Canadian TV: “Breaking news… a confirmed leak” — Workers: Container of nuclear material “dropped and broke open” — Commander: “We have a leak, I’ve got to go” — Wife: My husband’s quarantined — Hours later: “To the best of our knowledge, there’s no leak” (VIDEO)

Published: March 14th, 2014 at 8:31 am ET


CTV transcript, Mar. 13, 2014: Breaking news […] Halifax Fire telling CTV just a few minutes ago that radiation levels around the container are higher than normal […] Again, a potentially dangerous situation […] There is a confirmed leak. Hazmat teams are on the scene. Radiation levels are higher than they should be.

Chronicle Herald, Mar. 14, 2014: Emergency crews were on high alert Thursday night as it was feared a container of nuclear material was leaking aboard a ship at Halifax’s north-end Ceres terminal. […] “We have a leak, I’ve got to go,” Halifax Fire and Emergency Service Division Commander Corey Beals said […] Later, the Halifax Fire Department confirmed that four cylinders containing uranium hexafluoride fell from a container, but there was no leak […] There were also reports that the Halifax Harbour Master had been alerted that there was a ship in the harbour leaking radioactive material. […] The wife of a worker at the Ceres terminal tweeted late Thursday night that her husband was on scene when the container fell and that he has been quarantined. […] Uranium hexafluoride that contacts water or moisture in the air will decompose to form a cloud of toxic fumes. If a container carrying the chemical were to leak, it could prove fatal.

CBC, Mar. 14, 2014: Emergency crews continue to monitor a Halifax terminal as they wait for radioactive-material experts to arrive after a potentially dangerous substance fell while being moved off a cargo ship on Thursday night. […]  levels four times higher than background […]

Canadian Press, Mar. 14, 2014: Corey Beals of the Halifax Fire Department says he has few details, but confirms firefighters are dealing with “some sort of radiological leak.” Beals says the leak is coming from a container aboard a ship […] Two workers among a group leaving the container terminal said they were sent home early and were scanned for radiation […]

Global News, Mar. 14, 2014: […] workers reported a container carrying radioactive materials had been dropped and broke open.

Phil McNulty, public information officer: It was just an indication it was higher than normal […] The safety redundancies built in for the transportation of nuclear materials are unbelievable […] If this wasn’t done properly, we wouldn’t be singing the song we’re singing now.

CBC, Mar. 14, 2014: “To the best of our knowledge, there is no leak” [said McNulty] “There’s radiation everywhere all the time.” […] But Calvin Whidden [VP of] the company that operates the terminal, said they weren’t taking any chances. “So we shut the terminal completely down and sent everybody home until the experts get here with the proper equipment to determine whether there is actually a leak or not,” he said. […] For now, McNulty says there is no risk to the public.

Chronicle Herald, Mar. 14, 2014: The cylinders [were to be] delivered to South Carolina

Watch the CTV broadcast herePress conference here

Published: March 14th, 2014 at 8:31 am ET


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119 comments to Canadian TV: “Breaking news… a confirmed leak” — Workers: Container of nuclear material “dropped and broke open” — Commander: “We have a leak, I’ve got to go” — Wife: My husband’s quarantined — Hours later: “To the best of our knowledge, there’s no leak” (VIDEO)

  • earthsmith earthsmith

    F#%k YOU and your public relations knowledge you arsehole! Singing B.S. is all you know how to do. "Radiation is everywhere" no shite..thanks to laying down pathetic beings like you.

    • PragmaticBeliever


    • +1000 covering up this type of information is a crime.

    • jcfougere jcfougere

      and here we go, nuclear has touched down in a province that doesn't even have a reactor.

      This is my home town. There's a maternity hospital right around the corner.

      Coming to a town near you.

    • whatamessa

      yes…they had radiation measuring STUFF …but they forgot!! they are busy you know. I think they are becoming VERY transparent.

    • whatamessa

      now now that's not very nice …go and stand in the corner for 15 minutes and calm down…that's a good boy.

    • weeman

      The cargo was loaded in Southampton and it's destination was south Carolinia.
      Why were they unloading in Halifax, does not make sense,
      What is the explanation.

      • Cisco Cisco

        Probably the crap from Sellafield that they decided they couldn't dump in the sea, too many people watching now. Good for the Brits, bad for us. Good for the disposal contractors, bad for us.

        Some dumps took place 25 years ago, and the dump area was calculated on the sailors' doses. The ship would travel until they reached a certain predetermined exposure. At that moment, they would dump the radioactive waste.

        Never mind that the ship's infrastructure was then radioactive for the return trip. Maybe the same thing going on here at Halifax?

  • Hot and Bothered Hot and Bothered

    They had a leak but there was no leak.
    & I am used to double speak.

  • Hot and Bothered Hot and Bothered

    The event unfolded over a certain frame of time.
    Therefore there is no immediate cause for concern.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      We unfolded over a certain frame of time, and we also are of little concern, apparently. I am unfolding as well.

  • atomicistheword

    "To the best of our knowledge, there is no leak in any of the containers,” said Phil McNulty, a spokesman for Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency told reporters at 1:45 a.m.

    “There’s radiation everywhere all the time. It was just an indication it was higher than normal.”

    Thank goodness they weren't loading fresh fuel in an atomic radiation reactor.

    I can go to sleep now thinking, "It was just an indication it was higher than normal.”

    _zzzzzzzzzz_ (yes; sarcasm)

  • Max Sievert Max Sievert

    same lies all the time :
    – The first team found nothing unusual,- However, the second team picked up higher than normal levels of radioactivity.
    – There were unconfirmed reports the levels detected were three times normal.
    – What they found were levels four times higher than background levels. In other words, the levels were higher than the base level humans are exposed to daily.
    – A further inspection showed there was no actual leak.
    – but For now, McNulty says there is no risk to the public.

  • Hot and Bothered Hot and Bothered

    A container fell and broke open and spilled some stuff but there was no leak. Levels went up to 4x background after there was no leak.

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      H&B- maybe they don't call it a "leak" because in reality it is a "disaster of unprecedented proportions" 🙂

  • Max Sievert Max Sievert

    and they whant to send it to SC , i hope nothing is broken inside the four canisters filled with uranium hexafluoride.
    The cargo was loaded in Liverpool, England, according to McNulty, and shipped to Halifax. He said he thinks the end user is in South Carolina.

    • Max Sievert Max Sievert

      should the canister have gotten cracks or holes, that would be very bad

      Uranium (VI) fluoride (UF6), usually referred to uranium hexafluoride is a compound of the elements of uranium and fluorine. It is a colorless, crystalline solid which is slightly volatile, radioactive and highly toxic.
      " It is a very aggressive substance that almost any material and any biological tissue attacks."
      Uranium hexafluoride is stable in dry air but reacts violently with water. At atmospheric pressure and a temperature of 56.5 ° C, it is by sublimation directly from the solid to the gaseous state.

      In the public debate in Germany these transports are in the criticism, particularly after the first May 2013 be carried on the uranium hexafluoride freighter Atlantic Cartier, a fire broke out in the port of Hamburg and there was considerable difficulties to delete this.

  • Hot and Bothered Hot and Bothered

    I always thought I might be okay dying for a noble cause.
    Dying at the hands of a bunch of bumbling fools? I'm having a hard time with that idea :[

  • nedlifromvermont

    Nothing to see, hear, people … No immediate danger … move along now …

    A quote from my wood truck buddy: "Some people go to school an awful long time in order to be this stupid …"

    This is the sorry state of the oh so modern, oh so technically advanced nuclear power business: If you want to get some containers of some really nasty uranium process ore/chemical/fuel component, ship it to Halifax, Nova Scotia and then put it on a truck bound for South Carolina?

    Maybe someone forgot to tell the radiation physics experts in this sorry line of work that South Carolina has a coastline and several ports as well? Does anybody but me remember Fort Sumter, on the way into Charleston harbor?

    What a silly, unnecessary, stupid business.

    Let's reincarnate J.P. Morgan, who successfully recouped insurance money on his broken mega-ship, the Olympic, after his initial claim was denied … and maybe he can figure out some diabolical scheme to scuttle the world's nuclear fleet and make a profit on it?

    peace folks …

  • GQR2

    Nothing to see here you Lookie Loos cows turn themselves inside out all the time!

    McNulty is just a wee bit to sure of the situation. Then admits he has no idea,not a clue. but its safe,nothing to see here.
    Its so safe why we're breathing it in right now,(isn't it marvelous) he says.
    (The news confirmed a leak 3x background) There is no leak and oh yeah the experts Maryland are coming to check it out…no problem.

    I wonder how Uranium Hexafluroride does when its shaken and jolted in confined canisters?

  • rogerthat

    So, four cylinders of uranium hexaflouride from Britain, headed for South Carolina.
    From wiki:
    ''Uranium hexafluoride (UF6), referred to as "hex" in the nuclear industry, is a compound used in the uranium enrichment process that produces fuel for nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. It forms solid grey crystals at standard temperature and pressure, is highly toxic, reacts violently with water and is corrosive to most metals''.

    …About 95% of the depleted uranium produced to date is stored as uranium hexafluoride, DUF6, in steel cylinders in open air yards close to enrichment plants. Each cylinder contains up to 12.7 tonnes (or 14 US tons) of solid UF6. In the U.S. alone, 560,000 tonnes of depleted UF6 had accumulated by 1993. In 2005, 686,500 tonnes in 57,122 storage cylinders were located near Portsmouth, Ohio, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Paducah, Kentucky. The long-term storage of DUF6 presents environmental, health, and safety risks because of its chemical instability. When UF6 is exposed to moist air, it reacts with the water in the air to produce UO2F2 (uranyl fluoride) and HF (hydrogen fluoride) both of which are highly corrosive and toxic. Storage cylinders must be regularly inspected for signs of corrosion and leaks. The estimated lifetime of the steel cylinders is measured in decades.

  • rogerthat

    There have been several accidents involving uranium hexafluoride in the United States, including a cylinder-filling accident and material release at the Sequoyah Fuels Corporation in 1986. The U.S. government has been converting DUF6 to solid uranium oxides for disposal. Such disposal of the entire DUF6 inventory could cost anywhere from $15 million to $450 million.''

    It's interesting that this talks of ''steel cylinders'' containing ''up to 14 US tons of solid UF6.'' Does this mean that the canister that fell in Halifax contained about 14 tons of uranium hexaflouride? That sounds impressive.

    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      Excellent find, I was thinking something a man could move around alone.
      14 tons is impressive indeed. A container is not rated for that capacity, and a typical load for a truck is approx. 25t.
      So this 'load' might be 56t—hahahahaha
      Just add it to the 57,000+ other cylinders, you can never have enough.
      What a hopelessly stupid society

    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      So if DU is going to So. Carolina it is:

      a)To reprocess for safe disposal—-and taken to WIPP?

      b)To make DU bombs?

      c)To play with, 686,000 tons just ain't enough

      d)all of the above

  • rogerthat

    … or was it a shipping container with four steel cylinders in it, each cylinder containing 14 tons of uranium hexaflouride? whoops apocalypse, halifax, hell of a fix.

    • bo bo

      Thank you for this wrap up, rogerthat –
      So if this is true –
      '( Uranium Hexafluoride ) … reacts violently with water and is corrosive to most metals'
      Isn't storing them in steel cylinders like storing water in paper boxes in Chinese take-out ?

      And did they try to wash it off with water when it ripped?

      • rogerthat

        they say the cylinders will last for decades. but i doubt they are designed to be dropped. and i wouldnt like to be the person sent in to do a close visual inspection.

        • bo bo

          It says that the bottom to the transport containers carrying the cylinders fell off…

          I wonder if the radiation emitting from these cylinders also wear out steel transport containers and that's how the bottom fell off. It says in one of the articles that this wasn't the first time the bottom to the containers fell off and cylinders rolled out.

  • Max Sievert Max Sievert

    For now, McNulty says there is no risk to the public.

    maybe he says that because he know the wind is blowing to the sea

  • tbg

    Lindsey Graham's people must have trouble dialing those Canadian digits, this wasn't supposed to leak until it got to South Carolina.

  • One of the many lies; nuclear power and creating Uranium Hexafluoride, is 'clean'.. WRONG!

    Dr. Helen Caldicott MD – Paducah Kentucky Nuclear Enrichment Plant Dirty Secrets; via @AGreenRoad

  • Nuclear Ships And Subs Pose Huge Risk To Humanity; Could Easily Start WW III Accidentally via @AGreenRoad

  • dosdos dosdos

    99 barrels of uranium hexafluoride on the ship, 99 barrels of death. Drop one down, spill it around, 98 barrels of uranium hexafluoride on the ship……..

  • W8R W8R

    Uranium hexafluoride..
    I guess transporting it as depleted uranium was not hazardous enough.
    4 containers. Each one carrying up to 28 thousand pounds of uranium hexafluoride. At a port..

    No cause for concern.
    Nothing to see here..

  • NO RISK… That is a LIE!

    "For now", McNulty says "there is no risk to the public."

    Of course there is risk. So when you state something so obviously incorrect, then everything else that's said is hogwash.

    The problem is the definition the Nuclear Industry uses for the words 'safe' and 'risk' are different than what others deem as 'safe' or 'risky'.

    Safe in the Nuclear Industry means that you 'most likely' won't die anytime soon and if you do get sick or die it will be nearly impossible to prove a direct link.

    IMO – DO NOT ACCEPT their RISK assumptions.

    Time and time again it has been proven, beyond a shadow of doubt, that the prime directive of the Nuclear Industry is to protect itself first above all else and at all cost. Even if that means making a your life or a child's life a statistic. 🙁

  • AirSepTech AirSepTech

    It is 'funny' how these reports to the public are tempered so not to cause concern above a dirty diaper problem. But their own fear, and fear of reprisal, tends to shitty up their doublespeak fuctard comments:

    "For now, McNulty says there is no risk to the public"

    "The safety redundancies built in for the transportation of nuclear materials are unbelievable"

    “So we shut the terminal completely down and sent everybody home until the experts get here"

    I enjoy reading their crap from the bottom up, to see just how stupid the communication is. Excellent morning coffee entertainment

  • combomelt combomelt

    c'mon DUMBA55ES, just dump it overboard like you always do, and voila, problem solved! DILUTE DILUTE DILUTE DILUTE. SEE? ALL BETTER!

  • YukonRadiation YukonRadiation

    Wow they lied faster then i thought? bastards! when will we under stand that there was no radiation but now it is every where and it is good for you?????? wow we suck ! glad to be dumb!

  • Max Sievert Max Sievert

    Not sure but there is no risk to the public
    (UF6) Uranium hexafluoride and related compounds have radiological and chemical characteristics that pose potential health risks.
    Radiation Effects
    The characteristics of UF6 pose potential health risks, and the material is handled accordingly. Uranium is radioactive and decays into a series of other radioactive elements. Therefore, UF6 in storage emits low levels of radiation. The radiation levels measured on the outside surface of filled depleted UF6 storage cylinders are typically about 2 to 3 millirem per hour (mrem/h), decreasing to about 1 mrem/h at a distance of 1 ft (0.3 m).
    Chemical Effects

    In addition, if UF6 is released to the atmosphere, the uranium compounds and HF that are formed by reaction with moisture in the air can be chemically toxic. Uranium is a heavy metal that, in addition to being radioactive, can have toxic chemical effects (primarily on the kidneys) if it enters the bloodstream by means of ingestion or inhalation. HF is an extremely corrosive gas that can damage the lungs and cause death if inhaled at high enough concentrations.

  • We Not They Finally

    Have to love the given reason for there being "no leak": "There's radiation everywhere all the time."

    What WILL they think of next?

  • "The safety redundancies built in for the transportation of nuclear materials are unbelievable"

    says it all,, unbelievable indeed, since they are known bullshit artists.

  • melting mermaid melting mermaid

    I find the simplest formula for translating nuclear, industrial biostitute bullshit is to assume the opposite, multiply by a million then run like hell.

  • We Deserve Better!

    At least we deserve better lies!

    • Would you like the lies with banana smoothies, or with sugar on top?

      How about a donation for a new community center?

      Beware of nuclear, the death energy, bearer of skull and cross bones laden gifts.

  • ftlt

    Accidents NEVER happen in the nuclear industry. This is a hoax.

    ENENEWS has made the Debunker on Goggle

    My puter had gone down and I was having trouble remembering my log in stuff for EN. And I got put into a delay loop by the EN security. So I goggled EN trying to bypass it. And I stumbled across the above.

    There is a number of them. HAHAHAHAHA

    • One of the comments under the article saying ENEnews is nothing more than fear porn, nothing worth reading.

      "My granddaughter who has some medical issues had her blood tested earlier this year and they found cesium in her blood. There’s only one place that is coming from. She’s only a little thing. What does that do to her health and lifespan and every other child living here ?" – See more at:

      Hmmm, wonder where that cesium came from???

      Couldn't be Fuku, NNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, that would be more fear porn.

      • glass door glass door

        There is a massive effort out there to discredit Enenews.

        And I hardly ever see people defending Enenews in comments.

        I hardly ever see Enenewsers logging on to the articles that Enenews links to and pointing people TO Enenews.

        If Enenewsers don't defend Enenews and the information posted here, who will?

        Comment on the original articles posted by Enenews, too.

        • Shaker1

          glass door, personally, I don't believe that either I or Enenews needs to defend their beliefs. The fact that it's deemed necessary to write such articles should give one with an open mind enough impetus to see what the noise is all about, not take up some personal peeve of their own regarding something like 'fear mongering' itself. I pass the word through those I know, even some I don't know, as I moderate and post to a site devoted to peace and justice. I may not even be personally qualified to banter with those whose control of the language of nuclear disciple, and feel it's better that I don't appear a fool and push others who are equally unqualified to my opposite in critque of those whose mere command of that language lends them 'authority' to those unqualified. I'm not my brothers keeper in that respect, and I've found in my personal experience that it leads to uncomfortable positions and words, being combatative for the sake of combat.

          I know some don't agree with my personal policy, and I will support those who who might have a different policy regarding defense if I agree with them. But I'm not going to change an individual's faith in what they perceive is good science any more than I can convince another that their personal concept of god is flawed. The abyss of contention is deep and treacherous; the air becomes stale and toxic in the hole. Those whose minds are open will stay in the sun and fresh air. Proof, of whatever nature, will come to us…

          • Shaker1

            Sorry, lots of mistakes of quick spelling and exposing thought as I type in that comment. I generally try to proofread better, but I think the gist is there. I wouldn't have even commented, but I think it's something that we who post at Enenews need to consider well here and offsite.

            • glass door glass door

              I just think it's important to educate people who read the comments section on articles. The comments section is the only way to tell the other side of the story. And if only pro-nuclear comments are there for people to read, then no one will ever learn the other side of the story.

              Also, journalists who write articles also learn from the comments section, so if the comments educate them on the other side of the story, maybe they will write a smarter, more-informed article next time.

              • Shaker1

                Respectfully, I agree glass door, especially when it comes to education and things that can be substantially supported. Regarding the fear-mongering, though, there's something much different there. Enenews is a site of much tolerance regarding the expressions of emotions in reply to events, spontaneous and otherwise. I personally believe that, being part of life, those emotions are as valid as the science as long as those who oppose are willing to somewhat forego the practices that they emotionally reject. Opposition of the point 'only X number of people will die' in adoption of a process is socially acceptable ends at philosophy and humanity. Nuclear science even in medicine hasn't a leg to stand on at that point. These people who claim otherwise declare some objectivity (conveniently not applying the harm of that acceptance to themselves, by the way) as higher ground, and their purpose is to convince of that, never admitting that harm on the individual level exist. Humans are 'statistics'. What I've seen, they cherry-pick the bitching here, and not the cited information. Notice even nuclear proponents so educated here don't go into specifics, and few even cite references, bash the humanity and concern, and, again, I don't feel that needs to be defended. The quote of the comment give by the good Dr. is probably the best defense of all. It doesn't need esoteric language or citations, just plain concern that I would hope is common to all.

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          Agreed. There has been an all-out offensive to discredit Enenews for about three months now.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      From your linked article:

      "Mainstream media outlets peddle the lie that all four obliterated reactor containments at Fukushima remain unbreached."

      Why isn't the title " Mainstream Media peddle lies" ??????

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      The article then goes on to peddle some REAL doom porn: Jim Stone's article claiming that there was sabotage via a nuclear bomb hidden inside a camera. Ummmm. Uhhhh. O…K.

    • Ana Ana

      ftlt, I went to the debunker site you posted. That guy is a cretin! He said that some radioactive particles from fuku may have gotten into riverbeds in N America. Nice to know they just circled around and zeroed in on riverbeds and left dry land alone. Then he goes on to state that many police cars have radiation detectors that alert on medical patients but have not found any other kinds of radiation. Finally he says the fuku reactors were blown up with an atomic bomb. He is almost right. They were atomic bombs but the only needed an earthquake to go off. Lordy – I guess any ninny can get a web site and type insane blather.
      Thanks for the laugh but I feel very sad that there are many out there that actually believe this and will not educate themselves.
      Ana in Sacramento

  • bwoodfield bwoodfield

    RSOE EDIS report

    "Halifax Fire has confirmed there is a radioactive leak at the Fairview Container Terminal in the city's north end. Several emergency crews are on the scene including a HAZMAT team. The leak began when a container being loaded onto the deck of the Atlantic Companion dropped. The incident happened around 10 p.m. Thursday. The fire department went to test for radioactivity at the Ceres terminal. The first team found nothing, but a second test picked up higher than normal levels of radioactivity. The Atlantic Companion is a Swedish-built ship owned by Atlantic Container Line ACL."

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    Does South Carolina know about this? I think I would cancel the order. Seems like the safe thing to do, because the safegaurds are "unbelieveable."

    Where is the ship heading to now, S.C. or back to Britain?

    • bo bo

      They'll most likely shoot holes into it and sink it into the ocean, just like those barrels of plutonium just off the coast of San Francisco, OR, keep the ship docked in Halifax and rope it off from the public, but then roll out the red carpet to invite just Japanese Canadians – just like they did on the USS Ronald Reagan for 3/11 this year. VIP only, you know.

      • unincredulous unincredulous

        HA! I can see it now:

        News flash "We have just confirmed that this container is NOT leaking." Just to be safe, a barrage of machine gun fire is directed into the container, and it is heaved overboard.

        Now, back to Dan in sin city. Dan has the report… is sex SAFE? We have just tested this prostitute for STDs. The report says that she has tested Negative. Repeating for you, she does NOT have STDs. Back to you, Sandy. *Machine gun fire in background

        This is Sandy reporting to you from Iraq. There are no WMDs to be found. Repeating for you…(Boom!)

        Sorry we lost Sandy, but here's Bob in Iran:

        Hello Bob here, reporting an agreement between the United States and Iran that has upset some in Israel and Egypt. Iran has agreed to inspection of this Nuclear Power Plant by the IAEA and looks like the situation is, to the best of our knowledge, back to normal now and (KA-KRAKKK! BAM! BOOM!)

        [Lost feed]

        Trading liberty for safety, all over the world…

        • unincredulous unincredulous

          Good morning, America, from Louisville, Kentucky. Sorry for the trouble with our live feed. This morning we have on our program, little Jimmy Jones. Jimmy, as you know, was expelled from school for not finishing his Pop Tart. This resulted in one remained piece of tart that was shaped like a gun…

          (KA-KRAKKK! BAM! BOOM!)

          This is Mike, , reporting from Dallas. We have lost our affiliate in Louisville, but everything is NORMAL. The Fukushima, Japan disaster is spreading radiatio (KA-KRAKKK! BAM! BOOM!)

        • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

          The more I read these stories on Enenews about "official report everything's fine" the smarter Homer Simpson is starting to look.

  • lam335 lam335

    "Uranium hexafluoride that contacts water or moisture in the air will decompose to form a cloud of toxic fumes."

    First of all, it's at a port, so there's going to be already moisture in the air.

    Second, the picture at the following site almost looks like there is some sort of precipitation in the air (though it could just be a grainy picture):

    Actually, it looks like they were having "light snow" in Halifax at the time the container allegedly leaked:

  • Nick

    "Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency said a large container was being moved just before 10 p.m. AT at the north-end dock when the bottom released, dropping up to four canisters filled with uranium hexafluoride six metres to the ground."

    What if the contents themselves leaked before the bottom dropped?

    We have seen with WIPP that this nasty nuclear shit is corrosive.

    …"said Phil McNulty, a spokesman for Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency told reporters at 1:45 a.m.

    “There’s radiation everywhere all the time. It was just an indication it was higher than normal.”

    The monitor picked up someone farting!

    Nothing to see hear, move along.

    • sentinelle sentinelle

      "when the bottom released"

      This sounds like sabotage.

      • sentinelle sentinelle

        Still thinking about the bottom falling out.
        Aren't these things loaded onto and off the ships with large cranes? Do the cranes hook onto a particular part of the container at the top or sides" Since we haven't heard of a bottom falling out previously (have we?) it just seems to me that this was not an accident.

  • lam335 lam335

    "Two teams of specially trained firefighters used meters to inspect the ship and the area near the container. The first team detected only normal levels of radiation in the area. The second team found levels measuring three to four times the normal level of background radiation, McNulty said.

    At that time, the crew was evacuated from the ship.

    However, it was determined later the radiation was from normal sources and was not leaking from the fallen container, he said."


    There must have been a container full of bananas and salt substitute nearby. Or perhaps it was just some of that radioactive metal that governments and industry have been conspiring to "recycle" back into the scrap metal supply for use in the normal, everyday objects to which people are exposed on a daily basis?

  • Ontological Ontological

    The container dropped busted splashed HEX all over the ship. Nope no leak here…Yep. Clean energy. Check. So much for hell of a fix Nova Scotia. Nice place, has the Tartan Festival etc. Bummer.
    Well idiots here is one for you.

  • Crash2Parties Crash2Parties

    Wait; did a container of waste fall over and break open in a minor "oopsie!", or was there some sort of "utility truck fire"?

    Or was it something altogether more serious, which would actually explain how waste was apparently uncontrollably pushed out of the facility for weeks (which takes energy)?

  • weeman

    Did none off you ask yourself why they were unloading it in Halifax and then on the same ship they are going to ship it to north Carolina, read between the lines or are they, I don't know.
    Think and you will comprehend.

    • weeman

      The truth, the hole truth and nothing else.
      We want to know it is our right.

      • weeman

        From Southampton in the UK.
        Explanation required.

        • weeman

          We were readjusting the cargo, as of, you knew the destination, you think off these things before you ship. B.S.

          • weeman

            I was. Hatched a long time age, but not yesterday.
            Yes we come from eggs.
            The shell is fragile and toxins will accumulate, DDT on bird eggs.
            They can't see the similarities, I do, better wake up and make a stance.
            It is written, take note.
            I am only the messenger.

  • any of you watch the show "grimm"?
    all the shapeshifter species riding this planet right alongside us all, usually a few showboating terror types popping up from long ago.
    ever consider the odds of a 250,000 year plan for a salt mine to be a reasonable place to store nuclear waste? in steel drums no less.
    nothing is sane, sanity went out the window hundreds of years ago, these playthings we have are castoffs from a world wiped out long ago it seems.
    the inmates have always run the asylum. deny it or accept it.
    nukes prove we are not only expendable, but a nuisance to be exploited.

  • 4Warnd 4Warnd

    Am sorry to report: we were all forewarned, decades before.

    Now, what are we prepared to do? What?

    If nothing, then this is the ELE suicide.

    Otherwise, otherwise, otherwise…..there are alternative pathways.

  • Sol Man

    Groundbreaking research in light weight lead for coffins.
    Details at 10.

  • Nuclear-Free-Zone

    The famous final scene from the '68 Planet of the Apes keeps replaying in my mind….

  • Nick

    "Definition of 'Peter Principle'

    An observation that in an organizational hierarchy, every employee will rise or get promoted to his or her level of incompetence. The Peter Principle is based on the notion that employees will get promoted as long as they are competent, but at some point will fail to get promoted beyond a certain job because it has become too challenging for them. Employees rise to their level of incompetence and stay there. Over time, every position in the hierarchy will be filled by someone who is not competent enough to carry out his or her new duties. "

    Fukushima, Chernobyly, TMI, WIPP, Halifax, all victims of the Peter Principle

  • Nick

    Japan/Canadian officials: Reporting for duty.

    Civilian Contractor: Do we have the situation in competent hands?

    J/C Os: Certainly, we are all incompetent. nyuk nyuk nyuk

  • Nick

    La lee….lee la…

    Hey Moe, did you tighten the bolts on the bottom of the container?

    Moe: What bolts?

    Curly: nyaaahhaaangg! woop whooop. wooo. Hey Moe.

    Moe: Shut up I am thinking.

    Curly: BBButt Moe. CRASH!

    Moe: Why you knuckle head, I am gonna murder you.

    Curly: Look at it this way Moe. You will glow in the dark and never get lost.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Moe: Shut up, stupid! The bottom ALWAYS falls off the container! It's normal, you ninny.

  • We Not They Finally

    If I say it aint so its not so? The new logic whats good for GM is good for the USA.Orwelian news speak.Our words dont mean anything anymore. Lets look at the Ocean die. Tell me we can continue as an ecological reality without the ocean..No Ocean No world. Its that simple. The Ocean cease we cease. So simple. New atmoshere Methane. THe new dinasoaurs. Way way back in the days of T rex and friends what was our atmoshere Methane.At least T rexs will be happy to be happy to be back.

  • lostworld lostworld

    I searched for Atlantic Companion on Google Image Search. This was one the first pictures found. Seems appropriate.