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Manifesto - Why Shut Them Down

Manifesto of Why Shut Them All Down

I discovered just how poorly these plants were being run and how poorly they were designed from the get-go.    And then I discovered how one of  the basic premises of risk control, separation of risks, was completely  ignored.   That being that the used fuel rods were the most dangerous
part of the plant, but for "convenience" the most dangerous things were stored right next too or even RIGHT ON TOP OF the reactors themselves. 


Storing the rods on site is done to conserve cost, if they were Dry Cask and then ship off the rods to somewhere else, it would cost them money, however, they can just  store them at their "approved nuclear facility" and thus just kick the can down the road -- increasing current profits while increasing the potential disaster 100's of times over.

THEN on top of that complete irresponsible behavior, the nuke operators also decided to not just
stack the rods together with the original design spacing, but they decided to increase storage capacity by packing in the rods even tighter.   What happens is that the closer they are, the more the
neutrons from one rod affect and “excite” the neutrons from adjacentrods, and that is the whole process of nuclear fission is that neutron excitement.

The whole process of control of nuclear processes is control of the neutrons and the material spacing. Well, so our nuclear scientists decided to stack the used rods even closer, and they ran some
 calculations that showed that if the spacing was smaller, and they used chemical laced water as a cooling fluid, along with a heat removal heat exchanger and an electrically operated pump to ensure continuous movement of the cooling water THEN all would be fine….they could run like that for decades (and now the NRC is proposing that it should be fine to run like that for centuries) increasing profits and avoiding costs, letting their funds set aside for the task grow (as if funds in mutual fund will not see massive losses as the QE ends and government manipulation of the markets eventually fails in and epic way.   

IF all those factors above came together, AND there was also no natural disaster, civil unrest, Carrington Event solar kill shot on the electric grid, or terrorist attack, THEN all will be fine.    

But if our luck didn't hold, it didn’t the used fuel pool would overheat, the water would boil off, and an uncontrolled nuclear reaction would occur, a nuclear fire would ensue, spewing forth the entire radiation inventory of all the spent fuel.     And spent fuel is way more dangerous than the original fuel, in fact spent fuel has gained plutonium, which is far more deadly than uranium.    

When I found those facts out, I knew immediately that this whole industry has become corrupt and intellectually dishonest to the core so to speak.  

At Fukushima, they put the fuel tanks for the back up generators right on the ocean, probably for ease of refueling from a boat, but who cares the real reason, the bottom line is that very stupid decisions were made, and no one was effectively over seeing it.

Nuclear is too strong for humans, humans cannot be trusted with this toy.   Over time, greed,
economic downturns, periods of bad government, periods of industry regulator ‘capture’, natural disasters, a Carrington Solar Kill Shot, aging facilities, and ignorance and denial, all lead to an OBVIOUS CONCLUSION.

Nuclear will weaken, mutate, and wipe out our species unless we just say NO.  Phase them all out now.   Dry Cask all the used fuel cool enough to Cask.   We can within 7 years solve the biggest and most dangerous problem, the used fuel.    At least we can solve it for 50 to 100 years.

Any guess what the cost would be to Dry Cask everything?     It would cost less than what the Banking Cartel is handing themselves in the so called QE every 6 days.   Dry Cask Calcs are here--


20 comments:

  1. A 1.2 Billion Dollar Ripoff by Edison/SDG&E of SoCal ratepayers and there is almost nothing written or said about it ...

    Little by little the news is starting to leak out and as people find out about the size of the problem the word is spreading faster than radiation after a meltdown!
    Things have gotten so extreme, that the NRC has even formed a special review panel to look into how the NRC looked into San Onofre in the first place!
    http://public-blog.nrc-gateway.gov/2013/01/17/nrc-forms-special-san-onofre-review-panel/comment-page-2/#comment-46276

    Many believe that 2013 is the year SanO starts decommissioning!

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    1. Yep keep up the good work

      Kewaunee was a nice victory, now my next sites are set on Palisades. Just say no to nuke on Lake Michigan!

      Palisades is a real clunker, it needs to go.

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    2. When I lived in SD they were known as San Diego Graft and Extortion. So they continue to live up to their reputation. Also when you have a RW mayor and majority of city council this is what you can expect

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    3. Ya Dilip, seems like all utilities are like that, very cozy with the pols and the regulators.

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  2. I love your manifesto. I hope you and your family are doing well and that your move to the midwest is going well.

    I really appreciate your comments.

    I think the effects of fallout are starting to be felt in the US by adults in the form of weakened immune systems, especially among more highly exposed people, like my husband who routinely travels by air.

    We've been together for over 25 years and he has never been sick over and over again, as he has this winter. He's been regularly flying for 16 years, so its not merely the typical viral infested "airplane air."

    I just keep thinking of your analysis of the EPA uranium and plutonium data.

    Do you think Pattie B's correct about the common spent fuel pool?

    best

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    1. Majia, mahalo, I usually stop in at your site every day or two and you are nailing the big points of nuke and society in general.

      I feel good, wore down from work, but past the biggest part of the uranium/pluto dosing.

      Move is going OK, confirmed kill on Kewaunee, and now working on Palisades, I want to clean up my new home zone.

      Ill grab some ocean water tomorrow and boil it off and geiger it...this should be about the time when fuku water shows up here.

      Aloha, out.

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    2. Oh, PattyB, like some of her stuff....but a bit extreme at times, not that there is anything wrong with that, what is she saying about fuel pool?

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  3. The only reason that spent fuel is stored on site is that the government (JIMMY CARTER) outlawed the reprocessing of spent fuel. So since plants cannot reprocess spent fuel, what the heck are they supposed to do with it? Ask your government to take responsibility, they caused the problem!!!!

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    1. I won't be Holden my breath if you are looking for justice out of the government.

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    2. yes reprocess it into nuclear war heads or mox fuel like reactor 3 @ Fukushima. watch that blow up on you tube. Be sure to watch the video with sound, that way you will know what reprocessed fuel sounds like when it blows sky high too. Brainy pants

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  4. Alright, so I read through. You make some good points. However your solution for dry casking the spent fuel is only temporary. The only way to finally rid ourselves of this nightmare is what is called a deep-burn reactor, which transmutes all fission products into lesser radioactive ones. I'm in the industry myself--the reason I went into it is because I saw bad fuel management and wanted to do something proactive about it. I went & got trained, and now I'm working toward a safer future for all by developing this technology within a working group, from the inside out. If you have questions, I'll be available as a pro on-call for technical questions or any nuclear concerns.

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    1. OK I'll take you at face value, I would like to communicate by email....you can send email to me at
      stock
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      hawaii.rr.com

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  5. Shut the Fockers down until they have permanent repeatable non-proliferation-contributing solutions to waste problem including reactive Noble Gasses. (see Xenates), period (exclaimation mark!)
    Immediately remove any worker or member of management or union or "ownership" with ties to organized crime. Institute mandatory drug and alcohol testing regime pronto on all said groups. 'Nuff said? Hardly.

    Sakaido Hantai!

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    1. institute pyschological testing on these tools of Satan. The insane should not preside over the nuke waste. They will make dirty bombs.

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  6. Great job stock , thanks for all your efforts . MT

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  7. "Nuclear will weaken, mutate, and wipe out our species unless we just say NO. Phase them all out now."

    Is there not some suspicion that to weaken, mutate and wipe out our species is exactly what is planned here for us?

    Is there not some understanding among the general population that they have attacked us with their thousands of nuclear missiles?

    Here's a link with some information about it:

    http://bitchworld.weebly.com/ufo-prevent-nuclear-shots.html

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  8. Patrick, thanks for the comments, but I don't think so. Although there is a theory among the "elite" that a population of 1B would be much better.......Radiation is not a smart way to wipe out population. Ebola or similar would be much better.

    Besides, the elites need as many pseudo slaves as they can get to feed their wealth and power trips. And to labor to fund their militaries.

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  9. Collecting back-up info for the radio show with Guy Mc Pherson.

    Regional nuclear conflict threats are sharply on the rise from 0.5% to 6.4% in past 2 decades.

    Information about the government's response to Nuclear grid hacks is often protected and sometimes classified; many are never even reported to the government by the energy companies.

    These intrusions have not caused the kind of cascading blackouts that are feared by the intelligence community. But so many attackers have stowed away in the systems that run the U.S. electric grid that experts say they likely have the capability to strike at will.

    And that's what worries Wallace and other cybersecurity experts most.

    "If the geopolitical situation changes and Iran wants to target these facilities, if they have this kind of information it will make it a lot easier," said Robert M. Lee, a former U.S. Air Force cyberwarfare operations officer.

    In 2012 and 2013, in well-publicized attacks, Russian hackers successfully sent and received encrypted commands to U.S. public utilities and power generators; some private firms concluded this was an effort to position interlopers to act in the event of a political crisis. And the Department of Homeland Security announced about a year ago that a separate hacking campaign, believed by some private firms to have Russian origins, had injected software with malware that allowed the attackers to spy on U.S. energy companies.

    "You want to be stealth," said Lillian Ablon, a cybersecurity expert at the RAND Corporation. "That's the ultimate power, because when you need to do something you are already in place."

    The hackers have gained access to an aging, outdated power system. Many of the substations and equipment that move power across the U.S. are decrepit and were never built with network security in mind; hooking them up to the Internet over the last decade has given hackers new backdoors in. Distant wind farms, home solar panels, smart meters and other networked devices must be remotely monitored and controlled, which opens up the broader system to fresh points of attack.

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    1. Indeed, defense in depth can be easily destroyed with a few shape charges at a common switchgear or stuxnet type virus on a USB into computers or PLCs.

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