When we wrote our Finding Home series, we discussed nuclear power plants and their potential to become generational liabilities in a collapsing America. Personally, we do not believe it is wise to live downwind or downriver from these facilities. As Friedemann points out in her latest nuclear article, it is becoming apparent that no government has the balls to properly deal with all the radioactive waste stored on-site in 28 states.
In the southeast, most of the nuclear power plants are located on major river systems that can potentially send radioactive waste downriver out to the ocean. This would make drinking water, fishing, or city living near these areas extremely dangerous for tens of thousands of years.
Western North Carolina has two reactors in eastern Tennessee to contend with, while three separate plants around Georgia make that state a questionable place to set up shop. South Carolina, a potentially wonderful place to live, is covered with nuclear power plants all over the state. Central North Carolina has several more to think about as well. Then up in the mid-west, there are many plants that could cause fallout issues east of the locations in a meltdown—Ditto for the northeast.
I can't pretend to know how waste disposal will pan out in the coming years, so I can only speculate about the potential threat. However, I fully expect the government to become increasingly "impotent," as Kunstler puts it, and judging from what I see in Washington, that is how things are trending. Currently, Democrats, Republicans, Deep State, and oligarchs are in a mad feeding frenzy over remaining resources and power, so they are not going to make mature decisions on nuclear waste disposal.
God help us, please!