Deadly alert issued by potrblog: NM waste isolation plant still spewing ‘6,667 Bq radioactive plutonium per minute’ into air

New Mexico residents, you have been warned–don’t wait for the EPA to advise you with false information as airborne radiation has already been detected

By Shepard Ambellas

CARLSBAD, NM (INTELLIHUB) — According to potrblog and another “reliable source” of information, an insider, from the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP), residents and people within 100 miles of the plant may be in serious danger as a massive radiation plume is airborne.

In fact, insider information and calculations show that the toxic plume may contain “deadly” amounts of radiation as the initial release over only a 30-second span calculated out to be around 100 million Bq.

Astonishingly, the current release rate of radioactive plutonium isotopes is around 6,667 Bq per minute, as calculated by potrblog.

Pissin’ on the Roses reported:

Our source informed us that at Station A (prior to HEPA filtration) that the small amount of air which is being sampled returned a reading of several hundred DPM’s; and that the POST HEPA FILTERED AIR was reading approximately 20 DPM’s.

WIPP planning documents indicated that their ventilation system has 3 fans, which add up to at total ventilation capacity of 20,000 Cubic Meters of Air per minute. The ventilation system has 4 circuits. It is unclear which circuits are running, or at what rates. It is also unclear if there are even higher concentrated released going out of the other shafts at the plant. But given the information available, the wise risk mitigation based measurement for current releases is 400,000 DPM’s every single minute.

It is also important to note that the sampling filters are tiny in comparison to the over all airflow, only a small subset of air is measured. The photos of the Station A sensors/ filters show a pipe roughly 1/2 inch in diameter as the air sample source. The actual exhaust pipe is tall enough for a person to walk in. The plant also has 4 ventilation zones, it is unclear which zones are currently being ventilated. Hence 400K DPM per minute is the MINIMUM Radiation release number on which a wise person would base risk mitigation decisions.

We are now requesting that local residents or insiders report any information found to newstips@intellihub.com.

It is also interesting to note that full-body radiation scans have also been offered by the New Mexico State University as pointed out by potrblog on YouTube.

H/T potrblog

(Photo: Hanford.gov)

Writer Bio:

Ambellas, Shepard - Bio IconShepard Ambellas is the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News and the maker of SHADE the Motion Picture. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook. Shepard also appears on the Travel Channel series America Declassified.
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