Nuclear Power Whistleblowers Charge Federal Regulators With Favoring Secrecy Over Safety

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posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 04:25 PM
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Nuclear Power Whistleblowers Charge Federal Regulators With Favoring Secrecy Over Safety


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Richard H. Perkins and Larry Criscione are precise and formal men with more than 20 years of combined government and military service. Perkins held posts at the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration before joining the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Division of Risk Analysis in 2008. Criscione landed at the agency a year later, after five years aboard the USS Georgia as a submarine warfare officer.

Now both men are also reluctant whistleblowers, stepping out publicly to accuse the NRC of being both disconcertingly sluggish and inappropriately secretive about severe -- and in one case, potentially catastrophic -- flood risks at nuclear plants that sit downstream from large dams.
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posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 04:25 PM
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This is some disturbing but not surprising news.

It's our own Fukushima nuclear disaster waiting to happen in our own backyard.They are all lying to us.
I have serious concerns with Lake Jocassee Dam and the potential for the dam to break,causing a major disastor to the area below the dam,including the Oconee Nuclear power plant in South Carolina.

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posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 05:04 PM
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The real disaster that is waiting to happen imo is along the new madrid faultline and the ones in southern california. Needless to say any major earthquake in those areas could turn ugly really quick without a single nuke from russia or china.

Where there is too much secrecy there is also a conspiracy being played out. Then they say "it was an accident that got out of control. Lack of planning, preparation, etc." It gets old when people get screwed again and again by evil.

Have you seen the illuminati cards yet? Some people get a kick out of making predictions.....



posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 05:11 PM
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This is my major concern.....


The document also cited analyses by Duke Energy, owner of the Oconee Nuclear Station in South Carolina, that were performed as far back as the early 1990s, suggesting that the NRC had known for some time about the flood threats. Those analyses showed that the 5-foot flood wall protecting crucial safety equipment at Oconee would prove inadequate in the event of a catastrophic failure of the Jocassee Dam, located 11 miles upstream on Lake Keowee. If that dam failed completely, the report suggested, floodwaters as high as 16.8 feet would inundate the Oconee facility, and a meltdown would be a virtual certainty.


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That's real close to my home base where my family live.



posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 06:06 PM
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We have absolute proof via Fukushima that these reactors can be dangerous to Humanity. Many of the exact same reactors are dotted all over CA. Some of those reactors are holding 20x the spent fuel rods that are housed in Fukushima and they are all sitting on top of a quake zone that is at least as dangerous as the fault zone beneath Japan.

GET THE BLOODY SPENT FUEL RODS OUT OF THOSE REACTORS.

It seems to me to be a simple 2+2=4 equation that should be considered a National Emergency, a matter of National Security and yet the US Government is in la la land.

They will not have the Pacific Ocean to dump cooling water into. The possibility, no, almost a certainty exists that the West Coast will suffer irradiation and that will spread across the US, Mexico and Canada at the whim of the four winds.

WTF is wrong with people! WTF is wrong with the citizens. Why are there not millions of people protesting right now. It is easy to blame the Government but 'We The People' need to take responsibility and get off their fat posteriors and do something.

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posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 06:43 PM
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Difficult to spend all your profits if everyone is dead and all the land is radioactive



posted on Dec, 4 2012 @ 07:15 PM
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The real disaster that is waiting to happen imo is along the new madrid faultline and the ones in southern california. Needless to say any major earthquake in those areas could turn ugly really quick without a single nuke from russia or china.


Those around the NMSZ I feel are safe as they are far enough away.




www.greenpeace.org...
Those in California are a major concern.
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posted on Dec, 5 2012 @ 10:39 AM
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WE almost had a Fukishima like meltdown here during hurricane Sandy . The flood waters came within 6 inches of flooding out the cooling pumps at Oyster Creek . That would have caused a Hot reactor full of fuel to go without cooling and face a melt down and the rod pool above the reactor . Those electric motors would have to be replaced if they could not be shut down before shorting out and dried out . The flooded condition of the area would prohibit their replacement for weeks possibly . We almost saw a desaster like Japan has here and that quick .





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