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Boric Acid Hijacked In SoCal

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posted on Feb, 8 2003 @ 07:31 PM
Wonder where this will show

posted on Feb, 8 2003 @ 09:33 PM
It could be a distraction...

They use this to get our attention....BAM! They get us with something we would have never expected, just like we never expected them to turn Airplanes into bombs...

posted on Feb, 9 2003 @ 12:29 AM
I thought Boric Acid was still living in Germany.

posted on Feb, 9 2003 @ 12:30 AM
Boric Acid can be used in making explosives, and when mixed with other materials can be toxic. The large amount is a concern in the later application.

posted on Feb, 12 2003 @ 12:21 PM
I came cross this interesting article on Boric Acid damage at nuclear powerplants.

BulletinWire | January 24, 2003

Acid attack

On January 17, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) reported the discovery of coolant leaks at two nuclear power plants, Comanche Peak 1 in Texas and the Tennessee Valley Authority's Sequoyah 2. In both cases, the leaks had led to boric acid buildup on the plants' reactor heads, but only Sequoyah had corrosion (Associated Press, January 22).

Ken Clark, an NRC spokesperson, said the corrosion at Sequoyah did not pose an immediate threat. "It is just some residue with slight corrosion but they did find it and they didn't find any evidence of serious problems elsewhere."

The discoveries come on the heels of anotheróthough much more seriousócase of corrosion at the Davis-Besse nuclear plant near Toledo, Ohio. In that case, boric acid ate through the six-inch-thick reactor wall before finally being discovered last February during a routine fueling and maintenance outage. In late December, the NRCís inspector general released a report highly critical of the regulatory agencyís handling of the problems Davis-Besse, calling the NRCís decision to not order an emergency shutdown of the plant deeply flawed.

According to Catherine Auer (July/August 2002 Bulletin), at Davis-Besse "between 35ñ40 pounds of carbon steel were simply missing, and the only thing that contained the radioactive, highly pressurized coolant water inside the vessel was the thin skin of stainless steel cladding. Not designed to endure such pressure, the lining had started to bulge outward. If the lining had been breached, a loss of coolant accident would have resulted."


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