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Am I going crazy/Strange Concerns... (Prepping)

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[quote name='Floppin' timestamp='1354737220' post='2032671']
What do you mean not exactly? If plants aren't supervised and they lose power and back up generator power, which they will in the event of societal and infrastructure meltdown - then yes, they will blow the fug up.

Edit: the power is needed to supply the coolant obviously, in case I wasn't clear.
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I'm working from half remembered info I picked up right after the Japanese tsunami so I admit I could be wrong here...

Our reactors are built so that the un-powered state is that the fuel rods are fully retracted into their coolant and their absorption packages. In the case of total power failure they return to their safest and most stable condition expressly to prevent incidents like Fukashima. Its my understanding that barring physical damage to the control mechanisms or deliberate sabotage the reactors here are much more disaster resistant..

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[quote name='Kurb' timestamp='1354738575' post='2032714']


Give to meh!
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Oh for the love of...get a flippin' Kindle...I love it!!!

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For anyone questioning these replies, I used to work in the nuke biz.

[quote name='nc_biscuit' timestamp='1354735941' post='2032629'] I'm curious about this map... maps are kinda my thing... One thing I notice right off is that there are two marks right near me in ILM. Now we do have the Brunswick Nuke Plant right across the river here, but not sure what the other mark is for? Maybe the GE plant in Castle Hayne? They have nuke facilities but no reactor that I'm aware of. [/quote]
It is the GE site. It shows on the map because fuel rods are manufactured there. Also, service tools that come back from service jobs are worked on there, and they are HOT. They have to be worked on in special areas while wearing PPE.

[quote name='Floppin' timestamp='1354737016' post='2032661'] The Southport Plant has two "units". They couldn't put them right on top of each other as you wouldn't be able to discern that there were two there. Similarly there are three at the Greenville SC plant, and two at the Charlotte plant, which is why it's all a huge jumble fug right there. [url="http://www.animatedsoftware.com/environm/no_nukes/nukelist1.htm#NC"]http://www.animateds...ukelist1.htm#NC[/url] [/quote]

Pretty sure the markers are for sites and not units.

[quote name='Inimicus' timestamp='1354739605' post='2032743'] I'm working from half remembered info I picked up right after the Japanese tsunami so I admit I could be wrong here... Our reactors are built so that the un-powered state is that the fuel rods are fully retracted into their coolant and their absorption packages. In the case of total power failure they return to their safest and most stable condition expressly to prevent incidents like Fukashima. Its my understanding that barring physical damage to the control mechanisms or deliberate sabotage the reactors here are much more disaster resistant.. [/quote]

Correct. NRC won't let anything happen to us.

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Oh. and I look forward to seeing you on doomsday preppers Kurb.

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What will happen on prescription drugs if it hits the fan?

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[quote name='Mrs Pantherfan' timestamp='1354739722' post='2032747']


Oh for the love of...get a flippin' Kindle...I love it!!!
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I have a Nook.

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[quote name='King Klong' timestamp='1354740028' post='2032760']
Oh. and I look forward to seeing you on doomsday preppers Kurb.
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[quote name='King Klong' timestamp='1354739975' post='2032758']



Pretty sure the markers are for sites and not units.




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The markers coincided with the unit counts, which is why I made the assumption. That and I couldn't find any other "sites" listed in the appointed areas. Care to enlighten me?

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Yeah Kurb I figured from your FB posts lately that you're ramping it up.. and from your posts here too I kinda sensed it...

Good on you... Part of it is probably having that adorable baby boy to protect, and subliminally that draws out your primitive urges to survive...

I don't know what's going to happen, or when it is going to happen, but the human race as we know it is ultimately doomed. I think it is doomed in our lifetime... It could come locally via US economical collapse... worldly from a dwindling of resources due to overpopulation... pandemics... or even some kind of natural catastrophe... But I do think it is coming... Even if I am wrong, there isn't a whole lot of harm in being prepared, so long as you don't start going too overboard/addicted.
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Turn the TV off man
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[quote name='Floppin' timestamp='1354740492' post='2032773']


The markers coincided with the unit counts, which is why I made the assumption. That and I couldn't find any other "sites" listed in the appointed areas. Care to enlighten me?
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Like biscuit guessed and I explained. GE counts.

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[quote name='stirs' timestamp='1354740115' post='2032762']
What will happen on prescription drugs if it hits the fan?
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pharmacies will be raided first with food places, most likely...

After that, you're SOL...

Helpful hint... You can stock up on antibiotics without a prescription from your local pet stores... It is marketed as being for animals, but humans are animals... Just make sure you get the pure stuff with no additives specifically for animals...
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