A couple weeks ago, we shared an article from Kansas City’s News4KHOU announcing that the world’s second largest state, Kansas, was the only place left on earth that was not affected by a nuclear blast.
While the state had suffered an earthquake and subsequent nuclear fallout, the only other places left on the planet with any damage were Alaska and Japan.
But that wasn’t the end of it.
A week later, a few days before the World Cup was to begin, a nuclear explosion in the Kansas City suburb of Rock Springs killed 10 people.
The US government’s National Nuclear Security Administration, which had been trying to get the public to be more vigilant about nuclear threats, had put out a public alert about the potential for an accident.
In an attempt to make the public aware, the government posted a message on the state’s website stating that there was a “strong possibility” that a nuclear reactor at Rock Springs could explode.
As you might expect, people were quick to take to social media to express their concern.
The message had garnered over 11,000 responses on Facebook alone.
While many people were upset at the announcement, others were not.
They saw it as an opportunity to show their support for the state, and some even expressed outrage that the state was not prepared for the potential disaster.
On the other hand, some people seemed to see the threat as a boon for the country, with people from across the country expressing their support of the state.
Some even praised the governor for making the announcement while acknowledging that there had been some criticism over the announcement.
“As a state, we are blessed that there are not many other states that can handle a nuclear meltdown,” said Kansas State Senator Mike Bell, one of the most outspoken critics of the announcement on social media.
“It’s not something we have to deal with on a regular basis.”
While the announcement was met with some positive comments on social platforms, some were less than impressed by the response.
“People have been trying their best to protect the state of Kansas, but this announcement was a complete letdown,” said state Senator Matt Dabney.
“We should have known that people would react the way they did, and the fact that this was a huge news event when it happened is kind of pathetic.”
On Wednesday, Governor Sam Brownback released a statement expressing his condolences to the people of Kansas and reaffirming his commitment to ensuring safety.
“The citizens of Kansas have been working hard for years to make sure the state has a safe and secure nuclear power system,” the governor said.
“Our people are working tirelessly to protect our citizens from a potential disaster.”
But some of those who had expressed their support in support of Kansas are now saying that they were not in the right place at the right time.
“I’m not sure if it was the right timing, but people in my district are pissed that we didn’t have a warning, or something like that,” said Joe Rupp, a state representative who represents Kansas City, Kansas.
“And they’re upset that we don’t have something like this now, or maybe they don’t even have it in the state.”
According to Rupp and many other residents of the area, it was not a good thing that Rock Springs was in Kansas.
Rock Springs is about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Wichita, a city that is home to a number of nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons sites, including a nuclear facility on the Missouri River.
But as the Kansas state legislature prepares to take up a bill this week that would authorize the state to build a new nuclear reactor in Rock Springs, the situation is changing.
“At this point, it seems like there’s a sense of urgency in the country to get these facilities up and running in the next few months,” said Rupp.
“If we don´t have something in place in Kansas in the meantime, then there’s going to be a real danger of the world going nuclear.
So I think we need to be very clear about what we want to do here and who we want them to be working with.”
And what could a new facility look like?
Many people have expressed their interest in the idea of building a nuclear plant in Rock Falls, Kansas for the city’s water treatment plants.
There have been concerns that the city could become a breeding ground for nuclear proliferation, as residents are concerned about the spread of radioactive waste.
“In a very real sense, Rock Springs and the entire Midwest is a breeding grounds for the spread and development of nuclear weapons,” said John Smedley, a member of the Kansas Senate and the chairman of the National Governors Association.
“A new reactor could provide a new breeding ground and a new target for nuclear attacks.”
But it’s unclear how the nuclear industry would react to the prospect of a new reactor, as many people have pointed out that it could potentially cost