length, 30 feet below the ocean surface. There is a very real threat to sea life in potential entanglement or from the outright deafening, deadly, 260 decibel blasts into the sea every 15 seconds, over an approximately 30-day period this year.
    The request for “Take by Harassment” or ‘license to kill’ sea life from the numerous regulatory agencies estimates the worst case scenario, including a 25% contingency, equates to thousands of sea animals large and small. The “Take” count reads…One Sei whale, two Minke Whales, a single Sperm Whale, 3 Humpback Whales, 6 Mesoplodont beaked whales, 7 Killer whales, 7 Baird’s Beak Whales, 14 Fin Whales, 26 Cuvier’s Beaked Whale, 33 Blue Whales, 357 California Gray Whales. Dolphins of many kinds, 4 Striped Dolphins, 8 Small Beaked Whales, 38 Northern Right Whale Dolphins, 81 Dall’s Porpoise, 385 Long-Beaked Dolphins, 178 Risso’s Dolphins, 269 Pacific White-Sided Dolphins, 3,044 Bottlenose Dolphins and 10,036 Short-Beaked Dolphins…6,085 California Sea Lions, 175 Northern Elephant Sea, and 49 Guadalupe fur seal, untold sea turtles of various varieties, countless fish and bird species and the next generation of sea life.
    Harassment; defined as exposure to greater than 160 decibels. Startled, frightened, flight, separation from food, habitat, Mother’s, schools, and pods, this “stranding” could lead to death.
    Boating, fishing, and diving will be restricted during the blasting period, setting off an economic impact ripple on shore from the recreational aspects to those commercial industries dependent on the sea for their livelihood. Injured or dead mammals washed up on shore would reduce sales at seaside coffee shops, diners, hotel stays and those who have come to enjoy the Coast in the past may find new places to call vacationland when they’re turned away from their beach-going play.
    You are invited to peruse the information and images of unsuspecting creatures on the Stop the Diablo Canyon Seismic Testing Facebook page created to inform citizens about a similar proposal, with similar “take” counts, off San Luis Obispo County shores. The cumulative impacts from the two projects combined have to potential to harass, harm or kill thousands of sea creatures along the California coast.
    The California Coastal Commission will consider the Diablo Canyon project at their November meeting in Santa Monica. It is anticipated they will hear the SONGS project a month later in San Francisco. Become informed, join forces and make your objections known. Contact the legislators and permitting authorities who are currently considering approvals for these significant impacts to our precious coastal resources.

    Julie Tacker, Los Osos activist.