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  • California Blackouts: It's Not Just the Heat, It's Also the Anti-Nuclear Power Stupidity. Activists oppose a huge source of reliable, climate-friendly electricity that could have prevented the rolling blackouts in the Golden State.

    08/19/2020 3:53:10 PM PDT · by karpov · 46 replies
    Reason ^ | August 19, 2020 | Ronald Bailey
    Rolling electric power blackouts afflicted as many as 2 million California residents last week as a heat wave gripped the Golden State. (It's apparently eased up for now.) At the center of the problem is that power demand peaks as overheated people turn up their air conditioning in the late afternoon just as solar power supplies cut off as the sun goes down. In addition, output from California's wind farms was erratic. Currently, about 33 percent of California's electricity comes from renewable sources as mandated by state law. Until this summer, California utilities and grid operators were able to purchase...
  • Coronavirus ·Published 3 hours ago Trump's national security adviser says China response to coronavirus was like Chernobyl

    05/24/2020 1:32:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    fox news ^ | Andrew Oreilly
    “This was a virus that was unleashed by China. There was a coverup that someday they’re going to do an HBO show like they did with Chernobyl on this virus,” O’Brien said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. O’Brien was referring to the 2019 miniseries that dramatized the 1986 explosion of a reactor at a nuclear power plant in Ukraine and the response from Soviet officials. O’Brien added that, like Soviet officials in the 1980s, Chinese officials have covered up the extent of the pandemic -- which first surfaced late last year in Wuhan, the sprawling capital of Central China’s...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Tuesday 4/14/2020

    04/14/2020 9:00:37 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/14/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The oil price situation tonight at of 1045 pm Eastern US time sees the WTI price at 20.49 per barrel.... White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the guidelines from President Trump on "reopening the economy" will come in the next day or two..... ...California Governor Gavin Newsom said today he would follow the lead of the scientists and public health experts and would not give a specific date for reopening California.... And when the results came in Monday for the Wisconsin Supreme Court contest Republican-Conservative Daniel Kelly was defeated by Democrat-Liberal Jill Karofsky in what's being called an "upset"......
  • Ukraine: wildfires draw dangerously close to Chernobyl site

    04/14/2020 8:45:24 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 6 replies
    Wildfires in Ukraine have spread to just over a mile from the defunct Chernobyl nuclear power plant and a disposal site for radioactive waste, according to activists, as more than 300 firefighters work to contain the blaze.
  • Dramatic aerial pictures capture ferocity of Ukraine's forest fires ripping through Chernobyl's exclusion zone and are now within site of nuclear reactor's sarcophagus

    04/13/2020 12:13:45 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 20 replies ^ | 13 April 2020 | By JACK ELSOM and WILL STEWART FOR MAILONLINE
    Firefighters on their tenth day battling the blaze are desperately trying to extinguish it before it reaches plant The devastation of inferno has been laid bare in helicopter photographs which shows acres of scorched earth Photographs also hammer home the seemingly insurmountable task of 400 emergency service personnel There are fears radiation could be fanned towards populated cities such as the capital of Kyev
  • Chernobyl forest wildfire seen from space as radiation spikes (wildfires re ignited )

    04/12/2020 2:33:02 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 28 replies
    space ^ | 4/10/2020 | By Mike Wall 2 days ago
    The forest near the old Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is burning, and the effects are visible from space.
  • Forest near Chernobyl power plant on fire

    04/04/2020 11:17:30 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 35 replies
    canberratimes ^ | APRIL 5 2020 - 3:21AM | na
    A forest has caught fire in the exclusion zone around the former nuclear power plant at Chernobyl in Ukraine.
  • Coronavirus Is Communist China's Chernobyl

    03/27/2020 10:24:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | March 27, 2020 | Josh Hammer
    Last year, the popular HBO miniseries "Chernobyl," which recounted the eponymous 1986 nuclear disaster in Soviet Ukraine, enthralled audiences across America. The docudrama unsparingly portrayed the obfuscation and dissembling that characterized the Soviet Communist Party's response in the aftermath of the meltdown. In a deceitful attempt to save face before domestic and international audiences, the Soviet politburo risked untold lives. Fast-forward to 2020. As the coronavirus pandemic grips the world, we are all paying the price for the Communist Party of China's own Chernobyl. The only difference is that the ChiComs' Chernobyl is on a global scale. Start with the...
  • ‘Trump’s Chernobyl’: Media Wuhan Virus Hysteria Stokes Public Panic

    03/11/2020 8:31:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/11/2020 | Joy Pullmann
    Since the coronavirus came on the horizon, media figures have been stoking panic, leading to mass shortages of basic health supplies, business travel cancellations, and market drops, all while the confirmed disease number hiked yesterday to around 0.000002 percent of the U.S. population.So far, U.S. cases of the basic seasonal flu outnumber coronavirus cases by a factor of 45,000 (using federal stats for this year’s flu and real-time tracking of coronavirus confirmations). The flu season has even been especially bad this year, with between 20,000 and 52,000 deaths, compared to 29 so far from coronavirus.According to infectious disease expert...
  • You Should Know About This Chernobyl Fungus That Eats Radiation

    02/11/2020 11:57:35 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 36 replies
    msn ^ | 2/7/2020 | Caroline Delbert
    A fungus observed inside Chernobyl is a radiation extremophile that could inspire new technology. Removing radiation and even turning it into energy could help clean disaster sites and enable spaceflight. The fungi use high amounts of melanin to both resist radiation and turn it into energy.
  • Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton says Coronavirus may have originated in Wuhan 'Super Laboratory'

    02/08/2020 5:21:34 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 81 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 30, 2020 | Spencer Neale
    The Arkansas Republican cited a study published by the Lancet that showed of the original 40 cases in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, 14 people who contracted the virus never set foot in the Wuhan wildlife market where Chinese authorities have claimed the virus originated. "As one epidemiologist said, 'That virus went into the seafood market before it came out of the seafood market.' We still don't know where it originated," Cotton said. "I would note that Wuhan also has China's only biosafety level four super laboratory that works with the world's most deadly pathogens to include, yes, coronavirus."...
  • Chernobyl shocker as fungi that eats radiation found inside nuclear reactor

    02/06/2020 11:10:56 PM PST · by knighthawk · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 6 2020 | Christopher Carbone
    A type of black fungi that eats radiation was discovered inside the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. In 1991, the strange fungi was found growing up the walls of the reactor, which baffled scientists due to the extreme, radiation-heavy environment. Researchers eventually realized that not only was the fungi impervious to the deadly radiation, it seemed to be attracted to it.
  • Is the Coronavirus Outbreak China's Chernobyl? The Infection Rate seems much more severe than has been admitted to by the communist government.

    02/03/2020 9:09:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/03/2020 | Dexter Wright
    To refresh our memories, it was in 1986 when the No. 4 nuclear reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded and was burning as the solid fuel rods of Uranium melted down. The smoke and steam from the fire and firefighting spread across Northern Europe and the Russian steppes. The number of deaths attributed to this disaster could be as high as 100,000 but accepted estimates are closer to 27,000. It was the failure of the Soviet system in dealing with a coordinated response that shook the faith of the people. They began to question whether the Soviet government...
  • A Real Life Chernobyl Emergency Chatter

    08/30/2019 12:37:39 PM PDT · by NorseViking · 10 replies
    -Hello. Is it VPCh 2? -Yes. -We have an intelligence on fire at your location. Do you confirm or not? -There is an explosion in the main building between reactor blocks #3 and #4. -Are there people inside? -Sure! -Call the stuff to duty! -I woke the boss! -Call every officer! Wake them up! -Hello, Leonid Alexeivish? -Yep... -Pripyat calling. The roofs of blocks #3 and #4 are burning as the result of the explosion. -Holy $€¥¢. Is it firmly confirmed? -No they didn't. A Pripyat emergency dispatcher phoned me. -Hello! -Fire department listening... -Hello, Ivanka? -Yes, yes... -Listen, you...
  • Russia's 'Chernobyl on ice' floating nuclear reactor begins its 3,000-mile voyage [tr]

    08/23/2019 9:42:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 23, 2019 | Chris Dyer
    Russia launched the world's first floating nuclear reactor today, sending it on an epic journey across the Arctic, despite environmentalists warning it could become a 'Chernobyl on ice'. Loaded with nuclear fuel, the Akademik Lomonosov left the Arctic port of Murmansk to begin its 3,000-mile (5,000 kilometre) voyage to Pevek in northeastern Siberia. Nuclear agency Rosatom says the reactor is a simpler alternative to building a conventional plant on ground that is frozen all year round, and it intends to sell such reactors abroad. But environmental groups have long warned of the dangers of the project, dubbing it a potential...
  • Hell Hole on Earth Discovered at Fukushima

    08/22/2019 7:52:17 PM PDT · by Windflier · 90 replies
    GreenMedInfo ^ | February 13th 2017 | Mark Sircus
    At the levels of radiation now being found a Fukushima, a robot would be able to operate for less than two hours before it was destroyed. And Japan’s National Institute of Radiological Sciences said medical professionals had never even thought about encountering this level of radiation in their work. The accident is enormous in its medical implications. Through future years, too long to contemplate, we will witness an epidemic of cancer as people inhale the radioactive elements, eat radioactive vegetables, rice and meat, and drink radioactive milk and teas. Year by year, decade through relentless decade, the radiation will build...
  • Is Russia Hiding Another Chernobyl?

    08/20/2019 6:44:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/20/2019 | Stephen Green
    Breaking news from Russia's frozen Northwest, where a total of four nuclear-monitoring stations have been silenced. The Wall Street Journal says that's twice as many as last week, "heightening concerns among observers that Russia is trying to hide evidence from an explosion at a missile-test site this month." Some background. Russia has been developing a nuclear-powered cruise missile, the 9M730 Burevestnik or "Petrel" missile. To be clear, that's a missile powered by nuclear fission, not a missile "merely" carrying a nuclear warhead. On August 8, it's believed that a Petrel exploded during testing, killing five employees of Rosatom, Russia’s state-owned...
  • Russia’s Nuclear Monitors ‘Went Silent’ Following Rocket Explosion

    08/19/2019 5:23:04 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 29 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Aug 2019
    Two of Russia’s nuclear radiation monitoring stations went silent two days after a mysterious explosion that led to a radiation spike in northern Russia earlier this month. Russian officials say at least five nuclear engineers were killed during a rocket test involving “isotope power sources” on a platform in the White Sea, leading to outside speculation that the accident involved a nuclear-powered cruise missile. Four international stations designed to monitor nuclear activity had detected “an event coinciding with the [Aug. 8] explosion in Nyonoksa, Russia,” the world’s main nuclear test-ban body said on Aug. 10. The Dubna and Kirov stations...
  • ‘Chernobyl’ Scores 19 Emmy Nominations

    07/16/2019 2:08:38 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 16, 2019 | Peter White
    Disaster drama Chernobyl swept up 19 Emmy nominations including a nod in the limited series category, making it the third most nominated show after Game of Thrones and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. The drama, which is a co-production between HBO and Sky Atlantic, is up against Escape At Dannemora, Fosse/Verdon, Sharp Objects and When They See Us in the limited series category, while Jared Harris picked up a nomination in the Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie category. Produced by Jane Featherstone’s Sister Pictures and created The Huntsman: Winter’s War’s Craig Mazin, the period drama was a breakout...
  • Radiation Levels of Sunken Russian Nuclear Submarine 100,000 Times Higher Than Normal

    07/10/2019 1:19:29 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 50 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 7/10/19 | David Brennan
    Radiation levels in the water around a sunken Soviet-era nuclear submarine are some 100,000 times higher than normal, scientists have warned, raising fears that the K-278 Komsomolets may still pose a threat 30 years after it sunk. Norwegian scientists have been analyzing the area around the submarine, which came to rest on the floor of the Norwegian Sea after sinking on April 7, 1989. The accident—caused by a fire in the engine room—resulted in the deaths of 42 of the Komsomolets' 69 crew. Most were killed by radiation exposure while waiting for the Soviet navy to rescue them. The 400...