TV: “Disturbing new development in WIPP radiation leak, surprising words today” — “What went wrong and why, those are some of the questions swirling around” — County official calls it ‘a disaster’ (VIDEOS)

Published: February 27th, 2014 at 8:30 pm ET


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KRQE, Feb. 27, 2014 at 7:44p ET: Disturbing new development in the WIPP radiation leak. Surprising words today that 13 workers at the WIPP near Carlsbad tested positive for radiation exposure after the leak almost 2 weeks ago. […] No one knows yet how bad the situation is in that storage area […] DOE said 13 WIPP staff who were working above ground the day of the leak have tested positive for radiation. Officials said it is too early to know what that means for the workers’ health, but that people in contact with them are not at risk. Residents are still concerned. “I don’t think the people really know what’s going on at WIPP,” said Carlsbad resident, Robert Ortiz. […] In a letter to the people of Eddy and Lea counties, DOE said the radiation that got into the air Valentine’s Day was likely at very low levels, no more risky than a chest X-ray. […] The next priority is testing the employees who worked the day after the leak.

KRQE, 7:39p ET: What went wrong and why — those are some of the questions swirling around a radioactive leak at a waste storage facility near Carlsbad that contaminated 13 people.

Eddy County Manager Rick Rudometkin: “Whenever you have a disaster of any kind, there are always issues. You always mitigate the disaster and you move forward.”

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Published: February 27th, 2014 at 8:30 pm ET


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  • Ontological Ontological

    Chest x rays do not come with a puff of deadly particles along with them. The x rays in a doctor's office may be safe, but the Am241 source and its radiation in this case is not.

    • jcfougere jcfougere

      Heads need to start rolling. I don't see any other way to stop these people from lying. They are intentionally murdering people, MURDER.

      We need fucking armed vigilantes taking care of the people who release these lies. Lie, and you die, how does that sound? They will NEVER tell the truth until they start PAYING for the lies.

      • No Immediate Danger No Immediate Danger

        If those heads start rolling, they'll immediately be replaced by more heads of the same mind. You seem to think this is a problem with some bad apples. This is not a people problem. These people are doing their jobs. They're psychopathic, genocidal bastards, yes, but that kind of person serves the system's need best. No coincidence that they're compensated highly. We got to this place, and we're stuck with it, because technological expediency drives modern society. And our health, even our survival, doesn't figure highly into the calculus.

        • jcfougere jcfougere

          Man it's infuriating. I'll do all I can to make a difference but it's not easy to suppress the urge to blame and direct the hate.

        • or-well

          There's many Nukist liars. They're NOT all psychopaths. But they believe they ARE immune from negative consequences.

        • Bones Bones

          Mossad, and I'm sure the CIA, couldn't quite do it to the Iranian program. lol They sure as hell tried, but all they did was slow them down. Nuclear is State.

    • If you would like to point out some of the lies, AlarmClock put together a good list of NM local news sites where you can comment. Get your facts together and then go comment.

      When the locals see how they are being lied to, you might see some serious pushback.

      Plenty other WIPP links on my site too, I been birdogging this from day 1.

    • HEPA Filter System Failed At WIPP Facility; What Is The REAL Story About Radiation Release? via @AGreenRoad

  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture


    Workers tested positive

    No one knows yet how bad the situation is

    Officials said it is too early to know

    People in contact with them are not at risk.

    Likely at very low levels, no more risky than a chest X-ray

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      "SAN SIMEON, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.1 has occurred near California's central coast.

      The USGS says the 10:52 a.m. Thursday temblor was centered 23 miles northwest of San Simeon and occurred at a depth of six miles.

      A similar offshore quake occurred Feb. 6 about nine miles southwest of San Simeon. That tremor was felt on shore in some areas but no damage was reported.

      The region was hit hard on Dec. 22, 2003, by a magnitude-6.6 earthquake that killed two women in a building collapse."

      That's 73 miles from the NPP at Diablo Canyon. The Feb. 6 quake was 41 miles from Diablo Canyon – which is built on a confirmed fault line.

      WIPP is only the latest. What is next?

      • GQR2

        TIS we could take our pick of any number of earth changes. There are sooo many,the 430 odd reactors and Nuclear Waste are accidents happening and waiting to happen worse. It would not surprise me at all,if we had a big boom at anytime. Hell they predict rain,who knows what the area will actually get. I wake up in the morning a little surprised the earth seemed to have made it another day.

  • lickerface lickerface

    Mitigate and move forward… hah! The human race can't move FORWARD until there's a solution to this radiation technology, with a permanent fix.

  • FallOut FallOut

    CARLSBAD >> A Carlsbad lab that tests for radioactive contamination has received in the past week as many requests for appointments as it normally does in six months. The recent discovery of radiation escaping from the nearby radioactive waste storage facility has some residents looking with interest toward the monitoring center where free body scans are available.

    During an average year, the monitoring center does 35 to 40 scans.

    Since the release of radioactive contamination from WIPP, 16 people have scheduled scans, he said.

    With recent online talk of radioactive plumes reaching Texas and Oklahoma, Hardy said he has received many calls from Oklahoma.

  • jec jec

    Interesting..pressurized BRINE found in WIPP(1981):
    " In a 1981 drilling, pressurized brine was again discovered. The site was set to be abandoned when the EEG(governments Environment Evaluation Group) stepped in and suggested a series of tests on the brine and the surrounding area. These tests were conducted and the results showed that the brine deposit was relatively small and was isolated from other deposits. Drilling in the area was deemed safe due to these results. This saved the project valuable money and time by preventing a drastic relocation."

    As to looking for causes..since the government reclassifed the wastes to be "low level"–not high temperature nuclear waste. So what did get sent to WIPP for storage, where is the list/inventory of the 'certified' low-level TRU wastes?

  • 13 people ABOVE GROUND are tested POSITIVE for radiation.

    Yet, they don't know how severe the contamination is. (?)
    I don't buy that one.

    The Filters, or something, must not have worked properly.

    Uh oh, how many more? 🙁

    • lam335 lam335

      POTR blog says the WIPP people are currently trying to stabilize the ventilation system,. He suspects that it might have been damaged in an explosion….

      … but if the ventilation system was damaged in an explosion, wouldn't that mean that a lot of air would have continued to escape from the mine shaft without being filtered at all? Wouldn't it just circumvent the filters and go out whatever point in the ventilation system is not in tact???

  • natano natano

    Yep, no immediate health threat, low levels, yada yada yada.. Here's a question – how many of those guys are still around that helped clean up Chernobyl? How bout the ones that dug the tunnel under the reactor core and caught it like they should have done at fukushima? ZEEEERRROOOO. They all died. This authoritarian disconnect about not distinguishing ingested radiation from something like a chest X-ray is so blatently patronizing to me and i don't even understand the atomic nature of this substance. This stuff is bad news. How bout more fracking around nuclear disposal sites? Yeah, that's the ticket.

    • rogerthat

      ''They all died''
      No, no, this can't be true. According to the International Atomic Energy Agency, by 2005 only 56 people had died because of Chernobyl. And they would know, they are the experts, and we dont know shit but we do know that we must trust the experts.
      Isn't it fun to live in this bizarro world. Unfukingbelievable.

  • JKBK

    "DOE said the radiation that got into the air Valentine’s Day was likely at very low levels, no more risky than a chest X-ray"

    Unlike external exposure to radiation, these 13 staff will suffer the same fate as the beagle dogs that were made to inhale plutonium dioxide. To be specific

    "Deaths from radiation pneumonitis occurred from 1.5 to 5.4 years after exposure. Tumors of the lung, skeleton and liver occurred beginning at about 3 years after exposure. Bone tumors found in 93 dogs were the most common cause of death. Lung tumors found in 46 dogs were the second most common cause of death. Liver tumors, which were found in 20 dogs but were the cause of death in only two dogs, occurred later than the tumors in bone and lung. Tumors in these three organs often occurred in the same animal and were competing causes of death. These findings in dogs suggest that similar dose-related biological effects could be expected in humans accidentally exposed to 238PuO2.

  • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

    If WIPP was as safe as they insisted, then why any need for a radiation exposure testing lab nearby?

    "…You always mitigate the disaster and you move forward.”'

    WIPP created and sustains jobs that generate county tax revenue.
    There is no way we are going to jeopardize that revenue stream
    by not supporting WIPPs existence.
    I will pretend to care about the loss of life on order to protect
    the cash flow.
    I will patronize the community and families mourning any loss of
    life in order to maintain the WIPP cash cow.
    I will prostitute myself in any way needed for the WIPP money.

    How does one move forward after inhaling Pu and/or Am and whatever
    else got spewed?

    The County Manager has a pathology that is truly disturbing.

  • razzz razzz

    I would like to know their definition of "low level" radioactive waste that is accepted and stored at WIPP. I wouldn't consider Plutonium or Uranium in such amounts that they can heat up when left alone as "low level" waste. Probably sold the town a bill of goods on how this project would be good for them and everybody would have steady work supporting the facility.

    Can't wait to see the documentary on how this site was selected and how it was built. I take it there are airtight chambers with big'ol doors to isolated the different areas underground. Is it all government workers there and/or outside contractors can perform services at the site? How can a entire underground isolation site become radioactively contaminated? Another award winning design?

    'We don't know' government officials are at the top of their game. They know but they can't say. No whistleblowers, must be sworn to secrecy per government mandates.

    Like the ever growing LA sinkhole the answer was simple, don't hollow salt domes to point the perimeter walls become thin enough to start caving in.

    • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

      Notice how the DOE specifically used the word "likely", meaning they don't know.
      Since the source is DOE, all bets are off as to how much of anything got spewed and how many people are known to be directly affected.

      Sure seems like Carlsbad area could be a small scale real time
      version of "On The Beach".

      • Arizonan Arizonan

        Alamagordo NM got Trinity fallout in 1945 and has been developing cancers on the beach since then.

        • Shaker1

          Arizonan, as you likely know, and anyone who has lived in dry areas such as NM, AZ, etc. much of what blows around in the air is actually dirt. It's also almost always windy, and storms may be preceded by a dense cloud of dust which the following rain washes out. Some of those will literally sand-blast whatever is outside. One has to be careful dusting the furniture; too vigorous with the rag and there'll be scrathes in finish. And sometimes those winds come in without notice. There were times that, despite being as fast as possible, I couldn't get the windows closed, and the inside of the house was covered generously with fine dust. Hell, I used to heat with wood, and that juniper that covers some of the higher elevations is wonderful stuff, aromatic, little ash, hot-burning, but I always carried five chains, as the bark is scale-like, and the dirt gets trapped in the wood eating up chains. (An old man said to me once "You burn that shit? Cut it in the dark sometime, and you'll see your chain spark…)

          Anything above ground there will be distributed among the population. There's no getting around that. Hanford, too, is in a dry area. Once away from the coast, it's like high-desert. The area reminds me of NM, especially in summer, with basalt formation, sparse brown grass. Just doesn't have the cholla or the stunted juniper.

    • jec jec

      Razz, there is a fancy DB with all the inventory of what went into this location, containers/whats in container/date and time. Its an Access with a SQL its all networked information system. DOE MUST HAVE a listing of all the does the State of New Mexico per the documentation. FOIA anyone?

      By the way, I tried to see what FOIAs for WIPP were on the DOE and WIPP sites. Found a lot of broken links and FOIAs only updated to year 2009. FOIA requests were supposed to be listed. My email did get immediate response from DOE webmaster who forwarded request to the WIPP webmaster. WIPP webmaster was Out of Office. To Be Continued…

      • I can imagine their response…"DHS says we can't release anything for national security".

      • razzz razzz

        Some more resourceful people traveling through this site have found DOT documents that show what radioactive materials have traveled interstate and in-state hiways, they always need a permit for hot loads.

        • AirSepTech AirSepTech

          That is correct, loads from HANFORD go through Ida-ho. Boise.
          A load had to wx over some time in '11 or'12, I don't know, I was out of country at the time.

          One of my sons(anti-nuke-on-steroids) and friends went to the truck stop and harassed the driver, bout went to jail. hahahah

          I think he said it was in Marsing, Id. May be a way to track down just how many, I would think quite a few from Hanford, I will poke around. That son, he is all over it like a pitbull.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

            “…[plutonium is] also pyrophoric, which is a fancy term to say it combusts on contact with air. It’s chemically unusual — it’s right on the juncture point between two different groups of elements, so it has six allotropic phases and four oxidation states. In non-sciency terms, this means that its volume and density changes radically as a factor of its temperature. This made it a tetchy addition to the wartime bomb project, where things like volume and density made a big difference when trying to use it inside of an exploding nuclear bomb. (They found that a plutonium-gallium alloy was a bit more stable.)
            “And hey, at least one form of it, Plutonium-238, actually glows in the dark! It does so because it’s radioactive enough to be scalding hot, which is why it is useful as a power source for things like the Curiosity rover currently tooling around Mars.1…
            “Hanford would breed the plutonium in their mammoth nuclear reactors, and the metal would be shipped to Rocky Flats, where workers would shape it into forms useful inside nuclear weapons — the “pits.” The pits would then be shipped to the Pantex Plant in Texas for final assembly into bombs.
            “In theory, all of this would be well-contained within glove boxes and filters and sensibly designed waste systems. In practice, plutonium is a messy substance, and for a variety of reasons, a lot of corners were cut. The result is that map up above — a fairly large plume of plutonium was deposited in the soil around the plant and the…

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

          Nuclear Waste Shipment Routes

          Last Shipment Of Potent Radioactive Waste Leaves Rocky Flats
          “…Transuranic waste can be anything from gloves, to paperwork, to pieces of metal — anything that was used in the process that had some radioactive exposure. The waste is placed in 55-gallon drums that are then packed into big containers for shipment.
          “Nearly 95,000 barrels of potent Rocky Flats waste have been transported to a special waste site in an ancient saltbed formation near Carlsbad, N.M. Lower-level waste from Rocky Flats is shipped to sites in Nevada and Utah….”

          • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

            Hi anne, By the way. Last I read is that WIPP gets on average 20 shipments a dday of this death garbage. All shipments on hold right now till further notice. So where the fuck are all these delayed in transit shipments sitting and waiting at??? Holy cow…… 250,000 year waste sitting in salt walls and only made it 15 years of safe storage. Even without another meltddown EVER. The waste alone will get us. Fuck this, I gotta take a break.. Take care.

    • wildandfree wildandfree

      Razzz, when confronted with the question you present "How can a entire underground isolation site become radioactively contaminated? " A retired DOD machinist from a DOD research facility would reply "Close enough for government work!" That about sums up how we fail both the little problems and now we are seeing how we fail at the really big problems. I too have asked the question, that was in fact the answer I received. This I feel can only get worse. Next…

    • See link above for answers to your question..

  • no immediate threat to the nuker-pukers,they have billions stashed away from selling all of low level mankind into medical slavery and funeral parlors they also own.

  • m a x l i

    I looked up the word "mitigate" and am as wise as before. When the X-ray comparisors say "mitigate", do they talk engineers or do they talk spin masters?

    • razzz razzz

      'Mitigate' is more of a legal term found in Black's Law Dictionary.

      Doubt there will be much luck in suing the government over any WIPP disasters. Maybe a quick low ball settlement with a non-disclosure document to sign. Disclosure on discovery proceeding would probably be laughed at, same with going to government sponsored radiological screening. They can keep and hide the result or worse, lie about it.

  • jump-ball jump-ball

    'On 5 February..these NSWR experiments at the WIPP went “horrifically wrong” leading to an explosion and fire at the underground facility, followed by the 14 February “radiological event” that prompted its full evacuation.'

    "Nuclear Salt Water Rockets" – NSWR.

    (From Bobby1: 'Control F' for 'Zubrin' takes you there):

    THIS MAY BE A HUGE DEVELOPING STORY, and has legs and potential to become America's own underground Fuku level disaster. The degree of difficulty however will make the attempted cover-up, the false talking points, the inarticulate major premises, the mathematical distortions, and the omissions, easy for Bobby1, Michael Collins and others to spot a mile away.

    • jec jec

      Good article, Jump-Ball. And what is even MORE interesting..the Bobby1 blog comment on another site:

      Which lists, the .64 Bq for AM and .046 Bq of PU..were per cubic meter . Also mentions where the initial release figure of 4.4M DPM came from. Its a good read, if you have low blood pressure. Sounds factual.

      • jec jec

        From that article one gets the flavor of the SIZE of this accident:
        From SRIC:
        "one or more of the 258 contact-handled waste containers underground in Room 7 and Panel 7 released radioactive and toxic chemicals.The release spread contaminants through
        more than 3,000 feet of tunnels, up the exhaust shaft (2,150 feet), into the environment, and to the air monitoring Station #107, approximately 3,000 feet northwest of the exhaust shaft. Thus,
        the release covered a distance of at least a mile and a half."

        That's one huge facility to get so contaminated by a container(s) of "low level" radioactive waste. Sure is..sure enuf. Its a BIG experiment gone very very wrong!

        • kickstand970 kickstand970

          Well, if it was a NSWR test gone wrong, the wonder may be the 'leak' was so small….or perhaps with a large fuel source the 'test' may be ongoing….thus the continous spew of radioactive exhaust.

      • jec, the important part of that .64 is not whether it was per M3 or per sample, the important LIE is that the original measure was 46 Bq, and they arbitrarily calculated that "background" is almost all of it.

        the real number in 46, not .64

        You can see this in the townhall video which I have here, and I also did a transcript for quick review of the lies.

      • jump-ball jump-ball

        'DOE's tune changed 2 DAYS AFTER..POTRBLOG's..analysis..on February 20th DOE sheepishly admitted that they had..detected 4.4 Million DPM's'.

        THNX jec. Collins, for his part, seems to be all over dotgov false numbers, and ill-timed reports, like an old suit…

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Eddy County Manager Rick Rudometkin

    City introduces new Streets Division Manager
    Thursday, January 05, 2012

    Public works director Rick Rudometkin gets Eddy County manager job

    He's been in his position four months.
    And unqualified to make these statements.

    Looks like he's job hopping to me.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Street divisions manager…pfft.

  • Capt. Nemo Capt. Nemo

    Without dental and chest x-rays, without bananas, these experts would be silenced. What could they say? In any case they are not going to tell the truth for the telling of lies carries no consequences. Functioning above any law they will hide anything unfavorable to their plans. The whole of Carlsbad could be contaminated; and we would never know. All lies and deceptions.


    I caught the former director bragging about the super high level waste they are storing in there. "7 Ci/liter" A Ci is Curie, it is a HUGE amount.

    Using the Wolfram Calculator 7 Ci equals 2.59 E11 Bq

    Science lesson, the E11 means you simply move the decimal place over by 11 digits, adding zeros as needed.

    Now keep in mind, this is in liters.

    239,000,000,000 Bq/liter

    They have stated that up to 4% of the WIPP is such high level wastes.

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    I used to play along the muddy banks of the famous Rio Grande river, as my dad made a painting of the timeless desert. I loved the Sante Fe trains, powerful travelers of the mysterious vastness.

    Little did I know that the history of the U.S. was largely defined by the railroads. Exploited Chinese , black and Irish laborers, corrupt and wealthy politicians, displaced, what to say killed indians… Wealthy elites like Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, JP Morgan.

    The nations first regulatory agency, the ICC, was created because rail companies colluded in price fixing. In 1866 congress gave santa fe railroad mineral rights to millions of acres of land across the country. If you own land, its quite likely a railroad company can mine it for coal gas and minerals as they wish.

    • SadieDog

      The last song Jerry Garcia ever sang live w/ the Dead, Black Muddy River –

      When the last rose of summer pricks my finger,
      And the hot sun chills me to the bone,
      When I cant hear the song for the singer,
      And I cant tell my pillow from a stone,
      I will walk alone by the black muddy river,
      And sing me a song of my own,
      I will walk alone by the black muddy river,
      And sing me a song of my own.

      When the last bolt of sunshine hits the mountain,
      And the stars start to splatter in the sky,
      When the moon hits the southwest horizon,
      With the scream of an eagle on the fly,
      I will walk alone by the black muddy river,
      And listen to the ripples as they moan,
      I will walk alone by the black muddy river,
      And sing me a song of my own.

      Black muddy river, roll on forever,
      I dont care how deep or wide, if youve got another side,
      Roll muddy river, roll muddy river, black muddy river, roll.

      When it seems like the night will last forever,
      And theres nothing left to do but count the years,
      When the strings of my heart begin to sever,
      And stones fall from my eyes instead of tears,
      I will walk alone, by the black muddy river,
      And dream me a dream of my own,
      I will walk alone, by the black muddy river,
      And sing me a song of my own, sing me a song of my own.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      …Santa Fe Railway's 2,929,348 acre public land grant was parlayed into a 14,000,000 acre holding by the 1970s
      Santa Fe RR was acquired by Burlington which was a merger of Northern Pacific, Great Northern, Chicago Burlington and Quincy railroads.

      Burlington Resources was purchased in 2006 by ConocoPhillips who own drilling rights in over 10 million acres in the Amazon. To find out who owns ConocoPhillips, one might or might not find links to the Queen of England via the The Royals (Saxe-Coburg Gotha) a German banking family who share ownership of the private Bank of England with the Rothschilds. At least there seems to be a link to British petroleum. At any rate, Burlington seems to have been acquired by Berkshire Hathaway, which has
      Warren Buffett as chairman, president and CEO.

      Its this train service that has negotiated with the D.O.E. to transport radioactive waste to WIPP

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        About twenty million shipments of radioactive materials are routinely transported worldwide annually on public roads, railways and ships. Nevada analysis around the Yucca Mt storage
        concluded that 160-390 accidents would be expected over 38 years if future shipments were to proceed
        on the same basis as past shipments.

        So anyway, Im thinking some activist here should write a nice letter to the Queen, or Mr Buffet, asking them to please reconsider the health of the ecosystem, or else they might get sued in international court. …hahahaha

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        ugh, I shouldnt have thrown the Queen into the mix, but chanced the wild blunder because big money always seems to trace to the very top. Still, its not inconceivable that she is invested in Conoco and the railways, since Prince Philip and Warren Buffett both attended Bohemian Grove and are members of the committee of 300, and of course the "portfolio" must be rather global

        The whole long winded thing was just to portray the sweeping connection of these hugely wealthy elites to all big business, including nuclear mining, reactors, transport and storage. They hold the fate of of the earth in their hands

  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    I found this:
    DOE is developing the WIPP, near Carlsbad in southeastern New
    Mexico, as a deep geologic repository for disposal of TRU radioactive
    waste. As defined by the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act (LWA) of 1992 (Pub.
    L. No. 102-579), as amended (Pub. L. No. 104-201), TRU waste consists
    of materials with radionuclides that have atomic numbers greater than
    92 (with half-lives greater than twenty years), in concentrations
    greater than 100 nanocuries of alpha-emitting TRU isotopes per gram of
    waste. Much of the existing TRU waste consists of items contaminated
    during the production of nuclear weapons, such as rags, equipment,
    tools, and sludges.
    TRU waste is itself divided into two categories, based on its level
    of radioactivity. Contact-handled TRU waste accounts for about 97
    percent of the volume of TRU waste currently destined for the WIPP. It
    is packaged in 55-gallon metal drums or in metal boxes and can be
    handled under controlled conditions without any shielding beyond the
    container itself. The maximum radiation dose at the surface of a CH TRU
    waste container is 200 millirems per hour. CH waste primarily emits
    alpha particles that are easily shielded by a sheet of paper or the
    outer layer of a person's skin.

  • arclight2 arclight2

    mitigate and move on.. i feal like i am reading the article where rebbeca brooks is told by tony blair (works for WPP ie Ogilvey and Maher)
    "take some sleeping pills and move on after a slap on the wrist"
    after hacking a dead childs phone (GCHQ HAD ALREADY HACKED THE KIDS PHONE ANYWAY)
    its great that health and safety is managed using the "mitigation" technique..

    OT but it is important

    "Mari is facing charges stemming from speaking out on radiation in Japan and advocacy for families relocating children out of the areas contaminated by radioactivity from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi reactor site, operated by TEPCO. Radioactivity continues to leave that site. It is well established that while lower levels of exposure to radioactivity lowers risk, the greatest hazard from radiation comes when children are exposed, raising the risk of cancer manifold over their entire lives."

  • atomicistheword

    Atomics for underlings 101.


    noun.. The deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.

    Can this term be equated to the deliberate continuation of atomic radiation power production, knowing that proven effect of such technologies unreliability and potential for human extermination, is known?

    Is it true that the only reason you produce atomic radiation power is really to make weapons to use against humanity, for profit, and when you have spent the fuel you put the waste in bullets and shoot them into Arabian children and mothers?

    13 More to add to your crimes against humanity.

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      How about 'omnicide'?

      Omnicide is human extinction as a result of human action. Most commonly it refers to extinction through nuclear warfare or biological warfare,[13][14][15] but it can also apply to extinction through means such as global anthropogenic ecological catastrophe.[16]

      Omnicide can be considered a subcategory of genocide.[17] Using the concept in this way, one can argue, for example, that:
      “ The arms race is genocidal in intent given the fact that the United States and the Soviet Union are knowingly preparing to destroy each other as viable national and political groups.[18] ”

      This concept of omnicide attempts to raise issues of human agency and moral responsibility in discussions about large-scale social processes like the nuclear arms race. To describe a human extinction scenario as 'omnicidal' is to claim that, if it were to happen, it would result not just from natural, uncontrollable evolutionary forces, or from some random catastrophe like an asteroid impact, but from deliberate choices made by human beings. In this view, such scenarios are preventable, and people whose choices make them more likely to happen should be held morally accountable.

      Under the heading 'Human Extinction' at Wikipedia:

      • atomicistheword


        Dysgenics, a present from General Electric Hitachi's inferior unsafe atomic radiation reactors. No you didn't bring good things to life and you knew your reactors were faulty and did nothing moral about it!!!!!

        Great link, my friend. Someone should email that link "Omnicide" to Mr Obama so he can understand its meaning. I guess the buck stops with him being the leader of the nation.

  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    Shows a change they did recently
    Panel Closure – A Change in WIPP’s Future Operations through Regulatory Compliance – 11240
    Russ Patterson*, Thomas Klein**, Steve Kouba** and Michael Gross***
    *Department of Energy, Carlsbad Field Office, Carlsbad, NM 88220
    **URS, Washington Regulatory and Environmental Services, Carlsbad, NM 88220
    ***MG Enterprises, San Rafael, CA 94901

  • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

    This document describes possible uses of an underground research laboratory (URL) accompanied by an objective basis for each recommendation. As the possibility of salt research in an underground setting may be attractive, the scientific community must balance the perceived need with the recognition that a very strong scientific basis already exists for salt disposal of heat-generating waste.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Laws are no object, money is…

    New Mexico Bars High-Level Waste From Carlsbad Salt Caverns

    SANTA FE, New Mexico, November 4, 2004 (ENS) – The state of New Mexico is setting watchmen in place to ensure that no high-level radioactive waste enters the federal government's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) at Carlsbad. The facility accepts radioactive transuranic waste from across the United States for permanent storage in the Carlsbad salt caverns deep beneath the Earth's surface.

    Documents obtained by the "Albuquerque Journal" and reported Tuesday show that the DOE shipped at least 602 drums of plutonium waste to New Mexico in violation of Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules.

    In October, Congress approved a change to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, allowing the Department of Energy to reclassify high-level radioactive waste in South Carolina as "waste incidental to reprocessing." The change trumps a 2003 federal court ruling that prohibited DOE from reclassifying high-level radioactive waste.

    It's in there, the law, but time and money have allowed HLW.

  • Igmz Igmz

    More from NM:
    If you don't want to wade through the tripe, here's the spoiled heart of it "CEMRC has detected plutonium and americium at this sampling site on four separate occasions over the past 15 years with the highest previous activity measured at 0.004Bq for plutonium and 0.0005Bq for americium. The EPA actionable limit for these isotopes is 37.0Bq. Eating a banana would expose an individual to more radiation than these previous detections would."… FOUR separate times…??? Are these numbers the mean or the median? For Fuksake, Enough with the bananas already!!!…does anyone know a good site to get "in touch" with Anonymous? I want to suggest to those…anony-mice, them, that instead of mucking about with whatever they are mucking about in to get after it and hack some Japanese, NRCs, EPAs, in fact HACK EM ALL AND LET GOD SORT EM OUT!!!…we have to get the truth boys, and the truth is what they've got…fuku the bananas I want the truth..I'll take it from there.

    • razzz razzz

      There is an argument about sensing on the spot ex. with a Geiger counter then extrapolating what the source was producing to get that Geiger counter reading in-situ.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Wow, what a can of worms. Information is key.


    The site currently has approximately 5,400 m3 of
    high activity TRU drums and bulk containers.
    The plan intends to ship this approximately 80%
    of the inventory of TRU waste to WIPP in the
    new TRUPACT-III transporter via either rail
    or truck, with the remaining 20% undergoing
    significant repackaging or treatment.

  • Dick Shenary

    Many broadcasters (ABC) keep telling viewers that WIPP is a low level storage facility only, yet the DOE has published pictures that celebrate the shipment of 700 special flatbed trucks of RH TRU (robotically handled transuranic) materials to WIPP. Both of these news stories cannot be correct.

  • Igmz Igmz

    Ambient air samples detected, notice the americium says "being reanalyzed"

    Slowly- reaching -own -tipping- point.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Is there logic in creating another radionuclide disaster to distract from the largest radionuclide disaster in human history?

    • American Phoenix57

      and another nice link.

      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        Thanks AP57, When I get my scanner from storage during one of these trips over the next few days I'll be posting my OTR HAZMAT truck driver friend's 2012 freight bill manifest clearly stating Class7 waste among the contents from Dresden going to either NV or NM that didn't seem out of the ordinary or assumed of any importance(?)…until now! 🙁 I may unpack a few boxes and get the wife mad in a bit now that I'm intent on digging it out again?!! Seems worth the minor drama & earful I'm sure to get,lol.

  • rogerthat

    … no more dangerous than inhaling a chest x-ray machine.
    there, fixed it

  • Don't let these leaks leak into your water! It can spread pretty quickly and contaminate everything it touches. It's really not safe to be around a nuclear plant now. They seem to be malfunctioning pretty frequently now. I hope they find a safer way to develop energy that doesn't poison the environment or our drinking water supply!

  • timemachine2020 timemachine2020

    Maybe a false flag to distract from fukushima and to justify raddiation readings? Either way, no bueno………

  • Sol Man

    People have been buried in words while they dig the graves.

  • More evidence of the "high level waste" ALREADY stored at WIPP.

    This Forbes article states over 1 Curie per Liter. A curie is a massive amount of radiation. Use the Wolfram Alpha calculator on NukePro, the site still works.

    When reality and common sense take a Conca on the Head
    This type of massive salt, first selected by the National Academy of Sciences in 1957 for all nuclear waste disposal, is so isolating that water will not move an inch in a billion years. Photo and micrograph credit: Dr. Jack Griffith, University of North Carolina.
    The hotter the waste, the faster the sealing and the better the performance. No chance for anyone to smuggle a file in a birthday cake, or water in a fracture.
    WIPP has been operating for 15 years, and as of this writing, has disposed of over 90,000 cubic meters of nuclear weapons waste that has traveled over 14 million miles on the road, without an incident. Some of this waste is pretty high-activity waste, well over a Curie per liter from reprocessing of spent fuel from old weapons reactors, and is hotter than any of the high-level waste in those leaking tanks.
    Evidence of this salt formation in putting away nuclear waste for life should make for a very Happy New Year!

  • JimLynch JimLynch

    Look at the bullshit these people put out:

    Nuclear power is the only large-scale energy-producing technology which takes full responsibility for all its wastes and fully costs this into the product.
    The amount of radioactive wastes is very small relative to wastes produced by fossil fuel electricity generation.
    Used nuclear fuel may be treated as a resource or simply as a waste.
    Nuclear wastes are neither particularly hazardous nor hard to manage relative to other toxic industrial wastes.
    Safe methods for the final disposal of high-level radioactive waste are technically proven; the international consensus is that this should be geological disposal.