Local News: “Breaking… Alert… leak shuts down US nuclear plant” — Gov’t: Radiation levels ‘above normal’ — ‘Steam plume’ seen in reactor building, workers can’t find where leak is coming from due to safety concerns — Flood warnings issued for area

Published: July 23rd, 2015 at 7:00 pm ET


US NRC Event Notification Report, Jul 23, 2015 (emphasis added): Callaway Plant initiated a shutdown required by Technical Specifications (TS)… TS 3.4.13 Condition A was entered due to unidentified RCS [reactor coolant system] leakage being in excess of the 1 gpm TS limit. The leak was indicated by an increase in containment radiation readings… A containment entry identified a steam plume; due to personnel safety the exact location of the leak inside the containment building could not be determined. At this time radiation levels inside [the] containment are stable and slightly above normal. There have been no releases from the plant above normal levels.

AP, Jul 23, 2015: Missouri Nuclear Plant Shut Down After ‘Non-Emergency’ Leak… Jeff Trammel, a spokesman for St. Louis-based Ameren, called it a “minor steam leak.”… Ameren officials are investigating the cause… it was unclear when the plant would restart… [NRC] inspectors are at the plant.

Missouri Times, Jul 23, 2015: Unplanned Shutdown & Elevated Radioactive Levels at Ameren Missouri’s Callaway 1 Nuclear Reactor Containment Building… Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) issued an event notice for the unplanned shutdown of the Callaway 1 nuclear reactor… The NRC notes that radiation is above normal in the containment building.

Jefferson City News Tribune, Jul 23, 2015 at 2:26p: Alert — Steam leak shuts down Callaway

Jefferson City News Tribune, Jul 23, 2015: Breaking News – Steam leak shuts down Callaway Plant… Company officials are trying to determine the cause of the problem, which they said “has been contained.”

ABC 17, Jul 23, 2015 — Callaway FLOOD WARNING: Issued at: 9:52 am CDT on July 23, 2015, expires at: 4:00 AM CDT on July 26, 2015. The Flood Warning continues for the Missouri River near Chamois until Friday afternoon. At 7:00 am Thursday the stage was 19.5 feet. Flood stage is 17.0 feet. Minor flooding is occurring.

Previous event at Callaway: Emergency declared at US nuke plant: Fire shuts down reactor — “Reports of black smoke” — Company says no radiation release “above normal operating limits”

Published: July 23rd, 2015 at 7:00 pm ET


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  • demise demise

    As this administration does everything possible to alienate and wipe the Jewish and Christians from even private property, they release violent illegals and Muslims onto our streets from jail. The government won't protect you from radiation because they say there is no problem. They say be afraid of terrorist while the border is completely opened up to anybody and everybody.

    The government cannot even protect itself from it's own idiotic lunacy.

    • Time Is Short Time Is Short

      The government and the super rich are well protected, demise, paid for with our tax dollars. It's the rest of us that are being thrown to the wolves.

      How else are they going to get to 500,000,000?

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Yes, it seems like equal opportunity discrimation against humans, collectively.

        In protest, I began answering the "race" question on all forms with "Other." After that, I list my race as human.

        Our differences are cultural, social, religious, but those differences are barely skin deep.

        We are all human. I think. Unless they sneaked in some reptilians (sarc). Kinda makes you wonder sometimes with all the goofy things that are being done ….

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          No comment re: the various people groups discussed here. The governments of the U.K., Canada, France, and the U.S. have done a lot to foment unrest and hatred in the Middle East. That is, going back to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919.

          That's when we carved up the Middle East and set up puppet governments, began supporting pan-Arabism in earnest. All the while supporting Zionists. And I mean Zionists in the political sense, not the sense of Jewish people wishing to return to their historical homeland. More in the sense how the Likud government interprets Zionism.

          We've been playing both ends against the middle ever since. Funding wars, supplying weapons to both sides of conflicts. It just goes on and on. Corruption run rampant.

          The civilians in whatever nation(s) happen to be involved in the wars, whatever conflicts happen, are always the losers.

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            IMO, there is likely a deeper agenda than what we see and interpret as the Iran-Israel political conflict.

            While it's really sobering to read about threats made back and forth on both sides, I'm sure most of the people in both nations do not want the conflict to escalate into war.

            Both nations (Iran and Israel) are highly modernized, and have highly educated populations.

            It bugs me to keep reading about the threat of nuclear war between Iran and Israel. Just pure insanity. TPTB seem to think they can just keep drumming up their bogus propoganda and make us accept whatever nonsense they throw at us. Like somehow it might be justifiable for Israel to lob a nuke at Iran, as a first "defensive" strike ?????

            There's a reason they call it "MAD." (Mutually assured destruction.)

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      U.S. administration does everything it can do to alienate the jews…while giving Israel billions in "foreign aid". The biggest recipient of taxpayer handouts. Why, that Obama muslim terrorist, shafting the jews any chance he gets!

      "Israel has a population of approximately 7.8 million, or a million fewer than the state of New Jersey. It is among the world's most affluent nations, with a per capita income similar to that of the European Union. Israel's unemployment rate is better than America's and Israel's net trade, earnings, and payments is ranked 30th in the world while the US sits in last place at a dismal 193rd.

      Yet, Israel receives more of America’s foreign aid budget than any other nation. The US has, in fact, given more aid to Israel than it has to all the countries of sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean combined—which have a total population of over a billion people."


      • mairs mairs

        I assume Demise doesn't like the Iran nuclear agreement.

        • We Not They Finally

          Ummm…. Demise apparently is not even past lumping all Muslims in with "violent illegals." So who cares what this person thinks, except that their bigotry is disturbing in the midst of largely humane people who post on this website.

          • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

            Ill admit to a trace of bigotry toward the people who are bigoted against bigots.

            Im also often offended by the people who so easily offended all the time… cant help it, its just so…offensive

            • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

              Brilliant! 🙂

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              And I am justifiably justified by by justifiable justification. Just don't trip me up by asking me for lucid illumination.

              • HoTaters HoTaters

                And Dept. of Redundancy Dept. too, by, by.

                • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                  Ho Taters, your statement can be justifiably reduced to this; "Im justified" (and justifiably so you could add)

                  However no such simplification is possible in my truthful admission.

                  Theres a wide swath of public that is easily offended, a subset of which has a hang up on bigotry. I am in fact slightly offended by these people for their narrow mindedness, but of course this makes me a hypocrite, since Im now guilty of the same.

                  But if you examine it closer, its not bigotry or being offended that offends me per say, its specifically those who are easily offended (sometimes by bigotry). In fact Im not easily offended (so little to defend!) Thus I feel some justification for being offended by those who are easily offended, as well as those who are prejudiced against bigots.

                  Theyre narrow minded, and havent thought through the reason for their offendedness; namely a fragility of ego and thoughtless reliance on an assumed moral code for their sense of self worth and world view which they then foist upon others as if its a de-facto universal canon, a dictum from on high. They cant see that prejudice toward bigots makes THEM bigots.

                  There is, in fact, precious little in cultural or philosophical thought that proves such a universal code, which by the way fluctuate widely in those that hold them; the ol' double standard ….just thought I would explain my streamlined version of this point since perhaps you missed it.

                  • unincredulous unincredulous

                    It's bigotry towards the double standard that irks me.

                    The "Mutual Assured Destruction" policy assumes there are only two parties affected by the policy. And then, the US tells its people they should be such a "melting pot" What's wrong with that?

                    Would a triple standard be any better? It may come in handy, when speaking of the Orwellian dictates of the modern double speaking state.

                    The state taxes it's people and buys radiation monitoring equipment, with the understanding that radioactive shit may be hazardous. They run the equipment until a hazard occurs, then shut down the monitors and declares it to be safe.

                    The superfund site requires a quad-standard and lots of money, and also quite a large measure of whiskey.

                    The waters get quite murky with the needs of the state to create alternate versions of the truth for all the stakeholders. With particle acceleration technology, an infinite number of standards may become necessary.

                    Let us all remain aware of our tradition, and maintain our loyalty to the time-honored double standard in these difficult times.

                    But muddying the

                    • unincredulous unincredulous

                      …standards of bigotry will not justify the triple or quad meltdowns of stupidity in inter-species distress single standard that states that nuclear power is safe in the hands of men.

                    • unincredulous unincredulous

                      oops…standards of bigotry will not justify the triple or quad meltdowns of stupidity in inter-species distress — the single standard that states that nuclear power is safe in the hands of men.

                      Interesting… that spell check indicates an error if you leave the "s" off the the word "oops." What standard now? That's messed up.

                    • unincredulous unincredulous

                      (Sung to the tune of "Black Maria.")


            • I will second obewan's "Brilliant"

    • We Not They Finally

      Demise, hate to tell you the obvious, but you appear to be a bigot, who makes clear that America being a "melting pot" didn't seem to work. Because of people's MENTALITY, from WHICH the government grew. Go look in the mirror. There are not Jews and Christians everywhere being divested of property while Muslims (MOST of whom are totally peaceful) are set to run amok in our streets. Your views are an embarrassment. Glad you are on base about the cover-ups of radiation, but the rest of what you have to say simply disgusts me. I guess you think that you are a good American and it's just the big bad government that's at fault. But if America had not turned into a land of bigotry instead of a melting pot. maybe we would have been spared a bit of our "demise."

      • demise demise

        You make me laugh. You think I care the slightest what you think? You are nothing higher than a zero on the who cares list. What is a bigot anyway in a failing country run by a tyrant and a dim lit room full of elites that live in bubbles their whole lives.

    • jamesofthecommons

      This administration, like most other executive administrations in the past,is not doing a darn thing to Jews or Christians that it is not also doing to all other groups;that is if those groups are amongst the middle class and the poor. Contrary to what you seem to believe, our government is doing a damed good job of protecting so called private property rights,that is if we are talking about the private property of the corporate elite. Our planet is now under a dire threat from nuclear radiation, in part, because our government as well as other corporate fascist regeims around the world are doing an excellent job of protecting the so called private property rights of the corporate elite, as opposed to doing what governments are supposed to do; PROTECT THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF EVERYONE.

      • AirSepTech AirSepTech

        +1 James

        In many ways the Government is lost. Leadership is non-existent.

        The Executive Branch operates like spoiled children.

        The Judicial Branch operates like Kangaroo Court.

        The Legislative Branch is mostly incompetent, dishonest, self-serving, and beholding to moneyed interests.

        We are headed toward a revolution, or a whimpered submission.

        And a country more divided, every day.

    • hadia hadia

      i guess that´s racistic, because it´s not abt religion, culture etc.
      its about YOUR government of USA that has created the worst NWO plan together with the xxxxxl wealthy. and who has created all this evil? not religious ppl, but the satanists! they want to abolish religion, the CIA created/recruited the ISIS etc. it´s very complex under the surface. it´s true leadership is lost at nearly any government. but obama is a marionette. I fully agree with AirSepTech. it´s an evil plan that your country gets more divided, daily and for that intention they would apply anything against rules and misuse and /use gangsters, stupid, uneducated, brainwashed citizen, NOMATTER what religion. (sorry my english is not native spk). I am a good german muslim lady. and I guess religion is anyones private personal matter. Besides moslems let christians alive after the cruisades at former times and did not burn them helplessly,at that time. Besides the massive rad problem we now have all over the globe, we should consider also CERN which might bring greatest problems, in case they let the "ghost out of the bottle". Then good night to everyone…. hadia

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    That would be correct! 🙂

    • dunkilo

      I don't care to much for it either… what the heck,our DC ticks are allowing us to be nuked,maybe a A-bomb from Iran will call attention to how deadly nuclear is.An atomic wake up call?

      • We Not They Finally

        An A-bomb from Iran? Really??? Do do know that one of the sticking points to reach an agreement was that, what if Iran is using "peaceful" atomic energy as a cover for NPP's producing nuclear materials for bombs?

        I guess that Iran learned their lessons well. The U.S. has been doing that since the 1940's! And newsflash: We are already "nuked"! You think that IRAN is going to be the one to poison the planet? We're already gone. If Iran does something crazy, they are just "following suit." And yeah, they may have dangerous fanatics running their government. Whereas we have just this nice "soft fascism" here. But ultimately, what is the difference? Just get the larger picture, please.

  • Cdog Cdog

    If it weren't for Enenews we'd have zero idea that these things happen. Truly the world has never been so dire and deep in the endgame.

  • DeadAhead

    obewan that's mankind making his mark and everyone standing in a sea of red where the hell are the sharks dammit.

  • razzz razzz

    O'bummer already said that as president he would not retaliate if the US was nuked. Go figure.

    • We Not They Finally

      Well, that's actually beyond hypocrisy into much worse. This so-called "Democratic" President has elevated dangerous neocons like Victoria Nuland into positions of power where they positively WANT war. They think that "first strike" on the part of the U.S. would be just fine. It's disturbing.

      Just please don't personalize it to "Obama did this." The run-amok system did this. Maybe every President from here on in will just be a figurehead. The other side would probably be worse, but it's also unlikely that ANY President now will not follow suit.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Nuke away..launch and put the world out of it's cancer burden misery.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Obewan. Are you just being sarcastic? You do realize a nuclear war/holocaust would condemn to death every living being on the planet.

        I so hope it's just sarcasm. The exasperation over the situation is something I DO understand.

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          Would you rather have a slow cancerous death or a quick painless death?

          • West Aussie West Aussie

            I found this talk (18 mins) very interesting and could be relevant to our situation in that we shouldn't necessarily think the inevitable is fixed in time….please listen if you can. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKHUaNAxsTg

          • tinfoiled tinfoiled

            Instant vaporization please!

            According to my copy of Nuclear War Survival Skills, airports are considered early targets for nuke strikes. So… I got a job at the airport!! As long as nuclear war doesn't break out in the evening, or on a Sunday or Wednesday, I shall be instantly killed and cremated for free!

            I'm not afraid to die. I'm just afraid of the numerous painful slow-death methods the money-grabbing psychopaths running the world, have unleashed on the rest of us.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

            No painless deaths from a nuclear war.

          • HoTaters HoTaters

            Am hardly in a position to choose, Obewan. I had severe neurological Lyme disease and two other tick borne infections which nearly killed me.

            Endured unimaginable suffering while the critters in my body died off and released their neurotoxins. Had Bell's Palsy, mycolonus, my right eye drooped nearly shut on some days. One eye wandered to the side. I got 40% neuronal hearing loss in one ear. Couldn't walk some days.

            I referred to as antibiotic treatment as "antibiotic chemotherapy." I clung to hope and after nine years, recovered.

            It's not possible for me to answer your question because I've already endured great suffering. I was thankful to be alive, chiefly because of the other people in my life whom I loved. Even during the worst of the illness. Nearly died several times along the way. Still here.

            For myself, I choose to take whatever comes my way, and make the best of it.

            The cancers that are likely being inflicted by the nuclear holocaust and the other cocktail of goodies being served up to us are horrible. I wouldn't wish on anyone the kind of suffering I endured, be it from cancer or an infectious disease, etc.

            I do think Lyme treatment is quite comparable to what a lot of cancer patients suffer through.

            Every person must decide about life and death for himself, or herself. As for me, I'll keep on keepin' on for as long as I do.

            The suffering and pain was so intense at one point I considered suicide. Glad I didn't choose that route.

            • ISeePinkClouds

              Yes. HoTaters. Thank you for sharing a little about yourself, and some of the suffering you have endured. My heart goes out to you.

              Like it or not, ENENews is a small family. It would be the way things should be if everyone in the world were as informed as we are here, but no. We are a small family learning from and teaching each other as we can. Supporting and encouraging each other as we can.

              I live off grid. It is a 130 mile trip for me to get online. With little exception, I spend all my net time here on ENENews. I try to read all the comments, and follow all the links, then, if time allows, I may interject a comment, or post a link. ENENews is a big influence on my concept of reality.

              I simply want to thank you for telling us(me) a little more about yourself. I care about everyone here. Life is so hard now. I pray that none of us suffers long; if at all.

              Peace and Love

            • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

              HT, so sorry for what you have to endure and some say lyme disease is just another government program gone wrong just like our current Nuclear fiasco! Stay healthy!

          • I prefer a near instantaneous death at a good old age.

            The new lie on cancer is that "it is the best way to die" since with chemo you have time to put your affairs in order.

            If there is no hell, let there be one for them…the lying nukist and Big Pharma. Fuck them

      • cannotdo1 cannotdo1

        since i started really gettin into enenews and following obewans wisdom of not shopping and riding my bike more i am a lot happier in my day to day life. nuclear is terrible. at that level it sucks. obe is right about extreme pain and cancer though. in meantime we can enjoy life more by getting out of the matrix.

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  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

    Nuclear Plant Shutdown/Leaking in Missouri
    Published on Jul 24, 2015
    “The Callaway Nuclear Plant in Fulton Mo, is under emergency shutdown. Leaking. http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/event-status/event/2015/20150723en.html#en51253

    • We Not They Finally

      It's especially disturbing in that the usual patterns is fines and cover-ups. If it's shut down, then it's REALLY bad. And it is usually not accompanied by news headlines either. God knows what happened there. The plant itself is 30 years old and they want it extended to SIXTY years. That whole industry was always nuts but now it's dangerously extended and deteriorating nuts.

    • ISeePinkClouds

      Yes. Praising Truth. TY.

      "There have been no releases from the plant above normal levels."

      This sentence, in the Nuketard language, means,"high levels of radiation are escaping into the environment, and we don't know how to stop it."

      Truth Be Told.


  • Alert level on a Eugene Oregon private monitoring station at present, ~2200 cpm on,


    No stations near by on it, or any other networks, seem to be showing any elevated detections. Therefore it maybe just equipment malfunction, but as usual it maybe worth keeping an eye on it.

    List of International live radiation monitoring stations.



    M2.7 Explosion – 4km WNW of Junction City, Oregon report on USGS.


    2015-07-24 20:36:02 (UTC)
    2015-07-25 06:36:02 (UTC+10:00) in your timezone
    Times in other timezones

    Nearby Cities

    4km (2mi) WNW of Junction City, Oregon
    24km (15mi) NW of Eugene, Oregon
    28km (17mi) NW of Springfield, Oregon
    36km (22mi) S of Corvallis, Oregon
    80km (50mi) SSW of Salem, Oregon

    Are the high radiation detection at Eugene Oregon and the USGS detected explosion 4km (2mi) WNW of Junction City Oregon related, I have no idea???


    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Let me preface my statement below by saying NETC has many cities, from West Coast U.S., through the Midwest, and East Coast that are lit up like Christmas trees today.

      I suspect there has been a major release somewhere upwind. God only knows where that might be. We have Chernobyl fires (recent0, lots of wildfire events, WIPP, Hanford, Fukushima, so many possible point sources.

      But whatever is causing these elevated readings, I suspect it's related to a large event somewhere else. We might collectively need to do a lot of research and monitoring to figure this one out.

      Corallis, Oregon, is a home of a local University. (Oregon State University). If I'm not mistaken, they are doing radiological experiments there. They may or may not have a research reactor there.

      Someone here posted recently (after someone from U. Oregon Corvallis reported on one of the mass Pacific fisheries collapses or mass marine mammal deaths). That post contained information on a grant U. Oregon Corvallis has received for doing radiation studies or some sort of weapons development (reactor development?) research.

      If the original poster would please re-post the information, it would be helpful.

      There may or may not be any connection.

  • Sol Man

    Indeed, what in the world is going on close to Junction City and Eugene reading!?

  • Had nightmares all of last night about the GCCB… OMG. terrible thing that corn ball.

  • from a distance from a distance

    There needs to be more public and media interest in this:

    USS Reagan Sailors Sue for Nuclear Justice


    "Attorney Charles Bonner gives an update on his class action litigation on behalf of military personnel harmed by exposure to Fukushima fallout during an aid mission. The suit targets the plant operator and its manufacturers.

    This is part 4 of a 5-part series based on, 'Taking Nuclear to Court in Japan, Korea and the USA,' a program co-sponsored by Project Censored, Fukushima Response, EON, and Sonoma Peace and Justice in Rohnert Park, CA on July 17, 2015"

  • Checkmate

    The only way to save the world: is to destroy all the paper currency of every country tomorrow and do not allow any type of credit. Immediately, change to a barter economy in a tax-free society. If all the citizens stopped using money, the screws could slowly be tighten.

    Just imagine: no need for bankers, wall street, insurance, charities, greedy corporations and paid for politicians, etc. Thus eliminating all wars, unnecessary death and destruction- and without money there would be no nuke industry employees.

    Revert to human hands helping humans- similar to the Amish, Mennonites, Quaker principles. No need for fear-mongering insurance payments.

    The only reason the Amish are losing all their farms in PA is because they are caught up in the money scam of health-care. So suppose there wasn't any money, everyone barters and agrees and keeps their farms producing.

    Banks create inflation. So you think you are going to retire Rich, think again. In 1955, the minimum wage was $1.50 per hour and today 2015, it is pressing for $15 per hour. Why? And why is the price of milk and butter so high- do cows eat more expensive grass?!!! So what is the difference today from yesterday? Nothing! but price manipulation. Now by whom???
    Thus your paper currency is worthless today. Tomorrow, it will be even more worthless and continue on- in this downward spiral for the rest of your life. Does this mean changing your bad habits for good…You bet. Use your golden mental brain…

  • Checkmate

    I didn't like Nixon much, but the price freeze he put on in the 70s was great. The only mistake he made was taking price controls off. I hated to see that happen as things were nice back then and would have been nice today too..under that restrictive policy. Zero- inflation.
    Question is: Who encouraged him to take it off? It certainly was not any of us hard working slobs…

    I just love all this healthy talk…don't you? "A little inflation is healthy" or when the stock market goes down and you lose money it is a "Healthy correction". For who? I am sooo Damn healthy, I don't know what to do…lol…maybe puke.

    • AirSepTech AirSepTech

      Inflation is good for someone, probably not the 'little guy'.

      1968 Home $30,000 @ 1.5%(VA)= $47,000 @ 30 years. A bit more than a 50% 'reward'.

      Today, same exact house, $300,000 @ 3.5% = $856,000 @ 30 years. Close to a 300% 'reward'. And the fuker is 50 years old.

      Math is fun, and if your a banker, 'rewarding'.

      These skanks, bankers/realestate goons/insurance thieves have, and will continue, to destroy hope for the future. My kids, without me, would have no future. Their kids, will be screwed.

      • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

        The waves of printing funny money have a way of making a few people very rich.

        These people usually work for the people printing the money..go figure..who knew?

        That mysterious eye plastered everywhere knew..

      • unincredulous unincredulous

        I am switching banks this week. I realized that if write a check to someone that does not have a bank account, that person would be charged $8.00 to cash the check at MY bank.

        There is NO LAW that says a person must have a bank account. Most bankers wish there were.

        The teller said, "All banks do that."

        I found a bank that does not.

        I don't ever write checks, but that is not a justified fee, and it cannot stand.

        This happened once before and I switched banks.

        Money grubbing bastards!

  • Checkmate

    While I'm at it, I have to tell you I send a new slogan for G.E. to use for advertisement called " I Can't Give You Anything But Love, Baby."

  • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

    What's all the hubbub bub about Iran? Ha. Triggers are the hardest thing to obtain. But Iran has enough on the ball to build them. And as for needing nuke plants for bomb material…nope. Plenty of nuke fuel globally. Almost any isotope of uranium can be used for bomb making, and it doesn't need to be enriched. So, the fear mongering and posturing is politically motivated it appears. Now building a small easily transported warhead is more technically challenging. Processing to a higher purity and then obtaining or manufacturing booster elements is also a technical challenge. So considering the spontaneous fissioning of certain isotopes I surmise it would be a gather this and that to assemble a nuke but all the components at the ready. Dirty and inefficient but yield wise very destructive. So achieving critical mass is well within Iran's grasp even without nuke plants…indeed a 40's era atomic pile could achieve that.

  • dunkilo

    Dire Straits: Industrial Disease Lyrics

  • Checkmate

    Yes AirS, You provided a great example. Next add in repairs, property taxes, and insurance. And the whole sum of money is out of control- one just has add up the cost involved. And now you get your retirement and can't afford to live in your own house or probably even paying rent. Then when you try to sell your house for all costs involved, you are dead in the water to recover even a small amount. Then you die and your kids are hit with inherit taxes and the cycles keeps spinning.

    And this is the American way of life. And you are free? What a damn joke… An economic slave from beginning to the end, while you supply money for flesh-eating bankers, judges, lawyers, crook corporations and politicians.

    The question is: How many times do you have to buy your house over and over…year after year! So you own absolutely nothing!…after all the years of all your hard work. All caused through corruption and leeches living among us…that produce absolutely nothing to contribute to society. America will never be the land of the free…because there is no freedom…it is an illusion.

    • PlowboyGrownUp

      Check, that's the horrible truth. Paying taxes on houses of residence should be outlawed. After years and years of paying taxes on my house, if I don't pay, the state/county comes and takes it by force. It's an exceptional country, they say. 🙁
      And the lottery net proceeds was supposed to go toward education which is part of the property taxes (in Texas). But no, in effect, the money is used for something else. They lied by the advertising of the lottery which was voted on. It was probably passed by the PR of the lottery companies. We were double-crossed.

  • Checkmate

    Laws are not made by you and me. They are made by leeches!…that pretend to work for a living.

    Do you know how Kings became Kings? They were the richest man in that country and bought the office with an agreement that their children would forever have that office…whether they were qualified or not. Leeches from long ago still collecting from their graves by guaranteeing their children the office, whom are still leeching.

  • from a distance from a distance

    @29:45 – John B. Wells discusses Fukushima


  • Please drop a comment at this obvious nuke pimp job.

    Mother earth news bribed to promote nuclear


    • unincredulous unincredulous

      "There's a good environmental argument for replacing dirty fossil fuel systems with renewables, but the reasons for replacing zero-carbon systems with other zero-carbon systems are less clear. Recognizing cost constraints while planning for a zero-carbon grid would force us to do more with less, which is actually a pretty good approach to sustainability."

      Maybe, replacing radioactive poison producing sources never crossed the author's mind…

      unlikely as that seems.

      I can't figure out how to comment at MJ

    • DebbyS-AbqNM DebbyS-AbqNM

      "Mother earth news bribed to promote nuclear" can't find mention of Mother Earth News [which is a magazine in publication since the 1970s] in article you link to. Maybe you mean "Mother Jones [news?] bribed to…"

  • W8R W8R

    To call nuclear zero carbon is nonsense.
    After mining, processing, transport etc it is the dirtiest power source by far.
    Then consider the storage and (non existant) disposal.
    Oh, and its radioactive and highly toxic.
    😉 Clean indeed!

  • Nick


    What the hell are we getting all in a tizzy about? Sure CH4 and CO2 act as ghse gases, which is, to some extent the very reason we have an atmosphere, but
    what about O3. SO2. Nh4+, etc?

    The industrial scale of discharge of toxins is the problem, globally.

    Nuclear is a toxin, so is glyphosphate, dioxin, PCB's, etc. All released into our biosphere in quantities beyond the carry capacity of many ecosystems, allowing for opportunistic species to cause havoc in a ion rich environment, scavengers as you will, tiny organisms that can utilize melanin to harness the radiation.

    It's too simplistic to just reduce your carbon footprint (although that is a start), now is the time for deep ecology to return to daily discourse.

    Deep ecology.

    WTF is Nick ranting about now?

    That is for all of us to discover.

  • Nick

    I ascertain that industrial toxins disrupt deep ecology, the pure level of pre-industrial earth ecosystems that didn't have to wrestle with added ions or other wayward atomic innards, just those seeping from the earth in spots and cosmic rays.

    Your ability to decipher my pixels hinges on vanishingly small amounts of potent biochemicls that ebb and flow in you daily; like waves on a beach and tidal fluxes on a pier.

    Fukushima is disrupting serotonin, dopamine, melatonin, and a slew of other endocrine compounds in millions of animals.

    We are part of the matrix.

    Deep ecology is now an impossibility for the next 1,000 years or so.

    All we can do is farm organically everywhere.

    Agrichemicals need to be phased downwards, every where and the soil needs to be nourished, carbon holding capacity of untold amounts.

    F with the soil and the world heats up.

  • unincredulous unincredulous

    I picture a city in the shape of a basket with a large handle on the top. The city is built in a large bowl shape which can rotate 360 degrees. The "handle" would have a lake on the top when full of rainwater. The handle can fill with water, incorporate filters, and run hydroelectric generators. The handles are fitted with changeable-shape panels to catch the wind and turn the whole city-bowl in rotation. Rotation on giant bearings or magnetic levitation. Solar panels on the handles incorporated into shape changing panels. Excess wind, which may spin the city too fast, would automatically be regulated by tapping the rotion energy with gears. The gears could turn a large flywheel the size of the city's diameter to store energy. The whole city could be built on a giant jackscrew, too. It could ratched up the jackscrew and then, by releasing the weight of the city to rotate down, also turning gears, flywheels, motors, pumps. The city's bowl could be built with paddles to tap into a river, driving the rotation of the city or the flywheel. Iron structure on the side of the bowl could drive a magnetic induction coil. Two "handles" or more could be over/around a city. a shaft halfway up the handle has a large magnifying glass mounted gyroscopic-ally / geared to follow the sun and focus the light on a metal tank filled with water. (boiling the water-no nukes needed) I'm not an engineer but with a hundred million people unemployed it seems like something to do. Indo-planet…

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      >..or the handle can rotate on the rim of the bowl. The larger the city, the better: rotation would less noticeable. If lake on top gets too full there would be scheduled water releases, with waterslides down the handle for fun.

      Downside: If a nuclear plant nearby melted down, you would still be fucked.

      • unincredulous unincredulous

        Perhaps we could tap into the wave motion created by the nuclear industry as it is screwing us so hard.

        • unincredulous unincredulous

          Also, the geothermal potential is there… The heat pump could take advantage of the temperature differences: between the nuclear industry's warm feelings for their technology and their cold emotional distance from reality.

    • unincredulous unincredulous

      Maybe large, wind catching pylons could ride on maglev tracks with bearings below, when maglev is not on. The pylons ride in grooves in a track on the rim of the bowl. The same set up, upside down on top of pylons provides the upper track. Space pylons to not touch each other with spacers made of repelling magnetic forces.

      A very large device maybe as big as CERN.

      Take wind power to the next level. If a nuke plant was the size of today's windmills, people would laugh at them, too.

      • unincredulous unincredulous

        The motion of pylons on tracks drives electric generation. Just a big squirrel cage fan , really. But in reverse.

        A modest proposal, actually. Now if we could just put a really tall fan up to catch the jet stream wind…

        We could store all that energy in Tepco's .3 km bay at the Fukushima Diachi Power Plant. This amazing little bay can contain anything down to the atomic level due to it's radiation fencing.

        If CERN makes a black hole, quickly move it to this magic bay. I think it was built by Gandalf the Grey.

  • humptydumpty humptydumpty

    Hillary Clinton wants to build half a billion solar panels to help "solve" climate change. Of course, she has no idea how much CO2 would be produced as a result. It makes an easy "policy position statement" without having to flesh it out. Her position on nuclear power plants is very sneaky —

    "I am agnostic about nuclear. I am very skeptical that nuclear could become acceptable in most regions of the country, and I am doubtful that we have yet figured out how to deal with the waste. But I keep being given information about research that is being done to resolve the waste problem. I know that will continue because that has a lot of economic power and resources behind it. But until we can figure out what to do with the waste and overcome the political objections, we should not be putting a heavy emphasis on nuclear."

    There are so many ways in which these statements are intentionally misleading and noncommittal. Of course, I haven't heard any mention of Fukushima, and we know Clinton signed an agreement with the Japanese Government permitting their products to be imported without restriction or testing following the 3/11 meltdowns …that alone speaks volumes.

    • bo bo

      'Support clean energy at home, and push nuke plants abroad. Also allow radioactive food to flow freely into U.S. in exchange of forcing Monsanto on Japan.'

      Satisfies both voters and her corporate masters…
      That's what I thought but I could be off.

  • dunkilo

    A big ole blood sucking TICK like the rest of them..feasting on the flesh and blood of others.Frac em all!
    A riddle of sorts:How can you tell a DC tick is lying??
    Their mouths are moving.

  • ALERT: THE NRC IS CONSIDERING MAKING IT POLICY THAT A LITTLE RADIATION IS GOOD – EVEN FOR BABIES, KIDS, AND PREGNANT WOMEN — they would raise yearly allowable amounts of EVERYONE to those for nuclear workers and remove the 'As Low As Reasonably Achievable' standard. Petitioners cite the fact that it is COSTING SO MUCH MONEY to comply with regs. that the LNT (Linear No-Threshold) model is a gateway concept ushering in baseless rumours of all sorts and radiophobia; and that present regulations lead to public panic and displacement in the event of a nuclear emergency, which costs the public millions…

    funny they didn't mention lawsuits…

    anyway ***h/t to @From A Distance for telling me about this:






  • PLEASE COMMENT EVERYONE — many of the 61 comments so far are in favor of hormesis, or the idea that low doses of radiation are good, even for fetuses —



    oops (forgot address)


    • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

      I might comment as soon as I can formulate a comment. Just off the top of my head I would say the models they propose are theories. Nobody can, with certainty claim their model is a proven model and none can say with certainty that any model will protect the public any better than the other. Basically it comes down to money. Which model best serves the interest of the public or the nuclear cartel? Actually the cartel would like nothing better than to treat waste as common waste no more harmful than ordinary refuse.

  • NRC PROPOSES BENEFITS OF LOW DOSE RADIATION BE ASSUMED and regs revised accordingly, please comment!


    i tinyurled the link as


    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

      This is part of what is in the petition:

      "…(3) Public doses should be raised to worker doses. The petitioner notes that “these low doses may be hormetic. The petitioner goes on to ask, “why deprive the public of the benefits of low dose radiation?”

      "(4) End differential doses to pregnant women, embryos and fetuses, and children under 18 years of age…."

      This petitioner is absolutely evil and insane.

      The deadline for comments is Sept. 8. I would imagine that there will be petitions from anti-nuclear groups to sign as well.

      • AirSepTech AirSepTech

        That is almost funny, in fact, absurd.

        Only nitwits come up with this stuff.

        There is only 1 reason for this BS, and that is because so much is getting 'out' of containment, they are covering their ass ahead of time.

        They simply can not/will not/do not, want to fix it. Or admit it.
        Just raise the limit.

        The rest of industry should be jumping for joy with this wackadoodle thought process. No more limited/restricted work policies. Kids won't have a chance. 🙁


    • aunavoz

      What a joke to think you can inspire anyone here to write to NRC.

      Just ain't gonna happen. Never has. Comments close in September. Probably still have less than 100 comments by then.

      • Thanks for being so encouraging and positive, plus adding helpful suggestions.

        • aunavoz

          Yeah. You're welcome. Make my day and prove me wrong. Seriously.

          Ain't gonna happen.

          And no pay per click blog links either.

          • califnative califnative

            OMG are you still here?

            • Jebus Jebus

              The reason "it" appeared is because "they" want you to post to the NRC's site now, on the hormesis theory of love, so that would give "them" time to post more bullshit to try and counter postings.

              I say take your time, get your ducks in a row, your words refined, and your quiver stuffed full of arrows, before you post the truth there.

              That is what I am doing. I have a little over a month to respond. I have much to work with.

              Seems the transient nuclear workers are not enjoying any benefits of manmade nuclear hormesis.

              Saying that manmade nuclear radionuclides and the resulting radiation are good for you because it stimulates your immune system is like saying that the heavy metal, lead, is good for you because it stimulates the immune system.

              The industry knows that they are full of shit on the hormesis theory and it flushes away with the handle of the truth.

              Get your truth together and then post away…

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                This statement is such an insult: “why deprive the public of the benefits of low dose radiation?”

                We already have way too much radiation to cope with now. The petition betrays the true motivation. The rules in effect now, which are totally inadequate, are extremely expensive. All they care about is money in their own lifetime. But that lifetime is already shortened by all the radiation and toxins people are subjected to. Nuclear radiation has made the US rated with the worst health of the 17 richest and developed nations in the world.

                This petition and rule change if passed will rapidly make the US with the worst health in the entire world of countries.

                I will post my scientific comment also here when I have written it. There is so much scientific material and I have it all over my computer, but there is also much information posted in the forum here on effects of low dose radiation.

              • aunavoz

                Hahaha. So I am Cuzin It now Jebus.

                Either way I have a royal flush here. This death wishing fear porn apathetic non activist chat CT club known as Ene actually makes a stand under their real non anonymous names on a govt site ..!! Amen !!

                On a government site mind you .. omg .. you could be tracked ..

                On a subject hormesis discussed up the wazoo here for years ..

                Yeah .. go for it make it happen. Seriously .. Make My Day .. would *love* to see it happen.

                Ain't gonna .. like I said.

                Put your damn cards on the table.

                Sincerely .. it .. :DD

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      • Bungalow Phil Bungalow Phil

        It's not the quantity of comments its the quality of comments.

  • razzz razzz

    Confirmed the reactor coolant itself leaked out as noted in this update found down the page at the link.

    "Clarification to the initial event notification: the term 'RCS' used above means 'Reactor Coolant System.' Therefore the second sentence from the initial notification is clarified to read, 'At 2139 [CDT] on July 22, 2015, TS 3.4.13 Condition A was entered due to unidentified Reactor Coolant System (RCS) leakage being in excess of the 1 gallon per minute (gpm) TS limit.'"

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