Did you know a half-metric ton of plutonium was secretly moved to storage near Charleston, SC?

18 08 2019

There’s a fight over who gets the radiated store-it-forever waste between SC and Nevada.

Federal appeals court dismisses Nevada’s SRS plutonium arguments

By way of Beyond Nuclear

Federal court rules DOE can “screw Nevada” with secret weapons-grade plutonium shipments and storage. Resistance needed!
A three judge panel at the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has ruled that the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) secret shipment and storage of large amounts of ultra hazardous, weapons-grade plutonium, can stand, despite the targeted state’s strenuous objections. DOE had actually perpetrated a fraud upon the court, pretending throughout the legal proceeding, for many months on end, that it had not yet shipped the plutonium to the Nevada National Security Site (formerly the Nevada Test Site, proving grounds for nuclear weapons test detonations, located on Western Shoshone Indian Nation land against their will, and in violation of treaty rights). However, Nevada’s Attorney General has made clear, there is plenty of fight left in him, to protect Nevadans’ health, safety, and environment. This horrible ruling comes amidst concerted efforts to revive the Yucca Mountain dump scheme in Nevada, targeting Nevada with 70,000 metric tons (or much more) of high-level radioactive waste and irradiated nuclear fuel from both DOE and the commercial atomic reactors. In this sense, this court ruling is an echo of the 1987 “Screw Nevada bill,” singling out a scientifically unsuitable, non-consent based site for highly radioactive waste permanent geologic disposal. However, united bipartisan Nevada elected officials (governors, attorneys general, state legislators, the U.S. congressional delegation), Western Shoshone, and more than a thousand environmental and environmental justice groups across the country, have held off the Yucca dump for 32 years, and counting. Please join the resistance. Contact your U.S. Representative, and both your U.S. Senators. Urge them to vote against any authorization or appropriations (funding) bills that would advance the Yucca dump. You can be patched through to your U.S. Congress Members’ D.C. offices via the U.S. Capitol Switchboard, at (202) 224-3121. And since it’s still August recess, you can get together with friends, family, colleagues, etc., to request a face to face meeting with one or more of your Members of Congress, on this issue, while they are back home. Learn more about this story at this link. Keep updated about the Yucca Mountain issue by visiting our website section devoted to it. (Right at press time, we have learned from Karen Hadden at SEED Coalition in Texas, that the second weapons-grade plutonium shipment from South Carolina may well have gone to Texas, and is now in storage at the Pantex nuclear weapons assembly/disassembly facility.





Indian Point Deteriorates – tritium, radioactive hydrogen, at 8 million picoCuries per liter!

11 02 2016

Beyond NuclearMum’s the word as radioactive leak at Indian Point gets worse

“Entergy’s Indian Point nuclear power plant at Buchanan, NY is leaking more radioactive tritium at higher concentrations into groundwater draining into the Hudson River. Failure of a sump pump needed for filtering radioactivity in contaminated water accumulated from a refueling outage is believed to be the cause of this latest spill picked up in three onsite monitoring wells next to Unit 2.

The depth, breadth and flow rate of the underground contaminated plume remains unknown. One monitoring well (MW-32), which is 57 feet deep, first tested positive for high levels of tritium, radioactive hydrogen, at 8 million picoCuries per liter (pCi/L). In a press release, Entergy “voluntarily” admitted that a more recent follow-up test for tritium has now increased by 80%(!!!). Beyond Nuclear badgered the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for more transparency to find that tritium levels in three monitoring wells have soared. RadBottle Tritium concentrations  have risen in MW-30 from 1.5 million pCi/L to 2.7 million pCi/L, MW-31 from 38,100 pCi/L to 9.5 million pCi/L and MW-32 is now 14.8 million pCi/L. (!!!)

But “voluntary” compliance automatically ducks reliable reporting, federal regulations and enforcement action. . . . “  (more)

http://www.beyondnuclear.org/home/2016/2/10/mums-the-word-as-radioactive-leak-at-indian-point-gets-worse.html

[emphasis added – FC]

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Document on tritium and health (from the Beyond Nuclear article)


Feb. 12 –

A Green Road BlogAging Nuclear Reactors, Safety Lies, Deceptions, Embrittlement, Earthquakes Plus Profits At Any Cost, Until Complete Catastrophic Failure, Radiation Leak Getting Worse At Nuclear Plant Near NYC

ENE-NewsCBS: Radiation leak “getting worse” at nuclear plant near NYC — Levels increase over 120,000%, almost 15 million pCi/L — Governor: “Extremely disconcerting” — Expert: I don’t think they know where it’s coming from — Radioactive Antimony now being detected (VIDEO)

#IndianPointleak
#tritiumIndianPoint





US: Virgiana Nuke Plant Leaking

22 02 2012

Quake-hit North Anna nuke plant leaking radioactivity

Dominion Virginia Power is seeking the source of leaking radioactivity at its North Anna nuclear power plant

http://enenews.com/ap-quake-hit-north-anna-nuke-plant-leaking-radioactivity

UPDATE  Feb.23

Elevated radioactivity levels found in North Anna well

“We remain concerned about the inaccessible piping systems that carry radioactive water,” said Paul Gunter with Beyond Nuclear, which is based in Maryland. “The industry and the NRC are basically groping in the dark to find these leaks.”

 





Fukushima…is this the China Syndrome? (Video)

19 08 2011


LINK –  http://youtu.be/baya8-agPs4