An earthquake? Here? Naw!
Longtime anti-Yucca activist Peggy Maze Johnson considers the Fukushima disaster -- and b reathes a qualified sigh of relief that nuke waste isn't being shoveled into Yucca Mountain right about now -- you know, aka that ancient volcano in an earthquake zone:
I asked the scientist employed by our Department of Energy what could happen if there was a huge earthquake. “Not to worry,” said the scientist, “Yucca Mountain has been engineered to withstand a 6.5 earthquake”! As a native San Franciscan I had to ask what would happen if there was a 7.5 or even and 8.5 quake. “That won’t happen”, said he.