FORUM: General Nuclear Issues Discussion Thread — New as of April 2016

Published: January 1st, 2016 at 11:06 am ET


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Published: January 1st, 2016 at 11:06 am ET


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    irholo or anyone really..

    There is no "Julian" Assange..

    There is no "Oprah"..

    There is no _____ ..

    Open your mind to the following story.

    Many years ago, I made a joke to a friend regarding 'Oprah's' book club. " Oprah is an illusion" he said. Puzzled, I asked what he mean't.

    "Didn't you ever realize that she never ages? The skin tone constantly changes, so does the weight and facial structure".
    He also said being I was a sci-fi freak, I should have picked up on it.

    The rest is history. I began serious research into people that might not be 'just one Oprah'..there are hundreds.

    I have seen many 'Assanges' too.

    Alex Jones is a CIA operative named Bill Hicks who " died of cancer". No one can convince me otherwise.

    The point here being nothing is real. Nothing.
    That is why we spend our lives working, consuming, and dying hideous deaths at the mercy of a matrix government health system.

    Hypnosis & hype..what a world.

    • irhologram

      GOM. You've kind of gone over the top on this one. Oprah's skin does not get darker, it gets lighter, hint hint. Weight fluctuation doesn't need body doubles, and neither do plastic surgery or antiaging pills and potions. When I gain weight my face changes, my neck changes, my eyes change. That's normal. Also, I have one of those faces that when my mood changes, I look entirely different, especially in extremes of happy and sad.

      Folks have two "tells." Look carefully at the shape of their ears, and if you're really this freaked, you can download voice print analysis. Bill Hicks and Alex Jones have major facial differences, i.e., the chin area, length of face, plus their ears are different. Do yourself a favor and really LOOK hard.

      Julian is aging. Naturally, he would, living in the stress of confinement, and needing a dentist badly.

      Its just one more step to believing in shape shifting reptiles. If I see that MYSELF in person, I'll believe it. But in many cases, folks have found original video of these "eye" distortions … And they turned out to be edited in. I know. You didn't go that far…not saying you did. But if you believe NOTHING, then…you may believe anything. IMHO

  • freebywill


    "At 1225 CST, all three Auxiliary Feedwater [AFW] pumps were declared inoperable at the Callaway Plant upon discovery that a door (DSK13311) credited for protection of equipment from the effects of a high-energy line break (HELB) hazard had come partially open due to vibration harmonics from the running turbine-driven Auxiliary Feedwater pump (TDAFP).

    Immediate investigation identified that play in the mechanism that holds the door closed had rendered it susceptible to movement from the vibration harmonics.

    [ plenty of money for executive pay, none left to fix the door latch. ]

    • freebywill


      "At 0925 [EST] on February 20, 2018, a non-licensed supervisory contractor subverted a random Fitness for Duty test.

      The contractor's site access has been terminated.

      • freebywill


        "At 0956 CST on 2/20/2018, an employee working in a non-contaminated section of the Radiological Control Area was transported offsite for a personal medical issue.

        The required radiological survey was not completed prior to the employee being transported offsite by ambulance.

        A radiological protection technician accompanied the employee and completed a survey during the transfer to the hospital, confirming no contamination of the employee.

        • freebywill


          "On 2/16/18, the calorimetric portion of Surveillance Requirement (SR) for Limiting Condition for Operations (LCO) was performed in accordance with University of Florida Test Reactor (UFTR) procedures.

          Reactor power was stabilized at an indicated power of approximately 94 percent with actual thermal power (calculated by heat balance) at approximately 98kW (98 percent RTP) [rated thermal power].

          Indicated power was then adjusted to approximately 99 percent to ensure adequate margin to the license limit of 100kW thermal steady-state (100 percent RTP).

          At no time was actual reactor power allowed to exceed the license limit. The reactor was then shutdown and secured to perform post-calorimetric verifications. SR and were performed satisfactorily just prior to operation to verify the High Reactor Power trip function and setpoint.

          Reactor Power Channel 1 was set to actuate at 110 percent and Reactor Power Channel 2 was set to actuate at 108 percent.

          RX Type: 100 KW ARGONAUT City: GAINESVILLE State: FL

  • freebywill

    Updated Spring 2018 ReFueling Outage (RFO) schedule for US stations

    Updated 20180221

    02/05/2018 Hatch_1 – 0 % – RFOD_016 – RPV open
    02/11/2018 DiabloCanyon_2 – 0 % – RFOD_011 – RPV open
    02/17/2018 BrownsFerry_3 – 0 % – RFOD_005 – RPV open
    02/19/2018 CalvertCliffs_1 – 0 % – RFOD_003 – expect RPV open Friday
    02/19/2018 LaSalle_1 – 0 % – RFOD_003 – expect RPV open Friday

    03/01/2018 DCCook_2 –
    03/03/2018 Brunswick_1 – 88 % – coastdown
    03/03/2018 DavisBesse_1 – 95 % – coastdown
    03/06/2018 IndianPoint_2 –
    03/11/2018 NorthAnna_1 –
    03/12/2018 StLucie_1 –
    03/17/2018 Catawba_2 –
    03/19/2018 QuadCities_2 – 88 % – coastdown
    03/24/2018 SouthTexas_2 –
    03/25/2018 ANO_1 –
    03/25/2018 Limerick_1 – 98 % – coastdown
    03/31/2018 Susquehanna_1 – 90 % – coastdown
    03/31/2018 WolfCreek_1 –

    04/07/2018 Harris_1 –
    04/07/2018 Sequoyah_1 –
    04/08/2018 Farley_1 –
    04/09/2018 Braidwood_1 –
    04/10/2018 PaloVerde_3 –
    04/13/2018 HopeCreek_1 –
    04/14/2018 BeaverValley_1 –
    04/16/2018 NineMilePoint_2 –
    04/18/2018 GrandGulf_1 –
    04/21/2018 Oconee_3 –
    04/22/2018 Surry_1 –

  • freebywill

    LINK to HBO documentary on West Lake Landfill, “Atomic Homefront” – FREE on HBO until March 5, 2018.

    [ nothing's really free, to watch HBO wants an email addy ]

    [ no validation code or anything else was sent to the email addy ]

    [ the vid is 97 mins long ]

    [ At about 15 mins in at a public meeting the gov dorks try to bs the meeting, " I would have no problems living here. " ]

    [ Study the corporate spokeweasels and gov't lackeys words, notice how they keep trying to placate the people impacted. ]

    [ " It's landfill perfume. " ]

    [ Listen as they lie, then go collect their fat paycheck. ]

    [ No words sufficient to describe the level of contempt I have for them. ]

  • Jebus Jebus

    Albert Einstein on nuclear weapons

    Time's managing editor Walter Isaacson put Einstein's scientific accomplishments in a social context. For Isaacson: "If you had to describe the century's geopolitics in one sentence, it could be a short one: Freedom won. Free minds and free markets prevailed over fascism and communism."

    The explosion of science and technology, Isaacson argued, "helped secure the triumph of freedom by unleashing the power of free minds and free markets." As the most famous scientist of the century, Einstein helped secure the triumph of freedom and thus deserved the "Person of the Century" accolade. QED.

    There is a major flaw in Isaacson's line of reasoning, though we might still agree with his conclusion. Einstein was an outspoken critic of the triumphalism implicit in the rhetoric of "free minds and free markets."

    Far from celebrating capitalism's alleged freeing of the mind, Einstein argued in that the "crippling of individuals" is "the worst evil of capitalism" and that the "economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil."

  • Jebus Jebus

    Netflix is now streaming a film about nuclear weapons that puts you inside humanity's worst nightmare

    Netflix is now streaming an experimental documentary film about nuclear weapons.

    "The Bomb" debuted in April 2016 at the Tribeca Film Festival

  • Jebus Jebus

    What did your research turn up?

    Vincent Intondi: Obviously black communities are not monolithic, so not everyone was thinking the same thing. But what I found is that, in many cases, African Americans were looking at the issue of nuclear weapons differently from most white people, through a lens of race and colonialism. After the bombs were first dropped in August 1945, a majority of the American public rejoiced. A Gallup poll conducted the week after showed that 85 percent of the American public agreed with President Truman’s choice. That wasn’t the case in the black community.

    Immediately after the bombing, the first to come out against Truman’s decision were atomic scientists, church leaders—and leaders in the black community. Langston Hughes was one of the first to question President Truman’s racism, and what role it might have played. Paul Robeson was asking questions about where we got the uranium to build these weapons; the answer was Belgian-controlled Congo. Bayard Rustin also made a link to European colonialism in Africa, pointing out that the development of these weapons led to the French wanting to conduct their first nuclear test in the Sahara. They were looking at it in a way that many whites simply weren’t.

  • danger kitty danger kitty

    Oops. My last post belongs here–>
    Here's an interesting study, code would probably be able to use this. It's a PDF and I've never been able to get those out of my phone and into enenews. It's titled:
    Congenital Malformation and Stillbirth in Germany and Europe Before and After the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Accident
    The authors are no fans of the silly notion that there is some kind of threshold below which no biological harm occurs…

  • danger kitty danger kitty

    Nukers must be thinking they've died and gone to heaven. I would encourage that, with possibly a different destination.
    Found on Twitter (fot)–>
    DOE Undersecretary Mark Menezes, speaking at Advanced Reactors Summit @TAMU: Nuclear development has "full backing" of "nation's highest office to use all the tools at our disposal to revive and revitalize nuclear power." #NuclearPower
    I'm sensing another big pile of stupid…

  • Jebus Jebus

    The glaring issue with nuclear power is, wherever it was, it still is…

    West Valley Demonstration Project

    Notice of Intent To Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Decommissioning and/or Long-Term Stewardship at the West Valley Demonstration Project and Western New York Nuclear Service Center, Notice of Floodplain and Wetlands Involvement, and Draft Scope

    It seems it will always be the biggest scam on Earth…

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    Unit 3 removal of 566 spent fuel assemblies is scheduled to begin soon.

    “Tepco announced today the final section of the arched roof had been put in place, about two weeks ahead of schedule. Removal of the fuel assemblies will be carried out from the middle of the year.”

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      a Code reality bite; This woman was appointed Deputy Chairman of TEPCO's Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee and Chairman of its Nuclear Safety Task Force where she is championing 'safety culture'

      Choose carefully who and what you believe. For example I declare pro nuke Lady Barbara is believable, she was hired because the Japanese were lagging in safety culture, and that the spent fuel in unit three is perfectly fine

      • AirSepTech AirSepTech

        Yes, Unit3 steaming hole/previous fuel pool is…not so happy. pic#4

        Blast pattern Unit3 left/right(grey), not so happy. pic#1

        Blow-out panels and structural columns@ fuel pool completely 'gone' unit 4.pic#7
        Reactor cap was removed/Unit4 not even running. pic#8 (yellow cap)
        Oddly, Unit4 most of roof intact directly above. pic#1 and others.

        They best film/document every assembly as they come out, transparent to the world at large, or face the consequence of the continuing 'liar' reputation.

        Such an easy/genuine effort to be 'upfront', is a no brainer.
        Why would honest people do less?

        We will see.

  • irhologram

    The evidence Qanon is REAL! and Working directly with Trump!

    Pretty validating I'd say. Worth the watch if you want to keep up.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      OMG…I think it proves Trump is Santa in disguise and Q is Rudolph. Just be patient, youll see, trust me

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        He could be Santa..never thought of that one.

        He sure can buy allot of toys for all the little boys and ..older girls! 🙂

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          People all around me said I wasnt being fair. Trump is our POSPUS and I should show honor and respect. OK ok, yes he IS my commander in chief after all…

          so I just..threw myself over the couch in a spread eagle position and said "Trump,…command me, youre my chief, Im your servant and you can be my Santa Baby"

          And the message was very clear; 'trust me, pay your taxes while I bring down my friends in business, the democrats, the deep state…Pay no attention to what I do or say, because its all an elaborate ruse to protect you, keep you warm and safe from harm. I will send out cryptic messages of my real intentions that only the public can understand, not the CIA or shadow government…trust me, it will be great its going to be wonderful'

          As I lay there in my receptive position and felt him coming closer from behind, I shot a fast volley of questions to make sure he was true to his word; "are you going to protect big international c…I mean national interests abroad?" Yes of course, he said. "are you going to open up the gulf for oil drilling by transnationals? "of course I will" "will you defund planned parenthood because some of the money goes toward abortions which our girls should be performing themselves?" Yes, certainly "will you create service jobs, put people to work for corporations at low wages so they can be competitive in global markets? Yes, yes, anymore questions? I thought hard…."no, abortion, protection and jobs creation are the…

    • freebywill

      Another troll polluting the site with off topic distraction.

      • Sliding in…

        For a science based site to have conspiracy theories thrown in at random destroys any credibility it once had. We can make light of it and crack jokes but in the end all posters will be seen as cracked-pots. This is why I slide in and out. I truly like facts and science. The real deal. Thank you very much.

        Sliding out…

  • freebywill

    Incompetence – LOST PO-210 SOURCE

    The following report was received via e-mail:

    "The general licensee's president said he lost the static eliminator sometime in 2015. The general licensee's president said he used the device once and it did not work well. The general licensee also said the static eliminator must be lost and is probably in the dump somewhere."

    Make/Model: NRD / P-2021
    Serial: A2KD940
    Source: Po-210, 10 mCi in April 1995

    Mississippi Report: MS-180002

    [ No wealthy people were inconvenienced by this event. ]

    • danger kitty danger kitty

      A note at the bottom of that report about polonium contains more weasel words and word crafting then I've ever seen in one sentence. Here's the the note, I capitalized just a few of the modifying words:

      "Some of these sources, such as moisture density gauges or thickness gauges that are Category 4, the amount of unshielded radioactive material, if not safely managed or securely protected, could POSSIBLY – although it is UNLIKELY – TEMPORARILY injure someone who handled it or were otherwise in contact with it, or who were 《 close to it for a period of many weeks. }"
      ( what about internal contamination?)
      And the entity who lost it was an auto parts store!!! Gearheads are so well known for taking care of of dangerous objects that they have no use for ("it didn't work well").

  • freebywill


    Licensee: RADIOCAT
    City: PITTSBURGH State: PA

    "On February 13, 2018, during a routine inspection, the licensee informed the Department [Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection] of a contamination event that occurred on January 9, 2017 (over a year earlier).

    The event is reportable under 10 CFR 30.50 (b)(1)(i).

    "On January 9, 2017, during a routine injection of 5 milliCuries of iodine-I31 (l-131) into a feline, the needle was removed before the injection was complete, resulting in a spill of I-131 onto the fur of the animal.

    The spill was not noticed until the animal was being relocated from the injection table to the isolation cage.

    This resulted in contamination of the technician's skin, clothing, and shoes, and the floor of the injection room.

    The technician immediately decontaminated her skin, and placed the contaminated clothing into a plastic bag for decay.

    It was estimated by the licensee she received a skin dose of 1 millirem.

    The floor of the room was decontaminated and access to the room was restricted over the period of a week until decontamination was complete.

    All surrounding areas and personnel were monitored and no other contamination was discovered.

    [ The cat was returned to the owner and made a very spooky glow in the dark halloween addition. ]

  • freebywill

    Before the US approves new uranium mining, consider its toxic legacy

    February 22, 2018 6.39am EST

    Stephanie Malin Assistant Professor of Sociology, Colorado State University


    Uranium – the raw material for nuclear power and nuclear weapons – is having a moment in the spotlight.

    Companies such as Energy Fuels, Inc. have played well-publicized roles in lobbying the Trump administration to reduce federal protection for public lands with uranium deposits. The Defense Department’s Nuclear Posture Review calls for new weapons production to expand the U.S. nuclear arsenal, which could spur new domestic uranium mining. And the Interior Department is advocating more domestic uranium production, along with other materials identified as “critical minerals.”

    What would expanded uranium mining in the U.S. mean at the local level? I have studied the legacies of past uranium mining and milling in Western states for over a decade. My book examines dilemmas faced by uranium communities caught between harmful legacies of previous mining booms and the potential promise of new economic development.

    [ much more at the link, many sublinks to more info ]

  • freebywill

    Construction underway on $6.5 billion Oak Ridge building project

    February 22nd, 2018 by Mike Pare

    The Uranium Processing Facility at the Y-12 National Security Complex here will employ more than 2,000 workers on site when construction peaks in a few years to build a more modern location to enrich materials used in America's nuclear arsenal.

    [ and so the bomb making psychopaths start the mess making machine up again ]

    [ read an article somewhere ( forgot to catalogue link ) where politicians are lobbying to get the plutonium pit production at the Savanna River Site. So there's your next Hanford mess. ]

    Fleischmann said he has spoken to U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry about the Y-12 complex and UPF. In addition to enriching uranium for U.S. nuclear weapons, Y-12 takes in and reprocesses nuclear materials which other counties vountarily give up, he said. In addition, Y-12 provides nuclear materials for the U.S. Navy and research reactors.

    [ 6.5B coulda been used a lot better to improve the welfare of The People. ]

    [ Wonder how much it will cost in the future to tear down and clean up the mess they're gonna make? ]

  • Jebus Jebus

    Nuclear Reactors Could Run as Long as 80 Years Under Trump Plan

    An official with the department, who asked not to be named to discuss its decision-making process, said the agency was conducting research and working with utilities seeking permission from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to allow nuclear reactors built in the 1970s to keep operating to 2050 and beyond

  • Jebus Jebus

    Watchdogs find radioactive contamination in cars Hanford had declared clean

    A Hanford watchdog group has released independent test results that found Americium-241 in two air filters from cars that had been declared clean of such radioactive contamination.

    The findings raise questions about the accuracy of earlier test results by an Energy Department contractor charged with monitoring Hanford-site vehicles for contamination.

    “Even if the radioactive dust particles we’ve found are microscopic, they could still affect people’s health,” said Tom Carpenter, executive director of Hanford Challenge, which contracted with Boston Chemical Data for the new round of tests.

  • Jebus Jebus

    But before March 31, Jones said he expected FirstEnergy Solutions to borrow up to $100 million from the internal bank. Those borrowed funds would make FirstEnergy a creditor if the subsidiary files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

    "While I cannot speak for the unregulated business, I would be shocked if they go beyond the end of March without some type of filing," Jones said.

    FirstEnergy Solutions has a payment to bond holders of about $100 million due in early April and speculation has been that the company will seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection before that. Moody's has lowered the subsidiary's rating from below investment grade to likely to default.

    At that point of a Chapter 11 filing, the fate of the company's power plants, including Perry nuclear plant in Lake County east of Cleveland and Davis-Besse in Ottawa County near Toledo will most likely be up to a federal bankruptcy judge.

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "Class legal action for victims of West Lake Landfill radiation…
    Radioactive material came to St. Louis in the 1940s with World War II, when a uranium processing plant was constructed downtown. Years later, in the 1970s, radioactive waste from that site was transported to the West Lake Landfill in the St. Louis County suburb of Bridgeton. That material is still impacting St. Louis today, but residents in the surrounding area may be getting a ray of hope in the form of a legal case."

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "The Story of Samuel Lovejoy
    by Harvey Wasserman. In the wee morning hours of February 22, Sam Lovejoy, a member of one of the local communes, slipped onto the Montague Plains and sabotaged the five hundred foot weather tower Northeast Utilities had erected to test wind direction at the site. (A company official later explained that the data was needed so that authorities would know which way the radiation would blow from the plant in case of an accident.) "

    • PlowboyGrownUp

      "Opposition (to building the nuclear plant) was looking small and weak with only a number of local organic farmers organized together who called themselves Nuclear Objectors for a Pure Environment (NOPE) "

    • PlowboyGrownUp

      "Gofman capped his testimony with a conspiracy charge. "Some awfully big interests invested in uranium and the future of atomic power," he said. "And unfortunately their view is `We've got to recover our investment, no matter what the cost to the public." "

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "Our Officials Are Never Going to Admit Fukushima Radiation Health Risks"

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "22 Feb 18 Brewarrina residents, including Ngemba people with local cultural responsibilities, are stepping up their campaign against the proposal for national nuclear waste dump in the region."

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