Typhoon on course for direct hit at Fukushima — Gov’t models show center of Vongfong over nuclear plant next week (MAPS)

Published: October 10th, 2014 at 3:28 am ET


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Japan Meteorological Agency track for Typhoon Vongfong as of 12:00p JST Oct. 10:

Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau track for Typhoon Vongfong as of 9:00a JST Oct. 10:

China’s National Meteorological Center track for Typhoon Vongfong as of 1:00p JST Oct. 10 :

Hong Kong Weather Watch track for Typhoon Vongfong as of 11:54a JST Oct. 10:

See also: Monstrous’ supertyphoon on course for Japan — CNN: Could be a hypothetical Category 6… Cloud field would cover entire US… Among strongest we’ve seen (VIDEO)

Published: October 10th, 2014 at 3:28 am ET


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  • bo bo

    More Tweets from Japan's Twilight Zone

    Names of the two main news reporters – 'Takeuchi' and 'Furudate' – from TV Asahi's 'Hodo Station' are seen on 2 GRAVESTONES in a scene in a major TV drama show. (Hodo Station is that news program that the 'suicided' Masaki Iwaji directed )


    I know some of you will think that I am getting loopy again..
    But one of the reporters' name, 'Furudate' – is actually an uncommon name (like the name 'Obama' would be here) .. if the names on these gravestones were 'Yamada' or 'Tanaka'… I might not have given this coincidence any thought.

    Also, seeing the 2 names 'Takeuchi & 'Furudate' side-to-side on 2 gravestones – just imagine seeing 'Sawyer & Jennings' there – that's the effect – really feels like a pointed, direct reference to the 'Hodo Station' news program which has been under attack from the government for being outspoken against the system. To me, the graves seem to warn: 'if you 2 reporters don't shut up – you're next.'

    To make it even stranger, this TV show 'HERO' was apparently included in the 'recommended' list by MEXT ( Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Science).

    Here is Furudate reporter – his work activism has been included in an enenews headline in the past →


  • bo bo

    Oops.. I was going to slide that in at the end of the long thread.. now it's kind of pointedly off topic.. sorry & hope this loopy story makes some sense 🙁

    • It's on point to me bo. It is pretty obvious what happened and why.
      People aren't allowed to speak out.
      Creepy and sad. Those honorable men were speaking for multitudes. They will be remembered and honored. And missed. 🙁

      • bo bo

        LC… Furudate is alive…!

        RIP the director, Iwaji ( btw, tied himself to a chair.. then.. magically walking to kitchen and turning on gas..? And duct tapes sealing windows and airducts from OUTSIDE the building.. ? Is this a David Copperfield magic show.. ?)

        Furudate and Takeuchi are still reporting.. but I agree with this tweeter that they might have been given a coded warning.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      bo, no more strange than seeing the words "Sandyhook" and "9/11" in TV series, miniseries, or movies before the events actually occur. Which has happened multiple times in the U.S.

      • bo bo

        Taters & LC… Thank you for following my mutterings in the dark. I know.. the only reason I still have tv.. is not because I can get the news.. but because predictive programming embedded in tv dramas and ads give me the most accurate predictions what is planned next for this country lol..

  • BPEarthWatch, weighing in on the typhoon.

    (plus Atlantic hurricane update and the drop on wall street)

    Now, Get the Rad Word Out, Folks!

    Fukushima Business Cards 4 U! And everyone else, too!

    These nifty cards are easy to print and pass out.
    Or leave randomly, where ever you please. Distribute liberally.
    Post to all social media. Side 2 stands alone with links.

    Other easy resources and getting up to speed

    While Y'All print and snip, Dana's Fuku voyage continues in B.C.

  • bo bo

    Just for the record
    this has been quite the typhoon season for Japan.. so far the Japanese media described each typhoon like this (Japanese weather forecasters numbers typhoons as they come, starting at #1 from beginning of season ) –

    #13 → 'the biggest typhoon we've had in the past several years'
    #14 → 'biggest since 1976'
    #15 → 'even bigger than #14'
    #16 → 'once in 100 years'
    #17 → 'worst in the within the past few years'
    #18 → 'as big as the typhoon we had in 2013, which caused the most damage since the 1950s'
    #19 ( vonfong ) → 'biggest typhoon we have ever experienced in recorded history'

    Not sure what I want to say with this post.. I'm not denying that this typhoon is serious or anything.. just food for thought.

  • Dick Shenary

    CA – You are correct, perhaps it is time to make him go away again. We can easily do this by not rising for his bait, so to speak. The only problem we have is that this is a boring thread. How many times can you comment on the danger of this storm slowly working it's way toward Fukushima? During the first part of this thread, this story was covered extensively.

  • Alan Reid Alan Reid

    M6.3 – 154km ENE of Hachinohe, Japan 2014-10-11 02:35:46 UTC

  • Alan Reid Alan Reid

    Perhaps some shakin might liven it up.

  • tbg

    I'm in Seattle, so I am very much interested in this typhoons path, I closely watch them throw radionuclides across the Pacific at me personally each time but there's not a lot to comment on there. It is what it is, will this one be the one to topple a reactor or stack, or will it be the next one?
    Cuz when that happens all the people onsite will leave and these academic arguments with professional disrupters like mbp, mfc, soc will no longer be needed and I imagine their funding will dry up. That's the purpose of their dissent, keep people on here thinking and bickering and doubting, so no one organizes in real life, that's what they really fear. A group in each state meeting in real life, organizing a real movement instead of commenting behind a keyboard.
    But meh, sometimes they lead me to documents i haven't read before, and nothing they say can distract me from what i know and see so I try not to feed them but every once inna while you gotta poke the beehive just for hits and giggles.

  • Dick Shenary

    tpg – I couldn't agree more except the keyboard can lead to action and re-action.

  • Chernobyl killed old Russia, Fukushima is killing Japan

    and Healthcare is not a reasonable substitute for health.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

      And nuclear is bankrupting the US. Every day there are predictions that we re headed for a crash and a worse depression than in 1929 and the 1930s.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

        The population was in decline in the US even before Ebola. RAdiation sterilizes, causes elevated Down's syndrome babies, and genomic instability.

        Iran has been in population decline even before the latest explosion. And India is now losing population due to their insane nuclear policy. Even China in in population decline.

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

          China’s Population Destiny: The Looming Crisis
          September 2010
          “…As a result of the country’s low fertility rates since the early 1990s, China has already begun experiencing what will become a sustained decline in new entrants into its labor force and in the number of young migrants. The era of uninterrupted supplies of young, cheap Chinese labor is over. The size of the country’s population aged 60 and above, on the other hand, will increase dramatically, growing by 100 million in just 15 years (from 200 million in 2015 to over 300 million by 2030)….”

        • nedlifromvermont

          I forget where he said it, but John Gofman in his musings offered the opinion that the nuclear power Boondoggle would 'obviate parochial concerns about overpopulation,' and he was not joking; just like he was not joking when he called out the uranium cabal charging "uranium fission-based nuclear power amounts to pre-meditated mass murder;" kind of like the discussion held at Wannsee, Jan. 20, 1942, under Reinhard Heydrich, with Heinrich Himmler in a secretarial role: an unforgettably gripping movie by the name: 'Conspiracy' with Kenneth Branagh as Heydrich 'one meeting, 85 minutes, 6 million dead;'

          I just finished another John Fuller ("We Almost Lost Detroit") book: "The Day We Bombed Utah" (actually we bombed Utah with fallout from the Nevada test site over six hundred times; later underground tests frequently vented, so that they weren't any safer; about the Atomic Energy Commission defrauding the U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City in a 1956 (my birth year) case about the dirty fallout from the 1953 'Upshot Knothole" A-bomb test series and the subsequent deaths of over 4000 sheep and their deformed and underdeveloped lambs;

          This stuff makes you embarrassed to be an American; especially since I was in graduate school when the truth came out in the 1980's and the Department of Energy had to eat crow over the evil machinations of the 1950's-era criminal cover up and suppression of test results on irradiated fetal lambs; AEC = pure evil;

  • tbg

    Another danger of fracking is in the fracking fluid itself, fracking fluids are really just a way to get rid of chemical waste companies would have to pay to dispose of. That's why they are all secret formulas and each company has 50+ different types of fracking fluid. Some of those chemicals are somewhat irradiated but they also inject nuclear waste based fracking fluids into the fracking well to keeping producing. A fracked well loses like 10 percent or more production volume per month, so by injecting hot waste based fluids, it heats the solidified bitumen and keeps production volume up, buts it's a lot more than the uranium they talk about in these bs underplayed stories.

    Also why does everyone act like solar is the greatest thing since sliced bread? It's better than coal or nuclear but producing the panels is tremendously energy intensive and creates tons of waste, and with them being so inefficient I seriously doubt any panel can break even within its operational lifespan.
    The only way I can see really coming out ahead is renewables like grain alcohol, we make a couple million tons of it every year on this planet. That and hemp oil, which is an even better solution. The cleanest burning oil, grows like a weed without the agri/petroleum cartels reaching in your pocket, can get several growing cycles per year in many locales and we already produced it by the ton in Wwii… No brainer to me.

  • the nuclear cartel is a desperate, yet fairly strong beast. they have resources since they steal from future.

    SHUT THEM DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Seems like trolls always try to derail the discussion.

    Is Fukushima capable of withstanding a super typhoon?
    The strongest typhoon of the year is expected to hit Japan this weekend.

    • +1

      IMO – Nuclear Experts suffer from a psychological condition whereas no matter how horrible the situation is regarding anything Nuclear the overall outlook is always on the 'bright side'.

      "If the plant is hit by tidal waves higher than the existing seawalls, this could affect equipment close to the seaside. However, vital functions of the plant are secured for instance by back-up equipment installed in higher areas of the site, out of the reach of flooding."
      – Michael Maqua, nuclear expert
      (specializing in nuclear safety and radioactive waste management)

      😉 However, the last time those backups >>> FAILed. – ChasAha

      "Over the past days, the concentration of radioactive substances in the groundwater has increased significantly at some of the plant's measuring points and, according to TEPCO, this was caused by the recent heavy rains."
      – Maqua

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

        It's a mantra, because admitting even one death and the whole house of cards collapses. Their brains are really wired differently. They get such a rush from self destructive and risky behavior, that the rush negates any reactions from the consequences.

        • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

          “However, they may be more cruel than crazy, they may be choosing not to control their urges, they know right from wrong, they know exactly what they're doing, and they are definitely NOT insane, at least according to the consensus of most scholars (Samenow 2004). In such cases, they usually fall into one of three types that are typically considered aggravating circumstances in addition to their legal guilt — antisocial personality disorder (APD), sociopath, or psychopath — none of which are the same as insanity or psychosis….
          “The main characteristic of it is a complete and utter disregard for the rights of others and the rules of society. They seldom show anxiety and don't feel guilt. Although many people would hope that there's an effective treatment, there's really no effective treatment for them other than locking them up in a secure facility with such rigid rules that they cannot talk their way out….
          “They often believe they are doing something good for society, or at least nothing that bad….
          “Psychopaths love to intellectualize in treatment with their half-baked understanding of rules….
          “Powerful cravings also seem to characterize them, as in drug addiction, kleptomania, pedophilia, any illicit or illegal indulgence.
          “They like the endorphin ‘high’ or ‘rush’ off of excitement and risk-taking

        • Yes, Nuclear Engineering is like skydiving.

          🙁 Except when the nuclear parachute fails everything goes 'splat'.

          Nuclear Power is not worth the RISKS, it never has been, it never will be!

  • Alan Reid Alan Reid

    How loud will the "Shut em down" gunfire get after a 9.8 does in a few more plants? How many of these NPS are going to have to blow up before the human race gets the message that the folks that started this KNOW EXACTLY what they are doing and the killing biz is getting too good? 413 reactors give or take How many of those? Nuke plants are located with intent amid population zones. They with intent release rad into those populations. Intent. Looking at the results and overlooking the intent is a big problem. with real human eyes and brain one can with out too much effort fathom that industry nuclear has but one goal the top commandment on the guidestones in Georgia. The death toll is rising and only our work ON THE STREET will help slow those deaths. The woman at the top of the feeding chain is well aware how many dead bodies fill her vaults. Her day is coming. Nuclear's day is also coming. We have to see to it.

    • @Alan, ya der eh, I vill see to it. I hope you will be with me, I know you will.

      • General User General User

        @Alan, & stock,

        When a NPP fails on US soil, quite a number of people will be with you both, ie: ''shut them down' weapons fire'', that will be too late.

        I am not going to wait that few years- I am with you now.
        Pretty sure I converted another "lost" person two days ago… Last words as we parted; M…F…er, what were they thinking…

        Peace All

  • rogerthat


    Ian’s film ‘In the Grey Zone ’ (89 min/ Japan/ 2012), about children living in Fukushima after the nuclear meltdown, won the “Audience Choice Award First Prize for Best Documentary”, and at the same festival Ian was presented with the “Filmmaker of the Future Award”. Ian’s second film about children living in Fukushima, ‘A2-B-C ’ (71 min/ Japan/ 2013), received the “Nippon Visions Award” (best film by new-coming Japan-based director) at the 2013 Nippon Connection Film Festival (Germany), the “Best of Festival” award at the 2013 Guam International Film Festival, the award for “Best Documentary” at the 2013 STEPS Rights Film Festival (Ukraine), and a Special Recognition at the 2014 Uranium Film Festival (Brazil). ‘-1287 ‘, Ian’s late…
    Full article: http://teach311.org/a2-b-c-film-screening-and-qa-with-dir

  • Alan Reid Alan Reid

    MBP looks just that socref persona. Same old Same.

    • Whether the same or not, still a true sign that industry trolls are paid to disrupt, our progress. I feel we are near a tipping point.

      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        He's one & the same stock. Still not worth giving time or attention to but little more than a distraction like a pimple on the asshole of society. Not a man, not a bear,closer to "pig" but only because he's such a "bore". A real "Hep Catt",A,B or C,when it comes to the Hep I hope he gets all 3!! 😉

  • rogerthat



    … To probe further about the sources of koji, I initiated email conversations with three companies about their miso: one in Japan, one in the USA and one in the UK. I asked where their koji came from, and if it was tested for radiation and if so, where and by whom. Each company stated that they use koji from Japan to make their miso. Their answers varied about where in Japan the koji came from and if tested and how, but suffice to say that the answers from all three companies did nothing to allay my fears about eating miso. These email exchanges are in the APPENDIX at the end of this paper…

    … On June 27, 2014, Radiation expert Kevin Kamps of Beyond Nuclear was interviewed about Fukushima on NEXT NEWS NETWORK. At 12:37 the interviewer asks Kamps, "" what about the food industry, are they doing any testing?" Kamps responds, "they're doing woefully inadequate testing … in fact United States regulations are much weaker than Japan's … so Japan has a standard of 100 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium in food … that's 100 radioactive disintegrations per second per second, per second, per second, ongoing in 2.2 lbs of food. Here in the United States, our standard is 1,200 becquerels of cesium per kilogram of food…

  • rogerthat


    The Asahi Shimbun
    EDITORIAL: Risk to nuclear plants from volcanic eruptions cannot be underestimated
    October 09, 2014

    … Volcanoes are believed to remain active for several hundreds of thousands of years. The modern science of observing volcanic eruptions spans only a few decades, or roughly one-10,000th of the period during which some volcanoes are active.

    Despite these facts, Kyushu Electric Power Co. is pushing to resume operations of its Sendai nuclear power plant. The utility has expressed confidence in the safety of the facility.

    It insists that the possibility of a huge eruption while the Sendai plant is operating is acceptably low. The company also says it would be possible to detect signs of a major eruption and remove the nuclear fuel beforehand.

    The nuclear watchdog has supported the utility’s position.

    Using the human analogy, what the utility says can be likened this way: After observing a person, who is expected to live to be 80 years old, for only three days, during which you have not seen the person sneeze, you could state, “Considering the degree and frequency of his past sneezing, we can say he will not sneeze for the time being. We will certainly know in advance when he actually sneezes.”…

  • rogerthat


    Jake Adelstein @jakeadelstein 2 days ago
    The Melting Sun: Japan’s Nuclear Follies japansubculture.com/the-melting-su… A prescient piece on Japan's nuclear industry before 3/11 by Jeff Kingston

  • rogerthat


    World's largest mobile concrete pump heading for Fukushima. [650×366] (i.imgur.com)
    submitted 5 hours ago by imautoparts

  • rogerthat


    OAK RIDGE, Tenn. – EM's demolition of the K-31 Building at Oak Ridge’s East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP) began Wednesday, marking the removal of the fourth of five gaseous diffusion buildings at the former uranium enrichment site.

    The two-story building covers 750,000 square feet and spans a 17-acre footprint. The K-31 facility began operations in 1951, and it was used to enrich uranium for defense and commercial purposes until it was shut down in 1985….

  • West Aussie West Aussie

    Did I miss something? Don't see Factchucker commenting but this MBP instead. Same M.O. , though.
    Has their hectoring and attacking pro-nuke attitude frightened most of the people who visit here from commenting because they are feeling they will be shown unwanted attention from this entity?
    Very effective, eh?

  • rogerthat


    Fukushima Seabed Radioactivity Mapping
    Natasha Lennard October 11, 2014

    The goal is to make a map of seabed radioactivity. We are using a new tool I called the “Rolling Micro-Sampler”. It’s in early beta, but already efficient and low cost tool everyone can use…

  • rogerthat

    US Civil Defense – 'All About RADIOACTIVE Fallout' – Saint Louis MO Nuclear SIMULATION! Video
    Read more at http://www.poopmuffin.com/video-play-427000/us-civil-defense-all-about-radioactive-fallout-saint-louis-mo-nuclear-simulation.htm#xOQUbl1JysQPAOOD.99

    US Civil Defense – 'All About RADIOACTIVE Fallout' – Saint Louis MO Nuclear SIMULATION!

    A 1950's civil defense film regarding radioactive fallout from nuclear blasts. In an ironic twist of fate the simulation of a blast shown in this video takes place in St. Louis Missouri my home town. This films information on small particulate matter still applies today in regards to blasts from Nuclear reactors such as Fukushima. Long term small particle radioactive fallout is the enemy in BOTH cases… nuclear blasts or reactor meltdown hydrogen blasts which pulverize the radioactive elements rods into fine powder ejecting the fine powder into atmospheric currents. It takes several years for the particles in the jet stream to settle out across the globe. The half life of Cesium 137 is approximately 30 years. The "fallout" from blasts or large meltdown explosion events can take up to 10 years to fully dissipate. Meaning we need to watch precipitation and the dust which builds up over time as explained in this civil defense video. I originally uploaded this the day Fukushima blew up in 2011 however upon my THIRD channel shutdown I lost all videos prior to September 2011…

  • rogerthat

    It's a weird interlude. Maybe it's the moon. A blast from the past, courtesy of poopmuffin, and now this:


    The Bikings
    Harek is a timid, pacifistic Viking with a love for all living things inspired by watching PETA documentaries. Crone is a vintage Schwinn road bike and a bit of an outcast himself, but it's not his fault who his rider is. Something has to change before the Elder bicycle and Orr, the Viking leader, throw them both out with the spare parts. A century after Fukushima and the toxic sea, Harek and his mind-beaming bicycle must prove themselves in a world where everyone (and every thing) is out to get them. Including Alec Baldwin.
    Check it out at Audible.com:
    The Bikings

    – holy cow. ''A century after Fukushima and the toxic sea.''

  • rogerthat


    Fukushima.Busby Bites Back

    M o'rourke

    – 9 minute video

  • The meme has changed from Global Warming to climate change

    And the eggheads at NASA can't figure out that the sun impacts earth more than humans impact earth.

    Study coauthor Josh Willis of JPL said these findings do not throw suspicion on climate change itself.

    "The sea level is still rising," Willis noted. "We're just trying to understand the nitty-gritty details."———————
    leaving unsolved the mystery of why global warming appears to have slowed in recent years.

    Uh, could it be 17 years….no warming. Nukepro got the answers here


    Eggheads here

    • This reminds me of the scientists stuck in the ice while trying to prove there is no ice.

      Rather than admit their error, one guy spouted "we are stuck in our own experiment", and of course the ice breaker sent to save them also got stuck in the ice.

  • Jebus Jebus

    Hey, I just had an epiphany!

    When the office, the couch, and the pills, are nonexistant, you have to throw out the labels and listen…

  • “@toad…I mean you didn't look at the temperature data.

    LOL "only a climate scientist" can understand temperatures. Hilarious.

    Take the red pill

    A conca classic

  • rogerthat


    … Nuclear energy operators must provide the pills to “all residences, businesses and institutions” that could be at-risk of exposure from a radiation plume potentially released during an emergency.

    While the specific area covered by this definition differs from site to site, it is generally a radius of between eight and 16 kilometres from a nuclear power plant.

    In Canada, mass distribution of pills has already occurred in New Brunswick and Quebec, but not in Ontario, where the majority of the country’s nuclear power plants are located…

    Many other countries have had a system of mandatory pre-distribution of potassium iodide pills for years…

    Nuclear power operators reportedly expressed concerns earlier this year over how the new regulation will be implemented and the size of the area that will be covered. In heavily-populated regions near nuclear power plants, each additional kilometre would translate to handing out pills to tens of thousands of residents.

  • rogerthat

    … For a larger zone (between 50 to 80 km) nuclear plants have to have a stock of pills ready for immediate distribution and “located so that it can be efficiently obtained by, or distributed to, members of the public when required.”… (from marketbusinessnews)

    – unfortunately, radioactive isotopes don't know when to stop. in the days after fukushima went kablooey, the entire north american continent was saturated in radioactive iodine, so 8, 16, 50 and 80km sounds a bit meaningless.

  • The good people here have all experienced the horror and shock of modern civilization's separate parts acting on one another to destroy modern civilization. They are putting up their observations, their links and their comments with the aim of opinion building in favour of the pursuit of truth leading to a happy healthy life on earth. Against this effort there is a sustained campaign to thwart people from veering towards a normal civilization in harmony with nature. This campaign is full of falsehoods as the main burden of its song and is carried out by people bad in thought, word and deed. Germany for example is officially phasing out nukes while the bad leaders of the world are planning to go ahead with nukes and unbridled increase in coal use, both of which require another bad policy of building more and more dams. There is no significant drive towards the highest possible efficiency in the use of resources mined out of the earth. We must continue our push towards a normal way of life, of thrift and maximise the use of extraterrestrial flows of resources by redesigning the way we live. Let our way of life have return as the central aspect so we are infinitely efficient and work towards zero costs. Reforest Mother Earth to Live! Devise ways to enjoy our muscle power and brains! No more Fukushimas! Learn: Only God can make a tree but we can make good use of their produce! Forever! Its clean.

  • rogerthat

    EDITORIAL: Measures needed to prevent renewable energy boom from going bust
    October 04, 2014

    EDITORIAL: Tie-up by utilities must lead to wider choice, competition in electricity market
    October 11, 2014

    – depressing stuff

  • rogerthat


    EPA Seeks Comments on Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Review Process

    WASHINGTON, Oct. 11 — The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comments on a proposed rule to evaluate the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant's compliance with radiation protection standards for the d . . .

    EPA Seeks Comments on Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Review Process
    Targeted News Service (subscription)-Oct 10, 2014
    EPA-HQ-OAR-2014-0609) issued by Office of Radiation and Indoor Air Director Michael P. Flynn stated: "Pursuant to the 1992 WIPP Land Withdrawal Act (LWA), ..

  • rogerthat

    EPA Approves DOE Panel Closure Redesign on Waste Isolation Pilot Plant
    Targeted News Service (subscription) – ‎Oct 8, 2014‎
    Technical analyses demonstrate that, with the modified panel closure design, WIPP remains in compliance with the 10,000 year release limits set by the 'Environmental Standards for the Management and Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel, High-Level and …

  • rogerthat

    By the way, this struck me as a bit odd. From a week ago:

    Joint Review Panel wraps up its hearings on Canadian nuclear dump
    Sunday, October 5
    By Jim Bloch
    Voice Reporter

    … OPG frequently held up the U.S.’s Waste Isolation Pilot Program, a nuclear waste storage repository in New Mexico, as an example of a successful underground dump – until a spontaneous fire there on Feb. 14, exposing 22 workers to radiation. The WIPP was one of the six topics on which the Joint Panel took testimony.

    The probability of such a fire happening was once every 189,000 years, according to U.S. Department of Energy experts, said Dr. Greening. Instead, it happened 15 years after the facility opened…

    – once every 189,000 years? do they know how funny this sounds?

  • rogerthat


    Nuclear problems
    OCTOBER 12, 2014
    Cate Gable
    To the editor — Re: the Oct. 3 article, “Engineer exalts future of nuclear energy.”

    Past president of the American Nuclear Society Alan Waltar has perhaps forgotten the 4,000 deaths directly attributed to Chernobyl (other premature deaths from Chernobyl radiation globally could be as high as half a million); the current nuclear waste leakage problems in our own backyard at Hanford and the health consequences to folks down river.

    As well he parrots the claim that no one has died as a result of Fukushima, despite former mayor of Futuba (Fukushima Prefecture) Katsutaka Idogawa, reporting, “There are still about 2 million people living in the prefecture who have all sorts of medical issues. The authorities claim this has nothing to do with the radiation fallout from Fukushima, but they have ignored my request to substantiate their claim in writing.”

    The sun is the biggest, best and safest source of all energy on earth.

  • rogerthat

    today's funny:


    Japan rises to challenge of becoming 'hydrogen society'
    The Japan Times-3 hours ago

    … There are safety issues regarding hydrogen, however, and more and more people are becoming aware of them. The gas in pure form is highly flammable and reminds many of the hydrogen explosions that blew up the concrete reactor buildings at the Fukushima No. 1 plant.

    This is an issue in the city of Saitama, where Tokyo Gas Co. is trying to build a hydrogen station in the Sakura district.

    “They said that a hydrogen station is safe and will not pose problems of the kind that happened at the Fukushima plant, but the station will be dealing with hydrogen . . . and you don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Miki Kubo, a member of the Saitama Municipal Assembly. “People said a nuclear power plant would never have an accident (like Fukushima), but it did.”

    Kubo, who belongs to the Japanese Communist Party, said the construction site is right next to a residential area and an elementary school. Since about 20 residents oppose the plan, construction hasn’t even begun yet, she said…

  • byron byron

    What if admin were to charge a credit or debit card $10? A ONE-TIME MEMBERSHIP FEE for most of us. But trolls would have to use a new credit card (with another real world name printed on it) each time they switch identity! The understanding of course is that the $10 charge for using the website is a contribution which carries no absolute permission to post. Other services do this all the time. If a member of .. service doesn't follow the rules they get kicked out and the money is Not refunded. So here, If the poster becomes troll-like they are gone. Their silliness just gave the website another $10. Maybe we could even do away with the two silly advertising spots.
    Imagine, trolls having to go through another $10 on a different credit/debit card each time they switch identity?..
    How many of you would put $10 on your debit card to do this? Please note that I have no difficulty with handles shown as who posted a message. Those would remain. This merely applies so that Admin can fix the website.

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