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First, i would like to say much love to the people of Chicago -- this is the last thing anyone needs to hear right about now -- but since the MSM decided to BURY this story -- Im sure it will come as a shock to a lot of people up in the great 'windy city'.
If you were outside today in Downtown Chicago -- Any time after about 1030am CST -- 1/30/2012 -- chances are , you may have been exposed to NUCLEAR RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT from the steam that was vented by the Byron Illinois / Exelon Nuclear power plant.
"There is always concern. But, it never crossed my mind that there was any danger to the people of Ogle County."
The plants' operator, Exelon Corp., initially said the pumps would work but later concluded they wouldn't.
Originally posted by freedom12
reply to post by infojunkie2
Next time, maybe Dutch should check the wind direction before posting his nonsense? Since the wind was from the SSW mainly(most the south), wouldn't Southern Wisconsin be where most of the "radiation" was blown to and not downtown Chicago?
Maybe someone send Dutch a map? Or tell him to check wind direction before spending(wasting) his time making incorrect vid's?
edit on 31-1-2012 by freedom12 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SheeplFlavoredAgain
reply to post by jstanthrno1
I hope you and your family feel better soon. There is sickness like that going around here in MD right now, same symptoms, and it did start making the rounds well before last week, so I'm hoping it's just a bug for you guys and not radioactivity.
UNUSUAL EVENT DUE TO LOSS OF OFFSITE POWER GREATER THAN 15 MINUTES
At 1101 EST, Byron Unit-2 experienced a reactor trip due to RCP undervoltage. All rods fully inserted, MSIV's were manually closed and decay heat is being removed by Auxiliary Feedwater pumps running and steam leaving via atmospheric relief valves. The unit is currently in a natural circulation cooldown with the diesels supplying station emergency loads. Licensee will be cooling the plant down to Mode 5.
At 1118 EST, Byron declared an Unusual Event due to a loss of offsite power on Unit 2 from a faulted Station Auxiliary Transformer (SAT). The faulted SAT caused both 6.9 kV and 4.1 kV bus voltage to drop. Smoke was observed coming from the SAT with no visible flames being apparent. This caused bus loads to trip without a complete loss of ESF busses 241 and 242. These buses were manually disconnected from the SAT, which transferred the load to the emergency diesel generators 2A and 2B. Both diesel generators started and loaded without incident. Offsite assistance was requested from the local fire department as a precaution.
Unit 1 is not being affected by this event and remains at 100% power.
The licensee has notified the NRC Resident Inspector.
I'd like to remind everyone that there are NO "good" levels of radioactive particulates
I will say my entire family got sick over the weekend with sore throats, headache and throwing up mucus.