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Local news shows ‘amazing’ and ‘terrifying’ images of wildfire that threatens Los Alamos nuke lab (VIDEO)
June 27th, 2011 at 11:17 PM
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..."Fort Calhoun, Nebraska (CNN)
Tim Nellenbach is on a mission as he shows a small group of journalists around his workplace. The manager of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant and his colleagues are bent on dispelling rumors about the condition of their facility: rumors about a meltdown, about a loss of power. The rumors are patently false, they say, and it's frustrating to have to deal with them while also battling a genuine crisis"...

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/06/28/ne ... index.html


Over de branden...:

..."(CNN) -- A raging wildfire near the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico will keep the facility closed for a second day on Tuesday as firefighters battle brisk winds and warm temperatures, authorities said"...

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/US/06/28/ne ... index.html
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Ft Calhoun nuclear plant swamped as Flood berm collapses

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Salem Unit 2 nuclear reactor shuts down after cooling pump failure

Published: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 1:20 AM
By Bill Gallo Jr./Today's Sunbeam
http://www.nj.com/salem/index.ssf/2011/ ... tor_s.html


Salem Unit 2 at Artificial Island in Lower Alloways Creek Township shut down after a cooling pump failed Sunday night.

LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK TWP. — The Salem Unit 2 nuclear plant remained shut down this afternoon following a problem with a reactor coolant pump, according to a spokesman for the plant’s operator.

Salem 2 automatically went offline Sunday at 6:01 p.m. when the coolant pump tripped, said Joe Delmar, spokesman for PSEG Nuclear.

When the pump shut down, the auxiliary pump system automatically started to provide water to cool the reactor.

The cause of the pump failure is still being investigated, according to Delmar. The plant functioned as designed, he said.

The plant remained in “hot shutdown” mode this afternoon.

Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission resident inspectors assigned to the Salem site responded to Salem 2 and verified that the plant was stable and operator actions were consistent with procedures and that appropriate troubleshooting was being performed by PSEG Nuclear, according to NRC Spokesman Neil Sheehan.

The shutdown will count as a hit on the plant’s performance indicator for unplanned shutdowns per 7,000 hours of online operations, according to Sheehan. If a plant experiences more than three unplanned shutdowns during the previous 7,000 hours of operation, it will receive additional NRC oversight.

“This event shows why we need to have independent reviews of nuclear power plants and these plants need additional backup systems,” said New Jersey Sierra Club Director Jeff Tittel.

Salem 2 is one of three reactors operated by PSEG Nuclear at its generating site on Artificial Island here.

Meanwhile, Salem Unit 1 and Hope Creek plants continue to operate at full power.

At full power the three plants provide enough electricity to supply three million homes.
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Potential Nuclear Catastrophes Spread Across The US As 1 Sievert Per Hour Water Found Leaking From Fukushima

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June 28, 2011 at 7:08 pm
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The US faces nuclear disasters across the nation as Fukushima residents are found to have radioactive urine and radioactive water measuring over 1 sievert per hour is found leaking from the plant.

Nuclear radiation in water has been founding leaking from the Fukushima nuclear reactor #2 at levels exceeding 1 sievert per hour, which is a clear sign that a nuclear meltdown is now underway inside the reactor.

TEPCO assures the radiation is not leaking into the ocean even though radiation levels in the sea nearby radiation levels are being measure almost 2,000 times normal levels.

TEPCO says there is no need to worry about the meltdown and to reinforce the lie the media chose to interview a talking head who says we are probably only looking at a temporary meltdown inside the reactor.


Temporary meltdown? As opposed to what exactly, a permanent meltdown?

Zero Hedge reports:



Submitted by Tyler Durden on 06/28/2011 15:46 -0400
The story that the world forgot, and that everyone wishes could just be buried under a 10 foot lead plate, not only refuses to go away but is getting worse by the day. The latest news from Fukushima is that the highly radioactive water has started leaking from Reactor #2, into a trench which is located just 180 feet away from the sea, prompting more fears that the most radioactive water recorded to date would soon seep into the ocean. The Telegraph reports: “The water seeping into a trench outside the Number two reactor at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northeast Japan had a radiation level of more than 1,000 millisieverts per hour.” To be expected, here’s captain “all is fine” aka TEPCO, to remind us that this is perfectly normal and 1 sievert water is no cause for concern: “we do not believe it is leaking into the ocean. We are now working out where the cause of the leak is and finding ways to remove the water as soon as possible.” Luckily, nobody believes the lies out of Japan anymore: “Speculation surrounding the extent to which the radiation may be leaking into the Pacific Ocean was also mounting after tests last weekend found nearby seawater contaminated 1,850 above legal limits.” Too bad they still believe the lies out of the US government. And while this recent development is happening, people in Fukushima have finally started getting full body radiation screens from the prefecture.. a move that is about 3 months overdue.

Daily Yomiuri reports: “Fukushima Prefecture began checking the internal radiation dose levels of selected residents Monday, the first step in its plan to examine the health of all its 2 million residents amid the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. About 28,000 residents of Namiemachi, Iitatemura and the Yamakiya district of Kawamatacho were to receive the initial checks.” Naturally, this is all to make sure that the motor plant workers will be in pristine shape as Japan ramps up production for its car plants to fill “unprecedented record demand”… if one believes the lies emanating every day from the other side of the Pacific. (ignore record GM channel stuffing facts please).

From the Telegraph:

The discovery of the contaminated trench came one day after officials evacuated the turbine building of the Number 2 reactor when puddles of water inside were found to contain 1,000 millisieverts per hour of radioactivity – 100,000 times the normal level.

A temporary meltdown inside the core of the Number 2 reactor was possibly the cause of the building’s contaminated water, according to Yukio Edano, the chief government spokesman.

“The radiation seems to have come from the fuel rods that were partially melted down and came into contact with the water used to cool the reactor,” he said.

Two nuclear plant workers suffered burns last week after stepping in toxic water but were released on Monday from a specialist radiation medical unit.

Some more lies:

However, nuclear experts said that any radiation leaking into the ocean would most likely pose little threat as it would swiftly dissipate.

“In terms of radiation leaking into the sea, this would be diluted very quickly and there would be no particular risk to fish for example, ” Yoshiaki Oka, a professor at Tokyo’s Waseda University, told The Telegraph.

And some actual truth:

Confusion and unease have been growing in Japan surrounding the nuclear situation due to a string of conflicting reports, alleged safety blunders and miscalculated figures.

What confusion/unease? All the busy Japanese population wants is to get back to making car parts so the US can pretend its GDP grew at 4% in Q4.

And some worse news:

All of Namiemachi was designated as part of the no-entry zone within a 20-kilometer radius of the plant, while Iitatemura and the Yamakiya district of Kawamatacho were designated as planned evacuation areas. People in planned evacuation areas were asked to leave by the end of May.

Ten men and women, aged from 31 to 67, visited the National Institute for Radiological Sciences in Chiba on Monday. They were examined with a whole body counter (WBC) to check internal radiation levels throughout their bodies, and received urine checks in the afternoon.

A total of 120 people, chosen randomly from the three municipalities, will receive such examinations. Based on the institute’s findings, the prefectural government plans to establish simple methods to check dosages of internal radiation, a Fukushima prefectural official said.

Most of the remaining residents of the three municipalities will be checked through statistical estimations using questionnaires.

They will be asked what they did and where they went, for instance, after March 11, and based on their responses, the prefecture will estimate the amounts of radiation suspected to have accumulated inside their bodies.

Well, it is always better to estimate than to know for sure.

We eagerly await to see GM’s June car sales number to see what the level of dealer stuffing at the once bankrupt-always bankrupt car company will be, just so we can easily debunk more BS from the lemming goon squad.

This is what GM’s month end dealer inventory looked like recently:

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To make matters worse, residents in Japan are now pissing radioactive urine.

Meanwhile back in the US a raging wild-fire is engulfing the Los Alamos nuclear weapons facility were up to 30,000 drums of nuclear waste are reported to be stored on site. Famed nuclear physicists Michio Kaku gives a breakdown oon the dangers at the facility.
Physicist Speaks On Concerns With Material At Los Alamos Lab

Kaku said around 20,000 to 30,000 barrels of plutonium contaminated waste is stored at the lab. That waste includes everything from gloves to fuel rods, according to Kaku.

“Plutonium is one of the most toxic particles known to science. A particle you can’t even see lodged in your lungs could cause lung cancer,” Kaku said. “What we’re worried about is what happens when the fires go right into these buildings and perhaps pop open some of these 55-gallon drums.”

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Raging Wildfires Approach US Nuclear Weapons Facility In Los Alamos




Back in NJ a nuclear reactor in Salem is in a state of “hot-shutdown” according the Associated Press.
NJ Salem 2 Nuclear reactor cooling pump fail forces closure

Salem 2 nuclear plant is under “hot-shutdown” mode and under investigation after a cooling pump failure caused it to close Monday according to Associated Press. It is one of three nuclear facilities supplying power to 3 million homes.

“Spokesman Jo Delmar tells Today’s Sunbeam of Salem that the Salem 2 reactor went offline automatically at 6 p.m. Sunday. Delmar says an auxiliary pump automatically kicked in when the main pump shut down.” (AP)

Today’s Sunbeam reported:

“Federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission resident inspectors assigned to the Salem site responded to Salem 2 and verified that the plant was stable and operator actions were consistent with procedures and that appropriate troubleshooting was being performed by PSEG Nuclear, according to NRC Spokesman Neil Sheehan.”

And the threat to the 2 nuclear power plants along the Missouri river has not subsided either.

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Just how bad is the threat to the Fort Calhoun reactor?

The cooling pumps are being ran off backup generators and workers are carrying the fuel to plant by hand to keep the generators running.

Ft. Calhoun nuclear workers carrying in fuel cans by hand in order to keep pumps running

[...] At Fort Calhoun, where the river has risen gradually, the water seeps in through sandbag walls, electrical conduits and other places that workers had not thought much about before. There are so many small water pumps running to keep up with the leaks that keeping them supplied with gasoline and diesel requires something akin to a bucket brigade.

Orange plastic fuel cans are rolled on a cart over the catwalks and then handed off to employees who are headed deeper into the plant. Climbing over the sandbags at the entrances, they carry them in, and workers on their way out pick up a few empties and carry them out for refilling. [...]

Source: NY Times

The union of concerned scientists say another 3 feet of water and there is a 100% chance of core meltdown.

The Union of Concerned Scientists often complains about Nuclear Regulatory Commission inaction — the agency’s failure to enforce its regulations prohibiting unmonitored and uncontrolled releases of radioactively contaminated water, the agency’s tolerance of four dozen reactors operating in violation of fire protection regulations, and so on.

Today, we commend the NRC in action.

Flood waters in Nebraska have reached the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant. But whatever threat flooding poses to the plant, that risk is lower today due to actions taken last year by the NRC. During their routine inspections of weather protection readiness in 2010, the NRC’s inspectors found a commitment in the plant’s design and licensing reports stating that vital safety equipment located in the auxiliary building would be protected against a flood rising to 1014 feet above mean sea level.

The NRC’s inspectors determined that the plant’s design did not fulfill this commitment. In fact, NRC estimated there was a 100% chance of reactor core damage caused by a flood rising above 1010 feet.

Source: The Monthly Review

And a damn upriver from the Nuclear plant is now releasing over 1 million gallons of water per second.

Nearly 1 million gallons PER SECOND being released from Gavins Point Dam – 154 miles North of Ft. Calhoun
KETV Gets Aerial View Of Missouri River Flooding

“Gavins Point Dam in Yankton, SD now unleashing nearly a million gallons of more bad news every second.”

Gavins Point Dam is only 154 miles north of Ft. Calhoun.
Go to 1:32 in the video:

Source: KETV ABC News 7
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Special Nuclear Teams Will Track Levels Of Plutonium And Uranium In Air At Los Alamos Lab

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June 28th, 2011
http://theintelhub.com/2011/06/28/speci ... lamos-lab/

‘Hoping for the best’: Firefighters battle blaze at edge of Los Alamos nuclear complex, MSNBC, June 28, 2011:

N.M. facility calls in teams to track readings that measure levels of plutonium and uranium in the air ‘as a precaution’

[... T]he facility called in special teams to track readings from a network of 60 monitoring stations that measure levels of substances such as plutonium and uranium in the air “as a precaution,” said lab director Charles McMillan. [...]

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico, who was visiting evacuees at the Santa Claran Hotel Casino in Espanola, said “there’s no doubt” the lab stores a variety of hazardous and radioactive materials that “you don’t want to escape in the atmosphere.” But he said he was confident lab and state environmental officials had monitoring systems in place to “evaluate exactly what we’re seeing here.” [...]
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Los Alamos nuclear laboratory threatened by wildfire

Efforts to protect New Mexico site stepped up as lab officials give assurances that dangerous materials can resist blaze


Teams of firefighters are battling to prevent a wildfire in New Mexico from reaching the Los Alamos National Laboratory, America's largest and most important research and development site for nuclear weapons.

The fire that started on Sunday, probably as a result of a downed power line, has forced the entire 11,000 population of Los Alamos to be evacuated and has reached within a road of the outer perimeter of the lab on its south-western and western sides. An acre of vacant land on the south-western border of the lab experienced a spot fire, though that was quickly brought under control.

The wildfire has drawn attention to at least 10,000 drums of radioactive waste dating back to the Cold War era which are being stored in a part of the laboratory known as Area G. The 55-gallon drums are stored three deep on concrete under fire-protected tents.

The management of Los Alamos says that the waste is under little danger following the investment in recent years of $20m of firefighting measures including the thinning of trees and creation of fire breaks.

As a last resort, plastic foam could be used to seal off the drums from incoming flames.

But the prospect of a possible threat to such a sensitive nuclear site has raised alarm in the region, and specially converted planes known as "flying laboratories" are being flown over the area to monitor air quality to detect whether any nuclear particles are entering the atmosphere. No radioactive contaminants have been recorded so far.

"There are fire mitigations at all of our nuclear facilities, and I am confident in our ability to protect all of them. This is a strong team protecting a national treasure", said the laboratory's director, Charles McMillan.

The lab was created during the second world war as a secret location for the Manhattan Project, the mission to develop the first atomic bomb. It has since grown into a massive research institute with an annual budget of more than $2 billion covering such diverse studies as nanotechnology, computing and space science.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/ju ... y-wildfire
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Mitchio Kaku: Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant - "Fukushima In Slow Motion"

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Live Geiger Counter CD V-700 located in Redlands, CA. Sensor is outside a 2nd story window. The average CPM I recorded for my area is 7.5
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ABC News Says They Made An Error In Reporting Fort Calhoun Evacuation, Demands Story Be Scrubbed From Internet

Posted by Alexander Higgins

July 3, 2011 at 2:04 pm
http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/0 ... net-32911/


ABC says they made an error in reporting that an evacuation zone was issued around the Fort Calhoun Nuclear power plant and have since redacted the story and they have now issued a take-down order demanding that all references to the story be removed from the internet.

After ABC news initially reported that a 10 mile mandatory evacuation zone was issued at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear plant the story was scrubbed from all online news sites.

http://blog.alexanderhiggins.com/2011/0 ... w%E2%80%A6

ABC news has since contacted me telling me they made an error in reporting the story and they redacted the story.

They have ordered that story be taken down from YouTube apparently under the impression that I posted the copyrighted video on my YouTube account which I did not.

They have also ordered that I remove the story and any references to it from Twitter and anywhere else that the story was online.

Unfortunately, I can not help them in removing the video from YouTube but will do my best to get the word out that they made an error in reporting the story and are ordering that it be scrubbed from the Internet.

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