A fire in an electrical switch room on Tuesday briefly knocked out cooling for a pool holding spent nuclear fuel at the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant outside Omaha, Neb., plant officials said.
The safety of deep pools used to store used radioactive fuel at nuclear plants has been an issue since the accident at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant in March. If the cooling water a pool is lost, the used nuclear fuel could catch fire and release radiation.
As ProPublica reported earlier, fire safety is a continuing concern at the country’s 104 commercial reactors, as is the volume of spent fuel piling up at plants.
Officials at Fort Calhoun said the situation at their plant came nowhere near to Fukushima’s. They said it would have taken 88 hours for the heat produced by the fuel to boil away the cooling water.
He has been named as 18-year-old Sarfaraz Shah.
At one point Mr Shah lunges forward pleading with one of the Rangers, he is pushed back and shot by one of them – he later died of his injuries.
“Given Pakistan‘s shockingly poor track record of prosecuting killings implicating Pakistani law enforcement officers, it is imperative that the authorities follow through on this case and ensure that those guilty are brought to justice,” said human rights group Amnesty International.
It’s the latest controversy for the country’s military after it was criticised last month following the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
:: Warning: This video contains images of the moments before Safaraz Shah’s death
“STOCKTON, CA – Kenneth Wright does not have a criminal record and he had no reason to believe a S.W.A.T team would be breaking down his door at 6 a.m. on Tuesday. “I look out of my window and I see 15 police officers,” Wright said. Wright came downstairs in his boxer shorts as a S.W.A.T team barged through his front door. Wright said an officer grabbed him by the neck and led him outside on his front lawn. “He had his knee on my back and I had no idea why they were there,” Wright said. According to Wright, officers also woke his three young children ages 3, 7, and 11 and put them in a Stockton police patrol car with him. Officers then searched his house. As it turned out, the person law enforcement was looking for was not there – Wright’s estranged wife.”
This is the country we’re living in now where the S.W.A.T team can break down your door for student loans. What’s next send the S.W.A.T team on people that are late on there mortgage payment!? Police State…
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A drug designed as a cure is now being used to kill, on America’s death row. It’s a powerful chemical used to treat epilepsy, but is also used to put animals to sleep. Human rights groups say it may subject inmates to a lingering and painful death.
LIBERTY COUNTY, Texas — Dozens of bodies have been found in Liberty County, officials said Tuesday.
UPDATE: Police are now on the hunt for the psychic for the false tip-off about the mass grave of children. But really who should they really be mad at? Stop looking for psychic for a big tip…