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    North Carolina nuclear facility with superheated uranium lea

    Report: North Carolina nuclear facility with superheated uranium leaking ten gallons of radioactive cooling water per hour

    Sunday, July 10, 2011 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer

    (NaturalNews) A nuclear research reactor at North Carolina State University (NCSU) in Raleigh, NC, was recently shut down after it was discovered that the plant has been leaking about ten gallons of nuclear cooling water per hour for at least the past week. Officials from the university, however, claim that the leak, which stems from the 15,000 gallons of water used to cool the superheated uranium reactor core, poses "no public health threat."

    The announcement comes on the heels of several others involving US nuclear plants, including the potentially ill-fated Fort Calhoun Nuclear facility near Omaha, Neb. (, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory that was threatened by wildfires last week ( In the NC case, reports do not indicate why radioactive cooling water is leaking from the facility, but its operators insist, just like the experts associated with the other nuclear plants are doing, that everything is just fine.

    "The leak is the size of a pinhead," said NCSU spokeswoman Caroline Barnhill concerning the incident, in an attempt to quell concern. The school insists that the radioactive water poses no threat whatsoever to humans or to the environment because exposure to it is allegedly the equivalent of undergoing an X-ray. The school also says that because the leak is under 350 gallons per hour, it did not even have to notify the public about it (but decided to anyway).

    It is interesting how every time there is a radioactive discrepancy, experts insist that it is harmless -- and they almost always, especially in recent days, refer to it as being no different than an X-ray.

    Worried about the radiation emitted by naked body scanners at the airport? Do not worry, they say, it is just like getting an X-ray. Radioactive water is leaking from a nuclear facility? No worries -- it is no different than an X-ray.

    Even in Japan, just after the massive earthquake and tsunami hit Fukushima, experts basically ordered people not to worry because the radioactive fallout was no different than "a chest X-ray," they falsely said (

    If radiation was not the serious, deadly substance that it is, such idiotic propositions about its safety would be humorous. Every disaster, after all, whether it is a small water leak or a three-core nuclear meltdown, ends up being the equivalent of an X-ray and nothing more. And as silly as it sounds, experts routinely use the line about X-rays in their attempts to placate the public and rock it back to sleep.

    Reports do not indicate very many details about the situation at NCSU, other than to denounce that it is of any danger whatsoever. But clearly this statement alone is untrue based on the X-ray explanation, because X-rays themselves are dangerous and are known to cause cancer (

    So to suggest that the radioactive water leak in NC poses absolutely no threat is itself a lie by default. And if experts are willing to lie about the little things, there is no telling what else they might be hiding from the public.

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    Oh but wait it's safe...nothing here folks


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    I ran this reactor and conducted neutron activation analysis projects as a Jr. in High School during a summer program at NCSU (1986) for Nuclear Technology.

    It is a low power open water research reactor.

    Still, any leak is a serious matter considering the super high population density around it in the city of Raleigh.

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    Nuclear power is the " Greenest" of all power sources , but given the excessive regulation it really has no place today as far as solving our energy problems. The last reactor being built has been under construction for around 38 years and might go online possibly in another 20 or so? The last reactor at Glen Rose in Texas has been finished and awaiting a start license for several years now. It might start up in another 10 years or so? Coal seems to be the answer in the short term, but Obama is shutting them down putting thousands of people out of work and reducing available megawatts which will drive up prices. Scaring the public over minor malfunctions is irresponsible and has led to the death of the most abundant and cleanest source of power we know of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsprtt
    Scaring the public over minor malfunctions is irresponsible and has led to the death of the most abundant and cleanest source of power we know of.

    [quote][i][b]The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.

    “Nuclear power is one hell of a way to boil water!â€
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