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US scientists fear nuclear catastrophe at local nuclear power plants

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As the lenta.ru With reference to Science News, scientists at Princeton University in the United States accused the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of incorrect analysis in assessing the possibility of major accidents at national nuclear power plants.


According to experts, the commission did not take into account the fact that at most of the country's NPPs, nuclear fuel is located near nuclear waste. In the event of ignition of the spent material, a radioactive substance will be released that could lead to a catastrophe.

According to scientists, the occurrence of an incident of this kind on only one nuclear power plant will result in an outburst capable of hitting a territory twice the size of the state of New Jersey. According to their calculations, under this scenario, 8 million people will be evacuated, economic damage will amount to 2 trillion dollars, which is comparable in effect to a major earthquake or terrorist attack.



In this regard, scientists require the designated Commission to take the necessary regulatory measures in relation to NPPs. Experts believe that pressure on the part of representatives of the nuclear industry is preventing such measures.
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  1. evil partisan
    evil partisan 26 May 2017 11: 35
    +9
    I don’t know, I don’t know ... For some reason I’m not afraid. But rather the opposite, I hope ... winked
    1. The black
      The black 26 May 2017 11: 37
      +2
      ... and at the same time, all sorts of idiots, like McAinow and Robert Farley, declare that the United States will win the global war ... insanity ..
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 26 May 2017 11: 46
        +7
        Guys hi , do I have deja vu? Not so long ago, there was such news about the 404th ... belay
        1. evil partisan
          evil partisan 26 May 2017 11: 48
          +4
          Quote: bouncyhunter
          Not so long ago, there was such news about the 404th

          Such news travels in pairs. yes
          1. cniza
            cniza 26 May 2017 12: 21
            +7
            Quote: bouncyhunter
            Guys hi , do I have deja vu? Not so long ago, there was such news about the 404th ... belay


            Pasha, good morning, this is not a mere coincidence, this is the psychological preparation of the population.
            1. bouncyhunter
              bouncyhunter 26 May 2017 12: 30
              +3
              Quote: cniza
              it is the psychological preparation of the population.

              Why, friend? To the "universal mastday"?
            2. The comment was deleted.
      2. NordOst16
        NordOst16 26 May 2017 12: 03
        0
        Nobody wins and nobody starts. There are a lot of idiots, but there are also a lot of smart people.
      3. The comment was deleted.
    2. Partyzan
      Partyzan 26 May 2017 11: 47
      +6
      Maybe someone will help you, huh? bully
      1. datur
        datur 26 May 2017 15: 01
        0
        AS in Ukraine, the Americans themselves are doing quite well !!! wink tea is the most prestigious, smart, beautiful, strong, invincible and so on, !!! wassat so we'll just sit and see !!! wink wassat tongue
    3. siberalt
      siberalt 26 May 2017 11: 54
      +2
      I wonder where the radiation from Fokushima disappears to? But, since then, fish from there on our counters has doubled in price. belay
      1. NordOst16
        NordOst16 26 May 2017 11: 59
        0
        Natural decay is distributed over the World Ocean. Compared to the volume of the World Ocean, the emissions are insignificant (of course, the closer to the source, the higher the concentration of isotopes).
        1. siberalt
          siberalt 26 May 2017 12: 09
          0
          Yes, there will be enough until half-life for hundreds of years. But living organisms tend to accumulate radiation.
          1. NordOst16
            NordOst16 26 May 2017 12: 36
            0
            Oh, come on, noble gases account for most of the emissions (this is interesting only to the personnel), iodine (the half-life there is quite fast), remains mainly cesium, and strontium. Minor actinides have a long half-life, and there are not so many of them, and usually their emissions are not large. Cesium and strontium are quickly distributed over the oceans. So there will be no big problems
            1. Operator
              Operator 26 May 2017 13: 41
              0
              Separation of cesium-137 (half-life of 30 years) and strontium-90 (half-life of 28 years) in the Pacific Ocean from the discharge of radioactive water at the Fukushima NPP

              Pay attention to the pollution of the Sea of ​​Okhotsk, which is the territorial waters of the Russian Federation and where Russian fishermen catch most of the catch of ocean fish. Also, the pollution of the Bering Sea, where American and Canadian fishermen catch, as well as the pollution of the coastal waters of the Hawaiian Islands - the resort area of ​​the USA, is also great.

              The Japanese continue to drain radioactive water because they cannot restore the cooling system of nuclear reactors from a high level of radioactivity.

              This is actually the largest nuclear disaster in the world.

              PS Fish (and arthropods) can now only eat river, lake and pond.
              1. NordOst16
                NordOst16 26 May 2017 16: 27
                +1
                This is not a map of isotope distribution, but a map of the maximum amplitude of tsunami waves after an earthquake.

                (and here is the link http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/06/09/world
                / science-health-world / gaps-sea-floor-mapping-carr
                y-hefty-price-experts-warn / #. WSgsh2jyiUk)
            2. VALERIK_097
              VALERIK_097 26 May 2017 13: 48
              0
              Somehow it is not correct to attribute nitrogen to "noble" gases.
              Verdict: "To school, too."
              1. NordOst16
                NordOst16 26 May 2017 16: 20
                0
                Apparently you also walked around biology and chemistry, as well as physics. The half-life of the longest-lived radioactive nitrogen isotope, which is formed during the operation of the reactor, does not exceed 8 seconds, and since the accident happened due to problems with the removal of residual heat, there would be no release of radioactive nitrogen isotopes, and even if (hypothetically) and it was, then in 32-40 seconds its contribution to the general background would tend to zero. So at least read the school textbooks yourself.
                1. VALERIK_097
                  VALERIK_097 27 May 2017 11: 41
                  0
                  You will, of course, excuse me if you offended me.
                  But I work with LRW and SRW almost every day.
                  After the radiation accident at Lepse, I designed and manufactured a filter for cleaning liquid radioactive waste (Termoksid 35, to help me). I put in, as it seemed to me, a 70 mm lead shield. After a 3-hour cleaning cycle, the work had to be stopped The filter shone about 20 milliroentgens into the dense one. 32 Roentgen at the inlet nozzle. Added protection and processed about 60 m3 of liquid radioactive waste to the level of low-level radioactive waste.
                  I am now more worried about the presence of open sources of alpha-radiation in the APPU of the icebreaker "Siberia", which my crew will have to dispose of, and with the complete dismantling of 2 reactors and all the mechanisms attached to them.
                  Do not judge strictly that the information was given in X-rays, and not in Sievert.
                  1. NordOst16
                    NordOst16 28 May 2017 00: 52
                    0
                    Quote: VALERIK_097
                    After the radiation accident at Lepse, I designed and manufactured a filter for LRW treatment (Termoksid 35, to help me).

                    Oh, how interesting, and you, by any chance, do not work for the "Nerpa" company?
                    Quote: VALERIK_097
                    I am now more worried about the presence of open sources of alpha-radiation in the APPU of the icebreaker "Siberia", which my crew will have to dispose of, and with the complete dismantling of 2 reactors and all the mechanisms attached to them.

                    Interestingly, and the oyat from the submarines are sent for processing or in storage until better times? And, I heard, but it may not be true, or I confused that there are still a lot of nuclear powered reactors stored with fuel. Or is the fuel immediately discharged and stored in storage?
                    And yes, about alpha activity, according to the idea of ​​alpha, only actinides can remain active there, which also means that the fuel is damaged. Well, okay, they'll cut it, but where to put so much metal?
                    Quote: VALERIK_097
                    Do not judge strictly that the information was given in X-rays, and not in Sievert.
                    yes, I myself hardly understand all these units)))
          2. VALERIK_097
            VALERIK_097 26 May 2017 13: 25
            0
            I agree, the tan is very good, but it goes away quickly.
            Sibirbalt, you probably taught physics at school in the fifties.
  2. Geisenberg
    Geisenberg 26 May 2017 11: 36
    +1
    In other words, "the government drive the loot"
    1. Azim77
      Azim77 26 May 2017 11: 52
      +2
      But what about. In addition, every scientist in the USA dreams that suddenly there will be a catastrophe threat and people in black with the FBI will come for him and they will be urgently taken by helicopter to the White House, where the president of United States of Amerika himself will ask for help in saving humanity ..
  3. Machete
    Machete 26 May 2017 11: 38
    0
    Yet this is unlikely.
    1. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 26 May 2017 11: 47
      +1
      But competent, if it is, the commission really should take into account all the options and risks.
      1. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 26 May 2017 12: 16
        +4
        Quote: rotmistr60
        But competent, if it is, the commission really should take into account all the options and risks.

        Or competently "master" a paid conclusion.
        1. rotmistr60
          rotmistr60 26 May 2017 12: 19
          0
          This, too, cannot be ruled out. On the other hand, US nuclear security should be of primary concern to them themselves. This time we are overseas.
  4. nik-karata
    nik-karata 26 May 2017 11: 50
    +1
    the occurrence of an incident of this kind at only one NPP will result in a release capable of hitting the territory,

    I've already gone for popcorn .... would rather start))) lol
    1. NordOst16
      NordOst16 26 May 2017 12: 02
      +1
      There are 35 power units on the territory of the Russian Federation, so this is not at all funny (half of which are RBMK). And you shouldn't gloat like that.
  5. Masya masya
    Masya masya 26 May 2017 12: 09
    +4
    Quote: wicked partisan
    I don’t know, I don’t know ... For some reason I’m not afraid. But rather the opposite, I hope ... winked

    at one time there was hope for Yellowstone, the bastard fails ... and these will also fail ... wink
    1. evil partisan
      evil partisan 26 May 2017 12: 39
      +2
      Quote: Masya Masya
      and these will fail too

      I do not know. Fukushima didn't fail. wink
      1. Masya masya
        Masya masya 26 May 2017 12: 42
        +4
        Fukushima was not let down

        Fukushima is just not happy ... close to us like that ... but my brother lives in the Far East ...
        1. evil partisan
          evil partisan 26 May 2017 12: 43
          +1
          Quote: Masya Masya
          close to us somehow

          Close of course sad . But there is a very successful wind rose and sea currents good . Everything carries to America yes .
          1. Masya masya
            Masya masya 26 May 2017 12: 48
            +4
            I don’t know how the wind rose is there, but if the tsunami is in Japan, then one fig comes to Nakhodka ...
            stronger, weaker, but echoes are obligatory ...
            1. evil partisan
              evil partisan 26 May 2017 12: 53
              +1
              Quote: Masya Masya
              if the tsunami in Japan, then one figs comes to Nakhodka ...

              Let the oscillations reach. The main thing is that all the muck is floating in America. And very fast.
              https://oko-planet.su/phenomen/phenomenday/224243
              -otgoloski-fukusimy-doshli-do-ssha-fukusima-otrav
              lyaet-ocean-i-provociruet-rak.html
              There are more recent articles on this topic. too lazy to look. There are directly diagrams of sea currents and a wind rose. Everything is blowing into the Sotoron of Americans. yes We get on the tangent.
              1. Masya masya
                Masya masya 26 May 2017 13: 03
                +4
                We get on the tangent.

                do we need it? even on a tangent ...
                1. DOCTOR ZLO
                  DOCTOR ZLO 27 May 2017 02: 59
                  0
                  Quote: Masya Masya
                  We get on the tangent.

                  do we need it? even on a tangent ...

                  Why not, Romanov lives there (joke) ....
  6. roskot
    roskot 26 May 2017 12: 11
    0
    So the Americans have something to worry about. It is necessary to solve your questions. Do not hell with others to teach.
  7. Catherine II
    Catherine II 26 May 2017 14: 28
    0
    reasonably afraid. Princeton is one of the most respected universities in the United States. Although they still have a lot of commissions there ... but let's see. It’s not worth doing another volcano because of this.
  8. Sleeping hedgehog
    Sleeping hedgehog 26 May 2017 20: 13
    0
    American gouging can easily kill everyone - yes.
    1. NordOst16
      NordOst16 26 May 2017 22: 19
      0
      Anyone gouging can bring to the victims. And do not forget that it was in the USSR that the largest nuclear disasters occurred (Chernobyl and the Mayak plant).
      1. Niccola Mack
        Niccola Mack 27 May 2017 06: 27
        0
        And do not forget

        Yusovtsy also had their skeletons in the closet - an accident on Three Mile Island!
        Although they were very lucky, they managed to avoid large emissions, but the wave rose in the press concrete! The construction of 70 new stations was canceled.
        1. NordOst16
          NordOst16 27 May 2017 08: 19
          0
          Yes, fortunately, there were no such consequences as in Chernobyl.
  9. DOCTOR ZLO
    DOCTOR ZLO 27 May 2017 02: 57
    0
    According to experts, the commission did not take into account the fact that nuclear fuel is located near nuclear waste at most nuclear power plants in the country. In case of fire a radioactive substance will release that can lead to disaster.

    Ena, do not strain and nothing will catch fire ....
    According to their estimates, under the indicated scenario, 8 million people are to be evacuated, the economic damage will amount to 2 trillion dollars, which is comparable in consequences to a major earthquake or terrorist attack.

    I think if the Ministry of Emergencies of the Russian Federation, warm blankets and field kitchens (locals liked them in the ATS) will help ...
  10. tolancop
    tolancop 27 May 2017 06: 12
    +1
    Quote: Bormotologist
    You see, what’s the matter of the Gaspod, I think it’s about 500 tons of highly enriched uranium235 and 160 tons of plutonium239 extracted from our warheads during the period of detente and disarmament, when we blew up the launch mines under Yeltsin Putin and cut our rockets, while the Americans dismantled and stacked their rockets for storage.
    In 1993, a mountain-black-mordin trade took place, and we removed highly enriched weapons-grade uranium and plutonium from the warheads for which the Americans paid us about 12 billion bucks (1/1000 of the market value for the energy equivalent) depleted (fumbled) for federal to the energy level for use at Amer nuclear power plants. The so-called HEU-KNOW program was protected until 2013, as much as 20 years.
    Puten came to power in 2000, this deal did not denounce, the last batch of poison. fuel was sent to the USA in March 2013.
    This is not all. The poison delivery program. fuel (including the so-called mox fuel) was extended to 15 and then to 17 years inclusive. Fukushima was knocked out, dying at the turn of Ukrainian nuclear power plants. States really want to eat for free.
    Difitsit poison. about 30-40% of the fuel is extracted, the question is - where is the lack of fuel taken from, is it not from warheads?
    A word to our scientific nuclear physicists. Here is the material, whoever you are too lazy to argue, I once posted, this is not an hour or two. With the best of desires, great viewing. hi.


    "We", "ours", etc. And what side do you feel about OUR? OUR first-grader JI-SHI already writes correctly. You don’t know how to write in Russian, you appear under a flag that obviously doesn’t belong to Russia, and "ours ..." are there. Do not cling to a foreign country.