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#21 Alder Logs

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 11:29 AM

[h=1]Amid Fierce Debate, Japan To Restart Nuclear Plants[/h]

[h=1]Seismologists warn Japan against nuclear restart[/h]

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 12:08 PM

Heard about the protest on fox news.

Why would they want to restart the nuclear reactors when they haven't even cleaned up their other mess?!
This doesn't seem like anything any logical person would do.. Almost seems like a plot.

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Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:16 PM

Heard about the protest on fox news.

Why would they want to restart the nuclear reactors when they haven't even cleaned up their other mess?!
This doesn't seem like anything any logical person would do.. Almost seems like a plot.


I think it's thanks to the alt press on the net that forced the mainstream tools to (finally!) cover it lest they look too obvious in their disinfo efforts. The Washington Post had an article about it today too.

They need to restart the reactors for the same reason we need to keep gas prices under somewhere between 5 and 6 bucks a gallon no matter what; the infrastructure of our entire civilization is over-committed to the technology and it's either turn 'em back on or rebuild their society to be much less electrical. If gas got too high here we'd have to learn how to walk again, lol.


But if the #4 pool does drop (and it's utterly miraculous it hasn't already) or lose its water the issue will be moot as Japan's population may well have to move somewhere other than Japan.

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:48 AM

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 10:53 AM

http://www.noaanews....s2006/s2606.htm


isn't the ocean already changing at an insane rate? 1/3 of yearly carbon output absorbed by the ocean?

meaning the death or adaptation of the majority of micro organisms (plankton and stuff) that are the basic unit in the oceanic food chain?

add some hefty doses of radiation to it and maybe the ocean will evolve! look on the bright side guys! haha

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Posted 14 August 2012 - 11:56 AM

Fukushima 'caused mutant butterflies' in JapanFukushima_2309595b.jpg

Around 12 per cent of pale grass blue butterflies that were exposed to nuclear fallout as larvae immediately after the tsunami-sparked disaster had abnormalities, including smaller wings and damaged eyes, researchers said.

The insects were mated in a laboratory well outside the fallout zone and 18 per cent of their offspring displayed similar problems, said Joji Otaki, associate professor at Ryukyu University in Okinawa, southwestern Japan.

That figure rose to 34 per cent in the third generation of butterflies, he said, even though one parent from each coupling was from an unaffected population.

http://www.telegraph...s-in-Japan.html

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:34 AM

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 06:43 AM

The amount of radioactive Cesium being found in wild-picked mushrooms in Japan is truly scary, and it came to light after eating some has sickened a few people (details can be found at the Fukushima Diary site I linked in the original post, a site everyone with an interest in long-term survival should be following closely IMO).

Since elevated levels of radiation have been detected pretty far from Japan (and are confirmed to be from Fukushima) and fungi are hyper-accumulators of heavy metals (which includes radioactive isotopes) then it seems to me that eating wild mushrooms might be rather risky.

The Fukushima-Diary site has also chronicled radiation from Japan being detected in North America. It's apparently time to include a Geiger counter in our basic wild mushroom hunting kit no matter where we live. This scary fact probably deserves it's own thread, actually. And some people are still pushing nuclear power... :eusa_wall

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:38 AM

Since elevated levels of radiation have been detected pretty far from Japan (and are confirmed to be from Fukushima) and fungi are hyper-accumulators of heavy metals (which includes radioactive isotopes) then it seems to me that eating wild mushrooms might be rather risky.


Link? I tried to find it on the site you said but didn't find anything.

Glad I am on the east coast.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 11:25 AM

http://fukushima-dia...waste-standard/

#32 Alder Logs

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:01 PM

And some people are still pushing nuclear power... Posted Image


An old but important and obviously purposefully ignored story:

http://www.beyondnuc...-even-befo.html

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 03:02 PM

The amount of radioactive Cesium being found in wild-picked mushrooms in Japan is truly scary, and it came to light after eating some has sickened a few people (details can be found at the Fukushima Diary site I linked in the original post, a site everyone with an interest in long-term survival should be following closely IMO).

Since elevated levels of radiation have been detected pretty far from Japan (and are confirmed to be from Fukushima) and fungi are hyper-accumulators of heavy metals (which includes radioactive isotopes) then it seems to me that eating wild mushrooms might be rather risky.

The Fukushima-Diary site has also chronicled radiation from Japan being detected in North America. It's apparently time to include a Geiger counter in our basic wild mushroom hunting kit no matter where we live. This scary fact probably deserves it's own thread, actually. And some people are still pushing nuclear power... :eusa_wall


And 6 nuclear reactors are in the path of Hurricane Sandy right now right here, refusing to shut down as is their legal responsibility. This is crazy stuff, & out of control with an unhealthy splash of twisted stubborn insanity. MAybe we'll be ok, right?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:23 AM

And 6 nuclear reactors are in the path of Hurricane Sandy right now right here, refusing to shut down as is their legal responsibility. This is crazy stuff, & out of control with an unhealthy splash of twisted stubborn insanity. MAybe we'll be ok, right?


Maybe.

Just like maybe some of us will get super powers from ongoing and future nuclear-related "issues" (those of us who prove strong enough for this new evolutionary selection pressure, that is).

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:24 AM

And 6 nuclear reactors are in the path of Hurricane Sandy right now right here, refusing to shut down as is their legal responsibility.


Why would you shut down nuclear reactors for a cat 2 hurricane?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:48 AM

Why would you shut down nuclear reactors for a cat 2 hurricane?


Just if you want to be careful after what we witnessed in Japan.

UPDATE 2-Sandy likely to shut at least two NJ nuclear reactors



Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:55pm EDT


* PSEG Salem and Hope Creek reactors likely to shut * Reactors in Pennsylvania and Maryland could shut By Scott DiSavino Oct 29 (Reuters) -

At least two major New Jersey nuclear power plants are likely to shut on Monday as Hurricane Sandy makes landfall as a Category 1 storm and more plants could reduce power as the storm triggers precautionary safety measures. In Connecticut, Dominion Resources Inc already reduced the output of its Millstone 3 reactor from full power to about 75 percent as a precaution due to high water levels caused by Sandy, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) said. Sandy, centered over the Atlantic Ocean about 175 miles (285 km) southeast of New York City, was expected to hit near Delaware and south New Jersey later Monday as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of up to 90 miles per hour (150 kph). The nuclear reactors in Sandy's current path include units at Public Service Enterprise Group Inc's 2,332-megawatt (MW) Salem and 1,161-MW Hope Creek plants in New Jersey, which were likely to bear the brunt of the storm before it moves inland. Those PSEG reactors combined account for about 19 percent of the state's total electric capacity, although New Jersey also draws supplies from the whole Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland (PJM) power region. PJM is the biggest power grid in the United States serving more than 60 million people in 13 U.S. Mid-Atlantic and Midwest states and the District of Columbia. Electricity traders said if Sandy continues on her expected path it was likely PSEG would have to shut the Salem and Hope Creek reactors later Monday, but they were mixed on whether the storm's winds would still be strong enough to force the shutdown of reactors in Pennsylvania and Maryland. PSEG spokesman Joe Delmar said the company would take the Salem and Hope Creek reactors offline if wind speeds reach greater than 74 miles per hour onsite for more than 15 minutes or the river water level reaches 100 feet (30 meters). Sandy's maximum winds were at 90 mph earlier on Monday. The mean river water level at the Salem-Hope Creek site was 89 feet and the site grade was about 102 feet. The highest river level ever recorded was 97.5 feet, Delmar said. But Sandy was expected to lose some punch as she moves over Pennsylvania and Maryland, crossing near Constellation Nuclear Energy Group's 1,705-MW Calvert Cliffs nuclear plant in Maryland, Exelon Corp's 2,244-MW Peach Bottom, 805-MW Three Mile Island and 2,264-MW Limerick in Pennsylvania, and PPL Corp's 2,450-MW Susquehanna in Pennsylvania. For a factbox on reactors in Sandy's path see All U.S. reactors have procedures that require operators to shut the units when hurricane-force winds reach their sites or when floodwaters reach certain levels. Nuclear power represents about 18 percent of the generating capacity in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region. One megawatt powers about 1,000 homes. A few reactors in the area were already shut for refueling or other maintenance, including Exelon's Oyster Creek in New Jersey, PSEG's Salem 2 in New Jersey, PPL's Susquehanna in Pennsylvania and Dominion's Millstone 2 in Connecticut. Both Salem Unit 1 and Hope Creek were at full power Monday morning and the refueling work on Salem Unit 2 was suspended by 6 p.m. EDT Sunday, Delmar said. WIND AND FLOOD WATER Delmar said only essential personnel were required to report to the Salem and Hope Creek site on Monday. He said PSEG was in Phase 2 of its severe weather plan. Phase 1 included inspecting, removing and securing objects outside that could become airborne and putting emergency equipment and supplies in place. Phase 2 of the plan includes visual inspections of equipment, verifying weather tight doors, checking on emergency diesel availability, and ensuring water intakes are prepared for severe weather. Power companies from North Carolina to Maine have been preparing for Sandy for days and urged customers to be ready for the possibility of days without electricity. More than 700,000 homes and businesses were already without power Monday afternoon. See factbox on power outages. The Long Island Power Authority, which serves 1.1 million people on Long Island, New York, and others said outages could last as long as seven to 10 days. IRENE ALSO SHUT NUCLEAR PLANTS The last big storm to hit the U.S. East Coast was Hurricane Irene in 2011, which made landfall in the Outer Banks in North Carolina as a Category 1 storm. Irene caused billions in property damage as it ran up the coast from Carolinas to Maine. Irene left more than eight million homes and businesses without power, some for a week or more in the hardest hit areas. It forced many power plants to shut, including at least two reactors, at Oyster Creek in New Jersey and Calvert Cliffs in Maryland. Several other reactors had to reduce power primarily due to debris in their cooling water intakes and other reasons, like Duke Energy Corp's Brunswick in North Carolina, Dominion's Millstone in Connecticut and PSEG's Salem in New Jersey. The biggest utilities in Sandy's path include units of Duke, Exelon, FirstEnergy Corp, National Grid Plc, Consolidated Edison Inc, Northeast Utilities, Dominion, PSEG, PPL, Pepco Holdings Inc and Iberdrola SA
http://www.reuters.c...E8LT33820121029

Edited by riseabovethought, 30 October 2012 - 10:59 AM.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:00 AM

Well, guess that answers my question.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:55 AM

Well, guess that answers my question.


But it becomes a problem of responsibility. Safety concerns have risen in regards to these reactors to such dangerous levels, & with their new construction barely dented, even after this Japanese global ongoing disaster, even when we know the science isnt accurate, and have so many more promising sources of energy whose math makes sense, I dont think we have any choice but to await the next far worse disaster that no one is preparing for. But hey, fuck it, we certainly deserve a series of terrible spankings from mother nature, dont we? I suppose we'll get what we got comin.

Edited by riseabovethought, 30 October 2012 - 12:06 PM.


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:59 PM

I dont think we have any choice but to await the next far worse disaster that no one is preparing for. But hey, fuck it, we certainly deserve a series of terrible spankings from mother nature, dont we? I suppose we'll get what we got comin.


I've been saying that shit for years now.

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

CROOKED CLEANUP (1): Radioactive waste dumped into rivers during decontamination work in Fukushima


Cleanup crews in Fukushima Prefecture have dumped soil and leaves contaminated with radioactive fallout into rivers. Water sprayed on contaminated buildings has been allowed to drain back into the environment. And supervisors have instructed workers to ignore rules on proper collection and disposal of the radioactive waste.

Decontamination is considered a crucial process in enabling thousands of evacuees to return to their homes around the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant and resume their normal lives.


http://ajw.asahi.com.../AJ201301040058







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