How I was murdered in my own home and lived to pay for it.

Nevada Goes Up In Smoke: Las Vegas Nevada USA Plutonium Waste Dump Fire.

US Ecology At Beatty Nevada Plutonium Waste Dump Fire

Nevada Goes Up In Smoke: Las Vegas Nevada USA Plutonium Waste Dump Fire.

From -- https://miningawareness....ste-in-n-america-and-e/

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Nevada Radioactive Waste Dump Fire: 47 Pounds of Plutonium Buried at the Beatty “Low Level” Waste Site; Foreshadow of Things to Come Due to Continued Burial of Radioactive Waste in N. America and Europe

“According to American Ecology, about 47 pounds of plutonium was disposed of at the Beatty, Nevada, facility. Also, US Ecology’s December 1994 plan to stabilize and close its disposal facility for low-level radioactive wastes at Richland, Washington, states that approximately 450 pounds of plutonium was disposed of at that facility, including about 270.3 pounds of plutonium-239. Finally, about 140 pounds of plutonium was disposed of at the Kentucky facility.”

GAOLRCED-98-40R Questions on Ward Valley

http://pbadupws.nrc.gov..../ML0827/ML082760004.pdf

My copy of that PDF file if you prefer can be downloaded here:

ML082760004.pdf

“Approximately 24 hours after notification of a fire at a low-level radioactive storage site near Beatty, Nevada, the State of Nevada has determined that there are no known current health risks to area residents associated with the fire. Department of Public Safety Director Jim Wright has authorized the opening of U.S. Highway 95 beginning at 5:30 p.m.”

Read the rest here: http://dps.nv.gov/media....ial_Fire_in_Nye_County/

They don’t say if they tested for alpha radiation, or beta, or only gamma. Had the smoke plume passed already?

US Ecology At Beatty Nevada Plutonium Waste Dump Fire

This is the Beatty Hazardous Waste Site. They are still putting hazardous, non-radioactive, waste in the area. It looks poorly kept.

Regardless, not to worry, anything which came out of the Beatty Dump has already flown over your head or been inhaled (or not) before you were warned. Too late to worry (unless it fell on your garden), but it is past time to get mad and start complaining to your government officials and everyone else you know, and stop the making and burial of radiioactive waste.

There is nothing low level about deadly Plutonium waste. Some may have turned into deadly Americium by now, depending on plutonium type – don’t be fooled. How much has oozed slowly out into air, water and ground already? There is apparently a cancer cluster suggesting that, not surprisingly, some of the radiation, (and probably much of the radiation) has leached or leaked out into the groundwater and air near the Missouri radioactive waste dump which has a fire approaching it. It is in a wet area so the movement would be quicker than in Nevada.

Here is the Beatty Rad Waste Dump in 1976.

US Ecology At Beatty Nevada Plutonium Waste Dump Fire

US EPA: ORPLV761 Radiation Survey in Beatty, Nevada, and Surrounding Area (March 1976) , 1976 47 Pages

This is a similar, but maybe different, “low level” waste dump in Nevada, ca 1970s (based on the trucks).

US Ecology At Beatty Nevada Plutonium Waste Dump Fire

Waste drums buried under ground rust, and so they have had to dig them up in Idaho and other places.

US Ecology At Beatty Nevada Plutonium Waste Dump Fire

https://www.energy.gov/em/articles/work-amwtp-continues-after-waste-treatment-mission

Now At: https://fluor-idaho.com/

Idaho wants to keep producing nuclear waste at the Idaho National Nuclear Lab, but they want New Mexico or someone else to take the radioactive waste. At least some of the waste buried in Idaho came from Rocky Flats Plutonium Facility.

US Ecology At Beatty Nevada Plutonium Waste Dump Fire

Now At: https://fluor-idaho.com/

Some places in the US (and UK) actually smash the drums flat into “pucks”, so that they don’t even have wait to corrode through. In the UK they place the pucks in shipping containers. Recall that many radionuclides are metals, which can react with other metals.

If this was simply a legacy of the Cold War, it would be tragic enough. However, governments and private companies continue to bury radioactive waste. It appears that private companies are allowed to let the old nuclear waste dumps leak, whereas some effort, and a lot of money, is expended in remediation at the government nuclear sites.

Still open Radioactive Waste Dump: Energy Solutions Clive Dump in Utah. It is apparently legal to just bury the large reactor components. It is just west of Salt Lake City. How much salt is in the ground there accelerating corrosion?

US Ecology At Beatty Nevada Plutonium Waste Dump Fire

The original owner was accused of bribery. The current owner is a former Goldman Sachs Investment Banker.

The new radioactive waste dumps may be a bit more sophisticated with concrete liners and some drainage and monitoring, but the concrete liners will crack through sooner or later.

US Ecology At Beatty Nevada Plutonium Waste Dump Fire

The person who started this dump was accused of legal bribery (campaign donations.) He’s dead but the dumping lives on. At least WCS Dump looks more neat and tidy than EnergySolutions Clive Dump. But, its thick concrete liner will crack, sooner or later, due to swelling-shrinkage of the underlying clay with rain-dry weather in this arid climate. Concrete itself is permeable and can react with the metal drums-shipping containers.

Underground structures must be pumped to keep dry. Radioactive waste must be properly monitored and not sealed. There must be aisles to verify drums and change them before they leak through. If not you get this, even at monitored sites:
WIPP Nuclear Waste Facility

US Ecology At Beatty Nevada Plutonium Waste Dump Fire

Crowded, Overstuffed WIPP.

US Ecology At Beatty Nevada Plutonium Waste Dump Fire

At least with aisles (probably Savannah River Site) they could see that the waste drum was corroded-leaking and repair it. If they think this is cramped they need to check out WIPP in the pictures above!

US Ecology At Beatty Nevada Plutonium Waste Dump Fire

In the long term, aisles and monitoring should be cheaper than digging it up and putting it into new drums, as they are having to do in some sites. But, of course, “investment bankers” would want to do it on the cheap and let someone else pay for the aftermath.

The US NRC has a cheap and easy fix for these problems. They propose to raise radiation standards for the General Public by 100 to 400 fold to 100 mSv PER YEAR. (Comment deadline (literally) November 19th:

http://www.regulations.....tDetail;D=NRC-2015-0057

This policy (and the rad waste) will quickly spread to other countries, if approved. Current US EPA standard is 0.25 mSv per year and US NRC-ICRP is 1 mSv per year.

Carol Marcus is Heir to Stafford Warren; Proposal Follows in the Footsteps of Human Plutonium Experiments

“In August 1947, General Groves urged Major General Paul Hawley, the director of the medical programs of the Veterans Administration, to address medical problems related to the military’s use of atomic energy. Soon thereafter, Hawley appointed an advisory committee, manned by Stafford Warren and other medical researchers. The advisers recommended that the VA create both a “publicized” program to promote the use of radioisotopes in research and a “confidential” program to deal with potential liability claims from veterans exposed to radiation hazards. The “publicized” program soon mushroomed, with Stafford Warren, Shields Warren, and Hymer Friedell among the key advisers. By 1974, according to VA reports, more than 2,000 human radiation experiments would be performed at VA facilities, 48 many of which would work in tandem with neighboring medical schools, such as the relationship between the UCLA medical school, where Stafford Warren was now dean, and the Wadsworth (West Los Angeles)VA Hospital.” AdvisoryCommittee onHumanRadiation Experiments, Final Report, October 1995”

https://archive.org/str....committe00unit_djvu.txt

And, where did Carol Marcus, spear-heading the 100 mSv radiation is good for you proposal, do her residency? Wadsworth (West LA) VA Hospital! And, she is affiliated with the UCLA Med School. Stafford Warren was its first Dean:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stafford_L._Warren

US Ecology At Beatty Nevada Plutonium Waste Dump Fire

GAOLRCED-98-40R Questions on Ward Valley

http://pbadupws.nrc.gov..../ML0827/ML082760004.pdf

My copy of that PDF file if you prefer can be downloaded here:

ML082760004.pdf

1 Curie is 37 billion becquerels (radioactive shots per second).

A video about the fire: http://youtu.be/YTGwA3OwC_c

Thanks to Louisiana Sinkhole Bugle for the Alert:

https://lasinkhole.wordpress.com

See too:

http://nuclear-news.net....nd-near-major-usa-city/

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US Ecology At Beatty Nevada Plutonium Waste Dump Fire

Some other useful links that discuss the events related to Beatty Nevada USA, the US NRC, etc.

http://lasvegassun.com/....es-light-on-nevadas-wa/

http://www.dailykos.com....om-the-Ground-in-Nevada

https://nuclear-news.ne....nd-near-major-usa-city/

http://duluthreader.com....o_nevada_rad_waste_fire

http://www.nationalregi....rveyReports/HC02005.pdf

http://fire.nv.gov/uplo....IncidentreportFinal.pdf

My copies of those two reports are hosted on my server and can be obtained here:

SFMBeattyIncidentreportFinal.pdf

HC02005.pdf

https://www.reviewjourn....er-is-running-on-a-fix/

https://www.reviewjourn....n-rain-sodium-reaction/

https://www.google.com.....6#imgrc=mHuQCkBf-EixZM:

Joseph Hamilton With Radio Sodium Experiment Joseph Hamilton Drinking Radio Sodium

Facts related to illegal human radiation experiments that USA did to their own people:

From:

https://en.wikipedia.or....Joseph_Gilbert_Hamilton


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1940s

May 1945: Albert Stevens was one of several subjects of a human radiation experiment, and was injected with plutonium without his knowledge or informed consent. Although Stevens was the person who received the highest dose of radiation during the plutonium experiments, he was neither the first nor the last subject to be studied. Eighteen people aged 4 to 69 were injected with plutonium. Subjects who were chosen for the experiment had been diagnosed with a terminal disease. They lived from 6 days up to 44 years past the time of their injection.[41] Eight of the 18 died within two years of the injection.[41] All died from their preexisting terminal illness, or cardiac illnesses. None died from the plutonium itself.[citation needed] Patients from Rochester, Chicago, and Oak Ridge were also injected with plutonium in the Manhattan Project human experiments.[41][45][46]

Dr. Joseph G. Hamilton was the primary researcher for the human plutonium experiments done at U.C. San Francisco from 1944 to 1947.[41] Hamilton wrote a memo in 1950 discouraging further human experiments because the AEC would be left open "to considerable criticism," since the experiments as proposed had "a little of the Buchenwald touch."[42]

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Other sources of information that might be of use to you:

https://en.wikipedia.or....accidents_and_incidents

https://en.wikipedia.or....er_accidents_by_country

https://en.wikipedia.or....List_of_nuclear_weapons

https://en.wikipedia.or....66_Palomares_B-52_crash

https://en.wikipedia.or....ule_Air_Base_B-52_crash

http://www.johnstonsarc....devents/radevents1.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanford_Site

https://www.cbsnews.com....uclear-site-washington/

Public utilities in Washington State like to use well water as a source of drinking and potable water. Ouch...

https://en.wikipedia.or....itary_nuclear_accidents

http://www.spiegel.de/i....ous-risks-a-752944.html

 http://en.wikipedia.org....ockett_(nuclear_device)

http://www.motherjones.....y-worst-nuclear-weapons

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_cannon

https://en.wikipedia.or....d_radioactive_incidents

https://en.wikipedia.or....itary_nuclear_accidents

https://en.wikipedia.or....lity_accident#Incidents


Idaho National Laboratory Plutonium Waste Dump And Fluor Idaho

The same type of mess as was made at the Idaho National Laboratory sites, again where nuclear waste was dumped into unlined soil trenches as was done in West Valley New York, Hanford in Washington State, and the above detailed site near Las Vegas Nevada at Beatty.

The website of Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is here:

https://www.inl.gov/about-inl/

There is no diligence here and you are finding that these fools dumped and mixed radioactive wastes into concrete mixes used to pour city sidewalks, parking lots and structures, as well as basements of homes. Some more information about this abortion of a disaster and the nonsense efforts to clean it up. People playing in radioactive dirt and mud.

"Of principle concern was the Site’s impact on the underlying Snake River Plain Aquifer, a sole-source aquifer and primary drinking and agricultural water source for more than 300,000 Idahoans. The past use of unlined wastewater disposal ponds, industrial injection wells, accidental spills and waste discharges created contaminant plumes underneath the 890-square-mile Site."

From Fluor Idaho's site related to the EPA Superfund Cleanup at Idaho National Laboratories: https://fluor-idaho.com/About/About-Idaho-Cleanup-Project/-History-of-Cleanup-at-Idaho-Site

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About Fluor Idaho, LLC

Fluor Idaho, LLC, was selected in 2016 by the U.S. Department of Energy to support the Department’s cleanup mission at the Idaho Site under the Idaho Cleanup Project Core Contract. Fluor Idaho is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fluor Corporation, with team subcontractors CH2M, Waste Control Specialists, and Idaho-based small businesses North Wind and Portage. Combined, our team members have had a presence in Idaho for more than a century − with 50 years as a part of the Idaho National Laboratory community.

The Idaho Cleanup Project is funded through the Department’s Office of Environmental Management (DOE-EM) and focuses equally on reducing risks to workers, the public, and the environment, and protecting the Snake River Aquifer, the sole drinking-water source for much of eastern Idaho. Fluor Idaho focuses on addressing the key elements of the Idaho Cleanup Project – dispositioning transuranic waste, spent nuclear fuel, and high-level radioactive waste in accordance with national and state regulatory agreements.

Fluor Idaho supports and partners with DOE, regulators and oversight agencies, our employees, our subcontractors and our community to provide safe, reliable, and low-risk project performance.

Accelerated Retrieval Project

The Subsurface Disposal Area (SDA), a 97-acre landfill located at the Radioactive Waste Management Complex, has been used for the disposal of low-level, hazardous and transuranic wastes in pits and trenches for more than 50 years. Most of the transuranic waste buried in the Subsurface Disposal Area was generated during nuclear weapons production activities at the Rocky Flats Plant in Colorado and was packaged in drums and boxes prior to being shipped to Idaho.

Since early 2005, the cleanup contractor has been removing plutonium-contaminated filters, graphite molds, sludges containing solvents and oxidized (depleted) uranium from five pits to protect the environment, especially the Snake River Plain Aquifer.

The overall buried waste project life-cycle baseline was approximately $1.3 billion and is expected to continue through 2028, when construction of a moisture-inhibiting surface barrier over the entire Subsurface Disposal Area is completed.

Exhumation is taking place in the eighth retrieval enclosure, while the ninth and final enclosure is constructed and will begin waste removal in early 2018.

A Brief History of Cleanup at the Idaho Site

The cleanup mission at the Department of Energy’s Idaho Site officially began in 1989 when the Idaho National Laboratory was added to the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priorities List of Superfund Sites due to suspected and confirmed historical contaminant releases to the environment.

Of principle concern was the Site’s impact on the underlying Snake River Plain Aquifer, a sole-source aquifer and primary drinking and agricultural water source for more than 300,000 Idahoans. The past use of unlined wastewater disposal ponds, industrial injection wells, accidental spills and waste discharges created contaminant plumes underneath the 890-square-mile Site.

Prior to 1989, there were attempts on the part of the DOE and state of Idaho to identify literally hundreds of past contaminant release sites and to secure federal funding to catalog the sites, conduct environmental investigations, and if necessary, clean up the areas. Such tasks became a requirement once the EPA listed the INL as a Superfund site. The EPA, state of Idaho, and DOE signed the Federal Facility Agreement (FFA/CO) and Consent Order and associated Action Plan on December 9, 1991. This legally binding cleanup agreement outlined the process and schedule for investigating suspected and confirmed contaminant release sites and required the DOE to annually request the necessary funding to carry out the cleanup mission.

As a Superfund site, the DOE and its contractor conduct “risk-based cleanup.” In the simplest terms, if a confirmed contaminant release site poses an unacceptable risk to either people or the environment, it requires cleanup or the establishment of controls to keep people, plants, or animals from coming into contact with the waste. If a site poses little to no risk, either limited or no action is taken. Such an approach allows DOE to direct cleanup funds to areas of the Site that do indeed pose an unacceptable risk to people or the environment.

Since 1991, the EPA, state of Idaho, and DOE, have signed 25 records of decision on individual contaminant release sites and entire facilities at the Site. More than $9 billion has been spent on environmental cleanup thus far. Cleanup actions continue at Test Area North, the Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, and the Radioactive Waste Management Complex. Reviews of previously completed cleanup areas and entire facilities are conducted every five years. The outcome of those reviews is available for public reading on the DOE’s Administrative Record website.

In addition to the FFA/CO, the DOE and state of Idaho have entered into legally binding agreements that dictate the cleanup, treatment, relocation, or removal of other materials and waste types not specifically called out in the landmark 1991 cleanup agreement. Most notable is the 1995 Idaho Settlement Agreement, sometimes called the Batt Agreement. This agreement contains enforceable milestones for the removal of transuranic (or weapons production) waste, spent nuclear fuel, high-level granulated waste (called calcine), and radioactive liquid waste currently stored in an underground tank farm. The DOE and its contractors have been making steady progress meeting milestones in the Idaho Settlement Agreement since its inception.

Since the early 2000s, the DOE has been implementing an “accelerated cleanup” approach at the Idaho Site. Contractors are incentivized to complete FFA/CO, Idaho Settlement Agreement, and other cleanup agreement milestones ahead of schedule. Such an approach has been highly successful and has saved taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

In 2016, Fluor Idaho, LLC was selected by the DOE to manage cleanup operations at the Idaho Site under a five-year, $1.4 billion contract. Fluor Idaho, a contractor formed by Fluor Corporation, North Wind, CH2M, Waste Control Specialists, and Portage, brought a management team with extensive environmental management experience to join the existing workforce to continue the accelerated cleanup mission.

Factoring in all agreements, the DOE and its contractors have completed 98.5 percent of all cleanup milestones on or ahead of schedule at the Idaho Site. With billions of dollars in cleanup and waste management investments, the Snake River Plain Aquifer and public are considerably safer today. While challenges remain with meeting existing and future milestones, DOE and Fluor Idaho will explore all options possible to keep its cleanup commitments to the citizens of Idaho.

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