World War 7 - It’s Happening Now

Nuclear Reactors are Being Used in Pentagon and Russian War Games

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The Chernobyl Factor in the Ukraine Crisis

Bennett Ramberg, a policy analyst in the US State Department’s Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs under President George H.W. Bush, is the author of Destruction of Nuclear Energy Facilities in War and Nuclear Power Plants as Weapons for the Enemy.

LOS ANGELES **– Twenty-eight years after its Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded, Ukraine confronts a nuclear specter of a different kind: the possibility that the country’s reactors could become military targets in the event of a Russian invasion. Speaking at the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague in March, Andrii Deshchytsia, Ukraine’s acting foreign minister, cited the **“potential threat to many nuclear facilities” should events deteriorate into open warfare.

Earlier in the month, Ihor Prokopchuk, Ukraine’s ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency, circulated a letter to the organization’s board of governors warning that an invasion could bring a “threat of radiation contamination on the territory of Ukraine and the territory of neighboring states.”

In Kyiv, Ukraine’s parliament responded by calling for international monitors to help protect the plants as the cash-strapped government attempts to boost its own efforts.

CommentsView/Create comment on this paragraphAre Ukraine’s concerns mere hyperbole – a “malicious slander,” as the Kremlin puts it – or should we take them seriously? For Ukraine’s government, the angst is real.

Even Ukrainians born after 1986 understand what a Chernobyl-type disaster brought about by battle could look like.

Read more at http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/bennett-ramberg-calls-attention-to-the-dangers-of-fighting-near-nuclear-power-stations#Wm0Dq8tSB4tcZCAP.99

Former US Official:

War in Ukraine could cause disaster worse than Chernobyl and Fukushima — Situation “calls for far greater global concern”

Ramberg’s analysis suggests several scenarios:

Warfare is rife with accidents and human error, and […] could cause a meltdown

Fighting could disrupt off-site power

Operators could abandon their posts

Combatants could invade nuclear plants

Others might take refuge there, creating a dangerous standoff

Failure of military command and control

Fog of War could bring plants under bombardment

http://enenews.com/former-us-official-war-in-ukraine-could-cause-disaster-worse-than-chernobyl-and-fukushima-situation-calls-for-far-greater-global-concern-multiple-scenarios-result-in-meltdown-foreign-mini

Cat’s Out of the Bag.

World War Planners Will Use Nuclear Reactors as Weapons When the Mood Suits Them.

As long as we are complacent and accept nuclear energy as a foregone conclusion, our future is limited. Disaster will occur, it is only a matter of time.

Maybe this generation, maybe the next.

If you don’t like these odds, let’s work together to try to eliminate nuclear energy from our lives.

It can be done. Think about it …

Until next time, may you always feel secure in your person, defend justice, and be vigilantly non-violent.

-Mr. Baxter

"Sell Your Soul to the Devil"

National Geographic: Fukushima considered world’s worst nuclear accident — Physician: Fukushima remains a “global health concern” — Kaku: “It’s so bad, they don’t even have a picture of melted core… the agony is unending” (VIDEO)

Michio Kaku, Mar. 18, 2014

(at 1:18:00 in): The agony of 3 simultaneous meltdowns in Northern Japan […] The accident is not over at all. A small earthquake will send the accident starting all over again. You will realize that the reactor is so radioactive workers cannot even get in for more than just a few minutes at a time. […] The next thing they want to do is insert cameras into the water to see where the melting is. It’s so bad, they don’t even have a picture of the melted core. We know it’s 100 percent melted. […] The agony is unending. […] Japan said we will go nuclear because we have no oil or coal, but there is a price you have to paythat is, you sell your soul to the devil.

Asian Perspective Vol. 37, No. 4, Tilman A. Ruff, physician and Associate Professor in the Nossal Institute for Global Health at University of Melbourne, Oct.-Dec. 2013:

A Public Health Perspective on the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster — The Fukushima nuclear disaster is far from over and remains a global health concern. While evacuations, sheltering, reducing intake of contaminated food, and other measures reduced radiation exposures, both the immediate and longer-term public health responses to the disaster leave major room for improvement. Commercially and institutionally, vested interests have undermined public health and safety. […]

http://enenews.com/national-geographic-fukushima-considered-the-worlds-worst-nuclear-accident-expert-fukushima-a-global-health-concern-kaku-the-agony-is-unending-video

Senior Scientist:

Cancer increase expected on West Coast from Fukushima exposures; Radioactive particles can bio-accumulate and form hotspots while crossing Pacific — KCRW: Concern California wildlife to be impacted; Sea life can biomagnify nuclear waste, leading to higher levels of radiation (AUDIO)

Question:

There’s really no evidence that any of this radiation is going to cause additional sickness, cancers, etc. […] Do we really expect any additional cancers in California? Michael Krasny, host: It’s a question we don’t necessarily have an answer to.

Edwin Lyman, Union of Concerned Scientists’ senior scientist:

Well, we do have an answer. The connection between ionizing radiation exposure and increased cancer risk is very well established. We do know that because the accident deposited radioactivity into the environment that wasn’t there before, that it’s going to cause additional radiation doses to people, that will be associated with additional disease. Now the question is, whether that will be a strong enough signal that an epidemiological study will be able to detect and prove causation. That’s a different issue, sometimes people tend to confuse the two. They think if it can’t be detected it’s not there. But simply extrapolating from first principles — there’s radiation in the environment that wasn’t there before, people are exposed, that will cause additional disease. […] This is a problem, because of the heterogeneous nature of the way these isotopes travel and are bio-accumulated, there are potential hotspots.

Gottlieb:

There’s a process called biological magnification and that’s a process in which dissolved substance in something like kelp is passed up the food chain. As you know, sea urchins eat the kelp — and our lovely sea otters, they eat the sea urchins. So there’s a concern that by this process, there could be a higher level of radiation in the sea life.

http://enenews.com/scientist-cancer-increase-expected-on-west-coast-from-fukushima-exposure-radioactive-particles-can-bio-accumulate-and-form-hotspots-while-crossing-pacific-kcrw-concern-california-wildlife-to-be

So, this is the Schiznit:

The propaganda of the day states that because we cannot absolutely pinpoint and blame Fukushima radiation as to why people are getting cancer at an increased rate, we cannot factually associate it with the actual cause.

Edwin Lyman has it right:

"We do know that because the accident deposited radioactivity into the environment that wasn’t there before, that it’s going to cause additional radiation doses to people, that will be associated with additional disease."

So, why the fuck is this not good enough??? We KNOW it will cause more cancer. We KNOW it. We just can’t PROVE it.

See the insanity of it all?

We don’t need to prove it. We KNOW it. See??? Proof is irrelevant.

This is the most basic of claims:

Is it Intuitively Obvious to the Most Casual Observer???

Why, yes it is, And …

The Agony is Unending

Until next time, may you always feel secure in your person, defend justice, and be vigilantly non-violent.

-Mr. Baxter

Bloomberg: World Needs to Get Ready for the Next Nuclear Plant Accident

Three major atomic accidents in 35 years are forcing the world’s nuclear industry to stop imagining it can prevent more catastrophes and to focus instead on how to contain them.

Of the 176 new reactors planned across the globe, half will be in nations that had no nuclear plants when disaster crippled the U.S. Three Mile Island reactor in 1979 and the Chernobyl reactor blew up in present day Ukraine in 1986.

As countries such as China and India embrace atomic power even after the Fukushima reactor meltdowns in 2011 caused mass evacuations because of radiation fallout, scientists warn the next nuclear accident is waiting to happen and could be in a country with little experience to deal with it.

“The cold truth is that, no matter what you do on the technological improvements side, accidents will occur — somewhere, someplace,” said Joonhong Ahn, a professor at the Department of Nuclear Engineering of University of California, Berkeley. The consequences of radiation release, contamination and evacuation of people is “clear and obvious,” Ahn said. That means governments and citizens should be prepared, not just nuclear utilities, he said.

While atomic power has fallen from favor in some western European countries since the Fukushima accident — Germany, for example, is shutting all of its nuclear plants — it’s gaining more traction in Asia as an alternative to coal. China has 28 reactors under construction, while Russia, India, and South Korea are building 21 more, according to the World Nuclear Association. Of the 176 reactors planned, 86 are in nations that had no nuclear plants 20 years ago, WNA data show.

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-04-03/world-needs-to-get-ready-for-next-nuclear-power-plant-accident

Until next time, may you always feel secure in your person, defend justice, and be vigilantly non-violent.

-Mr. Baxter

Fukushima Melt-Down Radiation - What Was Kept From You

NOAA Atmospheric Model

The 2011 Tohuku East Japan earthquake caused (three core Melt-Downs) at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant which resulted in radioactive emissions to the atmosphere.

The earthquake occurred on March 11th at 14:26 Japan Standard Time (JST). By the early morning hours of March 12th, radioactive emissions were occurring from the plant.

http://sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/dataset.php?id=332

Until next time, may you always feel secure in your person, defend justice, and be vigilantly non-violent.

-Mr. Baxter

Flordia Nuke Plant Showing Serious Wear - 50 Miles from West Palm Beach

Steam Tube Abrasion at Nuclear Plant - 50 Miles - West Palm Beach

FL Nuclear Gets More Troubling

St. Lucie Florida nuclear plant In late February, the Tampa Bay Times broke a story about unprecedented damage occurring to replacement steam generators, a critical safety component, at Florida Power & Light’s St. Lucie Unit 2 reactor on Hutchinson Island, about 50 miles north of West Palm Beach, Florida. It has the most damaged steam generator tubes of any operating reactor in the country. SACE immediately retained nuclear engineering experts to assess the situation as a planned refueling outage was scheduled to begin in early March, which would include an inspection of the degraded steam generator tubes. This would be the first outage since FPL increased the power rating of the reactor in 2012, further stressing the already-damaged tubes.

http://www.cleanenergy.org/april-2014/#article3

Cooling Tubes at FPL St. Lucie Nuke Plant Show Significant Wear

More than 3,700 tubes that help cool a nuclear reactor at Florida Power & Light’s St. Lucie facility exhibit wear. Most other similar plants have between zero and a few hundred.

Worst case: A tube bursts and spews radioactive fluid. That’s what happened at the San Onofre plant in California two years ago. The plant shut down forever because it would have cost too much to fix.

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In 2009, FPL shut down the reactor for routine refueling. An inspection found that the tubes were banging against the stainless steel antivibration bars, leaving dents and wear spots.

More than 2,000 tubes showed some wear in 5,855 separate places. (A tube can be worn in multiple spots.)

At that time — this was three years before San Onofre — it was by far the most wear found at the 20 or so similar plants with new generators, according to filings with the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The Salem 2 plant in New Jersey had 1,567 wear indications when first inspected, but no other plant had more than a few hundred. The typical plant had fewer than 20.

Aging steam generators near the end of their useful lives can develop significant tube wear, but to sustain thousands of wear indications just a couple of years after installation is unusual.

"St. Lucie is the outlier of all the active plants," said Arnie Gundersen, a nuclear engineer and frequent critic of the nuclear industry.

FPL turned the plant back on, telling the NRC in a subsequent report that the tube wear was within allowable levels. Federal regulators agreed that the plant was safe to operate, though they noted that the number of wear indications was “much greater” than in other steam generators of similar age.

In 2011, FPL again shut down the reactor and inspected the tubes. The wear had spread.

Affected tubes: 2,978, up 46 percent from 2009.

Worn spots: 8,825, up 51 percent.

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On Jan. 31, 2012, a “high radiation alarm” went off at the San Onofre 3 plant south of Los Angeles.

A tube inside a steam generator had burst, belching irradiated fluid into the containment building. No one was hurt.

The plant went into “rapid power reduction” and shut down, according to NRC documents.

San Onofre 3 had received two new steam generators less than a year earlier. After the leak, inspectors found 1,806 tubes worn in 10,284 places. They also found an unusually high number of worn tubes at the nearby San Onofre 2 plant.

The burst tube had rubbed against another tube, which may explain why it wore out so fast. But, as at St. Lucie, much of the wear to the tubes appeared at the anti-vibration bars.

http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/energy/cooling-tubes-at-fpl-st-lucie-nuke-plant-show-significant-wear/2166886

NOAA Fukushima Radiation Model - What You Were Not Told

The March 22, 2011 NOAA model (above) shows the West Coast of US and Canada covered in red particles, while the Fukushima site — and all of Japan — are under orange particles. According to the NOAA above a “change in particle color represents a decrease in radioactivity by a factor of 10”

http://enenews.com/govt-model-shows-radioactive-plume-entire-west-coast-canada-march-22-2011-10-times-cesium-137-plume-fukushima-same-time-california-alaska-video

Seafood Off N. American Coast Predicted to Exceed Gov’t Radioactivity Limit“High Priority Looming Threat” to Global Ocean from Fukushima Releases

Abstract:

The Fukushima nuclear emergency […] emerged as a high priority looming threat due to the risk of radioactive contamination in the global ocean and biodiversity. […] we assessed the bioaccumulation potential of 137Cs by testing steady state and time-dependent bioaccumulation models in an offshore food web that included fish-eating, resident killer whales (Orcinus orca) as one of the major top predators of the marine ecosystems in British Columbia, Canada.

Steady State Bioaccumulation Model:

“Concentrations of 137Cs predicted in the male killer whale were approximately three orders of magnitude higher relative to its major prey, Chinook salmon, and > 13,000 times higher compared to phytoplankton.”

http://enenews.com/canadian-experts-predict-fukushima-radioactivity-in-fish-shellfish-to-exceed-govt-food-limit-to-be-well-above-1000-bqkg-maximum-according-to-scientific-model-a-high-priority-looming

MIT Professor & US Experts: Japan “Must Act Now to Seal Fukushima Reactors, Before It’s Too Late” — Concern US to be Affected by “Explosions – A Chain Reaction, Engulfing Reactors One to Four”“Situation is Dynamically Degrading and Unstable” — Aircraft Can Likely Entomb Plant in 6 Months

South China Morning Post (Subscription Required), Apr. 4, 2014:

Ernst G. Frankel is emeritus professor of ocean engineering at MIT — Jerome A. Cohen is co-director of the US-Asia Law Institute at NYU Law School — Julian Gresser is chairman of Alliances for Discovery — Dick Wullaert also contributed to the article.

Headline:

Abe Must Act Now to Seal Fukushima Reactors, Before it’s Too Late

Dear Prime Minister Abe, the Fukushima crisis is getting worse.

The key assumption […] is that you still have a safe window of time, at least two or three more years, and possibly longer, to deal with Fukushima’s four damaged nuclear reactors

What if this assessment is unrealistically optimistic? What if the safe window of time is less than a year? What if the very concept of a safe window is inappropriate for Fukushima? The fact is, we really don’t know what might happen.

There is a high probability that, if a quake of magnitude 7.9 or above, or some other serious event, strikes Fukushima, a “criticality” will occur.

The least dangerous would be the local release of strontium-90, caesium 134/137, or nano-plutonium.

Far more dangerous would be an explosion, or a series of explosions – a chain reaction, engulfing reactors one to four – that would spew this contamination over much broader areas of helpless populations. The next criticality may be far more serious […]

Up Date on Sea Star Decimation

KPCC (Southern California), Apr. 3, 2014:

A mysterious disease that has been killing massive numbers of sea stars along the West Coast is now firmly entrenched in Southern California […] causing some species to disintegrate and liquify into bacterial goop […] in populations stretching up into Alaska. […] Jayson Smith, a marine conservation ecologist at Cal Poly Pomona […] found 11 sea stars, four of which were exhibiting signs of infection […] the low numbers were actually a welcome sight. “[…] it is positive sign that there are some here, because that’s more than I’ve seen in other places,” […] Smith and his crew found no sea stars at Shaws Cove, a spot where they had previously counted about 400. As bleak as the widespread die-offs have been, some researchers are excited by the research opportunity […]

The Coast News, Apr. 3, 2014 (emphasis added):

[It’s] decimated populations up north, and it recently hit San Diego […] Sea stars along the West Coast are dying en masse. […] “San Diego is just now starting to get hit; the Channel Islands are just now getting hit as well,” said Pete Raimondi […] he expects the disease to keep marching south. [It’s] occurred several times [before, but] associated with El Nino causing warm waters […] Yet we’re currently not in an El Nino. Plus, during past events, the disease moved up the coast with nearshore currents. “That’s very difficult for us to get our heads around, because it’s not a classic movement pattern,” Raimondi said. […] Raimondi said it’s likely something is making the sea stars susceptible to secondary infection from a pathogen or virus. […] Fukushima radiation is extremely unlikely; radiation hasn’t registered above ambient levels. (Still in Denial, apparently.)

http://enenews.com/experts-sea-stars-decimated-west-coast-bleak-socal-gone-100s-hit-really-hard-turning-bacterial-goop-mortality-event-magnitude-never-before-documented-unchartered-waters-likes-havent-radio

Until next time, may you always feel secure in your person, defend justice, and be vigilantly non-violent.

-Mr. Baxter

All of Japan Contaminated by Fukushima - 46,000,000 People

Peer Reviewed Hard Science

Gundersen: This video “confirms our worst fears” — Scientist: Reactor core materials found almost 500 km from Fukushima plant — 40,000,000,000,000,000,000 Bq/kg — Can travel very, very significant distances — Hot particles found in 25% of samples from Tokyo and Fukushima (VIDEO)

At 0:45 in – Arnie Gundersen, Chief Engineer at Fairewinds Energy Education:

If Fairewinds Energy Education was a Japanese website, the State Secrets Law would likely prevent us from issuing this video.

At 1:15 in — Marco Kaltofen, Civil Engineer & Ph.D. Candidate at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI):

In looking at indoor environments, they tend to be much more contaminated than the surroundings outside. Houses act like a trap and they tend to collect outdoor contaminants and they expose people as much as 24 hours a day.

At 9:15 in – Kaltofen:

The sample that we got came from Nagoya in Japan, its 460 kilometers from the accident site. That’s about 300 miles away.

At 9:30 in — Kaltofen:

It’s actually in the size range of dusts that can be inhaled and then retained in the lungs. This is important because if your health physicist and calculating and you’re calculating the dose that you would get from this particle you’d have to consider that this particle might actually be trapped (in the body) and result in a lifetime exposure.

At 10:00 in – Kaltofen:

The particle we examined was a mixture of fission products from a nuclear reactor and nuclear fuels. We looked at materials like tellurium, radium-226, we saw cesium-134, and -137, cobalt-60, and a whole zoo of isotopes that probably you’ll never hear about on CNN […] 80% by weight of this particle was made up of pure reactor core materials. That tells me that something that came directly from the accident, directly from the core can escape containment and travel a very, very significant distance. So it’s a long distance to travel and what happens is the particle is so very small that it will essentially travel with whatever gas it’s entrained in. The winds will blow it long distances.

At 12:00 in – Kaltofen:

This material was in the peta-becquerel per kilogram range […] 4 followed by 19 zeroes — that many Bq/kg. That’s a very, very high number. […] It is a tiny particle […] about 310 becquerels for the particle.

http://vimeo.com/90655605

http://enenews.com/gundersen-video-confirms-worst-fears-scientist-reactor-core-materials-found-almost-500-km-fukushima-plant-40000000000000000000-bqkg-travel-very-very-significant-distances-hot-particles-fou

100 Tons of Uranium Contaminates the Environment

Caldicott: All of Japan contaminated by Fukushima — “Realistic estimate is 60,000 km², occupied by 46 million people” — “Things are grim, it gets worse by the day” — Unheard of in history, 100s of tons of melted fuel may be in earth (VIDEO)

Dr. Helen Caldicott: Things are grim — it gets actually worse by the day. […] There have been 3 meltdowns, which is just unheard of in the history of nuclear age, Units 1, 2, and 3, so that means that molten cores of about 100 tons of uranium in 3 reactors have melted their way through 6 inches of steel in the reactor vessel through to the containment floors, possibly through feet of concrete and steel into the earth.

Dr. Helen Caldicott: A more realistic estimate of contamination is 60,000 square kilometers, occupied by 46 million people including parts of Tokyo and surroundings. As you can see (map on right), the whole land mass is contaminated to a greater or lesser extent.

Every Day is a Confirmation of What BIG ENERGY Denies and Lies About

It’s OUR air. Whose air? OUR AIR. Whose AIR? OUR AIR.

The nuclear Industry has NO RIGHT to contaminate our environment, FOR ANY REASON. It’s not to make us safer, it’s not because they “bring good things to life”, it’s not so they can pay zero taxes or receive tax payer funding and enticements, or be held legally exempt from any inevitable catastrophe.

"But, what can be done?" you ask. "The accident has already happened", you say. My answer to you is:

The next disaster can be prevented if we all work together. Or, we can be victims and chant in unison, WE HAVE NO CHOICE.

We have a choice. We can change this. What say you?

Until next time, may you always feel secure in your person, defend justice, and be vigilantly non-violent.

-Mr. Baxter

High Level of Radiation Detected in Canadian Grocery

School Science Project Reveals High Levels Of Fukushima Nuclear Radiation in Grocery Store Seafood

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A Canadian high school student named Bronwyn Delacruz never imagined that her school science project would make headlines all over the world. But that is precisely what has happened. Using a $600 Geiger counter purchased by her father, Delacruz measured seafood bought at local grocery stores for radioactive contamination. What she discovered was absolutely stunning. Much of the seafood, particularly the products that were made in China, tested very high for radiation. So is this being caused by nuclear radiation from Fukushima? Is the seafood that we are eating going to give us cancer and other diseases? The American people deserve the truth, but as you will see below, the U.S. and Canadian governments are not even testing imported seafood for radiation. To say that this is deeply troubling would be a massive understatement.

http://thetruthwins.com/archives/school-science-project-reveals-high-levels-of-fukushima-nuclear-radiation-in-grocery-store-seafood![]

a-z-r-a-e-l asked:

About the fukushima nuclear disaster I recommend you look up thunderf00t on youtube and watch a few of his videos about the incident.

I would say this about thunderf00t. 

Comes off very authoritative and knowledgeable.  However, to have a very opinionated view of Feminism and to be an authority on the Fukushima nuclear disaster seems a bit of a strange juxtaposition.

Odd, in fact. 

And, I will add that to watch a video that basically calls the dedicated, affected patriotic sailors of the USS Reagan, LIARS seems beyond the pale.

Really, you need to get off the message that radioactivity will not hurt you.

Eating and ingesting radioactive heavy metals and elements will cause cancer, -every time.

Comparing the risk to dying in a car accident is asinine.  Fatal car accidents are 100%.  Getting cancer is not always fatal, but that’s the deal, right?

Doesn’t count if you don’t die.  Getting cancer is a drag especially when you include all the fatalities together with the non-fatalities of those who get cancer.  The comparison to FATALITIES from car accidents don’t add up.

In other words:  You can’t lump all cancers, -fatal and non-fatal, in with all fatal car accidents.  Hundreds of THOUSANDS will get cancer from FUKUSHIMA and LIVE!

Is that a good thing? Something to be CELEBRATED?

Future populations will get cancer and survive at a far accelerated rate than total car fatalities, based upon radiation exposure.

No statistical gerrymandering is going to change that fact.

So tell me again how car fatalities compare with contracting cancer, -whether it be fatal or not?

The human emotion of getting cancer is FUCKING traumatic.  Living is a blessing, not a statistic.

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