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    Out of Curiosity

    Where in the world is furthest from any Nuclear power plant? Like, say, somehow every nuclear power plant in the world was hit by a bomb, each of them by the exact same amount of explosives and such. Now, where in the world would be the last place that would feel these effects?

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    That's an interesting question...I'd like to know the answer myself.

    Ironically enough I live about 30 miles from a Nuclear Power Plant that was decommissioned about 6-7 years ago and converted to a natural gas power plant.

    Oh, well. At least I don't have to worry about it too much anymore.
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    Probably somewhere in Africa.

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    Well, I live about <Insert the width of the Irish sea here> away from a nuclear power plant, and the Irish and English governments are always arguing about it. I would agree with Nicky's idea of Africa, or maybe the South Pole.

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    I live about three miles from a place where they dispose of nuclear waste, but they don't actually manufacture. I have been for a tour of the facilitites and it is amazing!

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    I'd say Antarctica. Doesn't Africa have nuclear power -- I assume that there are nuclear plants on the second largest content. Also, much of the nuclear materials are mined in Africa, I believe.

    I personally live quite a ways from my state's only facility; I live much closer to something like three military instillations. :-0

    Generally, I think nuclear power is pretty safe. What's got you asking about that?

    I know in America, it would take a fairly large size bomb to take out one of them. They sport something like 6' of hardened concrete and a bunch of other features designed to withstand hurricanes, floods, other natural disasters, etc. After the WTC incident, the media focused on those types f facilities. They dug up footage our government did in the '80s that showed an old fighter being crashed into a sample wall -- the wall survived, the fighter jet did not. Some people still wanted to arm them with anti-aircraft weapons, though!


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