Nearly 500 times more radiation involved in explosion at Marcoule nuke plant than previously admitted — Level 1 on INES scale

Published: October 1st, 2011 at 8:17 am ET


SOURCE: kmaschke

The French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) reveals the amount of radioactivity in the Oven, September 29, 2011:

Google Translation

After verification by the ASN, it appears that the smelter contained at the time of the accident, a load of about 4 tons of metal for an activity of about 30 MBq [30 000 kBq] and not 63 kBq like the operator initially indicated. This value is low, however ASN asked the operator to explain the reasons for this underestimation. […]

The application of   INES  criteria (International Nuclear Event Scale, graduated from 0 to 7 in order of increasing severity) leads to classify the event at Level 1 on this scale because of the low-level radiation from the oven melting.

Babelfish Translation

After checking by l’ ASN, it s’ prove that the smelter contained, at the time of l’ accident, a load d’ approximately 4 tons of metal for an activity of l’ order of 30 MBq and not of 63 kBq like l’ initially l’ indicated; owner.

CRIIRAD, France, September 30, 2011:

Google Translation

1. Would this reassessment have been published if CRIIRAD had not officially asked […] the various authorities on September 23 ?

2. How come the national expert, [IRSN], who was present at the site and has ressources unmatched by those of the CRIIRAD, has fully repeated the suspicious evaluation of the operator ? The figure of 63 KBq was
published on 12 September by the IRSN and without any later hotfix.

3. How to trust the self-monitoring of the operator, essential device for the control of CENTRACO installation ? From 63 kBq to 30 MBq [30 000 kBq], the difference is not 10 or 20%, but nearly 500 times !

Rememeber that the CRIIRAD had studied the plan to create the installation of CENTRACO and one of the main criticisms it made was the unreliability of the control system of the waste activity.

To access all the documents, the CRIIRAD association will question its members about FILING A COMPLAINT IN COURT on October 14. The aim will be to ensure that all
responsibilities are well researched and established. The explosion caused the death of a employee. Another remains in critical condition. All light must be shed on the
operating conditions and control of the installation.

h/t Jack Dawson

Published: October 1st, 2011 at 8:17 am ET


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24 comments to Nearly 500 times more radiation involved in explosion at Marcoule nuke plant than previously admitted — Level 1 on INES scale

  • WindorSolarPlease

    Thinking here that, with all this radiation whipping through the Countries, it should do in half of the population and leave the other half with problems. Wonder if that sounds about right?

  • Toadmac

    I wonder if this could explain my sudden extreme readings in Australia?

    Watch my other videos as well.This all seems like a very bad dream! I hope someone will pinch me soon!

    • Toadmac,
      I am thinking the increase in readings are from the stirring of air waters from Typhoon and the winds changes, there may be more coming with newest Typhoon and colder air moving south !

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Hi Toadmac,
      I don’t think Marcoule is the reason for your high readings. The French nukes have lots and lots of INES 1 and 2 events very often.

  • So glad under reporting of radiation as this does not happen often or everyday ! sic

  • StillJill StillJill

    Is it time to build an ARK? Make our own “Mothership”? Or, someone PLEASE come up an idea for gathering after this box gets shut down?

    Really friends,…”If not now,..WHEN?”

    • I’m still working on my Windows Time Machine program, darn scripts/bugs… it’s the only thing that can save us, … to go to a time before these reactors were built and stop them this time !

  • Thanks g-d it was in France so it could never affect anywhere else.
    (we should be so lucky)

    …So now Europe has also to deal w/ radiation, a drought harvest thanks to iceland’s volcanic ash plus a financial tsunami.

    Anything I missed?

    red red wine

  • arclight arclight

    get the uk contamination figures and evidence of a cover up here!! just read down the thread…we were still getting peaks until very recently but it seems generally back within range…

    • arclight arclight

      oh and to my best evedence submitted it was iodine 131 at least so

      sorry to be the bringer of bad news 🙁

  • maaa

    Can someone sue them for giving out fake information to the public?

    • Lacsap Lacsap

      The elite has started the long planed depopulation of the humans?

      • Lacsap Lacsap

        Some went wrong, it was not an reaction on your post sorry..

      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        Ya..well unless they are in their hovels.. as we speak..they too.their heirs..THIS DAY.. are contaminated as well…
        A maintained bio-sphere forever….?…Forever?

        • StillJill StillJill

          Yup!!! And can you even IMAGINE the thoughts THAT WILL COME,…along with the “F” word,…FEELINGS,…when their little daughter or son’s nose starts to run red with life sustaining blood? Then, their little one’s hair will start to fall out,…their precious eyes will turn milky , with dark circles,…..THEN,…TPTB will KNOW,…that they KNEW!

  • Lacsap Lacsap

    I live in Germany, not long after the accident in France i suffered a day from dry throat, never had this in my live as far as i can remember. Knowing radiation leads to dry throat i know it had to do with the reactor in France.. And then they say we only burn radioactive waste in Marcoule but clearly they still producing plutonium like in earlier days.. They lie all the time. Trust no one

  • arclight arclight

    there were two spikes of iodine, one on the 12th and another larger one on the 18th september on the water monitor at avignon …so what was this 18th september release then? i got a 0.4mcsievert/h measure on the 20th in london and for a number of days after that 0.2 to 0.36 mcsievert/h……was there another accident??
    do the nuclear lobby just make this stuff up as they go along…admit one problem to cover up another problem…my advice, buy a gieger counter and keep a record of the releases and hopefully we will show the lies of these people to be what they really are, lies!!
    power to the people!!
    viva la francais!!

    “Justice has its anger, my lord Bishop, and the wrath of justice is an element of progress. Whatever else may be said of it, the French Revolution was the greatest step forward by mankind since the coming of Christ.

    It was unfinished, I agree, but still it was sublime. It released the untapped springs of society; it softened hearts, appeased, tranquilized, enlightened, and set flowing through the world the tides of civilization. It was good. The French Revolution was the anointing of humanity.” –Victor Hugo

    errr i think im still on topic admin…lol!

  • arclight arclight

    slightyly better translation of point 2 above

    “How is it made that the expert of the State, the Institute of Protection against radiation and Nuclear Safety, which was present on the site and which has means without common measurement with those of the CRIIRAD, took again without reserve the suspect evaluation of the owner? The figure of 63 KBq was published as of on September 12 by the IRSN and without any later corrective measure.”

    from the criirad website direct…

  • bmurr bmurr

    lie when people are paying attention, and then tell the truth when its old news.