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Beznau nuclear plant

I had found a flat in Würenlingen and i was ready to make the contract, but suddenly i informed by a friend that it is very close to Beznau plant.
I'm really wondered why the safe distance is not considered for this village.
Is'nt it dangerous for the people living there?
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Old 30.11.2012, 11:24
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I had found a flat in Würenlingen and i was ready to make the contract, but suddenly i informed by a friend that it is very close to Beznau plant.
I'm really wondered why the safe distance is not considered for this village.
Is'nt it dangerous for the people living there?
It's extremely dangerous but not without benefits. The radiation makes you glow so you save a fortune on heating bills.

The extra head you'll grow is useful for spying on the neighbours.
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Re: Beznau nuclear plant

A benefit is that in case of a meltdown, you will not die slowly.
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i think you get free potassium iodide tablets too!

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Re: Beznau nuclear plant

Ah, you should be rejoicing in all that lovely clean energy, right on your doorstep.
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I had found a flat in Würenlingen and i was ready to make the contract, but suddenly i informed by a friend that it is very close to Beznau plant.
I'm really wondered why the safe distance is not considered for this village.
Is'nt it dangerous for the people living there?
The advantage in living nearby is that if something goes wrong you will hear about it sooner.
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Re: Beznau nuclear plant

1 km or 20km away if it blows up it's not gonna make a big difference. I'm in a high risk area for both the Gösgen and and Leibstadt plants and Beznau and the one in Alsace isn't much further away. If you want complete protection you'll need to move to a completely different region of Switzerland.

You'll also find the local communities are highly supportive of the plants
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1 km or 20km away if it blows up it's not gonna make a big difference. I'm in a high risk area for both the Gösgen and and Leibstadt plants and Beznau and the one in Alsace isn't much further away. If you want complete protection you'll need to move to a completely different region of Switzerland.

You'll also find the local communities are highly supportive of the plants
Yes, but I'm not talking about meltdown or blowing up. Just the radiation that comes out every day...
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Yes, but I'm not talking about meltdown or blowing up. Just the radiation that comes out every day...
Are you really so ill-informed? You'll get more radiation coming out of the ground than would normally be emitted from a nuclear reactor (barring accidents).
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Re: Beznau nuclear plant

read this
http://www.knowledge.allianz.com/env...eginners-guide
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Yes, but I'm not talking about meltdown or blowing up. Just the radiation that comes out every day...

It really is minimal. I lived a village away from Gösgen and not everyone there had three eyes You actually might as well move to Döttingen where Beznau is and profit from the lowest taxes in the canton thanks to the plant

I found this report from english scientists. I haven't read the original but from this article in german states that the increased risk of leukaemia due to a closeness to a nuclear power plant in Switzerland is extremly small if not zero. The article also adds Nuclear power plants contributes to less than 5 hundreth so less than 5% of the radiation the average person receives and I assume these are people who live right beside them and not 3-5 km away like you would be in Würenlingen so I wouldn't really worry about it.

I dare say a frequent flyer or someone who needs quite a few x-rays will receive more radiation than the neighbours of power plants.
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Re: Beznau nuclear plant

Beznau is the oldest of Switzerland's nuclear power stations, commencing operations in 1969. You might care to ask Axpo if they still have any warranty left on the place.

There seem to be the odd incidents involving manual shutdowns, but no major leaks ever. The only deaths were back in 1992 when two welding technicians suffocated due to working with argon in a confined space, nothing to do with any radioactivity.

I wouldn't want to live next to the place, but then again, who wants an Aargau license plate on their car either?
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who wants an Aargau license plate on their car either?
That's the best thing about living here. You get a free pass to do what you want on the streets of Basel
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Maybe but just maybe a free mushroom
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Are you really so ill-informed? You'll get more radiation coming out of the ground than would normally be emitted from a nuclear reactor (barring accidents).
Quite right. By moving, for instance, from Biel / Bienne BE to Locarno TI, you increase your annual radiation dosis from entirely natural sources like rock formations deep under your feet from 760 to 2330 milli-Sievert. If you move, say, to certain areas on the Brazilian coast, you'll get up to 87,000 milli-Sievert a year, and even some areas of the German Black Forrest, quite a few of them known as health spas, have up to 18,000 mS.

What you get by living right next to the fence of a nuclear power plant is in the range of 10 - 25 milli-Sievert a year.
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Are you really so ill-informed? You'll get more radiation coming out of the ground than would normally be emitted from a nuclear reactor (barring accidents).
True, I lived long enough within spitting distance of Gundremmingen, I would say that you probably get more radiation from your local priests prayers on a Sunday.
In fact more people die each year from the emissions of coal or oil burning plants than ever have died from the use of nuclear power.
Surprisingly a report from "New Scientist" found out that 0.2 to 1.2 persons died from the use of atomic power for every 10 billion Kw/H and all during the mining of Uranium.
For gas it is 0.3 to 1.6, coal 2.8 to 32.7, Hydro is about the same as gas unless you count in a continuous stream of dam failures in China then the amount goes up to 54.7 deaths for every 10 billion Kw/H.
So it's not Nukes you must fear but Coal.
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Re: Beznau nuclear plant

and just think of the benefits, you could cook your rice in any water discharge from the plant and you can swim all year round in the river by the plant.
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Just had 2 X-Rays done by my dentists
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It's extremely dangerous but not without benefits. The radiation makes you glow so you save a fortune on heating bills.

The extra head you'll grow is useful for spying on the neighbours.
And don't forget that Beznau is actually a tsunami zone. This is very useful as the regular tsunamis keep your appartment clean.

The same tsunamis also regularly wash out the nuclear plant and clean out the radiation, meaning it's actually quite safe to live there.
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And don't forget that Beznau is actually a tsunami zone. This is very useful as the regular tsunamis keep your appartment clean.

The same tsunamis also regularly wash out the nuclear plant and clean out the radiation, meaning it's actually quite safe to live there.
I did`t know that
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