Report: News that reactor vessel fell off train kept secret for nearly a month — Now sits outside under a tarp in Georgia and seems to be partially open to the elements (PHOTO)

Published: January 23rd, 2013 at 3:45 pm ET
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Follow-up to: Reactor vessel "slips off" train track on way to U.S. nuclear plant (PHOTO)

Title: Nuclear train wreck
Source: Connect Savannah
Author: Jim Morekis
Date: January 15, 2013
h/t Smoking Caster

Nuclear train wreck

[...] Fast forward to Dec. 15, 2012, when the [new] 300-ton reactor vessel you bought more or less fell off a train.

[...] the vessel “became misaligned” with the specially built railroad car it was on [...]

But it gets weirder: The media, and therefore the public, didn’t find about the reactor vessel accident until Jan. 10, nearly a month later. [...]

A month after the train accident, the reactor vessel — as the accompanying photo indicates — apparently sits near the port of Savannah [...]

“It appears that multiple violations of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s regulations concerning components may have been committed and may be ongoing,” says [Tom Clements of the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability], observing that the vessel seems to be partially open to the elements and not under serious guard against tampering. [...]

View the latest photos of the reactor vessel here

Published: January 23rd, 2013 at 3:45 pm ET
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