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Two Nuclear Leaks in the United States, One Is Likely Worse Than Fukushima

Thursday, April 28, 2016 3:08
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When a radiation leak happens in Japan the whole world hears about it, but when not one but two radiation leaks happen in the United States no one does. There are radiation leak reports in Miami and New York, why is no one talking about it?

The University of  Miami has found that the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant, located just South of Miami, has caused levels of tritium, a radioactive isotope produced by nuclear reactors, in Biscayne Bay to spike to 200-times higher than normal levels. This would confirm suspicions that Turkey Point’s aging canals are leaking into the nearby national park. The site’s cooling canals, which are the part of the facility that appears to be leaking the radiation, are currently permitted to operate at 104 degrees, the hottest in the nation.

“This is one of several things we were very worried about,” South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard, who is also a biological sciences professor at Florida International University, told the Miami New Times. “You would have to work hard to find a worse place to put a nuclear plant, right between two national parks and subject to hurricanes and storm surge.”

Samples of the water at various depths and sites around the power plant showed elevated levels of salt, ammonia, phosphorous and tritium.

“We now know exactly where the pollution is coming from, and we have a tracer that shows it is in the national park,” said Laura Reynolds, an environmental consultant who is working with the Tropical Audubon Society and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, which intended to file the lawsuit. “We are worried about the marine life there and the future of Biscayne Bay.”

While all of this should sound alarms, nobody especially people who could do something about seems to care.

“What is happening at Turkey Point is a real danger to us, to our water supply,” said Jose’ Javier Rodriguez. “The fact that there is salt being dumped into the aquifer and the fact that there are contaminants in Biscayne Bay really should have sounded an alarm. But as of yet, we’re still waiting for state regulators to step up.”

But do not let us make you think this is the only leak in the United States. Last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo acknowledged that the state’s Indian Point Nuclear facility was leaking tritium into groundwater.

New York governor Andrew Cuomo recently called for an investigation after Indian Point, a nuclear power plant on the Hudson River reported a leak of radioactive material flowing into the groundwater. Samples taken from the local groundwater show that contamination levels are 80% higher than previous samples, prompting experts to claim this leak is spreading in “a disaster waiting to happen” and calling for the plant to be shut down completely.

Cuomo has encouraged Entergy to shut down Indian Point, but to keep its other plants further upstate open.

Entergy responded with, “While elevated tritium in the ground onsite is not in accordance with our standards, there is no health or safety consequence to the public, Releases are more than a thousand times below federal permissible limits. The tritium did not affect any source of drinking water onsite or offsite.”

The Indian Point nuclear plant is located on the Hudson River, approximately 25 miles North of NYC, and serves the electrical needs of an estimated 2 million people. In January while preparing  a reactor for refueling, workers accidentally spilled some of the contaminated water, containing the radioactive hydrogen isotope tritium, causing a massive radiation spike in groundwater monitoring wells, with one well’s radioactivity increasing by as much as 65,000 percent.

And according to an assessment by the New York Department of State as part of its Coastal Zone Management Assessment contains a variety of radioactive elements such as strontium-90, cesium-137, cobalt-60, and nickel-63, and isn’t limited to tritium contamination.

Some even say this leak is likely worse than Fukushima.

According to both companies, the leaks haven’t contaminated drinking water and do not pose a threat to human health. Tritium, while less potent than other substances like cesium or strontium or radium, can be harmful in high enough concentrations, even lethal. The New York Incident made headlines across the region, anti-nuclear groups warned the state was “flirting with catastrophe,” and Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered an investigation into the matter.

The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission has repeatedly weakened federal regulations to allow plants to keep operating, despite thousands of problems ranging from corroded pipes to cracked concrete and radioactive leaks.

People continuously ignore problems like this to avoid public panic, but things like this cannot be ignored forever. If people keep ignoring the news that is right in front of their faces the world is going to begin going downhill faster than it already is.

http://awarenessact.com/two-nuclear-leaks-in-the-united-states-one-is-likely-worse-than-fukushima/

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  • And Hanford, Wa. is and has been for years , leaking into the Columbia Gorge river with devastating results. Nuclear energy is NOT a safe alternative. Wind and solar are.

    • Nahh it is your Government that is the problem, it is not yours at all by far so.

  • Hanford is leaking is 3,500 gallons of HIGH LEVEL NUCLEAR WASTE…filled with alpha and beta contaminates and giving off huge amounts of gamma. WIPP facility leaked Plutonium for miles. Update the information in your heads…we are in a nuclear plume…from Hell… in the USA. My nine years as a nuclear lab tech and radiological controls inspector gives me the knowledge to tell you that fact. Believe it…and act upon that knowledge. No where to run, so get protection. The plumes will last for over 25,000 years…Pu takes that long for half of it to become inactive.

    • And the plutonium-uranium mix fuel of Fukushima 3 –90 tons– exploded and burned in the air.

      And hundreds of tons of spent fuel –and somewhere around 100 tons of fresh fuel– in the “spent fuel pool” of reactor 4 burned the next day. And in subsequent fires.

      What we get from local sources is on top of that.

  • Nuclear power is INSANE- especially considering we have this cheaper, non-pollutive, simple (unfortunatly, suppressed) technology-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSo005x9hCc

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  • leave it to BIS to raise the BS level. This story is more than a month old. Yup, BIS is right on top of it a month later. Here is a partial quote from the New York Times of March 22:
    This has raised alarm among county officials and environmentalists that the plant, which sits on the coastline, is polluting the bay’s surface waters and its fragile ecosystem. In the past two years, bay waters near the plant have had a large saltwater plume that is slowly moving toward wells several miles away that supply drinking water to millions of residents in Miami and the Florida Keys.

    Samples of the water at various depths and sites around the power plant showed elevated levels of salt, ammonia, phosphorous and tritium, a radioactive isotope that is found in nature but also frequently associated with nuclear power plants. The tritium, which was found in doses far too low to harm people, serves as a marker for scientists, enabling them to track the flow of canal water out from under the plant and into the bay. The tritium levels in December and January were much higher than they should be in ocean water.

    Environmentalists, who have waged a longtime battle over water quality with the power company, among the largest in the country, said Tuesday that they planned to sue Florida Power & Light in 60 days for violating the federal Clean Water Act unless it addressed the problem.

    • doggy do it’s ALWAYS in doses far too small to hurt people, because of fraudulent methodology and just plain lying.

      The half-life of tritium is 12.5 years, so this is not going to be “old news” for a while.

  • See something say something.
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    On the 23′rd I had a dream, in which a map appeared… A flash-point erupted over the area of ‘Colorado,’ with a caption reading “Purple Rain.”… Then a second flash-point over the area of Georgia.

  • Imagine all of the fun ahead if society were to break down and all of the workers at the nuclear power plants went home.

  • Man

    percentage higher of what? 100% higher than 0 is still 0..

    • Anyone with a 6th grade education knows that 0% radiation does not happen on earth.

      • Sometimes 0% Intelligence too. :wink:

  • Well at least if the grid DOES go down and there’s a radioactive meltdown at all of the nuclear reactors nationwide we won’t be needing any batteries or flashlights because everyone and every thing will be glowing in the dark !!!

  • It’s Just Another “Contained” (Within U.S. Continent) Experiment in How Much extra radiation Is Needed To Force Evolutionary Change within The Disparate Peoples Living There. Something was needed to Breed-Out The red-neck contingent, and ma nature Was taking too much damn time doing it! Hence going the Godzilla Route! :shock:

  • fear not ..these nuclear plants are safe …way less pollution than coal fired…..not

  • Solar, and wind power are cute, but in no way can they replace organic fossil fuels. (Hey, we are told they are from dinosaurs!)
    Somewhere between “If it exceeds safe levels, we can just raise the levels.” and “EEEEEK it is radioactive! We are all going to die!” lies the truth. :roll:

  • Sabotage just before the rat’s leave the Titanic. :idea: :mrgreen:

  • Expect the unexpected these are the last days Earthquakes and much more..America burning by next winter.

  • As people continue to talk about something they do not understand, so this is coming from someone who has studied Nuclear power including control and operations.

    The levels of tritium being released are so minuscule, that you won’t receive any radiation from it, in fact, you will receive more radiation from radon-222 by walking outside at dawn and running your hand through the grass

    “but wait, it said levels rose %65000… what does that mean?” well in a minor spill that has been dealt with and cleaned up, one of the wells, only one had a spike, so these minuscule levels of radiation I speak of (10 raised to the power of negative 12) curies.
    so 0.0000000000001 rem (it takes an acute dose of 400+ rem to kill a human within months) so multiply that small number by 65000 percent, and you still won’t even come close to that number by a long shot. So now that you realize that that “radiation leak” is harmless. weighing in factors of dilution as well, which reduces that number per volume of fluid that it is in(being in billions of gallons of water multiply by 10 to the power of negative 6), since that spike was a one time thing, it’s no longer a problem. tritium is a decay daughter which has a short half life of a few hours. So it becomes stable soon after the “leak”

    “But that said that a high enough concentration could be lethal” — Yes, a high enough concentration of oxygen can be lethal. but you breath it, a high enough concentration of anything can be lethal, that statement is there just to scare you.

    salt is a normal byproduct and is filtered.

    everything is set up to minimize and prevent corrosion, they’re just twisting words yet again to scare you. And everything is tested by engineers

    So please, stop with your conspiracies, theories, and qualms. This site is satirical. And will never be a reliable source of information, because they only mean to twist the story into something that’ll scare the general public.

  • HELLO MCFLY THERE ARE 3 NUCULAR LEAKS INSIDE AMERICA TODAY …… Gee i miss George bush’s gaffs sumtimes, the Dopey Prick. :eek:

  • Grover,

    you Muppets are a funny breed.

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