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Miami nuke plant leaking

“What is arguably America’s least-well-placed nuclear power plant is leaking radiation into the sea.

The University of Miami has found
that the Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant, located just south of Miami,
has caused levels of tritium, a radioactive isotope, in Biscayne Bay to
spike to 200-times higher than normal levels.

“This is one of several things we were very worried about,” South
Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard, who is also a biological sciences professor
at Florida International University, told the Miami New Times.
“You would have to work hard to find a worse place to put a nuclear
plant, right between two national parks and subject to hurricanes and
storm surge.”

Turkey Point came online in the early 1970s; it supplies power to
more than one million homes in South Florida. The new study blames the
leaks on the reactor’s cooling canals, which were recently found to have
caused a massive underground saltwater plume to migrate west,
threatening a wellfield that supplies drinking water to the Florida
Keys.

Critics alleged the canals began running too hot and salty after
Florida Power and Light (FPL), which operates the plant, overhauled two
reactors to produce more power, the Miami Herald reports. A judge already recently found that FPL had failed to prevent hundreds of thousands of gallons of wastewater from seeping into the bay.”

Miami’s oceanfront nuclear power plant is leaking

Fukushima: Move along, nothing to see here

TOKYO (AP) — A new study says children living near the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 20 to 50 times that of children elsewhere, a difference the authors contend undermines the government’s position that more cases have been discovered in the area only because of stringent monitoring.

Most of the 370,000 children in Fukushima prefecture (state) have been given ultrasound checkups since the March 2011 meltdowns at the tsunami-ravaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant. The most recent statistics, released in August, show that thyroid cancer is suspected or confirmed in 137 of those children, a number that rose by 25 from a year earlier. Elsewhere, the disease occurs in only about one or two of every million children per year by some estimates.

“This is more than expected and emerging faster than expected,” lead author Toshihide Tsuda told The Associated Press during a visit to Tokyo. “This is 20 times to 50 times what would be normally expected.”

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20151008/as–japan-nuclear-childrens_cancer-1ded32614b.html

Don’t worry, the .Gov has your back

They certainly wouldn’t lie to you

Right?

Sure, that is why I have a Geiger counter, dosimeters and ABC gas masks

I live near the most dangerous nuke plant in the US

In 1998 it coughed up a bunch of radiation

And of course no one found out about until 2004

Then a few years back they discovered a crack in the containment dome

Call me paranoid, but this reactor is right on the gulf and will only with withstand a Cat 2 hurricane

Thankfully it is being decomissioned