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

Published: July 28th, 2013 at 8:01 am ET
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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 priority was stabilizing the nuclear plant … everything operated per design,” [Barry Cox, senior director of nuclear operations for the Callaway Energy Center] said. [...] There was no release of radioactivity to the environment above normal operating limits, the press release stated, and all appropriate federal, state and local agencies have been notified. [...] Cox said crews were on site Saturday afternoon to survey the damage [...]

Missourian, July 27, 2013: The Ameren Missouri Callaway Energy Center near Fulton is out of service as of Saturday afternoon after an “unusual event” occurred Friday night. [...] Ameren Missouri and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission are still investigating the cause of the fire and assessing damage to the plant, Cox said. [...] no radioactivity was released above the normal level. [...] An “unusual event” is the lowest of the four classifications the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has set out for nuclear emergencies. [...]

St. Louis Post Dispatch, July 27, 2013: There also were reports of black smoke, Cox said. [...] “It was not such a large fire that we had to call for assistance from outside sources or evacuate anyone,” Cox said. [...] “We are still doing our investigating as to the cause and assessing the damaged area,” he said. [...]

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166 comments to 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

  • Its Curtains

    "There was no release of radioactivity to the environment above normal operating limits, the press release stated" Give me a break!?


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    • Cisco Cisco

      "There was no release of radioactivity to the environment above normal operating limits, the press release stated"

      We need to start a dialog about exactly what are the "normal operating limits". The general public is ignorant of the fact that NPP release radioactive gases/steam on a regular basis. What are the permitted daily or release limits?

      The public needs to know this, so that they can connect the dots to those "mysterious" cancer and illness clusters, and maybe realize those clusters aren't so mysterious after all.


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      • jec jec

        What is normal? 20 msv a year? There is no SAFE level of radiation at low levels..NONE. Someone needs to do a FOIA with that company..normal operating levels could be a death sentence for a fetus. Explain why the 8X increase in babies born without brains in the area around Hanford WA! Does anyone know what that kind of killing/birth defect does to the mother..the father..the family. AND then..a PHONY scandal if the public complains…..


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        • nedlifromvermont

          In the minds of the Nuclearists … there is nothing not to love about an anencephalous baby … just another, minor collateral damage; nothing compared to the glory of splitting the uranium atom for unnecessary electricity, which could have been produced so many other ways, without the leukemias, the cancers, the anencephalies (babies born with a congenital defect, missing part or all of their brains …)

          All Glory to Nuclear Power in its race to inflict damage and death on all biologic genomes. What utter fools we have been, to allow this to go on. Money can by a lot of things. Bill Gates: time to grow a frontal lobe, Dude!

          peace!


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      • Fred

        The "releases" they always talk about are the stuff that goes up a pipe or out a vent. That release is tiny compared to the NEUTRONS SHOOTING RIGHT THROUGH THE WALLS, 24/7/365, even if it's not actually operating!

        Noone ever studies what those amazingly powerful "things" do to anyone.


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  • or-well

    HI!
    We're your friendly local nuke.
    We had a fire.
    Now don't get spooked!
    It was where we make electric juice.
    Here's the really super news;
    we released no more rads than we usually do!

    So everyone sat back, reassured,
    while their genes shouted "We can't endure
    internal assault while you eat their manure!"


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  • Is that 'unusual' event, or usual event..
    .
    Sheesh, if wind turbines caught fire so often they'd be seriously jumped on..


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  • What's happened to journalism?

    Now it seems we get nothing but one sided 'press releases' with no REAL questions asked.

    Their 'public relations':
    Ameren [the corporation] said in a statement: “At no time did the situation threaten the public or nearby communities.” – from STL Post Dispatch

    Ever notice how the cause is 'always' under investigation. No true follow up will occur. Was it a faulty valve, human error, sabotage or what? We'll never know is the answer.

    Side Note:
    :) Windmill Farms do not require a Fire Brigade 24/7.


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  • nedlifromvermont

    Had a conversation with a young Brit last night; I was onto the gigantic fraud which is nuclear power; he defended it" you can't replace it with wind and solar WRONG; he said radioactive substances in the waste are natural, just concentrated by nukes, WRONG AGAIN; then he said we get cancer from releases from burning petroleum and benzene, not entirely Wrong, but no excuse to increase background loading of cancer precursors (the industry hides behind polluting industrial cousins.) I insisted it has never been cheap, it has never neen safe, it has never been necessary; he said we needed the radioisotopes for medical (you could get all of these from a couple research sized units,) no need for 400-plus behemoths; finally he touted "research" and "learning" gained from the fission program is necessary to lead us into a fusion power future (WRONG) the only necessary part of fission in fusion energy is a trigger for a fusion bomb is a fission bomb detonator. He was pretty confused and generally unable to wrap his English brain around the fact that the Allies have allowed their victorious populations to be corrupted by a set of lies so sinister, it is not clear the right side "won" the Second World War.

    Folks, strap yourselves in, it's going to be a long, strange trip; we've got work to do; the people have been force fed pro-nuclear propaganda for so long they can't see straight.

    We ended on a positive … he's going to rethink nuclear power.


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    • We Not They Finally

      I hope he can "rethink nuclear power" before the emergency rooms are totally overrun. Then at least he might have a clue why all the deaths.


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    • irhologram

      Nedli.. Good on you! (Is my wish for your efforts.). Like religion/faith or even like deprogramming cults,, changing the nuclear brainwashed mind-set works best one-on-one. It's so hard, though, to always be swimming upstream or feeling like Sisyphus, everyday I gotta roll that €€#¥ stone uphill. I admire you and offer emotional support to all here.


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    • hogy

      Congrats to the Vermonter here who got the Brit to start thinking.
      The Brits are culpable for contaminating the Irish sea with their nukes and also subject to contamination of the channel by a French AREVA plant on the Breton coast. Add to all that, the Brits contracted with AREVA to build several new NPPs in UK. Haven't heard IF those are still on to be built. AREVA is in sinister financial straits today.


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  • We'll just have to get used to these headlines.

    US nuclear power plants are aging, and companies take shortcuts to make ends meet and pay those ridiculous salaries to top managers.

    Taking shortcuts happens everywhere. The boss of Maine & Montreal Railway admitted that placing a night watchman on stationary loaded trains would have made a difference in the budget. They took the risk and a Quebec town was incinerated.

    ~~~~~

    Canada suffered another toxic spill due to human error. Jet fuel from a truck this time.

    The driver took a wrong turn on a country road and the truck overturned spilling 35,000 liters of jet fuel near a town in British Columbia. Due to the toxic fumes people had to be evacuated. The fuel went into the river contaminating drinking water. There are lots of farms in the area, many of them organic farms.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2013/07/27/bc-lemon-creek-fuel-spill.html

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    http://ottersandsciencenews.blogspot.ca/


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    • hogy

      Wonder if that driver was tested for alcohol when he landed in the hospital. Did he fall asleep at the wheel? These horrific accidents are never or rarely probed by the agencies concerned. These questions rarely asked by the news media. Trucks carrying toxic materials should have co-drivers on them. Tracy's comment on short-cutting is on the mark.


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  • Jebus Jebus

    Preliminary Earthquake Report
    EDIS Number: EQ-20130728-342383-USA Common Alerting Protocol
    Magnitude: 1.6
    Mercalli scale: 1
    Date-Time [UTC]: 28 July, 2013 at 03:31:38 UTC
    Local Date/Time: Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 03:31 at night at epicenter
    Coordinate: 36° 31.248, 89° 34.878
    Depth: 7.70 km (4.78 miles)
    Hypocentrum: Shallow depth
    Class: Micro
    Region: North America
    Country: United States
    Location: 2.81 km (1.75 miles) – of Marston, Missouri, United States
    Source: USGS

    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=seism_index&rid=342383

    EDIS Number: NC-20130728-40232-USA
    Event type: Nuclear Event
    Date/Time: Sunday, 28 July, 2013 at 04:12 (04:12 AM) UTC
    Last update: —
    Cause of event: Fire
    Damage level: Unknown Damage level
    Geographic information
    Continent: North-America
    Country: USA
    County / State: State of Missouri
    Area: Callaway Nuclear Plant
    City:
    Coordinate: N 38 45.700, W 91 46.800

    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_summary&edis_id=NC-20130728-40232-USA

    John Mayer – Stop This Train

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4M8nRKx6wnE


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    • Jebus Jebus

      *sigh
      My bad, now I'm tryin too hard…
      I really wanna stop this train…
      Gonna go back to my time out now…
      Stay safe all…


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      • irhologram

        Menus. No! Not your bad. You're NOT trying too hard. All is good. We have to examine everything, every theory. It is GOOD that you brought this to our attention. Besides, it revealed a "frac-cident" that hasn't yet been reported elsewhere that is next door to the New Madrid fault.

        "Be gentle with yourself…" These are some of the words I try live by from the Desiradata: Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Cont.


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        • irhologram

          I-pad, again. That was addressed to Jebus. Cont. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy!


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          • Jebus Jebus

            TY IR,
            Makes you wonder what Max would have penned into that, had Nuclear been then, what it is today…


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            • irhologram

              It's STILL a beautiful world, Jebus…although shrinking. It took THIS much to get us truly motivated, although we're even yet not mobilized. Keep the beauty before you, ever recognizing and bathing in it for a stronger motivation.


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          • Enlite2.0

            I really like this; have never heard of Max Ehrmann.

            This site inspires me in so many ways, even while facing such desperate and tragic possibilities.

            Each time I read an excellent report or insight, or even prose such as this from one of you it is a bittersweet acknowledgement that it doesn't have to be all greed, all self-centeredness, or all corruption.

            I think it is possible to win without becoming the 'enemy'. But it's true the results take longer. Plant an acorn or cut down a tree. One silent hidden victory seems small against the raging crash of a chainsaw and falling tree.

            Humans have to learn to clean up their messes, if they're determined to be such voracious scavengers…or the natural world will clean up after them- even it results in human extinction: (lack of oxygen, weather events, etc.)


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  • irhologram

    205.57 mi Straight Distance from Fulton to Marstan, MO. Jesus, I doubt that a 1.6 EQ 205 miles away under normal circumstances would have combusted an outside transformer plus an inside turbine.


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  • irhologram

    Masts ton appears to be a fracking site? And is it ever close to the New Madrid! Name of frack site: ILLINOIS
    Area of feature in internal units squared.: 22.8119858785
    Shape_Leng: 19.4839268821
    http://earthjustice.org/features/campaigns/fracking-across-the-united-states


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    • We Not They Finally

      "Frackicide." Says it. But the geologist in an early community meeting at Bayou Corne said that the sinkhole had been called by "a frack-out." It didn't get repeated thereafter, but it might well have been the truth.


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  • irhologram

    Sorry. I-pad changed Marston to masts


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  • We Not They Finally

    Most (I believe a majority, maybe a great majority) nuclear plants in the U.S. are at what should have been their operating years limit and were scheduled to be de-commissioned except that they got re-licensed against all sanity. (Certainly true for Vermont Yankee, I believe Indian Point, and others. Palisades is an ongoing disaster.) And since that pesky "side issue" of nuclear waste was never resolved and the plants themselves are increasingly unsound, stories like the above become more and more common.

    During the Cold War, this just looked like "business as usual" — no planning, just a desperate arms race rush. They thought that the cost of preventing a big "button" from being pushed, was thousands of smaller "buttons."

    While feeding the public the "Atoms for Peace" crap. With no thought to ramifications. So now we have what we have.

    And in THIS country, no one even fixes bridges dangerously in need of repair. No one does anything until it's already a crisis. So this problem-with-no-good-solution will be solved? How, when, and by who? They need to all be shut down as a MINIMAL first solution.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    These numbers should start increasing quickly now…
    http://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/chronic/chronicdisease/cancerburdenreport.pdf

    I wonder where all the Nuclear Power Plants are actually located inside this state?

    I bet if you overlay the incidents and the radioactive releases occurring down stream/wind from these Nuclear Power Plants a pattern might be seen.

    Our recent tanning bed study prompting a new tax in the USA… I believe was inside this state and surrounded by nuclear power plant releasing radioactive isotopes..


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    • Stlouieishot

      there is only one nuclear power plant here in Missouri, and that is the Callaway plant.

      there are 2 other operating reactors in the state, one is at university of Missouri at Columbia ( Mizzou ) and the other is at university of Missouri at Rolla.

      even though im not comfortable with living near the rolla reactor, and being downwind of both the callaway plant and Columbia reactor, I will say that the callaway plant is definitely one of the better plants in the country as far as safety records go.

      they are in the process of expanding the callaway plant, I believe they are going to add 2 more reactors to the complex.


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      • We Not They Finally

        Are you saying that you are FINE with having two reactors added? What about the nuclear waste dump right outside of St. Louis and the ongoing-burning landfill inching up on it? And what dos "one of the better plants" MEAN? That it kills less people less quickly, so that is FINE?


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        • Stlouieishot

          where in my above post did I say I was fine with anything? "not comfortable" means that I don't like it.

          and "one of the better plants" MEANS that although I don't like having any nuclear power plants or small research reactors in my state at least its not an old falling apart rattle trap like Indian Point or San Onofre, it was started up in 1984.

          please don't try to put words in my mouth, and do not misinterpret what I say, you look more intelligent that way.


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  • Power Reactor Event Number: 49214
    Facility: GINNA
    Region: 1 State: NY
    Unit: [1] [ ] [ ]
    RX Type: [1] W-2-LP
    NRC Notified By: TOM FOUTS
    HQ OPS Officer: PETE SNYDER Notification Date: 07/24/2013
    Notification Time: 17:46 [ET]
    Event Date: 07/24/2013
    Event Time: 14:19 [EDT]
    Last Update Date: 07/24/2013
    Emergency Class: NON EMERGENCY
    10 CFR Section:
    50.72(b)(2)(iv)(B) – RPS ACTUATION – CRITICAL
    50.72(b)(3)(iv)(A) – VALID SPECIF SYS ACTUATION
    Person (Organization):
    ANTHONY DIMITRIADIS (R1DO)

    Unit SCRAM Code RX CRIT Initial PWR Initial RX Mode Current PWR Current RX Mode
    1 A/R Y 100 Power Operation 0 Hot Standby

    Event Text
    AUTOMATIC REACTOR TRIP FROM FULL POWER

    "At 1419 EDT on 7/24/2013, the reactor tripped due to a reactor protection system (RPS) actuation signal from a turbine trip, which was caused by a generator trip. All control rods inserted on the trip and reactor coolant system (RCS) pressure is currently 2235 psig and stable with RCS temperature stable at 547 degrees F. Decay heat is being removed by steam dumps [to the main condenser] and auxiliary feedwater which auto started as expected.

    "The cause of the generator trip is under investigation. The plant will remain in Mode 3 until the cause of the trip is determined.

    "The plant notified the NRC Resident Inspector."


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  • ftlt

    Is the rate of incidents going up… Has anyone looked at this and compiled a record by year of the events

    Sure seems like a bunch of probs this past 3 years???

    Aging plants??? Or the "BUG" that got away planted by Israel and the USA into Iran's program????


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  • Pole fires, transformers going Boom, tanks exploding… try monitoring the Bartols…

    http://neutronm.bartol.udel.edu/~pyle/RTPlots.html

    Our air is getting awfully "FULL" as of late.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    PattieB,

    You are very wise and you are standing directly on top of the leading edge…


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    This guy was on the leading edge too once upon a time and long ago but nobody listened…..
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tBnhe8ciCw

    Nobody got Mad!


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  • We Not They Finally

    Missouri has gotten to be a rough place to live. What about the burning landfill moving closer and closer to the nuclear waste dump outside of St. Louis? Was news coverage just a one-shot deal with that and only on this site?


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    or-well I couldn't agree more and all the hair stands up all over my entire body.

    These Nuclear boys and girls are/have been running rough shod over all the governments in the world and all the people of the world and they can do it based on the fear they created and on the money that they get in buckets loads from people we elect in the form of subsidies.

    PattieB knows the truth…

    Talk about a bunch of sheep touting intelligence based on degrees that have no value while destroying the Earth's entire future gene pools.

    We should all be MAD!

    What's on TV tonight?


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Yes..of course.. programming!

    I then turn on the radio and guess what I still get…more programming!

    I want more and I want more of everything…bring me more programming please!

    More programming for everyone and please by all means "fry up" a few of my friends while you are at!


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  • irhologram

    Some good news?!?? Solar energy is more likely to be developed at the site of the Callaway nuclear facility than wind turbines, an Ameren Missouri official said Tuesday.

    Bill Barbieri, Ameren Missouri’s manager of renewable energy, said he and other officials intend to conduct more research on possible development of wind and solar power generation at the Callaway County plant, now renamed the Callaway Energy Center.

    As part of its push for renewable energy, Barbieri said Ameren Missouri is considering possible use of all of its power plants for development of renewable energy such as wind or solar.

    READ: USE OF ALL it's power plants. A L L!!!! At least for now, slated to most likely be SOLAR POWER PLANTS!!!! How damn cool is THAT??!!? THE FIRST SOLAR POWER PLANTS. Whupeeeee!!!!!


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    • irhologram

      It is not bad for bad companies to do some good. If they SHUT DOWN their NPPs, and convert ALL their plants to solar, IMO we need to get behind this. One step at a time. Yes, they'll keep us poor with their choke-hold on energy, but they won't be irradiating us!


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  • BAD!.. we can't let the same bastards run it.. and charge outrageous amounts for it. Just changed picture on your slave collar!

    It's well past time we as people take the controls of our path into the future…


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Very Cool!

    The sun tanning research paper location was smack dab in the middle of Nuclear Power Plant installations and all these Nuclear Power Plants plants release hot unnatural man made radioactive isotopes into the surrounding rivers and air ways…talk about some faulty research or what?

    There is not one medical research paper in the world that is and/or that can be considered accurate, since none of them can account for the sporadic nature of man made (not of this Earth) invisible and very hot radioactive released isotopes.

    Just like oil and petro chemicals that we are all swimming in, eating in our food and breathing in and now add Nuclear to all this stuff/crap on a daily basis.

    No wonder everyone is hooked on and/or is stuffing some drug down their throats in some form or fashion…must simply be more programming for our slowly dying world.


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    PattieB…do you really think our controllers will give us anything for free?

    Not in this lifetime and the sheep/cattle controls with oppression will be ramping up quickly in the near future.

    Pretty sure NSA data collection practices will not be used to free us from this voted on/for enslavement….


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  • nedlifromvermont

    I thought 100 CPM used to be the mandatory "Alert" level … did that change when they just did their acceptable level uprates?

    Pattie? Anyone??

    peace folks …


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    More is on the way for everybody… and especially for women!
    http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/why-thyroid-cancer-fastest-rising-cancer-women

    This is what Nuclear Crack Smokers have to say and not one mention of Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, 100+ operating Nuclear Power Plants or even Fuksuhima?

    Just who "are" these many experts?

    "What’s behind rising rates of the disease?

    Particularly over the past decade, rates of thyroid cancer have dramatically and continuously increased around the world, according to a new review published in Journal of Cancer Epidemiology.

    Although many experts theorize that increasing use of medical imaging has lead to greater detection of small, asymptomatic cancers, there’s also evidence that large cancers have become more common, the researchers report.

    And despite earlier diagnosis and better treatments, deaths from the disease have also gone up, according to the paper. The researchers theorize that environmental carcinogens—and increased exposure to medical radiation (such as x-rays or CT scans)–are the most likely risk factors.

    Another risk factor, particularly in middle-aged or older adults with the disease, is medical exposure to sunlamps, which used to be a common treatment for acne and other conditions, says Dr. Sosa.

    It’s also possible that dental x-rays could be a risk, though dentists typically shield patients’ thyroids to avoid this danger, she adds."


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  • Tumrgrwer Tumrgrwer

    They are all X-sperts, anyway. Hell we all are.


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  • irhologram

    Calloway just HAD some type of fire in the switch yard the first week in April.

    According to the press release : Ameren Missouri said in a written statement Tuesday night that the accident occurred in the switch yard area of its Callaway Energy Center shortly after 5 p.m. (Ene-ers: please forgive my ignorance, but…what exactly is in the Switch yard?)

    The company declined to elaborate (Can someone access an incident report?) about what happened. But Callaway County Emergency Management Director Michelle Kidwell said the 911 call reported burn victims, including two with burns to the face.

    I have a theory I'm working on that these burns may not have been from safety noncompliance. "Declined to elaborate" is not language for an incident report, but if there isnt one, that would be obuscatory and smacks of sensitive causality not related to nuclear safety issues. I doubt the workers were blow torching each other, so the question becomes, what would be the source or reason for a fire that can't be talked about?


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  • Locked.. unlocked.. locked again..!?!

    What game is Iori playing at!?


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  • http://fukushima-diary.com/ is where these files are SITTING

    HIS SITE

    he's password protecting them!


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    • he wouldn't allow posting them there, and deleted the link when were posted by users.. then relented, and took his donation link off.. but still doing the receive of funds!

      He had access to all this and was supposed to be telling folks!

      HE IS NOT !!


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      • lickerface lickerface

        His site never seems to be updated much since.. 2012? I'd imagine the gov shut him down.


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      • pure water

        Pattie, those who speak openly need to verify the information. Otherwise they are discarded as fearmongers.Let us hope this is the reason…


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      • irhologram

        This lockout is because Lori's not accepting your material? To post on his site? I'm going to have to ask you to use at least two more words in your sentences here…subjects and verbs would do. Lol. You're shortening your answers like we're in text mode. Who knows what you are saying?

        I visited his site in the very first hours you initially posted your link. At that time he had "up " that he was feeling uncomfortable about being viewed as someone asking for donations and so, no new donations would be accepted for now, but his monthly subscribers would not be cut off.

        Honestly? My take on donations in other situations is that a workman is worthy of his hire or else I'd be stealing from his industry by using his product. In this case, you're saying he was already paid by Tepco to acquire original data and integrate it into a comprehensive overview and support it on an interactive news-carrying website? Probably not. In any case Lori is saying that he is sensitive to criticism of profiting from tragedy, and if he takes frivolous trips on the donations, he should be.

        I don't think he should work for free. That's why we DON'T HAVE much citizen leadership…because people cannot afford to labor for free. It IS possible to gain a good reputation, but the NWO brainwashes us that bright bloggers, who educate us with whistle blower material and accept money are scum. And we complain we are in the dark. We need to support those who aid our efforts.


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      • hatrick penry

        My mentor told me that he couldn't speak to or meet the Fukushima Diaries guy because he was told that he could not speak English. Then he heard him on a radio broadcast speaking it fluently.

        Controlled opposition is everywhere. THEY WILL CUT OFF THE PINKY TOE TO SAVE THRE WHOLE LEG! That is the trick you see, to speak poorly of nuclear power, but to avoid the one silver bullet that will bring it, and the conspiracy, down.

        The 'One Silver Bullet' is Plume-Gate, the world's largest provable cover-up with an estimated 1.3 million fatalities by the year 2030: http://plumegate.wordpress.com/category/plume-gate/

        About controlled opposition: http://hatrickpenryunbound.com/?p=41

        and controlled opposition on social media (including tips on how to identify them): http://hatrickpenryunbound.com/?p=2796

        Thanks PattieB for being such an outspoken, uncompromising voice~HP


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  • HoTaters

    Has anyone besides me noticed the past 2-3 times this has happened in the U.S. recently it is ALWAYS the turbine, in addition to there not being releases of radioactivity, and no possible threat to the public? I guess the turbine room is now the convenient place to point the finger whenever there is an incident.

    Either they're lying like dogs, or it's a very odd coinky-dink.


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    • many moons

      What the hell could they be up to?
      That is so truly frightening!
      When will the release be and for what time period?
      Why would they be pre-planning a release….meaning it is not an emergency situation….
      They must be testing something…perhaps the potency of potassium pills…or of radiation….good grief!


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      • drinkupdreamers drinkupdreamers

        I have no idea – nothing in any other media anywhere else, but the link above, which was sent to me by my ever-vigilant daughter. I guess they can say they warned people, even though, I'm sure, very few people bother to go to their website, except tourists..We are right in the, 'Deadly Triangle', of Peach Bottom, Limerick and Three-Mile Island – and, unfortunately, I'm jusssst outside of the, 'ten-mile radius' I believe they speak of, so I cannot qualify for happy pills. Yikes.


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        • or-well

          drinkupdreamers, the Lancaster County Emergency Management Agency has the same press release as the one you linked to, except they mention residents within 10 miles of both Three Mile Island and Peach Bottom can get the pills.
          1 800 808-5236


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          • many moons

            And what happens to the folks who live outside the 10 miles? Does the cloud of radioactivity know it's suppose to stop turn around and circle the 10 mile parameter?

            Depending on wind conditions…it could float to Philly


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            • or-well

              Exactly many moons!
              That is the idiocy of these pre-defined concentric models for exposure and/or evacuation that ignore atmospheric reality!

              But the unthinking accept these purposeful and deliberate efforts of diminishment and lying simplification.


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        • irhologram

          Drink up dreamers. You need to purchase iodine pills on the Internet ASAP. There is often a back order. We should ALL have had easy access to them, like Europe does. (Don't expect your pharmacist to know what you're talking about. Mine didn't.


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      • many moons

        I think people need to protest this action….people in the area and perhaps beyond are going to be obliged to not only endure an unknown amount of radiation and or the effects of iodine pills…..WHY?

        Will you be told the truth when you ask?

        I wonder how the people living in the metropolitan area of Philadelphia will feel about this scheduled release of radiation?


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    • or-well

      Planned release AND potassium iodide pills???
      You are right to be nervous!
      I hope you will phone your State Dept. of Health at the # they give and maybe the Nuclear Safety Division of the Dept. of Environmental Protection at 717 787-2163 and let us know what they say!


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      • drinkupdreamers drinkupdreamers

        Unfortunately, I am without a phone, and will be, for awhile. And no one seems to know anything about this – at all. I follow RadNet pretty closely, and we are consistently the hot-spot for the nation – right now, it's at 70.


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  • irhologram

    The netc.com stats appear to have changed? Previously reading have been over 400 at times and were hovering at 350 in Worchester MA. Yes? But here's what's "up." Station ID 4:111 Worcester, MA, US
    CPM: current 76 Low 9 High 240
    Average 36, Deviation 22.3
    (CPM of Beta particles)


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  • irhologram

    I suppose I could have confused the reading with Boston here: Station ID 5:108 Boston, MA, US
    CPM: current 302 Low 248 High 404
    Average 286, Deviation 20.6
    (CPM of Gamma in energy range 600-800keV)
    But I don't think I confused them because I looked up Worchester to see why the readings were so high. There were dozens of medical and university research locations, in addition to the NPP, although I can't now find the site for that list. It brings up another important topic…that these medical/research facilities are not properly regulated. We just had a combustion event at a medical facility within the last couple of months, as reported here, right? And why is Boston so high? It would seem to be because of medical/research facilities?


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  • irhologram

    No NUkes. Yes, the readings in Boston are consistently that high, and cities to the West of it DO NOT have such high readi gs as the wind blows. Yes?


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  • irhologram

    Also, I thought carefully about this, and as I have been enlarging the need map and consistently following readings because I am close right now to those two locations. I don't think I was mistaken about the Worchester readings, but it's not a point I'm pressing here. (Although, with the announcement above about venting possibly three locations as relayed by Or-well…or maybe it's that they've begun to care enough to take a preventative approach just-in-case of the unforeseen at TMI and Peach Bottom. Ummm. Probably not.) I think it would be useful to consider that NPPs are aware of the escalating cascade of leaks/fires…and I have a supposition that the problems in the plant failures are from a common source, that they know this, and that it's not all related to metal fatigue caused by radioactive exposure. So….the (alleged) change in station readings, which has been reported here on other occasions at other locations…may be for a reason.


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    • One of the things shown in Fuku.. is there are conditions that can have the older plants getting the control rods rattled and so they drop to the floor of the RPV… and then you have lost control of the core.


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    • NoNukes NoNukes

      irhologram,

      I have not been following the readings in Boston, so you would know better than I. So many of the EPA's stations are fixed to show nothing, maybe someone forgot to "fix" the one in Boston, while they cleaned up the feed for Worchester.

      Looking at the EPA site, San Francisco is about one of the best places to be, which doesn't make a lot of sense, right?

      I would assume it is both local and from Japan until proven otherwise.


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    • or-well

      Hi irhologram,
      we must credit "drinkupdreamer" for the alert.

      I would like to know if this is unprecedented in USA or not.
      It's the first time I've heard of such action, but I'm foreign.

      The issuance of pills would seem to be an acknowledgment of health risk to the public. It seems to be a huge departure from the usual "No imminent threat' theme.

      It may be a "just in case", "look what a good job we're doing" measure, but, even then, that would be an actual acknowledgement that something COULD go wrong – (and isn't that unusual?) – with the planned "radiological release", the announcement of which I thought only happened within Regulatory documents.

      For the nuke industry, there doesn't seem to be any beneficial spin they could put on this, which is fine by me!

      I hope some Pennsylvania residents can shed light on this.


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      • many moons

        It's very puzzling. I thought the release of radioactive material was common practice for the industry…and they covered their butts by saying…no immediate harm will come to the people in the area.

        For the industry to admit that doubtful measures must be taken to protect the population from an intentional release is so disturbing!!!

        Will they begin doing this at other plants too?


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  • many moons

    We need to protest and insist that this event does not take place!
    (see link below)
    If Men woman and children need to take Iodine pills it should only be in case of an emergency….

    For whatever reason a release will be made…people should be evacuated.

    drinkupdreamers
    July 29, 2013 at 9:11 am · Reply
    Making me REAL nervous:

    http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/lanco/cwp/view.asp?Q=669238&A=15


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  • many moons

    Copied from the CDC site:

    How well does KI work?

    Knowing that KI may not give a person 100% protection against radioactive iodine is important. How well KI blocks radioactive iodine depends on
    •how much time passes between contamination with radioactive iodine and the taking of KI (the sooner a person takes KI, the better),
    •how fast KI is absorbed into the blood, and
    •the total amount of radioactive iodine to which a person is exposed.
    What KI cannot do

    Knowing what KI cannot do is also important. KI cannot prevent radioactive iodine from entering the body. KI can protect only the thyroid from radioactive iodine, not other parts of the body. KI cannot reverse the health effects caused by radioactive iodine once damage to the thyroid has occurred. KI cannot protect the body from radioactive elements other than radioactive iodine—if radioactive iodine is not present, taking KI is not protective.


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  • irhologram

    Another fire in the Swtchyard…at a vinyl plant, not NPP, but the pattern here is electrical involvement. LA PORTE, Texas — A transformer and a truck went up in flames Monday afternoon at the Oxy Vinyls plant in La Porte.
    Air 11 was live over the scene as black smoke filled the skies above the plant.
    The fire started in the master switchyard in the 2800 block of Park Road 1836.
    According to company spokesperson Dave Dorko, the fire started around 3:15 p.m. and involved "an issue with their eletrical system."


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  • HanfordOnHeart HanfordOnHeart

    Investigating the potassium iodide tablet distribution further: it appears the tablet distribution is an ongoing program for a potential release and is nothing new.

    "The (state health) department has been distributing the tablets, provided by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to people who live near the state's five nuclear power plants at such one-day events since 2002."

    http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/710310_Iodide-pills-a-hot-item-in-the-TMI-region.html


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