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Second blast raises nuclear fears



By Suvendrini Kakuchi

TOKYO - Hard on the heels of an explosion on Saturday at a nuclear facility in Fukushima, 150 kilometers north of Tokyo, the plant experienced another blast on Monday morning.

Soon after Prime Minister Naoto Kan said in a television address that the plant was in an "alarming" state, its number three reactor erupted.

Japan's chief cabinet secretary Yukio Edano was reported as saying that the head of the nuclear facility had assured him that the container vessel surrounding the reactor was still intact.

The distress at the plant - which has raised fears of a catastrophic meltdown of the facility - follows Friday's massive 9 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Japan that triggered a monstrous tsunami that is now expected to have claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people.

Despite the government's assurances and the fact that 180,000 people have been evacuated to more than 20 kilometers from the reactor - anti-nuclear experts continue to express concern. "There are many areas that remain unclear in the government's explanation, which is why we cannot accept that the coast is clear," Professor Hiroaki Koiwa from the Research Reactor Institute at the national Kyoto University told Inter Press Service.

Television footage Saturday afternoon and Monday morning showed a badly scarred Fukushima Number 1 nuclear power plant with white smoke plumes coming out of the building. The ceiling and walls were damaged. The building is a part of four reactors that account for 18% of Japan's nuclear power capacity.

Japanese shares plummeted in Monday morning trading, falling below 10,000. The benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average lost 464.88 points, or 4.53%, to trade at 9,789.55, while the broader Topix index was down 53.38 points, or 5.85%, at 861.93. This was the biggest daily loss in two years amid fears about the longer-term impact of a disruption in power supplies.

The earthquake forced the automatic closedown of the nuclear power plant, leading to the build-up of radioactive hydrogen inside the turbine building. The Tokyo Electric Power Company ( TEPCO) that owns the nuclear plant had to release a large amount of hydrogen pressure in the face of reports of a possible core meltdown in the building.

Japanese media quoting experts pointed to widespread radiation contamination if there were a core meltdown. But TEPCO and the Japan Nuclear Safety Commission reported that earlier estimates of radioactivity of around 1,000 times the normal level had been overstated.

Edano told media at the weekend that TEPCO had successfully been able to release hydrogen pressure that had been building in the concrete containment structure, normally about 1.2 meters thick. "After the release of the hydrogen, TEPCO reported that radiation level has dropped to 75 siebel units, which is not dangerous to people," he said. Internationally accepted human limits for tolerating radiation are set at 1,000 siebel units annually.
But Koiwa points out that if TEPCO released the hydrogen pressure using a power supply system to work the pump, what did the company then mean when it reported the shutdown of the facility following the earthquake.

Researchers also question the legitimacy of the latest radioactivity leakage figures stated by TEPCO, pointing out that wind direction plays a key role in setting standards.

Hideki Ban, a leading anti-nuclear power activist and head of the Citizen's Nuclear Information Center, said at a press conference on Saturday evening that the shocking damage to the Fukushima nuclear power plant pointed to the need for continued careful monitoring for radioactive leaks, despite government and TEPCO attempts at defusing tension.

"The Fukushima plant explosion symbolizes the terrible threat to human safety in Japan that is highly vulnerable to earthquakes. This is another opportunity to stop this dangerous nuclear power build-up," he told the media.

With some press reports hinting at widespread leaks leading as far as Tokyo, the public have been shopping hard for basic food items, leading many supermarkets to report cleaned shelves.

Ban contends hydrogen pressure is rising in the turbine building and the key to containing a major radiation leak is now in the hands of TEPCO that must work hard to release the pressure.

Anti-nuclear power activists also point out that the Fukushima plant was built in the 1970s, and does not contain the superior modern safety standards of today.

One-third of power in Japan is nuclear. Key nuclear reactors are located in seismic areas. Accidents have plagued the plants over the past decade, leading to deaths among workers and several evacuations.

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We should look at this, and compare to the sites where natural gas shale FRACKING is occurring.
Is it possible that fracking makes the ground less stable, and more susceptible to a HAARP attack?

http://www.frackwatch.com/What_is__Fracking__.html
"FRACKING is one method of extracting natural gas (and oil) from deep rock formations and  involves injecting nearly 70 known highly-toxic chemicals with a mixture of sand deep underground to fracture rock formations, thus stimulating and increasing production.  Fracking has been linked to over 1,000 incidents of groundwater contamination across the US.  There are hundreds of cases where people can ignite their tap water.  The fracking process is currently unregulated due to numerous exemptions in federal laws, and is a threat to our public health and environment, however, recent attention may force change."

http://www.frackwatch.com/Fracking_U.html


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Turbo Challenge is a U.S. Transportation Command-sponsored exercise that tested and evaluated the capability of the Defense Transportation System to support the deployment and sustainment of forces to the Korean peninsula.  Turbo Challenge was MSC's capstone exercise for FY 2000. This U.S. Transportation Command-sponsored exercise tested and evaluated USTC and its component commands' ability to support the deployment and sustainment of forces to the Korean peninsula. As in past years, the exercise was teamed with Reception, Staging, Onward movement and Integration of forces (RSOI), a joint U.S.-Korean command post exercise. RSOI 2000 tested interoperability and the movement and reception of forces in the Korean theater. Command post exercises involve electronic communication and coordination without actual movement of ships and cargoes. MSC Headquarters, MSC Far East and MSC Office Pusan provided logistical support personnel to the Commander Pacific Fleet and U.S. Forces Korea for the exercise. MSC also assisted in the development, execution and assessment of the exercise.  In September 2002, the Maritime Administration tested that fleet's ability to activate within the four-day requirement by ordering 13 reserve ships to get ready for work. Exercise "Turbo Challenge" was the largest pop quiz the Ready Reserve Fleet ever conducted.

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5/12/2008 - MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. (AFNS) -- When an improvised explosive device "detonated" along Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct on May 1st, the ensuing blast and chemical truck explosion sent deadly methyl isocyanate into the air, causing hundreds of deaths and thousands more injured and sick. At least on paper.  Ultimate Caduceus 08, part of National Level Exercise 02-08, tested the U.S. Transportation Command's ability to, in this case, assist the state of Washington with medical evacuation from area hospitals to a pre-designated site outside of the Seattle area.  "The exercise was collaboration between the Department of Defense, the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Veteran Affairs," explained Col. Nicholas Lezama, the senior validating flight surgeon for the U.S. Transportation Command, based at Scott Air Force Base, Ill.  The exercise was, for U.S. TRANSCOM officials, the single biennial patient movement exercise designed to test their ability to provide medical evacuation in both a field and computer-simulated setting. The exercise focused on their ability to conduct global patient movement, with an emphasis on aero-medical evacuation.  "We simulated a mass casualty situation where we helped evacuate patients from local hospitals and airlifted them from McChord (AFB) to federal coordinating centers in Portland, Ore," said Colonel Lezama.  U.S. TRANSCOM officials coordinated the efforts with a joint patient-movement team, a seven-person team comprising medical and administrative specialists, co-located with the Washington state Emergency Operations Center.  "We work with the state's patient movement requests through our Global Patient Movement Requirement Center at Scott," said Army Staff Sgt. Michael Manson, a joint patient-movement liaison for the exercise. "In a 24-hour period, we evacuated more than 750 patients, broken down into urgent care, priorities and routine care. For the exercise, we've moved close to 1,300 patients from the area."
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SPOKANE, Wash., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Disaster and emergency response experts from nearly two dozen regional agencies are ready to launch Ultimate Caduceus, a cooperative disaster exercise involving the United States Army, United States Air Force, Region 9 Homeland Security, Spokane Regional Health District, state and county emergency services and virtually every hospital in eastern Washington. The event takes place on Wednesday, March 23, 2005.

The exercise is designed to test the ability of hospitals in eastern Washington to cope with a sudden influx of injured or wounded military people and their families. It revolves around the arrival of a C-17 aircraft from McChord Air Force Base loaded with simulated victims of a major disaster in south Asia.

The aircraft will arrive at the Army National Guard Hanger, 8700 W. Electric Ave., at 8:40 A.M. on March 23rd and will be on ground until 9:10 A.M. "While we test ourselves to deal with disasters frequently, it is rare that we are able to test our abilities on this scale," said Empire Health Services Hospital Safety Director, Randy Benson. "The idea behind this drill is caring for military people and their families if hospitals on the west side of the state become overwhelmed with victims. It helps us perfect methods of working with other agencies and hospitals to meet the needs of all of our patients." In this exercise, victims arrive in the Inland Northwest for care in medical facilities that have the capacity to treat their injuries. Dozens of Spokane area volunteers will then step in to act as the victims and will be dispatched in busses and ambulances to Deaconess Medical Center, Sacred Heart Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital, and Valley Hospital and Medical Centers. Staff at each of these locations will test their ability to deal with the large influx of patients. As would be the case in a disaster of this type, each medical center did receive 24 hours notice that patients would be arriving the next day. Rural hospitals throughout eastern Washington will be sent faxes indicating they should prepare to receive patients. No volunteers will be sent to those locations. The next step for organizers is to analyze the outcome of the exercise and define ways to improve regional emergency planning, preparation and response. INHS is a non-profit corporation sponsored by Deaconess Medical Center, Holy Family Hospital, Sacred Heart Medical Center, and Valley Hospital and Medical Center in Spokane, Wash., to provide collaborative health care services for Spokane and the surrounding region. INHS companies include St. Luke's Rehabilitation Institute, Community Health Education and Resources (CHER), Children's Miracle Network, Northwest Telehealth, Information Resource Management and Northwest MedStar.

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The ASPR Training, Exercise, and Lessons Learned (TELL) exercise team executed the HHS Noble Lifesaver 2010 Exercise (NL-2010) at the Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, LA., on May 17 - 21, 2010. The NL-2010 Exercise was developed out of a need to exercise Patient Aero-Evacuation (AE) and validate a new Concept of Operation (ConOps) prior to hurricane season 2010. The new ConOps is an HHS and Department of Defense (DoD) joint development to improve AE missions in all-hazard situations. The ConOps focus combined HHS medical staff to form the Disaster Medical Operations Detachment (DMOD) and the U.S. Air Force Disaster Aero-Medical Staging Facility (DASF) to join and form a streamlined and comprehensive medical staging point for patients. The patients arrived from area hospitals and were evaluated at the DMOD/DASF prior to being loaded on DoD transportation aircraft. The patients, once evaluated and deemed stable for air flight, were flown to either DoD Federal Coordination Centers (FCC's) or those operated by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). The HHS NL-2010 Exercise partnered with other State and Federal ESF# 8 partners to make this a valuable full-scale exercise. The State of Louisiana developed the patient movement requests and manifests to drive the Federal Partners to execute the AE mission. The Federal partners of HHS, DoD, DoD U. S. Transportation Command (USTC), Air National Guard, and the VA, all had major moving pieces in this exercise. The Lakefront Airport was the rallying point for the patients and mannequins were used to simulate the incoming patients. The DMOD staff treated patients who were in need of critical care, while the DASF staff streamlined the others as they were prepared for air flight. The USTC with the Air National Guard Kentucky 123rd Airlift Wing provided the aircraft to transport the mannequins to the three FCC's. The FCC's used were in Shreveport, LA - (VA), Little Rock, AR - (VA), and in Jacksonville, FL - (DoD). The FCC's actually received the mannequins with their Patient Reception Teams and then transferred them into the local NDMS Hospital System.

The HHS NL-2010 Exercise was born out of a need to validate the new ConOps. The ConOps was originally a training objective for the DHS National Level Exercise 2010, but changes in that exercise did not allow for full scale validation. Thus the NL-2010 Exercise was coordinated and executed in less than six months to validate the new ConOps.
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Nuclear Meltdown in Japan

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March 13, 2011

For years, Helen Caldicott warned it's coming. In her 1978 book, "Nuclear Madness," she said:

"As a physician, I contend that nuclear technology threatens life on our planet with extinction. If present trends continue, the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink will soon be contaminated with enough radioactive pollutants to pose a potential health hazard far greater than any plague humanity has ever experienced."

More below on the inevitable dangers from commercial nuclear power proliferation, besides added military ones.

On March 11, New York Times writer Martin Fackler headlined, "Powerful Quake and Tsunami Devastate Northern Japan," saying:

"The 8.9-magnitude earthquake (Japan's strongest ever) set off a devastating tsunami that sent walls of water (six meters high) washing over coastal cities in the north." According to Japan's Meteorological Survey, it was 9.0.

The Sendai port city and other areas experienced heavy damage. "Thousands of homes were destroyed, many roads were impassable, trains and buses (stopped) running, and power and cellphones remained down. On Saturday morning, the JR rail company" reported three trains missing. Many passengers are unaccounted for.

Striking at 2:46PM Tokyo time, it caused vast destruction, shook city skyscrapers, buckled highways, ignited fires, terrified millions, annihilated areas near Sendai, possibly killed thousands, and caused a nuclear meltdown, its potential catastrophic effects far exceeding quake and tsunami devastation, almost minor by comparison under a worst case scenario.

On March 12, Times writer Matthew Wald headlined, "Explosion Seen at Damaged Japan Nuclear Plant," saying:

"Japanese officials (ordered evacuations) for people living near two nuclear power plants whose cooling systems broke down," releasing radioactive material, perhaps in far greater amounts than reported.

NHK television and Jiji said the 40-year old Fukushima plant's outer structure housing the reactor "appeared to have blown off, which could suggest the containment building had already been breached." Japan's nuclear regulating agency said radioactive levels inside were 1,000 times above normal.

Reuters said the 1995 Kobe quake caused $100 billion in damage, up to then the most costly ever natural disaster. This time, from quake and tsunami damage alone, that figure will be dwarfed. Moreover, under a worst case core meltdown, all bets are off as the entire region and beyond will be threatened with permanent contamination, making the most affected areas unsafe to live in.

On March 12, Stratfor Global Intelligence issued a "Red Alert: Nuclear Meltdown at Quake-Damaged Japanese Plant," saying:

Fukushima Daiichi "nuclear power plant in Okuma, Japan, appears to have caused a reactor meltdown." Stratfor downplayed its seriousness, adding that such an event "does not necessarily mean a nuclear disaster," that already may have happened - the ultimate nightmare short of nuclear winter.

According to Stratfor, "(A)s long as the reactor core, which is specifically designed to contain high levels of heat, pressure and radiation, remains intact, the melted fuel can be dealt with. If the (core's) breached but the containment facility built around (it) remains intact, the melted fuel can be....entombed within specialized concrete" as at Chernobyl in 1986.

In fact, that disaster killed nearly one million people worldwide from nuclear radiation exposure. In their book titled, "Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment," Alexey Yablokov, Vassily Nesterenko and Alexey Nesterenko said:

"For the past 23 years, it has been clear that there is a danger greater than nuclear weapons concealed within nuclear power. Emissions from this one reactor exceeded a hundred-fold the radioactive contamination of the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki."

"No citizen of any country can be assured that he or she can be protected from radioactive contamination. One nuclear reactor can pollute half the globe. Chernobyl fallout covers the entire Northern Hemisphere."

Stratfor explained that if Fukushima's floor cracked, "it is highly likely that the melting fuel will burn through (its) containment system and enter the ground. This has never happened before," at least not reported. If now occurring, "containment goes from being merely dangerous, time consuming and expensive to nearly impossible," making the quake, aftershocks, and tsunamis seem mild by comparison. Potentially, millions of lives will be jeopardized.

Japanese officials said Fukushima's reactor container wasn't breached. Stratfor and others said it was, making the potential calamity far worse than reported. Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) said the explosion at Fukushima's Saiichi No. 1 facility could only have been caused by a core meltdown. In fact, 3 or more reactors are affected or at risk. Events are fluid and developing, but remain very serious. The possibility of an extreme catastrophe can't be discounted.

Moreover, independent nuclear safety analyst John Large told Al Jazeera that by venting radioactive steam from the inner reactor to the outer dome, a reaction may have occurred, causing the explosion.

"When I look at the size of the explosion," he said, "it is my opinion that there could be a very large leak (because) fuel continues to generate heat."

Already, Fukushima way exceeds Three Mile Island that experienced a partial core meltdown in Unit 2. Finally it was brought under control, but coverup and denial concealed full details until much later.

According to anti-nuclear activist Harvey Wasserman, Japan's quake fallout may cause nuclear disaster, saying:

"This is a very serious situation. If the cooling system fails (apparently it has at two or more plants), the super-heated radioactive fuel rods will melt, and (if so) you could conceivably have an explosion," that, in fact, occurred.

As a result, massive radiation releases may follow, impacting the entire region. "It could be, literally, an apocalyptic event. The reactor could blow." If so, Russia, China, Korea and most parts of Western Asia will be affected. Many thousands will die, potentially millions under a worse case scenario, including far outside East Asia.

Moreover, at least five reactors are at risk. Already, a 20-mile wide radius was evacuated. What happened in Japan can occur anywhere. Yet Obama's proposed budget includes $36 billion for new reactors, a shocking disregard for global safety.

Calling Fukushima an "apocalyptic event," Wasserman said "(t)hese nuclear plants have to be shut," let alone budget billions for new ones. It's unthinkable, he said. If a similar disaster struck California, nuclear fallout would affect all America, Canada, Mexico, Central America, and parts of South America.

Nuclear Power: A Technology from Hell

Nuclear expert Helen Caldicott agrees, telling this writer by phone that a potential regional catastrophe is unfolding. Over 30 years ago, she warned of its inevitability. Her 2006 book titled, "Nuclear Power is Not the Answer" explained that contrary to government and industry propaganda, even during normal operations, nuclear power generation causes significant discharges of greenhouse gas emissions, as well as hundreds of thousands of curies of deadly radioactive gases and other radioactive elements into the environment every year.

Moreover, nuclear plants are atom bomb factories. A 1000 megawatt reactor produces 500 pounds of plutonium annually. Only 10 are needed for a bomb able to devastate a large city, besides causing permanent radiation contamination.

Nuclear Power not Cleaner and Greener

Just the opposite, in fact. Although a nuclear power plant releases no carbon dioxide (CO2), the primary greenhouse gas, a vast infrastructure is required. Called the nuclear fuel cycle, it uses large amounts of fossil fuels.

Each cycle stage exacerbates the problem, starting with the enormous cost of mining and milling uranium, needing fossil fuel to do it. How then to dispose of mill tailings, produced in the extraction process. It requires great amounts of greenhouse emitting fuels to remediate.

Moreover, other nuclear cycle steps also use fossil fuels, including converting uranium to hexafluoride gas prior to enrichment, the enrichment process itself, and conversion of enriched uranium hexafluoride gas to fuel pellets. In addition, nuclear power plant construction, dismantling and cleanup at the end of their useful life require large amounts of energy.

There's more, including contaminated cooling water, nuclear waste, its handling, transportation and disposal/storage, problems so far unresolved. Moreover, nuclear power costs and risks are so enormous that the industry couldn't exist without billions of government subsidized funding annually.

The Unaddressed Human Toll from Normal Operations

Affected are uranium miners, industry workers, and potentially everyone living close to nuclear reactors that routinely emit harmful radioactive releases daily, harming human health over time, causing illness and early death.

The link between radiation exposure and disease is irrefutable, depending only on the amount of cumulative exposure over time, Caldicott saying:

"If a regulatory gene is biochemically altered by radiation exposure, the cell will begin to incubate cancer, during a 'latent period of carcinogenesis,' lasting from two to sixty years."

In fact, a single gene mutation can prove fatal. No amount of radiation exposure is safe. Moreover, when combined with about 80,000 commonly used toxic chemicals and contaminated GMO foods and ingredients, it causes 80% of known cancers, putting everyone at risk everywhere.

Further, the combined effects of allowable radiation exposure, uranium mining, milling operations, enrichment, and fuel fabrication can be devastating to those exposed. Besides the insoluble waste storage/disposal problem, nuclear accidents happen and catastrophic ones are inevitable.

Inevitable Meltdowns

Caldicott and other experts agree they're certain in one or more of the hundreds of reactors operating globally, many years after their scheduled shutdown dates unsafely. Combined with human error, imprudently minimizing operating costs, internal sabotage, or the effects of a high-magnitude quake and/or tsunami, an eventual catastrophe is certain.

Aging plants alone, like Japan's Fukushima facility, pose unacceptable risks based on their record of near-misses and meltdowns, resulting from human error, old equipment, shoddy maintenance, and poor regulatory oversight. However, under optimum operating conditions, all nuclear plants are unsafe. Like any machine or facility, they're vulnerable to breakdowns, that if serious enough can cause enormous, possibly catastrophic, harm.

Add nuclear war to the mix, also potentially inevitable according to some experts, by accident or intent, including Steven Starr saying:

"Only a single failure of nuclear deterrence is required to start a nuclear war," the consequences of which "would be profound, potentially killing "tens of millions of people, and caus(ing) long-term, catastrophic disruptions of the global climate and massive destruction of Earth's protective ozone layer. The result would be a global nuclear famine that could kill up to one billion people."

Worse still is nuclear winter, the ultimate nightmare, able to end all life if it happens. It's nuclear proliferation's unacceptable risk, a clear and present danger as long as nuclear weapons and commercial dependency exist.

In 1946, Einstein knew it, saying:

"Our world faces a crisis as yet unperceived by those possessing the power to make great decisions for good and evil. The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe."

He envisioned two choices - abolish all forms of nuclear power or face extinction. No one listened. The Doomsday Clock keeps ticking.



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Steel walls all that stand between Japan and nuclear crisis

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/14/us-japan-quake-explosion-idUSTRE72D4SS20110314

(Reuters) - The key to averting a nuclear disaster at the quake-stricken Fukushima power complex in Japan  is ensuring the thick protective steel walls around the reactor cores remain intact.

So far that is the case, authorities say, but experts will be watching closely for any of the following developments:

* Some experts insist a Chernobyl-style nuclear disaster can be averted, despite a second hydrogen explosion on Monday at the complex, which sent a plume of smoke into the air. If they are right, authorities would be expected soon to announce that the reactors had been safely cooled down.

* So long as the thick containment walls shielding the plant's three overheating reactor cores remain intact, a major escape of radioactive clouds could be avoided, even if there was a meltdown of the nuclear fuel rods inside them.

"Everything I've seen says that the containment structure is operating as it's designed to operate. It's keeping the radiation in and it's holding everything in, which is the good news," said Murray Jennex, of San Diego State University.

"This is nothing like a Chernobyl... At Chernobyl (in the Ukraine in 1986) you had no containment structure -- when it blew, it blew everything straight out into the atmosphere."

* Low-level radiation has been detected outside the plant but at very low levels. These levels would need to rise by something like a thousand times before real fears are justified, experts say.

* Every day without a major release of radiation increases the odds of a good outcome. Once a reactor is shut down, there is a lot of decayed heat that needs to be gotten rid of, with the first four-to-seven days critical. Jennex says Japan, at three days out from the quake and shutdown, would likely "be OK" if another day goes by without a major radiation release.
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Nuclear Meltdown in Japan

by Stephen Lendman


http://uruknet.info/?p=m75834&hd=&size=1&l=e

March 13, 2011

For years, Helen Caldicott warned it's coming. In her 1978 book, "Nuclear Madness," she said:

"As a physician, I contend that nuclear technology threatens life on our planet with extinction. If present trends continue, the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink will soon be contaminated with enough radioactive pollutants to pose a potential health hazard far greater than any plague humanity has ever experienced."

More below on the inevitable dangers from commercial nuclear power proliferation, besides added military ones.

In 1946, Einstein knew it, saying:

"Our world faces a crisis as yet unperceived by those possessing the power to make great decisions for good and evil. The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe."

He envisioned two choices - abolish all forms of nuclear power or face extinction. No one listened. The Doomsday Clock keeps ticking.


Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.

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Haiti's Earthquake: Natural or Engineered
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010 by Stephen Lendman

Human activity can cause destructive harm. Columbia University geophysical hazards research scientist, Christian Klose, studies how, including from mining. In a recent paper, he said:

"mining activities disturb the in-situ stress in the upper continental crust and can trigger earthquakes (human-triggered seismicity)."

Past examples are numerous:

-- from potash and other mining in Germany since the 19th century;

-- potash mining in Bulgaria;

-- copper mining in Silesia;

-- ore mining in Russia;

-- coal and other mining in various parts of America, including New York state, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming; and

-- coal and other mining in China and throughout the world.

Klose also says geophysical data suggest that the Zipingpu Dam, a few kilometers from the epicenter of China's 7.9 magnitude 2008 earthquake, likely triggered it. In a December 2008 presentation at the American Geophysical Union, he explained:

"Several geophysical observations suggest this (quake) was triggered by local and abnormal mass imbalances on the surface of the Earth's crust. These observations include (1) elastostatic response of the crust to the mass changes, (2) slip distribution of the main rupture, and (3) aftershock distribution."

A follow-up issue of Science magazine explained further stating:

"the added weight both eased the squeeze on the fault, weakening it, and increased the stress tending to rupture (it). The effect was 25 times that of a year's worth of natural stress loading from tectonic motions. When the fault did finally rupture, it moved just the way the reservoir loading had encouraged it to...."

Klose also says that two centuries of coal mining triggered the 1989 Newcastle, Australia quake, killing 13 and causing billions of dollars in damage. Data show that increased post-WW II production "dramatic(ally increased) the stress change in the crust," setting it off and raising questions about how mining operates.

"You have two chances to avoid this, whether you reduce the hazard or reduce the vulnerability - so whether you mine in a more sustainable way or have urban planning in other areas away from the mining regions."

In addition, Klose estimates that human activity caused one-fourth of Britain's quakes, not just from mining. An Andrew Alden geology.about.com article headlined, "Earthquakes in a Nutshell" says:

"Earthquakes are natural ground motions caused as the Earth releases energy. The science of earthquakes is seismology (the study of shaking). Earthquake energy comes from the stresses of plate tectonics. As plates move, the rocks on their edges deform and take up strain until the weakest point, a fault, ruptures and releases the strain."

Five major types of human activity cause them:

(1) Damn construction

Since water is heavier than air, the crust beneath it is greatly stressed, easily setting off shocks that mostly are moderate. University of Alaska seismologist Larry Gedney explained:

"Since the (Hoover Dam) reached its peak of 475 feet in 1939, the level of seismicity has fluctuated in direct response to water level. None of the shocks have been particularly damaging - the largest was about magnitude 5 - but the area had no record of being seismically active."

Klose says dams cause about one-third of human-caused quakes. No wonder given their global proliferation, 845,000 according to Discover magazine, including 80,000 in America. Hoover Dam is the largest, storing 1.2 trillion cubic feet of water. China's Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest, holding back 1.4 trillion cubic feet. In 1967, a human-triggered 7.0 magnitude western India quake may have been caused by the Koyna Dam. If so, damns in seismically active areas may be more destructive than believed.

(2) Liquid injection into the ground

In 1951, the US Army constructed Basin F at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal to handle 243 million gallons of contaminated liquid chemical wastes in about a 93 acre area. In 1961, another way was chosen - by drilling a 12,000-foot deep well in the Rocky Mountains to inject napalm toxic waste into the earth's crust. From 1962 - 1966, 165 million gallons went in, likely triggering regional quakes and getting the Army to shut it down. According to seismologist Dave Wolney:

"If you are doing deep well injection, you are altering the stress on the underlying rocks and at some point, (it) will be relieved by generating an earthquake."

Klose also worries about carbon dioxide sequestration, a process of compressing CO2 from coal plants and injecting it into underground deposits. They, too, can generate quakes close to cities, as that's where facilities are located.

(3) Coal mining

Coal provides over half of America's electricity and an even larger percentage in China. Mines produce millions of tons annually, extract up to a dozen times as much water as coal, and cause huge regional mass changes. They, in turn, increase stress that can cause quakes as explained above. According to Klose, mining produces over half of recorded ones.

(4) Oil and gas drilling

A June 23, 2009 New York Times article headlined, "Deep in Bedrock, Clean Energy and Quake Fears," explaining that former oil man, Markus O. Haring, drilled a hole three miles deep in Basel, Switzerland prospecting for clean, renewable energy deep within the earth's bedrock. On December 8, 2006, an earthquake terrifyied residents who remembered the devastating one striking the city 650 years earlier.

Haring terminated his project, but a US start-up company, AltaRock Energy, will use the same technology to drill deep into quake-prone areas two hours' drive north of San Francisco for geothermal energy. The Energy Department backs it with more than $36 million, and several large venture capital firms are involved, despite the risk.

According the The Times:

"The California project is the first of dozens that could be operating in the United States in the next several years, driven by a push to cut emissions of heat-trapping gases and the Obama administration's support for renewable energy. Using the Basel method, it's hoped a breakthrough can be achieved, even though it's known that large quakes occur at great depths."

Three of the largest human-caused ones happened near an Uzbekistan natural gas field, the result of liquid extraction and injection changing its tectonic action. The most severe one registered 7.3, and according to Russian scientists:

"Few will deny that there is a relationship between hydrocarbon recovery and seismic activity, but exactly how strong a relationship exists has yet to be determined."

In regions with high tectonic activity, like northern California near San Francisco or Haiti around Port-au-Prince, extraction could trigger severe quakes. It's believed Haiti has significant oil, gas, and other mineral deposits, including gold, copper, and coal. Perhaps drilling around Port-au-Prince bay, the Gulf of La Gonave, and the Island of La Gonave set off the quake, why US occupation and human neglect are related to it, and why America, France, Canada and other nations seek to profit from disaster.

(5) Large building construction

On December 2, 2005 Kate Ravilious' UK Guardian article headlined, "Skyscraper that may cause earthquakes." It referred to Taipei 101 in Taiwan, the world's tallest building at 1,667 feet, weighing 700,000 tons. According to National Taiwan Normal University geologist Cheng Horng Lin, the building's stress may have reopened an ancient fault. Before its construction, the Taipei basin was very stable with no surface ones. Thereafter, "The number of earthquakes increased to around two micro-earthquakes per year during the construction period (1997 - 2003). After completion, two larger quakes were registered, strong enough to feel at magnitudes 3.8 and 3.2."

Lin believes that "the considerable stress might be transferred into the upper crust due to the extremely soft sedimentary rocks beneath the Taipei basin. Deeper down this may have reopened an old earthquake fault."

Other experts are more cautious. UCLA quake expert John Vidale says "A building will change the stress on the ground under the building, but this probably won't reach down to around 10km, the level where earthquakes occur." Compared with dams, coal mining, oil drilling, and underground waste deposits, skyscrapers cause minor stress to the earth's surface. Klose shares that view.

Other Earthquake Causes

A January 23, 2010 Pravda online article headlined, "US weapon test aimed at Iran caused Haiti quake," stating:

"An unconfirmed report by the Russian Northern Fleets says the Haiti earthquake was caused by a flawed US Navy 'earthquake weapons' test before (they) could be utilized against Iran. (Something) went 'horribly wrong' and caused the catastrophic quake in the Caribbean, the website of Venezuela's ViVe TV recently reported, citing the Russian report."

After its release, Hugo Chavez called it a drill, preparing to cause an earthquake in Iran. Russia Today said Moscow has the same weapons. The unconfirmed Russian report said America carried out a similar test in the Pacific Ocean, causing a 6.5 magnitude quake near Eureka, CA. No deaths or injuries were reported, but many buildings were damaged.

ViVe said the US Navy may have had "full knowledge" of the test's damage potential, and speculated it was why Deputy Southern Command General PK Keen was in Haiti when the quake struck, preparing to act in case of a disaster, perhaps an engineered one. In his January 21 Global Research article, Michel Chossudovsky said:

"A Haiti disaster relief scenario had been envisaged at the headquarters of US Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) in Miami one day prior to the earthquake (since) pre-disaster simulations pertain(ing) to the impacts of a hurricane in Haiti" were conducted.

A "communication-information tool" called the Transnational Information Sharing Cooperation project (TISC) "links non-government organizations with the United States (government and military) and other nations for tracking, coordinating and organizing relief efforts."

When the quake struck, TISC was in "an advanced stage of readiness." The next day, SOUTHCOM implemented the system. "The (DOD's) Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)" set up a relief effort among "a range of Defense units and various" NGOs and aid groups operating "as part of a carefully planned military operation." Did DOD have advance knowledge of the quake so could act immediately when it struck? Was the drill's timing a coincidence or something more sinister?

On the morning of September 11, 2001, the CIA was running "a pre-planned simulation to explore the emergency response issues that would be created if a plane were to strike a building." Held at the Agency's Chantilly, Virginia Reconnaissance Office, it simulated a small jet hitting one of its four towers after supposedly experiencing mechanical failure. The media ignored it the way it's suppressing the January 11 drill. It raises serious questions and great suspicions.

Earlier in October 2000, the Defense Protective Services Police and Pentagon's Command Emergency Response Team conducted another exercise, simulating a plane striking the Pentagon - called "the Pentagon Mass Casualty Exercise." Coincidence again, or were these drills part of readiness planning for 9/11, with advance knowledge of what was coming? Was similar Haiti planning also preparatory to the Pentagon's militarized takeover? Was the catastrophe natural or engineered, and is there another way to trigger it?

HAARP Technology - High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program

HAARP manipulates the atmosphere, climate, and weather for military purposes. Based in Gokona, Alaska, it's a jointly managed US Air Force/Navy weather warfare program, operating since 1992, yet the HAARP web site explains its purpose as follows:

"HAARP is a scientific endeavor aimed at studying the properties and behavior of the ionosphere (the atmosphere's upper layer), with particular emphasis on being able to understand and use it to enhance communications and surveillance systems for both civilian and defense purposes. (It will be used) to induce a small, localized change in ionospheric temperature so that resulting reactions can be studied by other instruments located either at or close to the HAARP site."

According to Rosalie Bertell, a distinguished scientific expert and president of the International Institute of Concern for Public Health:

HAARP functions as "a gigantic heater that can cause major disruptions in the ionosphere, creating not just holes, but long incisions in the protective layer that keeps deadly radiation from bombarding the planet."

Writing in Earthpulse Press on November 5, 1996, Bertell explained that:

"Military interest in space became intense during and after World War II because of the introduction of rocket science, the companion of nuclear technology....During this time of intensive atmospheric nuclear testing, explosions at various levels above and below the surface of the earth were tried. Some of the now familiar descriptions of the earth's protective atmosphere....were based on information gained through stratospheric and ionospheric experimentation."

Numerous projects preceded HAARP, including:

-- Project Argus in 1958 "to assess the impact of high altitude nuclear explosions on radio transmission and radar operations," and learn more about the geomagnetic field;

-- Project Starfish in 1962, using nuclear detonations to disrupt the ionosphere and assess the effects on the earth's magnetic field;

-- SPS: Solar Power Satellite Project in 1968, using Solar Powered Satellites in geostationary orbit 40,000 km above the earth to intercept solar radiation with solar cells that potentially could be environmentally destructive;

-- Poker Flat Rocket Launch from 1968 to the present to "understand chemical reactions in the atmosphere associated with global climate change;" perhaps more to influence climate for military purposes;

-- Saturn V Rocket in 1975 - due to a malfunction, it burned unusually high in the atmosphere (above 300 km) producing a "large ionospheric hole," resulting in over a 60% reduction in "total electron content" over a 1,000 km area lasting several hours; all telecommunications over the Atlantic Ocean were disrupted;

-- SPS Military Implications in 1978 to develop a satellite-based beam weapon for anti-ballistic missile (ABM) use; also as a mind-control/anti-personnel weapon by affecting the human brain;

-- Orbit Maneuvering System in 1981 to study the effect of Shuttle injected gases on the ionosphere; it was learned they could induce holes;

-- Innovative Shuttle Experiments in 1985 using gases to create ionospheric holes;

-- Mighty Oaks in 1986 to develop x-ray and particle beam weapons;

-- Desert Storm in 1991, during which the US deployed an electromagnetic pulse weapon, designed to mimic the electricity flash of a nuclear detonation; and

-- HAARP since 1992

Bertell says its:

"related to fifty years of intensive and increasingly destructive programs to understand and control the upper atmosphere. (It's) an integral part of a long history of space research and development of a deliberate military nature. (Their) implications (are) alarming. Basic to this project is control of communications, both (their) disruption and reliability in hostile environments. The power wielded by such control is obvious."

"The ability of the HAARP/Spacelab/rocket combination to deliver very large amounts of energy, comparable to a nuclear bomb, anywhere on earth via laser and particle beams, are frightening." Yet the public is told it's "a space shield against incoming weapons (or) a devise for repairing the ozone layer."

By modifying the ionosphere, HAARP can be hugely destructive. Potentially, it can trigger floods, droughts, hurricanes, tsunamis, forest fires, and power blackouts over entire regions. It can disrupt radar, other communications, agriculture, ecology, and financial and other markets. It can use weather to wage war, and perhaps cause earthquakes like the one that struck Haiti.

The UN Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques (1977)

Its Article I states that:

"Each State Party to this Convention undertakes not to engage in military or any other hostile use of environmental modification techniques having widespread, long-lasting or severe effects as the means of destruction, damage or injury to any other State Party."

Article II refers to "environmental modification (ENMOD) techniques (as) any technique for changing - through the deliberate manipulation of natural processes - the dynamics, composition or structure of the Earth, including its biota, lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere, or of outer space."

Citing Ecology News, Sourcewatch.org defines environmental warfare as:

"(1) the intentional modification of a system of the natural ecology, such as climate and weather, earth systems such as the ionosphere, magnetosphere, tectonic plate system, and/or the triggering of seismic events (earthquakes);

(2) to cause intentional physical, economic, psycho-social, and physical destruction to an intended target geophysical or population location;" and

"(3) as part of strategic or tactical war.

Environmental war weapons systems can include chemtrails, chemical weapons systems (climate and weather modification) and electromagnetic weapons systems (climate and weather modification; seismic warfare)."

Other definitions are broader, including the use of depleted uranium and other environmentally destructive weapons, practices and techniques.

International standards on environmental protections during armed conflict date back as early as the 1868 Declaration of St. Petersburg. It stated that "the only legitimate object which States should endeavour to accomplish during war is to weaken the military forces of the enemy."

The 1907 Hague Regulations stressed restraint, saying "The right of belligerents to adopt means of injuring the enemy is not unlimited," and the Geneva Conventions (including Protocol I and Common Article 3) defined the principles of international humanitarian law.

In 1973, the US Senate adopted a resolution calling for an international agreement "prohibiting the use of any environmental or geophysical modification activity as a weapon of war...." President Nixon ordered the Defense Department to review the military aspects of weather and other ENMOD techniques.

During the July 1974 summit meeting in Moscow, Nixon and General Secretary Brezhnev agreed to hold bilateral talks to achieve "the most effective measures possible to overcome the dangers of the use of environmental modification techniques for military purposes." Discussions continued in 1974 and 1975, resulting in an agreement on a common approach and language. The 1977 UN Convention followed, ratified 98 - 0 by the Senate on November 28, 1979. It took effect on January 17, 1980, but was violated thereafter by both sides.

Human environmental modification techniques (ENMOD) can cause irreversible damage. Yet international standards haven't stopped their development.

Stephen Lendman is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization. He lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.
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Even though there seems to be some more logical explanations for this tragic earthquake, it can't hurt to collect and preserve the data from HAARP. Noticed a few videos online presenting some of this info, but wanted to see all the data at once. NOT an accusation of HAARP, just presenting & preserving potential evidence. Does anyone know what exactly this data proves or doesn't prove?..

http://wikiworldorder.com/2011/03/14/tragic-31111-earthquake-in-japan-haarp-screenshots/

Full-quality set of graphs: http://wikiworldorder.com/images/HAARP-Japan-Earthquake.png




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Nuclear Disaster 'Will Have Political Impact as Great as 9/11'

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,750810,00.html

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Alex - Nuclear Reactors always built on fault lines: Why is that?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataan_Nuclear_Power_Plant
Bataan Nuclear Power Plant is a nuclear power plant, completed but never fueled, on Bataan Peninsula
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Among the issues raised was that it was built near major earthquake fault lines and close to the then dormant Pinatubo volcano

http://business-ethics.com/2011/03/13/2238-can-u-s-nuclear-plants-handle-a-major-natural-disaster/

Several U.S. reactors lie on or near fault lines
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 The NRC has yet to make a call on the AP1000 reactor, which is manufactured by Westinghouse. But according to Markey, a senior NRC engineer has said the reactor’s concrete shield building could shatter "like a glass cup" under heavy stress.
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Edwin Lyman, a senior scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists, told Reuters that U.S. reactors don't have adequate backup power. "We do not believe the safety standards for U.S. nuclear reactors are enough to protect the public today," he told the news agency

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/10/11/nuclear.commentary/
The nuclear facilities at Indian Point, at Seabrook, New Hampshire, and at Diablo Canyon and San Luis Obispo, California, are also on or near major fault lines
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The Express Lane to Serfdom: The Death of Thorium, Coal, Cheap Power and the Middle Class



With a second reactor exploding in Japan and the West Coast of the United States bracing for an imagined torrential rain of deadly fallout, the future of "the power source we never trusted" looks grim.

I grew up in the 1970's and with the memories of Windscale, Three Mile Island, Karen Silkwood, and Chernobyl. I was never a fan of nuclear power and along with the rest of my generation was sure that one day we would regret making a pack with the devil uranium. There are promising technologies on the horizon, Thorium Liquid-fluoride reactors for instance. However with the current disasters in Japan and the continuing delusion of Global Warming and hatred of coal the future of cheap energy looks grim.





What about the radiation released? Is it dangerous? from "Japanese Earthquake Implications Quick Q&A"

It would appear that some of the nuclear fuel in FD1 has melted and released gaseous fission products to the interior of the reactor. These would include xenon, krypton, and iodine. There are about seven isotopes of xenon that are radioactive and would be released in such an incident, with atomic masses of 133, 135, 137, and 138, along with three isomers, 131m, 133m, and 135m. With the exception of the isomers, each of these xenon atoms will decay into cesium and some into other elements past cesium. There is also krypton but its radioactivity and decay products are of less concern.

Xenon itself is not particularly dangerous. It is a noble gas and is not concentrated in the body. Cesium is more of a concern. Here are the seven decay sequences:

Xenon-131m will decay to stable xenon-131.
Xenon-133m will decay to radioactive xenon-133.
Xenon-133 will decay to stable cesium-133.
Xenon-135m will decay to radioactive xenon-135.
Xenon-135 will decay to very mildly radioactive cesium-135.
Xenon-137 will decay to radioactive cesium-137.
Xenon-138 will decay to radioactive cesium-138 and then quickly to stable barium-138.


Of all of these, the decay of xenon-137 to cesium-137 is probably responsible for the most risk, but xenon-137 decays so quickly that the mobility of cesium-137 is limited. I do not think this poses much risk because it can’t get far. The xenon-135 has a longer half-life (9 hours) but decays to a nearly harmless form of cesium (135). I think this poses almost no risk due to the very long half life of cesium-135.

read more: http://energyfromthorium.com/



Senate bill puts Yucca site on ice

Published: July 30, 2009

Andrew Taylor
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Washington — The U.S. Senate passed a $34.3 billion energy spending bill that backs up President Barack Obama’s promise to close the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste facility in Nevada.

The bill also covers hundreds of Army Corps of Engineers water projects.

The Yucca Mountain project 90 miles from Las Vegas was designed to hold 77,000 tons of waste but has been strongly opposed by the Nevada delegation, which had been outgunned in its efforts to kill the project.

The move Wednesday fulfills a campaign promise by Obama to close Yucca Mountain, which was 25 years and $13.5 billion in the making. It would, however, leave the country without a long-term solution for storing highly radioactive waste from nuclear power plants.The waste disposal problem has become worse since the federal government scrapped plans to open Yucca Mountain. Instead, radioactive fuel rods are now stored in large concrete and steel canisters on the grounds of nuclear plants around the country.

read more: http://dailyreporter.com/blog/2009/07/30/senate-bill-puts-yucca-site-on-ice/



US Energy Independence by 2020

Posted on January 1, 2011 by Anthony Watts

Guest post by David Archibald

Ira Glickstein’s post promoting clean coal has prompted me to offer a few slides from a presentation I had prepared. One of the things that gets me about clean coal is that the same people who are urging restraint are quite happy to halve the life of our coal reserves.

My thesis is that the rising oil price will drive inter-fuel substitution to the highest value markets, which are those transport applications that require a high-density liquid fuel with good storage characteristics – essentially diesel and jet fuel. Coal will be substituted for oil into the transport fuels market. That in turn will make it too valuable to burn for power generation, in which nuclear will substitute for coal. I am a thorium nut as well as a coal-to-liquids (CTL) proponent. The nuclear industry has financed a lot of the AGW hysteria, as they saw this as the only way they could sell nuclear plants against coal. They needn’t have bothered. At the current oil price and above, coal is diesel that is waiting to go through a CTL plant. At US$120 per barrel, it becomes worthwhile to close existing coal-fired power generation and replace it with nuclear, taking the hit on the capital charge of the idled coal plant.

Some people call for US energy independence but have no practical idea of how that could be achieved. Others, strangely, rail against the concept. So, here follows a plan for US energy independence by 2020. The technology exists and it is costed and affordable.

   




Thorium and the Liquid-Fluoride Reactor: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle [read the article before you freak out about the word FLUORIDE]

One of the basic principles of the modern environmental movement is the simple mantra to “reduce, reuse, and recycle”. It is my intention to show in this essay that the technology of the liquid-fluoride reactor, coupled with the energy source thorium, make it possible to achieve these goals to a far greater degree than other nuclear energy technologies.

http://energyfromthorium.com/essay3rs/



Cleaner Nuclear Power?

Congress pushes for another look at thorium fuel, saying it could reduce the amount of high-level nuclear waste produced by reactors.

    * Tuesday, November 27, 2007
    * By Peter Fairley

Senators representing several Western states, including Utah's Orrin Hatch and Senate Majority leader Harry Reid, of Nevada, are working on legislation to promote thorium. They say it's a cleaner-burning fuel for nuclear-power plants, with the potential to cut high-level nuclear-waste volumes in half.

"They're concerned about the spent fuel from nuclear reactors ending up in their states," says Seth Grae, president of thorium-fuel technology developer Thorium Power, based in McLean, VA.

Nuclear watchdogs say that Thorium Power's technology has real potential. Moreover, they say that the legislation is needed. It would force the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which regulates the nuclear industry, to create new offices at the agencies to study thorium-fuel options and promote their use abroad.

Read more: http://www.technologyreview.com/Energy/19758/?a=f



Obama could kill fossil fuels overnight with a nuclear dash for thorium

If Barack Obama were to marshal America’s vast scientific and strategic resources behind a new Manhattan Project, he might reasonably hope to reinvent the global energy landscape and sketch an end to our dependence on fossil fuels within three to five years.

We could then stop arguing about wind mills, deepwater drilling, IPCC hockey sticks, or strategic reliance on the Kremlin. History will move on fast.

Muddling on with the status quo is not a grown-up policy. The International Energy Agency says the world must invest $26 trillion (£16.7 trillion) over the next 20 years to avert an energy shock. The scramble for scarce fuel is already leading to friction between China, India, and the West.

There is no certain bet in nuclear physics but work by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) on the use of thorium as a cheap, clean and safe alternative to uranium in reactors may be the magic bullet we have all been hoping for, though we have barely begun to crack the potential of solar power.

Dr Rubbia says a tonne of the silvery metal...produces as much energy as 200 tonnes of uranium, or 3,500,000 tonnes of coal. A mere fistful would light London for a week.

Thorium burns the plutonium residue left by uranium reactors, acting as an eco-cleaner. "It’s the Big One," said Kirk Sorensen, a former NASA rocket engineer and now chief nuclear technologist at Teledyne Brown Engineering.


read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/7970619/Obama-could-kill-fossil-fuels-overnight-with-a-nuclear-dash-for-thorium.html


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Gillard rules out nuclear power in Australia

Updated 2 hours 3 minutes ago

Julia Gillard has ruled out the possibility of nuclear energy in Australia and been questioned by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on the ABC's Q&A program.

One audience member raised concerns about nuclear power in Australia, given the current crisis in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami on Friday.

Three reactors at a quake-damaged nuclear power plant in northern Japan have lost their cooling capacity, raising fears of a meltdown.

But Ms Gillard said the Labor Party had not entertained the proposition of nuclear power in Australia.

"The Labor position is entirely clear, we don't think we need nuclear energy," she said.

"We don't seek the development of a nuclear industry in this country."

She says Australia has many sources of alternative energy, which negate the need for nuclear energy in the nation.

more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/03/14/3163882.htm


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Of course we're not allowed cheap clean energy in Thorium. That would be empowering for mankind as well as making electricity available for all in the third world with cheap small reactors. Not to mention it would be an ideal power source for use in spaceships to go into the stars.
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Of course we're not allowed cheap clean energy in Thorium. That would be empowering for mankind as well as making electricity available for all in the third world with cheap small reactors. Not to mention it would be an ideal power source for use in spaceships to go into the stars.

This kid built a small reactor at 17. The New World Order made an example out of him...

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***ALERT: Kissinger/Lute will try to detonate a Dirty Bomb in NY in April
The massive exercise, from April 5 to April 9, will require police activity on land, including the rail systems and highways, said Kelly, adding that the public will see increased law enforcement action, including traffic checkpoints.

http://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/nyc-li-cops-team-up-for-dirty-bomb-drill-1.2753287

Does everyone realize that in this kind of drill it will be necessary to havetotal command and control over all nuclear surveillance and detection systems throughout land/air/sea?

Why are they going ahead with a drill that mimics nuclear fallout and controls all detection systems for that fallout?

Nothing to see, move along...
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Does everyone realize that in this kind of drill it will be necessary to havetotal command and control over all nuclear surveillance and detection systems throughout land/air/sea?

Why are they going ahead with a drill that mimics nuclear fallout and controls all detection systems for that fallout?

Nothing to see, move along...

Wow, I was convinced it was going to be Paris or Chicago.  :o


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Wow, I was convinced it was going to be Paris or Chicago.  :o

It still could be. Thanks to netcentric operations, they often plan a drill one place and then "go live" some place else. The Russian subway false flag occured exactly as a Washington DC drill called for. The drill and the real event occured at exactly the same time.
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FEMA Develops Earthquake Disaster Response Initiative

Nov 25, 2008 11:40 AM, by Laura Walter

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is developing an initiative with the eight states of the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ) in the central United States to develop catastrophic earthquake disaster response plans.

The NMSZ Catastrophic Earthquake Disaster Response Planning Initiative involves partnerships and collaboration with hundreds of government agencies; business, industry and voluntary organizations; and scientific and academic institutions.

This collaborative planning is designed to identify high-risk areas, assess current disaster response capabilities, identify anticipated response shortfalls and develop comprehensive planning strategies in the eight NMSZ States. The emphasis is on building local and state capabilities that are integrated with federal capabilities.

NMSZ states include Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee. A catastrophic earthquake event in the NMSZ, which runs from west of Memphis, Tenn., through southern Illinois, physically would impact a much larger area than would similar earthquakes elsewhere in the country. This is due to the susceptibility of the NMSZ to soil liquefaction and the efficiency of the earth’s crust in the Central and Eastern U.S. to transmit earthquake ground shaking, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

The largest earthquakes in history in the continental United States occurred along the NMSZ in the winter of 1811–1812, according to FEMA.

The Initiative

This initiative is part of FEMA’s Catastrophic Disaster Planning Initiative to conduct analyses and develop plans for mass evacuation, sheltering and response to catastrophic disasters, such as earthquakes and hurricanes.

The initial phase uses scenario-driven workshops in the NMSZ states and local-level tabletop exercises. Workshop participants include operational and planning personnel from all levels of government and the private and academic sectors. State and local participants include emergency services coordinators, emergency management staff, county emergency managers, state and local law enforcement, fire and emergency medical personnel, public works and public health personnel.

FEMA Headquarters, four FEMA Regions, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), the American Red Cross and more than 200 local governments are participating in the initiative.

FEMA embedded support planners in each of the four participating FEMA Regions and in each of the eight NMSZ states, to facilitate scenario-driven planning and identification of required resources based on a bottom-up, local approach. This helps ensure cross-jurisdictional and cross-discipline integration of plans, vertically and horizontally across all levels of government. The planners help the regions and states plan and execute the workshops, provide follow-up assistance to local jurisdictions in each state, and incorporate the outcomes of the planning workshops into each state’s earthquake plan.

In addition, earthquake response capability assessments have been completed for each of the eight NMSZ states and published in the recently released report Impact of Earthquakes on the Central USA. The assessments provided the basis for the scenarios used in the planning workshops.

The state workshops are designed to gather information for revising the states’ Catastrophic Event Annexes, developing Incident Action Plans for the first 72 hours following an event, and creating functional plans that can be executed soon after their development. While the states are responsible for establishing their own specific planning objectives, the overall goal is to establish a unified approach for responding that integrates the emergency management, private sector and critical infrastructure communities into a single, coordinated response structure that includes federal, state, local, tribal and other government entities, as well as the private sector.

Additional planning workshops are scheduled, including FEMA regional- and national-level workshops. A capstone workshop will involve the integration of all the plans developed through the scenario-based workshops.
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FEMA Study Finds a 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Could Cause Catastrophic Damage

Posted: Nov 21, 2008 2:58 AM GST
Updated: Nov 25, 2008 11:13 PM GST


By: Heartland News

The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)released a report that says a 7.7 magnitude earthquake along the New Madrid Seismic Zone would cause widespread and catastrophic physical damage, negative social impacts, and economic losses.

The two-year study considered three different earthquake events.  The study notes that the total economic impact of a series of NMSZ earthquakes would likely constitute the highest economic losses due to a natural disaster in the United States.

Read the Press Release and Fact sheet from FEMA below.

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Areas nearest NMSZ would experience widespread and catastrophic physical damage, negative social impacts and economic losses; states include Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee.

WASHINGTON - The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today released a report, Impact of Earthquakes on the Central USA, which presents the findings of a two-year study on the impact of a 7.7 magnitude earthquake on states in the New Madrid Seismic Zone (NMSZ). The study was conducted for FEMA by the Mid-America Earthquake (MAE) Center at the University of Illinois in partnership with the Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and George Washington University's Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management.

The study, the first of its kind to be conducted on such a large scale, is part of FEMA's NMSZ Catastrophic Earthquake Disaster Response Planning Initiative. It is primarily intended to provide scientific data upon which to base response and recovery planning for the devastating earthquakes that have long been predicted for the New Madrid region, which includes areas of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The study is available for download at http://mae.ce.uiuc.edu, click on the second small screen on the left or wait for and click on the headline "New Comprehensive Report on Earthquakes in the Central USA."

According to the study, areas within the NMSZ would experience widespread and catastrophic physical damage, negative social impacts, and economic losses. Three different earthquake events were considered, one for each segment of the New Madrid Fault - northeast, central and southwest.  For example, an earthquake event that occurs in the southwestern part of the seismic zone would cause significant damage in northeast Arkansas, northwest Mississippi, western Tennessee and portions of western Kentucky, and is likely to cause damage to the greatest number of homes and affect the largest number of people. The study notes that the total economic impact of a series of NMSZ earthquakes is likely to constitute the highest economic losses due to a natural disaster in the United States.

The report provides state-specific information, including damage levels specific to building and occupancy type; essential facilities; highway bridges; electric power, potable water, waste water and communications facilities; and pipeline damage where appropriate. It also identifies the counties that could be expected to sustain the most damage in each state and provides information on potential interruptions of utility services and impacts on essential facilities, such as hospitals, schools, emergency operations centers, and police and fire stations.

The assessments provided in the study have been used to facilitate earthquake response operations planning sessions in 30 FEMA-supported workshops, conducted with the 747 counties and the eight states in the NMSZ. The workshops were designed to support the development of integrated state and local plans for response and recovery operations following a catastrophic earthquake. Participants included more than 3,800 representatives of federal, state, tribal, local and county emergency management and responder organizations, as well as the private sector.

Additional planning workshops are scheduled, including FEMA regional- and national-level workshops. A capstone workshop will involve the integration of all the plans developed through the scenario-based workshops.

The scenarios for the workshops were developed using FEMA's Hazards U.S. Multi-Hazard (HAZUS-MH) earthquake impact modeling software. HAZUS-MH is a tool used to assess risk and provide estimates of hazard-related damage and takes into account various impacts of a hazard event, such as the physical damage, economic loss and social impacts resulting from earthquakes, floods and hurricanes.



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Of course we're not allowed cheap clean energy in Thorium. That would be empowering for mankind as well as making electricity available for all in the third world with cheap small reactors. Not to mention it would be an ideal power source for use in spaceships to go into the stars.

The end of cheap energy is dawning...

Calif. seeks right to sue over greenhouse gases

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San Francisco Chronicle March 15, 2011 04:00 AM

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

California and five other states are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to let them sue power companies whose plants emit greenhouse gases, saying legal action is needed as a backup for the Obama administration's embattled efforts to curb pollution that contributes to global warming.

The case, to be argued April 19, pits the states and environmental organizations against an unusual alliance: the energy industry, which opposes the emissions limits, and the Obama administration, which says such restrictions should be imposed by Congress and federal agencies, not the courts.

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to issue regulations in May 2012 that would limit emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the coal-burning plants that are the targets of the states' lawsuit.

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Sue over greenhouse gases? How stupid is that? So they want to sue every car owner too?  ::)
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I don't know what to think of this... ???

Japan N-blasts not accidents: Indian experts

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Updated Mar 15, 2011 at 06:45pm IST

Mumbai: Top officials of the Department of Atomic Energy on Tuesday said India's civil nuclear programme will continue without any compromise on safety parameters, and claimed what happened in Japan's Fukushima plant in wake of the deadly earthquake was not a "nuclear accident".

    "Safety is the overriding parameter and DAE cannot take any shortcut and Indian plants are safe but after analysing the situation in the nuclear reactors of Fukushima, which have been affected due to an unprecedented Tsunami preceded by high magnitude earthquake, we will revisit the safety aspects of our plants," top DAE officials said.

    "There is no nuclear accident or incident in Japan's Fukushima plants. It is a well planned emergency preparedness programme which the nuclear operators of the Tokyo Electric Power Company are carrying out to contain the residual heat after the plants had an automatic shutdown following a major earthquake," said SK Jain, the Chairman and Managing Director of Nuclear Power Corporation.

    Once the plant shuts down after an emergency situation automatically, the fission reaction stops and it is only the residual heat that has to be quenched and that is what the Japanese were doing, Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission, Dr Srikumar Banerjee said.

    "Because of the unprecedented Tsunami, the external power was unavailable for the emergency diesel generators to take over... during the process the pressure was building up in the reactor which had to be released in a phased manner, that resulted in the exothermic reaction due to hydrogen generation.

    "It was purely a chemical reaction and not a nuclear emergency as described by some section of media," Banerjee said.

    "It is a big challenge for our colleagues in Japan to fight an unusual situation due to natural disaster and we salute them as they are managing in spite of the danger," Banerjee said.

    Talking about Indian reactors, Jain said they were "safe" but there was "no complacence on safety."

    Regarding the French EPR reactors which are proposed for Jaitapur plant in Ratnagiri district, Banerjee and Jain said the design of EPR was based on the design experience of 58 reactors running in Europe, and when the Indian EPR will come up it would have seen the experience of five such similar plants in Finland, France, China and UK.

    In the case of Japanese nuclear plants it was the station blackout which was the root cause and such a thing will not happen in the existing as well as future Indian reactors, they said.

    On the Jaitapur site, Banerjee said it was much above the sea level, and on the western coast, probability of Tsunami "is also very less".

    Jain said India was uniquely placed as it had a centralised emergency operating centre with well drawn procedures scrutinised by regulators.

    "Our plants also have multiple level of heat removal system," he added.

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for reference: Yes there is G.E. Nuclear but were also talking Westinghouse....

Dead body found of Ashley Turton at heart of Duke/Progress Energy merger
for reference:
  26 new nuclear reactor projects in China - Tyco/ MIC

[ Note: Westinghouse is NO LONGER A U.S. COMPANY!!!! IT'S TOSHIBA!!! ]

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/stories/2006/06/05/daily7.html
Treasury clears Toshiba's $5.4B Westinghouse buy june 5, 2006 | Pittsburgh Business Times

A U.S. Treasury Department panel has approved the $5.4 billion sale of a controlling interest in Westinghouse Electric Co. to Japanese electronics maker Toshiba, the company confirmed Monday.

http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/nuclear/page/nuc_reactors/reactorcom.html
Status of Potential New Commercial Nuclear Reactors in the United States  
New projects have encountered delays attributable to such factors as rising costs, adverse regulatory decisions, difficulties in negotiations for new reactors, and last-minute reactor design changes
 [ Talk about BS!!! ]  
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The AP 1000 has it's own website:
http://www.ap1000.westinghousenuclear.com/


Also remember back in January:

J. P. WHEELER III & Lockheed/Sandia Minot AFB False Flag NUCLEAR BOMB Plot!

John P Wheeler III: Former Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Member of Council on Foreign Relations, Consultant to Mitre Corporation Found Dumped in Landfill
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Tokyo Electric to Build US Nuclear Plants
The no-BS info on Japan's disastrous nuclear operators

http://www.gregpalast.com/

by Greg Palast


I need to speak to you, not as a reporter, but in my former capacity as lead investigator in several government nuclear plant fraud and racketeering investigations.

I don't know the law in Japan, so I can't tell you if Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) can plead insanity to the homicides about to happen.

But what will Obama plead?  The Administration, just months ago, asked Congress to provide a $4 billion loan guarantee for two new nuclear reactors to be built and operated on the Gulf Coast of Texas — by Tokyo Electric Power and local partners.  As if the Gulf hasn't suffered enough.

There's more.

Last night I heard CNN reporters repeat the official line that the tsunami disabled the pumps needed to cool the reactors, implying that water unexpectedly got into the diesel generators that run the pumps.

These safety back-up systems are the 'EDGs' in nuke-speak: Emergency Diesel Generators.  That they didn't work in an emergency is like a fire department telling us they couldn't save a building because "it was on fire."

What dim bulbs designed this system?  One of the reactors dancing with death at Fukushima Station 1 was built by Toshiba.  Toshiba was also an architect of the emergency diesel system.

Now be afraid. Obama's $4 billion bail-out-in-the-making is called the South Texas Project.  It's been sold as a red-white-and-blue way to make power domestically with a reactor from Westinghouse, a great American brand.  However, the reactor will be made substantially in Japan by the company that bought the US brand name, Westinghouse — Toshiba.

I once had a Toshiba computer.  I only had to send it in once for warranty work.  However, it's kind of hard to mail back a reactor with the warranty slip inside the box if the fuel rods are melted and sinking halfway to the earth's core.

TEPCO and Toshiba don't know what my son learned in 8th grade science class: tsunamis follow Pacific Rim earthquakes. So these companies are real stupid, eh?  Maybe.  More likely is that the diesels and related systems wouldn't have worked on a fine, dry afternoon.

Back in the day, when we checked the emergency back-up diesels in America, a mind-blowing number flunked.  At the New York nuke, for example, the builders swore under oath that their three diesel engines were ready for an emergency. They'd been tested.  The tests were faked, the diesels run for just a short time at low speed.  When the diesels were put through a real test under emergency-like conditions, the crankshaft on the first one snapped in about an hour, then the second and third.  We nicknamed the diesels, "Snap, Crackle and Pop."

(Note:  Moments after I wrote that sentence, word came that two of three diesels failed at the Tokai Station as well.)

In the US, we supposedly fixed our diesels after much complaining by the industry. But in Japan, no one tells Tokyo Electric to do anything the Emperor of Electricity doesn't want to do.

I get lots of confidential notes from nuclear industry insiders.  One engineer, a big name in the field, is especially concerned that Obama waved the come-hither check to Toshiba and Tokyo Electric to lure them to America.  The US has a long history of whistleblowers willing to put themselves on the line to save the public. In our racketeering case in New York, the government only found out about the seismic test fraud because two courageous engineers, Gordon Dick and John Daly, gave our team the documentary evidence.

In Japan, it's simply not done.  The culture does not allow the salary-men, who work all their their lives for one company, to drop the dime.

Not that US law is a wondrous shield:  both engineers in the New York case were fired and blacklisted by the industry.  Nevertheless, the government (local, state, federal) brought civil racketeering charges against the builders. The jury didn't buy the corporation's excuses and, in the end, the plant was, thankfully, dismantled.

Am I on some kind of xenophobic anti-Nippon crusade?  No.  In fact, I'm far more frightened by the American operators in the South Texas nuclear project, especially Shaw. Stone & Webster, now the Shaw nuclear division, was also the firm that conspired to fake the EDG tests in New York. (The company's other exploits have been exposed by their former consultant, John Perkins, in his book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.)
If the planet wants to shiver, consider this:  Toshiba and Shaw have recently signed a deal to become world-wide partners in the construction of nuclear stations.

The other characters involved at the South Texas Plant that Obama is backing should also give you the willies.  But as I'm in the middle of investigating the American partners, I'll save that for another day.

So, if we turned to America's own nuclear contractors, would we be safe?  Well, two of the melting Japanese reactors, including the one whose building blew sky high, were built by General Electric of the Good Old US of A.

After Texas, you're next.  The Obama Administration is planning a total of $56 billion in loans for nuclear reactors all over America.

And now, the homicides:

CNN is only interested in body counts, how many workers burnt by radiation, swept away or lost in the explosion.  These plants are now releasing radioactive steam into the atmosphere. Be skeptical about the statements that the "levels are not dangerous."  These are the same people who said these meltdowns could never happen.  Over years, not days, there may be a thousand people, two thousand, ten thousand who will suffer from cancers induced by this radiation.

In my New York investigation, I had the unhappy job of totaling up post-meltdown "morbidity" rates for the county government.   It would be irresponsible for me to estimate the number of cancer deaths that will occur from these releases without further information; but it is just plain criminal for the Tokyo Electric shoguns to say that these releases are not dangerous.  Indeed, the fact that residents near the Japanese nuclear plants were not issued iodine pills to keep at the ready shows TEPCO doesn't care who lives and who dies whether in Japan or the USA. The carcinogenic isotopes that are released at Fukushima are already floating to Seattle with effects we simply cannot measure.

Heaven help us.  Because Obama won't.
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Hate to Say It, But We Told You So

The Real Risks to America's Security


By DAVE LINDORFF


It seems rather silly now, doesn't it, all the US concern about terrorism?

The nuclear crisis in Japan, which continues to worsen, threatens to become a total multiple meltdown, combined with the perhaps even more disastrous explosion and fire in one or several spent fuel rod ponds. If any of these things happen, not to mention many of them, several hundred square miles of Japan would be rendered indefinitely uninhabitable, costing hundreds of billions of dollars. And it could be worse. If the winds are blowing south during such a disaster, all of Tokyo, which has a metropolitan population of over 30 million, could have to be evacuated.

A study by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission back in 1997, found that one spend fuel disaster could devastate almost 200 square miles of the US, and cause half a trillion dollars in damage!

And we're spending hundreds of billions of dollars a year chasing after a few thousand ragtag Taliban fighters and supposedly pursuing a few hundred Arab terrorists, most of whom are fighting back with their shoes and their underwear?

So where is the real risk to America's security?

Well, for starters, we could consider the 23 nuclear plants currently operating in the US that were built by General Electric using the same basic flawed design as those that are blowing up in Fukushima, Japan right now. Those plants, which are located in my state of Pennsylvania, as well as everywhere from Alabama to Nebraska and Vermont, are as much as 40 years old. They are only still in operation today because the NRC is such an industry-captive regulator that it has granted them long license extensions running way past their sell-by date. It has even given many of them the okay to run at capacities exceeding 100% of design standards!

There are other plants, also creaky with age, such as the ones in San Onofre and Diablo Canyon, California, which were knowingly built within a few miles of major earthquake faults--faults which could produce earthquakes on a scale of the one that just hit Japan. Both those facilities were designed to allegedly be able to survive (when new) a 7.5 quake. That was an untestable assertion of faith, but in any case, with an 8, an 8.5 or a 9, all bets would be off.

San Onofre, by the way, is closer to Los Angeles than Fukushima is to Tokyo, so if there is a threat now that Tokyo might have to be evacuated, a similar blowup of the San Onofre nuke reactor would have the millions of people in Los Angeles evacuating their city--maybe back to Oklahoma where their forebears fled from the Dust Bowl (maybe we could call them LAkies, though hopefully they'd get a friendlier reception than L.A. gave to the okies of yore).

So much for America's only remaining export: the film industry.

It would make far more sense for the US to forget about those alleged terrorists who are supposedly out to get us (and to stop mucking around in the Middle East countries and provoking all that anger!) and instead to spend some of that Pentagon and Homeland Security swill to shut down these old nuke plants, and even many newer ones that are built in vulnerable locations, so we don't have to suffer a disaster of our own making like the people of Japan are facing today.

Don't expect much from our two nuke-besotted political parties, though.

Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell, a man of stunningly limited intellectual ability who gives the impression when he talks of having just sucked on a lemon, weighed in with a defense of current government plans to subsidize and build more nuclear power plants in the US, saying that "right after a major environmental catastrophe" would "not be a very good time to be making American domestic policy."

President Obama, is also backing a so-called "nuclear renaissance" in the US. A senior White House source has reportedly said that the president remains in favor of nuclear power and that U.S. nuclear plants were made to survive strong storms and earthquakes. And on Tuesday, as Japan pulled workers out of the Fukushima plant, essentially giving up the fight to prevent disaster because of the level of radioactivity there, the president told local Pittsburgh TV station KDKA that he had been assured that US reactors were safe (sic), closely monitored (sic), and designed to withstand earthquakes and other natural disasters (sic).

Of course, as Mother Jones magazine has noted, this same president, back in 2009, was touting the safety of Japanese nuclear plants as a model for the US. Back then, at a "town meeting" event, he said, "There's no reason why, technologically, we can't employ nuclear energy in a safe and effective way. Japan does it and France does it, and it doesn't have greenhouse gas emissions, so it would be stupid for us not to do that in a much more effective way."

Now, I admit it's like shooting fish in a barrel to respond to these two shills for the nuclear industry, but what the hell, I'm going to fire anyhow.

Mr. McConnell, if now, when the folly of nuclear power is on full display in Japan, is not the time to discuss a plan to expand the use of nuclear power in the US, when exactly would be the right time?

And Mr. Obama, would you care to rephrase that 2009 line of yours in light of recent events? Perhaps it might be better to say, "Japan has shown what can happen with nuclear power when something goes wrong, so it would be stupid for us to continue to do here what they have done" and build nuclear plants all over the country on fault lines, near oceans and rivers, and near populations centers.

Watching all this go down is terribly frustrating. As my wife Joyce said yesterday morning, when we awoke to read of the looming threat of a full meltdown of perhaps as many as three or four reactors and the burning of one or more spent fuel piles in Japan, "We were right all along when we opposed nuclear power back in the 1970s."

Yes we were. Shouldn't all us anti-nukers now get some street cred, some media respect, and some respect from the political class for our prescience?

Nah. Don't expect it. Money talks, and the nuclear establishment has the power--even if it is blowing up on them.

DAVE LINDORFF is a founding member of ThisCantBeHappening!, the new independent, collectively-owned, journalist-run, reader-supported online alternative newspaper.

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related - was this covered already?

Impending California Earthquake or was this the clue for Japan?

3/8/2011 = millions of dead sardines washed ashore early Tuesday morning in Redondo Beach, Ca.

http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/03/08/mass-animal-deaths-are-back-millions-of-dead-anchovies-float-ashore-in-california/
Updated, 3/9: We were starting to get worried that it had been too long since we saw a sign of the impending apocalypse.

But then millions of dead sardines washed ashore early Tuesday morning in Redondo Beach, Ca. A foot-deep layer of dead fish flooded the King Harbor Marina, just south of Los Angeles.

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Wow, I was convinced it was going to be Paris or Chicago.  :o

Wednesday...



Exelon and Tom Ridge plan to blow up a Nuclear Reactor in Dresden, IL on 3/23?

50 miles from Chicago

Dresden nuclear plant to be tested March 23
March 15, 2011, 10:43 am

Emergency response plans for the Dresden nuclear plant will be tested during a March 23 drill by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Exelon, and Will, Grundy and Kendall counties.

The drill comes even as a third explosion hit Japan's damaged Fukushima nuclear plant late Monday evening. The blast has spurred new fears of a partial nuclear meltdown at the plant's containment system.

State and federal nuclear agencies are taking a second look at local systems and standards in the wake of the Japan disaster. According to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Fukushima nuclear plants are roughly the same age and have similar containment designs as nuclear plants at Braidwood and Dresden.

The drill at Dresden will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., said Pat Thompson, an IEMA spokesperson. The plant is located northeast of Goose Lake Prairie State Park and about 10 miles northwest of Wilmington.

An estimated 71,130 people live within the emergency planning zone surrounding the Dresden plant, according to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate the response of local government agencies during the drill, Thompson said, and will make its preliminary report on the response at 2 p.m. March 25 at the Grundy County Emergency Operations Center, 1320 Union St. in Morris.

More: http://daily-journal.com/archives/dj/display.php?id=469907
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for reference: Yes there is G.E. Nuclear but were also talking Westinghouse....

Dead body found of Ashley Turton at heart of Duke/Progress Energy merger

for reference:
  26 new nuclear reactor projects in China - Tyco/ MIC

[ Note: Westinghouse is NO LONGER A U.S. COMPANY!!!! IT'S TOSHIBA!!! ]

http://www.bizjournals.com/pittsburgh/stories/2006/06/05/daily7.html
Treasury clears Toshiba's $5.4B Westinghouse buy june 5, 2006 | Pittsburgh Business Times

A U.S. Treasury Department panel has approved the $5.4 billion sale of a controlling interest in Westinghouse Electric Co. to Japanese electronics maker Toshiba, the company confirmed Monday.

http://www.eia.doe.gov/cneaf/nuclear/page/nuc_reactors/reactorcom.html
Status of Potential New Commercial Nuclear Reactors in the United States  
New projects have encountered delays attributable to such factors as rising costs, adverse regulatory decisions, difficulties in negotiations for new reactors, and last-minute reactor design changes
 [ Talk about BS!!! ]  
  ....

The AP 1000 has it's own website:
http://www.ap1000.westinghousenuclear.com/


Also remember back in January:

J. P. WHEELER III & Lockheed/Sandia Minot AFB False Flag NUCLEAR BOMB Plot!

John P Wheeler III: Former Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, Member of Council on Foreign Relations, Consultant to Mitre Corporation Found Dumped in Landfill


BUMP.
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Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have done it unto me.

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Ashley Turton, former Hill aide, dead in burning car
By Paul Duggan, Anne Kornblut and Theola Labbé-DeBose
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/crime-scene/paul-duggan/-the-wife-of-a.html

The wife of a key White House aide was found dead early Monday in a sport-utility vehicle that was heavily damaged by fire in the garage of the couple's Capitol Hill home, sources familiar with the incident said. The cause of her death is uncertain.

Ashley W. Turton, 37, an energy company lobbyist and former chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), was found dead shortly before 5 a.m. in a burning BMW, the back end of which was partly out of the garage, as if the vehicle had been entering or leaving when the fire started, authorities said.

Authorities said her death appears to have resulted from a low-speed crash, an unknown medical condition, the fire, or some combination of the three.

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Ashley Turton: 5 Facts About the DC Lobbyist Found Dead in Her Car
http://www.aolnews.com/2011/01/10/ashley-turton-5-facts-about-the-d-c-lobbyist-found-dead-in-her/

3. She lobbied for Progress Energy

After leaving the Hill, Turton began working in 2007 as a regulatory analyst for Progress Energy, a North Carolina-based utility company. Progress Energy is also in the news today because of a possible $13.7 billion merger with Duke Energy.



http://www.progress-energy.com/aboutenergy/powerplants/nuclearplants/index.asp

Nuclear power generation contributes about 35 percent of the electricity used by Progress Energy customers, enough electricity to power 2.6 million homes. The company operates four nuclear sites, two in North Carolina, one in South Carolina, and one in Florida.

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http://ph.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20110105123249AADecaC
Do u see a connection between
Mitre Corp.,USAF,the death of J.P.Wheeler,HAARP,
and birds dying in mid-flight?


My first thought when I heard of the massive bird kills was the DOD's Airforce Project HAARP (located in Alaska) and the research conducted there using this device to generate millions of KW's of power and bouncing the concentred beam off the ozone layer to specific geographical coordinates to perform a number of different tasks including intercepting communications from Russias Nuclear subs. I would hate to be an animal with a heart and nervous system in the vecinity of this beam.

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John P. Wheeler worked on the HAARP project as a consultant for the MITRE corp. whose expertise lies cheifly in high-tech weaponry and spearheads in the latest intelligence gathering technology. Was there something he knew and was planning go public with concerning the use of HAARP?
2 months ago
 
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I asked these same questions on my own - did a google search - and yours was the first link that came up. Let others stick their heads in the sand, but in my opinion this is definitely worth exploring.

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Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren,  ye have done it unto me.

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The Express Lane to Serfdom: The Death of Thorium, Coal, Cheap Power and the Middle Class



With a second reactor exploding in Japan and the West Coast of the United States bracing for an imagined torrential rain of deadly fallout, the future of "the power source we never trusted" looks grim.

I grew up in the 1970's and with the memories of Windscale, Three Mile Island, Karen Silkwood, and Chernobyl. I was never a fan of nuclear power and along with the rest of my generation was sure that one day we would regret making a pack with the devil uranium. There are promising technologies on the horizon, Thorium Liquid-fluoride reactors for instance. However with the current disasters in Japan and the continuing delusion of Global Warming and hatred of coal the future of cheap energy looks grim.





What about the radiation released? Is it dangerous? from "Japanese Earthquake Implications Quick Q&A"

It would appear that some of the nuclear fuel in FD1 has melted and released gaseous fission products to the interior of the reactor. These would include xenon, krypton, and iodine. There are about seven isotopes of xenon that are radioactive and would be released in such an incident, with atomic masses of 133, 135, 137, and 138, along with three isomers, 131m, 133m, and 135m. With the exception of the isomers, each of these xenon atoms will decay into cesium and some into other elements past cesium. There is also krypton but its radioactivity and decay products are of less concern.

Xenon itself is not particularly dangerous. It is a noble gas and is not concentrated in the body. Cesium is more of a concern. Here are the seven decay sequences:

Xenon-131m will decay to stable xenon-131.
Xenon-133m will decay to radioactive xenon-133.
Xenon-133 will decay to stable cesium-133.
Xenon-135m will decay to radioactive xenon-135.
Xenon-135 will decay to very mildly radioactive cesium-135.
Xenon-137 will decay to radioactive cesium-137.
Xenon-138 will decay to radioactive cesium-138 and then quickly to stable barium-138.


Of all of these, the decay of xenon-137 to cesium-137 is probably responsible for the most risk, but xenon-137 decays so quickly that the mobility of cesium-137 is limited. I do not think this poses much risk because it can’t get far. The xenon-135 has a longer half-life (9 hours) but decays to a nearly harmless form of cesium (135). I think this poses almost no risk due to the very long half life of cesium-135.

read more: http://energyfromthorium.com/



Senate bill puts Yucca site on ice

Published: July 30, 2009

Andrew Taylor
AP Writer

Washington — The U.S. Senate passed a $34.3 billion energy spending bill that backs up President Barack Obama’s promise to close the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste facility in Nevada.

The bill also covers hundreds of Army Corps of Engineers water projects.

The Yucca Mountain project 90 miles from Las Vegas was designed to hold 77,000 tons of waste but has been strongly opposed by the Nevada delegation, which had been outgunned in its efforts to kill the project.

The move Wednesday fulfills a campaign promise by Obama to close Yucca Mountain, which was 25 years and $13.5 billion in the making. It would, however, leave the country without a long-term solution for storing highly radioactive waste from nuclear power plants.The waste disposal problem has become worse since the federal government scrapped plans to open Yucca Mountain. Instead, radioactive fuel rods are now stored in large concrete and steel canisters on the grounds of nuclear plants around the country.

read more: http://dailyreporter.com/blog/2009/07/30/senate-bill-puts-yucca-site-on-ice/



US Energy Independence by 2020

Posted on January 1, 2011 by Anthony Watts

Guest post by David Archibald

Ira Glickstein’s post promoting clean coal has prompted me to offer a few slides from a presentation I had prepared. One of the things that gets me about clean coal is that the same people who are urging restraint are quite happy to halve the life of our coal reserves.

My thesis is that the rising oil price will drive inter-fuel substitution to the highest value markets, which are those transport applications that require a high-density liquid fuel with good storage characteristics – essentially diesel and jet fuel. Coal will be substituted for oil into the transport fuels market. That in turn will make it too valuable to burn for power generation, in which nuclear will substitute for coal. I am a thorium nut as well as a coal-to-liquids (CTL) proponent. The nuclear industry has financed a lot of the AGW hysteria, as they saw this as the only way they could sell nuclear plants against coal. They needn’t have bothered. At the current oil price and above, coal is diesel that is waiting to go through a CTL plant. At US$120 per barrel, it becomes worthwhile to close existing coal-fired power generation and replace it with nuclear, taking the hit on the capital charge of the idled coal plant.

Some people call for US energy independence but have no practical idea of how that could be achieved. Others, strangely, rail against the concept. So, here follows a plan for US energy independence by 2020. The technology exists and it is costed and affordable.

   




Thorium and the Liquid-Fluoride Reactor: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle [read the article before you freak out about the word FLUORIDE]

One of the basic principles of the modern environmental movement is the simple mantra to “reduce, reuse, and recycle”. It is my intention to show in this essay that the technology of the liquid-fluoride reactor, coupled with the energy source thorium, make it possible to achieve these goals to a far greater degree than other nuclear energy technologies.

http://energyfromthorium.com/essay3rs/



Cleaner Nuclear Power?

Congress pushes for another look at thorium fuel, saying it could reduce the amount of high-level nuclear waste produced by reactors.

    * Tuesday, November 27, 2007
    * By Peter Fairley

Senators representing several Western states, including Utah's Orrin Hatch and Senate Majority leader Harry Reid, of Nevada, are working on legislation to promote thorium. They say it's a cleaner-burning fuel for nuclear-power plants, with the potential to cut high-level nuclear-waste volumes in half.

"They're concerned about the spent fuel from nuclear reactors ending up in their states," says Seth Grae, president of thorium-fuel technology developer Thorium Power, based in McLean, VA.

Nuclear watchdogs say that Thorium Power's technology has real potential. Moreover, they say that the legislation is needed. It would force the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which regulates the nuclear industry, to create new offices at the agencies to study thorium-fuel options and promote their use abroad.

Read more: http://www.technologyreview.com/Energy/19758/?a=f



Obama could kill fossil fuels overnight with a nuclear dash for thorium

If Barack Obama were to marshal America’s vast scientific and strategic resources behind a new Manhattan Project, he might reasonably hope to reinvent the global energy landscape and sketch an end to our dependence on fossil fuels within three to five years.

We could then stop arguing about wind mills, deepwater drilling, IPCC hockey sticks, or strategic reliance on the Kremlin. History will move on fast.

Muddling on with the status quo is not a grown-up policy. The International Energy Agency says the world must invest $26 trillion (£16.7 trillion) over the next 20 years to avert an energy shock. The scramble for scarce fuel is already leading to friction between China, India, and the West.

There is no certain bet in nuclear physics but work by Nobel laureate Carlo Rubbia at CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) on the use of thorium as a cheap, clean and safe alternative to uranium in reactors may be the magic bullet we have all been hoping for, though we have barely begun to crack the potential of solar power.

Dr Rubbia says a tonne of the silvery metal...produces as much energy as 200 tonnes of uranium, or 3,500,000 tonnes of coal. A mere fistful would light London for a week.

Thorium burns the plutonium residue left by uranium reactors, acting as an eco-cleaner. "It’s the Big One," said Kirk Sorensen, a former NASA rocket engineer and now chief nuclear technologist at Teledyne Brown Engineering.


read more: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/7970619/Obama-could-kill-fossil-fuels-overnight-with-a-nuclear-dash-for-thorium.html



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Re: *Japan Earthquake 8.9 occured at same time US engaged in simulation [NLE11]
« Reply #395 on: December 27, 2013, 07:26:29 AM »
Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 7.9 struck off the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital Tokyo and triggering a 6-metre tsunami warning, NHK reported.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/11/japan-earthquake-tsunami_n_834380.html

Were these Navy people left to die? Now we have the cover up.

A Green Road - Coverup Of Radiation Exposure Of US Servicemen Near Fukushima And Operation Tomodachi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qcwl0NyvspQ

Operation Tomodachi was a humanitarian mission conducted in Japan after the 9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster that began March 11th, 2011 and lasted 80 days. 70,000 US servicemen & women from the Navy, Airforce, Army & Marines delivered food, blankets & water in areas of devastation. What they didn't know was the severity
of radiation exposure they received since TEPCO refused to acknowledge the extent of what was happening at the Fukushima plant. A registry was created to track subsequent health problems by the Department of Defense, but that program was recently abandoned. As many servicemen and women have already begun to exhibit severe health issues a
lawsuit was filed in San Diego Federal Court against TEPCO by Environmental Law Attorney Paul Garner, to establish a medical fund for the servicemen & women who were involved in this operation as well as their families in Japan. We speak to Mike Seybourn about what it was like to work in a highly radioactive environment and what the future may hold for he and his family in terms of health. Paul Garner also joins us to discuss the lawsuit, dealing with TEPCO, and what kind of problems his clients are having. If you were involved in Operation Tomodachi and have questions or concerns about your health status
please contact Paul Garner


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Re: *Japan Earthquake 8.9 occured at same time US engaged in simulation [NLE11]
« Reply #396 on: December 27, 2013, 08:16:45 AM »
US Sailors sue TEPCO - The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California (Link to complaint in article, if below link doesn't work)
http://www.stripes.com/news/pacific/earthquake-disaster-in-japan/us-sailors-sue-japanese-utility-over-radiation-exposure-1.202197
http://www.stripes.com/polopoly_fs/1.202195!/menu/standard/file/TEPCO_COMPLAINT.pdf





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