Town next to NJ nuclear plant submerged in flood waters — Mayor: It took a tremendous hit (AERIAL PHOTO)

Published: October 31st, 2012 at 3:05 pm ET


Title: In Barnegat, Waretown ‘Bayfront Took a Tremendous Hit’
Source: NJ Patch
Author: Colleen Platt
Date: Oct 31, 2012

In Barnegat, Waretown ‘Bayfront Took a Tremendous Hit’ […]

[Barnegat Township Mayor Al Cirulli] said “the bayfront took a tremendous hit. There is so much debris, we have to wait for the water to recede and then there will be the cleanup.”

Published: October 31st, 2012 at 3:05 pm ET


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25 comments to Town next to NJ nuclear plant submerged in flood waters — Mayor: It took a tremendous hit (AERIAL PHOTO)

  • jec jec

    Why no photos of the Nuclear plant if its so OKAY and fine? One would think all the news article talking about the "STRONG" designs..whould should a current photo of this successful achievement. Right?

    • lickerface lickerface

      I agree! Why would the press release only show an image from a nice day in the past? Credibility is lost. Lies occurred in the past, so a greater effort should be made to convince those who remember or are skeptical.

  • evendine

    Good point jec – there appear to be no pics of any of the flooded plants available via Google at least…

    • PurpleRain PurpleRain

      Isn't that interesting. What about the railroads? I've often noticed that google blocks out railroad views…always makes me wonder if they are shipping missiles….

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    ‘Oyster Creek proximity to New York poses threat during Flooding’ – Prof. Busby

  • evendine

    Does anyone have a diagram of the plant which includes the offending water intakes? Might be able to deduce which parts of the plant may have been flooded from that…

  • evendine

    btw: Heart of the Rose, I meant pics of the plants in a flooded state.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    umm.this is a current story and not in request for pictures..

    • lickerface lickerface

      A picture was submitted with the story though. It might as well be current with the situation being diffused…

  • dosdos dosdos

    You can bet that the closing of each piece of property in the photo had a limit of liability in case of flood clause somewhere in the documents. You buy shoreline property and build, it's a matter of when, not if, it will be wiped by a storm strong enough.

    You can tell that Sandy didn't have a whole lot of wind, as the shingles on the roofs are all still intact. I didn't see that much damage that I don't usually see in a minimal Cat 1 hurricane. It's nothing remarkable.

    I saw an estimate of $12 billion in damages, most of that from the surge. Compare that to Katrina, which racked up $80 billion in damage, and a lot of area that was hit was swamp land with $0 damage value. Sandy got most of its damage value from where it hit, not how strong it was.

    Three things in a storm can possibly cause damage, wind, rain, surge. The only real damage Sandy packed was surge. The rest was pretty unremarkable for a hurricane. I've been through plenty that were much worse. You clean up, rebuild if you must and can, and go on with the consequences of your choice of location. There are no guarantees on the shore except inevitable destruction.

    Unfortunately, the US nuclear industry is certainly going to play on how well it met this "superstorm" and came out smelling like roses.

    • Only reason they came out smelling like roses is because of their control over media reports of problems at the plants.

      I conducted a quick empirical analysis of the NYT, WP, and WSJ and all three had biased reporting of nuclear problems during Sandy, with the NYT the WORST.

      Unbelievable how biased media reporting was….

      I'm beginning to think that the media may be subject to "national security" legislation limiting what they can say about nuclear since the 3-11 event…

      there are lots of US laws limiting media reporting on the basis of national security: The Alien Act, The Sedition Act, Alien Enemies Act, The 1917 Espionage Act, the Patriot Act

      OR perhaps the media is simply too CORRUPTED BY ITS consolidated OWNERSHIP

      • richard richard

        hi majia. I don't think there is legislation that compels the lame stream media to keep their mouths shut.

        they are simply owned by the major energy/war/political corporations that possess and control most everything, from your president through to your editors.

        i use the term for a reason, because that appears to be what has taken control of the global stage.

        Exelon owns the white house. haliburton owns the military. there is most likely an umbrella group that contains those and the media and any other key social controls.

        The money these groups possess is beyond words. A lot of it has been fleeced from the taxpayers. Well, all of it really.

        If the matter was as simple as legislation, then the 'people' should have a say and can moderate it. But it's a hidden control that's in place and none of the public get to see it or participate in it.

  • evendine

    @Heart of the Rose: umm… i thought this was an article about the proximity of the Oyster Creek site to a severely flooded neighboring town, actually. You will no doubt have noticed
    that there is a picture of Waretown in flood above. Are you not interested in what may or may not have been damaged at the plant (hence my request for a diagram of the plant), or the apparent news blackout (e.g. lack of aerial photographs)?

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    ….I hope this post is of some use here..

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    If you find Busby's article of interest..that's cool..if you dont ..what can I say..

  • evendine

    Yep – the article was interesting thx – always enjoy Busby's scientific approach, unlike many of the nuke PR lobby i'm sure ;0)

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    NJ Nuclear Plant Alert Lifted: Threat of Ruptured Gas lines setting town ablaze still remains

    Enenews mentioned..yep.

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    And the usual propoganda from FluffPost:

    " ' Hurricane Sandy once again demonstrates the robust construction of nuclear energy facilities, which are built to withstand extreme flooding and hurricane-force winds that are beyond that historically reported for each area, ' said Marvin Fertel, president of the Nuclear Energy Institute, an industry lobbying group.

    Some of the problems Monday were not unusual for the industry during large storms. When bad weather topples electrical lines and damages equipment, nuclear plants can be forced onto b"ackup power to run critical systems or even shut down. "

    Robust, me arse.

  • amberlight amberlight

    The credentialed meteorologist who co-founded the Weather Underground actually made this claim on that site:

    "The only other hurricane to hit New Jersey since 1851 besides Sandy was the 1903 Category 1 Vagabond Hurricane."

    Say what???

    I grew up in Teaneck, New Jersey (just west of the Geo. Washington Bridge) and I assure you there were hurricanes periodically roughing up our neighborhood. They were weaker than when they ripped through the Caribbean, but they were definitely hurricanes. There were power outages, businesses closed, school was cancelled (Yaaay!), trees came down and debris was scattered everywhere. The towns on the Jersey shore suffered the most from storm surges and flooding. In fact there was a devastating hit on the shore the year I graduated high school (1962).

    These self-important "experts" would make me laugh if they didn't serve the globalist agenda so well. The nuclear facilities? All is well, no need for the sheeple to worry… except, of course, be very afraid of the terrorists hiding everywhere!

  • amberlight amberlight

    Oh, and I finally contacted my brother on his way to our cousin's place in Raleigh, NC. He got tired of sitting in the dark with no contact with the outside world and a dwindling supply of dry fuel for the wood stove. Apart from trees and branches strewn everywhere and a few crushed cars, nobody was hurt in his neck of the woods in Morris County.

    I trust that others who normally post here are okay but without a way to transmit or receive information.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Sandy causes 300,000-gallon diesel spill into water near New Jersey