Thursday, December 13, 2007

Bombs and Nuclear Reactor Sites

Seems we have another case involving a worker, a homemade bomb, and a nuclear reactor site that are making the news. This one involves a man working at the Sellafield Reactor over in England. Seems that authorities found the bomb in a recently employed contractor's flat/home, and the authroities are searching for the man who was last seen enjoying a pint in a local pub.

This incident raises two important questions.

1. How can the NRC claim that nuclear sites are not the target of terrorist, that the chance of a terrorist attack is so remote as to be unworthy of consideration in and Environmental Report when this is the second such BOMB SCARE for a reactor site in a period of well under two months?

2. Was the first bomb scare here in America a STAGED FAKE EVENT to make the reactor site look good during and NRC investigation? We posed this question at the time of the event, and it seems rather odd that we have seen NO FOLLOW UP ON THAT STORY since the day it happened. The worker that had the truck in the bed of his pickup truck was cleared almost INSTANTLY, and police and the NRC both almost instantly said they had no clue how such and explosive device ended up in the man's pick up truck bed, but reasoned it was probably TOSSED THERE by someone at the apartment complex. Where is the news media in bringing us and update on this important story? Sorry,but we here at GNB smell a skunk, and until we learn otherwise believe the event at Palo Verde was a staged propaganda event.
U.K. Man Held; Bomb Found at Nuclear Worker's Home, BBC Says

By Paul Dobson

Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Police arrested a 30-year-old man after a bomb was found at the house of a contractor who worked at the U.K.'s Sellafield nuclear site, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported, without saying where it got the information.

Sellafield worker in bomb scare
Darren Morris
Darren Morris was last seen at Egremont's Red Lion pub

A bomb has been discovered at the home of a contractor recently employed at the Sellafield nuclear plant.

Explosive experts were called to Southey Walk in Egremont, Cumbria, on Monday afternoon, where the "rudimentary device" was made safe.

Police are now seeking Darren Morris, the property's current occupant, who was last seen in a local pub.

The 30-year-old is understood to have been involved in maintenance work at the nuclear reprocessing complex.

Cumbria Police are liaising with Sellafield Ltd in a bid to trace Mr Morris.

Acting Supt Gary Slater said: "I would like to reassure local people that this is an isolated incident and something which is rare in Cumbria.

"A thorough investigation is under way, but we are asking for the public's help in finding Mr Morris."

'Security measures'

The contractor was last seen at the Red Lion pub in Main Street, Egremont, on Monday afternoon.

A spokesman for Sellafield Ltd said: "Following an incident in Egremont on Monday, Sellafield Ltd and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary were asked to assist Cumbria Police in its search for Darren Morris, who has recently worked on the site as part of externally contracted work.

"The request came following the discovery of a suspicious package at a house occupied by Mr Morris.

"Sellafield Ltd and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary will continue to work with Cumbria Police in an effort to trace Mr Morris."

was disarmed by safety experts, the BBC said.

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