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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11,511 comments to FORUM: General Nuclear Issues Discussion Thread — New as of April 2016

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    thyroid cancer in the states still going up from bomb testing and nuke accidents

    'most studies have shown that therapeutic radiation treatments and environmental exposure to 131I from atmospheric nuclear testing are the most important risk factors.'

    Bikini Atoll nuclear test: 60 years later and islands still unliveable

    Ken Buesseler; "Importantly, none of the 239,240Pu or 137Cs activities in the lagoons or groundwater exceed guidelines for drinking water for the public"

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "Radiation levels in Fukushima zones higher in 2017 than 2016, and still above government target despite cleanup: Greenpeace Japan"

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "Holtec is seeking an initial 40 year license for an underground storage facility that could accept radioactive used fuel that is piling up at reactors across the United States. The Alliance for Environmental Strategies is warning of rail transportation risks for spent fuel canisters."

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "After rising for 100 years, electricity demand is flat. Utilities are freaking out.
    The Tennessee Valley Authority is the latest to be caught short."

    • danger kitty danger kitty

      Morning, Plowboy.
      You know, when I argue with the nuketards on Twitter, they will invariably ask " Well, how do YOU propose to generate the enormous amount of electricity that people in the developing world are going to need?
      Having lived happily almost 45 years with zero electricity in this house, I find that question hilarious. They WISH the developing world wants to vear up to consume the enormous quantity of electricity that WE do. We have electric everything, electric drapes, electric add-ons to pressure cookers ffs. People living in the bush would be ecstatic with just one solar panel, enough to provide light, radio, internet, a few electric tools. Does anybody think those hardened rural dwellers are going to jump for electric drapes? Utilities have always pushed excess consumption. from the beginning. Tails wagging the dog.
      The third world does not need to follow our model. I hope they don't.

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "Fukushima Turned Japan Into A Shithole 1-18-2018 | Organic Slant"

  • freebywill

    PSEG Nuclear, LLC Exelon; Generation Company, LLC; Salem Nuclear Generating Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 Rod Position Indicators
    Nuclear Regulatory Commission
    Notice License Applications; Amendments:
    PSEG Nuclear, LLC Exelon; Generation Company, LLC; Salem Nuclear Generating Station, Unit Nos. 1 and 2 Rod Position Indicators

    FR Document: 2018-04182
    Citation: 83 FR 8904

    PDF Pages 8904-8907 (4 pages)

    [ the FR doc link and permalink lead to a 404 but the pdf link works ]

    The proposed amendments would revise TS actions for rod position indicators. The proposed amendments would modify the TS-allowed outage time for more than one inoperable analog rod position indicator from 1 hour to 24 hours and change the basis for entry into the TS actions for inoperable rod position indicators from ‘‘per bank’’ to ‘‘per group.’’

    The proposed amendments would also separate existing TS Action a.1
    into two separate actions and would remove the duplicative Action b (Unit
    No. 1 only).

    [ not knowing the control rod position, what could go wrong? ]

    [ the NRC says ]

    Rod position indication instrumentation is not an accident initiator, providing indication only of the control and shutdown rods positions.

    [ more lunacy at the link ]

  • freebywill

    Remember this event involving Turkey Point back in June 2017 – National Guard 'neo-Nazi' aimed to hit Miami nuclear plant, roommate says

    He said Russell studied how to build nuclear weapons in school
    and is "somebody that literally has knowledge of how to build a nuclear bomb."

    When a Tampa police detective asked Arthurs if his friends had any specific terrorist intentions,
    he said they had a plan to blow up power lines along Alligator Alley,
    the stretch of Interstate 75 linking Naples with Fort Lauderdale.

    He also said they had a plan to fire mortars loaded with nuclear material
    into the cooling units of a nuclear power plant near Miami.

    He said the damage would cause "a massive reactor failure" and spread "irradiated water" throughout the ocean.

    [ the article didn't mention what the groups name was, but now we know ]

    Inside Atomwaffen As It Celebrates a Member for Allegedly Killing a Gay Jewish College Student

    In a matter of months, people associated with the group, including Woodward, have been charged in five murders; another group member pleaded guilty to possession of explosives after authorities uncovered a possible plot to blow up a nuclear facility near Miami.

    Atomwaffen — the word means “nuclear weapons” in German

    • danger kitty danger kitty

      Holy Twisted Rollers, freebywill. Those nuclear Nazis are just freaking kids! And one was in the Coast Guard? Did you see their freaking flag? If they want to worship radiation why would they try to destroy a spent fuel pool? Now we need to harden spent fuel pools against mortar attack?. I don't want to be the metal fabricators or welders working right above the spent fuel pool, maybe they'll just speed up dry casting man so many questions. The main question is who are those f****** twisted sisters?
      I'm glad code did his excellent exposition on the roots of heavy metal. That kind of knowledge is about the only thing that could have prepared me for seeing those death haters or whatever; Death Eaters call em…
      Too dumb to know that they and all of their friends and family would be facing terminal illness themselves if they set off a spent fool pool. All of North America.
      I wonder if they ever read here. Post here?

    • danger kitty danger kitty

      From twitter –>
      Russell's roomate & cofounder of atomwaffles. Currently facing murder conviction for offing the other two roommates. Can't decide if he's a jihadist or a Neo-Nazi. He is either profoundly autistic (this ain't simple aspergers) or on psych drugs. Or both.
      Just my impression, I think it was only just these few guys who could put together a real ugly flag and go out target shooting and film it, but propublica did say that there were links two other groups including a group of which the Parkland shooter was a member. The fact that the Parkland shooter was a member of some kind of extreme group somehow doesn't seem to have gotten into public circulation. I wonder why.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      neo nazi…you know, something about the way that article was written rubs me the wrong way. Too 'scripted' with doses of smarmy emotional triggers. Even the names with the alias. Im not saying its false. But still, that map of the U.S. looks like half the country is a dangerous domestic terrorism situation

      "Through interviews and internal records, ProPublica was able to identify Atomwaffen members in at least 23 states."

      The group announced its creation on the neo-Nazi website in October 2015 and now they are in 23 states? Who is doing their artwork? IF, and I say if there was an 'agent provocateur' effort it would look just like their website.

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        neo nazis…. so Sadie posted this “Today, Natural News has learned that YouTube is hunting down and terminating all users and videos that mention “Jim Fetzer,”

        and Im saying its a lot easier to log onto the neo nazi site than it is ENEnews

      • danger kitty danger kitty

        Ya, Code, I'm just a small kitty, hard to see over the top of the chaparral. Easy to get lost. Ultimately I never have any ironclad way of ascertaining the truth about anything that I see on this small screen. But I do know that whether this story is all true or all false, the overlords will use it in a way that they see fit, for their agenda. And there's usually multiple competing agendas from other minor overlords. Enough to make me hiss & spit.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          dk, my hope is that you focus on your health. Sounds like a crisis…compounding tragedies. Ive noticed…the spiral of disease gathers momentum…the time to get on top of it is now. More herbs, less stress

          • danger kitty danger kitty

            All good advise… and I am focusing on my health. That's why I'm in a much different place then I was a week ago. I'm feeling great and when I feel great, I'm not stressed.
            Got a two-day rainstorm coming in, and I have 3 days of firewood under cover. The Kindle is loaded & I go nowhere near large groups of people or big piles of stupid. That's how on top of it I am now. Where's the hot chocolate…

  • freebywill

    February 21, 2018

    [ large primary doc Kr-85 releases detected at Milestone, Calvert Cliffs, Arkansas. Some snips ]

    Millstone Power Station, Unit 2
    On May 12, 2015, […] dry shielded canister (DSC) being loaded with Unit 2 spent fuel.

    During the blowdown evolution, the licensee received local radiation alarms and observed a spike in activity with the spent fuel pool (SFP) ventilation radiation monitor.

    […] detectable krypton (Kr)-85 results from a sample taken directly from the DSC […]

    […] 15 of the loaded assemblies originated from cycles that experienced grid-to-rod fretting (GTRF).

    Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant, Unit 1
    On September 17, 2015 and October 8, 2015, the Unit 1 wide range noble fission gas monitor detected Kr-85 releases.
    The investigation concluded the probable cause to be latent near-through-wall failure sites which fully opened when subjected to the vacuum environment.

    [ cont ]

    • freebywill

      Arkansas Nuclear One, Units 1 and 2
      September 2014
      On September 12, 2014, the control room emergency ventilation system at Arkansas Nuclear One (ANO) was unexpectedly triggered, placing both Unit 1 and 2 control rooms on emergency recirculation because of increased radiation levels.
      [ ]

      The licensee cited both the prevalence of GTRF in the operating cycles of the subject assemblies, which may produce breaches larger than a pinhole, and the limitations of ultrasonic testing in accurately identifying leaking fuel.

      As a corrective action, the licensee elected to conservatively reclassify the fuel loaded into the MPC as damaged and submitted an exemption request from the requirements in IN 2018-01 Page 4 of 9 10 CFR 72.212(a)(2) and 10 CFR 72.212(b)(11), as the loaded MPC had not been approved for damaged fuel.

      August 2015
      On August 21, 2015, the licensee’s process radiation monitor for Unit 2 spent fuel area alarm was activated, which tripped the exhaust system.
      [ Not sure if 'tripped' means the exhaust system was activated or deactivated. ]

      The licensee characterized the sample and identified fission product gas Kr-85

      • freebywill

        Reactor Operating Records

        Licensees may assess whether any missing records from early reactor operation, such as those
        lost because of changes in plant ownership, may impact conclusions made about fuel discharged from a given cycle.

        [ This statement illustrates how non chalant they are in record keeping, convieniently able to claim lost records, everyone shrugs, nice plausible deniability in case a fuel bundle casked causes a prblem in the future. ]

        Visual Inspection

        NUREG-1536, Revision 1, states that a visual examination of a breached rod can be used to determine if a breach is gross
        (i.e., cladding breaches greater than 1 mm).

        [ From the Reactor Status data ]

        LA_RiverBend_1 REPLACING THREE LEAKING FUEL BUNDLES from Jan 18 to Jan 28,2016

        [ I thought there was another unit that had leaking fuel problems (Columbia?) but haven't been able to verify yet. ]
        [ I think that the three bundles meet the definition of the gross damage. ]
        [ So we know that at least RiverBend has breached (leaking) fuel assemblies in the spent fuel pool. ]


        • freebywill

          [ Dry cask canisters are air cooled, meaning they have vents in them for air flow, so even the fuel with pinholes/micro cracks have the potential to be off-gassing. ]

          [ If the vents get blocked the canister can overheat as was the concern at Zion during a winter heavy snowfall ]

          [ One of the things that concerns me is what happens if the cask is submerged in a flood, water is a moderator, would a fully submerged cask be able to go critical ? ]

          [ What effect would water mixed with organic matter and silt do ? ]

          [ What effect would any chemicals or other contaminates have ? ]

          [ What effect would salt water have for casks close to the ocean, like Pilgrim, San Onfre? ]

          • freebywill



            "On 2/3/2015 at 1901 [CST], equipment important to safety failed to function as designed: 33 NAC MAGNASTOR systems containing Spent Nuclear Fuel, and 1 NAC MAGNASTOR system containing GTCC [Greater than Class C] waste, had air inlet vent partial blockage, totaling 50 percent or greater, due to environmental conditions, i.e., snow. (Please Note, no VCC systems reached full blockage.)

            "NO personnel radiation exposure.

            "Actions Taken lAW the NAC FSAR, Rev. 5, which included actions to immediately return the systems to less than 50 percent blockage and ongoing maintenance activities to return all systems to full operability.

            "Additional information:
            1. On 2/4/2015 at 0445 hrs. All 34 failed systems were restored to less than 50 percent blockage.
            2. lAW the NAC FSAR we have 30 days from time of discovery to return each system to full operability.
            3. A report will be followed up within 60 days per 10 CFR 72.75.g"

    • freebywill

      NRC Begins Technical Review of Holtec Application for New Mexico Spent Nuclear Fuel Storage Facility

      Holtec seeks to store up to 8,680 metric tons of uranium in commercial spent fuel in the Holtec International Storage Module Underground “MAXimum”
      Capacity (HI-STORM UMAX) Storage System for a 40 -year license term.

      [ leaking fuel in canisters underground, what could go wrong? ]

      [ not sure of the canister design mentioned here, but some of the current canisters in use are welded shut so any future inspection is difficult. ]

  • razzz razzz

    'Greenpeace investigation shows Fukushima radiation risks to last into next century'

    "…“In all of the areas we surveyed, including where people are permitted to live, the radiation levels are such that if it was in a nuclear facility it would require strict controls. Yet this is public land. Citizens, including children and pregnant women returning to their contaminated homes, are at risk of receiving radiation doses equivalent to one chest X-ray every week. This is unacceptable and a clear violation of their human rights, ” said Jan Vande Putte, radiation specialist with Greenpeace Belgium and leader of the survey project…

    …Germany called on Japan to return to maximum permissible radiation of 1 mSv per year, while the current government policy in Japan is to permit up to 20 mSv per year. If this recommendation was applied, the Japanese government’s lifting of evacuation orders would have be halted.

    “Our radiation survey results provides evidence that there is a significant risk to health and safety for any returning evacuee. The Japanese government must stop forcing people to go back home and protect their rights,” said Kazue Suzuki, Energy Campaigner at Greenpeace Japan. “It is essential that the government fully accept and immediately apply the recommendations at the United Nations.”

  • razzz razzz

    At least they are slowing down the escaping radiation (what escapes, they don't have to treat). Might be a good time to dig a trench alongside the icewall and pour a concrete wall or drive pilings while the icewall is keeping the ground stable. At some point they should be able to drill horizontally to place a concrete slab under all the reactors. Might take a century but needs to be done.

    'Limited effectiveness of ice wall'

    "An estimate suggests that the underground ice wall around the damaged reactor buildings in Fukushima has only a limited effect in preventing groundwater from being contaminated.

    The 1.5 kilometer barrier of frozen earth is formed by circulating coolant in pipes. It is designed to block groundwater from flowing into the damaged buildings. 500 tons of water used to be tainted with radioactive substances every day.

    Tokyo Electric Power Company estimates that the ice wall is helping to reduce the amount of new contaminated water by about 95 tons a day.

    It notes that the figure rises to about 380 tons if the effects of other measures implemented earlier are included. Workers are also pumping up water from wells dug around the buildings.

    The government will ask experts to look into whether the utility's estimate is accurate.

    Public funds worth more than 300 million dollars have been used to build the barrier. The annual operating cost is over ten million dollars."

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "politicians promote nuclear power – as the radioactive wastes pile up for future generations…
    Nuclear waste has been an intractable problem since nuclear power was invented more than 50 years ago, and for many countries it is becoming an ever more expensive and politically embarrassing issue.

    Not that politicians would admit this: many still argue that nuclear power is an answer to climate change, forgetting that they are passing the waste buck to future generations.

    • PlowboyGrownUp

      "The problem for the government is that it has frequently pledged not to build any more nuclear power stations until it has solved the problem of the waste, something it has patently failed to do. Meanwhile ever larger quantities of waste are being stored, much of it in unsatisfactory and sometimes dangerous conditions. Just keeping it safe costs £3bn (US$4.2bn) a year…
      The problem is that the waste stored in numerous US nuclear facilities is dangerous and urgently needs to be packaged and found a final resting place.

      One of the most critical places is Hanford, once a place for making nuclear weapons that now has stores of unstable waste. The tanks full of liquid waste alone will cost an estimated $111bn to package and make safe. Trump’s reaction to this has been to slash Hanford’s budget by 10 per cent."

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "This Photojournalist Is Showing Us The India That We Never See"
    Fighting nuclear in India

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "20 Years Ago (Mar 4)

    Down winders: Members of a federal panel plan to have some guidelines that will allow residents of various states to determine whether they were exposed to radioactive iodine fallout that has been linked to thyroid cancer. Ninety nuclear weapons tested in Nevada during the Cold War may have caused "hot spots" of radiation nationwide and may have exposed up to 75,000 people to higher risks of thyroid cancer"

    • danger kitty danger kitty

      Wow, Plowboy. Hot spots nationwide and they can be so precise as to say 75000 "may" have been exposed? Meteorologists are not that precise or accurate NOW, all these years later. And that claim they make about hotspots kind of implies they have a map. They SHOULD have a map. Chernobyl had a map of hotspots. Fukushima has a grudgingly delivered map of hotspots that kind of underestimates anything 20 feet away from a road… Where is the US map of hotspots? For the bomb test era AND for the Fukushima Age of Fallout. Rhetorical question

  • danger kitty danger kitty

    Hey, did a little poking down a strange rabbit hole this morning. These atom waffle kids might just be some boys with a flag and videos. OTOH, they seem to be a spin off from some other way right thingy or other, so that might explain how they appear to have such a presence by numbers of members. Or it might be 5 internet trolls in a basement, who knows? They had their big training extravaganza and video opportunity in Death Valley somewhere. 10 guys showed up for that. They don't seem to have any female members because the boys say that the girls are whores only good for sex and absorbing bullets afterwards; paradox sickly elsewhere they speak of impregnating women of color and forcing them to carry around the spawn of their Lord and master. So its a responsibility then, Eh? They wouldn't enjoy it? They're too young to have even heard Jaggers' Brown Sugar. They have videos of themselves burning the American flag and the US Constitution. That would not go over well with the much much more numerous and better armed " mainstream" far right groups. Nor me.
    Doesn't seem to realize that would kill everybody in the USA. The spent fuel pool. Not much Empire left to rule.

    • danger kitty danger kitty

      Roommate #1 Florida National Guard soldier, check. Said by roommate # 2 to want to launch a mortar into a spent fuel pool in hopes of causing a meltdown.
      Doesn't seem to realize that would kill everybody in the USA. The spent fuel pool. Not much Empire left to rule.

      Some thorium & Americuium was found in his room. Smoke alarm?. A whole big pile of smoke alarms?, Someone did mention nuclear material in that mortar round. Also this hero murdered a Jewish some flavor of gay type person in California & buried him in a public park and talked about it online. In public. Now facing a murder charge.
      Movie star handsome kid, complains about not having a girlfriend. Well if you keep shooting them right after sex…
      Roommate #2 Was dlwn with Aryan hate, now a recent convert to Islam, wants to go to the Middle East and do jihad. Has a past history of depression so yes he is probably taking anti-depressants In his interview after murdering roommates number three and four, he said that everything feels surreal. Antidepressants? Check and oh yeah he's anti marijuana. So we can rule that out lol. He says he murdered roommates number two and three because they were making fun of his conversion to Islam. Go figure…

      Roommates #'s 3 & 4 —> Nuff sed dead
      PS : roommate # 2: today found incompetent for trial…surreal, man.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Fukushima Plant has 1 Million Tonnes of Radioactive Water, and it is Increasing With Every Passing Day

    "Just days shy of the seventh anniversary of the nuclear disaster, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) revealed it successfully slowed the rate of contaminated water reaching the reactor facilities, but the amount was still increasing."

    "slowed the rate of contaminated water reaching the reactor facilities, but the amount was still increasing"

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "After used nuclear fuel is removed from a reactor, it emits heat for decades and remains radioactive for thousands of years. The used fuel is a mixture of major actinides (uranium, plutonium), fission products (mainly assorted metals, including lanthanides) and minor actinides (i.e., americium, curium and neptunium). After the cesium-137 and strontium-90 fission products decay in a few hundred years, the minor actinides and plutonium generate the most heat and radioactivity"…

    • PlowboyGrownUp

      'About us' (it's an industry) "The Homeland Security News Wire is the homeland security industry’s largest online daily news publication, authoritative, in-depth"

  • The 21st Century’s Olympic-sized nuclear lie – FUKUSHIMA – theme for March 2018

    “They are telling us that all is OK now in Fukushima, as enthusiasm rises for the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.

    “This is indeed the lie of the century. And it is such an important lie. It carries the message that the nuclear industry is under control, and can continue through the century.

    “It is up to all fair minded people to look at this situation – and not to be misled by the clarion calls for ‘jobs’ – ‘nuclear against climate change’ – ‘the world’s desperate need for energy’. These are indeed a pack of lies: solar and wind create many more jobs, the nuclear fuel chain increases carbon emissions, the renewable energy revolution is under way, and so is energy efficiency.

    “What is the state of Fukushima today?

    “Radiation inside the plant continues to skyrocket to the point of causing even robots to malfunction.

    “And it’s not as if the danger is decreasing. In fact, it is quite the contrary. Radiation levels at the Fukushima plant recently were at their highest levels since the disaster began.

    “Cancer cases continue to crop up among children living in towns near Fukushima. The Japanese government is refusing to release accurate health data and is threatening to take away hospital privileges from doctors who diagnose radiation symptoms.

    • [cont.]

      “Radioactive water continues to run out of the mountain streams into the Pacific, so a thorough cleanup of the mountain ranges should begin right now, but that is a mammoth undertaking that may never succeed.

      “Both the Japanese government and the atomic power industry are trying to force almost all of the people who evacuated their homes in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster to return ‘home’ before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The government removes the subsidies to evacuees, forcing them back. The International Olympic Commission is working overtime to normalize the situation as well, even though conditions at Fukushima are anything but normal. Big banks and large electric utilities and energy companies are putting profit before public health.

      “Dr. Tadahiro Katsuta, an associate professor at Meiji University, Japan, an official member of the Nuclear Reactor Safety Examination Committee and the Nuclear Fuel Safety Examination “Committee of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, said that the Fukushima evacuees are ‘extremely worried’ that their plight will be overshadowed by the Olympics. …[cont.]

  • Krypton 85 increases the electrical conductivity of the atmosphere
    August 04, 2017

    “Already releases of krypton 85, a fission product, from SRP (Savannah River Plant) have contributed to changes in the electrical properties of the atmosphere that affect weather.”

    • Krypton-85 doubles inside Reactor No. 2 — At highest level ……

    "Krypton-85 is produced in small quantities by the interaction of cosmic rays with stable krypton-84 … Fukushima Cover-Up: …

    Climate Risks from Nuclear Power. Radioactive Krypton 85: Atmospheric-Electrical and Air-Chemical Effects of Ionizing Radiation in the Atmosphere

    “Title: Climate risks by radioactive krypton-85 from nuclear fission Atmospheric-electrical and air-chemical effects of ionizing radiation in the atmosphere

  • Jebus Jebus

    Goose eggs, washing ashore, within the rain.

    Pacific Radiation Levels off CA Coast Triple: John Bertucci, Molly P. Johnson + Voices from Japan: Filmmaker Hitomi Kamanaka – NH #352

    It's no joke…

  • Jebus Jebus

    Are The Nuclear Experts Wrong? We May Have Everything To Worry About Fukushima Radiation

    Does this sound familiar in regard to Fukushima's radiation? "Doses are too low" and "the accident is nothing like Chernobyl." We are grateful to Prof Christopher Busby, a British scientist known for his work on the health effects of ionising radiation, for his response to the ATCA 5000 briefings on the Fukushima nuclear crisis in Japan. He writes:

  • DUDe DUDe

    Fukushima: A Nuclear War without a War: The Unspoken Crisis of Worldwide Nuclear Radiation
    February 25, 2018

    In the light of recent reports pertaining to “unimaginable” levels of radiation emanating from Fukushima, we are reposting this I-Book on the Fukushima tragedy, which has been the object of media coverup and distortion. In the words of Dr. Helen Caldicott, “one millionth of a gram of plutonium, if inhaled can cause cancer”.

    Originally published in January 2012, this study by Michel Chossudovsky confirms what is now unfolding, a Worldwide process of nuclear radiation.

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "Employees from U.S. nuclear power plants filed nearly 700 complaints with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission in recent years, claiming retaliation for raising safety concerns, records show. The agency found no wrongdoing.

    NRC officials also overruled recommendations from their own technical experts on how to protect plants from potential catastrophe spurred by floods, equipment failures, power outages and other problems…
    “It’s the NRC’s longstanding practice to consistently declare the plants are safe and to avoid directly answering any questions that might suggest otherwise,” said Lawrence Criscione, an NRC risk analyst." Double checked that last quote. AlburquerqueJournal, no copy link.

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "About a third of central Tokyo could be left under water and nearly 4 million people flooded if a supertyphoon strikes the capital and causes storm surges, a new study warns."

  • FirstEnergy nuclear, coal plant units file for bankruptcy protection
    April 1, 2018

    “…On Wednesday, Ohio-based FirstEnergy said it would shut several nuclear plants in Ohio and Pennsylvania in the next three years without some kind of state or federal relief. In November 2017 the company had said it would exit the competitive, non-regulated power generation business. …”

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "Apollo 13 had plutonium on board. Challenger’s next flight would have. Now Trump wants to fire plutonium-powered spacecraft to Mars. What could possibly go wrong?"

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "The Addictive Opioids in Wheat and Dairy Foods.
    Wheat- and dairy products contain opioid peptides influencing endorphin receptors in the brain. These peptides are physically addictive, causing dependence, asthma, obesity, apathy, ignorance and numbness. The same goes for beta-carbolines from prepared food.
    Because wheat contains opioid peptides, priests in ancient Egypt used wheat to hallucinate, and in bandages, to ease the pain of a wound. All wheat-products, like bread, pasta, pizza, cookies, cake and pastries contain opioid peptides. The roman rulers already new that the people wouldn't rise against them as long as they were entertained and fed bread.
    Milk – Besides a non-opioid peptide stimulating appetite,(3) milk by nature contains different opioid peptides,.."

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "Melatonin Protects Against Ionizing Radiation"

  • DUDe DUDe

    The Age of Nuclear Waste:
    From Fukushima to Indian Point

    PDF 117 pgs

  • DUDe DUDe

    April 2, 2018
    Fukushima Jitters

    "Furthermore and distressingly, Mycle Schneider of the World Nuclear Industry Status Report claims, “TEPCO does not have a clue” to decommissioning the plant. That’s not comforting, knowing that mistakes could circumnavigate the planet much worse than the current flow of radioactive water into the Pacific, thus turning into a global catastrophe of unspeakable proportions.

    After all, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the country has 100,000 earthquakes every year. Who knows what can happen to rickety broken down nuclear reactors in a country that slip slides so easily, so readily, so often, totally unpredictably."

    "Gordon Edwards discusses the nuclear waste “word game” as follows: (1) Clean-up is moving nuclear waste from one place to another;(2) Decontamination is collecting and repacking, but not eliminating; (3) Nuclear Waste Disposal is abandoning nuclear waste “somewhere.” In short, there is no such thing as “getting rid of nuclear radiation waste.”

    According to The Age of Nuclear Waste, From Fukushima to Indian Point, it’s impossible to dispose of nuclear waste!"

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "Lockheed-Martin Gets Patent for Portable Fusion"
    The stock went up 7 dollars today

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    Expanding it's tentacles:
    "IAEA Launches 2018–2019 Technical Cooperation Programme "

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "An aggressive and deadly form of brain cancer, that affects only about 13,000 people in the U.S. each year, has been found in nearly a dozen people in Fort Pierce, Florida. In a town of only 45,000 people, the glioblastoma patients and their families want to know if something environmental is causing their illness."
    Not mentioned – St Lucie nuclear plant is about 8 miles away if my facts are right. 'Just saying'

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "TOKYO — Japan is set to start decommissioning its troubled Monju fast-breeder reactor after decades of accidents, cost overruns and scandals. It is the beginning of the end of a controversial project that exposed the shortcomings of the country's nuclear policy and the government's failure to fully explain the risks and the costs.

    In July, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency will begin decommissioning what was hailed as a "dream" reactor that was expected to produce more nuclear fuel than it consumed. The government has so far spent more than 1 trillion yen ($9.44 billion) on the plant, which has barely ever operated."

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    Fuel rods, looks like unit 3, at 6:05

  • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

    lets get some Kevin Blanch; tide pools are dead

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    Fukushima and the problems its still causing 7 years later

  • DUDe DUDe

    Nuclear Companies are Just Happy to be in There Somewhere and They’ll Gouge the Ratepayers to Get There

    That teeth-jangling noise you can hear are the fingernails of nuclear power corporations scraping across window ledges in a last, desperate attempt to cling on. It’s a lost cause. Nuclear power is falling to its none too premature death. It just won’t go quietly.

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      nuclear power plant industry continues. THe nukers make money even as they make dead zones. When they attempt to shut down a plant they make money, if a plant blows up they make money trying to clean it up. Its a capitalist success story. They win, the people lose…thats the way financial leverage works

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    FAYETTEVILLE — Ten million dollars have been directed toward dismantling the Southwest Experimental Fast Oxide Reactor in southern Washington County, a press release announced today.

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "Seven decades after making key portions of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan, workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation are being exposed to radiation as they tear down buildings that helped create the nation's nuclear arsenal.

    Dozens of workers demolishing a plutonium processing plant from the 1940s have inhaled or ingested radioactive particles in the past year, and even carried some of that radiation into their vehicles, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

    The incidents have prompted the federal government, along with state regulators, to halt the demolition of the sprawling Plutonium Finishing Plant until a safe plan can be developed.",amp.html

    • DUDe DUDe

      "The incidents have prompted the federal government, along with state regulators, to halt the demolition of the sprawling Plutonium Finishing Plant until a safe plan can be developed"

      Obviously They can not store they can not demolish it..but our children are supposed to certainly find a way out of too cheap to meter problem so postponing is ok huh ?

      "ya'll are "too cheap to be unfucked from our mistakes".." would have to be the only correct statement out of they're mouth's about the living life they squeezing taxes from and all other included the life of the total sum ,
      the precious Earth-Life-Balance too..

      • DUDe DUDe

        "Obviously They can not store they can not demolish it..but our children are supposed to certainly find a way out of too cheap to meter problem so postponing is ok huh ?"

        postponing production stop..that is..and postponing solving Fukusall..

      • PlowboyGrownUp

        older Hanford news "Tom Bailie, who as a child grew up and continues to live on a farm near Hanford today, spoke to a Congressional Advisory Committee in 1994 showing a map he called "death mile" where "100 percent of those families drank the water, drank the milk, ate the food, have one common denominator that binds us together, and that is thyroid problems, handicapped children or cancer." [2]

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    Japan April 9 "A magnitude 6.1 earthquake hit Shimane Prefecture early Monday, injuring four people in the hardest-hit city of Oda as well as causing a partial blackout and disrupting water supplies there…
    Damage to some buildings and cracks in roads were also confirmed.
    No abnormalities were found at the Shimane nuclear power plant, its operator, Chugoku Electric Power Co., said."
    "Kansai Electric Power Co. started work on Sunday to load nuclear fuel into the No. 4 reactor at its Oi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture.
    The operation to load 193 uranium fuel assemblies stored in a spent nuclear fuel pool into the No. 4 reactor will be completed by Wednesday."

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "Frank Klotz, administrator of the Energy Department’s National Nuclear Safety Administration, wanted to end public access to reports by the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. The board, created by Congress, issues regular updates on safety issues at Los Alamos National Laboratory and other sites around the country, with local staffers on the ground at the labs and other nuclear facilities…
    … Klotz proposed making the DNFSB reports secret…"

  • PlowboyGrownUp

    "The community artist from Artesia said an interim storage facility for spent nuclear fuel rods, proposed to be built between Carlsbad and Hobbs, could increase the danger for the communities that live nearby.
    He said residents impacted by the project need to speak up."

  • Thyroid cancer spikes around nuclear power plant…

    First it was ocular cancer so rare it could not be denied…

    Now thyroid cancer is spiking… Guess where this is happening?

    So how long does it take for these symptoms of a release to become evident?


    So anyone with actual research skills should study the evidence and find the actual release date(s)…

    Nay sayers and pretenders? Find a way to deny it and study something that has nothing to do with these cancers…

    The current cover up is to study fire retardant materials in the buildings in the area…

    Retardant? Kinda fitting under the circumstances don't ya think?

    A release occurred there…

    It's a nobrainer when honestly looking at the health effects.

    So want to actually break a real story and show evidence of a true release from a MOX fueled nuke plant?

    Ya ain't gonna have the time to study true facts bashing every real fact poster you see or studying the latest Trumper tweet…

    So come on and show us what you are made of…

    True obvious facts? Or is it all about a space ship sighting or he said she said tripe…

    So you don't like me (not that you have a clue who I really am).

    Ya like cancer? Ya like to see children get disease over a little bit of power?


    Or are we all a bunch of programmed sheeple…

    • CodeShutdown…

      This one is right up your alley!!!

      Find the true evidence!

      Study that true and debilitating problem…

      And give us the true numbers over time…

      Try and pay to see the records they kept over years by donation…

      Learn to understand what the numbers actually prove by spending a little time and very little money to get the actual reads in that area from years past…

      Support the truth and the truth will support you…

      Ya think?

      • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

        the thing about NETC is that it ONLY shows alert level CHANGES. A new background radiation level is produced every day they say. So that tells you nothing about how much radiation you are getting, or historical trends or cause and effect. Are you getting a lot of fallout? You cant know from NETC

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