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FUKUSHIMA & OTHER NUKE DISASTERS

Mar 31 07:21

Nuclear Plant Near Richland Shuts Down After Cooling Problem Discovered

Mar 30 07:52

Chernobyl: Huge sliding arch to block radiation is nearing completion 30 years after nuclear disaster

Nearly 30 years after the world witnessed the worst nuclear accident in its history, a huge structure designed to prevent deadly radiation spewing from the site is nearing completion. The 30,000 tonne 'New Safe Confinement' arch – the world's largest land-based moving structure – will be pulled over the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant to contain radiation from the damaged reactor for the next 100 years.

Mar 28 09:46

Five Years After Fukushima, 16 U.S. Cleanup Ships Are Still Contaminated With Radiation

The Fukushima disaster was over five years ago, and may have been largely forgotten by the general public and the media (perhaps because the Japanese olympics are just four years from now), but its effects still linger. Perhaps nowhere more so than for those who took pare in the Fukushima clean up effort: as Starts and Stripes reports, sixteen U.S. ships that participated in relief efforts after Japan’s nuclear disaster five years ago remain contaminated with low levels of radiation from the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant.

Mar 26 20:27

“City” of Waste: Fukushima Cleanup Now Up to 10.7 Million 1-ton Bags of Radioactive Waste

By Matt Agorist

The fifth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster was on Friday, March 11. Since that fateful day in 2011, the Japanese government and the United States have continued to deny the lingering effects of this catastrophic event.

An estimated $21 billion has been spent on cleanup efforts since 2011, including funding for a team of remote activated robots capable of going to high-dose radiation areas of the plant where humans cannot enter and survive.

However, it has now emerged that at least five of these robots have been lost to the dangers that lurk in Fukushima Daiichi’s severely damaged nuclear reactors and waste treatment buildings...

Mar 26 13:11

A WORLD WAR HAS BEGUN. BREAK THE SILENCE

The Obama administration has built more nuclear weapons, more nuclear warheads, more nuclear delivery systems, more nuclear factories. Nuclear warhead spending alone rose higher under Obama than under any American president. The cost over thirty years is more than $1 trillion.

Where are those who will shatter the silence? Or do we wait until the first nuclear missile is fired?

Mar 26 10:21

MAJOR RADIATION LEAK/SOUTH FLORIDA/216 Times Higher than Normal

Mar 23 16:29

Florida’s Turkey Point nuke pollutes Biscayne Aquifer, Biscayne National Park

Contaminated water originating from the cooling canal system at Florida Power & Light’s (FPL) Turkey Point facility is reaching Biscayne Bay, threatening South Florida’s drinking water supply and Biscayne National Park. The findings and analysis by the Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resource Management (DERM) were released by Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s office late yesterday in an official memo to the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners. At an 8 March Board meeting, another recent report ordered by the Commission and prepared by the University of Miami (UM) regarding these discharges was discussed as an official agenda topic. Discussion of enforcement options occurred, including possible issuance of a Notice of Violation (NOV) to FPL.

Mar 22 15:33

Fukushima Radiation: A Killer

The cocksure pro-nuclear crowd has trumpeted Fukushima as an example of Mother Nature taking lives because of an earthquake and tsunami; whereas, the power plant accident proves nuclear power can withstand the worst without unnecessary death and illness. All of the deaths (16,000) were the fault of Mother Nature, not radiation.

Mar 21 14:54

The Truth About Fukushima

Britain’s state-owned network BBC has a track record of downplaying the risks of fallout from nuclear disasters. So the 5th anniversary of Fukushima provided the BBC with another opportunity to persuade us that if our communities should one day become contaminated with fallout from a major nuclear disaster, even at levels currently requiring evacuation, we should have no concern whatsoever.

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Mar 20 08:53

Radiation in ocean off Fukushima at highest levels in years

Radiation in the Pacific Ocean near Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant is at levels as high, or higher, than has been measured in the past three years, as the crippled plant continues to bleed contamination into the sea, new results from a Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution research cruise show. “We think it’s related to the ongoing leaks,” said Ken Buesseler, a Woods Hole chemical oceanographer… “It’s a little surprising and contrary to claims they’ve stopped all flow. So we’re not out of the woods yet.”… Unlike Chernobyl, however, this crisis played out slowly, and continues today, on both sides of the Pacific… In October 2015, Buesseler’s team took new samples from as close as a half-mile away from the nuclear power plant. Levels there remain elevated, he said, confirming continued releases from the plant… “The fact that it’s still leaking is always of concern.”

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Mar 20 08:52

16 US Ships That Aided Japan Still Contaminated With Radiation

Sixteen U.S. ships that participated in relief efforts after Japan's nuclear disaster five years ago remain contaminated with low levels of radiation from the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, top Navy officials told Stars and Stripes.

In all, 25 ships took part in Operation Tomadachi, the name given for the U.S. humanitarian aid operations after the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11, 2011. The tsunami, whose waves reached runup heights of 130 feet, crippled the Fukushima plant, causing a nuclear meltdown.

In the years since the crisis, the ships have undergone cleanup efforts, the Navy said, and 13 Navy and three Military Sealift Command vessels still have some signs of contamination, mostly to ventilation systems, main engines and generators.

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Mar 20 08:48

Ukrainian Nuclear Engineers Protest the Criminal Order of the Ministry of Energy

It's time to admit that Ukraine is a failed state. None of the functions of the state described in any textbook is working, monopoly on violence is lost, the economy continues to disintegrate. Instead of properly operating state institutions – cargo-cult, imitation, formal picture of activity without essential content.

Two years after the "Euro-coup" the population of Ukraine has decreased from 45 million to around 32-33 million. Two million "sailed away" together with Crimea, and about six million with Donbass, and a few million simply fled to other countries. As a result the post-Maidan Ukraine beat the world records for depopulation.

Mar 20 07:55

Radioactive tritium found present at over 200 times normal levels in Florida Bay

The water quality throughout the United States leaves much to be desired; it's in such horrible shape that just about everywhere you turn, it's ruining people's health. This isn't about an occasional situation either, but rather several ongoing problems that seem to have no end in sight.

The latest water issue to rear its ugly head comes from Florida's Biscayne Bay. Water sampling of its waters revealed hundreds of times more than the normal amount of tritium, a radioactive isotope that's produced by nearby nuclear reactors. These are used to track water that's been leaking from nearby cooling canals. Specifically, it's the Cooling Canal System (CCS) that serves the Florida Power & Light (FPL) Turkey Point facility that was studied.

Mar 16 16:13

‘Thunderstorm Spiral': Pentagon Trains for Underground War/Disaster In Densely-Populated MegaCities

Increasingly, the Pentagon is looking at the likelihood – perhaps the inevitability – of war/conflict inside of a destabilized or decimated megacity urban center like New York – and even underground.

In the program titled ‘Thunderstorm Spiral,’ the US government solicits demonstrations to tackle the challenges of megacities and underground environments, which will become increasingly prevalent as populations continue to grow.

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Mar 15 09:23

Nuclear Expert: Fukushima “like the worst nightmare becoming reality” — Released as much as 1,000 atomic bombs worth of radioactive material — “Everyone on earth has been exposed… an increase in cancer will be the result”

As for the scale of the [Fukushima] accident… we simply don’t know… all the measuring equipment was destroyed at the time of the accident…

The Japanese government has reported estimates [of] 1.5×10^16 Becquerels of Cs-137, which would make it a release of 168 times more radioactive material than the Hiroshima bombing. And this is only material released into the atmosphere…

But I myself think the government’s numbers are an underestimate. Various experts and institutes from around the world have offered several of their own estimates… some two or three times higher than the government’s numbers. According to these other estimates I think that the release of Cs-137 into the atmosphere could be around 500 times the Hiroshima bombing.

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"But more cancer is GOOD for the economy! People will have to PAY for cancer treatments. And those medical institutions will them pay higher TAXES to the GOVERNMENT!" How is this all not a wonderful thing?!? Let's blow up a reactor here in the US, like Indian Point, blame it on the Arabs, and things will be great!" -- Official White Horse Souse

Mar 14 13:38

16 US ships used in Fukushima relief still contaminated with radiation - Navy

Nearly two-thirds of the US Navy ships that assisted in the relief efforts that followed the March 2011 nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan are still contaminated with low-level radiation, according to a new report.

Mar 14 10:15

The Plutonium Files: MIT scientists fed radioactive oatmeal to schoolboys to see what would happen

Between 1946 and 1953, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) conducted a horrifying experiment in which schoolboys were fed radioactive oatmeal, simply to support marketing claims made by the Quaker Oats company!

The study was performed on more than 100 boys, many of whom were wards of the state and had been falsely declared "mentally retarded," according to The New York Times. The boys were recruited to join the "Fernald Science Club." They – and their parents, for boys who had parental guardians – were told that they were taking part in a study "in connection with the [MIT] nutrition department" aimed at "helping to improve the nutrition of our children."

Mar 14 09:57

Fukushima Five Years On: Not A Comedy Of Errors, A Calamity Of Terrors

Since it began March 11, 2011, thousands of freelancers have reported on the Fukushima-Daiichi triple reactor meltdowns and radiation gusher, the deluge of accidents, leaks, faulty cleanup efforts, the widespread contamination of workers, citizens, soil, food and water, and the long series of cancer studies, lawsuits, and ever-changing clean-up and decommissioning plans. As Japan Times reports last October, “Extremely high radiation levels and the inability to grasp the details about melted nuclear fuel make it impossible for [Tokyo Electric Power Co.] to chart the course of its planned decommissioning of the reactors.”

Mar 12 12:58

Fukushima Coverup – Radiation Still Ruining Japanese Lives

Waking Times

Fukushima was – and still is – far worse than Chernobyl. Tokyo farmland has been tested numerous times, and shown to have high levels of radiation, even though Tokyo is hundreds of kilometers away from Fukushima. Countless people have lost their houses, land, livelihood and lives while the Government continues its denial. It’s a shocking lesson about the dangers of nuclear power, and the insanity of those who would pursue profit and power over people, no matter what the cost.

Mar 12 07:17

Fukushima five years later: “The fuel rods melted through containment and nobody knows where they are now”

Today, Japan marks the fifth anniversary of the tragic and catastrophic meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant. On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake and tsunami hit the northeast coast of Japan, killing 20,000 people. Another 160,000 then fled the radiation in Fukushima.

Mar 11 19:14

Why You Should Still Be Paying Attention to Fukushima 5 Years Later

By Claire Bernish

March 11th marks the five-year anniversary of one of the strongest earthquakes in recorded history, which triggered an unprecedented melange of disasters of human and natural causes — including the worst nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl in 1986: Fukushima...

Mar 11 09:15

Leaking Beachfront Nuclear Reactor Near Miami Threatening Florida Everglades

By Claire Bernish

According to a study released by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez on Monday, the waters of Biscayne Bay measured 215 times the level of radioactive tritium as is found in normal ocean water...

Mar 11 08:39

Fukushima: They Knew

Wiesel was very upset. He seemed very nervous. Very agitated. . . . In fact, the plant was riddled with problems that, no way on earth, could stand an earthquake. The team of engineers sent in to inspect found that most of these components could "completely and utterly fail" during an earthquake.

"Utterly fail during an earthquake." And here in Japan was the quake and here is the utter failure.

The warning was in what the investigations team called The Notebook, which I'm not supposed to have. Good thing I've kept a copy anyway, because the file cabinets went down with my office building ....

Mar 11 08:15

'Shocking how many people died in Fukushima' – documentary director to RT

“The government prints the number of people who died as a result of the 2011 disaster in the newspapers every day. [In some other prefectures], the [death toll] amounts to 300-400 people in each prefecture, but in Fukushima it is over 8,000 people,” Jousan, a US director and producer who has been living and working in Japan since 1990, said.

“It is very telling about the situation in Fukushima. It is hard for everyone who is affected by the tsunami, who lost their homes and lost their families. But [in Fukushima], people are not able to go back home, they are unable to work because people won’t buy food from Fukushima, farmers cannot farm anymore. It is affecting people, and more people are dying because of that.

Mar 10 17:39

In ‘Landmark Victory,’ Japanese Court Orders Nuke Plant Shutdown

In a historic ruling described as a “wake-up call” for both the nuclear industry and the Japanese government, a district court on Wednesday ordered the shutdown of Takahaka Nuclear Plant in western Japan—a decision that was welcomed by residents and local officials who said the plant posed health and safety risks.

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Mar 10 12:33

Fla. Nuke Plant Leaking Radioactive Contamination Into Biscayne Bay

Radioactive contamination linked to the Miami-area Turkey Point nuclear power plant is entering Biscayne Bay, a new study (pdf) shows.

The findings of the University of Miami study were released this week by Miami-Dade County, and showed increased salinity as well as “tritium levels up to 215 times higher than normal in ocean water,” the Miami Herald reports.

Mar 09 17:38

Fukushima’s Mini-Me

Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant New York continually leaks radioactivity into the Hudson River. This has been going on for years. Seriously!

Mar 09 17:16

Cali Shuts Down Commercial Crab Season “Indefinitely” Cites “Naturally-occurring Toxin,” but Real Culprit Is Radiation

They're trying to blame this on global warming, BUT...

Workers in the California Fish and Game Commission have revealed to SuperStation95 that the real reason for cancelling this $60 million per year commercial seafood season is: Radiation contamination of seafood from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.

According to these workers, who requested anonymity because they fear losing their jobs, radiation levels in local crab, especially Rock crab, were so high that officials feared anyone who consumed the crabs would suffer immediate sickness traceable directly back to the seafood. "If people started connecting the dots proving radiation in seafood was making them sick, it would utterly destroy California's seafood industry in days" they said.

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Mar 09 15:14

Who Is a Threat To You? “Dangerous People to Avoid After the Collapse”

Who can you trust, turn to or rely upon during a collapse?

... if a reward or a position of power is offered, this person is far-too-willing to turn you in and turn you over...

... it's pretty obvious what THIS person wants, but it may still suprise you how far they are willing to go to get it...

... just because THIS individual has a badge doesn't mean they won't steal your stuff or take your life...

READ MORE ABOUT THE MOST DANGEROUS PERSONALITIES IN A COLLAPSE

Read more at SHTFplan.com

Mar 09 08:03

JAPANESE PEOPLE SHUN FUKUSHIMA SURVIVORS WHILE DOCTORS REFUSE THEM CARE

In retrospect, societal norms throughout history have sometimes become fatally irresponsible. When it comes to popular movements and health trends, humanity has had its share of shameful events stamped forever into the history books. While working in Vienna General Hospital’s first obstetrical clinic, where doctors' wards had three times the mortality of midwives' wards, Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis proposed the novel idea of hand washing in 1847. Despite various publications of results where hand washing reduced mortality from 35% to below 1%, Semmelweis's observations conflicted with the established scientific and medical opinions of the time and his ideas were rejected. After his discovery, Semmelweis was committed to an insane asylum and promptly beaten to death by guards. As horrific as these visions and events can sometimes be, they continue to be played out in today’s society partially due to public ignorance, corruption, conflicts of interest and imbedded norms.

Mar 08 13:20

FPL nuclear plant canals leaking into Biscayne Bay, study confirms

A radioactive isotope linked to water from power plant cooling canals has been found in high levels in Biscayne Bay, confirming suspicions that Turkey Point’s aging canals are leaking into the nearby national park.

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Mar 04 12:58

Bird poop blamed for Indian Point nuclear reactor shutdown

Bird feces piling up on power lines is the most likely reason behind the latest shutdown of the Indian Point reactor in New York, a state-commissioned probe into the incident at the aging nuclear power plant has revealed after months of investigation.

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Suuuuuuuuuuuure.

Mar 02 18:15

America's Little Fukushima: Nuclear Plant Leaking 'Uncontrollable' Amounts of Radioactive Waste Into Drinking Water of 23 Million New Yorkers

An investigation recently called upon by New York governor Andrew Cuomo after the Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant reported nuclear material leaking into the areas groundwater reveals a staggering 80% increase in contamination over previous samples. Reported as a "disaster waiting to happen" experts suggest the immediate deactivation of the facility located just 25 miles north of New York City to halt the further contamination of 23 million people's drinking water.

Mar 02 08:13

‘Uncontrollable radioactive flow’ from Indian Point continues to contaminate the Hudson River

No matter where you live, “uncontrollable radioactive flow” is not a phrase that you want to hear in relation to your local water source. Unfortunately for some towns located on the Hudson River, the Huffington Post reports that radioactive elements from the Indian Point nuclear power plant are most likely seeping right into the waterway and potentially contaminating the drinking water systems of several towns located along the river route.

Mar 01 14:59

Criminal Charges Against TEPCO Executives A Step Forward For Fukushima Victims

The decision to indict executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) today for their failure to take protective measures preventing the meltdown of the three reactors at Fukushima Daiichi is a major step forward for the people of Japan and a warning that Japan should phase out nuclear entirely.

Feb 29 09:20

Three executives of Fukushima power plant face jail after nuclear disaster that forced up to 100,000 to be evacuated

Three Japanese executives have been charged with negligence over the Fukushima nuclear disaster and will no face criminal charges.

A group of court-appointed lawyers today indicted Tsunehisa Katsumata, chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Co at the time of the crisis, along with two other TEPCO executives.

The three men, charged with professional negligence, were not arrested, but could now face jail if convicted for their conduct in the 2011 disaster that displaced tens of thousands of people.

Feb 27 11:02

65,000% Spike in Radiation Outside New York Nuclear Plant is Likely Worse than Fukushima

By Jay Syrmopoulos

Buchanan, NY — An uncontrollable radioactive flow from the Indian Point nuclear power plant continues leaking into groundwater, which leads to the Hudson River, raising the specter of a Fukushima-like disaster only 25 miles from New York City...

Feb 27 10:22

3 ex-TEPCO execs to be indicted Mon. over Fukushima nuclear disaster

Three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. will be indicted Monday for allegedly failing to take measures to prevent the tsunami-triggered crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, a lawyer in charge of the case said Friday. The three, who will face charges of professional negligence resulting in death and injury, are Tsunehisa Katsumata, 75, chairman of TEPCO at the time, and two former vice presidents -- Sakae Muto, 65, and Ichiro Takekuro, 69.

Feb 24 21:57

The Dangers of The Phosphate Mining Industry & Fluoride

On this edition of DTRH Popeye welcomes to the broadcast former phosphate mining supervisor Gary O. Pittman to discuss the dangers of fluoride, and the phosphate mining industry. Gary worked for Occidental Chemical Corporation for 21 years working his way up to the position of Mining Supervisor. He was injured due to his continued exposures day after day to chemicals and toxic vapors. Using his expertise and years of experience Gary gives the listener a detailed yet easy to understand lesson in the phosphate mining industry, as well as the dangers / health effects of fluoride exposure. He also covers in detail the ongoing damage to Florida’s waterways and ecosystem from the phosphate mining industry. Make sure to tune in to this very educational broadcast.

Feb 24 18:29

How This Man Converted “Underground Shelter Using a 20 Ft. Shipping Container”

In a SHTF event, underground is exactly where many people plan to go to ride out the storm of whatever has descended upon society.

Final attempt to record building of an underground shelter using a 20 ft. shipping container. For those wondering why I didn’t simply pile dirt over it without pouring a concrete cap first….. These containers are mostly sheet metal. Heavy duty as it is, the roof and sides will push inwards from the weight. Eventually the metal will rust through and you’ll be buried alive. My way will insure it is still there a few hundred years from now. Problem is, you’d better keep an eye on your sump pump. If it goes bad or loses power, you’ll go in one day and find it the whole thing flooded. A surface alarm letting you know the water level is above where it should be isn’t a bad idea. Putting the sump pump on a UPS is also a good thing.

Feb 24 12:50

Hanford contamination spread across public highway

The Environmental Protection Agency has called the uncontrolled spread of small amounts of radioactive waste at Hanford “alarming” after a Nov. 17 windstorm.

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The good news; your tires melt the snow all by themselves now! :)

Feb 24 11:20

LANDFILL FIRE CREEPS TOWARD BURIED TONS OF ATOMIC WASTE

Dawn Chapman doesn’t barbeque much anymore. The mother of three is concerned about the rising levels of cancer in Bridgeton, Missouri, and the surrounding suburbs nestled together just north of St. Louis. But the source of the cancer, she says, isn’t in the meat. It’s in the air.

Bridgeton’s West Lake landfill sits atop 40,000 tons of radioactive waste, illegally dumped there nearly five decades ago. Much of the buried material was left over from experiments conducted as part of the Manhattan Project, the top secret crash project during World War II to build an atomic bomb. Now, an underground fire in a connected landfill could spread to the buried cache, which could send radioactive waste into the local air and water supply.

Feb 24 11:19

Tepco admits it should have declared meltdowns at Fukushima plant much earlier

Nearly five years after the nation’s worst nuclear accident, Tokyo Electric Power Co. has admitted that its staff failed to follow damage assessment guidelines, according to which they should have reported the meltdowns almost immediately.

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Instead, they got Ann Coulter to go on TV and tell you a little radiation is actually good for you!

Feb 22 13:16

Fukushima – Deep Trouble

The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant disaster may go down as one of history’s boundless tragedies and not just because of a nuclear meltdown, but rather the tragic loss of a nation’s soul.

Imagine the following scenario: 207 million cardboard book boxes, end-to-end, circumnavigating Earth, like railroad tracks, going all the way around the planet. That’s a lot of book boxes. Now, fill the boxes with radioactive waste. Forthwith, that’s the amount of radioactive waste stored unsheltered in one-tonne black bags throughout Fukushima Prefecture, amounting to 9,000,000 cubic metres

But wait, there’s more to come, another 13,000,000 cubic metres of radioactive soil is yet to be collected.

Feb 20 11:38

Israeli / Saudi Arabia Tactical Nuclear Strike on Yemen (Neutron Bomb)

They have already tested their bomb in Yemen! So far it hasn't been much help!

Webmaster addition: It is a huge explosion, but I am not convinced it is nuclear without radiation readings. It could be a bunker buster that hit an underground munitions storage depot.

Feb 18 09:02

Official Report: West Coast hit with 220,000,000 atoms per liter of Iodine

West Coast hit with 220,000,000 atoms per liter of Iodine-129 in rain after Fukushima — 15 Million year half-life — Detected in aquifer that supplies drinking water to large number of people — “Transported rapidly” to Canada and US — Elevated levels continued for many months

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Feb 18 09:00

28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima

The map below comes from the Nuclear Emergency Tracking Center. It shows that radiation levels at radiation monitoring stations all over the country are elevated. As you will notice, this is particularly true along the west coast of the United States. Every single day, 300 tons of radioactive water from Fukushima enters the Pacific Ocean. That means that the total amouont of radioactive material released from Fukushima is constantly increasing, and it is steadily building up in our food chain.

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Feb 17 17:08

‘Chernobyl on Hudson River’: Governor calls for NY nuclear plant closure over radioactive leak

The Governor of New York wants the state's Indian Point, nuclear power plant shut down, after a leak of the radioactive isotope, trit-ium, contaminated ground water. Though the plant operator says the Isotope didn't move off the site, local residents are deeply concerned by the threat following a string of malfunctions.

Feb 17 15:34

Covertly, Israel prepares to fight boycott activists online

Israel says the movement is rooted in anti-Semitism and seeks not to change Israeli policies, but ultimately to put an end to the Jewish state.
Note: We should have know anti-Semitism again, and again, and again!

Feb 16 19:15

Stopped!! Methane Blow-Out. Radioactive Fall-out. And … The Predictable Result.

By Brett Redmayne-Titley

This past Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 brought a welcome breath of fresh air to more than 4400 displaced Porter Ranch, CA residents. It was their first in more than four months. A mile or so due north and a thousand feet farther up the foothills of the Santa Susana mountains in Aliso Canyon, the nation’s worst environmental and health disaster since BP, has stopped. Natural gas well, SS-25 is dead.

Feb 11 11:59

Indian Point tritium leak 80% worse than originally reported

New measurements at the Indian Point nuclear power plant in upstate New York show levels of radioactive tritium 80 percent higher than reported last week. Plant operator insists the spill is not dangerous, as state officials call for a safety probe.

Feb 10 15:19

Officials: Fire/Explosion Reported at US Nuclear Plant — Emergency Alert Declared

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Feb 8, 2016 (emphasis added): Facility: BRUNSWICK [Nuclear Plant in N.C.]… Emergency Class: ALERT… EMERGENCY DECLARED… RPS [Reactor Protection System] ACTUATION – CRITICAL… MANUAL SCRAM AND ALERT DECLARATION DUE TO ELECTRICAL FAULT RESULTING IN FIRE/EXPLOSION… Unit 1 declared an Alert… due to an explosion/fire in the Balance of Plant 4 kV switchgear bus area. Prior to the Alert declaration, the operators initiated a manual SCRAM due to an unexpected power decrease from 88% to 40%. The licensee has visually verified that there is no ongoing fire and is investigating the initial cause of the event… [T]he licensee reported the following… “a manual reactor scram was initiated due to loss of both recirculation system variable speed drives as a result of an electrical fault. At this time, a Startup Auxiliary Transformer (SAT) experienced a lockout fault; interrupting offsite power to emergency buses 1 and 2.

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This happened on Monday. Seen any mention of it on the TV News?

Feb 09 21:12

"Nuclear Safety In A Post Fukushima World"

and, at the link, screenshots of some YouTube contextual Weirdness...

Feb 09 20:19

In Case You Thought The CDC Wouldn't Lie To You (Or, Why You Should Take Government Radiation Info With, Uh, Salt)

Who would you believe? The US Government, or some blogger?

Original post, cross referencing current official statements, meant to be educational in nature, with previous research carried out under the auspices of the Government of the United States of America.

Feb 09 12:22

“Alarming Levels of Radioactivity” Detected in NY Power Plant

By now, the average American has no excuse for not knowing how decrepit our infrastructure has become. Many of our roads, bridges, and dams are falling apart, and continue to be used long after their expected lifespan has expired. When any of these structures fail, you can expect plenty of casualties and mayhem.

But there’s only so much damage that a crumbling dam or bridge can do. The most frightening aspect of our infrastructure, is our electrical grid. Specifically, our nuclear power plants. If anything ever happened to those facilities, it would make any other infrastructure related disaster pale in comparison. And unfortunately, we may have just received a small taste of what that disaster might look like. A nuclear reactor was just shut down in New York, after a monitoring well detected a 65,000% increase in radiation levels.

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Feb 08 14:10

Entergy Says Indian Point Nuclear Plant Leak Isn't Safety Risk

Entergy Corp. said elevated levels of radioactive material found in groundwater at the 2,000-megawatt Indian Point nuclear power facility north of New York City don’t pose a threat to public safety.

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That's what they said when Fukushima first blew!

Feb 08 12:11

‘Fukushima showed there’s risk’: Japan’s volcano erupts in nuclear plant vicinity

Japan’s Sakurajima volcano, situated about 50km from the Sendai nuclear station, has erupted with the country's meteorological agency issuing an orange warning not to approach it.

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