Callaway Nuclear Plant Declares A"Unu...

Callaway Nuclear Plant Declares A"Unusual EventA"

There are 6 comments on the Fox2Now story from Apr 13, 2010, titled Callaway Nuclear Plant Declares A"Unusual EventA". In it, Fox2Now reports that: 3:15 PM CDT, April 13, 2010 Callaway County, MO. - AmerenUE declared an "Unusual Event" around noon time Tuesday, after a water leak occurred during maintenance on the plants water purification system.

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Attila The Hun

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Apr 13, 2010
Thats cool. I love nuclear power.
Pathetic Redneck Heathen

United States

#2 Apr 13, 2010
We will be glowing inthe dark soon.
Mike Schott

Florissant, MO

#3 Apr 13, 2010
Thank you Fox 2, for this notifictaion.

Organizing input by subject is a fine way to go.

Much better than organizing by author (blogs).

Gaithersburg, MD

#4 Apr 14, 2010
Nuclear power can be SAFE but not in Ameren's hands. They run their plants (nuclear, hydro and coal) like Mr. Burns on The Simpsons. Although there are a lot of competent people who work at Callaway Plant, they are unable to make up for the DANGEROUS leadership of Ameren.
In 2004 radioactive acid ate through the wall of a tank which had been ignored for years. The acid then ate through the floor and started dripping into the Radiological Waste Control Room. Information on the incident can be found at the following leak:
Also in the link mentioned above is the state of the Cooling Tower chemical control system. Because of past acid spills and the reckless abandoment of underground pipes containing sulfuric acid, whenever it rains acidic ground water leaches into the cooling tower basement. As the rain passes through the soil its acidity increases one million fold due to all the residual acid which leached into the soil.
In 2005, the greedy upper management of Ameren failed to heed warnings from the engineers and continued to remotely operate the Taum Sauk reservoir even though they knew its safety systems were degraded. On December 14, 2005 operators at Bagnell Dam (100 miles away) were remotely filling the upper reservoir when they allowed it to overtop. The reservoir failed and the resultant wall of water demolished Johnson Shut-ins State Park and nearly killed the superintendent's family. The details of the incident and the Toop family's harrowing ordeal can be found at:
Ameren understaffs the Callaway Plant to such an extent that they cannot cover their Fire Brigade commitments without consistently using large amounts of overtime.
Nuclear power can be done safely, but we cannot trust the penny pinching management of Ameren to do the right thing.
No Nuclear Power

United States

#5 Apr 14, 2010
Nuclear power is a terrible idea. The waste from a nuclear plant is radioactive for thousands of years and must be stored somewhere on earth. If you want nuclear power, then store the spent fuel rods in your backyard, providing you live on the other side of the country.

Gaithersburg, MD

#6 Apr 14, 2010
"The waste from a nuclear plant is radioactive for thousands of years..." This is true. Also, your body will be radioactive for thousands of years after you die from natural occurring radioisotopes you inhale and ingest (ever hear of Carbon-14 dating).

Nuclear waste can be safely stored for millions of years. We cannot throw out this excellent source of good paying jobs and cheap electricity because the majority of the public irrationally fear what they do not understand.

There are anti-nuclear activists who want to shut down plants no matter how well they are run. There are apologists at the Nuclear Regulator Commission who will allow plants to operate as long as there is no major accident. As usually, there is virtually NO middle groung. What we desparately need are people who understand the technology and are committed to ensure it is performed safetly.

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