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Nation's Oldest Nuclear Power Plant, New Jersey's Oyster Creek, Declares Alert Following Water Surge

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As a reminder, the biggest catastrophe that resulted from last year's Tohoku earthquake in Japan was not the earthquake itself, nor the infrastructure destruction from the susbequent tsunami, but the impact of the soaring water wall on the nuclear power plants in the coastline, namely Fukushima, and its aftermath, by now known all too well to all. So tonight too, all along the east coast, the biggest threat is not the wind, nor the rain, but the impact of the storm surge on the tens of nuclear power plants located in the vicinity of the rapidly rising tide. Such as Oyster Creek in New Jersey which just went on alert due to the surging water level.

From AP:

The nation's oldest nuclear power plant is on alert after waters from a colossal storm reached high levels.

 

Oyster Creek in Lacey Township, N.J., was already offline for regular maintenance before Sandy, a superstorm downgraded Monday night from a hurricane, slammed the East Coast.

 

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says an "unusual event" was declared around 7 p.m. when water reached a high level. The situation was upgraded less than two hours later to an "alert," the second-lowest in a four-tiered warning system.

 

 

Federal officials say all nuclear plants are still in safe condition. They say water levels near Oyster Creek, which is along the Atlantic Ocean, will likely recede within a few hours.

 

Oyster Creek went online in 1969 and provides 9 percent of New Jersey's electricity.

And elsewhere, we just saw the following also very disturbing headline from US Emergency Services:

PA | HYNDMAN |**EVACUATION**| - | VOLUNTARY EVAC DUE TO NUCLEAR WARNING IN BEDFORD COUNTY. UEA325 | UEA451 |

We will keep track of any related news and report as soon as we see it.

 


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Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:01 | Link to Comment Rattling Bones
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Fukushima part two: The New Jersey addition.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:03 | Link to Comment CitizenPete
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edition?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:06 | Link to Comment Rattling Bones
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Addition...it's adding to the radioactive toxins destroying the planet...or something.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:10 | Link to Comment SHEEPFUKKER
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FUBAR on the Jersey Shore.  Fuck you Snookie. 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:14 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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Paul Krugman is absolutely estatic with tonight's events, and is hoping for even more stimulative events.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:17 | Link to Comment Enslavethechild...
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Radioactive fallout contains vitamins and iron for a balanced diet

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:33 | Link to Comment flacon
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S&P futures plunging....

 

http://finviz.com/futures_charts.ashx?t=ES&p=m5

 

It's going to be fucking carnage when the NYSE opens after the election!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:54 | Link to Comment q99x2
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If the systems beneath the NY exchange are damaged then the distance the algos have to run to do their manipulative operations could be changed beyond their intended purposes.

If everything is brough back online as before Sandy then probably not much of a problem.

Interesting times.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 02:51 | Link to Comment Short Memories
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The small point about the tohoku earthquake killing 20,000+ people which wasn't related to the power plant seems to be being forgotten here.

In my opinion that could arguably be a bigger catastrophe than Fukushima

Time will tell I guess

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 07:10 | Link to Comment Raynja
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I'm sure thats mostly true in japan, down wind people tend to find other concerns more pressing.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 07:35 | Link to Comment JohnnyBriefcase
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Are you serious?!

You honestly think that the deaths of 20k people is worse than at least four meltdowns that will continue to irradiate the entire planet for tens of thousands of years?!

Time will tell indeed.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 10:30 | Link to Comment Short Memories
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Yeah. I live there. Both impacts affect me personally

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 13:05 | Link to Comment JohnnyBriefcase
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Ah that would explain your short-sighted viewpoint.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:31 | Link to Comment Freddie
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The futures are not plunging Dude.  I just looked.  The algos are on their job in the sewers of of NYC protecting all of us.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 04:52 | Link to Comment TPTB_r_TBTF
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Go Kevin Go!

 

Hang in there Kev!

When the Eye approaches, would someone please send Kevin a whore and a pizza?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:18 | Link to Comment Rattling Bones
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Hard to say because this might take money from his pet plan to spend money on an imaginary space alien attack.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:29 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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Ladies and gentlemen, this could be the election cancellation even no one has been waiting for. Pray, prepare....

crazy days.... sending good wishes to everyone, known and otherwise.

ori

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:03 | Link to Comment knukles
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Rumor has it that he was super glued to the top of Citicorp Center for the storm.
New Neo-Keynesian Storm Gazing

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:35 | Link to Comment monkeyboy
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Johnny Cash - The Man Comes Around

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9IfHDi-2EA

 

And I looked and behold, a BLACK SWAN
And his name that sat on him was SANDY
And Hell followed with him.

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:03 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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It is just an alert.  

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:05 | Link to Comment Real Estate Geek
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Next step up from Alert is Site Area Emergency.  Final level is General Emergency.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:10 | Link to Comment Real Estate Geek
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Per NRC, an Alert means that "events are in process or have occurred which involve an actual or potential substantial degradation in the level of safety of the plant. Any releases of radioactive material from the plant are expected to be limited to a small fraction of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protective action guides (PAGs)"

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:32 | Link to Comment fuu
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That's pretty vague.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:53 | Link to Comment BeaverFever
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A pic of The Bernank glowing green would be pretty much be in vogue right about now.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:06 | Link to Comment knukles
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Supposed to be.
Sound ominous, says nothing, empowers the officialdom to mutter and mumble sanctimonious horseshit to impress the taxpaying serfs

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:21 | Link to Comment a growing concern
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No, final level would be a dark-colored swan-like creature.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:34 | Link to Comment Mr Pink
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This October surprise really took some imagination! Bravo!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:11 | Link to Comment True.North
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The Real Nuclear Power Plants of New Jersey.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 01:07 | Link to Comment Nassim
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Fukushima was destroyed by the earthquake - which preceded the tsunami. Let's get our facts right!

http://enenews.com/nhk-civilization-met-disaster-because-fukushima-crisi...

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 06:48 | Link to Comment Random
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Enenews is a disinformation site, been there for the better part of 2011 and finally realized is just a psy-ops meant to make people think that something is indeed happening there (and had happened) and just quit it. Just check how they keep recycling news and continually changing the intensity of the "alarm" but in the end nothing happens. You might want to have a critical look at the whole chain of events and factor in that AFAIK nobody (I’ll go as far as to consider 50 deaths to be very underwhelming) died (including from the famous Fukushima 50) due to radiation sickness on-site (although there are sometimes stories about people rushed to emergency rooms but nobody ever dies) , in the exclusion zone or in the nearby villages/cities (19 months after 4 core meltdowns and one or two SFPs burnt). Something just doesn’t add up about Fukushima – slight understatement.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 07:08 | Link to Comment icanhasbailout
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you would hardly notice, with all the mutants already populating the Jersey shore

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:02 | Link to Comment CitizenPete
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oh oh 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:02 | Link to Comment TahoeBilly2012
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Edition.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:02 | Link to Comment James_Cole
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Going to be a long night..

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:03 | Link to Comment vinayjha
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i hope nothing is  serious 

http://www.freefdawatchlist.com

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:05 | Link to Comment Wakanda
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Keep an eye on Bedford county PA:

Babcock & Wilcox Co. says a test facility for its new class of mini nuclear reactors is fully operational.

The Integrated System Test facility in Bedford County will test the mPower modular reactor's design and performance. Energy generated by a nuclear core will be simulated by heating the reactor electrically.

The mPower reactors will generate 125 megawatts.

Construction of the test facility began in March 2010. It was commissioned in February and underwent a startup test and power ascension program.

The facility also will test the thermal hydraulic performance of the company's once through steam generator.

http://www.roanoke.com/business/wb/311744

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:05 | Link to Comment deki
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Shit just got real.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:54 | Link to Comment Treason Season
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Quote from an article from yesterday

"The biggest problem, as I see it right now, is the Oyster Creek plant, which is on Barnegat Bay in New Jersey," says former nuclear executive Arnie Gundersen, noting it lies in the projected eye of the storm. "Oyster Creek is the same design, but even older than Fukushima Daiichi unit 1. It’s in a refueling outage. That means that all the nuclear fuel is not in the nuclear reactor, but it’s over in the spent fuel pool. And in that condition, there’s no backup power for the spent fuel pools. So, if Oyster Creek were to lose its offsite power — and, frankly, that’s really likely — there would be no way cool that nuclear fuel that’s in the fuel pool until they get the power reestablished. ... The most important lesson we can take out of the Fukushima Daiichi and climate change, and especially with Hurricane Sandy, is that we can’t expect to cool these fueling pools."

http://www.democracynow.org/seo/2012/10/29/nuclear_plants_from_virginia_...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:07 | Link to Comment Everyman
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Sen. Harry Reid needs to be brought up on criminal charges if any of that shit gets out.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:11 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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O.K., no New Jersey oysters for me for a while.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:14 | Link to Comment Real Estate Geek
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The clams are risky, too.

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:18 | Link to Comment ghengis86
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Risqué (since the grammar Nazi's haven't been drowned by the storm...when in Rome!)

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:28 | Link to Comment ghengis86
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Sorry, got caught up in the double entendres and forgot to ask

Who in their right mind eats anything from New Jersey?!??

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:53 | Link to Comment hidingfromhelis
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And that's not a double entendre?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:19 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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I hear the crabs that you get from New Jersey are the worst.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:23 | Link to Comment ghengis86
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Almost as bad as blue waffles

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:15 | Link to Comment ghengis86
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Might want to avoid all seafood from New Jersey; especially the bearded clams.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:17 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Damn, and I so love me a bearded clam!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:20 | Link to Comment ghengis86
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Be sure it's not a breaded clam. That will definitely give indigestion. And the Hiv

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:26 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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70's porn bush devotee, damn the torpedoes.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:30 | Link to Comment ghengis86
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+1 to you good sir. Way to own it (and with conviction too)!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 05:50 | Link to Comment 10mm
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Yeah,i like those bushs that look like a yield sign.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:12 | Link to Comment edifice
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I'm givin' it all she's got, keeptain... If I push 'er any harder, she's gonna blow!!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:12 | Link to Comment rustymason
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Grammar Girl explains effect and affect:

http://grammar.quickanddirtytips.com/affect-versus-effect.aspx

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:17 | Link to Comment Banksters
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Shut the Fuck up.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:02 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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Tghhs jks jkjkk.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:13 | Link to Comment Angry White Dude
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Tits or GTFO.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:16 | Link to Comment Everyman
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And all those fuel rods that have been used since the OPENING of the plant STILL reside there, instead of being taken to Yucca Mountian.  $12 billion dollars and who shut it down> GW BUsh???  NOOOO!!!

http://rampac.energy.gov/PCN/P24.pdf

http://www.nytimes.com/gwire/2011/05/10/10greenwire-gao-death-of-yucca-m...

 

The (Obama) administration killed the repository program last year without citing technical or safety issues, and restarting the costly and time-consuming process of finding a permanent repository or an alternative solution could take decades and cost billions of additional dollars, the Government Accountability Office reported yesterday.

"Several DOE officials told us that they had never seen such a large program with so much pressure to close down so quickly," the report said in reference to the repository located about 100 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:06 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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Why not blame Truman? He always enjoyed stopping a buck.

 

Experimental Breeder Reactor I (EBR-I) is a decommissioned research reactor and U.S. National Historic Landmark located in the desert about 18 miles (29 km) southeast of Arco, Idaho. At 1:50 pm on December 20, 1951 it became the world's first electricity-generating nuclear power plant when it produced sufficient electricity to illuminate four 200-watt light bulbs.[3][4] I

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:21 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Did you see that piece of shit facade fall off the apartment building?

Bet it wasn't brick and mortar built before 1965; probably some particle board stucco shit of the "new age".

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:24 | Link to Comment ChanceIs
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Peach Bottom nuclear station is older - commissioned in 1966.  AP doesn't know diddly:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peach_Bottom_Nuclear_Generating_Station

Peach Bottom is right above the Conowingo hydro dam on the lower Susquehanna River - about 30 miles southwest of Philadelphia, and 60 from the Oyster Creek plant.  Before Hurricane Agnes in 1972, the Conowingo operators didn't heed the forecast and retained a lot of water behind the dam.  Water behind a dam is cash for a hydro plant.  When the SHTF, the spillage might have been ten feet over the top of the dam.  Had they drained the basin behind the dam, the town of Port Deposit might have been spared major flood damage as the basin could have been used to retain the surge from upstream.  I have been watching the flows this time around.  It seems to be under control.  Clearly there are higher highs, and higher lows in terms of flow rates in the daily generation cycle:

http://waterdata.usgs.gov/md/nwis/uv/?site_no=01578310

 

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:31 | Link to Comment butchtrucks
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Love me some peach bottom. That and bearded clam. Perfect east coast meal.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:43 | Link to Comment ghengis86
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Wash it down with some Boone's Farm and you're a regular on the next Jersey Shore

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:43 | Link to Comment walcott
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Radioactive Snookie.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:27 | Link to Comment Walt D.
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"the biggest catastrophe that resulted from last year's Tohoku earthquake in Japan was not the earthquake itself, nor the infrastructure destruction from the susbequent tsunami, but the impact of the soaring water wall on the nuclear power plants in the coastline, namely Fukushima,"

Bullshit. What about the 25,000 who drowned?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:53 | Link to Comment TimmyB
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Double bullshit. The earthquake destroyed the cooling system prior to the tsunami hitting the plant.

However, if the blame is placed on the tsunami instead of the quake, we sheeple will conclude that our nuke plants are safe and such things can't happen here because tsunamis are rare.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:28 | Link to Comment TahoeBilly2012
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East Coast chicks are a sweaty mess, I don't think I have ever even bothered bagging one on my many trips to Europe.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:34 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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you didn't bag an East Coast chick on your trips to Europe?

...your geography was probably the main problem

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 04:57 | Link to Comment TPTB_r_TBTF
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he had a "layover"

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:27 | Link to Comment valkir
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Sorry germans,your gold is here,but now is radioactive and nobody cant touch it next 10 000 years.FED.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:44 | Link to Comment walcott
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isn't it actually radioactive tungsten?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 01:07 | Link to Comment anonnn
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Just checked. Appears gold's longest half-life isotope is 6 months [Au 195]. Be patient.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 07:20 | Link to Comment flacorps
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Goldfinger had it pegged at 57 years. Scientific license from the British film industry?!

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:29 | Link to Comment Bazooka
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Ok, so Fukushima didn't end the world but rather, after, the SPX went bazooka to exceed 2012 highs! Now, this NJ powerplant shity fest will propell the SPX to all time highs!

BULLISH!

Paging Prechter! Call that 3 of 3 of 3 of 3 of 3 of 3 of 3 of 3 of 3 JAFFO!

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:11 | Link to Comment bunnyswanson
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http://www.laka.org/chernobyl/2006.html

 

Chernobyl did not end the world either.  But it did end the lives of many unborn children, distorted and malformed many more children in utero and had documented devastating impact on the soil, air and water which rendered the local wild life and that down wind destined to develop cancer.

 

With today's media, in the hands of the corporate slave owners who just can't seem to make enough money, we'll never know what is actually going on.  It's a dog and pony show for ratings and votes and products. 

Fukushima hasn't ended yet, Bazooka.  If you are so confident it has, take your loved ones and move on over to Honshu, Japan, and you can confirm to us it's safe.  (unfuckinglikely that will happen, eh?  I know, I know....you'd run for your life before you'd expose yourself to what Fukushima has emitted thus far.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:29 | Link to Comment Azwethinkweiz
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From Mr. Washington's Blog: Hurricane Sandy May Score a Direct Hit On Spent Fuel Pools at Nuclear Plant

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/10/hurricane-sandy-may-score-a-direc...

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:32 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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Great Reporting ZH

...Thanks.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 03:48 | Link to Comment awakening
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As above.

Not even a one line mention of nuclear power plants anywhere in the Australian Mainstream Media so far (a few internet pages have started to catch up but still zilch on the tv) =S

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 05:43 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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just had a butchers around the British newspapers and despite having all night to catch up haven't a new pic not seen on ZH last night

...exception being photos of the new submarine city of Atlantis, USA (previously known as Atlantic City) which resides 4 foot underwater

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:32 | Link to Comment yabs
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 nuclear default swaps

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:49 | Link to Comment SHEEPFUKKER
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nucular default swaps. 

Sincerely, 

Dubya

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:33 | Link to Comment Ham-bone
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Indian Point???  How high is the surge upriver?

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:36 | Link to Comment rsnoble
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You know if those plants actually did explode, leak whatever and ruin the country I can't really say the human race doesn't deserve it for being so stupid as to build such fucking idiotic things in the first place.  Of course the majority of us didn't have a say so in any of it and once again we'll have to bend over and take one for the rich assholes that have this kind of bullshit and other ideas in the making all on an assembly line, get rid of one and here comes another before you know what hits you.

I'm going to bed, fuck this bullshit.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:41 | Link to Comment Ham-bone
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Lighten up, Francis.

It's only life.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:44 | Link to Comment willwork4food
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Don't give up rs, just make sure you've got extra ammo and some rope.

Trees will help.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:11 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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 Of course the majority of us didn't have a say so in any of it and once again we'll have to bend over and take one for the rich assholes that have this kind of bullshit and other ideas

 

The nuclear power industry was developed by the US government with taxpayer dollars. Supposedly we did have a say but in reality we didn't. The problem is not rich people. The problem, as usual, is government.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:45 | Link to Comment bankonzhongguo
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Black Body Swan.

 

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:52 | Link to Comment walcott
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Copper theives have stealed the statue of liberty.

Mon, 10/29/2012 - 23:58 | Link to Comment Treason Season
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Quote taken from an article from yesterday.

"The biggest problem, as I see it right now, is the Oyster Creek plant, which is on Barnegat Bay in New Jersey," says former nuclear executive Arnie Gundersen, noting it lies in the projected eye of the storm. "Oyster Creek is the same design, but even older than Fukushima Daiichi unit 1. It’s in a refueling outage. That means that all the nuclear fuel is not in the nuclear reactor, but it’s over in the spent fuel pool. And in that condition, there’s no backup power for the spent fuel pools. So, if Oyster Creek were to lose its offsite power — and, frankly, that’s really likely — there would be no way cool that nuclear fuel that’s in the fuel pool until they get the power reestablished. ... The most important lesson we can take out of the Fukushima Daiichi and climate change, and especially with Hurricane Sandy, is that we can’t expect to cool these fueling pools."

http://www.democracynow.org/seo/2012/10/29/nuclear_plants_from_virginia_...

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 09:10 | Link to Comment fredquimby
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Errrrr you mean Oyster Creek losing it's offsite power like this:

At 2044 EDT on 10/29/2012, the licensee escalated its emergency declaration to an Alert per criteria HA4 for high water level in the station intake structure of greater than 6.0 feet. At the time of the notification, water level in the intake structure was approximately 6.6 feet. The site also experienced a loss of offsite power event concurrent with the additional water level increase. Both emergency diesel generators started and are supplying power to the emergency electrical busses. Shutdown cooling and spent fuel pool cooling have been restored. Reactor pressure vessel level is steady at 584.7 inches. Intake levels continues to rise slowly and the licensee is monitoring.

 

http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2012/20121030en.html#en48452

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:02 | Link to Comment Jim in MN
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It's OK.  They have fire hoses.  And it'll take an entire day to reach the boiling point.

No, seriously, that's supposed to make you feel better.

 

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:24 | Link to Comment mess nonster
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Nuclear power and bad habits:

If smoking is a bad habit, russian roulete is a worse habit.

If coal is a bad habit, nuclear power is a worse habit.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 00:15 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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no nukes in Bedford..  was shutdown decades ago... that is a twit tweet

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 01:08 | Link to Comment Never One Roach
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"It's only a tiny leak," the Tokyo Mayor told his people ......

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 01:18 | Link to Comment Deathrips
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No worries. Its been leakin for years. How else you explain the snook and crew?

Man...these kids running this show need a time out. Jeez.

Silver Fookerz.

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 07:50 | Link to Comment THE DORK OF CORK
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The Jap thingy killed far more people indirectly - by pushing up the price for heavy fuel oil & LNG.

Will the east coast storm thingy do the same ?

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 09:07 | Link to Comment fredquimby
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Latest reports from US nuke facilities.

Click http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2012/20121030en.html

to read about Salem, Nine Mile Point and Oyster Creek nuke facility Event Notification reports from yesterday.....

In short, all diesels started correctly when power was lost.

#phew

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 21:07 | Link to Comment Walt D.
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All this concern about Nuclear Plants and Hurricane Sandy - nobody concered about all the leaves in my swimming pool.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!