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California Wildfire Torches Nuclear Waste Site: Airborne Toxin Concerns Media Silent
DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/15/2018 | Mac Slavo

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 aren’t 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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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Weather
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; california; californiawildfires; campfire; drought; globalwarminghoax; mediablackout; nuclearwaste; sierranevadas; simihills; ssfl; superfund; woolseyfire
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1 posted on 11/16/2018 7:43:04 AM PST by deandg99
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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.


2 posted on 11/16/2018 7:48:03 AM PST by Dogbert41 (When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe. -Luke 11:21)
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>> According to RT <<
ok


3 posted on 11/16/2018 7:49:43 AM PST by Pollard (If you don't understand what I typed, you haven't read the classics.)
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Demand Jerry Brown move his family to the site for one month to prove all is well


4 posted on 11/16/2018 7:52:50 AM PST by no-to-illegals (..There is no difference between liberals/rinos/moslems/illegals/lamestream media ...)
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To: deandg99

As much as the left hates nuclear, why are they silent about this?


5 posted on 11/16/2018 7:52:52 AM PST by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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"...California Department of Toxic Substances Control said there was no reason to be concerned..."

OK, I feel better now....

6 posted on 11/16/2018 7:53:54 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("I will now proceed to entangle the entire area".)
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To: deandg99

Doing a little wiki reading about that site, WOW. I wonder if burning some of that stuff releases it to the atmosphere. Bad juju.


7 posted on 11/16/2018 7:57:48 AM PST by exnavy (America: love it or leave it.)
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To: Dogbert41

That isn’t it, go read wikipedia.


8 posted on 11/16/2018 7:58:50 AM PST by exnavy (America: love it or leave it.)
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To: JimRed

Why have I never heard of this site and previous accident?


9 posted on 11/16/2018 8:06:10 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Dogbert41
"...may have spread toxic and radioactive substances from a Superfund site.

This will become a "fact" as it is repeated ad naseum. So far it is only speculation.

10 posted on 11/16/2018 8:07:50 AM PST by pfflier
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To: DannyTN

It was a gubmint owned, contracter operated site, mum’s the word. Easy to sweep under the carpet when most research is classified.


11 posted on 11/16/2018 8:08:43 AM PST by exnavy (America: love it or leave it.)
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To: deandg99

This story was on one of the major local stations the other day. Probably NBC 4 news. So it’s not being ignored.


12 posted on 11/16/2018 8:12:46 AM PST by SoCal Pubbie
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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


13 posted on 11/16/2018 8:13:34 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: deandg99

Now just think about the years of spent fuel stored at a nuclear power sit. What could go wrong?


14 posted on 11/16/2018 8:15:04 AM PST by Revel
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To: JimRed

It was mentioned on NBC Nightly News earlier this week.


15 posted on 11/16/2018 8:21:51 AM PST by bagman
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To: deandg99

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:
https://www.enviroreporter.com/2016/08/protest-of-boeing-santa-susana-field-lab-tour-leads-to-potential-discovery-of-new-contamination/

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.


16 posted on 11/16/2018 8:27:07 AM PST by Tilting
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To: Dogbert41

RT is engaging in spreading rumors.

See

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


17 posted on 11/16/2018 8:28:58 AM PST by bagman
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To: DannyTN

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.


18 posted on 11/16/2018 8:35:02 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: deandg99

Is it possible the entire ztai of California could burn?


19 posted on 11/16/2018 8:42:34 AM PST by Terry Mross (On some threads it's best to go jst inraight to the comments..)
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God I hope not. What will we do without our ztai?


20 posted on 11/16/2018 8:52:20 AM PST by webheart (Grammar police on the scene.)
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