South Texas Nuclear – Is It Really Watertight? If The Dam Fails Can They Shut The Doors Quickly Enough?

2 09 2017


 More on the flood-threatened Texas nuke plants at The Bugle

 

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August 31st NASA Earth Observatory image by Jesse Allen, using data from the Land Atmosphere Near real-time Capability for EOS (LANCE) Zoom in of image shows the huge main cooling reservoir-dam at the South Texas Nuclear Power Station site – green spot top center of image – apparently still intact as of August 31st, though the nearby waterways continue(d) to rise.

The STP site has mainly flat topography with few gentle slopes. Elevations across the site range from 15ft (4.6 m) NGVD29 to 30ft (9.1 m) NGVD29 with plant grade of 28ft (8.53 m) NGVD29.https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1425/ML14259A195.pdf

If you read, or even just glance, through the US NRC’s flooding walkdown summary, below, then you will quickly get ideas as to to what the “one thing after another” that Raihan Kondker was “working tirelessly to manage” at South Texas Nuclear Power Station, according to the article…

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Houston Area Flooding Exacerbated By Man-Made Subsidence

31 08 2017

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While Hurricane Harvey brought record rainfall, the Houston area is more prone to flooding due to subsidence largely induced by humans. Land shifting, in conjunction with record rain, could make the earthen reservoir next to the South Texas Nuclear site more prone to failure and can also make drainage more difficult.















usgs circ1182 07 “Houston Galveston Managing coastal subsidence“, Original here: https://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/circ1182/pdf/07Houston.pdf Emphasis our own.

Houston, “Free Enterprise City” by Joe Feagin, summary: http://www.sjsu.edu/people/saul.cohn/courses/city/s1/Free%20Enterprise%20City.ppt

Houston area preliminary rain totalshttps://nwschat.weather.gov/p.php?pid=201708290105-KHGX-NOUS44-PNSHGX

The surface elevation of the site ranges from about El. 32 to 34 ft mean sea level (MSL), which is equivalent to National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29), at the north boundary to between El. 15 ft to 20 ft MSL at the south boundary… A major feature of the site is the Main Cooling Reservoir (MCR), which is formed by…

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NASA Television-Online Coverage for Today’s Solar Eclipse

21 08 2017

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Aug. 11, 2017
MEDIA ADVISORY M17-092
NASA Announces Television Coverage for Aug. 21 Solar Eclipse
On Monday, Aug. 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the Sun, and NASA Television will carry it live from coast to coast from unique vantage points on the ground and from aircraft and spacecraft, including the International Space Station. Coverage will be featured during the live four-hour broadcast Eclipse Across America: Through the Eyes of NASA.

Programming begins at noon EDT with a preview show hosted from Charleston, South Carolina. The main show begins at 1 p.m. and will cover the path of totality the eclipse will take across the United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. The program will feature views from NASA research aircraft, high-altitude balloons, satellites and specially-modified telescopes. It also will include live reports from Charleston, as well as from Salem, Oregon; Idaho Falls…

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Mitsubishi Military Industrial Complex Nuked in Nagasaki: Mitsubishi Still Lives While Victims Still Die

9 08 2017



Mining Awareness: Mitsubishi Military Industrial Complex Nuked in Nagasaki: Mitsubishi Still Lives While Victims Still Die

71 years later, today, people are still dying as a result of the delayed effect of radiation. Atomic bomb hospitals are full of those people





Secret MOX Plutonium Fuel Shipment Planned From French Gov Owned AREVA To Japan; Trump Administration Approved with Tillerson as Lead

8 06 2017

Best bit: Japan (who lost the war with the USA) has 48 tons of plutonium(!)

A Green Road blog reports Aussies just booted a plan to import nuke waste from all over –

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Mere Coincidence or somehow related? AREVA Nuclear Fuel Facility in Washington State used to be Exxon Nuclear Fuel until 2001. Former Exxon CEO, Rex Tillerson, as Secretary of State, is lead on plutonium fuel shipment approval under the terms of the US – Japan Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation Agreement of 1988, according to the article below. If it is like CFIUS then Trump has ultimate veto power. Trump’s uncle warned him that nuclear is dangerous, so he knows better than most, making this more criminal: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_G._Trump Because of the proximity to North Korea, they may blame North Korean weapons testing if there is a major accident. The Takahama Nuclear Power Station is on the Sea of Japan.

On Tuesday, the same day that Takahama 3 reactor restarted on the other side of Japan, “The JAEA said five workers at a nuclear facility that handles plutonium have been exposed to high…

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WordPress Doesn’t Want You to Look at Mining Awareness Blog – Run Right There and Look at it!

19 05 2017

Our RSS feed for MINING AWARENESS has been busted by WP for days.


MINING AWARENESS reports on hard to find nuke issues and nuke waste bad storage world-wide.

If there’s anything we hate, it’s censorship!!

 





Were Nuclear Power Station Piping Problems Fixed at Hunterston B in Scotland? Is it even Possible?

9 11 2016

These photos need wide distribution!

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In 2012 there was a “Discovery of problems with planned pipework routes during installation of the new nitrogen system tie-ins to the Reactor 3 pressure vessel” at French State owned (EDF) Hunterston B Nuclear Power Station in Scotland. Was this problem ever rectified? All that could be found is the following statement: “the proposed pipe work layout created operational difficulties and EDF NGL decided to complete the connection to the existing system and the tie-ins were duly installed, but postpone full installation pending a new layout design following a return to service.” (UK Office for Nuclear Regulation – see more below). Also, could it be rectified without total reconstruction of this old nuclear power station?

On 3 December 1977 The Times reported that seawater had entered the reactor through a modification of the secondary cooling system. Was the bypass ever repaired? (See more below.)

These photos…

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