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eve

Thanks, polarbear4 for today’s open thread!

I’ll just put a link to Consortium News

which has some horrifying reminders of Hillary’s “McCarthyistic tactics”

humphrey

Nothing to see here. Move along. Fracking is good for all of us!

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/5f6fef94c4354ac3a43267858c4bb7c4/latest-oklahoma-governor-crews-assess-structures?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

1:20 p.m.

Officials at a nuclear power plant in the southeast corner of Nebraska say tremors from the Oklahoma earthquake were felt at the plant.

Nebraska Public Power District’s Cooper Nuclear Station south of Brownville declared an “unusual event” just after 7 a.m. because of the minor tremors.

Officials say there was no damage to the plant or equipment, and no threat to the public or plant personnel occurred. The plant continued operating Saturday, but station personnel increased monitoring of plant equipment, per the plant’s policy

12:25 p.m.

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has directed dozens of wastewater disposal wells within an approximate 500-square-mile radius of the epicenter the Oklahoma earthquake to shut down.

The commission says about 35 wells are included in the directive, which was issued following the 5.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Saturday morning about nine miles northwest of Pawnee in north-central Oklahoma.

The number of magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes has skyrocketed in Oklahoma, from a few dozen in 2012 to more than 900 last year.

NVPainter

The potential effect of earthquakes on nuclear plants is horrifying.

I hope the concerns will wake up people in these states, and finally turn around their tea Party politicians as to the dangers of fracking. We can hope….

Well, it could happen, right? Maybe what those pols need is to be in the middle of an earthquake when it happens. (Having been through plenty here in CA both big, little, and in between, I know how experience makes a big difference.)

grapevines

Well if that’s what it takes…then thats what it takes…its’ time for them to wake up..a nuke plant meltdown will make the ongoing Flint lead poisoned water crisis seem like a walk in the park 🙁

NVPainter

I sure hope it doesn’t come to that.

grapevines

So do I and I believe so do all the millions of people living in all the states that border Oklahoma or are down wind of there.

NVPainter

Ultimately, that could spread quite a ways. It’s a terrifying thought.

grapevines

Chernobyl, after 30 years, is still burning and melting down.

Chernobyl then and now

All fracking should be stopped, all across the country not just in areas that have fault lines, within 600 miles of a nuke plant. Unfortunately, I don’t believe that is going too happen.

This Oklahoma incident should have been national mainstream news…granted, I seldom watch the news on mainstream media anymore, but still I saw and heard no mention of the nuke plant incident except what I read here.

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