If it were really dead, there would be no reason to mention it, but this horse is likely to rise again and run wild across the earth. Spreading flowers, of course, but still...
And it's hardly "beating a dead horse" when we still have many of those GE plants in operation in the US, many on fault lines. The point here is that ANY of those plants could very well "explode" in the same way at almost any time. Sure, it might take an earthquake, but I think there are over 20 nuclear plants on the New Madrid fault line, so it's not purely theoretical musing. These things are a continuing threat to all human life.