Skip to content

US Nuclear Disaster Could Be Worse than Fukushima, Experts Warn via News wire

The authorities are underestimating the risk posed by old nuclear plants in the United States and ignoring the safety watchdog data.

( — May 29, 2017) — The US has been underestimating the safety risk from its nuclear facilities that could lead to a  worse accident than the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, the Science Daily reports.

According to a new study, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NCR) is ignoring the facts indicating that a single incident can lead to a major disaster.

In a study published on May 26 in the Science magazine, researchers from Princeton University and the Union of Concerned Scientists warned that nuclear spent fuel fire at one site can lead to “trillion-dollar consequences” and terrific scenarios worse than those caused by the explosion and the leakage of radioactive water from reactors at Fukushima, which was the biggest nuclear disaster of this century so far.

Hypothetically, fire would contaminate an area larger than New Jersey and force mass relocations, according to the study.

The researchers simulated a scenario according to which spilled fuel catches fire at Peach Bottom nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania, causing a domino effect and the relocation of some eight million people, while also inducing $2 trillion in damages.


The researchers proposed that spent fule  be transfered to dry storage casks after it is cooled in pools for around five years, but the NRC, which has previously considered such measures, decided the move would be too costly.

One of the study authors, Frank von Hippel, directly blames the NRC for downgrading the potential risk of fire spreading through nuclear facilities.


At least three major nuclear incidents were registered in the US last year, but the media withheld the information from the public, acording to, the website of an independent and investigative news organization. 

Related article: 

Posted in *English.

Tagged with , , .

50 Responses

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.

  1. seo malta says

    Attract more customers to your website with Vallettasoft Malta SEO firm.

    Get ahead of the competition by staying at the top of Google with our proven strategy.

    Click the button below to see the current status of your website and get a free analysis.

    How We Help Your Business with SEO in Malta


  2. web hosting says

    Do you want to take your business to the next level by setting up a site? The first thing you need is to get a host. We want to tell you that you are at the correct address to get web hosting. You can work with us for affordable and reliable service!

    From domain and web hosting, to email hosting and setup, we’ll make sure you leave with everything you need. Available 24/7 on the cloud, all your data will be accessible from anywhere, anytime, on any device.


  3. ACE77Situsjudi says


    Situs Judi slot online Terbaik 2021 formal dan terpercaya di Indonesia. ACE77 merupakan agen judi slot online terbaik di Indonesia yang pengalaman bermain slot berlainan dengan Situs Judi Slot Online Terpercaya lainnya yang tersedia di Indonesia. Situs judi slot paling baik 2021 yang sediakan layanan untuk bermain judi paling baik bersama dengan uang asli melalui browser laptop/pc maupun smartphone anda bersama dengan sitem operasi Android maupun IOS bersama dengan tampilan yang responsif dan termasuk ramah.

    Ada game judi online teranyar loh yang dapat kalian coba, lebih-lebih kalau bermain bersama dengan memakai duwit asli, dimana lagi kalau bukan di web site slot paling baik dan terpercaya 2021 ACE7. Pada web site judi slot online terpercaya 2021 ACE77 terkandung beragam macam provider dewa slot online terlaris dan terpopuler seperti: Pragmaticplay, Micro Gaming, Habanero, Playtech, Isoftbet, Playstar, Spade Gaming, Gameplay, Top Isu Gaming, CQ9, dan RedTiger di negara Indonesia. Semuanya bisa dimainkan hanya dengan satu user ID saja dan dari perangkat ponsel berbasis Android & iOS.

  4. mochamad luthfi says

    wow this is amazing, like my site mochamad luthfi

  5. Background removal services Provider says

    I use free photo editing apps on my phone, for example, I like Snapseed very much, it’s good for quick enhancing my photos for Instagram. But when it comes for quality photo post-processing, I prefer a program for PC with a set of powerful editing tools. My pick is PhotoWorks, it meets all my needs

  6. Tenant Insurance says

    nice and interesting post. I appreciate it.

  7. Douglas Sacks says

    Wonderful post. Thanks for sharing. Keep up the good work.

  8. Amazon Certifications pdf dumps says

    Certs4prep is very good pdf exam dumps provider. Try it once

  9. Cisco Certifications Exam dumps says

    Thanks for the really well written informative site

  10. Microsoft Certifications Pdf Dumps says

    This post is very simple to read and appreciate without leaving any details out

  11. Jiomart says

    MyJioMart is a popular Indian Online Shopping, Technology & Internet blog featuring Latest News and Review on Jiomart offers.

  12. FaceApp Pro says

    FaceApp Pro Apk Latest version Download for Android with all the Premium features and edit the images like a pro with all the editing tools for free.

  13. Divyansh says

    I am really loving your content because everything is written in a good way and the information that we need. Check here the complete information about Edistrict up login

  14. Vishal says

    Thank you for posting such a great article! It contains wonderful and helpful posts. Keep up the good work

    tnsc net banking

  15. amin says

    برای دانلود مدل سه بعدی با تنوع بالا و به صورت کاملا حرفه ای میتوانید از وب سایت 3body استفاده کنید.

  16. GBWhatsApp says

    Great, your post is helping me a lot. Thanks for the detailed info on this topic. It’s hard to find nowadays to know about the basics but you did it so much well. I would love to see more about it. Keep sharing and updated. Also share more posts with us. Thank you. FMWhatsapp

  17. müzik indir says

    müzik indir

  18. canlı sohbet hattı says

    canlı sohbet hattı

  19. نقد و معرفی کامل پیکی بلایندرز says

    در Peaky Blinders ، ما با خانواده شلبی به عنوان محور اصلی داستان طرف هستیم. این خانواده کولی هستند و مغز متفکر و رئیس آنها توماس شلبی ، دومین فرزند خانواده است. توماس با برادرانش و تعدادی از دوستانش در جنگ جهانی اول شرکت می کند و پس از یک حالت نزدیک به مرگ ، عموماً شخصیت سابق خود را از دست می دهد و دچار کابوس ها و توهماتی می شود که او را به گانگستری تبدیل می کند. در واقع ، این نوع آرایه سحابی پیک ایجاد شد.

  20. ELIVERA says

    Welcome to Elivera 1988-2021. Elivera sells online natural cosmetics, beauty products, food supplements. We connect people with products and services in new and unexpected ways.

    The company ELIVERA, is a Retailer, which operates in the Cosmetics industry. It is based in London, United Kingdom.

  21. Divyansh says

    I was searching for the good topic to research and read, I got it this article on your blog, Thank you so much. To get all details pm kisan tractor yojana visit the link

  22. Divyansh says

    Awesome blog! Thanks a lot. Click Here to know complete detail about EWS Certificate

  23. Divyansh says

    I was searching for a good topic to research and read, I got this article on your blog, Thank you so much. Check Ews form

  24. Divyansh says

    मैं आपकी लेखन प्रतिभा और आपके ब्लॉग के प्रारूप से बहुत प्रभावित हूँ। उच्च गुणवत्ता वाले लेखन को बनाए रखें, आज इस तरह का एक अच्छा ब्लॉग देखना दुर्लभ है। Check here pmksny complete information

  25. Divyansh says

    Appreciated I like the way you are working and provide such a great update. search for Tnreginet

1 74 75 76 77 78 105

Continuing the Discussion

Some HTML is OK

or, reply to this post via trackback.