Electrical Fire Knocks Out Spent Fuel Cooling at Nebraska Nuclear Plant

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Electrical Fire Knocks Out Spent Fuel Cooling at Nebraska Nuclear Plant

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=electrical-fire-knocks-out-spent-fuel-cooling-nebraska-nuclear-plant'

http://ncrenegade.com/editorial/no-fly-zone-over-fort-calhoun-nuclear-plant-due-to-hazards/

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Nebraska Nuclear Plant: Emergency Level 4

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Thanks man.. I love at 8:17

Thanks man.. I love at 8:17 he says "We all have Fukushima in our minds..." and meanwhile the MSM is completely "non-story" on this..  that's Rich, eh?

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The story seems to be that

The story seems to be that the system worked.  The fire was put out, the temperature was monitored.  The operational backup system was deemed not needed, power was restored.  I'm not a big nuke fan by any means, but this seems like a story of success, not failure.

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Emergency Level still 4?

Just wondering, what s the emergency level today?. Temporary storage of spent fuel seems to be a big problem globally, especially coupled with flooding. The plant is still surrounded by the Missouri River, held back by sandbags. The estimate yesterday was 5 feet more until the crest is reached. I don't know how you feel about guarding spent radioactive rods with sandbags, but from my point of view, they will be lucky to get out of this one without irradiating St. Louis.

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I think it is natural after a

I think it is natural after a Fukushima like incident to reach out and try to draw parallels to similar incidents whether or not they are really there.

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I like Gunderson's comment,

I like Gunderson's comment, something to the effect that the words Nuclear reactor and sandbags should never be in the same sentence.

This was quite an impressive cover up job by the MSM.  The local stations were blasting all over the airwaves, yet not even a peep out of the national "news" channels.  Oh wait, since the media is owned by... and the reactor was built by...  Now I get it! </sarc>

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Success or not, it's

Success or not, it's something the people in the ENTIRE country should be aware of. Look at how Fukushima affected Japan or Chernobyl affecting the surrounding regions. Awareness is the point here. 

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everything good

loss of power to the spent fuel cooling ---no big deal.

the fuel is still in the water, isn't it? water warms up a bit more but ventilation systems will remove the humidity.

nuclear is safe.  nuclear is needed.

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Nuclear Power & The Public Good

"Nothing to see here folks, move along. Everything's fine"...overheard in Fukishima... 

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Am I missing something?

molson cdn wrote:

loss of power to the spent fuel cooling ---no big deal.

the fuel is still in the water, isn't it? water warms up a bit more but ventilation systems will remove the humidity.

nuclear is safe.  nuclear is needed.

Heated water evaporates, water level goes down, humidity dissipates.

More heated water evaporates, water level goes down, humidity dissipates.

Still more heated water evaporates, water level goes down, fuel tubes exposed, corrode, release hydrogen, spark ignites and building roof blows off. Uncontrolled radiation release follows.

Or does it only work that way in Japan?

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Can't detect radiation in water supply

After seeing the rising water at  the Fort Calhoun plant I called my towns water treatment plant in Columbia Mo on the river and found out they do not test the water for radiation and do not have the capability to do so. Barry the head man says he leaves it up to the EPA. surprise

 
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WOW - Are you kidding?

Have you got a pressure cooker by any chance?  Put a little water in it, then apply the lowest heat you can adjust to the closed vessel. Stand back and wait for the lid to blow off. There is no other result possible.  As heat builds from the spent fuel rods, cooking water has to be applied for heat exchange to occur. Otherwise, she's gonna blow.

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Make that CooLing water

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columbia official says let the EPA worry about it

  http://www.youtube.com/user/1beinki?feature=mhum#p/u/12/kCEweyj_XsE

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news blackout on this

news blackout on this situation declared by Obama admin:

http://nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/International/18-Jun-2011/US-orders-news-blackout-over-crippled-Nebraska-Nuclear-Plant-report

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The Cooling Pool = Deuterium not water

Last I heard radiation laden deuterium is not safe to drink.  Being next to a ocean is not the same as next to a river that supplies drinking water.  Do the operators at the nuke plant speak Chinglish or only Japanese?  What the plan for rising water (+5ft) swim like hell, or bring in some experts from Fukushima who have the ability to walk into a room with glowing white hot nukes bundles just wearing a $2 face mask? 

Not good folks, if I lived in the area I'd have a bag packed and be ready to get the hell out of Dodge!

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*Bump* (anyone have news?)

While reading Gonzalo Lira's latest piece ("Full Spectrum Decay" -- http://gonzalolira.blogspot.com/2011/07/full-spectrum-decay.html), he mentioned Ft. Calhoun.  While I initially discounted UGrev's mention of a government blackout (reported by RT of Russki, yes? ), it's now been nearly 4 weeks . . .

  • has the flooding subsided and now all is well?  or
  • are we just not hearing about it?

Wanted to bump this thread and see if anyone's paying attention, because I haven't been, and hopefully get some intel.

Gratzi rigazzi,

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careful folks

Stephanie might move this to the 'conspiracy' section. If its not on MSM its not really happening right? 

http://www.tfmetalsreport.com/forum/703/us-blackout-crippled-nebraska-nuclear-plant

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