Nuclear Leak At Washington State Facility150 3 Google +0 0 3
The leak involved Ammonium diuranate, also known as yellow cake. It is the chemical that America invaded Iraqi over as a weapon of mass destruction. The chemical has irreversible effects if met with skin contact, inhaled, or swallowed.
The report states,
“The K-32A HEPA filters were examined by air balance personnel at approximately 1045 PST on November 8, 2013 based on a request to follow-up on some stack monitoring results which indicated some elevated levels. Air flow was diverted to HEPA filters in a parallel upper housing in order to check the filters in the lower housing. Investigation showed apparent deterioration of both the primary and final HEPA filters.
“The processes running at the time served by these HEPAs were the ammonium diuranate process, miscellaneous uranium recovery process, and cylinder wash. Air monitor samples were pulled on the K-32A system. Air monitoring samples showed negligible release levels. A Health and Safety Technician survey of the downstream side of the final HEPA housing of K-32A revealed no surface contamination above ‘clean’ criteria.
This plant is located within 200 miles two major population centers: Portland and Seattle. It is also in a region that feeds into the westerly winds the travel across the United States.
So, it is acceptable for a French multinational to leak yellow cake on the American people? Inquiring minds are wondering if this was an American company, would they be allowed to get by with repeated violations of the primary and secondary air filter systems?
If this was health insurance, rather than a health risk, would there be fines and penalties.