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New Report Shows Long-Term Leak At New York Nuke Plant
03-18-2011, 08:01 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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The U.S. nuclear industry is facing yet another worry today, with a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists suggesting that there's been a leak at the facility since "at least 1993 (via Zero Hedge)."

The leak is in a lining that is meant to provide protection in the event of an earthquake.
From the Union of Concerned Scientists:

However, NRC inspectors at Indian Point recently found that the liner has been leaking 2 to 20 gallons per minute since at least 1993 (NRC 2010v), and that the plant owner has not yet delivered on repeated promises to fix the leak. That means the device installed to prevent leakage after an earthquake is leaking before an earthquake even occurs. The liner has no other safety function. Yet NRC managers have dismissed the longstanding problem, not- ing that the refueling cavity leaks only when it is filled with water (NRC 2010o).

If anyone in the U.S. was alarmed about the nuclear power industry before, they're likely to be more so going forward.


Read more: www.businessinsider.com

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03-18-2011, 08:07 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,030 Threads:1,477 Joined:Feb 2011
FFS! gaah.gif I wonder how much business is conducted in this manner...with total disregard for human life. Fuckers! I read a tiny tiny article on the local newspaper a few years back about a company some 15 miles north from us on the coast had a leak of dioxin straight out into the sea. They didn't know how long it had been there but they speculated it could have been leaking since the facility was built some 30 years back. Wouldn't surprise me if it still wasn't fixed vic.gif
03-18-2011, 08:12 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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It seems to me there is no real commitment to safety on any level in nuclear power generation. We've all heard how safe it's supposed to be, yet the reality is a far cry from safe and we the public don't know the half of it guaranteed.

What will the government do to keep citizens safe this time? Same blanket response of give up your civil liberties and fondle us and our children at airport? 37.gif As if demoralizing citizens makes them safer. lmao!

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