Skip to comments.California Wildfire Torches Nuclear Waste Site: Airborne Toxin Concerns – Media Silent
Posted on 11/16/2018 7:43:04 AM PST by deandg99
The Woolsey fire that has engulfed over 90,000 acres in California last weekend may have spread toxic and radioactive substances from a Superfund site. Activists, who believe authorities might be downplaying the risks of the toxins released into the air, say the burning of the nuclear waste site could further complicate health concerns.
According to RT, the Woolsey fire ripped right through the Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL), a federal Superfund site in the Simi Hills that was the site of the worst nuclear meltdown in United States history in 1959. While the SSFL has been the site of multiple nuclear accidents, the worst took place in 1959 when a reactor vented nuclear material to avoid an explosion, ultimately releasing 459 times more radiation than the infamous Three Mile Island meltdown 20 years later. [PDF from a .gov website]
While the California Department of Toxic Substances Control said there was no reason to be concerned of any risks other than those normally present in a wildfire situation, locals arent so sure, pointing out that the agency has dragged its feet in cleaning up toxic sites. Many are accusing the government of a possible cover-up as well.
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Moronic. So we are storing nuclear waste in a manner that a wildfire can release it into the atmosphere now?
Moronic. The thought process and fake news fear mongering.
>> According to RT <<
Demand Jerry Brown move his family to the site for one month to prove all is well
As much as the left hates nuclear, why are they silent about this?
OK, I feel better now....
Doing a little wiki reading about that site, WOW. I wonder if burning some of that stuff releases it to the atmosphere. Bad juju.
That isn’t it, go read wikipedia.
Why have I never heard of this site and previous accident?
This will become a "fact" as it is repeated ad naseum. So far it is only speculation.
It was a gubmint owned, contracter operated site, mum’s the word. Easy to sweep under the carpet when most research is classified.
This story was on one of the major local stations the other day. Probably NBC 4 news. So its not being ignored.
If this country would adopt Thorium energy like they should have (and could have) decades ago, this would never be a problem. Nor would the cost or supply of energy be a problem either.
Unfortunately, it takes unforeseen calamities like this to get people to wake up.
As “progressive” as these ultra liberals like to pass themselves off as, they are largely dinosaurs in their thinking
Now just think about the years of spent fuel stored at a nuclear power sit. What could go wrong?
It was mentioned on NBC Nightly News earlier this week.
Manmade nuclear waste byproducts: The gift that keeps on giving. In a couple of million years the nuke waste will have decayed away. Given enough time, nothing to worry about.
Wasn’t this the cleanup site they covered a part over to make a hiking/running park but you have to sign a waiver to visit there? Here’s a 2016 article about it:
This was molten salt reactor meltdown.
There was also a famous actor’s child who got radiation poisoning as civilization (housing, film studios, etc) encroached on this nuke waste site and sued plus took up the cause of nuke waste dangers.
RT is engaging in spreading rumors.
This was a test site for Rocketdyne shuttle engines. In the hills between Los Angeles County & Ventura County, between Chatsworth & Simi Valley. Near Box Canyon.
I lived in So Calif for over 29 years.
I could see the glow from these tests, and on quiet nights, could also hear the roar, from my house in the SFV.
They were testing rocket ENGINES-—NOTHING nuclear. I know people who worked there. NEVER a word about anything nuclear.
The various propellants for rocket engines are pretty tricky, but NOT nuclear.
IF it is a Superfund site, it is because of the propellants being tested-—nothing nuclear.
Is it possible the entire ztai of California could burn?
God I hope not. What will we do without our ztai?
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