THE TURKEY POINT NUCLEAR 'POWER PLANT' NEAR MIAMI, FLORIDA HAS BEEN IN TROUBLE ALMOST SINCE IT WAS OPENED.
A STEAM LEAK THERE CAUSED REACTOR 4 SHUTDOWN 2 DAYS AGO, SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30.
HOW MANY WERE PERHAPS FATALLY CONTAMINATED BY THAT WE WILL NEVER KNOW.
A MEDEIVAL MOAT SYSTEM FACILITY
SEVERAL EXPERTS have warned of the imminent possibility of a Fukushima-style meltdown at Florida Power & Light's Turkey Point facility, only 41 miles south of Miami near Homestead; a reactor so primitively designed that it uses a 168-mile network of open air canals to cool it's ancient reactors (built in 1972), reminiscent of a Medieval moat system.
Back in 2011, an online article published at Miami New Times titled, "Five reasons Turkey Point could be the next nuclear disaster," identified the Turkey Point facility as the country's next most likely reactor to undergo a full-scale meltdown; one which would make Miami uninhabitable, virtually overnight. It is an article well worth reading to get up to date on the gravity of the situation there.
A battery of recent reports reveals that the Turkey Point plant is in an ongoing struggle to keep its reactors cool enough to prevent a mandatory shut down; they are still in operation only because they lobbied for special permission to violate water temperature safety thresholds from the previous 100 degree limit up to their new one of 103 degrees:
DID ANYONE TELL NEARBY RESIDENTS?
DOES ANYONE INTEND TO TELL THEM NOW THAT ONE REACTOR HAD TO BE SHUT DOWN?
With increased canal temperatures linked to accumulating salinity and an inadequate water supply within its canal system, climate change, a storm surge from a hurricane or tidal wave associated with an offshore seismic event, a power outage generated by a class X solar flare, or simply sea level rise – any of these could theoretically permanently incapacitate the reactors main and diesel back-up cooling systems, leading to a meltdown. What will follow will be irreversible, devastating and beyond remediation.
MILLIONS OF PEOPLE WOULD FACE CONTAMINATION.
Even if we assume that the sort of eventuality described above will not take place in our lifetimes, or those of our children and grandchildren ... even then, the Turkey Point facility, like all nuclear facilities around the world, is actively harming countless people within the vicinity due to its routine release of highly carcinogenic radioisotopes.
AND THOSE WHO ARE IN CHARGE, YES, THEY ALLOW IT!
THEY KNOW THE IMMINENT DANGER TO ALL LIFE, BUT THEY ALLOW IT...BECAUSE THEY DON'T LIVE THERE!
IT'S THE SAME WITH THE MOST TOXIC PLACE ON EARTH, THE HANFORD "NUCLEAR RESERVATION" IN WASHINGTON STATE.
THE LEAKS FROM THAT FACILITY HAVE KILLED THOUSANDS, CAUSED COUNTLESS BIRTH DEFECTS, STILL CAUSES CANCERS, POISONED WATER FOR DECADES, RENDERED THE SOIL HAZARDOUS TO HUMAN HEALTH, POLLUTED THE AIR RESIDENTS BREATHE, AND YET IT HAS JUST BEEN GRANTED ANOTHER YEAR TO KEEP LEAKING AT INCREDIBLE RATES!
OUR GOVERNMENT IS INDEED ALLOWING HANFORD TO JUST KEEP LEAKING, JUST KEEP KILLING ALL DOWNWIND, ALL NEAR THAT "WEAPON OF MASS DESTRUCTION"!
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