February 4, 2012
According to local reports, a worker at the San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant was leaning over to grab a flashlight when he fumbled and fell into a reactor pool containing some radioactive material.
According to the report the worker was wearing a life vest and and is completely fine. He apparently received 5 millirems of radiation.
An MSNBC article covered the workers fall into the reactor pool as well as the transparent nuclear apologist tone that the mainstream is once again taking:
The worker fell into the pool Jan. 27, five days before officials reported an “extremely small” amount of radiation could have escaped from the plant after a water leak prompted operators to shut down the reactor.
Alarms alerted station personnel to the leak at the power plant at about 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Because the building into which the gas leaked is not airtight, it is possible that a small amount of radioactivity escaped into the environment, officials said. But he said the levels would likely be immeasurable against existing levels in the atmosphere.
Of course, the fact remains that every single radiation release in the United States has been downplayed and, in some cases, completely covered up.