disaster

Nuclear facilities in the US at risk of disaster this week

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 by: Randall Neustaedter OMD
Tags: nuclear, disaster, health news

eTrust Pro Certified

Most Viewed Articles
Popular on Facebook
The five biggest lies about Ebola being pushed by government and mass media
Why does the CDC own a patent on Ebola 'invention?'
White House admits staging fake vaccination operation to gather DNA from the public
Ultraviolet light robot kills Ebola in two minutes; why doesn't every hospital have one of these?
EXCLUSIVE: Natural News tests flu vaccine for heavy metals, finds 25,000 times higher mercury level than EPA limit for water
Truvia sweetener a powerful pesticide; scientists shocked as fruit flies die in less than a week from eating GMO-derived erythritol
Irrefutable proof we are all being sprayed with poison: 571 tons of toxic lead 'chemtrailed' into America's skies every year
Russia taking McDonald's to court, threatens countrywide shutdown
Oregon man serving prison sentence for collecting rainwater on his own property
The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)
Senator who attacked Doctor Oz over dietary supplements received over $146,000 in campaign contributions from Big Pharma mega-retailer and Monsanto
Global warming data FAKED by government to fit climate change fictions
Healthy 12-year-old girl dies shortly after receiving HPV vaccine
Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
HOAX confirmed: Michelle Obama 'GMOs for children' campaign a parody of modern agricultural politics
Ben & Jerry's switches to non-GMO, Fair Trade ice cream ingredients
W.H.O. contradicts CDC, admits Ebola can spread via coughing, sneezing and by touching contaminated surfaces
BREAKING: CDC whistleblower confesses to MMR vaccine research fraud in historic public statement
Delicious
(NaturalNews) Are you worried about nuclear facility safety? Could the US have a disaster similar to Japan? Just this week three nuclear facilities have been threatened by the power of nature. The Fort Calhoun nuclear reactor 19 miles north of Omaha, Nebraska has been overtaken by floodwaters of the Missouri River, which reached 33 feet above flood stage and left the facility under two feet of water.

This places the reactor within six feet of its critical levels. Too close for comfort. The Fort Calhoun plant has been taken off the grid and is currently operating off emergency diesel generators to maintain cooling systems of the fuel rods. You know what happens if those generators fail.

Floodwaters at Nebraska's second nuclear reactor are threatening that facility, and if water levels continue to rise, that plant will also be shut down. The Cooper plant 80 miles south of Omaha is within a few feet of critical levels. A third reactor downstream on the Missouri river near Hamburg, Iowa faces similar issues. If water takes out the cooling systems at any of these plants, as it did at the Fukushima plant in Japan, then the US could face a similar catastrophe, despite agency and government reassurances.

In the meantime another facility in New Mexico faces a real danger from wildfires. The Los Alamos National Laboratory that stores tons of plutonium has been threatened by a wildfire that spread within a mile of its border.

Nuclear facilities are fragile and dangerous, as we have seen at previous accidents. The Fukushima disaster has resulted in nuclear fallout that will undoubtedly claim an astronomical toll on the Japanese population in the form of cancers and deaths. The Chernobyl disaster resulted in at least a million deaths as a direct result of that explosion. And Japan's nuclear meltdown is still not under control.

How many similar disasters do we need before we recognize the need to dismantle these nuclear facilities? It is time that every responsible country join Germany and Switzerland in their pledge to shut down all nuclear power plants and rely on safe and renewable energy production.


About the author:
Dr. Randall Neustaedter, OMD, has practiced and taught holistic medicine for more than thirty years in the San Francisco Bay area, specializing in child health care. He is a licensed acupuncturist and doctor of Chinese medicine, author of The Holistic Baby Guide, Child Health Guide and The Vaccine Guide. Visit his website, www.cure-guide.com, to register for a free newsletter with pediatric specialty articles and follow him on Facebook, at Dr. Randall Neustaedter, OMD.

Join over four million monthly readers. Your privacy is protected. Unsubscribe at any time.
comments powered by Disqus
Take Action: Support NaturalNews.com by linking back to this article from your website

Permalink to this article:

Embed article link: (copy HTML code below):

Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use OK, cite NaturalNews.com with clickable link.

Follow Natural News on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, and Pinterest

Colloidal Silver

Advertise with NaturalNews...

Support NaturalNews Sponsors:

Advertise with NaturalNews...

GET SHOW DETAILS
+ a FREE GIFT

Sign up for the FREE Natural News Email Newsletter

Receive breaking news on GMOs, vaccines, fluoride, radiation protection, natural cures, food safety alerts and interviews with the world's top experts on natural health and more.

Join over 7 million monthly readers of NaturalNews.com, the internet's No. 1 natural health news site. (Source: Alexa.com)

Your email address *

Please enter the code you see above*

No Thanks

Already have it and love it!

Natural News supports and helps fund these organizations:

* Required. Once you click submit, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your free registration. Your privacy is assured and your information is kept confidential. You may unsubscribe at anytime.