Concerns over the possibility of a Fukushima-like nuclear meltdown event in the US have been growing, with the most likely next disaster predicted in 2011 to be surprisingly close to Miami Florida, at the Turkey Point facility 41 miles south near Homestead.
According to a July 23rd NPR story, the Turkey Point facility was found to be (literally) in hot water, over its cooling system, which caused federal regulators to be so concerned, that they upped the nuclear plant’s cooling system allowable temperature to exceed the 100 degree limit for 10 days – up to 103 degrees if necessary. The plant has come close to 100 degrees, which should mandate an immediate shut down. But instead of exercising precaution, regulators simply increased their legal limit causing environmental groups in nearby Biscayne National Park to express grave concern. Read or listen to the NPR story, Nuclear Plant May Be In Hot Water Over Its Cooling System, to learn the alarming details, which includes the following highly disturbing fact:
The Turkey Point facility has a canal-based cooling system, like something out of the Dark Ages, with moted castles. What happens if that system fails as it appears to be doing now? Will the non-canal based cooling back up system (diesel-based) work? These questions need to be asked and answered, but the most poignant question of all is: is a core infrastructure failure occurring and responsible for the insufficient cooling system the plant is experiencing?
According to the original Miami Times expose published in 2011, the Turkey Point nuclear facility has serious infrastructure issues that make it an extreme risk for a radiation leakage event, or worse:
” It’s old. When Turkey Point went into operation in 1972, it was licensed for 40 years. The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) recently “rubber-stamped” another 20 years, allowing the plant to operate until 2033. “This is uncharted territory,” Saporito says. “They cannot dispute that those reactors may crack from being bombarded with high-level radiation.”
The most concerning evidence was provided by Erin Elizabeth, founder of HealthNutNews, who reported and documented earlier today that the closest radiation monitor to the Turkey Point station far north was the highest in the country at 100, which is very close to ALERT level, the highest parameter the real-time independent radiation monitoring site RadiationNetwork.com has in their gradient of concern. See screen shot below taken at 10 am EST:
Strangely, the monitoring station’s readings have fluctuated today, from as low as 30 back up to 100, indicating at the least a federal investigation is justified. But what is clear is that it is so far away from the Turkey Point plant, that this anomaly must be taken seriously and an explanation must be provided by those whose responsibility is to protect the public and secure the safety of this facility.
What are the implications of this?
We don’t truly know. Following the global suppression of coverage on Fukushima – have you heard anything about it lately? – we can expect similar silence on the subject of this reactor, and all the others that should have been decommissioned decades ago. This is citizen activism at its finest. We need to spread awareness, raise concern, and hope for the best. At the least, we need to acknowledge the significance of a potential meltdown event here in the states. As reported by the Miami Times, Thomas Saporito, a Jupiter-based former instrument control technician at nuclear power plants in Florida, Arizona, and Texas, who spent three years at Turkey Point, and who now works as a consultant and nuclear watchdog, the plant’s spent fuels are brimming with danger. In recent interview he stated that the increase in temperatures indicate that, “This is uncharted territory.” Also, that, regulators and plant operators “[C]annot dispute that those reactors may crack from being bombarded with high-level radiation.”
Thomas Saporito also revealed in the Miami Times report:
“Last June, FPL was fined $70,000 for violations regarding Turkey Point’s spent fuel pools. The negligence “could have resulted in a severe nuclear accident,” Saporito says. “That could be a horrific disaster all by itself.”
If Turkey Point melts down, Miami is doomed. Saporito says there will be no time to evacuate the city to protect ourselves from radiation. If there’s a meltdown, “people are going to die,” he says, “and the entire city of Miami could become a ghost town that nobody can go back to for 50,000 years.”
To confirm the inevitable danger of a nuclear disaster in Florida, A Huffington Post article published in 2014 revealed how “How Rising Seas Could Sink Nuclear Plants On The East Coast,” featured the Turkey Point plant as an inevitable victim of sea level rise, making it seemingly inevitable that this plant will undergo a disaster:
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What most people neither in the United States nor in Europe comprehend is the fact the most criminal regime in Washington wants necessarily a war with Russia and says to be able to win it with a nuclear first strike.
Forget Obama, who is completely under the control of Wall Street, the military-industrial complex and the Neocons.
They have the real power and Obama is a puppet who may perform the role of a President in the puppet theater play named White House.
Parsifal, July 27, 2014
Attention: Political incorrect language !
Image top: Scene from the movie by Stanley Kubrick
'Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb ...'
1964 showed the genius with this masterpiece, as the warmongers in Washington think and want to destroy Russia with nuclear bombs.
The reason why Obama was SELECTED by the World-Arrogance a president is because he is susceptible to blackmail like no other candidate was because:
Obama, a narcissist and psychopath who, according to friends, in his youth was sometimes smoking crack, suffering from a Messiah complex, has a homo sexual history (and considers himself infallible, who claims to be 'pretty good at killing') in the first place and so has become the long-term represent of the interests of the New World Order.
These puppet masters behind the scenes, but mean seriously, a nuclear war with Russia can be won.
This desire to Russia, and then Soviet Union, to use nuclear weapons is not new and dates back to the 50 and 60-years.
You know, whoever writes the history first has won the war.
This story stuck in the minds, no matter which doubts arise later.
This is how the opinion is shaped.
There are people who still believe that Saddam Hussein had something to do with 9/11 and posed a threat to the world.
This impression they can not get out of their heads, it would turn their outlook topsy-turvy.
Such a hateful and hysterical sentiment towards Russia and the President of the country, it was not … in a long time.
As if by command, all Western media, politicians and other loudmouths slam Moscow like crazy.
Do you think this is just coincidence ?
No, it's part of the plan to establish an attack.
There must be created a bogeyman that is large enough and back-up accordingly the war sentiment and fueled.
Headlines such as 'Putin has killed my children' belong to these preparations for war, and imprint.
Putin is a monster, a child murderer, so he has to go, so must be a war.
But you need not believe my assessment of the situation.
Here I present to you now the facts that prove it boils down to a war.
I do not mean the running for 24 years encirclement of Russia, incorporation of the former Eastern Bloc countries in the NATO war community and bringing forward of military forces to the Russian border.
Neither the establishment of the so-called missile defense system in Eastern Europe.
This is known.
I mean the new law which is pending and shortly before the vote of the House and Senate. 'Russian Aggression Prevention Act 2014 - s.2277' or 'Law on prevention of the Russian aggression in 2014'.
What is missing in the declaration, with this law, the Ukraine is to become an ally of the United States.
This goes into force also with the assistance obligation of NATO countries, although Ukraine is not a member of NATO and, according to statutes can not be, because NATO may not affiliate any new members who are involved in a territorial conflict.
The same applies to the way to Georgia.
Except the two countries to give up their so-called 'breakaway provinces'.
Should this bill be accepted, then it puts the United States at the beginning of a very hot new cold war which actually and very likely would lead to a real shooting war with Russia.
In comparison, the support-obligations of the European states which triggered the First and Second World War are harmless.
The law aims even directly on a war and provides the military confrontation with Russia a top priority of American foreign policy.
The problem is the victim of American aggression can still behave as passive as it wants, by all means not want war, when Washington wants war, then they'll get it.
One has to provoke only so long until 'it pops'.
Is like having a pet completely pushed into the corner (cornered), from certain proximity it starts to bar the teeth and if you come even closer, it bites too.
'Is not this animal aggressive !' it is said then, because it has bitten.
Who is really to blame, the animal or the man ?
Of course, the man is the evil aggressor and the animal followed his instincts for self-protection.
The West, led by the United States will continue slander Russia so long, provoke, sanction, restrict, punish, infiltrate and shoot even at the border (happened already), until Moscow can do no other than to respond.
Immediately the Empire of Arrogance will then tell the whole world, look at us who is the aggressor and a nuclear first strike is 'only for defense'.
U.S. Gen. Dempsey Compares Putin to Stalin and Ukraine to the 1939 Invasion of Poland
Because the U.S. and NATO on conventional area have no chance.
NATO ground forces can not even defeat the Taliban after 12 years of war, despite all the high-tech weapons … and what they want then against the Russian army achieve ?
This is so vastly superior in all areas - and motivated.
You can see that on the crash in Ukraine.
Something this alleged shooting proved and those which defacto occurred, Brussels and the Pentagon must shit bricks, how fucking good is the anti-aircraft produced in Russia.
They bring down everything from the sky.
But without air superiority, NATO can not do nothing on the ground.
For a long time I say that Moscow should long ago have react and create fully-border facts as to the Crimea, and must integrate the eastern Ukraine.
It was mistakes to let infiltrate Georgia and Ukraine in the last 24 years by the West and take no action against the regime changes.
Great Dr. Paul Craig Roberts is of the same opinion, and he writes in his latest articletitled 'Does Russia (and humanity) have a future?' what he proposes:
'If the Russian government hopes to avoid a war with Washington, which is likely to be the last war in this world, the Russian government must act immediately to stop the problem in Ukraine, where it can accept the request of the separatist provinces, to with Russia to reunite If the 'Prevention Law of the Russian aggression in 2014 - s.2277'. adopted, Russia can no longer save the situation, without a military confrontation with the U.S., because then Ukraine is declared to be an ally of America'.
What Robert at the beginning of the article even says:
'Europe is complicit in its own demise'.
I say this for a long time with the slogan: 'The EU is the abbreviation for Europe's downfall'. (Europas Untergang, EU)
What but is really bad, with the utter bondage, submission and unconditional support of Washington, Europeans dig their own grave.
Europeans have made a rod for their own back.
Because they have done nothing but America has carried out one war of aggression after the other.
Europeans have not said NO, but either watched or even participated.
This Washington has viewed as a green light and a free ticket for a global war.
With the American military machine is a monster grown that must be constantly fed.
The fatal is, we have a pre-war period which is very similar to exactly 100 years ago.
Just as then, there is a horde of warmongers in politics and in the media that ardently desire a war with Russia and can hardly wait for a military confrontation.
This mob really slaver from the mouth of sheer hatred of Russia.
The German Spiegel, British 'Sun' American WaPo - to name a very few have degenerated to hate sheets and bumf. (And people pay to get lied)
This is no joke, the situation is more than very seriously.
There is no dilatoriness and no more hesitation and no excuses.
The psychopathic fascists in power want the 'total war' which Hitler could not fulfill.
They mean to escape from all the problems they, themselves created.
The U.S. economy, the financial system and the dollar, are buggered enough reason to make the final blow.
In 2007 I wrote:
'We could have a really big war again if the U.S. goes crazy, grappling like a drowning man and decide once and for all, you all can kiss my ass and The Iran, China, Russia or whoever smack in the puss all of us.
”If they do not want our dollars and promissory notes, how about some atomic bombs ?”'
- Russia has not invested many billions in the destabilization of Ukraine.
It was the United States.
- Russia has not infiltrated with his secret service under the cloak of Think Tanks and NGOs Ukraine.
It was the United States.
- Russia has not staged the violent overthrow of a democratically elected president.
It was the United States.
- Russia has not selected a group of new cabinet members for a puppet regime.
It was the United States.
- Russia is not at war against its own people in Ukraine.
It is the Kiev junta under the spell of the U.S..
- Russia to mount no 'False Flag Operations' to trigger a world war.
The U.S. is doing it.
Let us therefore focus on further provocations on the part of the fascist junta and the CIA headquarters in Kiev (occupies a whole storey in the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior), which will be blamed to the People's Militia and so the Russians.
What could it be ?
A terrorist attack, for example, a bomb that blows in the subway of Kiev, and kills numerous people and a Russian passport of the 'assassin' which is then found to fit the scene.
'The same potatoes, the same capitalists.
But other skirts.
This is war.
Every war is a defeat.
Because war destroyed life.
But if we do not want anymore:
then there is no more war!
- Kurt Tucholsky (1890 - 1935)
(poem been forbidden during WWII in Germany)
By the way, China is not sleeping because the high number of Chinese military exercises this time is not normal… and has never been so high.
Many large airports are involved with 10 or more hours of delay.
So, Beijing is preparing for something.
Excerpt from an interview in the 'Los Angeles Times' from 01/24/1980
Scheer: Are we not achieving with these strategic-weapons a point where we can wipe each other out several times, and no one wishes to use or willing is to use it so that it actually does not matter whether we have 10 or 2 percent more or less?
Bush: Yes, if one assumes that there is no such thing as a winner in a nuclear war, the argument makes little sense. I do not think so.
Scheer: How to win a nuclear war?
Bush: We must secure the means of survival of the High Commands, the survival possibility of an industrial potential, one must ensure the protection of a certain percentage of citizens and have a capacity of weapons that inflict the opposite side more harm than one can inflict on ourself, which is exactly the way in which you have a winner in a nuclear war ..
George Bush in an interview 'Los Angeles Times' v. 24.01.1980 (excerpt) source (translated)
Unsurvivable is a dark, gruesome, but wholly true depiction of the threat of thermonuclear war, the consequences, and Obama's deployment of a major portion of the U.S. thermonuclear capabilities in multiple theaters threatening both Russia and China.
Do I believe, this all will achieve anything or is it a simple matter of self-protection to me, so to vent my own powerlessness ?
No, beloved siblings, I believe in God and the goodness of man.
I believe in free will, love, truth and freedom.
Also in the Free Choice of our possibilities.
Similarly, I believe that we-the-people have the potential to bring forth the good and avert evil, if we only proceed DETERMINED AND CREATIVE and soon enough in this direction.
If you continuously think of the lame awakening process we would need to come forth and the poor struggle of peace activists to prevent such worst-case scenarios here’s a proposal:
‘BECOME THE AWAKENING PROCESS YOURSELF, SPREAD AWARENESS; BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD !’
Since you read this, for you there is no more excuse you would not be aware of that, or if you say:
'One can do nothing'
'The only thing needed for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing'
- Edmund Burke
There is increasing evidence that the suspected downing of the MH17 neither took place by the side of the Ukrainian anti-fascist freedom fighters, nor on the part of the Ukrainian military, but by a third party:
Kolomoisky since March is governor of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast, directly east of Donetsk, where the alleged shooting took place.
He is responsible for air traffic control of Dnipropetrovsk and has a comparatively strong militia consisting in particular of Nationalists.
It is thought possible that they even could have surface to air missiles.
Kolomoisky is also the principal owner of Burisma holding company, Gas company which owns the gas reserves in eastern Ukraine, and in whose board Hunter Biden, son of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, took a seat in May...
Kolomoisky is Ukrainian-Israeli dual citizen and belongs to same camp as Poroshenko and Yatzeniuk, both also with Jewish roots.
Given the Malay sentences against Bush and Blair (2011 for war crimes) and Israel (2013 for War crimes and genocide), it would be possible that with Kolomoisky the downing of the MH17 killed three birds with a stone:
Take revenge on Malaysia, increase pressure on Russia and the rebels, and offer distraction for Israel that almost simultaneously began with its Ground offensive in Gaza.
This hypothesis could also explain why the U.S. puts no facts on the table (Satellite images, etc.):
For the U.S., it is much more useful to accuse the rebels and thus Russia (instead Kolomoisky, who is an ally of Poroshenko).
Russia, in turn, had already sentenced Kolomoisky on July 2 because of several offenses and alert for arrest.
It is possible that behind-the-scenes negotiations and now blackmails between Moscow, Kiev, and Washington run to gain the maximum of this incident, while the publicity with a small Propaganda show is entertained.
You have to remember that Putin blew Jewish oligarchs like, Berezovsky, Khodorkovsky, Gusinsky to name a few, and has even thoroughly messed up their businesses.
This was one of the reasons, Russia strongly recovered economical past the president ships of Yeltsin and Gorbachev.
They could not capture all the natural resources of Russia and medial enslave the people.
That rankles to this day and that is why Putin is considered both in Russia and in the Ukraine as their arch enemy No. 1, they want out of the way.
With the help of their Mafia friends in the U.S., they are now trying hard with various attacks in Ukraine to pull Russia it into a war.
(People like Kolomoisky, Poroshenko, Tymoshenko, Yatsenyuk, but also Netanyahu, Lieberman and Kissinger would have to be delivered in haste for crimes against humanity in The Hague).
P. S. Quite interesting as Zionists and Nazis can perfectly work together if they want to get rid of a common enemy.
Was this constellation as the 2nd World War broke out not very similar ?
*) In an open letter to the Russian President Putin, the former lieutenant colonel in the NATO Air Force, Jochen Scholz, has shown full understanding of the Russian position in the Ukraine question.
The letter was co-signed by many German intellectuals and warns that NATO's missile defense shield in Eastern Europe should allow a nuclear first strike against Russia.
Scholz calls in his open letter, the driving motives of Western powers in the confrontation with Russia:
The political and economic recovery of Russia under Putin is a thorn in the eye of the West, he explained analogously.
The state and economic strengthening of his country since he (Putin) took office in 2000 was the real reason for the Western aggression against him, he told the Russian President and wishes him on behalf of the co-signers stability and wisdom.
On 16th July 1945, 69 years ago, the United States Army set off the Trinity detonation in New Mexico, the beginning of the infamous Manhattan Project.
69 years later, nuclear experimentation has proven to be a failed experiment at every step, and the inextricable nuclear fuel and nuclear war cycles to be a deadly chain of meltdowns, bombings and denials. And still nuclear experimentation industrialists tout the ‘safety’ and ‘cleanliness’ of nuclear energy, when the facts of its commercial and wartime destruction tell us nothing could be farther from the truth.
In reality, the same destructive energy that powers one, powers the other. Nothing on our planet is more deadly and volatile than nuclear. The entropy caused by nuclear experimentation of both kinds permeates the elements and rattles all life at an atomic level, negatively altering our biological heritage, our land, and our health – everything we value.
Meanwhile, alternative energy technologies are systematically suppressed while the threat of nuclear warfare continues to escalate – both for the benefit of the oligarchy.
Nuclear experimentation risks our very biology and benefits only those making money from it. It is not the will of the masses, for the masses. It is oligarchical fascism at its worst; environmental gambling in the most extreme manner imaginable, using our lives and planet as collateral. But it is not unique in this way; all energy systems of our oligarchical society mine, refine and distribute deadly concoctions to financially benefit a select few, at the cost of the entirety.
In reality, there is very little difference in the operations of petrolithic and nuclear institutions; only that the nuclear experiment has proven to be more immediately deadly and destructive. Nuclear uranium pits are similar to petroleum drilling and fracking (mining using dangerous chemical to displace natural gas, destroying water tables and causing earthquakes) and their modes of refining delivery are all hazardous experiments which risk the lives of many.
This risk is so severe that perhaps nuclear experimentation supersedes the importance of every other societal predicament we face today. It is potentially more deadly than war, and more immediate than our environmental problems. One meltdown and….
Failing Energy Systems
It is not so much of a stretch to say that the world’s oligarchical energy systems of the worst set of social institutions, anywhere, ever.
The latest fracking trend, the public’s resentment of it, and the institutional clamp down on even speaking on its dangerous potentials without legal repercussions, really illustrates the nature of the relationship between oligarchical institutions and people they rule. The oligarchy proposed a dangerous energy system and, when opposed, distorted the science, threatened anyone who questioned it, and went about their dangerous business.[www.ca.news.yahoo.com].
The same secretive and distorted presentation is typical of the nuclear experimentation industry too, only more intensely, being also tangled with the military industrial complex.
Over 3 years since its initial meltdown, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear infrastructure is still degrading and the radiation still spreading. Little has changed there, and there is little being done. The nuclear nations and corporations of the world have not actively united to diffuse the apocalyptic threat that is the six reactor facility of Fukushima One (there is a second Fukushima nuclear experimentation facility nearby). The effect has not diminished; all that has changed is that we have learned more about this catastrophe, despite the efforts of government and media institutions.
From Day 1, the majority of the world’s nuclear institutions have remained silent and downplayed the environmental catastrophe – designed by GE, sponsored by the USA, run by TEPCO, propped up by the Japanese government and staffed with unlucky Yakuza contractors. [www.youtube.com/watch]. In fact the Japanese government even introduced new laws stifling the freedoms of media and public to speak on the matter, deceitfully luring the majority of the world into a confused and apathetic non-response, for maintenance of the status quo, mostly.
It appears the nuclear industry is considered too big to fail. In reality, it is too dangerous to continue.
Despite its apparent block-out on mainstream media, over time, we have learned that there was a triple meltdown, triple melt-through, and triple meltout of reactors 1, 2, and 3. We have learned that Reactor 3 contained tons of MOX fuel (basically plutonium), and that the tons of Pandora particles produced will burn everything they come in contact with, forever — or the next million years or so, to be more specific. We have learned that governments of the world would rather deny their mistakes and continue their risky, self-serving industrial agenda. And we have learned that the people of the world are seeing through the propaganda….
Institutions vs. the Will of The People
Despite massive public opposition, some institutions in Japan actually still have elements within them who seek to reignite their closed reactors instead of decommissioning them entirely. Following the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown, the Japanese people protested in massive numbers against the failures of government and nuclear regulators. Three years later, protests continue as the Japanese government considers restarting two reactors at the Sendai power plant. [www.america.aljazeera.com/articles].
Although Japan is in the most thermally active region on Earth (remembering geothermal heat can be used for energy) its institutions remain focussed on dangerous nuclear initiatives, now considering ways to mitigate only the financial risk of nuclear experimentation – the international Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage. [www.nuclear-news.net]. This convention effectively indemnifies nuclear manufacturers and operators from the ‘accidents’ that are inevitable in their nuclear experimentation, holding operators responsible for only nominal costs and insuring the short-term continuation of what is clearly an unsustainable industry. And it does nothing to improve the safety standards of nuclear operations.
With Fukushima still burned in their recent memories, the people of the nuclear nation of Taiwan are engaged in massive collective protests of over a planned fourth nuclear reactor experiment there. [www.nbcnews.com/news]. The Taiwanese people reason discontinuance of the nuclear experiment there, because their country is located in the volcanic region, the Pacific Ring of Fire, just like all the reactors and experiment sites in Japan and the West Coast of the U.S.A.
In the U.S.A. fascist institutions continue to reinforce the status quo of the nuclear experiment at every turn. Old and leaking reactors are having their operation time extended, and new reactors are being built, all with the generous support of government. In fact one new facility in Georgia is being paid for with a $6.5 billion loan signed off by the President himself. [www.ajc.com/news].
Many nuclear experimentation facilities with out-of-date reactors continue to operate with extended federal permission and federal insurance, many of which, including Indian Point Power Generation outside New York City, are the same design as reactors at Fukushima, with spent fuel pools retrofitted post-construction to hold more ‘spent’ fuel rods than their original design specification. (The term ‘spent’ in the nuclear experimentation industry means so hot it has to be cooled for the next, ever.) In short, they’re patching old reactors, pushing them beyond their limits, and hoping they will hold up — and indemnifying themselves for when they fail.
Clearly, nuclear is big business. In year 69, US$335 billion was set aside in the United States budget for the routine maintenance of the US nuclear armament. [www.reuters.com/article]. And in Illinois, a state already with 11 nuclear reactors at 6 experimental sites, a recent Bill in support of more nuclear power generation experiments is gaining political momentum, a move which would not just extend the dangerous nuclear industry in Illinois but economically stomp on any alternative renewable energy initiatives in the future. [www.lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs].
Is this truly the will of the People? A nuclear future, run by corporate thugs and negligent governments?
Nuclear Warfare and Propaganda
Until now, the U.S.A. and the world community have have been conned into an overall apathetic response to the nuclear experimentation industry, our thinking steered by skewed data, media manipulation, and government and corporate spin. Because information on nuclear experimentation events is mostly quelled, or twisted for prime-time, our collective complacency to the rampant criminality and outright immorality of nuclear experimentation continues.
Major media institutions have been negligent in their under-reporting of the truth, with Fukushima being the best (and worst) example. And the media’s silence is not by accident; with the obvious example of Japan’s secrecy laws aside, the non-delivery of information in general has been an essential part of long-term survival the nuclear industry. It’s realities are considered simply too horrific – and too bad for business – for public broadcast.
It has been proven beyond a shadow of doubt that the nuclear fuel and weaponry cycles are unsustainable madness. With reactors being pushed increasingly beyond their limits, and further meltdowns inevitable, decommissioning the nuclear experimentation industry is among the single most pressing issues of our time - and all time. And yet government controlled ‘journalistic’ institutions are ignoring the issue and belittling its un-ignorable tragedies. And by doing so, they become just cogs in the nuclear machine.
But, increasingly the dirty nuclear experiment is being exposed, and with failure after failure, it is becoming more difficult even for nuclear zealots to deny the dangers inherent in this experiment. Increasingly, the world is realizing this industry, like so many, benefits only the few at the cost of many. Increasingly the public is realizing it has been lied to about the science of nuclear energy and weaponry. And increasingly we are realizing that global nuclear experiment must cease in its entirety – or it will cease entirety itself.
But it is our collective inaction to the radiological contamination of our world and the invisible destruction it causes, which allows its continuation.
Year 69 of a 1,000,000 Year Waste Cycle
In the span of a matter of weeks, two major releases of radioactivity began in the United States of America.
A series of releases at the Hanford storage site, where waste from nuclear weapons manufacturing is ‘stored’, sickened 36 over a matter of months. Even without accidents, the mere presence of the Hanford storage site threatens the ecological future of the ‘region’, a threat that will remain in place so for the next umpteen thousand generations or so. But explosions and radiological releases not uncommon at Hanford, so we should expect further accidents there if current trends continue.
A second release was required at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (‘pilot’ meaning experimental), a plant which was not expected to experience any problems like this for ten thousand years. The pilot operation is a deep underground disposal plant, and the underground explosion (touted as impossible) released americium and plutonium into the atmosphere above ground.
In 2014, the storage cycle for weaponry and fuel related nuclear waste is only beginning; we have reached year 69 of a million year long process of entropy and risk. Based on their 69 year track record, it is apparently that nuclear zealots don’t have the knowledge to safely manage the resulting nuclear waste for even 1/10,000th of the time required.
In reality, our nuclear waste is a problem today, and will remain a problem for countless generations to come.
Order of Increasing Magnitude
Disasters like Fukushima, Hanford, the more recent radiation leak in New Mexico at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (Pilot meaning experimental and Isolation now being a misnomer of wishful thinking) and many others around the world, are like radiological ovens - the closer you are to it the hotter you become, but the heat radiates out in all directions. According to what we know there are several leaking storage tanks at Hanford, and three loose reactor cores at Fukushima. And who knows what happened to fuel pools at Reactors 1 and 2? It’s too hot to go there.
Maybe we should all get used to these accidents that nuclear zealots proposed would never happen. After all, their underground repositories, a short-term solution at best, do not work anyway. The supposed storage tanks at Hanford need repair, replacement and urgent attention. And that’s just what the media is talking about.
Three reactors melted down into the pacific three years ago, and finally in the last few months it is coming out that, yes, the China syndrome indeed occurred. There are ongoing releases of highly radioactive material into the Pacific Ocean. There are still six fuel pools with extremely deadly radioactive materials that must be dealt with. This is an ongoing catastrophe the world needs to address, instead of allowing the oligarchs to lie about their policies of environmental destruction - and get away with it.
Fukushima is the worst nuclear and environmental catastrophe disaster ever, yet with little to no media scrutiny, the world’s institutions are doing nothing about the ongoing contamination of the Pacific Ocean. In the mainstream media has to refer to the Fukushima crisis, they refer to it as the ’2011 disaster’ and the ‘worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl’. It has been the chorused theme, as if dictated by an unseen hand. In reality, Fukushima is many times worse than Chernobyl – by an order of increasing magnitude – and should not be referred to in past the tense. And it could still get much worse.
The Final Word
After the last year, the only way nuclear supporters can even attempt to justify continuing the nuclear experiment, is by lying and suppressing the truth. And it’s already happening in Japan; anyone who speaks out that Fukushima was (and is) a paradigm event is forcibly managed through the Secrecy Act, essentially mandating fascism.
The truth is, every nuclear nation has their own Hanford and WIPP that must be dealt with, sooner or later. Nuclear programs are unstable and produce nuclear waste – that is the reality. And while the best solution nuclear science can come up with to deal with nuclear waste is put it in a hole and let future generations deal with it, that waste is not just dangerous to humanity today but to humanity’s future.
If you’re an activist, I beg you to research the burden of nuclear experimentation and its environmental hazards when things go correctly, and the permanent devastation when things go wrong. If you’re a politician I beg you insist on disarmament and decommissioning of nuclear power generation experimentation now. If you’re a corporatist who values your existence politically or monetarily, remember that first, life is biological and must continue for an economy to exist.
Radiation levels around the world are on the increase, nuclear experimentation must be ceased. Surely we can agree on the importance of maintaining life.
Touting the impossibility of potentials and then watching these potentials unfold is par for the course.
Individuals have the power to steer institutions, but only when we stand together.