Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Just What is The Nuclear Industry Hiding In The DBT

Why is the NRC and NEI hiding the DBT (Design Basis Threat) from members of the public in STAKEHOLDER COMMUNITIES? Why aren't the citizens allowed to know the RISK THEY FACE if the NRC is going to relicense old antiquated terrorist targets for 20 more years? Could it be, that they do not want us to know just how poorly said reactor sites are protected? For instance, why is it that the NRC took 50 Caliber Rifles off the list of weapons Security Guards had to protect against AFTER A CLOSED DOOR MEETING WITH NEI? Why was the explosive laden Ryder Truck reduced down in size to a SUV...could it have something to do with the fact that anything BIGGER would actually do SERIOUS if not critical damage to the reactor Richard Barkley? The Green Nuclear Underground raises some serious questions as relates to the nuclear industry's inadequate DBT, their supposed Defense in Depth that leaves entire Reactor Communities in GRAVE PERIL should terrorist attempt an attack on a nuclear facility. This is even more so true when the NRC has admitted that the EVACUATION PLANS for reactor sites like Indian Point are critically flawed, will not work, and we will be ordered to Shelter In Place, even though Sheltering in Place only affords us a 40 percent level of protection from the radioactive contaminants that would be spewing from a successful attack on a reactor site...especially if the terrorists went for the spent fuel pools first.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hey Richard Barkley....Still Waiting For that DBT Meeting

Some time ago I brought some serious concerns about the DBT to the attention of the NRC. After much delay and excuses, after being told at a public meeting on the record that my concerns would be addressed in a PRIVATE MEETING, I am still waiting. So am curious there Mr. Chairman of the NRC...when do I get to look at the DBT and have my concerns addressed? Meanwhile, from Green Nuclear Underground, a citizens imagination of what could be on the DBT that the NRC is not letting us see...just what RISKS are we facing from terrorists if they Relicense Indian Point. I think we have a right to know, have a right to see the DBT.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Hey NRC...What is in the DBT?

One of the big complaints that host communities have in being forced to host dangerous, failing reactors for another 20 years (besides the fact that they are American Chernoby's waiting to happen) is the fact we are not allow to have any real say in the DBT, nor any idea of what is or is not included in the DBT. Simply stated, we are left to our imaginations. Since the NRC will not honestly let us as Stakeholders know what SECURITY RISKS we face in the event of a terrorist attack, since we do not know what the SLEEPING GUARDS can actually protect against, thought I'd share a few weapons that MIGHT be on the DBT...maybe the NRC will realize truth and open honesty with HOST COMMUNITIES is far less dangerous than our run away imaginations...or not.
See Caption.
U.S. Air Force Capt. Drew F. Goettler, of the Air Force Research Laboratory' Directed Energy Directorate, demonstrates the Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response, or PHaSR, a non-lethal illumination technology developed by the laboratory's ScorpWorks team. Air Force courtesy photo...what do you think folks? In the DBT? Or maybe they have these at Indian Point. (No, Entergy is TO CHEAP!)

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M., Nov. 1, 2005 – A laser technology being developed by Air Force Research Laboratory employees at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., will be the first man-portable, non-lethal deterrrent weapon intended for protecting troops and controlling hostile crowds...Can see Neil Sheehan ordering a couple of dozen!

The weapon, developed by the laboratory's Directed Energy Directorate, employs a two-wavelength laser system and is the first of its kind as a hand-held, single-operator system for troop and perimeter defense.

The laser light used in the weapon temporarily impairs aggressors by illuminating or "dazzling" individuals, removing their ability to see the laser source.

Special Operations Forces Demolition Kit
(SOFDK)

SOFDK

The SOFDK contains a variety of inert items that, when field loaded, provide Special Operations Forces with the capability to tailor charges to the target by using SDK components and C4 or other moldable explosives. The kit provides several methods of attaching charges/munitions to targets. The overall intent is to allow the operator to construct the smallest, lightest charge feasible with the greatest standoff distance attainable and maximum precision. I have a question....how can this type of stuff be put up on EASILY ACCESSIBLE PUBLIC WEB SITES, but we cannot see the DBT? Could it be the NRC does not want Host Communities to know just how PATHETIC Reactor Site Security is?

My FAVORITE:

Rapid Wall Breaching Kit (RWBK)

RWBK

RBWK addresses an immediate need to give Soldiers wall breaching capability in urban and complex terrain. It supports performance demolition missions across the full range of operations. The RWBK is man-portable, rapidly deployable and creates a man-size hole to gain forced entry into buildings. Each kit will contain explosive, ignition material, attachment devices and a rebar cutter. Hey Richard Barkley, how much of a chance does a CINDER BLOCK SPENT FUEL POOL HAVE AGAINST A RBWK? Is such a kit included in the DBT?