By Isaac Wolf, Scripps Howard News Service
Who is in charge of protecting Americans from products made from radioactively tainted metal?
The answer: No one.
EFMR :Radiation Monitoring Stations
May 2, 2009
WASHINGTON — The discovery of water flowing across the floor of a building at the Indian Point 2 nuclear plant in Buchanan, N.Y., traced to a leak in a buried pipe, is stirring concern about the plant’s underground pipes and those of other aging reactors across the country.
A one-and-a-half-inch hole caused by corrosion allowed about 100,000 gallons of water to escape from the main system that keeps the reactor cool immediately after any shutdown, according to nuclear experts. The leak was discovered on Feb. 16, according to the plant’s owner, Entergy Nuclear Northeast, a subsidiary of the Entergy Corporation.
Lost and Stolen Nuclear Materials in the United States
"Right now, people are being irradiated..."
By Scott Portzline
Radiation can harm people without their knowledge since one can’t see it, hear it, feel it, taste it or smell it. You can be quite certain that there are numerous radioactive sources in position to harm or ultimately kill someone. Some of these sources will have been intentionally placed to cause injury or even death. For example -- someone deliberately contaminated the water cooler at the National Institute of Health two years ago.
By Eric Epstein
PPL has announced its strategy to cure global warming: add another nuclear generating station.