Radiation Containment A New Concern In Russian Nuclear Incident | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Radiation Containment A New Concern In Russian Nuclear Incident | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


SHE HAS OTHER THINGS IN MIND. SHE’S GOING TO BE JOINING US SHE’S GOING TO BE JOINING US HERE LIVE IN JUST A MOMENT. HERE LIVE IN JUST A MOMENT.>>>WE GOT LOTS OF FEEDBACK FROM>>>WE GOT LOTS OF FEEDBACK FROM VIEWERS LAST NIGHT AND TODAY VIEWERS LAST NIGHT AND TODAY ABOUT A STORY WE DID ON THE BACK ABOUT A STORY WE DID ON THE BACK HALF OF LAST NIGHT’S SHOW WHERE HALF OF LAST NIGHT’S SHOW WHERE OUR GUEST WAS A NUCLEAR EXPERT. OUR GUEST WAS A NUCLEAR EXPERT. THE STORY WAS ABOUT A MYSTERIOUS THE STORY WAS ABOUT A MYSTERIOUS EXPLOSION THAT HAPPENED EXPLOSION THAT HAPPENED THURSDAY, LAST WEEK, IN RUSSIA. THURSDAY, LAST WEEK, IN RUSSIA. I KNOW FROM THE FEEDBACK THAT WE I KNOW FROM THE FEEDBACK THAT WE GOT FROM YOU GUYS THAT THE NEWS GOT FROM YOU GUYS THAT THE NEWS AS OF LAST NIGHT ABOUT THAT AS OF LAST NIGHT ABOUT THAT EXPLOSION, AS WE WERE ABLE TO EXPLOSION, AS WE WERE ABLE TO PRESENT IT HERE ON THE SHOW, PRESENT IT HERE ON THE SHOW, WASN’T JUST DRAMATIC NEWS ABOUT WASN’T JUST DRAMATIC NEWS ABOUT A BIG EXPLOSION, IT WAS VERY A BIG EXPLOSION, IT WAS VERY CONCERNING NEWS. CONCERNING NEWS. I COULD READ THAT IN YOUR I COULD READ THAT IN YOUR FEEDBACK. FEEDBACK. WELL, THE STORY HAS BECOME WELL, THE STORY HAS BECOME CONSIDERABLY MORE DRAMATIC AND CONSIDERABLY MORE DRAMATIC AND MORE CONCERNING TODAY, SO I WANT MORE CONCERNING TODAY, SO I WANT TO START TONIGHT WITH A LITTLE TO START TONIGHT WITH A LITTLE BIT OF AN UPDATE ON THAT. BIT OF AN UPDATE ON THAT. NOW, AS I MENTIONED, THE NOW, AS I MENTIONED, THE EXPLOSION IN QUESTION HAPPENED EXPLOSION IN QUESTION HAPPENED LAST WEEK, THURSDAY, IN THE FAR LAST WEEK, THURSDAY, IN THE FAR NORTHWEST OF RUSSIA ON THE WHITE NORTHWEST OF RUSSIA ON THE WHITE SEA AT A MILITARY SITE. SEA AT A MILITARY SITE. AND AFTER WHATEVER IT WAS THAT AND AFTER WHATEVER IT WAS THAT HAPPENED THERE, RUSSIAN HAPPENED THERE, RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES PUT OUT AN INITIAL AUTHORITIES PUT OUT AN INITIAL STATEMENT ADMITTING THERE HAD STATEMENT ADMITTING THERE HAD BEEN A FATAL ACCIDENT BUT BEEN A FATAL ACCIDENT BUT PROVIDED VERY FEW DETAILS ON PROVIDED VERY FEW DETAILS ON WHAT HAD HAPPENED. WHAT HAD HAPPENED. THEY SAID TWO PEOPLE HAD BEEN THEY SAID TWO PEOPLE HAD BEEN KILLED IN AN EXPLOSION THAT KILLED IN AN EXPLOSION THAT VOVLD A VOVLD A INVOLVED A MISSILE AT A MILITARY INVOLVED A MISSILE AT A MILITARY TESTING FACILITY. TESTING FACILITY. BOTH PEOPLE WERE DEAD, FOUR BOTH PEOPLE WERE DEAD, FOUR PEOPLE WERE INJURED. PEOPLE WERE INJURED. BUT THEY WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY BUT THEY WENT OUT OF THEIR WAY TO TELL THE PUBLIC THIS WAS TO TELL THE PUBLIC THIS WAS DEFINITELY NOTHING TO WORRY DEFINITELY NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT IN A WIDER WAY. ABOUT IN A WIDER WAY. THIS WAS DEFINITELY IN THIS WAS DEFINITELY IN PARTICULAR NOTHING NUCLEAR. PARTICULAR NOTHING NUCLEAR. THE DEFENSE MINISTRY PUT OUT A THE DEFENSE MINISTRY PUT OUT A STATEMENT SAYING, QUOTE, THERE STATEMENT SAYING, QUOTE, THERE WAS NO RELEASE OF TOXIC WAS NO RELEASE OF TOXIC MATERIALS INTO THE ATMOSPHERE MATERIALS INTO THE ATMOSPHERE AND THE RADIATION LEVEL IS AND THE RADIATION LEVEL IS NORMAL. NORMAL. AHH, THAT ALWAYS MAKES YOU FEEL AHH, THAT ALWAYS MAKES YOU FEEL REASSURED WHENEVER SOMEBODY REASSURED WHENEVER SOMEBODY TELLS YOU THE RADIATION LEVEL IS TELLS YOU THE RADIATION LEVEL IS NORMAL. NORMAL. DESPITE THAT STATEMENT FROM THE DESPITE THAT STATEMENT FROM THE DEFENSE MINISTRY, A PRETTY GOOD DEFENSE MINISTRY, A PRETTY GOOD SIZE CITY ABOUT 20 MILES AWAY SIZE CITY ABOUT 20 MILES AWAY FROM THAT MILITARY SITE, THE FROM THAT MILITARY SITE, THE SITE OF THE EXPLOSION, POSTED A SITE OF THE EXPLOSION, POSTED A STATEMENT ON THEIR CITY WEBSITE STATEMENT ON THEIR CITY WEBSITE ANNOUNCING THAT IN FACT THEY HAD ANNOUNCING THAT IN FACT THEY HAD DETECTED A SPIKE IN LOCAL DETECTED A SPIKE IN LOCAL RADIATION LEVELS. RADIATION LEVELS. AGAIN, ABOUT 20 MILES AWAY, 25 AGAIN, ABOUT 20 MILES AWAY, 25 MILES AWAY FROM THE BLAST SITE. MILES AWAY FROM THE BLAST SITE. PEOPLE IN THAT CITY SAW THAT PEOPLE IN THAT CITY SAW THAT NOTICE ON THEIR CITY’S WEBSITE NOTICE ON THEIR CITY’S WEBSITE AND RACED OUT TO LOCAL AND RACED OUT TO LOCAL PHARMACIES TO TRY TO PROTECT PHARMACIES TO TRY TO PROTECT THEMSELVES. THEMSELVES. PEOPLE BOUGHT OUT LOCAL SUPPLIES PEOPLE BOUGHT OUT LOCAL SUPPLIES OF IODINE WHICH POTENTIALLY CAN OF IODINE WHICH POTENTIALLY CAN PROTECT YOUR THYROID FROM PROTECT YOUR THYROID FROM ABSORBING TOO MUCH AMBIENT ABSORBING TOO MUCH AMBIENT RADIATION WHICH IS ONE OF THE RADIATION WHICH IS ONE OF THE FIRST AND MOST ACUTE CANCER FIRST AND MOST ACUTE CANCER RISKS THAT IS POED BY NUCLEAR RISKS THAT IS POED BY NUCLEAR FALLOUT. FALLOUT. THE LOCAL CONCERNS ABOUT THERE THE LOCAL CONCERNS ABOUT THERE BEING SOME RADIOACTIVE COMPONENT BEING SOME RADIOACTIVE COMPONENT TO THAT EXPLOSION WERE BOLSTERED TO THAT EXPLOSION WERE BOLSTERED BY LOCAL PRESS REPORTS THAT THE BY LOCAL PRESS REPORTS THAT THE PEOPLE WHO RESPONDED TO THE PEOPLE WHO RESPONDED TO THE EXPLOSION, THE FIRST RESPONDERS EXPLOSION, THE FIRST RESPONDERS SEEN AT THE SITE WHERE THE BLAST SEEN AT THE SITE WHERE THE BLAST HAPPENED, THEY ALL APPEARED TO HAPPENED, THEY ALL APPEARED TO BE WEARING HAZMAT SUITS FOR SOME BE WEARING HAZMAT SUITS FOR SOME REASON, SO THAT BOLSTERED THOSE REASON, SO THAT BOLSTERED THOSE FEARS ABOUT RADIOACTIVE FEARS ABOUT RADIOACTIVE CONTAMINATION. CONTAMINATION. BUT STILL, THAT WAS SORT OF BUT STILL, THAT WAS SORT OF CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE. CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE. I’M SURE NOBODY QUITE KNEW WHAT I’M SURE NOBODY QUITE KNEW WHAT TO THINK AFTER RUSSIAN TO THINK AFTER RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES DEMANDED THAT THAT AUTHORITIES DEMANDED THAT THAT CITY TAKE DOWN THE REFERENCES ON CITY TAKE DOWN THE REFERENCES ON ITS CITY WEBSITE TO THE SPIKES ITS CITY WEBSITE TO THE SPIKES IN RADIATION LEVELS THEY HAD IN RADIATION LEVELS THEY HAD NOTED AT THE MUNICIPAL LEVEL. NOTED AT THE MUNICIPAL LEVEL. BUT BY SATURDAY, THE BUT BY SATURDAY, THE NUCLEAR/RADIOACTIVE ELEMENT OF NUCLEAR/RADIOACTIVE ELEMENT OF THIS DISASTER WAS CONFIRMED BY THIS DISASTER WAS CONFIRMED BY THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT. THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT. RUSSIA’S STATE NUCLEAR AGENCY RUSSIA’S STATE NUCLEAR AGENCY SAID FIVE OF ITS EMPLOYEES HAD SAID FIVE OF ITS EMPLOYEES HAD DIED IN THE BLAST AS WELL. DIED IN THE BLAST AS WELL. SO THAT ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINED SO THAT ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINED TWO IMPORTANT CONCLUSIONS FOR TWO IMPORTANT CONCLUSIONS FOR THE PEOPLE OF NORTHWESTERN THE PEOPLE OF NORTHWESTERN RUSSIA. RUSSIA. NUMBER ONE, THE DEATH TOLL WAS NUMBER ONE, THE DEATH TOLL WAS NOT TWO AS THEY HAD ORIGINALLY NOT TWO AS THEY HAD ORIGINALLY BEEN TOLD. BEEN TOLD. IT WAS TWO MILITARY PERSONNEL IT WAS TWO MILITARY PERSONNEL AND FIVE ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL AND FIVE ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL FROM THE NUCLEAR AGENCY. FROM THE NUCLEAR AGENCY. THE OTHER PIECE OF INFORMATION THE OTHER PIECE OF INFORMATION YOU GET FROM THAT, BECAUSE THAT YOU GET FROM THAT, BECAUSE THAT STATEMENT CAME FROM THE STATE STATEMENT CAME FROM THE STATE NUCLEAR AGENCY, THAT CONFIRMED NUCLEAR AGENCY, THAT CONFIRMED THAT THE ACCIDENT WAS NUCLEAR IN THAT THE ACCIDENT WAS NUCLEAR IN NATURE. NATURE. I MEAN YOU’RE NOT GOING KILL I MEAN YOU’RE NOT GOING KILL FIVE NUCLEAR SCIENTISTS IN ONE FIVE NUCLEAR SCIENTISTS IN ONE EXPLOSION UNLESS THEY’RE THERE EXPLOSION UNLESS THEY’RE THERE FOR A REASON, BECAUSE YOU’RE FOR A REASON, BECAUSE YOU’RE DOING SOMETHING WITH NUCLEAR DOING SOMETHING WITH NUCLEAR POWER OR NUCLEAR WEAPONS. POWER OR NUCLEAR WEAPONS. THAT STATEMENT FROM THE RUSSIAN THAT STATEMENT FROM THE RUSSIAN NUCLEAR AGENCY ALSO ADMITTED IN NUCLEAR AGENCY ALSO ADMITTED IN VERY VAGUE JARGONY TERMS THAT VERY VAGUE JARGONY TERMS THAT WHILE YES, THE GOVERNMENT WHILE YES, THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED THIS WAS A MISSILE ANNOUNCED THIS WAS A MISSILE EXPLOSION, THE NUCLEAR AGENCY EXPLOSION, THE NUCLEAR AGENCY SAID THAT THIS MISSILE INVOLVED SAID THAT THIS MISSILE INVOLVED A, QUOTE, PROPULSIVE SYSTEM A, QUOTE, PROPULSIVE SYSTEM INVOLVING ISOTOPES, WHICH WAS INVOLVING ISOTOPES, WHICH WAS SAYING THIS WAS A NUCLEAR-FUELED SAYING THIS WAS A NUCLEAR-FUELED MISSILE. MISSILE. THIS IS WHAT WE KNEW AS OF LAST THIS IS WHAT WE KNEW AS OF LAST NIGHT. NIGHT. THIS WAS THE BASIS FOR OUR THIS WAS THE BASIS FOR OUR REPORTING LAST NIGHT. REPORTING LAST NIGHT. YOU’VE SEEN PEOPLE LIKE JOE AND YOU’VE SEEN PEOPLE LIKE JOE AND JEFFREY LEWIS AND OTHER NUCLEAR JEFFREY LEWIS AND OTHER NUCLEAR EXPERTS AND WEAPONS EXPERTS HERE EXPERTS AND WEAPONS EXPERTS HERE ON NBC AND OTHER NEWS OUTLETS ON NBC AND OTHER NEWS OUTLETS TALKING ABOUT THIS, EXPLAINING TALKING ABOUT THIS, EXPLAINING WHAT KIND OF TEST MIGHT HAVE WHAT KIND OF TEST MIGHT HAVE GONE SO WRONG THAT PRODUCED THIS GONE SO WRONG THAT PRODUCED THIS FATAL ACCIDENT. FATAL ACCIDENT. ALSO THE SCARY CAGEYNESS AND ALSO THE SCARY CAGEYNESS AND SECRECY FROM THE RUSSIAN SECRECY FROM THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT ABOUT WHETHER THERE’S GOVERNMENT ABOUT WHETHER THERE’S A THREAT HERE TO THE CIVILIAN A THREAT HERE TO THE CIVILIAN POPULATIONS NEARBY THE SITE OF POPULATIONS NEARBY THE SITE OF THE ACCIDENT. THE ACCIDENT. I THINK NOBODY AT THIS POINT CAN I THINK NOBODY AT THIS POINT CAN SAY THEY DEFINITIVELY KNOW FOR SAY THEY DEFINITIVELY KNOW FOR SURE, BUT AT LEAST THE CONSENSUS SURE, BUT AT LEAST THE CONSENSUS OF THE WESTERN SPECULATION IS OF THE WESTERN SPECULATION IS THAT PUTIN’S GOVERNMENT MIGHT THAT PUTIN’S GOVERNMENT MIGHT HAVE BEEN TRYING TO TEST THE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO TEST THE SORT OF MISSILE THAT HE PROMISED SORT OF MISSILE THAT HE PROMISED IN LAST YEAR’S STATE OF THE IN LAST YEAR’S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS, WHICH HE UNION ADDRESS, WHICH HE DESCRIBED AS A MISSILE THAT WAS DESCRIBED AS A MISSILE THAT WAS A NUCLEAR MISSILE, NOT IN THE A NUCLEAR MISSILE, NOT IN THE SENSE THAT IT WAS ARMED WITH A SENSE THAT IT WAS ARMED WITH A NUCLEAR WARHEAD. NUCLEAR WARHEAD. IT WOULD BE A CONVENTIONAL IT WOULD BE A CONVENTIONAL MISSILE, A CRUISE MISSILE MISSILE, A CRUISE MISSILE ESSENTIALLY, BUT IT WOULD BE ESSENTIALLY, BUT IT WOULD BE POWERED BY A NUCLEAR REACTOR. POWERED BY A NUCLEAR REACTOR. SO YOU CAN IMAGINE INSTEAD OF A SO YOU CAN IMAGINE INSTEAD OF A CONVENTIONAL ROCKET LIKE SOME CONVENTIONAL ROCKET LIKE SOME SORT OF CONVENTIONAL JET SORT OF CONVENTIONAL JET PROPULSION SYSTEM, WHAT PUTIN PROPULSION SYSTEM, WHAT PUTIN HAS BEEN THREATENING TO BUILD, HAS BEEN THREATENING TO BUILD, WHAT THE U.S. TINKERED WITH IN WHAT THE U.S. TINKERED WITH IN THE ’50s AND ’60s AND ABANDONED THE ’50s AND ’60s AND ABANDONED AS A TERRIBLE IDEA, WHAT PUTIN AS A TERRIBLE IDEA, WHAT PUTIN MAY HAVE IN FACT BEEN TESTING IN MAY HAVE IN FACT BEEN TESTING IN NORTHWESTERN RUSSIA HERE ON THE NORTHWESTERN RUSSIA HERE ON THE WHITE SEA WHEN THIS WENT SO WHITE SEA WHEN THIS WENT SO DRASTICALLY WRONG LATE LAST WEEK DRASTICALLY WRONG LATE LAST WEEK COULD BE THIS IDEA OF A MISSILE COULD BE THIS IDEA OF A MISSILE THAT HAS A CONVENTIONAL WARHEAD THAT HAS A CONVENTIONAL WARHEAD ON IT BUT IT IS POWERED BY ON IT BUT IT IS POWERED BY NUCLEAR ENERGY. NUCLEAR ENERGY. IT IS A MISSILE THAT IS FITTED IT IS A MISSILE THAT IS FITTED ESSENTIALLY WITH A FLYING ESSENTIALLY WITH A FLYING NUCLEAR REACTOR. NUCLEAR REACTOR. WHICH IS THE KIND OF THING THAT WHICH IS THE KIND OF THING THAT OF COURSE WOULD BE VERY BAD NEWS OF COURSE WOULD BE VERY BAD NEWS FOR THE WORLD IF IT WORKED. FOR THE WORLD IF IT WORKED. BUT WELL SHORT OF THAT, THERE’S BUT WELL SHORT OF THAT, THERE’S ABOUT A GAZILLION DIFFERENT WAYS ABOUT A GAZILLION DIFFERENT WAYS THAT COULD BE VERY BAD NEWS FOR THAT COULD BE VERY BAD NEWS FOR THE WORLD WHEN IT FAILS AND, THE WORLD WHEN IT FAILS AND, SAY, BLOWS UP AT A MILITARY SAY, BLOWS UP AT A MILITARY TESTING FACILITY ON THE WHITE TESTING FACILITY ON THE WHITE SEA ON A THURSDAY AFTERNOON. SEA ON A THURSDAY AFTERNOON. WELL, TODAY THE STORY GOT WELL, TODAY THE STORY GOT CONSIDERABLY WORSE THAN IT HAD CONSIDERABLY WORSE THAN IT HAD BEEN EVEN AS OF LAST NIGHT. BEEN EVEN AS OF LAST NIGHT. TODAY RUSSIAN MILITARY OFFICIALS TODAY RUSSIAN MILITARY OFFICIALS APPARENTLY VISITED A TOWN THAT’S APPARENTLY VISITED A TOWN THAT’S EVEN CLOSER TO THE BLAST SITE EVEN CLOSER TO THE BLAST SITE THAN THIS CITY THAT HAD THAN THIS CITY THAT HAD ANNOUNCED IT NOTICED THIS SPIKE ANNOUNCED IT NOTICED THIS SPIKE IN RADIATION LEVELS. IN RADIATION LEVELS. RESIDENTS IN THIS NEARBY CITY RESIDENTS IN THIS NEARBY CITY WERE TOLD THAT THEY SHOULD PLAN WERE TOLD THAT THEY SHOULD PLAN TO EVACUATE THEIR CITY. TO EVACUATE THEIR CITY. BUT JUST FOR A FEW HOURS. BUT JUST FOR A FEW HOURS. WHICH IS KIND OF AN ODD REQUEST, WHICH IS KIND OF AN ODD REQUEST, RIGHT, OR ODD DEMAND. RIGHT, OR ODD DEMAND. THEY WOULD HAVE TO EVACUATE THEY WOULD HAVE TO EVACUATE THEIR CITY TONIGHT AND INTO THEIR CITY TONIGHT AND INTO TOMORROW FOR A FEW HOURS. TOMORROW FOR A FEW HOURS. EVEN THOUGH THE EXPLOSION WAS EVEN THOUGH THE EXPLOSION WAS LAST THURSDAY? LAST THURSDAY? WHY WOULD YOU HAVE TO JUST STAY WHY WOULD YOU HAVE TO JUST STAY AWAY FOR A FEW HOURS AND NOW AWAY FOR A FEW HOURS AND NOW ONLY DAYS AFTER IT ALL HAPPENED? ONLY DAYS AFTER IT ALL HAPPENED? THEN YOU’RE ABLE TO COME BACK THEN YOU’RE ABLE TO COME BACK AND EVERYTHING IS FINE? AND EVERYTHING IS FINE? IT’S AN ODD REQUEST, AN ODD IT’S AN ODD REQUEST, AN ODD DEMAND FROM THE GOVERNMENT. DEMAND FROM THE GOVERNMENT. DOESN’T MAKE MUCH SENSE ON THE DOESN’T MAKE MUCH SENSE ON THE SURFACE. SURFACE. IT WAS, NEVERTHELESS, MADE ALL IT WAS, NEVERTHELESS, MADE ALL THE MORE DRAMATIC BY THE FACT THE MORE DRAMATIC BY THE FACT THEY SENT A SPECIAL TRAIN INTO THEY SENT A SPECIAL TRAIN INTO THAT TOWN TO TAKE ALL THE THAT TOWN TO TAKE ALL THE RESIDENTS AWAY. RESIDENTS AWAY. SO MAYBE THAT’S WHAT THEY WERE SO MAYBE THAT’S WHAT THEY WERE PLANNING ON DOING AND WHY THAT PLANNING ON DOING AND WHY THAT NEARBY TOWN HAD TO EMPTY OUT. NEARBY TOWN HAD TO EMPTY OUT. MAYBE, MIGHT HAVE BEEN. MAYBE, MIGHT HAVE BEEN. BUT IF THAT HAD INITIALLY BEEN BUT IF THAT HAD INITIALLY BEEN THEIR PLAN, THEY APPARENTLY THEIR PLAN, THEY APPARENTLY CANCELLED IT, WHICH IS LIKE THE CANCELLED IT, WHICH IS LIKE THE ONE EVEN MORE UNNERVING THING ONE EVEN MORE UNNERVING THING YOU CAN DO IN THAT CIRCUMSTANCE. YOU CAN DO IN THAT CIRCUMSTANCE. AT THE END OF THE DAY TODAY, AT THE END OF THE DAY TODAY, AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCED NEVER AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCED NEVER MIND. MIND. YES, THEY HAD BEEN PLANNING AN YES, THEY HAD BEEN PLANNING AN EVACUATION FOR THIS LITTLE TOWN, EVACUATION FOR THIS LITTLE TOWN, BUT THAT WAS NOW OFF. BUT THAT WAS NOW OFF. WHATEVER THEY WERE GOING TO DO WHATEVER THEY WERE GOING TO DO THAT THEY WANTED TO EVACUATE THE THAT THEY WANTED TO EVACUATE THE TOWN FOR, THEY’RE NO LONGER TOWN FOR, THEY’RE NO LONGER GOING TO DO IT. GOING TO DO IT. EVERYTHING IS FINE NOW. EVERYTHING IS FINE NOW. ACTUALLY YOU GUYS CAN ALL JUST ACTUALLY YOU GUYS CAN ALL JUST STAY, NEVER MIND. STAY, NEVER MIND. IMAGINE IF YOU LIVE IN THAT IMAGINE IF YOU LIVE IN THAT TOWN. TOWN. THE GOVERNOR OF THAT REGION IS THE GOVERNOR OF THAT REGION IS ACTUALLY INSISTING THAT THERE ACTUALLY INSISTING THAT THERE WAS NEVER ANY EVACUATION PLANNED WAS NEVER ANY EVACUATION PLANNED AT ALL. AT ALL. NEVER MIND THE TRAIN WE SENT IN NEVER MIND THE TRAIN WE SENT IN THERE AND ALL THE REST OF IT, THERE AND ALL THE REST OF IT, THE GOVERNOR FROM THE LOCAL THE GOVERNOR FROM THE LOCAL REGION NOW TELLING THE PRESS ANY REGION NOW TELLING THE PRESS ANY CLAIMS THAT THERE WAS AN CLAIMS THAT THERE WAS AN EVACUATION PLANNED ARE, QUOTE, EVACUATION PLANNED ARE, QUOTE, NONSENSE. NONSENSE. HE SAYS ACTUALLY THIS IS ALL A, HE SAYS ACTUALLY THIS IS ALL A, QUOTE, ROUTINE MEASURE. QUOTE, ROUTINE MEASURE. NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY NOTHING OUT OF THE ORDINARY HERE. HERE. WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? KEEP MOVING. KEEP MOVING. SIMILARLY, PRESIDENT VLADIMIR SIMILARLY, PRESIDENT VLADIMIR PUTIN’S SPOKESMAN IN MOSCOW HAS PUTIN’S SPOKESMAN IN MOSCOW HAS BEEN HUMMING THAT SAME TUNE BEEN HUMMING THAT SAME TUNE TELLING REPORTERS TODAY THAT, TELLING REPORTERS TODAY THAT, QUOTE, SECURITY IS FULLY QUOTE, SECURITY IS FULLY ENSURED. ENSURED. QUOTE, ALL AGENCIES THAT ARE QUOTE, ALL AGENCIES THAT ARE COMPETENT IN THIS SITUATION ARE COMPETENT IN THIS SITUATION ARE SUPPORTING THE COMPLETE SAFETY SUPPORTING THE COMPLETE SAFETY OF RUSSIAN CITIZENS. OF RUSSIAN CITIZENS. “THE WASHINGTON POST” HAS BOTH A “THE WASHINGTON POST” HAS BOTH A GREAT EDITORIAL AND SOME GREAT GREAT EDITORIAL AND SOME GREAT REPORTING ON THIS TODAY, REPORTING ON THIS TODAY, INCLUDING FROM PULL IT ISITZER INCLUDING FROM PULL IT ISITZER PRIZE-WINNING REPORTER. PRIZE-WINNING REPORTER. HE SAYS THEY NOW ADMIT TO THE HE SAYS THEY NOW ADMIT TO THE RADIATION SPIKES. RADIATION SPIKES. THE DEFENSE MINISTRY WAS WRONG THE DEFENSE MINISTRY WAS WRONG THIS WEEKEND WHEN THEY SAID THIS WEEKEND WHEN THEY SAID THERE WAS NO INCREASE IN THERE WAS NO INCREASE IN RADIATION. RADIATION. THEY’RE ADMITTING THAT THE LOCAL THEY’RE ADMITTING THAT THE LOCAL CITY WAS CORRECT WHEN THEY SAID CITY WAS CORRECT WHEN THEY SAID THEY HAD NOTICED A SPIKE IN THEY HAD NOTICED A SPIKE IN RADIATION. RADIATION. THAT MEANS IT WAS WRONG FOR THEM THAT MEANS IT WAS WRONG FOR THEM TO TAKE THAT INFORMATION OFF TO TAKE THAT INFORMATION OFF THEIR WEBSITE SINCE THAT THEIR WEBSITE SINCE THAT INFORMATION WAS IN FACT CORRECT. INFORMATION WAS IN FACT CORRECT. TODAY THE GOVERNMENT IS TODAY THE GOVERNMENT IS CONFIRMING THAT IN FACT CONFIRMING THAT IN FACT RADIATION LEVELS SPIKED UP TO 16 RADIATION LEVELS SPIKED UP TO 16 TIMES NORMAL LEVELS. TIMES NORMAL LEVELS. BUT THEN REPORTER WILL ENGLUND’S BUT THEN REPORTER WILL ENGLUND’S DISPATCH FROM MOSCOW SAYS A DISPATCH FROM MOSCOW SAYS A SLIGHTLY EVEN MORE DISTURBING SLIGHTLY EVEN MORE DISTURBING REPORT. REPORT. A WEBSITE CALLED DVINA TODAY A WEBSITE CALLED DVINA TODAY REPORTED THAT TEN WORKERS AT THE REPORTED THAT TEN WORKERS AT THE HOSPITAL WHO HAD TREATED THE HOSPITAL WHO HAD TREATED THE VICTIMS OF THE EXPLOSION FLEW TO VICTIMS OF THE EXPLOSION FLEW TO MOSCOW ON MONDAY AND WERE TAKEN MOSCOW ON MONDAY AND WERE TAKEN TO THE FEDERAL MEDICAL AND TO THE FEDERAL MEDICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL CENTER. BIOPHYSICAL CENTER. QUOTE, THERE WAS NO WORD ON WHY QUOTE, THERE WAS NO WORD ON WHY THE DOCTORS FROM THE REGIONAL THE DOCTORS FROM THE REGIONAL HOSPITAL HAD BEEN TAKEN TO HOSPITAL HAD BEEN TAKEN TO MOSCOW. MOSCOW. THAT, I BELIEVE, WAS THE FIRST THAT, I BELIEVE, WAS THE FIRST REPORT IN THE WESTERN PRESS THAT REPORT IN THE WESTERN PRESS THAT THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL, THE THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL, THE DOCTORS AND THE MEDICAL DOCTORS AND THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL WHO HAVE BEEN HELPING PERSONNEL WHO HAVE BEEN HELPING THE PEOPLE WHO WERE HURT IN THIS THE PEOPLE WHO WERE HURT IN THIS BLAST MIGHT THEMSELVES BE IN BLAST MIGHT THEMSELVES BE IN TROUBLE. TROUBLE. THAT WAS THE FIRST REPORT IN THE THAT WAS THE FIRST REPORT IN THE WEST. WEST. THE ESSENCE OF THAT HAS BEEN THE ESSENCE OF THAT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED BY MULTIPLE SOURCES IN CONFIRMED BY MULTIPLE SOURCES IN RUSSIA, INCLUDING TAS AND RUSSIA, INCLUDING TAS AND INTERFAX AND TONIGHT “THE NEW INTERFAX AND TONIGHT “THE NEW YORK TIMES” IS REPORTING IT AS YORK TIMES” IS REPORTING IT AS WELL. WELL. HERE’S HOW “THE TIMES” SUMS IT HERE’S HOW “THE TIMES” SUMS IT UP. UP. A REGIONAL NEWS SITE REPORTED A REGIONAL NEWS SITE REPORTED THAT DOCTORS AT A CIVILIAN THAT DOCTORS AT A CIVILIAN HOSPITAL IN THE LARGEST CITY IN HOSPITAL IN THE LARGEST CITY IN THE REGION WHO FIRST TREATED THE REGION WHO FIRST TREATED VICTIMS OF THE ACCIDENT HAD NOT VICTIMS OF THE ACCIDENT HAD NOT BEEN INFORMED OF THE RADIATION BEEN INFORMED OF THE RADIATION DANGER. DANGER. AFTER TREATING THE PATIENTS, THE AFTER TREATING THE PATIENTS, THE DOCTORS AT THE REGIONAL CLINICAL DOCTORS AT THE REGIONAL CLINICAL HOSPITAL FOUND THAT THEIR SCRUBS HOSPITAL FOUND THAT THEIR SCRUBS WERE CAUSING RADIATION METERS TO WERE CAUSING RADIATION METERS TO CLICK. CLICK. THE PATIENTS WHO WERE HURT IN THE PATIENTS WHO WERE HURT IN THE INITIAL BLAST HAD BEEN TAKEN THE INITIAL BLAST HAD BEEN TAKEN TO MOSCOW. TO MOSCOW. THE ROOMS WHERE THOSE PATIENTS THE ROOMS WHERE THOSE PATIENTS HAD LAIN IN THE REGIONAL HAD LAIN IN THE REGIONAL HOSPITAL WERE SEALED AFTER THE HOSPITAL WERE SEALED AFTER THE PATIENTS WERE TAKEN AWAY. PATIENTS WERE TAKEN AWAY. BUT THEN ALSO, THE DOCTORS WHO BUT THEN ALSO, THE DOCTORS WHO TREATED THOSE PATIENTS WERE THEN TREATED THOSE PATIENTS WERE THEN TRANSFERRED TO MOSCOW FOR THEIR TRANSFERRED TO MOSCOW FOR THEIR OWN MEDICAL EVALUATIONS. OWN MEDICAL EVALUATIONS. ACCORDING TO “THE TIMES” ACCORDING TO “THE TIMES” HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES ARE IN A HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES ARE IN A DEPRESSED STATE. DEPRESSED STATE. THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY DOCTORS AND NURSES WHO WERE DOCTORS AND NURSES WHO WERE FULFILLING THEIR PROFESSIONAL FULFILLING THEIR PROFESSIONAL DUTIES WERE TREATED IN THIS WAY. DUTIES WERE TREATED IN THIS WAY. “THE NEW YORK TIMES” QUOTING “THE NEW YORK TIMES” QUOTING REGIONAL NEWS SOURCES IN RUSSIA REGIONAL NEWS SOURCES IN RUSSIA THERE. THERE. “THE WASHINGTON POST” EDITORIAL “THE WASHINGTON POST” EDITORIAL ON THIS CRISIS LINKS TO THIS ON THIS CRISIS LINKS TO THIS VIDEO REPORTEDLY SHOT NEARBY THE VIDEO REPORTEDLY SHOT NEARBY THE BLAST SITE. BLAST SITE. AS YOU CAN TELL, IT SHOWS A LINE AS YOU CAN TELL, IT SHOWS A LINE OF AMBULANCES THAT ARE OF AMBULANCES THAT ARE PURPORTEDLY TAKING THE INJURED PURPORTEDLY TAKING THE INJURED AWAY FROM THE CONTAMINATED SITE. AWAY FROM THE CONTAMINATED SITE. WHAT IS A LITTLE UNNERVING WHAT IS A LITTLE UNNERVING TOWARDS THE END OF THIS FOOTAGE TOWARDS THE END OF THIS FOOTAGE IS IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY, WHEN WE IS IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY, WHEN WE GET A LOOK AT THE BACK OF SOME GET A LOOK AT THE BACK OF SOME OF THESE AMBULANCES, IT APPEARS OF THESE AMBULANCES, IT APPEARS THAT THE BACK OF THESE THAT THE BACK OF THESE AMBULANCES, THE DOORS WHERE THEY AMBULANCES, THE DOORS WHERE THEY WOULD PUT PATIENTS IN AND OUT, WOULD PUT PATIENTS IN AND OUT, ARE SEALED WITH SOME KIND OF ARE SEALED WITH SOME KIND OF PLASTIC FILM AND IT’S BEING PLASTIC FILM AND IT’S BEING SPECULATED THAT THAT MAY BE SOME SPECULATED THAT THAT MAY BE SOME SORT OF EFFORT TO TRY TO SEAL IN SORT OF EFFORT TO TRY TO SEAL IN ANY RADIATION THAT COULD BE ANY RADIATION THAT COULD BE EMANATING FROM THE BODIES OF THE EMANATING FROM THE BODIES OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK OF THOSE PEOPLE IN THE BACK OF THOSE AMBULANCES. AMBULANCES. AND SO LOOKING FROM THE OUTSIDE AND SO LOOKING FROM THE OUTSIDE IN, AS WE ARE FROM ANOTHER IN, AS WE ARE FROM ANOTHER COUNTRY, AND AS MANY RUSSIAN COUNTRY, AND AS MANY RUSSIAN CITIZENS ARE TRYING TO PERMEATE CITIZENS ARE TRYING TO PERMEATE THIS FOG OF NONSENSE AND THIS FOG OF NONSENSE AND MISINFORMATION THAT IS COMING MISINFORMATION THAT IS COMING FROM THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT ON FROM THEIR OWN GOVERNMENT ON THIS, FOR ALL OF US LOOKING FROM THIS, FOR ALL OF US LOOKING FROM THE OUTSIDE IN, ONE, THERE’S BIG THE OUTSIDE IN, ONE, THERE’S BIG PICTURE CONCERN ABOUT WHAT PICTURE CONCERN ABOUT WHAT EXACTLY THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT EXACTLY THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT WAS DOING WHEN THIS NUCLEAR WAS DOING WHEN THIS NUCLEAR ACCIDENT HAPPENED, RIGHT? ACCIDENT HAPPENED, RIGHT? WHAT EXACTLY THEY’RE TRYING TO WHAT EXACTLY THEY’RE TRYING TO BUILD HERE. BUILD HERE. WHAT EXACTLY IS IT THAT BLEW UP? WHAT EXACTLY IS IT THAT BLEW UP? WHAT WAS IT SUPPOSED TO BE? WHAT WAS IT SUPPOSED TO BE? BEYOND THAT, THE PIT IN YOUR BEYOND THAT, THE PIT IN YOUR STOMACH ABOUT THIS IS ABOUT THE STOMACH ABOUT THIS IS ABOUT THE EXTENT OF THE COVER-UP AND WHAT EXTENT OF THE COVER-UP AND WHAT IT IS THAT THEY’RE NOT LETTING IT IS THAT THEY’RE NOT LETTING PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT WHAT’S GOING PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT WHAT’S GOING ON. ON. EACH DAY OF THE NEWS SINCE THE EACH DAY OF THE NEWS SINCE THE INITIAL BLAST ON THURSDAY HAS INITIAL BLAST ON THURSDAY HAS GOTTEN WORSE, EVERY REVISION TO GOTTEN WORSE, EVERY REVISION TO WHAT WE UNDERSTAND HAS BEEN MORE WHAT WE UNDERSTAND HAS BEEN MORE SERIOUS, NOT LESS. SERIOUS, NOT LESS. BUT THE DEEPER PIT IN YOUR BUT THE DEEPER PIT IN YOUR STOMACH MAY NOT JUST BE ABOUT STOMACH MAY NOT JUST BE ABOUT THE COVER-UP BUT ABOUT THE THE COVER-UP BUT ABOUT THE CLEANUP. CLEANUP. WHAT KIND OF CLEANUP OR SALVAGE WHAT KIND OF CLEANUP OR SALVAGE EFFORT IS UNDER WAY HERE? EFFORT IS UNDER WAY HERE? WHEN THEY SENT THAT SPECIAL WHEN THEY SENT THAT SPECIAL TRAIN INTO THE LITTLE TOWN TRAIN INTO THE LITTLE TOWN NEARBY THE MILITARY SITE, THAT NEARBY THE MILITARY SITE, THAT SPECIAL TRAIN THAT WAS SUPPOSED SPECIAL TRAIN THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO EVACUATE THE TOWN, LOCAL TO EVACUATE THE TOWN, LOCAL CIVIL AUTHORITIES GAVE A CIVIL AUTHORITIES GAVE A STATEMENT THAT GAVE SOME CLUES STATEMENT THAT GAVE SOME CLUES AS TO WHAT AT LEAST THE LOCALS AS TO WHAT AT LEAST THE LOCALS HAD BEEN TOLD WAS THE REASON FOR HAD BEEN TOLD WAS THE REASON FOR THEIR TEMPORARY EVACUATION THEIR TEMPORARY EVACUATION ORDER. ORDER. QUOTE, THE LEADERSHIP OF THE QUOTE, THE LEADERSHIP OF THE TRAINING RANGE INFORMED US OF TRAINING RANGE INFORMED US OF PLANNED ACTIVITIES OF THE PLANNED ACTIVITIES OF THE MILITARY AUTHORITIES. MILITARY AUTHORITIES. IT WAS ADVISED THAT RESIDENTS IT WAS ADVISED THAT RESIDENTS SHOULD DEPART THE TERRITORY OF SHOULD DEPART THE TERRITORY OF THE VILLAGE FROM AUGUST 14th. THE VILLAGE FROM AUGUST 14th. WHAT PLANNED MILITARY WHAT PLANNED MILITARY ACTIVITIES? ACTIVITIES? WELL, A LOCAL TV OUTLET REPORTED WELL, A LOCAL TV OUTLET REPORTED TODAY, ACCORDING TOP “THE NEW TODAY, ACCORDING TOP “THE NEW YORK TIMES,” RESIDENTS HAD BEEN YORK TIMES,” RESIDENTS HAD BEEN TOLD THEY HAD TO GET OUT BECAUSE TOLD THEY HAD TO GET OUT BECAUSE SOMETHING WAS GOING TO HAPPEN AT SOMETHING WAS GOING TO HAPPEN AT THAT NEARBY MILITARY BASE WHERE THAT NEARBY MILITARY BASE WHERE THE EXPLOSION HAD HAPPENED. THE EXPLOSION HAD HAPPENED. SOMETHING WAS GOING TO HAPPEN SOMETHING WAS GOING TO HAPPEN BETWEEN 5:00 A.M. AND 7:00 A.M. BETWEEN 5:00 A.M. AND 7:00 A.M. WEDNESDAY MORNING, SO PEOPLE HAD WEDNESDAY MORNING, SO PEOPLE HAD TO BE OUT OF THERE BEFORE THAT TO BE OUT OF THERE BEFORE THAT WINDOW OF TIME BEFORE LORD KNOWS WINDOW OF TIME BEFORE LORD KNOWS WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN AT THE WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN AT THE SITE OF THE DISASTER AND NOBODY SITE OF THE DISASTER AND NOBODY COULD BE IN A NEARBY TOWN. COULD BE IN A NEARBY TOWN. QUOTE, THE POSSIBILITY OF QUOTE, THE POSSIBILITY OF EVACUATING THE AREA RAISED THE EVACUATING THE AREA RAISED THE QUESTION OF WHETHER AUTHORITIES QUESTION OF WHETHER AUTHORITIES SEE A CONTINUING THREAT FROM SEE A CONTINUING THREAT FROM THURSDAY’S EXPLOSION OR IF THEY THURSDAY’S EXPLOSION OR IF THEY MAY BE PREPARING TO RETRIEVE THE MAY BE PREPARING TO RETRIEVE THE RADIOACTIVE SOURCE, POTENTIALLY RADIOACTIVE SOURCE, POTENTIALLY POSING NEW DANGERS. POSING NEW DANGERS. QUOTE, ON SATURDAY, ONE RUSSIAN QUOTE, ON SATURDAY, ONE RUSSIAN STATE NEWS AGENCY SAID THE STATE NEWS AGENCY SAID THE EXPLOSION ON THE TEST PLATFORM EXPLOSION ON THE TEST PLATFORM HAD KNOCKED THE SCIENTISTS WHO HAD KNOCKED THE SCIENTISTS WHO DIED INTO THE SEA, SUGGESTING DIED INTO THE SEA, SUGGESTING THE REACTOR OR WHATEVER REMAINED THE REACTOR OR WHATEVER REMAINED OF IT ALSO WOUND UP IN THE OF IT ALSO WOUND UP IN THE WATER. WATER. ONE AUTHORITY ON RADIATION ONE AUTHORITY ON RADIATION SAFETY IN RUSSIA SAYING THAT THE SAFETY IN RUSSIA SAYING THAT THE MILITARY MIGHT HAVE TO, QUOTE, MILITARY MIGHT HAVE TO, QUOTE, FISH THE DAMAGED REACTOR FROM FISH THE DAMAGED REACTOR FROM THE SEABED. THE SEABED. SO MAYBE THAT’S WHAT THEY WERE SO MAYBE THAT’S WHAT THEY WERE PLANNING ON DOING TOMORROW PLANNING ON DOING TOMORROW MORNING BETWEEN 5:00 A.M. AND MORNING BETWEEN 5:00 A.M. AND 7:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME AND THEY 7:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME AND THEY THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE REALLY THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE REALLY DANGEROUS TO THE NEARBY TOWN AND DANGEROUS TO THE NEARBY TOWN AND SO THEY TOLD EVERYBODY TO GET SO THEY TOLD EVERYBODY TO GET OUT BUT NOW MAYBE THEY’RE NOT OUT BUT NOW MAYBE THEY’RE NOT DOING THAT? DOING THAT? HOW ARE THEY CLEANING UP THIS HOW ARE THEY CLEANING UP THIS SITE? SITE? WHAT IS IT EXACTLY THEY HAVE TO WHAT IS IT EXACTLY THEY HAVE TO CLEAN UP? CLEAN UP? HOW DANGEROUS IS IT TO PEOPLE HOW DANGEROUS IS IT TO PEOPLE NEARBY, NOT TO MENTION TO PEOPLE NEARBY, NOT TO MENTION TO PEOPLE THAT ARE PART OF THIS RESPONSE. THAT ARE PART OF THIS RESPONSE. THEY DIDN’T TELL THE DOCTORS THEY DIDN’T TELL THE DOCTORS THERE WAS A RADIATION HAZARD THERE WAS A RADIATION HAZARD WHEN THE PATIENTS CAME IN FROM WHEN THE PATIENTS CAME IN FROM THE SITE AND NOW THE DOCTORS THE SITE AND NOW THE DOCTORS THEMSELVES ARE BEING TREATED. THEMSELVES ARE BEING TREATED. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT ARMS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT ARMS CONTROL EXPERT JEFFREY LEWIS HAS CONTROL EXPERT JEFFREY LEWIS HAS BEEN RAISING A RED FLAG ABOUT IS BEEN RAISING A RED FLAG ABOUT IS THE FACT THAT A VERY SPECIALIZED THE FACT THAT A VERY SPECIALIZED SHIP HAS BEEN NOTICED NEARBY THE SHIP HAS BEEN NOTICED NEARBY THE BLAST SITE IN THE WHITE SEA. BLAST SITE IN THE WHITE SEA. IT’S A SPECIALIZED SHIP THAT’S IT’S A SPECIALIZED SHIP THAT’S USED FOR COLLECTING AND STORING USED FOR COLLECTING AND STORING LIQUID NUCLEAR WASTE. LIQUID NUCLEAR WASTE. SO THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON SO THERE’S SOMETHING GOING ON THAT APPEARS TO INVOLVE MAYBE THAT APPEARS TO INVOLVE MAYBE LIQUID NUCLEAR WASTE AND A LIQUID NUCLEAR WASTE AND A POTENTIAL CLEANUP EFFORT AND A POTENTIAL CLEANUP EFFORT AND A POTENTIAL BUT ABORTED EVACUATION POTENTIAL BUT ABORTED EVACUATION AND THE DOCTORS ARE GETTING AND THE DOCTORS ARE GETTING SICK. SICK. I MEAN JUST STEP BACK FROM THIS I MEAN JUST STEP BACK FROM THIS FOR A SECOND. FOR A SECOND. THIS IS NOT WHAT WE UNDERSTOOD THIS IS NOT WHAT WE UNDERSTOOD LAST NIGHT. LAST NIGHT. WHAT WE UNDERSTOOD LAST NIGHT IS WHAT WE UNDERSTOOD LAST NIGHT IS BAD. BAD. WHAT WE UNDERSTAND NOW IS THAT WHAT WE UNDERSTAND NOW IS THAT APPARENTLY RUSSIA IS MAYBE APPARENTLY RUSSIA IS MAYBE TRYING TO MAKE WEAPONIZED FLYING TRYING TO MAKE WEAPONIZED FLYING NUCLEAR REACTORS AND IT’S GOING NUCLEAR REACTORS AND IT’S GOING BADLY. BADLY. THEY HAD A CATASTROPHIC ACCIDENT THEY HAD A CATASTROPHIC ACCIDENT THAT APPEARS TO BE RELATED TO THAT APPEARS TO BE RELATED TO THAT WEAPONS PROGRAM ON THAT WEAPONS PROGRAM ON THURSDAY. THURSDAY. AT LEAST SEVEN PEOPLE ARE DEAD AT LEAST SEVEN PEOPLE ARE DEAD FROM THAT ACCIDENT. FROM THAT ACCIDENT. HOSPITAL ROOMS WHERE THE INJURED HOSPITAL ROOMS WHERE THE INJURED WERE TREATED HAVE BEEN SEALED WERE TREATED HAVE BEEN SEALED OFF AT THE REGIONAL HOSPITAL. OFF AT THE REGIONAL HOSPITAL. THERE ARE REPORTS THAT THE THERE ARE REPORTS THAT THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL WHO INTERACTED MEDICAL PERSONNEL WHO INTERACTED WITH THE DEAD AND WOUNDED HAD TO WITH THE DEAD AND WOUNDED HAD TO BE THEMSELVES MEDEVACED TO BE THEMSELVES MEDEVACED TO MOSCOW BECAUSE OF RADIATION MOSCOW BECAUSE OF RADIATION EXPOSURE. EXPOSURE. THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT WAS CORRECT THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT WAS CORRECT ABOUT RADIATION LEVELS SPIKING ABOUT RADIATION LEVELS SPIKING EVEN AS THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT EVEN AS THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT AND RUSSIAN MILITARY INITIALLY AND RUSSIAN MILITARY INITIALLY DENIED THAT. DENIED THAT. THEY’RE NOW ADMITTING IT’S TRUE. THEY’RE NOW ADMITTING IT’S TRUE. THEY ARE GOING TO TRY TO ATTEMPT THEY ARE GOING TO TRY TO ATTEMPT SOMETHING IN THE EARLY MORNING SOMETHING IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS TOMORROW THAT THEY BELIEVE HOURS TOMORROW THAT THEY BELIEVE SHOULD OCCASION THE EVACUATION SHOULD OCCASION THE EVACUATION OF THE CLOSEST TOWN TO THE OF THE CLOSEST TOWN TO THE TESTING FACILITY BUT NOW THAT TESTING FACILITY BUT NOW THAT EVACUATION INCLUDING THE SPECIAL EVACUATION INCLUDING THE SPECIAL TRAIN THEY SENT IN FOR THAT TRAIN THEY SENT IN FOR THAT PURPOSE, ALL OF IT HAS BEEN PURPOSE, ALL OF IT HAS BEEN CALLED OFF. CALLED OFF. THE REGIONAL GOVERNOR IS THE REGIONAL GOVERNOR IS REASSURING EVERYBODY BY SAYING REASSURING EVERYBODY BY SAYING ACTUALLY NONE OF THAT EVER ACTUALLY NONE OF THAT EVER HAPPENED, WHERE DID YOU HEAR HAPPENED, WHERE DID YOU HEAR THAT? THAT? THE AMBULANCES ARE BEING THE AMBULANCES ARE BEING SHIELDED OFF WITH PLASTIC SHIELDED OFF WITH PLASTIC SHEETING. SHEETING. EVERYBODY AT THE RESPONSE SITE EVERYBODY AT THE RESPONSE SITE IN HAZMAT SUITS. IN HAZMAT SUITS. IF A SPEWING EXPERIMENTAL IF A SPEWING EXPERIMENTAL NUCLEAR REACTOR THAT JUST KILLED NUCLEAR REACTOR THAT JUST KILLED SEVEN PEOPLE HAS BEEN CAST INTO SEVEN PEOPLE HAS BEEN CAST INTO THE SEA, WHO DO YOU CALL TO FIX THE SEA, WHO DO YOU CALL TO FIX THAT PROBLEM? THAT PROBLEM? AND WHAT DANGERS DOES IT POSE AS AND WHAT DANGERS DOES IT POSE AS YOU TRY TO FISH IT OUT? YOU TRY TO FISH IT OUT? I MEAN WE’LL STAY ON THIS STORY, I MEAN WE’LL STAY ON THIS STORY, BUT WE’VE ONLY BEEN FOLLOWING IT BUT WE’VE ONLY BEEN FOLLOWING IT A COUPLE OF DAYS AND IT’S A COUPLE OF DAYS AND IT’S EXPONENTIALLY WORSE. EXPONENTIALLY WORSE. AND PART OF CONTINUING TO FOLLOW AND PART OF CONTINUING TO FOLLOW IT WILL BE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IT WILL BE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF YOU OR ANYONE IN RUSSIA CAN IF YOU OR ANYONE IN RUSSIA CAN TRUST ANYTHING THAT THE RUSSIAN TRUST ANYTHING THAT THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT SAYS ABOUT WHAT IS GOVERNMENT SAYS ABOUT WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING ON ITS OWN ACTUALLY HAPPENING ON ITS OWN SOIL, INCLUDING ABOUT THE THREAT SOIL, INCLUDING ABOUT THE THREAT THAT MAY BE POSED HERE TO THAT MAY BE POSED HERE TO CIVILIANS, CERTAINLY INCLUDING CIVILIANS, CERTAINLY INCLUDING THE FIRST RESPONDERS AND THE THE FIRST RESPONDERS AND THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL AND WHOEVER IS MEDICAL PERSONNEL AND WHOEVER IS INVOLVED IN WHATEVER THIS INVOLVED IN WHATEVER THIS CLEANUP EFFORT NOW IS. CLEANUP EFFORT NOW IS. AND I MEAN IT IS ONE THING TO AND I MEAN IT IS ONE THING TO TRUST YOUR GOVERNMENT IN GOOD TRUST YOUR GOVERNMENT IN GOOD TIMES WHEN YOU GENERALLY APPROVE TIMES WHEN YOU GENERALLY APPROVE OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING, WHEN OF WHAT THEY ARE DOING, WHEN THINGS ARE GENERALLY GOING WELL. THINGS ARE GENERALLY GOING WELL. BUT CAN YOU TRUST THEM IN A

100 thoughts on “Radiation Containment A New Concern In Russian Nuclear Incident | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

  1. The reason you got positive feedback dummy, is because you finally did some news! Jerky open your eyes! Your failing show and channel has to do with lack of news but attacks on your American President, open your eyes MSNBC! People want news not hate 24/7

  2. …. well Drumph, I wonder since Russia had a nuclear explosions in their country, I wonder how your potential business ventures with Putin would appeal to people knowing their health/life can always be in jeopardy when they visit the country.

  3. there is a very good youtube vid on the US version. Project Pluto, and Project SLAM. The creepy, horrorfying part is revealed at the end of the presentation ( if you want to skip all of the preliminary stuff )
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZHONQAMV48

  4. So higher levels of cesium 137 than normal instead of stuff in the atmosphere trying to get back to Cesium 133? cesium 133 is stable while cesium 137 is radioactive.
    It takes a couple thousand years for cesium 137 to get to cesium 133.

  5. I see a potential SCHOOLBOY ERROR with this missile which is nuclear powered with a conventional warhead,

    that when the warhead explodes, it will explode the nuclear engine!

    so you will have nuclear contamination spread all over the place.

    it sounds like something from a Warner Brothers cartoon.

  6. RUSSIA is trying to create Project SLAM. Type that into YouTube and see Curious Droid on it. If Russia has been testing this type of Nuclear Cruise Missile. Nobody wins. Not even Russia. We're in the Endgame now.

  7. Anytime I hear anything from Russia it's never good. Go on YouTube and see how they drive. Now just imagine…those people have nuclear weapons 馃お not to mention, those people are still walking around with Zcavaricci's and walkmans馃お for them it's perpetually the late 80's.

  8. Yeah, I'm all in favor of trusting the Ruskies… Heck, I trust them as much as I do Trump and Moscow Mitch!
    LOL!

  9. Maddow Disease is a very serious public health risk that is apparently getting worse https://spectator.org/the-medias-maddow-disease/.

  10. Trump would do the exact same thing lie lie lie till people believe the lie while declaring the truth is fake news.

  11. Elevated radiation levels are an officially sanctioned sign that there is no threat to public health. Really really really extreme radiation levels are an officially sanctioned nuclear industry "buy" recommendation at the stock market.

  12. What deaths? You could plunge a uranium fuel rod through your heart and be fine. You could eat 600 tons of uranium pebble while you sleep and not miss your morning coffee. This is GOOD news. This means the nuclear coffee boiler and pencil sharpeners are on the way! Rejoice!

  13. Do you think 馃 they used sea weed as a rocket 馃殌 propellant? Perhaps the used another type that could be quite different?

  14. The Russians are liars, they probabaly cracked the casing of a small tac nuke warhead. The US and NATO will already know exactly what it was because of its air sampling capability.

  15. And many say nuclear is safe for powering our homes, despite the fact that the waste needs to be contained for generations.

  16. I remember when the left wing said that Russia was following the nuclear treaty when Trump scrapped it.
    Just wanted to come here and say you want wrong

  17. I can鈥檛 help thinking that all of this could have been said in under five minutes and gained far more attention and clarity by doing so.

  18. Keep cramming your MSM b.s. down your veiwers throats. Report your agenda like you always do !
    You need one of these missles down your throat !
    Your day will come !

  19. Wow, I wonder what kind of ambulances the West uses for bio hazards ? Do THEY ever get the numbers right in the first hour ? Notice the anti Russian government agenda after an innocent accident ? Wow !!!!!

  20. Everything Russia does is a disaster. The Russians have the worst quality in the world. It's no surprise that their new nuclear powered missile is a dud and a failure, contrary to what the bragging Putin boasted about it. Everything Russia makes or builds fails.

  21. Lots of feedback from Russian bots have once again easily convinced Rachel to continue talking about them for free. Can someone download anti-spywares to all of Maddow鈥檚 office computers please?

  22. Exactly why Putin ordered Dumb Donnie to back out of the Intermediate Range Nuke treaty. Vlad needs to test and develop new weapons.

  23. Russia…..here is why they HAVE TO HACK EVERYONE'S ELECTIONS! THEIR GOVERNMENT IS KILLING EVERYONE WITH RADIATION CRUISE MISSILES MISTAKES AND NOVACHOK ON NATO SOIL!! 袩袪袨袦蝎袙袗袡孝袝 孝校袗袥袝孝蝎 袠 袣袗袧袗袥袠袟袗孝袨袪蝎 … 袙小袝 袝袛袝孝 袙 袪校小小袣袠袝 小孝袨袥蝎 !!! 袩袨小袦袨孝袪袠孝袝 袠啸 袚袥校袩袨袦校 袩袪袗袙袠孝袝袥鞋小孝袙校 !!

  24. PEOPLE'S LIFE'S ARE AT RISK because of Russia. Russia need to stop telling freaking lies they need to advices immediately before people die

  25. Maddow should be banned from ever saying the word "Russia" ever again. I can't believe this lying war monger is still on the air.

  26. Id be more worried about radioactive isotopes inside Americas pipes in the water reticulation systems on the west coast beta radiation is a nasty thing just ask the sailor's of the ronald ragen

  27. Time for the United Nations to get involved. This is totally unacceptable. Twice they鈥檝e had major incidents and twice they鈥檝e lied about it. UN should go in and demand answers.

  28. A new system as if instantaneously perfected when it's still in its initialality, and a failure occurred as can be expected that they will glean and learn from to make the changes necessary for it to eventually be a successful system so the booby Arms race can be speeded up ever increasingly onwards to foul up the only real planet to live on to become ever increasingly onwards an irreversible death trap of a planet since you and me aren't about to escape like automatic and instantaneous astronauts in our own backyard built rocket which are wholly unaffordable to 99.99999% of the planets populace whether increasing or decreasing, for a message to future generations WELCOME TO THE RUBBLE, not to be confused with RUBLE, vodka or gin you decide ! Cause radioactive water I am pretty sure is a no go. Or excuse me while I pass on that. It looks to me we will all be perfectly safe when we all drop dead all at once at the same time. When our Good Lord said Choose Life not Death.

  29. I worry about Russia actually making this work, and create the first nuclear powered rocket.
    Although a nuclear powered missile is difficult (if not impossible) to build, the same once was said about a missile engine that feeds the exhaust back into the propulsion chamber.

    Us Americans, the Chinese, the Germans, and everybody else didn't even make the attempt, because it would cost to much and/or take to long. So we didn't even try.

    That style rocket engine, is the work horse engine that we use today, because the Russians made it work (during the four years of the space race, and on a shoestring budget…).

  30. Rachel is too misinformed to not know what a thermobaric blast in an ammo dump is. Evacuation plan made up by US fake media. Go dig up on your self inflicted 911.

  31. You say incident so it is a incident,a mistake .you forget to speak about bikini island,nagasaky ,Hiroshima ,there was no incident .You sionist's will pay one day ,you must pay ,justice must be made .

  32. lol from the words of Trump, "if putin says there is nothing going on"
    , i have no reason believe he's not telling the truth, hehe

  33. It's hilarious how idiots are jumping on this, especially the idiots from the U.S. … Pacific Proving Grounds … And, other cool things the U.S. has done!

  34. the russians cant even get their submarines to work and return home safely without imploding and contaminating entire ocean floors with radiation!
    wtf are they doing trying to develop a nuclear powered cruise missile???

  35. Russia is evil and I think it's time we declare war on Russia. They have commited several acts of aggression against us (elections) and our allies (ukraine invasion). President Trump is a weak puppet. Once he's gone, the next president needs to show his commitment to the US and handle Russia with an iron gauntlet. Punish them, we need to destroy the russian economy and people.

  36. This evil man & his cronies are going to poison their people , their land & themselves into oblivion. All in their own arrogance to be the rulers of the world. While the people of Russia get murdered just for speaking their minds. GEEZ!! This IS the True Evil Empire, trump & the republicans are their tools to take us down.

  37. I don't think it's a nuclear cruise missile, I think an actual nuclear warhead ruptured because they wanted to upgrade it or something to increase its yield. The US already explored nuclear propulsion and it's too dangerous for actual use. The russians don't know anything we don't already

  38. Welcome to radioactive earth known for its changing severe global weather, warming oceans, toxic algae blooms, dead sea life washing up on every coast.

  39. Yep.. good 'ol trustworthy russians.. and still the official deathtoll for chernobyl is 30.. yeah right.. stand up honest folk they are.. LOL muthafuckers.

  40. Old Rachael can't get enough of scary Russian stories. LOL She doesn't realize most of the US is laughing at her Russia Phobia. She would make a great partner for Moose and Squirrel fighting for the US against nasty Boris and Natasha. Rocky and Bullwinke AKBAR! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTzuO24i-YA

  41. Press: Do you believe Putin knew about this radiation, but lied to cover it up?

    Trump: I asked Mr. Putin and he said no. Why would he know about it?

  42. Well I guess you can say that All of those Russians will Not have anything to worry about Cancer because They have All had Their Radiation Therapy.

  43. Vladimir Putin, needs to stop lying and covering up the fact that there was a nuclear explosion that took place. Those people, would have to die or get sick because of the sneakiness of the Government of Russia. It's Chernobyl, all over again. Now the Russian government will have to go in and silence everyone associated with that Town,because of the Military. Lord, have mercy on those people.

  44. In the meantime, have you checked up on FLINT, MI and their lead in the water, crisis, lately, Rachael?聽 No?聽 Oh well.聽 That's just you.聽 You don't care.

  45. This reminds me of Fukushima, In an indirect way, not saying the Japanese were lying, they just kinda down play as much as possible, in a "shellshock!" no, no, Its "Battle Fatigue", no, actually, its "Post Traumatic Stress Disorder." (George Carlin) sort of way. They do it even now when describing the non inhabitable areas around the site….. Anyway, my point being, The last I read about Fukushima, about a year after, was that they would try to send robots into the reactor area to try to video what is going on, because, at that time they "were not sure exactly where the core of the reactor was" They was worried that the core may continue to react thus melting its way down into the Earth and possibly come into contact with ground water that eventually leads to the sea. I hope that does not happen, but, once it makes it past there, it only has another 18 or so miles and it will enter the Mantle, and at that point, it will no longer be of any human concern.

  46. Trump is playing a dangerous game with Russia and China. My Russian neighbor said Russins in America are here boots in the ground ready and waiting for China to come in one coastline Russia will come in the other. Don't know if it's true but it's a terrifying thought

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