‘Very strong’ quake hits New Mexico border — Seismic data spikes at WIPP nuke site — Emergency declared at nearest nuclear plant — “Larger magnitude event could still occur” — TV: “Sounded like a train derailed” — “Very rare… Still trying to figure out what caused it… no known fault lines in area” (VIDEOS)

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USGS, June 29, 2014: M5.2 – 50km NW of Lordsburg, NM 04:59:33 UTC (Max CDI (maximum reported intensity) = VII, Very Strong)

Fox 10, June 29, 2014: “Thought we heard a train coming… it sounded like a train might have derailed… [Scared] is an understatement, we were shaking.” -Sherry Huggins, near New Mexico/AZ border

KOLD-TV Tuscon, June 29, 2014: “A very rare occurrence… even the lights were moving around [in our Tuscon studio]”

Fox 10, June 29, 2014: “A lot of people were like what’s going on?… Looks like a bomb went off.” -Steve Krafft, reporter

NRC, June 30, 2014: PALO VERDE (nuclear plant near Phoenix, AZ) […] Emergency Class: UNUSUAL EVENT […] EMERGENCY DECLARED […] “The following event description is based on information currently available. If through subsequent reviews of this event, additional information is identified that is pertinent to this event or alters the information being provided at this time, a follow-up notification will be made […] Initial walkdowns of plant equipment and review of plant parameters have found no unusual conditions or damage to plant equipment. No abnormalities caused by the seismic event were observed. […] Initial analysis of the Seismic Monitoring Instrumentation System indicated a seismic event, below the magnitude of the 0.10g spectra Operating Basis Earthquake (OBE) and the 0.20g spectra Safe Shutdown Earthquake (SSE). […] Notified DHS, FEMA  […] Emergency classification termination was declared […]

KOLD-TV Tuscon, June 29, 2014: “They are still trying to figure out what caused the quake because there is no known fault line in the area… It’s very common to see aftershocks, especially after a strong earthquake like what we saw… So where is this all coming from?… It’s probably occurring along a fault that we don’t know anything about… Maybe there is a new fault… and they’re going to be able to hopefully identify that fault… it’s not coming from any of the known faults.”

KRQE, June 29, 2014: “The southern half of New Mexico got a Saturday shake-up.”

Copper Area News, June 30, 2014: It is likely that small magnitude aftershocks will continue in the Duncan area for days or weeks. Most will probably go unfelt. A larger magnitude event could still occur. In the event of severe ground shaking, residents are advised to “Drop, Cover and Hold on”.

See also: [intlink id=”tv-drums-of-radioactive-waste-may-be-smashed-and-opened-after-roof-collapse-at-leaking-u-s-nuclear-site-official-we-believe-theres-been-a-breach-its-a-very-serious-thing-seismi” type=”post”]- Official: We believe there’s been a breach… “It’s a very serious thing” — ‘Seismic event’ mentioned — High levels of alpha and beta radiation detected (VIDEO)[/intlink]

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254 comments to ‘Very strong’ quake hits New Mexico border — Seismic data spikes at WIPP nuke site — Emergency declared at nearest nuclear plant — “Larger magnitude event could still occur” — TV: “Sounded like a train derailed” — “Very rare… Still trying to figure out what caused it… no known fault lines in area” (VIDEOS)

  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    Don't worry… There's no problem, it's just America coming apart at the seams, business as usual…

    Fracking… What fracking, there's no fracking here, have you tried Walmart ?? I'm sure they sell it.

    OK… Move along now, there's nothing to see here !!!

    • papacares papacares

      @ d7426 yes it is – bayou corne now back in the news

      http://wwwwakeupamericans-spree.blogspot.com/2014/07/louisiana-sinkhole-collapses-into.html#.U7N1v0DSR61

      it appears now to have collapsed into the aquafier

      “The point-source equivalent force system describing the motions at the seismic source (called moment tensor) showed similarities to seismic events produced by explosions and active geothermal and volcanic environments. But at the sinkhole, an influx of natural gas rather than hot magma may be responsible for elevating the pore pressure enough to destabilize pre-existing zones of weakness, such as fractures or faults at the edge of the salt dome.”

      • davidh7426 davidh7426

        I know PC…

        That was careless of TB, I wonder how they let that slip past them.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

        7/01/2014 — Bayou Corne sinkhole collapses into AQUIFER – "Active
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INIWMzA0FHI

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

        7/01/2014 — Bayou Corne Sinkhole creating Earthquakes similar to “Active Geothermal, volcanic environments”
        June 30, 2014
        “The ‘earthquakes’ themselves are being caused by underground movement of GASSES. The release of these gasses are being likened to Volcanic , Geothermal, and Explosive events seen elsewhere in the world.
        “However, instead of magma, natural gas acting as the mechanism for the movement…”

        http://dutchsinse.tatoott1009.com/7012014-gaschargedfluidscreating-earthquakes-at-louisiana-sinkhole/

        “…When asked by a citizen, “Where is the water going” [if it keeps flowing in to a closed space]… the answer….. the entire sinkhole is now DRAINING INTO THE AQUIFER….
        ” Yes, the oil, gas, and “pollution” associated with the collapse has ruptured the “ceiling” of the groundwater / aquifer, and is now acting as an opening to the underground water system….
        “The paper, “Moment Tensor Inversion of Seismic Events Associated with the Sinkhole at Napoleonville Salt Dome, Louisiana,” will be published online July 1, 2014, and published in the August print edition of BSSA. Seismological Society of America”

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

        Shocking Video Of Methane Gas Bubbling In Bayou Corne Near Si
        Dec 11, 2012
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_V7d957yeek

      • melting mermaid melting mermaid

        I saw this movie, Knocking on the Devils Door, and there was a part about how Louisiana was the poorest state in the country and they were dumping huge amounts of Radioactive waste there. I wonder where? Probably in the salt caverns there, like WIPP and if so, God help us all. Another book, Crimes against Nature, by RFK Jr, he talks about how the Bush administration, led by the beneficent Dick Cheney pretty much completely deregulated anything to do with big energy. They are pretty much free to do anything to the environment they want for a buck and it's perfectly legal, evil and unethical and ultimately ecocidal, but legal. And of course, fracking is the baby of Haliburton and the frack fluid they are so generously pumping into all the world`s aquifers is their trade secret. God love them.

      • mt1000

        Thanks for posting this link. I deserves wide reading!

    • Arizonan Arizonan

      Hi all, sorry to spoil the panic with logic, but the earthquake was centered on the AZ/NM border, and WIPP is on the other side of NM, to the East. Obviously they had seismic spikes at both WIPPand Palo Verde, but this does not mean that either of those sites exploded, okay?

      • davidh7426 davidh7426

        Yes Arizonan, I know…

        And I don't believe that I mentioned explosions, whether Nuclear, tectonic, volcanic, nor the kind you can get after eating a high-fibre diet.

        Since when has logic had anything to do with the Nuclear industry. If logic where to be invoked, then surely…

        "…logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. " – SPOCK – Wrath of Khan.

        Though TPTB have their own inverted version…

        "The greed of the few, or the one, outweighs the needs of the many."

        If logic where ever involved with the Nuclear industry, then it was shown the door in the first week.

        Still want to invoke logic ??

      • melting mermaid melting mermaid

        Well if it's OK with you I'm going to panic anyway, there was also a big unreported earthquake on the Gulf Coast. The earth shakes, mountains rise and fall, all the seas and rivers and clouds are connected by the hydrologic process, that's why we should quit this nuclear madness. It's idiocy and painful to watch. And damn them for profiting off our doom, while we have to stand by helplessly and watch our children mutate and the earth and all her inhabitants wither away. I don't know much, but I do know what it's like to be told your child has one little mutant gene that will kill her and consume you and it sucks and fuck them for polluting the entire planet, Fuck them.

        • davidh7426 davidh7426

          It's fine by me MM, panic all you want… I personally prefer to just sit in the corner and whimper !!!

        • Angela_R

          meltingmermaid, the anger, well do I know it. I'd walk around, exclaiming 'nobody can be that STUPID!' My blood showed excess cortisol; I fumed.

          I no longer have small children. I want to give you hope for your children, no mother should have that anguish. I look at the deformed babies and my heart cries first for them, then for their parents and I get angry again. I want the pain gone for all.

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        If you look at the black wave form, it looks a bit like some kind of detonation occurred. That's all I'm going to say about it.

    • Grazyna Grazyna

      They do not sell fracking in my local Walmart — will check on line. My laughter after reading your comment scared away all Archons. Thanks.

  • bf9 bf9

    I'll tell you what, I live in the PHX metro area and I had three different people on the east side of town text me and ask me WTF that was about. (As, you know, I'm the "guy who follows that stuff"…)

    The first thought in my head was "there goes WIPP". A little scary to see seismic activity anywhere near that place.

  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    Finally, a chance for the boys and girls at WIPP to use all that kitty-litter for it's intended purpose…

    They must have been 'shitting bricks' out there. Just think, if those quakes had caused another part of the roof to come down. And god knows what it's done to what's left of WIPPs structural integrity.

  • jec jec

    Yesterday, on the WIPP area, posted about this quake and the fact the RADNET (EPA) radiation monitors were CUT OFF at around 9:30 AM..or the quake time. Whats is wrong with EPA? Shouldnt they be doing their jobs, like protect the public that pays their inflated salaries? Guess operating RADNET monitors is too difficult for the level of expertise in EPA. They do have trouble remembering to use a toilet and not the hallway for bowel movements. But the EPA jobs might be 'age' appropriate based on the way EPA assists in emergencies such as WIPP or Fukushima.

  • obewanspeaks obewanspeaks

    Enterprise Protection Administration ?

  • lam335 lam335

    "… there is no known fault line in the area …"

    Is there any chance that the seismic disturbance that was felt/recorded could be the result of some sort of further (and bigger) event happening down in the bowels of WIPP, rather than just a naturally-occuring event whose aftershocks could potentially threaten it?

    • WindorSolarPlease

      Hi lam335

      Doubt we will ever know officially, or maybe until it's too late..

    • PurpleRain PurpleRain

      My first response is to assume that it is WIPP. I don't believe anything that those who work there profess.

    • Arizonan Arizonan

      It was an earthquake centered on the AZ border, not centered on WIPP, which is on the othrr side of NM.

    • itsanuclearwar

      I think there is a better chance that HAARP was involved.

      Some info about HAARP and earthquakes: http://www.shiftfrequency.com/bill-ballard-april-11-2012-haarp-generated-8-1-earthquake-over-indonesia/

      • We Not They Finally

        Haarp-induced earthquakes apparently clock in at 10 km below the surface. That's shallow, but this was worse — 5 km. That means that it SEEMS a lot stronger and able to do more damage.

        • Angela_R

          5 km? sounds like it could be from fracking
          check out the earthquakes in England, attributed to fracking, last year or the year before.

          • lucius.cornelius

            Yes. All fracking was stopped for a while, but the allure of easy cash soon had the Government talking about not only allowing fracking, but allowing it to happen beneath privately owned land, with no permission from the land owner required. Yesterday a report was published claiming that more than half the UK's aquifers are above areas thought to contain shale gas.

            Fracking is only step down from nuclear when it comes to sheer stupidity.

            My understanding of fracking is as follows: A company applies for permits to drill for shale gas. They usually get them. On the back of the anticipated value of the gas the company's value rockets. They syphon off the cash. The amount of gas available is often/usually way below the pre-drilling estimates and the immediate environment is soundly trashed by the process. The company then declares bankruptcy, closes down and leaves. The State is then left to pick up the cost of clean ups and compensation, which it cannot afford nor is willing to consider. Meanwhile the company has opened somewhere else, under a new name and the process is begun again.
            Everywhere fracking occurs there is a legacy of earthquakes, illness, poisoned water, trashed communities and political dishonesty. But seeing as how 'the right people' are making money, nothing else matters.
            We have been told in the UK "don't expect any reduction in prices even if there's as much shale gas as we think there is" – profit is for private individuals. Loss is for the…

            • Angela_R

              Lucius, I am horrified by what is happening in the UK; please see my comment to WeNotTheyFinally @ 2.46am.

            • HoTaters HoTaters

              And often the aquifers are PERMANENTLY destroyed, contaminated.

            • Runningonlove Runningonlove

              Thank you, Lucius, for that succinct and utterly nauseating
              precis of the modus operandi of the fracksters. Can you post some specific examples of this scenario? That would be good, convincing evidence for the dubious. Have you heard of the bright minds who have suggested fracking with
              drilling liquids containing nuclear waste? Just for a little sadistic icing on the cake. If ever there were prime examples of "those who destroy the earth", the fracksters are it. See Revelation 11:18 for what happens when karma comes home to roost. Oh dear.

                • lucius.cornelius

                  I should add that the above links do not, other than by inference, refer specifically to the "set em up, extract the wealth, declare bankruptcy, then move on and repeat" model.

                  Personally I'm beginning to think that the entire thing is little more than a con, designed to extract wealth from the public purse, as so many other cons from the same people are – the war on terror, the banks, "global warming", etc – cons, one and all. As though they were addicted both to lying and stealing and now hold us in such contempt that they're out of the realms of imcompetence and into barefaced deceit, safe in the knowledge that the MSM will support whatever nonsense they come up with and will trash anyone who dares to disagree.
                  Here in the UK the BBC has been told "to stop interviewing cranks" (for 'cranks' read 'anyone who knows enough about a subject to know when charlatans are making stuff up). Or, in other words, stop interviewing anyone who disagrees with the gospel according to the state sponsored scientist.

                  Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
                  The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide;
                  When other helpers fail and comforts flee,
                  Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me.

                  Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day;
                  Earth’s joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
                  Change and decay in all around I see—
                  O Thou who changest not, abide with me.

            • itsanuclearwar

              Come to find out that there is money to be made in destroying potable water. Wall Street Bankers are buying up all the water rights all over the world. The less there will be of drinking water, the more they will make, not to mention the power and control they will get.

              The New “Water Barons”: Wall Street Mega-Banks are Buying up the World’s Water

              http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-new-water-barons-wall-street-mega-banks-are-buying-up-the-worlds-water/5383274

              credit to WNTF

        • itsanuclearwar

          The evidence suggest that HAARP induced quakes are at depths other than 10Km, one of which is 5Km.

          According to "The Daily Cheese",

          "There are other depths that seem to be connected to HAARP – 2Km, 5Km, 24Km, 30Km, 40Km and 50Km. There are an abnormal number of earthquakes occurring at these depths. Earthquake depths are measured in 1/10Km from 0.0 up to 800.0 Km. Quakes at these HAARP depths occur in excess of 10x or more of natural quakes depths. By using the European seismics database you can research this phenomena. (FYI: USGS only lists about 1/4 of all quakes that occur globally.)"

          http://davidwestern.wordpress.com/2012/08/12/iran-earthquakes-leave-80-dead-in-tabriz-region/

          HAARP is still in the running for this product/incidence served to all and brought to you/us by TPTB.

          • itsanuclearwar

            In reality, it would be hard for me to imagine that a Weapon of Mass Destruction like HAARP, would be limited to only one depth of creating earthquakes. I have to assume that it is pretty much wide open.

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

    Dept of 5 km (3.1 miles) is rather shallow:

    • 3.4 49km NW of Lordsburg, New Mexico 2014-06-29 02:25:19 UTC-06:00 5.0 km
    • 3.5 41km WNW of Lordsburg, New Mexico 2014-06-28 23:08:44 UTC-06:00 5.0 km
    • 5.2 50km NW of Lordsburg, New Mexico 2014-06-28 22:59:33 UTC-06:00 5.0 km

  • weeman

    I would be looking at fracking as the culprit the quakes are so shallow, if it was a unknown fault I would expect a far deeper depth.
    Fracking will wake a sleeping giant, crack and lubricate will put things in motion.

  • dunkilo

    Let the bodies hit the floor,
    Let the bodies hit the floor,
    somethings got to give,Im well past my tipping point!!
    Let the bodies hit the floor !!The bodies of all to blame !
    You know who you are !!I see you !! Time to water the tree,and theres more than enough blood to do so…I see a flood coming

  • dunkilo

    Who needs terrorist? Got the best in the world right here.We are all cattle for the rich.Hope im alive when the rich are not rich enough to protect themselves .Money is fine ,in its place.Ask yourself,how much is enough and at what cost?It saddens me that the innocent pay with their health and lives Esp. children.May God forgive me for my apathy,im just as to blame as the rich.

  • Shaker1

    The continental divides runs through the state, and it's rather obvious that at one time there was quite a bit of volcanic activity. One looks west of the Rio Grande in Albuquerque to a large volcanic escarpment that has the bumps of 'extinct' volcanoes just beyond that. (Well, I guess, that is, if they haven't covered it with development and obscured the starkness of the view.) Try this for a quick map:

    http://nationalatlas.gov/mld/condivl.html

    I still own a gorgeous piece of property on the Rio San Jose. The rear boundry is the river at the bottom of a basalt canyon that is approximately 70 ft. deep and 100ft. wide at that point, deeper and wider a bit further on, but then it leaves the flow and opens to a wider, shallower section just a mile or so further on. Pretty sparse, very few people, and the other side of the canyon is the res. Just a magical place where swallows nest in the sheer black/brown faces of the canyon, and one must be wary of snakes in the tumbleweed that collects at the bottom.

    Gotta remember they speak of 'known' faults. Though geologically the area is really well-known from oil and mineral extraction that dates back years, one must never forget that anything is possible, and on a long enough timeline, everything is probable.

    • Shaker1

      Got my first 404 from this site…I guess I now know the experience of others that I'd wondered about.

      But back on subject, both sides of the divide have evidence of past activity. Those who may not be familar may think both states, NM and AZ are simply desert-like, dry and hot, but the reality is quite different, though the thinking might generally hold. The large copper concerns both in NM and AZ point to such things, and the assumptions of geologists, besides their current recordings and research, have limits in scope, timescale, and the state of the discipline. Maybe the indigenous have some insight into past activity?

      I, too, thought immediately of WIPP, but Lordsburg is a distance away, in the area of much of that copper mining. Those mines are also strip mines, relatively shallow of the huge trucks and huge buckets, draglines, and, of course, much dust. A long way from Carlsbad. Geological danger to WIPP is obviously real and (of course) unexpected somewhat by those who thought the site safe for thousands of years. Maybe they'll take this as more than an anomoly when thinking of the timescale they'd hoped for the site and get their ass in gear doing some different thinking overall.

      • Radio Radio

        shaker1 says – "Maybe they'll take this as more than an anomoly when thinking of the timescale they'd hoped for the site and get their ass in gear doing some different thinking overall."

        We can only hope 😉

  • We Not They Finally

    If fracking caused this quake, then considering the insane proliferation of fracking near WIPP, t's courting disaster.

    In an early community meeting following the ongoing disaster at Bayou Corne (wow — that exited the news, didn't it?,) a government geologist inadvertently slipped and called it "a frack-out."

  • Ontological Ontological

    Frack on Baby frack on! News of this EQ is typical of the fears we have all expressed in this forum.

  • PurpleRain PurpleRain

    If it was an earthquake wouldn't it be on the RSOE EDIS? I don't see anything listed.

  • califnative califnative

    yes it is good, they're still scary no matter how many you've gone through!

  • All I got to add is OMG and maybe some of the salt panel roofs did a little caving in as well. Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble.

  • razzz razzz

    5km or about 3 miles deep is very shallow. The shock wave doesn't have far to travel before reaching the surface to travel along at ground level unimpeded. Then you hear or feel the 'boom' first with the earth movement shortly thereafter.

    My first thought was fracking but mountains and ridges are all just old fault lines, active or not, and they are everywhere.

    Oklahoma has had continuous minor quakes for it seems about a year now. Fracking is blamed. It must be unnerving at ground zero to have to live with it.

  • When I looked at the NRC incident report I scrolled up the page a bit.

    Here's what I saw.

    Event Number: 50236
    Facility: PRAIRIE ISLAND
    State: MN

    "…approximately 1000 dead fish of assorted species were discovered in the site's discharge canal. The fish perished due to rising temperatures in the discharge canal caused by an orderly shutdown of Cooling Towers as directed by procedure for response to flooding of the Mississippi River. The discharge canal is a body of water with a barrier from the Mississippi River. The Mississippi River temperature across the site has only risen 0.9F which is well within the permit limit of the maximum of 5F.

    "There is no impact to the availability of safety systems or safety system performance. This condition has no impact to public health and safety."

    I guess 1000 fish… must be considered acceptable collateral damage?

    It was within the temperature Permit Limit so it's all okay. Just business as usual it seems.

    Why would raising the water temp by less than 1 degree kill so many fish?

    Something 'smells fishy' to me. 😉

    • Jebus Jebus

      The Mississippi River temperature across FROM the site has only risen 0.9F

      or

      The Mississippi River temperature AVERAGED across the site has only risen 0.9F

      There, maybe I fixed it…

  • Uranium_Mountain Uranium_Mountain

    I've been trying to get logged in for days and that damn error. Someone said to do a "Reply to any of the user posts" but not to try the actual "log in" of the page. It worked! Feels good to be back.

    So to all of you that are still stuck in the Abyss, Click "Reply" to this post and log in on the page that comes up without that blue error screen.

    • Jebus Jebus

      The log in link at the top of the page is corrupted.

      Just drop all the way to the bottom of the page and log in.

      It puts you at your user profile…

      • Radio Radio

        Jebus. Thx. Good catch. When admin gets back, the caches will be cleared, links corrected, and all will be made right. These are acting suspiciously like basic WordPress update issues and they recently did an auto-update of their latest version, which is fine as long as the theme enenews is using is completely compatible with the update. If admin is away and has someone subbing, my guess is that they are not empowered to start messing with corrupted links and such. Admin, is, indeed, the webmaster, too. This newer version has a tinymce code upgrade which, while improving media upload, etc, created havoc throughout wordpressland for many and asundry Admins. So, they had to fix that going on three tries now, and the forums are filled with newbies and pros alike having panic attacks because suddenly we can't even log in to our own sites because of software incompatibility issues with the upgrade. Many of us assume that all theme creators somehow know what glitches a new version of a platform will create and immediately create patches for their users for a seamless user friendly experience. No one pays a WP theme creator that good, nor wordpress. Heck, even Microsoft let's the public find the bugs! 😉

        • Jebus Jebus

          Ya, it's all good. Everthing's fine. No worries. It's probably wordpress. Couldn't possibly be the man in the middle. All's cool. Nothing to see here. Nothing important. Relax. It will be a ok.

          Thanks for clearing everything up, Radio…

  • rogerthat

    i seem to remember the us government 45 years ago tried pumping contaminated liquids under pressure deep into the earth as a means of disposal. the result was 2000 small earthquakes over a six-month period, after which it was concluded that the practice was unsafe because it led to earthquakes, and it was banned. as i said, it's just a memory, but does that ring any bells?

    • Radio Radio

      rogerthat. Yes, i read that report, too, but, didn't keep it handy. They routinely pump liquid toxic sludge into salt domes, and seem to think that this is stable, but, perhaps they were using cracks in the earth (fissures and faults) in the report we both almost recall. There was also an underground atomic explosion to loosen gas or some such in the SW, making the natural gas too contaminated to use and this also set off a rash of smaller earthquakes. That gas is now being reconsidered as not too radiologically contaminated to start putting into the national supply. And, thermalgeoengineering shoots hot steam into cracks underground to loosen crack rock to release natural steam pockets to run turbines and these cause small quakes, too. We would not accuse such minds of having too much imagination and foresight.

  • rogerthat

    http://www.nukewatch.org/watchblog/?p=1777
    June 27: Santa Fe, NM – Today the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) denied extension requests by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to delay cleanup milestones under a legally enforceable 2005 Consent Order. …
    …Jay Coghlan, Nuclear Watch New Mexico Executive Director, commented, “After granting more than one hundred extension requests to delay cleanup, we salute the New Mexico Environment Department for denying further requests. We encourage NMED to enforce what it already has, and make LANL comply with its legally mandated cleanup order. This in turn will drive increased federal funding for genuine cleanup at the Lab, creating hundreds of jobs while permanently protecting our precious water and environment.”
    Scott Kovac, Nuclear Watch New Mexico Program Director, commented, “We look forward to continuing enforcement of the 2005 Consent Order and the necessary removal of Cold War legacy waste buried in unlined trenches above our aquifer.”

    • melting mermaid melting mermaid

      Wow, they should finally not be fired for being completely incapable of doing their job, good job, somebody send them a cookie. WTF, a hundred extensions, did I read that right or are all the hot particles dancing around my head finally making me delusional. Good gravy, the nuclear insanathon rolls on.

    • We Not They Finally

      "After granting more than one hundred extension requests…." ONE HUNDRED??

  • rogerthat

    https://www.roadtechs.com/nuke/wwwboard/getpost.php?rec_nbr=316803

    – job ad for five emergency management professionals at WIPP

  • rogerthat

    New Mexico Environment Department Home Web Site …
    http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/
    -still down, anyone know why?

    http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=13317
    Welded water tanks to replace the miles of leaking bolt together tanks at Fukushima Daiichi are being installed. The tanks are welded off site and shipped in by barge, ready to install. This allows workers to do the bulk of the work somewhere safe, leaving only the final move and installation to be done in the radioactive areas. This does make one wonder why TEPCO hadn’t thought of this themselves when the first tanks were being assembled and installed on site…. (pictures)

    • just breathe just breathe

      Still down. Does anyone know why?
      Really?
      Because They don't want us to know!

    • Radio Radio

      rogerthat, out of a lack of skilled workers at Fukushima, some of the subcontractors that TEPCo used hired anyone willing to do any job. I remember reading an interview here on enews about an unemployed bus deliver from Tokyo, i believe was his home city, who found himself welding the storage tanks. Neither he nor much of the crew had ever welded before in their lives! Okay, so what's wrong with this picture, right? No wonder they leaked so soon. My guess, and this is complete guessing, is that TEPCo did not pass along to the subcontractor just how contaminated the water was, nor did they probably know themselves until the process was underway, nor did the subcontractors have any prior work experience handling toxic wastes of any kind. The series of small earthquakes they had for the several months of that first year could and did easily loosen many a seam.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

      I suspect that everything is done the cheapest way possible and for them, money is more important than life on the planet or life of their workers.

  • Clicking on the USGS imagelink took me to a "404" page.

    Scrubber Ducky, you're the one…

    Squeaky clean.

  • Angela_R

    It appears that many were unaware of the move to mix radioactive waste in fracking water for underground disposal.
    http://portentnews.com/2014/06/29/692014-radioactive-waste-deliberately-mixed-in-fracking-water-for-underground-disposal/

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    This earthquake occurred ..30 some miles northwest of Lordsburg, NM.

    And near the Lordsburg Mining District.

    Pg. 20 of document ..faults.

    http://pubs.usgs.gov/bul/0885/report.pdf

  • jec jec

    Radioactive leftovers,like NORM are dumped! The term NORM is used to make the disposal sound 'safe." Just like WIPP dumping. See Bayou Corne sinkhole. Lots of NORM (and not recorded amounts or levels) dumped in to that little geo-formation and others. Now the fact the Bayou Corn formation is collapsing–no government agency observes or checks. And missing 'records' , just like IRS emails..just Like the illegals dumped in California..out of sight, out of mind. Seems like a regular theme with this White House and President. Just sign an executive order..and tell everyone to shut up. Sounds like a dictator to me..

  • rogerthat

    http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Niigata-Bishop:-Do-not-forget-the-suffering-of-Fukushima,-enough-with-nuclear-power-31506.html
    The bishop of Nigata took part in a meeting devoted to reconstruction and support for the survivors of the Great Earthquake of 2011, which devastated the Sendai region.

    Niigata (AsiaNews) – Although many in society and even in the same Church in Japan have different views on the use of nuclear energy, "the point is clear. Come and see for yourself what happened at Fukushima. Come and see reality. People have been deprived of the ordinary life, and for many of them it will be impossible to go it back. Most people do not care for the daily struggles of the people of Fukushima, but even if we are not directly responsible for the disaster, we have the responsibility to make new choices on the subject," said Mgr Tarcisio Isao Kikuchi, bishop of Niigata, after he visited the areas affected by the nuclear disaster together with the heads of diocesan bodies involved in the reconstruction.
    The visit took place on 24-26 June when participants met in the Koriyama Catholic Church in Fukushima Prefecture. More than 70 people attended the event, mostly diocesan directors appointed by their bishops to run relief and rehabilitation activities in the area in Sendai diocese hit by the 2011 earthquake and the unprecedented nuclear power leak,.
    The group was able to visit areas where evacuees found temporary housing. Although local authorities are preparing to…

  • rogerthat

    … re-open the area, they do not know with any certainty if people will come back.

    "On Thursday morning, we met in Koriyama Catholic Church to listen to stories of eight people working for evacuees in Fukushima prefecture," Mgr Kikuchi said.

    "There were so many different stories. Even though the rehabilitation programme moves very slowly, those in Iwate and Miyagi have, at least, some hope for future. But those in Fukushima, especially those near to the nuclear power plant have difficulty to find hope for future."

    "This is not an issue limited to Fukushima prefecture. It is an issue for Japan as a whole. We should not forget the sufferings people in Fukushima endure every day. Communities are divided. Families are divided. Friends are separated. All of this for what reason?

    – wow.

    • Runningonlove Runningonlove

      Thank you, rogerthat, for the article. Thank God SOMEBODY in Japan
      has the spiritual gonads to realize there IS indeed a major catastrophe ongoing, and to do something concrete about it. Now, if the light of truth would only penetrate the darkness and power greed of the Japanese government and Tepco…and bring conviction to them that THEY ARE LYING, and can expect some fierce karmic blow-back down the line.

  • Doing my "summer cleaning" got 4 HEPA filters in the house.

    Ran a 30 minute Inspector scan on one filter, reads 45 CPM, normally indoor air (and outdoor for that matter) reads around 25 to 30 here.

    THE POINT: There is a lot of stuff in the air, including radiation. You can remove much of it, easily, at low cost. The HEPA also functions as an air circulator, good for sleeping, and it is a white noise generator, also good for sleeping.

    If you are not running HEPA, you should start now.

    stock out

    • weeman

      Excellent advise.
      Tell me a lot of cars these days have hepa filters, if you were in Fukushima at time of accident, would you not have been better to escape in your hepa filtered car than bunker down, I don't know for sure but I expect it could have given some protection while fleeing?

      • earthsmith earthsmith

        Hey folks, love those hepa filters too. But I am starting to get concerned about disposal??? Any suggestions or ideas…or is it what it is?

        • TEST your filter with a Geiger Counter before handling it. If it tests much higher than background;

          Take all HEPA type filter equipment such as vaccuums, air filters, etc.. outdoors, on a non windy day.

          Wear coveralls, hat, rubber boots, a mask and gloves if you can. If even one hot particle got trapped on a filter, you do not want that particle moving into your house or your lungs via shoes, clothing, hands, hair, etc.

          Dispose of filter into a sealed bag, same with disposable gloves and mask. Wash off boots with water and take off hat and coveralls outside the house, put in sealed bag, then wash by themselves in a washing machine. Dispose of bag.

          Wipe down dirt and dust on filter equipment with wet wipes outdoors, and dispose of those wet wipes with filters.

          If you only do this on rare occasions they won't classify you as a nuclear laundry, which needs it's own sealed water treatment facility.

          HEPA filters do catch some things, but not everything. Adding charcoal helps and the better quality ones have charcoal added.

          Change out frequency should be more frequent if radiation levels are higher. Keep spare filters on hand.

  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    And the KOLD TV Tuscon research department score a BIG FAT ZIP for ability…

    There's at least FIVE FAULT LINES that I'm aware of within a 34 mile radius of those quakes, the closest is 8 miles.

    And most of fault lines are pointing right at ground zero for those quakes so I'd assume that at least one of them continues right up to the bullseye.

  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    Torness Nuclear Power Station, Scotland has just 'tripped' a safety alert, and has shutdown…

    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/site/?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=NC-20140702-44386-GBR

    First the one in Wales, now one in Scotland 8)

  • davidh7426 davidh7426

    —AND HERE IS THE NEWS—

    FDA study finds Alaska fish safe from Fukushima radiation

    – Big surprise from the FDA ( Fukushima Daiiachi Apologists ) there.

    http://www.undercurrentnews.com/2014/07/02/fda-study-finds-alaska-fish-safe-from-fukushima-radiation/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=fda-study-finds-alaska-fish-safe-from-fukushima-radiation

    And in the Fukushima Dairy…

    [Photo] Fukushima citizen “Skin of legs falling off since 311″

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/07/photo-fukushima-citizen-skin-of-legs-falling-off-since-311/

    Expert “Inflation of the volcanic edifice has been observed in Mt. Fuji since 311/ Stocking 300 years of energy”

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/06/expert-inflation-of-the-volcanic-edifice-has-been-observed-in-mt-fuji-since-311-stocking-300-years-of-energy/

    [Support by eating] Fukushima agricultural associations request approx 200 companies to purchase Fukushima peach

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/07/support-by-eating-fukushima-agricultural-associations-request-approx-200-companies-to-purchase-fukushima-peach/

    Rising Tritium level in Bypass water / Became the highest density again

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/07/rising-tritium-level-in-bypass-water-became-the-highest-density-again/

  • Speedy

    I found this on the official WIPP website … A Public Inquiry Page…on the bottom it allows you to access info ..click on the "here" button.. http://www.wipp.energy.gov/WWISWeb/index.aspx

    Then find container data…
    And Query by waste stream profile.
    Choose waste stream profile and pick one…

    Now look at what chemicals are included in this container, try a few, now I'm not a chemist but I have used some of these and I know some are liquid and very nasty. The msds paperwork will back that statement up. I haven't heard of any testing for these chemicals. What happens when these drums get crushed by the salt and the chemicals are released and start to react with each other? Does anyone even care?

    • Shaker1

      Speedy, sounds like someone was planning to be dead before the salt decided it had had enough. But you know how plans are.

      And, really, it does seem at times that there's a real conflict that some researchers don't quite recognize, or at bast they don't allow it to ruin their sleep. They have the curiosity of children, which in some respects I guess is required, but never think that those who are managing their output, product as well a waste-product, is also managed by children. They all have the intelligence expected of adults, but then do things just like kids. "Clean up your room, Johnny!" and it gets pushed under the bed, unnoticed and unattended until it stinks. Government is exceptionally good at this, as they're allowed secrecy, while business has to pay or hire true idiots or sociopaths to keep their mouths shut.

      As for NM, what would it be without federal money? Even at that point it took decades politically to oust the good ol' boy ranchers from the governorship. Tech business moves there for the intellectual resources, or is started by refugees and opportunists from the labs and what has been the easy-going acceptance gained from those years of the federal cash. Intel would never be there otherwise pulling 12 million gallons a day from the aquifer (when I was there, anyway) claiming they return it to the Rio Grande cleaner than when they got it, but for some reason not reuse much.

      Then, I guess, we're all kids in some respects…

      • Speedy

        Shaker1—I normally avoid posting comments for a variety of reasons but after looking through a dozen or so container's lists of "ingredients", I was simply amazed at the different chemicals in them. I was under the assumption that most (97%) were gloves, hats and other tru polluted items. I have never heard of these liquid chemicals filling these drums, as a matter of fact, everything I have read, liquids are off limits. Make sure you take a look at this info, I guarantee it wont be long and public access will end..I check some at the begining of the list and some further down, ALL had nasty chemicals. Just by the discription it's obvious they are liqiud..If they used "kitty litter" to adsorb the liquid, won't pressure just squeeze the liquid out?

  • How Easy Is it to Build a Dirty Bomb? Dirty Bombs Are All Around Us – WIPP, TMI, Fukushima
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/06/how-easy-is-it-to-build-dirty-bomb.html

  • itsanuclearwar

    Fracking may very well induce earthquakes. If nothing else, it provides cover for the HAARP induced earthquakes. Might have been part of the scheme from the beginning. Order Out of CHAOS.

  • Uranium_Mountain Uranium_Mountain

    This came out today.

    No to Waste Isolation Pilot Plant

    http://www.no2wipp.org/

  • Angela_R

    Maybe I'm not specific enough…a question,

    has nuclear waste ever been used in fracking fluid?

    • We Not They Finally

      My own understanding is that ANY chemicals (or other substance) used in fracking is LEGALLY IMMUNE FROM DISCLOSURE.

      But since fracking was an all-profit no-regulation business set up by Cheney in this manner in the first place, it is of course a natural magnet for psychopaths.

      God knows what they use. Or the other fellow….

      • HoTaters HoTaters

        Some chemicals must be disclosed, but not others. See the Fracking organization (industry) websites for more information. They're quite proud of what they do. And lie a lot.

        • HoTaters HoTaters

          BTW, they call it "fracing."

          • Angela_R

            Re fracing: Actually Ho they have kept insisting that it is the same process that has been around for decades….but the chemicals used now, have not. To me, that marks the difference.

            I spent a long time arguing against fracking; the professionals in the field were very skilled; there argument was that in decades, it had done no harm. Somewhere around 2005, with the change to the Clean Water Act, it appears other chemicals were introduced.

    • newsblackoutUSA newsblackoutUSA

      Angela- It would be naive to believe anyone would ever admit to using nuke waste in fracking. Heck they won't even admit that Fukushima is an ongoing meltdown polluting the Pacific Ocean to extinction. |:-(

      • rogerthat

        fracking produces its own nuclear waste. some of this stuff was pumped into bayou corne's salt dome and is now part of lake fubar's toxic soup.

        • melting mermaid melting mermaid

          I read they used depleted uranium to frack with for the same reason they use it in armor piercing bullets and whatnot, it's hard, abundant and they have to pay to dispose of it, because it's Radioactive waste. It makes sense economically, of course your pain and the pain of your mutated children weren't included in that equation and they are apparently exempt from any environmental regulation and finite water resources is just another way they can control you. God knows they love that. And of course they don't care about you, they don't care about their own children because they're psychotic and incapable of empathy. Tools and pawns and victims, that's what they feed off of and too much will never be enough for them. They are sick. Sick in the head, sick in the heart, sick in the soul. And they should be stripped of power for the good of the globe. I'm sorry, I guess I've ranted enough. Happy 4th of July, Hhmph.

      • Angela_R

        WeNotTheyFinally, the chemicals were exempt from disclosure, but I believe that has changed in some states.

        Hi NBO, I would have liked to remain naive; that was just one of my rhetorical questions. However, I do not know whether radioactive waste was included in the chemicals. It was the symptoms said to be experienced by some of the surrounding landholders, particularly the children, that made me wonder.

        Roger, fracking itself would not make the waste radioactive. But the inclusion of radioactive material could 'spread radioactivity'.

        And the so-called natural 'radon' supposedly encountered? Well, excuse me but I've become very cynical.
        Radionuclides in Fracking Wastewater -http://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/122-a50/

        And the acquifiers, are they being contaminated?

        I wonder who is out there buying up water rights!!!

  • just breathe just breathe

    Brothers and sisters of this incredible family, that is ENEnews, I ask you all to give pause for a second, and celebrate the life and passing of my dear friend David K Howard. He died suddenly yesterday of a massive heart attack.He was only 51 years young. No history of medical conditions. A 6'9" gentle giant of a man. He has been following you all here for over a year because he came and asked me what I thought of Fuku and can we still eat sushi? I sent him here. I know he was passionate about spreading the word of this ELE disaster to all that cared to listen. We called him "Big"and he will be missed BIG TIME.
    I know this is OT so please forgive this intrusion.
    Peace

    • Sickputer

      RIP David Howard 2014

      The nucleoapes will say he died of needless worrying about nuclear fallout.

      Their handy stress excuse for every death.

      Enenewsers may feel he died prematurely from nuclear fallout.

      The verdict of history will never favor the nucleoapes yet they do great damage as they fade away. They march to a different drummer and are trying to hang on to their 401Ks and high salaries.

      Only a superman can survive to old age in their polluted environment.

      A superman or extremely lucky by birthplace… Like the folks in Tierra Del Fuego. Far from the madding crowd.

      Unfortunately not far enough to evade the frackers. So while the interest in nuclear reactors is dead, dead, dead for most countries…the Chileans and Argentines are bringing in the Ugly Americans/Canadians/French to pollute their land:

      http://oilprice.com/Finance/investing-and-trading-reports/Fracking-has-Come-to-Chile.html

      http://www.internationalresourcejournal.com/business_news/oil_gas_news/crown_point_announces_commencement_of_drilling_operations_at_tie.html

    • Celebrate life.

      THANK YOU for spreading the word.
      From the bottom of my heart, rock on… BIG!

    • Just Breathe, thank you for telling us about BIg. I am so sorry for your loss (and ours). Sounds like his heart was as big as his frame. <3

    • nedlifromvermont

      Just so sorry for your loss, Just Breathe … Glad your "Big" found this community before his time was up … it's nice to know he cared for us … and that we are here for you in your loss …

      "Big" Anti-nuke shall live on in our continual efforts to shut down his possible killer …

      Choose life …. nuclear power has always been about death …

      They have denied it, but the business model relies on plutonium production (and radio-iodine, cesium and strontium, too) … and it was clearly never necessary; on a grand scale;

      I suppose 'nukers' think perhaps life itself is unnecessary; they are so callous about spreading the poisons which last for centuries and even epochs; these criminal psychopaths who dwell among us … greedy and deceitful; cunning and ruthless;

      "Big" is now gone away from our midst; but we fight on in his memory; we sing for ourselves and for our shared future;

      peace to you!

    • Runningonlove Runningonlove

      Just Breathe, thank you for telling us the story of Big, and how
      this site helped him become aware of the nuke issue more thoroughly.
      May his soul rest in peace. I know I have learned so much by following this forum for the last year or so, as well. And strangely enough, on July 1st I felt an odd palpitation/pain in my heart. I have been keeping a log of outdoor radiation levels since constructing a homebrew ion chamber-type detector last winter. On July 1st the levels were the highest I had yet seen, about 6 to 8 times greater than the baseline "normal background". Something nasty blew in on the jetstream and wind patterns…this is an ongoing crime against humanity, and judgment day cannot be avoided, no matter how much money and earthly power they think they've got.

    • melting mermaid melting mermaid

      Dear just breathe, I cried for your friend, still am, I'm inordinately attached to a gentle giant myself. I've been reading this book, A Year To Live and I took some notes. Maybe it will make you feel a little better. "death makes life safe, it is our escape clause. Death is not the enemy, holding to fear is. We are not this body, never have been, never will be. You don't own it, it's a rental. Dying is the domain of the body, but death is the domain of the heart. The heart suggests that we become more present, that we deepen our wisdom and compassion. That we be fully alive. That we be whole rather than "have it all together." That we heal what remains unloving and unloved in us. Death like birth is not an emergency but an emergence." then my notes go into nuclear colonialism and environmental racism and that's all quite disturbing so I will stop here, but sending out loving thoughts to you and the rest of the sweet souls out there.

      • just breathe just breathe

        You MM are caring beyqond words,
        I love you and thank you.
        The memorial for Big Dave is this Saturday and if I may I will use your loving thoughts along with mine.
        thank you again , all of you 'newsers that have expressed your love..

  • rogerthat

    http://www.kob.com/article/stories/S3492866.shtml?cat=504#.U7TcRULLjao
    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) – The Los Alamos contractor that packaged the radioactive waste linked to a leak at the government's nuclear waste dump is laying off workers.
    A Los Alamos spokesman Wednesday confirmed that Energy Solutions has reduced its workforce by 115 because its contract for packing the waste for shipment to the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad expired June 30. That is the date the lab was supposed to have thousands of barrels of contaminated waste off its northern New Mexico campus. But the final shipments were halted after the February leak that shuttered WIPP was traced to a barrel packed by Energy Solutions. …

    or you might prefer this version:

    http://krqe.com/2014/07/02/115-lanl-contractors-fired-for-wipp-leak/

    LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (KRQE) – The fallout from the radiation leak at WIPP now includes layoffs connected to Los Alamos labs.
    A LANL spokesman confirmed Wednesday that 115 people working for Energy Solutions, the contractor that packaged the barrels that burst open back in February, have lost their jobs.
    The contract for company ended Monday because LANL is no longer sending out waste.
    It was also the state ordered deadline for lab to have thousands of contaminated waste barrels off their property.
    It’s still not clear what penalties LANL will face for missing that deadline. …

    • HoTaters HoTaters

      I'm really getting cynical. I wonder how many of the laid off workers have been exposed to dangerous chemicals and rad waste? Great way to get them off the payroll and the company insurance plan, non?

      • melting mermaid melting mermaid

        Wildfires by there on the rsoe edis today. How many people will lose their jobs if the whole site goes up like a tinderbox? Or their lives or a large segment of our nation's landmass. There is no where and no way to store Radioactive waste indefinitely. So stop making it. It is so achingly irrational.

        • Angela_R

          Guess it is a vicious circle MM. If they shut the plants down they have nowhere to store the radioactive waste…

          • melting mermaid melting mermaid

            I guess are fate was sealed the day they first split the atom. We have become death, the destroyer of world's, starting with our own.

          • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

            There is no vicious circle. Nuclear energy creates nuclear waste exponentially everyone minute of the day. Nuclear energy does NOTHING to get rid of nuclear waste.

            Uranium mining creates nuclear waste. Milling, enrichment, and reprocessing creates nuclear waste. Every nuclear energy plant sends out radioactive nuclides into the air, land, and water every second of every day where the radionuclides are inhated and ingested by all living creatures and plants, and then bio-accumulated to recycle ad infinitum.

            The first essential step is to stop creating new nuclear waste. Every step of the entire nuclear fuel and weapons cycle must be shut down worldwide.

            • Angela_R

              VanneV, where are you going to store the nuclear waste?

              • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                You can't store it by creating even more exponentially.

                • Angela_R

                  "You can't store it by creating even more exponentially."

                  I agree; but what has been happening?
                  and I ask again, where is the radioactive waste from all the shutdown nuclear plants going to be stored?

                  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                    There is no place to store it. This is not an argument to not shut down all nuclear reactors.

                    What did you mean by this statement?

                    "Angela_R
                    July 4, 2014 at 9:27 pm

                    Guess it is a vicious circle MM. If they shut the plants down they have nowhere to store the radioactive waste…"

                    I respectfully disagree with your statement. They need to shut down all nuclear plants. Creating more nuclear waste does not solve the nuclear waste storage catastrophe.

                    • Angela_R

                      What did I mean VnnneV?

                      Exactly what you have now answered
                      "there is no place to store it."

                      The situation is horrific.

                    • Jebus Jebus

                      Epitaph on a tombstone for nuclear power…

                      "There was no place to store it."

                    • Angela_R

                      Well that's the headstone Jebus, we just require the plot, the money and the maintenance crew for the next one hundred thousand years ++

                    • Jebus Jebus

                      That's why we got the call.

                      From life itself…

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      Fort St Vrain NPP was decommissioned. They are still storing the live and spent nuclear fuel at that site. So the answer so far is to store the nuclear waste at the decommissioned nuclear plant site. So when you close down a nuclear energy plant, you can still store the nuclear waste there.

                      TMI is still storing live fuel there.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      What do you do with all the nuclear waste in Australia from the uranium mines? From the nuclear atom bomb test?

                      Would you really say: If they shut down uranium mining they will have nowhere to store the nuclear waste.

                      "Angela_R
                      July 4, 2014 at 9:27 pm

                      Guess it is a vicious circle MM. If they shut the plants down they have nowhere to store the radioactive waste…"

                      The uranium from Fukushima Daiichi which is now killing the world was mined in Australia.

                    • Angela_R

                      Actually VanneV, Australia and New Zealand were the only countries that went to the International Court in an endeavour to prevent nuclear tests.

                      Uranium was/is never allowed to be sold for nuclear weapons. I guess though some Australian politicians believed in "atoms for peace" Mind you trade agreements probably do not allow 'strings to be attached' on deals.

                      btw Uranium is sold as a whole; i.e. it is not split into fissile material, which is what causes the horrifying damage.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      Australia is admirable in many ways. But weapons grade plutonium is made from nuclear energy plants.

                      And my family and many other have suffered from nuclear energy plants, both those that haven't yet melted down and those that have. The damage from nuclear power plants is just as horrifying as from nuclear weapons. And more worldwide have suffered because of nuclear energy. 1,000,000 already from Chernobyl alone. And Fukushima is 1000s of times worse than Chernobyl. Fukushima may be killing off everything left alive on the entire planet. Certainly there are 429 lethal doses of radiation released by Fukushima for each and every one of the 7.5 billion persons on the planet.

                      I'm already seeing persons close to me dying horrible deaths because of Fukushima. The Southern Hemisphere may have 10 or 20 extra years.

                      Good luck if you think nuclear power plants don't cause the horrible damage.

                      Uranium is always turned into fissile material before being used for nuclear energy fuel. There is no other use for the uranium sold from Australia.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      Fukushima has caused the ozone hole over the Antarctic to enlarge greatly and let in more cosmic radiation. Melanoma is just one of the horrible results of nuclear energy.

                    • Angela_R

                      VanneV,
                      Where did I state that I believed "Nuclear Power Plants don't cause the horrible damage?"

                      Have you any idea how many people in Australia have cancer? Melanoma? Skin cancers?

                      Two more cousins died in the past year, more have it.

                      The town where one of my children live in the US, have had two Rad 5 Alerts in the past few weeks. I am unable to speak to her about nuclear; I get a blast if I do. Her comment re nausea and a metal taste, I had to let pass….

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      Angela_R
                      July 5, 2014 at 8:30 pm

                      "…btw Uranium is sold as a whole; i.e. it is not split into fissile material, which is what causes the horrifying damage…."

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      Uranium isn't really sold whole. The milling is done in Australia, and only .01 to .5 % is shipped abroad. It is abroad where the uranium is enriched for nuclear fuel, etc.

                      Radon releases from Australian uranium mining and milling
                      projects: assessing the UNSCEAR approach
                      http://www.epa.gov/radiation/docs/neshaps/australia.pdf

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      Forty uranium mines is the plan for Western Australia
                      by Gerry Georgatos
                      November 29th, 2013
                      “Uranium is different. It is radioactive and poses great risks to workers, communities and the environment.”
                      “Uranium oxide can be very dangerous if ingested or inhaled.”
                      “Other breakdown products of uranium can also be dangerous – like Radon gas,” said Ms Pepper.
                      “Radon gas is the second biggest cause of lung cancer in the world.”
                      “The biggest concern with uranium mining is the long-term impacts of radioactive mine waste on country – how that is contained, whether that will get into the groundwater and the food chain.”
                      “There has never been a successful uranium mine in Australia. Each one has had its accidents, its spills, its leaks and its failed rehabilitation.”
                      “The Aboriginal communities that will be near these mines have legitimate concerns on how uranium mining and potential radiation fallout will impact on the environment – the animals, bush tucker, and their townships. Toro have done some opportunistic studies on road kill (dead animals) but they have not done detailed data analysis on the fauna passing through the region,” said Ms Pepper.
                      “Uranium is the asbestos of the 21st century.”
                      “The World Health Organisation, the United Nations and other international agencies recognise the risks of radiation and they all say that there is no safe dose of radiation.”
                      “What they are saying is that every dose of radiation increases the risk of developing cancer,” said Ms…

                    • Angela_R

                      Australia exports uranium oxide. Btw I take it you do know the difference between milling and the nuclear process.

                      Enough, you twist statements.; this is not the first time I have seen you do it.
                      I am about to take the first blood pressure tablet that I will have had in two years.

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      said Ms Pepper.
                      Ms Pepper is correct that there is no safe level of radiation according to the weight of scientific opinion which holds that there is no threshold below which ionising radiation poses no risk.
                      “We know that Australian uranium was in the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactors at the time of the multiple meltdowns. From cradle to the grave Australian uranium threatens country and lives.”
                      Elder Glen Cooke said that people within his community will inevitably die from radiation related sicknesses. “They are going to kill our people, some will die quickly, some by a thousand cuts.”
                      “We don’t want Maralinga all over again where our people will be hurt and die sick and young, and then for decades the truth will be hidden.”
                      Angst has ripped through Aboriginal communities at Wiluna and Yeeliree.
                      “The Government has not said they can guarantee there will not be radiation poisoning of people,” said Mr Cooke.
                      http://thestringer.com.au/forty-uranium-mines-is-the-plan-for-western-australia/#.U7ipEkAwI-k

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      Australian Uranium Miners Watch Japan Anxiously
                      “,,,Billions of dollars of uranium-mining investments in Australia could be at risk if explosions and radiation leaks at reactors in quake-hit Japan prompt governments to rethink plans to produce more nuclear power….”
                      http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052748704893604576200070002714208

                    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

                      Uranium – Is It A Country? Documentary Tracking The Origins Of
                      “Uranium – Is It A Country? is a documentary that takes a look at the footprints of nuclear energy. The Olympic Dam uranium mine in Australia is run by the multinational corporation BHP Billiton. Uranium mining is very lucrative and the demand for it is booming. The spokesperson for the Australian Uranium Association talks of a bright future. He claims that Australia has the potential for 15 to 20 new uranium mines. An indigenous resident speaks of the impact the mine has on the environment in which he lives. Meanwhile, 1300 km away in Melbourne activists demand an immediate pullout from the dirty business….”
                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LztHWpFpT4g

  • rogerthat

    http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?cat=33
    – simplyinfo has some good stuff, including:
    TEPCO submitted plans to the NRA for spent fuel removal from unit 3.

  • rogerthat

    https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/rocky-flats
    – colorado public health and environment on the subject of rocky flats. all you need to know, the official version.
    among the key findings:
    … The greatest off-site exposure to plutonium and carbon tetrachloride resulted from people breathing
    contaminants released into the air. Exposures by ingesting water, vegetables and meat, and through skin
    contact were found to be significantly smaller than exposures from breathing plutonium.
     The main risk of inhaled plutonium is cancer of the lung, liver, bone and bone marrow.
     Carbon tetrachloride exposure may cause liver cancer, but this has only been demonstrated at high doses in
    experimental animal studies.
     People who lived near the plant and led active, outdoor lifestyles (such as laborers or ranchers) had the
    highest level of exposure to airborne plutonium. Of these lifestyles and locations modeled, a laborer living or working southeast of Leyden near Indiana Street and 64th Ave. had the highest risk of developing cancer. The majority of this exposure was due to plutonium inhaled from a Rocky Flats fire on September 11 and 12, 1957.
    … and so on. worth a look if you haven't seen this stuff before, as it was done before plutonium was put through the banana smoothie blender to make it harmless lol

  • rogerthat

    http://nuclear-news.net/category/2-world/north-america/usa-north-america/
    Coal Mine’s Rejection on Global-Warming Grounds Has Major Implications

    By John H. Cushman Jr., InsideClimate News A federal judge has blocked a coal project in the wilds of Colorado because federal agencies failed to consider the future global-warming damages from burning fossil fuels.
    U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Johnson’s decision halts exploration proposed by Arch Coal that would have bulldozed six miles of roads on 1,700 untrammeled acres of public land.
    When the agencies touted the supposed economic benefits of expanded coal mining in the Sunset Roadless Area, Johnson ruled, they should also have considered any global-warming costs.
    The decision was a significant judicial endorsement of a policy tool known as the “social cost of carbon,” which economists and climate scientist use to put a price in today’s dollars on the damages from drought, flood, storm, fire, disease and so forth caused by future global warming due to our emissions from burning fossil fuels.
    “It is arbitrary to offer detailed projections of a project’s upside while omitting a feasible projection of the project’s costs,” Johnson decreed…

    – i wonder what the verdict would be on a nuclear project rather than a coal project. how does the ''social cost'' of nuclear stack up, dare one ask?

  • General User General User

    Great information on wipp short sightedness. Quite technical, but generally readable

    http://www.clarku.edu/mtafund/prodlib/card/Unsafe_Radwaste_Disposal_at_WIPP.pdf

    Some fractures extending up from the repository will not anneal, but because of movement and flow, will remain open for gas and brine leakage during the years of pressurization by closure and gas generation…as pressures in the sealed repository rise, gasses will cause the …subsequent brine leakage to the Culebra and other aquifers much sooner and at higher rates than the…model predicts.

  • Ontological Ontological

    Test this is only a test. There is a start for a atmospheric Cesium damage image site on photobucket. If anyone can get through to the password it is pinksky all one word. Good luck, it may not work with some browsers.

    http://s1273.photobucket.com/user/CesiumSky/slideshow/Cesium%20Sky

  • rogerthat

    http://www.abqjournal.com/424455/news/contractor-litter-not-to-blame.html

    … “We think there are other things that caused the drum to later catch fire,” Smith said. …

  • Nick

    Within the earth, churning masses of molten rock and metal are constantly in flux, rotating around the inner core of cobalt-nickel and iron.

    This dynamo creates a magnetic field(s) that interacts with the energies delivered 24/7/365 by our star and these interactions can
    influence how the earth shifts (earthquakes).

    An earthquake on an unknown fault is possibly triggered by these magnetic field interactions, pulses of vast quantities of solar discharges. It's purely random as to whether or not we receive a blast from our star.

    At any rate, just because one maps the fault areas, there is no way of visualizing the invisible boosts and massages on our planet as the sun pulsates and oozes energy at us.

    This is why we have no business believing a salt cavern is a "permanent" solution to nuclear waste.

    Under such a formation it is possible that crustal upheavals are
    initiated by solar pulses, magnetic field lines leaping out towards space, dancing.

    Think Northern Lights, only deep under our feet.

    We are not the ones in control.

    • itsanuclearwar

      That's all fine and dandy but people came to realize that earth is not flat and man would fly. The technology is here to affect this planet in ways that at one time would seem to be unbelievable. To deny this is unbelievable.

      TPTB now own the weather, that is a fact.

  • rogerthat

    http://www.theolympian.com/2014/07/03/3210798/ex-hanford-employee-loses-appeal.html?sp=/99/224/&ihp=1

    RICHLAND — The state Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that dismissed a lawsuit brought by former Hanford worker Walter Tamosaitis regarding his layoff.
    A Benton County Superior Court judge was correct to dismiss the case because Tamosaitis failed to show he had lost wages or other money as a result of being removed from work on the Hanford vitrification plant, the appeals court ruled Tuesday.
    The Tri-City Herald reported that Tamosaitis — former manager of the plant’s research and technology group — planned to appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court. His lawsuit is against Hanford contractor Bechtel National.
    Bechtel is confident that the courts will affirm their previous rulings should Tamosaitis appeal, Bechtel spokesman Todd Nelson said.
    Tamosaitis has drawn national attention for his contention that he lost his job for publicly complaining that the $12.3 billion vitrification plant contains design flaws that will make it unsafe to operate.
    The plant is intended to convert up to 56 million gallons of radioactive waste left from production of nuclear weapons materials into a stable glass form for disposal. …

  • rogerthat

    http://www.westword.com/2014-06-12/news/calhoun-future-of-rocky-flats/

    The secrets of Rocky Flats won't stay buried forever
    By Patricia Calhoun Thursday, Jun 12 2014

    • nedlifromvermont

      Maybe the secrets will not stay buried, rogerthat, but we know the "Nuketards" will keep lying about their precious poisons forever … or until they are finally silenced; their eyes are blind to our truths; their hearts are closed human kindness and loyalty to a shared future; they seek to risk it all on a silly business which no entity will or even can insure, against its dreadful and tragic liability; and which "business" (really a deathness) must be immediately de-certified and shut down; because it can be; and it should be; and it must be terminated, forthwith! We need no fission power at all to power the grid, now or ever!!! The Brits really need to cop to this reality and SOON! Go Scotland: A Big "NO MORE" to the Lying Nuke-tards!!! Now shut down the crap traps, and NOW!

      peace folks!

  • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar VanneV

    They must still be fracking.
    M 3.9 – 42km NW of Lordsburg, New Mexico

    Time
    2014-07-03 16:56:31 UTC-06:00
    Location
    32.579°N 109.075°W
    Depth
    5.0km

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