Fair dinkum thinkum
- Mar 7, 2007
- Basic Beliefs
- Strong Atheist
No nuclear power plants have suffered any burst pipes. One (of four) reactors was shut down due to a sensor error. One of several redundant sensors in one of four reactors gave a false reading, and the insanely cautious regulations demanded that the reactor be shut down in such circumstances. Which would be hyper-cautious under normal conditions, but is positively dangerous when the state is already seeing deaths due to insufficient generation.
The lesson here is not to be so stupidly scared by nuclear power plants.
Wellll, hang on now.
The reason Texas is having such terrible woes is that they chose to avoid regulations by making their own power grid so they could skip maintenance and preparedness steps which lack is now actively causing failures.
Are you sure promoting nuclear power to a state with a proven track record of not just ignoring but celebrating the lack of safeguards is a prudent move?
Well the regulations are federal, so Texas (or any other state) doesn't get a say. The NRC isn't in the business of ignoring anything; They require power plants to employ a small army of staff whose only purpose is to certify that everyone else is complying with every jot and tittle of the regulations.