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Old 10.05.2017, 14:37
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Possible nuclear incident in USA

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.7f5821588fec

Hundreds of workers at the Department of Energy’s Hanford nuclear site in Washington state had to “take cover” Tuesday morning after the collapse of 20-foot-long portion of a tunnel used to store contaminated radioactive materials.

The Energy Department said it activated its emergency operations protocol after reports of a “cave-in” at the 200 East Area in Hanford, a sprawling complex about 200 miles from Seattle where the government has been working to clean up radioactive materials left over from the country’s nuclear weapons program.

The agency said in a statement that the 20-foot section is part of a tunnel that is hundreds of feet long and is “used to store contaminated materials.” The tunnel is one of two that run into the Plutonium Uranium Extraction Facility, also known as PUREX. The section that collapsed was “in an area where the two tunnels join together,” the department said.

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Old 10.05.2017, 14:43
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Re: Possible nuclear incident in USA

Dude... a nuclear incident is in my book when there is a failure in a reactor... the sort of thing that could kill millions. THis cave in potentially contaminates the immediate surroundings with some toxic nuclear waste. Not exactly the next fukushima. (The Russians "store" a lot of our European waste in bog standard containers simply open air in some part of Siberia... )
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Dude... a nuclear incident is in my book when there is a failure in a reactor... the sort of thing that could kill millions. THis cave in potentially contaminates the immediate surroundings with some toxic nuclear waste. Not exactly the next fukushima. (The Russians "store" a lot of our European waste in bog standard containers simply open air in some part of Siberia... )
Plenty of that around, and donīt forget they are not too fussed about the Tybee nuke.
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