nuclear power and earthquakes

@ruperto (1552)
Philippines
April 5, 2011 10:04am CST
it seems nuclear power at a commercial scale to generate electricity will never be earthquake-proof enough ... is it a matter of new design and technology to avoid disasters like Fukushima, Japan March 2011. What do you think ?
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@topffer (35586)
• France
5 Apr 11
I think that power plants are behind us, even if countries like Japan or mine -- France -- are producing mainly their electricity with nuclear. When my country built the first power plants it was to be "independent" : there was uranium in France, and there is no more ; all the resources will be gone on Earth in 2060. It is a good news for Humanity. Closing nuclear power plants will cost to the future generations a fortune. An accident like Fukushima shows that one power plant exploding somewhere can contaminate all the planet : it is really too dangerous, even if the countries involved in nuclear plants cannot go back before at least thirty years and are lying to their populations... Yes, they are lying : look what are doing Japanese this week : they put contaminate water in the see and are saying it is not dangerous ! When the first big accident happened at Chernobyl in 1986, our government said that there was no risk in my country, at 2000 miles of Chernobyl : the year after 40% more of thyroid cancers have been detected. I pity our myLot friends living in Tokyo today at only 150 miles from Fukushima... The problem is not to create a "earthquake-proofed" nuclear power plant, it is to stop and dismantle these plants before one of them kills half of the humanity.
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@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
6 Apr 11
True.
• Philippines
6 Apr 11
I don't know anything about powerplants and how to design it but I'm guessing we need to invent something more environment-friendly and earthquake-proof as well.
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@ruperto (1552)
• Philippines
8 Apr 11
It seems if a country like Japan can end up in radiation leak into ground water, it seems to suggest there is no easy way to earthquake-proof a nuclear power plant. What do you think ?