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  • US Affirms New Interpretation for High-Level Nuclear Waste

    01/01/2022 12:59:13 AM PST · by blueplum · 5 replies
    NBC-4 Los Angeles ^ | 31 December 2021 | Keith Ridler
    The Biden administration has affirmed a Trump administration interpretation of high-level radioactive waste that is based on the waste’s radioactivity rather than how it was produced. The U.S. Department of Energy announcement last week means some radioactive waste from nuclear weapons production stored in Idaho, Washington and South Carolina could be reclassified and moved for permanent storage elsewhere.... ...The Biden administration's affirmation of the new interpretation came after various groups offered letters of support and opposition to the agency after Biden became president, leading to the notice in the Federal Register making clear where the administration stood....
  • Biden Frees Al Qaeda Ally Who Plotted to Smuggle Nukes Into US

    05/27/2021 6:36:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Front Page ^ | 09/27/21 | Daniel Greenfield
    Why settle for helping Iran nuke America, when you can also help Al Qaeda nuke America? With inflation rising almost as fast as gas prices and the cost of a home, Joe Biden ain’t doing much for most Americans. But if you’re an Al Qaeda terrorist, he’s got your back. Just ask three of Gitmo’s finest who are benefiting from Biden’s generosity. Saifullah Paracha (pictured above) was a Pakistani businessman and New York travel agent with some big plans. The Gitmo inmate now being set loose by Biden wanted to “do something big against the US.” 9/11 was in Al...
  • Radioactivity is blowing in the air (from western Russia?)

    06/28/2020 6:48:21 AM PDT · by texas booster · 24 replies
    The Barents Observer ^ | June 26 2020 | Thomas Nilsen
    Invisible for humans, but detectable for radiation-filters. A cloud with tiny levels of radioactivity, believed to originate from western Russia, has been detected over Scandinavia and European Arctic. First, in week 23 (June 2-8), iodine-131 was measured at the two air filter stations Svanhovd and Viksjøfjell near Kirkenes in short distance from Norway’s border to Russia’s Kola Peninsula. The same days, on June 7 and 8, the CTBTO-station at Svalbard measured tiny levels of the same isotope. CTBTO is the global network of radiological and seismic monitoring under the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization. Norway’s nuclear watchdog, the DSA, underlines that...
  • Russian nuclear agency says five killed in accident at test site

    08/10/2019 5:55:51 AM PDT · by John W · 36 replies
    Reuters via NBC News ^ | August 10, 2019 | Reuters
    MOSCOW — Russia's state nuclear agency Rosatom said on Saturday that five of its staff members were killed in an accident during tests on a military site in northern Russia. The accident occurred during the engineering and technical support of isotope power sources on a liquid propulsion system, Rosatom said in a statement. The statement did not give details of the isotope power sources. A further three staff members suffered injuries, including burns, and were receiving medical treatment in specialized facilities, it said.
  • Limited Effectiveness of Ice Wall

    03/02/2018 11:21:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NHK World ^ | Wednesday, February 28
    An estimate suggests that the underground ice wall around the damaged reactor buildings in Fukushima has only a limited effect in preventing groundwater from being contaminated. The 1.5 kilometer barrier of frozen earth is formed by circulating coolant in pipes. It is designed to block groundwater from flowing into the damaged buildings. 500 tons of water used to be tainted with radioactive substances every day. Tokyo Electric Power Company estimates that the ice wall is helping to reduce the amount of new contaminated water by about 95 tons a day. It notes that the figure rises to about 380 tons...
  • Radioactive Iodine over Europe first measured in Finnmark

    02/19/2017 12:26:08 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 42 replies
    Barents Observer ^ | 2/19/17 | Thomas Nilsen
    A trace of radioactive Iodine-131 of unknown origin was in January detected over large areas in Europe. Since the isotope has a half-life of only eight days, the detection is a proof of a rather recent release. Where the radioactivity is coming from is still a mystery. The air filter station at Svanhovd was the first to measure small amounts of the radioactive Ionide-131 in the second week of January. The station is located a few hundred metres from Norway’s border to Russia’s Kola Peninsula in the north. Soon, the same Iodine-131 isotope was measured in Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland....
  • USAF deploys WC-135 sniffer aircraft to UK as spike of radioactive Iodine levels detected in Europe

    02/20/2017 11:11:19 AM PST · by nycinfotech · 26 replies
    Aviationist Blog ^ | 2/19/2017 | Dave Cenciotti
    Since January 2017, low levels of radioactive Iodine-131 contamination have been detected over various European countries. Highest levels have been detected in Poland. The radioactive particles were first detected in Finland. Source is anyone's guess, but the initial area of detection and area of highest concentration point to Russia. I disagree with the blog's conclusion that this is likely to be a nuclear test since I-131 has a short half-life of 8 days. More likely, there's an ongoing issue with a Russian nuclear reactor. (Doesn't have to be a power station - could be a sub or other naval reactor.)
  • 65,000% Spike In Reported Radioactivity After Tritium Leaks At Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant

    02/07/2016 7:25:32 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 28 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/06/15 | Tyler Durden
    Two years after being fined for falsifying safety records, nine months after a transformer exploded at the Indian Point Nuclear Reactor just 37 miles from midtown Manhattan, and two months after Entergy - the plant's operator - shut down the Unit 2 reactor after a major power outage cut power to several control rods (when the company assured that no radioactivity was released into the environment), this afternoon NY Governor Andrew Cuomo said he learned that "radioactive tritium-contaminated water" had leaked into the groundwater at the nuclear facility in Westchester County. Cuomo, in a letter Saturday to the state Health...
  • Scientists find radioactive WWII aircraft carrier off San Francisco coast

    04/17/2015 7:14:21 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 35 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/16/2015 | Aaron Kinney
    In a ghostly reminder of the Bay Area's nuclear heritage, scientists announced Thursday they have captured the first clear images of a radioactivity-polluted World War II aircraft carrier that rests on the ocean floor 30 miles off the coast of Half Moon Bay. The USS Independence saw combat at Wake Island and other decisive battles against Japan in 1944 and 1945 and was later blasted with radiation in two South Pacific nuclear tests. The Navy deliberately sank the contaminated ship in 1951 south of the Farallon Islands. The rediscovery of the USS Independence offers a fascinating glimpse into American military...
  • Radiometric Dating, A Christian Perspective

    10/06/2014 1:10:19 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 65 replies
    Radiometric dating--the process of determining the age of rocks from the decay of their radioactive elements--has been in widespread use for over half a century. There are over forty such techniques, each using a different radioactive element or a different way of measuring them. It has become increasingly clear that these radiometric dating techniques agree with each other and as a whole, present a coherent picture in which the Earth was created a very long time ago. Further evidence comes from the complete agreement between radiometric dates and other dating methods such as counting tree rings or glacier ice core...
  • Dirty Bomb Fears after ISIS Seize Uranium (90 pounds!!!)

    07/11/2014 6:30:16 AM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2014 | Nick Hallett
    Extreme Islamist group ISIS have seized 90lb (40kg) of radioactive uranium in Iraq which could be used to make a dirty bomb. The Times reports that the militants seized the material after overrunning a university in the city of Mosul, which they captured last month. Iraq's ambassador to the UN has now appealed to the international community for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq and abroad." This is believed to be the first time that an Islamist terror group has been able to obtain such a large quantity of radioactive material, and security...
  • Angry Farmers From Fukushima Bring Sick Cow to Tokyo, Demand Probe

    06/24/2014 2:55:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Angry farmers from Fukushima brought a large cow to the centre of Tokyo on Friday to demand Japan's government investigate a disease they say cattle have developed since the nuclear disaster three years ago. Operators of non-profit "Kibo no Bokujo", or "Farm of Hope", delivered a full-size black cow to the front of the agriculture ministry to demand an investigation into why it and many other animals have developed white dots on their skin since reactors went into meltdown
  • Fukushima Unit 3: Steam-Explosion Theory

    01/03/2014 9:31:38 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 20 replies
    Fukushima Unit 3: Steam-Explosion Theory Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2011-09-03 20:25 Berkeley Radiological Air and Water Monitoring Forum http://lewrockwell.com/orig4/goddard2.1.1.htmlThe signature event of the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns was the large mushroom-cloud explosion of Unit 3 on March 14th. In contrast, the explosion of Unit 1 lacked any notable vertical projection. Yet Tokyo Electric Power Company assumes each was a hydrogen explosion in the upper-deck above the reactor. However, because dramatically different effects suggest different causes, let us consider an evidence-based model wherein the Unit-3 explosion was a steam explosion that vaporized tons of injected seawater into a mushroom cloud and...
  • Fukushima Panic (Activists Raise Alarm About Radiation From Japan)

    12/31/2013 11:43:45 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    East Bay Express ^ | Sam Levin
    Activists raise alarm about radiation from Japan, but nuclear researchers say their fears are unfounded.Cynthia Papermaster has stopped eating fish from the Pacific Ocean. The Berkeley resident also tries to stay out of the rain, and even leaves her rain boots outside of her house. The reason? She's worried about radioactive fallout from the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station following the March 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Japan. "It's all one planet," she said. "The radiation will spread around the world." Papermaster, an activist with the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee, is part of a...
  • Dangerous levels of radioactivity found at fracking waste site in Pennsylvania (o noes)

    10/04/2013 10:44:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Wednesday 2 October 2013 09.20 EDT | Felicity Carus
    Scientists have for the first time found dangerous levels of radioactivity and salinity at a shale gas waste disposal site that could contaminate drinking water. If the UK follows in the steps of the US “shale gas revolution”, it should impose regulations to stop such radioactive buildup, they said. The Duke University study, published on Wednesday, examined the water discharged from Josephine Brine Treatment Facility into Blacklick Creek, which feeds into a water source for western Pennsylvania cities, including Pittsburgh. … Elevated levels of chloride and bromide, combined with strontium, radium, oxygen, and hydrogen isotopic compositions, are present in the...
  • The Marvelous Marie Curie

    01/18/2013 12:29:18 AM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies
    The New Atlantis ^ | Fall 2012 | Algis Valiunas
    Marie Curie (1867–1934) is not only the most important woman scientist ever; she is arguably the most important scientist all told since Darwin. Einstein? In theoretical brilliance he outshone her — but her breakthroughs, by Einstein’s own account, made his possible. She took part in the discovery of radioactivity, a term she coined; she identified it as an atomic property of certain elements. When scoffers challenged these discoveries, she meticulously determined the atomic weight of the radioactive element she had revealed to the world, radium, and thereby placed her work beyond serious doubt. Yet many male scientists of her day...
  • Abnormal radioactivity also in Hungary, no risk seen

    11/13/2011 8:02:24 AM PST · by granite · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Nov 12 02:06 PM | Breitbart
    Hungary was the latest European country on Saturday to confirm higher than usual levels of radioactivity in the air, although like others it maintained that this did not pose any health risks. "In Hungary, a higher-than-usual concentration of iodine-131 particles was registered in Budapest and Miskolc (in the northeast)," Geza Safrany, the head of the national research institute for radiology OSSKI, said in a statement.
  • Japanese Leaders Say Radioactive Waste May Have Contributed To Creation Of Giant Monsters

    03/17/2011 9:23:09 PM PDT · by libh8er · 35 replies
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  • Another reactor at Fukushima nuke plant loses cooling functions (Sixth one so far)

    03/12/2011 5:31:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    Kyodo News ^ | March 13, 2011
    Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday another reactor of its quake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plants had lost its cooling functions, while at least 15 people at a nearby hospital were found to have been exposed to radioactivity. The utility supplier notified the government early Sunday morning that the No. 3 reactor at the No. 1 Fukushima plant had lost the ability to cool the reactor core. The reactor is now in the process of releasing radioactive steam, according to top government spokesman Yukio Edano. It was the sixth reactor overall at the Fukushima No. 1 and No. 2 plants to...
  • Vermont Nuke Plant continues to leak Radioactivity. ( Haven't heard about it yet huh?)

    02/07/2010 8:55:11 AM PST · by 51773photo · 12 replies · 822+ views
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