Fukushima-scale nuclear disaster ready to happen in California or New York

Thursday, November 20, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: Jonathan Benson
Thursday, November 20, 2014

The same company responsible for building the flawed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power reactor in Japan, which failed back in 2011 following a historic earthquake and tsunami, also built a nuclear facility in Shoreham, New York, that, unbeknownst to the general public, is also highly vulnerable to a catastrophic earthquake.

According to investigative journalist Greg Palast, this plant is inherently flawed, just like Fukushima was, having been approved for construction based on a phony seismic qualification, or SQ. A nuclear plant’s SQ indicates its likelihood of undergoing meltdowns in the event that it is shaken during an earthquake or other seismic event.

To make a long story short, two senior nuclear plant engineers who worked at the facility confessed to Palast that the Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant failed to meet the Seismic I standards required by law, which means it is prone to a systemic failure — or what one of the senior engineers described to Balast as the potential to “completely and utterly fail.”

“The plant [is] riddled with problems that, no way on earth, could stand an earthquake,” wrote the senior scientist in a handwritten log. “The team of engineers sent in to inspect found that most of these components could ‘completely and utterly fail’ during an earthquake.”

Diablo Canyon Power Plant in California also prone to total failure

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