Re: Energy and "the Clash of Civilizations" -- a policy thoughtproblem

From: Andrew Clough (
Date: Sat Sep 29 2001 - 08:25:05 MDT

At 09:46 AM 9/29/2001 +0200, you wrote:
>On Sat, 29 Sep 2001, Damien Broderick wrote:
> > Each of them protected by a force field and ray guns, to keep the next
> > lot of terrorist-hijacked planes at bay.
>Actually, nuke plants with a containment are claimed to be engineered to
>withstand the impact of a crashing plane.

When I was at a tour of Maine Yankee (a now closed nuclear plant in Maine)
the rep said that the dome was much more than strong enough to withstand a
plane crash. That might have been just good PR. I'm not sure about the
MIT reactor, but that one is so small its only capable of a class II
meltdown anyway (class II = "Please close your windows and remain inside
for the remainder of the afternoon.")

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