Nuclear Earthquake fears for Diablo Canyon nuclear reactors (above) got kicked up by the 7.1 Ridgecrest quake on July 5. According to veteran activist Harvey Wasserman, if the quake had hit closer than its less than 200 miles from Diablo Canyon, Los Angeles and much of the world would have become “a radioactive dead zone.”
This Week’s Featured Interview:
Nuclear earthquake fears skyrocketed last week as July 4th’s 6.4 and July 5th’s 7.1 quakes near Ridgecrest, California – less than 200 miles from the Diablo Canyon reactors in San Luis Obispo – reminded us all how vulnerable we are to nuclear reactors built atop multiple earthquake faults. Veteran anti-nuke activist, journalist/broadcaster Harvey Wasserman spells out the dangers, the recently ducked bullet… and why we are not yet out of the woods.
Details spelled out in Harvey’s article: The Quake to Make Los Angeles a Radioactive Dead Zone.
Listen to Harvey Wasserman’s Solartopia program on KPFK-FM, Los Angeles.
Chernobyl books mentioned during the interview:
Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment – Yablakov, Nesterenko, Nesterenko
Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future by Kate Brown.
Other Earthquake-related Information:
From one of my most trusted sources, Miningawareness.Wordpress.com: California July 4th Earthquakes in Vicinity of US China Lake Propulsion Labs-Naval Air Warfare Test Range
Dutch Sinse explains recent earthquake clusters. I’m not a scientist and I cannot vouch for what he’s saying, but I found his explanations credible and of interest; YMMV:
NOTE: This is for you to check out and decide for yourself if it makes sense.
Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):
Here’s some of where the money is going that Kris Singh, CEO of Holtec, is squeezing out of nuclear decommissioning funds. Wonder where his son, also Kris Singh, gets the money for a $4-MILLION DOLLAR CAR? And he actually says at 3:58 that he hope this dream car stays in his family AS LONG AS THE PLANET EXISTS?!?!????? WHAT PLANET IS HE FROM?