Item from The Louisiana Sinkhole Bugle – Strange Sounds: Is Big New Madrid Quake Around the Corner??
We got the New Madrid Fault area earthquake planning documents from the Central United States Earthquake Consortium in Memphis, Tenn..
They did studies on the effects to infrastructure in case of a big quake. They looked at the power grid and pipelines but don’t seem to be aware there are ANY nuke plants or research reactors in the Midwest or Southeast!
The DoE (“nukes-R-us“) study, “DOE New Madrid Seismic Zone Electric Utility Summary” forgets to mention what happens when a nuke plant cannot get back up power or what happens to a research reactor either. They did modeling of a simultaneous double whammy – New Madrid and Wabash earthquakes with magnitudes of 7.7 and 6.8.
This study also forgets about nukes –
New Madrid Seismic Zone and Wabash Valley Seismic Zone: Assessing Impacts on Natural Gas Transmission
Natural gas must have nothing to do with the power supply to the nuke plants. Because just an hour of no back-up power after a quake will start the big meltdowns.
The NEI left most of the nuke plants off their fancy map –
The Union of Concerned Scientists have a better map
[CLICK IMAGE FOR LARGER SIZE]
But we wonder where the map is that shows the weapons labs, the dump sites, the research reactors, the factories that use nuke waste to make things… where all those are.
We found this –
Map of U.S. Research Nuclear Reactors
But it doesn’t show all the shut down nuke reactors with fuel stocks sitting around campuses all over.
The World Nuclear Association says there are 245 research reactors total
– so most of them must be in the USA. We bet they are lying too since we know MOX fuel that blew up at Fukushima on 3-11 was from an illegal weapons lab.
This list of nuke research reactors shows 2 in Missouri –
Mother Jones magazine has a map showing the nuke weapons sites in the USA –
Most know about Oak Ridge in Tenn. but Kansas City has a big nuke weapons plant too.
Kansas City Plant, Bannister – they make nuke bombs and missiles and mini-nukes and every other damned thing there. How would they do if a quake broke the energy grid and they had a sustained blackout? They are 12 miles from downtown. Over 475,000 people there.
And we know the big Manhattan Project dump site burning underground near St. Louis must have similar places dotted all around the New Madrid Fault Zone. They did underground nuke blasts in Mississippi. And all over the place undocumented, forgotten nuke waste is tossed down abandoned wells and pits.
This EIA page rates Illinois as #1 in Nuclear & Uranium. Illinois is at the north part of the New Madrid Fault. They have 11 reactors at 6 locations. The U of I closed their mini-nuke-reactor on campus but it may have a lot of rad material hanging around as they still do lots of (military) “research” on the Engineering campus.
Did they look at this Virginia Tech study, New Madrid Seismic Zone Catastrophic Earthquake Response Planning Project (Vol.1)?
( page 19 & 29 )
Amazingly, DHS predicts no nuke meltdowns in case of a big quake!
Estimated Impact and Damage in the New Madrid Region Following a Magnitude 7.7 Earthquake [PDF]
Notice all these disaster planners are the big proponents of the nuke industry like the DoE.
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, Vol. 92, No. 6, pp. 2080–2089, August 2002
The Earthquake Potential of the New Madrid Seismic Zone [PDF]
Mining Awareness – (2015) – Nuclear SAFER NOT – Nuclear Emergency Backup in Heart of New Madrid Quake Zone