POINT LEPREAU NUCLEAR: If you are living on the coast of Fundy in NB, NS or Maine it’s time to put this in perspective.

These Google map images show your proximity to Point Lepreau. If you are following the disaster in Fukushima, Point Lepreau’s operational ups-and-downs, and the failure of nuclear plants around the globe, you will know that the odds of a major event have never been higher and you truly need to get this in perspective from a personal point of view.  With tidal rise, more intense weather events, the coastal presence of years of nuclear waste and the daily release of radionuclides into the air and water, Point Lepreau Nuclear Generating Station is already a concern to many professionals.

Should you be concerned? Take a look at these Google 3d aerials and you decide for yourself.

  1. Saint John City and surrounding communities on to Rothesay, Quispamsis, Sussex and Moncton. Summer winds are predominately southerly so if an accident occurs at such a time, these areas will be exposed to airborne nuclear pollution.

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2. Digby and coastal Nova Scotia across to Halifax and other communities. Winter winds are predominately northwesterly so any winds from the north to west can impact this area.

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3. Fredericton, Passamaquoddy, and Northeastern Maine. These areas receive easterly winds from Point Lepreau and are less likely to receive airborne nuclear pollution. However easterlies often bring the most intense storms and, consequently could create more dangerous conditions at Point Lepreau. South-easterlies are relatively common and could impact Fredericton.

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Art MacKay, September 13, 2016

PS: If you need more information on nuclear, my reference library is at: https://www.scribd.com/collections/2915013/ENERGY-NUCLEAR


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