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Jun 21 09:16

FLASHBACK - US nuclear tests killed far more civilians than we knew

When the US entered the nuclear age, it did so recklessly. New research suggests that the hidden cost of developing nuclear weapons were far larger than previous estimates, with radioactive fallout responsible for 340,000 to 690,000 American deaths from 1951 to 1973.

The study, performed by University of Arizona economist Keith Meyers, uses a novel method (pdf) to trace the deadly effects of this radiation, which was often consumed by Americans drinking milk far from the site of atomic tests.

Jun 21 09:16

Nuclear Fallout: America Tested 1,032 Nuclear Weapons on Its Own Soil

Here's What You Need to Know: Virtually every American that has lived since 1951 has been exposed to nuclear fallout.

Nuclear weapons have a mysterious quality. Their power is measured in plainly visible blast pressure and thermal energy common to many weapons, but also invisible yet equally destructive radiation and electromagnetic pulse. Between 1945 and 1992, the United States conducted 1,032 nuclear tests seeking to get the measure of these enigmatic weapons. Many of these tests would be today be considered unnecessary, overly dangerous and just plain bizarre. These tests, undertaken on the atomic frontier, gathered much information about these weapons—enough to cease actual use testing—yet scarred the land and left many Americans with long-term health problems.

Jun 21 06:13

As Chinese Nuclear Incident Unfolds, Expert Falls Off Building & Dies

“Harbin Engineering University announces with deep grief that Professor Zhang Zhijian regrettably fell off a building and died at 9.34 am on June 17, 2021,” the statement read. “The university expresses deep sorrow over the passing of comrade Zhang Zhijian and deep condolences to his family.”

The housings of about five of the more than 60,000 fuel rods in the Number One reactor are estimated to have been damaged, accounting for less than 0.01 percent of the total number, far lower than the assumed maximum damage proportion of 0.25 percent in the design for the reactor, it said.

Jun 16 11:49

China Insists Reportedly Leaky Nuclear Plant Is Totally Fine

Chinese officials and state media continued insisting Tuesday that everything is “normal” at the Taishan nuclear reactor in Guangdong province, dismissing all reports to the contrary as anti-China hysteria.

The French company that helped build the reactor is thoroughly examining the buildup of inert gases in its cooling system and some outside experts are troubled by the data released so far.

China’s state-run Global Times chided American left-wing broadcaster CNN for sensationalizing the problem at the reactor by publishing a letter sent by French company Framatome to the U.S. Department of Energy last week. The Chinese paper insisted the Taishan plant is running smoothly and dismissed French concerns about reduced safety standards by insisting China has better standards than American or European nuclear plants:

Jun 15 07:42

Hunter Biden Invested Millions In Chinese Communist Party Firm Operating Nuclear Plant Reportedly Experiencing Leak.

A nuclear power plant believed to be experiencing a leak posing an “imminent radiological threat” is run by China General Nuclear Power Corporation: a state-owned firm that has enjoyed millions of dollars in investment from President Joe Biden’s son Hunter.

Problems at the facility were exposed via a CNN report, which revealed that the plant’s French partner reached out to the White House for assistance:

The warning included an accusation that the Chinese safety authority was raising the acceptable limits for radiation detection outside the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in Guangdong province in order to avoid having to shut it down, according to a letter from the French company to the US Department of Energy obtained by CNN.

Jun 14 05:44

Exclusive: US assessing reported leak at Chinese nuclear power facility

The US government has spent the past week assessing a report of a leak at a Chinese nuclear power plant, after a French company that part owns and helps operate it warned of an "imminent radiological threat," according to US officials and documents reviewed by CNN.

The warning included an accusation that the Chinese safety authority was raising the acceptable limits for radiation detection outside the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in Guangdong province in order to avoid having to shut it down, according to a letter from the French company to the US Department of Energy obtained by CNN.
Despite the alarming notification from Framatome, the French company, the Biden administration believes the facility is not yet at a "crisis level," one of the sources said.

Jun 11 11:03

Nevada’s hidden ocean of radiation

A sea of ancient water tainted by the Cold War is creeping deep under the volcanic peaks, dry lake beds and pinyon pine forests covering a vast tract of Nevada.

Over 41 years, the federal government detonated 921 nuclear warheads underground at the Nevada Test Site, 75 miles northeast of Las Vegas. Each explosion deposited a toxic load of radioactivity into the ground and, in some cases, directly into aquifers.

When testing ended in 1992, the Energy Department estimated that more than 300 million curies of radiation had been left behind, making the site one of the most radioactively contaminated places in the nation.

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And that is WHY they cannot use water from that aquifer!

Jun 04 05:33

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett to Launch ‘Game-Changing’ Nuclear Power Plant in Wyoming

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon on June 2 announced that a next-generation nuclear power plant will be built at a soon-to-be-retired coal-fired plant in Wyoming in the next several years, with the project a joint initiative between Bill Gates’s TerraPower and PacifiCorp, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.

“Today’s announcement really, truly is game-changing and monumental for Wyoming,” Gordon said at a press conference at the state Capitol in Cheyenne.

The project features a 345-megawatt sodium-cooled fast reactor with a molten salt-based energy storage system, which would produce enough power for roughly 250,000 homes. The storage technology is also able to boost output to 500 megawatts of power for about five and a half hours, which is equivalent to the energy needed to power around 400,000 homes, according to TerraPower.

Jun 01 06:07

FLASHBACK - ‘Worse Than Chernobyl’ Security Scare at UK Nuclear Waste Plant

The UK’s sprawling nuclear processing Sellafield plant in Cumbria has a powerful claim to fame, dubbed the “most hazardous industrial building in western Europe".

There have been 25 safety breaches reportedly logged at the huge Sellafield nuclear waste plant in the UK over the past two years, according to The Sun on Sunday.

The cited incidents include radiation ominously leaking from a water pipe, a nuclear waste container for some reason not welded completely shut, spilt uranium powder and a bust pipe found to be leaking acid, to name just a few.

Logs show a bomb squad was summoned in October 2017 after potentially unstable chemicals sparked a scare, while just a month later it was revealed that a worker had been exposed to a low level of radiation.

Earlier this year, when a high-voltage cable was sliced, causing a power loss, the Office for Nuclear Regulation was swift to hit Sellafield with an improvement notice.

Jun 01 05:31

Plutonium from Sellafield in all children's teeth

Radioactive pollution from the Sellafield nuclear plant in Cumbria has led to children's teeth across Britain being contaminated with plutonium.

The Government has admitted for the first time that Sellafield 'is a source of plutonium contamination' across the country. Public Health Minister Melanie Johnson has revealed that a study funded by the Department of Health discovered that the closer a child lived to Sellafield, the higher the levels of plutonium found in their teeth.

Johnson said: 'Analysis indicated that concentrations of plutonium... decreased with increasing distance from the west Cumbrian coast and its Sellafield nuclear fuel reprocessing plant - suggesting this plant is a source of plutonium contamination in the wider population.'

May 23 06:48

Chernobyl Alert and The Doomsday Clock

Like the mythical Phoenix, Chernobyl rises from the ashes.

A recent… “Surge in fission reactions in an inaccessible chamber within the complex” is alarming scientists that monitor the ruins of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukraine. (Source: Nuclear Reactions at Chernobyl are Spiking in an Inaccessible Chamber, NewScientist, May 11, 2021).

It is known that this significant renewal of fission activity is located in Sub-Reactor Room 305/2, which contains large amounts of fissile material from the initial meltdown. The explosion brought down walls of the facility amongst tons of fissile material within the reactor as extreme heat melted reactor wall concrete and steel combined with sand used to control the explosion to form a lava-like intensely radioactive substance that oozed into lower floors, e.g., Room 305/2. That room is so deadly radioactive that it is inaccessible by humans or robots for the past 35 years.

May 14 11:25

Hamas Targeting Dimona Nuclear Reactor & Oil Sites Among Other Sensitive Infrastructure 

Hamas' militant wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, announced earlier this week that it is deliberately targeting Israel's secretive Dimona nuclear reactor site, known as the Shimon Peres Negev Nuclear Research Center, which lies east of the the Gaza Strip far into the Negev Desert.

It was on Wednesday that Qassam Brigade spokesmen said they were "directing a rocket strike involving 15 rockets for Dimona" - and since then it appears rockets have fallen generally in the southerly area - but there's since been no reports of direct hits anywhere on the complex, or damage to the site.

Inbound rocket warning sirens have regularly blared in various places of Israel's Negev region since the fighting began at the start of the week.

According to Newsweek, Hamas has had some degree of success when it comes to targeting strategic and sensitive Israeli infrastructure and locations alongside Israeli cities and residential areas.

May 12 11:31

Could Chernobyl blow again? Scientists working at site of nuclear disaster detect rise in fission reactions inside abandoned plant

Thirty-five years ago, reactor 4 at the Chernobyl power plant in the then-Soviet Union exploded, causing the world’s worst nuclear accident. Now, scientists have discovered smoldering reactions deep inside the abandoned facility.

People working on the site, in northern Ukraine, are now trying to determine whether the fission will slow down on its own, or whether an intervention needs to be planned. The reactions are taking place in a room sealed with concrete, and getting inside would be no simple task.

Last week, Anatoly Doroshenko of Kiev’s Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants (ISPNPP) reported a 40% rise in neutron emissions since 2016. The acceleration in reaction has been described by University of Sheffield professor Neil Hyatt as “embers in a barbecue pit,” and a “reminder to us that it’s not a problem solved, it’s a problem stabilized.”

May 12 07:24

Nuclear Reactions At Chernobyl "Cause For Concern"

Sensors have detected increased levels of neutrons in an inaccessible chamber at the Chernobyl site, signaling that nuclear fission reactions are taking place in the entombed reactor hall, Science reports.

The signs that fission reactions are occurring come 35 years nearly to the date when the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in what is now Ukraine exploded on April 26, 1986. It was the worst-ever nuclear disaster in the world to date.

The nuclear fission reactions are taking place in a room that is sealed with concrete and contains a large part of the uranium fuel of the former reactor.

Ukrainian scientists are now trying to assess whether the detected nuclear fission reactions will die out or create a larger problem that will require some type of extraordinary intervention.

“It’s like the embers in a barbecue pit,” Neil Hyatt, a nuclear materials chemist at the University of Sheffield, told Science.

May 07 08:03

‘Don’t learn from ostriches’: Beijing tells Tokyo not to bury its head in the sand over Fukushima wastewater row

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has hit out at Tokyo once again as Japan refuses to respond to international criticism over its plans to dump supposedly treated nuclear wastewater from the Fukushima plant into the sea.

Speaking on Friday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin reiterated China’s position that the discharge of nuclear wastewater into the sea is a matter concerning all countries and not just Japan.

Wang stated that the international community has generally expressed strong concerns about the possible impact of Japan’s actions but the country’s government is yet to make any comment and ignores its international responsibilities.

May 07 05:50

Lithuanian president plans to warn EU leaders about Belarusian nuclear plant by handing out copies of HBO’s Chernobyl – reports

Lithuania’s President Gitanas Nauseda plans to warn EU leaders about the dangers supposedly posed by Belarus’ recently built nuclear power plant by handing out copies of the hit HBO series ‘Chernobyl’.

“The president’s gesture is a simple, non-traditional way to [draw] the EU leaders’ attention to the danger posed by the Astravyets [nuclear power plant in Belarus] not only for Lithuania, but for the whole EU,” a presidential administration official said in a statement to Lithuania’s ELTA news agency.

Nauseda will apparently hand out the DVDs at an informal EU summit in Porto scheduled for May 7-8.

The five-part HBO miniseries, a dramatization of one of the worst nuclear accidents in history, has captivated audiences around the world, becoming one of the highest-rated TV shows on film database IMDB.

May 04 06:51

France hid impact of French Polynesia nuclear tests, report says

France has concealed the levels of radioactivity that French Polynesia was exposed to during French nuclear tests in the Pacific from 1966 to 1996, during which almost the “entire population” of the overseas territory was exposed, according to a report.

Online investigation site Disclose said on Tuesday that it had analysed some 2,000 pages of French military documents declassified in 2013 by the defence ministry concerning nuclear tests on the archipelago.

May 03 08:33

New ‘dangerous chemical’ leak detected at NUCLEAR WASTE site in Washington state

A nuclear waste storage tank at a defunct plutonium reactor in Washington state has sprung a leak, the Department of Energy said, as local officials warn the aging vessel will emit 1,300 gallons of chemicals over the next year.

The leaking tank, located at the Hanford site in southeast Washington, just 8 miles west of the Columbia River, was announced on Thursday by the Energy Department. A breach in the 75-year-old storage reservoir was suspected more than a year ago but only confirmed recently, one of several decrepit tanks at the facility.

May 03 06:03

Mobile nuclear reactors? Scathing report slams ‘disturbing’ military program

The author of an academic report on Pentagon plans to build mobile nuclear reactors to power future combat bases called the effort “extremely disturbing” and “based on a lie.”

The report released Thursday slams the Pentagon and Army G-4, logistics — specifically the Army office’s 2018 report that lays out the potential uses and needs for such mobile nuclear reactors in future operations.

Alan J. Kuperman wrote the 21-page report titled, “Proposed U.S. Army Mobile Nuclear Reactors: Costs and Risks Outweigh Benefits,” in his role as coordinator of the University of Texas at Austin’s Nuclear Proliferation Prevention Project.

“They don’t reduce casualties, they increase costs and they increase threats to the lives of U.S. service members,” Kuperman said.

Apr 30 05:43

New ‘dangerous chemical’ leak detected at NUCLEAR WASTE site in Washington state

A nuclear waste storage tank at a defunct plutonium reactor in Washington state has sprung a leak, the Department of Energy said, as local officials warn the aging vessel will emit 1,300 gallons of chemicals over the next year.

The leaking tank, located at the Hanford site in southeast Washington, just 8 miles west of the Columbia River, was announced on Thursday by the Energy Department. A breach in the 75-year-old storage reservoir was suspected more than a year ago but only confirmed recently, one of several decrepit tanks at the facility.

“It’s a serious matter whenever a Hanford tank leaks its radioactive and dangerous chemical waste,” the state’s ecology director, Laura Watson, said in a statement, adding that that officials do not believe the breach poses “increased risk to workers or the public,” though it does contribute to “the ongoing environmental threat at Hanford.”

Apr 27 06:32

Chernobyl: 35 years after nuclear power plant disaster

April 26, 2021 marks 35 years since the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster (near the town of Pripyat, the Kiev Region of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic). It went down in history as the worst-ever nuclear power plant catastrophe.

Apr 21 16:38

Remember Fukushima?

Apr 19 05:19

Japan needs to come clean on disposal of Fukushima water

Trust is as essential as water for the operation of a nuclear plant. The lack of faith in the Japanese government and the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), the owner of the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi facility, is why there has been an outcry over plans to dump more than
1 million tonnes of treated fluid that had been contaminated off Japan’s northeast coast. Authorities have the backing of some scientists and the watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency, but a lack of openness in the past has eroded confidence in the decision.

Transparency will only partly allay concerns; there also has to be consultation with neighbouring countries and independent, third-party, monitoring.

A decade ago, Japan’s most powerful earthquake triggered a giant tsunami that swamped the plant, causing the meltdown of three of its reactors. Water that has come into contact with the melted nuclear fuel is being held in storage tanks.

Apr 16 13:28

China dares Japanese officials to drink Fukushima wastewater

China is ratcheting up pressure over Japan's plan to release treated water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean, calling on government officials to drink the liquid to prove its safety.

"Japanese politicians said treated wastewater is 'innocent', why don't they drink, cook & wash clothes with the water first?" Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Twitter on Thursday (April 15).

When questioned on Friday about the comments, Japan Finance Minister Taro Aso sidestepped queries and said Fukushima water contamination levels are below international guideline limits.

Tokyo's plan to release the treated water into the Pacific Ocean announced on Tuesday has been harshly criticised by China, Taiwan, South Korea and North Korea.

Mr Aso has said the water seemed safe enough to drink.

Apr 14 06:26

China Threatens Retaliation Over Japan's Decision To Dump Radioactive Fukushima Waste Water

Out of all Japan's major allies and neighbors, it appears the US is the only one to support Tokyo's decision to dump

As we noted yesterday, with nuclear waste and fuel rods still contaminating the area, more than one million tons of radioactive waste water has seeped from the facility, and more seeps out every day, forcing authorities into what Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga describes as the "unavoidable" position of having to dump the water. After more than 10 years and a containment effort that the government branded a "success", Japan has decided to start dumping the radioactive water back into the ocean.

Apr 14 05:01

Japan’s Fukushima water disposal plan irresponsible: Beijing, Seoul

Japan's neighbors China and South Korea have lashed out at the country for a controversial plan to dispose of more than one million tons of contaminated water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant by releasing it into the Pacific Ocean.

Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced the plan on Tuesday, saying that Tokyo had decided to release the water into the ocean “in order to achieve Fukushima’s recovery.”

The nuclear plant, located on Japan’s northeast coast, was crippled after going into meltdown following an earthquake and tsunami in 2011.

Around 1.25 million tons of water, used to cool the reactors after the meltdown, are currently stored in tanks in and around the plant.

Saga, who described the disposal of the nuclear wastewater as the “most realistic” option, said it would take about two years to begin the release of the water and the process is expected to take decades.

Apr 14 05:00

US backs Japan's controversial move to release contaminated water into sea

United States has thrown its weight behind the Japanese government’s decision to release over one million tonnes of contaminated water from the wreaked Fukushima nuclear station into the Pacific sea.

Washington on Tuesday said Japan “appears to have adopted an approach in accordance with globally accepted nuclear safety standards”, even as neighouring countries including China and South Korea vehemently protested the move.

Ned Price, the US Department of State spokesperson, in a press statement said Washington is “aware that the Government of Japan examined several options related to the management of the treated water currently being stored onsite at the Fukushima Daiichi site.”

He said Tokyo has “weighed the options and effects” in what it termed the “unique and challenging situation”.

Apr 14 04:59

10 Years After FukushimaThe Official Deception Is Discredited

The official cover-up is still aimed at protecting elite bureaucrats, executives with the globalized energy industry, and above all the executive branches of the governments of Japan and the United States, specifically the pro-nuclear armament Liberal Democratic Party and its collaborators in plutonium-for-warheads George W. Bush and Barack Hussein Obama.

Apr 14 04:52

FLASHBACK - GE Nuclear Plant Inspector/Whistleblower Kei Sugaoko Speaks About Fukushima, GE & Obama

Apr 13 06:44

Japan Decides To Dump One Million Tons Of Radioactive Fukushima Water Into The Pacific; IAEA Approves

We live in a bizarre world: one where the the Keystone XL pipeline must be shut in case of a hypothetical (and extremely unlikely) leak, but where Japan is allowed to dump over one million tons of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean. Actually, it's either bizarre or simply exposing just how profoundly hypocritical, self-serving and corrupt the ESG/Green/Greta Thunberg theater truly is.

Last week we wrote that ten years after the Fukushima disaster, Japan had finally come "clean", and admitted that it is "unavoidable" that it would have to dump radioactive Fukushima water in the Pacific Ocean. Fast forward to today when moments ago Kyodo confirmed what we already knew: the Japanese government decided to release treated radioactive water accumulating at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the sea, having determined "it poses no safety concerns to humans or the environment" despite worries of local fishermen and neighboring countries.

Apr 13 00:40

'Extremely Dangerous' Radioactive Material Stolen In "Violent" Truck Robbery 

The Mexican government warned nine states, including its capital, Mexico City, that a truck carrying radioactive material was "violently robbed" in the early hours on Sunday.

According to a statement released by the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection, a Toyota Hilux transporting highly radioactive material was hijacked from Teoloyucan, a city and municipality located in the State of Mexico. Details about the hijacking have been scant so far. What has been made public is that a possible criminal gang hijacked the vehicle carrying Iridium-192.

Mexico's National Commission for Nuclear Safety and Safeguards (CNSNS) reported the incident to the National Civil Protection Coordination (CNPC), who posted this alert on social media:

Apr 10 08:13

Japan Comes Clean, Admits Dumping Fukushima Radioactive Water In Pacific Ocean Is Now "Unavoidable"

While Japan last month marked the 10th anniversary of the devastating 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami with solemn ceremonies, the government has also been stressing the successes of its recovery efforts in the country’s northeast.

In truth, however, the country is still coping with the aftermath of the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, which has already cost Japan trillions of yen and whose exclusion zone will require up to 40 more years to fully rehabilitate.

And with contaminated water continuing to build up at the ruined Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says that the government must finally begin dumping it into the Pacific Ocean.

With nuclear waste and fuel rods still contaminating the area, over one million tons of radioactive waste water continue to seep from the facility, according to The Japan Times, forcing authorities into what Suga describes as the “unavoidable” position of having to dump the water.

Apr 09 08:15

Japan: Sorry, but we have to dump this Fukushima radioactive water into the ocean

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga says that the government has put off figuring out what to do with all of the contaminated water building up at the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant for long enough — and it’s time to start dumping it into the ocean.

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Apr 08 05:23

Dumping of Fukushima radioactive water into ocean ‘unavoidable’, Japanese PM says, as country’s fisheries reject plan

Japan’s fisheries union says it remains opposed to the idea of dumping radioactive water accumulated at the Fukushima nuclear plant into the ocean, as top government officials signal the controversial plan will likely go ahead.

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga met with the head of the National Federation of Fisheries Co-operative Associations, Hiroshi Kishi, on Wednesday, discussing the options for disposing of the radioactive waters – described by the government as “treated” – that have accumulated in storage tanks around the nuclear power plant.

The meeting was seemingly not fruitful, with the fisheries union boss saying afterwards that fisheries groups remain opposed to the dumping of tainted water into the ocean, which is set to happen over the course of many years. While the plan has not yet been signed into policy, it has been widely considered to be the main option on the table for dealing with the buildup.

Mar 31 07:18

The Time When A Burning B-52 Nearly Caused A Nuclear Catastrophe "Worse than Chernobyl"

Nearly four decades ago, a U.S. Air Force B-52H bomber, armed with eight nuclear-tipped AGM-69A Short Range Attack Missiles and four B28 nuclear gravity bombs, burned for hours at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota. Years later, despite previous assurances that the risk of a nuclear accident had been low, the director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a key U.S. nuclear weapons research and development facility, testified that the incident had actually come very close to being "worse than Chernobyl."

The bomber and its six-person crew, assigned to the 319th Bomb Wing, were sitting on alert status at Grand Forks on the night of Sept. 15, 1980. The aircraft's number five engine burst into flames during an engine start at around 9:00 PM local time. The crew immediately evacuated the aircraft and firefighters ultimately battled the blaze for three hours before getting it under control.

Mar 11 12:13

Fish off the coast of Fukushima show high concentrations of radioactive cesium

For the first time since 2019, fish contaminated with high levels of radioactive cesium have been caught off the coast of the Fukushima Prefecture in Japan on Feb. 22, according to local public broadcaster NHK.

Laboratory tests revealed that black rockfish caught at a depth of 24 meters (m) nearly 8.8 kilometers (km) off the coastal town of Shinchi were contaminated with up to 500 becquerels (Bq) of radioactive cesium per kilogram. The permitted standard level is 100 Bq of radioactive cesium per kilogram.

Fishermen in affected coastal towns have since suspended fishing for the species, citing potential health issues. In addition, the Fukushima Prefectural Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations has also halted the distribution of black rockfish until local authorities can declare it safe to do so.

Mar 10 07:35

‘We don’t know when it will end’: 10 years after Fukushima

The effects of the Fukushima nuclear accident will be felt for decades into the future, say local and international activists on the 10th anniversary of Japan’s triple disaster of March 2011, contradicting the Japanese government’s official narrative that the crisis has largely been overcome.

Memories of that March day 10 years ago remain fresh for those who experienced it.

Feb 22 07:12

DAMAGED FUKUSHIMA REACTORS LEAKING COOLANT AFTER LAST WEEKEND'S 7.3 EARTHQUAKE

Two reactors at the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan have begun leaking cooling water following last weekend's 7.3 magnitude earthquake, indicating that the existing damage to TEPCO's Unit 1 and 3 reactors has worsened, according to AP, citing spokesman Keisuke Matsuo.

Matsuo said the cooling water level fell as much as 70 centimeters (27 inches) in the primary containment chamber of the Unit 1 reactor and about 30 centimeters (11 inches) in Unit 3. TEPCO wasn’t able to determine any decline in Unit 2 because indicators have been taken out to prepare for the removal of melted debris, it said.

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Nov 11 06:43

Fukushima, the Nuclear Pandemic Spreads

It was not Covid, therefore the news went almost unnoticed: Japan will release over a million tons of radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the sea. The catastrophic incident in Fukushima was triggered by the Tsunami that struck the northeastern coast of Japan on March 11, 2011, submerging the power plant and causing the core of three nuclear reactors to melt.

The power plant was built on the coast just 4 meters above sea level with five-meter-high breakwater dams, in a tsunami-prone area with waves 10-15 meters high. Furthermore, there had been serious failures by the private company Tepco managing the plant, in the control of the nuclear plant: the safety devices did not come into operation at the time of the Tsunami.

Oct 25 06:59

Greenpeace condemns Japanese plans to release Fukushima reactor water into the sea, claims it could damage human DNA

Greenpeace has warned that radioactive water from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant contains matter that could damage human DNA if discharged into the ocean, as reportedly planned.

Contaminated water from the now-defunct Fukushima nuclear plant contains a radioactive substance which is harmful to human DNA, a Greenpeace report claims. The paper was released on Friday morning and addressed reports that Japan will discharge 1.23 million tons of water into the Pacific Ocean.

The publication titled 'Stemming the tide 2020: The reality of the Fukushima radioactive water crisis' claims that the supposedly treated water still contains "dangerous levels of carbon-14," a radioactive substance that has the "potential to damage human DNA."

Since the earthquake, tsunami and resultant nuclear catastrophe in 2011, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) has struggled to manage the buildup of contaminated liquid at the disaster site.

Oct 20 05:50

Why Fukushima Will Soon Lump Even MoreRadioactive Water Into The Pacific Ocean

The government of Japan is now setting the time-table for release of more than 1 million tons of water from containment from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant. Regulatory agencies are claiming the soon-to-be released waste-water will be filtered of its radioactive cesium and strontium. Similar cynical claims have been issued during previous sea-dumps, which is why fishermen in northeast Japan are protesting for being the final blow to recovery hopes for offshore fish stocks. More than flounders are going to die in this next round of ecocide.

Oct 19 08:31

Fukushima To Dump 1 Million Tons Of Radioactive Water Into Pacific

Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station is expected to release more than one million tonnes of treated radioactive water from the destroyed nuclear power plant into the ocean after the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, according to the Asian Nikkei Review.

More than one thousand storage tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi site are lining the property and store upwards of 1.23 million tonnes of treated radioactive water.

Oct 19 06:22

Fukushima To Dump 1 Million Tons Of Radioactive Water Into Pacific

Tokyo Electric Power's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station is expected to release more than one million tonnes of treated radioactive water from the destroyed nuclear power plant into the ocean after the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, according to the Asian Nikkei Review.

More than one thousand storage tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi site are lining the property and store upwards of 1.23 million tonnes of treated radioactive water. In recent years, we've pointed out (see: here & here) how storage tank capacity has been running out and battles fume over the prospects of releasing the tainted water.

Oct 18 07:39

Fukushima: Japan 'to release contaminated water into sea'

Japan is to release treated radioactive water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, media reports say.

It follows years of debate over how to dispose of the liquid, which includes water used to cool the power station hit by a massive tsunami in 2011.

Environmental and fishing groups oppose the idea but many scientists say the risk it would pose is low.

The government says no final decision has been made.

Sep 29 11:42

Radioactive water could be pouring out of Fukushima just two years from now, warn experts

The Japanese utility company in charge of the nuclear power plant devastated by the tsunami in Fukushima has warned that it will run out of storage space for significant amounts of contaminated water within the next two years, pressuring the government and the public to decide how to proceed.

At the Dai-ichi plant, three reactors suffered meltdowns during a 2011 earthquake and subsequent 33-foot-high tsunami that wreaked havoc on northeastern Japan, killing 19,000 people. Radioactive water leaked out of the damaged reactor, mixing with rainwater and groundwater at the plant. Although the water is treated, it remains somewhat radioactive, and they have been storing it in large tanks.

So far, the plant has accumulated more than a million tons of water in 1,000 tanks. However, Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) says that even with their plans to build more tanks, they will only be able to accommodate 1.37 million tons, a capacity that will likely be reached in summer 2022.

Sep 20 05:18

Britain, France, and Germany Spurn US Plan for Iran Sanctions

Trump Administration officials have been saying this for weeks, but on Friday reiterated their intentions to try to enforce a UN Security Council resolution that includes broad sanctions against Iran. Officials say they expect every nation to comply.

The glaring problem with this is that the resolution doesn’t exist, at least not as an active resolution the US wants. The P5+1 nuclear deal gave the US the authority to reimpose sanctions on Iran, but the US had withdrawn from that pact years ago. Though the Trump Administration argued that didn’t matter, the UN has virtually unanimously rejected their interpretation, and rejected the UN Security Council resolution. The US believes the resolution becomes active Sunday, but the reality is it just doesn’t exist legally.

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These actions spell desperation on the cusp of madness, and the world is not following suit; so, what is next here, an invasion of Iran?!?

Considering just how "brilliantly" the other US occupations around the world are going, you might imagine it might just be time for a "re-think" on this; but of course, Israel's Bibi Netanyahu will not allow that to happen; he wants the US waging war against Iran, so Israel will not have to.

Aug 06 08:39

Exclusive: Fmr Green Beret John Moore gives absolute insider details of coming disaster

“They told me about the coming effects of Planet X which would be rocks striking the Earth, two hundred mile an hour winds for at least a day, massive earthquakes and volcanoes popping off.”

Former Green Beret and radio talk show host John Moore appeared on The Shepard Ambellas Show on Wednesday where he said the United States government knows exactly what’s coming and has prepared to gather displaced citizenry after the cataclysm.

The Vietnam Veteran turned Planet X researcher told Shep that he has interviewed Naval personnel who have confirmed that a future calamity may devastate a good portion of the planet Earth and kill off one to two-thirds of the population.

Moore says maintains he was approached by two researchers in the late-spring of 2000 who told him about what the effects would be from the coming planet.

May 15 07:11

6.4-magnitude earthquake shakes parts of Nevada, California

A preliminary 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southwestern Nevada early Friday morning and was felt as far as the Bay Area in California, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

May 01 08:45

TECH EXPERT TELLS ALL: Leading Visionary, Paid $$$$ For Presentation — To A Few Super Elites Who Want to Know How To Keep Power, Resources, After Inevitable Collapse

After I heard Mr. Rushkoff describe the Big Question to which these billionaires other little questions were leading — namely, How can one make sure the people one hires to guard one’s wealth stay loyal after The Event? (Nuclear war, grid implosion, pandemic, alien invasion, asteroid, what-have-you; they are sure The Event’s arrival is not an if but a when) — after I heard the question I remember saying, under my breath, “Well, you could try making friends with them!”

GMTA.

Mr. Douglas Rushkoff's 2018 piece is a must-read/listen, especially in the era of coronavirus.

Apr 14 16:01

"Situation Is Critical" - Massive Wildfire Roars Through Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Ukrainian first responders have been battling one of the worst wildfires ever inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone for the last ten days that now surrounds the abandoned nuclear power plant, reported ABC News.

According to Yaroslav Yemelianenko, the head of the Association of Chernobyl Tour Operators and also works with the state agency that manages the Exclusion Zone, said the fires are burning 1.2 miles from the power station containing radioactive waste.

Yemelianenko wrote on Facebook that the situation is "critical" and accused local government officials of downplaying the severity of the fire.

Apr 14 05:31

Wildfire rips through Chernobyl’s exclusion zone, raging just TWO MILES from crippled nuclear plant

Ukrainian firefighters are struggling to contain a blaze raging near Pripyat, in the contaminated area heavily hit by the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, as a wall of fire creeps dangerously close to its abandoned nuclear power plant.

Due to strong winds on Monday, the flames crossed over a firebreak and reached Yanov railway station near the town of Pripyat, the agency in charge of the exclusion zone said in a statement. Maps show that the station is located just three kilometers (1.9 miles) away from the ill-fated power plant.

Apr 12 18:39

WATCH Ukrainian firefighters battle massive flames near disused Chernobyl nuclear plant

Hundreds of personnel, supported by multiple fire engines and special aircraft, were filmed fighting a forest fire that broke out in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, reportedly stirring up radiation levels in the abandoned area.

Already on nationwide lockdown because of Covid-19 outbreak, Ukraine is dealing with wildfires that have engulfed the so-called alienation zone set up after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. The fires have easily consumed the grass, bushes and forest trees that had dried out following a warm end to winter.

Apr 09 05:38

US’ Nuclear Reactors Imperiled by Slashed Safety Regulations Amid COVID-19 Personnel Crunch

nstead of hiring additional staff to inspect and maintain the nation’s nuclear power plants as more workers catch the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the plants it supervises are pushing healthy workers harder than ever, or just dropping necessary inspections altogether, a watchdog told Sputnik.

Apr 08 06:27

Fire in Radioactive Chernobyl Forest Spreads to 35 Hectares

Ukrainian rescue services previously reported a high level of radiation in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone as the wildfire ravaged the area.

Firefighters are continuing to put out massive grass fires near Chernobyl, where at least 35 hectares (86 acres or 0.35 square kilometres) of forest are engulfed in flames. Meanwhile, the background radiation in nearby Kiev is reported to not be higher than usual.

There is no information about any damages having been caused by the blaze; however, authorities earlier announced that one man is suspected of arson in the area.

Apr 07 06:16

Chernobyl radiation levels skyrocket as forest fires surround power plant

Forest fires near the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident in Chernobyl have seen radiation spike to 16 times its normal levels.

Mar 31 10:49

San Onofre: Guess They Got Those Radiation Monitors Up And Running Just In Time

On the anniversary of the Japanese Tsunami and Radiological Incident At Fukushima, San Onofre installed shiny new tech to monitor their waste. Now they might have something else to measure: 7,000 gallons of wastewater spilled into the Pacific.

Don't tell me let me guess: No Harm To Human Health.

Mar 31 10:05

US Data Shows NINEFOLD Increase In Cancer Risk On Nuclear Ships

You see, it was a legal ploy to get out of admitting that those aboard the USS Reagan were put in harm's way by coming to the aid of Japan after the earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima Daiichi meltdowns. Compare them to other crews aboard other nuclear subs. It backfired.

Mar 14 05:41

Dumping Contaminated Water from Fukushima Plant Into Ocean – the Lesser Evil?

In February this year, a number of media outlets reported that the Japanese authorities intended to drain more than one million tons of radioactive water from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean. According to some experts, this method is the lesser evil because the ocean is able to dilute contaminated water, thus making it safe for people.

Nevertheless, this proposal has already caused discontent, both in Japan and in its neighboring countries.

The Japanese government has not yet officially announced this plan, but the intentions of the Shinzo Abe administration to follow through with this idea are becoming increasingly clear, especially considering the media campaign launched by the authorities in support of the proposal to release the contaminated Fukushima water into the ocean.

Mar 11 04:54

Cancer in US Navy Nuclear Powered Ships

Here is a good one. In 2011, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan was about 100km off the coast of Japan at the time of the Tsunami and the subsequent Fukushima reactor explosions. It was directed by the US government to ride to the rescue in what was later called Operation Tomodachi (friendship)–to provide assistance to the victims of the floods. What no-one on board was told was that the reactors had exploded and a plume of highly radioactive material was blowing east from the site into the path of the vessel. Of course, when this arrived, all the radiation monitors on the boat started screaming, and the planes and helicopters that had flown the rescue sorties were contaminated.

Mar 23 01:06

Nuclear War: Hopefully Just A Bad Dream

Go here
for the full text of my description, with images as closely resembling as I could find.

From the conclusion:

Notably, there were two types of nuclear scenarios with which The Powers That Be in my dreamworld had not seen fit to torture me, and with which I therefore had not had the misfortune to have had any familiarity. One of them is the aftereffects, environmental and political, of a modern-day First Strike by the United States....

Excerpts:

Dreamt, last night, that WW3 started.

And we may have started it.

Mar 02 09:33

"Outwardly we have a Constitutional government...)

"Outwardly we have a Constitutional government. We have operating within our government and political system, another body representing another form of government, a bureaucratic elite which believes our Constitution is outmoded." -- Senator William Jenner, (1908-1985) U.S. Senator (IN-R)

Zionism/corporatism/satanism is the enemy of our nation and original constitution.. This entity, (Rothschild)... engineered the act of 1871 that changed our constitution and our nation into a corporation.. The United States of America Incorporated.

Treasonous congressmen and senators took bribes from a Foreign master.. changing America from a bottom up republic into a top down corporation..run by a board of directors.. with profits the ONLY concern.

This act of Congress essentially nullified our original constitution.. and it has been like this for well over a hundred years..

Only by overturning this act we we get America back..

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