Thursday, April 26, 2012

154,300 Pound Meteorite hit the Earth last night

 It landed in fragments in the Sierra foothills of California.

The meteor probably weighed about 154,300 pounds, said Bill Cooke, a specialist in meteors at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. At the time of disintegration, he said, it probably released energy equivalent to a 5-kiloton explosion. The Hiroshima bomb was 15 kilotons.

 "They" the scientists tasked to protect us from such things, knew nothing about this until it hit the atmosphere at 44,000 miles and hour, getting so hot that it didn't burn it vaporized.

These same think tank expert types are the ones telling that nuke can be made safe, that we can "soup up" the clunkers and get even more power out of them, that only a handful of people ever got hurt by radiation from nuke.

The draw of the science, the sexiness of it all on the surface belies the ugliness of the denial that blinds.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/meteor-explosion-california_n_1453333.html


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Nuke Worker Website

Great site.

They have lists of all the plants, pictures, blogs.

http://www.nukeworker.com/news/facility_template.php?facility_news=Kewaunee+Nuclear+Power+Plant+location:WI

People seems to like working at the Kewaunee Plant up in the frozen tundra by Green Bay.    Laid back people, organized, and lots of cheap beer at the local pubs, lots of fish fries too.

How to Dismantle the Nuke Cartel

http://www.bellona.org/articles/articles_2012/dismantle_atom

Limerick how Slick

There once was a Plant named Limerick
Burns Dirty Nuke Rods -- Satan Matchstick
When the Power Did Blow
Start the Lies Status Quo
Pro-Nukers Lie all Day and are Pricks

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20120419-714857.html

Friday, April 20, 2012

Hilarious response to an industry hired troll

Callme Ish
Commented 23 hours ago in Politics

“Right over 1% of all nukes blow up.
And we keep getting lies

And now we are supposed to believe that "this time its different"
List of 99 accidents right here, serious ones that were "too big to cover"

http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/p/nuke-accidents-civilian-and-military-99.html
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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
Michael Mann
Nuclear Educator
9 hours ago (12:29 PM)
There has NEVER been a US commercial nuclear power plant which has "blown up" that is a fact which you cannot deny. Please stop spreading this obviously false information..
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Callme Ish
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Uh, Three Mile Island
Or perhaps....let me do your response for you....

It DID not blow up, it melted down, and not even through containment,

and it only took 20 years to clean up, unlike Fukushima that will take 50 years.

AND there was no immediate health effects either, even though all the flies were killed in a 30 mile radius even on cow farms, but we chalk that up as a net positive effect of nuclear, no flies on us.

Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Global-Viewpoint/2011/1128/Fukushima-fallout-time-to-quit-nuclear-power-altogether#disqus_thread

US Gov Says Nukes Too Risky

The CBO does financial analysis on the US budget, and clearly states that all nuke is shaky at best. Shaky doesn't stir up warm feelings http://www.cbo.gov/publication/42211
  • It may not be possible to charge borrowers the full cost of a loan guarantee because of the high degree of uncertainty involved. When adverse selection is severe, attempts to offset expected losses with an increase in fees can backfire because the higher fees drive away creditworthy borrowers, making it impossible to provide a loan guarantee that does not involve a subsidy.
Historical experience suggests that investing in nuclear generating capacity engenders considerable risk. One study found that of the 117 privately owned plants in the United States that were started in the 1960s and 1970s and for which data were available almost all of them experienced significant cost overruns and 48 of them were cancelled. (In its analysis, CBO relied on a credit-ratings-based approach to evaluate the probability of default rather than on the historical experience of the nuclear industry, for which not enough data exist to draw quantitative inferences.)
Most of the utilities that have undertaken nuclear projects suffered ratings downgrades—sometimes several downgrades—during the construction phase. However, bondholders experienced losses from defaults in only a few instances. Losses for the most part were borne by the projects’ equity holders, the regions’ electricity ratepayers, and the government. Some analysts argue that newer plant designs and changes in the regulatory environment make nuclear investments less risky now, but recent experience abroad suggests that cost overruns and delays are still common phenomena, and concerns remain about an uncertain regulatory environment and changes in demand for electricity.
The study was written by Wendy Kiska and Deborah Lucas of CBO’s Financial Analysis Division.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dandelions! Bull market!

What-About-The-Kids
Our dandelions in our yard in N. Seattle are huge this year! Some look more like chrysanthemums than our typical dandelions. I think the cesium gave them an extra boost in their growth…? But sadly, I've seen double-fused small apples on a young apple tree in our neighbor's yard last Fall, and lots and lots of black spots on leaves and holes in leaves (which I wondered if they were from slugs or bugs, but these weren't on the edges of the leaves but in the middle of the leaves as if the holes were burnt through.)
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Check out these from the Midwest, this is my front yard

Clunkers Everywhere

The endgame of the Keynesian experiment started around 1980

Lots of infrastructure was built around that time.   Money started flowing, taxes started increasing.

Lots of facilities work well for around 30 to 40 years.

All that stuff, the nuke plants, the electrical grid itself is reaching the point of being just too old.   

Look at the amazing increase in severe power outages.

Nukers tell me how the power grid is "robust" and how that it could easily handle a Carrington event, and that things can and would be disconnected in time.

What a bunch of hogwash.    Do you think that a corporation will shut down their grid pre-emptively on a "maybe"   No way.     Swing for the fence and if they strike out....well then the public pays the cost.   

In the case of nukers, that means a good portion of 450 nuke plants will melt down on a massive grid failure.    And that will be the end.   The Mad Max days won't even last long, probably not even 6 months.

Review the Carrington here

http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/p/carrington-event-and-astronomy.html

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Learn Something About Earthquakes

Here is the test

http://www.uh.edu/~jbutler/physical/chap18mult.html

Here is the text
http://www.uh.edu/~jbutler/physical/chapter18.html

Each chapter will include a few questions designed to test your knowledge of material covered in the chapter and in the Internet-based resources. Your answers are not being recorded. Try the following.

Which of the following describes the build up and release of stress during an earthquake?

the Modified Mercalli Scale
the elastic rebound theory
the principle of superposition
the travel time difference

The amount of ground displacement in a earthquake is called the _________ .

epicenter
dip
slip
focus

The point where movement occurred which triggered the earthquake is the _______ .

dip
epicenter
focus
strike

Which of the following sequences correctly lists the different arrivals from first to last?

P waves ... S waves .... Surface waves
Surface waves ... P waves .... S waves
P waves ... Surface waves ... S waves
S waves ... P waves .... Surface waves

Here is the whole directory covering many areas of geology including oil and gas since this is from University of Houston

http://www.uh.edu/~jbutler/physical/

Monday, April 9, 2012

Cash for Clunkers - Palisades in the Spot Light!

Classic clunker - See comment at bottom RE Palisades Michigan clunker, makes Detroit look modern. And they are bringing in an additional 1165 people just to duct tape and baling wire this clunker together.

They cost so much to decommission, they just find excuses to keep running

Cash for clunkers is needed. Seriously, under the Corporate Creed of so called maximization of share holder value, "they" have no choice but to try to keep running these clunkers. The clunkers only cost $100M to $200M to buy, and a new plant cost $14B (that the Vogtle estimate and cost over runs usually are 250% so use your imagination)

So from a greed only (maximize shareholder value) the only option that makes sense is to keep the clunkers running, their insurance only pays $375M per plant, even though meltdown cleanup cost can run $100B to $200B per government estimates.

So if we really want these plants shut down, we, the taxpayers will need to chip in to decommission them. Either way, you pay. Pay with your health and life when they blow up, and you know more than 1% of them blow up, or pay to help decommission.

Map of the clunkers --by age

http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2012/04/us-list-of-clunkers-map.html

http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2012/03/cash-for-clunker-plants.html

Nuke - expensive to shut down

http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2012/03/cash-for-clunker-plants.html

Yankee is a clunker
http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2012/03/cash-for-clunker-plants.html

Clunkers everywhere
http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2012/03/cash-for-clunker-plants.html
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Jebus
April 9, 2012 at 10:03 pm · Reply

Heads up in Michigan folks! Get your geigers out!

They are cracking open another another old beast to feed it.

There is sure to be elevated levels around the Palisades plant.

Troubled Michigan nuclear plant shut down for maintenance

Palisades Power Plant, a 39-year-old facility located near Kalamazoo, has been under increased scrutiny from inspectors after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission cited the plant for three safety violations. The plant is currently owned and operated by Entergy Corporation.

Officials are bringing in 1,165 additional workers to complete the scheduled maintenance, according to Mark Savage, a spokesman for the plant. Repairs include replacing 64 fuel assemblies, inspecting the reactor vessel head, replacing five control rod drive seals and inspecting steam generators, moister separators and heat exchangers. Entergy also said it plans to rebuild the main feed pump seals.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/09/us/michigan-nuclear-plant/index.html?eref=rss_latest

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Troll type silliness, saying Fuel Pool 4 is fine all fine.

Troll is attempting to say that Fuel Pool 4 is totally stable, and when pressed for details he provides this the picture below, and refuses to comment on the seismic.
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undsoweiter
but I know where to look it up

5 hours ago ( 3:22 PM)
And yet, the fuel in #4 SFP is not burning, and never has been. The reenforcement structure placed under the pool, a project started almost immediately after the building was damaged, and completed recently, is sufficient to support the pool independant of the curtain walls of the reactor building. The pool has a steel liner, which is intact.
It's been over a year.
Get over it.
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PRO
“Got some pictures of that reinforced in completed state?

What is it's seismic rating?”
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Troll
Oh, alright. But this is the last time.

http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/nu/fukushima-np/f1/images/f12np-gaiyou_e_2.pdf
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Pro
Page 17 is the only relevant one, and that gives me absolutely no warm fuzzy that this could take another 9 earthquake. ZERO.

What seismic is that rated for?

Like that reactor 1 cover....they built it for 65 MPH rated wind load, when Japan gets typhoons all the time.....hmmmm

Another "safe" calculation. Hopefully nothing beyond design basis happens......same old lies of nuke.

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These fuel pools are massive. Picture the biggest municipal swim pool in your city, now make it 10 times bigger, then perch it 100' feet up clinging to the side of a nuclear reactor. 500,000 lbs of fuel rods, AND then 30 feet of water on top of it. You can imagine, water is a "live load" in an earthquake it will roll back and forth maybe even getting into a rhythm that can really stress a structure.

So look below, little stilt support structures, whatever happened to 30" I-Beams, eh?

It looks half assed. Sure they ran some engineering calcs, and sure they made some assumptions about a quick deployment versus a long term fix. The fate of humanity, you and me and your little dog too rests on those steel poles, on a broken conglomeration of first generation nuke plants, run by a zombie company living on handouts, on the ring of fire. I expect a better fix than that.



Analysis Tools of the New World Disorder

Internet activity and social media now allow instant analysis of media events on public perception and reaction. Do you think this is a good thing?

http://nuclear.carboncapturereport.org/cgi-bin//profiler?key=Nucpros_Com&pt=4


 
 
Help Using the Carbon Capture Report

This guide introduces the major features of the Carbon Capture Report.

TONE

Several of the Carbon Capture Report displays integrate information on the tone of the underlying content. The following indicators are available:
  • Tone/Positivity/Negativity. Specially-tuned linguistic algorithms examine the text of each document and determine the overall "tone" of the wording it uses. This does not measure how positive or negative the underlying events being reported on are, but rather how positive or negative the writer is portraying them as. For example, an announcement of a new wind turbine plant might be viewed as an extremely positive event for wind energy proponents, while local townspeople might view it as an extremely negative development to be fought. Both sides will likely generate news coverage casting the turbine plant in either a positive or negative light, respectively. This measure therefore offers insight into local and global reaction to new developments. Positivity and Negativity measures indicate the raw intensities of positive and negative content, while Tone is a composite of the two, with a positive score indicating the text is more positive, and a negative score indicating a more negative text. Tone can range from -100 to +100, but in practice usually falls into the range -10 to +10.
  • Polarity. Polarity measures the overall "emotional charge" of a text, independent of its tone. An article with equal levels of positive and negative content will have a Tone score of neutral, but if it contained significant emotional wording on both sides, it will still have a high polarity score. Polarity therefore measures how "emotional" an article is, ranging from 0 to 100, with lower scores indicating more "clinical" texts that simply recount facts, and higher scores indicating more impassioned pleas and discussions.
  • Activity. Activity measures the intensity of "active language" in a text, indicating whether a text is more passive and scientific in nature, recounting a series of factual statements, or more active, encouraging the reader to take action and using intense language to discuss information. This indicator ranges from 0 to 100, with lower scores suggesting factual recollections and higher scores suggesting emotional calls to action.
  • Personalization. Personalization measures the degree to which the writer attempts to bring the reader into the fold as "part of the story" versus maintaining clinical detachment in describing events. For example, a blog post could simply criticize a new power plant and suggest its construction should be protested, or it could invoke the reader as a fellow activist, encouraging him or her to "join in" on the fight against the plant. Personalization ranges from 0 to 100, with higher personalization levels usually indicating calls to action and other more subtle mechanisms of encouraging the reader to be "one of the group."
  • Questions/Exclamations. Tweets have two further tone indicators: questions and exclamations. Given their 140-character size limit, Tweets make heavier use of punctuation as tone carriers, and these metrics reflect tone carried through non-word mechanisms.

Inventory of what used to be at Fukushima

Did you know that Fukushima means Island of Dreams?   Dai-ichi just mean Number 1, Daini just means Number 2.    

This Fukushima Poison Inventory is from Ray Masalas at Nuclear Hot Seat. What a great day for a new awakening, we have other good options and building these other energy options will create plenty of good quality jobs.

Lets face it, when someone works in nuke, even though they have been fed enough lies that the truth doesn't appear to them on a daily basis....deep down they know that they are poisoning the earth, the humans, the animals. This is not a "quality job", and nuke attracts some of the most intelligent-- but intelligence mean little related to making good decisions. To take some of the most intelligent and turn them into poison producing multi-level liars is a tragedy of Orwellian proportions.






You know that in the multiple explosions that much of this inventory was simply launched into the air. Some rods fell into the rubble and we have mined video evidence of this from TEPCO releases. Sometimes they are sloppy about what they release, and sometimes they are just photoshopping things.

Some were blown on the roadways and parking lots, hence the need for them to bulldoze and place steel plates just so you didn't take a deadly dose just passing by.   Apparently some did take a lethal dose as detailed in this NRC letter.




Saturday, April 7, 2012

Reactor 4 planning

Primary 3 Preps  (stolen from forum on TF Metals)


100 Items to Disappear First
1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy...target of thieves; maintenance etc.)
2. Water Filters/Purifiers
3. Portable Toilets
4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried, for home uses.
5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots.
8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
10. Rice - Beans - Wheat
11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled etc.,)
12. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid (Will become scarce suddenly)
13. Water Containers (Urgent Item to obtain.) Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY - note - food grade if for drinking.
14. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won't heat a room.)
15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.
17. Survival Guide Book.
18. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula. ointments/aspirin, etc.
20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
21. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
22. Vitamins
23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)
24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
25. Thermal underwear (Tops & Bottoms)
26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
27. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (Great Cooking and Barter Item)
28. Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)
29. Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many).
30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels
31. Milk - Powdered & Condensed (Shake Liquid every 3 to 4 months)
32. Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid) (A MUST)
33. Clothes pins/line/hangers (A MUST)
34. Coleman's Pump Repair Kit
35. Tuna Fish (in oil)
36. Fire Extinguishers (or..large box of Baking Soda in every room)
37. First aid kits
38. Batteries (all sizes...buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
39. Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
40. Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)
41. Flour, yeast & salt
42. Matches. {"Strike Anywhere" preferred.) Boxed, wooden matches will go first
43. Writing paper/pads/pencils, solar calculators
44. Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime.)
45. Workboots, belts, Levis & durable shirts
46. Flashlights/LIGHTSTICKS & torches, "No. 76 Dietz" Lanterns
47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings, experience; Historic Times)
48. Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting - if with wheels)
49. Men's Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc
50. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
51. Fishing supplies/tools
52. Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays/creams
53. Duct Tape
54. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
55. Candles
56. Laundry Detergent (liquid)
57. Backpacks, Duffel Bags
58. Garden tools & supplies
59. Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
60. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
61. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
62. Canning supplies, (Jars/lids/wax)
63. Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
64. Bicycles...Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
65. Sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats
66. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
67. Board Games, Cards, Dice
68. d-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
69. Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets
70. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
71. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
73. Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)
74. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
75. Soysauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soupbase
76. Reading glasses
77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
78. "Survival-in-a-Can"
79. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
80. Boy Scout Handbook, / also Leaders Catalog
81. Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)
82. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
83. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
84. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
85. Lumber (all types)
86. Wagons & carts (for transport to and from)
87. Cots & Inflatable mattress's
88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
89. Lantern Hangers
90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts & bolts
91. Teas
92. Coffee
93. Cigarettes
94. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc,)
95. Paraffin wax
96. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
97. Chewing gum/candies
98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
99. Hats & cotton neckerchiefs
100. Goats/chickens

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Added by stock
101. Geiger Counter
102. HEPA filters for air
103. HEPA breathing filter


From a Sarajevo War Survivor:
Experiencing horrible things that can happen in a war - death of parents and
friends, hunger and malnutrition, endless freezing cold, fear, sniper attacks.
1. Stockpiling helps. but you never no how long trouble will last, so locate
near renewable food sources.
2. Living near a well with a manual pump is like being in Eden.
3. After awhile, even gold can lose its luster. But there is no luxury in war
quite like toilet paper. Its surplus value is greater than gold's.
4. If you had to go without one utility, lose electricity - it's the easiest to
do without (unless you're in a very nice climate with no need for heat.)
5. Canned foods are awesome, especially if their contents are tasty without
heating. One of the best things to stockpile is canned gravy - it makes a lot of
the dry unappetizing things you find to eat in war somewhat edible. Only needs
enough heat to "warm", not to cook. It's cheap too, especially if you buy it in
bulk.
6. Bring some books - escapist ones like romance or mysteries become more
valuable as the war continues. Sure, it's great to have a lot of survival
guides, but you'll figure most of that out on your own anyway - trust me, you'll
have a lot of time on your hands.
7. The feeling that you're human can fade pretty fast. I can't tell you how many
people I knew who would have traded a much needed meal for just a little bit of
toothpaste, rouge, soap or cologne. Not much point in fighting if you have to
lose your humanity. These things are morale-builders like nothing else.
8. Slow burning candles and matches, matches, matches
http://wattsupwiththat.com/climate-fail-files/the-gore-a-thon-on-wuwt/

Funny Funny stuff on climate change


The nukers use "climate change" as a compelling reason that nuke is the only thing that can save the planet.

Human and Cycles

Humans and Cycles

Humans can never be trusted with nuke.

There WILL be

Economic Cycles
Social Mood Cycles
Political Cycle
Times of bad industry regulation and capture
Times of bad company internal regulation and blindness
Ignorance
Denial
Greed
Mother Nature
Carrington Event
Terrorist attacks
Waste that lasts forever.

Anyone of these items alone would be enough to say "no nukes".

Exactly, "it wasn't taken seriously when it mattered".     Like the central planner now thinking that they can "engineer" an economy, and the nuke planners thinking that they can put every element under control and keep it there.    WAKE UP!    You just can't play with the most dangerous toy on earth and expect not to get fried.  

Fuel Pool 4 - Species Assured Destruction SAD

On Fri, Apr 6, 2012 at 11:38 PM,

 
A friend of mine sent me an e-mail last night. The message began, "Please don't shoot the messenger! 
She quoted an article where this statement was made by Robert Alvarez, former Senior Policy Adviser to the Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for National Security and the Environment at the U.S. Department of Energy. Mr. Alvarez was discussing the precarious condition of the Fukushima Daichi spent fuel pool at Reactor #4, and the serious threat to human existence which would result from its collapse. (See article link below for a full discussion of the scenario.)

According to Robert Alvarez, former Senior Policy Adviser to the Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for National Security and the Environment at the U.S. Department of Energy, if the spent fuel pool #4 at Fukushima Daichi falls from its precarious perch, it the result could be the end of civilization as we know it.  Mr. Alvarez was quoted as saying,

"Many of our readers might find it difficult to appreciate the actual meaning of the figure, yet we can grasp what 85 times more Cesium-137 than the Chernobyl would mean. It would destroy the world environment and our civilization. This is not rocket science, nor does it connect to the pugilistic debate over nuclear power plants. This is an issue of human survival."

My friend went on to say, "Every human being and some institutions on my e-mail list is getting a copy of this e-mail.  This is just too important for you not to know about.

The time for obfuscation is past, and for failing to take meaningful action. The situation at Fukushima Daichi could become so dire it may mean the end of life as we know it. International cooperation is needed to prevent the collapse of SPF #4. Reactor 2 has little or no water in it, and it appears its spent fuel pool is also presently at risk. Three reactors have already melted through their containment vessels at Fukushima Daichi. Ex-vessel corium is also known as the 'China syndrome.'

Someone has to begin telling the truth to the general public.  I simply refuse to keep silent about it to placate anyone, any longer. Documents recently released under FOIA show the NRC was from the beginning complicit in hiding the truth from the public. An NRC spokesperson stated they (the NRC) didn't want 'the media to get ahold of this story' or to know the potential 'consequences.'  The article cited below contained information obtained under FOIA. An NRC official was quoted as saying like "tell them to just stop it" and have the DoE tell independent labs to quit testing for Fukushima, radiation. See the original statement here:


Here are some quotations from the article and video where Akio Matsumura interviewed Robert Alvarez fand Akio.  The dire warning about the consequences of the collapse of Fukushima spent fuel pool #4 appeared here:


Akio Matsumura's opening statement in his interview with Robert Alvarez:

"I asked top spent-fuel pools expert Mr. Robert Alvarez, former Senior Policy Adviser to the Secretary and Deputy Assistant Secretary for National Security and the Environment at the U.S. Department of Energy, for an explanation of the potential impact of the 11,421 rods.

I received an astounding response from Mr. Alvarez [updated 4/5/12]: 

' In recent times, more information about the spent fuel situation at the Fukushima-Dai-Ichi site has become known.  It is my understanding that of the 1,532 spent fuel assemblies in reactor No. 304 assemblies are fresh and unirradiated. This then leaves 1,231 irradiated spent fuel rods in pool No. 4, which contain roughly 37 million curies (~1.4E+18 Becquerel) of long-lived radioactivity.  The No. 4 pool is about 100 feet above ground, is structurally damaged and is exposed to the open elements. If an earthquake or other event were to cause this pool to drain this could result in a catastrophic radiological fire involving nearly 10 times the amount of Cs-137 released by the Chernobyl accident.

The infrastructure to safely remove this material was destroyed as it was at the other three reactors ....  the removal of the spent fuel from the pools at the damaged Fukushima-Dai-Ichi reactors will require a major and time-consuming re-construction effort and will be charting in unknown waters. Despite the enormous destruction cased at the Da–Ichi site, dry casks holding a smaller amount of spent fuel  appear to be unscathed. '

Mr. Alvarez went on to say in the interview, based on DoE assumptions, 'a total of 11,138 spent fuel assemblies are being stored at the Dai-Ichi site, nearly all, which is in pools. They contain roughly 336 million curies (~1.2 E+19 Bq) of long-lived radioactivity. About 134 million curies is Cesium-137 — roughly 85 times the amount of Cs-137 released at the Chernobyl accident.' Mr. Alvarez stated the estimate was based on the assessment of the U.S. National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP). The Fukushima site fuel inventory, he said, contains, 'roughly half the total amount of Cs-137 estimated by the NCRP to have been released by all atmospheric nuclear weapons testing, Chernobyl, and world-wide reprocessing plants (~270 million curies or ~9.9 E+18 Becquerel). '

The article also quoted Alvarez as saying, ' It is important for the public to understand that reactors that have been operating for decades, such as those at the Fukushima-Dai-Ichi site have generated some of the largest concentrations of radioactivity on the planet.

Many of our readers might find it difficult to appreciate the actual meaning of the figure, yet we can grasp what 85 times more Cesium-137 than the Chernobyl would mean. It would destroy the world environment and our civilization. This is not rocket science, nor does it connect to the pugilistic debate over nuclear power plants. This is an issue of human survival.' "

Green Road took my Carrington and beefed it up! ganbate!

http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/super-solar-storm-predicted-to-hit-2013.html

Friday, April 6, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Fraud by Constellation Energy $245M fine

One of the "Pro Nuke 100% all the time guys" who seems well intentioned, yet nevertheless lies, work at Ginna plant. He is convinced he is promoting safety, and convinced that a few people with good hearts can make nuke safe.

BTW This is "Mikey", the 100% Pro nuke that I speak of.

What the problem is though, is the whole system, the human species, the corruption, deception, lies and greed. And one or a handful of good people can't counteract the evil that can be perpetrated from the top and the whole system.


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Interesting......

Feds rebuke ex-owner of Ginna plant
Constellation Energy withheld information, U.S. agency says

Federal regulators say Constellation Energy withheld key information when it sought approval for transfer of three nuclear power plants, including installations in Wayne and Oswego counties.

An investigation by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined that Baltimore-based Constellation “failed to provide complete and accurate information” about foreign control of electricity from the power plants and the financial arrangements of the transaction, the agency said in a letter released Tuesday.
Constellation had been seeking federal and state agency approvals to sell its nuclear plants and other assets to Exelon Corp. of Chicago. The $7.9 billion deal closed March 12.
The NRC gave its OK in February and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved the deal March 9 — the same day the latter agency announced that a unit of Constellation had agreed to pay a record $245 million in penalties for improperly manipulating the energy market in New York and New England from 2007-09.
Of that sum, $78 million is to be given to New York state to benefit electric consumers here.
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20120403/BUSINESS/304030040

Fraud

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Reactor 4 reality

hmmmm, is this really complicated or not?

400,000 lbs divided by 12 = 33,000.

400,000 lbs of spent fuel, with at least .9% plutonium, thats 4000 lbs of plutonium.

Divided by about 12 pounds to make a nuke bomb.

33,000 Bomb equivalent.

Now lets make a really conservative estimate that it won't be as bad a a bomb....5% as bad.
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Not sure a "scrambled egg" nuke fire would be equivalent to a nuke bomb, but it is certainly within reason to think that the releases could be 5% of a nuke bomb minimal. That would be like 600 bombs.

They are criminals for not already de-loaded this pool no matter how hot the rods are, no matter what the risk of even dropping a rod with a remote crane. Asshats!
Or as Busby did say F-Twits

NASA -- Teflon and this Video, better than nukes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtCwjfU2Rro&feature=share



And let's hear it for TEFLON!    Egg lovers unite!  

Monday, April 2, 2012

Radiation Map Live --- United States

http://www.blackcatsystems.com/RadMap/map.html

Radiation Map for USA, BlackCat Systems



Insurance on Nuke---$12B in entire United States What a Joke.

CaptD found this one

The aggregate insurance on EVERY SINGLE nuke plant is around$12B

If 4 reactors melted down, there would be $12B total!     And after that the taxpayer is on the hook for everything!


Under existing policy, owners of nuclear power plants pay a premium each year for $375 million in private insurance for offsite liability coverage for each reactor unit. This primary or first tier, insurance is supplemented by a second tier. In the event a nuclear accident, causes damages in excess of $375 million, each licensee would be assessed a prorated share of the excess up to $111.9 million. With 104 reactors currently licensed to operate, this secondary tier of funds contains about $11.6 billion. If 15 percent of these funds are expended, prioritization of the remaining amount would be left to a federal district court. If the second tier is depleted, Congress is committed to determine whether additional disaster relief is required.

What a crock of shit this nuke business is

 http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/funds-fs.html

Childhood leukemia


NO OPINION on these yet, just storing for future use of finding.   Anyone who has time  to review and comment, PLEASE CHIME IN

 

 

Analysis of Cancer Risks in Populations near Nuclear Facilities: Phase I (2012)
Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board (NRSB)


--> Free On Line reading here

--> Notice on left side of the page you can download the free PDF Summary...

I'd like to get your take on it... Is it good science or just more Nuclear Baloney* (NB)?

For comparison, here is another well known study:

Child leukaemia doubles near French nuclear plants-study:

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PDF of that Study: