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Nuclear watchdog eyes standards for reactor shutdown in fear of giant volcanic eruption

The Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) held a meeting of a panel of outside experts on Oct. 17 to start considering the formulation of standards for ordering a nuclear power plant to shut down in preparation for a giant volcanic eruption. Arguing that there is a high possibility of smaller volcanic eruptions occurring ahead of a giant eruption, the expert panel …

Yellowstone

Yellowstone Earthquakes Reveal a Volcanic System Six Times Bigger Than We Thought

They have determined a deeper and much larger zone of hot rock acting as a feeder to the active reservoir capable of  erupting.  The original event for this volcanic plume was well to the west and produced a huge basaltic lave flow that covered a vast amount of country.  If as and when Yellowstone were to erupt, we can expect …