Emergency declared at U.S. nuclear plant after lightning strike — “Venting of Unit 1 primary containment” — ‘Normal’ radiation levels reported — NRC mobilizes response center

Published: April 18th, 2013 at 12:38 pm ET


LaSalle News Tribune:  Exelon Generation’s La Salle County Generating Station declared an Unusual Event at 3:11 p.m. today, after both units automatically shut down when power from the switchyard into the site was interrupted during a severe thunderstorm. […] Technical experts are working to restore power to the switchyard. […] LaSalle Generating Station is located about 75 miles southwest of Chicago […]

Morris Daily Herald: The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Region III staff is monitoring the La Salle nuclear power plant after a lightning strike knocked out offsite power to both Units 1 and 2. The NRC has mobilized its Incident Response Center in Region III, located in Lisle, Ill., and is monitoring the events along with the resident inspector onsite. […] An Unusual Event is the lowest levels of the NRC’s four level emergency classification system. […]

NRC: Event Notification Report for April 18, 2013: “In addition to information [previously provided], LaSalle Unit 2 received a high drywell pressure signal [1.77 psig] due to loss of containment cooling from the loss of power. […] There is no evidence of reactor coolant leakage. There was no additional ECCS systems discharging into the RCS [Reactor Coolant System]. […] two Unit 2 primary containment vent and purge valves were opened to vent the Unit 2 containment. Once Unit Two containment pressure reached 1.77 [psig], these two vent valves isolated as expected. “Due to the loss of offsite power, the Station Vent Stack Wide Range Gas Monitor (WRGM) and the Standby Gas Treatment Wide Range Gas Monitor (VGWRGM) also lost power. Manual sampling has been implemented and power is restored to the VGWRGM, however the VGWRGM has not been declared operable yet. Normal radiation levels have been reported from the manual sampling. […]

UPDATE AT 0057 EDT ON 04/18/13: “After the Unit 2 primary containment vent and purge system isolated on the Unit 2 containment High Pressure signal, Venting of the Unit 1 primary containment was commenced. At 2005 CDT, Unit 1 primary containment pressure reached the Group 2 primary containment isolation system setpoint (1.77 PSIG) causing the primary containment vent and purge valves being used to vent the Unit 1 containment to isolate. Unit 1 primary containment venting was being performed through the Standby Gas Treatment system which is a filtered system. […]

Video of radiological drill at LaSalle Nuclear Power Station

Published: April 18th, 2013 at 12:38 pm ET


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69 comments to Emergency declared at U.S. nuclear plant after lightning strike — “Venting of Unit 1 primary containment” — ‘Normal’ radiation levels reported — NRC mobilizes response center

  • weeman

    I do hope the back up batteries were fully charged and the diesel generators are in operational condition and fully tanks of fuel. Why play with fire, please extinguish.

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      From Greg Palast:

      "I need to speak to you, not as a reporter, but in my former capacity as lead investigator in several government nuclear plant fraud and racketeering investigations."

      "Back in the day, when we checked the emergency back-up diesels in America, a mind-blowing number flunked. At the New York nuke, for example, the builders swore under oath that their three diesel engines were ready for an emergency. They'd been tested. The tests were faked, the diesels run for just a short time at low speed. When the diesels were put through a real test under emergency-like conditions, the crankshaft on the first one snapped in about an hour, then the second and third. We nicknamed the diesels, "Snap, Crackle and Pop.""

      It gets worse.


      Greg mentions in the article that the US backup generators were 'fixed'. The nuclear industry hasn't told anyone the truth for 5 decades.

      Don't anyone hold their breath that any NPP backup diesel generators will work when required. Remember, it's cheaper for the company to let the plant explode than it is to pay for safety upgrades, and Greg explains in his book 'Vulture's Picnic' how expensive the correct backup generators are – that's why they weren't installed in the first place.

      • People might want to sign up for Greg Palast's [recommended] periodic email letters.


        I couldn't help noting the time above:

        "..Unusual Event at 3:11 p.m. today."

        Otherwise, I dare not bring up the horrible D-word, but nuclear power plants in general also speak to the general lack of real democracy – both in the U.S. and here in Canada. They act as a kind of litmus test, albeit one that is failing.

        Forget the tyranny of the majority, the nuclear industry shows what happens when populations are ruled by a non-democratic and undemocratic tyrannous minority.

        • moonshellblue moonshellblue

          Ruled by the military industrial complex and Dwight warned us thus we the people are to blame.

          • We Not They Finally

            Dwight actually wasn't so great about warning us. Remember his "Atoms for Peace" campaign promoting nuclear power plants? We-the-people can be blamed for a lot of things, but having been propagandized that death machines are "peaceful" is not one of them.

      • Trawling4Trolls

        Three, 3, crankshafts breaking.

        "primary containment vent and purge valves were opened to vent the Unit 2 containment. .. Manual sampling has been implemented .. Normal radiation levels have been reported from the manual sampling. "

        Normal levels as in what could be expected of workers who had no desire to measure the Vent Stack?

        Crankshafts ready, Vent Stacks measured. Got it.

      • We Not They Finally

        Ouch TIS! Also, whoever wants to can cross-reference to the current article on the fertilizer plant explosion that may have killed up to 70 people. They had told the EPA that there was "no risk of fire or explosion," just that maybe there would be a smell of ammonia for ten minutes. They just self-evaluated and that was it. Bad enough. But these kind of practices for nuclear are catastrophic almost by definition.

        • Time Is Short Time Is Short

          Here's a good one, Enenewsers:

          Concerned about Fukushima radiation killing off all life on earth, that you're living in the beginning of an ELE?
          Upset that you're going to watch your children die of horrible nuclear-related cancer and diseases, with little chance of medical care?
          Angry that your government shoved all this down your throat with lies, and more lies?
          Are you sick knowing that you are going to pay for all the damage caused by these exploding NPP's, because the government did everything to prevent the shareholders from accepting any financial liability for these death machines, until you are completely poverty-stricken and destitute?

          Then take a Tylenol!

          'Tylenol Eases Existential Anxiety'

          "A common pain-reliever can also be used to cope with existential dread – anxiety arising from thinking about death – according to a new study."

          ""Pain extends beyond tissue damage and hurt feelings, and includes the distress and existential angst we feel when we're uncertain or have just experienced something surreal. Regardless of the kind of pain, taking Tylenol seems to inhibit the brain signal that says something is wrong," said Daniel Randles from the University of British Columbia."


          • Au Au

            Who paid for that study? Makers of Tylenol?

            Maybe they changed the active ingredients to:
            Fluoride 300mg
            Acetaminophen 25mg

          • Trawling4Trolls

            Brain signal inhibition. LOL Too good.

            Brain inhibtion & tissue damage, subtitled as Sex Among Nuclear Workers.


          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Helen Caldicott would likely say, "Oh yeah, just take a Tylenol, and put your reptilian brain to sleep! No worries!"

        • Trawling4Trolls

          Self-evaluate, write your own paycheck.

          Also very intertwined.

          You know, kind of like Insider Trading in Congress.

      • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

        Greg Palast; The Lies and Fraud Behind Nuclear Plant Emergency Diesel Generators; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/11/greg-palast-lies-and-fraud-behind.html

        Gorbachev; Chernobyl Nuclear Accident Was Real Cause Of The Collapse of Soviet Union; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/12/gorbachev-chernobyl-nuclear-accident.html

      • ion jean ion jean

        Andrew at nuclearcrimes.org had this to say about the event: It's very important to understand what the differences are between a direct-to-atmosphere venting of an operating reactor and one that is melting down. (We're assuming many or all of the gasses vented from barrier #2 to #3 at LaSalle were released to the atmosphere.)

        At Fukushima, the core became heated to many thousands of degrees Celsius, melted the fuel rods and cladding, which vaporized forms of both low and high volatile radioactive elements – they were released in their gaseous states into the air because there was no containment. The most highly volatile isotopes, like cesium and iodine, were released in huge quantities, while things like plutonium and strontium, which are less volatile, were released in lower quantities. All of these isotopes, as gasses, to a much lesser extent, are still being released over Japan because the coriums are still hot enough and there is no containment.

        • ion jean ion jean

          Continuing…At Fukushima, what also was released were radioactive elements that are gasses at or around room temperature, like carbon-14, tritium, kryptons, xenons, argons, etc.. Some of these things transform into cesiums and strontiums, etc….

          At LaSalle, although fuel was shielded by cladding (the fuel rods), various gasses in the primary containment were available for release when the purging and venting happened. For instance, neutrons from the fuel pellets change water into tritium gas. Also, the fuel rods themselves have pin-sized holes that release radioactive elements that are gasses at or around room temperature. (Read more in boxed feature entitled 'Fuel Leaks' here.) So, xenons and kryptons were released. Note: krypton-90 becomes strontium-90 in a matter of minutes; same for cesium-137, which is the daughter product of xenon-137 gas. These isotopes were likely present in the air over LaSalle.

          Since the cladding was intact in the fuel rods, and the core was not nearly hot enough to volatilize much, this might be the extent of the inventory types that were released. What is most concerning is iodine gas, which is one of the highest volatile isotopes. Iodine pools in the thyroid gland and can cause nodules and cancer.

  • Cisco Cisco

    “Normal radiation levels have been reported from the manual sampling. […]” THEY SAY

    “…causing the primary containment vent and purge valves being used to vent the Unit 1 containment to isolate. Unit 1 primary containment venting was being performed through the Standby Gas Treatment system which is a filtered system. […] THEY SAY

    Yeah, “normal radiations levels”. Normal for them, perilous for those around this death machine. Hey, with the new EPA exposure limits they are absolutely in compliance, whatdaya bet?

    • We Not They Finally

      It's probably called "the new normal." Anything horrible that you are forced to get used to against your will, is "the new normal."

      • Trawling4Trolls

        "the new normal" is also called 'a perfect storm', or, 'we doing it to 'ya openly, where in the past we were more discrete'. A celebration of sorts.

        Arnold Schwarzeneggar coined it with his "Let's Pahty". They're partying in America.

        Wall Street won't touch financing for nuke plants so it must not be Greenspan's Irrational Exuberance. It's the party of Stupid Exuberance with the nuke industry.

    • jec jec

      And the actual data and amounts from the 'venting'..those collected figures we FINALLY MAY see two or three years later? I hope there is no radiation in the gases being vented. With the wind direction, its plume is hitting Chicago and the North East USA. Good news for the Congress, Senate and White House, the weather will carry it in a northerly direction and not over Washington DC. Bad News for the Northeast USA.
      On all the venting..there is tritium allowed to be vented from ALL nuclear plants. The amount is at some levels I can never figure out. The amounts have been quietly increased by US government regulations..but Tritium is radon I think. Tritium can contaminate ground water so they check for that,its a beta.
      Most ENENEWS know more facts than this poor gal. I have just absorbed as much info as I can reviewing EPA sites/NRC documents. Talk about confusing and double speak! For example, a local nuclear plant, Surry(Dominion Power, Virginai), the listed files are, only updated to 2011. These are the scanned in typed!!! on a typewriter, non OCR document with the required EPA reports for contamination, events..etc etc. Its probably not searchable due to security? Now I probably am wrong..the 2013 data for the first quarter of 2013, its got to be available. Heaven help us if we need a urgent "GASP" 2012 value for vented nuclear gases or particles. You will be digging around the net for a long long time and still have to get a PHD in Double Speak Math!

  • stopnp stopnp

    Primary containment vent and purge? What is primary containment? The building around the rpv, or the rpv?

    • Trawling4Trolls

      As they doubtless know the significant difference between Primary and Secondary Containment, you could safely conclued the ventings were radioactive and 'ended' before Manual measuring began.

      • Cisco Cisco

        As Cenk Uygur says…OF COURSE!!!!

        • We Not They Finally

          Does Cenk Uygur KNOW or CARE about nuclear catastrophes? Haven't watched him for a while. But last time around, his thing seemed to be the grave danger of carbon emissions, not plutonium emissions(working for Al Gore, at least then.)

          • Cisco Cisco

            I don't think so; even he isn't going to go near this. It's the 3rd rail for aspiring journalists/pundits. I just used his expression of "OF COURSE" because it is so telling when he uses it. I didn't mean to imply he was or had visited this subject…sorry for any confusion.

    • Primary containment is the actual RPV. YES, they vented the cores!

      • Trawling4Trolls

        As our very own Atomfritz once proffered, empty cores are usually in the range of 73 Sieverts or so, so you can just imagine how hot a 'non-empty' core must be!

  • Nukites

    Hopefully the CEO is up on the vent doing the manual sampling. I mean, they're the ones saying everything is safe. Make them do the dirty work.


    Maybe he's getting a good nose hit off the vent pipe.

  • ForwardAssist ForwardAssist


    As in, SNAFU.

    Situation Normal, All @$&!ed Up.

    Always, normal.

  • User Enoughalready lives near Chicago.

    Maybe she will give us a spot check with her Geiger.

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      Before I even knew that LaSalle NPP 1&2 was hit by the lightning and that venting was occurring my MEPA Strahz AQM-22 pancake-tubed GM counter alert/alarm sounded at around 4am after power was disrupted here as violent storms steadily pounded my region as well as those in a line extending from N.Wisconsin south into TX and the wind has averaged 13-17 MPH from the SW, the direction of LaSalle NPP I've ALWAYS been downwind of here 59 miles NE of the crap-"pile" along with some(most)of the other 10 nuke plants in IL that routinely "vent" under "normal" operating conditions even without some type of emergency conditions initiating even more releases in the name of "public safety"(?!!)My GM had been indicating somewhat elevated,but mostly stable readings with daily exceptions when the numbers fluctuated wildly reaching & surpassing the alarm level-usually climbing & remaining much higher for short periods before dropping back down to "normal"(elevated,post-311) no.'s. This A.M. saw my GM climb from the 8-11 u/sv,hr norm to 16, then 22 u/sv,hr for an hour(?)!! EXC is stating their Emergency Response Center mobilized for the event(s) is in "Lisle,IL", but I find that suspicious since it's in Woodridge,IL,where the NPP Senior Plant Manager "supposedly" carjacked a lady to escape(?)& then jumped bail & fled to Chile with 100K+in gold bars(?)!(shady nuke-puke BS!)~I don't trust them & I'm on personal "high-alert",I guess I've been ever since 311 began 😐 ~**……

      • +1

        Thanks for the info!

      • Lion76 Lion76

        we have this in common

      • Au Au

        Johnny Blade-22 microsieverts- wow wow wow. What is it now?

        Am I understanding you correctly? Your norm is 8-11 microsieverts/hr
        not .08-.11? That's high! I am sure you know what you are typing. Just double checking.

      • Trawling4Trolls

        I would get the hell away from that zone. The industry is about as trustable as a pit of vipers.

        "mostly stable readings with daily exceptions" LaSalle is confirming that you can trust its readings.

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    We need outside third-party analysis of radiation releases for all nuclear plants, all of the time.

  • ML

    Due to fundamental design issues, Jaczko called for the phase out of all 103 operating reactors in the United States at the 2013 Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference in Washington, DC on April 8th and 9th.
    This is absolutely appropriate yet politically deadly. You can see why he is a former NRC chairman.
    This quote from the article bares repeating: "He argued that all nuclear power plants in the United States have a “fundamental design problem”, which cannot be fixed by the continual band-aids applied by the nuclear industry."

  • https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:eY-cqzjdjXoJ:www.ucsusa.org/assets/documents/nuclear_power/20040503-ucs-bg-bwr-containment-overpressure.pdf+mark+ii+containment&hl=en&gl=ca&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESjZ09VfMrFoe-PFXMXCIxHaxr7QNsKLxrbsyTbTKA2hBMUqePOS-hFm5aJsg-d39Ze9UNtOV6qM-uLy0uPZnuqDKR3i9yTftW-2gdfCI3u-9WxBtvDDXojBjxPHscqME46beEUZ&sig=AHIEtbSEkuRHSzivP36A7G3qcme-tW_yRw

    Hope this link works. Basic run through of the Mk ll primary containment.

    I don't fully comprehend it but releasing steam or whatever that has been that close to the reactor must release at least low level radiation. So what does normal mean? Normal background or normal radiation for that specific scenario? Also found out that because the boiler is basically contained in the reactor the steam that is used for the turbines is radio active under normal conditions. So no doubt any emergency release while avoiding a worse accident still must release radiation. They never release actual numbers just verbage such as normal or low.

    See also. http://www.nirs.org/factsheets/bwrfact.htm

  • evendine

    As the following article points out:

    '…Venting air from primary containment to the atmosphere is the last-ditch means of cooling the containment…'

    This may be more serious than we think :0(


    • Trawling4Trolls

      And as it occurred in reaction to a scram it illustrates that these machines are always next to out of control.

      Hagel said North Korea's Jong-Un was 'skating close to a dangerous line'. These reactors are those types of machines.

      Chernobyl was skating much too close, Fukushima was inevitable like a Carrington Event.

      Too dumb, this technology.

  • razzz razzz

    Both units did a SCRAM. Vent stack had no power to operate. Where are the backup generators kicking in mentioned and were core tempatures. Lost offsite power with no backup generators kicking in means the core(s) don't have proper water movement in the cooling loop so the valves open to vent steam into the primary containment which quickly over pressurizes and needs to vent itself and does but through a so called filter system. What it is capable of filtering, I do not know but certainly couldn't send exhaust steam up the vent stack because backup power. Probably another side dump while waiting for backup power. Makeup water comes from the large fishpond via 5 gallon buckets.

    A couple years ago, I would not have known what I just said. Today now, I do know, unfortunately.

    Ten bucks says the reactor lid gasket-seals failed but we will never know.

    Raise the background levels to cover for any noble gas releases. Tritium doesn't count because it is invisible.

    Let's see how long it is going to take to restart either one of these units.

    Still waiting for AK One plant to fire up its Unit 2 after it did emergency venting after its SCRAM.

    • Trawling4Trolls

      This supposed filtering of venting materials makes me wonder what they do with the filters afterwards. Like the Navy's ion exchange resins, hot as can be imagined .. thrown overboard while at sea. Do the land reactors burn their filters because it's 'only tritium'?


  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    Posted Geiger Counter Reading in Radiation Monitoring Forum for today 60 miles North-East of the LaSalle Nuclear Facility and downwind of it.


  • vital1 vital1

    potrblog has interesting information on the fact the nuclear plant stack radiation sensors, do not have backup power. This plant could be venting large amounts radiation but because the sensors are down, it wouldn't be reported.



    Get the message out there on how serious the Fukushima nuclear disaster is
    quickly, and efficiently. You don’t need to explain anything just distribute the lifesaver.pdf or create your own, hand it out, mailbox it, or email it.


    • jec jec

      NOT ABLE TO YRACK RADIATON BEING VENTED DURING POWER OUT!So when the worse danger could be hsppening-no one has any data–so no release detected.etc..the EPA can just smile-move on…no immediate danger..

  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    Dear Mr. – President Obama:
    Eventhough you give absolutely no attention to us, I will say once more that your Money-Friendly positions, all of the oil, coal, nuclear, and all capitalist's industry's positions are anathema to life on Planet Earth! Wake up, corporate stooge!

  • stopnp stopnp

    I figured it was the worse. Outstanding.

  • many moons

    from the USNRC site:
    "LaSalle has terminated the unusual event which was initiated at 1511 on 4/17/13 and reported under EN 48939. This unusual event has been terminated based on meeting the following established criteria. This report is being made in accordance with 10CFR50.72.(c)(1)(iii).

    "1) Off-site power has been restored to all ESF busses
    "2) Fuel Pool Cooling has been restored on both units
    "3) Primary Containment Chillers have been restored on both units
    "4) Drywell pressure is less than ECCS initiation setpoint
    "5) ECCS signals cleared to allow diesels to be placed in stand by

    "Recovery of remaining plant systems will be managed through the Outage Control Center (OCC)."

      • Power Reactor Event Number: 48943
        Facility: LASALLE
        Region: 3 State: IL
        Unit: [ ] [2] [ ]
        RX Type: [1] GE-5,[2] GE-5
        HQ OPS Officer: JOHN SHOEMAKER Notification Date: 04/18/2013
        Notification Time: 21:32 [ET]
        Event Date: 04/18/2013
        Event Time: 14:00 [CDT]
        Last Update Date: 04/18/2013
        Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
        10 CFR Section:
        50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A) – DEGRADED CONDITION
        50.72(b)(3)(v)(D) – ACCIDENT MITIGATION
        Person (Organization):
        STEVE ORTH (R3DO)

        Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
        2 N N 0 Hot Shutdown 0 Hot Shutdown

        Event Text

        "This report is being made pursuant to 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(v)(D), 'Event or Condition that could have prevented fulfillment of a Safety Function needed to Mitigate the Consequences of an Accident', and also 10CFR50.72(b)(3)(ii)(A), 'Degraded or Unanalyzed Condition'. At 1400 [CDT] on 4/18/13, 3 pin hole leaks were identified in the Unit 2 High Pressure Core Spray System (HPCS) minimum flow valve flow line, between the minimum flow valve and the Primary Containment Suppression Pool in the Reactor Building Raceway. The leak is approximately � gallon per minute. This could have prevented the Primary Containment, a single train safety system, from performing its design function, and also results in the nuclear power plant, including its principal safety barriers, being…

  • razzz razzz

    So Unit 1 and Unit 2 both had to vent to relieve overpressure from their respective dry-wells commonly called primary containments.
    How did both SCRAMed reactors dump pressure into their dry-wells which then had to vent to release pressure buildup? Through a relief valve, through a leak. Temperature of the reactors' cooling water was what? The filtering was how effective? Since they didn't bother to have backup power to the vent stack sensors, did the plant personal just go on about their duties without knowing exposure counts?

    From the NRC site…
    "…After the Unit 2 primary containment vent and purge system isolated on the Unit 2 containment High Pressure signal, Venting of the Unit 1 primary containment was commenced. At 2005 CDT, Unit 1 primary containment pressure reached the Group 2 primary containment isolation system setpoint (1.77 PSIG) causing the primary containment vent and purge valves being used to vent the Unit 1 containment to isolate. Unit 1 primary containment venting was being performed through the Standby Gas Treatment system which is a filtered system…"

    • The filters system only works when powered.. as it runs pumps.. the venting was unfiltered… as they didn't have power.

      • razzz razzz

        NRC parroting LaSalle's onsite report says they did have some power, you know, enough to make coffee to get them through this ordeal.

        So what if you have a pin hole or two or three. After SCRAM the turbine loop is bypassed which shortens the cooling loop, more heat in less space.

        This idea of a perpetual motion machine because of all the decay being created that can be used to still make steam to drive an auxiliary fan connect to a pump to keep circulating cooling water never seems to workout in real life.

        The steam has to be replaced with water which needs to be injected into a high pressure loop because the core is overheating from the decay heat causing the overpressure but they need steam to help drive pumps to keep cool water coming back in. A balancing act so precise that they have to vent the core to control pressure.

        Yeah I know, the above didn't happen in this situation…Here they were just trying to add makeup water via high pressure injectors trying to overcome the pressure build up caused from overheating. Couldn't do it, had to vent the core first or it leaked first or both, into the dry-well.

        When they get offsite power back on, then everything is wonderful again.

        That no emergency power was made for the radiation sensors is purposeful and the NRC goes right along with it because nukes are safe when you are ignorant of the facts and figures and can't warn the public… What a bunch of glowing bullshit this nuke industry is.

  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    Followup put out by Potrblog 4/19/13

    ALERT! La Salle Nuclear Plant Nearly Took Out Chicago !
    Chicago almost became a glowing radioactive sister city to Fukushima.


    • +1

      He supplies a good summary of the event.

      Statistically, sooner or later, it WILL HAPPEN again.

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Information that should be on the news all over.

      Thanks for the link and thank you Potrblog

      I agree ChasAha. it's only a matter of time when this happens again.

      ~End Nuclear Power~

  • Cavebear Cavebear

    <sarcasm ON>
    Thank god for the Boston bombers. MSM has other things to report than just another negligible event in a NPP.
    <sarcasm OFF>

    Radiation Monitors had no power during the venting? Oh come on. There was nothing to read anyway because Nuke is safe.

    <black humor ON>
    I received a top secret transcript from a conversation about the vent stack monitors:

    Technician #1: 'Look at the Geiger Counter display here. What do you see?'
    Technician #2: 'Nothing, it's blank'
    Technician #1: 'And that means?'
    Technician #2: 'As usual. There's nothing to see here. Move on'
    Technician #1: 'Very good. I see you already got the idea of how public safety really works'
    <black humor OFF>

  • wetpwcas1 wetpwcas1

    Folks we are all on our on as far as info about the failures of nuke plants, the MSM does not make money of slow death. When their offices become unsafe they might report from the bunkers or tunnels under the city! 7 guys & a camel has kicked our ass! Fukushimafacts.com is way better than all the MSM shit heads put together!