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464 comments to FORUM: Discussion Thread for December 26, 2011 – January 2, 2012

  • http://fukushima-diary.com/2012/01/m7-hit-japan-and-water-leakage-at-reactor4/#.TwChUeRb8Ao.twitter

    #Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Reactor Bldgs of Reactors 1, 3, 4 Blew Up Because Blowout Panels Were Welded Shut http://bit.ly/v2cp7i


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  • The more I read news from Fukushima, the more I appreciate the effort taken at Chernobyl with far less tech. And that wasn’t enough either. 9 months post the accident, there still is no clear news on scientists being actively involved in managing proceedings.

    The old documentaries of Chernobyl outline the highly risky search the scientists undertook for the molten cores – with a sense of urgency. If, as the nuclear pimps insist Fukushima is a “lesser” disaster (if there is such a thing), I can’t understand why there are no scientists on site trying to figure out the situation instead of publicity stunts like “cold shutdown”. Surely the equipment and protection available now is better than then – particularly in Japan.


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  • VanneV anne

    Pieces of a True Nuclear Cannon: Underground Nuclear Tests, Salt Formations and One-Shot Kick Start to the Space Age
    March 02, 2009

    “…The cost is to find a location like another remote island to sacrifice the underground area for nuclear launch similar to the areas sacrificed for underground nuclear testing. However, with proper preparation and a dome with a door and charges to speed the collapse of the shaft, there would be no radiation into the atmosphere. Other industries like oil, gas and coal regularly contaminate salt domes and underground and above ground locations. This would be safer and cleaner than those continuing operations. We would use nuclear bombs that are costing money to be maintained in storage and have a risk non-peaceful use. There is no risk of damaging EMP because damaging EMP occurs when a nuclear device is exploded at high altitude….
    “Use existing nuclear device or dismantle several devices and reconfigure for optimum directing of energy
    * “Use an underground area – how much is the value of a few cubic miles of salt ?
    * “Almost no one includes the cost of the salt dome for strategic petroleum storage
    *” Make a large metal shell projectile and place ablative oil on the bottom
    * “Create the appropriate shaft to the launch chamber.
    * “The only applicable treaty that has currently been ratified by the USA is the Threshold Test treaty which limits underground nuclear tests to 150 kilotons or less. The comprehensive test ban treaty has not been ratified….

    “So we should try to size at that range for a nuclear launched projectile. Shaping the projectile like a bullet or rocket would also help.

    “90pct containment was proved by Pascal A dome, which did not get direct blast exposure but instead needs a rapid closing mechanism after projectile exit.


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    • VanneV anne

      [cont.]
      “10pct blown into air should be 99pct contained within dome which sees NO direct heat radiation. There would be considerable secondary from the muzzle blast. So 99.9+ percent containment. 10 megaton blast say 15 kilograms tritium output all but 15 grams contained, if 5 kt fission (design a device with less fission and more fusion) then all but 5 tons of fission products contained! (fraction of 1 gram by weight)

      “There could be conventional explosives in the shaft to collapse the shaft after the launch projectile has passed….

      “Summary

      *”This is a modification of the old underground nuclear tests. Repeating the old 5-10 megaton tests. But reconfigure to optimize conversion to kinetic energy. Radiation containment for underground tests is a known problem and has proven tests.

      * “The Project Orion configuration and directed nuclear blasts had the Orion work and the Casaba-Howitzer work. So 85% conversion of nuclear explosion to directed propulsion is known.

      * “Sacrifice one salt dome or an area under an island. Using natural geological feature mostly reduces cost of containment.

      * “Actual out of pocket cost less than one billion. Can be done within 2 years.

      * “Can do some supercomputer modeling and tweaking and optimization to be sure.

      * “Very limited technical risk for the launch. Nuclear bombs work.

      * “Leverages the trillions spent on the arms race for good. (sunk costs)

      * “Negotiate for the exception to the test Threshold test ban and only ratify the Comprehensive test ban with an exception for space launches. Maybe allow Russia, China, UK and France and other to share the payload that is delivered or for each to be allowed to launch one.


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    • VanneV anne

      [cont.]

      “This proposal is simpler, cheaper and safer than Project Orion. The proposal is not to build a manned space vehicle but an unmanned projectile that contains cargo. There are not two hundred atmospheric explosions but one underground explosion. the pusher plate does not need to withstand multiple explosions but survive one while not losing the cargo. The cargo is selected and designed to survive the forces that it will encounter.

      “There are petaflop class supercomputers now that were built for the sole purpose of modeling nuclear explosions in a precise way as an alternative to live tests. There are powerful lasers and other high energy machines created to validate the precision of the computer models.

      “Most of what is being proposed is the simplest conversion of heat and explosive energy into kinetic energy. This is guns and metallergy and decades of nuclear weapons research and age old newtonian mechanics.

      “An interesting question is what happens when you set off another nuclear bomb in fractured and crushed rock a year or so later? The ground has settled and has contamination but most of the most radioactive fallout is no longer dangerous. So long as the new charge is placed low enough so that the fallout does not escape the fractured rock then you could just keep re-contaminate the same contaminated site.
      http://nextbigfuture.com/2009/03/underground-nuclear-tests-salt.html


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    • NoPrevarication NoPrevarication

      @Heart of the Rose

      …Change we can believe in…. NOT!


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      • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

        The Obama administration….left the shores of the GOM…swearing to serve the people…to go on to.. a completely pillage of the American value system and pocketbook…
        His administration thinks… it’s slick..(like most criminals)
        Compared to Bush’s bubbling ways it is…
        The “slight of hand” of the Obama administration is thoroughly entrenched in the psyche of the American public..as seen by the blind following of it’s voter base…like Hollywood for instance..
        Try telling that set…that the guy is a fake.


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  • VanneV anne

    Fukushima Probe Highlights Nuclear Regulator

    “…Batteries in cell phones at the Fukushima plant started running out on March 11 and with the failure of mains power couldn’t be recharged, preventing communication with the on-site emergency headquarters, according to the report….

    “Fractured Communications

    “Communications became so fractured that plant manager Masao Yoshida, stationed in the emergency bunker, didn’t know what some workers were doing. The high pressure coolant injection system at the No. 3 reactor was stopped by a worker without authority from plant managers, according to the report. The reactor was one of the three that melted down.

    “In Tokyo, the central government’s response was muddled by miscommunication between two teams working on different floors of the same building, the report said.

    “The report also criticized the government for failing to use its system for monitoring the spread of radiation in calculating evacuation areas. While the monitoring tool lacked sufficient data for an accurate assessment because of communication failures, its predictive functions should have been used, the report said. …”
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-27/fukushima-probe-highlights-regulator-in-response-failure-1-.html


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  • VanneV anne

    Shocking article:

    Even after a tsunami, nuclear power is not a monster
    January 1, 2012

    “…Fukushima, a once-in-history accident, was a victory of design and construction for its time. Even the radiation releases are now found to be lower than expected; even those in the exclusion zone are surprisingly low. Despite eager attempts to find a surge in new cancers around the plant, none has shown up….”
    http://www.startribune.com/opinion/otherviews/136455388.html


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  • James Tekton James Tekton

    One hope…one chance…one Nation under God…indivisible by evil and dis/mis-information…united for the sake of freedom alone.



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  • lokay5

    anne

    According to “anne” there were 35 NUCLEAR detonations in the Gulf of Mexico in search for oil. It’s (cough) true! Just ask her.


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    • VanneV anne

      You don’t have a link that I ever said that:

      Replacing Nuclear Power Plants in Germany
      “…British Petroleum’s push to develop Abiotic natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico by the explosion of a nuclear bomb 6 miles under the alluvial fan of the Mississippi River August 19 2009 led to the blow out eight months later. There have been fifteen or more such explosions at depth under the Gulf of Mexico. The floor of the Gulf is leaking hydrocarbons in many areas. All the petroleum companies are positioning themselves to supply natural gas for the turbines….”
      http://educate-yourself.org/zsl/germanynuclearenergyphaseout30may11.shtml


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  • lokay5

    anne
    January 1, 2012 at 10:40 pm · Reply
    AT least 15 nuclear explosions in the GOM looking for oil.

    Unquote


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    • VanneV anne

      I was quoting from this article. 35 is not 15 Also, I didn’t say “looking for oil.” If you quote someone you need to provide a link.
      Replacing Nuclear Power Plants in Germany
      “…British Petroleum’s push to develop Abiotic natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico by the explosion of a nuclear bomb 6 miles under the alluvial fan of the Mississippi River August 19 2009 led to the blow out eight months later. There have been fifteen or more such explosions at depth under the Gulf of Mexico. The floor of the Gulf is leaking hydrocarbons in many areas. All the petroleum companies are positioning themselves to supply natural gas for the turbines….”
      http://educate-yourself.org/zsl/germanynuclearenergyphaseout30may11.shtml

      This is the quotation from the article:
      “…There have been fifteen or more such explosions at depth under the Gulf of Mexico….”


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      • lokay5

        15, 35 what’s the difference when your talking about non-existant nuclear explosions? It’s still BULLSHIT and we don’t need it here! Get REAL! And please, lay off the “God will save us” crap, too. We have a better chance of a UFO from Planet Niburu coming down to save our sorry radioactive asses than we do for “god” to intervene. GET REAL!


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        • VanneV anne

          James 5:12
          But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.


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        • VanneV anne

          Colossians 3:5-8

          New International Version (NIV)

          5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6 Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.[a] 7 You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.


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      • VanneV anne

        Transmutation on the Ocean Bottom
        June 20, 2011
        “With the large releases of methane under the Gulf of Mexico by deep drilling and nuclear fracking of the basalt plain large quantities of methane ice have piled up on the bottom. Given time the bacteria will eat all the methane keeping the Gulf deep waters cool and making a lot of fish food. The use of Corexit emulsifier sinking the red coloured petroleum to the bottom will in time be transmuted by the bacteria.
        “The radioactivity in the petroleum, fall-out from the August 19 2009 nuclear blast 10 kilometres under the alluvial fan of the Mississippi will also be transmuted by the bacteria. In biological systems radioactivity drops fifteen times faster than in a test tube.
        “The practise of the US Navy to drop decommissioned nuclear reactors in the ocean depths may be the best solution for long term elimination of such materials. The bacteria eats the iron into “rusticles” as seen on the Titanic at 10,000 feet deep and transmutes toxic radioactive elements fifteen times faster than in underground bunkers.
        http://educate-yourself.org/zsl/transmutationoean20jun11.shtml


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        • lokay5

          anne

          “…August 19 2009 nuclear blast 10 kilometres under the alluvial fan of the Mississippi”

          Unsubstantiated distracting BULLSHIT. Nice try.

          Got proof? No. Got a link to real proof? No.

          Then quit posting this crap.


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          • VanneV anne

            Replacing Nuclear Power Plants in Germany

            “…British Petroleum’s push to develop Abiotic natural gas in the Gulf of Mexico by the explosion of a nuclear bomb 6 miles under the alluvial fan of the Mississippi River August 19 2009 led to the blow out eight months later. There have been fifteen or more such explosions at depth under the Gulf of Mexico. The floor of the Gulf is leaking hydrocarbons in many areas. All the petroleum companies are positioning themselves to supply natural gas for the turbines….”
            http://educate-yourself.org/zsl/germanynuclearenergyphaseout30may11.shtml


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  • lokay5

    Bullshit no matter how many times you post it. Wheres’s the proof that there were 15 nuclear explosions in the Gulf of Mexico?
    I know!. Quote something from your book of fairy tales!


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    • VanneV anne

      Gulf of Mexico Nuclear Explosion, New Comet, Iran Earthquake
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_fJqNBL3HE


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    • VanneV anne

      The US has sent a team of nuclear physicists to help BP plug the “catastrophic” flow of oil into the Gulf of Mexico from its leaking Deepwater Horizon well, as the Obama administration becomes frustrated with the oil giant’s inability to control the situation.

      10 May 2010
      “In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Mr Hayward said the five-hour meeting involved a “very deep dive” into the situation at hand, with “lots of nuclear physicists and all sorts of people coming up with some quite good ideas actually.”
      “Pressed further about the meeting, he said they had “come up with one good idea” but declined to elaborate.
      “The five include 82-year-old Richard Garwin, who designed the first hydrogen bomb, and Tom Hunter, head of the US Department of Energy’s Sandia National Labs.
      “In addition, Mr Chu has already despatched Marcia McNutt, the head of the US Geological Service, to the oil company.
      “President Obama accused BP and its contractors of “falling over each other to point the finger of blame at someone else,” while adding “the potential devastation to the Gulf Coast, its economy and its people require us to continue our relentless efforts to stop the leak.”
      “Thad Allen, a Coast Guard commandant, said that the slick “has the potential to be catastrophic.”
      “BP was last night trying to position a “top hat” containment device – intended to slow the flow of oil – while still working on its final “top-kill” solution which involves filling the well with old golf balls and pieces of car tyre, followed by mud and then cement, in an attempt to absorb and then stop the flow.
      http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/7726142/Barack-Obama-sends-nuclear-experts-to-tackle-BPs-Gulf-of-Mexi


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    • VanneV anne

      16. Nuclear Well Logging in Petroleum Exploration and Production
      1959
      http://www.onepetro.org/mslib/servlet/onepetropreview?id=WPC-8916


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      • lokay5

        anne
        Nuclear well logging is exactly that. There are NO nuclear explosions. You’re grasping at straws. Admit it. You’re wrong.

        Now get out that book of fairy tales, post a line or two, and try to cover your ass.


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        • VanneV anne

          Please try to use language you would use with your mother.

          “…Nuclear logging was initially developed to measure the natural gamma radiation emitted by underground formations. However, the industry quickly moved to logs that actively bombard rocks with nuclear particles. The gamma ray log, measuring the natural radioactivity, was introduced by Well Surveys Inc. in 1939, and the WSI neutron log came in 1941. The gamma ray log is particularly useful as shale beds which often provide a relatively low permeability cap over hydrocarbon reservoirs usually display a higher level of gamma radiation. These logs were important because they can be used in cased wells (wells with production casing). WSI quickly became part of Lane-Wells. During World War II, the US Government gave a near wartime monopoly on open-hole logging to Schlumberger, and a monopoly on cased-hole logging to Lane-Wells[5]. Nuclear logs continued to evolve after the war.

          “The nuclear magnetic resonance log was developed in 1958 by Borg Warner. Initially the NMR log was a scientific success but an engineering failure. However, the development of a continuous NMR logging tool by Numar (now a subsidiary of Halliburton) is a promising new technology….”
          http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Well_logging


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    • VanneV anne

      Nuclear Explosion Can Heal the Bleeding Wound in the Gulf of Mexico
      13.05.2010

      “…It was only a matter of hit or miss which earlier resulted in the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, explosions in coal mines all over the world and also in the catastrophes which occur on a regular basis, but are very hard to liquidate. One may say that the American hit or miss has led to one of the most technologically complicated and horrific disasters.
      “It is practically impossible to block the leaking well. There are neither specific technical possibilities for that, nor any methods to liquidate such oil-well flowing.
      “The USSR had a sad experience in containing oil-well flowing in Central Asia. Two breakdowns occurred almost simultaneously. One of them took place in Urtabulak, where a gas torch was burning. The other one took place in Pamuk – a breakdown at an oil well. The two giant flames were extinguished with the help of nuclear explosions. They drilled two wells to approach the emergency wells under the ground and lowered nuclear devices into the wells. The troubled wells were blocked as a result of the explosions.
      “The work was extremely hard, but it was worth it. I took direct participation in the experiment and was personally present there during the explosions. The experiment was a success. The exploitation of the Pamuk oil well was launched again and nothing could remind of the disaster which had been liquidated with the help of nuclear explosions.
      “Afterwards, Soviet specialists conducted similar experiments in Turkmenia and then proceeded to worked-out deposits. The results were encouraging. Soviet specialists hoped that they could promote their technology to help other countries, the ones that signed the non-proliferation treaty but could use nuclear explosions in industrial purposes.
      “The US declined the program over the threat of radioactivity. As a result, the Americans offered to ban the use of nuclear explosions in peaceful purposes. …


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  • labmonkeywithagun labmonkeywithagun

    http://www.dailytech.com/US+is+Only+3+Years+Behind+China+in+Nuclear+Reactors+Courtesy+of+New+Approval/article23588.htm

    Shows the new AP1000 with cut-aways.

    See one big-ass problem with the “passive” system. Lots of steam will either be vented to the atmosphere if a pipe breaks, or the water won’t be flowing. I think I remember something about the whole industrial revolution started with a steam engine because of water flowing down into coal mines. Steam pump was what took it back uphill. The circle might complete. Just saying…..thoughts?


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  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    Climate change / food safety
    snip
    …”Depending on the greenhouse gas emissions scenario, global average temperature is expected to rise between 1.1° and 6.8° Celsius by the end of the century. And warmer temperatures are known to increase rates of some diseases: According to a recent study of salmonellosis in Europe, frequency of the ailment rises about 12 percent for every 1°C that air temperature increases beyond a baseline of 6°C, said Cristina Tirado, an environmental scientist at the University of California, Los Angeles. The precise cause for this trend isn’t clear, said Ewen Todd, a bacteriologist at Michigan State University in East Lansing. It’s possible that warmer temperatures cause bacteria to grow more quickly, or people may prepare food differently in warmer weather (grilling outdoors vis-à-vis cooking in a kitchen, for example).

    Climate change can increase disease risks in several ways, Tirado added. The concentration of methyl mercury in fish increases about 3.5 percent for every 1°C rise in water temperature. Warmer sea-surface temperatures can boost the frequency of harmful algal blooms, leading to an increased incidence of paralytic shellfish poisoning. Higher water temperatures also enable the spread of pathogens to higher latitudes: An outbreak of vibriosis on an Alaskan cruise ship in 2005, later linked to oysters that had been harvested near one of the ship’s ports of call, represents the spread of the disease-causing Vibrio parahaemolyticus to a locale more than 1,000 kilometers north of its previous known range. Dust storms, which are expected to increase in some regions due to climate change, could wreak their own havoc, because iron-rich mineral dust can drive a 10- to 1,000-fold increase in the growth rate of Vibrio bacteria.”

    http://blogs.nature.com/climatefeedback/


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  • VanneV anne

    Explosion Admitted at #4 SFP; when did it happen?

    Details Emerge About Failures at Fukushima
    January 2, 2012

    “….Reactors and spent fuel pools lost their cooling capabilities and hydrogen explosions occurred at units 1, 3 and 4. The explosions ‘were presumably caused’ by hydrogen released from possible core damage…”
    http://theenergycollective.com/dan-yurman/73454/details-emerge-about-failures-fukushima


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  • VanneV anne

    Sad news:
    ENEC submits report on lessons learned from Fukushima-Daiichi accident to FANR

    “The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC)…

    “…’We are confident in the robustness of the technology, the rigor of our design, and the extensive analysis and research that led to the identification of our preferred site,’ said Mohamed Al Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer of ENEC….”
    http://www.wam.org.ae/servlet/Satellite?c=WamLocEnews&cid=1289996770836&p=1135099400124&pagename=WAM%2FWamLocEnews%2FW-T-LEN-FullNews


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  • VanneV anne

    THE INAUGURATION OF POLICE STATE USA 2012. Obama Signs the “National Defense Authorization Act ”
    http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=28441


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  • VanneV anne

    Japan nuke boss tops list of 2011 CEO screwups

    “…reports surfaced that senior Tepco engineers had known for years that five of the company’s ten nuclear reactors in Fukushima prefecture had a dangerous design flaw. But the company failed to make upgrades, dooming the reactors to a series of meltdowns and explosions when the 45-foot tsunami hit….”
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45797841/ns/business-forbes_com/t/japan-nuke-boss-tops-list-ceo-screwups/#.TwHn21bNleM


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  • Tuni Tuni

    Get out your tissue with this video of Japanese school children dealing with death.

    http://www.nhk.or.jp/jp-prize/english/2003/jyusyou_05.html


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  • James Tekton James Tekton

    RADIATION DISCUSSION ON RADIO RIGHT NOW!

    http://republicbroadcasting.org/?page_id=3


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    • James Tekton James Tekton

      Hello again to all,

      Here is the link for this radiation show that was on.

      http://216.240.133.177/archives32/Finelli/2012/01/Finelli_1_010212_150000.mp3

      One guy on the show did not think the radiation from Japan was a problem for the USA or people. Reckon he is thinking in a greater amounts mindset, and not so in the way most of us do here on a CPM or uSv/hr level.

      Attention world crew: Please support and pass around the information for tuning into the RBN(Republic Broadcasting Network). John Stadtmiller is a hard working man who has been on the band wagon for many years and he does not get enough credit for bringing the world all this real and important news and information. He struggles daily just to pay the bills for this network and truly, he does so much for the world in bringing us ALL this great place to get the real deal media.

      Please do all you can to support him, listen to RBN in your background, pass around the links to the shows, get the archives to share, financially contribute, and just basically do all you can do for this good man and his network. Pump it up at enenews good people so we will continue to get the real info that the socialist propaganda machine media will not report.

      http://republicbroadcasting.org/

      We are ALL blessed by the good works we do in this world. This be laying up your treasures in the place where they counts the most. Follow your heart people.


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  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    During past 24 hours, there have been 10 earthquakes off Fukushima / Miyagi coast. I know I’m a bit freaked out at the moment over the whole EQ thing….forgive me.
    http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/


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    • Cataclysmic Cataclysmic

      BandB.. are you also noticing how the “super volcanoes” calderas are having correlating seismic activity.. and not necessarily the ones that are in close proximity to one another.. then we have the Russian plate moving too.. then the polar ice caps are melting like crazy.. oh boy.. Sure starting to seem like Mother Earth is gonna open a big can of whoop ass! ..maybe even soon.

      check the section for super volcanoes and the column “last activity”


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      • James Tekton James Tekton

        Hey Cat and B&B,

        Happy New Year good Hearts.

        Watch the solar activity. Many events are timed to the sun’s uppityness and after it goes off in any direction. Approaching high solar maxes and new record setting activity ahead. Could be devastatingly interesting. Talk about radiation!

        Funny how the whoooooole world and EVERYTHING in it revolves around the Sun. Or, what effects the WHOOOOOOLE dang universe, you, everything, your attitudes, and where are your HIGHEST priorities?

        The sun and one Night at the mexican food restaurant and then he farts in our direction and foof!…we are all toast.

        Chinga!

        Here comes the Son…do..da…doo…doo…



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  • midwestern midwestern

    Worldwide effects of nuclear war:
    http://www.atomicarchive.com/Docs/Effects/wenw_chp3.shtml
    “…It is because of this catalytic role which nitric oxide plays in the destruction of ozone that it is important to consider the effects of high-yield nuclear explosions on the ozone layer. The nuclear fireball and the air entrained within it are subjected to great heat, followed by relatively rapid cooling. These conditions are ideal for the production of tremendous amounts of NO from the air. It has been estimated that as much as 5,000 tons of nitric oxide is produced for each megaton of nuclear explosive power.

    What would be the effects of nitric oxides driven into the stratosphere by an all-out nuclear war, involving the detonation of 10,000 megatons of explosive force in the northern hemisphere? According to the recent National Academy of Sciences study, the nitric oxide produced by the weapons could reduce the ozone levels in the northern hemisphere by as much as 30 to 70 percent…”

    Wondering about amount of nitric oxides produces by explosions at Fukushima…and possible effects on ozone.


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  • midwestern midwestern

    Effect of nuclear explosions on stratospheric nitric oxide and ozone:
    http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/1973/JC078i027p06107.shtml


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  • Jebus

    News from the IAEA website…

    Nothin to see here, move along…

    But you would think that everyone there, including the webmaster would be able to spell Alpha, as in Alpha Radiation…

    Start of a fire in decontamination machine of former nuclear manufacturing plant of Bosco Marengo (AL) under decommissioning.

    On December 22nd 2011 Sogin S.p.A, which operates the former plant Fabbricazioni Nucleari of Bosco Marengo (AL) currently under decommissioning, communicated to ISPRA (Institute for Environmental Protection and Research)-which perform the functions of Nuclear Safety Authority- an anomalous event related to the decontamination machine by “shot blasting” located inside the plant occurred at 9:25 am local time. The machine is used to treat solid materials with very low contamination, resulting from the dismantling activities, in order to be cleared from the plant….

    ….Additional verification are in progress, including internal contamination of plant personnel.
    From the beginning of the event ARPA Piemonte (The Regional Agency for the Protection of the Environment of Piedmont region), operating in continuous connection with ISPRA, intervened to monitor environmental radiation contamination. Data from ARPA Piemonte indicates that the concentration of alfa and beta total activity measured in atmospheric particle samples inside and outside the plant are comparable with environmental background values normally found.
    Further investigations are in progress by the operator. ISPRA requested a detail report of the event, including corrected measures to be adopted in order to restart the machine operation. An inspection on the site has been also performed.

    http://www-news.iaea.org/ErfView.aspx?mId=bf105e85-8a5b-46a6-b2b9-dab79430a3bc


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  • Jebus

    Maybe a repost, but enenews is mentioned…

    Paul Langley’s Nuclear History Blog
    What was known and when.
    January 3, 2012

    A Pro-nuke person asks “Well, it’s pretty much establishe­d that there were no plutonium releases from the reactors, and you still haven’t addressed my question as to which yakusa is being accused of diverting nuclear materials.
    Do you have any evidence? Do you have any answers to these many questions?
    What if you don’t? What if you don’t like the answers?”

    http://nuclearhistory.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/a-pro-nuke-person-asks-well-its-pretty-much-establishe%C2%ADd-that-there-were-no-plutonium-releases-from-the-fuk-reactors/


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  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    Is anyone else having a problem linking to Fukushima Diary?


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  • midwestern midwestern

    Federal regulators to review Oyster Creek reactors:
    http://www.app.com/article/20120102/NJNEWS/301020066/Federal-regulators-to-review-Oyster-Creek-reactors

    LACEY — Federal regulators have agreed to a request by environmentalists to review General Electric Mark 1 reactors, which is the type used at the Oyster Creek Generating Station.

    A safety panel for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission posted notice Monday on its website, called the Federal Register, that it has accepted a request by three environmental groups, including 8,000 petitioners, to review whether approvals by the federal agency for venting systems at General Electric Mark I reactors should be revoked.

    The reactor is also the same type that was in operation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, which suffered a meltdown and fire last March.


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  • midwestern midwestern

    Vermont Yankee in 2011: Tritium, Strontium, Steam Leaks, and Lawsuits:
    http://www.reformer.com/ci_19658863?source=most_viewed
    “…In late 2011, the Vermont DOH discovered tritium in the river itself, which had migrated from under the plant, but at levels just above detectability.

    Strontium was found in fish in the Connecticut River but the Vermont Department of Health and the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services maintained that the levels were consistent with fish found around the world and were attributable to above-ground nuclear testing from the mid-20th century and the Chernobyl meltdown in the 1980s.

    In October, a technician accidentally flipped the wrong circuit breakers and shut down a non-safety related cooling system. That same month, a technician accidentally disconnected a fuel line to a diesel generator meant to supply power to the plant’s cooling system when the reactor is offline. An electrical system in the plant’s recirculation pump shorted out in late September. Also in September a faulty chiller valve meant to keep safety equipment cool threatened the shutdown of the plant but was fixed before it reached a crisis point. Leaks were discovered in a steam trap, the high-pressure coolant injection system and in three of the plant’s four safety relief valves…”


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  • VanneV anne

    16 earthquakes between 17:31 Jan1 and 8:07 Jan 3 JST
    1) 17:31 JST 01 Jan 2012 37.4N 142.3E 20 km 4.4 Fukushima-ken Oki
    http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20120101173607391-011731.html

    Magnitude 4.5
    Date-Time
    • Sunday, January 01, 2012 at 08:31:26 UTC
    • Sunday, January 01, 2012 at 05:31:26 PM at epicenter
    Location 37.828°N, 141.361°E
    Depth43.1 km (26.8 miles)
    RegionNEAR THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
    Distances62 km (38 miles) SE of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
    79 km (49 miles) E of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
    96 km (59 miles) NNE of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
    278 km (172 miles) NNE of TOKYO, Japan
    Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 31.8 km (19.8 miles); depth +/- 11.2 km (7.0 miles)
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0007fdj.php
    This earthquake is 33.2 mi (53.51 km) NE from Fukushima Daiichi (#1) Nuclear Power Plant

    2) Magnitude4.7
    Date-Time
    • Sunday, January 01, 2012 at 09:29:43 UTC
    • Sunday, January 01, 2012 at 07:29:43 PM at epicenter
    Location 37.402°N, 144.701°E
    Depth10 km (6.2 miles)
    RegionOFF THE EAST COAST OF HONSHU, JAPAN
    Distances337 km (209 miles) E of Iwaki, Honshu, Japan
    343 km (213 miles) ESE of Sendai, Honshu, Japan
    370 km (229 miles) E of Fukushima, Honshu, Japan
    480 km (298 miles) ENE of TOKYO, Japan
    Location Uncertaintyhorizontal +/- 19.3 km (12.0 miles); depth +/- 2.9 km (1.8 miles)
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0007fdj.php
    This earthquake is 201 mi (324.0 km) E from Fukushima Daiichi (#1) Nuclear Power Plant

    3) 20:09 JST 01 Jan 2012 37.5N 141.4E 50 km 3.4 Fukushima-ken Oki
    http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20120101201353391-012009.html
    This earthquake is 20.8 mi (33.51 km) ENE from Fukushima Daiichi (#1) Nuclear Power Plant

    4) 21:06 JST 01 Jan 2012 37.5N 141.4E 50 km 3.5 Fukushima-ken Oki
    http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/20120101211054391-012106.html
    This earthquake is 20.8 mi (33.51 km) ENE from Fukushima Daiichi (#1) Nuclear Power Plant


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  • arclight arclight

    hey! b and b or anyone!!
    didd the poster who posted the 0.76 microsievert/hr happen to be samsung by any chance??

    hes been posting all over the thread and i wondered if he was the source of the radioactive seaweed.. its been posted at fukushima diary and it would be nice to give Mochizuki a heads up!!

    cant find that post on search or manually!! need to confirm before telling him!!


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  • arclight arclight

    thanks
    odd i remember asking him some questions that were not answered, nor did he post on the rad forum where we might have been adle to prove his claims…. ACRO work in south korea, theve tested samples from there.. think they would pay the air fare for that packet… did mention testing too and no reply??

    then old samsung too! coincidence!!?? :/

    maybe the seaweed is kosher!??
    what was your impression?


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  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    “The aim of Transition is to build community resilience in non-hierarchical ways working together from the bottom up wherever we are, in response to major planetary crises:
    energy constraints, changing climate patterns and the meltdown of the growth economy. To assist the emergence of a new world.”

    From this page, which already changed MY world: :-)

    http://www.transitionnetwork.org

    We CAN do better!


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  • dharmasyd dharmasyd

    This may be bogus, or not that new from our earlier discussions about the ~~wall~~ on #4. but I heard about an hour ago, on the Mike Malloy Show that ‘that’ wall had collapsed completely, so it wouldn’t be long before the whole #4 collapses.

    As I say, I don’t know if this is hype, bogus, or what.

    Anyone else hear anything on this? Can’t find it on the usual threads.


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