computer-based analyses of the potential effects of armor-piercing weapons and highexplosives on typical spent fuel pools. The analyses found that the penetration of armor-piercing weapons and high explosives could vary considerably, depending, among other things, on the size of the weapon or explosive and the sophistication of the attacker.
The neat grid of 3,819 spaces at the bottom of the pool where the Peach Bottom plantstores its spent fuel has steadily filled with fuel rods.New Jersey State Assemblyman Gary Guear said he received information from areliable National Guard source that a map of the Hope Creek plant was found by U.S.military forces inside a cave in Afghanistan.
The Hope Creek is a General Electric Mk.1 boiling water reactor, where the spent fuel pool is situated above the main reactor –outside of the main containment area—in the upper third of the reactor’s building.Though Public Service Electric and Gas Nuclear Power Company nuclear spokesmensay the spent fuel pool are protected by hardened concrete and steel-reinforcedstructures, they are not fortified to the same extent as the main reactors. Since the poollounges above ground, it is easier to drain.The Commander and Chief of the United States’ “Zionist-Crusaders” said this inhis State of the Union Message “And the depth of their hatred is equaled by themadness of the destruction they design. We have found diagrams of American nuclear power plants [in their safehouses].”
Had al-Qaeda targeted Peach Bottom, it wouldhave caused the greatest panic America had ever seen. Millions of people would havehad to leave the Washington, Maryland, Virginia area, government employees such asFBI and CIA would have been dislocated, the American economy would have collapsed,cancer rates in all of America would soon have increased rapidly and the revenge of thePalestinians and other Muslims would never be forgotten. There were nuclear reactorsthat were closer Washington like Calvert, but Calvert’s was not a Mk. 1 or Mk. 2 typereactor. One day, by Allah, this will happen! The terrorist scum will not make the samemistake again.
THE PRECEDENTS FOR AN ATTACK ON AN AMERICAN NUCLEAR FACILITY
Attacks on nuclear facilities have figured into many terrorist communiqués. TheLiberation Army Fifth Battalion, the group of imprisoned lice who carried out the firstWorld Trade Center Event, had this to say:If our demands are not met, all our functional groups in the army willcontinue to execute our missions against military and civilian targets inand out the United States. This also will include
some potential nuclear targets
. For your own information, our army has more than 150 suicidalsoldiers ready to go ahead.
5. GAO Report July 2003 “Spent Nuclear Fuel – Options to Further Enhance Security.”http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d03426.pdf 6. Dennis Thompson and Adam Taylor “Lawmaker Stirs Up Nuclear Plant Worries” Wilmington Delaware News Journal April 5,2002.http://188.8.131.52/focus/f-news/660146/posts7. Jim Garamone “The Price of Freedom Is High, but Never too High” American Forces Press Service February 1, 2002 15:05:21 –0800