[ RadSafe ] Probable Hype of the Fire and Explosions at Beatty, NV radioactive waste disposal site

Roger Helbig rwhelbig at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 19:33:16 CDT 2015

Major US Cities record radiation spike - (??)

Roger Helbig
contracted to bury low-level radioactive waste from now-closed Mare
Island Naval Shipyard at Beatty before that site closed in the 1990s

After explosions at nuclear waste facility, major USA cities record
radiation spike

by Christina MacPherson

EPA data shows radiation spike in major US city soon after explosions
at nuclear waste facility nearby — AP: Drums of buried waste were
blasted over site’s fence; Large crater reported — Emergency Official:
US gov’t brought in “resources I’ve never even seen before, it was
amazing” (VIDEO)

New York Times (AP), Oct 25, 2015 (emphasis added): Radioactive Dump
That Burned in Nevada Had Past Troubles… State officials said this
week they didn’t immediately know what blew up… A state fire
inspector, Martin Azevedo, surveyed the site on Wednesday. His report,
obtained Friday by The Associated Press, described moisture in the pit
and “heavily corroded” 55-gallon drums in and around the
20-foot-by-30-foot crater. Debris from the blast spread 190 feet. Two
drums were found outside the fence line… Nevada state emergency
management chief Caleb Cage said operating records for the damaged
trench…weren’t immediately available… [Former Nevada Governor Robert
List] expressed doubt that anyone will ever know what’s really
underground at the site. “Good luck with that,” he said. “What we
found when we did our investigation was they had very, very skimpy
records about what was there.”

Vance Payne, Director of Emergency Management for Nye County, Oct 20,
2015 Board of County Commissioners meeting (at 1:18:45 in): Our
federal partners from DOE [US Dept. of Energy] put to bearresources
I’ve never even seen before, it was amazing. The effort was nothing
short of herculean. There was overflights of aircraft with special
monitoring equipment that was put in the air just as fast as they were
able — when the weather cleared a little bit — and they did it on the
ground. The CST team, the Civil Support Team, came down from Reno and
they came down in a hurry — it was amazing how fast they moved their
teams. They did ground testing, they did mid-level aerial testing, and
they did high-level area testing over the towns of Amargosa and Beatty
— as well as the entire transportation line north to south on Highway
95 and 373. So I can tell you that No. 1, it was amazing. I can tell
you that a lot of effort was put into making sure that our county and
communities were as safe as we could probably make them. This morning
we’re getting additional reports coming in, and they’ll continue to
come in on the testing over the next few weeks. No radioactive
materials were detected anywhere on the ground or in the air.

KTNV Las Vegas, Oct 19, 2015 (at 0:45 in): Preliminary air quality
tests say the air is fine — but Nye County officials aren’t trusting
just that — more extensive surveys are being done, and those results
could take days.

See also: “Nuclear fire” erupts at radioactive facility near major US
city — Footage shows underground explosions, massive smoke plumes —
AP: “Unknown amount of radioactive waste burned” — EPA sends emergency
radiological team (VIDEO)

Watch: KTNV | County Commission

Christina MacPherson | October 29, 2015 at 10:51 pm | Categories:
incidents, USA | URL: http://wp.me/phgse-kYw


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