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Report: Monsoon rains threaten to flood Los Alamos area with plutonium, uranium — “Frantic” sandbagging effort under way in some communities (VIDEO)

Interview with Willem Malten of the Los Alamos Study Group, PressTV, July 14, 2011:

At :25 in

[...] Now monsoon rains threaten to flood whole communities with contaminants such as plutonium, uranium and mercury, he said in an interview with Press TV’s U.S. Desk on Wednesday.

He said “there is a frantic community effort . . . → Read More: Report: Monsoon rains threaten to flood Los Alamos area with plutonium, uranium — “Frantic” sandbagging effort under way in some communities (VIDEO)

Tennessee nuke plant: After tornadoes, water in reactor “boiled” low enough to trigger shutdown alarm — Public not told of problems

TVA defends Browns Ferry after reports of equipment, operator failure, Times Free Press, July 14th, 2011:

Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant had far more problems during recent tornadoes than TVA told the public after winds took down power lines and the plant went into automatic shutdown.

Exhibit A:

[D]ocuments the [Tennessee Valley Authority] is required . . . → Read More: Tennessee nuke plant: After tornadoes, water in reactor “boiled” low enough to trigger shutdown alarm — Public not told of problems

“This is our highest priority right now”: Los Alamos lab trying to stop nuclear contamination from spreading — 800 waste sites remain

Los Alamos lab prepares for flooding after fire, Associated Press, July 13, 2011:

Crews at Los Alamos National Laboratory installed barriers to divert water and removed sediment as they work to prevent any trace of nuclear and other contamination from being washed downstream by flooding triggered by a massive wildfire. …]

“This is our . . . → Read More: “This is our highest priority right now”: Los Alamos lab trying to stop nuclear contamination from spreading — 800 waste sites remain

Food-safety concerns increasing after gov’t mishandles radioactive beef problem: Industry official

Beef Contaminated by Radiation Intensifies Food-Safety Concerns in Japan, Bloomberg by Aya Takada, July 14, 2011:

About 437 kilograms (963 pounds) of [radiation-contaminated] beef from a farm in Minami-Soma city, 30 kilometers from the stricken Fukushima Dai- Ichi nuclear station, was consumed in eight prefectures, according to the Tokyo metropolitan government [...]

“The government’s . . . → Read More: Food-safety concerns increasing after gov’t mishandles radioactive beef problem: Industry official

Powerful typhoon to threaten Japan early next week — Widespread adverse sea impact possible for Fukushima plant

Typhoon Threat to Japan, AccuWeather by Jim Andrews, Senior Meteorologist, July 14, 2011 at 6:31 am EDT:

A powerful typhoon could strike mainland Japan early next week.

Widespread adverse rain, wind and sea impact is possible, even for site of the tsunami disaster and nuclear site. [...]

Depending upon storm intensity at landfall, winds . . . → Read More: Powerful typhoon to threaten Japan early next week — Widespread adverse sea impact possible for Fukushima plant