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Three Mile Island Radiation Leak

Almost one month to the day that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)  released a Press release extending Three Mile Island’s license for 20 years, there has been another radiation leak at the facility.  http://taxdollars.freedomblogging.com/files/2009/11/three-mile-island-renewal.pdf  

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has renewed the operating license for the Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 1 (TMI-1), in Middletown, Pa., for an additional 20 years. The  new license will expire on April 19, 2034.  Via Associated Press, “A small amount of radiation has been detected in a reactor building at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in central Pennsylvania. Officials say there is no public health risk.” http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jS9jFy7mB2i2XjBy3BDXHnvJG-7wD9C4M3SG0   

A partial Meltdown of Three Mile Island’s Unit 2 reactor occurred in March 1979.

The NRC http://www.nrc.gov/ must be scratching it’s a$$ this weekend as there is no official press release from the agency.  The Current Power Reactor Status Report for November 20, 2009 shows a big fat zero for producing energy at Three Mile Island at http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/reactor-status/ps.html

From the NY Daily News, “Employees at the infamous plant were cutting pipes in a reactor building about 4 p.m. when a radiation alarm sounded, triggering the evacuation of 150 workers. The cause of the leak has not been found.  http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2009/11/22/2009-11-22_three_mile_island.html#ixzz0XcSYPiRL The reactor building has been shut down for weeks while workers from Exelon — an energy company that operates Three Mile Island — overhauled steam generators and other equipment.  Exelon Nuclear says that there was no contamination identified outside the reactor building.  Surveys conducted outside the reactor building indicated a slight increase in radioactivity, but levels have since returned to normal, TMI officials report. Dauphin County and state EMA officials did not learn of the exposure until Middletown Mayor Robert Reid contacted the county’s 911 Center at 9:30pm, 5 1/2 hours after the radiation release. via http://www.nucpros.com/index.php?q=node/7486#comment-672  at member of the Profession Reactor Operator Society. 

Did anyone bother to notify The White House?  Has the news yet to reach Daniel B. Poneman, Deputy Secretary of Energy? http://www.energy.gov/organization/daniel_poneman.htm 

For five and a half hours Exelon Nuclear didn’t tell anyone that there was a potential problem?   While this case seems to indicate containment, what about the what if’s, had it not been contained?  How does Excelon say that there was no contamination outside in one sentence and in the very next say that there was an increase in radioactivity outside, in the next? 

In contrast to The Three Mile Accident on March 28, 1979… when the plant experienced a failure in the secondary, non‑nuclear section of the plant. They did not know that the core had melted, but they immediately took steps to try to gain control of the reactor and ensure adequate cooling to the core. The NRC=s regional office in King of Prussia, Pa., was notified at 7:45 a.m. on March 28. By 8:00, NRC Headquarters in Washington, D.C., was alerted and the NRC Operations Center in Bethesda, Md., was activated. The regional office promptly dispatched the first team of inspectors to the site and other agencies, such as the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, also mobilized their response teams. Helicopters hired by TMI’s owner, General Public Utilities Nuclear, and the Department of Energy were sampling radioactivity in the atmosphere above the plant by midday. A team from the Brookhaven National Laboratory was also sent to assist in radiation monitoring. At 9:15 a.m., the White House was notified and at 11:00 a.m., all non‑essential personnel were ordered off the plant’s premises. http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/3mile-isle.html

A dozen or so reactors are waiting for approval for new and existing Nuclear Energy Producing Facilities,at  http://www.nrc.gov/reactors/new-reactors/new-licensing-files/expected-new-rx-applications.pdf with a hat tip to http://taxdollars.freedomblogging.com/2009/11/11/three-mile-islands-license-renewed-for-20-years/42493/  Incidentally, no new nuclear facilities have been built since the Three Mile Island mishap in the U.S.

Yucca Mountain

After spending billions on Yucca Mountain, President Obama has derailed plans to open the facility to nuclear storage.  http://www.ocrwm.doe.gov/repository/index.shtml Yucca sits on the  Nellis Military Operations Area in Nevada approximately 80 miles northwest of the Las Vegas metropolitan area.  Maybe the government made a deal with the aliens of Area 51 for storage instead. 

Whatever the future of the facility, President Obama continues on the global warming train to nowhere, saying in his speech on Nuclear Weapons in Prague:

“To protect our planet, now is the time to change the way that we use energy,” he said to applause. ” Together, we must confront climate change by ending the world’s dependence on fossil fuels, by tapping the power of new sources of energy like the wind and sun, and calling upon all nations to do their part. And I pledge to you that in this global effort, the United States is now ready to lead….“We should build a new framework for civil nuclear cooperation, including an international fuel bank, so that countries can access peaceful power without increasing the risks of proliferation. That must be the right of every nation that renounces nuclear weapons, especially developing countries embarking on peaceful programs…. We must harness the power of nuclear energy on behalf of our efforts to combat climate change, and to advance peace opportunity for all people.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/04/05/obama-prague-speech-on-nu_n_183219.html  President Obama wants more nuclear plants, less nuclear weapons and offers no place to store the waste. He wants to close Gitmo and offers no place to store that human waste either.  


Three Mile Island wasn’t the only nuclear facility having incidents reports this week.   http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2009/20091120en.html.  November 18, 2009, the RSO (Radiation Safety Officer) of Terracon Consulting Inc. (ARK-0820-03121) reported the theft of a Troxler 3440 Moisture Density gauge (SN#27140) from a construction site at the Two Pines landfill in Jacksonville, Arkansas. The gauge contained an 9 mCi Cesium-137 source and a 44 mCi Americium-241/Beryllium source.  The category 3 radioactive material gauge was found along a roadside. 

Did we learn nothing from Chernobyl?

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 Experiments at Gran Sasso National Laboratory- Italy. 



 In this mornings post, I took  into account HAARP’s potential at causing catastrophes from tsunamis to earthquakes.  Having family in the central area of Italy, I took a closer look at the regions and providences and found that  The National Institute of Physics at The Gran Sasso National Laboratory-LNGS, is located near the heart of the earthquakes epicenter! 

Taking a complete conspiracy guess, maybe it wasn’t a natural occurrence or an incidence of HAARP.  Was the seismic event caused by an experiment gone awry or perhaps something aimed at or away from The Gran Sasso National Laboratory? 

LNGS is located about 120 km from from Rome near the town of L’Aquila inside the Parco Nazionale del Gran Sasso e Monti della Laga. The underground facilities are located along a freeway tunnel crossing the Gran Sasso Mountain.  The lab was/ is expected to host the prestigious Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics IV  NPAIV  in May http://npa4.lngs.infn.it/Poster_NPAIV.pdf

 The SGNL is  an physicists dream of experiments and academia http://www.lngs.infn.it/.   The main mission of the Laboratory is to host experiments that require a low background environment in the field of astroparticle physics and nuclear astrophysics and other disciplines.   

Like many research facilities numerous experiments are ongoing and can be seen at http://www.lngs.infn.it/lngs_infn/index.htm?mainRecord=http://www.lngs.infn.it/lngs_infn/contents/lngs_en/research/experiments_scientific_info/ 

OPERA, collects neutrinos from the CERN particle physics lab in Geneva to the Gran Sasso underground in central Italy, 730 km away.  Neutrinos are elementary particles postulated by Pauli in the 30’s as a “desperate attempt” to save the principle of energy conservation in radioactive beta decays. They have been observed 20 years later emerging from nuclear reactors and, since then, many of their physical properties have been established.  Could a cosmic ray have caused this earthquake or the “storage” limits exceeded capacity causing a seismic shift?  Will there be a higher radioactive reading post earthquake?

I digress that I don’t know enough about cosmic rays but you can find out more about shooting particles, http://www.lngs.infn.it/lngs_infn/index.htm?mainRecord=http://www.lngs.infn.it/lngs_infn/contents/lngs_en/research/experiments_scientific_info/

LUNA -Laboratory for Underground Nuclear Astrophysics is housed at San Grasso.  LUNA was a new experimental approach for the study of nuclear fusion reactions based on an underground accelerator lab. http://luna.lngs.infn.it/ .

Lastly the UNDERSEIS instrument is aimed to monitor seismic radiation with very high sensitivity;  Arrays of seismometers are used to study the Earth structure at global, regional and local scale, earthquake source process, nuclear underground explosions and, more recently, for the analysis of complex signals associated to the volcanic activity.  If it is still operational, the underground arrays must have gone off the charts being near the center of a seismic event.

A forum post at AboveHotAir recently checked out the resonance of the upcoming April 17th ‘peak’ and looked at all the previous times that particular pattern manifested along the timewave. I found it only 4 times over the last 3 million years. We are scheduled to encounter it 3 more times as well before zero point. http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread392386/pg8 

Man made or natural, residents in the city of l’Aquila, east of Rome in the beautiful mountainous Abruzzo region, ran out into the streets in terror with no warning.

I predict with 100% accuracy that they need help and prayer.

Post update- More on the topic at today’s post “Italy Earthquake Conspiracy at https://ahrcanum.wordpress.com/2009/04/07/italy-earthquake-conspiracy/.

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