Thursday, May 26, 2011

Nuclear reactor in 'Tornado Alley'

With the recent tornados in the United States many questions have begun to swirl as one of the 104 nuclear reactors in this country sit directly in 'tornado alley'. Approximately 150 miles from Joplin, MO., sits a major reactor called Wolf Creek that has been under scrutiny lately for not meeting safety standards. Jenny Hageman, a spokeswoman for the plant says they are "protecting the critical elements". While a former nuclear reactor safety engineer David Lochbaum says "it's kind of stupid for it to be there".

Click the link below to read more about the conditions of the Nuclear facility in 'Tornado Alley'
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- Adam Smith

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