As my parents in law live in Chelyabinsk I have to admit a personal interest in the recent Russian meteor impact.
But, given that the Chelyabinsk region is home to a number of nuclear sites, the incident did raise a question in my mind as to whether meteor impacts are considered in the design basis for such facilities.
A scenario like that still sounds incredible, but right now a lot of people in Chelyabinsk are being treated for injuries or trying to figure out out how to cover their shattered windows in below zero temperatures. They might have a different perspective on the likelihood of such an event, what do you think?
One for the IAEA perhaps…