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Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:59 pm
  

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With the destruction of human civilization the rise of the brain munching undeads looking for *Mobile Trial Mix* you would think that with of the known and unknown nuclear power plants that more then a few of them would have melted down and creating huge areas of radioactive contamination worse then the melt downs in the former U.S.S.R. and more recently Japan, from the ad I saw for Hell Followed on PB's latest releases page that Hell Followed covers disasters such as toxic spills and what not I was wondering if that book covers nuclear power plant meltdowns.

Hmm new zombie type, The Glowing Ones/Rad Zombies?

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Unread postPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:03 pm
  

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With the destruction of human civilization the rise of the brain munching undeads looking for *Mobile Trial Mix* you would think that with of the known and unknown nuclear power plants that more then a few of them would have melted down and creating huge areas of radioactive contamination worse then the melt downs in the former U.S.S.R. and more recently Japan, from the ad I saw for Hell Followed on PB's latest releases page that Hell Followed covers disasters such as toxic spills and what not I was wondering if that book covers nuclear power plant meltdowns.

Hmm new zombie type, The Glowing Ones/Rad Zombies?

I would doubt that you would get a melt down.
Even if the Wave were to take out every single person in a plant, they are built with a LOT of safety systems and redundancies.
Unless there was a catastrophic failure of all of those systems the plant would simply go into shutdown.

Causing a plant to melt down requires either deliberate action (Chernobyl) or some sort of external destructive event (Fukushima)

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Unread postPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:33 pm
  

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eliakon wrote:
Kargan3033 wrote:
With the destruction of human civilization the rise of the brain munching undeads looking for *Mobile Trial Mix* you would think that with of the known and unknown nuclear power plants that more then a few of them would have melted down and creating huge areas of radioactive contamination worse then the melt downs in the former U.S.S.R. and more recently Japan, from the ad I saw for Hell Followed on PB's latest releases page that Hell Followed covers disasters such as toxic spills and what not I was wondering if that book covers nuclear power plant meltdowns.

Hmm new zombie type, The Glowing Ones/Rad Zombies?

I would doubt that you would get a melt down.
Even if the Wave were to take out every single person in a plant, they are built with a LOT of safety systems and redundancies.
Unless there was a catastrophic failure of all of those systems the plant would simply go into shutdown.

Causing a plant to melt down requires either deliberate action (Chernobyl) or some sort of external destructive event (Fukushima)


Ok then thanks for the info, it was just a though but you do have to admit a radioactive zombie would be kind of cool, maybe there was a leak at a nuclear waste site?

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Unread postPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 10:49 am
  

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We do have a radioactive zombie. Hell Followed brought us some nice ****. Like the loot piñata zombie.

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Unread postPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:17 pm
  

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they tend to be designed as fail safe.. when stuff goes wrong, they tend to SCRAM automatically unless that is overridded. and even if they do melt down, the containment vessel around the reactor will contain it, and failing that, the containment building around that will.

and that is using the old designs. if it is a newer one, they have such a small chance of getting hot enough to melt down at all that it wouldn't be an issue.

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Unread postPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:19 pm
  

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This was covered in an episode of Life After People:

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1 day after people, Without any people around to use the electricity they produce, nuclear power plants shut down into a safe mode to avert a possible meltdown of the reactor.

10 days after people, Every 18 months the uranium fuel rods in the reactor core stops producing enough energy to sustain a nuclear reaction and must be replaced. When the fuel rods are removed they are dangerously hot, up to 2000 degrees, and must be placed in cooling pools. The fuel rods were kept in these pools for ten years before they could be safely removed. There is actually more radiation contained in the cooling pools than there is in the reactor. It takes 40 feet of water maintained at below 120 degrees to keep the fuel rods from overheating. Now the heat of the fuel rods has boiled all the water away and the fuel rods catch fire and burn. The equivalent of 20 cores worth of radiation is released into the environment and nothing is safe for miles.

1 year after people, The areas around nuclear power plants have been devastated. There are now large irradiated dead zones for up to a mile radius around nuclear power plants.

175 years after people, The cooling pool fires at nuclear power plants went out long ago and life has returned to the dead zones. The power plants themselves are now structurally unstable. The most iconic structures in a nuclear power plant were the cooling towers. A steel lattice ring at the base supports the 50 foot tall concrete cooling tower but after nearly two centuries of corrosion the steel lattice ring doesn’t have any strength left. The cooling towers now fail at the base and tip over and humanity’s mighty power plants of the future are reduced to rubble.


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Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:00 pm
  

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The Beast wrote:
This was covered in an episode of Life After People:

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1 day after people, Without any people around to use the electricity they produce, nuclear power plants shut down into a safe mode to avert a possible meltdown of the reactor.

10 days after people, Every 18 months the uranium fuel rods in the reactor core stops producing enough energy to sustain a nuclear reaction and must be replaced. When the fuel rods are removed they are dangerously hot, up to 2000 degrees, and must be placed in cooling pools. The fuel rods were kept in these pools for ten years before they could be safely removed. There is actually more radiation contained in the cooling pools than there is in the reactor. It takes 40 feet of water maintained at below 120 degrees to keep the fuel rods from overheating. Now the heat of the fuel rods has boiled all the water away and the fuel rods catch fire and burn. The equivalent of 20 cores worth of radiation is released into the environment and nothing is safe for miles.

1 year after people, The areas around nuclear power plants have been devastated. There are now large irradiated dead zones for up to a mile radius around nuclear power plants.

175 years after people, The cooling pool fires at nuclear power plants went out long ago and life has returned to the dead zones. The power plants themselves are now structurally unstable. The most iconic structures in a nuclear power plant were the cooling towers. A steel lattice ring at the base supports the 50 foot tall concrete cooling tower but after nearly two centuries of corrosion the steel lattice ring doesn’t have any strength left. The cooling towers now fail at the base and tip over and humanity’s mighty power plants of the future are reduced to rubble.



Nice, thanks for the info, got something nasty planed.

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Unread postPosted: Fri May 25, 2018 9:56 am
  

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The book actually covers Nuclear explosions

And

(Separately)

Power plant failures. Including nuclear.

It's in there.

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