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Huge Radioactive Leak At Sellafield - UK

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posted on May, 20 2007 @ 03:08 PM
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It seems to ME at least that the "Oh my god it's a nuke plant! It's going to release massive radiation!" crowd has faded somewhat. People still don't understand how much radiation they're exposed to daily, but there's not as much fear mongering about nuclear power as there was once.




posted on May, 22 2007 @ 04:12 PM
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I've just heard some good news. They're going to remove radioactive sludge from Sellafield by 2012. Hmmm. There's that magic number again. 2012...



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posted on May, 22 2007 @ 04:19 PM
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what are they going to do with it?
remove it to where?


what does it matter where you take it?


You know people, the benefits of any technology that makes toxic waste of any kind especially nuclear is so illresponsible for now and for future generations.

I bet when the energy technology coverup is made public its going to be equal to any thing man has done to himself and the planet

We can run Water Cars...we can extract all the energy we need from Ocean Waves and Solar and simple devices like one I saw, as cars drive they go over a ramp that moves a generator and hey electricity as the cars drive...
its so easy, but its under the control of very evil selfish people, who love war more then men or the earth and love money and power most of all.



posted on May, 22 2007 @ 04:57 PM
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Originally posted by junglelord

what are they going to do with it?
remove it to where?

I don't know, but I hope they're not going to send it into the sun. If they do send it into the sun in 2012... could this be a possible doomsday scenario? The sun exploding or something?



posted on May, 28 2007 @ 03:56 AM
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Some of you guys bust me out laughing. I think some of you watch to much television, star trek, star wars and such.

Some of you do know that smoking cigarettes gives of radiation dont you ?? Some leafy vegtables...lettuce etc.??

Suggest some of you find out what the nuclear term " CRUD" means.
Also in the processing of nuclear materials and fuels..sludge is often found in the bottom of the reactors and can be seen moving about like a grease or oil blob but on the bottom of the vessel. Heavier than the water. It is just a by product of the process as is crud. This just happens to be radioactive and contaminated. I am wondering what they were doing allowing so much to accumulate?? I take it this is a very olde processing plant. I also think that if this is a processing plant, they have a very large wet pit where the fuel rods or spent uranium is stored before processing.
Usually a wet pit will have a set of pumps and some type of filtration or resin filter system to keep the water clean and within specifications. You really have to know what you are doing to change out this resin system. It is smoking!!
Sounds to me like thier wet pit is in bad shape or the system to which they store the wet pit byproducts was not kept up maintenance wise.

Also what on earth were these radiation technicians or monitors doing to not have discovered this leaking radioactive sluge. Someone was not doing thier job. There are also radiation monitoring and air sniffing machines supposed to be located in strategic places in a nuclear plant. These machines take a air sample every so often. Radiation count machines with audible alarms. THese machines are required to be tested on a schedule. This report if true means someone was not doing thier job at this facility.

A radiation monitor is required to walk the nuclear plant including passageways, offices, and grounds with the probe extended on a stick or by a string and reading his counter and posting it on a site map. This is supposed to be done daily. We call this phenomonon on the end of a string....walking the dog. It is a general survey of the entire plant ..inside and out. The results are posted on a map..area by area including the outside of the plant..around plant grounds. Sample stations are required to be posted around nearby communities. They are found around here though the public is mostly oblivious to them and havent a clue what they look like. Samples are required to be changed out and new samplers replacing the olde ones. The olde ones are to be processed and recorded.
YOU are not supposed to sweep up dust off the floors and passageways without getting it sniffed by a monitor technician with a counting machine before disposing of it.

Someone should have caught this is my point here.

As to CRUD or Chalk River Unidentified Deposits..you find this in piping or around fuel cells or where the cells have come out of the reactor. It looks like a fine graphite or dark grime but it has a very high count on it. In this trade we say that this stuff is "Smoking." It is Hot or Crapped out is another term. If you get this stuff on you and cant get it off using certain proceedures...you are also "crapped out." Contaminated.

What you dont want to do is get this stuff inside you ..internally. Much harder to get rid of or purge out of your internal system verses on your clothes or outer skin.

Some of you are scared to death about something you know so little about.
Zaphod58 is pretty much on target here.

Nice shooting Zaphod58.

THanks,
Orangetom


[edit on 28-5-2007 by orangetom1999]



posted on May, 28 2007 @ 04:10 AM
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interesting thread.. Well done


I'm not anti-nuclear myself. It's the cleanest option we have that can make enough energy for our society. More nuclear plants, please Mr Brown!

Hellmutt, you mentioned about the railway and Badgers. They are protected, but you can be issued with a license to cull them or move them, provided it's not mating season. If those badgers became an issue, they would be dealt with.



posted on May, 28 2007 @ 04:23 AM
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Yeah, we just found out in my state, Tennessee, home of refinement, Oak Ridge; that they had a toxic spill which nearly led to meltdown, 20+ years ago.

Yess! At least they told us.



posted on Aug, 23 2008 @ 12:47 AM
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Sellafield's operational period may be extended by a decade!


Thorp reprocessing plant’s operational period may be extended by a decade, UK officials say


22/08-2008


Sellafield’s embattled Thorp reprocessing facility will probably not shut down in 2011, as earlier planned, and the controversial, environmentally hazardous facility could continue operations for another five to 10 years beyond its project closure, officials from British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) told Bellona nuclear physicist Nils Bøhmer, who visited the site Friday.

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The Thorp reprocessing facility was closed in April of 2005 when it was discovered that some 20 tonnes – or 83,000 litres - of radioactive liquor containing plutonium, uranium and nitric acid had been leaking into the facility’s clarification cell, a concrete containment shell, unchecked for nine months.

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