NHK: Fukushima responsible for “largest-ever” amount of radioactive pollution… “We did something terrible” — Scientist: Nuclear fuel “still melting down… there’s melting happening in the cores” (VIDEO)

Published: June 21st, 2014 at 3:02 pm ET
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NHK’s Tomorrow (2013): The accident that occurred at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant of Tokyo Electric Power Company, (or TEPCO) caused the largest-ever amount of radioactive pollution. That’s why renewable energy is now attracting more attention. Since the accident, the momentum towards de-nuclearization has risen to unprecedented heights.

Satoshi Nakano, Onahama Fisheries Cooperatives in Fukushima: “In fact, the nuclear plant has had a significant impact on animals and plants. Yes, really. I believe mankind should feel apologetic because we did something terrible. So it would be better to use energy that would have the least impact on other living things. That type of energy would be the most ideal for us in the future.”

KDVS 90.3FM (University California Davis), June 19, 2014 — Dr. Kirsten Sanford, research scientist, host of This Week in Science (at 4:30 in): Fukushima, we all remember what happened in Japan… They’re still melting down… there’s melting happening in the cores… People are trying to figure out still how they can get in to see what’s happening there… It’s just been difficult to get in there… We know the reactor cores melted and the materials moved.

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671 comments to NHK: Fukushima responsible for “largest-ever” amount of radioactive pollution… “We did something terrible” — Scientist: Nuclear fuel “still melting down… there’s melting happening in the cores” (VIDEO)

  • rogerthat

    http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/does-it-make-sense-for-the-conservative-government-to-keep-tabs-on-every-protest-are-sex-

    …“The Government Operations Centre is seeking your assistance in compiling a comprehensive listing of all known demonstrations which will occur either in your geographical area or that may touch on your mandate,” noted the email, leaked to the Citizen. “We will compile this information and make this information available to our partners.,,

    New Democrat MP Niki Ashton “This is about the ministry of public safety maintaining a registry of demonstrations to spy on Canadians who protest.” …
    … Other government officials pointed out to Defence Watch that their departments don’t have time for such data collection; they are too busy dealing with real threats, they say.

    • clamshellernh clamshellernh

      @rogerthat … Other government officials pointed out to Defence Watch that their departments don’t have time for such data collection; they are too busy dealing with real threats, they say.

      That's a WIN!!!

  • rogerthat

    http://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0001374160

    Seawall plans should be amended to suit the needs of local people

    – fascinating. residents say the walls will be too high, will block out the view and spoil the scenery on which tourism depends. But the planned walls will also be too low – they won't stop a repeat of the recent tsunami, and will only give people more time to escape.

  • rogerthat

    http://japanfocus.org/-Ei_ichiro-OCHIAI/4138

    The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 11, Issue 25, No. 4, June 23, 2014.
    The Manga “Oishinbo” Controversy: Radiation and Nose Bleeding in the Wake of 3.11

    – imho top rate, hats off to them.

  • Geneva Snow Geneva Snow

    Thanks GQR2 🙂

    Hard hat and goggles are on! Y'know everyone in China is concerned about the air pollution now (pm 2.5) I saw the headlines on the English/Chinese newspaper the day I arrived in Beijing over 4 months ago- "Lung Cancers expected to increase"… so, if the population doubles in the cases of lung cancer (and others) in the next year or two it will conveniently be blamed on coal burning and car exhaust. Forget about the incineration of rad waste next door! Also- folks here are stressed about food quality (ie. pesticides and additives etc.) yet, the subject of rad contamination doesn't get into it- yet…

    One thing I did appreciate however, is an article in the China Daily (English newspaper in China) that went in depth on the Fuku kids who had to stay I doors all day due to exposure levels. Complete with photos… I wish I would see news articles with that info on "Western" newspapers!

    GG.

  • rogerthat

    http://fukushima-diary.com

    [Photo] Japanese citizen “Geiger counter always detects higher level of radiation on the parcels from Tokyo”

  • rogerthat

    … plus a new delicacy: albino gooseberries, yum!

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    And always with you too! 🙂 We have much work to do/accomplish and quickly.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    The hottest "hot particle" ever found was located some 300 miles from FDNPP.
    This hot particle is so hot that it just has to be raw nuclear fuel.
    Here is Arnie gundersen's video on the find:
    http://vimeo.com/90655605
    The hot particle was collected in the dust bag of a household vacuum cleaner.
    If you breathed a hot particle like this in, it would stick to your lungs electrostatically and stay put.
    If you breathe in a hot particle, it will kill you.

    Back at FDNPP, what's the haps, Man?
    Raw molten nuclear fuel has melted through the basement floor, and is in the ground.
    At the crusted corium edges, the fuel sparks, fissions, and leaches into steaming groundwater.
    Black corium soot, radioactive steam, and contaminated groundwater carry the radioisotopes throughout Japan and the rest of Planet Earth.
    Since TEP.Japan has made NO EFFORT over 3 years to find, enclose, and isolate the corium from the environment, the raw nuclear fuel is making its way into the atmosphere and oceans, covering the world with deadly hot particles.

    Please allow me pose this question:
    "Just how bad, ENEnewsers, do you think this is going to get?".

    • earthsmith earthsmith

      Well PUN like you stated NO EFFORT by TEPCO-gov. and seemingly no concern by world leaders to this ongoing catastrophe. So the melty melts will keep on keeping on. A very grim picture is painted. Then throw in all the other toxic human junk and the picture melts too. IMHO

      • We Not They Finally

        Well, it's not just toxic HUMAN junk. The geoengineering crowd rains deadly metals down on us all on a regular basis, while destroying the ozone layer, the jet stream, releasing methane, increasing the UV-B bombardment from the Sun, etc.

        We were upset enough about Fukushima, then discovered Dane Wigington of geoengineeringwatch.com. But he's fantastically knowledgable. DOES think that Fukushima is an ELE, but that it is superimposed on an already badly weakened ecosphere.

        It's just better to have the total picture because, yes, apparently all things work together for bad. And anti-nukers are too often shot down by the climate change crowd. Wigington pulls that all into perspective. VERY good guy.

      • clamshellernh clamshellernh

        I am a firm believer that they know all these question and have known for a very long time ..it would have taken months to evacuate ..

        So many reasons why and too many reasons why not is what I have come up with as far as being up front with all of us on this planet ..

    • mutante mutante

      I hope this is not everything's fate but a domino effect of pain/suffering/chaos/extinction ?

  • Geneva Snow Geneva Snow

    Here is the link to that article re. Fuku kids rad exposure in the China Daily…

    Other links connected to this website of interest too, such as the unaccounted for Plutonium in Japan inventory…

    http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2014-03/10/content_17336345.htm

    GG.

    • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

      Yep, that one works and those poor children. 🙁

      What a horrible way to have live on this beautiful planet. 🙁

      We need to shudder this entire Nuclear Power Industry worldwide as quickly as possible so that others will not have to live in the same Nuclear nightmare that these children are now living in real time and in broad daylight for the entire world to see!

      Great link! Thanks! 🙂

      • Geneva Snow Geneva Snow

        obewanspeaks – for some reason people easily identify or empathize (accept) with rad contaminated and ill Japanese children yet fail to acknowledge that as of last year it was officially recognized that cancer is NOW the number 1# Killer of American kids… Why? :/

        • melting mermaid melting mermaid

          It's unbearable. It's unconscionable. What is wrong with them? Evacuate the children you horrible, greedy, evil, life raping power mongers. Every tepco executive that makes a dollar off this cruel and Evil enterprise while leaving those poor people there is a monster. A sadistic and selfish subhuman and the bane of life on earth. Pay up nuketards.

        • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

          Americans are too busy being distracted by this very powerful Zeitgeist Matrix to notice what is really going on right in front of them.

          If it's not specifically about them, then I am afraid, it matters not.. 🙁

          • We Not They Finally

            People do not even notice chemtrails, which rains down deadly aluminum every day and for NO sound reason. It helps nothing, just destroys. But peple can at least see with their own eyes. Just look up. People don't do it. Or they believe a BS explanation. It's ALL destructive. ALL of it. It's a big Dr. Strangelove science experiment gone awry.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    oops..got a 404?

    • Wakee, Wakee,

      Where are those multiple melted out coriums TEPCO?

      When are you going to start doing something about them?

    • Geneva Snow Geneva Snow

      I dunno. When I click on the link online it opens… But, after posting here I see it as 404 :(. Can anyone search China Daily re. Fukushima and find a better link? There has been some interesting articles in the past couple of months regarding unreported plutonium, kids exposure and anti nuke activists in Japan… As I said earlier- I would like to see some similar articles in western newspapers.

      Perhaps the recent friction between China and Japan has allowed for less " politically correct" reporting on the Fuku situation?

      GG.

  • The story just keeps getting worse.

    Good reminder to keep taking my vitamins.

    Apple pectin and sodium alginate to remove particles you've already ingested. Strong antioxidants and calcium, magnesium and selenium for protection and repair of past damage. Read more here:
    http://what-the-fukushima.com/supplements-nuclear-radiation-protection/

  • Great, informative urls everyone 🙂 tweet via cecalli_helper

    • bet they wouldn't be able to do that with the USS Ronald Reagan … nuclear metal now

      • *purportedly* 🙂 SSReagan's decontamination in Bremerton, WA, then waste went to Hanford. http://www.rense.com/general96/hanford.html

        >Over the two years since the March 2011 meltdowns, the radiation-stricken carrier vanished from the sailing schedule, leaving other naval behemoths to take over its missions in the South China Sea, Gulf of Aden, the Persian Gulf and Red Sea. Then this spring, the vessel reappeared in San Diego as if nothing had happened.

        The story behind the USS Ronald Reagan’s long absence from active duty was revealed by a Navy long-timer perched at a bar outside the Bremerton Naval Shipyard….<>After flushing its pipes while transporting sailors’ cars to Alaska, the carrier was docked for decontamination and refitting along Bremerton’s “Carrier Row”. From early autumn 2011 until mid-March 2013, a period of 18 months, shipyard workers replaced irradiated air ducts, pumps, pipes, gaskets, hoses and electronic controls sensitive to radiation. The work gangs were ordered to prevent release of any contaminated liquid into Puget Sound in compliance with a prior Environmental Agency pollution complaint issued in 2010.

        The vast pile of radioactive scrap and barrels of liquid waste were then loaded onto a freight train that rumbled out of the shipyard to a final resting place. Its destination was and still is undisclosed to the news media, the public and state officials. The terminus of that old rail track, say the shipyard workers, is Hanford.<

        • "The vast pile of radioactive scrap and barrels of liquid waste were then loaded onto a freight train that rumbled out of the shipyard to a final resting place. Its destination was and still is undisclosed to the news media, the public and state officials. The terminus of that old rail track, say the shipyard workers, is Hanford" yeah… sounds about right, wonder if @HanfordC knows the tale ….

  • Fukushimad is Revelation

    Over the last 1200 days has anyone seen a decent model of the Fukushimad fallout, based on actual core damage, with a continuous release, from any of the 197 govs or the 17,036 universities on earth? Please reply with links. Thank you.

  • mutante mutante

    I received this post sfrom radchick on FACEBOOK:
    It is a "supplementary" permit granted to Bumble Bee tuna that allows them to "test" new product which "varies"
    from the "requirements of standards of identity issued under section 401 Federal food drug and cosmetics act".
    Here is link to permit:
    https//www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-20/html/ 2014-14447.htm

    This is an "experimental product" — WTH!!!!!!

  • mutante mutante

    Sorry typo: forgot colon
    I received this post sfrom radchick on FACEBOOK:
    It is a "supplementary" permit granted to Bumble Bee tuna that allows them to "test" new product which "varies"
    from the "requirements of standards of identity issued under section 401 Federal food drug and cosmetics act".
    Here is link to permit:
    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-20/html/ 2014-14447.htm

  • mutante mutante

    Here is link:
    https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-06-20/html/2014-14447.htm
    It really sucks to not have edit button!! My fault though

  • mutante mutante

    I am sorry. I tried damn link, and could not get it to open. I will go back and make sure that I copied it correctly

  • mutante mutante

    I know – pathetic – but the above link works, sorry in advance.

  • Ontological Ontological

    FROM THE WIPP THREAD:
    Pu239
    June 18, 2014 at 10:43 am · Reply
    We're strict about keeping comments on-topic here reaiege – very strict.

    In case you didn't know…

    PU239 this thread was full of OT and personal attacks! Please remedy this situation. I will NOT be subject to this childish idiocy on ENENEWS! Nor should your readers.

  • btink

    I have to say I'm sorry for this. I've been reading this site for some time but just created an id. I believe this is the beginning of the end for the cancer called "humans" but sadly also for many other inhabitants of this planet. Horribly, I hope humans are all wiped out so the innocent other life forms can greet any other (alien) visitors (if life still exists at that point)

    • Radio Radio

      btink, you bring up an interesting point. Most humans think they evolved here, scrabbling up some imagined food-chain dominance thing and that is why they own the planet, the oil, the coal, the best soil, the fish, uranium…

    • Radio Radio

      Now, with Fukushima adding so much more radiation so quickly into the environment, especially the Pacific Ocean, hopefully with ownership will go responsibility. Many here advocate the free and unfettered burning of carbon, itself radioactive, in order to sustain civilization and imagine that doing so has no consequences while decrying nuclear energy, which of course, is astronomically destructive to a planet chock full of life, or maybe more accurately, a planet suffering under carbon burning, habitat loss, over-harvesting, and toxic spills. Yet, for all of this, this planet has survived far worse, though it's life forms must change to changing conditions. So, i share your desire that "innocent other life forms can greet any other (alien) visitors," but, am not sure humans should be wiped out. There are many humans, a small number true, that are working feverishly to repair this planet, give of their tim,e their resources, their careers, how they live, building eco-communities, healing anything they can, exploring less destructive technologies, increasing their capacity to share and be kind. My guess is that you are well aware of such folks, yourself probably included. I would hope that these humans, these steward humans survive the destructiveness of the others.

  • Salemone Salemone

    If any of the cores are intact, how far down into ground would they be by now. I am making the assumption they would be through the concrete containment long ago.

    Somewhat off topic, but I read a lot of blogs/threads about a great many topics, and I have to say, the last week I have never, ever seen so much anger, misunderstanding, personal attacks and vitriol in readers comments. It's not just happening at ENE..it's everywhere.

    I have no idea why. Radioactive contamination of the brain? No idea.

    Let's keep it classy.

  • rogerthat

    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/06/24/national/estimates-of-2021-radiation-doses-predict-drop-off-in-fukushima/#.U6lQzULLjao

    FUKUSHIMA – Radiation doses in parts of Fukushima Prefecture now deemed uninhabitable because of contamination will fall by over half by 2021…
    … due to the natural decay of the radioactive substances as well as rain and wind sweeping some of the substances away. With decontamination work, the levels would drop further, it (the government) said…

    – the game plan.

    No one can tell me,
    Nobody knows,
    Where the wind comes from,
    Where the wind goes.

    It's flying from somewhere
    As fast as it can,
    I couldn't keep up with it,
    Not if I ran.

    But if I stopped holding
    The string of my kite,
    It would blow with the wind
    For a day and a night.

    And then when I found it,
    Wherever it blew,
    I should know that the wind
    Had been going there too.

    So then I could tell them
    Where the wind goes…
    But where the wind comes from
    Nobody knows.
    – A.A. Milne

  • rogerthat

    http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20140624-NEWS-406240397

    Seabrook Station extension dependent upon investigation results

  • rogerthat

    http://www.naturalproductsinsider.com/news/2014/06/ifos-program-now-tests-for-radiation.aspx

    Guelph, ONTARIO—The International Fish Oil Standards™ (IFOS) Program now tests fish oil samples for radiation in response to demands for more stringent criteria than guidelines set by FDA, Health Canada and Codex…
    …In the wake of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster of 2011, there has been a substantial increase in consumer inquiries regarding the safety of marine products sourced from these regions, including fish oil supplements.
    “Radiation testing using established FDA guidance on methods will be fully integrated into the IFOS testing program…
    …As of January 1, 2015, all samples submitted for testing will have radiation added to the consumer report…

    • This is actually pretty good news. For 1; someone is listening to the people (Health Canada) and 2; they have had enough enquiries that they feel it necessary to test to appease the people which means people are aware and are getting concerned….a slow awakening maybe?

      rogerthat – Are you Canadian? I notice you have posted quite a few links over time from Canadian sources. I only ask as I am Canadian and living in Ontario. It's nice to know there are other Canucks here 🙂

      • rogerthat

        hi, rebecca, no, but i have been to medicine hat and moose jaw and a little town (white falls?) where they had a large thermometer showing a temperature of minus 72 degrees. and banff, jasper, the great lakes, vancouver and the island, and i do like canada A LOT!! a brother of mine lived there for 10 years. i'm on the other side of the world, at midnight and in the grip of what we call a cold snap on a wintry night (the temperature is all the way down to 7 degrees centigrade, which i am sure will make you laugh and laugh. if you ever come to australia, we have lots of room, fantastic quiet beaches, a 40,000 hectare backyard of national park, pop in and have a holiday

        • Very tempting 🙂 I have always wanted to see Australia.
          Wow – 72…Yikes! The coldest I have experienced was -42C and that was pretty nasty. I couldn't even imagine -72. You have traveled more of Canada then I have LOL; I am glad you like it 🙂
          Thanks for all the great articles and posts!!!

          • rogerthat

            we picked up a 70s buick station wagon in connecticut for $350 and did 12,000 miles through the US and Canada in about 5 weeks. wild stuff. it had a 7.5 litre engine, was 19 foot 5 inches long, three rows of seats. great for bombing across the plains. do come. all you need is a plane ticket.

            • Au Au

              Good stuff rogerthat! You might enjoy this:
              Road Trippn by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11GYvfYjyV0

              and youtube American Vacation with Chevy Chase,
              "Clark gets lost in the hood"

              We lived in Oz for years. White tails, red backs, red belly blacks, blue tongues, browns. Loved it there.

              Now, back to the present nuclear destruction convo about mankind doing something terrible. This "terrible" thing pretty much takes the (yellow) cake.

            • Sounds like my type of vacation 🙂
              Thanks for the invite and offer rogerthat! Who knows; one day sooner rather than later I may take you up on that 🙂

  • rogerthat

    http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/140624/kyushu-electric-submit-documents-reactor-safety-checks

    Kyushu Electric to submit documents for reactor safety checks

    … The plant operator originally filed for safety assessments of the Nos. 1 and 2 reactors at its Sendai power plant by the Nuclear Regulation Authority in July last year, but the nuclear watchdog asked the company to submit additional documents outlining safety measures as some flaws were found.
    All of the commercial reactors in Japan currently remain offline due to safety concerns in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis triggered by the massive earthquake-tsunami disaster. They need to satisfy a set of new regulations introduced following the accident to be allowed to go back online.
    The NRA has given priority to proceeding with the safety checks of the reactors at the Sendai plant, located in Kagoshima Prefecture, as they have cleared major points regarding the assessment of earthquakes and tsunami hazards that could affect the plant.
    ==Kyodo

  • rogerthat

    http://www.4hoteliers.com/features/article/8411

    Exclusive Feature: When German politicians decided to phase out its nuclear power stations following the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan and boost green energy, they probably didn't bank on solar panels and wind turbines becoming tourist attractions, but that is exactly what's happening.
    The NIMBY (Not in My Back Yard) brigade slam the towering wind turbines dotted about Germany's rolling green hills and plains as eyesores, but many German communities are cashing in on their renewable energy credentials by trying to lure sightseers with beautiful views.
    For instance, the Holtreim wind farm in Lower Saxony – Europe's biggest wind farm – has an observation deck on one if its turbines. Those prepared to make the 65 metre climb up almost 300 steps are offered a spectacular view of the North Sea.
    Nine communities in Bavarian district of Schleching have also joined together to form the Oekomodell Achental, a project that combines tourism, agriculture and renewable energy. Tourists cycling the 65 kilometre bike-path through the area can take a look at 30 renewable energy projects along the way.
    More than 190 tourist "energy destinations", including the two named above, are detailed in journalist Martin Frey's renewable energy guidebook – Germany: Experience Renewable Energy. …

    – it appears there is life after nuclear

  • rogerthat

    http://allthingsnuclear.org/fire-when-not-ready/

    …The NRC adopted the NFPA 805 regulations on July 16, 2004—nearly a decade ago. Today, more than 40 reactors continue operating despite the NRC knowing for certain that they do not comply with either the Browns Ferry regulations or the NFPA 805 regulations. The NRC set the safety bar, actually two safety bars, and meekly sits back watching as more than 40 reactors limbo beneath the safety bar. The NRC’s inaction is an injustice to millions of Americans living near these reactors. If a fire at one of these reactors harms any American, the NRC should be held accountable for allowing that reactor to operate with known fire protection impairments.
    Three of the reactors that do not meet either set of fire protection regulations are at the Browns Ferry nuclear plant. Its owner and the NRC cannot look Americans in the eyes and honestly say that Browns Ferry is sufficiently safe. And the NRC cannot really look millions of Americans living near 38 other high risk reactors in the eyes while pledging to protect them, unless their fingers are crossed.

    –(Union of Concerned Scientists)

  • rogerthat

    http://online.wsj.com/articles/hungary-parliament-approves-nuclear-plant-financing-deal-with-russia-1403547549

    http://akihabaranews.com/2014/06/24/article-en/terries-take-problem-japan-revival-vision-cow-protest-visas-and-summer-japan

    … we are thus inclined to believe that Abenomics itself is not about fundamental change. Instead, it's about short-term crisis management and in reality is a vast scheme to avoid having to change…

    – this is a good and full economic analysis, worth a look

  • rogerthat

    http://www.dw.de/yellow-cake-the-clean-energy-lie-part-1-and-2/a-17665706

    (from Deutsche Welle)
    DOCUMENTARIES AND REPORTS
    Yellow Cake – The Clean Energy Lie – Part 1 and 2
    The sort of catastrophic chain reactions that can occur in a nuclear power plant are well known, at least since the disaster at Chernobyl. But hardly anyone talks about the mining of uranium ore and its associated risks.
    The initial link in the nuclear chain is a sort of terra incognita. Since the end of World War II, uranium mining has been hidden under a global cloak of secrecy and disinformation. Even after Chernobyl and Fukushima, its devastating consequences play virtually no role in public perception.
    Germany in particularhas every reason to find uranium mining a touchy subject: the regions of Saxony and Thuringia are closely linked to its history.
    Lung and bronchial cancer are not uncommon among miners.
    Until German reunification, they were the world’s third largest source of uranium. It was mined by the German-Soviet joint-stock company WISMUT, which provided 220,000 tons of radioactive material to the Soviet Union before it was closed down in 1990. Between 1946 and 1990, nearly 800 miners lost their lives 1946-1990 whilst working for WISMUT…

    • rogerthat

      … whilst working for WISMUT. And manyformer WISMUT workers are now sick from lung cancer or silicosis. Theprecious raw material used in making nuclear fuel rods is called Yellow Cake. Only 0.1 percent of the ore is used to make Yellow Cake – the remaining 99.9 percent is useless but still highly toxic and radioactive. Huge waste dumps and radioactive sludge tanks mean serious environmental damage is almost inevitable. Safe storage of waste is still one of the big unresolved problems of uranium production.
      There’s more in this tank than initially meets the eye: highly radioactive sludge.
      The two-part documentary follows the largest redevelopment project in the history of uranium mining over a five-year period – a project that has hardly been noticed by the West German and international public. It takes the viewer on a journey that leads from the former East German states of Thuringia and Saxony to the biggest uranium mines in the world in Namibia, Australia and Canada.

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Good documentary, thanks for posting the link.

  • rogerthat

    I hope no-one minds my cluttering up this thread with all this stuff, but it seems relevant and, in the immortal words of Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, the thread's dead. Zed's dead baby, Zed's dead. – YouTube

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Truth about this Nuclear Holocaust now going on is not/can not be considered cluttering.. 🙂

  • rogerthat

    http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/feds-opg-fight-ruling-halting-new-nuclear-reactors

    Feds, OPG fight ruling halting new nuclear reactors
    IAN MACLEOD Published on: June 23, 2014Last Updated: June 23, 2014 5:35 PM EDT

    The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) contends Federal Court Justice James Russell erred in law in May when he invalidated OPG’s site-preparation licence over concerns about nuclear waste, accidents and hazardous emissions from two proposed reactors, according to the notice of appeal. The federal government also is appealing the May decision.
    The licence for preliminary site work for more reactors at the Darlington site was issued by the CNSC in 2012 after a federal joint review panel approved the project under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, saying it was not likely to cause significant adverse effects.
    Greenpeace Canada, the Canadian Environmental Law Association and two other groups successfully pursued a Federal Court judicial review of joint panel decision….

    • rogerthat

      In his May decision, Russell found: the issue of long-term management and disposal of spent nuclear fuel to be generated by the project had not received adequate consideration, and that there had been “no real qualitative” assessment of hazardous substance releases, in particular the effects of liquid effluent and stormwater run-off.

      He also found that in making its case before the panel, OPG did not present a cumulative effects analysis for “common cause” severe accidents affecting multiple reactors in the event of a Fukushima-type disaster.

      … joint panel decision.
      The judge ordered the previous federal joint review panel, or a new one, reconvene to more fully consider those issues. Until then, the federal government and agencies have no jurisdiction in the matter, he said.
      The decision has no immediate impact since Ontario has already indefinitely postponed the new-build plan because of an estimated cost of as much as $10 billion and declining provincial demand for electricity.
      Still, it is viewed by some as a stinging indictment of Canada’s nuclear approval process.

      • Hooray!!!! Delay delay delay as long as you can. Hopefully these will never be built. My sister lives literally 10 minutes north of Darlington NPP. I am about 45 minutes drive away.It's very worrisome 🙁

  • rogerthat

    thanks for the thumbs-up, Obewan. I work on the basis that the more information people have, the better. My view remains bleak. The difference between lemmings and humans is lemmings won't kill the planet as they rush over the cliff. Still, while there's life there's hope, ha ha ha.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    There is always hope! 🙂

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Torments of man is a good one..and that is a great point to make.

  • rogerthat

    http://blogs.blouinnews.com/blouinbeatbusiness/2014/06/23/china-leads-world-to-solar-power-record-in-2013/

    http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20140624p2a00m0na007000c.html

    ROKKASHO, Aomori — The pro-nuclear deputy mayor won the mayoral election in this village on June 22, in a sweeping victory over opponents advocating against the nuclear fuel cycle program in the area…

    • or-well

      Very illustrative Mainichi article.
      Nukecorp loves villages & de-populating districts (depop has actually been happening in Japan outside major urban areas for quite some time)and wherever "the young people leave".
      They've bought their way in and then held areas economically hostage, aided and abetted by gov't subsidies and pork-barrel spending (directed of course to the appropriate keidanren cronies and yakuza connected construction sub-contractors).

      Pow-wan the puppy is wagging his tail
      as he invites Japanese boys and girls
      to learn all about safe nuclear power
      in the center constructed for indoctrination
      of the impressionable generation.

      Yes, you'll find links, with some effort. I just can't be bothered.

  • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

    NRC report: 3 Fukushima cores are ex-vessel. Astounding admission. Nuclear power is sooooo dead.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9x0hq30Qsw

    Tip oh the ol' hat to A Greenroad Blog. 😉

    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/06/corium-melts-through-concrete-base-mat.html

    • It aint dead yet, it is a powerful cartel who makes lots of money off of a specialized "skill set" including lying to themselves and others.

      It is the ultimate economic hit men. Run of the mill economic hit men just steal from 3rd world countries, and now the nother lode, the USA savers. Ultimate hit men steal also from the future. And that is nuclear.

      Be active in putting nails into this coffin.

      • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

        Nuclear power died when Reactor3 exploded in a nuclear mushroom cloud.
        This video went around the world.
        Look at the eyes of the news anchor.
        Nuclear power died in this moment:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7naSc81WSqA

        This video haunts the dreams of nuclear profiteers everywhere.

        How safe do yous think them nuclear reactors are, eh you Hosers? 😉

        Read the other day that uranium production around the world has been cut because of declining demand.
        Yeah!

        My family grew up on a farm without electricity.
        They pumped their water, and had an outhouse.
        In the early 20th Century, Granddad put in an indoor toilet for Grandmother.
        A water tank was put on a shelf at the top of the stairway.
        A windmill over the pump in the backyard filled the tank.
        An overflow pipe went outside to a barrel for stock water.
        Sorry, Grandmother, but this was cold water only.
        Grandmother didn't mind, of course.
        She brought a boiling teakettle to the tub for baths, from her wood cook stove in the kitchen.
        We did it once.
        And grew and canned our own food.
        We can do it again.
        Scale it way back, America.

    • PhilipUpNorth PhilipUpNorth

      Hey, Admin. I know you are busy, but could you please start a new thread?
      Can we call this thread completed any time soon? 🙂

  • Nick

    PUN

    Nuclear is not capable of "dying."

    Nere a peep across the planet to slay the nuclear beast.

    But, Lo, Climate Change trumpeters are blaring away.

    Carbon, one of the most common elements in the Universe, hath been branded as a nasty slayer of comfortable lifestyles on the planet.

    Tis CO2 and CH4 we must REDUCE.

    Lethal ionizing radiation? Nah.

    Go Figure.

  • Nick

    OT… but methinks the ionizing rads are causing

    Data Storms and the Tyranny of Manufactured Forgetting

    "It is only a rebirth of historical memory that will enable the merging of dangerous thinking, critical knowledge and subversive action into a movement capable of reviving the dream of a future in which the practice of radical democratization prevails. Memory work is dangerous, particularly to those defenders of tyranny such as Cheney, Kristol, Rice and other warmongers for whom the politics of forgetting is crucial to their own legitimation. When such anti-public intellectuals have returned to the national spotlight in order to revel in history's erasure, it is time to make trouble and to hope, as Herbert Marcuse once stated, that “the horizon of history is still open."
    http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/24550-data-storms-and-the-tyranny-of-manufactured-forgetting

  • HoTaters HoTaters

    Someone posted re: remote viewing as a "technology" which could reveal location of the coriums, etc.

    That is a psychic phenomenon (the ability to do it).

    It is different from remote sensing, which utilizes advanced visualization techniques, and incorporates things like LIDAR, satellite sensing, etc. Quite complicated and interesting stuff.
    Just wanted to clarify there's a difference. here is an important distinction to be made between the two things.

    In case anyone hadn't heard of one or both of the terms.

    Yah, I know some of you all will likely ask, "why is HT preaching to the choir." No attempt to educate you (if you already know the difference).

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      Remote viewing was discussed publicly as early as the 1990's by people like Art Bell and his guests.

      Remote sensing capability & technology is an ever-evolving field.

    • nedlifromvermont

      Great links all, esp Rogerthat … this the 667th post to this thread … 666 comments seemed like a bad number …

      sorry for the superstition …

  • Joel Neilsen

    people of Japan you were duped… it was Jewish US president Dwight Eisenhower and the CIA that fooled your government to invest in nuclear power under the guise of peace and build nuclear death plants on fault lines near the coasts. It is the "Samson Option"… to cover the earth in nuclear death machines and weapons to ultimately destroy all life.

    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      you need to tighten-up your analysis, Joel Neilsen. For one, you've completely omitted the fact that Japan has been an occupied nation since the end of WWII, and as such, had few autonomous options regarding nuclear technologies.

      Your reference the "Sampson Option" is misleading. It is a strategic policy that's intended to protect Israeli interests that face intractable challenges. Associating "Sampson" with-what happened on 311, is, at best, a stretch.

      Finally, you are advised to post all OT comments that have nothing to do with the actual article, within the OT forum. So as to keep the site relevant to researchers, we're all doing our best to comply with Admin's posting protocol. Thank you…

    • The Religious Affiliation of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

      >> Presbyterian Church
      http://www.adherents.com/people/pe/Dwight_Eisenhower.html

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