anti-NucleaRist bloG #154/ 12 April 2013
from collective Punishment to WikiLeaks does more no defense is Aggression (no-Defense & Wasted billions-Dollars on NPP’s)
“The Exxon-operated “Pegasus” oil pipeline ruptured in Mayflower, Ark. over the weekend, threatening local lakes and rivers with heavy “dilbit” crude from Canadian tar sands.
Meanwhile, in Russelville, Ark., a million-pound turbine component at Arkansas Nuclear One fell during a power disruption, killing one worker and seriously wounding four others.
[UPDATE: “Entergy” plant operators now admit EIGHT workers were injured, not four.]
An additional surge sent Unit Two into emergency shutdown, with steam releases to dissipate remnant heat in the reactor core.
ARNIE GUNDERSEN, a former nuclear plant operator and expert witness with Fairewinds Associates, analyses the fatal incident and the vulnerability of aging atomic facilities; and
DAVID LOCHBAUM of the Union of Concerned Scientists provides a national overview of American nuclear policy during his recent address to the NY Academy of Medicine on the consequences of the Fukushima disaster…”
Tipping the Scale: The 3/11 Formula w Maggie & Arnie Gunderson on: Former NRC Chairman Gregory Jaczko was forced out of the NRC by Congress for not adequately supporting the nuclear industry. The NRC claims all nuclear plants are still safe, but how are they doing their math?
The NRC (see audio from Fairewins0 has been one “large corporatist source for backing the illegalities of Oligarch Ohh-bom-bah-bin-dingy. Who could ask for more than to have one or more NPP’s on meltdown, major fire causing no water—one billion gallons per day—who are they fooling that we’re protected. Not from Wall street, nor from CHEM-Trails, nor from radio0nuclides in metals being shipped to manufacture then re-shipped to manufacture-less new-Rome. What goes on other than IMpunity? “R”
“a 24-year-old worker named Wade Walters of Russellville, Arkansas was killed when a crane dropped a 600-ton piece of equipment called a generator stator at Entergy’s twin reactor Arkansas Nuclear One station (see photo, left), located six miles west-northwest of Russellville in London, Arkansas. Eight other workers were injured, one of whom remains hospitalized. Platts also reported on the fatal accident…
The IPPNW report recommends a 4 Bq/kg of cesium 137 and a 4 Bq/kg limit of cesium 134 for children, limits very similar to the 5 Bq/kg we are asking the FDA to implement for everyone. Beyond Nuclear believes it is impractical for the US to have one standard for adults and one for children. It would be difficult to regulate, and add to the cost of implementation, so protection for the most vulnerable, those up to age 17 at least, should be the guiding principle used to set the standard. In fact, the IPPNW report recognizes this fact as well…
In 2001, NRC rubber-stamped a 20-year license extension on top of Unit 1’s 1974 to 2014 original operating permit, blessing its operation till 2034. In 2005, NRC followed
suit at Unit 2, enabling it to run not from 1978 till 2018, but till 2038.
As the article reports: “When the generator stator fell, it damaged other equipment and a water pipeline used for extinguishing fires. Water spilled from the pipeline into the building that contains the power turbine, the NRC said. The water seeped into an electrical component, causing a short-circuit that cut off power to the plant from the electric grid, according to Entergy and the NRC.” Unit 1 was reportedly shut down for maintenance at the time of the accident, but Unit 2 was operating at full power. For a yet to be explained reason, Unit 2 “automatically” shut down after the accident. Emergency diesel generators are reportedly supplying electricity to emergency, safety, cooling, and other systems at both reactors.”
1 killed, 8 injured, offsite electricity lost, due to drop of 600-ton load at Entergy’s Arkansas Nuclear One plant
The wikiLeaks releases this past Sunday have added immense gains in he entropic guessing what the US diplomacy is ruining to continue ruining democracies as they have to be gobbled by the big-Bother of US military-Hegemony and all other resources for the d-Fool empire. “R”
“A trove of leaked classified reports has confirmed what many had suspected – US drone kills in Pakistan are not the precision strikes against top-level al-Qaeda terrorists they are portrayed as by the Obama administration.
Instead, many of the attacks are aimed at suspected low-level tribal militants, who may pose no direct danger to the United States – and for many there appears to be little evidence to justify the assassinations.
Top secret documents obtained by McClatchy newspapers in the US show the locations, identities and numbers of those attacked and killed in Pakistan in 2006-8 and 2010-11, as well as explanations for why the targets were picked.
The statistics illustrate the breadth of the US ‘drone doctrine’ – which has never been defined by consecutive US administrations. Between 1,990 and 3,308 people are reported to have been killed in the drone strikes in Pakistan since 2004, the vast majority of them during the Obama terms.
In the 12-month period up to 2011, 43 out of 95 drone strikes in the reports (which give an account of the vast majority of US operations in the country) were not aimed at al-Qaeda at all. And 265 out of 482 people killed in those assassinations, were defined internally as “extremists”.
Indeed, only six of the men killed – less than two percent – were senior al-Qaeda leaders.”
Leaked report: Nearly half of US drone strikes in Pakistan not against al-Qaeda
April 11, 2013 00:43 AFP Photo / John Moore RT News..
a voice from the VOId, the peace-Warrior, “R” Addison
–note: anti-NucleaRist bloG #194
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