How far to live away from a nuclear power plant?

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  1. Freya

    Freya Can't find bacon seeds Supporter

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    Realistically what is the minimum distance to live from one?

    I have been looking at a map listing where they are and it's a decent spread, but ofcourse all the states and places I like are within 200 miles of one it seems.


    I don't know enough about it and I keep reading conflicting info online. :stars:
     
  2. Explorer

    Explorer Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The nuclear power plant that I mainly worry about is 93 million miles away.
     

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    tinknal Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Many more people have been killed by lightning striking a tree that they are standing near than have ever been killed by nuclear energy. What is the safest distance to live from trees?
     
  4. anniew

    anniew keep it simple and honest Supporter

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    Consider whether you location is downwind or not.
     
  5. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Mars might do for a while! :) I'm not anti nuke even but by geez there are some seriously crazy operations out there!
     
  6. Bruenor

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    What does the terrain look like? 30 miles away on a flat plain is different than 30 miles over the mountain.
     
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    .....................at work I'm about 25 miles , at home maybe 38 or so . but , if necessary , I can hookup too my 5'ver and hit the road in a day or so . , fordy
     
  8. Callieslamb

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    15 miles for me.....I'm not moving any closer.
     
  9. mightybooboo

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    93 million miles,only nuke I want around is the Sun,GODS Nuclear plant.
     
  10. Del Gue

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    20 miles.
    I try not to think about it.
     
  11. Freya

    Freya Can't find bacon seeds Supporter

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    I need to stop reading some of the doomer sites! :pound:
     
  12. sticky_burr

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    well if THE worse happens there is fall out over thousands of miles and minor particles around the globe so on this planet there are no safe places
     
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    One mile more or less from the containment building. Do I win?
     
  14. kirkmcquest

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    No, it is a valid concern. Some people are just too political to think clearly sometimes. They think Nute Gingridge will ride in on a white horse and save them if they defend the energy industry. LOL
    These are valid concerns, especially in today's volatile political and economic climate. We have seen the devastation caused by nuclear events, no one can argue the danger so..
    If the best you can hope for is 200 miles, then that will have to do. The fallout can go for hundreds, even thousands of miles but the real danger seems to be within around 100 miles...at least thats what they were saying about fukashima, my guess would be that it's bigger than that. I'm around 160 miles, I wish it were more.
     
  15. ET1 SS

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    I have seen a few maps posted online. So far I have not seen any of them actually show all U.S. nuclear power plants / facilities.

    Every now and then someone posts the aerial photos of the INF facility in Idaho. Hundreds of reactor cores stored in the open air, visible from space, laid out in rows.
     
  16. Ohio dreamer

    Ohio dreamer 1/2 bubble off plumb

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    Nuclear is one of the things I've gone Sheeple with. I have to many other things that are a higher priority to "deal" with. Nuclear is a bad problem....but I was raised if nuclear goes off...go outside and be done with it, some things aren't worth surviving (I grew up in a "big city"...so we were a likely "target"). To this day I just don't think about it. I'm now 50+ miles from a plant, I think, so it's less of an "issue".
     
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    According to what I have read 100 miles is pretty safe. You're only going to be able to get that far (in the U.S.) in a few area's these days
     
  18. anniew

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    check out the KI4U site...he gives information on how to survive, not panic.
     
  19. mightybooboo

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    Never paid much attention either until the Fukishima meltdowns and the continuing release going on there,and that its made it to the West coast.Now They have a LOT of land contamination there,so no such thing as survival tactics when your home is uninhabitable.

    I cant see any safe distance on em.
     
  20. FourDeuce

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    Of course, that is the same argument the builders of the Titanic used to avoid putting enough lifeboats aboard for everybody. Just because something hasn't happened to US before doesn't mean it can't happen. Ask the Ukrainians around Chernobyl how safe they think nuclear power is, or maybe the people who USED to live around Three Mile Island or even the Japanese who live near Fukushima.:hrm: