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Originally posted by SirMike
Originally posted by NEWclearMind
reply to post by Vitchilo
There is no "Emergency level 4". There are, however four categories of emergencies:
-site area emergency
The highest level EMERGENCY ACTION LEVEL that flooding will get you is alert. I am looking at the EAL Classification Matrix if you would like to google it, it may be online. I am at work right now, at a nuclear plant. I know what I'm talking about. I love how people love to sensationalize things.
Like I said, Gunderson is a retard.
Originally posted by STONEcoleD
This is being blown up a bit too much...pardon my pun.
Originally posted by jhjhkjkj
Blame the US?
In reaction to the Fukushima catastrophe, Germany is phasing out all of its nuclear reactors over the next decade. In a referendum vote this Monday, 95 per cent of Italians voted in favour of blocking a nuclear power revival in their country. A recent newspaper poll in Japan shows nearly three-quarters of respondents favour a phase-out of nuclear power in Japan. Why have alarms not been sounded about radiation exposure in the US? Nuclear operator Exelon Corporation has been among Barack Obama's biggest campaign donors, and is one of the largest employers in Illinois where Obama was senato
Nuclear Leaks and Response Tested Obama in Senate
Exelon Corp. EXC +0.51% agreed to buy Constellation Energy in a stock-for-stock deal valued at about $8 billion when announced in April. The deal could put Exelon, the largest operator of nuclear plants in the U.S., in a position to resuscitate some nuclear plans Constellation had abandoned because they were beyond its means.
Originally posted by NEWclearMind
reply to post by QuietSpeech
I am glad there are people like you and WASCO2 in here. I would be the first one on here blowing the whistle if something went wrong. However, the utility or the NRC has nothing to gain from hiding information. If they lie, or falsify information, they can be shut down forever. That plant makes them about 2.4 million a day profit. The funding the NRC receives mostly comes from the utilities in the form of fines. And everyone in the industry knows every resident inspector wants to nail someone to the wall to make a name for themselves. Not only do we have the NRC to worry about, but also INPO. For those of you who don't know, INPO is like the mafia only worse. If they say it, most plants do it. They are the industry watchdog. They make us walk the line so much that you can't open the wrong door without someone noticing.
Please OP do some research and know what you are talking about before you go looking for stars and flags. As you can clearly see, my original comment about no level 4 is correct.
Originally posted by navy_vet_stg3
Watch the FULL STORY before you get all scared, thinking this is going to melt down. The power plant is shut down for refueling! (rolls eyes). Once again, here's the full story.
edit on 15-6-2011 by navy_vet_stg3 because: OP posted the full article, and I skipped right over it.
Originally posted by RoyalBlue
Boy, the show of ignorance here by SirMike is just OUTSTANDING!
Located about 20 minutes outside downtown Omaha, the largest city in Nebraska, the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant is owned by Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) who on their website denies their plant is at a “Level 4” emergency by stating: “This terminology is not accurate, and is not how emergencies at nuclear power plants are classified.” Russian atomic scientists in this FAAE report, however, say that this OPPD statement is an “outright falsehood” as all nuclear plants in the world operate under the guidelines of the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES) which clearly states the “events” occurring at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant do, indeed, put it in the “Level 4” emergency category of an “accident with local consequences”edit on 18-6-2011 by RoyalBlue because: (no reason given)edit on 18-6-2011 by RoyalBlue because: (no reason given)
The Ft Calhoun site has spent rods that are radioactive that are stored just like in Japan to some measurable comparative similarity. While the plant itself was shut down, it is those rods that will serve as small example of what impending dangers stem from spent radioactive fuel rods.