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Los Alamos Evacuated:Wildfire Threatens Town and Nuclear Laboratory!
06-28-2011, 10:10 AM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Authorities ordered Los Alamos evacuated yesterday as a fast-growing and unpredictable wildfire bore down on the northern New Mexico town and its sprawling nuclear laboratory.
Source:boston.com





First Fukushima, two nuke plants in the States threatened with flooding and now this. A fire involving nuclear materials is worst case scenario. Lets hope everything is actually secure and this is not just lip service. gaah.gif

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06-28-2011, 10:14 AM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Quote:The anti-nuclear watchdog group Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, however, said the fire appeared to be about 3 1/2 miles from a dumpsite where as many as 30,000 55-gallon drums of plutonium-contaminated waste were stored in fabric tents above ground. The group said the drums were awaiting transport to a low-level radiation dump site in southern New Mexico.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/arti...299cd3874a

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06-28-2011, 10:18 AM #3
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I'm sure that material is quite safe in those above ground fabric tents. damned.gif FABRIC TENTS? wtf2.gif

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06-28-2011, 10:46 AM #4
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interesting how both the u.s and Canada are both having wide spread flooding a wild fires all at the same timedamned.gif
06-28-2011, 04:43 PM #5
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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plutonium-contaminated waste stored in fabric tents? wtf2.gif that goes up in flames it'll make Fukushima seem like an x-ray.
06-29-2011, 12:38 AM #6
Octo Mother Superior
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Authorities said Monday night that radioactive and hazardous materials were safely beyond the fire's reach, and that efforts in recent years to clear the area of dry brush and other potential ground fuels had paid off in helping firefighters keep the blaze at bay.

However, the facility called in special teams to track readings from a network of 60 monitoring stations that measure levels of substances such as plutonium and uranium in the air "as a precaution," said lab director Charles McMillan.

"The health and safety of this community and our neighbors is our highest priority," he added.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43558540/ns/weather/

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06-29-2011, 12:46 AM #7
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Quote:"as a precaution"

That means McMillan has no real idea if they ever cleaned up all that waste. damned.gif This has some real potential for catastrophe.

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06-29-2011, 01:58 AM #8
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Quote:UPI: Web site of group that revealed plutonium-contaminated waste is stored above ground at Los Alamos “appeared hacked early Tuesday morning”

.] The lab would not comment on a Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety allegation that the wildfire was about 3 miles from a nuclear dumpsite containing tens of thousands of 55-gallon drums of plutonium-contaminated waste.

The anti-nuclear watchdog group’s Web site appeared hacked early Tuesday morning, a United Press International check indicated. Its Facebook page had six messages from people alerting the group of the possible hacking, including a message commenting on the timing of the incident happening “just as the fires started.” [...]

ENE NEWS
06-29-2011, 05:50 PM #9
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İmage

Los Alamos, the site is surrounded by tinder dry woodland.

Quote:Chief: “We have fire all around the lab – It’s a road away” — “Zero percent containment”

[... Los Alamos County Fire Chief Douglas
Tucker] said he feared the so-called Las Conchas Fire, whipped by high, rapidly shifting winds, could soon double or triple in size. The blaze remained listed as at zero percent containment and burning largely unchecked in its third day.

“I seriously believe it could go to 100,000 acres (40,000 hectares),” Tucker told reporters at a news briefing on Tuesday. “We have fire all around the lab. It’s a road away.” [...]

http://enenews.com/chief-we-have-fire-al...ontainment

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06-29-2011, 07:06 PM #10
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06-29-2011, 07:19 PM #11
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Over at GLP an OP has got a theory - Nuclear Watchdogs and the MSM are LYING about the location of the Plutonium Waste Site at Los Alamos http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1...546181/pg1

06-29-2011, 11:18 PM #12
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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06-30-2011, 02:58 AM #13
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How the hell would the epa know anything, they switched off all radiation monitoring in relation to Fukushima. Now its on okay to check from los alamos. Don't sound right, Wouldn't trust the epa as far as I could throw em'.



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