Wednesday, December 21, 2011

"Linear Defect" = "Leaking Cracked Steel" With 10 Tons of Liquid and Gaseous Uranium Hexafluoride Behind It.

Alternate title: How to know when there is something that should scare the crap out of you in a NRC event report.

When a leaking crack in a pressure vessel holding back up to TWENTY THOUSAND POUNDS of liquid and gaseous  Uranium Hexafluoride is called a "linear defect", its your sign that somebody doesn't want you to understand something that should scare the crap out of you otherwise.


For a better understanding of this event see our previous blogpost:
Paducah Kentucky Dodged a 20,000 Lb Uranium Hexafluoride Bullet

Paducah Kentucky Dodged a 20,000 Lb Uranium Hexafluoride Bullet

Today the NRC released an event report which we believe indicates that Paducah Kentucky dodged a 20,000 pound Uranium Hexafluoride Bullet on the week before Halloween. The event report states there was only a "small release"; what they don't tell is that 30 milligrams of the stuff is enough to cause "potential irreversible adverse effects" (such as death).

There were 3 things that really drew our attention to the NRC report.

(1) The problem was caused by an escaped manufacturing defect in a pressure vessel, whose catastrophic failure would have released potentially 9 BILLION DEADLY DOSES of UF6

(2) The problem was "fixed" by patching the pressure vessel.

(3) We like Paducah Kentucky, especially the Backwoods BBQ .

Fortunately the failure was not catastrophic, but we have little doubt that a massive glow in the dark, Bhopal like, radiological/chemical catastrophe was dodged in Paducah, Ky. We wager somewhere in a dark room there exists an analysis that quantifies how close the failure came to being disastrous; but we also wager that it will never see the light of day. Given the risks, one must assume that the economic and/or national security risks must have driven the decision to repair instead of replacing the damaged pressure vessel; it certainly does not seem like a decision primarily driven by safety concerns.

Of course the NRC event reports are never written to make the uninformed aware of the Sword of Damocles hovering over their heads. Heck, the report doesn't even let you directly know that the leak happened in Paducah.  For there to be any real chance of these NRC event reports being universally informative, they really ought to be translated by Larry the Cable Guy. In such a case, the current report would have read something like this:"Gaseous Diffusion Plant Makes Pudachinas Poop Their Britches Permanently"

Update: The leaking crack in this incident was originally refereed to as a "LINEAR DEFECT", see our next blogpost for the details:
"Linear Defect" = "Leaking Cracked Steel" With 10 Tons of Liquid and Gaseous Uranium Hexafluoride Behind It.
Alternate title: How to know when there is something that should scare the crap out of you in a NRC event report.

Monday, December 19, 2011

17X Background Radiation in 12/19/11 Saint Louis Rainfall

Today we took two sample swipes from the truck. The first at approxmiately 4:30 pm and the next at approximately 8:30 pm. The 4:30pm swipe read 16.9 times greater than background radiation, and the 8:30pm swipe read 17.5 times greater than background radiation.

The current rain seems to be derived mostly from the Northern Jet Stream, which post August 2011 has been dropping radioactive rainfall usually reading a minimum of 20 times background radiation. The max reading observed during that same time span was 276 times greater than background radiation.

Additional rain is forecast for the area tomorrow, 12/20/11; the current Jet Stream maps seem to indicate that rain will be mostly from the Southern Jet Stream. If that turns out to be the case, we would expect the radiation levels in the rain to drop (based on previous history). However, that Southern Jet Stream was also strongly influenced by a low pressure area which had been cycling over the ocean between southern California and Baja Mexico. That circulation had been strong enough to pull the Northern Jet Stream down into the Southern Jet Stream; the low may also aided in the volatilization of any ocean born radioactive contamination in the area. Tomorrow's readings, if it rains, may prove interesting.

The Jet Stream maps may be found at

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A $5 App Turns Your Smart Phone Camera Into a RADIATION DETECTOR

We stumbled across the smart phone apps as we were investigating what looks like the latest inncident of TEPCO adding Nalgene radiation shields to their cameras to block/reduce the very affect that the "Radioactivity Counter Rolf-Dieter Klein" leverages to use your smartphone camera as a radiation detector.

The App costs $4.99 and you can find it here; The POTRBLOG team has not tried the APP, nor are we in any way affiliated with it; but it does look interesting. The FAQ on the APP may be found HERE

Below are some videos of the work that went into the application.

TEPCO Apparently Covering More Cameras With Nalgene Radiation Shields

We previously have pointed out that TEPCO has apparently modified their WebCam with Nalgene radiation shields; we have also seen some evidence that they are also using Nalgene shields to take their plant videos. The glare lines in the following screen shot of TEPCO's 12/14/11 video shows the glare associated with that kind of shielding.

As discussed in our prior post on the subject, CCD / CMOS cameras are sensitive to radiation. The two videos below will give you some idea of that sensitivity. The videos were created by a group that has created a Smart Phone application that uses the phone's camera as a radiation detector.

If you are interested in the "Radioactivity Counter Rolf-Dieter Klein" application, it costs $4.99 and you can find it here. The POTRBLOG team has not tried the APP, nor are we in any way affiliated with it; but it does look interesting. The video below shows the level of effort required to calibrate the APP on your phone.

Friday, December 16, 2011

California Hwy Patrol Says: 'Anything Above 3x Background Radiation Is A HAZMAT Incident'

According to this NRC Event report, the California Hwy Patrol stopped a linen truck for having radioactivity above THREE times background radiation,
"The CHP said that their protocols dictate that anything above three times background is treated as a hazmat incident"

Knowing California to be the regulatory paradise that it is, it would not surprise us if it were actually a crime NOT to report anything above 3x background radiation to the police as a HAZMAT incident. Given the radioactive materials falling out of the Jet Stream thanks to Fukushima, such a reporting requirement could turn into the largest HAZMAT incident ever reported.

JAPAN: Government Says Stricken Titanic Cruise Liner Is In Cold Shutdown / Iceberg Dock

Breaking Alert-   11:50  pm on 14 April 1912

Japanese Governmental Representatives of the White Star Line Says Stricken Titanic Cruise Liner in Cold Shutdown / Iceberg Dock.

"A stable condition has been achieved. It is judged that the accident on the Titanic itself has ceased," he added, that the ship's band could continue to play, even in the event of "unforeseeable incidents."

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Obama's Fast And Furious Sinaloa Cocaine Contra Los Zetas - Hezbollah Scandal

As previously reported by us, "Fast and Furious" was Obama's plan to underwrite the Sinaloa Drug cartel; the operational name 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 was 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.

Emails have finally come out in the mass media showing the ATF used their own gun running operation as a pretext to increase their power and decrease every American's God given right to resist tyranny. It also happens that stories came out at the same time that Iran's Hezbollah had aligned itself with another Mexican drug ring which just happens to be in a hot drug war with the Sinaloa cartel. Hezbollah is the colonial revolutionary export wing of the Iranian theocracy (not our best friends at the moment)

The recent release of ATF emails detailing the desire to leverage the outcome of their own gun running to disarm us is finally shedding light on why the Obama administration chose to subsidize the Sinaloa drug gang with less effective weapons than the Sinaloas could have gotten from their own Mexican military connections. Obviously American Civilian weapons were preferable because their presence could be wrongly blamed on our God given rights; of course, given the on going drug war in Mexico there could have also been logistical reasons too.

But that alone does not completely cover the risk scenario the Fast and Furious operation undertook; media excuses for the ATF and the concept of bungling bureaucrats don't explain the totality of what actually happened. What does complete the picture is Obama's desire to give the Sinaloa drug lords the upper hand in their war against the "Los Zetas" drug cartel (and its partnership with Hezbollah.)

If the Zetas are getting international "State" support, it is only obvious that Obama administration would seek to counter that influence with its own support of their 'good' drug lord buddies who just happen to be in a dead on fight with the ZETA's and their Hezbollah compadres.

In the end what we have here in "Fast and Furious" is Obama's own version of Iran Contra, the only difference being that it is our 2nd amendment right to resist tyranny which is being held hostage.

Of course tyranny is the kind of crazy talk only weirdos like Rachel Maddow would apply to this administration (or any future Demopublican, Republicrat administration)

see these links on the Zeta -Hezbolla connections:
Alarm Grows in Congress, U.S. Intelligence, Over Iran's Latin America Threat

U.S probing cyberattack plot by Venezuela, Iran

Documents: ATF used "Fast and Furious" to make the case for gun regulations

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

[Good News] 1:00 pm 12/14/11 Fallout Rain in Saint Louis Only 7X Greater Than Background Radiation

A 1:00 pm sample swipe of the rain off the SUV returned a reading of 7X background radiation. It appears that the La Nina weather pattern is pushing the Southern Jetstream towards Saint Louis; the result is reduced fallout from Fukushima.

Since the corium hit Fukushima ground water in August, Radon and meltdown products have been moved towards North America via the Northern Jetstream. Rains from the Northern Jetstream have dumped short half life radiation with readings above 276 times greater than background radiation (2.76 mR/hr) on Saint Louis; The very same rains have also dumped long lasting radioactive fallout which continues to be detectable. At least one of the rains has had strong indications of the presence of Neptunium 239 (which quickly decays to Plutonium 239). There have also been previous indications of Iodine 133 / Xenon 133, however those detections have a greater uncertainty than previously thought.

It appears the La Nina weather pattern will be protective of the Saint Louis area, and points South) through out the winter. The primary Fallout risks will be from the encroachment of the Northern Jetstream, and the resultant snow/ice.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

[Good News] 5:50pm 12/13/11 Saint Louis Radioactive Fallout Only 8x Background Radiation

Good News, this is the lowest radioactive fallout reading we have had in a rain swipe from our truck since July 2011. Much lower than our previous record of 276 times greater than background radiation. Long term testing of this sample will provide more information.

We attribute the low reading to the primary influence of the Southern Jetstream (thank you "la Nina"). If this pattern continues, our greatest fallout risks this winter will be when the Northern (Fukushima carrying) Jetstream and Southern Jetstream converge to bring snow and ice to Saint Louis.

You may follow the Jet Stream at the following link

Monday, December 12, 2011

NOW Is an Excellent Time To Buy A Geiger Counter!

Right now is a good time to order a Surface Contamination Meter type Geiger Counter such as the Medcom Inspector Geiger Counter. The current "bird in the hand" sweet spot of public apathy/ignorance combined with a supply chain that has met initial high demand Geiger counter demand has led to situation where you can order a good "pancake" style Geiger counter with minimal waiting. The "two in the bush" pricing scenario would be about 6 months to a year out assuming nothing happens in Fukushima to increase demand (or hyper inflation hits).

Because of this improved scenario we have finally added a Geiger counter to our "Risk Mitigation widget". At the moment the very best deal seems to be the Inspector with an extreme boot protective case for $555. That is the best price we have seen in a long time. Act now if you think you need a Geiger counter. (If you don't have a water filter yet, your money would be better spent buying one)

Here is a link to the best deal we have seen on the Inspector + Extreme Boot $555

[Bone Cancer Alert] LARGE NRC Event Regarding Medical Positron Emission Tomography "PET" Scans

This is a breaking alert of considerable note; the information and analysis is subject to change. We make note of this alert because it has a LARGE upside risk of potentially injured people and because of the strange way the NRC seems to be under-reporting the event.

A person was stopped at the US border because of high radioactivity readings. That person had undergone a medical cardiac PET scan using Rubidium -82. The person had significant levels of Strontium 82 and 85 detected. The individual underwent further testing at Oak Ridge National Labs and "whole body counting indicated an expected dose of 4.9 rem"

In a very strange situation the NRC has apparently used this person's dosage as the reference point above which they will claim a "medical event" has occurred. This methodology seems to be designed to under report the risk. In essence the NRC is defining a "medical event" as the ability of the Border Patrol to detect high levels of radiation from a person crossing the border.

For all legitimate intents and purposes it seems as if the NRC has picked a reporting threshold that is not defensible by its own standards. Per the NRC's event report "the definition of a medical event is '[a] dose that differs from the prescribed dose or dose that would have resulted from the prescribed dosage by more than 0.05 Sv (5 rem)' and that 'differs from the prescribed dose by 20 percent or more.' " Note: that it does NOT say -"which ever is greater", which seems to be the standard the NRC is using.

One would think that the real medical event would be a person being injected with a Rubidium-82 source that was contaminated with Strontium-82 / Strontium-85 and as a result getting a bone seeking dose of radiation that is lasting for many months instead of the mere minutes it was supposed to have lasted.

In that regard the FDA has recalled (voluntary) the CardioGen-82 product apparently responsible for this incident. But we question why the NRC has chosen benchmark for reporting that seems to be designed to under-report the issue. Moreover, one has to question if the risk goes beyond the CardioGen-82 product, and applies to any Rubidium-82 generator. One thing is for sure, the POTRBLOG team will not be undergoing any PET scans using Rb-82 and if we knew anyone who had undergone such diagnostic testing would would alert them to the issue.

Given that Rb-82 has replaced Technetium-99m in PET scans because of a shortage of Tc-99m, there are potentially a large number of people who may be affected by this issue, probably MANY more than the NRC would like to have show up in its event reports; likely, to the extent that one should expect to start seeing advertisements from lawyers looking for people who had PET scans with Rb-82 and now have or are likely to get bone cancer.

Expect this story to potentially explode as these patients come to understand their risk of bone cancer. On the other hand, we suspect that only a small percentage of the actual risk pool was ever notified. If the safety of the public were truly the foremost issue, anyone who had undergone a Rb-82 PET scan would have been notified of the issue much sooner than now.

See the NRC event report here: Event Report #47503

Friday, December 9, 2011

West Coast USA Be Prepared: An Emergency Happened In Fukushima on 12/7/11

Some sort of Emergency occurred in Fukushima on 12/7/11. The next day, on 12/8/11, TEPCO announced that the emergency was just training. We find it strange that TEPCO did not announce the NIGHT TIME emergency training  BEFORE IT OCCURRED.

Moreover, one has to question the wisdom of believing a company would have their already limited workforce stumbling around at NIGHT in the midst of at least THREE NUCLEAR  MELTDOWNS for TRAINING.

If you live on the west coast of the USA you have at minimum one day to prepare if that 'night time emergency security measures training" involved the airborne release of something other than training mist.

If you have a Geiger counter, now and for the next several days would be a good time for some intensive monitoring.

Here is a link to TEPCO's PDF after the fact press release on the Emergency Security Measures “Nighttime Training” Conducted on Dec. 7

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Possible Attempt to Hide Long Life Radioactive Fallout By A Claimed "Senior Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory"

The POTRBLOG team performs rapid, live research and development in order to quickly identify, and cost effectively mitigate, the risk associated with the on going Fukushima disaster. One of the primary reasons we share our work is to improve our own risk mitigation position via public feedback. Recently we have received some useful input  from an individual "Be Well" who self identifies as a "Senior Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory" However, along with that useful input, we have also received what we suspect is a blatant attempt to deceive the public about the detection of longer half life radioactive fallout.

In that regard, we have developed the charts above and below to make the issue at hand understandable. The charts superimpose the actual fallout data from the 11/08/11 detection against POTENTIAL candidate radionuclide(s). The green line in each chart is the measurement of the actual fallout. The red line is the measurement of the average background radiation taken inside of our improvised lead shield apparatus; the apparatus is simultaneously utilized to take the green line measurement.

Because of limited space in the apparatus and a desire to be conservative with the measurements, the green line source is shielded to a greater extent against background radiation than the red line measurement.  If the red line data where shielded to the same extent as the green line data, the red line would be an even lower value; and as a result the green line data would appear proportionally higher. The blue line data in the charts are CALCULATED values; they were created in an attempt to identify the composition of the fallout.

Two versions of each chart are shown, one with the green line being the top most visible and the other with the blue line being top most visible. The more exactly the blue and green lines cover each other up, the better the identification.

The charts shown in figures A & B above are one possible identification scenario, however the uncertainties of the identifications are greater than we previously accounted for. The increase in uncertainty results from the needed addition of a short half life isotope to make the curves fit well. While we had previously seen the need for such an addition, its influence was greater than initially accounted for. We realized the issue after inputs from "Be Well" made us revisit our initial assumptions. However, there was also an aspect of "Be Well's" input that smacks of an out right deception to hide long half life Fukushima fallout.

In short, the apparent deception was designed to hide the long half life fallout by improperly raising the measured background radiation to the point it obscured the long half life detection. Specifically, "Be Well" raised the background radiation by more than 1.25 standard deviations. He/She has so far refused to mathematically defend his/her actions, hence we believe those actions to be deliberate.

In that regard, we have used "Be Well's " data to create Charts/Figures C & D below. Note that "Be Well's" data under reports the data when the actual background measurements are used. In fact, the affects of his/her fallout decay curves completely disappear after approximately 4500 minutes (3 days) into the data . The data from 3 days onward reflects only background radiation noise. "Be Well's " actions serve to hide nearly 75% of the radioactive fallout data.

The POTRBLOG team will not tolerate deception; and given we believe the situation to be an actual case of deception designed to hide the public health impact of the long term buildup of radioactive materials with each fallout event, "Be Well" will be the first person we have ever had to ban from the POTRBLOG site. We pray that "Be Well's" self identification as a Senior Scientist from OaK Ridge National Labs was an act of deception as well.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Evidence TEPCO Replaced Radiation Damaged Fukushima WebCam And Modified It to Prevent Visual Detections of Radiation From Neptunium 239, Uranium 239, and Yttrium 90

On the extreme early morning of December 3, Japan time, TEPCO's Fukushima webcam showed indications of Beta and Gamma radiation impacting its Charge Coupled Device (CCD). The nature of these impacts was to produced fast pixel sized blips of light on the TEPCO webcam. Less than 12 hours after this incident at "at 1:05pm on December 3", and likely as quickly as was possible, TEPCO replaced the webcam and added "transparent camera covers". These covers are thick enough to cause a horizontal line reflection back into the camera.

The POTRBLOG team believes that the "transparent camera covers" are in actuality Nalgene beta radiation shields designed to prevent visual evidence of high beta radiation activity in the area, and to prevent the ingress of Alpa particles into the camera's CCD.

The shielding would not prevent Gamma ray interaction, however Gamma ray interaction with the CCD is less likely and produces a weaker effect when it does occur. Nor would the shield prevent Neutron damage to the CCD. Neutron damage to the CCD would be evidenced by black pixels on the CCD. Given TEPCO's rapid change out of the camera, there would have only been limited daylight hours available to ascertain/record the presence of such damage.

It is unfortunate that TEPCO has apparently taken such actions, as these nighttime visible radiation induced blips serve as a public early warning indicator of the severity of immediate radioactive discharge situation in Fukushima.

For a detail explanation on how radiation affects CCDs please see this article

Finally at Hat-tip to Majia's Blog for making us aware of the video that showed the radiation blips. We have embedded that video below.

Note that in In the past, were we have data available, such steam events have correlated with Neptunium 239 detections. Neptunium 239 and its parent Uranium 239 both rapidly and strongly eject Beta radiation. Our conjecture is that both Np-239, U-239, and/or possibly Y-90 (given the recent Strontium spill) may have caused the pixel sized flashes seen on the video below.

Below is a Fair-use image of the current web cam and TEPCO's explanation regarding its replacement status.

North Anna Nuclear: When Is a NUCLEAR EMERGENCY Not Reported As An EMERGENCY? And How To Protect Yourself.

Earthquake shaken North Anna Nuclear Plant Unit 1 had an emergency yesterday 12/5/11 related to its ability to cool the nuclear core. However, the NRC event report on the situation is NOT classified as an emergency because "DISCOVERY OF AFTER-THE-FACT EMERGENCY CONDITION - UNUSUAL EVENT". In other words, they did not realize they had an emergency until after the fact so they don't have to report it as an emergency.

If there were one nuclear plant in the country one would predict would be at greatest risk of disaster it would be UNIT 1 at North Anna nuclear. North Anna recently experienced an earthquake beyond what the plant was designed to withstand. Unit 1 was deemed to be okay to operate based on an inspection of Unit 2. Unit 2 had its fuel replaced, Unit 1 did not. Its the functional equivalent of the Government requiring only 1 of your cars to get a safety sticker, because your other car checked out okay after the accident both of your cars were involved in. Imagine if they let commercial aircraft operate that way.

The current emergency at North Anna Unit 1 is difficult to assess because the event reports never resolve all the ambiguity; but it appears that the reactor cooling system became erratic, resulting in an in ability to dynamically control the reactor's coolant pressure. As a result, a pressure safety valve blew open in an attempt to prevent further damage and 42 gallons of radioactive coolant spewed out into a Pressurizer Relief Tank.

The real question is: was the source of the pressure change an earthquake related issue with the fuel rods; or was the issue earthquake related with pressure control valve? Neither is good, and either can lead to a meltdown, but the latter is more recoverable.

But no matter what the case, North Anna is definitely the one place in the country where being prepared for a nuclear accident by spending FIVE DOLLARS on a pack of IOSAT for each member of the family would make for a very effective cost effective risk mitigation strategy.

Five dollars on IOSAT

Monday, December 5, 2011

European Iodine 131 IZOTOP Blame Game Does Not Explain Airborne Fission Products

The airborne detections of Cs-134, Ru-103, Co-60, and Ce-144 are NOT explained by the IZOTOP Iodine 131 release.

The IAEA has blamed the Institute of Isotopes Co., Ltd (IZOTOP) for the recent European Iodine 131 detections; IZOTOP claims that they could not have been the sole source for the Iodine 131.

The publicly available data tends to support IZOTOP's position. A report from the Hungarian National Atomic Energy Agency verifies that IZOTOP was producing Iodine 131 by adding a neutron to Tellurium. That process would not create the fission products detected, nor would it explain the presence of Cobalt-60.

The detections of Cs-134, Ru-103,and Ce-144 indicate a high temperature fission process. Since these are fission products, the presence of Iodine 131, Te-132, I-132, Cs-137 would also be expected in the airborne detections. The 39 day half life of Ru-103 and its AIRBORNE detection makes an APRIL 2011 direct Fukushima release source questionable. An ongoing Fukushima release would be plausible, but it would also be readily directionally attributable.

One would expect IZOTOP's manufacturing process to avoid the creation of these extra fission elements as they would be expensive to remove from the medical Iodine 131 they were creating (not to mention the disposal costs). Moreover, the additional detected fission elements are not volotiale at room temperature like Iodine 131. Those other radioactive materials would have had to come from a high temperature source in order to be volatilized and found airborne. There is much more going on with the European Iodine 131 detections than has been let on by the authorities; the reasons why one can only guess at.

The POTRBLOG SWAG has been that the cosmogenic spallation of high atomic weight Fukushima fallout is a possible source of such distributed fallout. Much like the European fallout detection, it would be very difficult to pinpoint a specific point-source location for such fallout. Unfortunately we lack the tools and budget to quantify the likelihood of such a cosmogenic spallation event; HOWEVER, we find it very interesting that early on during the event someone in authority did let slip to the British media that a cosmogenic event was responsible.

see our previous video for more info

Friday, December 2, 2011

Sabotage? Another Strange Incident at Brunswick Nuclear Plant in North Carolina!

The NRC reported an "CONTROL ROOM AIR CONDITIONING AND CONTROL ROOM EMERGENCY VENTILATION SYSTEMS INOPERABLE" event today, during the startup of Unit 2 at Brunswick nuclear plant. The failure might have been planned as a force multiplier in what the POTRBLOG team suspects was a SABOTAGE attempt to recreate Fukushima at Brunswick during the previous Unit 2 startup attempt on 11/16/11.

Today's event was a "condition that at the time of discovery could have prevented fulfillment of the safety function of systems that are needed to mitigate the consequences of an accident". We question if today's incident had actually been designed to prevent/interfere with the emergency shutdown which occurred during the 11/16/11 startup failure of Unit 2.

Given the history of sabotage aimed at the nuclear core of the Brunswick Nuclear Plant, the POTRBLOG team once again calls for the FBI to lead a criminal investigation into the recent most unusual failures at Brunswick Nuclear.

The POTRBLOG team believes that the previous 11/16/11 Emergency at Progress Energy's Brunswick Nuclear Plant in North Carolina was an attempt to attack the United States by using a March 18th 2011 blue print described by David Lochbaum, the director of the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Nuclear Safety Project, on how the Brunswick North Carolina Nuclear power plant reactor containment seals could fail resulting in a Fukushima hydrogen explosion.

The above information combined with a history of sabotage at the Brunswick Unit 2 nuclear plant during maintenance and refueling outages leads the POTRBLOG team to believe that the improperly sealed Reactor Pressure Vessel was a man-made attempt to recreate a Fukushima style Nuclear Disaster in the United States.

Also see:
How Many Engineers Does It Take To Screw Down The Lid Of A Nuclear Core?