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Scientists: Not a single nuclear power plant in the United States is protected from terrorists

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None of the nuclear power plants in the United States is able to withstand the terrorist threat, the CBS television channel reported Friday referring to a report by experts from the University of Texas at Austin.


A total of 104 reactors are located in the USA, generating electricity for civilian purposes. Scientists have included in this number three more reactors at research centers, reports RIA "News».

According to researchers from the Project to Prevent the Spread of Nuclear weapons (Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project), all of these objects are vulnerable to theft of materials suitable for the creation of nuclear weapons, or to conduct sabotage that can cause an explosion of the reactor.

According to the authors of the report, there are eight stations that are poorly protected from attack from the sea: Diablo-Canyon NPP in California, St. Lucie in Florida, Brunswick in North Carolina, Sarri in Virginia, “Indian Point” in New York, “Milstone” in Connecticut, “Pilgrim” in Massachusetts and South Texas in Texas.

Reactors at the University of Missouri, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are also among the most vulnerable sites.
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  1. experienced
    experienced 16 August 2013 11: 32 New
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    The second day they scare with threats with the storage and use of nuclear weapons and peaceful atoms in the United States. What is it for? wassat Can summarize all this to add to this the case with the American nuclear power plant at Fukushima and raise the UN question of banning the use of nuclear technologies by the United States?
  2. Stiletto
    Stiletto 16 August 2013 11: 36 New
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    Quote: seasoned
    The second day they scare with threats with the storage and use of nuclear weapons and peaceful atoms in the United States. What is it for?


    It would be nice to bring in the peacekeeping contingent of Afghanistan and its coalition partner countries in order to take control of US nuclear facilities and prevent the threat of proliferation of atomic materials, + in parallel with solving the tasks of combating human rights violations, war and civil crimes in some states North American continent. bully
  3. Bort radist
    Bort radist 16 August 2013 11: 44 New
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    Once they, all over the world, have such a mess, they are the last to think about themselves.
  4. Arabist
    Arabist 16 August 2013 11: 47 New
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    I doubt that at least one nuclear power plant in any country in the world is protected from terrorist attacks.
    1. il grand casino
      il grand casino 16 August 2013 12: 17 New
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      the question is what to consider as a terrorist attack ... if the attack of the chopped-up idiots with Kalash to the advantage, then there will be enough protection ... but if I lower the Boeing to the station I don’t know here ... although scientists assure that the domes will withstand
    2. StolzSS
      StolzSS 18 August 2013 10: 42 New
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      We have developed a number of measures in this direction and even implemented ... hi
  5. SPIRITofFREEDOM
    SPIRITofFREEDOM 16 August 2013 11: 52 New
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    Now they will develop another military company against a sovereign state in order to protect their nuclear power plants
    S.TS.U.K.I
  6. buga1979
    buga1979 16 August 2013 12: 04 New
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    Quote: Arabist
    I doubt that at least one nuclear power plant in any country in the world is protected from terrorist attacks.

    I know such a country is Russia
    1. Arabist
      Arabist 16 August 2013 12: 08 New
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      I always believe in my country, but write what this protection looks like.
      1. Geisenberg
        Geisenberg 16 August 2013 13: 19 New
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        Quote: Arabist
        I always believe in my country, but write what this protection looks like.

        Kalashnikov assault rifle, thorn and dogs. That was always enough. Amer is enough.
  7. Ruslan_F38
    Ruslan_F38 16 August 2013 12: 15 New
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    Well, if such problems in the USA are with nuclear weapons, then with nuclear power plants, the solution suggests itself - shut down, conserve, and nuclear weapons together with delivery vehicles can be transferred to Russia for storage and disposal.
  8. 12061973
    12061973 16 August 2013 12: 23 New
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    discord to the terrorist. Tsornaev-Basaev
  9. Ivan_Ivanov
    Ivan_Ivanov 16 August 2013 12: 34 New
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    Please pay special attention to the first news. Such statements are not made just like that. The "insecurity" of nuclear facilities in the United States is a lie. The reference to "September 11" is also not without reason, it seems that you are up to something. Then the "Iranian trace" (for example) and rushed. Well, we told you! So the terrorists attacked! And then all sorts of Posners will start talking again: Are we with America or with terrorists? (C)
  10. georg737577
    georg737577 16 August 2013 17: 53 New
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    By and large, no nuclear power plant in the world is protected from being captured by terrorists or other specially trained combat groups.