ENENEWS: BOONE DAM STABILITY ISSUES

Sinkhole develops under dam in US — 7 nuclear reactors downstream — Water now seeping out — Gov’t notified of ‘stability issues’, plants begin evaluating potential flood impacts — Official: An ‘uncommon’ occurrence, we’re monitoring it continuously and working around clock — Structure same height as Niagra Falls (PHOTOS)
Published: October 31st, 2014 at 8:29 pm ET
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Johnson City Press, Oct. 30, 2014 (emphasis added): Oct. 20 inspection of [Tennessee’s Boone] dam revealed a sink hole… Six days later, an uncommon occurrence happened when seepage was found near the location of the sink hole at the base of the dam…

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NRC, Oct. 30, 2014: … BOONE DAM STABILITY ISSUES… “TVA conducted a briefing for government officials… after discovery of a sink hole near the base… water and sediment [has been] found seeping from the river below the dam. TVA is continuously monitoring the dam… The dam is located upstream of all three TVA nuclear sites… The NRC Senior Resident Inspector was notified. The licensee is evaluating this event for potential impact on the design basis flooding level.”

Times Free Press, Oct. 30, 2014: Tennessee Valley Authority engineers [will] search for the source of water seepage… Water and sediment were found Sunday seeping from the river bank below the dam.

TVA, Oct. 30, 2014: A sink hole was discovered near the base… water and sediment was found seeping from the river bank below the dam…

 

 

John McCormick, VP at TVA: [We’re] exercising an abundance of caution… Unless it’s a huge storm, we can do what we need… we are continuously monitoring the dam… engineers want to be sure we understand what caused the sink hole and where the water and sediment is coming from.

WCYB, Oct. 30, 2014: [A] sinkhole and seepage of clay particulates into the water at Boone dam… [is near] the bottom of structure on the river side of the dam… TVA employees are working around the clock to find the cause of the sinkhole and the source of the seepage. “The seepage into the waterway is not a common occurrence,” said McCormick… they do not have a definite timetable for finding the source of the seepage…

Boone Dam is just over the border from Virginia, where a powerful M5.9 quake struck in 2011 — Times Free Press: TVA inspects dams, nuclear plants after earthquake [and] is in the process of performing visual walk downs and inspections at… Boone

USGS: [Quakes] in the eastern U.S. can travel much farther and cause damage over larger areas than previously thought [and] damaging effects can extend over a much larger area… the farthest landslide from the 2011 Virginia earthquake was 245 km from the epicenter. This is by far the greatest landslide distance recorded from any other earthquake of similar magnitude… [This quake] occurred in an area 20 times larger than expected [and] landslide distances… are remarkable… [it’s] the largest distance limit ever recorded…

See also: NRC Engineers Charge Gov’t Coverup — Reactor melt down an “absolute certainty” if dam fails — 100s of times more likely than tsunami that hit Fukushima

Published: October 31st, 2014 at 8:29 pm ET
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Rabid Raccoons In Tennessee

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2014-10-22 17:43:17 – Biological Hazard – USA

EDIS Code: BH-20141022-45729-USA
Date&Time: 2014-10-22 17:43:17 [UTC]
Continent: North-America
Country: USA
State/Prov.: State of Tennessee,
Location: Watauga County,
City:
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Tennesse rabies
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Watauga County Animal Control has recently reported that a total of seven raccoons have tested positive for rabies as of late. The data illuminates an important issue that isn’t unique to neighboring Watauga County. Tennessee state law requires pet owners to keep their animals up-to-date on the life saving vaccine. Rabies is a deadly disease that poses significant risks to both humans and animals, risks that can be greatly lessened or even eliminated through routine vaccination. All species of mammals are susceptible to the rabies virus however; animals like raccoons, skunks, foxes, coyotes and bats are common culprits. Transmission of rabies occurs when an animal carrying the virus transmits salvia (through a bite) to a healthy animal. As a result, any suspicious wounds found on pets should be carefully inspected by a veterinarian to ensure that no further treatment is necessary. The only proven effective method to protect your pets from rabies is preventative vaccination. There is no cure for rabies and if an animal contracts the virus, it must be euthanized. It is important to note that if your pet is bitten by a wild animal and is current on its rabies vaccine, it still must receive a booster shot immediately. According to Tennessee law, the vaccinated animal must also be quarantined and observed for 45 days following the bite. If your pet is bitten by a rabid animal and it does not have a current rabies vaccine it must either be euthanized immediately or the owner can opt to pay for a lengthy quarantine. However, during the period of quarantine, if the unvaccinated pet begins to display symptoms of the rabies virus, it will still be euthanized. Erratic and behavior are the most common indicators that an animal has become infected with rabies however, human beings can also contract the rabies virus if bitten by an infected animal.
The name of Hazard: Rabies (racoon)
Species: Animal
Status: Confirmed