Bottom line – On Valentines day, an alarm was triggered at a nuclear disposal facility outside of Carlsbad, New Mexico. The facility, WIPP – WASTE ISOLATION POWER PLANT – went into shut-down mode and remains that way.
Below is information current to today, 2-22-14.
Note – in trying to produce links of relevance and the most current information I have broken out several links that might be included in other posts/sites that are used below.
Pissin On The Roses/POTRBlog – MAX ALERT! DOE is Funding FREE Whole Body NUKE Scans For People Living Within 100 Miles of the Airborne Plutonium Disaster – New Mexico is America’s newest “Bikini Atoll” of nuclear research; cause you can’t just let a good nuclear disaster go to waste. Just tell the natives its all safe; then offer them free “Health” research and track them over the years. More here.
Radcast has a very thorough round-up of current information from 2/21 and 2/22. They have included several historical links for background information. Updates on WIPP include these two:
This is what should be read! – Here
And then there’s this…not sure what to think about this one! – Here
The rest is Here
Energy News – 2-20 – Plutonium release at U.S. nuclear facility: “We don’t know what happened… don’t know whether it could happen again” — “Big problem is…how much is continuing to be released?” — Officials “know very little about extent of problem or how to solve it” More here.
The Los Angeles Times seems to have lost interest as their last article was on 2-18. I am including it here regardless. Energy Department probes radioactive leak at New Mexico nuclear dump – Read here.
There was a fire at the WIPP facility a week before the radiation leak. Officials are trying not to link the two for whatever reason but this video gives visual of the underground facility.
KRQE News – This is a very short news report done on 2-19.
KRQE News video two days later on 2-21.
This was just added to POTRBlog site this morning.
There is absolutely nothing, zilch, nada where one might expect information to be, at the - New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management homepage - it's WIPP page - it's Emergency page or the Newsroom page. I linked the home page just in case they ever decide to post anything for the people of their state.
Other links useful or possibly of interest for novices such as myself -
From Radcast - Basic terminology about radiation.
From POTRBlog - DOD 3150.08-M "NUCLEAR WEAPON ACCIDENT RESPONSE PROCEDURES" (NARP)
That's it for this date. I'm sorry I have to say - stay tuned for more - but this story is not over by a long shot.
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