Disaster Preparedness: A Risky Combination

At the risk of having a bunch of folks attack me for being an alarmist and pointing out how uninformed I am about the real vs. perceived dangers from nuclear power plants, I am going to go ahead and post this blog any way.

I am working on a couple of unrelated projects with tabletops and risk analyses.  One company is planning a tabletop exercise around an incident at a nuclear generating plant near one of their campuses and another is concerned about potential risks from earthquakes.  Just as a hoot, I thought I would combine the two risks and do an Internet search on “nuclear power plants near earthquake fault lines”.  And, I thought I would pass along what I found and let you decide if this is worth losing any sleep over.

Now, I am going to post a few links to stories I found that suggest there might be a concern with nuclear sites near fault lines.  I do recognize many of these websites as being those that others have told me are “whackos with an agenda” – but, then again, perhaps some of those folks who are just as adamant that this is all a bunch of hyped up fear mongering, have a bit of an agenda themselves?  I’m sure it’s probably somewhere in between; maybe not as bad as some of these sites might suggest, but, maybe a bit more risky than some nuclear specialists are willing to admit.  Anyway, I am not an authority on either side of this argument, just passing on some information I found.  I will let you be the judge.

STORIES ON NUCLEAR PLANTS NEAR EARTHQUAKE FAULT LINES

Like I said, I just did this out of my own curiosity.  The one thing I did learn from my quick research is, I am not the first one to ask this question.  Those who wish to accuse me of unnecessarily alarming others, I want to assure you I have not passed these findings on to any clients indicating they have a risk to be concerned about.  I am simply posting links here in the blog for other professionals to take a look at and come to their own conclusions.

I do welcome, however, comments from anyone who wishes to refute the reports, chastise me for passing the links along, or to, heaven forbid, thank us for thinking about looking into this possible threat.

Thank you for your input.