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MINOR EARTHQUAKE IN PEEKSKILL AREA TODAY: A REASON TO CLOSE INDIAN POINT
Release Date: July 05, 2014

 

 

A few hours ago a minor earthquake was reported in the Peekskill area (see link below)---a short distance from the Indian Point power plant. Indian Point critics have pointed out that Indian Point is on an earthquake fault. As you will note from the following links - our area could be impacted by a major earthquake sometime in the future. I have felt for a long time that Indian Point should close down. And, I hope that the NRC will take into consideration the reality that this plant is located on active earthquake faults.

 

Columbia/Lamont researchers had issued a report (summarized below)  that frequent small quakes occur in predictable ratios to larger ones, and so can be used to project a rough time scale for damaging events. Based on the lengths of the faults, the detected tremors, and calculations of how stresses build in the crust, the researchers say that magnitude 6 quakes, or even 7—respectively 10 and 100 times bigger than magnitude 5--are quite possible on the active faults they describe. A 2003 analysis by The New York City Area Consortium for Earthquake Loss Mitigation put the cost of quakes this size in the metro New York area at $39 billion to $197 billion. A separate 2001 analysis for northern New Jersey’s Bergen County estimates that a magnitude 7 would destroy 14,000 buildings and damage 180,000 in that area alone

 

TODAY'S STORY

http://greenburgh.dailyvoice.com/news/earthquake-reported-peekskill-area

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