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Danger if sirens are turned off: Point Beach Nuclear Reactor courts disaster

Point Beach Reactor Courts Disaster with Sirens Turned Off,  CounterPunch BY JOHN LAFORGE 16 Aug 21,

A change to “emergency response” has been made at the 50-year-old Point Beach nuclear reactors on Lake Michigan south of Green Bay, Wisconsin. The operators, NextEra Energy Point Beach (NextEra), have turned off the site’s disaster warning sirens.

That’s right, no more wailing sirens to warn of potentially catastrophic radiation releases or spills from the two old reactors. The two reactors, both Westinghouse units, are respectively 51 and 49 years old, well past their designed maximum of 40 years………………

Emergency preparedness and disaster response have always been the bane of nuclear reactors — the only industrial systems that are required to have evacuation plans. Some sites such as Seabrook in New Hampshire are incapable of a mass evacuation and should never have licensed to operate. Taking down warning siren systems only increases the likelihood of catastrophe. It amounts to reckless endangerment.  https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/08/16/point-beach-reactor-courts-disaster-with-sirens-turned-off/?fbclid=IwAR22BDTQsO-grOySnOJbokPDJSjYZzdrblJJrxy9PV3fp5R_ShWiiDEVqJ4

August 24, 2021 - Posted by | safety, USA

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