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Nuclear Waste Pools in North Carolina (near Raleigh)

Heads up NC!!! Just ran across this..I had no idea!

One of the most lethal patches of ground in North America is located in the backwoods of North Carolina, where Shearon Harris nuclear plant is housed and owned by Progress Energy. The plant contains the largest radioactive waste storage pools in the country. It is not just a nuclear-power-generating station, but also a repository for highly radioactive spent fuel rods from two other nuclear plants. The spent fuel rods are transported by rail and stored in four densely packed pools filled with circulating cold water to keep the waste from heating. The Department of Homeland Security has marked Shearon Harris as one of the most vulnerable terrorist targets in the nation.

Congressman David Price of North Carolina sent the NRC a report by scientists at MIT and Princeton that pinpointed the waste pools as the biggest risk at the plant. “Spent fuel recently discharged from a reactor could heat up relatively rapidly and catch fire,” wrote Bob Alvarez, a former advisor to the Department of Energy and co-author of the report. “The fire could well spread to older fuel. The long-term land contamination consequences of such an event could be significantly worse than Chernobyl.”

http://www.projectcensored.org/top-stories/articles/4-nuclea...




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Thank you MIT & Princeton scientists

For pinpointing the steaming storage pools of nuclear waste as the most dangerous part of the plant for the congressman. No sense in not making sure.

Then again, if one divides all the problems Congress has caused equally into 535 parts, wouldn't the congressman be far more dangerous?

"You underestimate the character of man." | "So be off now, and set about it." | Up for a game?

"one of the most vulnerable terrorist targets in the nation"

and nothing is being done about it?!!!

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

One of largest fresh water aquafer lays beneath these states.

From northern florida, thru georgia and up into south carolina, one of largest aquafers in the world already devastatingly assaulted. Not only have the aquafer system lost 2/3 of their volume, they are threatend with the hog industries extreme uric wastes to the poisons of the cotton industry, fertilizer run off.

Water is precious, and is drying up in the regions lakes.
Now a threat from nuclear waste!

Author Jeffrey St. Clair concludes, “If the worst happens, the blame will reside in Washington, which has permitted the Shearon Harris facility to become a nuclear time bomb.”

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

Rawfood, I 'm overwhelmed

with the magnitude of the systematic poisoning by design, ignorance and neglect of our basic needs for survival freedom, clean air, water, food!! Everyday it's more and more to battle...I feel encircled, closed in and so small against all this!!

I'm turning in for the night..sometimes it's just seeming like too much, too many asaults at once!

Peace.

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

Research Triangle anyone?

I'll stay down here w/Barnwell. ;) A human chain, containing our governor could not stop incoming waste here.

Topographically this song comes to mind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMAIsqvTh7g

Freedom is not: doing everything you want to.
Freedom is: not having to do what you don't want to do.
~ Joyce Meyer

Stuck in the Middle!

Yeah! I have thought of that song OFTEN the last year or two!!

Well I don't know why I came here tonight,
I got the feeling that something ain't right,
I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs,
Clowns to the left of me,
Jokers to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you.

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

"Two hundred million residents"?

Wow - I had no idea that Raleigh was that big!

"Liberty tastes sweetest to those who fight for it, and most bitter to those who work to deny it!"

LearnRonPaul

one of the most vulnerable terrorist targets in the nation?

Whoa!! I just saw this today..I had NO frikkin clue!!
I'm near Charlotte...but still I have not seen any buzz on this locally!? Bigger than Chernobyl??

I need to get on with the bureau of CBI ( Citizens Bureau of Investigation!) I want a shiny badge and a cool uniform too!!

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

Heads up NC!!

for the night crew !

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd