Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Experts Weigh In On Ongoing and Potential Nuclear Disasters

Dr. Kaku on Los Alamos


Kaku said around 20,000 to 30,000 barrels of plutonium contaminated waste is stored at the lab. That waste includes everything from gloves to fuel rods, according to Kaku.

“'Plutonium is one of the most toxic particles known to science. A particle you can’t even see lodged in your lungs could cause lung cancer,' Kaku said. 'What we’re worried about is what happens when the fires go right into these buildings and perhaps pop open some of these 55-gallon drums.'

Right now, Los Alamos National Lab officials said dangerous materials in the lab are secure and do not pose a threat.

Kaku said no one has ever fully tested the lab under real fire conditions.

Read more: http://www.koat.com/news/28386019/detail.html#ixzz1QccxCyej

Gunderson on air discussion


The second link is for enews that is covering the talk. I missed Gunderson's interview unfortunately and will not be able to listen to it until tomorrow (assuming it is available then)

Perhaps the most disturbing thing I read today was a comment made by a very pro-nuke cheerleader at a Zerohedge article covering the 1 sievert radioactive water that is leaking from Fukushima.

Travis777 stated:
"Everyone will be expecting me to say don't panic, stop the hysteria and all that....but if Los Alamos catches on fire, yes, definitely panic. Pack your bugout ranch up and carry it somewhere else."


Uh oh.

Additional lite reading can be found here (hat tip Whoopie for the 1st)

TEPCO: Will Someone Turn Off the Lights?

Jake Adelstein and Stephanie Nakajima 2:56 PM http://www.theatlanticwire.com/global/2011/06/tepco-will-someone-turn-lights/39364/

NRC, Nuclear Industry Rewrite History: AP Investigation http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/28/nrc-nuclear-industry-ap-investigation_n_885862.html

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