Are we going to glow in the dark?

We knew it was going to happen, it was only
a matter of time. And now the propaganda has
begun.

The state of Illinois is offering vouchers
to all citizens living within a 10-mile
radius of the Quad Cities Nuclear Generating
Station in Cordova.

These vouchers are for potassium iodine pills
in case of an ‘accident’ at the plant. This
gets as close as Rapid City in Illinois, and
LeClaire in Iowa.

We said propaganda for a reason. The plant
began operating in 1973! And the chances of
an earthquake big enough to cause core
damage was 1 in 37,037 when studied in 2010.

The 10-mile radius sounded fishy to us as
in the military we learned a little about
nuclear contamination, and it seemed to us
that the radius should be much bigger.

The Nuclear Regalatory Commission states
there are two emergency planning zones around
nuclear power plants.

The first zone is a plume exposure pathway
zone with a radius of 10 miles. This zone
is focused on exposure to, and inhalation of,
airborne radioactive contamination.

The second zone is an ingestion pathway zone
with a radius of 50 miles. The focus of this
zone is the ingestion of food and liquid
contaminated by radioactivity.

The population withing the 50-mile radius
was 665,207 in 2010, and Iowa is not issuing
vouchers for the two counties involved in
Iowa.

So either the NRC knows something they
won’t tell us, or this is a ploy to get
us thinking nuclear plants are bad. Or,
we may all glow in the dark.
Comments are always welcome.

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3 Responses to Are we going to glow in the dark?

  1. thescoundrel says:

    I used to live pretty close. I have had friends and relatives work there. Still I am not a big fan of nuclear power. It only takes one Homer Simpson or Osama bin Laden wannabe to light up the sky. But it is what we have until something better comes along.

  2. Nitrous55 says:

    What doesn’t have some form of risk? We wouldn’t do much if everything had to be risk free. Sadly, we voted in a government for a while that thinks we can have a risk free world.

  3. cruisin2 says:

    scoundrel,
    The problem with our area is we also have the Arsenal as a potential target.

    Nitrous55,
    the majority did vote for this administration and we shudder to think what things will look like in another 4 years.

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