Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Nuclear-Is it Safe?
No doubt about it, nuclear is radioactive. And nuclear should always be taken seriously, especially for disposal. But the danger levels associated with radioactivity may be much less than you think, especially in the case of one power plant in Utah. The levels of radiation are monitored at the plant and in the area around the plant constantly to help ensure safety to the employees, as most plants should. Also, in Utah, the plant has a natural advantage because That area recieves less than 8 inches of precipitation per year. Other advanteges that help keep the danger risk down include the distance from seismic fault lines, availability of excellent clay for safe disposal, and that location evaporates more than 60 inches of water per year.