What Happens When A Tornado Hits A Nuclear Power Plant?

The video above shows a small water spout hitting a decommissioned nuclear plant near Obninsk Russia, on 23.05.2013. Luckily, the plant was closed down, and the tornado was small and weak. 

What happens when a 230 mile per hour, mile  wide tornado hits a nuclear power plant? The following link shows how a close call happened, when a tornado passed right next to a nuclear plant, downing the power lines coming in and going out of the plant, but leaving the nuclear facility undamaged. 
Can you imagine what would happen if a 230 mile an hour tornado hit a nuclear plant with a direct hit?


“There were reports of over 130 tornadoes touching down in just one night – last night – in America. It was the biggest and most deadly monster storm to hit America in nearly 40 years – when more than 300 people were killed back in 1974. And with the death toll still rising – last night’s storm could surpass that deadly high-water mark. 

Also – three nuclear reactors at Browns Ferry nuclear power plant were knocked off power in these storms – luckily the NRC confirmed that backup generators came on properly to just barely avert a Fukushima-like disaster in America. 
So how much more evidence do climate deniers need to understand that our planet is entering dangerous times as a result of our pollution? The facts can’t be denied and here they are.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWk5jsR2tH8
Storms are getting bigger, more violent and stronger. Lare tornadoes used to hit once a century and a tornado used to be just 50 to 100 feet wide and wind speeds of 110 miles per hour were very unusual. Nowadays, these same tornadoes are a mile wide, and pack a 230 mile per hour wallop, destroying even concrete buildings, and stripping everything else down to the ground. Tornadoes happen much more frequently, and are much more destructive when they do happen, often with little or no warning. 
Nuclear power plants are not made to withstand 230 mile per hour winds, with debris hurtling through the air at 230 miles per hour. Wooden two by fours become missiles that penetrate even steel reinforced doors and metal pipes, not to mention electrical conduits and support buildings around a reactor. Imagine a nuclear plant leveled to the ground… The aftermath would be a Chernobyl or a Fukushima event, because there would be little chance of saving the plant from a melt through or explosion, with most systems, pipes, electronics destroyed. 
Fukushima proves that Nature can dish out death dealing blows to nuclear power plants. We are now waiting for the guaranteed melt down and nuclear explosion that results from Nature meeting men’s arrogance and hubris head on. We are being warned now, as whole towns are leveled to the ground. 
We still have time to shut them down and to transfer the dangerous spent fuel to dry cask storage as fast as possible. Waiting for a melt down, melt through or nuclear explosion is foolish… Maybe the USA needs to learn this lesson the hard way? 
What Happens When A Tornado Hits A Nuclear Power Plant? via @AGreenRoad

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