Comments for: Three nuclear power reactors shut down during Hurricane Sandy

Posted Oct. 30, 2012, at 8:22 p.m.

Three nuclear power reactors were shut down because of electricity issues during Hurricane Sandy, while a fourth plant, Oyster Creek in New Jersey, remains in “alert” mode because of high water levels in its water intake structure, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said Tuesday. All three reactors shut down safely, the …

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  • Ben Hutchins

    So, basically, the screaming 19th-century-style headline stack for this story would be something like,

    Nuclear Power Stations Remain Under Control During Weather Emergency.
    No One Harmed or Even Endangered.
    “We Should Be Afraid Anyway,” Says Scientist.

    • Anonymous

      OK until the last line, then you lost it.

      • Ben Hutchins

        It is admittedly a very terse summary of Dr. Lyman’s comments, but then, it’s a headline. :)

  • iis the sky falling?

  • Anonymous

    Nuclear reactors are inherently unsafe. Mortal Man cannot anticipate all possibilities for failure and the industry does not prepare for them even they are known. It is not economical. Fukishima proved this.

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