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Massive wildfires threaten to ignite 30000 barrels of plutonium waste at New Mexico

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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:20 AM
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What the heck. What kind of an insane idiot would not contain 20,000 barrels of nuclear waste in concrete when we already know how dangerous nuclear radiation is? It does not take a rocket scientist or nuclear scientist to figure that out. May god be with us all if things go from bad to worse? I pray for rain not wind.

ABC quotes the lab's former top security official to give some perspective on the danger:
“It contains approximately 20,000 barrels of nuclear waste,” former top [Los Alamos National Lab] security official Glen Walp said. “It’s not contained within a concrete, brick and mortar-type building, but rather in a sort of fabric-type building that a fire could easily consume.
“Potential is high for a major calamity if the fire would reach these areas,” he added.
Yahoo News notes that the fire is getting close to the drums of plutonium:
[ T]he plant is reportedly home to 30,000 55-gallon drums of plutonium-contaminated waste. As of Thursday morning, the flames were reportedly two miles away from this waste. “The concern is that these drums will get so hot that they’ll burst,” says Joni Arends, executive director of the Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety, as quoted by the San Francisco Chronicle. There is also concern that the fire could stir up nuclear-contaminated soil left over from years of testing, sending the nuclear waste into the plumes of smoke hovering over the area.

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posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:26 AM
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This could get really ugly really quick.
Time to stock up on the potassium iodide tablets.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:34 AM
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Why would they put a 'fabric-like' building over nuclear waste?
This is almost as good as idea to put a nylon tent over fukushima reactor 1.

Is there a centralised agency that comes up with these things?
It's almost if they want some of these to fail.
Build back in the day to let the future deal with it. Sad.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:42 AM
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THIS HAS BEEN POSTED 20,000,000 TIMES IN THE LAST FEW DAYS.

Please use the search function BEFORE you create a thread.

This is what's wrong with ATS. So many things repeated over and over and over and over.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:43 AM
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it doesnt make sense to me ... why create all these building/powerplanets that are extremely dangerous and give them little to no protection? I can understand the fukushima issue, it was a giant earthquake to be fair but this? This is just beyond a joke ...



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:44 AM
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This is scary.....I can't believe those idiots would store it like that. There are so many incidents lately, I'm beginning to think it's sabatoge.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:48 AM
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I agree with you miss kitty, it's starting to become strange ...
2nd line.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:49 AM
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have a read through this and you might feel a little calmer.

www.abovetopsecret.com...

or don't bother

and just keep running around screaming the sky is falling



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:52 AM
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Originally posted by StealthyKat
. There are so many incidents lately, I'm beginning to think it's sabatoge.


I agree.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 07:03 AM
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Seems the nuclear industry has been caught flat footed in more places than just Japan.

The first time I saw those barrels on the news, I couldn't believe it. All the money these people spend and they store the stuff in barrels under a plastic tent. Seems the entire energy industry is corrupt to the bone.

A wake up call to get rid of Nuclear power for good, one hopes.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 10:08 AM
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I would like to believe - that a "barrel of plutonium" is a little more substantial container than your everyday 50 gallon drum.

I would hope
edit on 1-7-2011 by spyder550 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 10:17 AM
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Originally posted by spyder550
I would like to believe - that a "barrel of plutonium" is a little more substantial container than your everyday 50 gallon drum.


They had a spokesman for the site on CNN earlier in the week that said that even if the fires reached the barrels, the contents are low level radioactive, and that they could foam them, also that these barrels have the amazing ability to vent off excess pressure through HEPA filters without releasing any toxic material into the environment.

So, relax, no worries.





posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 10:44 AM
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Putting the gensets in the basement was a good idea too.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 01:38 PM
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Originally posted by Fractured.Facade

Originally posted by spyder550
I would like to believe - that a "barrel of plutonium" is a little more substantial container than your everyday 50 gallon drum.


They had a spokesman for the site on CNN earlier in the week that said that even if the fires reached the barrels, the contents are low level radioactive, and that they could foam them, also that these barrels have the amazing ability to vent off excess pressure through HEPA filters without releasing any toxic material into the environment.

So, relax, no worries.




Ya know technology fails ,as we have seen repeatedly so lately when some one says relax,technology will take care of it I cringe and think we will go down praying to the God of Technology to save us, LOL
Yeah a storage drum is "techy" but nature destroys our technology on a whim so as folks are still saying "no worries" about Fukushima and nothing to see here as two of our own are almost flooded.Here we get relax,no worries as a immense wildfire threatens 30000 barrels of nuclear waste.
Ever see a tarot card of the "Fool"? he is relaxed and not worried about a thing as his next step is off a cliff.
Scaremongering is happening in the vacancy of facts being reported but there are those also smiling widely and stepping off a cliff also. Most of us sit in the middle knowing crap is bad but also knowing we won't get the truth if it gets real bad
Sky may not be falling but it is full of bullscat both radioactive and human.
seed



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:47 PM
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This has been posted a lot of times, but I don't think it's in any danger of getting to Fukushima levels bad. In fact, I'd say the radiation isn't even the top danger at the moment, the fire is. It is now the largest wildfire New Mexico has ever had - burning over 100k acres of land, and it's still only three percent contained.

To make things even worse, while watching my local news I caught them cutting off the fire chief right as he began to mention there was a possibility of the fire having enough fuel to make it as far as Bernalillo county - putting that fire uncomfortably close to us folks in Albuquerque.

We get fires every year, but between Arizona's massive fire pouring tons of smoke into town, and now this, plus all of the other fires going on... it's a very toasty summer.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:48 PM
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Any water bombers yet?



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:54 PM
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Originally posted by Fractured.Facade

Originally posted by spyder550
I would like to believe - that a "barrel of plutonium" is a little more substantial container than your everyday 50 gallon drum.


They had a spokesman for the site on CNN earlier in the week that said that even if the fires reached the barrels, the contents are low level radioactive, and that they could foam them, also that these barrels have the amazing ability to vent off excess pressure through HEPA filters without releasing any toxic material into the environment.

So, relax, no worries.




"They" also told us that the BP oil disaster would just clean itself up.
"They" tell us a lot of things! Some of them are true. Some.

I'm sure the barrels are quite substantial. However, relatively small fires can bring massive buildings down at freefall speeds. Not sure how hot a firestorm could get and what it would do to the barrels.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 05:59 PM
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Let the games begin.
This is NOT an accident.
Whether this is thru conscious manipulation or subconscious manifestation of our reality,
this is all coming to a head.

This is starting to get interesting and looking like the world I came here to bear witness to.
These are the end times.
I recognise it now.
We can overcome this.
We can perservere.
It is very important that we all avoid thoughts of fear and focus on LOVE!
Envision peace and harmony and it will be manifested.

TPTB are tricking us into manifesting a reality which no one in his right mind would WANT to manifest!!
We believe it is inevitable due to a constant barrage of Movies,T.V. shows and radio!
We think it is the only way!

It isn't.
Reality IS going to manifest from our collective conscious.
It is happening NOW!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE start monitoring your thoughts!

Just because these are the end times doesn't mean that it has to end in destruction and Chaos.
It can end and begin anew in Love,Peace,and Harmony.



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:09 PM
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I too have felt since childhood I was here to "witness" something. I once marveld at all my grandmother saw in her 96 yrs of the 20th century. I now have revised that as I believe i have surpassed her in the shear rate of change and the sweeping depth of it. Coupled with a distinct feeling of things "coming to a head" I spend a lot of time almost hyper-alert
seed



posted on Jul, 1 2011 @ 06:56 PM
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The controllers of the world are all safe in the underground facilities, mountains and so on. They have a plan! Do you see the patters of natural disasters and how our fragile systems are left in the open so they can be leaked out. If they were truly worried they would have these fragile systems a thousand miles underground in a bunker. There plan is is reduce the population. The governments have secret technology to shield them from the disasters like radiation. HARP can also be used to shield a country from radiation going around. Dont be fooled, the world must wake up. I do worry about the future and nor shall you. But gain knowledge and develop love energy in your heart and you will also not fear. I send love to you all and peace be with you.




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