Top Official: “Sinkhole has sunk further… we have water coming through dam” upstream of nuclear plants; “Now agency’s top priority”; “Continued flow…could destabilize dam” — Section caved in at base — Gov’t not disclosing inundation maps over security concerns; Private meeting with facility in path (VIDEO)

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WJHL, Apr 28, 2015 (emphasis added): [T]he head of the nation’s largest public utility… TVA President Bill Johnson toured Boone Dam [and] said water was moving through the base of the earth filled portion of the dam carrying sediment… “we do have water coming through the dam because the sinkhole has sunk further,” Johnson said pointing to a section of caved-in parking lot at the base of Boone Dam… Johnson said it is essential for TVA to figure out how to stop the flow of water through the base… because continued flow of sediment-laden lake water could destabilize the dam.

Johnson City Press, Apr 28, 2015: TVA leader: Boone Dam is top priority

Kingsport Times News, Apr 29, 2015: TVA already has spent millions of dollars looking for the fix and is likely to spend millions more, Johnson said, adding cost is not a factor… The seepage is being blamed on karst, a geological characteristic [that] occurs with dissolution of bedrock, such as limestone. The more rock lost, the more room for more water to flow through – speeding the further dissolution of rock. Seepage through an earthen section of a dam [with] sediment… can indicate ongoing erosion.

Bristol Herald Courier, Apr 28, 2015: [TVA officials] continue to report sediment seepage in the earthen part of the dam… Travis Brickey, TVA senior program manager, said via phone that repair is still in the “discovery stage”… but there is sediment seepage in the earthen part of the dam because water has, over time, found its way through karst underground.

Kingsport Times News, Apr 6, 2015: In February… TVA officials met privately with Mayor Dennis Phillips and [an official] at Eastman Chemical Co. – to discuss the seepage… “TVA’s intent is to protect everything downstream“… Phillips said. “They didn’t get into any specifics on houses or areas involved. It’s just naturally understood that if something happened to the dam, it would be a major problem“… Phillips said he is very supportive of Boone Lake remaining at its current level or lower until TVA determines there is no chance of disaster. City Manager Jeff Fleming said… “we have to support [TVA’s decision], rather than risk something catastrophic happening“… Last month, the Times-News submitted a [FOIA] request… asking for inundation maps [for] areas downstream… “We are unable to publicly disclose the inundation maps, studies and plans… due to security concerns,” said TVA FOIA Officer… “There were no assurances… It could be multiple years” [Phillips said].

WJHL transcript, Apr 28, 2015 — Bill Johnson, TVA president: “You see here the sinkhole in the parking lot”… He said [it] is now the agency’s top priority… Sediment seeping downstream led TVA to drastically drop water levels — now we know to keep people downstream safe.

See also: Sinkhole develops under dam in US — 7 nuclear reactors downstream — Plant officials notify gov’t of stability issues, begin evaluating potential flood impacts

Watch the WJHL broadcast here

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    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      hi stock, look what they [Exelon]did to us here in IL with Clinton & Quad Cities[I think(?)re;the latter NPP!! What I saw happen here in the State of IL, The Nuke Puke Capitol & Model State/"Flagship" & prime example of what happens when these money-mad,fat-cat politicians have just set wind,solar & renewable,"TRULY-Green" energy back 10 years and with it a bill WE will be footing via our future generations for centuries to come!!! However unlikely that WE,or even THEY will still be alive to physically fight "Mad Max" style over open seats in the Chemo Chair??!! I wish I were exxagerating the situation & scenario's I fully expect to play out as things progress from worse to intolerable based on what I'm already seeing when I take my beloved to her Oncology appointments which has gone from a laid-back,chill atmosphere with no shortage of staff who USED TO have time enough to become fast friends who provided very close monitoring of my Sandy and the half-dozen or so patients that were being treated in the various departments associated with the cancer treatments on the hospital campus. Now it's become literally HUNDREDS of post-311 patients at any given time that have reached numbers they had to redesignate the new annex building to accomadate and more flooding in every day!! I have pics that I probably can't post that clearly show the magnitude of the influx of new victims, but will send them with faces blurred out for privacy law compliance if any doubt exists!

      • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

        Also, my wife's family in TN live in the flood zones as well as within view of every one of the at-risk TVA nuke facilities. It was weird going to her family reunion and funerals there and seeing the way the country folks seemed to accept the obvious impacts of the ugly,vile-looking NPP's with their depressing cooling towers & creepy facilities that stood out like a sore thumb against the background scenery & mountainous skyline! 🙁 When I suddenly got violently ill during a family volleyball game and had to go inside and lay down hoping the fever would diminish and "Aunt Gwen" said, "oh son,don't worry,everybody gets "Valley Fever" when they first get here,but you'll feel good as new by daybreak tomorrow",this when I was in my 20's and had been sick less times that the fingers on one hand??!! Then a few days later a bunch of us took up her cousin Maggies offer to go to some creek on the edges of a State Park where a popular swimming hole had just been reopened after months of being closed to the public allegedly due to "Water Moccassins",better known as venomous "Cottonmouth" serpents of the Pit Viper genus[??!!] In retrospect it was probably some kind of release of Tritium,etc. just upstream of the otherwise pleasant,scenic swimming hole and the "snake-story" was just that[??!]-a "story" that was part of the script told by TPTB to the locals & visiting tourists,along with "bananas"& local yokels burying cans of radium paint,etc.when radiation…

        • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

          was detected and explanations were expected??!! Like I said in my last post yesterday. The only aspect of nuclear operations that are historically handled well with "their" desired effect is the proficiency of their ability to lie through their teeth or "wing it" when they get caught with their cesium-encrusted panties down!!! So many prime examples of nuke cartel incompetence & hazards to the public exist and yet each example by itself SHOULD have shut their kooky,nuke-happy asses down a LONG time ago!!! **Nuclear Power Technology**- It's been weighed,measured & found wanting!!! TVA gets a big red F-!!! Take Care stock & the Gang!! Love you guys & gals ALL!! 😉 …

  • This is such a potentially large disaster and there is NOTHING in the MSM about this! I am not surprised, just majorly pissed off. Google news search under "sinkhole dam nuclear" show two results to the Johnson City Press and Clean Energy News.

    AGHHHHHH!!!!!!!

    Thank you, PavewayIII. I used some of that information fighting with MBP or whatever his name is today.

    Praying that the sinkhole stops expanding.

    • Johnny Blade Johnny Blade

      Dear Kelly Ann, PLEASE don't expect anything credible or worth the time the "schitzophrenic metalbearded pornhound pig" EVER set out in these hallowed threads of TRUTH & FACTS about 311/Fukushima,WIPP,etc. & radiation impacts on health or anything else the loser set out here. I do agree with your gratitude to the FACTS his BS was countered with by 'newsers,or as he-she put it,"our extremist faction" 😐 I'm just glad the jerk is at least temporarily gone instead of shitting up our site!! Have a nice evening and good night Kelly Ann Thomas & The Group! 🙂 THANKS for keepin' it REAL!!

      • Thanks, JB! I let him have the last word because his postings make the nuclear industry look as unprofessional as it is in reality. I was in one of those moods where I am not going to sit in silence while these vile monsters destroy the planet. There might not be much I can do, but I am not going to be quiet like a good little slave.

        Have a good night! 🙂

    • Hey, bowling.. I don't know what was going on (in other conversation), but I will say this: I like you. And I appreciate that you stand up for Dana. I really don't understand those who attack him for whatever reason. Dana has been doing exactly what Dana offered to do. Some of us have donated (when we could and what we could) and we are not bothered by what he has found for us. He is doing this for us and for the whole world…
      Those who rag on about Dana not doing enough just have no clue, whatsoever, what he is doing– and on his OWN (save little Zoie, his only support out there in the ocean!) These people didn't listen when Dana offered to go out and take photos of the tide-pools. They expected him to do something different or more than this. But, it is not Dana's fault that their expectations are not being met. That is on them, as they should have paid attention, intitially. Those who don't get it should simply zip it.
      So, thank you, bowling, for standing up for Dana.

  • irhologram

    Onto. FYI. I have not had unnatural pink sunset in the east for a week on the central coast of FL. I had grown so used to them as being usual, not seeing them seems unusual now. Isn't it intestesint how quickly the mind adjusts, since this unnatural pink is for my active observation, only since January…

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Oh, come on.

    This is the Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone

    http://www.standeyo.com/NEWS/09_Earth_Changes/09_Earth_Changes_pics/090623.NC.seismic.zones.jpg

    Don't feel anything, see anything.
    Yet, it trembles.

    • irhologram

      I'm glad you see it, too, Heart. And the booms going back at least two years? It seems "normalcy bias" makes us believe it's nuts to think these signs might point to what they pointed to before. A better question might be, why would they not?

  • PavewayIII PavewayIII

    There are three dams on the Holston tributary and two on the main Tennessee River system before you get to the single 1100 MW Watts-Barr NPP.

    Holston tributary:
    Boone – http://www.tva.gov/river/lakeinfo/op_guides/boone.htm
    Ft. Patrick Henry (Kingsport) – http://www.tva.gov/river/lakeinfo/op_guides/ftpatrick.htm
    Cherokee – http://www.tva.gov/river/lakeinfo/op_guides/cherokee.htm

    Tennessee River:
    Ft. Loudon (Knoxville) – http://www.tva.gov/river/lakeinfo/op_guides/ftloudoun.htm
    Watts Bar – http://www.tva.gov/river/lakeinfo/op_guides/wattsbar.htm

    The decrepit, hastily-built Cherokee Dam is probably the biggest concern on the Holston, not Boone. Not even sure if a Boone failure would affect it other than making it spill over the flood gates. If Cherokee failed, then you have a whole lotta water – 29,000 acres – looking for somewhere to drain. And that would be downtown Knoxville. Boone is only around five thousand acres and Ft. Patrick Henry is less than a thousand.

    Ft. Loudon is about 15,000 acres, so a Cherokee failure would be significant. Watts Bar is 40,000 acres. It doesn't need to fail itself – Ft. Loudon or even Cherokee would force it to spill so much that the Watts Bar reactor operators would need diving helmets or gills.

    TVA figured historic flood levels, but didn't account for a chain of dam failures – those can't possibly happen. It would be a beyond-design-basis event, i.e., Sorry – you're totally screwed.

    • from a distance from a distance

      @PavewayIII – great to see you chiming in at Enenews again. Always appreciate your intelligent comments and sense of humor.

      • PavewayIII PavewayIII

        Thank you – what a nice compliment.

        As a reward, I have seen to it that SUNPP Unit #2 will be shut down next week when it hits its 30-year design lifetime. That reactor was arguably the most dangerous one to life in the Northern Hemisphere. I would have put money on it as the next meltdown. You probably didn't know that because Ukraine has the most repressive censorship of any country in Europe, especially with regards to anything nuclear. That's what happens when U.S.-backed Nazis run a country.

        The reactor vessel was cycled well beyond what the embrittled pressure vessel should have been able to take after this long. They don't even have the money to test it properly, much less make the needed repairs. I would have expected it in low earth orbit in a few years.

        Unit #1 was already extended. Unit #3 is the one with the Toshiba/Westinghouse Frankenfuel(R) bundles.

        "Thursday's decision to suspend operation of a Soviet-era nuclear unit in Ukraine should lead to its retirement," http://bankwatch.org/news-media/for-journalists/press-releases/thursdays-decision-suspend-operation-soviet-era-nuclear-un

        Thanks for probably saving my life, Bankwatch. I owe you guys a beer.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    Kentucky Earthquake Today 2012, felt in Tennessee.

    http://news.lalate.com/2012/11/10/kentucky-earthquake-today-2012-felt-in-tennessee/

    Look at the map..

    Earthquakes in Blowing Rock, NC – August 24, 2014 (and August 25, 2013)

    http://geology.appstate.edu/outreach/ask-geologist/blowing_rock_earthquake

    Check how far, Boone, NC is from Boone Dam, Tennessee.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    They go on and on about the New Madrid on the other side of Tennessee.

    But the Eastern Tennessee Seismic Zone is active and I would say deceptive.

  • irhologram

    This was a VERY narrow thread. So the only place is to continue it here. Bowling. What is aunavoz. I could not find it on the Internet

    What are all of you saying? That you don't think we are already being killed enough? The thought of that feels like you may be monsters in my dreams? How can we have come to this?

    Before we go ONE STEP further, please tell me who you want to target for kill next. Who have you determined not to have the genes of Mozart? Is having the genes of Mozart a survival skill handy after an apocalypse? Shall we kill everyone who isn't useful? How will we know they aren't useful?

    I am already killed enough. You want more? Hey! Go off youself. Geez, I can't believe I just said that. But YOU are making this a THEM or ME scenario and, sigh, you don't have the attention span to know that you did this…are doing this.

    May strength come to us all!

    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

      irholo, something about stopping the flow of 72000 cubic meters of daily human sperm is an attractive first step. Man circumvented natural selection. Mozarts dont come from degraded unhealthy people very often, despite your best arguments.

      Then…if you REALLY want to be egalitarian, how do you know the few thousands of remaining bigger brained dolphin or whale isnt the answer to desirable consciousness factors on earth? More humans equals fewer others sentient species, or are you an anthropoeugenicist?

      The only viable answer is to stop all industrial pollution as much as possible, and its far more possible than most think, and simultaneously severely stop the birth rate of humans, especially where they are highest. All other rhetoric is baleful and insipid

      • irhologram

        To be honest, I suppose I had never considered being an anthropoeugenicist. But I supose its uh I guess you're proposing that this is like someone entering my Yard wanting to claw me to death and eat me. A me vs. them…In that case, I'm Going for me.

        But…that isn't my scenario and it's one I fight against along with you, because I believe in dominion. I believe in completion. Dominion over animals in the Greek means completion, as when one hand is placed above the others, fingers touching. A closed environment of trust. In this environment the animals do not get to eat me, because, however self serving that is…I need to live to be a steward of their lives. And I do not eat them. Tell me. Are you vegetarian? Or do you just want grater balance because it's appealing.

        The 72,000 cubic meters of sperm sounds so exciting. It may feel good, yet it's not very verile, because 1/2 this generation's kids are sterile and pretty much all of your grandkids will be sterile due to GMOs and that IS NOT EVEN COUNTING NUCLEAR STERILITY.

        So if a bigger brain dolphin (oh, is that bigger brained than a COW?) shows up in my living room, I'll just curse my flood insurance and give him the hot line to Wright Patterson.

        I've used hyperbole not to make fun of you, but to ask you to seek actual viable solutions.

        • bowling

          dominion in humans over other animals is something a nuclearist believes in strongly aunavoz. It is also kinda sociopathic.

          • irhologram

            Please tell me the meaning of aunavoz. I'm serious. I do not know. The concept of dominion is a Judao/Christian value… Built the country… But hasn't been around in vogue since Teddy Roosevelt… Not that he was any great philosopher. He just knew how to balance Gaia…

            • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

              aunavoz is Spanish for "with one voice".

              • bowling

                whys that crazy thing here. pt irholo.is aunavoz

                • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                  I think this statement would be less confusing with the punctuation that elementary school children learn.

                  Why's that crazy thing here? PT, irholo is aunavoz.

                  Sentences start with capitalization.
                  'Why is' is contracted to: Why's
                  Questions are followed by a question mark.

                  There is a comma after PT to show apposition, the person being talked to or addressed.

                  There are no periods in the middle of a sentence.

                  Without the correct punctuation it looks vaguely like bowling is accusing me of being aunavoz.

                  I have to wonder at least a little if the nuclear medical technician, bowling, is also Bill Duff or socref or metalbeard or a Tavistock operative.

                  I certainly am not aunavoz. And I am not a troll. And I am not working for anyone or with anyone.

                  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                    I care about my own personal integrity and identity more than I care about blogging on this website.

                    I have more than enough material now to write any number of environmental novels. I good fiction writer reaches millions of people around the world.

                    The nuclear cabal and the plutonium industry must be stopped if any life is to continue on this planet. The only arrow in my quiver is a pen to write with to change hearts and aspirations.

                    The crass position of the major politicians that labeling GMO food is anti science is really the last straw. Do the power brokers of the world think science is to be used only to kill people? Do Americans have to suffer more than the people in other countries who have outlawed GMO foods?

                  • bowling

                    Hey anne i have a crapp android and bad internet because I live in the middle of nowhere and do not care about computers. I know you can be mean. I.have a PhD IN PHARMACOLOGY and board certification as a Medical Toxicologist. I know nothing of Tavistock. You sound like a McCarthyite. Hope.you write the book. All I ever wrote about was antinuclear.

                    • bowling

                      I would.never work.as a.nuclear medical technican because I am dreadfully afraid of radiation.

                    • bowling

                      Neve said you were a pronuc troll either anne. Was just asking about aunavoz.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                      There you go again. I have never been a McCarthyite and have never been a Republican either. You shouldn't spread innuendo and slander.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                      Sorry, I was responding to Sam's comment:" Bowling brings to the forum his professional expertise in nuclear medicine."

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                      And calling me mean is definitely an attack.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                      I should have said an additional attack besides calling me a McCarthyite.

                    • bowling

                      Listen anne. I like.ya. I would never work as a Nuclear tech . Even.if it paid a lot. I have worked at Universities. I do not work for Tavistock. Right now I am very sick. I have bad internet and a cheap small android because I am a bit of a Luddite. I also do not like Bill Gates. I am glad you are smart and informed. You can wtite a good book. Peace

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

                      bowling, I'm very sorry that you are so sick, and I hope you get well soon.

                      Sometimes this website feels like a Soap Opera.

          • irhologram

            Completion in the Greek implies stewardship. And also, as above, so below. You're not suggesting I give the rino the red phone are you?

            Are you vegetarian? If not, what's your beef? And what does aunavoz mean?

            I can tell this is no longer meaningful dialogue. I will not tear down this blog with junk talk. Caio.

            • bowling

              alright aunavoz

              • SadieDog

                Bowling , I think you're wrong.

              • SadieDog

                You are new, irh is old. You like to provoke. I am watching you.

                • bowling

                  i like to do nuclear and fuku issues. and stay on topic

                  • SadieDog

                    And you are here to learn and tech. Fuck you.

                    • Sam Sam

                      Calm down and stop swearing at Bowling.
                      Bowling is not sure of this character Irhologram
                      and anuvoz. So am I. I am watching them.
                      They both seem to clog up the threads with
                      irrelevancies rather than outright pro nuke
                      playbook stuff. Same effect of diversion and
                      distraction. Bowling brings to the forum
                      his professional expertise in nuclear medicine.
                      He is a valuable contributor.

                    • SadieDog

                      Outright pronuke play book stuff? Fu

                    • SadieDog

                      Bowling and Sam can't kiss deez nutz! Sez Sadie.

                    • SadieDog

                      *can , damn iPad

                    • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

                      what did the troll say when called out?
                      I no U R, but wut am I?

                      "I dont like your inuendo dude"
                      "dude, better inuendo than in my endo"

                      troll in training; five year old holds kitten under water saying dominion

                      juvinile troll; you cant prove fukushima killed anything

                      seasoned troll; If u expose me, I call the FBI

                    • GOM GOM

                      Sadie. I left many sites and seen others go to sh*t because of bullying. Ganging up on someone is so American isn't it? You may appear to have intelligence, then when start, unprovoked, siding with others against the one, it makes you look stupid and your credibility takes a nosedive.
                      Personally, I have seen irhologram instigate trouble and appear under a post and change the subject with a distraction. Get off bowlings case sadie.

                    • SadieDog

                      So attacking irh is ok? Now you sound stupid, GOM.

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              dominion = balance? Good riddance to such non-thinkers

            • davidh7426 davidh7426

              Is there any chance, at all, maybe just for novelties sake, that we could actually have a nice quiet polite discussion.

              After all, isn't that what this sites for. To inform, to discuss, and by doing both, to learn.

              Squabbling does nothing but cause bad feeling, lower the tone of the site, put newbies off and give this site a bad reputation.

              So here are three questions for you to ponder, while you bicker :

              Q1 How many people live in the Boone Dam's 'kill zone' ?

              Q2 Just how much are they likely to know of their predicament ?

              Q3 How many could we potentially save and how, if we should choose to unite, instead of bickering ?

              I'll leave you all to ponder those questions, and in doing so, perhaps answer this one :

              Q WHY ARE WE HERE ON THIS SITE ?

              For me, it's to learn, and maybe save some small portion if not all, of this world we live on.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          irholo, dominion eh? Creepy. Yeah Ive been vegetarian for I guess longer than youve been alive. Bigger brained than a COW whatchoo talkin bout?

          Choose; which one should have dominion, then decide which one is stupid enough to even think of such a thing

          http://what-buddha-said.net/gallery/var/albums/Dhamma-illustrations/whale-human-brain.jpg?m=1370760739
          http://www.victoriawhalewatching.com/flymetothemoon/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/orca-brain-500p.jpg
          http://adarshpatil.in/timewarp/images/blog/nature-vs-comp-arch/1.png
          http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BCfmWv9CMAA3pG2.jpg:large

          It is well known that hunting dramatically reduced all baleen whale populations, Estimates for fin and humpback whales are far greater than those previously calculated for prewhaling populations and 6 to 20 times higher than present-day population estimates.

          psychopaths won, the earth and her finest creatures lost

          • bowling

            Hey code Irholo is aunavoz

            • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

              well bowling, if you are right, the last posts as aunavoz, i.e. deep underground water and sea star babies is a lot more interesting than hearing about why humans need more babies for dominion…

              Man was so lucky the other animals were so nice to the raging war mongering poison spewing dominating ego maniac
              http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BCfmWv9CMAA3pG2.jpg:large

              • bowling

                I know. That is very true. A hollow earth theory is much better than death to all creatures I cannot use. I go to japanese buddhist groups. . Its very sad. The japanese are not really so buddhist as people think. The ones who are buddhist are devout. They have a respect for all creatures.
                Dominionism was about apocolypse when I was a kid. Really mean cut throat people.
                I love animals so much. I love dolphins and sea lions. I love the wilderness. I love coyotes. It feels vety put of balance. At least there are birds and morebugs back now.

    • Irhologram; I do agree with you that we are already being killed enough. Our kids aren't ever going to have children of their own, or at least there won't be a boomers'-boomers' boom. Initially, I thought it was due to the wars (massacres) we have perpetrated in Iraq, Afghanistan; heck, all over the Mideast, as well as our other secretive wars, in whick these kids deployed far too many nuclear munitions to not have a devastating effect on their ability to procreate. But, the more I've looked at this, the more readily I see there are a few different causes. One, of course, is the GMO food plan. Not only does GMO cause sterility, but it causes mental problems, too. Autistic kids who become autistic adults are much more likely to never have children, themselves. And there is an awful lot of autism, these days; much more-so than we ever saw as kids! Then there is nuclear; reactors & everyday things such as the (far too often used) xrays. The PTB easily and readily dismiss the effects of manmade radionuclides on DNA, though everyone is taught this, in grammar school. I don't know if they forgot it or if they simply think it would never happen to them or their own offspring.., but if the latter, their hubris seems to know no bounds.
      What we have allowed to be done to the next generations (as it were) is horrific. And there is no putting the genie back into that bottle, either.

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    Fires around Chernobyl Revive Nuclear Nightmare April 30, 2015
    US NRC: Impact of Environmental Conditions on Nuclear Waste Dry Storage, Comment Deadline May 4, 2015, 11.59 pm ET April 28, 2015
    UK: Democracy Threatens the Existing Order; The Existing Order Threatens Democracy April 27, 2015
    Chernobyl: Nuclear Energy Worth This? Oral Testimonies of a Nuclear Disaster April 26, 2015
    Windscale, Moorside, Sellafield Accident Impact-Fallout Map April 25, 2015
    US: Radionuclides in Imported Foods – Levels of Concern April 24, 2015
    Japan Food Radiation Alerts: to Market-Export or Not April 24, 2015
    French Nuclear Fleecing of America: US DOE Hides Hot MOX Report April 23, 2015 …

  • rogerthat

    http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865627903/Uranium-disposal-to-be-discussed-at-information-meeting.html?pg=all

    … The formal hearings scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, May 6-7, will now be informational only. No testimony will be taken, but information will be provided. …

  • mt1000

    situation must be extra bad as G00gle News is blocking all news items about Boone dam.

  • Sam Sam

    If you go to the Johnson City newspaper of today
    you can read that the main supplier of nuclear fuel rods
    for Navy subs and aircraft carriers and reprocesses nuclear fuel
    for civilian use NFS company is holding an emergency
    drill tomorrow. This installation is down river from Boone
    Damn. and in the flood pain? The damn has been drawn down
    but not low enough to prevent flooding if it should give way.
    What worries them most out there is the multiple collapse of
    damns down river if Boone goes.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

      You might want to change your spelling to dam.

      damn
      dam/
      verb
      past participle: damned
      1. 1.
      (in Christian belief) be condemned by God to suffer eternal punishment in hell.
      "be forever damned with Lucifer"
      o be doomed to misfortune or failure.
      verb: damn; 3rd person present: damns; past tense: damned; gerund or present participle: damning
      "the enterprise was damned"
      2. 2.
      condemn, especially by the public expression of disapproval.
      "intellectuals whom he damns as rigid doctrinaire idealists"
      synonyms: condemn, censure, criticize, attack, denounce, revile; More
      find fault with, deprecate, disparage;
      informalslam, lay into, blast
      "we are not going to damn the new product before we try it"
      antonyms: acclaim, praise

      o curse (someone or something).
      "she cleared her throat, damning it for its huskiness"
      synonyms: curse, put the evil eye on, anathematize, hex, jinx
      "they were all damning him"
      antonyms: bless

      exclamation
      informal
      exclamation: damn
      1. 1.
      expressing anger, surprise, or frustration.
      "Damn! I completely forgot!"
      synonyms: darn, damn it, dammit, drat, shoot, blast, doggone (it), goddammit, hell, rats
      "Damn! I forgot the keys"
      adjective
      informal
      adjective: damn
      1. 1.
      used for emphasis, especially to express anger or frustration.
      "turn that damn thing off!"
      Origin

      Middle English: from Old French dam(p)ner, from Latin dam(p)nare ‘inflict loss on,’ from damnum ‘loss, damage.’
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      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar PraisingTruth

        dam1
        dam/
        noun
        noun: dam; plural noun: dams
        1. 1.
        a barrier constructed to hold back water and raise its level, the resulting reservoir being used in the generation of electricity or as a water supply.
        synonyms: barrier, wall, embankment, barricade, obstruction
        "the dam burst"
        o a barrier of branches in a stream, constructed by a beaver to provide a deep pool and a lodge.
        o a rubber sheet used to keep saliva from the teeth during dental operations, or as a prophylactic device during cunnilingus and anilingus.
        verb
        verb: dam; 3rd person present: dams; past tense: dammed; past participle: dammed; gerund or present participle: damming
        1. 1.
        build a dam across (a river or lake).
        synonyms: block (up), obstruct, bung up, close;
        technicalocclude
        "the river was dammed"
        o hold back or obstruct (something).
        "the closed lock gates dammed up the canal"
        Origin

        Middle English: from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch; related to Dutch dam and German Damm, also to Old English fordemman ‘close up.’
        dam2
        dam/
        noun
        noun: dam; plural noun: dams
        1. the female parent of an animal, especially a domestic mammal.
        Origin

        late Middle English (denoting a human mother): alteration of dame.
        dam3
        dam/
        abbreviation
        1. decameter(s).
        dec•a•me•ter
        ˈdekəˌmēdər/
        noun
        symbol: dam
        1. a metric unit of length, equal to 10 meters.

        • Sam Sam

          interesting typo there I made.
          twice spelling dam damn.
          Every slip has a meaning.
          One of the recurring themes
          of our modern era is out of control
          technology.
          there is no foresight in
          in its applications. a willingness to
          gamble with catastrophic outcomes
          for breakdowns and accidents
          from the technology.
          Boone Dam story and all its
          ramifications if there is a dam
          failure is another instance of
          stupidity. Building dams on
          unstable geology and situating
          nuclear power plants downstream
          where catastrophe can occur from
          flooding /dam breaks is criminal
          stupidity. So I guess my use of the
          word damn instead of dam reflects
          the profound irritation I experience.

          Perhaps a bit of James Joyce syntax
          calling it a damn.

          • bowling

            Thanks for your support Sam. I hope Baxter is ok. Golden retrievers are loyal and beautiful. My cat Heidie is good. The dam is serious because it is limestone. ai just live one day at a time. I am tired of being lied to though. Thank you so much. You and Baxter sleep well.

        • CodeShutdown CodeShutdown

          Damn that was a long couple of posts for dam vs damn PT!

          …So lets see, how dose it work again?; "holy begeesus, the water is flowing, damn it!" or is it holy bejesus the water is flowing, DAM IT?

        • We Not They Finally

          Yeah, PT, we already knew that. But sometimes, you know, people just make a spelling mistake! Not a huge deal…..

    • Yo boy…serious enough I'd say. Wonder what their drill actually consists of. Martial law simulation?

      • We Not They Finally

        Well, since no one ever acknowledges emergency about anything nuclear, and certainly contingency plans are woefully lacking everywhere, I would say, YES, screw secrecy and tell those people what they might be facing. Note that the article said the preparedness was now and "on the ready at all times afterward." So the people in the area are not even give a clue? Like pack your bags? Anything?

  • mt1000

    TVA uses sand baskets as temporary fixes for flawed flooding calculations
    http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/news/story/2011/aug/05/raising-dams/55682/

  • rogerthat

    http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2015/05/Flood-risk-to-nuclear-sites-raises-meltdown-fears

    Flood risk to nuclear sites raises meltdown fears.

    May 5, 2015

    Sea level rise, storm surges and bursting dams all pose an increasing danger to nuclear power stations as the climate changes.

    By Paul Brown
    Climate News Network

    LONDON – Safety checks following the Fukushima disaster in Japan in March 2011, when a 10 metre-high sea wall was overtopped by a tsunami, have shown that nuclear plants are at greater risk of catastrophic flooding as a result of climate change.

    All nuclear plants need large quantities of water for cooling so all must be built close to the sea, large rivers or lakes. This makes them vulnerable to sea level rise, storm surges and to the possible collapse of large dams upstream from poor construction, floodwater or seismic activity.

    Since nuclear plants are designed to operate for as long as 60 years and need around a further century to decommission, accelerating sea level rise and more intense rainfall may present serious problems.

    There are currently 435 operating nuclear reactors in the world, many of them potentially vulnerable to flooding because of natural disasters. Examples from the UK, Finland and the US show that the extent of the danger is not always being disclosed.

    In Britain, after discovering in May 2013 that one of their reactors would be at risk during a storm of inundation by seawater, …

    • rogerthat

      the owners, EDF Energy, quietly shut it down. The reactor, at Dungeness and built on a shingle beach beside the English Channel, supplies 750,000 homes.

      The company informed the Office for Nuclear Regulation that it was being shut down as a precaution. The reactor remained off-line until 15 October that year while a new sea wall was constructed – losing the company around £100 million in revenue.

      Although the company did announce the closure at the time, the extent of the problem and the length of the shutdown were not announced. Later EDF admitted that the emergency works had taken place following an assessment of the flooding danger after the Fukushima disaster.

      Stephen Thomas, professor of energy policy at the university of Greenwich in London,
criticised EDF for its attitude. He was quoted by the UK’s Independent newspaper as saying: “If a plant closes for five months it is not just fiddling about, it is something serious, and EDF can’t pretend it is not…we need to be told the truth.”

      The same fears were raised in the US by the Union of Concerned Scientists after a report was leaked about the danger to nuclear reactors from dams bursting. According to a report by the US Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRC), which had been withheld, more than 30 nuclear installations were in danger from flooding. The Commission was later accused of using security concerns to mask embarrassing information.

      Among many revelations …

      • rogerthat

        in the report was the fact that the authorities had known for a decade or more that the failure of a dam upstream from the Oconee nuclear plant in South Carolina would cause floodwater to overwhelm its three reactors, possibly causing a catastrophic meltdown.

        The odds of the dam bursting were far higher than the chances of the accident that devastated Fukushima.

        Oconee is one of the largest nuclear plants in America and has been operating since 1983.

        Its owner, Duke Energy, remains confident that it could shut the plant down safely in an hour, before floodwaters from upstream could reach the reactors. The NRC has decided that this is sufficient safeguard.

        Dave Lochbaum, director of the Nuclear Safety Project at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said: “The NRC knows – and has known for many years – that flooding from dam failures can disable the emergency equipment needed to prevent reactor core meltdown.

        “The risk of a serious nuclear accident remains always above zero as a result of unexpected phenomena taking place”

        “The agency must require plants to address known flooding hazards and thoroughly investigate other plants that may be at risk and require them to resolve any potential hazards.

        “If such a flooding accident occurred, the NRC would quickly determine which other plants were vulnerable and require them to strengthen their protection against similar events. Wouldn’t it be smarter for the agency to do that before an accident occurs?” …

        • rogerthat

          More open about its problems is Finland’s Loviisa nuclear power plant on the Baltic Sea, which was flooded by a 1.73-metre storm surge in 2005.

          Since then four cooling towers have been built 10 metres above sea level to avoid inundation in a new storm surge, and new floodgates and waterproof doors have been installed to protect the reactor. A new road has been built above flood level so that emergency services can reach the plant to pump away floodwater.

          Even so, the Rain Project, a consortium of experts on safety and climate change, thinks more can be done to protect against potential disaster.

          Christer Pursianen is professor of societal safety and environment at the Arctic University of Norway.

          He says that although Finland is in the forefront of nuclear safety, more needs to be done to train staff in emergencies and to develop links with neighbouring countries so as to gain experience in disaster prevention:

          “The risk of a serious nuclear accident remains always above zero as a result of unexpected phenomena taking place.”

          Paul Brown is a reporter with Climate News Network, a journalism news service delivering news and commentary about climate change for free to media outlets worldwide.

          The Daily Climate is an independent, foundation-funded news service covering energy, the environment and climate change. Find us on Twitter @TheDailyClimate or email editor Brian Bienkowski at bbienkowski [at] EHN.org

      • melting mermaid melting mermaid

        "Using security concerns to mask embarrassing information." Uh huh!? I'd be interested to know how much that s@#t happens."

    • melting mermaid melting mermaid

      "Since nuclear plants are designed to last 60 years and take another century to decommission." There you go. Can they even hear themselves talking? That is the singular most stupid thing that man has ever done or the most sociopathically selfish. Did they mention that when they were shoveling it down the public's throat? Bloodsuckers!

  • The Boone dam sinkhole depth estimates to 726 m. See estimate applying the precautionary principle at
    http://glaringlacuna.blogspot.in/2014/11/the-boone-dam-sinkhole-after-panama.html

  • melting mermaid melting mermaid

    Is there a webcam on it? You know they're not going to warn us. I got babies down there.

  • @ melting mermaid
    May 6, 2015 at 7:46 am
    See what happened in Nepal? Please fly to a safe upstream area for the time being with the babies, say NY?

  • Angela_R

    The following may provide some information on current situation:

    Boone Reservoir

    "Latest Operating Information

    Please note! Water release schedules often change without notice due to unanticipated changes in weather conditions and power system requirements.

    Use caution near dams. A large amount of water may be discharged without warning at any time. Your safety depends on obeying all posted safety regulations and warnings. Learn more.

    Boone Lake levels continue to be low due to seepage issues near the Boone Dam. Learn more here."

    http://www.tva.gov/lakes/boh_r.htm

  • GOM GOM

    50 miles downstream:
    Holston Uranium Generating Plant (retired)..Eastman Chemical Superfund site (toxic waste) 3 earthen saddle dams, Cherokee dam holds back an additional 244 billion gallons..

    50 miles below that:
    Ft. Loudon Dam holds back 36 billion gallons..Tellico Dam (river channels) All dump into Watts Bar lake..wall of water into Watts Bar NPP..Oconee NPP..

    it gets worse

    NRC: excerpts beginning with dam failures
    Duke 2009, Duke 2010

    Notification occurs same time as dam failures. Reactors shutdown approximately 1 hour. Flood reaches Oconee Nuclear Station in approximately 5 hours in which Standby Facility walls are breached. Wall failure. Core damage occurs 8-9 hours. Containment failure 59-68 hours. Significant dose to public.

    "Something like Flushing cannot happen"

    Chattanooga & Knoxville directed affected. Wind currents carry fallout up the Western side of the Smoky Mountain National Park, across the Blue Ridge into Shenandoah Valley, up the Eastern Seaboard of the US, raining down transuranic elements on the people and water supplies of Roanoke, Harrisburg, Baltimore, Washington, Philadelphia, NJ, NY, Harford, Boston, Portland, Maine..

    Congress spends money to arm ISIS, but does nothing about decaying infrastructures. Other nations are retiring nuclear plants, but we are concerned about race and dead criminals. No wonder I support the catastrophe by conspiracy theory. .

    There are 4 SUPERFUND sites on Knoxville…

  • mt1000

    TVA has a "timetable" to fix it just like TEPCO! 🙂 🙂 🙂
    (Ap. 28 news report / video )
    http://www.wcyb.com/news/tvas-permanent-fix-for-boone-dam/32626280

  • @ mt1000
    May 7, 2015 at 2:06 am · Reply
    compare 2014 elevations to 2015
    http://www.tva.gov/river/lakeinfo/op_guides/boone.htm
    Thanks for glaringly highlighting the infinitely serious nature of the dam sinkhole with nukes not far ahead. See also
    http://glaringlacuna.blogspot.in/2014/11/the-boone-dam-sinkhole-after-panama.html
    The ominous fact that stares in the face is the recurrence of the earthquake in Panama associated with the sinkhole.It is the creation of the world's dams which is a creation of modern civilization of specialists thrust on life.
    M 4.6 – 282km S of Punta de Burica, Panama

    DYFI? – I
    Time
    2015-05-01 17:16:03 UTC
    Location
    5.485°N 82.645°W
    Depth
    10.2 km
    x
    Thanks for your intervention mt 1000.
    The government must realise the gravity of the situation created by the dams in Nepal, on the Mt Everest, on Mt Kedarnath, at Chernobyl, at Fukushima, and sincerely apply true economics and ecology, close down the nukes all OVER the WORLD. And dismantle modern civilization and Reforest Mother Earth to Live!
    Link:
    http://practicethevedas.blogspot.in/2008/05/reforest-mother-earth-to-live.html

    • GOM GOM

      Enjoyed your post. No one cares, not the government or its puppeteers or its minions. Thanks to Stock and his views/suggestions regarding Sociopaths, I can see the 'power people' and their habitat a little better. Scary part is they are indifferent. A most dangerous mindset for the rest of us. Neither happy nor sad, emotionless unless it has to do with them personally.
      OK, if the dam breaks, we would be stunned and feel helpless (then terrified) they, would start placing blame, calling lawyers, saying what a 'tragedy'. Think about Japan telling the people to smile more after they just got nuked. That's just bizarre. But if I can understand the mind of maniacs it somehow helps. Better to know ones enemies.

  • rogerthat

    http://www.fairewinds.org/world-uranium-symposium-2015-fukushima-workshop/#sthash.jDLg1Vy3.dpbs

    World Uranium Symposium 2015 Fukushima Workshop

    May 7th, 2015
    In April of 2015, Fairewinds’ Chief Engineer, Arnie Gundersen and the Fairewinds crew headed to Quebec City for the World Uranium Symposium. Attended by more than 300 delegates from 20 countries that produce uranium for nuclear power and weapons, the symposium brought together experts who are calling on governments throughout the world to end all uranium mining. In this speech about the Fukushima Daiichi Disaster, Fairewinds Arnie Gundersen introduces new scientific evidence to prove high radiation exposures in Japan. Enjoy the World Uranium Symposium 2015 Fukushima Workshop here!

    Transcript:

    FAIREWINDS ENERGY EDUCATION – World Uranium Symposium 2015 : Fukushima Workshop Audio

    – See more at: http://www.fairewinds.org/world-uranium-symposium-2015-fukushima-workshop/#sthash.jDLg1Vy3.dpuf

  • rogerthat

    http://majiasblog.blogspot.com.au

    THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2015

    Jet Stream Coincides Well with Moderately Elevated Radiation Readings on US East Coast

    Interesting because on April 28 I noted what looked like an emission event at Fukushima Daiichi (here). I also documented a slight increase in readings at Fukushima Daiichi and Daini using Netc data. Radiation levels in the Ohio valley were elevated two days ago with an Alert Level recorded for two days. Correlation or Causality?

    One important lesson from my investigation of the vast body of governmental, TECPO, and scientific data addressing the Fukushima disaster is this:

    Contradictions and unresolved questions about the Fukushima disaster ECLIPSE narrative coherence.

  • aunavoz

    SadieDog
    May 8, 2015 at 3:39 pm
    Who owns it now? I dunno. I noticed the inactive status. Maybe he sold it or transferred it. Maybe that's why we can't get the OT forum fixed.

    I am going to address this first to Anne/PT since she is a Google Master and I have grumbled about her not recent posts about the Illuminati/Freemasons.

    I may actually.owe her an apology.

    From the Grant Grand links above click on the map address .. You will find there are five businesses listed there.

    You will see Jeremy Horton.

    Click on his name to see his business

  • aunavoz

    http://acacialodge163.org/

    Anyone's tin foil rattling?

    I guess it's true because of the connection huh?

    Haha. Enjoy your weekend.

    • SadieDog

      Well, from my experience, anyone who uses the words "tin foil hat" is not trustworthy and a "(insert favorite expletive here)".

    • SadieDog

      But since Horton isn't involved with the lodge anymore, and the address contains other businesses, it's probably irrelevant.

      • aunavoz

        Yes .. I am vehemently on the record as being opposed to conspiracy theories being raised here.

        And I have read thousands and thousands of words from your side trying to justify on slimmer ecudence than this.

        Most single address businesses would include a suite number to indicate separation.

        There is none here. And it is a state legal business document.

        Post link to Horton's non affiliation or previous lodge records besides this business record.

    • Jebus Jebus

      lol, pathetic.

      There is absolutely nothing revealing in any of those links.

      Whats wrong with being a shriner, a freemason?

      My son in law belongs to a lodge.

      Ever stop to think that ENENews is registered somewhere else?

      How would any missproprieties change the aggregated links at the top of each topic page?

      Will Fukushima go away if ENENews goes silent?

      • Jebus Jebus

        "missproprieties" – Jebus LOL!

        • aunavoz

          No Jebus .. very unfortunately to all of us .. Fuku will not just go away.

          And the promise of generations after you and I are gone having to deal with more accidents and eons of waste is unbearably sad..

          This is why we need the best nuclear experts we can teach embrace train and support.

          That is our only future here.

          • Jebus Jebus

            Very candid, thank you.

            You are here with your heart.

            I really don't think anyone here so naive as to think that the pursuit of nuclear is going to go away, anytime soon.

            It has it's self generated place now.

            The greatest threats are still button pushing and decades old, unattended to properly, corporate cash cows, that will fail again.

            The lack of acknowledgement of something very wrong, all of a sudden, with the Pacific, is the same old river of denial.

            The first step for humanity is to acknowledge the dangers of errors.

            Risk must be all inclusive. Not just people.

            Long term health effects traverse generations of life.

            Failure to thrive, is the result…

            • bowling

              I think.Chernobyl and Fukushima show how dangerous nuclear power is. it is not cost effective. There is no place to.put the waste. The world probably cannot tolerate anymore meltdowns. Fukushima is poisoning many people and things 3 reactors 3 meltdowns. I FEEL bad for the dead and sick.sea lions on the west coast and starving sea lion pups. For the dead dolphins in Japan. SO SAD.
              I pray that Boone dam does not give and cause any meltdowns in the 7 nuclear plants below it.

      • bowling

        Jebus this is strange irs trie to give owners nme then aunavoz says hes a mason

          • SadieDog

            I knew I didn't like you. I still don't.

          • irhologram

            Be careful Bowling. You are being watched.

            Flame bait is a post that is intended to start people bickering.
            A flame war results when multiple users engage in provocative responses to an original post— Flame wars often draw in many users (including those trying to diffuse the flame war) and can overshadow regular forum discussion if left unchecked.

            Flame trolling can be from misunderstandings or frustration, but often from the desire for attention and entertainment derived from aggressive behavior at the expense of others, conflict without consequences. Flamebait may be used to reduce a forum's use by angering the forum users

            Various internet laws regard any post that harasses, or degrades another user as cyber harassment and as such can be considered criminal. Constant flaming can be considered cyber harassment, and defamation of the person.

              • from a distance from a distance

                And SadieDog –

                YOU who outed Enenews admin when Enenews admin has made it very clear he wants to be as anonymous as possible.

                (Yes, I know the info about Enenews was public but YOU splattered it all over Enenews so that even aunovoz could gloat about it)

                And YOU who called Enenews admin the F-word lazy…

                Do you understand that Enenews gives you the forum to learn and keep informed.

                Do you understand how time-consuming it is to put together even one Enenews article?

                Do you understand the concept of LOYALTY to Enenews, the one venue who gives us the opportunity to learn and discuss nuclear issues?

                Do you understand the concept of being appreciative?

              • GOM GOM

                Why do you side with a disruptor? Wink-wink to somebody who's actually threatening legal action against a poster? If THAT don't drive people away I'd be shocked.
                Yeah, WHY DID YOU POST THAT CRAP ABOUT ADMIN?
                Why don't you GUYS go hang out at GLP, they could use some more asswipes. .

                • irhologram

                  Again, I am not threatening legal action by posting what is illegal behavior. And you do notice his attacks have stopped?

                • SadieDog

                  Back atcha GOM, crap? Its public knowledge who started this site. You too can watch my last post and assume its for you. I'm moving on from your ignorance. 🙂

            • from a distance from a distance

              @irhologram – Are you threatening bowling; threatening that you are watching bowling's comments, and that you would induce some type of criminal complaint against an Enenewser?

              I just want to understand what EXACTLY your comment is saying.

              • irhologram

                From a distance. I am saying if he does not stop targeting me with harassment in discrediting my character and linking me with notortorious and outed trolls here, if he continues to defame me, besmirch my character, and discredit my research, he is in violation of criminal statutes regarding enforceable Internet law.

                I said others are watching this behavior, as well. as he continues to target other sincere folks here, like a carnival game of shooting the ducks in the row for fun, bullying first one then another. He seems involved in coalition building, pitting one group against other. This is called "starting a bait flaming war, and it's illegal.

                I thought I was pretty clear in stating the laws concerning Internet agitators whose activity results in bickering and complete site disruption. It's not good for the site, it's not good for his targets, and it's actionable.

                If he slanders, well, what can I say? It's slander. A reputation is all a person has in this forum. I intend to keep mine.

                • from a distance from a distance

                  First of all irhologram,

                  When you put your "research" up on a website, you better be able to handle criticism of it and not cry "harassment" over the criticism.

                  You bring up "site disruption." Is it also considered "site disruption" to put up a bunch of research about volcanoes or methane (which you do) on a site which is clearly meant to discuss NUCLEAR issues?

                  Also, it's not slander when it's written. Slander is when it's spoken. "Libel" is when it's written.

                  Lastly, ENENEWS and ENENEWSERS do not need "instigators" watching their posts or threatening to sue, or threatening to turn them into their internet providers (as socref did) or veiled threats of libel (as aunavoz did) see here:

                  aunavoz
                  May 7, 2015 at 2:42 pm Log in to Reply
                  “Some of the more outrageous unfounded allegations about the CSU FACC above may actually be considered libelous by the university.”

                  • irhologram

                    From a distance. Go back and read the posts. His attacks were malicious. After you have reread them, let's talk. Again, Anne would not stand for this. Stock did not stand for this. I am not suing anyone. It's against what I believe. But in stating what is illegal, I am clarifying these issues.

                    This wasn't about "criticism." It was targeting, and appeared in multiple threads without any context at all.

                    Period.

                  • irhologram

                    From a distance.
                    All my research affects viability of NPPs. Quite relevant I'd say..as I DID say in the last line of the interrelated, violent earth changes post from this morning.

            • GOM GOM

              Spoken like a true government 'bot'..

              • irhologram

                GOM Cheese us! Was that for me? if so, you see how dangerous this disruption of content and character assassination is? Stock fought it. Anne fought it. I won't be targeted, either.

  • Ah shoot, wasted an hour trying to find where I recently read about the types of relay switches used in many reactors (brand name). Anyway it was in an article listing things that go horribly wrong because of relays changing from their set position due to the jiggling of an earthquake. So say EQ hits, power goes out and before the water surge from a dam burst or tsunami even hits a nuclear power plant…the switches are already in an off position when they should be on. Or just the opposite. Basically not how they were previously set for all systems to work properly during an emergency.

  • califnative califnative

    Alert- SocRef is aunavoz, the drunken snake was hiding while he was rearing his ugly ANUS head. Bowling, Jebus, Sadie don't fall for it. God, I can't believe ADMIN hasn't rid of this psycho yet.

    Unrelenting toxic piece of shit you are aunavoz (means 'with one voice' in Spanish). Go drink yourself to death already.

    ADMIN!!!!

  • irhologram

    http://dutchsinse.com/5082015-eleven-large-volcanic-eruptions-in-1-days-time-south-japan-at-sakurajima-volcano/
    "7 large daytime eruptions, and 4 large eruptions after dark. Then the feed was CUT by the Japanese webcam host.

    "This is like 2011 all over again, multiple large eruptions at Sakurajima means pressure is building in the region. Sakurajima is like a pressure gauge on the Pacific plate, when we see Sakurajima show major activity, we can expect large earthquake activity to follow in nearby adjacent areas just to the North and just to the South of this location in Japan.

    "This new volcanic activity comes on the heels of multiple large earthquakes in the West Pacific, the announcement that a dormant volcano near Tokyo (silent for 800 years) is coming to life…"

    http://phys.org/news/2015-02-north-american-plate-shattered-billion.html

    http://dutchsinse.com/5092015-mount-karangetang-volcano-erupts-in-indonesia-hundreds-evacuated/
    "This past weeks volcano activity in Indonesia follows announcements that Bulusan Volcano in the Philippines is showing signs of eruption as well as Mount Hakone in Japan showing signs after being dormant for nearly 800 years!"

    2015-05-07 – Volcano Concepcion on the island of Ometepe (Nicaragua) belches out gas in 60 small eruptions:
    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=VA-20150507-48113-NIC

    Cont.

  • irhologram

    Quote: "Nicaragua's Concepcion volcano has experienced more than 60 small eruptions since early Wednesday. 'The volcano has spewed gases but no ash,' said the coordinator of the Council on Communication and Citizenry, Rosario Murillo."

    Quote: "The 1,610 meter high active volcano is located on the picturesque island of Ometepe, with 36,000 inhabitants."

    2015-05-07 – Magnitude 7.1 earthquake strikes in the ocean near Papua New Guinea:
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20002das#general_summary
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/05/07/earthquake-papua-new-guinea/70933090/
    http://theextinctionprotocol.wordpress.com/2015/05/07/strong-7-1-magnitude-earthquake-rocks-papua-new-guinea-no-tsunami-threat/
    http://www.sott.net/article/296134-USGS-Earthquake-Magnitude-7-1-149km-SW-of-Panguna-Papua-New-Guinea
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/strong-quake-rocks-papua-new-guinea-local-tsunami-possible/2015/05/07/da512006-f48c-11e4-bca5-21b51bbdf93e_story.html

    Quote: "A powerful earthquake rattled Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the fourth strong quake to hit the South Pacific island nation in a week." From Jumpingjackflashblog

    http://dutchsinse.com/5092015-western-yellowstone-magma-chamber-movement-dormant-volcanic-activity-rising/
    "Yesterday (May 8th) I made a full post about how the 10 most recent earthquakes in California were at dormant volcanic locations.

    cont.

  • irhologram

    "This California dormant volcano movement follows the news that a new volcanic eruption is occurring off the West coast of the United States near Oregon.

    "Today (May 9th), we see a moderate magnitude 3.0 earthquake strike at the Westernmost portion of the upper Yellowstone magma chamber. (My note: while "moderate," anything more than a 2.5 and its a concern say Yellowstone observers.)

    "The magma chamber was verified to extend far West into Idaho, and North into Montana via new measurements done in 2014, and now again in 2015."
    Cont.

  • irhologram

    http://dutchsinse.com/5092015-icepack-levels-growing-rapidly-to-record-levels-at-the-south-pole-north-pole-still-frozen-solid/

    Last year, in 2014, there were record levels of ice (and record area covered) at the South Pole / Antarctica.

    It wasn’t just conjecture, or hearsay, NASA actually confirmed last years levels as being an all time high.

    This past summer at the South Pole, not as much melting occurred as we would normally expect to see a large melt-off over the summer month. The record ice pack from last year did not fully melt, thus it was left to re-freeze this year.

    Now going into winter at the South Pole (May 2015), and we see the continent of Antarctica already shrouded on all sides by ice pack extending nearly 1,000 miles out from its coast in some places.

    Icepack levels are growing rapidly to be beyond last years RECORDS levels at the South Pole… now going into winter, we see the icepack growing out very far from Antarctica — looks like this year will be even greater than last year.

    Here is a screenshot of the record icepack from last year, October 2014, clearly this year of 2015 (seen above) is on track to beat out last years record levels :

    Meanwhile, the North pole remains frozen solid, extending far South now going into late spring, and early summer come June.

    Clearly things are changing. Global warming now replaced by rapid cooling, and record ice levels."

  • irhologram

    Yet scientists still believe model projections of global warming, although expectations have underperformed.

    15-05-07 – Scientist accuses leading climate scientists of offering false hope:
    http://www.rtcc.org/2015/05/06/leading-scientists-accused-of-offering-false-hope-on-climate/

    In other news, snow storms hitting the central midwest and Rocky Mountain states in the US.

    2015-05-07 – Typhoon Noul strengthens, now Category 4 storm, heads toward the Philippine Islands, evacuations ensue:
    http://www.sott.net/article/296185-Typhoon-and-active-volcano-force-evacuations-in-Philippines
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/08/us-philippines-typhoon-volcano-idUSKBN0NT0J220150508 from jumpingjackflashblog

    Cont

  • irhologram

    Con-clue-shuns. I'm like the vintage Monty Python confused cat. http://youtu.be/B2Je1CEPkUM

    So…the seas are warming up, likely because of a million (science now estimates) undersea volcanoes, yet both arctic and antarctic (where the ozone hole is reported as growing [although it looks to me like it's just changing shape. In any case, it's huge], so solid pack should be melting) ice caps are accumulating mass and no longer melting, while our attention is directed to CO2, yet methane and H2S are venting enormous quantities of poisonous gas off both our coasts, from land and sea volcanoes, and from clathrate melts, as weather becomes more and more violent.

    Sigh. I am one Confused cat. One thing is a constant. NPPS are at imminent peril.

  • Sol Man

    What do you prefer? For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Or, perhaps, Karmic Balance? Who can say how the intricacies of these concepts work?

    Mankind has blown into the world's systems multiple thousands (likely millions!) of tons of heavy metals, and so much more, of chemicals that would just not ordinarily be here, except for the misdirected efforts of some.

    Nature is capable of doing any and everything in her attempt to make right the imbalance.

    Since you love those all around you you best make sure that you let them know for one never knows the hour or the moment…

  • tinfoilhatbrian tinfoilhatbrian

    Here is a nutcase the pro-nukers can love…for a little while! Enjoy:http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-woman-who-ate-chernobyl-s-apples And they say I'm a wacko!

  • jec jec

    Nothing about the dangers on the TVA website..just about the OTHER dams with similar issues. With all the flooding going on…this becomes much more critical! Wannapum Dam, Washington State, above Hanford Washington nuclear storage area is also not fixed yet.

    Have other dams faced a similar issue?

    Yes. Sediment seepage is an uncommon, but not unheard of occurrence. At other dams that have experienced seepage in the past, the source has been identified and the dams have been successfully repaired. These dams include TVA’s Tims Ford Dam (Tenn) and Bear Creek Dam (Ala); the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Wolf Creek Dam (Ky), which completed repairs for this type problem in 2013; and Center Hill Dam (Tenn), which is near completion.

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