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Russia’s Federal Atomic Energy Agency: US orders news blackout over crippled Nebraska Nuclear Plant
Russia’s Federal Atomic Energy Agency (FAAE) / Pakistan News The Nation ^ | June 18, 2011 | Nawaiwaqt Group of News Paper

Posted on 06/22/2011 7:42:21 PM PDT by voicereason

A shocking report prepared by Russia’s Federal Atomic Energy Agency (FAAE) on information provided to them by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) states that the Obama regime has ordered a “total and complete” news blackout relating to any information regarding the near catastrophic meltdown of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant located in Nebraska.

According to this report, the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant suffered a “catastrophic loss of cooling” to one of its idle spent fuel rod pools on 7 June after this plant was deluged with water caused by the historic flooding of the Missouri River which resulted in a fire causing the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) to issue a “no-fly ban” over the area.

Located about 20 minutes outside downtown Omaha, the largest city in Nebraska, the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Plant is owned by Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) who on their website denies their plant is at a “Level 4” emergency by stating: “This terminology is not accurate, and is not how emergencies at nuclear power plants are classified.”

Russian atomic scientists in this FAAE report, however, say that this OPPD statement is an “outright falsehood” as all nuclear plants in the world operate under the guidelines of the International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale (INES) which clearly states the “events” occurring at the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant do, indeed, put it in the “Level 4” emergency category of an “accident with local consequences” thus making this one of the worst nuclear accidents in US history.

CONTINUED AT SOURCE PAGE.....News Blackout Ordered

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.com.pk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Russia; US: Nebraska
KEYWORDS: blackout; nebraska; nuclear; obama
The following link confirms a ban on the airspace over the Power Plant: Airspace Closed
1 posted on 06/22/2011 7:42:22 PM PDT by voicereason
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To: voicereason

I don’t believe it.....this administration hates nuclear power with a passion and would trumpet such a problem from the rooftops in order to further their proven agenda of hamstringing nuclear power in this country.


2 posted on 06/22/2011 7:46:16 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: voicereason
Humm; a a “total and complete” news blackout relating to any information regarding the near catastrophic meltdown of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant located in Nebraska.

Yet there is a link about the air space and Google brings up many links about the "incident".

3 posted on 06/22/2011 7:47:49 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: voicereason

If the Dems weren’t such dorks, we’d have the Yucca fuel spent storage online.

Hope all works out OK at the plant.


4 posted on 06/22/2011 7:48:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: voicereason

There are real pictures of this plant surrounded by water on all sides. Just a flood wall is keeping the water out.

This article however, has been debunked as Sorcha Faal material on another forum.


5 posted on 06/22/2011 7:52:49 PM PDT by Revel
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To: voicereason
Ft Calhoun closed down because they were concerned about the Missouri river flooding. I'm 20 minutes away, and I think if this were true some of the people who work there would let it slip out. As for obama, he loves a crisis so I don't see him doing anything to protect us.
6 posted on 06/22/2011 8:02:54 PM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: voicereason

“The fire occurred on June 7th, and knocked out cooling for approximately 90 minutes. After 88 hours, the cooling pool would boil dry and highly radioactive materials would be exposed.”

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/faa-closes-airspace-over-flooded-nebraska-nuclear-power-plant-2011-6#ixzz1Q41IYvDZ

In other words, nothing happened because the pumps were off for only about 1% of the time to exposure.


7 posted on 06/22/2011 8:11:01 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: voicereason

I believe Omaha is one of the few areas doing well... I’m guessing a nuclear problem would throw a nice monkey wrench into those works for the administration


8 posted on 06/22/2011 8:12:35 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
“this administration hates nuclear power with a passion”

Nope.

What do you think happened to Bill Ayers father Thomas G Ayers’s
company Commonwealth Edison Electric?

Exelon was formed from a merger of PECO energy and Commonwealth Edison.

Exelon is the largest nuclear power plant operator in the United States.

http://www.google.com/search?q=excelon+rahm+emanuel&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&ie=&oe=

It's coal that they want to destroy.

9 posted on 06/22/2011 8:22:13 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: voicereason

The Nation
A shocking report prepared by Russia’s Federal Atomic Energy Agency ...

“A Tale of Two Pravda’s”


10 posted on 06/22/2011 8:37:49 PM PDT by Optimist
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To: voicereason; ransomnote

More denials and coverups. This time...US Gov, not Japan.


11 posted on 06/22/2011 8:40:12 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: voicereason

The plant has been closed since April for refeuling. This is bunk.


12 posted on 06/22/2011 8:46:26 PM PDT by a_screen_name
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To: Palladin; MestaMachine

From the article:

“Perhaps even more sadly for the American people is this report stating that the Obama regime is “walking in lockstep” with Japan in their attempts to keep the truth of nuclear accidents from their citizens; which in the case of the Japanese can only be labeled as horrific as new evidence points to them knowing within hours of the Great Tsunami that their atomic reactors had melted down, but have only today ordered an evacuation of pregnant women from what are called “radiation hotspots.”
With a country that some scientists are now warning may soon become uninhabitable due to radiation damage, and with reports of mutant rabbits and radioactive whales now being reported, one wonders if in knowing the truth the American people would really want to follow Japan’s “example” instead of those people in Germany and Italy?

Also very interesting—the expansion of the TSA into Obama’s personal army. (page 2).


13 posted on 06/22/2011 8:46:45 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: a_screen_name

Or refueling for those of you following along in English.....


14 posted on 06/22/2011 8:48:10 PM PDT by a_screen_name
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To: Palladin

They could not get away with what this report is claiming. ESPECIALLY after Japan. We have a lot of things to fear from this administration, but trying to keep a secret like this is not one of them.
The envirowhackos would be on this like white on rice.


15 posted on 06/22/2011 9:12:39 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Sarah Palin is the mirror by which evil reflects back upon itself until consumed out of existence)
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To: MestaMachine

Thanks for your opinion, which I always respect.


16 posted on 06/22/2011 9:15:04 PM PDT by Palladin (Sarah Palin in 2012!)
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To: voicereason

I think the closest the US has ever come to losing a nuclear power plant is Brown’s Ferry at Athens, Alabama. It wasn’t the federal government that was blacking out information. It was a cascade of mistakes by TVA and local authorities that resulted in failure to get any warning message out. I live 18 miles downwind from this plant and no one in my area got any warning until the event was over. It’s a very interesting and eye opening read(link below). The recent tornado event we had in North Alabama also took out all power including power to Brown’s Ferry. The F5 tornado passed between my home and Brown’s Ferry, missing my house by 4500 feet and missing the nuke plant by about 2 miles I think. I was worried that the plant had been hit and that emergency power equipment could be damaged. It was 3 days before I had any news of its status since all communications were down due to no power.

http://www.ccnr.org/browns_ferry.html


17 posted on 06/22/2011 9:46:25 PM PDT by lwoodham
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To: Palladin

Justa-HairyApe contributed this link to another thread on this topic:
http://www.thebulletin.org/web-edition/columnists/dawn-stover/rising-water-falling-journalism
The article is titled “Rising water, falling journalism’ discussing the absence of news coverage here.

Here’s the other old FR thread I referred to above.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2738099/posts

The picture in post 5 of that thread is quite a sight!


18 posted on 06/22/2011 10:13:30 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: voicereason
...the Obama regime has ordered a “total and complete” news blackout relating to any information regarding the near catastrophic meltdown of the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant located in Nebraska.

What do you expect from "the most transparent administration ever?"

19 posted on 06/22/2011 10:16:47 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: voicereason

This news paper is from Pockeston.


20 posted on 06/22/2011 10:25:37 PM PDT by matthew fuller (My realistic, updated (06/22/11) dream picks, in order: 1.DeMint 2.Bolton 3.Bachmann 4.Palin)
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To: DaveTesla
It's coal that they want to destroy.

Google Image "North Korea at night"

That's how they really want to "remake" the USA.

21 posted on 06/22/2011 10:25:43 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: voicereason

The airspace over all nuclear power plants used to be closed, has that changed?


22 posted on 06/23/2011 12:11:22 AM PDT by SeaWolf (Orwell must have foreseen the 21st Century US Congress when he wrote 1984)
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To: DaveTesla

I think you’re confusing payoffs with policy: defunding Yucca Mountain is the indicator of the administrations attitude toward nuclear power.


23 posted on 06/23/2011 7:14:51 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: SeaWolf; All

The airspace over Fort Calhoun was closed because idiots in the press were renting light aircraft to go site seeing & were buzzing the plant .

The folks that run the plant talked to the FAA & got temporary airspace restrictions enacted.


24 posted on 06/23/2011 10:45:11 AM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 reach out & thump someone .50 cal.Browning Machine gun reach out & crush someone)
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To: voicereason

This is an article by a Pakistani “news” outlet, that is allegedly based on a report by a Russian government agency, and we’re supposed to think it’s credible? It comes from Pakistan, the new safe haven for terrorists, and it’s obviously intended to terrorize us. Just a little investigation shows it’s just a shallow ploy to make us afraid.

I googled “Russian Federal Atomic Energy Agency” and it led me to the wikipedia entry showing that they were originally called The Ministry for Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation (or Minatom for short). Since the name changed in 2004, they still use the minatom.ru web address.There’s no mention of any such report on the agency’s press page, http://www.minatom.ru/news/ (translated here: http://is.gd/U4V4yW)


25 posted on 06/23/2011 5:46:08 PM PDT by DanceOnMaosGrave
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To: Psycho_Bunny
“I think you’re confusing payoffs with policy: defending Yucca Mountain is the indicator of the administrations attitude toward nuclear power.”

Think again....
Instead of paying to dispose of spent nuclear fuel
their making billions off the taxpayers to store it.
That is why they shut down Yucca Mountain.

As nuclear waste sits idle, federal payouts to Exelon mount.

http://seekingalpha.com/news-article/848578-as-nuclear-waste-sits-idle-federal-payouts-to-exelon-mount

26 posted on 06/23/2011 7:55:28 PM PDT by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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