NBC News: “This has grown much more serious just in the last few hours” at Los Alamos nuke facility — Mandatory evacuations ordered — Fire Chief won’t say fire won’t go in lab (VIDEO)

Published: June 27th, 2011 at 7:36 pm ET


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Published: June 27th, 2011 at 7:36 pm ET


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22 comments to NBC News: “This has grown much more serious just in the last few hours” at Los Alamos nuke facility — Mandatory evacuations ordered — Fire Chief won’t say fire won’t go in lab (VIDEO)

  • Ariana

    You can’t guarantee that fire won’t go somewhere… How the hell would that be possible?! This situation was really serious all along. Now that they JUST realized they can’t control EVERYTHING, suddenly it’s a big deal!

  • Whoopie Whoopie

    He says he doesn’t think the fire will go into lab. How can he say that with a STRAIGHT FACE?

  • Ariana

    How can they say that the nuclear materials are protected?! This has been a really fun ride, but I’m ready to go home now.

    • dtravni

      Ariana – i saw your note this am. question was: map of cancer incidence superimposed on map of nuclear sites in US.

      search Google or Youtube – ‘Leuren Moret’

      it’s all there!!!

  • maybe on your way out (evacuating) you can all grow a clue and head to DC to protest nuclear power…

  • M Curie M Curie

    If “home” is on another planet, book my ticket!

  • How is this possible?……
    Fukushima… and now 3 more plants in the US?…
    Did you see this video? http://youtu.be/4r2VIN4M6QU It’s the only thing that makes me hope maybe we’ll be “ok” after this. I mean, if we survived 2053 nuclear explosions… what’s a few more, right? >_<

  • SteveMT

    Video and story link here:

    Los Alamos under mandatory evacuation
    Las Canchas fire continues to grow

    Updated: Monday, 27 Jun 2011, 4:56 PM MDT
    Published : Monday, 27 Jun 2011, 2:11 PM MDT

    LOS ALAMOS, NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – A mandatory evacuation has been placed on the city of Los Alamos after fire officials are reporting the fire is now threatening Los Alamos.

    Officials are ordering a mandatory evacuation which will begin and proceed in this order:


    • SteveMT

      NM community evacuated due to wildfires

      Updated: Monday, 27 Jun 2011, 5:03 PM EDT
      Published : Monday, 27 Jun 2011, 4:38 PM EDT

      Still, there were questions about whether firefighters would be prepared if the fire moved into main areas of the lab.

      In 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy’s inspector general issued a report that said Los Alamos County firefighters weren’t sufficiently trained to handle the unique fires they could face with hazardous or radioactive materials at LANL.

      Lab and fire department officials at the time said the report focused too much on past problems and not enough on what had been done to resolve them. Some problems also were noted in previous reports.

      Greg Mello, with the anti-nuclear watchdog Los Alamos Study Group, said the group doesn’t have enough information “to formulate any views on safety at this point.”

      “It is important to remind ourselves that the site has natural hazards … and Murphy’s Law is still about the best enforced law in the state,” he said.


  • norbu norbu

    home,home on the range where the deer and the antelope,where gas masks and ride in boats…….beem me up please

    • Whoopie Whoopie

      Take me to your leader too! Naw, I don’t want no stinking leaders ever again. They’re the ones who’s ruined everything for us peasants. Let us Peasants Take Over! The World would be SAFE.

  • Elenin Velikovsky Elenin Velikovsky

    SteveMontana…Somebody should have Quipped,
    “Murphy was an Optimist!”, aka O’Toole’s Commentary.

  • Sam Sam

    This is damn serious and still no major coverage or statements
    from Obama. Soon we will see how aroused or how sleep
    American will be in the coming days if these two situations
    of Fort Calhoun and Los Alamos turn into nuclear catastrophes.
    Don’t you think nature is sending us a wake up call. We were
    intentionally “put to sleep” by the silence of our government
    around Fukushima. Let’s see how successful they will be
    when the Missouri river becomes radioactive and areas of
    New Mexico too hot to walk on. Something is messed
    up on the metaphysical plane.

  • tony wilson

    fireman sam said..
    well the fire it’s headin in the direction of the building with 800 pounds of plutonium in it.
    maybe has some cesium,strontium and other little pesky crittersin it.but we do not expect any release of radiation.

    it looks like it is heading toward the the virus warfare block with the ebola mad cow and Clostridium botulinum and other little pesky viral critters.

    the fire is also heading towards the cia,fema,mossad building containing the dirty nuke suitcase bombs.for the black op’s false flag syrian,iranian and libyan kenetic actions.
    but again here at the fema trained fire dept we do not see any reason to panic.
    the fire is out of control but we believe in time it will burn itself out.
    it cannot burn forever can it?
    the vehicle with the underwater body bags was sent here in error, as they are now neaded at fort calhoun.

  • norbu norbu

    The whole thing smells bad. if you look at a map its straight up through the middle of north america. that is odd. they are ready to declare M.L. there plans are set.we must be ready. keep your passport close.store food and water.

  • M Curie M Curie

    Fire And Flood Stoke Fears At U.S. Nuclear Facilities, But Officials Say Radioactive Materials Are Safe

    Haven’t we heard this before?

  • NoNukes NoNukes

    From a discussion about Americium detection in the U.S. between UC Berkeley Nuclear Engineering dept. (they suggest that they have never found it, so it is not here) and Arnie Gundersen’s buddy, Marco Kaltofen who has detected it, and before 3-11 only found Americium in the soil at Los Alamos.

    Americium detection
    Submitted by Marco Kaltofen (not verified) on Thu, 2011-05-12 15:00.
    Our group uses 37 mm 0.45 micron membrane filters drawing air at 20 LPM. The sampling stations are Ibaraki, Japan, Tokyo, Japan, Honolulu, HI, Seattle, WA, San Francisco, CA, Natick, MA, and a new station coming online in Colorado. Filters are screened by NaI or GeLi gamma spectrometry prior to analysis by SEM/EDS. Samples are held for 24 hours prior to analysis to let natural radon and related material cool down some. Particles of interest are universally less than 25 microns in size, and almost always below 12 microns. Prior to April 2011, we had not detected AM-241 in ambient air filter samples, but we have found it, (pre-2011), in Los Alamos, NM surface soils, where particle sizes ran as high as 150 microns.

  • blackmoon

    “Radioactive cesium from Fukushima expected to reach U.S. West Coast in 5 years”

    “The Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) has compiled a map predicting how cesium-137 will spread throughout the Pacific Ocean in the long term. Cesium-137, whose half life is 30 years, is one of the radioactive substances leaking from the crippled nuclear power station.”


  • blackmoon

    On a brighter note. Japan is waking up!

    “Yamaguchi governor bans construction of nuclear power plant”