Louisiana Nuke Plant in trouble from hurricane Ida

The Yazoo Herald –

“WASHINGTON — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says a nuclear power plant 25 miles west of New Orleans has declared an “unusual event″ — its lowest level of emergency — after the facility lost offsite electrical power.

The Waterford nuclear plant in Killona, La., had shut down protectively on Saturday in anticipation of Hurricane Ida. The plant has maintained safe shutdown conditions with power from emergency diesel generators, the nuclear agency said.

On Sunday night, grid operators requested that the River Bend nuclear power plant in St. Francisville, Louisiana, reduce power because of load demands. The plant is stable and operating at 35 percent power with no significant equipment issues reported, officials said.

The Grand Gulf nuclear plant in Port Gibson, Mississippi, is operating at full power with no significant weather-related issues expected from Ida. No significant flooding has been reported at any of the sites. . . “

https://www.yazooherald.net/latest-us-declares-public-health-emergency-post-ida-1

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They downplay the impact of loss of power. Fukushima nuke plants all melted down when the backup power failed. Emergency power generation at nuke plants works just for hours.

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SEE ALSO – During 2003 grid outage Indian Point Nuke Plant backup diesel generators FAILED

 

 

 

 

 


 

Breaking: Rad Waste Emergency in Florida (near Tampa)

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Leak of radioactive wastewater plant in Florida ‘imminent’: officials

“A wastewater holding reservoir near Tampa, Florida, is on the verge of an “imminent” collapse that threatens to leak hundreds of millions of gallons of acidic, radioactive water to surrounding neighborhoods, according to reports.”

LINK–  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qH4IBGo6v50


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Bernie Sanders Strongly Supported Burying Vermont Nuclear Waste in Texas Despite Opposition; Poor Communities Beware (Includes Transcript)

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Please read this post carefully. If you find this behavior reprehensible, we urge Bernie supporters to find another candidate before it is too late, and for everyone to spread the word.

Bernie Sanders knows that nuclear is dangerous, yet he had no qualms about sending Vermont’s nuclear waste cross country to be buried in Texas. Rather he said: “I rise in strong support of H.R. 629. Mr. Chairman, the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act and its 1985 amendments make commercial low-level radioactive waste disposal a State and not a Federal responsibility“. Sanders then goes on to make false claims that Texas is geologically appropriate for burial, and that Vermont is not. When it helped him get shot of Vermont nuclear waste to Texas, he said it can’t be left on site: “Leaving the radioactive waste at the site where it was produced, despite the fact that that…

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New Mud Volcanoes Appearing in Trinidad + NEWS

That’s way down off from Brazil –

Daily Herald New mud volcanoes emerge in Los Iros

LOS IROS, Trinid — Senior Geologist Xavier Moonan has revealed six new mud volcanoes along Trinidad’s southwestern coast.

Moonan stated that samples were collected for analysis and the activity was being monitored. . . (more)

https://www.thedailyherald.sx/regional/new-mud-volcanoes-emerge-in-los-iros

 

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Another Quake at Watts Bar Nuke Plant in Tenn.

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Watts Bar is a Pressurized Water Reactor. DETAILS

Mining Awareness just reported on recent, bigger quakes right around there DAYS AGO.

 

 

 

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Grand Gulf Nuclear Station Apparently Falling Apart: Another Scram Follows “Five Unplanned Downpower Events” In Less Than One Year

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Construction of Grand Gulf Nuclear Power Station begin over forty-four years ago in May of 1974, and it was commissioned in 1985 or over thirty-three years ago. Would you feel safe driving on the highway in a vehicle of this age? And, this is a nuclear power station. The ionizing radiation speeds up material degradation. Windscale, Chernobyl, and Fukushima have taught that the impacts of nuclear disasters are not limited to the immediate area. The impacts depend upon wind direction, which is variable.

On November 5th: “The NRC’s review of Grand Gulf Nuclear Station identified that the Unplanned Power Changes Per 7,000 Critical Hours performance indicator has crossed the Green-to-White threshold. The performance issues included in this performance indicator were associated with five unplanned downpower events that occurred from the fourth quarter of 2017 through the third quarter of 2018. These events included a degrading reactor recirculation pump seal…

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