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Nuclear Expert: “Half of the Reactors Operating Today In The United States Do Not Meet The NRC’s Fire Protection Regulations … a Third Of The Reactors In The United States Aren’t Protected Against Flooding If An Upstream Dam Were To Fail … Another 27 Reactors Are Not Protected Against Earthquake Hazards” Washington’s Blog

Nuclear Expert: “Half of the Reactors Operating Today In The United States Do Not Meet The NRC’s Fire Protection Regulations … a Third Of The Reactors In The United States Aren’t Protected Against Flooding If An Upstream Dam Were To Fail … Another 27 Reactors Are Not Protected Against Earthquake Hazards” Washington’s Blog.

American Nuclear Plants Are In Danger of Melting Down

The risk of a nuclear meltdown in the United States is even greater than it was at Fukushima.

Yet the U.S. Nuclear regulatory Commission (NRC) has weakened safety standards for U.S. nuclear reactors after the Fukushima disaster.

David Lochbaum – Director of the Nuclear Safety Project for the Union of Concerned Scientists, who worked as a nuclear engineer for nearly two decades, and has written numerous articles and reports on various aspects of nuclear safety and published two books – explained today:

There are a lot of safety regulation shortcomings that we think need to be rectified to provide a solid foundation for the existing nuclear power plants and any new nuclear power plants we build in the United States. For example, half of the reactors operating today in the United States do not meet the NRC’s fire protection regulations, even though the fire hazard represents the same threat of reactor core meltdown as all other threats combined. And that’s when you meet the regulations. In addition, about a third of the reactors in the United States aren’t protected against flooding if an upstream dam were to fail. So another 25, 27 reactors are not protected against earthquake hazards. And we’ve known this for years, and we’ve tolerated that rather than fixing it.

The proper foundation for nuclear power new and existing would be a nuclear regulator that enforces federal safety regulations, rather than in just setting them and watching plants live well beneath them year after year.

See this and this for interviews of Lochbaum by Washington’s Blog.

 

Nuclear Expert: “Half of the Reactors Operating Today In The United States Do Not Meet The NRC's Fire Protection Regulations … a Third Of The Reactors In The United States Aren't Protected Against Flooding If An Upstream Dam Were To Fail … Another 27 Reactors Are Not Protected Against Earthquake Hazards” Washington's Blog

Nuclear Expert: “Half of the Reactors Operating Today In The United States Do Not Meet The NRC’s Fire Protection Regulations … a Third Of The Reactors In The United States Aren’t Protected Against Flooding If An Upstream Dam Were To Fail … Another 27 Reactors Are Not Protected Against Earthquake Hazards” Washington’s Blog.

American Nuclear Plants Are In Danger of Melting Down

The risk of a nuclear meltdown in the United States is even greater than it was at Fukushima.

Yet the U.S. Nuclear regulatory Commission (NRC) has weakened safety standards for U.S. nuclear reactors after the Fukushima disaster.

David Lochbaum – Director of the Nuclear Safety Project for the Union of Concerned Scientists, who worked as a nuclear engineer for nearly two decades, and has written numerous articles and reports on various aspects of nuclear safety and published two books – explained today:

There are a lot of safety regulation shortcomings that we think need to be rectified to provide a solid foundation for the existing nuclear power plants and any new nuclear power plants we build in the United States. For example, half of the reactors operating today in the United States do not meet the NRC’s fire protection regulations, even though the fire hazard represents the same threat of reactor core meltdown as all other threats combined. And that’s when you meet the regulations. In addition, about a third of the reactors in the United States aren’t protected against flooding if an upstream dam were to fail. So another 25, 27 reactors are not protected against earthquake hazards. And we’ve known this for years, and we’ve tolerated that rather than fixing it.

The proper foundation for nuclear power new and existing would be a nuclear regulator that enforces federal safety regulations, rather than in just setting them and watching plants live well beneath them year after year.

See this and this for interviews of Lochbaum by Washington’s Blog.

 

Activist Post: Clutching at Straws: The Latest Solution to Contaminated Groundwater From Fukushima

Activist Post: Clutching at Straws: The Latest Solution to Contaminated Groundwater From Fukushima.

Chris Carrington
Activist Post

The Japanese government and TEPCO have known for almost three years they had to find a solution to prevent radioactive water from the cooling operation at Fukushima from entering the Pacific Ocean.

Everyday TEPCO pumps tons of water into the damaged reactors to stop them from overheating. This water becomes radioactive, then seeps into the ground to contaminate the groundwater, which finds its way into the ocean.

They think they know how to stop the contamination, even though most scientists are skeptical.

They intend to do it by drilling a series of wells around number 2 and 3 reactors. A coolant will be pumped into the wells, freezing the soil solid and thus preventing the groundwater escaping …well that’s the theory at least.

The ‘fix’ is set to cost $320 million to construct and then the running costs on top of that. This technique is used in civil engineering projects, such as building subway tunnels and the like, and it works, temporarily, but there is no way of knowing how long it will work for. (source)

What happens if there’s another earthquake? What if the power to the pumps is interrupted, or the coolant supply runs out? None of these issues has, as yet, been mentioned.

Now I am no civil engineer, I am not a nuclear scientist either, but life experience tells me that no matter what method you use this can’t be fixed this way. Water will find a way; and if it can’t get past the frozen soil walls forming a ring around the reactor, it will go down even farther into the unfrozen soil at the bottom of the coolant well. Freeze the bottom soil and the water will just build up until the area is full to overflowing.

The same issues arise with the more permanent concrete barriers that some scientists are proposing. If they are bottomless, the water will just sink into the soil and will still eventually end up in the ocean. If they have a bottom, they will fill up, just like a kiddie pool but on a far vaster scale.

The relative irrelevancy of economics, government spying et al comes into very plain sight when you look at what is happening at Fukushima. Yes these other issues are important, but the continuance of the human race is at stake here.

This is why governments will not admit that radiation, and radioactive water from Fukushima is a problem…it is too big a problem for them to deal with.

We are talking about a situation that will be ongoing for decades. Marine life, which a huge proportion of the global population relies on as a source of protein, cannot sustain this kind of punishment on an ongoing basis.

The very air that we breathe is contaminated and will, over time, become more so, giving rise to increased miscarriages and cancers. As the soil becomes more contaminated so will the meat we eat from the cattle that has grazed on it. The plants that we rely upon to feed us will either not grow at all, or they will be contaminated.

Apart from containing this contaminated water in caskets and burying it for God knows how long, all these ‘fixes’ will amount to nought. Even if common sense did prevail, where in hell could you bury that amount of radioactive waste? Ask the United Nations to evict citizens of some far flung nation so a giant nuclear dump can be created maybe?

It may sound far fetched, but the Japanese government and TEPCO are rapidly running out of fixes. The international community is, on the surface at least denying there is a problem, purely because at this point they have no solution.

Unless something happens soon it wouldn’t be incorrect to say that the end of the world as we know it happened on March 11th 2011.

Chris Carrington is a writer, researcher and lecturer with a background in science, technology and environmental studies. Chris is an editor for The Daily Sheeple, where this first appeared. Wake the flock up!

Video: New radioactive water leak discovered at Fukushima plant – Telegraph

Video: New radioactive water leak discovered at Fukushima plant – Telegraph.

Video filmed by a remote control robot at the Fukushima plant shows highly radioactive water, which is believed to have leaked from one of the damaged reactors

11:00AM GMT 21 Jan 2014

The video was released by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) as they continue their efforts to make safe the nuclear plant wrecked byJapan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Highly radioactive water was detected inside the No. 3 reactor building at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant, Tepco said.

It is believed that the water may have leaked from within the reactor.

The water was found to have high levels of radioactive cesium and cobalt, but Tepco claimed none of the water has leaked out of the building itself.

A report in December suggested it would take five years to put an end to radioactive water leaks in and around the plant.

Activist Post: Enjoy The Radioactive Fish: Tests Show Fukushima Fish Are Up To 124X Above Safe Level

Activist Post: Enjoy The Radioactive Fish: Tests Show Fukushima Fish Are Up To 124X Above Safe Level.

Are you purchasing radioactive fish at the grocery store? Are you absolutely certain that you know the answer to that question? You are about to read about a test that discovered that a fish recently caught off the coast of the Fukushima prefecture was found to have 12,400 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium. That is 124 times above the level that is considered to be safe.

But it is not just fish caught off the coast of Japan that you need to be concerned about. In this article I will also discuss a report by the National Academy of Sciences which states unequivocally that Pacific Bluefin tuna have “transported Fukushima-derived radionuclides across the entire North Pacific Ocean”.  In fact, if you just had a tuna sandwich for lunch you may have ingested radioactive material without even knowing it.

Each day, another 300 tons of highly radioactive water is released into the Pacific Ocean at Fukushima, and that means that the total amount of radioactive material that is getting into our food chain is constantly increasing.  And since some of these radioactive elements have a half-life of about 30 years, that means that our food chain is going to be contaminated for a very, very long time.

Strangely, the mainstream media in the United States has been extremely quiet about all of this.  The following is an article from a Russian news source about this highly radioactive fish that was just caught off the coast of the Fukushima prefecture…

Fish with deadly levels of radioactive cesium have been caught just off the coast of Fukushima prefecture, as scientists continue to assess the damage caused to the marine food chain by the 2011 nuclear disaster.

One of the samples of the 37 black sea bream specimens caught some 37 kilometers south of the crippled power plant tested at 12,400 becquerels per kilogram of radioactive cesium, making it 124 times deadlier than the threshold considered safe for human consumption, Japan’s Fisheries Research Agency announced.

That same article also noted that a fish that was caught last year near Fukushima contained a level of cesium that was actually far greater…

The record cesium reading was recorded last year when a fish caught near the plant carried 740,000 becquerels of cesium per kilogram.

Would you eat such a fish?

The truth is that there might be one in your freezer right now.

According to an absolutely shocking report put out by the National Academy of Sciences, it has been proven that Pacific Bluefin tuna have transported highly radioactive material “across the entire North Pacific Ocean”…

“We report unequivocal evidence that Pacific Bluefin tuna, Thunnus orientalis, transported Fukushima-derived radionuclides across the entire North Pacific Ocean.”

Do you buy a lot of tuna?

If so, you might want to start asking some questions.

And there is a lot of other evidence that the food chain in the Pacific Ocean is becoming highly contaminated.  The following are just a few facts from one of my previous articles entitled “36 Signs The Media Is Lying To You About How Radiation From Fukushima Is Affecting The West Coast“…

The population of sockeye salmon along the coastlines of Alaska is at a “historic low”.

Something is causing Pacific herring to bleed from their gills, bellies and eyeballs.

Experts have found very high levels of cesium-137 in plankton living in the waters of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the west coast.

One test in California found that 15 out of 15 Bluefin tuna were contaminated with radiation from Fukushima.

Back in 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentage of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada…

  • 73 percent of the mackerel
  • 91 percent of the halibut
  • 92 percent of the sardines
  • 93 percent of the tuna and eel
  • 94 percent of the cod and anchovies
  • 100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish
You can read the rest of that article right here.

So once again, are you absolutely certain that you are not purchasing radioactive fish at the grocery store?

The U.S. government says that the fish are safe.

But the government also promised the sailors on the USS Ronald Reagan that they would be safe when they went over to provide assistance in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake back in 2011.  It turns out that was a lie too

The roll call of U.S. sailors who say their health was devastated when they were irradiated while delivering humanitarian help near the stricken Fukushima nuke is continuing to soar.

So many have come forward that the progress of their federal class action lawsuit has been delayed.

Bay area lawyer Charles Bonner says a re-filing will wait until early February to accommodate a constant influx of sailors from the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and other American ships.

More than 70 sailors from that aircraft carrier have reported that they have developed conditions such as testicular cancer, thyroid cancer, Leukemia, “unremitting gynecological bleeding” and brain tumors.  Their lives have been ruined, and nobody wants to step forward and take responsibility.

So are you going to just blindly trust that the government is telling you the truth about all of this?

Out in California, one team of researchers from California State University is so concerned that they are going to start monitoring California’s kelp forest for signs of radiation

Researchers from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have launched “Kelp Watch 2014,” a scientific campaign designed to determine the extent of radioactive contamination of the state’s kelp forest from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami.

Initiated by CSULB Biology Professor Steven L. Manley and the Berkeley Lab’s Head of Applied Nuclear Physics Kai Vetter, the project will rely on samples of Giant Kelp and Bull Kelp from along the California coast.

“The California kelp forest is a highly productive and complex ecosystem and a valuable state resource. It is imperative that we monitor this coastal forest for any radioactive contaminants that will be arriving this year in the ocean currents from Fukushima disaster,” said Manley, an expert in marine algae and kelp.

And as I noted the other day, one independent researcher recently discovered radiation levels near the water at Pacifica State Beach that were up to five times higher than normal background radiation.

The evidence is piling up, and it is becoming clear that the Japanese government and the U.S. government are not telling us the truth.  Of course governments all over the world have not been telling us the truth about a lot of things for a very long time. This is a theme that I explored extensively in my new novel.  In this day and age, it is imperative that we all learn to break out of “the matrix” and learn to think for ourselves.

Sadly, most Americans choose not to do that.  In the video posted below, activist Mark Dice asks average Americans to sign a petition to repeal the 3rd Amendment and allow U.S. soldiers to commandeer anyone’s home and live there for free.  As you can see, many of the “sheeple” were quite happy to sign the petition without asking any questions…

So what do you believe?

Are the fish that you are purchasing at the grocery store safe to eat?

Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment below…

About the author: Michael T. Snyder is a former Washington D.C. attorney who now publishes The Truth.  His new thriller entitled “The Beginning Of The End” is now available on Amazon.com.

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