How is it that radioactive weapons grade plutonium went missing from a government truck at such an opportune time?
SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (INTELLIHUB) — It’s not the first time that U.S. plutonium has gone missing but more than a year later the radioactive material which can be used to make a dirty bomb has not been recovered, according to a new report. Continue reading
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Emergency at US Nuclear Site: “Unusually high” radiation levels reported — Worker: “Everybody’s freaked, shocked, surprised” — Governor: “Alarming incident” — TV: “Major event… Sign the plant is falling apart” (VIDEOS)
KING, May 19, 2017 (emphasis added): Another Hanford emergency: signs of another leaking tank… The U.S. Department of Energy is scrambling to deal with the second emergency at the nuclear site in 10 days’ time. Signs have emerged that a massive underground double shell nuclear waste holding tank may be leaking… Now it has been holding hot, boiling radioactive and chemically contaminated waste for 41 years. KING 5 has learned that a… radiation specialist on the crew detected higher than expected readings… Detection equipment was then used to check for contamination that might have become airborne… They found radioactive material on one worker in three spots… “Everybody was freaked, shocked, surprised,” said a veteran worker and KING 5 Hanford source who is in direct contact with crew members… Thursday night’s incident means this could be the second double shell tank to fail. “We are of course concerned it might be a leak,” a Washington state Department of Ecology spokesperson said… The AZ 101 contamination event comes just 10 days after a tunnel collapse at Hanford that caused a site wide emergency… That event could have spewed radioactive particles across the site and beyond… “Today’s alarming incident at Hanford elevates the urgency of the federal government to prioritize and fund all critical cleanup at this aging nuclear reservation,” [Governor Jay] Inslee said in a statement… Continue reading
Mexico on HIGH ALERT after radioactive material ‘capable of creating DIRTY BOMB’ is stolen
This certainly isn’t the first time this has happened in Mexico, and certainly won’t be the last.
See the following articles for further information on other previous incidents:
Border Battle: TX agents now looking for terrorists smuggling radioactive material
The strange trend of Mexican thieves stealing radioactive material by accident
THE MEXICAN government has placed nine states on high alert after radioactive material capable of creating a dirty bomb was stolen near the nation’s second largest city.
The Iridium 192, a potentially highly unstable material used in radiography equipment, was stolen on the outskirts of tourist hotspot Guadalajara.
Luis Felipe Puente, head of national emergency services, placed nine states on high alert after the material disappeared just half a day’s drive from the Texan border. Continue reading
North Korea soldiers ‘given nuclear backpacks’ as tensions rise over US-South Korean military exercises
Report comes after series of weapons tests by Kim Jong-un’s forces
Elite North Korean soldiers are being armed with “nuclear backpacks”, a source has claimed as tensions increase over the authoritarian state’s attempts at military escalation.
An anonymous source told Radio Free Asia special units have been formed since March to carry the weapons and had been taking part in simulated training exercises with dummy bombs. Continue reading
CONTAMINATION WARNING: Deadly radioactive waste from nuclear disasters found on UK beach
TRACES of a potentially deadly radioactive material that leaked out following the Chernobyl and Fukishima nuclear disasters have been discovered on a the beach of a popular UK tourist spot.
Astonished scientists found evidence of Strontium 90 contamination during routine monitoring of the shore at pretty Aldeburgh, in Sussex, which is three miles from Sizewell B nuclear power station.
The Environment Agency confirmed that the substance was found last year in sediment samples taken from the beach, which is popular with young families and children. Continue reading
Mexico issues alert after theft of radioactive material
Five Mexican states were put on alert Sunday after a truck carrying a container of potentially dangerous radioactive material was stolen, the interior ministry said.
The National Coordination of Civil Protection issued the warning after a company in the central state of Queretaro reported that a pick-up truck carrying radioactive iridium-192 had been stolen. Continue reading
Nuclear black market thriving in Eastern Europe despite efforts to stop it
The United States Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting authorities in some of Europe’s poorest states in their efforts to stop criminals with Russian connections from selling radioactive material to foreign terrorist organizations. The Associated Press said earlier this month that joint efforts by the FBI and Eastern European governments have frustrated at least four attempts to sell stolen radioactive material in the black market since 2010. Continue reading
Missing: Radioactive Material Sent to Texas A&M
TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY – Texas A&M and a shipping company are searching for radioactive material that was supposed to find its way to an on-campus office, but has gone missing.
On Friday, an internal email was sent by Christopher Meyer, an assistant vice president with the Office of Safety and Security, asking for assistance in finding this box. Continue reading
Epidemic of sea mammal deaths explodes as Fukushima radiation contaminates one-third of the earth
(NaturalNews) Dead and dying sea mammals continue to wash ashore at unusual and alarming rates along the California coast. Scientists are stumped, suggesting that the cause may be food shortages caused by abnormally warm waters – but unsure of what has caused the ocean off the California coast to warm so rapidly.
Meanwhile, the radioactive plume released into the Pacific Ocean following the Fukushima nuclear disaster draws ever closer to North America’s western coast. At the same time, radioactive material is still pouring into the sea from the Fukushima site. Could the ongoing radioactive poisoning of the Pacific and the dying of its marine mammals be related? Continue reading
Nuclear power plants ‘could become more open to cyber attacks’ as police consider cloud storage
The Civil Nuclear Constabulary (CNC), the armed police force tasked with guarding all of Britain’s nuclear plants, has previously refused to use the new storage technology given much of its information is classified as “sensitive”.
However the force has revealed it could start using cloud technology as early as April next year despite a series of high profile information breaches which raised questions about the software’s reliability.
Technology experts warned the move could be “unnecessary” and leave the force more exposed to foreign hackers.
Media reports on warm ‘blob’ in Pacific Ocean pretend it can’t be related to huge plume of radioactive waste
(NaturalNews) Media outlets are widely reporting on two recent studies in the journal Geophysical Research Letters describing a giant “blob” of warm water that may be responsible for recent ecological and weather anomalies across the United States — from California’s drought to the East Coast’s severe winter to the thousands of dying sea lions washing up along the West Coast.
The “blob” — more precisely, the “warm anomaly” — is a patch of ocean water just off the coast of the Pacific Northwest that is about 1,000 miles across, 300 feet deep, and 3 degrees Celsius (5 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than usual. It received its nickname from Nick Bond of Washington State University, lead author of one of the new studies. Continue reading
The strange trend of Mexican thieves stealing radioactive material by accident
This resembles exactly what Soviet defector Col. Stanislav Lunev had warned about. It was his job as a Soviet agent to locate critical and strategic locations within the United States for detonating compact Russian nuclear weapons. Russia would then use ‘mules’ to bring these devices across the porous border, either unwittingly or knowingly. These same people were soon executed after their delivery reached its destination.
This also eerily similar to what Soviet defector Viktor Suvorov describes as “grey terror” during the “overture phase” (the phase preluding an imminent Soviet attack on America) in his book “Spetsnaz. The Story Behind the Soviet SAS” in chapter 15, Spetsnaz’s First World War.
Here is an excerpt:
The overture is carried by agents of the secret services of the Soviet satellite countries and by mercenaries recruited by intermediaries. The principal method employed at this stage is ‘grey terror’, that is, a kind of terror which is not conducted in the name of the Soviet Union. The Soviet secret services do not at this stage leave their visiting cards, or leave other people’s cards. The terror is carried out in the name of already existing extremist groups not connected in any way with the Soviet Union, or in the name of fictitious organisations.
The GRU reckons that in this period its operations should be regarded as natural disasters, actions by forces beyond human control, mistakes committed by people, or as terrorist acts by organisations not connected with the Soviet Union.
The terrorist acts carried out in the course of the ‘overture’ require very few people, very few weapons and little equipment. In some cases all that may be needed is one man who has as a weapon nothing more than a screwdriver, a box of matches or a glass ampoule. Some of the operations can have catastrophic consequences. For example, an epidemic of an infectious disease at seven of the most important naval bases in the West could have the effect of halving the combined naval might of the Soviet Union’s enemies.
Call it what you want or even laugh all you want, nuclear terrorism in America is a real threat. Smuggling radioactive material is not an accident and as the article says, has been done quite often.
Even JFK was concerned about smuggled Soviet nuclear weapons and believed they had one blocks away from the White House.
And today, the threat remains.
When 541,000 illegal aliens from wherever are given SSNs between 2012 and 2014 alone, it’s of grave concern. Professional military trainers fluent in Russian are crossing the border, IRGC terrorist cells are already in Mexico and ISIS is now thought to be camped out right on the border. This is not opinion, this is fact.
For more on this, please see the Mexico category.
MEXICO CITY — It’s like a glitch in the Internet, a skipping needle on the vinyl of world news.
The same strange and very specific crime story keeps repeating itself in Mexico: Car thieves steal a load of dangerous radioactive material without knowing what they’ve taken, setting off a brief public health scare and a scramble to find the goods. For at least the third time in the past year and a half, Mexican authorities late Wednesday were warning that pilfered hazmats were on the loose. Continue reading
Three Stolen Trucks With Radioactive Material Recovered in Mexico
If it hasn’t happened already, it’s only a matter of time before this type of material gets smuggled across the Mexican border into the U.S. and turned into a dirty bomb. Radioactive material has also been found in Mexico in 2014 and 2013.
Three trucks transporting Iridium-192 were found soon after they were stolen in the first such incident this year.
Mexican authorities found three trucks transoprting potentially deadly radioactive material shortly after they were stolen, the Associated Press reports, citing local officials. Continue reading
Islamic State May Possesss Nuclear Material Stolen From Iraq: Report
London: Islamic State terror group may have developed a nuclear device by using radioactive uranium stolen from Iraq’s Mosul University after seizing control of the city last June, according to a British media report.
Militants boasted of the device on social media, with one even commenting on the destruction such a bomb would wreak in London, four months after the chemical went missing from Mosul University, Mirror newspaper reported.
One of the extremists making online threats to the West is British explosives expert Hamayun Tariq, who fled his home in the UK for the Middle East in 2012. Continue reading
Iran to Citizens: Flee Isfahan
What happened in Isfahan, exactly, we may never know. One plausible possibility is that it’s a result of a new virus such as Stuxnet.
Iranian officials have instructed residents of Isfahan to leave the city, renewing concerns that a nearby nuclear site could be leaking radioactive material.
An edict issued Wednesday by Iranian authorities orders Isfahan’s one-and-a-half million people to leave the city “because pollution has now reached emergency levels,” the BBC reported. Continue reading