Professors: 100s of Millions of animals have died recently along West Coast — Worst mortality event ever known — “Wiped out at least 20 different species” — Marine life also disappearing from Fukushima coast (VIDEO)

Published: April 22nd, 2015 at 10:34 am ET
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New Yorker, Apr 21, 2015 (emphasis added): [A]n ongoing outbreak of a sea-star wasting disease… has killed millions of starfish… It’s the greatest wildlife mass-mortality event, or “die-off,” of the present day… Online, speculation about the cause of the die-off soon focussed [sic] on radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power plant… [Pete Raimondi, principal investigator with a research group studying the disease] recalled a phone call in which a fearful soon-to-be father asked whether he should immediately move his family away from the West Coast. It was one of many similarly heartfelt calls. Researchers have found no evidence of a link between the ongoing Fukushima disaster and the starfish die-off,.. Many members of the public remain unconvinced… sea stars are known to be maritime canaries-in-the-coal-mine: “They’re always the first ones to go,” Raimondi said.

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Apr 6, 2015: [A] mysterious disease has melted millions of sea stars… This current epidemic has wiped out at least 20 different species of starfish, Raimondi said.

Dr. Ben Miner, Western Washington Univ., Jan 22, 2015 (35:45 in): “The numbers of stars that have died are probably — reasonable estimates of hundreds of millions. I think at this point most scientists are pretty comfortable saying that it’s the largest mass mortality ever associated with a disease ever recorded. [It's] quite frightening… Patterns we initially saw and subsequent to that — and some other data — strongly suggests that it has nothing to do with Fukushima, though that was something that was very commonly reported in the media.”

Was ‘the media’ responsible for suggesting a possible link to Fukushima contamination as Dr. Miner claims? Or was it the sea star wasting researchers?

  • CTV News: The vanishing sea creatures have caused concern among marine experts… [They're] studying the potential impact of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster.
  • Discovery News: A wasting disease that’s attacking starfish… could be at least in part caused by nuclear pollution from [Fukushima] said a marine ecologist involved with studying sick starfish. Peter Raimondi [told News 1130 in Vancouver] that nuclear pollution carried across the ocean… can’t be ruled out as a factor. “One of the byproducts is obviously nuclear radiation discharge…” he told the news outlet.
  • Dr. Ian Hewson, Cornell Univ. (.mp3): “We’ve had a lot of questions about whether it is related to radiation from Fukushima. We can’t completely exclude that possibility, but… sea stars on the Japanese side of the Pacific, they’re not dying*, as far as we know.”
  • The Herald: “It’s extremely difficult to pinpoint the exact cause,” said Ben Miner… [One] theory is that the condition is caused by radiation [from] Fukushima… If that were true, many more creatures would be affected**, researchers said.“It’s unlikely to be the direct cause,” Miner said.

* See report from Japan’s National Institute for Environmental Studies (2014): “We conducted field surveys at intertidal zones of 43 sites… The number of species of intertidal biota seemed to get smaller as the site was close to 1F [Fukushima Daiichi]. No rock shell specimens were collected at 8 sites of Fukushima… specimens were collected at many sites in Miyagi and Iwate prefectures, where enormous Tsunami attacked, it is unlikely that smaller number of intertidal species… were caused by Tsunami. Contaminated cooling water… may have given any impacts to intertidal biota.” [Sea stars are "the foundation of intertidal life" -Source]

** Many other instances of mass die-offs and disease have occurred along North America’s Pacific coast since 2011 — for example: whales, orcas, dolphins, sea lionsseals, polar bears, walruses, sea birds, owls, pelicans, turtles, crabs, sea urchins, oysters, scallops, abalone, sardines, anchovies, salmon, herring, jellyfish, sea salps, coral, krill, plankton and more.

Watch Miner’s presentation here

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  • rogerthat

    http://sputniknews.com/science/20150426/1021400332.html

    5 Reasons Why the Chernobyl Disaster Got So Out of Control © Sputnik/ Alexei Furman

    On the 29th anniversary of the April 26, 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, we look at the reasons behind the accident, how it was managed and what challenges it faces today. …

    1. The plant lacked a safety culture

    2. Rescue workers and experts did not know how bad it really was

    3. No one was prepared for evacuation …

    4. … Or how to deal with the disaster

    5. And no one knows how to deal with it even now

    - Sound familiar?

    So goes Russia, so goes Japan, who's next I wonder?


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      https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/2015/04/25/the-chances-of-another-chernobyl-before-2050-50-say-safety-specialists-via-technology-review/

      The Chances of Another Chernobyl Before 2050? 50%, Say Safety Specialists via Technology Review

      And there’s a 50:50 chance of a Three Mile Island-scale disaster in the next 10 years, according to the largest statistical analysis of nuclear accidents ever undertaken.

      The catastrophic disasters at Chernobyl and Fukushima are among the worst humankind has had to deal with. Both were the result of the inability of scientists and engineers to foresee how seemingly small problems can snowball into disasters of almost unimaginable scale.

      Given that most countries with nuclear power intend to keep their reactors running and that many new reactors are planned, an important goal is to better understand the nature of risk in the nuclear industry. What, for example, is the likelihood of another Chernobyl in the next few years?

      Today, we get an answer thanks to the work of Spencer Wheatley and Didier Sornette at ETH Zurich in Switzerland and Benjamin Sovacool at Aarhus University in Denmark. These guys have compiled the most comprehensive list of nuclear accidents ever created and used it to calculate the likelihood of other accidents in future.

      Their worrying conclusion is that the chances are 50:50 that a major nuclear disaster will occur somewhere in the world before 2050. …


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  • unincredulous unincredulous

    100s of millions. Is that a lot? More than six? Maybe the government should start testing more than six, ya think?


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.pressherald.com/2015/04/26/bill-nemitz-lepages-plan-to-negate-rule-on-nuclear-power-plants-could-be-radioactive/

    Portland Press Herald April 26

    LePage’s plan to negate rule on nuclear power plants could be radioactive

    Observers wonder why his attention to the issue begins with an attempt to disempower Maine voters.

    BY BILL NEMITZ COLUMNIST
    bnemitz@pressherald.com | @BillNemitz | 207-791-6323

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    Consider yourselves warned, fellow citizens. Gov. Paul LePage is fiddling around with Maine’s nuclear hot button.

    “We anticipated this might provoke a conversation,” noted Patrick Woodcock, director of the Governor’s Energy Office, in an interview on Friday.

    He’s talking about L.D. 1313, a bill quietly submitted by the LePage administration that would eliminate a longstanding requirement that any and all proposed nuclear power projects in Maine be put to a statewide referendum.

    Under LePage’s new plan, scheduled for a hearing Wednesday at 1 p.m. before the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, voters would no longer have a say on the creation of nuclear power plants with generating capacities of 500 megawatts or less.

    (Just so you know, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant’s Unit 1 reactor – one of three destroyed by Japan’s apocalyptic tsunami in 2011 – had a generating capacity of 460 megawatts.)

    Let’s back up a little.

    Back in 1987, when the now-defunct Maine Yankee nuclear plant in Wiscasset was …


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    • rogerthat

      still a lightning rod for the state’s highly charged anti-nuclear movement, the Legislature passed a law mandating that future construction of “any nuclear power plant” in Maine “must be submitted to the voters of the State” before any ground is broken.

      The 900-megawatt Maine Yankee plant, besieged by structural problems that rendered it unsafe and no longer financially viable, shut down in 1996 and was finally decommissioned in 2005. The shutdown essentially ended decades of debate over what role, if any, nuclear power should play in Maine’s energy portfolio.

      Or so we thought. …


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  • rogerthat

    http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201504250021

    … “I was operating the drone around 3:30 in the morning on April 9 to express my opposition to nuclear power generation,” police quoted Yamamoto as saying. …


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.drillingmaps.com/fracking.html#.VT320kJB-S1

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    http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/2435931-155/op-ed-by-any-measure-clive-is

    Op-ed: By any measure, Clive is the wrong place to put depleted uranium
    By Steve Nelson
    Apr 24 2015

    Depleted uranium (DU) is back in the news, and I must comment on EnergySolutions' desire to accept this material.

    An EnergySolutions spokesman suggested Utahns consider science when evaluating disposal of up to 700,000 metric tons (about 1.5 billion pounds) in our west desert. I'll take this challenge.

    I am a geochemist at BYU, worked in the high-level nuclear waste industry and served on the Utah Radiation Control Board from 1998-2008 (before that board's authority was eviscerated by the Legislature). I do not represent the views of my employer or its sponsoring institution, but I can address the science of DU disposal.

    DU is forever • DU is primarily an isotope of uranium with a half-life of 4.5 billion years, or roughly the age of the Earth. Ordinary class A low-level waste decays away after a century or two, but DU will be with us forever. Institutional controls and landfill designs are meaningless over such long times.

    DU becomes hotter • Processing uranium separates it from a dozen or so radioactive daughter products, each of which is as radioactive as uranium. When DU is generated these daughter products begin to accumulate again. Eventually, DU becomes about a dozen times more radioactive.

    DU is toxic and soluble • DU is converted into a powdered form for disposal. …


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    • rogerthat

      When the site inevitably floods, there may be no way to prevent leaching of uranium into oxidizing, alkaline and saline lake water. Uranium is a known kidney toxin and its chemical hazard probably exceeds its radiological risk. I am not sanguine that DU would be buried below grade.

      EnergySolutions is not the right place • The EnergySolutions facility at Clive is about 75 feet above the average elevation of the Great Salt Lake. Since 1790, the Great Salt Lake has varied in elevation by 25 feet. The lake rising to the elevation of Clive requires no great leap of faith.

      Most Utahns are familiar with Lake Bonneville that filled the valleys of western Utah as recently (geologically) as 15,000 years ago. The Great Salt Lake, Utah Lake and Lake Bonneville are manifestations of a single expanding and contracting lake system that has flooded Clive many times. There can be little doubt that it will happen again. The only question is when.

      Storm winds blowing waves across Lake Bonneville have cut shorelines into bedrock that locally are hundreds of feet wide. Fossil shorelines surround Clive. Waves have rounded boulders on nearby shorelines north of the site. One on my desk weighs nearly 8 pounds. Waste piles will be obliterated when the lake returns.

      Utah regulations state: "The disposal facility shall be sited, designed, used, operated, and closed to achieve long-term stability of the disposal site and to eliminate, to the extent practicable, …


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      • rogerthat

        the need for ongoing active maintenance of the disposal site following closure so that only surveillance, monitoring, or minor custodial care are required."

        Given DU's extreme long life within the lake system, a requirement for only "minor custodial care" can never be achieved because there is no "long-term stability."

        This regulation is unambiguous. I do not understand how Utah could consider permitting DU disposal. The EnergySolutions site is unsuitable for massive quantities of this long-lived, radioactive, soluble and toxic material. DU disposal does not pass the laugh test.

        At the Nevada Test Site, the DOE, which is responsible for DU, operates a low-level waste landfill that is inherently more suitable for DU disposal. Why doesn't the DOE solve its own problem? I urge the citizens of Utah to contact their elected officials, and I urge elected officials to put an end to this now.

        Steve Nelson is a professor of geochemistry in the Department of Geological Sciences at Brigham Young University.


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    • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

      A 10% increase in rates JUST because of Fukushima! WOW!!

      Each NEW disaster will FORCE the NRC to enact MORE safety regulations, further pushing this technology AWAY from profitability and from the minds of investors.

      Solar/Wind/Wave, however, is being increasingly made more cost effective by technology and time, and more and more investors are divesting their nuclear interests to energy production that is sustainable for the earth.


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  • rogerthat

    http://cyprus-mail.com/2015/04/25/turkish-plan-to-build-nuclear-station-denounced-in-cyprus/

    Turkish plan to build nuclear station denounced in Cyprus
    APRIL 25, 2015

    Nuclear power is not the answer to our energy needs, the Cyprus Green Party and the Turkish Cypriot party New Cyprus said on Saturday, denouncing plans by Turkey to build a nuclear station near Akkuyu, opposite Cyprus’ northern coast.

    President of the Green Party of Cyprus Giorgos Perdikis and Secretary General of New Cyprus Murat Kanatli warned that radiation from the normal operation of a nuclear plant as well as any serious leak as a result of an accident would demolish the quality of life of nearby people and animals.

    They said humanity has no other choice but to turn to renewable energy sources. “Decreasing the consumption of energy in connection with the advantage of solar energy, which is plenty and harmless, together with the use of alternative energy sources, is the only safe and certain method to cover our energy needs. The answer to us is not nuclear energy,” they stressed.

    Moreover the two parties, along with the Green Party of Turkey and the Green Party of Greece, said “we will fight against the construction of a nuclear power plant in Akkuyu, opposite Cyprus” and called on “all anti-nuclear activists from Cyprus, Turkey and Greece to a common struggle against this ecological crime imposed by the Turkish government”.


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    • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

      "Political Will" is required to divest nuclear, but it won't happen with the typical "predatory capitalism" that is now in place in most countries.

      Germany had the strength to change. No more nuke production.

      Venezuela had the strength to change. No nuke's to be built there.

      We need to come up with the strength to change it here too.

      Please boycott BOTH major parties in EVERY election from here on.


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  • rogerthat

    http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/nuclear.html

    Civic group opposes waste storage site plan
    Apr. 27, 2015

    A group of residents from Ichihara City, near Tokyo, is seeking to block a plan to store radioactive waste in an adjacent city.

    The Environment Ministry designated Tokyo Electric Power Company's compound in Chiba City a candidate site for a facility to store waste containing fallout from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident. The waste contains radioactive cesium exceeding 8,000 becquerels per kilogram.

    On Monday, the group from Ichihara City visited the office of Chiba Prefecture, where both Ichihara and Chiba City are located. It delivered a petition addressed to Governor Kensaku Morita of Chiba Prefecture to oppose the construction plan.

    The group argues that the area surrounding the candidate site contains active faults that could cause a powerful earthquake. It says a storage facility built there would not be able to withstand such a disaster, and worries that such an incident could hurt sales of seaweed produced in Tokyo Bay.

    Group leader Yoshikichi Hayashi says the Environment Ministry's plan is unacceptable, as there are schools and residential areas within 3 kilometers from the candidate site.

    The ministry hopes to build storage facilities for contaminated soil and other waste in Chiba and 4 other prefectures and is seeking approval from local officials.

    So far, it has proposed candidate storage locations in Miyagi and Tochigi…


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/26/new-mexico-lobbying-to-be-storage-site-for-nuclear/

    New Mexico lobbying to be storage site for nuclear waste

    Associated Press April 26, 2015
    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – New Mexico is touting a rural area in the southeastern part of the state as an interim storage site for the country’s high-level nuclear waste, according to a letter issued by Gov. Susana Martinez earlier this month.

    The governor reached out to the Obama administration in a letter to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. In the April 10 letter, which was obtained by the Santa Fe New Mexican (http://bit.ly/1IcQb8z ), Martinez urged officials to consider a 1,000-acre parcel as a place for storing spent radioactive fuel rods from power plants. Martinez also praised southeastern New Mexico residents for being able to “carve out a niche in the nuclear industry.”

    “Time and time again, the citizens of southeastern New Mexico have impressed me with their hard work ethic and willingness to tackle national problems that many others consider to be unsolvable,” Martinez wrote.

    Officials in Lea and Eddy counties are involved in the proposal. The site is about a mile north of US 62/180, halfway between Carlsbad and Hobbs. The Eddy-Lea Energy Alliance, a consortium of city and county governments, says the potential disposal ground could bring jobs and economic growth.

    “You’ve got to recognize, we’re not a Santa Fe, and we’re not an Albuquerque …


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      that has a self-sustaining economy. We’re out here in the hinterlands, and we need to find our own niches,” said John Heaton, a former state lawmaker and alliance chairman.

      Others, however, have reservations about opening New Mexico to radioactive waste.

      Don Hancock, a waste expert with the Southwest Information and Research Center in Albuquerque, said towing volatile waste across the country could be problematic.

      With no plans for a permanent repository facility, a site in New Mexico could end up being the final destination for spent fuel. He also expressed concern that Martinez seems to be focused on just bolstering southeastern New Mexico.

      “She certainly hasn’t asked the people of the state what they think about it,” Hancock said. …

      Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/apr/26/new-mexico-lobbying-to-be-storage-site-for-nuclear/#ixzz3YVfwbhPD
      Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter


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  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Really.. so patriotic!

    "we need to find our own niches" or is that riches? :(


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.eco-business.com/news/world-group-seeks-ban-on-uranium-and-nuclear-power/

    World group seeks ban on uranium and nuclear power

    Climate News Network Monday 27 April 2015
    Uranium mining across the world should cease, nuclear power stations be closed and nuclear weapons be banned, according to a group of scientists, environmentalists and representatives of indigenous peoples.

    Three hundred delegates from 20 countries that produce uranium for nuclear power, weapons and medical uses called for an end to all uranium mining in a declaration launched on Earth Day this week at a meeting in Quebec, Canada.

    The venue for the World Uranium Symposium was chosen because Quebec state is currently considering whether to continue its moratorium on uranium mining, having already closed down its only nuclear power plant in 2013.

    Symbolic choice
    The city of Quebec is also symbolic because this is where Canada, the US and the UK made a co-operation agreement in 1943 that led to the building of the world’s first nuclear weapons. Two of the resulting A-Bombs were used to destroy the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

    But the symposium was more concerned about the damage that existing uranium mining is doing to the welfare of indigenous peoples, and the “erroneous view” that nuclear power can help solve the problem of climate change.

    The declaration applauded the expansion of renewable energy and the significant strides in phasing out nuclear power…


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      following the growing awareness that “nuclear power is not a cost-effective, timely, practical or safe response to climate change”.

      It called for “a worldwide ban on uranium exploration, mining, milling and processing, as well as the reprocessing of nuclear waste, and the irresponsible management of radioactive waste”.

      Dr. Eric Notebaert, associate professor of medicine at the University of Montreal, co-president of the Symposium, and member of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, said that the symposium delegates all agreed that “the risks to health, safety and the environment represented by the entire nuclear fuel chain – from uranium mines, to power reactors, to nuclear weapons, to radioactive wastes – greatly exceed the potential benefits for society”.

      Dr. Juan Carlos Chrigwin, a physician affiliated with McGill University, and president of Physicians for Global Survival, said: “The issuing of this World Declaration on Uranium is the culmination of essential work carried out over many years by international coalitions who, despite geographical and cultural differences, share common objectives …


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      • rogerthat

        and who desire to shape a common vision of a better world.

        “Uranium does not provide a viable or sustainable approach for dealing with climate change, nor for providing isotopes for medical use. Today, there are a number of medical and energy alternatives that are cheaper and safer.”

        The declaration is open for organisations and individuals to sign on the internet and is bound to put further pressure on an industry already suffering from falling confidence.

        The price of uranium has dropped from $138 a tonne in 2007 to less than $40 a tonne currently as plans to build more nuclear stations have been shelved in several countries.

        While the search continues for rich new uranium deposits − particularly by China in Africa and the US in Greenland − it is unlikely to be economically viable to exploit them at current prices.

        Carbon footprint
        According to the World Nuclear Association, 52 per cent of the world’s production comes from 10 mines in six countries. The largest is in Canada, followed by one in Australia, but the largest single producer is Kazakhstan, which has four mines in the top 10 in the world. In Africa, Niger and Namibia are also big producers.

        While many pro-nuclear governments − including the UK’s − regard nuclear power as a clean, low-carbon form of energy, the politicians ignore the carbon footprint of the mines and the consequences for the health of workers.

        It is in developing countries that the miners and the local environment …


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          tend to suffer most because of open cast mines. For example, large areas of Kazakhstan are too dangerous to inhabit as a result of mountains of uranium tailings and mildly radioactive dust.

          The Symposium’s co-president, Dr. Dale Dewar − a physician who is associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan and is co-author of the book, From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You − summed up by saying: “We are calling on national and international leaders to protect our planet and our populations from any further nuclear catastrophes. Anything less would be irresponsible.”


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    • JapAN US relations for 200 Alex JapAN US relations for 200 Alex

      Yeah, good luck with that. No one of any importance cares about the silly conference. Sounds like a good time though, and I bet Canada appreciated the effort to close down a major industry. Yeah they sent someone from the government to deliver the keynote.

      Sound of one hand clapping.


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      • melting mermaid melting mermaid

        I can't think of a sillier way to boil water. Figure out how to clean up your damn dirty mess, then we'll listen.


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      • nedlifromvermont

        Hello 200 Alex, resident shill trash;

        I attended days two and three of this symposium, and I was gratified to find like minded anti-nuclear enthusiasts from around the planet, including Mongolia, where opposition to the uranium follies is dangerous to one's health;

        Any person who still thinks uranium fission power is a sensible solution to anything but monetizing uranium deposits is, in my humble opinion, certifiably insane.

        Direct economic losses from abandoned land and cities, in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine from the 1986 Chernobyl explosion and fire are larger than all profits ever booked by the uranium fission electricity business worldwide since the dawn of the atomic age.

        Losses from the Fukushima meltouts continue to escalate, including the collapse of the North Pacific Ocean fishery, on track to bankrupt Japan, will easily surpass $500 billion.

        Meanwhile, General Electric Company, Charles Albert Coffin's brainchild, has no skin in the game in Japan, despite being warned, in 1976, by their own in-house Vice President of Reactor Quality Control, Head of the Reactor Complaints department, Dale Bridenbaugh, about dangers inherent in the design of the highly vulnerable and, in fact, idiotic Mark One series of boiling water reactors and containments.

        Eunuch scientists, desperate for funding and secure tenure, have avoided piling onto this decrepit industry, preferring to let market forces run their course.

        Thanks Be To GE.

        peace


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      • pinksailmatt pinksailmatt

        200 Alex…we know of your nuke elites modus operandi.

        You are here to help create this veneer that hides the fatal cancers of your trade, cancers that are hovering just below it's thin porous surface.

        You training and practice of brainwashing techniques….specifically, of repetition of lies and failure to acknowledge the REAL truth, truth that 99% of the posters here have spent a VAST amount of personal time in digging up from the tightly held grasp of the Nuke arm of the MIC, is old school, and will not work here. Your inability to see THAT says volumes about your "superior intelligence".

        You see yourself and your nuke'kin as the only ones who matter…the only ones with knowledge…the only ones that people should pay attention to.

        You give us reasons to embrace nuclear…like we NEED more power and we NEED it for attacking Global Warming. Both of those reasons are incorrect.

        Our industrial production, which is the REAL user of electrical power, has already been stripped from us and sent overseas. The DEMAND just is not here anymore. It is NOT here.

        Substituting highly radioactive solid, liquid and gaseous wastes for CO2 is like saying I'll take less Arsenic in my potatoes and more Cyanide. That is totally a psychopaths way of thinking, and WILL NOT FLY with the general public that has been informed.

        ENE is here to inform THEM, and foil YOUR nefarious plans of predatory capitalism at it's most evil form.


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  • rogerthat

    http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2015/04/26/3530797_boreholes-should-reveal-some-final.html?rh=1

    Boreholes should reveal some final pieces of Hanford reactor soil contamination puzzle
    BY ANNETTE CARY
    Tri-City HeraldApril 26, 2015


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  • Sol Man

    World leaders owe it to all of natures' genomes, for the rest of all time, to turn away from nuclear power.

    When did some people stop loving their children and a healthy world for them?


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