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Oak Ridge K-25 Scare

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posted on Dec, 24 2007 @ 09:27 AM
I just happened on a couple of articles discussing an incident at the K-25 facility which is being cleaned up, this facility was critical in the production of enriched uranium during the development of the nuclear bomb.

According to the articles they discovered water in the process system which caused serious concern. The discovery on December 3 resulted in the shut down of activity while this was being investigated.

Work resumed after a week once testing was completed and it was deemed safe to continue the cleanup.

While this may seem a nonissue, I have to question what would have been done had this turned out to be a problem?

The news about this concern was released weeks after the discovery and only after the incident was cleared.

If there was serious concerns, would the officials have let us know about the incident?

Water discovery creates safety scare at K-25 site

OAK RIDGE - A surprising amount of water was found in old uranium-processing equipment at the K-25 site, creating a nuclear safety scare in early December and temporarily halting work in part of the World War II-era facility.

"The water in the process system was a condition that had not previously been seen in the facility," said Dennis Hill, of Bechtel Jacobs Co., the U.S. Department of Energy's cleanup contractor in Oak Ridge.

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posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 05:20 PM
Am not sure of the implications of this. What would have been the worst case scenerio? Are we talking another chernobyal or environmental damage to the immediate surrounding area requiring a clean up?

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