Los Alamos Plutonium Waste Fire Danger

Los Alamos National Laboratory was established during World War Two as part of the top-secret Manhattan Project to build the first atomic bomb.

Nuclear Watch New Mexico said on its website its greatest concern was for the 20,000 55-gallon sealed drums of plutonium-tainted waste stored at one corner of the complex, some stacked in the open on asphalt, some in tents, some buried underground.

Hundreds of National Guard troops have been dispatched to back up law enforcement in the area. These fires have been rooting illegals out of the crooks and crannies.

Lab officials say they are monitoring the air for radiation. Fire officials say if the blaze did manage to reach the area, they would use fire-retardant foam to douse the flames. How lucky for us. 

The Calloway Nuclear Power plant in Nebraska in danger of flood waters in Nebraska is a similar disaster in the making.

The subtext of this is how nuclear materials are so easily threatened by natural disasters - anywhere, at anytime, in anyplace.  And the US has tons of such waste distributed in over a hundred locales, waiting to be threatened in the same way.

Recall, the Obama Administration and Harry Reid have blocked the transport of this waste, and created these risks, by using their power to keep Yucca Mountain National Repository from use.

The Yucca Mountain facility, years in the design, study, and making, is ready to go.  There are no trees, no rivers, no people, no threats at all at Yucca Mountain; it is sited in the middle of the desert, in the heart of the Nevada National Security Site (formerly the Nevada Test Range).

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