Thursday, 26 April 2012

Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant - Feel Safe??

Earthquake activity around Koodankulam Atomic plant created using Google Earth 

The above CLICKABLE image shows the soup of seismic activity that surrounds the KKNPP. Each red dot represents a recorded earthquake; the size is indicative of the intensity - smallest dot is a magnitude 4.0 earthquake while the biggest one towards botton left is a 7.6 magnitude earthquake, 1500 km away. The red line on the image represents a 250km scale. Remember that the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami that devastated the Tamil Nadu coast was triggered by a 9.1 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Sumatra - about 2000 km away!!!

Are we sure we are ready to have Koodankulam 1 go critical? Then, brace yourselves guys...