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U.S. Scientists Unable to Replicate Radiation Leak at New Mexico Nuclear Waste Facility

Science & Tech  (tags: WIPP, radiation leak, danger, nuclear waste, investigation, news, ethics, New Mexico, Carlsbad, Los Alamos, government, scientists )

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Government scientists have not been able to replicate a chemical reaction suspected of causing a radiation leak at a U.S. nuclear waste dump in New Mexico, complicating efforts to understand what went wrong, a U.S. Energy Department official said Friday.


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B Lewenza (76)
Saturday June 28, 2014, 7:28 pm
Noted and tweeted This is a serious problem, how could they not know what they created to use in these nuclear weapons waste. They are saying that the radiation leak is low and that there is a chance of it happening again to the others that are buried. If I lived near there I would be getting out real quick. Managers of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant have said it may take as long as three years for the facility to be fully operational, complicating disposal of containers of transuranic waste stored above ground at nuclear research complexes such as Los Alamos and Idaho National Laboratory.

Lisbeth Jensen (80)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 3:41 am

Vallee R (280)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 4:52 am
And people would be surprised that the main stream news doesn't tell us - like Los Alamos accidentally blew up one of their own labs a few years back.

Catrin Schuetz-Kroehler (47)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 6:45 am
Thanks for sharing .

Birgit W (160)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 6:51 am
Thanks for sharing.

Lona G (66)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 7:48 am
The nuclear energy lobbyists keep telling us nuclear energy is such a good alternative for fossil fuelled plants because it's all really safe now. And the waste is no problem any more either, its so safe deep in the ground in those empty salt caverns.
And how do they know that? From the research they did on it, of course. They really did, really... cross their heart...

But this leak will never make national headlines and if it does it will be downplayed as a freak accident that wil never happen again, really... cross their heart... and everything will continue as if nothing happened.

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 11:18 am

Roger G (148)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 12:40 pm
noted, thanks

Athena F (131)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 12:52 pm
thank you

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 4:22 pm
Noted, thank you for sharing!

Lois J (63)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 4:35 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie. I did read about this happening several weeks ago.....on one of the internet sites. I don't know how much this was publicized on major media, though. Yeah, dumping the kitty litter was a big mistake. I wonder whose head is going to roll over this. Ooops....guess everyone that doesn't get sick will just get off scot-free.......

Edith B (146)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 8:44 pm
This is one of the reasons that I am not for Nuclear energy, too many variables can cause accidents.

Colleen L (3)
Sunday June 29, 2014, 11:42 pm
Interesting. Thanks Carrie

Panchali Yapa (26)
Monday June 30, 2014, 11:20 am
Thank you

Charlene R (79)
Monday June 30, 2014, 7:42 pm
They'll figure it out one of these days, but, probably not before more damage of another sort, happens.

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Tuesday July 1, 2014, 6:52 am

Nancy C (806)
Tuesday July 1, 2014, 8:12 pm
I agree with Lona. Mainstream media is selling nuclear energy as completely safe and definitely necessary. Anyone who's paying attention can see there are problems at every level of facilities either energy or waste. I posted this article a few weeks ago...
Nuclear Waste Fund: A Little Break for Some Free Lunch
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