THIS ACTUALLY MADE A FEW MAINSTREAM MEDIA HEADLINES BECAUSE OF THE REPORTED HIGH LEVELS DETECTED IN WELLS NEAR THE FACILITY, SO RESIDENTS AROUND BUCHANAN, NEW YORK, PLEASE TAKE PRECAUTIONS.
THIS NUKE FACILITY IS ONLY 25 MILES FROM NEW YORK CITY.
FROM CBS: Highly radioactive leak discovered at Indian Point nuclear
Officials at Indian Point in Buchanan reported on Friday that water
contaminated BY TRITIUM leaked into the groundwater under the facility.
It was unclear how much water spilled, but samples showed the water
had a radioactivity level of more than 8 million picocuries per liter, a
65,000 percent increase from the average at the plant, Cuomo said. The
levels are the highest regulators have seen at Indian Point, and the
normal number is about 12,300 picocuries per liter, Cuomo said.
Contaminated groundwater would likely slowly make its way to the Hudson River, Sheehan said.
There has been a history of groundwater contamination
at Indian Point. A federal oversight agency issued a report after about
100,000 gallons of tritium-tainted water entered the groundwater supply
in 2009, and elevated levels of tritium also were found in two
monitoring wells at the plant in 2014. Officials said then the
contamination likely stemmed from an earlier maintenance shutdown."
NY to probe 'radioactive' water leak at Indian Point
I WILL NOW HUMBLY BOW TO THE EXPERT ON THIS, MICHAEL COLLINS...WHO WILL SHOW YOU THE CALMING STATEMENTS BY ENTERGY AND ANYONE ELSE IS SIMPLY BULLS**T.
TRITIUM IS 300% MORE DEADLY THAN CESIUM!
THIS IS A LINK TO CANADA'S WARNING FOR THEIR CITIZENS ABOUT TRITIUM.
PLEASE, PLEASE READ WHAT COLLINS HAS TO SAY!
[MOST OF THE EMPHASIS IS MINE.]
"296,000 Radioactive Shots Per SECOND (Bequerels) per Liter of Water
(34 oz) in groundwater test wells for Entergy’s Indian Pt. Nuclear Power
Station. Compare to a M134 MiniGun at 100 Rounds Per Second.
The idea of a gunshot analogy is not our invention, but rather from Los Alamos Nuclear Lab, Number 23 1995, Los Alamos Science, where they compare radiation damage types to rifles, shotguns, etc.
How long would an individual get by with shooting a gun of any sort
at people in public? And, yet the nuclear industry-utilities get by with it all of the time.
They are allowed by law to legally leak
long-lived lethal radioactive materials into the environment on a
routine basis throughout the entire nuclear fuel chain. Being a New
Orleans based company, Entergy’s just apparently decided to add
radioactive lagniappe (a little something extra).
Water (H2O) and Carbon are the foundations of life itself. Nuclear
Power makes the very foundations of life radioactive (tritium, tritiated
Having to be fearful because the water one drinks and
food one eats may be lethal to oneself or one’s loved ones is the worst
terrorism of all. You can opt out of going to public events. You can’t
opt out of eating and drinking.
“Typical cyclic rates of fire are 600–900 RPM for assault rifles,
1,000-1,100 RPM in some cases, 900-1,200 RPM for submachine guns and
machine pistols, and 600-1,200 RPM for machine guns. M134 Miniguns
mounted on attack helicopters and other combat vehicles can achieve
rates of fire of over 100 rounds per second (6,000 RPM).“8,000,000 picocuries is 296,000 Becquerels (i.e Radioactive
disintegrations (shots) per second). It’s impossible to even imagine
this 296,000 radioactive shots to your cells per SECOND. Any improperly
repaired damage may lead to cancer or inheritable damage. However,
unlike with a gun, it may take decades or even generations for the
damage to be known.
According to Los Alamos Nuclear Lab, severe genetic damage, more
likely induced by ionizing radiation, may be especially hard to repair,
and hence particularly dangerous: “Although single-strand breaks,
abasic sites, and base alterations are induced by both ionizing
radiation and normal metabolic processes, one particularly dangerous
type of DNA lesion, the double-strand break, is induced preferentially
by ionizing radiation“. (Number 23 1995 Los Alamos Science, p. 77)
A liter is around 2 average cola or water bottles, i.e. 33.8 US fluid
People are supposed to drink at least a liter and a half of
water per day.
Tritium in the form of water stays in the body
for around 160 days and if it is organically bound for around 2 years,
continuing to damage the body.
It stays in the environment for almost
200 years where it cycles through living beings..
means half of the amount is left.
Then another half life is half of
that so that it takes 14 to 16 half-lives to get close to none.
According to Lawrence Berkeley US National [Nuclear] Lab:
“When tritiated water enters the body it acts just like normal
water, spreading throughout the body and delivering a uniform radiation
dose to all soft tissues. Using the modeling techniques discussed in
Chapter 4, we determined that it takes about 10 days for HALF the intake
or uptake of tritiated water to be discharged out of the body.
period is called the biological half life. For tritium that is ingested as OBT” [Organically Bound Tritium] “(e.g., from garden vegetables grown by residents of Zone 2), the biological HALF-LIFE is on the order of 48 days….
Tritium is found in the environment in three principal forms
molecular tritium (T2 or HT), tritiated water (HTO, as opposed to H2O),
and organically bound tritium (OBT) in which it is chemically bonded to
organic molecules. Tritiated water is the most abundant chemical form of
tritium in the environment…
2.2.2 Health Effects of Tritium
“… These experiments show that exposure to tritiated water
results in mutations and cell disruptions that can lead to the health
effects possible for ionizing radiation cancer, heritable genetic
effects, and reproductive and developmental effects.
These health risks are associated with exposures to tritium through inhalation, ingestion of HTO” [Tritiated Water] “or OBT” [Organically Bound Tritium] “, or absorption of HTO through the skin.
The health effects of ionizing radiation are proportional to the energy
carried by the radiation and delivered to living cells.
… The following exposure pathways were considered:
Tritiated water vapor entering the body through respiration
Tritium ingested with water during swimming or wading, home-grown foods,
or breast-milk (in the case of infants) and absorbed into the body
through the gastro-intestinal tract
Tritium from tritiated water vapor in air taken through the skin
Tritium from tritiated water in surface water taken through the skin
during activities that involve dermal contact with the contaminated
water, i.e., washing, swimming, and wading in surface water
Tritium transferred from the body water of pregnant women to the developing fetus”
http://www2.lbl.gov/ehs/esg/tritium/tritium/TritCh2.html (Emphasis Added)
BOTTOM LINE....ERR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION...IT'S YOUR LIFE.
DEMAND AN END TO THESE DAMNABLE KILLING MACHINES.
WE NEVER NEEDED NUCLEAR ENERGY, WE WILL NEVER NEED NUCLEAR ENERGY.
THERE ARE SAFER, BETTER, CHEAPER, WISER AND BLOODY WELL LESS MURDEROUS WAYS TO CREATE ENERGY.