Monday, September 26, 2011

Obama's Sinaloa Cocaine Contra Tijuana Affair

As all good heart'd people know, billionaire trillionaire Mexican drug lords buy their weapons of choice from common folk at gun shows along the US Border; its not like they own large numbers of people in the Mexican military who can provided them with all the weapons and explosives they need.

But things are tough these days in the drug running business, and if the Obama administration can help bail out friendly drug lords why not? After all, it worked for GM and Wall Street. Step in operation "fast and furious"

Fast and Furious, was short for how fast can we get a furious public to destroy the 2nd Amendment while still getting a desired political outcome in Mexico. The answer is obvious, have uncle Sam buy a bunch of guns for their favorite Mexican cartel and blame the result on gunshows, gun dealers, and red necks.

Of course, no such program is achievable without a media campaign to convince the public that billionaire drug operations only have weapons because of our God given liberties. Its a plan that almost (and may yet still) come to fruition.

Unfortunately there is no modern day Woodward and Bernstein willing to make the unpleasant connections between Fast & Furious and the Obama administration's push to even more highly regulate gun dealers along the border; or the ATF shotgun study which was about to be leveraged to further disarm the law abiding public; or why exactly the Obama administration was trying to give the Sinaola cartel the upper hand in Mexico by giving them direct weapon subsidies. Was there was another drug cartel closer to the US border that Obama administration was less friendly with for some reason?

All in all it makes one wonder how we solved all the illegal alcohol cartel problems during prohibition, maybe there are some lessons there?

North Kanto Plutonium Oxide Typhoon Rains? A Photo Comparison

The first photo below taken from . It has been purported to potentially be Plutonium Dioxide.

Plutonium Oxide is part of the MOX fuel which was located in Fukushima Unit 3. It is also formed from the exposure of Plutonium to moist air. One direct method of formation would be the rapid conversion (2 day half life) of Neptunium 239 into Plutonium 239. Large amounts of Neptunium 239 have been reported in Japan, and the potential signature of Neptunium 239 has been detected in the Saint Louis radioactive rainfall of September 14th.

According to Los Alamos National Labs, Plutonium Oxide:

"plutonium dioxide is normally olive green, samples can be various colors. It is generally believed that the color is a function of chemical purity, stoichiometry, particle size, and method of preparation, although the color resulting from a given preparation method is not always reproducible. " .

Typically the color is reported to be "yellow-brown". Notice that the color and consistency of  the substance from North Kanto Japan; it does bare a striking resemblance to the photos of known samples of Plutonium Dioxide provided by Los Alamos National Labs.

North Kanto, Japan: Typhoon rain fallout.
Click here to see the photo of the North Kanto Sample (the site does not allow hot linking)
Plutonium Dioxide?

Los Alamos National Lab Photos of Plutonium Dioxide

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Raw Data from Saint Louis Neptunium 239 Detection Available for Public Analysis

To facilitate public analysis of the Neptunium 239 detection in the 9/14/11 Saint Louis fallout event,  the raw data from the Neptunium 239 detection analysis is presented below.

Further analysis  spawned by public input indicates that the measured spike at approximately 92 hours into the testing is NOT from Radon 222 daughter in-growth. Moreover, the presence of on going detectable levels of Radon 222 (+ daughters) in the sample is ruled out by the lack of an activity spike in the unshielded sample taken at 9/15/2011 17:06:50.

Data measured with a Medcom Radalert Inspector
Conversion factor 1mR/hr = 3500 CPM, based on Cs 137

Start Time
Measurement Units Source Alpha Radiation Blocked
9/14/2011 17:48:30 0.94 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/14/2011 17:50:10 0.893 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/14/2011 17:52:00 0.83 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/14/2011 17:55:00 0.796 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/14/2011 18:08:00 0.628 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/14/2011 18:22:00 0.45 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/14/2011 18:38:30 0.349 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/14/2011 18:51:05 0.238 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/14/2011 18:52:30 0.222 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/14/2011 19:09:00 0.192 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/14/2011 19:10:00 0.163 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/14/2011 19:14:53 0.142 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/14/2011 19:22:10 0.116 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/14/2011 19:29:00 0.116 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/14/2011 20:05:15 0.069 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/14/2011 20:12:00 0.057 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/14/2011 20:28:30 0.048 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/14/2011 22:22:14 0.03 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/14/2011 23:23:00 0.027 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/14/2011 23:33:00 0.014 mR/hr Test Sample yes
9/15/2011 13:11:30 475 ten minute count Test Sample yes
9/15/2011 13:55:30 478 ten minute count Test Sample yes
9/15/2011 14:19:24 2768 one hour Count Test Sample yes
9/15/2011 15:29:10 2006 one hour Count Background n/a
9/15/2011 17:06:50 2676 one hour Count Unshielded Test Sample NO
9/15/2011 18:28:00 2055 one hour Count Background n/a
9/15/2011 19:42:00 2489 one hour Count Test Sample yes
9/15/2011 21:47:05 2457 one hour Count Test Sample yes
9/16/2011 12:01:00 2358 one hour Count Test Sample yes
9/16/2011 13:26:00 2005 one hour Count Background n/a
9/16/2011 19:25:00 2349 one hour Count Test Sample yes
9/16/2011 20:45:00 2070 one hour Count Background n/a
9/17/2011 11:12:02 2410 one hour Count Test Sample yes
9/17/2011 12:17:00 2097 one hour Count Background n/a
9/17/2011 13:26:00 2369 one hour Count Test Sample yes
9/17/2011 20:05:00 2180 one hour Count Test Sample yes
9/17/2011 21:21:00 2106 one hour Count Background n/a
9/18/2011 12:01:00 2647 one hour Count Test Sample yes
9/18/2011 13:06:00 2041 one hour Count Background n/a
9/18/2011 14:10:00 2552 one hour Count Test Sample yes
9/18/2011 15:15:00 1989 one hour Count Background n/a
9/18/2011 17:50:00 2966 one hour Count Test Sample yes
9/18/2011 19:04:00 2032 one hour Count Background n/a
9/19/2011 8:45:00 2351 one hour Count Test Sample yes
9/19/2011 9:59:00 2121 one hour Count Background n/a

Begin CSV data format:
Measurement Start Time,Measurement,Units,Source,Alpha Radiation Blocked
9/14/2011 17:48:30,0.94,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/14/2011 17:50:10,0.893,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/14/2011 17:52:00,0.83,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/14/2011 17:55:00,0.796,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/14/2011 18:08:00,0.628,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/14/2011 18:22:00,0.45,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/14/2011 18:38:30,0.349,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/14/2011 18:51:05,0.238,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/14/2011 18:52:30,0.222,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/14/2011 19:09:00,0.192,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/14/2011 19:10:00,0.163,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/14/2011 19:14:53,0.142,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/14/2011 19:22:10,0.116,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/14/2011 19:29:00,0.116,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/14/2011 20:05:15,0.069,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/14/2011 20:12:00,0.057,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/14/2011 20:28:30,0.048,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/14/2011 22:22:14,0.03,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/14/2011 23:23:00,0.027,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/14/2011 23:33:00,0.014,mR/hr,Test Sample,yes
9/15/2011 13:11:30,475,ten minute count,Test Sample,yes
9/15/2011 13:55:30,478,ten minute count,Test Sample,yes
9/15/2011 14:19:24,2768,one hour Count,Test Sample,yes
9/15/2011 15:29:10,2006,one hour Count,Background,n/a
9/15/2011 17:06:50,2676,one hour Count,Unshielded Test Sample,NO
9/15/2011 18:28:00,2055,one hour Count,Background,n/a
9/15/2011 19:42:00,2489,one hour Count,Test Sample,yes
9/15/2011 21:47:05,2457,one hour Count,Test Sample,yes
9/16/2011 12:01:00,2358,one hour Count,Test Sample,yes
9/16/2011 13:26:00,2005,one hour Count,Background,n/a
9/16/2011 19:25:00,2349,one hour Count,Test Sample,yes
9/16/2011 20:45:00,2070,one hour Count,Background,n/a
9/17/2011 11:12:02,2410,one hour Count,Test Sample,yes
9/17/2011 12:17:00,2097,one hour Count,Background,n/a
9/17/2011 13:26:00,2369,one hour Count,Test Sample,yes
9/17/2011 20:05:00,2180,one hour Count,Test Sample,yes
9/17/2011 21:21:00,2106,one hour Count,Background,n/a
9/18/2011 12:01:00,2647,one hour Count,Test Sample,yes
9/18/2011 13:06:00,2041,one hour Count,Background,n/a
9/18/2011 14:10:00,2552,one hour Count,Test Sample,yes
9/18/2011 15:15:00,1989,one hour Count,Background,n/a
9/18/2011 17:50:00,2966,one hour Count,Test Sample,yes
9/18/2011 19:04:00,2032,one hour Count,Background,n/a
9/19/2011 8:45:00,2351,one hour Count,Test Sample,yes
9/19/2011 9:59:00,2121,one hour Count,Background,n/a

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Soothing comfort music for CERN breaking the speed of light

Soothing comfort music for CERN breaking the speed of light

4000 mile Radioactive Road Trip: Marathon Florida Tropical Down Pour

4000 Mile Radioactive Road Trip
8:45 am July 22, 2011 Marathon, Fl

This storm blew in off of the Gulf of
Mexico, and was one of the highest
radioactive rainfall readings we
measured in Florida.

The overall observations from the 4000
mile radioactive road trip were:

(1) Storms blowing in East to West
via the African Hurricane corridor
tended to have ZERO radioactive

(2) The further we were from the Jet-
Stream, the lower the radioactive
fallout in the rain fall.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Plutonium 239 Fallout Raining Down on North America; The Smoking Gun

I've decided to re-title the Saint Louis Neptunium 239 detection video in terms which more readily explain the connotations of the finding.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Longer Half Life Fukushima Fallout With a Neptunium 239 Signature Hits Saint Louis

Video Summary:

(1) Longer Half Life Fallout Detected in Saint Louis on 9/14/2011

(2) The Detected Half life is Indicative of Neptunium 239

(3) Under a Long Term Np-239 Fallout Scenario, Explosive Dispersal of the Corium Becomes Risk Mitigating

(4) Based on the Jet Stream, the Primary Fallout Areas Were Canada, Midwest, and the Yankee States.

Decay Charts

For further background data please view this video
Fukushima Fission Hit Ground Water on August 11: Detected in Saint Louis on August 20

Sunday, September 18, 2011

4000 mile Radioactive Road Trip: Disney World Wilderness Lodge Rain Storm

Part of our 4000 Mile Radioactive Road Trip fact finding mission to the Southern Most Point in the United States.

Time: 3pm July 26, 2011
Location: Disney World Wilderness Lodge

Observations made:

(1) The further we traveled away from the jet-stream, the lower the radioactivity in the rainfall.

(2) Storms moving East to West from Africa via the hurricane Corridor tended to have ZERO radioactivity

9/18/11 5:30pm Radioactive Rainshower At 10x Background Radiation

A sample swipe of this evening's rainfall from the truck hood and windshield returned a reading of 10 times greater than background radiation, 0.10 mR/hr

Saturday, September 17, 2011

13x Background Radiation From Miniscule Rain Amount

This is probably the smallest sample of passing drizzle I've ever taken; for its size it turned out very hot, 13 times greater than background radiation. Saint Louis, Mo.

Friday, September 16, 2011

[MAXIMUM ALERT] Neptunium 239 Potentially Detected In Saint Louis 9/14/11 Radioactive Rainfall

[MAXIMUM ALERT] Neptunium 239 Potentially Detected In Saint Louis 9/14/11 Radioactive Rainfall.  Updates and video will follow shortly.

The source has a calculated average 2.4 day half life. The half life matches Neptunium 239. Np239 decays into Plutonium 239. The source would probably be Americium 243 created in the MOX fuel reactor at Fukushima Unit 3

Updated to add:
IF WE ARE LUCKY, the source will not be Americium 243 but rather Uranium 239 (in Fukushima); given the 2.4 day half life of Np 239, it is possible that source came directly across the jet-stream as Np-239. The result would be higher levels of Np-239 and Plutonium 239 the further west one went from Saint Louis. 

UPDATE 9/17/11:
The video below records raw data being taken from the 1.33 mR/hr radioactive rainfall which fell in Saint Louis, Mo on 9/14/11. This data was taken after shorter half life contamination had mostly burned off.

The data shown is from one hour total count readings taken of the radioactive source, and local background. The raw data from the later part of the video has yet to be fully analyzed.

UPDATE: 9/20/11
After taking considerably more data over a 120 hour period, the MAXIMUM ALERT remains in place. The longer half life fallout detect continues to bear the signature of Neptunium 239. See the updated blog video at

Longer Half Life Fukushima Fallout With a Neptunium 239 Signature Hits Saint Louis 


Thursday, September 15, 2011

[Preliminary Alert] The 9/14/11 Rainfall Shows Indications of Longer Half Life Radionuclides

UPDATE:  The sample continues to be radioactive and has a calculated half life of 2.4 days.  See the MAXIMUM ALERT for additional information

[MAXIMUM ALERT] Neptunium 239 Potentially Detected In Saint Louis 9/14/11 Radioactive Rainfall

Original Post below

This is a PRELIMINARY ALERT to take extra precautions with items that may have come in contact with the 9/14/11 radioactive rainfall in Saint Louis Missouri. see
[ALERT] Saint Louis Fallout 133x Greater Than Background Radiation 1.333 mR/hr

The Longer Half-Life alert may change to a false detection (or full blown alert) based on further testing to establish if changes have occurred in instantaneous background measurements.

The Preliminary alert is based on the detection of longer half life radionuclides in the fallout. As of 2:33pm STL time, the 1.33 mR/hr fallout is still reading approximately 0.014 mR/hr. The sample has been holding that value since approximately 11:30pm last night. The reading is comprised only of Beta and Gamma radiation, as all Alpha radiation is being shielded by the ziploc bag containing the sample.

The current value was established with two 10 minute total counts of 475 and 478 counts per min, taken at roughly 1 hour intervals.   The normal background levels for a  10 minute total test is typically 0.0077 mR/hr; current readings from the sample are therefore 2x background. This is an unusual situation, hence the preliminary alert. Further testing will occur to establish if this high reading is from the test sample or some other on going background anomaly.

University of Tokyo and Japan Atomic Energy Agency Support POTRBLOG Analysis On Fukushima Explosion

On May 4th 2011 the Potrblog team described the Fukushima 3 explosion and spent fuel rod ejections as the result of spent fuel cooling water becoming supersaturated with hydrogen.

"It is also likely that the water in the fuel cooling pond was supersaturated with hydrogen. When the explosion occurred, the hydrogen in solution in the cooling pond water would have frothed up, burned, and deflagrated, sending the fuel rods out of the top of the holding pond. Visualize a bottle of Coke dropping; the resultant the carbon dioxide coming out of solution and shooting out of the end; now instead of carbon dioxide picture it as burning hydrogen shooting out"

Empirical lab research by the University of Tokyo and the Japanese Atomic Energy Agency now confirms the generation of hydrogen in such fuel pools. They attribute the explosion in Fukushima 4 to hydrogen generated in fuel pools. The POTRBLOG team suspects that unlike Fukushima 3, the Fukushima 4 explosion did not manifest a large BLACK mushroom cloud because the Fukushima 4 explosion triggered before the fuel pools could become supersaturated with Hydrogen and Oxygen.This early triggering, as compared to Fukushima 3, would have limited damage to the roof line of the Fukushima 4 building.

For POTRBLOG's full analysis on the Unit 3 explosion see:
Was the Fukushima Daiichi #3 EXPLOSION a detonation or deflagration?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

[ALERT] Saint Louis Fallout 133x Greater Than Background Radiation 1.333 mR/hr

9/14/11 Saint Louis, Mo 5:30pm
Radioactive Rainfall at 1.33 mR/hr
133 Times Greater Than Normal

I would expect Iodine 131 to be
reported again in Japan timing to a
window surrounding 9/7/11.

I have uploaded the full video of this detection, with multiple samples taken; the readings represent a 30 second moving average updated every 3 seconds. The maximum reading of 1.362 mR/hr occurs at approximately 7min 33 sec into the video.

For an analysis of the relation of the detection to Fukushima and the previous 8/20/11 detection of 178x Background radiation please see:

[China Syndrome ALERT] Fukushima Nuclear Fission Hit Ground Water on August 11: Detected in Saint Louis on August 20.

No Words Do This Photo Justice: War, Loss, and Sadness Personified

This Has to be one of the most moving photos I have ever seen.

A screen capture from

The whole video is embedded below.

Boron Injection Wells Into Fukushima Ground Water and Nuclear PLINKO

The existence of high pressure injection wells pushing Boron into the ground water around Fukushima would be signs of one of a few last ditch efforts to prevent a massive China Syndrome steam explosion. For that reason, it is an approach that would likely be held close to the vest.

A full blown China Syndrome would result from a ball of hot fissioning 'corium' burning through to cool ground water, resulting in a massive radioactive steam explosion. However, for the most part, it appears that the Boron laden cooling water being pumped into the reactors has kept corium temperatures low enough that the suspected August 11th limited melt through was not immediately exothermically violent to an extent that it was immediately publicly obvious. The video below details the case supporting that limited melt through. In that scenario, criticallity was reached when portions of the corium transitioned from Boron laden cooling water (which absorbs neutrons) to ground water.

Unfortunately, the limited 8/11/11 melt through would have opened up a Nuclear PLINKO type path to the ground water, just waiting for the next upset to send a ball of corium into the Grand Prize winning China Syndrome slot. It is no wonder that the Japanese Military is practicing evacuation drills for just that eventuality.

6:30Am Saint Louis Rainfall Radioactive at 10 times Greater Than Background Radiation

6:30Am Saint Louis Rainfall radioactive at 10 times greater than background radiation.
Sample wiped from truck after 3 hours of rain.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

North Anna Nuclear Unit2 Had Greater Ground Motion Than Unit 1, but all Earthquake Design Basis Calculations Were Measured from Unit 1 Data

North Anna Nuclear Unit 2 Had Greater Ground Motion Than Unit 1, but all Earthquake Design Basis calculations were measured from Unit 1 data.

Updates will follow

[China Syndrome ALERT] Fukushima Nuclear Fission Hit Ground Water on August 11: Detected in Saint Louis on August 20

This video describes the August 11 "China Syndrome" nuclear melt-through event in Fukushima Japan, and the resultant fallout detection on August 20th in Saint Louis, Missouri.

The described cause is fissioning nuclear fuel from a Fukushima reactor melting into the ground; striking Radon laden ground water; releasing a large amount of radioactive fallout which was detected all along the North American jetstream.

The next video is of the actual radioactive fallout detection which occurred August 20, 2011 in Saint Louis, Mo.

The final video is an update of the second video in which the radioactive fallout is analyzed and identified by its half life. The scenarios in which the fallout could have been generated through direct nuclear action are described -later to be born out with data presented in the first video.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Flew Thru Washington State the Week After Fukushima? YOU GOT A RADIOACTIVE LUNG FULL!!

A new study was released which shows that
The amount of radiation released during the Fukushima nuclear disaster was so great that the level of atmospheric radioactive aerosols in Washington state was 10,000 to 100,000 times greater than normal levels in the week following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that triggered the disaster.

9/9/11 5:30pm Radioactive Rain At 13X Greater Than Background

Its been raining here for approximately 6 hours, and we just took a sample swipe from the hood of a car that's been driven approximately 15 miles through light rain. The sample returned a value of 0.13 mR/hr.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

North Anna NRC Meeting Summary: I Would NOT Want to Live Near North Anna

This is our quick plain language summary of the NRC meeting with the Dominion North Anna Nuclear; a follow-up is planned.

Based on limited, incomplete, and sometimes contradictory earthquake data, combined with visual "if it looks good, it IS good" inspections; North Anna nuclear believes they have no real damage and that they only need to follow minimal procedures to restart the facility.

Several of the lower level NRC engineers and geologists saw the obvious issues with Dominion's position and asked questions which highlighted the 'iffy' nature of their calculations and overall thrust.

I project that the lower level NRC engineering concerns will not translate up to NRC management because the cost of performing true diligence will be too great for Dominion to restart that plant.

The NRC also seemed to indicate they have no concerns with radioactive ground water contamination occurring at levels other nuclear plants have experienced.

Its clear to me that it will be quantitatively impossible for North Anna Nuclear to establish what level of earthquake the nuclear plant will be able to survive in the future. I wager that the primary hope is that there will be no new such earthquake for at least 100 years, and that a New Madrid quake would have only minimal effect in the current period.

Its also clear to me that North Anna gambled that the Nuclear Plant would survive Hurricane Irene despite raw data that would indicate it was a risky gamble. I also question if North Anna did not do their own immediate analysis of the earthquake monitoring equipment because the results would have put onus on them to evacuate the area in response to the incoming hurricane projections.

Based on these opinions, I WOULD NOT WANT TO LIVE NEAR NORTH ANNA. I would not want to be the guinea pig proving that 'low level radioactive leakage" and some subtle current damage would not lead to catastrophic failure in the near to medium term future. It is a gamble which North Anna can afford because they are protected by governmental regulations from the market forces that would require large insurance premiums for that plant to restart. If North Anna screws up, its the Public that is hurt and it is the Public which will cover the governmental insurance bailout.

If we want North Anna to be safe the NRC is NOT the answer. The answer is removing Dominion North Anna Nuclear from the public corporate welfare Nuclear insurance teat and having them seek and pay for their own operating insurance. No insurance company in its right mind would insure North Anna and its current plans/approach; only the government is that careless.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

The DATA LEAK that sparked tomorrow's unscheduled NORTH ANNA Nuclear plant NRC meeting- THE QUAKE EXCEEDED THE DESIGN BY 2X

The DATA LEAK that sparked tomorrow's unscheduled NORTH ANNA Nuclear plant NRC meeting- THE QUAKE EXCEEDED THE DESIGN BY 2X.

The data leak that the POTRBLOG team Tweeted about earlier this morning has come to fruition.

Fukushima August Re-Criticality: Groundwater, Iodine 131, & Radon 222 = China Syndrome

UPDATE 9/10/11
For a video update please follow this link:
[China Syndrome ALERT] Fukushima Nuclear Fission Hit Ground Water on August 11: Detected in Saint Louis on August 20

On August 20th, the POTRBLOG team reported that the 178X background radioactive rain fall "may be indicative of a RECENT SIGNIFICANT radiological event in Fukushima." That assessment now appears to be now born out by a Japanese report of large Iodine-131 detections in radioactive sewage collected in Oshu City 180+ KM north of Fukushima on August 25th. The collection date of the sewage sample correlates to several earthquakes during the period and reports of radioactive steam rising up from cracks in the ground at the Fukushima nuclear site. It also correlates strongly with large increases in radioactive detection along the jetstream in North America.

Taken together, the data is indicative of Coruim entering the ground water, becoming re-critical, and inducing the release/production of large amounts of Radon 222. The associated detections of extremely large quantities of Radon Daughters in the radioactive fallout raining down on North America are likely indicators of harder to detect longer half life fallout in the same rainfall.


[ALERT] NRC To Hold September 8 Public Meeting On NORTH ANNA NUCLEAR

Update: The DATA LEAK that sparked tomorrow's unscheduled NORTH ANNA Nuclear plant NRC meeting- THE QUAKE EXCEEDED THE DESIGN BY 2X

Anyone down wind, down stream, or living any where near the North Anna Nuclear Plant should do their utmost to physically attend TOMMORROW's (Sept 8th) PUBLIC MEETING that the Nuclear Regulator Commission will hold with Dominion North Anna management.

The extremely short meeting notice and the 2 1/2 hour drive required for North Anna residents to attend the meeting will make it difficult for local North Anna residents to attend and ask difficult questions (which likely won't be allowed anyways). IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT NORTH ANNA RESIDENTS ATTEND; a lack of in-person public attendance equates to a lack of public accountability.

The meeting will be held 1 – 5 p.m "Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Commissioners’ Conference Room on the first floor of the NRC’s One White Flint North building, at 11555 Rockville Pike in Rockville, Md".

The short of the meeting will be that North Anna plant is currently safe and that the plant will not be restarted until safety is assured.

What will NOT be discussed is:

  1. The detail criteria which would cause the NRC to decommission the North Anna Plant.
  2. The detail definition of "Normal Radioactive Releases".
  3. The detail definition of abnormal radioactive releases.
  4. The current effective earthquake design limit of the Nuclear Plant at this instant in time.
  5. The current effective earthquake design limit of the entire site as a composite, Nuclear Plant and Lake Anna Dam (+ dikes) at this instant in time.
  6. How much lower Lake Anna levels could have dropped before impacting the safety of the plant.
  7. A detail definition (with criteria) of what "safety assured" means.
  8. Any explanation of how and why the public's safety was put at risk by withholding information from the public until AFTER THE HURRICANE HAD PASSED that the plant's earthquake design limits where exceeded.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dirty Tricks with the NRC Nuclear Event Reports, Surely Not

Update: 9/18/11 The issue appears to be resolved. The short of the issue is that there was IP based routing to certain servers that had out of date information. It is very disconcerting that a Safety Based organization had these sorts of issues for an extended time period on one of its primary external communication routes.

Update 9/8/11: I am now Locked Out of directly viewing the NRC “Current Event Notification Reports”; and only have limited success using anonymous proxies to gain access to the reports.


Surely this can't be a case of dirty tricks, but I decided to document it to see if anyone has a resolution. From the looks of it my IP address is not allowed to resolve any new NRC Nuclear Event Alert webpages. My only current access is using Google's cache via search for a current event number, or using an anonymous proxy to access the NRC webpage. It's an issue I've never run into before, any suggestions or insights would be appreciated.

Where are the NRC Event Reports for September 1st?

As of 3:15pm Eastern time on 9/1/11 the NRC has not updated its Nuclear Events Reports webpage? That surely must be a sign that nothing important is going on! Lets see if they can stretch it out past Labor day.