WIPP: Suspected Area Of Leak Located (Maybe) | Annotated News


A tank was punctured in 2012. Did that incident inspire this explanation? (Photo courtesy EPA)

Breaking news about the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Mysterious Nuclear Radiation Event still unfolding near Carlsbad, New Mexico.  Still unfolding, that is, for everyone dependent upon government press releases and talking points for clues.


Recently I was asked to explain how to read the news -- that is, how to wrest the truth from out of the jaws of sources such as the Nuclear Industry, or their bitches lackeys, main stream journalism. I found, in the story below, a perfect teaching example, concerning at least one of the signs to look for. 

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Inspired by them, this first edition of the Annotated News.


Obviously there are people at the Department of Energy and at the WIPP who know what is going on.  They have been investigating the incident much like they would like to release information --- wait as long as possible, then do as little as possible, and do it in a way that is dependent on being resolved sometime, oh, how about a week or two from now. 

 Check back, public, if you remember, and the information gathered by the workers that we finally sent down into the scene of the ...event ...will have been processed and edited and repackaged into something we will let you have.

Unless, of course, our hand is forced -- that is, unless someone else releases or uncovers information.

Why all this waiting to go back into the mine? After all, the event was not so dire, right? 

It isn't as though TRU waste is going to get any less radioactive anytime soon:

The longest-lived and most common isotopes of americium, 241Am and 243Am, have half-lives of 432.2 and 7,370 years, respectively. 
from Wikipedia

Twenty radioactive isotopes of plutonium have been characterized. The longest-lived are plutonium-244, with a half-life of 80.8 million years, plutonium-242, with a half-life of 373,300 years, and plutonium-239, with a half-life of 24,110 years. All of the remaining radioactive isotopes have half-lives that are less than 7,000 years. This element also has eight metastable states, though all have half-lives less than one second.
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 Nonetheless, the February 14th incident is only just now being investigated – and, as with the salt-truck fire investigation, there is a certain aroma that one may distinctly detect, of something that was never intended to be ...right – strongest smelling right as odd descriptions suddenly abound, provided as if commonplace. If I wasn't paying enough attention before, well, that gets me focused.

...the crews had to retreat before identifying the possible source because they had been underground for five hours in protective gear that retains heat and needed to make their way underground for five hours in protective gear that retains heat and needed to make their way back above ground...


Here's a secret: often the anomalous  nature of such details is actually emphasized by such details.  Shhh. Don't tell them.



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