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Friday, May 27, 2011

AP: Wolf Creek Nuclear Power Plant NOT "Tornado-Proof"

Imagine the EF-5 Joplin Tornado striking the Wolf Creek nuclear power plant north of Burlington KS..

Oh yeah- the containment buildings are said to be "tornado-proof-" but- according to this story from the ASSOCIATE PRESS via the TOPEKA (KS) CAPITAL-JOURNAL- some of the critical backup systems necessary at the plant are NOT built to withstand a powerful tornado.

This should make us Kansas Citians who are generally upwind from Wolf Creek just a tad jittery.


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