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Heads Up...Nebraska Nuke Plants Supposedly OK... What About the Radioactive Waste Stored There??

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posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 12:02 PM
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Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant stores radioactive nuke waste in cooling pools on site. When the plants were built, the premise for radioactive waste storage was that it would be sent out to YUCCA MOUNTAIN for permanent disposal, and the cooling ponds would only be for a temporary storage until they could be transported out to Yucca Mt..

The Obama administration stopped the Yucca Mt. Repository Project and now all nuke plants have to store all their waste on site. That was never meant to be! While the NRC is saying that there is no problem with the "plant", there may be a significant problem brewing with the stored nuke waste. It's piling up! The general public just goes by the condition of the plant and doesn't worry when there can be a very significant radiation hazard about to unravel.

When flooding occurs the cooling ponds which contain the stored material can overflow. Other radioactive spent rods are stored outside in cement caskets, that can crack or in the event of a tornado be destroyed. The flood water becomes contaminated with the radioactive cooling water. This water gets into the Missouri under these conditions and contaminates the river with radiation. This same scenario can be applied to the nuke plants along the Mississippi River too. We don't consider that there are 15 nuke plants along the Mississippi River and 104 in the USA. Even if only a few plants have radioactive breaches, that's a big problem! With all the rain and flooding along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, this has to be a real concern if you understand the impact.

According to the Weather Channel the Ft. Calhoun, and Cooper nuke plants are included in a severe weather watch again today which covers eastern Nebraska. Their severe weather expert Dr. Forbes has placed a TOR CON value of 8/10 on the area for today. TOR CON is a measure of the probability of tornadoes within a 50 mile radius. The value 8/10 means that there is a 80% chance of tornadoes within 50 miles of Omaha, Ne. The Weather Channel is predicting long tracking tornadoes for the area today along with the severe weather and heavy rain. We have seen what tornadoes did in Joplin. It would do significant damage to nuke plants if one was to hit.

In addition, WOWT reports that there are significant problems developing with levees upstream on the Missouri due to tremendous snow melt from the mountains. They report holes in levees getting bigger, and water leaking under levees as well. This could be BAD!! Stay Safe Everybody!!
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posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 12:07 PM
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Please post a link.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 12:11 PM
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Agent Smith will be on here, probably before I click post.

He knows everything. You can trust him. He would never lie to the public.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 12:14 PM
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I don't know how to post links, but if you would like, check out the Weather Channel today or their website and their expert Dr. Forbes and his TOR CON forecast for the eastern Nebraska area. The other source is WOWT TV 6 Omaha, Ne.

Wish I could be more help! I'm So sorry.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 12:16 PM
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So this is the first time this plant has witnessed severe weather since it was put in operation, is that what you're suggesting? .. they couldn't possibly have fathomed that there could ever be heavy rains or a tornado?

The paranoia seems to be without justification.. just like the other nuke plant posts.. people are inventing disasters that haven't happened and may not ever happen..

I don't mind caution but it can get out of hand when it hits paranoia levels
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posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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Here's a Weather Channel link: Weather Channel forecast for Omaha NE. It does, indeed, look like some severe weather is on the way.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 12:24 PM
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Here is a link posted for you. TOR-CON Index

Scroll down on the left to see Nebraska's TOR-CON values.



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 12:34 PM
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You seem to discredit every thread that is concerned about what is happening at the nuclear plants in various locations in the Midwest.
It is a fact that the plants are flooding not only in Nebraska but also along the Mississippi River, in Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Spent nuclear waste is piling up at all the plants across the country because the Obama administration stopped the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository Site Project. Yucca mountain in Nevada was supposed to house all the spent fuel rods and other high level radioactive waste for the USA. Now nuke plants have to store their own waste on site permanently when they were never supposed to. The waste is piling up outside plants such as Ft. Calhoun. The rain is coming down, the levees are breaching, and there is minimal media coverage. There is a MAJOR radioactive hazard brewing and it should not be whitewashed as "paranoia"!

This thread is NOT about a thunderstorm! That would be ridiculous! It's looking at the BIG picture of what is happening not only here but across the entire mid west. Stay Safe!



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 01:51 PM
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I see this post went POOF! On the ATS News and Fire Hose. It's only been posted a couple hours and is totally gone! Must be something to it!



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 01:59 PM
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RSOE EDIS has posted this Ft. Calhoun, NE Nuclear event as of today as a level 4 suspected. Someone must think it is important enough to post and NOT a hoax.

RSOE EDIS Link



posted on Jun, 20 2011 @ 02:03 PM
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Thanks for the Link! Stay Safe



posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 04:22 PM
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Paranoia? Methinks not. I live within 20 miles of Ft. Calhoun. We have Blackhawk helicopters flying overhead. We have the National Guard here. We have thousands of people leaving their homes and going to 'shelters' until possibly next January. We have millions of acres of crops underwater. We have a No-Fly zone over Ft. Calhoun that started on June 6th, even though the fire didn't occur until the 7th and we have a No-Fly zone over Brownville (Cooper Nuclear Plant) that began on June 7th.(Source... tfr.faa.gov...). Yes, we midwesterners are used to tornadoes and flooding and so is the Ft. Calhoun Nuclear Plant but this is the worst flooding in 113 years.This is a horse of a different color altogether. Don't you dare call me paranoid when I can look out my window and see the Blackhawks in the sky and the National Guard in my neighborhood.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 10:27 AM
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My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family and all the others who are affected by this flooding disaster. Please keep us posted here on what's going on. Sounds like media black out regarding you guys again! Be Safe!



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 03:46 PM
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Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. I will definitely keep you posted although as you said, your thread went Poof so I doubt anyone will notice or even care. There is a definite media blackout here. TPTB at the Ft. Calhoun nuc plant are getting hoarse from shouting, "All is well, all is well." We maybe simple farmers and ranchers here but we are not buying it. Thanks to you, kissit, for at least getting it on ATS, albeit briefly.



posted on Jun, 22 2011 @ 08:10 PM
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This isn't the first post of mine that went POOF! But you be safe and I'll be praying that all goes well for ya. I DO care! Be Safe!
Kissit





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