“Biblical” hurricane expected to hit US nuclear plant — Experts fear epic catastrophe — Rainfall could be “nearly apocalyptic… borderline unfathomable… unprecedented” — Wind gusts near 150 MPH expected (VIDEOS)

Published: August 25th, 2017 at 4:01 am ET
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WOAI, Aug 24, 2017 (emphasis added): Hurricane Harvey is setting its sights on the area around Corpus Christi… Located not far from where Harvey is expected to make landfall is the South Texas Nuclear Project nuclear power plant. Spokesman Buddy Eiler says the facility was ‘designed to sustain a storm,’ and there are plans in place to shut down operations if necessary…

STP Nuclear Operating Co., Aug 24, 2017: A Hurricane Warning has been declared for several counties in Southeast Texas, including Matagorda County. Hurricane Harvey is expected to make landfall near Corpus Christi on Friday, possibly as a category 3… At STP, we are tracking this storm closely and are making on-site preparations

STP Nuclear Operating Co., Aug 24, 2017: It is expected to intensify to a Category 3 hurricane before landfall… Significant flooding is likely for much of coastal and southeast Texas…

Washington Post, Aug 24, 2017: The extremely dangerous storm is predicted to strengthen and plow into southeast Texas on Friday… An incredible amount of rain… up to 35 inches, is predicted along the middle and upper Texas coast, because the storm is expected to stall and unload torrents for four to six straight days… Marshall Shepherd, a past-president of the American Meteorological Society, tweeted that he feared an “epic flood catastrophe.”… “In all these years, it’s rare that I’ve seen a hurricane threat that concerns me as much as this one does,” said Rick Knabb, hurricane expert at The Weather Channel and formerly the director of the National Hurricane Center… So much rain is predicted that the National Weather Service had to add a new high-end category to its forecast map

Minneapolis Star Tribune, Aug 24, 2017: Biblical Flooding Expected With Hurricane Harvey… NOAA’s 3 KM WRF model shows a landfall pressure of 912 millibars… which suggests a Category 4-5 intensity storm coming ashore near Corpus Christi… some meteorologists were agog over Harvey’s rainfall potential, using words like “unsettling” and “borderline unfathomable.”… All of these signals point to a setup that favors a major disaster

Bloomberg, Aug 25, 2017: “We are expecting catastrophic, life-threatening flooding in Southeastern Texas,” said Carl Erickson, a senior meteorologist for AccuWeather…

New Republic, Aug 24, 2017: [R]ainfall looks like it could produce truly unprecedented flooding, as meteorologist Eric Holthaus has pointed out…

KIII, Aug 25, 2017: Estimated winds could top 125 miles per hour with gusts up to 145 mph

KENS transcript, Aug 24, 2017: “Double-digit rainfall totals — and some nearly apocalyptic — are within reach. I mean this really could go to 20, 30 inches of rain.”

CBS News transcript, Aug 24, 2017: “We are talking epic flooding is possible in Eastern Texas — and that’s not an exaggeration.”

Watch broadcasts: CBS | KENS

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    February 2011 Japan. Before squirrels in Japan had to learn to use Geiger counters on their food, life was good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-k0amh5-e7I


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  • STP nuclear plant? SHUT IT DOWN NOW!!!!!!!!

    Emanate nuclear threat to millions!!!!

    If a person can take a video of a cat in the bathtub and get millions of views so can we!!!!!

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    Don't hesitate!!!! This is a real and present threat!!! Step up! If there has ever been a time to step up and help to avoid a potential nuclear problem it's NOW!

    Right Now, this second… every second you hesitate is one more second that could cost millions of lives!!!

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  • freebywill

    First Responders Sue Texas Chemical Plant for 'Gross Negligence' After Fire and Explosions https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/09/07/first-responders-sue-texas-chemical-plant-gross-negligence-after-fire-and-explosions

    Published on Thursday, September 07, 2017 by Common Dreams
    by Jake Johnson, staff writer
    "No one from Arkema warned of the toxic fumes in the air."

    First responders filed a lawsuit Thursday against the chemical company Arkema, whose plant in Harris County, Texas caught fire as a result of flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.

    Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez claimed after explosions were reported at the plant that fumes emanating from the facility were "not anything toxic" and that inhaling them was just like "standing over a burning campfire."

    The seven first responders who filed suit against Arkema Thursday disagree, claiming they sustained "serious bodily injuries" after inhaling smoke from the fire while "manning an evacuation perimeter a mile and a half from the plant," Reuters reported. They claim that Arkema's "gross negligence" in preparation for Harvey and its aftermath resulted in harm to medical personnel and law enforcement.

    "As a result of Arkema's failure to prepare, its employees were forced to abandon the Crosby facility on August 29, 2017, leaving behind hazardous and toxic chemicals with no supervision," the suit reads.


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  • “On September 6, 2017 at 1157 [EDT], Nine Mile Point Unit 1 experienced an automatic reactor scram with a Main Steam Isolation Valve (MSIV) and Containment isolation. The scram was due to reactor vessel low water level. The cause of the reactor vessel low water level is under investigation. All control rods fully inserted.


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