Would you like to be far away from nuclear reactors? Would they meltdown on their own?
Faran Brigo said:
Some reactors are passively safe, meaning they shut down on their own without electronic or human input, just due to the way they are designed. If that doesn't happen, there's a chance the reaction will die out from nuclear poison (unfissionable elements building up and slowing the reaction down basically). If not, the reactor containment building in most modern nuclear reactors should, at least in theory, hold up as long as there is no excessive gas acumulation.
Considering air currents and fallout distribution, where COULD you escape to anyway? the reactors on the image (red spots) are just pressurized water types, it still leaves out other kinds of commercial power plants, and government reactors (research, weapons manufacture, etc.).
This post has been edited by Darkness: 12 September 2009 - 03:29 PM
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