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missash

I think you are a bit over-concerned about nuclear power plants. It wasn't the 5th largest earthquake on record that damaged the nuclear power plants, it was the tsunami that put out the backup systems.

Not only is a magnitude 8.9-9.0 earthquake impossible in Ohio, but it would take one heck of a large tsunami to reach it since it is, what, 800 mi. from the ocean.

Actually, Ohio might actually be the best place to have nuclear power plants as they have just about the lowest exposure to natural hazards of any kind for anyplace in the U.S.

But you may be right because the American public is hysterical about anything atomic. As I am sure you know, they had to drop the word nuclear from Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging (NMRI) to just Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) because Americans are conditioned to fear anything that they think might be radioactive, and this involves the word nuclear. I think if you asked 95% of Americans if they knew that an MRI just wiggles the nucleus of atoms, they would say, "Huh?" The only reason Americans will take an MRI is because they don't know that it involves the word nuclear.

brucedoe
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