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Ignore That Glow In The Upstate

In an incident that hopefully won’t spawn any three-eyed fish (Simpsons reference), a nuclear reactor owned by Duke Energy – a.k.a. the Barack Obama Energy Co. – sprung a leak in Oconee County, S.C. today. The leak forced the company to shutdown the reactor at the Oconee Nuclear Station, although a…

In an incident that hopefully won’t spawn any three-eyed fish (Simpsons reference), a nuclear reactor owned by Duke Energy – a.k.a. the Barack Obama Energy Co. – sprung a leak in Oconee County, S.C. today.

The leak forced the company to shutdown the reactor at the Oconee Nuclear Station, although a local emergency management official tells WSPA TV 7 (CBS- Spartanburg, S.C.) that there is nothing to worry about and everybody should just go about their business.

Those sentiments were echoed by a company spokesman.

“This event poses no threat to employees or the public. It is in the containment building, which is doing what it is designed to do,” the spokesman told the Associated Press.

Word!

Clearly nothing at all to worry about.

Sing it with us, everybody … “up on Cripple Creek she sends me … if I spring a leak …”

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27 comments

CNSYD November 11, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Sic Willie’s ignorance abounds. His depth of research is too shallow to even be called shallow. What leaked? What system was it? etc. etc.

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Centrist View November 11, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Google search terms:Oconee Nuclear Station leak

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CNSYD November 11, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Centrist, I already knew the answers to my questions before I posted. My point was (and still is) that Sic Willie either does zero investigation before he posts stories or really knows the info but wants to act like the sky is falling.

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Centrist View November 11, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Of course Sic does not do investigation. FITSNews.com is basically a news aggregator, or regurgitator, depending on your perspective. He pulls from news stories and if fed leads by his network or interested lead feeders. Apparently, what he posts gets him the click and visits and views he need to justify this advertising rates.

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Original Good Old Boy November 11, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Based on the huge influx of tacky advertising on this site with the latest version of the website, I question just how much advertising revenue this site really brings.

The Colonel November 12, 2013 at 7:10 am

The advertising is driven in part by the cookies on your computer…What cha been looking at OGOB?

TontoBubbaGoldstein November 12, 2013 at 11:21 am

TBG gets ads from upscale clothiers, exclusive investment firms, various exotic and exclusive vacation spots etc.

Certainly none of the ads for sketchy mail order college degree programs, toenail fungus meds, male gamers ONLY, desperate beautiful Chinese/Russian/Filipino women are waiting for YOU, and obvious mal-ware generators that tell TBG he won a prize for being the 100TH VISITOR TO FITSNEWS.

No sir. None of that.

nitrat November 11, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Someone at FITS needs to start some serious editing and leave out about half of the pure crap that shows up.

The Colonel November 12, 2013 at 3:50 am

I’ve noticed we all show up here regardless of the clap trap he writes…

MashPotato November 11, 2013 at 11:37 pm

I share your concern for journalistic integrity. What website do you write for?

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Two Mile Player # 2 November 11, 2013 at 9:42 pm

Someone must have spilled a Coke on the control console. Sounds like a Pepsi syndrome to me (7-Up won’t do it, it’s the UnCola). Call Jimmy Carter, he’ll know what to do.

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The Colonel November 12, 2013 at 5:08 am

Jimmy knows more about nuclear power plants than he does about running a state or a country…

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Salty Doggerel November 11, 2013 at 11:50 pm

Palmetto-ites, verily hark!
Our governor now glows in the dark.
And should Dixie she sing,
S’not a very good thing–
Her voice is now more like a bark.

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The Colonel November 12, 2013 at 3:49 am

It has always worried me that here in the South we have two fellas at a nuclear plant having a conversation that goes something like this:

Bubba – Hey Fred where’s all that water a’comin’ from
Fred – I ain’t rightly sure Bubba
Bubba – Well wadda ya think we otter do bout it?
Fred – I ain’t rightly sure Bubba
Bubba – Well, tell ya what, I got a couple a RCs and some Moon Pes down in the truck, why don’t we go have us a break and we’ll worry about it when we get back – sound good?
Fred – I ain’t rightly sure Bubba – what kinda Moon Pies are they?

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CNSYD November 12, 2013 at 9:47 am

Colonel, I understand that this is your attempt at “humor”, but I think that. like Sic Willie, you need to investigate where most reactor operators in the South are from and more importantly where they received their “basic training” before you spout off.

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The Colonel November 12, 2013 at 11:13 am

Hit a little close to home did I? Actually I have several friends in the biz – none are “from round heah” as we say. I am a big fan of nuclear power for the record. I have a friend who is a high muckety muck with NFS and another over at USEC and a third over at SRC who by the way, goes by Bubba… I’m on you side bubblehead.

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9" November 12, 2013 at 7:59 am

SC will eventually become a radioactive penal colony.If they escape,they’ll be easy to catch,cause they glow in the dark..

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GrandTango November 12, 2013 at 8:45 am

You F*#*in Idiot…you leftwing Green-sucking dumb@$$#$ have been warning against nuclear power for 50 years…and the US life expectancy has just gotten longer, and technology to deliver nuclear has gotten better, and cheaper…except for your F*#k#d up taxes…
But because of Total F*#King @$$holes like FITS and Obama think they can tax the F#@k out of you, if they can scare you, we get ignorant warnings like FITS (the stupid $#!t head) is delivering here.
When are the ignorant son of a b!*t#$ who follow the eltiists like FITS and Obama going to learn these brain dead, clichés just want to use energy, education, healthcare, or whatever WE produce, to control the simple-minded (read liberals, democrats and Liberal-Tarians…
FITS: You’re a typical, predictable left-leaning Dumb@$$…

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Jonestown Kool-Aid® November 12, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Yeah, Biggs, what could go wrong? Go ask Japan if you love your nukes so fucking much. Oh, how’s your Medicaid working out, hypocrite?

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John November 12, 2013 at 11:54 pm

Considering Japan was an older designed reactor and was hit with a 9.0 earthquake. Nuclear has led to fewer deaths per TWh generated than any other power source, including wind and solar.

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Jonestown Kool-Aid® November 13, 2013 at 10:29 am

How about long lasting effects? You feel comfy knowing we have reactors on fault lines or living in Fukushima for the next decade or so?

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Chernobyl Chemical Peel November 13, 2013 at 10:54 am

So far.

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GreenvilleLwyr November 12, 2013 at 8:59 am

Considering the number of right-wing nutjobs we have here in the Upstate, I think that thing’s been slowly leaking for years.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 12, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Considering the number of right-wing nutjobs we have here in the Upstate, I think that thing’s been slowly leaking for years.

If radiation leaks cause people’s political beliefs to move to the right, you would think that the USSR would have imploded shortly after Chernobyl.

Wait a minute….

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venomachine November 12, 2013 at 9:17 am

I’ve noted a huge lack of ability in FITS to understand technical or military issues. That isn’t bad in itself, but to report from this state of ignorance without any sort of research is certainly journalistically unethical.

I learned this in ninth grade journalism class, but I see it more and more every day in the ‘news.’

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SparkleCity November 13, 2013 at 8:48 pm

What do you expect from a schlub who was Sanfraud’s ass-kissing lackey and thinks Columbia is a shit-hot town????

But then again, he is a South Carolina native and South Carolina natives think South Carolina is the center of the Universe!!!!

God all Mighty, they are so fucking predictable!!!!!

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Soft Sigh from Hell November 12, 2013 at 7:50 pm

I believe it was one of those three Oconee reactors that when they originally pressure-tested the concrete containment building they still had all the construction lighting inside, perhaps hundreds of bulbs. most or all of which imploded sending glass and powder-coating dust all over the inside of the building (and presumably the base of the reactor).

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