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Illinois Nuclear Power Plant Loses Power … Vents Nuclear Steam
Posted By admin On January 31, 2012 @ 6:07 am In Tile,U.S. News | Comments Disabled
Washington’s Blog 
January 31, 2012
Illinois Nuclear Plant Vents Tritium
Exelon nuclear power company – the largest nuclear operator in the U.S. – issued a press release todaystating :
Operators at Byron Generating Station declared an Unusual Event at 10:18 a.m.CT, due to the loss of offsite power and Unit 2 coming offline.
The nuclear facility’s diesel generators activated as designed to provide power to the facility when there is a loss of offsite power to the facility. The facility remains in a safe condition. Station engineering experts are looking into the cause of the loss of offsite power.
Byron Station is designed to depressurize to reduce steam pressure as part of the many redundant safety systems built into the facility. Steam from the unit is released through safety relief valves that are specifically designed for this purpose. The steam, which will evaporate quickly, contained expected levels of tritium. Local residents may see or hear the steam release in progress, which will continue throughout the day until the unit cools down. These types of station releases are regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
There is no health or safety impact to workers or to the public from the release, and Exelon Nuclear has notified all appropriate local, state and federal officials of the Unusual Event.
Tritium is produced in greater concentrations in commercial nuclear reactors and is routinely discharged into the environment under strictregulatory guidelines.
Even When Operating Normally, Nuclear Plants Vent Radioactive Materials Which Cause Cancer
It’s not just tritium, and it’s not just accidents.
While the nuclear industry and its lapdogs in the nuclear agencies  say that living near a nuclear plant is safe, numerous scientific studies have found that – even when operating normally – the plants cause cancer.
For example, numerous peer-reviewed scientific studies from around the world show that the incidence of leukemia is much higher for people living near nuclear plants. See this , this , this , this , this , this  and this .
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 Washington’s Blog: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/01/illinois-nuclear-power-plant-loses-power-vents-nuclear-steam.html
 stating: http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/79874780?access_key=key-1ywmjgffakub40kpkaap
 75 percent: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/06/nuclear-reactor-design-chosen-not-because-it-was-safe-but-because-it-worked-on-navy-submarines.html
 surpassing drinking water standards: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/08/vermont-health-officials-say-radioactive-tritium-from-the-vermont-yankee-nuclear-plant-has-reached-the-connecticut-river-governor-is-very-concerned.html
 this: http://www.fairewinds.com/content/seven-wing-presentation-tmi-health-effects
 this: http://enenews.com/cbc-on-tmi-enormous-increase-in-cancer-deaths-reports-say-infant-mortality-rates-doubled-birds-disappeared-many-mutations-observed-video
 so many accidents: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/07/nuclear-problems-in-britain-japan-france-and-the-u-s.html
 this: http://www.iwatchnews.org/2011/03/18/3700/regulators-aware-years-understated-seismic-risks-nuclear-plants
 this: http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=25307
 this: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/04/are-most-nuclear-power-plants-vulnerable.html
 lapdogs in the nuclear agencies: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/12/congressman-theres-been-an-attempted-coup-at-the-nuclear-regulatory-commission.html
 this: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/11/nuclear-leukaemia-france-idUSL6E8CB5QY20120111
 this: http://www.nirs.org/radiation/radhealth/kikkcommentary0709ijoeh.pdf
 this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18082395
 this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18067131
 this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17587361
 this: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ijc.27425/abstract
 this: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2012/01/governments-worldwide-raise-acceptable-radiation-levels-based-upon-politics-not-science.html
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