Ticking Time Bomb: California Nuclear Plants Are Lined Up Along the San Andreas Fault
Last week southern California was hit with a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. The quake was the largest in the state in years. Thankfully no one was severely hurt or injured in the catastrophe but many people were rattled.
On Wednesday Natural News posted a study that shows several California nuclear plants are lined up in close proximity to the San Andreas fault. Scientists say this region can expect a major quake in the next 30 years.
This is like a ticking time bomb.
Natural News reported:
A Natural News investigation into the geolocation of nuclear power facilities in California reveals that five nuclear facilities were built in close proximity to the San Andreas fault line, with some constructed right in the middle of earthquake zones that have up to a 50% chance of a severe earthquake every 30 years.
One nuclear power plant – the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant which produces 2,160 megawatts — was constructed on the coast, making it extremely vulnerable to the very same kind of ocean water surge that destroyed the Fukushima-Daiichi facility which suffered a 2011 meltdown in Japan. That nuclear catastrophe — which was dutifully covered up by the entire western media for months — was caused by an underwater earthquake that produced a tsunami wave which engulfed the facility. California’s Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant is positioned on the coastline in the exact same way, making it highly vulnerable to underwater earthquakes or other events such as underwater caldera explosions that can produce massive tsunami waves.
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