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CBS: Fire erupts at another U.S. nuclear site near major city — Witness: Flames within feet of radioactive waste — TV: “You can see the smoke for miles… A big-time scare” — EPA emergency response specialists deployed (PHOTO & VIDEOS)

KTVI, Oct 24, 2015 (emphasis added): Brush fire at West Lake Landfill sparks concern — Smoke could be seen for miles as fire crews responded to a brush fire at the West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton Saturday… The fire was started by a faulty switch… inside the landfill’s perimeter. The switch overheated, causing hot . . . → Read More: CBS: Fire erupts at another U.S. nuclear site near major city — Witness: Flames within feet of radioactive waste — TV: “You can see the smoke for miles… A big-time scare” — EPA emergency response specialists deployed (PHOTO & VIDEOS)

AP: Catastrophic event could release radioactive fallout over major U.S. metropolitan area — Gov’t issues emergency plan as fire burns near nuclear site — Report: “World is on brink of nuclear disaster” — Senator: “What we have… could end up as Chernobyl” (VIDEO)

AP, Oct 8, 2015 (emphasis added): Beneath the surface of a St. Louis-area landfill lurk two things that should never meet: a slow-burning fire and a cache of Cold War-era nuclear waste, separated by just 300 meters… Authorities have quietly adopted an emergency plan in case the smoldering embers ever reach the waste, a . . . → Read More: AP: Catastrophic event could release radioactive fallout over major U.S. metropolitan area — Gov’t issues emergency plan as fire burns near nuclear site — Report: “World is on brink of nuclear disaster” — Senator: “What we have… could end up as Chernobyl” (VIDEO)

Emergency Alert at US Nuclear Facility: Semi truck filled with uranium catches fire — Initial attempt to extinguish flames fails, blaze continued for over 30 minutes — Officials test for radioactive contamination — FEMA, Homeland Security, EPA notified (VIDEO)

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Event Notification Report for Sep. 24, 2015 (emphasis added): HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL… URANIUM HEXAFLUORIDE PRODUCTION… METROPOLIS, IL… Emergency Class: ALERT… 10 CFR Section: 40.35(f) – EMERGENCY DECLARED… ALERT DECLARED DUE A FIRE GREATER THAN 15 MINUTES OUTSIDE OF THE FACILITY — At 2019 CDT, the licensee declared an Alert due to . . . → Read More: Emergency Alert at US Nuclear Facility: Semi truck filled with uranium catches fire — Initial attempt to extinguish flames fails, blaze continued for over 30 minutes — Officials test for radioactive contamination — FEMA, Homeland Security, EPA notified (VIDEO)

US Gov’t: Uranium plant leak “warranted emergency classification of ALERT” — Worker: “Video shows release was out of control… Smoke billowing… They refused to warn community” — TV: “I’ve lived here 30 years and never seen anything like it… I was shocked” — “It’s ridiculous… it’s not contained, everybody watched it” (VIDEOS)

 Follow-up to: “Emergency” at US Nuclear Facility, Uranium Gas Release–Witnesses: “There’s the plume… moving across highway… Chemical taste in mouth… I could smell it!” (VIDEO)

NRC, Nov. 13, 2014 (emphasis added): NRC inspection found that Honeywell did not recognize that the HF [hydrogen fluoride gas] released… warranted an emergency classification of ALERT. Honeywell . . . → Read More: US Gov’t: Uranium plant leak “warranted emergency classification of ALERT” — Worker: “Video shows release was out of control… Smoke billowing… They refused to warn community” — TV: “I’ve lived here 30 years and never seen anything like it… I was shocked” — “It’s ridiculous… it’s not contained, everybody watched it” (VIDEOS)

Cracks discovered in U.S. nuclear plant’s reactor shield, cracks from 2011 are spreading — Group: “The structure is compromised” — NRC: Public safety not compromised “based on the current information”; Inspector heading to site

AP, Sept. 22, 2013: The operator of an Ohio nuclear plant along Lake Erie has found several more cracks in the concrete building housing the nuclear reactor and says some cracks found earlier have grown a bit. [...] Several hairline cracks were found in the structure’s 2 1/2-foot-thick concrete two years ago. FirstEnergy determined . . . → Read More: Cracks discovered in U.S. nuclear plant’s reactor shield, cracks from 2011 are spreading — Group: “The structure is compromised” — NRC: Public safety not compromised “based on the current information”; Inspector heading to site

Emergency declared at U.S. nuclear plant: Fire shuts down reactor — “Reports of black smoke” — Company says no release of radioactivity “above normal operating limits” #Callaway

Fulton Sun, July 27, 2013: Fire shuts down Callaway nuclear plant, no danger to public after Friday night incident [...] At 11:49 p.m. Friday, Ameren Missouri Callaway Energy Center declared an “Unusual Event” due to a small fire in the turbine building, a press release from Ameren Missouri electric company stated. [...] Our first . . . → Read More: Emergency declared at U.S. nuclear plant: Fire shuts down reactor — “Reports of black smoke” — Company says no release of radioactivity “above normal operating limits” #Callaway

TV: Official to reveal “new concerns” about landfill fire nearby nuclear dump — “Will unveil new information about the radioactive waste” — Erin Brockovich’s group meets with residents

CBS St. Louis, June 17, 2013 at 7:24a ET: State Rep. Bill Otto Scheduled To Release New Landfill Information [..] Work continues to put out the fire at the burning Bridgeton [near St. Louis, MO] landfill, while new information is expected to be released Monday about the nearby nuclear waste sit. State Representative Bill . . . → Read More: TV: Official to reveal “new concerns” about landfill fire nearby nuclear dump — “Will unveil new information about the radioactive waste” — Erin Brockovich’s group meets with residents

Professor: Explosion possible near St. Louis-area nuclear site — Official: Steam increasing from underground fire, may be moving closer to radioactive waste

Title: Smoldering Landfill Could Threaten Nuclear Waste Source: AP Author: JIM SALTER Date: May 29, 2013

[...] Assistant Attorney General Joe Bindbeutel said new evidence, including increasing amounts of steam in the “neck” area between the two sites, showed some potential movement in that direction.

[Ed Smith of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment] . . . → Read More: Professor: Explosion possible near St. Louis-area nuclear site — Official: Steam increasing from underground fire, may be moving closer to radioactive waste

Fire burning next to buried nuclear waste near St. Louis — Officials: Measurements of radioactivity ‘have not reached levels of concern’ (VIDEO)

KMOV, May 7, 2013: Residents living near the Bridgeton landfill are being given a choice to relocate to nearby hotels while work is done at the landfill to attempt to reduce the odor. [...] To fight the odor that will come from the project, workers at the landfill are looking at installing misting systems . . . → Read More: Fire burning next to buried nuclear waste near St. Louis — Officials: Measurements of radioactivity ‘have not reached levels of concern’ (VIDEO)

Goldfish swimming in reactor water at U.S. nuclear plant — Died soon after… “The radiation could not have killed them” — NRC investigating, concerns about worker morale

Title: FirstEnergy finds goldfish in Perry nuclear plant, NRC investigating Source: The Plain Dealer Author: John Funk Date: May 2, 2013

A pair of radioactive goldfish has been found swimming in a lemonade pitcher in the bowels of the Perry nuclear power plant. [...]

The fishy tale has prompted federal regulators to ask a . . . → Read More: Goldfish swimming in reactor water at U.S. nuclear plant — Died soon after… “The radiation could not have killed them” — NRC investigating, concerns about worker morale

CBS: Nuclear scare on board Chicago metro train — Elite VIPR team detects “high isotope reading” on luggage — Man emitting radiation (VIDEO)

Title: VIDEO: Feds Swarm Metra Train After Detecting Nuclear Risk Source: CBS Chicago Reporter: Dave Savini Date: March 15, 2013 h/t Anonymous tip Emphasis Added

“Chicago commuters were stunned — A nuclear scare on board a Chicago metro train just last night.”

It was stunning for those who watched Thursday night as federal agents . . . → Read More: CBS: Nuclear scare on board Chicago metro train — Elite VIPR team detects “high isotope reading” on luggage — Man emitting radiation (VIDEO)

Scientist: Tap water could probably run a lawn mower… it’s real gas — 500,000 times legal limit for benzene — “I’ve never seen such high levels” — Brockovich visits Illinois community (VIDEO)

Daily Times (Illinois), March 6, 2013: Contacted by phone Wednesday, [environmental scientist Robert] Bowcock expressed shock and alarm from lab results recently processed from Wedron [Illinois] groundwater samples [...] “The federal government allows five parts per billion of benzene as its maximum level,” said Bowcock. “The samples I collected and had tested were at . . . → Read More: Scientist: Tap water could probably run a lawn mower… it’s real gas — 500,000 times legal limit for benzene — “I’ve never seen such high levels” — Brockovich visits Illinois community (VIDEO)

Blast Update: One of top restaurants in Midwest “just completely gone” — Firefighters searching rubble for victims (VIDEO)

Follow-up to: Massive gas blast in downtown Kansas City — Gruesome injuries reported — Up to 3 explosions (VIDEO)

KMBC at 10:40p ET:

At 1:20 in

When you look at this and you see what is left, which is nothing of the restaurant, it goes beyond rubble, it’s just completely gone.

And that . . . → Read More: Blast Update: One of top restaurants in Midwest “just completely gone” — Firefighters searching rubble for victims (VIDEO)

Years in prison for CEO charged with dumping fracking waste? Full tanker trucks of toxic fluid released directly into storm drain — Crews monitoring for radioactivity (VIDEO)

AP: A northeast Ohio man charged with violating the federal Clean Water Act is suspected of having an employee repeatedly dump gas-drilling wastewater into a storm sewer, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Hardrock Excavating LLC owner Ben Lupo [...] faces up to three years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a year of supervised release . . . → Read More: Years in prison for CEO charged with dumping fracking waste? Full tanker trucks of toxic fluid released directly into storm drain — Crews monitoring for radioactivity (VIDEO)

TV: “Staggering number of cancers, illnesses, and birth defects” linked to nuclear waste? Over 700 cases found in only four square miles — “There’s something very wrong” (VIDEO)

Title: Cancer cluster map of St. Louis Source: KSDK Author:  Leisa Zigman Date: Feb 1, 2013 h/t Anonymous tip

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Anchor: There are radioactive secrets beneath the banks and waters of a north St. Louis County creek that may be linked to a staggering number of cancers, illnesses and birth defects. In . . . → Read More: TV: “Staggering number of cancers, illnesses, and birth defects” linked to nuclear waste? Over 700 cases found in only four square miles — “There’s something very wrong” (VIDEO)

TV: Uranium used to make atomic bombs dumped in landfill with no cover near major U.S. city — Experts: Waste “is becoming more radioactive” — EPA: It’s safe, leave it there (VIDEO)

Title: EPA: Public is safe despite high levels of radioactive material at St. Louis landfill Source: KSDK Author: Leisa Zigman Date: 12:14 AM, Jan 18, 2013 h/t Anonymous tip

About 200 North County residents squared off against EPA officials Thursday night over tons of illegally dumped radioactive material that is sitting on a flood . . . → Read More: TV: Uranium used to make atomic bombs dumped in landfill with no cover near major U.S. city — Experts: Waste “is becoming more radioactive” — EPA: It’s safe, leave it there (VIDEO)

Gundersen: US nuclear plants at risk of ‘flood of biblical proportions’? — “They’re not designed against biblical floods” (AUDIO)

Title: Repairs at Four Nuclear Reactors Are So Expensive That They Should Not Be Restarted Source: Fairewinds Energy Education Date: January 13, 2013

At 2:45 in

Nuclear Expert Arnie Gundersen, Fairewinds Energy Education: At the Ft. Calhoun plant [in case of an upstream dam failure] we’re looking at 35 feet more water than there . . . → Read More: Gundersen: US nuclear plants at risk of ‘flood of biblical proportions’? — “They’re not designed against biblical floods” (AUDIO)

“Bizarre disappearance” of US nuclear plant operator — Carjacking, private jet, $100,000 in gold bars? (AUDIO)

Chicago Sun-Times, Jan. 11: h/t Anonymous tip

A missing nuclear plant operator who vanished after being charged with a DuPage County carjacking faces a March 5 trial date even though authorities say there’s evidence he fled the country.

[A nuclear engineer who worked at the Dresden plant in Illinois,] Michael Buhrman, 32, was free . . . → Read More: “Bizarre disappearance” of US nuclear plant operator — Carjacking, private jet, $100,000 in gold bars? (AUDIO)

1,200-foot sinkhole opens up in Ohio: Pipeline exposed and hanging — Gas company working to fix problem — “I’ve never seen anything like this… very unusual situation” (PHOTOS)

Times-Reporter, Nov 28, 2012:

Source: 19 Action News

A section of land the length of four football fields collapsed Wednesday afternoon leaving a gaping hole [...]

The collapse left about 70 to 80 feet of a 4-inch natural gas line exposed, and hanging [...]

[...] an Ohio Department of Natural Resources geologist was . . . → Read More: 1,200-foot sinkhole opens up in Ohio: Pipeline exposed and hanging — Gas company working to fix problem — “I’ve never seen anything like this… very unusual situation” (PHOTOS)

Top Expert on Indiana Blast: “It looks like methane” … “Military ammo dropped from a plane would cause similar damage” — Company: No evidence of leak in gas lines

Title: Forensic expert examines fiery south side explosion; Citizens Energy evaluates home’s meter Source: ABC 6 Author: Ebone Monet Date: Nov. 15, 2012 h/t Anonymous tip

Citizens Energy Group said its workers have finished testing the gas meter for the home that exploded on Indianapolis’ south side Saturday. [...]

With workers not finding problems . . . → Read More: Top Expert on Indiana Blast: “It looks like methane” … “Military ammo dropped from a plane would cause similar damage” — Company: No evidence of leak in gas lines

Another mysterious explosion demolishes home in Indiana — Captain: No fire with blast (VIDEO)

(Subscription Only) Title: House explodes near Albion Source: KPC News Author: Bob Braley Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 1:00am

A house in rural Albion exploded Tuesday afternoon, demolishing the building and leaving a couple homeless, the Albion Fire Department said. The home of Pete M. and Ella Jimenez at 2435 E. C.R. 175, was . . . → Read More: Another mysterious explosion demolishes home in Indiana — Captain: No fire with blast (VIDEO)

Police: We just don’t know what caused massive Indiana explosion — State Employee: I don’t know how a gas leak could do that kind of damage — Feds joining investigation (VIDEO)

Title: Feds joining search for cause of Indianapolis blast Source: WTSP, AP, CBS Date: Nov. 12, 2012 h/t Anonymous tip

Feds joining search for cause of Indianapolis blast

[...] Deputy Fire Chief Kenny Bacon [...] said investigators had not eliminated any possible causes for the blast. But U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, who represents the . . . → Read More: Police: We just don’t know what caused massive Indiana explosion — State Employee: I don’t know how a gas leak could do that kind of damage — Feds joining investigation (VIDEO)

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