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WIPP Contains Explosive Gas Generating Barrels Of Radioactive Waste, That Can And Do Spontaneously Burst Into Flames, Via Pyrophoric Mechanism, As Already Happened, Explosions Possible

COVER UP AT WIPP? 99% HIDDEN, ONLY 1% REVEALED, PER STANDARD NUCLEAR INDUSTRY PR PROCESS

"The DOE is giving us one tenth of a percent of the information they really know," he said. "In fact there is an awful lot more that should be known before we can assess the risk. The DOE has a long history of playing keep-away with the facts and promoting nuclear power." 

According to a news report by the WIPP operations team, the ventilation system has problems. Although it has not been made public, at least one blogger believes it is because the plutonium release is not due to a ceiling collapse, but due to a gas explosion, which ruptured one or more radioactive waste container(s). Even if this recent disaster is NOT due to a flammable gas explosion, that possibility is still a risk for WIPP, as detailed below.

METHANE, HYDROGEN, TRITIUM AND OTHER RADIOACTIVE GASES RELEASED BY BARRELS OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE AT WIPP


Methane, radioactive hydrogen, tritium gas (and up to 200 other types of radioactive gases) are 'leaking' out of these low and high level radioactive waste containers. At least two of these gases are explosive, possibly more. The ventilation system seems to have been damaged in the first explosion or other event. Another larger explosion is also possible and that would knock out all HEPA filters, thus allowing full blown radioactive particles and gases without filtering into the air. A large explosion at this facility would mean exposing millions of people downwind to plutonium, americium and many more transuranic elements plus radioactive gases. 
http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2014/02/high-risk-of-new-large-plutonium.html

According to this same source; "DOE WIPP's latest "REASSURING" FALSEHOOD is that; "The release material was predominantly americium-241, material which is consistent with the waste disposed of at the WIPP. This is a radionuclide used in consumer smoke detectors and a contaminant in nuclear weapons manufacturing."  
http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2014/02/doe-caught-bending-truth-again-falsely.html

CESIUM MEASURED IN AIR AROUND WIPP


In reality, here is what REALLY happened; 

Airborne Cesium 137 Was Detected At WIPP Facility: Sign of SIGNIFICANT UNDERGROUND DAMAGE

New (and better documented) data has been released by CEMRC showing that Cesium 137 was initially detected during the explosion at WIPP. This detection is a bad sign for two reasons:

(1) It shows that the explosion and its after affects were strong enough to affect the highly radioactive "Remote Handled" TRansUranic waste (RH-TRU).

(2) It is indicative of severe underground destruction, as RH-TRU wastes are stored in sealed boreholes drilled into the walls of the Panel rooms.
http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2014/03/alert-airborne-cesium-137-was-detected.html

WASTE GOING TO WIPP EXPERIENCED SPONTANEOUS COMBUSTION, JUST LIKE BARREL THAT BURNED DOWN INSIDE WIPP... IS ANYONE SURPRISED?




The above page is one of the containers, showing that spontaneous combustion has happened. Did you know that uranium, plutonium and cesium are all pyrophoric in certain ways and formulations? As you can see, almost all of the containers down inside WIPP contain uranium, plutonium and cesium.


URANIUM, CESIUM AND PLUTONIUM ARE ALL PYROPHORIC

Mixed waste contains both radioactive and hazardous constituents, and WIPP first received mixed waste on September 9, 2000. Mixed waste is joint-regulated by the EPA and the New Mexico Environment Department. Does it sound like a good idea to be putting all of these together in a mine where no one can get to them if the catch on fire, combined with high level nuclear waste that is so radioactive that humans can't even get near them without being killed?

EXPLOSIVE GASES GENERATED BY BARRELS OF WASTE, MUST BE 'VENTED'


The containers may also contain a limited amount of liquids. The energy released from radioactive materials will dissociate water into hydrogen and oxygen (radiolysis). This could then create a potentially explosive environment inside the container. The containers must be vented, as well, to prevent this from happening.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waste_Isolation_Pilot_Plant


SLUDGES, RESINS, LIQUIDS IN WIPP BARRELS, DESPITE BEING AGAINST THE RULES 

As you can see from the above container that is inside WIPP, sludges, resins and liquids are present in this and possibly other high level RH and CH low level nuclear waste waste container(s). You can also see that americium is just a tiny portion of what is in these containers. They contain strontium and cesium as well, which is not transuranic waste. Isn't cesium and strontium totally illegal in a facility like WIPP, which is supposed to be only for transuranic wastes?



The above container has what they call 'absorbed' oils, water, acids and bases and is called a CH, or low level waste container. Liquids on the inside and wet salt on the outside will accelerate the rusting out of these plain metal barrels. When the contents are released, they will mix with the other contents in other barrels and the liquids could possibly mix and/or get squeezed out. What happens when you mix volatile chemicals, pyrophoric metal shavings, pressure, water, and/or heat?

What you now know is that both high level nuclear waste, liquids and volatile organic compounds went into WIPP, despite it being licensed and approved ONLY for low level radioactive transuranic wastes.. All of these things plus high level nuclear wastes emit gases that are explosive, including hydrogen, methane and more. Without venting, these gases build up to explosive levels, and they also build up pressure if sealed away as WIPP is planning to do in the future.

WIPP SITE MANAGER CANCELLED ALL RADIATION COLLECTION EFFORTS BY CEMRC, NO ONE ELSE ALLOWED ON SITE TO MEASURE RADIATION



The WIPP site manager cancelled all radiation collection efforts by CEMRC and would not allow anyone from outside of WIPP onto the site. That is not a good sign. Hiding, secrecy and cover ups are what major nuclear disasters are made up of. 

Russell Hardy, director of the CEMRC at New Mexico State University: “It’s my understanding that at some point in the near future we will be allowed to collect our filters, and at that point we’ll be able to do our analysis [...] Our mission is to report whatever we find”

LA Times reports that WIPP representative admitted that the radiation might have come from a radiological process forcing material out of a container, which means either a fire, leak or explosion.

ALL RADIOACTIVE WASTE CONTAINERS GENERATE EXPLOSIVE GASES


Via CodeShutdown March 2, 2014 ..."All the double-shell tanks contain waste that continuously generates some flammable gas," the board said in a letter received by Wyden on Monday. "This gas will eventually reach flammable conditions if adequate ventilation is not provided.http://rt.com/usa/hanford-nuclear-waste-tanks-288/ 

The stored high level waste containers inside WIPP are hotter than what is left inside of these containers at Hanford, as pointed to above. At least at Hanford, these high level waste storage tanks are right near the surface and are all VENTED to the air, to release hydrogen and other flammable, explosive gases. The risk of a hydrogen explosion is high at Hanford. 

At WIPP, the ventilation is currently provided by huge exhaust fans. What happens if and when they shut those fans at WIPP off, whether due to damage, storm, or a alleged 'truck fire'? WIPP admitted shutting down the ventilation and sealing the facility to 'starve the fire' and put it out.

ANY shutdown of the vent system may very well result in explosive gases being ignited, by something like a truck fire, or an electrical spark down in the tunnels. 

Eventually, the DOE plan is to shut off those vent fans permanently and then try to seal up the whole facility with salt. But without air circulation and ventilation WIPP WILL FILL UP WITH EXPLOSIVE GASES, guaranteed. An analysis and report by scientists provides warning about this scenario. It is not a question of if this scenario will happen, it is just a question of WHEN, and it may have already happened. 

"Gases produced by waste corrosion will pressurize the repository. Venting will occur by hydrofracturing weak clay partings above the repository, opening a path for escape of contaminated liquids. The sealed, undisturbed repository will fail by sudden, runaway hydrofracture. At any interruption of a clay bed or at an unsealed borehole, a hydrofracture will jump to a higher stratum where lithostatic pressure is lower. [LITHOSTATIC PRESSURE of any given area is the weight of the column of rock overlying that area in the earth's crust.] A single hydrofracture following a succession of clay beds will breach to the Rustler aquifer. After the gases have vented, contaminated liquids will follow along the prepared pathway.

EXPLOSIVE MIXTURE POSSIBLE DOWN INSIDE WIPP


Via rogerthat January 27, 2015 Mining Awareness Plus: … The Problems at WIPP Have Likely Only Just Begun
Think we are kidding? WIPP was opened in 1999. A US EPA document about WIPP estimates that
“the potential for a methane deflagration and consequent pressure buildup would not occur for at least 20 years after panel closure“. They note that three possible mechanisms for gas generation by the TRU wastes are
“1) Radiolysis;
2) Anoxic corrosion, the chemical reaction of the carbon steel waste containers with any brine that might be present to produce mainly hydrogen gas; and
3) Microbial reactions with some of the organic waste constituents (e.g., cellulose)“. (p.12)
They “estimate that an explosive condition could develop in 20 years … Research has shown that even with the presence of sufficient water/brine, biogeneration of methane would not commence until at least seven years following panel closure“. (p.14)

They state that “potential for a methane explosion is not projected to occur for at least 18 years (and most probably not for 30 years if at all)“.(p. 15) They speak of “the possibility that the wastes would generate enough hydrogen or methane to result in an explosive mixture in the repository“. (p. 4)

WHAT HAPPENS IF BRINE FILLS UP WIPP?


Another scenario is that WIPP fills up with brine, from a brine lake located only 200 feet away from WIPP. That same report lays out the scenario of what would happen WHEN WIPP fills up with a leak from above or below ground...

...about 63 million gallons would be necessary to completely fill the WIPP repository. The WIPP-12 brine reservoir is estimated to underlie as much as 60% of the WIPP waste panels. The ERDA-9 borehole [one of the hydrologic connections between the WIPP repository and the land surface] penetrated 53 feet into the Castile formation. Two hundred feet of vertically fractured anhydrite separates the WIPP-12 highly pressurized brine reservoir from ERDA-9 and the WIPP repository."
http://www.nuclearactive.org/wipp/hearings/phillips.html

Some fractures extending up from the repository will not anneal, but because of movement and flow, will remain open for gas and brine leakage during the years of pressurization by closure and gas generation.
http://www.clarku.edu/mtafund/prodlib/card/Unsafe_Radwaste_Disposal_at_WIPP.pdf

NUMEROUS GEOLOGICAL PROBLEMS IDENTIFIED AT WIPP


Two different disaster scenarios were warned about by the hearings and reports provided by geologists, but DOE chose not to listen. DOE also chose to illegally put high level wastes inside WIPP, despite warnings and permits that allowed only low level waste. The only question left to answer is; when will the WIPP facility fail in a massive way, and which of the above disaster scenarios will happen first? It seems to be practically guaranteed that one or the other will happen, given enough time. 

There are fairly good odds that this gas explosion disaster has already happened, possibly in a minor way, but also maybe in a major way from which there is no recovery or repair possible.

DOES WIPP SOUND LIKE A SMALL, LOW LEVEL WASTE PILOT PROJECT?


Bottom line, there is a lot going on at WIPP that has not been disclosed or talked about. Severe and numerous hazards exist at WIPP that have not been addressed, which threaten not only nearby communities, but the whole world. There are or will be 24 million curies of nuclear waste put into this WIPP facility according to the document below. This means that if something goes wrong, it will be a global nuclear disaster on the scale of Fukushima or Chernobyl.. In the document below, it itemizes HLW, which stands for high level waste. Is this what is down inside WIPP?



Bottom line, WIPP was supposed to be small, low level waste, PILOT facility, to experiment with on a small scale. Wouldn't you agree from the evidence presented in this article that WIPP looks like it ended up being a full scale, high level waste facility, with concentrated, HUGE amounts of very deadly, volatile, gas emitting stuff, ready to catch on fire, or blow up any second, with even something small going wrong?

SUMMARY


The storage facility could easily fill up with brine salt water at any given time, because a highly pressurized brine lake is only 200 feet away, and is underneath most of the WIPP facility. Two leaks are coming into WIPP from above already. The salt water from above and/or below then corrodes the containers and releases both flammable gases and radiation into the water, which then travels to the Pecos river, or it goes above ground due to gas pressures, or it creates one or more explosions due to screaming hot high level nuclear waste interacting directly with salty water.

Even if no water enters the facility, it will eventually fill up with highly pressurized radioactive gas, which will either find a way to the surface, or will travel horizontally until it finds a way out via a nearby water well, fracked gas well, or oil well, all of which are within one mile of WIPP. It is not if this will happen, it is just a matter of when.

A third nightmare scenario is that the plutonium ignites underground, due to exposure to air, as finely ground plutonium ignites all by itself and burns with no ignition source. What is inside all of these waste containers? finely ground plutonium... Plutonium could also combine to trigger a nuclear reaction...

The worst case scenario is an underground nuclear explosion, which then liberates much more of the nuclear waste stored down there. How is this possible?

At Hanford; "Some of the high-level waste has turned out to be more complex than anticipated, with plutonium particles up to 10 times larger than expected. That has heightened concerns among several scientists, including Tamosaitis and the staff of the nuclear facilities safety board, that the systems designed to churn that waste need further testing to address the threat of hydrogen buildup or a nuclear reaction."
http://enenews.com/usatoday-official-concerns-about-uncontrolled-nuclear-reactions-inside-plutonium-facility-near-portland


NUCLEAR ACCIDENT IN NEW MEXICO RANKS AMONG THE COSTLIEST IN U.S. HISTORY – LA TIMES

OCTOBER 4, 2016 A GREEN ROAD DAILY NEWS

The direct cost of the cleanup is now $640 million, based on a contract modification made last month with Nuclear Waste Partnership that increased the cost from $1.3 billion to nearly $2 billion. The cost-plus contract leaves open the possibility of even higher costs as repairs continue. And it does not include the complete replacement of the contaminated ventilation system or any future costs of operating the mine longer than originally planned.
Source: Nuclear accident in New Mexico ranks among the costliest in U.S. history – LA Times

One drum of nuclear waste has cost 2 BILLION DOLLARS so far, and that will probably increase as well.

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