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Radioactive Leak at Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Station

 
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Lord Beria3



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 5:32 pm    Post subject: Radioactive Leak at Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Station Reply with quote

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=25466

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Overwhelmed by the rising Missouri River, a 2000-foot stretch of a protective water balloon, surrounding the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant in Nebraska, collapsed at 1:25 AM on Sunday, June 26.

Two days earlier, Kansas State University reported an emergency when radiation leaked at 149 times the Derived Air Concentration (DAC) limit for Iodine during a trial run of its reactor.

Six and a half hours after the Ft Calhoun water berm collapsed, operators reported it to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, registering it as a “non-emergency.”

The NRC says there’s nothing to worry about. The flooding has “had no impact on the reactor shutdown cooling or the spent fuel pool cooling.”

Operating since 1973, Ft Calhoun filled its spent fuel cooling pool to capacity in 2006. The structure is 40 feet deep and 38 feet above ground. Ft Calhoun then built a dry cask storage facility, circled below, which the NRC says does not need the AquaDam water berm:


Seems like a very precarious situation... the complete lack of media coverage certainly implies a cover-up.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

See http://www.powerswitch.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18741
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