Overlays of NOAA weather forecast, Near Real Time Fire Data, and San Onofre and Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Stations. This is just to give a general idea. Fire data changes by the second. From Day 1 to Day 2 Forecast extreme area expands well into the critical area. See population and land area at risk on twin maps below.
48 H Fire Data Source: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/earth-observation-data/near-real-time/firms/active-fire-data Fire Weather Outlook Source: http://www.spc.noaa.gov/products/fire_wx/fwdy1.html
2014 Fire Near San Onofre Nuclear Power Station
Zoom showing that the yellow indicates radioactive area
Fires have been raging again in California. In 2014 a wildfire threatened San Onofre nuclear power station. The US NRC doesn’t appear to have taken it very seriously – not surprising since they appear to take virtually nothing about nuclear safety seriously. According to the NRC it was started by a fire on Highway 5. http://public-blog.nrc-gateway. gov/2014/05/20/southern-california-fire-puts-spotlight-on-nrc-regs/
However, NASA took note of the…
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