Chemical Plant Explosion/Nuclear Waste : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I just heard on the radio that there's been a chemical plant explosion somewhere in Florida. Also heard that nuclear waste is leaking from a nuclear power plant in Kentucky. Worker's discovered it yesterday. I've got to leave and can't research it, anyone hear about it?

-- Rasty (, August 31, 1999


Supposedly, the waste is from an old landfill used by the plant. I think someone posted this yesterday. Look around.

-- Dennis (, August 31, 1999.

Nothing on Florida yet, but here's a link to the Kentucky story at CNN. The leak is at a uranium enrichment plant. <:)=

Officials confirm radioactive debris found outside Kentucky plant

-- Sysman (, August 31, 1999.

This may be some "on topic" extracurricular reading...

FEMA Officials Testify on CSEPP Program

Washington, August 30, 1999 -- Earlier this month, several senior FEMA officials testified before a Congressional Subcommittee on the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program as it relates to the safety of the Oregon communities [and other's] around the U.S. Army's Umatilla Chemical Depot. Their testimony is now available online. ...

FEMA 1999 Congressional Testimony

Statement for the Record of Russell Salter Director, Chemical and Radiological Preparedness Division,Federal Emergency Management Agency before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Information, and Technology of the Committee on Government Reform U.S. House of Representatives, August 16, 1999


-- Diane J. Squire (, August 31, 1999.

Thanks guys! Was on hold to an office in Seattle and was listening to the news played over the phone. They mentioned a fuel spill due to a pump malfunctioning somewhere in Seattle, and telephones not working due to a computer glitch! I'll try to track it down!

-- Rasty (, August 31, 1999.

Don't have the paper in front of me but, yes, there was a fire yesterday at a chemical plant in Fort Pierce, FL causing evacuations. No info on cause yet. Also last night, there was a chemical fire at Monterey Boats in Archer, FL, causing evacuation of the whole town (granted not that large!). No cause on that one either. Coincidence for sure but I wouldn't assume computer-related. Will advise if I hear of any causes.

-- dakota (, August 31, 1999.

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