The old news:

 (for the benefit to newcomers to my list)

As I have repeatedly  stated, Hope Creek and Salem on the Delaware River on Artificial Island in New Jersey are a siting disaster. The Reactors sit on an artificial Island , so named because there was NO LAND at that location. The island was built with dredgings from the Delaware River. Like a house built on sand, in case of an earthquake liquefaction of the soil will topple it.

The whole complex sits on thousands of cement pilings only 75 ft in the ground,  borings up to a 100 ft. reveal no solid rock.

The “New” News :

Morris County  New Jersey

earthquake shakes residents, spares property

by Kristen Alloway/The Star-Ledger

Tuesday February 03, 2009, 6:50 PM

Many who heard a boom and felt the ground shake thought their furnace had blown up. Others feared a truck or plane had crashed. Still others surmised there had been an explosion at Picatinny Arsenal, an Army base in Morris County that tests weapons.

The mystery was solved quickly. The U.S. Geological Survey said the tremendous concussion that rattled windows, shuddered walls and appeared to echo throughout northern New Jersey Monday night was an earthquake

The earth quake fault in the Delaware River has been quiet…so far.  Kashiwazaki-Kariwa was not so lucky.


Huge losses for Japan's TEPCO as energy costs soar

Jul 28, 2008

TOKYO (AFP) — Tokyo Electric Power Co., Japan's biggest electric utility company, said Monday it lost more than 700 million dollars in the three months to June due to soaring fuel costs at its power plants.

The operator of the world's largest nuclear plant, which was shut down by an earthquake last year, warned it expects to end the year deep in the red.

The company, known as TEPCO, reported a net loss of 76.24 billion yen (707 million dollars) for the fiscal first quarter, compared with a net profit of 31.07 billion yen in the same period of the previous year.

Earth quakes and nuclear power plants , a bad match.


When is a revival needed? When carelessness and unconcern keep the people asleep.
Billy Sunday