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Roadracer, I appreciate the explanation you give but I have a couple questions. My concerns are mainly with the spent fuel pools which I don’t believe are built to withstand a direct hit from a jetliner and which require power from the grid or emergency generators to keep the rods cool. My understanding is that nuke plants have anywhere from a few days to a few weeks worth of fuel to keep their emergency generators running. First, are those generators hardened against an EMP? Assuming they are (I hope and pray they are), what are the plans to prevent meltdowns when the FEMA and the military can’t come to the rescue? Also, concerning the spent fuel pools, do you know if anything is being done to protect them from terrorism? More specifically, a plane being crashed into the spent fuel pool. Radical Islam seems to have plenty of suicide bomber volunteers. Thanks fro any light you can shed on this.