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1989 – Germany Greifswald Unit 5 (KGR-5) Nuclear Power Plant Melted Down

Germany 1989

Greifswald Unit 5 (KGR-5) Nuclear Power Plant Melted Down
Location: Lubmin, Germany.
Reactor Type: VVER-440, Model V-230, Pressurized water reactor (PWR).
Power: 1,375 MWt; 440 MWe.
Began Operating: Grid connection April 1989.
Melt Down Occurred: Partial fuel meltdown November 24, 1989 when four of six cooling pumps were inoperable and control of reactor was lost. 
Shut down: 1991.

Could this be a video of the actual meltdown while it was happening?

There isn’t any information about this nuclear power plant. There are no pictures and no videos other than these, which are not really worth watching, so they REALLY kept this one secret and under wraps. This meltdown is not mentioned in the ‘official’ records of meltdowns either, so someone worked really hard to keep this one secret.

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1989 – Germany Greifswald Unit 5 (KGR-5) Nuclear Power Plant Melted Down; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/04/1989-germany-greifswald-unit-5-kgr-5.html

1977 – A1 Nuclear Power Plant at Jaslovské Bohunice, Czechoslovakia, Melted Down

Video about this meltdown.. not in english, sorry.

According to Wikipedia; The “A1 plant, (a civilian nuclear power plant) at Jaslovské BohuniceCzechoslovakia, melted down in 1977. 

The decision to build a nuclear power plant in Czechoslovakia was made in 1956. Construction of A-1 in Jaslovské Bohunice (western Slovakia) started in 1958 and took an unexpected 16 years. A-1 was commissioned on October 24, 1972.[1]
The KS 150 reactor was designed in the Soviet Union and built entirely in Czechoslovakia, by Škoda Works. This type of reactor had never been deployed before. One advantage of the design was its ability to use unenriched uranium mined in Czechoslovakia, similar to a CANDU reactor
Because of its experimental design the power plant suffered from accidents resulting in over 30 unplanned shutdowns. On January 5, 1976 two workers were killed due to a leak of carbon dioxide, which was used as a coolant. A ‘technical’ (mechanical?) failure occurred during refuelling and a fresh fuel assembly was shot off the reactor into the reactor’s hall.[1] The most serious accident from 1977 (see below) was rated INES-4. The damage could have been repaired with a large investment but on May 17, 1979 the government, dissatisfied with high costs, low performance and accidents, decided to decommission the plant. Plans to build the second reactor block A-2 were canceled. 
The accidents were kept secret, although wild stories circulated among the public. 
On February 22, 1977, during a fuel change, a combination of human mistakes and design problems caused the worst nuclear accident in Czechoslovakian history. Some fuel rods were being replaced while the reactor was active in a standard procedure. In this instance however humidity absorbers covering the rods were not removed, causing local overheating of the fuel (since transmission of heat to the coolant gas was reduced). The active zone was damaged, heavy water got in contact with the coolant and both primary and secondary circuits were contaminated. 
The accident was rated as level 4 on International Nuclear Event Scale.”
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KS_150

Around the facility 1011 Bq and 109 Bq of radioactive iodine were measured in the air. 11 km north of EBO 480 Bq/kg Cs-137 was found in grass and 407 Bq/kg of iodine-131 was found in corn. On the 22nd of February 1976 this nuclear power plant become another casualty of melting fuel.
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1977 – A1 Nuclear Power Plant at Jaslovské Bohunice, Czechoslovakia, Melted Down; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/04/1977-a1-nuclear-power-plant-at.html

From 1964 to 1966, 3 Or More SNAP Nuclear Reactors Melted Down

In 1964 and then again in 1966, nuclear space reactors were intentionally destroyed. Because these reactors use plutonium instead of less toxic uranium, this is another example of how the nuclear/military industry puts their needs for use of any technology ahead of public health effects. We can also assume that the SNAP 1 reactor met with the same fate, since the above two mentioned reactors were numbered 2 and 3. 
Arnie Gunderson explains the dangers of hot plutonium particles when it comes to human health in the video above. For more information on the dangers of plutonium….
How Dangerous Is 400-6000 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via @AGreenRoad
The insanity of launching plutonium or anything else radioactive is quite apparent, but sadly, it is still happening today. As a result of the continued launch of radioactive materials into space, humanity will continue to be subjected to poisoning from above, as these launches fail, or as the satellites re enter Earth atmosphere and burn up, as they all will. 
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From 1964 to 1966,  3 Or More SNAP Nuclear Reactors Melted Down; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/04/from-1964-to-1966-3-or-more-snap.html

1985 – LOFT Nuclear Reactor Melted Down On Purpose

In 1985, the LOFT nuclear reactor was melted down on purpose. They ‘studied’ the ‘release’ of radioactive fission products that came out of the meltdown. What did they learn? Did they study the effects on the downwinders? 
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1985 – LOFT Nuclear Reactor Melted Down On Purpose; via @AGreenRoad
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1954- Borax 1 – 5 Reactors Melted Down And Blown Up, 100% On Purpose

Video of Borax I nuclear reactor blowing up and releasing massive amounts of radiation into the air. http://youtu.be/8WfNzJVxVz4?t=13m35s
The intense radiation fogged the film and caused the electronics in the cameras to stop working before the explosion could even finish. 
According to Wikipedia; “BORAX-I was a test reactor designed to explore criticality excursions and observe if a reactor would self limit. In the final test, it was deliberately destroyed (melted down) and revealed that the reactor reached much higher temperatures than were predicted at the time.[25]
The BORAX Experiments were destructive testing of boiling water reactors conducted by Argonne National Laboratory in the 1950s and 1960s at the National Reactor Testing Station in eastern Idaho.[1] They were performed using the five BORAX reactors that were designed and built by Argonne.[2]
Evolution of BORAX
This series of tests began with the BORAX-I nuclear reactor, which proved that a reactor using direct boiling of water would be practical, rather than unstable, because of the bubble formation in the core. Subsequently the reactor was used for power excursion tests which showed that rapid conversion of water to steam would safely control the reaction. 
The final, deliberately destructive test in 1954 produced an unexpectedly large power excursion that “instead of the melting of a few fuel plates, the test melted a major fraction of the entire core.” However, this core meltdown and release of nuclear fuel and fission products provided additional useful data to improve mathematical models. 
BORAX-I Destructive Test and Cleanup
Test synopsis: “The (test was) carried out by withdrawing four of the five control rods far enough to make the reactor critical at a very low power level. The fifth rod was then fired from the core by means of a spring. In this test, the rod was ejected in approximately 0.2 seconds. After the control rod was ejected, an explosion took place in the reactor which carried away the control mechanism and blew out the core. At half a mile, the radiation level rose to 25 mr/hr. Personnel were evacuated for about 30 minutes.”[3]
The destruction of BORAX-I caused the “aerial distribution of contaminants resulting from the final experiment of the BORAX-I reactor” and contamination of the topmost 1 foot of soil over about 2 acres in the vicinity.[4] The site needed to be cleaned up prior to being used for subsequent experiments. (This ignores the airborne radioactive gases and hot particles that came out of this reactor and traveled downwind, in the same manner that a nuclear bomb would have.)
The 84,000-square foot (7,800 m2) area was covered with 6 inches of gravel in 1954, but grass, sagebrush, and other plants reseeded the area since then. The BORAX-I burial ground is located about 2,730 feet (832 m) northwest of the Experimental Breeder Reactor-1, a publicly accessible national monument. 
Since 1987, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has classified the burial ground as Superfund site Operable Unit 6-01, one of two such sites (along with SL-1) at the Idaho National Laboratory
In 1995, the EPA ordered the primary remedy of the burial ground should be: “Containment by capping with an engineered barrier constructed primarily of native materials.”[4] The site is expected to produce no more than a 2 in 10,000 increase in cancer risk for long term residential use after 320 years, with no significant decrease after that time. .[4] (Of course, like all computer models, garbage in and you get garbage out, as is the case with just about all of these computer calculations)
(Note; Are there any signs at this Superfund toxic waste site, where the public is visiting? Are there any warnings to not drill, dig or disturb the soil? What happens when rabbits and gophers dig up the soil and bring the stuff under the rocks to the surface, where it can blow around in the wind? )
External links
BORAX-II reactor description at Argonne National Laboratory web site.
Built in 1954, the BORAX-II reactor proved the principles of pressurized water reactors, with a design output of 6 MW(t).
BORAX-II, modified into BORAX-III with the addition of a turbine, proved that turbine contamination would not be a problem. It was linked to the local power grid and for about an hour on July 17, 1955, it provided 2,000 kW to power nearby Arco, Idaho (500 kW), the BORAX test facility (500 kW), and partially powered the National Reactor Testing Station (after 2004, the Idaho National Laboratory) (1,000 kW). Thus Arco became the first city solely powered by nuclear energy. The reactor continued to be used for tests until 1956.
The BORAX-II reactor while in operation. The reactor was not equipped with a turbine generator, so it could not produce electricity. It vented the energy it produced in the form of steam. 
(Notice the huge black cloud of heavy particles going straight up and out of the reactor, as the lighter steam blows off to one side… radioactive materials venting out of the ‘pile’, which is not shielded at all.. So every time they fire these reactors up, they are venting toxic, heavy metal and radioactive materials up into the air and it goes downwind. And according to the original description above, all Borax reactors, above and below, were melted down or destroyed on purpose, releasing even more radioactive materials into the air. The white spots on the picture are due to radiation hitting the camera film, exposing it and lightening it.) 
BORAX-III reactor description at Argonne National Laboratory web site.
BORAX III steam turbine and generator
BORAX-IV reactor description at Argonne National Laboratory web site.
BORAX-IV, built in 1956, explored the thorium fuel cycle and uranium-233 fuel with a power of 20 MW thermal. This experiment utilized fuel plates that were purposely full of defects in order to explore long-term plant operation with damaged fuel plates. Radioactive gasses were released into the atmosphere.

BORAX-V reactor description at Argonne National Laboratory web site.
BORAX-V continued the work on boiling water reactor designs, including the use of a superheater. It operated from 1962 to 1964.
Summaries of BORAX experiments in Appendix B of Idaho National Laboratory’s history Proving the Principle.”
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BORAX-I

In summary, according to the initial introduction, the entire Borax series of nuclear reactors were designed and deployed in order to be destroyed on purpose via a meltdown/explosion scenario. The Borax 1 nuclear reactor meltdown is documented here, and the rest of the melt downs are only suggested, but with no documentation.

The pro nuclear apologists like to claim that only 3 nuclear reactors have melted down since the beginning of the atomic age, but the total number of meltdowns is actually staggering… click on the link to see them all..

Nuclear Accidents, Recycling Nuclear Weapons/Fuel
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/nuclear-accidents-around-world.html

Remember that each melt down of a reactor results in a massive release of air borne radioactive gases, hot particles and radiation, which then floats downwind for thousands of miles, exposing everyone to disease and cancer causing radiation. Even up to today however, the pro nuclear apologists like to claim that no one dies and no one will ever die as a result of any nuclear accident. This is much like claiming that after the Titanic sunk, no one died as a result of the ship sinking. Just because people drown afterwards, that is just coincidence. 

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1954- Borax 1 – 5  Reactors Melted Down And Blown Up, 100% On Purpose; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/1954-borax-1-5-reactors-melted-down-100.html


Fukushima – 200 MILLION Gallons Of Highly Radioactive Water Are Pouring Into Pacific Per Day, Or More


Both the IAEA and TEPCO both want to dump all of the high level radioactive liquids that is being stored in thousands of temporary and emergency types of storage tanks at Fukushima into the ocean. Things are going downhill at Fukushima and radiation levels underground and in the water going to the ocean are rising stratospherically.

TEPCO has been dumping and leaking high level waste into the ocean already, since 3/11 on a daily basis. TEPCO ‘estimates’ that 300 tons of radiation contaminated groundwater is flowing near or next to the 3 melted coriums that are located in three different reactor buildings. But really, it is all just a guess, because they have no idea how much radioactive water is really flowing into the ocean. Experts repeat this same figure, but they know even less than TEPCO what is going on. TEPCO has admitted that the underground wall that they hoped would stop the radiation, is not working. 

TV: Fukushima underground dam not working, radiation levels now exceeding gov’t limit near shore — Tepco Official: “The flow of contaminated water into ocean is causing problems… It’s quite difficult to stop” (VIDEO) February 9, 2014

Fukushima Daiichi Worker: Nothing can be done except to leak radioactive water! — Honestly feel that we are dumping massive amounts into ocean — Will spread all over world, reaching Hawaii and US soon May 8, 2012


“Dr. Helen Caldicott: There seems to be no end in sight for this dreadful catastrophe. About 300 to 400 tons of radioactive water per day are pouring into the Pacific, have been for the last 3 years, and will continue probably for the rest of time because no one can find out where the molten cores of a hundred of seethingly hot uranium are. No one can get near them because they’re so radioactive, and the water will continue to flow over them, I guess, forever more. I can’t see any other way out of it.”

Source; Caldicott: Fukushima to be pouring radioactive water into Pacific “probably for the rest of time… forever more” — “There’s simply nothing anyone can do about it” — “Nuclear industry is covering it up because they know if truth comes out it will be end of nuclear power”
http://enenews.com/caldicott-fukushima-be-pouring-radioactive-water-pacific-rest-time-forever-simply-anyone-about-nuclear-industry-covering-because-truth-comes-will-be-nuclear-power-audio/comment-page-1#comment-497988

Instead of repeating verbatim what TEPCO hands out in it’s PR spin, how about we do some investigative reporting, shall we? Do those reported 300 tons per day really make any sense at all, when one considers what is going on inside of a nuclear power plant with three melted down reactors? 

via Jebus August 14, 2013 I have been thinking about the amounts of corium water that have been “reported” these last weeks. Seemed kinda on the conservative side to me. Then just last night I was watching the local news on an under construction apartment fire. Big fire because it was in framework. Exposed boards, no covered firebreaks. What struck me is that they said that over a million gallons of water were pumped onto it in the six hours they took to put it out.
Over a million gallons in six hours.
Over 8 million pounds of water.
Thats 4,000 Tons of water in a six hour period, on an apartment fire, with a couple of hydrants and a few pumpers.
Four thousand tons of water in a six hour period.
Tepco says they are only using 400 tons of water a day?
Tepco says they are only using 800,000 pounds of water a day?
That’s only 100,000 gallons of water a day.
What? For three reactors, SFP’s, and all the rest..
Or they are lying?”
What everyone knows for sure and TEPCO admits is that the three melted out Fukushima containment vessels and the buildings that house these reactors are totally and completely broken and leaking. TEPCO has admitted that three reactors completely melted down. (It is actually much worse than this, but that is another story.) The earthquake and tsunami plus the multiple explosions in the buildings tore everything to shreds, so none of the reactors have any pressure in them, and they are all open to the air and groundwater. TEPCO is pumping ‘cooling’ water on whatever is left of 3 busted open, or melted open reactors, but these buildings are leaking like sieves no matter which one it is (or both), so where is all of that water going? TEPCO also has admitted and showed the world via pictures and videos how the basements in all of these buildings are broken and cracked, and they are all filled with highly radioactive water.
http://enenews.com/gundersen-nuclear-core-has-disintegrated-at-fukushima-unit-3-energy-expert-location-of-melted-fuel-for-3-reactors-is-unknown-this-kind-of-disaster-has-never-happened-before-video

These basements have pipes and conduits coming into them which connect all of the buildings and also go to the ocean, and they are all filled with highly radioactive water as well. These pipes and conduits got cracked, and/or broken during the earthquake and tsunami.   

The whole Fukushima site is built on top of an underground river, and groundwater is right at the surface, plus the ocean tides surge in and out underground because it is all right next to the ocean, which makes everything worse. “The problem with this is they don’t really know how to stop it. […] They really don’t know how to stop this flow because it’s a major aquifer..”
http://enenews.com/asahi-buildings-at-fukushima-plant-could-start-floating-from-continuous-flow-of-groundwater-expert-ice-wall-may-weaken-soil-and-cause-buildings-to-topple-audio

Underground test wells have documented high levels of radiation are going into the ocean; cesium, strontium, plutonium, and many other man made radioactive elements are documented to be going into ocean.
http://enenews.com/fukushima-radiation-data-is-wildly-wrong-finds-groundwater-close-to-ocean-160000-times-legal-limit-for-strontium-90-fearing-similar-under-estimates-many-more-results-are-yet-to-be-revel

Without a closed loop system of taking water in and then taking it out again, the best that TEPCO can do is to keep pouring water on whatever is left inside broken reactors, and then watch it pour OUT of those buildings straight into the ocean, wouldn’t you agree? 
The amount of highly radioactive water pouring like an avalanche into the Pacific is WAY MORE than what the TEPCO ‘experts’ are willing to admit to. As a matter of fact they will not admit ANY water is leaking out of these totally broken reactors. The only thing they have admitted to is groundwater flowing ‘past’ the buildings is getting contaminated. 
Who made up the figure about 300 tons per day? Why is everyone repeating it, like mindless parrots? Here is another source; New York Times, which is reporting it is actually 600 tons per day. Well if 600 tons is possible, why not 1,000, or 10,000 tons, or even 100,000 tons per day? 
Twice as much contaminated water entering ocean from Fukushima as officials claim? Japan Gov’t: 600 tons of groundwater enters ocean each day at plant — NYTimes: Tepco’s figures assume ALL water entering ocean from plant is contaminated
The ‘expert’ in the video above seems to think that somehow the underground river got stopped by the underground wall that TEPCO built. Have you ever heard of a river that could be stopped with a ‘wall’? Maybe you can dam a river for a short period of time, but ALL dams overflow eventually. You cannot stop a river, not for long anyway.  He does to his credit mention that highly radioactive water is leaking OUT of the 3 broken reactors, so everyone agrees on that point at least. But even TEPCO has admitted that the underground wall that was supposed to stop all of this radioactive water from going into the ocean, IS NOT WORKING.
TV: Fukushima underground dam not working, radiation levels now exceeding gov’t limit near shore — Tepco Official: “The flow of contaminated water into ocean is causing problems… It’s quite difficult to stop” (VIDEO) February 9, 2014

That brings us back to the question; how much highly deadly radioactive water from Fukushima is REALLY GOING INTO THE OCEAN?

via FXofTruth March 25, 2014  The math is totally WRONG on the amounts of water being poured to cool(?) those melted cores! First and foremost, TEPCO has lied about EVERYTHING…
E V E R Y T H I N G! So the 300-400 tons of deadly irradiated sea water “leaking” daily is a lie or, to say it another way – fictional fact!
Scientific estimation during an emergency meltdown:
Water is poured on ONE melting core at 30,000 gallons per minute –
– 8.3 pounds is the weight of one gallon of water
– 30,000 gallons of water weight 249,000 pounds
– A short TON, commonly used in the US, is equal to 2000 pounds
ONE MINUTE – of water flowing over a ONE melted core is 124.5 TONS of water.
ONE HOUR – of water flowing over a SINGLE melted core is 7,470 TONS of water.
24 HOURS – of water flowing over a SINGLE melted core is 79,280 TONS of water.
These are the hard numbers from real experts. Even the good Doctor (Caldicott) simply takes TEPCO’s words and runs with them. Proof is required to verify their leakage numbers. We have NO third-party confirmation of any solid quantifiable data. We only have a lying company’s press releases as data… If we say that in 24 hours of cooling 79,280 tons of sea water was used on ONE melted core then, 237,840 tons are used on THREE melted cores a day. So, lets cut the numbers in half to 118,920 tons used for three cores…still a staggering number! So if it were gallons gasoline instead of water, that would be 237,840,000 gallons…”
OVER 200 MILLION GALLONS OF LIQUID RADIOACTIVE WASTE PER DAY IS POURING INTO THE PACIFIC, just from what TEPCO is pouring on the reactors, not counting what is going into the ocean via the underground river, via the cracked up and leaking basements, nor what is flowing past the coriums that may be located elsewhere! 
Now let’s focus on to the next concern that many who are very knowledgeable about Fukushima are having. Assume for a second that the melted reactor contents which are called coriums ate through the concrete foundation under the reactor, as all of the studies around this issue show. Corium is not cooled off by water from above. Corium just builds a shield on top of itself and keeps digging down underneath, much like the lava flows in Hawaii do when sprayed with water from above. Plus, corium generates it’s own heat, so it is much different from lava in that way. 
Corium can eat through concrete like a manic pack of super termites eating wood, at a rate of an inch per hour. At that rate the THREE 2000 to 5000 degree 65 ton radioactive out of control corium lava blobs left the buildings and are now underground. Where does that leave us? 
TEPCO does not want the world to know where these coriums are, and neither does the nuclear industry. TEPCO has made absolutely ZERO attempts to find these coriums and locate where they are or where they might be going. After all, that might cost some money. And when you have a budget that is straining to pay for duct tape and baling wire, you cannot afford to go looking for lost coriums. TEPCO seems to think that these out of control radioactive 65 ton radiation spewing lava ball coriums probably just went over to the neighbors house and are playing over there, right?

Several news reporters have interviewed experts that say the coriums may very well have gone all the way out of the buildings, and are now down in the earth somewhere. What makes it much worse is the stress of not knowing, and the fact that TEPCO is making zero efforts to figure out where those coriums are, and are still lying about 99% of what is going on at Fukushima.

via Sickputer March 25, 2014  Re: “Massive feed and bleed… the water leaching over the buried coriums from the mountain underground aquifer in the sandstone fissures meeting up with tidal flow fissures may be ten times your massive estimate. (200 million gallons per day)
I question whether they are using as much sprayed concrete pump water inside the buildings because that leakage adds to ground-soil radiation and could make the plant so radioactive that it is impossible for humans to do anything outside the buildings. Which may be the case already.
I have always thought the fish kills 5,000 miles away meant there was far more radiation in the water than any government agency will admit. The USS Reagan crew were thrown to the wolves and they drank the toxic Fukushima water. The nuclear coverup by the US and Japan will one day blow up into a health pandemic and many different coalitions will combine to counter the government lies. Helen Caldicott is exactly correct. The admission that Fukushima is a mass extinction event (as defined by at least 60% casualties) will put pressure to halt all the nuclear plants. America can live without those monsters. The 64 trillion dollar question will be: Can the Russians, Chinese, and Indians also go cold turkey? Probably not until they blow a couple of plants in their own countries.”
Bloomberg: Much more than 300 tons of contaminated water a day entering Pacific from Fukushima? Data’s been “cooked” all along — It’s polluting North Asia
Bottom line, there are many documented sources of Fukushima radioactive water flowing into the Pacific and they all add together. There is MUCH, MUCH more than a measly 300 tons per day going into the Pacific... 
Underground river is flowing through basements under 3 broken and leaking reactors.
Underground river flowing past the 3 underground coriums directly into the ocean.
Underground tidal ocean surge comes up into basements and then back out into ocean.
Leaking tanks pouring high level liquid radiation into the ocean; frequent leaks.
Rainwater washes surface contamination into ocean.
Rainwater leaches radiation from spent fuel scattered 1 – 3 km around the #3 plant, into the ocean.
Rivers and lakes full of radiation from Fukushima go straight to ocean.
Japan is burning extremely radioactive tsunami debris and other stuff all over the country that is coming from Fukushima. All of that goes into air, and then the gases and hot particles drift into ocean.
Japan is dumping radioactive ashes from those incinerators into Tokyo Bay, which goes to ocean
IAEA wants to dump ALL water from tanks into ocean on top of all of the above… 
Combine all of the above… what is the total amount of radiation from Fukushima POURING into the Pacific?

200 million gallons per day is a gross underestimate, when considering all of these sources, wouldn’t you agree?

AGRP does not know how much radiation from Fukushima is going into the ocean, but it is a MASSIVE amount, whatever it is, and it is orders of magnitude more than the laughable 300 tons that TEPCO is claiming. The only question left to ask is, what effect is this having on the life in the ocean? Here is the first report for you to consider, about what effects this massive amount of radiation pouring into the Pacific via air and water is having on the living sea life. 
Dead sea creatures covered 98% of seafloor last year about 150 miles off California coast; Unprecedented, had been below 1% prior to event — ‘Major’ changes began in spring 2011
The massive amounts of radiation going into the Pacific from Fukushima related air and water sources could very well spell doom in the longer term to not only the Pacific, but also to the USA, which sits down wind and is very dependent on the Pacific ocean for many things besides fish. Here are some more reports that indicate MAJOR problems for Pacific ocean sea life..

Mass Die Off Of Starfish, Chitons, Abalone, Mussels, Sun Stars, Salmon In Pacific Ocean S. California To Alaska; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/09/mass-die-off-of-starfish-chitons.html

Seals, Walruses, Polar Bears And Fish ARE Suffering From Fukushima Radiation Caused Effects; via A Green Road
70% Of All Sea Lions Dying In California; Fukushima Radiation The Cause via @AGreenRoad
TEPCO is claiming that the Pacific will dilute the poisons that Fukushima as well as other nuclear plants are dumping into the Pacific via air or water. How will the creatures in the ocean be affected? Indeed the massive amount of water in the Pacific does dilute radiation. The important question to ask is; how will this ‘diluted’ radiation be concentrated and move back up the food chain to humans? Will there be concentrated radiation coming over on the tsunami trash plume?
Plutonium And Cesium Bio-Concentrates 26,000 Times In Ocean Algae, Up To 5,570,000 Bq/Kg in Land Algae; via @AGreenRoad
Radioactive Seaweed Found With 40,000,000 Bq per Kilogram – Seaweed Put Into Many Food Products; via @AGreenRoad
Bottom line, Fukushima is NOT under control. TEPCO is NOT just ‘decommissioning’ a cold shut down plant, as they claim. This is an out of control EMERGENCY and they have no idea how to stop it and get it under control. You cannot have three out of control coriums, not know where they are, and then claim ‘cold shutdown’. This is the largest cover up and deception in the history of nuclear power, and the public should be hopping mad and demanding action and accountability. But how does the public learn about it, when the mass media is in cover up mode, choosing to focus instead on dancing, royalty, game shows, lost airplanes, movie stars, and petty criminals in court?

10 min. in; – Michio Kaku, Ph.D. in nuclear physics from UC Berkeley and protégé of Edward Teller,‘father of hydrogen bomb’ said: “The crisis is much more severe than we’re led to believe. Documents have been coming out over the last 2 years showing how the utility and government deliberately suppressed vital information….
12.:45 in; – Japan made a Faustian bargain, Faust was a legendary figure who sold his soul to the devil for unlimited power. That’s the Faustian bargain Japan made after the war. And now they’re going to have to reanalyze whether it’s worth it to sell your soul to the devil.”
Source: TV: Fukushima crisis “much more severe than we’re led to believe” — ‘Mind-boggling’ —  Japan “selling soul to devil” if they restart nuclear plants

There have been mass die offs of several different ocean life species, and Fukushima is the primary suspect. Time will tell what the total impact and number of deaths will be from Fukushima. But so far, the whole picture does not look good. And what makes it worse, is Japan’s obstinate and stubborn refusal to stop this avalanche of radioactive water going into the Pacific, to not tell the truth about 99% of what happened, and not even bothering to look for the coriums, while at the same time, covering up the damage being caused not only to their own people, but to the global environment. 

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Fukushima – 200 MILLION Gallons Of Highly Radioactive Water Are Pouring Into Pacific Per Day, Or More; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/fukushima-200-million-gallons-of-highly.html

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News Anchors Interviewing People Who Are Against The 1%, Use NLP, Disruption And Accusation

Why can’t you get the REAL truth through the main stream media? This thirty minute analysis of a two minute ‘interview’ is done to show you how and why you as a TV viewer are being manipulated and programmed via a number of very sophisticated techniques. These techniques are designed to shape how you think and what you believe. In turn, this will affect how you will vote and who you vote for. It will also influence what you will do, without your even being aware of it consciously. You may even argue that you are immune to this affect, but if you watch the mass media news, you will be programmed, because that is it’s function and purpose.  
Jonathan Adampants gives a full in-depth analysis of the mind manipulation and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) techniques utilized by Fox News anchors Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes during an interview with Kevin Barrett about 9/11.
Many techniques are explored about how public perception is shaped by masters of the craft. Bottom line, it is all about misdirection, disruption, subconscious manipulation using hand/finger gestures, facial expressions, snide comments, demeaning statements, slander, NLP programming, accusations, interruption, and using catch phrases that are part of our Orwellian 1% controlled Matrix society.

In other words, if you are against the corporate matrix and the 1% who control and/or own the mass media, politicians and have all of the wealth and power to do whatever they please, you will not be able to get a fair interview. Even if you are telling the truth, you will be labelled as a nut, terrorist, Communist or conspiracy theorist, if not all of them together, all at once. There is no debating the facts on mass media TV, as it is all just NLP programming in action. This goes on 24/7, 365 days a year. 

But if you are FOR the 1% corporate matrix and you get interviewed on the main stream news, the opposite will happen.. The person being interviewed will be adored, loved, fawned over, given all kinds of accolades and the news anchor will do positive NLP programming on you as the audience/viewer/watcher. In the end, by combining these two opposite and separate parts of the pole (negative/positive) you will tend to believe and think that huge corporations are the best things going, no matter what they do to you, to your town, to your kids, or to the environment. And on the other side, those who are for the truth and the 99% are hated and despised by you personally, and they become your worst enemy, despite speaking only the truth.  For more, see;

Jonathan Adampants’s blog on Subliminal Manipulation

So if you hear about A Green Road, ENENews, or people like Arnie Gunderson or other anti nuclear or anti 1% people out there on the main stream news, you will be 99% guaranteed to hear about it in the same breathe as conspiracy theorist, nutty, fearmonger, Communist and worse.. Unless you know about and resist the NLP programming, you will more than likely agree with the news anchor, even if you have some experience with it and have read some articles or watched some videos previously. NLP is that powerful..
Now add in to the TV programming, more peer pressure, where people talk about and agree with that news anchor while you are out at work, at a bar drinking or going to a sports event, and you start seeing how mind control works by repeating things over and over and over again, until the propaganda becomes reality, and truth becomes a lie. You as a truth teller are labeled as a fearmonger or worse. Who would dare to stand up and speak the truth, when the lie is all there is and everyone is happy with it? Now you are living in the reality of the Catch 22 World we live in, where everything is upside down, backwards, and the lie is a truth, and the truth is a lie.
Catch 22..  You are now traveling down the road less traveled and waking up on A Green Road, and you have swallowed a small blue pill. What is Catch 22? Click on the link to find out… 

Catch 22 – Nuclear High Technology Plus Safety Assurance Offers Only A False Promise And An Empty Guarantee; via @AGreenRoad
Of course, many who read this will keep taking the red pill and believe everything NLP’ed into them by the TV, politicians, and huge corporations, and stay fast asleep, inside the Matrix. It is after all, a free will choice, or is it programming? Hmmmmm

And that is the rest of the story. Despite this seeming takeover of the media, politics and business by the 1%, it is still worth working on creating a better future for humanity and representing the 99%. Because someday, somehow, some way, the 99% will wake up, and when they do, nothing can stop them, because, well, there are 99 of us, for 1 of them, and that is just no contest, wouldn’t you agree? So the work involves teaching the Science Of Sustainable Health, which A Green Road Project is doing, and helping people to wake up. 

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News Anchors Interviewing People Who Are Pro 99% Use NLP, Disruption And Accusation; via @AGreenRoad
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1955 EBR – Experimental Breeder Reactor Melts Down

Many people seem to celebrate the ‘birth’ of nuclear power in Idaho, at the EBR experimental reactor. Few know that it actually melted down. Even fewer people know or realize the many problems that have resulted from the radioactive nuclear waste that is still being produced today. Idaho is not just the birth place of nuclear energy, but also the dumping and burial grounds of nuclear waste, which was buried right on top of groundwater and aquifers. The pro nuclear ‘experts’ and pro nuclear apologists predicated it would take 80,000 years to reach drinking water aquifers, but it actually only took 30 years. This nuclear garbage is now being paid for by taxpayers and will have to be guarded and monitored for 1 million years.  Watch the video for more details..
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November 29, 1955 Idaho Falls, Idaho, US Power excursion with partial core meltdown at National Reactor Testing Station‘s EBR-1 Experimental Breeder Reactor I

On November 29, 1955, the reactor at EBR-I suffered a partial meltdown during a coolant flow test. The flow test was trying to determine the cause of unexpected reactor responses to changes in coolant flow. It was subsequently repaired for further experiments, which determined that thermal expansion of the fuel rods and the thick plates supporting the fuel rods was the cause of the unexpected reactor response.[7]

1966 – Enrico Fermi Liquid Sodium Cooled Breeder Reactor Melts Down

Wikipedia reports that; “on October 5, 1966, Fermi 1, a prototype fast breeder reactor, suffered a partial fuel meltdown… After repairs it was shut down by 1972.[1]
The Fermi Station (NRC image)
The 94 MWe prototype fast breeder reactor Fermi 1 unit was under construction and development at the site from 1957 to 1972. On October 5, 1966 Fermi 1 suffered a partial fuel meltdown. According to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, there was no abnormal radiation release to the environment.[3]
The main cause of the temperature increase was a blockage in one of the spigots that allowed the flow of cooled liquid sodium into the reactor. The blockage caused an insufficient amount of coolant to enter; this was not noticed by the operators until the core temperature alarms sounded. Several fuel rod subassemblies reached high temperatures of around 700 °F (370 °C) (with an expected range near 580 °F, 304 °C), causing them to melt.[3]
Following an extended shutdown that involved fuel replacement, repairs to vessel, and cleanup, Fermi 1 continued to operate intermittently until September 22, 1972, but was never again able to reach a fully operational state. It was officially decommissioned December 31, 1975. It is currently in SAFSTOR with a gradual “final” decommissioning in progress.[3]
A number of accounts of the accident are available. There is some debate about whether the details of the accident as written in the book Fermi-1 New Age for Nuclear Power[4] and published by the American Nuclear Society in 1979 are completely accurate. Several of the claims in the ANS’s account are contradicted by certain parts of We Almost Lost Detroit, a book written by local Detroit newsman John Grant Fuller (subtitled “This Is Not A Novel”).[5] The book Normal Accidents, written by Yale professorCharles Perrow, describes this accident in more detail.

Fermi 2

Fermi 2 is a 1,098 net MWe General Electric boiling water reactor owned by DTE Energy and operated by subsidiary DTE Electric. It was opened in January 1988 and is currently in operation.[6]
On June 6, 2010 a tornado touched down and damaged the Fermi 2 generator building and forced an automatic shutdown. The tornadoes damaged electrical transmission and distribution infrastructure in the area leaving over 30,000 people without power in the area.[7] The plant is connected to two single-circuit 345 kV Transmission Lines and 3 120 kV lines. They are operated and maintained by ITC Transmission.

Fermi 3

In September 2008, Detroit Edison filed an application with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for a Combined Construction and Operating License (COL) for a third reactor.[8] The new unit is supposed to be built on the same site, slightly to the southwest of Fermi 2. The reactor design selected is the 1,520 MWe GE-designed passive Economic Simplified Boiling Water Reactor (ESBWR). Review of the 17,000-page application could take four years, after which construction could take six years. The cost is estimated at as much as $10 billion.[9] CEO Anthony Earley said that DTE’s analysis “so far shows that nuclear power will, over the long term, be the most cost-effective baseload option for our customers, … We expect nuclear to remain the low-cost option, but we will continue to evaluate nuclear against other resources and will commit to proceeding with construction only at the right time and at the right cost”.[10]
In March 2009, a coalition of citizen groups asked federal regulators to reject plans for Fermi 3, contending that it would pose a range of threats to public health and the environment. The groups have filed 14 contentions with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, claiming that a new plant would pose “radioactive, toxic and thermal impacts on Lake Erie‘s vulnerable western basin.”[11][12]
This proposed plant should not be confused with the original Fermi 3 project which was to be a companion unit identical to Fermi 2. The original Fermi 3 was ordered in 1972 and cancelled in 1974. SeeDOE data page 67 and WNA Fermi 3 data.

Ownership

The plant is operated by the DTE Electric and owned (100 percent) by DTE Energy.

Seismic risk

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s estimate of the risk each year of an earthquake intense enough to cause core damage to the reactor at Fermi was 1 in 238,095 (less than those of Three Mile Island), according to an NRC study published in August 2010.[13][14]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrico_Fermi_Nuclear_Generating_Station

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1966 – Enrico Fermi Liquid Sodium Cooled Breeder Reactor Melts Down; via @AGreenRoad

Fukushima Workers ‘Allowed’ 250 mSv/yr, Compared To 20 mSv/yr For US Nuclear Industry Workers

What are Fukushima nuclear workers REALLY exposed to as far as radiation? In this article, we will explore, detail and document the various methods used to cover up, deny, minimize and conceal the real radiation exposure of workers at Fukushima.

COVERING DOSIMETER WITH LEAD SHIELD

As a first step, let’s go into the first technique, which is covering up a dosimeter with a lead shield made for that purpose. Of course, not all workers wear dosimeters, as we will detail later on.

Video; Workers at the Fukushima Daichi plant were forced to cover their dosimeters with lead shields.. Why would they force their nuclear workers to do this, when the limits on radiation exposure for nuclear workers in Japan are so high as to be ridiculous? And this problem is not just something that happened once, back in 2011, but it seems to be a problem that keeps on happening.

NO DOSIMETERS ISSUED TO WORKERS IN HIGH RADIATION AREAS

Asahi: Disturbing picture emerging as nuclear employees come out of the woodwork — Fukushima workers report groups clocking in with no dosimeters August 6, 2012

Here is another report from NHK, about a heavy equipment worker saying that not only did he not receive any information about radiation dangers, he also got no dosimeter. http://youtu.be/fjOHpPDJ4ns?t=2m44s

Wouldn’t you agree that for workers to illegally and secretly shield their radiation meters, the amounts of radiation where they were working had to be above a legal limit, or they were so desperate for work, that they are willing to hide their true radiation exposure and commit a form of radiation exposure suicide, just to pay a few bills? 
Combine the covering up of dosimeters, plus the under reporting of actual radiation received and not issuing dosimeters to workers in extremely high radiation areas, and what do you get?

UNDER ESTIMATING RADIATION WORKERS RECEIVED

“Tokyo Electric Power Co. underestimated internal radiation exposure of 142 workers involved in immediate emergency operations at the damaged Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in March 2011, according to Japan’s Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry.”

http://rt.com/news/tepco-radiation-workers-exposure-501/

IGNORING RADIOACTIVE ELEMENTS WHEN CALCULATING DOSES

“The U.N. committee noted that workers were tested for thyroid gland doses from radioactive iodine only after a significant delay. It also said the dose assessment procedures totally ignored iodine-132 and iodine-133, which have short half-lives of 2 hours and 20 hours, respectively.”
http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201310120042

USING PEGGED OUT METERS AS MAXIMUM RADIATION DOSE

So how, exactly, did TEPCO get readings of just 100 mSv per hour until recently when they discovered readings of 1800 mSv per hour? You won’t believe this: They were using a radiation meter that maxed out at 100 mSv.”
http://www.turnerradionetwork.com/news/143-mjt

“Tepco admitted recently that only two workers had initially been assigned to check more than 1,000 storage tanks on the site. Neither of the workers carried dosimeters to measure their exposure to radiation, and some inspections had not been properly recorded. The new radiation spike was measured at 1,800 millisieverts an hour—36 times the annual exposure Japanese regulators says workers can endure.”

In the above story, all workers getting around the on site water storage tanks that emit huge amounts of gamma radiation are being exposed to up to 1,800 mSv/hr which can be fatal within 4 hours. But the workers are led to believe that they are safe, because the meter is reading only 100 mSv/hr, and they carry no dosimeters, as of 2013, TWO YEARS after the mega nuclear disaster happened. This all by itself is an indication of massive fraud, cover up and lies around this the worker radiation dosage issue. But, no surprise, this is all too common after every nuclear disaster.

DOSIMETERS ONLY MEASURE SMALL FRACTION OF ACTUAL DOSE

Dosimeters Only Measure 1/7th Of True Radiation Levels On Average; via @AGreenRoad
Dosimeters only measure a small fraction of the actual radiation that is there. And depending on the make and model, it can be much worse.. Cover it with lead, and that makes the recorded radiation dose MUCH lower. It is even possible to ‘calibrate’ these dosimeters to show MUCH less radiation, in the same way that radiation meters peg out at 100 mSv/hr.

Assuming this is happening with the dosimeters that all workers are supposed to wear, how much radiation are workers REALLY being exposed to, compared to what is being ‘reported’ or calculated by lead shielded dosimeters or computer models and estimates for workers not wearing any at all? Just with the one ‘trick’ of meters maxing out at 100 mSv, workers are being exposed to 1,800% more DEADLY gamma radiation than the meters are recording.

The difference between appearance that TEPCO offers via press releases and reality is provided in the following video, which interviewed workers directly, despite their secrecy agreements.
http://youtu.be/Yj3e_JOIlMM?t=2m22s

SECRECY LIMITS INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION

Now add to the above that the training that at least some of these radiation workers receive consists of a couple hours of indoctrination on the harmlessness of radiation, how Fukushima is safe, and that no radiation can harm them. Then these new recruits are forced to sign a consent form, a secrecy agreement and swear to never talk to anyone about anything around Fukushima. What is it with all of this secrecy? If everything being done in site is so legal and above board and everyone there is a hero, why is TEPCO acting like spies and secret agents, skulking around in the darkness? 
Signing a consent form does not mean much if they are not honestly told about the risks of radiation. Calculating radiation doses means nothing if the workers are given meters that peg out at low radiation levels, that are less than 5% of what they are actually being exposed to.

LEGAL FOR FUKUSHIMA WORKERS TO BE EXPOSED TO 250 mSV/yr

Japanese nuclear workers can be exposed to an exterior dose of 250 mSv per year, (click on link to go to source) which is Orders of Magnitude higher than the maximum 20 mSv/yr allowed for nuclear workers in the USA. 50 mSv/yr is the absolute maximum dose recommended by nuclear authorities, so Japanese nuclear workers at Fukushima are exposed to FIVE times more than this  nuclear industry ‘absolute’ limit. Then you have to add the interior dose.

Safecast Radiation Readings From Inside Fukushima Daichi Plant Finally Revealed In Dec. 2013 – 192 uSv/Hr; via @AGreenRoad

If the Japanese government and TEPCO can subject their own workers to inhumane radiation contaminated conditions like that, it is just another very small step to civilians also being exposed to the same or even a higher radiation dose. If radiation workers can absorb 250 mSv/yr, surely a civilian child can handle 200, right?

Another source for this same information comes from CBS News; “The Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare raised the maximum allowable exposure for nuclear workers to 250 millisieverts from 100 millisieverts. It described the move as “unavoidable due to the circumstances.”
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/japan-hikes-nuke-workers-legal-radiation-dose/


Al Jazeera also reports on the 250 mSv limit in the video above. 

Other organizations such as TEPCO may have a different radiation limit that is much lower. Why are the news casters mainly talking about much lower radiation limits, when the Ministry of Health has authorized and legalized such a super high radiation limit?

It is rather odd that just about all of the more recent news out of Japan never mentions this radiation limit. Official statements and reports from TEPCO minimize the radiation exposure of workers, but at the same time, we hear stories about radiation badges being covered with lead, and worker conditions getting worse and worse, with all kinds of radiation exposure accidents.

MANY RADIATION “ACCIDENTS”

Fukushima workers “undergoing treatment for radiation exposure” — Tepco: “6 people have been irradiated… big mistakes like this continue to happen again and again… essential that we put something in place to stop this” 
Contamination sprayed on men at Fukushima plant — Alarm sounds over radioactivity levels — Worker: They never told us Reactor 3 building was steaming, “I found out about it on TV”
Tepco “deeply apologizes for mistake” — Admits ‘sprayed’ Fukushima workers actually exposed to 5 times ‘safe’ radiation limit — Radioactive dust to blame, not water spray?

HOW MANY WORKERS HAVE DIED?

The truth is not getting out about how bad things really are at Fukushima Daichi. Despite this huge coverup and swearing everyone involved to secrecy, plus passing a secrets act that makes it a crime to talk about anything nuclear, bottom line, TEPCO is having more and more difficulty recruiting workers. They are so desperate, they are now getting the homeless to work there. Of course, the news is slowly leaking out that just visiting Fukushima may be very hazardous. 5,000 nuclear workers who visited the site are suffering from internal radiation exposure. 
Could it be that many more workers are dying than the authorities are admitting to? Officially, the authorities are trying to claim that not one person has died, despite these extremely high radiation levels and constant radiation accidents, spills and super high exposure levels, documented internal radiation exposure, plus incidents such as a worker getting exposed to 20 Sieverts gamma radiation and then dying from leukemia. 
August 30th, 2011

http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=2485

Of course, this case of leukemia has nothing to do with high radiation exposure and all those workers dropping dead of heart attacks and cancers also have nothing to do with Fukushima. (sarcasm)
200 To 4,000 Missing TEPCO Nuclear Plant Workers – Where Did They Disappear To? via @AGreenRoad
One Million + Fukushima Worker And Civilian Radiation Contamination Deaths Totally Covered Up?
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/06/one-million-fukushima-workers-and.html

Before December of 2012, TEPCO would not admit that ANY workers had been exposed to radiation above 100 millisieverts. However, “TEPCO reported to the World Health Organization in December that (only) 178 workers at the plant were believed to have received radiation doses to their thyroid glands above 100 millisieverts.” Out of the tens of thousands of workers who went through this plant and who all were exposed to ‘hot particles’, gases as well as intense radiation on a daily basis, only 178 had a radiation exposure that equaled 100 chest X rays. 
This was so laughably ridiculous, that someone up higher in the food chain told TEPCO that they had to redo this and come up with a ‘better number’. So TEPCO came back and corrected their analysis. Now they report that 2,000 workers may have been exposed to radiation, sufficient to increase their chances of thyroid cancer. Still, they are NOT admitting that a single employee got cancer due to Fukushima, and not a single employee has died due to working there in that intense radiation disaster. 

MAFIA RECRUITS WORKERS, WORKER SHORTAGE GROWING

Given the dropping pay, worse working conditions and extremely high radiation, plus extreme health risks, is it any surprise that the numbers of workers on site has been dropping over the years, since 3/11?

In November, 2012; “A TEPCO spokesman said while they need 11,700 workers this year, 24,300 are registered to work at the Fukushima Daiichi plant. The spokesman said there is no shortage of workers


Reuters asks an official about the sub human working conditions, pay skimming, and lower than minimum wages being paid at Fukushima in video above.

But by March 18th, 2014 NYTimes: Crisis underway at Fukushima plant, worker shortage — “Alcoholism is rampant” — Tepco base is selling the whiskey — Help wanted ad seeks employees “able to carry out a conversation” — Workers spray hose full of radioactive waste on themselves and others (VIDEO)
In summary, things seem to be going from bad to worse in all ways at the Fukushima plant. It is no surprise that things keep breaking and that the water treatment plant is no longer ‘cleaning’ the water, and there are no plans to even fix it, as of 3/29/2004. The Yakuza mob still seems to be in control despite Japanese government assurances that this will be ‘cleaned up’.

Documentary Movie; “Nuclear Ginza” – Japanese Nuclear Industry Horrors; via @AGreenRoad

We are asking for donations of more duct tape, baling wire and plastic sheeting, (sarcasm) since that is what seems to be symbolic of the level of concern for workers, for the environment, for their Japanese citizens, and for everyone around the world in general by the Japanese government, TEPCO and everyone involved with Fukushima. How much worse can it get than a totally out of control emergency? 

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Fukushima Workers ‘Allowed’ 250 mSv/yr, Compared To 20 mSv/yr For US Nuclear Industry Workers; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/fukushima-workers-allowed-250-msvyr.html

For more articles on nuclear worker conditions at Fukushima; 

Fukushima Decommissioning Worker Conditions Deteriorating; via @AGreenRoad
Fukushima Lies Movie Part I and II; via @AGreenRoad
2014 – Japanese Government Moving People Into Areas with Up To 10 Times Maximum Nuclear Workers Annual Radiation Exposure Limit; via @AGreenRoad

2014 – Japanese Government Moving People Into Areas with Up To 10 Times Maximum Nuclear Workers Annual Radiation Exposure Limit

In the short video and news clip above, we can all agree that the Japanese government and nuclear industry have agreed to ‘relax the limits‘ on radiation exposure and invite people back into former evacuation no go zones. But what does this actually mean, beyond the short 30 second sound bite, which sounds harmless?
It is now well known and established fact that the Japanese government and TEPCO as well as the pro nuclear apologists have been caught covering up, lying about and hiding the high radiation levels resulting from the Fukushima mega disaster generally. 
But if you think that this claim is way too far out there, and way beyond ‘normal’ boundaries, it may be helpful to learn more about the normalcy bias and the 5 stages of grieving a loss of any kind.
Titantic and Costa Concordia – Example of Normalcy Bias In Fukushima Mega Disaster; via @AGreenRoad 

http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/fukushima-todays-titantic-and-costa.html

The Five Stages Of Grief In Response To Trauma, Abuse, Disasters Such as Fukushima, or Loss; via @AGreenRoad 
But what is worse, is that these same pro nuclear ‘experts’ and Japanese government officials are moving people back into radiation contaminated areas that are more radiation contaminated than the worst radiation exclusion zones around Chernobyl, while claiming that this toxic high radiation exposure level is ‘safe’, even for children. Is it really “safe”?
Gov’t officials are withholding Fukushima radiation data — Levels much higher than expected — Releasing numbers would “have a huge impact” — Over 2,000 millisieverts per year where residents are being encouraged to return
“The new results, however, were significantly higher than expected, with the largest gap coming in Kawauchi. There, the Cabinet Office team had predicted radiation doses of 1-2 millisieverts per day, but the data showed doses at between 2.6 and 6.6 millisieverts.”
What does a 2,000 mSv per year external exposure mean (no internal radiation included)? For that we have to consult a radiation interpretation chart. The first “Radiation Dose Chart” was compiled by Randall Munroe, with assistance from Ellen, Senior Reactor Operator at the REED Research Reactor.

Radiation Dose Chart
http://xkcd.com/radiation/

Geiger Counter Interpretation
http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2012/04/geiger-counter-interpretation.html

2,000 mSv per year = 2 Sieverts per year according to the above chart is FATAL over time, especially for children, who are up to 2,000 times more sensitive to the same dose.

1. The authorities and news media responsible for this news report retracted the 2,000 mSv/yr radiation figures after it was released, and said that they made a ‘mistake’. Now they are saying that they actually meant that 2.6 to 6.6 was the mSv dose per year in Iitate. It seems like all of their figures keep changing up and down, and ‘mistakes’ around radiation readings are just an everyday thing. It seems that no one can count on anything the nuclear ‘experts’ say, especially around radiation figures. But let’s take this 2-6 mSv/yr figure at face value as the ‘official’ government radiation exposure level for Iitate.

Let’s take a deeper look at just this one town, called Iitate, which the Japanese government is inviting it’s citizens back into. Iitate is about 40 km NW of Fukushima Daichi. As a next step, let’s add several credible sources of radiation data on and compare those to what the government says, and then combine them all in a summary, to see how they compare in a simple, easy to see format. Here is the second source of information; via the Economist..

2. Economist: “Enormous spread of radiation” — Levels so high in hills of Iitate that locals dare not go near — 150 millisieverts/yr outside official’s home
“Outside Mr Sato’s house, however, a reading of the equivalent of 150 millisieverts a year left your correspondent strangely reluctant to inhale.”
Assuming the reading in a decontaminated downtown area is 150 mSv per year, what is the radiation reading up in the hills, where “no one dares to go“? Could the radiation in the hills where no decontamination work has been done be ten times as high, or 1,500 to 2,000 mSv per year? The only way to tell is to go there yourself and walk around with a high quality radiation meter. 
3. From PubMed published study; “Based on the measured density of radionuclides at the highest contamination location during the present survey, an exposure rate of about 200 μGy h (0.2 mSv) at 1 m above the ground was estimated at the time of the radioactive deposition on March 15. At this location, the cumulative exposure would reach 50 mGy (50mSv) in the middle of May 2011” March to May = 3 months = 50 mSv, so 3 months x 4 = 200 mSv per year, correct?
4. Fukushima – (PanOrient News) Greenpeace radiation experts said they have confirmed radiation levels of up to ten micro Sieverts per hour (10.000 µSv) in Iitate village, 40 km northwest of the crisis-stricken Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear plant, and 20 km beyond the official evacuation zone, and these levels are high enough to require evacuation, the group said in a statement.
So what is the real radiation reading in Iitate – Mura? All hourly or daily radiation readings above were converted to annual radiation totals below… 
SOURCE                     ANNUAL RADIATION READING

Cabinet Office Team            2.2 – 6.6 mSv/yr
GreenPeace 10 µSv/hr =     87.66 mSv/yr
Economist article –           150 mSv/yr radiation reading in town, MUCH higher out of town
PubMed Study –               200 mSv/yr documented in scientific study
Cabinet Office Team      2,000 mSv/yr (later said it was a ‘mistake’)

Current radiation limit for US nuclear workers = 20 mSv/year

The average yearly human dose (American Nuclear Society) is 6.2 mSv/year (0.71 uSv/hour)


An absolute maximum yearly dose of 50 mSv/year (5.7 uSv/hour)


In the documented evidence and reports above, you can see radiation readings or reports range all the way from a low of 2.2 mSv to a high of 2,000 mSv per year, so take your pick.. Who knows what the radiation dose per year really is? This shows how confusion and chaos reigns during and after a nuclear disaster, even up to 3 years later.
If we take just the middle range between 87 to 200 mSv/yr and throw out the highest and lowest readings, that is still way above the industry maximum for nuclear workers at US nuclear facilities of 20 mSv/yr, and up to four times higher than the 50 mSv/yr absolute maximum radiation dose ANYONE should get per year. Bottom line, this town and many others like it should be evacuated, not have people invited to come back and live in it, as the Japanese government and nuclear industry is doing now, in order to avoid paying compensation and emergency housing costs.
Actually, it is not that hard to believe that the Japanese government is doing this to civilians, because they also raised the ‘limit’ for Japanese nuclear plant workers from 20 mSv to…

 250 mSv per year, (click on link to go to source) which is Orders of Magnitude higher than the maximum 20 mSv/yr allowed in the USA, and double the absolute maximum dose recommended. If the Japanese government and TEPCO can subject their own workers to inhumane radiation contaminated conditions like that, it is just another very small step to civilians also being exposed to the same or even a higher radiation dose. If radiation workers can absorb 250 mSv/yr, surely a civilian child can handle 200, right?

Another source for this same information comes from CBS News; “The Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare raised the maximum allowable exposure for nuclear workers to 250 millisieverts from 100 millisieverts. It described the move as “unavoidable due to the circumstances.”
Why is the Japanese government and TEPCO doing what looks like a deliberate, cold, dark hearted thing like this, that will result in many people dying and getting all kinds of radiation related diseases and cancers, as well as birth defects? Actually, this radiation ‘experimentation’ with ordinary civilians is nothing new…

Radiation Exposure Victims, Human Radiation Experimentation Victims And Accidents Speak Out
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA73XWRXkXIRK_rWqRsjRF-nvsptW5RwV

Human Radiation Experiments Performed Without Consent Or Knowledge; via @AGreenRoad

Remember that the nuclear industry is on the ropes. The Fukushima mega nuclear disaster was a kill shot for the nuclear industry. The nuclear industry allied with governments and corrupted regulators have to cover up this global nuclear ecocide/genocidal crime, pretend it never happened and get everyone to act ‘normally’. Japan is also a very tiny island. If they did evacuate everyone all the way down past Tokyo, the country would collapse economically.
Tokyo; Is It Safe To Visit or Live In? via @AGreenRoad
The pro nuclear apologists have chosen not to evacuate people, and are moving people back into highly radiation contaminated zones on top of that. The result of hubris, intense financial pressure, geographic limits, nuclear industry pressure, and bankers wanting their investment to pay off has resulted in the greatest nuclear disaster cover up in the history of humankind, bar none.
Art And Science Of Deception; Global Corporations And The 1% 
What is very clear from scientific and medical research done all around the world, is that as infant deaths and cancers increase, the background radiation dose also increases.
Low Dose Radiation Dangers/Symptoms For Children And Adults

http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/low-dose-radiation-dangers-for-children.html

German study on infants and effects of increasing background radiation

As a result of these high radiation readings documented above, wouldn’t you agree that one would expect to see a lot of radiation exposure signs in the kids especially? Well, surprise, that is exactly what the parents and teachers are seeing inside of these high radiation areas…. Click on links to go to stories…

Evacuee from Outside Fukushima: “There’s a black dust absolutely everywhere” that’s highly radioactive — Gov’t would not evacuate children because they’d have to certify it was safe to return, and they could not — “It’s an ongoing crisis” (VIDEO) March 22, 2014

Fukushima Evacuee: 50% of class with nosebleeds at same time — Immune system problems reported by many families

This tiny example also illustrates why you should buy a high quality pancake style Geiger Counter. That way, you never have to trust anyone, and you can just take your own radiation reading. The truth is really very simple. Trust your own Geiger Counter. If calibrated correctly, it will not lie to you, but many other people will lie to you and your neighbors, because Billions to Trillions of dollars are at stake. Human lives are cheap by comparison. 

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2014 – Japanese Government Moving People Into Areas with Up To 10 Times Maximum Nuclear Workers Annual Radiation Exposure Limit; via @AGreenRoad
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Background Radiation Has Increased 600 Percent – 1 mSv In 1950 To over 6 mSv In 2014; Where Is This Coming From?

Prof. Chris Busby and other nuclear professionals discuss how the background radiation is increasing all over the globe due to the huge radiation releases, leaks and nuclear plant accidents year after year of radioactive man made elements.

The increase in background radiation documented below is due to DU weapons, nuclear plant accidents, plutonium releases, uranium mining and many other sources, most of which are kept secret, hidden or covered up. http://www.llrc.org


A short movie clip from the movie On The Beach, about background radiation increasing..

HISTORY OF BACKGROUND RADIATION 1950 To 2014
Via i know March 26, 2014 

TIME PERIOD                     YEARLY BACKGROUND EXTERNAL RADIATION DOSE

1950’s, average background radiation was 1 mSv (and maximum limit for public)
1960’s, Due to 2,400 open air atomic bomb tests radioactive fallout, it doubled to 2 mSv 
1994, average background radiation, Chernobyl, TMI, other accidents and dumping 3 mSv
2002, average background radiation, more accidents, spills, ocean/air dumping 3.6 mSv
2014, average background radiation, Fukushima mega disaster and more dumping  6.2 mSv (max. limit for public has been raised 600%)
…the average annual radiation dose per person in the U.S. is 620 millirem (6.2 milliSieverts).”
                                                                  YEARLY INTERNAL RADIATION DOSE
All of the above are external, then one has to add the internal radiation exposure, which is .28 mSv exposure per year, just from food and water radiation contamination. 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Background_radiation

JAPANESE GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO FUKUSHIMA RADIATION DISASTER

Gov’t officials are withholding Fukushima radiation data — Levels much higher than expected — Releasing numbers would “have a huge impact” — Over 2,000 millisieverts per year where residents are being encouraged to return
“The new results, however, were significantly higher than expected, with the largest gap coming in Kawauchi. There, the Cabinet Office team had predicted radiation doses of 1-2 millisieverts per day, but the data showed doses at between 2.6 and 6.6 millisieverts.”
First the Japanese government covered up, lied about and hid the high radiation levels resulting from the Fukushima mega disaster. Now the pro nuclear ‘experts’ are claiming that radiation is safe and are moving people back into radiation contaminated areas that are more radiation contaminated that the radiation exclusion zones around Chernobyl, while claiming that this is ‘safe’. Is it really?

What does a 2,000 mSv per year external exposure mean (no internal radiation included)? For that we have to consult a radiation interpretation chart. This “Radiation Dose Chart” was compiled by Randall Munroe, with assistance from Ellen, Senior Reactor Operator at the REED Research Reactor.

Radiation Dose Chart
http://xkcd.com/radiation/

2,000 mSv per year = 2 Sieverts per year according to the above chart is FATAL over time, especially for children, who are up to 2,000 times more sensitive to the same dose.

What is very clear from scientific and medical research done all around the world, is that as infant deaths and cancers increase, the background radiation dose also increases.

Low Dose Radiation Dangers/Symptoms For Children And Adults
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/low-dose-radiation-dangers-for-children.html

German study on infants and effects of increasing background radiation

http://www.alfred-koerblein.de/background/deutsch/index.htm

The authorities and news media responsible for this news report, retracted the above radiation figures and said that they made a ‘mistake’; Now they are saying that they actually meant that 2.6 to 6.6 was the mSv dose per year. It seems like all of their figures keep changing up and down, and ‘mistakes’ are just an everyday thing. No one can count on anything the nuclear ‘experts’ say, especially for radiation figures. 
Economist: “Enormous spread of radiation” — Levels so high in hills of Iitate that locals dare not go near — 150 millisieverts/yr outside official’s home
“Outside Mr Sato’s house, however, a reading of the equivalent of 150 millisieverts a year left your correspondent strangely reluctant to inhale.”
Assuming the reading in a decontaminated downtown area is 150 mSv per year, what is the radiation reading up in the hills, where “no one dares to go”? Could the radiation in the hills where no decontamination work has been done be ten times as high, or 1,500 to 2,000 mSv per year? The only way to tell is to go there yourself and walk around with a radiation meter. But by all appearances, both the pro nuclear press and the nuclear ‘experts’ seem to keep getting caught in the web of their own lies. 
From PubMed published study; “Based on the measured density of radionuclides at the highest contamination location during the present survey, an exposure rate of about 200 μGy h (0.2 mSv) at 1 m above the ground was estimated at the time of the radioactive deposition on March 15. At this location, the cumulative exposure would reach 50 mGy (50mSv) in the middle of May 2011” March to May = 3 months = 50 mSv, so 3 months x 4 = 200 mSv per year, correct?
Fukushima – (PanOrient News) Greenpeace radiation experts said they have confirmed radiation levels of up to ten micro Sieverts per hour (10.000 µSv) in Iitate village, 40 km northwest of the crisis-stricken Fukushima/Daiichi nuclear plant, and 20 km beyond the official evacuation zone, and these levels are high enough to require evacuation, the group said in a statement.
So what is the real radiation reading in Iitate – Mura? All hourly or daily radiation readings above were converted to annual radiation totals below; 
Cabinet Office Team 2.2 – 6.6 mSv/yr
GreenPeace 10 µSv/hr = 87.66 mSv/yr
Economist article – 150 mSv/yr radiation reading in town, MUCH higher out of town
PubMed Study – 200 mSv/yr documented in scientific study
Cabinet Office Team 2,000 mSv/yr (later said it was a ‘mistake’)

Current average limit for nuclear workers = 20 mSv/year
The average yearly human dose (American Nuclear Society) is 6.2 mSv/year (0.71 uSv/hour).
With an absolute maximum yearly dose of 50 mSv/year (5.7 uSv/hour)


In the documented evidence and reports above, you can see radiation readings or reports all the way from 2.2 mSv to 2,000 mSv per year, so take your pick.. who knows what it really is? This shows how confusion and chaos reigns during and after a nuclear disaster, even up to 3 years later.

The truth of radiation levels in town is probably between 87 to 200 mSv/yr, which is way above the industry maximum for nuclear workers at nuclear facilities of 20 mSv/yr, and four times higher than the 50 mSv/yr absolute maximum dose ANYONE should get per year. Bottom line, this town should be evacuated, not have people invited to come back and live in it, as the Japanese government and nuclear industry is doing.

This example also illustrates why you should buy a high quality pancake style Geiger Counter. That way, you never have to trust anyone, and you can just take your own radiation reading. The truth is really very simple. Trust your own Geiger Counter. If calibrated correctly, it will not lie to you, but many other people will, because Billions to Trillions of dollars are at stake. Human lives are cheap by comparison. Would it be possible to sacrifice 30 million people just to keep the nuclear industry alive?

Tokyo; Is It Safe To Visit or Live In? via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/tokyo-is-it-safe-to-visit-or-live-in.html

But if one had to figure out what was going on in Japan, it sure looks like the current pro nuclear government and nuclear industry are both downplaying/denying/minimizing just about all official radiation figures, because everyone but the government and nuclear experts are coming in at many orders of magnitude higher radiation readings than the ‘officials’ are, unless of course, they are really getting a 2,000 mSv/yr reading up there in the forests above town, that is. 

INTERNAL RADIATION PRIMER

We have explored and explained the external dose and what effect it has. Now let’s explore internal radiation doses and the government action levels..

Source; http://www.davistownmuseum.org/cbm/Rad3.html

As you can see, the ‘action levels’ of internal radiation for infants and children are close to 2,000 Bq/liter and over 1,200 Bq/kg in foods (US action level), so these radiation sources must all added to the external dose. Man made radioactive elements build up in the body and bio accumulate and are not excreted. For children, permanent damage occurs at between 10-50 Bq/kg internal radiation dose. Click on the link below to find out how and why this happens.

As Little As 10-30 Bq/kg of Cesium Radiation In Kids Causes Health Problems; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/06/as-little-as-10-30-bqkg-of-cesium.html

If one starts with a 84-200 mSv per year external dose, and then one adds on the above internal radiation that keeps bio concentrating up the food chain and then accumulating in your children over time, what do you think the effect will be? It is impossible to have just external radiation exposure at these levels, without also getting internal radiation contamination via many routes.

Low Level Nuclear Radiation In Food And Water, Geiger Counters
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/low-level-nuclear-radiation-in-food-and.html

Effects Of Internal Low Level Nuclear Radiation
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/effects-of-internal-low-level-nuclear.html

This level of 84-200 mSv per year external radiation, plus an unknown internal radiation dose on top of that is what the Japanese government is planning on sending their kids and families back into. The pro nuclear industry apologists and Japanese government are claiming that this is all ‘safe’. Much of Japan is just like this example.

But this one nuclear industry sponsored insanity and Catch 22 example is not an isolated incident at just one location. This same type of thing is happening GLOBALLY, all over the world, in many heavily radiation contaminated places, many of which the US military or government is responsible for creating. What follows is just another example, which is the very tip of the iceberg, if you care to dive into this further. 

In the video above, man made heavy metal poisons plus radiation from things such as depleted uranium have caused 80 percent of all babies in Fallujah Iraq to look like horrible Dr. Frankenstein genetic science experiments gone wrong.  The nuclear industry and US military response is that the DU dust is safe enough to eat for breakfast and has no measurable health effects. DU dust is present in many US cities and towns, because DU weapons are ‘tested’ and used everywhere.

Dr. Rokke Former Military Reveals Dangers Of DU Dust; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/09/dr-rokke-former-military-reveals.html

The Canadian nuclear safety commission held a live broadcast, (video above). John Barrett was one of the many pro nuclear apologists who claimed radiation coming out of nuclear power plants is no different than background radiation, which is patently false and absurd. If you care to find out more about this global coverup around the dangers of low dose radiation, click on this link…

Global Corporations And The 1%; Art And Science Of Deception
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/corporations-art-and-science-of.html

John Barrett stabbed all Canadians, all children specifically and even his own family in the back. The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission during the live broadcast also stabbed children in the back, because they never reminded or corrected John Barrett misrepresentation/diluting of the facts by comparing inappropriate natural background radiation to man made plutonium and 1,200 other isotopes/elements such as radioactive Iodine.

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission acted as a moderator, and they never corrected any of these fabrications and lies. Globally, the nuclear regulators and agencies responsible for keeping communities safe have been compromised or taken over by the nuclear industry that they are supposed to regulate and control.

Because the regulators are not doing their jobs, it’s now left up to mothers and people who care about kids to remind the world that man made radiation is POISON. But background radiation from the sun, background radiation from bananas, background radiations from potatoes, plus water or rocks are indigenous to earth. No one is concerned about those natural background kinds of radiations.

To summarize this section, what we have learned is that children are highly sensitive to radiation, 2,000 times more sensitive than adults. The problem with the pro nuclear lies is global, and we have detailed instances of the nuclear radiation danger coverup in Japan, the US and Canada, all pro nuclear industry, pro DU using, pro uranium mining, pro nuclear power plant building and exporting nations.

DEBUNKING NUCLEAR INDUSTRY DECEPTIONS

The pro nuclear apologists around the world all use the same playbook of lies. They love to TRY and compare man made radioactive elements with ‘natural’ background radiation. This deceptive practice is shown in action in the above video, and debunked in this material that follows below. 
What is natural background radiation? Is there a difference between that and man made radioactive isotopes/elements/actinides?  What is the difference between internal and external radiation? What is the difference between banana radiation and man made radiation?

Life has mostly acclimated to earths low level background radiation over millions or billions of years of evolution. But life and humans have NOT acclimated nor have any defense against man made plutonium for example, which was not present for millions of years on Earth. We have no defense against plutonium, in ANY amount, just as ONE example out of the 1,300 poisons that spew from nuclear reactor accidents and spent fuel processing plants.

For more details, click on the following links to find out more…

Radioactive Potassium In Bananas Compared To Cesium, Plutonium, Uranium And Iodine via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/radioactive-bananas-peeling-mystery.html

Radiation dangers in food and water
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/radiation-contamination-standards-for.html

Bananas, rocks and sunlight are natural background radiation that has nothing to do with nuclear radiation and those things do not as a rule make 80% of babies look like Fallujah babies, or Chernobyl babies, or Fukushima babies. Sunlight does not create this problem…

Comparing Sunlight To Man Made Radioactive Elements; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/comparing-sunlight-to-man-made.html

Farmers do not wear those expensive specialized nuclear radiation particle outfits and fancy microfilter radiation masks that cover the whole face to harvest potatoes, or bananas, or to make rock gardens. Natural rock radiation does not cause 80% of the kids to have birth defects and health problems at birth, but man made radioactive elements do.

Is There ‘Natural’ Plutonium And Are There ‘Natural’ Fission Reactions? via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/01/is-there-natural-plutonium-and-are.html

The only people that wear radiation protection outfits and dosimeters plus full face masks are nuclear plant workers and radiation accident cleanup workers. Man made nuclear radioactive elements are supposed to be locked away for a billion years, and be kept away from all living beings. Otherwise, children are born who look like jellyfish, or they are horribly disfigured, or have other internal birth defects, mental deficiencies, etc. If man made radiation is so safe, why are they taking all of these extreme precautions and building redundant defenses into nuclear power plants?
According to Helen Caldicott MD, one POUND of plutonium (if spread around in the form of nano particle dust and inhaled equally by every person on Earth, is enough to kill all babies and all children on Earth, (and adults too). Fukushima released 600-6000 pounds of this genocidal material, and much of it traveled all around the world. One pound of bananas made into dust and inhaled will not result in anything happening.

How Dangerous Is 400-6000 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/08/how-dangerous-is-400-6000-pounds-of.html

What makes this worse is that all nuclear plants are switching to plutonium fuel and away from uranium, but it is 1,000,000 times more dangerous, toxic and unstable. PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN. Stop this insanity. Do it for them, if not for yourself or your community. SAVE THE CHILDREN!
Dr Chris Busby is interviewed in video above by Theo Chalmers on Sky TV’s “One Step Beyond” about Fallujah, Fukushima and the cover-ups over the health effects of exposure to low dose radiation that has been or is still being released from places like Chernobyl, TMI, and Fukushima, just to name a few of the hundreds of accidents and releases that happen on a regular basis.  He talks about winning lawsuits against the nuclear industry on behalf of victims. It is possible to fight back and win.

WHERE IS ALL OF THIS RADIATION COMING FROM?

Bottom line, the 600% increase in background radiation since the beginning of the atomic age is not due to sunlight, cosmic rays, bananas, air plane flights, dental x-rays or even natural uranium rocks, which have been laying around for millions to billions of years. Most of this increase in health hazard and radiation risk is coming is from the nuclear/military and/or medical industry.
http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/p/baseline-is-just-one-of-lies.html

These pro nuclear apologists are supporting the mines, processes, uses, burning and then disposing of highly radioactive nuclear waste in the public commons which consists of air, water, ground, plants, animals and humans.

Nuclear Accidents, Recycling Nuclear Weapons/Fuel
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/nuclear-accidents-around-world.html

Uranium Mining and Enrichment – Nuclear Bomb -Nuclear Fuel Manufacturing
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/uranium-mining-and-enrichment.html

Nuclear Reactor Recertification
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/nuclear-reactor-recertification.html

Long Term Storage Of Nuclear Fuel, Nuclear Waste
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/recycling-or-long-term-storage-of.html

The trend of background radiation is going up. The number of nuclear accidents is going up, not down. The radiation related accidents that are happening are getting worse by orders of magnitude, but so are the cover ups, such as Fukushima.

The trend in terms of diseases and cancer rates (caused by radiation) is going up, not down. The trend in all kinds of diseases that are caused by low dose radiation are going up, not down. It is not difficult to predict the future. Either this negative trend keeps growing, or it all ends suddenly, via something that happens about every 200 years, but which the nuclear industry is not prepared for.

Super Solar Storm To Hit Earth – ‘Carrington Effect’; 400 Nuke Plants Will Melt Down/Explode; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/super-solar-storm-predicted-to-hit-2013.html

It is our choice. It is either time to put away all nuclear reactors and devices, or the nuclear industry/military will doom humanity to extinction, one way or another. 
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Background Radiation Has Increased 600 Percent – 1 mSv In 1950 To over 6 mSv In 2014; Where Is This Coming From?
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US Media Cross Ownership, FCC Regulation History, And Potential Solution

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin and his fellow Republican board members seem to be in a pretty big hurry to eliminate the media cross ownership ban, which prohibits companies from owning newspapers and broadcast properties in the same media market. What’s the rush, Kev?
Massive public outcry led to reversal of the FCC’s loosening of media ownership rules in 2003. It’s time to step up again. Be a part of the solution:
According to wikipedia; “Media cross-ownership is the ownership of multiple media businesses by a person or corporation. These businesses can include broadcast and cable television, radio, newspaper, book publishing, video games, and various online entities. Much of the debate over concentration of media ownership in the United States has for many years focused specifically on the ownership of broadcast stations, cable stations, newspapers and websites. Meaning, that when one organization owned any two of these media outlets, that organization was involved in “cross-ownership.”

Owners of American media

The “Big Six”

The Big Six[1] Media Outlets Revenues (2009)
Comcast NBCUniversal (a joint venture with General Electric from 2011 to 2013),NBC and TelemundoUniversal PicturesFocus Features, 26 television stations in the United States and cable networks USA NetworkBravo,CNBCThe Weather ChannelMSNBCSyfyNBCSNGolf Channel,Esquire NetworkE!ClooChillerUniversal HD and the Comcast SportsNet regional system. Comcast also owns the Philadelphia Flyersthrough a separate subsidiary. $157 billion
The Walt Disney Company Holdings include: ABC Television Network, cable networks ESPN, theDisney ChannelA&E and Lifetime, 277 radio stations, music and book publishing companies, production companies TouchstoneMarvel EntertainmentLucasfilmWalt Disney PicturesPixar Animation Studios, the cellular service Disney Mobile, and theme parks in several countries. $36.1 billion
21st Century Fox/News Corporation Holdings include: the Fox Broadcasting Company; cable networks Fox News ChannelFox Business NetworkFox Sports 1Fox Sports 2National GeographicNat Geo WildFXFXXFX Movie Channel, and the regionalFox Sports Networks; print publications including the Wall Street Journaland the New York Post; the magazines Barron’s and SmartMoney; book publisher HarperCollins; film production companies 20th Century FoxFox Searchlight Pictures and Blue Sky Studios. $30.4 billion
Time Warner Largest media conglomerate in the world, with holdings including: CNN, theCW (a joint venture with CBS), HBOCinemaxCartoon Network/Adult SwimHLNNBA TVTBSTNTtruTVTurner Classic MoviesAOL,MapQuestMoviefoneWarner Bros. PicturesCastle RockDC Comics,andNew Line Cinema, and more than 150 magazines including TimeSports IllustratedFortuneMarie Claire and People. $25.8 billion
Viacom Holdings include: MTVNickelodeon/Nick at NiteVH1BETComedy CentralParamount PicturesParamount Home EntertainmentAtom Entertainment, and music game developer HarmonixViacom 18 is a joint venture with the Indian media company Global Broadcast News. $13.6 billion
CBS Corporation Holdings include: CBS Television Network and the CW (a joint venture with Time Warner), Columbia PicturesTristar PicturesScreen Gems, cable networks CBS Sports NetworkShowtimeTVGN; 30 television stations;CBS Radio, Inc., which has 130 stations; CBS Television Studios; book publisher Simon & Schuster. $13.0 billion
Although Viacom and CBS Corporation have been separate companies since 2006, they are both partially owned subsidiaries of the private National Amusements company, headed by Sumner Redstone. As such, Paramount Home Entertainment handles DVD/Blu-ray distribution for most of the CBS Corporation library.

Others of note

Discovery Communications
Owns Discovery ChannelAmerican Heroes ChannelAnimal PlanetDestination AmericaThe Hub,ScienceInvestigation DiscoveryVelocity3net, and distribution rights to BBC America and BBC World News.
E. W. Scripps Company
Owns Food NetworkHGTVTravel Channel, and Great American Country.
DirecTV
Owns Audience NetworkRoot Sports, and GSN. DirecTV has some ownership ties to News Corporation, but antitrust restrictions limit News Corporation’s influence on DirecTV.
Companies tied to Cablevision and the Dolan family
Own AMCIFCMSGFuse, the Cleveland Indians, the New York Knicks and the New York Rangers.
Oaktree Capital Management
Owns the former assets of Westwood One (which includes Transtar Radio NetworksNBC Radio, and the Mutual Broadcasting System), Jones Radio NetworksWaitt Radio NetworksTownsquare Media (which owns Regent CommunicationsGap BroadcastingMillennium Broadcasting, andDouble O Radio) and Dial Global, and joint owner of the Tribune Company (with Angelo, Gordon & Co. and JPMorgan Chase).
Clear Channel Communications
Owns Premiere Networks (which in turn owns The Rush Limbaugh ShowThe Sean Hannity Show,The Glenn Beck ProgramCoast to Coast AMAmerican Top 40DelilahFox Sports Radio, and The Jim Rome Show, all being among the top national radio programs in their category), a portion ofSirius XM Radio, and previously held a stake in Live Nation as well as several television stations (later under the management of Newport Television, and now owned by separate companies). Parent company Bain Capital also owns a share in The Weather Channel.
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Similarly to Clear Channel, it owns or operates a large number of television stations across the country.

History of FCC regulations

Founding

Prior to 1927, public airwaves in the United States were regulated by the United States Department of Commerce and largely litigated in the courts as the growing number of stations fought for space in the burgeoning industry. The Federal Radio Act of 1927 (signed into law February 23, 1927) nationalized the airwaves and formed the Federal Radio Commission, later named the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to assume control of the airwaves.

Communications Act of 1934

The Communications Act of 1934 was the stepping stone for all of the communications rules that are in place today. When first enacted, it created the FCC (Federal Communications Commission).[2] It was created to regulate the telephone monopolies, but also regulate the licensing for the spectrum used for broadcasting. The FCC was given authority by Congress to give out licenses to companies to use the broadcasting spectrum. However, they had to determine whether the license would serve “the public interest, convenience, and necessity”.[3] The primary goal for the FCC, from the start, has been to serve the “public interest”. A debated concept, the term “public interest” was provided with a general definition by the Federal Radio Commission. The Commission determined, in its 1928 annual report, that “the emphasis must be first and foremost on the interest, the convenience, and the necessity of the listening public, and not on the interest, convenience, or necessity of the individual broadcaster or the advertiser.”[4] Following this reasoning, early FCC regulations reflected the presumption that “it would not be in the public’s interest for a single entity to hold more than one broadcast license in the same community. The view was that the public would benefit from a diverse array of owners because it would lead to a diverse array of program and ser- vice viewpoints.”[5]
The Communications Act of 1934 refined and expanded on the authority of the FCC to regulate public airwaves in the United States, combining and reorganizing provisions from the Federal Radio Act of 1927 and the Mann-Elkins Act of 1910. It empowered the FCC, among other things, to administer broadcasting licenses, impose penalties and regulate standards and equipment used on the airwaves. The Act also mandated that the FCC would act in the interest of the “public convenience, interest, or necessity.”[6] The Act established a system whereby the FCC grants licenses to the spectrum to broadcasters for commercial use, so long as the broadcasters act in the public interest by providing news programming.
Lobbyists from the largest radio broadcasters, ABC and NBC, wanted to establish high fees for broadcasting licenses, but Congress saw this as a limitation upon free speech. Consequently, “the franchise to operate a broadcasting station, often worth millions, is awarded free of charge to enterprises selected under the standard of ‘public interest, convenience, or necessity.’”[7]
Nevertheless, radio and television was dominated by the Big Three television networks until the mid-1990s.

Cross ownership rules of 1975

In 1975, the FCC passed the newspaper and broadcast cross-ownership rule.[8] This ban prohibited the ownership of a daily newspaper and any “full-power broadcast station that serviced the same community”.[5] This rule emphasized the need to ensure that a broad number of voices were given the opportunity to communicate via different outlets in each market.
The FCC designed rules to make sure that there is a diversity of voices and opinions on the airwaves. “Beginning in 1975, FCC rules banned cross-ownership by a single entity of a daily newspaper and television or radio broadcast station operating in the same local market.” [9] The ruling was put in place to limit media concentration in TV and radio markets, because they use public airwaves, which is a valuable, and now, limited resource.

Telecommunications Act 1996

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 was an influential act for media cross-ownership. One of the requirements of the act was that the FCC must conduct a biennial review of its media ownership rules “and shall determine whether any of such rules are necessary in the public interest as the result of competition.” The Commission was ordered to “repeal or modify any regulation it determines to be no longer in the public interest.” [10]
The legislation, touted as a step that would foster competition, actually resulted in the subsequent mergers of several large companies, a trend which still continues.[11] Over 4,000 radio stations were bought out, and minority ownership of TV stations dropped to its lowest point since the federal government began tracking such data in 1990.[12]
Since the Telecommunications Act of 1996, restrictions on media merging have decreased. Although merging media companies seems to provide many positive outcomes for the companies involved in the merge, it might lead to some negative outcomes for other companies, viewers and future businesses. The FCC even found that they were indeed negative effects of recent merges in a study that they issued.[13]

Since 2000

In September 2002, the FCC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking stating that the Commission would re-evaluate its media ownership rules pursuant to the obligation specified in the Telecommunications Act of 1996.[5][14] In June 2003, after its deliberations which included a single public hearing and the review of nearly two-million pieces of correspondence from the public opposing further relaxation of the ownership rules[15] the FCC voted 3-2 to repeal the newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership ban and to make changes to or repeal a number of its other ownership rules as well.[5][16] In the order, the FCC noted that the newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership rule was no longer necessary in the public interest to maintain competition, diversity or localism. However, in 2007 the FCC revised its rules and ruled that they would take it “case-by-case and determine if the cross-ownership would affect the public interest.[5] The rule changes permitted a company to own a newspaper and broadcast station in any of the nation’s top 20 media markets as long as there are at least eight media outlets in the market. If the combination included a television station, that station couldn’t be in the market’s top four. As it has since 2003, Prometheus Radio Project argued that the relaxed rule would pave the way for more media consolidation. Broadcasters, pointing to the increasing competition from new platforms, argued that the FCC’s rules—including other ownership regulations that govern TV duopolies and radio ownership—should be relaxed even further. The FCC, meanwhile, defended its right to change the rules either way.“[9] That public interest is what the FCC bases its judgments on, whether a media cross-ownership would be a positive and contributive force, locally and nationally.
The FCC held one official forum, February 27, 2003, in Richmond, Virginia in response to public pressures to allow for more input on the issue of elimination of media ownership limits. Some complain that more than one forum was needed.[17]
In 2003 the FCC set out to re-evaluate its media ownership rules specified in the Telecommunications Act of 1996. On June 2, 2003, FCC, in a 3-2 vote under Chairman Michael Powell, approved new media ownership laws that removed many of the restrictions previously imposed to limit ownership of media within a local area. The changes were not, as is customarily done, made available to the public for a comment period.
  • Single-company ownership of media in a given market is now permitted up to 45% (formerly 35%, up from 25% in 1985) of that market.
  • Restrictions on newspaper and TV station ownership in the same market were removed.
  • All TV channels, magazines, newspapers, cable, and Internet services are now counted, weighted based on people’s average tendency to find news on that medium. At the same time, whether a channel actually contains news is no longer considered in counting the percentage of a medium owned by one owner.
  • Previous requirements for periodic review of license have been changed. Licenses are no longer reviewed for “public-interest” considerations.
The decision by the FCC was overturned by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit inPrometheus Radio Project v. FCC in June, 2004. The Majority ruled 2-1 against the FCC and ordered the Commission to reconfigure how it justified raising ownership limits. The Supreme Court later turned down an appeal, so the ruling stands.[18]
In June 2006, the FCC adopted a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (FNPR)[19] to address the issues raised by the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and also to perform the recurring evaluation of the media ownership rules required by the Telecommunications Act.[20] The deliberations would draw upon three formal sources of input:(1) the submission of comments, (2) ten Commissioned studies, and (3) six public hearings.[5]
The FCC in 2007 voted to modestly relax its existing ban on newspaper/broadcast cross-ownership.[21]The FCC voted December 18, 2007 to eliminate some media ownership rules, including a statute that forbids a single company to own both a newspaper and a television or radio station in the same city. FCC Chairman Kevin Martin circulated the plan in October 2007.[18] Martin’s justification for the rule change is to ensure the viability of America’s newspapers and to address issues raised in the 2003 FCC decision that was later struck down by the courts.[22] The FCC held six hearings around the country to receive public input from individuals, broadcasters and corporations. Because of the lack of discussion during the 2003 proceedings, increased attention has been paid to ensuring that the FCC engages in proper dialogue with the public regarding its current rules change.
FCC Commissioners Deborah Taylor-Tate and Robert McDowell joined Chairman Martin in voting in favor of the rule change. Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein, both Democrats, opposed the change.[23]
In 2013 the FCC proposed that a pre-digital rule that counted each UHF station as worth half a VHF station for the ownership rules be removed.[24]

Local content

A recent study found that news stations operated by a small media company produced more local news and more locally produced video than large chain-based broadcasting groups.[5][25] It was then argued that the FCC claimed, in 2003, that larger media groups produced better quality local content. Research by Philip Napoli and Michael Yan showed that larger media groups actually produced less local content.[5][26] In a different study, they also showed that “ownership by one of the big four broadcast networks has been linked to a considerable decrease in the amount of televised local public affairs programming” [5]
The major reasoning the FCC made for deregulation was that with more capital broadcasting organizations could produce more and better local content. However, the research studies by Napoli and Yan showed that once teamed-up, they produced less content. Cross ownership between broadcasting and newspapers is a complicated issue. The FCC believes that more deregulation is necessary. However, with research studies showing that they produced less local content – less voices being heard that are from within the communities. While less local voices are heard, more national-based voices do appear. Chain-based companies are using convergence, the same content being produced across multiple mediums, to produce this mass-produced content. It’s cheaper and more efficient than having to run different local and national news. However, with convergence and chain-based ownership you can choose which stories to run and how the stories are heard – being able to be played in local communities and national stage.

Robert W. McChesney

Robert McChesney, Ph. D.

Robert McChesney is an advocate for media reform, and the co-founder of Free Press, which was established in 2003.[27]His work is based on theoretical, normative, and empirical evidence suggesting that media regulation efforts should be more strongly oriented towards maintaining a healthy balance of diverse viewpoints in the media environment. However, his viewpoints on current regulation are; “there is every bit as much regulation by government as before, only now it is more explicitly directed to serve large corporate interests.”[28]
McChesney believes that the Free Press’ objective is a more diverse and competitive commercial system with a significant nonprofit and noncommercial sector. It would be a system built for the citizens, but most importantly – it would be accessible to anyone who wants to broadcast. Not only specifically the big corporations that can afford to broadcast nationally, but more importantly locally. McChesney suggests that to better our current system we need to “establish a bona fide noncommercial public radio and television system, with local and national stations and networks. The expense should come out of the general budget” [29]

Comparing Sunlight To Man Made Radioactive Elements


Sunlight is an important and critical element in regards to not just living things on Earth, but also as a preventative health and lifestyle choice. Without sunlight, life would not exist on Earth. But life on earth would actually do much better health wise, with ZERO exposure to radioactive elements, such as plutonium, cesium, strontium and other man made radioactive elements.

Some pro nuclear apologists are trying to compare sunlight to man made radioactive elements. The only problem with this false argument is that sunlight is not made up of alpha, beta or gamma radiation, as man made radioactive elements are, which only cause harm to all living things. Man made radioactive elements are also harmful heavy metals poisons.

According to Wikipedia, “Sunlight is a portion of the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun, in particular infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light, but not (x-rays, alpha, beta or gamma radiation). On Earth, sunlight is filtered through the Earth’s atmosphere, and is obvious as daylight when the Sun is above the horizon. When the direct solar radiation is not blocked by clouds, it is experienced as sunshine, a combination of bright light and radiant heat.

When it is blocked by the clouds or reflects off other objects, it is experienced as diffused light. The World Meteorological Organization uses the term “sunshine duration” to mean the cumulative time during which an area receives direct irradiance from the Sun of at least 120 watts per square meter.[1] Sunlight on the skin is an effective source of vitamin D. (In other words, the sun is a health promoting and disease preventing factor).

Some pro nuclear apologists try to argue that the sun is a source of natural ‘radiation’ just like man made radioactive elements. First of all, the sun is powered by fusion, not fission. Trying to say that man made nuclear radioactive elements are as harmless as the sun’s light and infrared rays generated by fusion is like trying to say the moon is made of cheese, because it looks like a piece of cheese. 

Wikipedia says that; “the Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is almost perfectly spherical and consists of hot plasma interwoven with magnetic fields.[12][13] It has a diameter of about 1,392,684 km (865,374 mi),[5] around 109 times that of Earth, and its mass (1.989×1030 kilograms, approximately 330,000 times the mass of Earth) accounts for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System.[14] Chemically, about three quarters of the Sun’s mass consists of hydrogen, while the rest is mostly helium. The remainder (1.69%, which nonetheless equals 5,600 times the mass of Earth) consists of heavier elements, including oxygencarbonneon and iron, among others.[15]
The Sun formed about 4.6 billion[a] years ago from the gravitational collapse of a region within a large molecular cloud. Most of the matter gathered in the center, while the rest flattened into an orbiting disk that would become the Solar SystemThe central mass became increasingly hot and dense, eventually initiating fusion in its core
It is thought that almost all stars form by this process. The Sun is a G-type main-sequence star(G2V) based on spectral class and it is informally designated as a yellow dwarf because its visible radiation is most intense in the yellow-green portion of the spectrum, and although it is actually white in color, from the surface of the Earth it may appear yellow because of atmospheric scattering of blue light.[16]In the spectral class label, G2 indicates itssurface temperature, of approximately 5778 K (5505 °C), and V indicates that the Sun, like most stars, is a main-sequence star, and thus generates its energy by fusion of hydrogen nuclei into helium. In its core, the Sun fuses 620 million metric tons of hydrogen each second…..
Through most of the Sun’s life, energy is produced by fusion through a series of steps called the p–p (proton–proton) chain; this process converts hydrogen into helium.[48]
The core is the only region in the Sun that produces an appreciable amount of thermal energy through fusion; 99% of the power is generated within 24% of the Sun’s radius, and by 30% of the radius, fusion has stopped nearly entirely.The rest of the star is heated by energy that is transferred outward by radiation from the core to the convective layers just outside. The energy produced by fusion in the core must then travel through many successive layers to the solar photosphere before it escapes into space as sunlight or the kinetic energy of particles.[50][51]
The sun’s rays emit health giving light, infrared and ultraviolet rays, which humans, plants and animals have evolved over hundreds of thousands or millions of years to be able to live in harmony with and rely on for such things as photosynthesis, generating Vitamin D in the skin and much more. We are attracted to the light of the sun, which gives life and energy to all living things. We are not attracted to man made radioactive elements, which kills all living things.  

“Like the sun, we are attracted to people who shine with warmth and brightness.” ~ A.D. Williams
Humans cannot live in proximity to man made or even ‘natural’ radioactive elements and thrive. People who work in uranium mines or who breathe in radon get lung cancer and other diseases. The same applies to ingesting one of hundreds of man made radioactive elements; ALL OF THEM are deadly heavy metals which mimic natural minerals, and they emit DEADLY alpha, beta, gamma, and/or neutron radiation which the sun does not.

If you breathe in depleted uranium weapons DU dust, you will more than likely get lung cancer or other diseases down the road. If you stand next to a spent fuel rod or other man made beta or gamma ray source, you will receive lethal doses of radiation very quickly. If you stand in the sun, you get a tan and a dose of Vitamin D, which protects you from diseases. 

The sun can burn the skin if a person is not acclimated to it, but if the sun were toxic to all of life, why are all living things not getting cancer and decaying, being burned, and withering away as they do if they were exposed to man made radioactive elements in the same way on a daily basis? Yes, even the sun’s rays can cause burning and damage to the skin, but this infrared and ultraviolet and visible light energy can be seen and avoided if one wants to. It is easy to sit in the shade or walk around with clothing, or to go out only after the sun goes down. The skin has a built in protective mechanism against too much sun (tanning). We can also smear on protective things on our skin, but this is not possible with man made radioactive elements.

Radioactive elements also cause radiation ‘burns’, but these burns are completely different from the types of burns that the sun causes. Imagine a hot stove, which causes burns through heat and infrared radiation. This is much like the sun’s infrared, UVA and UVB radiation. But the man made radioactive elements cause internal DNA ‘burns’ and damage, and the alpha, beta and gamma radiation kill or mutate cells directly both via internal and external radiation sources.  

By comparison, man made radioactive elements cannot be avoided, as they are completely invisible, but super deadly. Radioactive gases and hot particles can be breathed in and cause cancer or genetic diseases. There is no way to avoid this. You cannot find ‘shade’ or drink/eat ‘pure’ non radioactive contaminated foods or drinks, because these man made radioactive elements concentrate up the food chain to man and build up internally, until they reach disease causing or lethal levels. The sun’s rays may hit you, but they do not build up internally to toxic levels. The sun does not cause anything harmful to concentrate up the food chain to lethal levels, but man made radioactive elements do.
“Sunlight may be recorded using a sunshine recorder, pyranometer, or pyrheliometer. Sunlight takes about 8.3 minutes to reach the Earth. A photon of light starting at the centre of the sun and changing direction every time it encounters a charged particle would take between 10 000 and 170 000 years to get to the surface.[2]
The total amount of light energy received at ground level from the sun at the zenith depends on the distance to the sun and thus on the time of year. It is about 3.3% higher than average in January and 3.3% lower in July (see below). If the extraterrestrial solar radiation is 1367 watts per square meter (the value when the earth-sun distance is 1 astronomical unit) then the direct sunlight at the earth’s surface when the sun is atzenith is about 1050 W/m2, but the total amount (direct and indirect from the atmosphere) hitting the ground is around 1120 W/m2.[3] In terms of energy, sunlight at the earth’s surface is around 52 or 55 percent infrared (above 700 nm), 43 or 42 percent visible (400 to 700 nm), and 5 or 3 percent ultraviolet (below 400 nm).[4] [5] At the top of the atmosphere sunlight is about 30% more intense, having about 8% ultraviolet (UV),[6] with most of the extra UV consisting of biologically-damaging shortwave ultraviolet.[7] (In other words, there is no alpha, beta, or gamma radiation, as is the case with man made radioactive elements.)
Direct sunlight has a luminous efficacy of about 93 lumens per watt of radiant flux, higher than most artificial lighting, including fluorescent. Multiplying the figure of 1050 watts per square metre by 93 lumens per watt indicates that bright sunlight provides an illuminance of approximately 98 000 lux (lumens per square meter) on a perpendicular surface at sea level. The illumination of a horizontal surface will be considerably less than this if the sun is not very high in the sky. Averaged over a day, the highest amount of sunlight on a horizontal surface occurs in January at the South Pole (see Insolation.)
Sunlight is a key factor in photosynthesis, the process used by plants and other autotrophic organisms to convert light energy, normally from the sun, into chemical energy that can be used to fuel the organisms’ activities. (The sun promotes and vitalizes all living things, but man made radioactive isotopes do the opposite, and cause death, DNA mutations and sickness in everything, from bacteria, viruses, plants, animals, and humans.)

Composition and power[edit]

Solar irradiance spectrum above atmosphere and at surface. Extreme UV and X-rays are produced (at left of wavelength range shown) but comprise very small amounts of the Sun’s total output power. This graph shows how harmful radiation is filtered out by the atmosphere. The graph below also shows what radiation from the sun penetrates to Earth and what is blocked. The white Y sections are what comes through to the ground. You can see that all X-ray and gamma radiation from space is blocked by the Earth’s atmosphere. 


See also: Ultraviolet, Infrared, and Light
The spectrum of the Sun’s solar radiation is close to that of a black body with a temperature of about 5,800 K.[8]The Sun emits EM radiation across most of the electromagnetic spectrum. Although the Sun produces Gamma rays as a result of the nuclear fusion process, these super-high-energy photons are converted to lower-energy photons before they reach the Sun’s surface and are emitted out into space. As a result, the Sun does not emit gamma rays. The Sun does, however, emit X-rays, ultraviolet, visible light, infrared, and even radio waves,[9] not to mention neutrinos. (But as we see in the above graphic, the harmful x-rays do not reach Earth.)
Although the solar corona is a source of extreme ultraviolet and X-ray radiation, these rays make up only a very small amount of the power output of the Sun (see spectrum at right). The spectrum of nearly all solarelectromagnetic radiation striking the Earth’s atmosphere spans a range of 100 nm to about 1 mm. This band of significant radiation power can be divided into five regions in increasing order of wavelengths:[10]

X-rays generated by the sun do not reach Earth and are not a concern, according to the graphic above and also the EPA http://www.epa.gov/radtown/sun-activity.html

Ultraviolet C or (UVC) range, which spans a range of 100 to 280 nm. The term ultraviolet refers to the fact that the radiation is at higher frequency than violet light (and, hence, also invisible to the human eye). Owing to absorption by the atmosphere very little reaches the Earth’s surface. This spectrum of radiation has germicidal properties, and is used in germicidal lamps.

Ultraviolet B or (UVB) range spans 280 to 315 nm. It is also greatly absorbed by the atmosphere, and along with UVC is responsible for the photochemical reaction leading to the production of theozone layer. It directly damages DNA and causes sunburn.

Ultraviolet A or (UVA) spans 315 to 400 nm. This band was once held to be less damaging to DNA, and hence is used in cosmetic artificial sun tanning (tanning booths and tanning beds) and PUVA therapy for psoriasis. However, UVA (from sun tanning booths) is now known to cause significant damage to DNA via indirect routes (formation of free radicals and reactive oxygen species), and is able to cause cancer.[11]

Visible range or light spans 380 to 780 nm. As the name suggests, it is this range that is visible to the naked eye. It is also the strongest output range of the sun’s total irradiance spectrum.

Infrared range that spans 700 nm to 106 nm (1 mm). It is responsible for an important part of the electromagnetic radiation that reaches the Earth. It is also divided into three types on the basis of wavelength:

Infrared-A: 700 nm to 1,400 nm
Infrared-B: 1,400 nm to 3,000 nm
Infrared-C: 3,000 nm to 1 mm

Spectral Solar Irradiance (SSI) – the spectral distribution of the TSI – has been monitored since 2003 by the SORCE Spectral Irradiance Monitor (SIM). It has been found that SSI at UV (ultraviolet) wavelength corresponds in a less clear, and probably more complicated fashion, with Earth’s climate responses than earlier assumed, fueling broad avenues of new research in “the connection of the Sun and stratosphere, troposphere, biosphere, ocean, and Earth’s climate”.[22]

Intensity in the Solar System

Sunlight on Mars is dimmer than on Earth. This photo of a Martian sunset was imaged by Mars Pathfinder.

The existence of nearly all life on Earth is fueled by light from the sun. Most autotrophs, such as plants, use the energy of sunlight, combined with carbon dioxide and water, to produce simple sugars—a process known as photosynthesis. These sugars are then used as building-blocks and in other synthetic pathways that allow the organism to grow.
Heterotrophs, such as animals, use light from the sun indirectly by consuming the products of autotrophs, either by consuming autotrophs, by consuming their products, or by consuming other heterotrophs. The sugars and other molecular components produced by the autotrophs are then broken down, releasing stored solar energy, and giving the heterotroph the energy required for survival. This process is known as cellular respiration.
In prehistory, humans began to further extend this process by putting plant and animal materials to other uses. They used animal skins for warmth, for example, or wooden weapons to hunt. These skills allowed humans to harvest more of the sunlight than was possible through glycolysis alone, and human population began to grow.
During the Neolithic Revolution, the domestication of plants and animals further increased human access to solar energy. Fields devoted to crops were enriched by inedible plant matter, providing sugars and nutrients for future harvests. Animals that had previously provided humans with only meat and tools once they were killed were now used for labor throughout their lives, fueled by grasses inedible to humans.
Sunlight, Culture and the Arts
Claude Monet: Le déjeuner sur l’herbe
The effect of sunlight is relevant to painting, evidenced for instance in works of Claude Monet on outdoor scenes and landscapes. Sunlight is also an important aspect for many cultures or religions and is celebrated all around the world via annual traditions. 
Winter sunshine
By comparison, man made radioactive elements are warned against by indigenous peoples, and are something to be avoided, not celebrated.

To compensate for the brightness of sunlight, many people wear sunglasses. Cars, many helmets and caps are equipped with visors to block the sun from direct vision when the sun is at a low angle. Sunshine is often blocked from entering buildings through the use of walls, window blinds, awnings, shutters, curtains, or nearby shade trees.
In colder countries, many people prefer sunnier days and often avoid the shade. In hotter countries, the converse is true; during the midday hours, many people prefer to stay inside to remain cool. If they do go outside, they seek shade that may be provided by trees, parasols, and so on.
In Hinduism the sun is considered to be a god as it is the source of life and energy on earth.

Sunbathing
Sunbathing is a popular leisure activity in which a person sits or lies in direct sunshine. People often sunbathe in comfortable places where there is ample sunlight. Some common places for sunbathing include beaches, open air swimming pools, parks,gardens, and sidewalk cafes. Sunbathers typically wear limited amounts of clothing or some simply go nude. For some, an alternative to sunbathing is the use of a sunbed that generates ultraviolet light and can be used indoors regardless of outdoor weather conditions and amount of sunlight.
For many people with pale or brownish skin, one purpose for sunbathing is to darken one’s skin color (get a sun tan), as this is considered in some cultures to be beautiful, associated with outdoor activity,vacations/holidays, and health. Some people prefer naked sunbathing so that an “all-over” or “even” tan can be obtained, sometimes as part of a specific lifestyle.
For people suffering from psoriasis, sunbathing is an effective way of healing the symptoms.
Skin tanning is achieved by an increase in the dark pigment inside skin cells called melanocytes, and it is actually an automatic response mechanism of the body to sufficient exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun... Thus, the tan gradually disappears with time, when one is no longer exposed to these sources.

Effects on human health

The body produces vitamin D from sunlight (to be specific, from the UVB band of ultraviolet light), and excessive seclusion from the sun can lead to deficiency unless adequate amounts are obtained through diet. (Rickets and problems with bones as well as frequent illness are potential signs of inadequate Vitamin D, and/or sunlight.)
Sunburn can have mild to severe inflammation effects on skin; this can be avoided by using a proper sunscreen cream or lotion or by gradually building up melanocytes with increasing exposure. Another detrimental effect of UV exposure is accelerated skin aging (also called skin photodamage), which produces a cosmetic effect that is difficult to treat. Some people are concerned that ozone depletion is increasing the incidence of such health hazards. A 10% decrease in ozone could cause a 25% increase in skin cancer.[30]
A lack of sunlight, on the other hand, is one of the primary causes of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), a serious form of the “winter blues”. SAD occurrence is more prevalent in locations further from the tropics, and most of the treatments (other than prescription drugs) involve light therapy, replicating sunlight via lamps tuned to specific wavelengths of visible light, or full-spectrum bulbs.
A recent study indicates that more exposure to sunshine early in a person’s life relates to less risk from multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life.[31]
In January 2014, British researchers found that sunlight may lower blood pressure, a dangerous factor for heart attacks and stroke. It was reported that 20 minutes of ultraviolet A (UVA) sunlight lowered blood pressure by a small but significant amount by dilating blood vessels and easing hypertension. The Journal of Investigative Dermatology tested 24 volunteers and found that the sun increases nitric oxide levels, a chemical linked to blood flow, and results in lowered blood pressure. This research supports the claim of Richard Weller of the University of Edinburgh and Martin Feelisch of the University of Southampton, who found that people who live in the darker north have higher rates of heart disease.

They concluded, “We are concerned that well-meaning advice to reduce the comparatively low numbers of deaths from skin cancer may inadvertently increase the risk of death from far higher prevalent cardiovascular disease and stroke, and goes against epidemiological data showing that sunlight exposure reduces all cause and cardiovascular mortality.”[32][33][34]

Some pro nuclear folks may even claim that the sun is ‘natural’ fission. They also claim that there is natural fission happening all over the Earth today. But that is also nothing more than deceptive misleading pro nuclear propaganda. 
Is There ‘Natural’ Plutonium And Are There ‘Natural’ Fission Reactions? via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/01/is-there-natural-plutonium-and-are.html

Let’s also go into the statement within the video that the sun is a source of natural ‘radiation’. First of all the sun is powered by fusion, not fission. Trying to say that man made nuclear radioactive elements are as harmless as the sun’s light and infrared rays generated by fusion is like trying to say the moon is made of cheese, because it looks like a piece of cheese. 
Wikipedia says that; “the Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is almost perfectly spherical and consists of hot plasma interwoven with magnetic fields.[12][13] It has a diameter of about 1,392,684 km (865,374 mi),[5] around 109 times that of Earth, and its mass (1.989×1030 kilograms, approximately 330,000 times the mass of Earth) accounts for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System.[14] Chemically, about three quarters of the Sun’s mass consists of hydrogen, while the rest is mostly helium. The remainder (1.69%, which nonetheless equals 5,600 times the mass of Earth) consists of heavier elements, including oxygencarbonneon and iron, among others.[15]
The Sun formed about 4.6 billion[a] years ago from the gravitational collapse of a region within a large molecular cloud. Most of the matter gathered in the center, while the rest flattened into an orbiting disk that would become the Solar SystemThe central mass became increasingly hot and dense, eventually initiating fusion in its core
It is thought that almost all stars form by this process. The Sun is a G-type main-sequence star(G2V) based on spectral class and it is informally designated as a yellow dwarf because its visible radiation is most intense in the yellow-green portion of the spectrum, and although it is actually white in color, from the surface of the Earth it may appear yellow because of atmospheric scattering of blue light.[16]In the spectral class label, G2 indicates itssurface temperature, of approximately 5778 K (5505 °C), and V indicates that the Sun, like most stars, is a main-sequence star, and thus generates its energy by fusion of hydrogen nuclei into helium. In its core, the Sun fuses 620 million metric tons of hydrogen each second…..
Through most of the Sun’s life, energy is produced by fusion through a series of steps called the p–p (proton–proton) chain; this process converts hydrogen into helium.[48]
The core is the only region in the Sun that produces an appreciable amount of thermal energy through fusion; 99% of the power is generated within 24% of the Sun’s radius, and by 30% of the radius, fusion has stopped nearly entirely.The rest of the star is heated by energy that is transferred outward by radiation from the core to the convective layers just outside. The energy produced by fusion in the core must then travel through many successive layers to the solar photosphere before it escapes into space as sunlight or the kinetic energy of particles.[50][51]
The sun’s rays emit health giving light, infrared and ultraviolet rays, which humans, plants and animals have evolved over hundreds of thousands or millions of years to be able to live in harmony with and rely on for such things as photosynthesis, generating Vitamin D in the skin and much more. We are attracted to the light of the sun, which gives life and energy to all living things. We are not attracted to man made radioactive elements, which kills all living things.  

“Like the sun, we are attracted to people who shine with warmth and brightness.” ~ A.D. Williams
Humans cannot live in proximity to man made or even ‘natural’ radioactive elements and thrive. People who work in uranium mines or who breathe in radon get lung cancer and other diseases. The same applies to ingesting one of hundreds of man made radioactive elements; ALL OF THEM are deadly heavy metals which mimic natural minerals, and they emit DEADLY alpha, beta, gamma, and/or neutron radiation which the sun does not. 
The sun can burn the skin if a person is not acclimated to it, but if the sun were toxic to all of life, why are all living things not getting cancer and decaying, being burned, and withering away as they do if exposed to man made radioactive elements? Yes, even the sun’s rays can cause burning and damage to the skin, but this infrared and ultraviolet and visible light energy can be seen and avoided if one wants to. It is easy to sit in the shade or walk around with clothing, or to go out only after the sun goes down. The skin has a built in protective mechanism against too much sun (tanning). We can also smear on protective things on our skin, but this is not possible with man made radioactive elements.
By comparison, man made radioactive elements cannot be avoided, as they are completely invisible, but super deadly. Radioactive gases and hot particles can be breathed in and cause cancer or genetic diseases. There is no way to avoid this. You cannot find ‘shade’ or drink/eat ‘pure’ non radioactive contaminated foods or drinks, because these man made radioactive elements concentrate up the food chain to man and build up internally, until they reach disease causing or lethal levels. The sun’s rays may hit you, but they do not build up internally to toxic levels. The sun does not cause anything harmful to concentrate up the food chain to lethal levels, but man made radioactive elements do.
What is the take away? 
There is no ‘natural nuclear fission’ (not even in the sun). There is no ‘natural man made radioactive element’. There is no ‘natural fission’ happening on the Earth. 
Even low doses of radiation from man made radioactive elements can and do cause cancer, genetic diseases, diabetes, ALS, heart disease, leukemia and many more.  Man made radioactive elements are created by a fission process, which results in negative transmutation or decay of elements that ends in lead, which is also a deadly heavy metal, even in just minute quantities. The sun does not do any of this. The sun’s rays do not result in decay or negative transmutation of elements. The sun’s fusion process does not create heavy metals that ends in lead, which then poisons all of life.

The sun’s rays do not stay in your body as man made radioactive elements do. The sun’s rays do not mimic natural minerals and get absorbed as toxic heavy metals as man made radioactive elements do. The sun’s rays can be managed by YOU, because it is visible. You can burn if you want, but you can see the radiation and protect yourself. That is not possible with man made radioactive elements.

Radioactive elements such as plutonium, strontium, cesium are all invisible and get inside of you, your kids, your pets and your food. Those radioactive elements burn and radiate your cells from the inside out, FOREVER. One hot particle from plutonium can and does cause cancer.

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Comparing Sunlight To Man Made Radioactive Elements; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/comparing-sunlight-to-man-made.html

Radiation Damages And Kills Soil Bacteria, Slows Or Stops Normal Soil Building Process

Have you ever thought about the negative effect that low dose radiation from nuclear power plants and nuclear accidents has on bacteria? It is a well known fact that radiation kills or mutates bacteria. Irradiation is used on many food products to kill bacteria, as reported in the video above. So we do not really need to prove that radiation kills bacteria, because industry is using radiation for that purpose. Pro nuclear apologists really argue that radiation has no harmful effects, because the proof is in the actual use of radiation to kill bacteria for many food and other items, as proven by the video above, (a pro food irradiation facility).

This same bacteria killing radiation also has negative effects outside of this ‘controlled’ setting. What happens when this same man made nuclear radiation that is inside of an irradiation facility, a nuclear reactor, a uranium mine or inside of a DU weapon, gets loose and is now out in the world? 
Radiological damage to microbes near the site of the Chernobyl disaster have slowed the decomposition of fallen leaves and other plant matter in the area, according to a study just published in the journal Oecologia. The resulting buildup of dry, loose detritus is a wildfire hazard that poses the threat of spreading radioactivity from the Chernobyl area.

Not many people think about the role that bacteria play in every day life, but they are a crucial part of the ecosystem. According to Wikipedia; “There are typically 40 million bacterial cells in a gram of soil and a million bacterial cells in a millilitre of fresh water. There are approximately 5×1030 bacteria on Earth,[4] forming a biomass which exceeds that of all plants and animals.[5] 
Bacteria are vital in recycling nutrients, with many of the stages in nutrient cycles dependent on these organisms, such as the fixation of nitrogen from the atmosphere and putrefaction. In the biological communities surrounding hydrothermal vents and cold seeps, bacteria provide the nutrients needed to sustain life by converting dissolved compounds such as hydrogen sulphide and methane to energy. 

On 17 March 2013, researchers reported data that suggested bacterial life forms thrive in the Mariana Trench, the deepest spot on the Earth.[6][7]Other researchers reported related studies that microbes thrive inside rocks up to 1900 feet below the sea floor under 8500 feet of ocean off the coast of the northwestern United States.[6][8] According to one of the researchers,”You can find microbes everywhere — they’re extremely adaptable to conditions, and survive wherever they are.”[6]
Most bacteria have not been characterized, and only about half of the phyla of bacteria have species that can be grown in the laboratory.[9] The study of bacteria is known as bacteriology, a branch of microbiology.
There are approximately ten times as many bacterial cells in the human flora as there are human cells in the body, with the largest number of the human flora being in the gut flora, and a large number on the skin.[10]The vast majority of the bacteria in the body are rendered harmless by the protective effects of the immune system, and some are beneficial
However, several species of bacteria are pathogenic and cause infectious diseases, including cholera, syphilisanthrax, leprosy, and bubonic plague. The most common fatal bacterial diseases are respiratory infections, with tuberculosis alone killing about 2 million people a year, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa.[11] In developed countries, antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections and are also used in farming, making antibiotic resistance and superbugs a growing problem. 
In industry, bacteria are important in sewage treatment and the breakdown of oil spills, the production of cheese and yogurt through fermentation, and the recovery of gold, palladium, copper and other metals in the mining sector,[12] as well as in biotechnology, and the manufacture of antibiotics and other chemicals.[13]
Bacteria, as asexual organisms, inherit identical copies of their parent’s genes (i.e., they are clonal). However, all bacteria can evolve by selection on changes to their genetic material DNA caused by genetic recombination or mutations. Mutations come from errors made during the replication of DNA or from exposure to mutagens. Mutation rates vary widely among different species of bacteria and even among different clones of a single species of bacteria.[105] Genetic changes in bacterial genomes come from either random mutation during replication or “stress-directed mutation”, where genes involved in a particular growth-limiting process have an increased mutation rate.[106] (Stress happens due to radiation)
In soil, microorganisms that reside in the rhizosphere (a zone that includes the root surface and the soil that adheres to the root after gentle shaking) carry out nitrogen fixation, converting nitrogen gas to nitrogenous compounds.[154] This serves to provide an easily absorbable form of nitrogen for many plants, which cannot fix nitrogen themselves. Many other bacteria are found as symbionts in humans and other organisms. 
For example, the presence of over 1,000 bacterial species in the normal human gut flora of the intestines contribute to gut immunity, synthesize vitamins such as folic acid, vitamin K and biotin, convert sugars to lactic acid (see Lactobacillus), as well as fermenting complex undigestible carbohydrates.[155][156][157] 

The presence of this gut flora also inhibits the growth of potentially pathogenic bacteria (usually through competitive exclusion). These beneficial bacteria are sold as probiotic dietary supplements.[158]
Even low doses of radiation from man made radioactive elements can and do cause cancer, genetic diseases, diabetes, ALS, heart disease, leukemia and many more.  Man made radioactive elements are created by a fission process, which results in negative transmutation or decay of elements that ends in lead, which is also a deadly heavy metal, even in just minute quantities. The sun does not do any of this. The sun’s rays do not result in decay or negative transmutation of elements. The sun’s fusion process does not create heavy metals that ends in lead, which then poisons all of life.
The world is so full of beneficial bacteria and other organisms that it is hard to even comprehend how many there are, and how many benefits the world receives from them. It is unimaginable to think about what the world will be like, if radiation kills most or all bacteria, and what our lives would be like without them. Humans and all living things cannot survive without bacteria.
We now know that low dose radiation from man made radioactive elements harms, mutates and kills bacteria and other living things. Radiation around Chernobyl has been documented to harm and/or kill bacteria in the soil that are responsible for decomposing leaves and trees. This has the effect of increasing fire danger and reducing the amount of soil produced naturally in the forests. A forest fire in a radiation contaminated area spreads that radiation to other areas and the smoke is also full of radiation contaminated particles which are very hazardous to breathe in. 
Super deadly bacteria are a result of bacteria being exposed to low dose radiation and then mutating into much more potent and deadly strains. Bacteria are mutated due to the damage to their DNA. This is the same DNA radiation damage that happens to humans, animals and plants everywhere on this planet. This damaged and mutated DNA is passed on to infinite future generations, and with each future generation, more and more damage happens.

Nuclear energy is responsible for more and more deaths and diseases, in part through causing bacteria and viruses to mutate into more deadly forms. Man made nuclear energy should have no place on the planet. 

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http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/radiation-damages-and-kills-soil.html

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Chief Arvol Looking Horse Speaks of White Buffalo Prophecy

Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe. The leader of the Lakota Dakota Nakota Oyate, the great Sioux nation, is a man with a vision. 
A Great Urgency: To All World Religious and Spiritual Leaders
My Relatives,
Time has come to speak to the hearts of our Nations and their Leaders. I ask you this from the bottom of my heart, to come together from the Spirit of your Nations in prayer.
We, from the heart of Turtle Island, have a great message for the World; we are guided to speak from all the White Animals showing their sacred color, which have been signs for us to pray for the sacred life of all things. 
The dangers we are faced with at this time are not of spirit, mistakes that we cannot afford to continue to make.
I asked, as Spiritual Leaders, that we join together, united in prayer with the whole of our Global Communities. My concern is these serious issues will continue to worsen, as a domino effect that our Ancestors have warned us of in their Prophecies.
I know in my heart there are millions of people that feel our united prayers for the sake of our Grandmother Earth are long overdue. I believe we as Spiritual people must gather ourselves and focus our thoughts and prayers to allow the healing of the many wounds that have been inflicted on the Earth.
As we honor the Cycle of Life, let us call for Prayer circles globally to assist in healing Grandmother Earth (our Unc¹I Maka), and that we may also seek to live in harmony, as we make the choice to change the destructive path we are on.
As we pray, we will fully understand that we are all connected. And that what we create can have lasting effects on all life.
So let us unite spiritually, All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer. Along with this immediate effort, I also ask to please remember World Peace and Prayer Day/ Honoring Sacred Sites day. Whether it is a natural site, a temple, a church, a synagogue or just your own sacred space, let us make a prayer for all life, for good decision making by our Nations, for our children¹s future and well-being, and the generations to come.
Onipikte (that we shall live),
Chief Arvol Looking Horse sees a great danger threatening “Grandmother Earth” and a great hope for restoring her wholeness. So he is calling all nations to prayer of any kind in an effort to return the planet to balance, the people to spirit. I asked him why this path is the right path to take. “A man or a woman without spirit is very dangerous,” Looking Horse explained in a recent phone interview. According to this Sioux chief, the absence of spirit is causing suffering everywhere. 

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“We are in a time of survival,” he said. “But we don’t want to believe it because we have forgotten our spirits. We have forgotten that Grandmother Earth has a spirit.” Disconnected souls are hurting others without even knowing they are hurting others.” Those being hurt include animals, trees and waterways.

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The Sioux have an inclusive worldview, but it was not shared by the transplanted Europeans who undertook genocide on Indian land, culminating in the Wounded Knee massacre of 1890. That final brutality broke the “hoop” binding Indians together; however, Sioux prophecy foretold that in a hundred years the people would be reunited. 

Although surviving tribe members and their descendants were stripped of religious freedoms (returned to them only 32 year ago by the U.S. government), the rituals were kept and the prophecy not forgotten. So the Sioux nations set out on horseback to “mend the broken hoop” of their nation in 1986 at a sacred site known to non-Indians as Devils Tower or the Great Horn Butte; their ritual went on for four years and concluded in 1990, 100 years after Wounded Knee. 
During the course of that long ritual, Looking Horse was surprised by a vision that came to him of peace and unity that included not only the Indian nations but all the nations of the world, each gathering with ritual plants around sacred fires on every continent. The Sioux chief felt called to oversee a much broader mending. 
But who was going to listen even to the chief of a people largely ignored in the country where they lived? “It’s everyday life for us that we hold Grandmother Earth sacred, we hold the trees and the plants, everything has a spirit. We need people to be really respectful for each other. The Great Spirit put us here all together. If we’re going to survive, we need to have spirit and compassion. 
We’re asking people to go to their sacred places or sacred spaces to pray.” “Sioux Indian chief calls all nations to action…” by Juliane Poirier. Music gifted by Tony Gerbejacob devaney
Learn more about Arvol Lookinghorse at: http://www.wolakota.org 
Learn more about White Buffalo Day at: http://www.whitebuffalochildren.org

What is the take away? Never give up hope. It is always darkest before the dawn. There is a birth in consciousness happening. At the same time, there is a dying both inside and outside, of old paradigms that no longer work, on all levels. Prayer and taking positive actions is the way through. There are complications to this birth. Despite all of the things going wrong and seeming very dark appearance, this is still hope, based on intuitive visions and prophecies in all religions that promise a bright and hope filled future. So keep praying, keep putting one foot in front of the other, and do what you feel led to do, moment by moment, by your own inner heart based guidance. We are the leaders that we have been waiting for.

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Fuel Cells Can Produce Zero Carbon Electricity By Burning Stored Hydrogen Gas

A highly efficient 1.4 MW fuel cell power plant supplies 100 percent of base load electricity needed to run a jail and county office buildings, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Santa Rosa, California.

The video above explains how a power producing fuel cell works. If the hydrogen that is sent to the fuel cell is created by solar, wind, water or other renewable energy, the fuel cell becomes a zero carbon power/electricity production center. 
DANBURY, Conn., June 5, 2009 — FuelCell Energy, Inc. (NasdaqNM:FCEL), a leading manufacturer of high efficiency, ultra-clean power plants using renewable and other fuels for commercial, industrial, government and utility customers, today announced the sale of a megawatt-class Direct FuelCell® (DFC®) power plant to California’s Sonoma County to supply 100 percent of the baseload electricity needed to operate a county jail and county office buildings in Santa Rosa. 
The DFC1500™ power plant will generate 1.4 megawatts of ultra-clean electricity and its byproduct heat will be recovered and used to replace approximately half the natural gas the County currently purchases to make hot water for space heating, cleaning, and cooking. Overall, the County of Sonoma expects significant energy cost savings during the first year of operation. 
When operating in a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) mode such as this, DFC power plants can achieve up to 80 percent efficiency. This high efficiency will substantially reduce carbon dioxide emissions. By comparison, typical grid electricity is only 33 percent electrically efficient. In addition, since DFC power plants produce electricity without combustion, they produce near-zero nitrous oxides, sulfur oxides and particulate matter, and are one of the most effective means of meeting air quality standards with around-the-clock electric generation. 
The state of California is one of the country’s leading environmental advocates with over 75 different laws and incentive programs to further the use of clean energy and reduce greenhouse gas production. These include AB32 that caps carbon dioxide emissions; the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard requiring 33 percent clean energy generation by 2020; and its government office building initiative to reduce energy use by 20 percent (1,935 megawatts) by 2015 from a 2003 baseline. Additionally, the California Air Resources Board’s CARB07 strictly regulates distributed generation power plants, specifying limits for nitrous oxides, carbon monoxide and volatile organic compounds. DFC fuel cells meet all of these limits. 
“Installing a DFC fuel cell power plant is not only a wise financial decision,” said Jose Obregon, head of Sonoma County’s General Service Department. “It also demonstrates we’re being responsible stewards of the environment by dramatically lessening the impact of County operations on our community. No distributed power generation alternative we evaluated was able to compete with its high efficiency combined with its environmentally responsible benefits.” 
Sonoma County considered numerous options before deciding that the DFC unit was the best solution for its needs. The fuel cell installation is a major component of the $22 million County of Sonoma Purchases 1.4 MW Ultra-Clean Power Plant 2 Comprehensive Energy Project to make Sonoma County buildings energy efficient, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and meet the reduction targets established in the County’s Climate Protection Action Plan. 
“Our DFC power plants are efficient, quiet, clean and easy to site,” said Bruce Ludemann, Senior Vice President of FuelCell Energy. “And because they operate 24/7 producing ultra-clean baseload power, they’re an ideal solution when keeping the power on is critical and for customers that want to reduce their carbon footprint like jails, government buildings, hospitals, hotels, and wastewater treatment facilities.” Sonoma County’s purchase of the DFC unit through its site contractor AirCon Energy was partially funded with a $3 million grant under California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Aircon Energy has been specializing in the design, engineering and installation of comprehensive energy solutions since 1974 with a focus on local governments in the state of California. The DFC power plant is scheduled to be in operation in spring of 2010. 
About FuelCell Energy 
FuelCell Energy is the world leader in the development and production of stationary fuel cells for commercial, industrial, municipal and utility customers. FuelCell Energy’s ultra-clean and high efficiency DFC® fuel cells are generating power at over 50 locations worldwide. The company’s power plants have generated more than 275 million kWh of power using a variety of fuels including renewable wastewater gas, biogas from beer and food processing, as well as natural gas and other hydrocarbon fuels. FuelCell Energy has partnerships with major power plant developers and power companies around the world. The company also receives funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and other government agencies for the development of leading edge technologies such as fuel cells. For more information please visit our website at http://www.fuelcellenergy.com

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What is the take away? Fuel cells are a potentially HUGE zero carbon power production center of the future, but only if these fuel cells utilize stored hydrogen gas to burn. If the hydrogen that is sent to the fuel cell is created by solar, wind, water or other renewable energy, the fuel cells of the future will be zero carbon power/electricity production centers, and that is a very good thing.
Currently, there are approximately 100 companies that are researching and manufacturing fuel cells, and this article featured one of them. These companies have been researching, developing and installing fuel cells in some cases for 20 years, so the technology is now mature and has the bugs worked out of it. All that is left, is to combine these fuel cells with a hydrogen gas production and storage facility, to create the zero carbon energy of the future.
Renewable energy sources lack the storage, and fuel cells lack the ability to create hydrogen from a zero carbon source, so the two technologies should be combined. Solar cells, wind generators, tides, waves, geothermal and other clean zero carbon energy producing technologies can produce electricity and a part of that electricity can be used to break down water into hydrogen, which can then be stored for times when the renewable energy source is not available, or for peak power use.
Since fuel cells are ‘instant’ power, utilities can use fuel cells plus stored hydrogen gas as their ‘peak’ power back up system. Fuel cells combined with hydrogen gas can also serve to fill in the gaps when zero carbon renewable energy sources are not available. 

On a local level, fuel cells the size of a toaster oven can power a home.

Source video: http://youtu.be/shkFDPI6kGE

The above picture and video shows a ‘Bloom Box’ type of fuel cell that according to the CEO, can power a home. Picture your home creating electricity that then splits water into hydrogen. The hydrogen gas is stored until it is needed, and then it is burned inside his fuel cell, which powers everything in your house. There is no need for a utility company anymore. This is another way that utility companies are in a death spiral, unless they join the zero carbon energy revolution. 

What are utility companies doing to move in this zero carbon direction? Sadly, many or most of them are resisting the move to renewable energy sources and creative solutions such as fuel cells combined with stored hydrogen power. Instead they are trying to tax solar to death, kill renewable energy companies by starving them of cash and keeping people reliant on pollution and Earth killing monopolistic, top down population controlling energy sources such as coal, oil, gas, and nuclear. 
Going back to fuel cells, while we are on the way to a global zero carbon energy goal, all landfills and other methane gas production centers such as cow/pig/chicken dung methane gas digesters should also be using fuel cells, because methane gas is 20 times more global warming as a gas than carbon dioxide is, so it makes sense to burn any methane gas and transform that methane gas into electricity and C02, and thereby create less global warming than the methane would if released to the atmosphere. 
The energy monopolies such as nuclear, coal, oil and gas are trying to stop the zero carbon energy revolution by lying about global warming, and climate change on the one hand. 
Top 100 Global Warming Denialist Groups Are ALL Funded By HUGE Corporations; via @AGreenRoad

http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/06/top-global-warming-denialists-funded-by.html

Nuclear Energy As A Direct Cause Of Global Warming; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/12/nuclear-energy-as-direct-cause-of.html

Just a few huge corporations also control the mass media. These monopolies contribute a huge share of ad revenue and thus ‘influence’ what is aired, or the own a share of these media companies directly. In 1983, 50 corporations controlled a majority of American media. Now that number is 6.

Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch’s War on Journalism; via A Green Road Blog

Bernie Sanders on Why Big Media Shouldn’t Get Bigger; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/12/bernie-sanders-on-why-big-media.html

In the end, these mass media giants show mainly corporate friendly news and ‘experts’ that confuses the public or attacks legitimate scientific research that proves global warming exists, while promoting green washing ‘clean coal’, ‘green nuclear’ and other bogus and fraudulent industry PR claims which serves to keep these polluting, planet killing corporate monopolies in power and in control. 

CNN Questions Climate Change, Promotes Marc Morano, Who Encourages Sending Nasty Emails To Scientists; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/02/cnn-questions-climate-change-promotes.html
Meanwhile, CO2 levels are rising faster than ever.

Global Carbon Emissions Set To Reach Record 36 Billion Tons In 2013; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/12/global-carbon-emissions-set-to-reach.html

Due to accelerating global warming, methane gas that has been trapped as ice, is now melting, thus accelerating global warming even more.

Methane Gas And Clathrate Trends Plus Atmospheric Measurements; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/11/methane-gas-and-clathrate-trends-plus.html
Methane Gas Levels Rising Catastrophically Fast, Abrupt Climate Change Now Initiating; via @AGreenRoad
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Then these same few monopolies use their influence inside the major utility companies to keep them ‘hooked’ on dirty polluting fuels that are killing the whole planet, as outlined below. Steven Chu explains how and why utility companies are actually in a death spiral of their own making, just because they are resisting the move to zero carbon energy solutions. 

Steven Chu Solves Utility Companies’ Death Spiral
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2014/03/21/steven-chu-solves-utility-companies-death-spiral/

The answers are all here. The only thing stopping the zero carbon energy future is the large monopolistic, top down old and obsolete planet killing energy companies, such as oil, coal, gas and nuclear. Do what you can to try and save the planet and our clean energy future. Vote only for candidates that take no corporate money. Right now, both of the major parties are totally corrupted by the money from these monopolies. For example, President Obama got huge amounts of money from both the financial industry and the nuclear industry, and they control what he does, as ‘payback’ for their ‘bribes’. The financial industry provides the money to keep these monopolies in power. 
Your vote and your local actions in your home town, and what kind of energy you burn in your home and in your car are the only things left that can save the Earth and our future. Act wisely. Never give up. 

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HEPA Filter System Failed At WIPP Facility; What Is The REAL Story About Radiation Release?

The news reporter above assures everyone that no harmful radiation was released from WIPP. The reporter passes on radiation measurements and comparisons from the entity funded by DOE, which is in charge of filter sampling. The only problem with this news report is that it is lacking ANY investigative aspect. No questions are asked. Definitely NO hard questions are asked or answered by anyone. What sounds like a news report is actually more a PR piece that is being read out loud by someone that could just as well be a pro nuclear PR person. For those interested in REAL news reporting and investigating, what follows may be questions asked by a REAL investigative reporter.

According to WIPP: March 19, 2014 – ‘First Step to Replace WIPP HEPA Filters’ – “An aerosol test is planned to verify that the WIPP high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters are still operating at their peak performance. The HEPA filters worked as designed on February 14, trapping more than 99.9% of the radioactive particles exhausted from the underground. A minute amount of radioactive contamination was released during the event, due to a design in the ventilation system that allowed a small amount of air to bypass the filtration system. That design feature has been changed so that the bypass no longer exists. Los Alamos National Laboratory will pump aerosolized oil through the filter banks and use highly sensitive equipment to measure the concentration of aerosol particles at the back of the filter banks to determine filter efficiency. Individual HEPA filters at WIPP are tested annually and consistently meet the efficiency standard. Two filter banks service the underground exhaust.”
Now that we have an official statement from both WIPP and the (PR) newscaster, let’s pretend to be an investigative reporter, instead of a parrot repeating exactly whatever is told them, as the above newscaster is doing in the video, shall we?
It wasn’t until about 3 weeks later that they said, ‘Well we sent a worker in to put foam in the dampers of those 3 ducts that vent to the outside because they were almost totally closed, but not totally closed, and so there was leakage coming out of them.’ So again there was some radioactivity coming out beyond what might have passed through the filters themselves.
What does the above statement mean? Are the 3 unfiltered ducts part of the exhaust shaft, the intake shafts, or something else? No matter where they are, we have proof that the filters could not have taken out 99.9% of radiation, because there were ‘leaks’. If a facility has radiation leaks, it cannot filter that out. Now let’s dive deeper.

One question is; where did the plutonium go that came out of WIPP? And how much plutonium came out, in total? Here is one computer model estimate…

http://optimalprediction.com/wp/revised-wipp-map-fuku-event-skin-eruptions/

It is a fact that HEPA filters are easily overwhelmed by heat, soot and smoke, as proven by the official government manual for HEPA filters page detailed below. HEPA filters get overwhelmed quickly and then lose all ability to filter anything, even if they have a prefilter, when exposed to heavy loads of soot and smoke particles, such as the salt truck fire at WIPP, early in Feb. 7th, 2014. Video at; http://www.tout.com/m/7go08x  via Managing editor at the Carlsbad Current-Argus in Carlsbad. The PR piece and news cast above never even mentions the truck fire or the effect it had on the HEPA filters, despite the HEPA filtering system being on during that time, according to the official WIPP report on the salt truck mine fire. This is somewhat strange and alarming, wouldn’t you agree?
We know that WIPP turned on the HEPA filters during this truck fire, because this was disclosed in the official government report documenting safety and maintenance deficiencies at WIPP around that  truck fire. 
We also have evidence that the HEPA filters either were not working or they quit working at some point, because a picture shows heavy black smoke pouring out of the WIPP facility through the INTAKE parts of the facility, where smoke should ONLY be coming out of the EXHAUST. Either way, no matter which one it was, this is really bad news for WIPP. We now have documented proof about TWO different leaks bypassing the HEPA filters at WIPP during a disaster.

The official statement from the WIPP website dated March 19th, 2014, above says that “individual HEPA filters at WIPP are tested annually”. Well, that means these HEPA filters have not been inspected since these two events happened, wouldn’t you agree?  First there was a truck fire that may very have damaged and/or clogged them. Then a radiation/explosion event days later that could have caused damage and or degraded these HEPA filters to the point where they are leaking severely, as indicated in several news reports about ventilation problems… They do not seem to be taking this very seriously, wouldn’t you agree? But never mind all of this, according to WIPP, these magical HEPA filters are still working at 99.9% efficiency, NO MATTER WHAT! Just believe us and trust WIPP with no proof needed. WIPP is saying they are perfect, even after TWO major HEPA filter clogging/destroying events and by their own admission, leaks going by the HEPA filters. So how can their statement about no dangerous radiation release be given any credibility whatsoever? 

Fire and Smoke Effects On HEPA Filters
On May 4, 2000, a prescribed burn at Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico escaped control and ultimately burned nearly 50,000 acres in and around the town of Los Alamos and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The thick smoke from this fire impacted the confinement ventilation system operations at several LANL facilities. The confinement ventilation systems in some nuclear facilities were shut down or placed on minimum ventilation to prevent further clogging. Some facilities whose confinement ventilation systems were not shut down experienced filter clogging and had to replace filters. The facilities that shut down or went to minimum operation subsequently had re-entry and restart issues they had to address. pg 10-7

The exhaust stream from a HEPA WIPP filter that is actually working should not include smoke or soot for any reason. HEPA filters are supposed to filter out visible smoke and soot particles. As these pages and graph points out, HEPA filters can quit working quickly when exposed to high amounts of soot and smoke, so the key question is, what was the back pressure during and after the truck fire on these HEPA filters and what was the back pressure before the radiation event? What is the back pressure on these filters now?

As the page above and below points out very clearly, soot and smoke overwhelm HEPA filters very quickly. With no backup in place and no redundancy and no 2nd duct system to switch over to in case of failure of the 1st system, there is no way to prevent MASSIVE radiation release to the environment and communities downwind. If this was just harmless smoke and soot, why was the emergency management center ‘evacuated’?

At WIPP, they have plenty of radiation detectors on site, so they would have known that no radiation was present, if this was really a truck fire, correct? And even if it had been a radioactive fire, the emergency operations center should have it’s own separate filtered, radiation proof clean air supply and negative air pressure environment, so this indicates major problems in another area of the WIPP facility. This is another item that indicates massive failure at WIPP, in a totally different direction. Combine the emergency center evacuation, the HEPA filter not working during the truck fire, and the leaking ducts, and it shows just how absolutely not ready this WIPP facility is for a major nuclear disaster. 

TV: “Imminent situation” at U.S. nuclear site — Emergency operations center evacuated due to fire deep underground — “One of most serious incidents” on record 

http://enenews.com/tv-imminent-situation-at-u-s-nuclear-site-emergency-operations-center-evacuated-due-to-fire-deep-underground-one-of-most-serious-incidents-on-record-anonymous-footage-of-thinck/comment-page-1#comment-494713

For those who do not know, an emergency operations center is supposed to have it’s own HEPA and other filtration or fresh air system in case of a radioactive emergency such as this.. Are they saying that this building where all emergency operations are controlled and managed has no radiation proof air supply? And what prompted the evacuation? It would not be just plain old smoke that does that; it would take radiation alarms going off to make an evacuation happen, correct? 

We know that the HEPA filters at WIPP were more than likely clogged by the soot and smoke from the salt truck fire on Feb 7th or damaged/taken out by the explosion/ceiling collapse and/or fire that happened on Feb. 14th. We know that negative pressure in the salt mine was lost after the salt truck fire, because of the video showing smoke pouring out of the intake section of the mine air system above. We know the emergency center was evacuated.  NONE of this is supposed to happen at a Class II nuclear waste facility, EVER. 
The second incident released massive amounts of radiation, which was measured more than a mile away from the initial source at stations that could have been upwind. (Only 2 out of six stations radiation readings were reported, and it is unclear if those 2 reported stations were upwind or downwind). Radiation degrades HEPA filters, according to documentation provided above. 
How is WIPP planning on handling this degradation and ‘overloading’ of WIPP HEPA filters? Who is going to make sure that these overloaded HEPA radioactively contaminated filters are changed out safely without contaminating the entire area and employees as well? Are the WIPP HEPA filters even accessible, because one report says they are too radioactive to even get close to? What are the plans for changing out these highly contaminated filters? Has this facility been planned and designed for this kind of thing?
Regarding radiation releases and the WIPP HEPA system, was this ventilation and filter system designed and ‘engineered’ so that automatic controls would prevent any radiation release? The answer is NO. The document above also details DOE requirements for a HEPA system, and the quick failure of it when exposed to high levels of radiation.  Is the filter building designed with a double or triple negative pressure environment? Does WIPP have this in place? Even if they do, this system failed. The WIPP report about HEPA filters indicates 2 ‘banks’ of filters.. Are they redundant, or not? 
In the above document, we can see that when plutonium is involved, a DOUBLE or TRIPLE redundant system is required. Why? Because plutonium is SO hazardous, SO deadly, that special protections are needed to make sure that nothing leaks out of the facility and exposes the public. Does WIPP have this in place? The answer is NO, not unless they provide proof of this. They say that they have 2 ‘banks’ of filters, but the key question is, are they REDUNDANT? 
Has the WIPP HEPA filtering system been properly designed to handle the radioactive particles that could theoretically come out via ceiling collapse, container leaking, explosions, fires or flooding events? Can the WIPP HEPA filter system also filter out radioactive GASES, VOC’s of all of the stuff that they put down there, such as dioxins, and other super deadly and dangerous things? And are there built in filtering systems to handle what happens if this system is damaged or destroyed by either natural, man made or mine related events? The answer is NO. 
WIPP is free to prove that this information here is all wrong.. Let the WIPP authorities or DOE PROVE that WIPP has built with double or triple redundant ventilation and HEPA filter systems to make sure negative pressure is maintained and that it will keep working AUTOMATICALLY even if the power is cut off or one duct system, and/or one filtering system is destroyed by a radioactive fire or explosion. 
Let DOE prove at the public meetings that WIPP filters can and do filter out radioactive gases, VOC’s and things like dioxins, despite heat, explosions, smoke and soot, over the long term, for 10,000 years, if that is what happens, worst case… The two back to back disasters at this facility has already proven that the WIPP facility cannot handle ANYTHING, not even a small truck fire. So what are the odds that this facility will survive something REALLY bad happening in a couple hundred years?

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1381410695437887&set=a.1378980989014191.1073741827.100007069086339&type=1

The above picture is of black smoke and soot from an accidental fire and explosion at a recycler/incinerator facility in 2013, which includes ‘recycling’ and/or burning of radioactive sludge, in Chiba prefecture, Japan.

“Fires in nuclear facilities have been caused by a variety of energy sources, including electrical energy and spontaneous combustion of pyrophoric metals. While fixed fire suppression systems or operator intervention have limited the size and consequences of most of these fires, some did propagate and cause significant damage and material release. There have been numerous occurrences of fire in nuclear facilities since the beginning of the Manhattan Project and many lessons learned from those fires. Some lessons have been learned at great expense. A brief history is discussed here in the hope that the lessons will not be forgotten or ignored by facility designers and operators.
The most significant fires involving the HEPA filters of confinement ventilation systems have occurred at the Rocky Flats Plant. In 1957, pyrophoric ignition of plutonium in a production line ignited combustible cellulose filters in the production box and spread from there via laminated plexiglass window materials and other unknown combustible materials in the ventilation system to involve and destroy combustible HEPA filters in the final filter stage. Delays in fighting this fire were due to radiation safety concerns and delays in using water due to criticality concerns allowed it grow. It was extinguished soon after water was used, but a buildup of combustible vapors and dusts in the ventilation ductwork and the final filter stage ignited and resulted in a small explosion. This severely damaged the HEPA filters in the final filter stage and allowed the second-highest known plutonium release at Rocky Flats to occur. A significant portion of the plutonium released from this fire was deposited offsite.3 As a result of this event, fire-resistant glass fiber HEPA filters were researched, developed, and put into service in the nuclear industry.” pg 10-2
The lesson from this is that radioactive garbage  like plutonium waste can and does catch on fire and burn with nothing but air, and no ignition source is needed. Radioactive elements burn as well as explode, (along with black smoke and soot). There are numerous examples of this type of thing happening all around the world. If WIPP cannot handle radioactive fires and explosions, heat, black smoke and soot, it means that this geological nuclear depository is not able to handle nuclear wastes safely. The failure of WIPP means that these geological depositories are not a solution for radioactive waste. 
Before the Fukushima mega nuclear disaster, the pro nuclear experts all guaranteed us that a multiple nuclear power station failure and meltdown could ‘never’ happen. At WIPP, the pro nuclear experts promised that a radioactive accident could ‘never’ happen, and that HEPA filters would protect the public in case it did. Guess what? The Titanic could ‘never’ be sunk either, but it did. And WIPP failed on both counts..

We already know that HEPA filters quickly get overwhelmed from black smoke and soot. So whether it happens from a salt truck fire or something else, this will not change during a radioactive smoke filled fire. The HEPA filters and negative pressure safety system TOTALLY failed at WIPP at least once, and possibly twice. Because they covered up the nuclear disaster for six days, we don’t know yet what happened during the WIPP nuclear disaster, which can now be called WIPPGATE, but the odds are that the same thing happened there that happened during the truck fire; the HEPA filters and ventilation system failed and radiation poured out of the intake shafts, more than likely MUCH longer than the ‘official’ 30 seconds that they claimed. 
Can you see any fire fighters going down into this WIPP facility to ‘put out’ a radioactive fire or deal with a radioactive explosion, with flammable gases present? No, it is not possible. What is the plan for putting out radioactive fires, leaks, bursting/rusting barrels or deal with explosions underground? There is no plan for this, and no realistic way to do this. The proof of this no entry possible after a disaster, is that no one has been down inside WIPP since the radiation disaster happened. 
Another critically important piece of information around WIPP HEPA filters, because they are the ONLY line of defense, and there is no backup, is to make sure that they are tested regularly, as required by DOE regulations. If they are not tested regularly, there is no way that they are going to meet the 99.9% efficiency rating, due to much higher leakage and HEPA filter failure rates that go all the way up to 5% if no testing is done on a regular basis. The HEPA filters themselves need to be tested and approved by the US Army Edgewood Arsenal in Maryland. Was this done with WIPP HEPA filters? And was the HEPA filter facility tested regularly, as outlined below, AFTER being installed, on a REGULAR BASIS? When was the last test, and when is the next one? Who did the testing?

Why is this article focusing so much on HEPA filters? Plutonium is SO dangerous, and HEPA filters are the only thing standing between everyone downwind and things that are so toxic, so dangerous, that this plutonium can kill millions of people if those HEPA filters fail and huge plumes of whatever is down there come out of this Hell hole. .. How dangerous is WIPP?
According to note at the bottom of the this study/report;

Plutonium is 115,000 times more dangerous and toxic than the average nuclear man made radioactive element in terms of it’s effect.

To learn more about the dangers of plutonium, click on the following links; 

How Dangerous Is 400-6000 Pounds Of Plutonium Nano Particle Dust Liberated By Fukushima? Via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/08/how-dangerous-is-400-6000-pounds-of.html

Plutonium Is The Most Toxic, Radioactive, Man Made Element, With No Natural Biological Role In The Human Body; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/01/plutonium-is-toxic-radioactive-man-made.html
Is There ‘Natural’ Plutonium And Are There ‘Natural’ Fission Reactions? via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/01/is-there-natural-plutonium-and-are.html

Another thing that residents living downwind might want to know about WIPP, is that it contains illegal nuclear waste products. We are not talking about just deadly plutonium and legal transuranic waste at this facility. WIPP also has boat loads of illegal waste such as cesium and strontium.  Learn more about the details here; 
WIPP And Illegal High Level Waste Documentation Plus Evidence; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/wipp-and-illegal-high-level-waste.html

Print out and take the above and following questions to the upcoming community meetings that WIPP officials are promising to hold on a ‘weekly’ basis, complete with dinners. 

1st QUESTION: 

What happened after that negative pressure was lost, the filter was clogged, and before the nuclear accident, where they needed those HEPA filters to be working again? Was the ventilation system damaged in any way or were parts not working?

2nd QUESTION: 

WHY did they cover up the radiation release for SIX DAYS and not allow anyone on site? What was done to the ventilation system, the HEPA filters or inside the mine during those six days?

3rd Question;

How long was it before the HEPA filters worked to counter the radiation release, and did the HEPA filters get bypassed during the radiation release and if so when and why? What EXACT time period did radiation escape from the mine before being run through the HEPA filters?

4th Question; 

Did the HEPA filters clog and fail completely when needed for the radiation release and if not, why not? If yes, how long did radiation go by the HEPA filters?

5th Question:

What kind of HEPA filters were they using, specifically, type, brand, make, model, ratings, design construction, etc? Not all HEPA filter types can resist smoke, heat, explosive forces or radiation. If the radiation event came with a fire or overpressure due to ceiling collapse or explosion, HEPA filters are not designed for that either, and FAIL.

6th Question;

How long had the filters been in place and working before the truck fire? What was the pressure reading on the face of the filters? Where are the records of this? Where are the change out records for the HEPA filters and can you provide them and the person who changed them out the last time for an interview, on the record?

7th Question;

If the filters clogged and were changed out after the truck fire and before the radiation release on the 14th, who performed that service and can we interview them? Reports indicate that the filters were ‘too radioactive to get close to’. Is that true? What was the radiation reading on the filters themselves? What is the plan for replacing the filters specifically? Who, when, how, procedures, etc? What is the radiation reading on filters taken out?

8th Question;

How did the HEPA filter system work during the radiation event, when it did NOT work during the salt truck fire? How did the ventilation system get fixed after the truck fire, and before the radiation release disaster?

According to PISSIN’ ON THE ROSES;

“We read through DOE’s report on the 2/5/14 fire at the WIPP facility with an eye on spotting ventilation system configurations which could result in the build up of explosive gases produced by the radioactive waste. Key information pointing to the root cause of a explosive gas build up is found on page 35 of DOE’s report on the 2/5/14 fire; notice the information we quoted and bolded in their statement below. We suspect that the regulator action mentioned is at the root cause of the February 14th explosion and radioactive release at the WIPP facility.
707 bulkhead door that divides the construction split from the disposal split requires manual operation and cannot be remotely shut, which is necessary for shifting to filtration mode. During the initial entries after the event, underground services shut the 707 bulkhead door and regulator the afternoon of February 14, 2014. This allowed the ventilation system to be placed in filtration mode. After the radiological event the evening of February 14, 2014, it would not have been possible to place the ventilation in filtration mode if 707 bulkhead door had remained open.
9th And Further Questions;
What is the purpose of the ‘regulator’, how does it work?
What is the purpose of the 707 bulkhead door in regards to standard or filtered air?
Can 707 bulkhead door be operated and closed or opened remotely in case of a radiation accident underground?
What is the purpose and function of the broken ventilation fan(s) identified in this same report?
Can these things be moved or adjusted AFTER and DURING a sudden and catastrophic, SEVERE radiation accident or fire in the mine with radiation levels above 10 Sieverts in the mine?
What effect did cutting the air curtain dividers have as crew were evacuated during the salt truck fire?
Can flammable or explosive gas build up if these things are closed (and/or cut) in the section of the mine that is closed off?
What amount of fire or explosion can the HEPA system handle before being overwhelmed and losing negative pressure?
Are there flammable gas detectors and radiation detectors in the mine?
If yes, what were the readings for BOTH on Feb 14th 2014, before and after the explosion?
What was leaking after Feb. 14th, and what was ‘fixed’ with foam after that date?
What is the rate of leakage from the duct system?
Is the HEPA filter system a single, double or triple pass system?
Is there a redundant HEPA filter system, and if not, why not?
Is there a redundant duct system leading to the 2nd HEPA filters, and if not, why not?
Are the HEPA filters now in place resistant to heat, fire, explosion and/or radiation?
Were the HEPA filters damaged by the fire or by the explosion?
Can you take us on a tour of the HEPA filter building and allow a video of this tour?
Can we go into the filter building with a radiation detector and measure radiation at the filters?
What is the usual filtering system required at a Class II lab or process facility working with high level plutonium radiation products?
Why did DOE ignore or fire the many scientists who warned DOE of many severe geological risks, including flammable gas buildup?
Why is the DOE pushing so hard for Class III nuclear wastes, when the original permit and design of WIPP was only for low level wastes?
What other wastes are going into WIPP besides radioactive ones?
Has dioxin gone into WIPP?
Why is there no public radiation protection other than a failure prone HEPA system at WIPP?
Why do nuclear plants have 3 layers of protection from nuclear fire, fallout and explosion and WIPP has basically NONE?
What is the plan to deal with the flammable gases coming out of the 10,000 plus barrels?
What is the plan to deal with the pyrophoric elements in the nuclear waste barrels?
Does the emergency center have it’s own filtered, radiation proof air supply? If yes, what kind, type, redundancy, layers, etc?
Does the emergency center at WIPP have a negative air pressure system, with emergency power supply as back in case the primary one fails? If yes, what type and how long can it last?
Why was the emergency center evacuated during a simple truck fire? Who decided that? When, and based on what information coming in?
Assuming a black, sooty nuclear fire and explosion at WIPP, how long will the HEPA filters work?
Assuming a hot raging nuclear fire underground at WIPP, can negative pressure be maintained, if so, for how long? Are the HEPA filters rated for high temperatures? Explosion?
What is the long term plan for inspecting the mine after it is full and how will that work in detail, for what period of time? (a reasonable period of time is not acceptable as an answer)
How often will the HEPA filters be changed, now that they are filtering highly dangerous plutonium?

More evidence that a flammable gas explosion or pyrophoric fire happened in an RH waste container;
http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-document-trail-points-to-radiation.html

WIPP Ventilation System ‘Unstable’, Possibly Due To Underground Explosion, Another Explosion Possible AT ANY TIME via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/02/wipp-ventilation-system-damaged.html

More questions arise around HEPA filters, because the public must now consider that there is NO REAL PROTECTION against major and catastrophic amounts of plutonium, cesium, americium, radioactive gases, and/or toxic chemicals being released from WIPP.  HEPA filters do not filter out radioactive gases or toxic chemicals or chemical gases. Even small radioactive particles can go right through a HEPA filter like the filter is not even there. What kind of HEPA filters are being used at WIPP? Can they filter out these below MPPS size nano radioactive particles?
“Another variable to application is efficiency. Selecting a more efficient filter for an application may be necessary to prevent particle bypass through a standard HEPA [utero The higher-efficiency filters are called Very Large-Scale Integrated (VLSI) filters. There are materials in use that have a greater amount of small particles below the MPPS for HEPA filters. These materials may pass through the HEPA filter unimpeded and migrate into the ductwork. Redundant filters can sometimes be used for these applications; however, this assumes that the area between the filters can be cleaned. pg 7-17 
The WIPP facility allows and accepts not just radioactive waste, but also the worst of the worst chemicals and toxins, such as dioxin. Let’s assume for a second that they really did measure ONLY plutonium coming out, despite most barrels being filled with a dozen man made elements and/or mixed waste, including solvents, chemicals, etc. What else came out of WIPP starting in Feb. 2014?

via VanneV March 18, 2014“…About 4% of the TRU waste received at WIPP is far too toxic and the containers must be remote-handled by robots and automated machinery….”“…Some of the substances (hazchems), which include more than 200 types of dioxins, are so lethal that even a small leak into the water supply could kill or permanently harm millions of people, before they are detected.… The United States is dotted with an estimated 100,000 HAZMAT storage sites containing one or more of deadly substances including radioactive, biohazardous, toxic, explosive, flammable, asphyxiating, corrosive, oxidizing, pathogenic, or allergenic materials, as well as herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers that don’t fall into those categories….”
Finally, what is REALLY going on down inside WIPP? According to radiation results released, it seems that there was a second spike of radiation later in the month. This second plutonium spike makes this place look even more totally out of control and insane than it already is. How long can the HEPA filters take this radioactive abuse and punishment before they are overwhelmed completely, (assuming that they are currently working at all)? 
A 2nd Plutonium Spike Has Occurred At WIPP
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zr_CFX3sxc

WIPP officials admit new release of Plutonium and Americium — More expected in future — Nearly double levels seen after February leak — 61 DPM on March 11 vs. 36 DPM in February
http://enenews.com/wipp-officials-admit-new-radioactive-release-nearly-double-levels-seen-after-february-leak-61-dpm-on-march-11-vs-36-dpm-in-february/

via CiscoMarch 20, 2014 “Plutonium is Forever”, just ask the sick and dying in Denver.http://rmpjc.org/plutonium-is-forever-2/
Plutonium up to 1,579 pCi/kg detected near Denver at Rocky Flats — Contamination levels remain as high as 40 years ago, BEFORE the site was ‘cleaned up’.
The above Denver scenario is the prediction for what will happen to communities downwind of WIPP. The pro nuclear apologists will give lots of assurances, promises and maybe even ‘decontaminate’ something, but in the end, nothing changes and the radiation contamination stays forever, while the genetic, disease and cancer rates keep increasing, generation after generation. (Denver has some of the highest lung disease, nervous system disease and cancer rates in the US.)

And in Germany, where this same nuclear waste in a salt mine idea was tried, they decided it was a BAD IDEA, with no radiation leaks. Their salt mine is having problems like water pouring into it and wall collapses like the picture below shows. And what is all of that black staining on the salt that is  piled on the barrels? That wouldn’t be nuclear waste leaking out of the barrels, would it?

Bottom line, the hard questions have not been answered yet, and may never be answered, because the regulator, safety inspector and financial contracter who hands out all of the money  are all one and the same; DOE. DOE decided this place was ‘safe’ and going to work for 250,000 years, despite NUMEROUS severe geological problems…

Numerous, Severe Geological Problems Identified At WIPP Site; via @AGreenRoad

The odds of WIPP failing in a huge catastrophic nuclear nightmare manner are 100%, long term. With all of the above severe geological risks, there is no way this place is going to get through even 100 years without something much worse happening. The Feb 2014 radioactive disaster may be the beginning of such a never ending nuclear nightmare, with no end, ever, and just getting worse and worse over time.

Meanwhile the local and mainstream press seems for the most part, content to parrot the PR handouts from WIPP, without doing ANY investigative reporting and without asking any of the hard questions.

So if you are a local citizen living and working in the area, it is up to YOU, as a citizen journalist and activist to print out and ask some or all of these questions, or send them to officials, and to demand answers. Of course, you can also ask your local press to do their job and ask these questions too, but don’t hold your breath, because the odds are, that they never will. 

There is a huge story that is NOT being covered at WIPP. The huge WIPP nuclear disaster and cover up is the open, admitted failure of the WIPP facilitiy HEPA filter system, as described and with photographic evidence around the salt truck fire. The HEPA filter system did fail. The failure of the HEPA system DID happen around a simple truck fire. What happens after a major and severe radiation release and fire from one or more high level waste containers? What happens when no one can go down there to manually ‘adjust’, close, open or fix whatever part of the ventilation system that is broken?

What happens if and when things break, fail or are set up wrong, as they were before the salt truck fire? The HEPA filter system is the ONLY thing protecting the public from the horrors being stored underground. One gram (like a dime) of stuff coming out of WIPP can permanently make 2 square miles of land uninhabitable. There are 10,000 more more 55 gallon drums filled with up 1,000 pounds each of highly radioactive/chemical/heavy metal garbage inside WIPP. This wimpy already failed HEPA system is not going to prevent a major radiation disaster, guaranteed.. It has already failed once, and it will fail again, guaranteed. There is no system designed by humans that can safely hold back a nuclear fire, and/or explosion or major failure at WIPP, and the salt mine truck plus the covered up WIPP radiation disaster proves this.

We all know that a major radiation disaster/failure of the only radiation protective system happened at WIPP. The only thing left to discover is how really BAD this disaster was. WIPP and the DOE are keeping really quiet about that, despite having radiation monitors down in the mine and despite having reason(s) to evacuate their emergency management center after a simple truck fire. 
What were or are the live radiation readings on those underground radiation monitors?

Why aren’t their live radiation readings on the intake and exhaust vent stacks of the WIPP facility that can be read and accessed by the public via the Internet, in REAL TIME, with a battery and solar power backup power supply in case an accident happens and the power fails?

It must be REALLY BAD, for DOE to refuse to release the radiation information about what is going on inside the mine and on the HEPA filters. Another part of this huge nuclear disaster that has been covered up completely so far, is the total failure of the transparent reporting and accountability of the operator and inspector for six days after the accident. What happened during those six days?

WIPP Radioactive Plutonium/Americium Plume Release Covered Up For Six Days, Researchers Denied Access; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/wipp-radioactive-plutoniumamericium.html

Real investigative reporting now seems to be solely in the domain of citizens, bloggers and independent aggregators who receive no corporate funding, such as AGRP, ENENews and Pissin In The Roses as well as other citizens/groups making a difference out there. One thing we can count on for sure is that the same denial, minimization, and cover up of this nuclear disaster is happening, just like all of the rest of them. The whole nuclear industry is just one huge failure, one right after another. 

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HEPA Filter System Failed At WIPP Facility; What Is The REAL Story About Radiation Release? via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/hepa-filter-system-failed-at-wipp.html

More articles and videos;

WIPP Youtube video playlist
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA73XWRXkXIQ4X1VeWaIikOg2OXHyHu2-

2014 – Radioactive Plutonium Plume Coming Out of New Mexico’s WIPP – Geological Nuclear Radioactive Waste Isolation Pilot Plant; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/02/radioactive-plutonium-plume-coming-out.html

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Permits And Regulatory Compliance Approvals; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/waste-isolation-pilot-plant-wipp.html

WIPP Is Not A Place For 250,000 Years Of Anything, Much Less Honor; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/wipp-is-not-place-for-250000-years-of.html

Long Term Storage Of Nuclear Fuel, Nuclear Waste Problems/Issues
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/recycling-or-long-term-storage-of.html

Oranur and Orgone Nuclear Radiation Neutralizing Experiment

(From video above) Dr. Reich MD discovered a very fundamental energy source, which he called the ‘orgone’. Orgone energy is synonymous with ‘life energy‘. Dr. Reich MD, discovered that orgone energy could be collected, concentrated, and used for various purposes. Dr. Reich used it and analyzed it for research purposes.

He discovered that orgone energy could be measured in a person as a ‘charge’, much like the voltage in a battery could be measured. He discovered that orgone energy could be increased in a person (just like in a battery) by sitting in a device that was designed to accumulate orgone energy, and that the effect of this also increased the strength of the immune system, and had positive health rebuilding effects. The orgone energy can be seen as a blue color; which also can be seen around the Earth, by looking up in the sky in certain ‘healthy’ places, and around people in the form of an aura. 

Despite his ground breaking and life affirming breakthroughs and discoveries, and maybe because of them, Dr. Reich MD was censored and then thrown in prison along with another medical doctor, where he died. By order of the court, all six TONS of this writings, research manuals and books were destroyed, and at his own cost, which is one of the worst examples of censorship in US history. Just like the discoveries of Nicolas Tesla, their inventions and discoveries were a threat to the monopoly powers that were present then and even up to today. So to learn about, research, and use this energy, you will have to follow the path less traveled, but that is what A Green Road Project (AGRP) is all about, and that is why you are here, correct? 
The following article goes into detail about the relationship between orgone energy and man made nuclear/atomic radiation, which emits and concentrates DOR energy. DOR is ‘death energy‘, which is the opposite of orgone ‘life energy‘ (OR). The nuclear industry has discovered and concentrated this DOR death energy and has built an entire 5 TRILLION dollar industry around it. Now you may start to understand why Dr. Reich and others like him are hounded, attacked and charged falsely with crimes. This happens just about anytime a scientist, alternative health modality practicioner or researcher who provides a cheaper or free alternative to the monopoly involved, which may be energy, or the medical and pharmaceutical industry, just to name a few examples.

What is DOR death energy specifically? “If life energy is irritated by certain physical factors, it falls into a rigid state, in which it shows destructive, hostile reactions. This form of energy Dr. Reich called DOR, Deadly ORgone. He noted basically two manifestations of DOR: a “natural DOR”, of which the origin is not clear that is initially responsible for the emergence of drought and the spread of deserts, and an “artificial DOR“, which is caused by a strong atmospheric irritation of orgone energy by technical factors such as nuclear radiation electricity, electromagnetism, etc.” http://www.orgon.de/E-dor.htm

“Let’s look at an experiment which had as its goal the relationship between the living energy of life and the nuclear technology of death. To possibly utilize the effects of Orgone Energy upon the human organism as an antidote to nuclear radiation sickness was ostensibly the goal of the Oranur Experiment. (Oranur = Orgone Anti-Nuclear).

Friday, January 5, 1951: Wilhelm Reich M.D. puts one milligram of pure radium inside a 20 layer Orgone Energy Accumulator. For five hours the radium remains inside the life energy charging device. During the next seven days the process is repeated for one hour per day; the one milligram of pure radium is placed inside the 20 layer Orgone Accumulator. On Friday, January 12, the radium was removed from the Orgone charging device after only one half hour and the experiment was stopped.

It was on the last day of the experiment that the most dramatic effect occurred. The observers were outside the student’s laboratory where the metal lined Orgone Room housing the powerful 20 layer Orgone Energy Accumulator was located. While one experimental milligram of pure radium served as a control and was kept far away in an unused building on Reich’s 280 acre farm; the other milligram of pure radium was placed inside the life energy charging device. We must remember that there was a war going on, the Korean War, and Reich and his associates were conducting this research partly in response to the threat of a nuclear conflict demanding some sort of antidote to radiation sickness. Therefore the experiment had as its goal the discovery of a possible anti-nuclear property of the newly discovered Life Energy.

The “normal” background count of “radioactivity” at Reich’s laboratory in Western Maine where a dozen people lived and worked was 30 – 50 counts per minute measured on the big 4096 Tracerlab Autoscaler. The background of radioactivity within an Orgone Accumulator measured with a portable SU-5 Tracerlab Survey Meter, type 6C5, was 40 – 70 cpm. In other words, with no nuclear material present, the concentration of Life Energy within a charging device caused the Geiger Counter to give a higher reading; about 40 % higher.

Once the Oranur Experiment had started; once the concentrated Life Energy had been exposed to the radioactive nuclear material – the background count at Reich’s laboratory climbed to approx. 80 cpm and would not immediately subside even when the nuclear material was removed from the Orgone Accumulator.

The radioactivity of a one milligram unit of radium had been calibrated at 16,000 cpm (8.3 Roentgens per hour). This was done in New York City, away from the highly charged atmosphere of Reich’s setup near Rangeley, Maine. The two units of Radium arrived on Jan. 5, 1951 and immediately they were measured unshielded at one centimeter distance and gave a reading of 254,760 cpm in the highly charged atmosphere near the various Orgone Accumulators. One milligram unit was secured as a control and not exposed further to the charging effect of the Orgone devices. The other milligram was placed inside the 20 layer Orgone Accumulator in the metal lined Orgone Room in the student’s laboratory. While the radium was within the charging device, accurate measurement was not possible because the instrument, the SU-5 Survey Meter would either race right off the scale or go completely dead. Away from the active experiment, the instrument resumed normal operation.

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The fateful Friday, January 12 – again the milligram of pure radium is placed inside the Life Energy device and again the observers feel the amplified radiation effects: severe nausea, loss of equilibrium, pressure in the forehead, sensations of fainting, severe headache, hot and cold flashes, severe belching: all these symptoms were observed and experienced by the one dozen or so physicians and technicians present during the 5 month course of the experiment. 


Additionally each observer was affected by a recurrence of any old or dormant injury or disease condition varying according to each individual’s weakest spot. It was as if the effect of the reaction of the concentrated Life Energy to the nuclear irritant was to attack each living organism in its weakest area (a converse relationship to the observed pattern of the effect of a “normal” Orgone Accumulator which seemed to strengthen or benefit the weak areas within the Organism; of course for our purposes there is no healing, beneficial or medical implication here).


The last time that the radium was placed inside the 20 layer Accumulator was to prove so dramatic that for fear of possible consequences, the experiment was stopped. The observers (Wilhelm Reich, Dr. Simon Tropp & others) were standing outside in the cold afternoon of January 12. They could see through the large picture windows the atmosphere inside the student’s lab become clouded within minutes after they had placed the unshielded milligram of radium inside the Life Energy charger. The clouded atmosphere was starting to move visibly and was shining blue and purple 1 The men became quite ill from nausea, loss of balance, cramps in the stomach – all this from one milligram of radium over 300 feet distant. Never before had symptoms of radiation sickness been so strong or had they been felt at such a great distance from the physical setup of the experiment.


The experiment was stopped in that the radioactive material was no longer placed inside the Life Energy charging device. The effects from the experiment continued and they intensified. It was quite unbearable to be near any Orgone Accumulator on the premises. It was as if the Oranur effect had spread and affected all of the Life Energy charging devices located at Reich’s extensive laboratory comprising two large and several smaller buildings. All of the Orgone devices exhibited exorbitantly high Geiger counter readings and produced symptoms of radiation sickness in nearby observers. A large batch of 30 experimental mice died from exposure to this Orgone Anti-Nuclear effect even though the mice were never physically close to arty nuclear material. Thorough autopsies on the mice revealed a leukemia-like blood picture.


The reaction seemed to be self-sustaining and was spreading. In response to the severity of the Oranur effect, all of the Orgone Accumulators were physically dismantled and their component parts were separated. The metal lined Orgone Room was dismantled. This measure of turning off the Orgone Accumulators (there is no switch to an Orgone device); this dismantling of the Orgone devices seemed to reduce the background counts of radioactivity from their levels of 80 cpm and above. It was noticed that reassembling even one Orgone charging device would immediately cause the background radiation measurements to approximately double. The experimental radium was secured within its 1/2” lead shield and placed inside a 4” steel and concrete safe located in a small wooden building some distance from the main laboratory.


What had been learned from this experiment? Basically, the presence of a strong concentration of Orgone Energy seems to amplify and magnify the radiation from a nuclear source. The New York Times reported on February 3, 1951 of an Atomic Energy Commission announcement of an increase in background radiation comprising an area of 600 miles in radius with its approximate center located Northern New England. It is likely that Reich’s Oranur Experiment with one milligram of radium had affected an area of 1,130,900 square miles.

On April 15, Reich decided to check on the experimental one milligram of radium which was still housed in its 1/2” lead shield inside the 4” thick steel and concrete safe. At a distance of 40 centimeters from the safe wall the reading was a fantastic 20,000 cpm on the SU-5 Survey meter. Reich was fearful of the radium and the continuing Oranur effect. He placed a group of mice in a cage quite near the safe housing the radium and waited for several days. The experimental mice remained in perfect health even though the radiation counts were abnormally high. It was as if the Oranur effect had changed and was no longer harmful even though the Geiger counter gave high readings.

Now Reich made a daring move that was to yield a rich harvest of new knowledge: He opens the safe and takes a measurement of the interior space inside the safe – the reading is over 100,000 cpm. He removed the milligram of radium from the steel and concrete safe and rushed it to the main laboratory. Here he measured it with the big and sensitive 4096 Tracerlab Autoscaler with a countertube of a mica window thickness of 2.3 mg/cm2 as opposed to the SU-5 Survey Meter with its countertube of a mica window thickness of 30 mg/cm2 wall thickness. (This means the 4096 Autoscaler was approx ten times more sensitive than the SU-5 Survey Meter) At a distance of one centimeter with no shielding the milligram of radium gave a reading of only 30,000 cpm! To explain this puzzling observation it was slowly realized that the 4” steel and concrete safe acted as an Orgone Accumulator itself due to its layering of steel and the organic material of concrete.


The nuclear radioactivity was confined within its lead shielding but the Orgone Energy was not confined, since the Life Energy passes through all materials – only at different speeds. Thus there was not a strong Oranur reaction when the nuclear material was within lead shielding inside the safe. The Oranur reaction was controlled as it were. The Orgone Energy could affect the nuclear source since the Orgone passed through lead; the radium could not irritate the concentrated Orgone field because the radiation was stopped by lead. 


Perhaps a way had been found to denature the harmful effects of the nuclear material. By placing the nuclear source first in lead shielding; and then placing the lead container within an Orgone Accumulator – in this way the Orgone Energy can get at the nuclear material but the radioactive material cannot affect the Orgone. After this process had been carried out for a period of time (months), a diminuation effect was noted in the reaction of the Orgone treated nuclear material on exposure to a strong Life Energy field.


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In the next article we will discuss Reich’s invention of the cloudbuster to combat an unexpected side effect of the Oranur Experiment; and we will examine use of this denatured milligram of radium (ORUR) to amplify the effect of the cloudbuster.

A more complete history of the Oranur Experiment is found in Selected Writings by Wilhelm Reich, published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux ISBN 0-374-50197-1. Briefly: the Oranur Experiment illustrated the nature of radiation sickness as being a reaction of the Life Energy against the nuclear irritant. 

Shielding is not possible against the Oranur effect because Orgone Energy penetrates all matter. Once the Oranur effect begins, it spreads in a chain reaction fashion to infect areas not originally exposed to the nuclear material. The Oranur effect produces symptoms of radiation sickness generally and within individuals reactivates any latent disease or weakness found in each particular organism. 

There are possibilities of antidotal uses of the Oranur effect as a preventive measure to “inoculate” the organism against radiation sickness such as might be expected in nuclear war. Of course we realize that these medical implications are being discussed for experimental purposes only in the light of historical curiosity in our examination of Reich’s most famous experiment. In no way is it suggested that anyone try to replicate this dangerous experiment!


Thus with the living planet Earth, the atomic explosions inaugurated by Oppenheimer and his ilk in 1945 have initiated an Oranur effect extending far out into space. From Reich’s pioneering efforts, we know that the Oranur effect does not follow the inverse square law of radiation propagation. The concentrated Life Energy reaction against one milligram of radium was reported to extend for 600 miles. A small 1945 atomic blast of 20 Kilotons released 500,000 Roentgens of gamma radiation in .01 seconds. 


In the same time, a milligram of radium releases .000023055 Roentgens of gamma. The distance for the Oranur effect from the milligram of radium was 600 miles. A proportional distance from the 500,000 Roentgens (Oranur effect, not inverse square wave propagation) is two light years. From this rough calculation, we can expect other inhabitants of our larger environment who are more attuned to Life Energy functions – we can expect others to take notice from a long ways away of our malicious nuclear technology.

Reprinted from Journal of Borderland Research – Vol XLII, No 6, November-December 1986

 

IN THIS ARTICLE, THE AUTHOR IMPLIES NO HEALING OR BENEFICAL EFFECT OR PROPERTIES FROM ORGONE ENERGY, ORGONE ENERGY ACCUMULATORS OR DEVICES. FOR HISTORICAL AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY IS THE STORY OF THE ORANUR EXPERIMENT BEING TOLD.


On 27th January 1951 an atomic bomb was detonated over America. [1]A week later on 3rd February 1951 an article by Robert K. Plant appeared in the New York Times reporting detection of ‘a slight increase in the amount of radioactivity in the atmosphere’ in the Eastern United States and Canada.

Conventional wisdom connected this with atomic bomb detonations two thousand miles away at the Atomic Energy Commission’s testing grounds in the Nevada Desert near Las Vegas. Correlation is not causation, but at the time there was no other explanation.

This is no longer the case because we now know that while the US Military was busy smashing atoms in the Nevada Desert, on the other side of the country the Black Death of 1348 [2] was being replicated and an atmospheric chain reaction created that threatened millions of citizens on America’s eastern seaboard. [3]

At Orgonon, four miles outside Rangeley in the state of Maine and two hours’ drive from the Canadian border, Wilhelm Reich was testing his hypothesis that nuclear energy (NR) was ‘energy after matter’ and that orgone energy (OR) [4] was ‘energy before matter’. If correct then orgone energy would act as an antidote to nuclear energy and heal or prevent the destruction of living systems by nuclear radiation.

Reich had made his proposal for The Orgonomic Anti-Nuclear Radiation Project (ORANUR) to the Trustees of the Orgone Institute on September 6, 1950. On December 3, 1950 a meeting was held in the research laboratory at Orgonon to deal with the task of ‘concentrating the work of the staff upon the anti-nuclear radiation effects of orgone energy’. The Oranur Experiment began in earnest on December 15, 1950. [5]

A radioactive phosphorous isotope (P-32) was used for preliminary investigations. Reich reported that ‘a major first result in the direction of the expected ‘OR-versus-NR effect’ came in on December 28, 1950. On January 5, 1951 experiments were started with two milligrams of radium.

‘Orgone energy and nuclear energy,’ Reich wrote, ‘are contradictory functions of nature and are thus antagonistic to one another.’ How right he was. Deadly orgone savagely attacks nuclear energy. Like the T-cells of the body’s immune system, orgonotic systems respond to the presence of NO by manufacturing massive amounts of DO. Its task is to annihilate the NO and destroy this threat to the survival of its host organism.

To cut a long story short, the Oranur Experiment ‘ran amok’ and the institute’s workers had to be evacuated to escape the ‘raging fury’ of the uncontrollable Oranur effects. [6]

On Friday 12th January 1951 Reich shut down the Orgone Institute after trying desperately to flush out the accumulated deposits of deadly orgone (DO)…with limited success. It had been an extremely close call. Despite the most stringent precautions, theOrgone Institute’s Protocols had been overwhelmed by the unanticipated power of this newly discovered form of cosmic energy. [7]”


What is the take way? We have explored and explained the discovery of orgone energy, which is LIFE energy, and is abbreviated OR energy. Then we showed and illustrated how nuclear energy and man made radioactive elements and everything associated with it is DEATH energy or DOR energy. Everything in the physical universe has it’s opposite, and so does the life force energy. Humanity should not be pursuing DEATH (DOR) energy as the result is just more death. What humanity should be concentrating on is how to harness LIFE energy, known as ORGONE energy. 

“Orgone energy and nuclear energy,’ Reich wrote, ‘are contradictory functions of nature and are thus antagonistic to one another.”

But to follow the path of more life rather than more death, people will have to say no to nuclear energy at every turn, in every way, as it is a monopoly that has control of the levers of power in many fields; medicine, pharmaceuticals, energy, politics, science and more. AGRP explores and explains in great detail how and why nuclear energy causes harm and death in even small doses, via the links below. 


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Oranur and Orgone Nuclear Radiation Neutralizing Experiment; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/oranur-and-orgone-radiation.html

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WIPP And Illegal High Level Waste Documentation Plus Evidence

Latest developments report from VB Price talks with local New Mexico citizen activist and nuclear expert Don Hancock about the recent radiation leak at the WIPP site in southern New Mexico. Southwest Research and Information Center SRIC (505) 262-1862 – http://www.sric.org
Is WIPP allowed by law to legally dispose of high level nuclear waste? No. Does WIPP currently contain high level wastes? The short answer is yes. Whether it is illegal remains to be determined by you via the court of public opinion, and a future court of justice, if some organization or legal firm decides to take this on. How a low level, temporary, experimental salt mine ended up having high level waste inside of it, despite not really having any permits to do it, is the REALLY interesting part. So let’s dive in, shall we?
In this article we will explore how in the original agreement and permits, Congress plus other agencies involved, all made it very clear that no high level waste was to be allowed at WIPP. This healthy and sane limitation and safety ‘rule’ mostly stuck all the way up to 2005.  But somehow, through sleight of hand and changing how things are labeled and classified, high level waste is now inside WIPP. Most of those negative changes happened since the DOE made the infamous ‘monster mod’ in 2005. What changed? 
In part, what used to be called high level waste has now been ‘reclassified’ and/or renamed. High Level Waste at WIPP is now called RH Remote Handled Waste or low level Contact Waste, CH. By law, HLW, known as High Level Waste, is theoretically still not allowed at WIPP, but RH and CH waste  is allowed. Let’s dive in and see how these magic name changes happened and how HLW High Level Waste ended up at WIPP, and is now being called either CH waste or RH waste.
To explain how this all happened, we will start at Hanford, because that is one of the places where the WIPP RH and CH waste came from. Hanford, as you probably already know, contains a large number of very large underground tanks that are now leaking. What is left in them is high level waste sludge, because the DOE hired contractors to pump out all of the liquids.  For those who do not know about the radioactive nightmare that Hanford is all about, here are a few links to get up to speed..

Hanford; Lethal And Leaking; A Race To Armageddon? via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/hanford-lethal-and-leaking-race-to.html

Hanford – Multiple Secret Green Runs Released 685K Curies Radioactive Iodine On Washington And Oregon
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/08/hanford-and-multiple-secret-green-runs.html

Hanford – Leaking Radioactive Gas Into Air and Toxic Fluids Into Columbia River; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/02/hanford-leaking-radioactive-fluids-into.html

Regarding whether all of those tanks at Hanford (and many other locations around the US) have been managed as HLW, numerous DOE documents document this very basic fact. For example, Linking Legacies: Connecting the Cold War Nuclear Weapons Production Processes To Their Environmental Consequences, DOE/EM-0319, January 1997, referring to Hanford HLW, states: At Hanford, high-level waste alkaline liquid, salt cake, and sludge are stored in 149 single-shell underground tanks and 28 double-shell underground tanks. Some transuranic waste and low-level waste is also stored in the tanks but all tank waste is classified at Hanford and managed as high-level waste. at 35, emphasis added, see also at 33. 
Now for the rest of the story… Somehow, high level waste sludge seems to have ended up at WIPP but it is now labeled as CH waste and/or as RH waste. Below is an example of the ‘low level’ CH waste garbage, but it does not seem to be low level at all, since it contains sludges, resins and liquids in some form or another, plus non transuranic waste, which is supposed to not be allowed inside WIPP. So why is it there?
Low level waste used to be considered waste that did not have a lot of radiation in it, such as clothing, gloves, wipes, etc. Low level waste at WIPP is called contact handled waste or CH. Does the above container sound like low level waste?

If this is CH waste, what does an RH remote handled waste containers have in it by comparison? RH waste must be be handled by robots, not people, due to the 10 sieverts or more radiation coming through the lead radiation shielding containers.

The barrel above contains what they the DOE calls CH waste, or ‘low level’ nuclear waste;

Resins, and electrochemical milling sludges are solidified with liquid waste, and that waste contains; 

Americium 241
Curium 244
Most curium is produced by bombarding uranium or plutonium with neutrons in nuclear reactors – one ton of spent nuclear fuel contains about 20 grams of curium. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curium
Cesium 137 or Caesium-137 (NOT TRU – TRANSURANIC WASTE – THIS IS ILLEGAL)

55Cs, Cs-137), cesium-137, or radiocaesium, is a radioactive isotope of caesium which is formed as one of the more common fission products by the nuclear fission of uranium-235 and other fissionable isotopes in nuclear reactors and nuclear weapons. It is among the most problematic of the short-to-medium-lifetime fission products because it easily moves and spreads in nature due to the high water solubility of caesium’s most common chemical compounds, which are salts. (Cesium is NOT transuranic waste.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cesium_137
(THIS IS ILLEGAL)
Neptunium
Plutonium
Strontium  (NOT TRU – TRANSURANIC WASTE – THIS IS ILLEGAL)
Thorium (NOT TRU – TRANSURANIC WASTE – ILLEGAL)
Uranium (NOT TRU – TRANSURANIC WASTE – ILLEGAL)
Here is another barrel of CH waste, showing illegal non transuranic Cesium and Strontium as part of what is in the mix, together with oils, solvents and what sounds like a witches brew of whatever someone threw in there. (THIS IS ILLEGAL)
Does this sound like low level waste to you? Not really, huh?
WHAT IS Transuranic Waste (TRU) (CH) AND (RH) Remote Handled Waste?
According to PattieB on ENENews; Transuranic waste (TRU) is, as stated by U.S. regulations and independent of state or origin, waste which has been contaminated with alpha emitting transuranic radionuclides possessing half-lives greater than 20 years and in concentrations greater than 100 nCi /g (3.7 MBq /kg).[1]
Elements having atomic numbers greater than that of uranium are called transuranic. Elements within TRU are typically man-made and are known to contain americium-241 and several isotopes of plutonium .[2] Because of the elements’ longer half-lives , TRU is disposed of more cautiously than low level waste and intermediate level waste. In the U.S. it is a byproduct of weapons production, nuclear research and power production, and consists of protective gear, tools, residue, debris and other items contaminated with small amounts of radioactive elements (mainly plutonium).
Under current U.S. law, TRU is further categorized into “contact-handled” (CH) and “remote-handled” (RH) on the basis of the radiation field measured on the waste container’s surface. CH TRU has a surface dose rate not greater than 2 mSv per hour (200 mrem /h), whereas RH TRU has rates of 2 mSv/h or higher. CH TRU has neither the high radioactivity of high level waste, nor its high heat generation. In contrast, RH TRU can be highly radioactive, with surface dose rates up to 10 Sv/h (1000 rem/h). 
As you can see from the table above, the transuranic radioactive elements above  uranium are;
NP, PU, AM, CM, BK, CF, ES, FM, MD, NO, LR
Transuranic waste does NOT include Thorium (Th), Cesium (Ce), or Strontium (St), so why is it in all of these barrels of both CH and RH waste? Remember, this means in case of a leak, fire, explosion, or crushing/rusting out of these plain metal barrels, all of this really bad stuff comes out, not just americium. And if things go bad, they make the bad situation even worse with more things mixed in, rather than fewer. The next logical question is, if most of these barrels contain things just like this, what REALLY came out of WIPP? It was not just Americium, and authorities recently released reports showing Cesium was also measured, so what is the total of ALL of the radioactive elements coming out, not just one or two?
The fact is, WIPP is all about breaking the ‘rules’, because the nuclear industry does it with everything. 
According to PattieB; “WIPP contains atomic bomb-program products plus nuclear reactor garbage all combined together. There are 212 different man made radioactive elements that could be mixed together in various ways inside WIPP. As far as gases produced by WIPP nuclear garbage, it is a smorgasbord of elements and gases.. There is no way to figure out which low level radioactive barrel or high level waste container is producing which decay series of elements or radioactive gases. It is more about what they think may work, put it in a barrel or container and then hope for the best. WIPP generates and releases “all 212 types of gasses like Fukushima was or still is venting at present.”

WIPP is not supposed to allow anything that produces flammable gases inside of it. 
Via lam335; “POTR blog has suggested that gases might have been given off by the materials that were contaminated with the Plutonium (Pu). If I understand correctly, the so-called “low-level” waste at WIPP was other materials (gloves, clothing, tools, etc.) that were contaminated with Pu. The constant bombardment of those materials by the alpha radiation causes them to break down chemically, and when they do so, they give off such gases as hydrogen, methane, and some VOCs. They seem to believe that it was some of those gases that exploded, rather than any given off directly by the Pu itself…”
PattieB February 28, 2014 PU generates heat, and gasses result, also fire.. so every damned thing.. paints, plastics, clothing and textiles, wire coatings, and if gets hot enough, metals.. certainly also have sodium vapor, add iodine, and it just goes on and on,.. many carry the radioactive contents when burned or heated to gas / smoke state.!Who knows what is sitting in there…? The paint will likely be a lead-based type.. so add that.. possible asbestos.. zinc from ceiling bolts if hit raw plutonium or did they use hot-dipped galvanized bolts in the ceiling..? It gets crazy,,,,,
Plutonium – Several Compounds Of This Toxic, Radioactive Heavy Metal Are Pyrophoric And Burn When Exposed To Air; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/plutonium-several-compounds-of-this.html

In another post by a twitter user, “the levels of plutonium at the WIPP facility is much higher than admitted to by WIPP, which likely means that there was an underground explosion or fire. Maybe something caught on fire. Maybe a fission event happened…..The DOE has claimed that there is NO surface contamination at WIPP, so why is the DOE stopping the collection of surface swipes at the WIPP site?  If there is a surface contamination of millions of disintegrations per square centimeter, it means that plutonium is present at 1 gram per square meter on the ground, and it had to come out of the exhaust vent at WIPP. This also means that the HEPA filters either did not work, were not turned on, or the ‘truck fire’ incident was actually a plutonium emission/explosion/fire..
Do we have any other evidence of ‘illegal’ waste going into WIPP?

via Brenda Edwards McCracken ·

AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION IS WORTH A POUND OF CURE!
Perhaps WIPP and the community would be cleaner today if the DOE made a diligent effort to address the TSR violation reported by their Chief Nuclear Engineer in 2008 (Busche Complaint Section 2.26 page 12): “In June 2008, the WIPP received a drum containing transuranic waste that read 270 millirem neutrons per hour on contact, which exceeded the waste acceptance criteria for that facility under the RCRA permit. After performing an unreviewed safety question determination, Busche determined that the drum was safe to leave in place. However, the drum was still a violation of the Technical Safety Requirement (“TSR”). Upon convening a meeting of the Plant Review Committee, the committee, including Busche, notified the Department of Energy of the violation. Approximately three months later, Busche was called into a meeting with the senior DOE manager, Dave Moody, and senior URS manager, Farok Sharif, and was asked to rescind the report of the TSR violation. When she refused, Busche was removed from her position and reassigned to the Hanford site of URS.” Americans have invested billions in contracts to clean up DOE nuclear facilities in several states. Citizens have a right to know the truth. Pat condescending answers will destroy America’s nuclear future. Source; comment to article at;
What have we learned so far?

1. WIPP contains illegal radioactive elements that are not TRU waste, such as strontium, cesium, and more. This is FACT, because we are using the documentation that comes directly from WIPP and DOE, not some outside source.
2. Illegal flammable gases are being produced inside WIPP. Every container down inside WIPP has a vent on it, documented and verified by WIPP itself. Each vent on every one of those tens or hundreds of thousands of barrels underground releases flammable gases. These same vents are SUPPOSED to retain the radioactive gases, but do they really? Who is checking that? Where are these gases going, except above ground? So the ungodly number of barrels of CH and RH waste that used to be called high level waste are producing flammable gases underground. These flammable and potentially radioactive gases as well are vented out via the high velocity ventilation system at WIPP. There is no way that decaying nuclear elements in WIPP do not produce a whole host of radioactive and flammable gases. Guaranteed; WIPP is producing flammable and radioactive gases; it is only a question of how many, and how much per day. The more barrels that go down there, the bigger the flammable gas production becomes, and the bigger the explosion when it finally goes boom, due to the pyrophoric metals going down there too. 
Two categories of waste, CH and RH, are approved for disposal at the WIPP. Contact-handled waste containers have surface radiation levels of less than 200 millirem/hr (mrem/hr) and are handled directly by human operators. Remote-handled waste containers have surface radiation levels of 200 mrem/hr and up to 1,000 rem/hr. All waste received for placement in the WIPP facility must conform to the WIPP waste acceptance criteria (WAC)[2]. The WAC prohibits both pyrophoric and compressed gas containers in the waste and limits the amount of liquids. All waste containers disposed of at WIPP are also required [16] to be made of metal with installed vents. ….The shielded container proposed for future RH waste shipments to WIPP is comparable in size, having approximately the same exterior dimensions, to a 55-gallon TRU waste drum. The shielded container however, is designed to carry one 30-gallon vented payload drum, and the cylindrical sidewall of the shielded container has nominal 1-inch-thick lead shielding sandwiched within a double-walled steel shell, as shown in Figure 4-1 and Figure 4-2. The external shell wall is 11 gauge steel and the internal shell wall is 7 gauge steel. The lid and the bottom of the container are made of carbon steel and are approximately 3 inches thick. The container has been tested to DOT Type 7A specifications [7], which will ensure that the container is robust. Type 7A containers must be subjected to test which simulate hypothetical accident conditions for heavy rain (water spray), impacts (drop, puncture), and compression (stacking). These containers are not tested for hypothetical fire conditions.
But what happens when the WIPP ventilation is turned off or reduced severely, such as with a power failure or after a fire, such as the salt truck mine fire? What happened after the truck fire? What happens when the ventilation is turned off? Potentially, could radioactive plutonium waste filled barrel contents burn even without a spark to ignite them?
Plutonium – Several Compounds Of This Toxic, Radioactive Heavy Metal Are Pyrophoric And Burn When Exposed To Air; via @AGreenRoad
3. WIPP containers with high level nuclear waste are able to leak, be crushed and/or explode, based on the documented evidence of a radiation plume coming out of WIPP as of Feb. 2014. This was NEVER supposed to happen for 250,000 years. According to the expert in the video above, three geological nuclear waste storage facilities globally, have all failed so far. We are a month in and there are still no radiation readings from underground. There is still no news of what happened to either a CH or RH container or containers.
Now that we know the definition of CH and RH waste, let’s take a look inside one of the containers of RH waste, to see what is there…
To see for yourself, the inventory of what is at WIPP, and that most of it has cesium and other illegal stuff in it, go to;
Pipe overpack container for trasuranic waste storage and shipment
Above you can see a sample set of barrels full of RH really high radiation, illegal and lethal stuff that they said has had a spontaneous combustion’ episode before it went into WIPP.  We have also found out that the plutonium that is ‘legal’ inside WIPP is also pyrophoric, meaning it can burn spontaneously when exposed to air. They said the above barrel’s contents ‘will be’ treated further to make it ‘legal’ for WIPP, but nothing in this document states that it was ever done. Maybe they did it right, maybe they didn’t. Maybe it will spontaneously catch on fire again, and maybe not. Who knows, now that this and other containers like this are all buried and sealed away, with no way to check and make sure, in case the paper work or certification is missing on it.. 
It is also interesting to note that this container has Cesium and Strontium in it, which are not legally allowed in WIPP, because it is supposed to only be for transuranic wastes, above uranium in the periodic chart. So here we have two examples of illegal waste inside WIPP.. Guess what? This situation with illegal barrel contents is ‘normal’. These same illegal and non permitted radioactive elements can be found in many if not most of the containers going into WIPP. If this law/rule is being violated with such impunity and no one is complaining, why even bother with checking what is going in, since it is all illegal to start with? 
Arnie Gundersen, a nuclear expert, says the technology behind WIPP is untested — hence the word “pilot” in the facility’s title. “As a society, we believe that if you stick things in the earth, they are safe,” he said. “But with radioactivity, it’s not dead. It can come back to haunt you if there is a leak afterwards. This is alive.” 
Many of the protections, rules, limits, safeguards that were initially in place have been dismantled, especially since 2005. As we can see from the above material, plenty of illegal waste went into WIPP, and odds are that what came out via a radiation plume in Feb. 2014 is made up of far more than just the americium and plutonium that is now being admitted to, since most of the containers in WIPP look just like the ones above. This puts into doubt the ‘official’ radiation readings and identification of what is being found as radioactive material in the filters and outside the WIPP facility, wouldn’t you agree?

Numerous, Severe Geological Problems Identified At WIPP Site, DOE Went Ahead Anyway With Illegal High Level Waste; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/numerous-severe-geological-problems.html

After the six days of denying ANY radiation leak and exposing workers on site and off site in local communities to radiation carried via those workers, (watch video above) the first ‘official’ report admitting there was a radiation leak coming out of WIPP said that ONLY Americium came out, just like in every household smoke detector.. Then the next (official) WIPP report said plutonium was released, but that plutonium was all natural, not really above ‘normal’ background radiation, dental xrays and bananas, all of which are false equivalencies. This type of lying, deception and cover up is normal after ever nuclear disaster, believe it or not. Find out more if this is new to you.. 

WIPP Radioactive Plutonium/Americium Plume Release Covered Up For Six Days, Researchers Denied Access; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/wipp-radioactive-plutoniumamericium.html

30 Ways The Nuclear Industry Deceives Everyone; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/primer-in-art-of-deception-cult-of.html

A Primer In The Art Of Deception; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/primer-in-art-of-deception-cult-of.html

Human Radiation Experiments Performed Without Consent Or Knowledge; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/09/human-radiation-experiments-performed.html

Over 30 times more radiation got by WIPP filters than gov’t claims? Radiation also released from ‘unfiltered’ vents — Foam used to plug openings is degrading — Filters too radioactive for lab techs to check — No ‘immediate’ danger to public — Rumors of dump getting shut down
4. We now have documented evidence that WIPP and DOE officials lied about the amount of radiation coming out, the radiation levels, and types of radiation released. WIPP officials failed to warn not only the employees on site, and but also the public for many days. They covered up the nuclear disaster for many days, which is also ‘normal’ for any nuclear accident, even the large ones like Fukushima, Santa Susana and Chernobyl. Further evidence documents that they minimized the effect of radiation and tried to pass off the huge plutonium release as not having any effect. 

For more details about how this facility went from an small scale, low level waste experiment to a full blown, permanent, high level waste thing where anything that can go in will go in, see;

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Permits And Regulatory Compliance Approvals; via @AGreenRoad
Catch 22 – Nuclear High Technology Plus Safety Assurance Offers Only A False Promise And An Empty Guarantee; via @AGreenRoad
Bottom line, the whole nuclear/military industrial complex is built on secrecy, lies and deception, starting with the development of the atomic bomb, the use of it in nuclear power plants, the production and use of plutonium (MOX fuel) and then the disposal of the radioactive garbage that stays dangerous for 250,000 years, which is so long, that is practically forever, when it comes to human history.
As we can see from the four points made in this article and video, there is NO common sense, realistic or safe plan on keeping any of super deadly witches brew of death producing radioactive elements safely away from humans, as evidenced by a radiation disaster that has already happened, before this facility is even finished. This is the equivalent of a house under construction, burning down because of pyrophoric plutonium stored inside of it. Another salt mine just like this in Germany failed just due to severe geological problems, and radioactive water coming out of the mine itself.. See the pictures here..

The whole WIPP facility is now radiation contaminated. WIPP is now a SUPERFUND cleanup site. There is no safe way to let anyone back down in there to work. There is a continuous release of radiation from a leaky HEPA filter system that may not have even been working since it was clogged with soot from the truck fire a week earlier. For a full report on the salt mine truck fire, see the 90 plus page DOE report here;

http://www.energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2014/03/f11/Final%20WIPP%20Underground%20Fire%20Report%2003.13.2014.pdf

There is also documented evidence that the HEPA filter and ventilation system failed at WIPP. Here are the details on that…

HEPA Filter System Failed At WIPP Facility; What Is The REAL Story About Radiation Release? via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/hepa-filter-system-failed-at-wipp.html

Bottom line, without this radiation leak, without the numerous lies, without the exposure of communities downwind to potentially a HUGE cloud of radiation and gases, there are numerous severe geological problems at WIPP which doom this facility if not short term, then definitely long term.
There are illegal radioactive elements documented above that are going into WIPP and HIGH LEVEL WASTE is already in there, just because someone switched labels, names and categorization of nuclear waste coming from places like Hanford. Some of this nuclear garbage going into WIPP can catch on fire spontaneously and may have done so in this nuclear disaster that just happened in Feb. 2014. Bottom line, the WIPP facility is a complete and total failure, on multiple counts, and no more nuclear waste should be allowed to go into it. PERIOD.  Just like the German nuclear storage facility, WIPP failed and the plan now should be figuring out how to get that nuclear waste out of there and back above ground where it can be monitored safely.

Unbelievably, on Feb 14th, DOE applied to reduce safety regulations even more than they already have, and put even more dangerous stuff down there. Note that the date of the radiation accident is the SAME DAY. What kind of gall and hubris does this take? 

via Nick March 15, 2014 “February 14 , 2014 – The New Mexico Environment Department is beginning a 60 day public comment period for a DRAFT Class 3 Permit Modification. Persons interested in learning about this PMR and what changes the Department is making may contact Trais Kliphuis at trais.kliphuis@state.nm.us or 505-476-6051. (Currently WIPP is a Class 2 facility)
“The following documents are available for downloading:
Interested Person Letter and Public Notice – English
Interested Person Letter and Public Notice – Spanish
Fact Sheet
DRAFT Permit (Zipped File)
The Permit Modification Request
Index to the Administrative Record
Administrative Record (Very Large Zipped File)”
Note that on 2/14/14, the facility experienced a radiation release that was covered up for six days, and no one recorded the total release. It is unknown if the HEPA filters and ventilation system worked for those six days and if they did not ‘leak’ after that date. And the evidence provided via link is that this supposedly ‘perfect’ HEPA filter system has numerous leaks.  

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/42402150/ns/world_news-asia_pacific/t/diaper-absorbent-used-try-plug-nuke-leak/

DOE has the gall to ask for permission to store even MORE DEADLY nuclear waste and toxic chemicals, despite covering up this accident for six days, lying about radiation release, deceiving the public and having a track record of failure at other facilities. On the SAME DAY OF THE WORST  NUCLEAR FAILURE globally in a salt mine, they demand permission to FAIL in an even WORSE way. Hopefully the public will weigh in this.  Contact names, addresses and websites plus phone numbers of agencies involved are in the link below.

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Permits And Regulatory Compliance Contacts; via @AGreenRoad

Let your local, regional, state, and federal politicians and all of the agencies involved know that you want WIPP closed down. Stand up to this unmitigated, unbridled sense of hubris and arrogance. Join forces with the local citizen based groups and support them in their fight against this nuclear, out of control monster. If not you, who? If not now, when?

For more local information and how to make a difference around WIPP: 

Southwest Research and Information Center (505) 262-1862  –  http://www.sric.org

Citizens for Alternatives to Radioactive Dumping  http://www.cardnm.org

Concerned Citizen for Nuclear Safety (505) 986-1973 – http://www.nuclearactive.org

Nuclear Watch New Mexico  (505) 989-7342 –  http://www.nukewatch.org
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WIPP And Illegal High Level Waste Documentation Plus Evidence; via @AGreenRoad

2014 – Radioactive Plutonium Plume Coming Out of New Mexico’s WIPP – Geological Nuclear Radioactive Waste Isolation Pilot Plant; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/02/radioactive-plutonium-plume-coming-out.html

WIPP Radioactive Plutonium/Americium Plume Release Covered Up For Six Days, Researchers Denied Access; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/wipp-radioactive-plutoniumamericium.html

WIPP Ventilation System ‘Unstable’, Possibly Due To Underground Explosion, Another Explosion Possible AT ANY TIME via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/02/wipp-ventilation-system-damaged.html

WIPP Is Not A Place For 250,000 Years Of Anything, Much Less Honor; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/wipp-is-not-place-for-250000-years-of.html

Long Term Nuclear Waste Storage Fatal Flaw By Dr. Busby; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/06/long-term-nuclear-waste-storage-fatal.html

The Fallacy Of High Level Nuclear Waste Geological Storage; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/fallacy-of-high-level-nuclear-waste.html

Into Eternity; A Movie About Nuclear Waste Permanent Repository Issues; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/into-eternity-movie-about-nuclear-waste.html

No Solutions For Nuclear Disasters Or Nuclear Waste; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/no-solutions-for-nuclear-disasters.html

Dry Cask Long Term High Level Nuclear Waste Storage Problems And Issues; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/03/dry-cask-long-term-high-level-nuclear.html

Long Term Storage Of Nuclear Fuel, Nuclear Waste Problems/Issues

Can Geiger Counters Detect Plutonium?

Geiger counters can detect plutonium. This is, apparently, a common misconception. Please watch the video above and you will see why and how a radiation detector can at least in theory, detect plutonium. So let’s dive into the details of how, why and when…
Old fashioned and obsolete civil defense radiation detectors are a good example of radiation detectors that CANNOT detect alpha radiation and thus will likely miss a pure plutonium radiation sample, especially a small one, like a hot particle. The older civil defense Geiger Counters are surrounded by metal containers and alpha particles cannot penetrate the metal to hit the detector that is inside the box. Another issue with them is that they may have lost calibration, so they are not accurate any more. 
A cheap Geiger Counter is generally ‘tuned’ to detect Cesium, which emits beta radiation. You have to check with the manufacturer and ask specifically if a detector will pick up alpha radiation. Also ask what the detector is ‘tuned’ to detect, especially if you are trying to detect small amounts of plutonium. Plutonium is only going to be out there, in very small, minute nano particle amounts. 
As Antiproton points out, a ‘hot ‘particle’ of plutonium is invisible. Then your detector would have to right on top of it, and then you would have to a longer timed test to even detect anything from it, because the radiation given off by that hot plutonium particle that is made up of millions of plutonium atoms in a dust mote is so miniscule, it is hard to detect, especially when compared with cesium or strontium for example. But that does not mean that hot particles are safe, particularly if they get inside of you.

For even more details, click on;

Live in San Francisco? You, Your Dog And Your Kids Inhaled Billions Of Radioactive Plutonium Atoms; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/01/live-in-san-francisco-you-your-dog-and.html

Cheap radiation detectors commonly sold out there for $100 to $200, have tubes that look like a short pencil inside of them and they are pretty insensitive for low level radiation, such as plutonium, which generally is a minute part of the total radiation ejected out of a nuclear accident. You cannot use this cheap type of detector for anything other than warning you about a fairly high dose of radiation or plume coming over. It is not useful for detecting low doses of radiation found in food, etc.

It is much easier to pick up the much more intense radiation given off by cesium and uranium, which give off high levels of beta and gamma radiation, than the alpha radiation given off by minute amounts of plutonium. Most radiation detectors are ‘calibrated’ for cesium, but will detect alpha, beta and gamma radiation, unless the detector is behind metal, or enclosed somehow. Alpha radiation is blocked by a piece of paper. 

More expensive pancake style detectors can much more easily pick up alpha radiation given off by plutonium because they have a much larger surface area on the detector head. The detector head or tube in a more expensive and much more sensitive radiation detector is a round disc shaped object which you can see in your detector.

The ads for radiation detectors often do not disclose what type of detector tube they are using. Ask the manufacturer or retailer what TYPE of detector tube or head is in the Geiger Counter you are thinking of purchasing; (is it a tube or a round disc?). The much more sensitive and useful disc or pancake types of detectors generally cost around $400 up to $1,000, depending on brand, features, and whether they are in kit form, include software, GPS, etc. In AGRP’s opinion, it is not worth buying the cheaper detectors, unless you want a 2nd cheaper ‘backup detector’ for whatever reason. Invest in a high quality, reputable US manufactured, pancake style Geiger Counter.. 

Generally speaking, radiation arrives with a bunch of radioactive elements all put together, like a crowd of people. Each person in a crowd represents a radioactive element. The Geiger Counter is going to ‘see’ the crowd, not plutonium within it, which is only 1 person in a crowd of let’s say 100,000 people. A Geiger Counter is designed to warn you about the radioactive crowd coming, not the 1 person that is called plutonium. 
Any radiation detector sensitive or not, is going to find everything else first, cesium, uranium, strontium, etc.. plutonium will be so minute a part of the radiation plume, it is impossible to pick it out and say that plutonium is there or not there, with a standard Geiger Counter. Beta and gamma rays travel so much further and have so much more energy at longer distances that they are easier to detect.

Beta and gamma radiation will register and hit the detector to the point where it cannot even ‘see’ plutonium, even though it is there, especially if you are more than 2 inches away from a surface. Alpha rays only travel about 2 inches and then you cannot even detect them anymore, as AntiProton points out. 

Because plutonium all by itself is so hard to detect with a just a standard Geiger counter, a plutonium detector has to be very sensitive, (pancake style). But even a pancake detector that can and will detect alpha radiation emitting plutonium, will not tell you if it is plutonium or not. A Geiger counter registers clicks or hits of radiation from gamma, beta and alpha radiation on the tube, but it does not isolate each click and tell you what it is coming from. It warns you that danger is there, but cannot tell you what kind of danger is there. 
To find and identify plutonium specifically all by itself on top of a contaminated surface sample or some object that has radiation contamination, you have to have a radiation detector that can be tuned to, or pick out just the right ‘frequency’ or type of radiation.


The above home made alpha radiation detector is designed to detect ONLY alpha radiation. Another model of this same kind of alpha radiation detection device is talked about here;
http://nukeprofessional.blogspot.com/2014/01/spark-detector-for-alpha-particles.html

A more expensive version would be a detector that has to include software to show the plutonium as a ‘spike’ in a graph.. Here is an example of another type of plutonium detection device. You will notice this device is nothing like a standard Geiger counter, which only registers clicks per minute, or a gross radiation reading.

Antiproton compares several different brands of detectors on one sample of an alpha radiation sample… A basic scintillation counter is just like a Geiger counter in that it only measures that radiation is present. A scintillator connected to a device called a multi-channel spectrum analyzer. This software can tell you what energies the photons hitting the scintillator have, and you can determine the nuclide from that.
What is the take away? 
You have been introduced to the different ways and tools that are required to detect plutonium.
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Can Geiger Counters Detect Plutonium? via @AGreenRoad

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WIPP Is Not A Place For 250,000 Years Of Anything, Much Less Honor

This Place is Not a Place of Honor from Tom Jenkins on Vimeo.

This video explores the long term plans for WIPP, and the markers that are contemplated but not yet built, after it is full of a massive amount of nuclear garbage that must be guarded and kept safe for 250,000 years. WIPP is supposed to last for 10,000 years, but the barrels going in are designed to last for maybe five years, if that. 
A Feb. 2014 radiation leak showed that the containers cannot even handle the ‘creep’ of salt walls and ceilings without being collapsed and releasing deadly substances that not only prevent further human entry to the facility, but also endanger everyone downwind. The facility is supposed to be designed to allow people to pull the nuclear waste back out in case something bad happens. Obviously, this is not going as planned. Imagine if a high level waste container with sludge or liquid and/or gas inside is collapsed or if salt/brine water corrodes it and releases what is inside. No human can ever go back down there, and a cascade of failing containers will only make things worse and worse, even with HEPA filters.. This filter system is very likely to be overwhelmed.

The official planning documents foresee that containers will not even last 300 years. If something goes wrong, as it already has, how does anyone get a high level waste and bring it out of WIPP, without any containers?

Bottom line, there is NO plan for removing anything, once it goes down into WIPP. This is an experiment designed to FAIL, and to release horrendous amounts of radiation, guaranteed, within 300 years. 

The WIPP radiation release scenario can and will get much worse, because too many warnings were ignored, too many safety conscious people were fired, demoted or moved and their concerns buried in order to force WIPP to happen, no matter what. The containers are DESIGNED to fail, as outlined in the above planning document, within a maximum of 300 years, releasing 22 MILLION curies of radiation, and then it goes where it will. 
Nothing in human history has been remembered for even 2,000 years. Humans cannot remember anything about massive amounts of huge monoliths, statues, caves, pyramids, stone circles, mounds and blocks all over the planet, even if they have writing on them that lasted up to today. These ancient 2,000 year old structures are all a huge mystery to us, modern, civilized humans. What are the odds that anyone will remember what WIPP is even 2,000 years from now, much less 200,000 years from now? 
All of the previous massive structures we have found so far anyway are built as places of honor, worship and sacrifice to some greater good. But what our generation is leaving for posterity and a legacy is a dishonorable stain and blot about our civilization.  We are leaving our children death, dishonor, and an unsolvable problem, with no solution and no possible access to solve it either, once things go bad, as they have already, less than 15 years into it. What kind of legacy is that? 
Rather than leave a legacy of something inspirational, noble, enduring and good for 70,000 future generations, we are leaving our children with a huge, overwhelming genocidal problem to deal with and hiding it in a place that will be almost impossible to access in the future. WIPP is a disgrace, a dishonor, and a slap in the face for our children and their children, for an eternal infinite future that we cannot even imagine. WIPP is symbolic of science gone insane. Technology combined with man made radioactive elements are generating more and more dis-ease, suffering and death, not the opposite. WIPP is the evidence of this insanity, which extends into an infinite future.
No other civilization, no other generation has done what we have allowed to happen in our name. No archeology from the beginning to now has uncovered a toxic cesspool that kills anyone that discovers it and then keeps on killing anyone downwind, in the whole of human history. But now, in this supposedly most advanced, smartest, best, and most powerful civilization we have accomplished the lowest of the low, the darkest moment in all of human and earthly history.
We have managed to figure out how to not only dishonor, but also kill countless of our own future generations in the blink of an eye, by leaving something that if uncovered by accident, will kill not only the person doing that, but also become a potential life extinction event. And WIPP can accomplish an ELE event that without anyone even uncovering it with the 22 million curies of radiation inside of it, when filled, just through geological processes that bring this deadly waste to the surface.

Just one of the MANY geological problems in the link below, can doom future generations to an ecocidal event with no possible end or solution. That dark genocidal event may even be starting now, with the leak that started in Feb. 2014..

Numerous, Severe Geological Problems Identified At WIPP Site; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/numerous-severe-geological-problems.html

According to Roger Anderson; “the renowned hydrologist who developed the Hartman scenario has stated the case nicely and some of my own thoughts in the next paragraph were inspired by his report to the New Mexico Attorney General http://www.ago.state.nm.us/contact.html.
The original goal of nuclear waste disposal was to free society from the responsibility and expense of constantly watching and monitoring nuclear waste. It was the task of geologists and hydrologists to find places in the earth where hazardous wastes could be isolated from the biosphere until no threat existed. As scientists we failed in our task, not from lack of effort and intelligence, but from pressures to find a quick solution. 
One by one, the original criteria that had been established for safe disposal were set aside in favor of what appeared to be progress. The conflict at the WIPP site between disposal and natural resources, and with petroleum in particular, was hidden and the deception ultimately led to the threat of human intrusion and defeat of the goal of unmonitored disposal. Loss of other established criteria, such as overpressure in the repository and a long travel time in the aquifer, have compounded the problem.
In the long run, continuous administrative control is going to be an incredibly expensive solution. The prospects for maintaining successful control over a period of 10,000 years, or 240,000 years, are exceedingly remote. DOE still clings to the claim that WIPP can be cut loose, free of control, and hopes that concrete pillars on the surface will offer protection. The legacy of WIPP, however, is a need to guard nuclear waste for as long as society has memory.
At WIPP, once the project was funded, and once a staff of scientists and engineers was in place, a form of psychic inbreeding took over. Re-evaluating the project in the light of new evidence was never an option and the science selected data and chose assumptions that furthered the mission. When some members of the team came to believe that other facts and assumptions, harmful to the mission, were more plausible, and when they persisted in this view, they were no longer considered team members and left the project.
Credible scenarios of human intrusion and dismissal of important criteria for safe disposal demonstrate that peer review was inadequate. Once the project had momentum, political rather than scientific motives took over and the end result was a failure to reach the goal of unmonitored disposal. Nuclear waste is now going underground and WIPP has committed our descendants to eternal expense, vigilance, and the real possibility of exposure.”

The only SANE thing left is to empty out WIPP of all RH and high level waste, (which was not allowed in the original permit), shut down all things nuclear, and dismantle these toys, never to touch them again.

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Permits And Regulatory Compliance Approvals; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/waste-isolation-pilot-plant-wipp.html

WIPP Radioactive Plutonium/Americium Plume Release Covered Up For Six Days, Researchers Denied Access; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/wipp-radioactive-plutoniumamericium.html
Leave this insane nuclear waste in accessible places where it is isolated from humans, but also accessible in case things go bad, which they will. WIPP is the opposite of that place. As Germany has already learned with their nuclear waste storage depository in a salt mine, ‘it was a BAD idea’.

For more local information and how to make a difference around WIPP:

Southwest Research and Information Center. (505) 262-1862. http://www.sric.org

Citizens for Alternatives to Radioactive Dumping. (505) 266-2663. http://www.cardnm.org

Concerned Citizen for Nuclear Safety. (505) 986-1973. http://www.nuclearactive.org

Nuclear Watch New Mexico. (505) 989-7342. http://www.nukewatch.org

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WIPP Is Not A Place For 250,000 Years Of Anything, Much Less Honor; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/wipp-is-not-place-for-250000-years-of.html

More articles at;

Long Term Storage Of Nuclear Fuel, Nuclear Waste Problems/Issues
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/recycling-or-long-term-storage-of.html

Food Radiation Testing Machine Choices And How To Set Up A Community Or Store Based Testing Center

There are many food testing scintillator spectrometer choices. In this article we will focus on a range of machines that cost anywhere from $1,900 to $18,000.  In the view of AGRP, the ideal food radiation testing machine would display at the very least, cesium radiation in Bq/kg on the computer screen, not require mashing of the food, and test a food item quickly, spending no more than 10 minutes per sample to test it. Each machine will test differently, take different times, may require mashing of food, etc. Be sure to ask lots of questions. 
Each of the following machines does it differently. Some graph out all radiation on a screen, breaking it down by individual isotope. Some measure only cesium. Most if not all of these machines do not detect alpha radiation.

It pays to ask lots of questions and also talk with satisfied customers before committing to buy. The good thing is that there are lots of choices out there. Be sure to ask about warranties, test the customer service, and ask about calibration, how often it is needed, who does it, what it costs, etc. 

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Beeresearch unit $1,900 
Comes with scintillator and software. Need to supply a computer and build a lead shielded testing chamber; $300+
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Berthold Australia LB 200 – Rapid food monitoring $11,000
Becquerel contamination amount on a screen, and also comes with a lead shielded testing chamber.”
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The Gammasonics AustralRAD Becquerel Monitor $18,000 
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Another European rood radiation test machine choice is available at Seibersdorf Laboratories; 
Dr. Thales Schröttner
T: + 43 (0) 50550-2571
F: + 43 (0) 50550-2544
Seibersdorf Labor GmbH
Forschungszentrum
2444 Seibersdorf
Austria
T: +43(0)50550-2500
F: +43(0)50550-2502
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Radiation Alert® GammaPAL 
The GammaPAL is a complete measuring system for analyzing radiation contamination in milk, meat, fish, grain, fruit, and vegetables, as well as in air swipes, soil samples, and other materials. 
GammaPAL / Portable Radiation Analysis Laboratory
The GammaPAL is your all-in-one sampling kit for radiation safety, the ideal instrument for detecting contamination in food, soil, and water. A portable laboratory containing all the items you need for sampling in the field or from a stationary base of operations. The GammaPAL is a complete measuring system for analyzing radiation contamination in milk, meat, fish, grain, fruit, and vegetables, as well as in air swipes, soil samples, and other materials.
Includes: Inspector survey meter with wipe test plate and swipes for preliminary testing, a rugged Nomad Pocket PC with bar code scanner for easily labeling samples, tools for sample collection, and screw top marinelli beakers for sample storage.
Our GM based detectors are ideal for a number of applications, ranging from surface contamination and sampling to personal and environmental monitoring. For detecting contamination in food, soil, and water and to accurately quantify and qualify the results, you need a scintillation detector. Many scintillation devices with this capacity cost upwards of tens of thousands of dollars. The GammaPAL can provide these capabilities for much less.
Sample Time vs. LLD for Background Counts
Radioactive material in the sample is detected with a 2×2 sodium iodide scintillation probe using a Marinelli geometry for soil, water, and bulk samples or a 2-inch filter geometry for wipes and air samples.The 500ml beaker is placed in a 1-inch thick lead shield. Depending on the sampling time and the isotope, the detection limit is approximately 2.5-100 Bq/l and can easily identify concentrations of Iodine 131, Cesium 134, and Cesium 137.
Kit Includes: URSA-II Multi Channel Analyzer w/ GammaPAL Software | One 2X2 Nal Detector w/ C-C cable | TDS Nomad 900LE w/ Bar Code Scanner and Serial Boot | Carries 10 Empty Screw Top Marinelli Beakers | Lead Marinelli Shield Case | 1 Marinelli with K40 reference standard | 5000g Tempered Digital Scale | Sieve for Sample Collection | Small Hand Shovel | iM3075 StormCase w Wheels | Inspector Survey Meter w/ Wipe Test Plate | Swipes |
Detector
2 X 2 Nal Detector w/ 3ft. C-C cable
Typical FWHM
7.5% – 9%.
Display
TDS Nomad 900LE w/ Bar Code Scanner and Serial Boot
Spectrum Analyzer
URSA-II Multi Channel Analyzer w/ GammaPAL Software
Total Kit Size
33.30” x 24.40” x 19.30 inches (84.5 x 62 x 49 cm)
Total Weight
110lbs (49.895kg)
Power Requirements:
URSA-II – External 12VDC power supply, six “AA” NiMH rechargeable batteries (included) with recharging internally, or six standard alkaline “AA” batteries. External 12VDC power jack allows instrument to plug into vehicle. “Fast Charge” of NiMH batteries can also be selected. The URSA-II is fully portable with four hours of battery life and PPC Compatibility
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What is involved in setting up a DIY, or community food testing lab.
free DIY Food testing lab Guide
Lots of radioactive food contamination reports are spread across multiple web sites. “The Food Lab” and “Radiation Food Lab” are free community service, to help concerned people keep track of all international radioactive food contamination reports.
“The Food Lab”
or
“Radiation Food Lab”
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Food Radiation Testing Machine Choices And How To Set Up A Community Or Store Based Testing Center; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/food-radiation-testing-machine-choices.html

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Permits And Regulatory Compliance Approvals

Some people believe that WIPP is operating without any permits or permissions. In part that is true. WIPP was originally built without a permit. 

“The New Mexico Environment Dept. (NMED) believes external regulation of non-mixed waste is a critical issue. There is an inherent conflict of interest between the DOE’s mission and its self-regulation of safety. This conflict is aggravated by a long legacy of secrecy which is at the root of many of the safety problems and contamination at the DOE facilities around the country….The NMED has always intended to guarantee that no prohibited waste is disposed of at WIPP. The NMED has the discretion to enforce this matter as they see fit. In fact, new permittees are usually prohibited from even constructing a facility without a permit. The NMED determines if the facility design can protect human health and environment, before the facility is constructed. This requirement is part of the RCRA regulations. Yet, WIPP was constructed without a permit.

http://www.nuclearactive.org/wipp/hearings/zappe.html

Today, WIPP is regulated, approved and operating under the Presidential Environmental Justice Order 23898, and with permits from both the EPA on a federal level, and on a state level through the New Mexico Environment Dept. The federal Dept Of Mines is involved when it comes to miner safety and health. Details about these permits and approvals are provided below. It is important to note that there has been a HUGE mission creep at WIPP.

According to the New Mexico Environmental Evaluation Group, the WIPP facility via the DOE is to contain 25 million curies of radiation, including RH and high level nuclear waste materials ‘for experimental purposes,‘ when completed. http://www.wmsym.org/archives/1983/V1/17.pdf

Original WIPP Permit

According to the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Environmental Management, Accident Investigation Report: “DOE was authorized by Public Law 96-164, Department of Energy National Nuclear Security and Military Applications of Nuclear Energy Authorization Act of 1980, to provide a research and development facility for demonstrating the safe, permanent disposal of TRU wastes from national defense activities and programs of the United States exempted from regulations by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. 
The WIPP Land Withdrawal Act, Public Law 102-579 (as amended by Public Law 104-201), authorized the disposal of 6.2 million cubic feet of defense TRU waste at the WIPP facility. The WIPP facility operates in several regulatory regimes. DOE has authority over the general operation of the facility, including radiological operations prior to closure
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through its regulations at 40 CFR Parts 191 and 194, certifies the long-term radiological performance of the repository over a 10,000-year compliance period after closure of the facility
The State of New Mexico, through EPA delegation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), has issued a Hazardous Waste Facility. 

The State of New Mexico, through EPA delegation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), has issued a Hazardous Waste Facility Permit for the disposal of the hazardous waste component of the TRU waste. 

Additionally, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is required to perform four inspections per year of WIPP. pg 2
The draft Permit prohibits any RH waste at WIPP whether mixed or not. [Remote Handled (RH) waste is so ‘hot’ that it must be remotely handled.] So little is known about RH waste that it would be almost impossible to characterize it and determine what hazardous constituents are in the waste. DOE/WID want NMED to change the Permit to allow RH waste at WIPP, but they included almost no information about RH-TRU characterization or management in their Permit application.

DOE is required by the Land Withdrawal Act and its Amendments to have an annual inspection of the WIPP mine by the US Bureau of Mines (USBM). Since the USBM was abolished four years ago, DOE has pursued no outside inspection of WIPP….

http://www.nuclearactive.org/wipp/hearings/permitissues.html

WIPP was supposed to be a low risk, SMALL, low level nuclear waste pilot project that would be studied for a number of years, to work all of the bugs out. WIPP was ORIGINALLY designed so that nuclear waste could be retrieved if problems developed or were discovered in the annual inspection. Now the annual inspections are not happening. There is no outside inspection agency. The DOE is a promoter of nuclear power and is now also it’s own ‘regulator and inspector’, plus it seems to be the sole funder of all associated entities. 
As they are filled up, the ‘rooms’ are being sealed up, so no inspections are even possible any more. Why is DOE doing this? The WIPP site had and still has numerous geological problems, which were identified BEFORE it opened. Those problems are still there and growing more evident with each passing year. The WIPP site should stay open and accessible for the annual inspections and all barrels should stay accessible, so they can be retrieved later, if something happens that requires this.

Numerous, Severe Geological Problems Identified At WIPP Site; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/numerous-severe-geological-problems.html

MAYBE, if WIPP could have pulled off a low level nuclear waste storage facility without a hitch or anything going wrong in 30 – 150 years, documented by annual inspections of all barrels of waste and no radioactive releases, then it would possibly be time to construct a NEW full scale nuclear waste storage facility and maybe experiment with storing some high level nuclear waste on a small scale with everything designed around that goal. WIPP is not that place, and it was NOT designed for this purpose. 
Since the original permit was provided for WIPP, as detailed above, which did NOT allow any high level wastes all the way up to 2005, DOE has changed everything, and all of it in a negative, risk increasing manner. From a small, low level nuclear waste experimental facility that had a third party inspector, WIPP has mutated this into an anything and everything is ok to go in full scale high level waste ‘permanent’ facility, with no way to pull anything out in case things go bad. (See documentation below all of the organizational items below)

The annual mine inspections went out the window and filled up rooms are now backfilled and sealed up with cement and salt. No wonder WIPP went haywire with a nuclear leak happening before it was even done. You can see how much has changed with the DOE description of WIPP below… Compare the above original permit to what is going on now.

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WIPP REGULATED BY PRESIDENTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ORDER 23898 
The DOE and the EPA are federal agencies and receive federal funds. As such, these federal agencies are required to follow the President’s Environmental Justice Executive Order No. 23898, dated February 11, 1994. [The Executive Order requires each federal agency to “make achieving environmental justice part of its mission by identifying and addressing, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations in the United States.”]

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DOE

Federal Dept Of Energy (DOE) WIPP Project Is Approved By Congress
“In 1979, Congress authorized the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP). The WIPP facility, located 26 miles southeast of Carlsbad, N.M., was constructed during the 1980s. Congress limited WIPP to the disposal of defense-generated TRU wastes. In 1998, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certified WIPP for safe, long-term disposal of TRU wastes.
Generally, TRU waste consists of clothing, tools, rags, residues, debris, soil and other items contaminated with radioactive elements, mostly plutonium. These man-made elements have atomic numbers greater than uranium, thus trans-uranic, or beyond uranium on the Periodic table of Elements. There are two categories of TRU waste. Contact-handled (CH) TRU waste can be safely handled by workers under controlled conditions without any shielding other than the containers itself. CH TRU waste will make-up approximately 96 percent of the total volume of waste to be disposed at WIPP. The remaining four percent will be remote-handled (RH) TRU waste, which emits more penetrating radiation than CH TRU waste and must be handled and transported in lead-shielded casks.
Primary regulators at WIPP are the EPA and the New Mexico Environment Department. A number of other agencies, committees and panels monitor WIPP’s progress and contribute to project success. Mine Safety and Health Administration – MSHA  (it is supposed to inspect the facility 4 times per year, but has not done this.)
The DOE Carlsbad Field Office, which leads the nations TRU waste disposal effort, has coordinated TRU waste cleanup at a number of generator sites around the country. Since 1999, WIPP has set the standard for safe, permanent disposal of long-lived radioactive defense wastes.
RECOVERY ACT
Recovery Act Projects at Carlsbad focus the supplemental appropriations for job preservation and creation to accelerate the disposition of defense-generated TRU waste across the nation. Specifically the project entitled “TRU Waste Accelerated Disposition” involves the accelerated TRU waste characterization, certification and transportation for disposition of defense-generated TRU waste from the targeted generator and interim storage sites above and beyond the currently-approved baseline project using Recovery Act funds.”
To submit a FOlA request to DOE;  you may also search on the FOIA Portal that consists of documents previously released under the FOIA. If the information is not available here, submit a Freedom of Information Act request electronically.
You may also mail in your FOIA request to the following address:
FOIA Requester Service Center
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Mail Stop MA-90
Washington, DC 20585
Or by facsimile at (202) 586-0575. If you have any questions, please give us a call at (202) 586-5955.
Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) EPA Compliance Certification
The WIPP is a DOE facility proposed for the disposal of transuranic mixed waste (combined hazardous and radioactive waste) in a geological repository (a salt bed 2,150 feet below the land surface). The facility is located 26 miles east of Carlsbad, New Mexico (P.O. Box 3090; Carlsbad, New Mexico 88221), in Eddy County.

http://energy.gov/management/office-management/operational-management/freedom-information-act

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EPA

“WIPP is regulated under:
A Compliance Certification Approval (40 CFR Parts 191 and 194) for radioactive waste from the EPA’s Office of Radiation and Indoor Air;

The 1992 WIPP Land Withdrawal Act of 1992 (LWA) (8) directed the EPA to develop final disposal regulations and related compliance criteria for the WIPP site. In December 1993, the EPA promulgated the final disposal regulations, also referred to as 40 CFR 191 (1). In February 1996, prior to the enactment of the WIPP Land Withdrawal Act of 1996 (LWAA) (9), the EPA promulgated “Criteria for Certification and Re-Certification of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s Compliance With the 40 CFR Part 191 Disposal Regulations; Final Rule”, also referred to as 40 CFR 194 (2). Subpart 40 CFR 194.46 defines the following “Removal of waste” requirement for WIPP:  “Any compliance application shall include documentation which demonstrates that removal of waste from the disposal system is feasible for a reasonable period of time after disposal…..
A Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Permit (40 CFR Parts 264 and 270) for hazardous wastes from the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED).

Radiation Compliance Certification Application, Federal Contact:
Mr. Nick Stone (Coordinator, EPA Environmental Engineer) 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 
1445 Ross Avenue (6PD-O) 
Dallas, Texas 75202-2733 
Telephone Number: (214) 665-7226 
FAX (214) 665-7263 
Hazardous Waste (RCRA) Permit Application, State Contact:
Mr. John Kieling, Bureau Chief
Hazardous Waste Bureau 
New Mexico Environment Department 
P.O. Box 26110 
Santa Fe, NM 87502 
Telephone Number: (505) 476-6035 
FAX (505)-476-6030 
E-Mail Address: john.kieling@state.nm.us  “

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MINING SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

The authority of the Mining Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) governs actions at WIPP through the federal Dept. Of Labor. “Protecting Miners’ Safety and Health Since 1978
http://www.msha.gov/

MSHA’s National Hazard Reporting Page

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!

To report a hazardous condition at a mine to MSHA, call: 1-800-746-1553
or use the on-line filing option (For more information, see below).

You do not need to identify yourself!

To report an imminent danger hazardous condition call: 1-800-746-1553
(a condition that could cause a serious accident, injury, illness or fatality)
http://www.msha.gov/codeaphone/codeaphonenew.htm#.Ux8o9vldWHQ

FOIA Request
http://www.msha.gov/readroom/readroom.htm#.UyOMnfldWHQ


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State of New Mexico Environment Department

Waste Isolation Pilot Plant Permits 2010-2014
http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/wipp/pdfpermit.html

Permit Table of Contents – Feb 2014
Part 1 – General Permit Conditions – Feb 2014
Part 2 – General Facility Conditions – March 13, 2013
Part 3 – Container Storage – Feb 2014
Part 4 – Geologic Repository Disposal – Feb 2014
Part 5 – Groundwater Detection Monitoring – May 8, 2012
Part 6 – Closure Requirements – Nov 30, 2010
Part 7 – Post-closure Care Plan – Nov 30, 2010
Part 8 – Corrective Action for SWMUs and AOCs – Nov 30, 2010
A – General Facility Description and Process Information – Oct 1, 2012
A1 – Container Storage – Oct 2013
A2 – Geologic Repository – Oct 2013
A3 – Drawing Number 51-W-214-W, “Underground Facilities Typical Disposal Panel” -Nov 30, 2010
A4 – Traffic Patterns – Oct 2013
B – Hazardous Waste Permit Application Part A – Feb 2014
C – Waste Analysis Plan – Oct 2013
C1 – Waste Characterization Sampling Methods – March 13 , 2013
C2 – (Reserved) – March 13 , 2013
C3 – Quality Assurance Objectives and Data Validation Techniques for Waste Characterization Sampling and Analytical Methods – Feb 2014
C4 – TRU Mixed Waste Characterization Using Acceptable Knowledge – March 13, 2013
C5 – Quality Assurance Project Plan Requirements – March 13 , 2013
C6 – Audit and Surveillance Program – Feb 2014
C7 – TRU Waste Confirmation – March 13, 2013
D – RCRA Contingency Plan – Oct 2013
E – Inspection Schedule, Process and Forms – Feb 2014
F – Personnel Training – Dec 21, 2012
F1 – RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Job Titles and Descriptions – Nov 30, 2010
F2 – Training Course and Qualification Card Outlines – Oct 2013
G – Closure Plan – Feb 2014
G1 – Detailed Design Report for an Operation Phase Panel Closure System – Apr 15, 2011
G1-G – Technical Specifications, Panel Closure System – Oct 1, 2012

G1-H – Design Drawings – Nov 30, 2010
G2-E – Design Drawings – Nov 30, 2010
H – Post-Closure Plan – Nov 30, 2010
M – Figures (Reserved) – Nov 30, 2010
“October 29, 2004 – NMED issued a Final Determination on a Class 2 modification request to the WIPP Permit submitted by the Permittees on July 2, 2004. The subject of the modification proposed to prohibit TRU mixed waste from tanks that had ever been managed as high-level waste unless specifically approved through a separate Class 3 PMR. After considering all public comment, NMED approved the modification with changes, such as expanding the prohibition to include a specific list of tanks at Hanford, Savannah River, and INEEL that are covered under the exclusion. NMED will issue responses to comments at a later date..
Final Determination letter sent to Permittees
The Permit was modified as a result of this administrative action. Go to the Download Page for the current version of the Permit.
September 17, 2004 – NMED today published notice of a public comment period of its intent to approve a Class 3 modification to the WIPP Hazardous Waste Facility Permit. The draft Permit issued today proposes to allow the construction and use of additional underground HWDUs, or panels, for TRU mixed waste. The following documents are available for public review:

Public Notice – discusses public review of the draft Permit, public comment, procedure of issuance of final permit decision, arrangements for persons with disabilities, and additional information

Fact Sheet – discusses background, administrative history, Permittees’ modification request and prior public comment, proposed action, availability of additional information, public comment and request for hearing, and final decision

The affected attachments to the permit ( Module IV, Attachments A, I, M2, N, and O) included in the draft Permit are available for download in two formats (figures are not included):
New Panels draft Permit in WordPerfect 8 (165 KB zipped) – includes embedded comments
August 31, 2004 – NMED today issued a compliance order to the Permittees for violations of state hazardous waste management regulations carrying a total civil penalty of nearly $2.4 million. These violations concern shipments of radioactive waste from the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL) to WIPP between March and July of this year. Further information is available in the following documents:
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Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring And Research Center (CEMRC)
The Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center is a division of the College of Engineering at New Mexico State University
“CEMRC has partnered with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Sandia National Laboratory (SNL), and Nuclear waste Partnership, LLC (NWP) to create a unique facility with programs that include: environmental monitoring of almost any radiological and inorganic constituent; actinide chemistry and repository science particularly concerning the environmental behavior of Pu, Am, U and Np; dirty bomb mitigation research and training particularly for 137Cs and 60Co, head space gas and volatile organic compound (VOC) analyses; in vivo and in vitro bioassay, whole body dosimetry, military small arms range clean-up, evaluation and design of innovative treatment technologies, and soil, water, air and waste characterization.
The Department of Energy Carlsbad Field Office (DOE CBFO) currently operates the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico, as a repository site for transuranic (TRU) waste generated as part of the nuclear defense research and production activities of the federal government. The CEMRC facility and staff provide support to WIPP, LANL, SNL and WTS primarily through site and environmental monitoring, in vivo bioassay, and scientific and laboratory support.” Source: http://www.cemrc.org
Sampling results; 

http://www.cemrc.org/2014/03/05/cemrc-radiological-results-air-sampling-wipp-site-following-february-14th-2014-radiation-detection-event-2
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2005 seems to be the date when the WIPP ‘monster’ was unleashed, via the DOE. They pushed for getting rid of safety, health rules and modified the permit to allow just about anything into WIPP, without inspections and including high level waste, which was labeled as remote handled or RH waste. Almost all of what DOE wanted was granted.  
According to SRIC; “On November 23, 2005, those three forces began the latest phase of the on-going struggle, as the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) issued a draft permit to change many aspects of the WIPP operating permit based on the Department of Energy (DOE) permit modification request. Critics dubbed the DOE request the “monster mod” because of its size — more than 1,100 pages, its scope — re-writing major parts of most of the permit, and its substance — substantially loosening the health and safety requirements while dramatically increasing the lethality of the waste coming to WIPP.
The “monster mod” combines three DOE modification requests to the WIPP operating permit that were opposed by many people and rejected by NMED. In a sharp reversal of its previous rulings, the draft permit included most of the major items of the “monster mod,” including virtual elimination of chemical and physical analysis of waste containers before they can be shipped to WIPP, allowing highly radioactive remote-handled (RH) waste, and more than quadrupling the amount of waste allowed to be in the surface storage areas…..Because DOE had virtually no characterization information for more highly radioactive wastes and did not want to carry out visual examination, commentors opposed and NMED prohibited any RH waste in the 1999 permit.
ISSUES AROUND WIPP PERMITS

Ceiling And Wall Collapses

“DOE plans to emplace waste in steel drums in direct contact with salt, the most corrosive host rock imaginable. Upon closure, WIPP will be a wet repository due to the steady inflow of brine. The tunnels themselves are subject to salt creep. The floors heave, the roofs collapse, the walls cave in. Already a 1,500 ton slab of rock salt has fallen from the ceiling in one of the WIPP experimental rooms. These rooms have since been barricaded, with no access for inspections. The roofs in Panel 1, the area proposed for waste emplacement, have already experienced failure, and are presently supported by 13 ft. roof bolts, wire mesh, expanded metal, channel steel, and point-anchored threaded rebar.

There is a 220 ft. long open fracture, up to 3 inches wide, in Room 7. There is a 180 foot-long network of open fractures, up to 3 inches wide, in the ceiling of Room 7. No one can say for certain that a roof fall will not occur in Panel 1 during the time of waste emplacement. Because of worker safety concerns, the NMED should prohibit the use of Panel 1 for waste disposal in the final Permit.”
http://www.nuclearactive.org/wipp/hearings/phillips.html

Bottom line, there is no plan on keeping this waste inside containers and away from brine water flows, or ceiling collapses. The plan is to let them all rust, collapse and/or dissolve, and then let Nature take the radioactive water and gases anywhere and everywhere.

Annual Inspections

WIPP is supposed to have annual inspections. How is this ‘inspection’ going to happen if all of the panels are sealed up? How are the containers going to be inspected if they are cemented in, and/or covered with salt? Who is going to do the inspections, because the original inspection agency has been abolished completely? Does anyone trust DOE to perform this ‘inspection’ for the rest of time?

Since there is no way to inspect anything that is all sealed up, DOE has no intention of inspecting anything. WIPP is currently a hide it underground, seal it up and run away kind of storage facility.

Site Accessibility After ‘Closure’ Issues

The EPA requires that the site remain accessible for a ‘reasonable amount of time’, but leaves it totally up to the DOE to decide what this period is.. The DOE can say a couples of hours is enough time, and just seal it all up and walk away after they have filled it all up with highly volatile, high level nuclear waste, the way things are written up right now. They could care less if water leaks in and bad things happen, as they have already demonstrated with violations detailed above and with the truck fire, as well as the radiation release..

In Germany, the same thing happened in their nuclear waste storage facility as it is happening at WIPP right now. The Germany salt mine nuclear waste storage facility developed huge water ‘leaks’, so the Germans decided to pull the waste back out. But they found out it was much harder to do than they originally planned and they found out a lot of stuff went in that was not supposed to… Bottom line, they decided it was a BAD IDEA to try and store nuclear waste in a salt mine.
Now the Germans are spending money to pull the nuclear waste back out, while trying to keep the water pumped out that is leaking in.. WIPP also has several water leaks already, and according to miners, that spells doom for any mine, and there is no way to stop it from getting progressively worse and worse, until the whole mine floods.
High Level Nuclear Waste Transport Permit Issues
WhipRoutine March 8, 2014 “I live along one of the WIPP routes in NM. Well, all the routes pretty much come through here. We’ve been seeing the trucks come through for over a decade now. This article has finally prompted me to come online and tell what I’ve witnessed over the years. I’m a little scared. DHS agents come to your homes now around here to interrogate people…
One day after the first shipments started moving down the highways, I was driving through Santa Fe County where I-25 and US 285 meet. One of the WIPP trucks that had the 3 stainless steel special shipping containers was parked just under the overpass of I-25. One of the containers had Black Smoke coming out of the top of the container. Blacker than diesel. My thought was ‘what if that’s plutonium waste’.
Later that year I was at a community weed and debris burn at the local volunteer fire station. I asked one of the regulars what happened? Was it radioactive? Are we contaminated now in all these communities here. He shrugged his shoulders and said yes there was an incident and he couldn’t talk about it….One other time about 6 years ago, I saw one on Interstate 25 with smoke coming out of one of those kegs and I just went as fast as I could to get ahead of it and get upwind.“….
NO Access Of Monitors Or Researchers To Site Allowed

The plutonium, americium and other radioactive element nuclear accident at WIPP was covered up and denied for six days. This should not be allowed.

WIPP Radioactive Plutonium/Americium Plume Release Covered Up For Six Days, Researchers Denied Access; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/wipp-radioactive-plutoniumamericium.html

AGRP recommends the following around WIPP:

1. Stop putting more high level RH or low level nuclear waste into WIPP. This is a PILOT PROJECT. It is an experiment, not a fully functioning high level nuclear waste depository. It was originally designed to a ONE room depository with only low level waste. Ideally, everything should be pulled back out, due to the EXTREME geological risks at WIPP, as documented by numerous scientists and geologists, all of where fired or moved. 
2. Develop a LONG TERM 1,000 year plan for realistic monitoring, safety, emergency response and inspections via an independent and neutral third party; NOT DOE.
3. Install LIVE very sensitive radiation monitors both inside the mine and outside in a ring around WIPP, where the community can see the radiation readings from the Internet; and capable of reading alpha, beta, and gamma radiation, because all types of man made radiation (including cesium, strontium, uranium) are going into WIPP, not just plutonium and americium. The Military should be forced by law to install, maintain and repair these meters and have battery backups in case of power failures, when most accidents happen.
4. Review all geological warnings already identified (see link below), and assess whether all wastes need to be pulled out, RH wastes need to be pulled out, or modifications need to be made, due to numerous ceiling collapses and other geological problems at WIPP site. 
Numerous, Severe Geological Problems Identified At WIPP Site; via @AGreenRoad
5. Assess and redo the emergency response plan, especially around the venting, filtering and sealing of the shafts in case something goes wrong; specifically radioactive explosions, leaks or fires underground, including back up systems in case the primary HEPA filters fail for ANY reason; power loss, explosion, fire, etc. ALL shafts should be covered and 100% hermetically sealable in case of accident, without any power source. 
6. Do not allow any further expansion. One ‘room’ is enough for a pilot project. Seven football field sized rooms is way too much for an ‘experiment.’ If things go bad, it will be too large to handle. 
7. Tighten high level RH waste transportation rules, laws and who is responsible, who responds, who measures radiation, how it is required to be reported, in case of high level waste transport container leakage, fire, accident, etc. Mandatory and transparent data reporting to EPA on all incidents, visible to public at all times, no FOIA request necessary. Fines and automatic whistleblower rewards for reporting, disclosure of hidden incidents, and for non compliance.
8. Require that the US military fund this disposal site out of their annual budget, and that any disposal of nuclear weapons waste is NOT paid for by taxpayers through DOE. Transfer responsibility for site to the Pentagon.
9. Require the US military to pay and/or provide the labor to put up a LARGE STEEP 50 foot tall berm around the site along with markers at the top of the fenced berm, with warning monuments. They would also be in charge of having onsite guards, patrolling the top of this berm to make sure no one trespasses and/or drills.
10. Make the US military responsible for making sure no one drills into the site, paid for out of their annual budget. The military would have to monitor anyone drilling within 3 miles and visit those rigs to make sure they are complying with horizontal drilling regulations; not allowed into or under WIPP, due to subsidence and other issues.
11. Make the US military responsible for patrolling WIPP underground for the next 1,000 years to ensure safety, paid for out of their annual budget. Minimum patrols; once daily..
12. If the transfer to the military and out of the hands of DOE is not accomplished, make sure that the cost of WIPP and other military facilities cleanup and storage like Hanford and Savannah is included in the military budget and costs. 

13. All events involving fires, leaks, radiation release should be reported immediately, and researchers, as well as radiation monitors allowed on site, immediately. Laws and local ordinances should be passed along with fines, jail terms and revocation of permit to operate in case of non compliance. 
WIPP Radioactive Plutonium/Americium Plume Release Covered Up For Six Days, Researchers Denied Access; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/wipp-radioactive-plutoniumamericium.html
Bottom line, WIPP is like a wild, out of control elephant that is on the rampage. The original permit was for a small experimental facility, to test the feasibility of storing LOW LEVEL waste such as rags, wipes and towels in an undergound salt mine that gets water in it and is subject to all kinds of things going wrong. Since 2005, WIPP has mutated into an out of control monster with high level wastes that were reportedly smoking/burning before they even get into the facility, and we have containers leaking radiation just a few years into the ‘experiment’.

Obviously, this WIPP experiment is NOT WORKING with numerous leaks, ceiling collapses, container leakage/explosion, and ventilation issues.  If it is isn’t working just a few years into the experiment, what is going to happen when the S(#*# really hits the fan, down the road?

For more local information and how to make a difference around WIPP: 

Southwest Research and Information Center (505) 262-1862  –  http://www.sric.org

Citizens for Alternatives to Radioactive Dumping  http://www.cardnm.org

Concerned Citizen for Nuclear Safety (505) 986-1973 – http://www.nuclearactive.org

Nuclear Watch New Mexico  (505) 989-7342 –  http://www.nukewatch.org

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Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) Permits And Regulatory Compliance Approvals; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/waste-isolation-pilot-plant-wipp.html

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Catch 22 – Nuclear High Technology Plus Safety Assurance Offers Only A False Promise And An Empty Guarantee

Although the speaker above is talking about Fukushima, this also applies to WIPP, Chernobyl, TMI, Santa Susana, and any other nuclear accident. What he is talking about applies to normally operating nuclear power plants as well.

False comparisons and equivalencies are always made by pro nuclear promotion experts, supposed regulators and supposed health authorities after ALL nuclear accidents and even for the ‘legal’ radiation coming out of all nuclear facilities. They compare bananas, x-rays, airline flights to man made radioactive elements or hot particles. There is NO comparison between these things, as the speaker above lays out in great detail.

According to Rainbow Warriors; “The man from Fukushima (picture below) predicts another (major nuclear) disaster to come!
This Japanese farmer now lives alone with his animals near the city of Tomioka, located in the « no man’s zone », a radioactive quarantine forbidden zone with a radius of 20 km around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant..

A few days before the 311 disaster anniversary, the man of Fukushima, Naoto Matsumura, chose to leave his irradiated land to come to say loud and clear his opposition to nuclear first in Paris, before going to Strasbourg in front of the European Parliament and to Fessenheim, then afterwards to Germany and Switzerland.
Sitting in a room of the Town Hall in the 2nd District of Paris, beside environmentalists like Denis Baupin (EELV Europe Ecology Vice President of the French National Assembly), Karima Delli (EELV Europe Ecology European MP), Pascal Durand (EELV Europe Ecology Paris Region Candidate), and Jean-François Julliard Greenpeace France director), the 54 years old Japanese farmer says that he is “ready to testify in the world.”
“I knew of the accidents at Three Mile Island and Chernobyls,” says the man who has always refused to leave his land near the town of Tomioka, located in the evacuated “no man’s zone” (prohibited perimeter of a radius of 20 km around the Nuclear plant) “But I never thought it would happen to us because I thought and believed that the Japanese technology was good enough, superior to others ... and 11 March 2011, the plant exploded, I heard the sound of the explosion and then I told to myself this time that it is us, it is happening to us, it is happening at home. “
Tepco technicians before 311 told us there was no danger, that it would never happen.

Liars!

A few days after 311, one of my neighbors, a Tepco technician told me that everything was now under control, that everything will be back to normal after a few days while evacuating his family away:

 Liar!

Since the beginning of 311 Tepco is repeatedly telling us that everything is fine and getting better:

Liars!

They now are telling us it will take 30 to 40 years to fix it:

Liars!

They lied to us before, they lied to us after and they still lie to us now!
“I am now a cesium man. I know since I did a whole body counter spectrometry in October 2011.

I am a hibakusha, an irradiated person. I piss and shit cesium. I sleep and eat in radioactivity.”
A parallel between TEPCO and EDF/AREVA

And the farmer, who now lives alone with his animals, came to warn the French: “I think that EDF/AREVA also think the French nuclear power plants are safe and that the French technology is good and superior to others. Tepco, it was the same. They told us that there was no danger, it was safe … “. “In Japan, there are 54 reactors, you have 58 (…) The next nuclear accident, it will be either in Japan or in France,” says Naoto Matsumura who will go this Sunday March 9th and again on March 14 to Fessenheim, the oldest French Nuclear Power Plant, nuclear plant that the French President François Hollande has promised to close before the end of 2016. “It must be said loud and clear that we must stop nuclear, you have to fight,” insists Naoto Matsumura.
Naoto Matsumura seems in good shape but he left the meeting earlier than was planned due to “fatigue”.  He will speak at the European Parliament on 11 March, 2014 for the third anniversary of the disaster at Fukushima. He will also visit Bure in Meuse, France where it is planned for 2025 to establish a “grave” for radioactive waste, then he will visit Wyhl and Weisweil high places of the anti-nuclear resistance in Baden Württemberg, Germany, and then finally Lausanne in Switzerland, where he ‘ll attend a conference.”
Source: NAOTO MATSUMURA’S CONFERENCE IN PARIS March 6th, 2014. The Rainbow Warriors
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.430893713680873&type=1

Esai Morales's photo.

Why is this gentleman so fatigued? Could it be that he has…..

Bura Bura Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Radiation Fatigue (CFS/ME/PVFS/CFIDS) via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/05/bura-bura-disease-chronic-fatigue.html

What is the take away? Remember that one gram, about the size of a dime, in the form of a radioactive element will end up making 2 square miles into a permanent exclusion zone, just like around Chernobyl. One gram of plutonium is estimated to have come out of WIPP in New Mexico already, if the ‘experts’ are to be believed. It was more than likely 100 times or even more than that.
As Arnie Gunderson explains below, it only takes one invisible nano sized plutonium hot particle to cause lung cancer if inhaled and it lodged. Do you feel lucky, living downwind of Fukushima, WIPP or a nearby nuclear power plant? Cancer rates among kids are much higher when they live near a normally operating nuclear power plant. The lie is that they are ‘safe’, despite legally generating massive amounts of radiation and putting it into the air, water and ground. 
All nuclear apologists promise the pie in the sky, the sun and the moon. But they actually end up delivering real world nightmares, dis-eases, genetic deformities and death, because that is all that man made radioactive elements and accidents offer. Nuclear energy is nothing more than death energy. Bottom line, most of what pro nuclear ‘experts’ say is a lie. Remember these things as the pro nuclear apologists compare radiation to bananas and x-rays. They are lying, plain and simple. The whole industry is built on Catch 22. What is Catch 22?
Catch 22.. the nuclear industry is built on an insane and faulty logic that nuclear power is safe, but most people think that the pro nuclear apologists are the ‘experts’ and trust them 100%, with no reservations. So if anyone disagrees with these ‘experts’, that person is seen as insane, and is to be avoided like they have the plague.
The mass media is insane because it focuses on dancing, English royalty, cooking, and game shows. 
News Anchors Interviewing People Who Are Pro 99% Use NLP, Disruption And Accusation; via @AGreenRoad
Mass media is designed to entertain, and they do that really well, even on the news. But the mass media is also supposed to INFORM people, which it doesn’t do, because it is owned and controlled by the 1%, who have a hidden agenda of supporting their Matrix. So instead of informing the public about real planetary emergency issues, like the dangers and health hazards created by Fukushima, WIPP, carbon fuels and the resulting global warming and man made radiation health effects, these things are completely ignored or made fun of. The job of the Matrix is to keep people sleeping and feeling ‘normal’, as they are being slowly or quickly boiled or fried to death in one of many ways. 
Planet Earth 911 Emergencies

http://tiny.cc/5hqj7w

Thus, anyone talking about concerns around Fukushima, global warming, GMO, fracking, carbon fuels, coal or the side effects of capitalism is portrayed as insane. Why? Because TV shows say that anyone interested in these things is insane, a conspiracy theorist or those issues just do not even exist, so those individuals are avoided like they have the plague. Welcome to this insane world …Catch 22..
Titantic and Costa Concordia – Example of Normalcy Bias In Fukushima Mega Disaster; via @AGreenRoad 
New laws and rules are being passed as part of this Catch 22..
Everything will be declared legal that is now illegal, such as performing radiation experiments on people without their permission. Highly contaminated radiation zones are now ‘safe’ and normal. Food is ok to eat with deadly 1,200 Bq/kg radiation in it. Everyone involved in generating nuclear poisons and death is absolved of all crimes of nuclear genocide by the courts.  Anyone resisting or complaining about this new set of laws that throw whistle blowers into jail, while defending those who are killing millions of people will be seen as being insane and either avoided or also thrown into jail, as a terrorist. 
These new laws are Catch 22. 
The crazies are running the insane asylum Matrix. The few sane whistle blowers, truth tellers and those who see and talk about the dangers and are trying to do something about it are seen as insane, to be ignored, are labeled conspiracy theorists or they are in lockup. Welcome to the funny farm.. aka the new ‘normal’.
Art And Science Of Deception; Global Corporations And The 1%
Catch 22
Radiation experiments had to be done on humans without their consent.. Yea, it is quite insane, but someone has to do it, and keep doing it, even today.. 

Human Radiation Experiments Performed Without Consent Or Knowledge; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/09/human-radiation-experiments-performed.html

Project Paper Clip; USA Imported And Hired Hundreds Of Nazi War Criminals To Develop Nuclear Industry; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/04/project-paper-clip-usa-imported-and.html

300,000 Atomic Veterans Forcibly Exposed To Nuclear Radiation, Made Into Radioactive Lab Rats; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/02/300000-atomic-veterans-forcibly-exposed.html

Everyone is nonw part of this insane pro nuclear experts global experiment to see how more and more radiation via the theory of hormesis will make everyone more ‘healthy’, via increased radiation in water, air and soil. It is all quite insane you see, but it has to be done, because there is profit in it, don’t you know? 

Hormesis; What Does Not Kill You, Is Good For You
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/hormesis-what-does-not-kill-you-is-good.html

Rachel Maddow – Hormesis Promoting Republican Art Robinson Wants To Sprinkle Radioactive Waste From Airplanes Over Cities? via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/08/rachel-maddow-hormesis-promoting.html

If you resist or complain about being forced to be an unwilling participant in this global radiation experiment run by the pro nuclear experts, labs and scientists, you are labeled a kook or a conspiracy theorist, because everyone knows that strontium, plutonium, cesium, and uranium is healthy for you, just like bananas. After all, the ‘experts’ know the truth and are sharing it with you… so now you know. Are you going to swallow the red pill and stay fast asleep, or the blue pill and wake up to an admittedly painful dose of reality?
Catch 22
There is no safe dose of radiation.

Quotes From Famous People About Nuclear Energy And Low Dose Radiation Dangers; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/07/quotes-from-famous-people-about-nuclear.html

Lawsuits brought by radiation victims after TMI, Ronald Reagan, and 15,000 victims after Fukushima mega nuclear disaster, were almost all thrown out of court, because they could not prove their ‘case’. The hormesis theory says all radiation is just like bananas. The experts say radiation is ‘safe’ just like bananas, so there can be no harm. Thus, the judges have to throw these cases out, because anyone spouting this nonsense is a charlatan, quack or conspiracy theorist. After all, judges watch TV and they know the ‘truth’ and what is ‘normal’, according to all of the pro 1%, pro nuclear experts seen on TV. 
The judges in these cases were defending the pro nuclear hormesis theorists from a vicious and completely bogus attack by those claiming to be harmed by radiation plumes.
Catch 22

To end, we journey into the land of poetry… where all things are possible and imagination rules.

Auguries of Innocence

To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

A robin redbreast in a cage
Puts all heaven in a rage.

A dove-house fill’d with doves and pigeons
Shudders hell thro’ all its regions.
A dog starv’d at his master’s gate
Predicts the ruin of the state.

A horse misused upon the road
Calls to heaven for human blood.
Each outcry of the hunted hare
A fibre from the brain does tear.

A skylark wounded in the wing,
A cherubim does cease to sing.
The game-cock clipt and arm’d for fight
Does the rising sun affright.

Every wolf’s and lion’s howl
Raises from hell a human soul.

The wild deer, wand’ring here and there,
Keeps the human soul from care.
The lamb misus’d breeds public strife,
And yet forgives the butcher’s knife.

The bat that flits at close of eve
Has left the brain that won’t believe.
The owl that calls upon the night
Speaks the unbeliever’s fright.

He who shall hurt the little wren
Shall never be belov’d by men.
He who the ox to wrath has mov’d
Shall never be by woman lov’d.

The wanton boy that kills the fly
Shall feel the spider’s enmity.
He who torments the chafer’s sprite
Weaves a bower in endless night.

The caterpillar on the leaf
Repeats to thee thy mother’s grief.
Kill not the moth nor butterfly,
For the last judgement draweth nigh.

He who shall train the horse to war
Shall never pass the polar bar.
The beggar’s dog and widow’s cat,
Feed them and thou wilt grow fat.

The gnat that sings his summer’s song
Poison gets from slander’s tongue.
The poison of the snake and newt
Is the sweat of envy’s foot.

The poison of the honey bee
Is the artist’s jealousy.

The prince’s robes and beggar’s rags
Are toadstools on the miser’s bags.
A truth that’s told with bad intent
Beats all the lies you can invent.

It is right it should be so;
Man was made for joy and woe;
And when this we rightly know,
Thro’ the world we safely go.

Joy and woe are woven fine,
A clothing for the soul divine.
Under every grief and pine
Runs a joy with silken twine.

The babe is more than swaddling bands;
Throughout all these human lands;
Tools were made and born were hands,
Every farmer understands.
Every tear from every eye
Becomes a babe in eternity;

This is caught by females bright,
And return’d to its own delight.
The bleat, the bark, bellow, and roar,
Are waves that beat on heaven’s shore.

The babe that weeps the rod beneath
Writes revenge in realms of death.
The beggar’s rags, fluttering in air,
Does to rags the heavens tear.

The soldier, arm’d with sword and gun,
Palsied strikes the summer’s sun.
The poor man’s farthing is worth more
Than all the gold on Afric’s shore.

One mite wrung from the lab’rer’s hands
Shall buy and sell the miser’s lands;
Or, if protected from on high,
Does that whole nation sell and buy.

He who mocks the infant’s faith
Shall be mock’d in age and death.
He who shall teach the child to doubt
The rotting grave shall ne’er get out.

He who respects the infant’s faith
Triumphs over hell and death.
The child’s toys and the old man’s reasons
Are the fruits of the two seasons.

The questioner, who sits so sly,
Shall never know how to reply.
He who replies to words of doubt
Doth put the light of knowledge out.

The strongest poison ever known
Came from Caesar’s laurel crown.
Nought can deform the human race
Like to the armour’s iron brace.

When gold and gems adorn the plow,
To peaceful arts shall envy bow.
A riddle, or the cricket’s cry,
Is to doubt a fit reply.

The emmet’s inch and eagle’s mile
Make lame philosophy to smile.
He who doubts from what he sees
Will ne’er believe, do what you please.

If the sun and moon should doubt,
They’d immediately go out.
To be in a passion you good may do,
But no good if a passion is in you.

The whore and gambler, by the state
Licensed, build that nation’s fate.
The harlot’s cry from street to street
Shall weave old England’s winding-sheet.

The winner’s shout, the loser’s curse,
Dance before dead England’s hearse.

Every night and every morn
Some to misery are born,
Every morn and every night
Some are born to sweet delight.

Some are born to sweet delight,
Some are born to endless night.

We are led to believe a lie
When we see not thro’ the eye,
Which was born in a night to perish in a night,
When the soul slept in beams of light.

God appears, and God is light,
To those poor souls who dwell in night;
But does a human form display
To those who dwell in realms of day.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auguries_of_Innocence

Auguries of Innocence is a poem from one of William Blake‘s notebooks now known as The Pickering Manuscript.[1] It is assumed to have been written in 1803, but was not published until 1863 in the companion volume to Alexander Gilchrist‘s biography of William Blake. The poem contains a series of paradoxes which speak of innocence juxtaposed with evil and corruption. The poem is 132 lines and has been published with and without breaks that divide the poem into stanzas. An augury is a sign or omen.

You can watch a movie about Catch 22 on Netflix, or rent the movie at a local movie rental place. The movie is around war and how it is also Catch 22 for everyone involved. In the end there are no winners, and one war does nothing but lay the seeds for the next war, in a never ending cycle. Now we are combining nuclear weapons (depleted uranium) and war, making the Catch 22 even worse.. Maybe we humans will learn someday…  nuclear does not make things better. Nuclear energy just makes everything much, much worse. 

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Catch 22 – Nuclear High Technology Plus Safety Assurance Offers Only A False Promise And An Empty Guarantee; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/nuclear-high-technology-plus-safety.html

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WIPP Radioactive Plutonium/Americium Plume Release Covered Up For Six Days, Researchers Denied Access

RADIATION RELEASE COVERED UP

According to several news sources, the radioactive plutonium and americium accident, explosion or whatever REALLY happened down inside this facility was hidden from the public by WIPP authorities for many days. A local news report confirms that there was a ‘delay’ in reporting the radiation leak for many days. Click on link below to see short video of actual news segment. 

http://up.anv.bz/latest/anvload.html?key=eyJtIjoiTElOIiwicCI6ImRlZmF1bHQiLCJ2IjoiMjI3NjQyIn0%3D

In the video below, RT News is another major independent news organization saying the same thing as the local news organization above. The radiation release was covered up for many days.  Now we have two credible sources saying there was a cover up about a radiation leak for a period of time; (up to a week).. If they managed to hide this for a week, maybe they even managed to hide something for longer than that.

If WIPP is so ‘safe’, and really nothing bad happened, and they are so transparent with all of their information, why did they hide and deny any radiation leak was happening for many days? Usually, the worst and largest radiation release is right at the very beginning of any nuclear disaster, and then improves from there.

For SIX days after the Plutonium Cloud was released on February 14th, DOE reassured people that there was no above ground radioactive release“. Of course this turned out to be a complete lie, and the worst of the radiation actually went out initially, before the HEPA filters could be turned on”.

http://pissinontheroses.blogspot.com/2014/02/doe-caught-bending-truth-again-falsely.html

[…] Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board Chairman Peter Winokur said that for six days after the (truck) fire, no underground air monitors were operational, meaning that if the system failed when the leak occurred Feb. 14, “or if the release event had occurred three days earlier, the release of radioactive material from the above ground mine exhaust would have been orders of magnitude larger.”
Combine the fact that radiation monitors were not working at the time of the ‘truck fire’, on Feb 7th, and the radiation release was measured right after they turned them on after Feb 14th, which was then covered up for another six days and not reported until the 19th of Feb. What are the odds of a truck fire happening, radiation monitors failing for a week and then a radiation release happening right after they turned them on again? Zero.

Why would they cover up the radiation release, if they had it handled so well, that only a few seconds of radiation got out unfiltered? The whole story does not sound ‘right’. The story would fit if they had a massive radioactive fire on the 7th, and that was the black smoke pouring out for several days, and the truck was set on fire to act as a cover story. After all, have you ever seen a truck tire burn for ‘several days’?

This nuclear industry cover up process after a major nuclear disaster or even a minor incident is not unique to WIPP. After every nuclear accident, this complete and total cover up process happens. TMI, Chernobyl, Fukushima, Santa Susana, and many more all have this in common. They were ALL covered up initially. After the nuclear disaster could no longer be covered up, then these disasters were minimized and spun to make them sound like they were inconsequential and minor with everything ‘under control’.

By all appearances, what AGRP is predicting this Feb. event will turn out to be a major nuclear plutonium release disaster that went on for much longer than the minor few second ‘puff’ that WIPP is representing it was. AGRP is predicting that this nuclear disaster will follow in the footsteps of all of the rest of the major nuclear disasters. Deny, cover up, minimize and spin.. For more about this, click on the following link;

Art And Science Of Deception; Global Corporations And The 1%
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/corporations-art-and-science-of.html

It is one thing to deny and cover up a nuclear accident. It is quite another think to deny access to researchers who normally are allowed on site… How bad were things on site, to justify blocking access to researchers who monitor radiation at WIPP?

INDEPENDENT UNIVERSITY RESEARCHERS DENIED ACCESS TO WIPP SITE

One thing that makes it even worse is; why did the DOE deny access to the WIPP site to the local university and their independent radiation monitors during this time when the worst radiation was coming out of the facility? (Source; video above.)
Bottom line, what were they so afraid of being found out by someone from ‘outside’? No one covers up radiation and refuses access to independent monitors unless they have LOTS to hide. Just a minor 30 second release of radiation is no problem. A low level nuclear waste barrel full of dirty clothes, rags and other low level garbage that got punctured is not big enough thing to hide… This has the elements of a HUGE radiation release cover up and all the hallmarks of a major nuclear disaster, just with these two facts, and nothing else, wouldn’t you agree?
“The DOE is giving us one tenth of a percent of the information they really know,” he said. “In fact there is an awful lot more that should be known before we can assess the risk. The DOE has a long history of playing keep-away with the facts and promoting nuclear power.”
Why would anyone trust anything that the DOE says, with their history of lying and covering up in other places? Why would anyone trust them after they refuse to warn anyone downwind of a plutonium plume for at least SIX DAYS and maybe even longer than that? If they lied about this for six (or more) days, maybe this happened on the same day as the ‘truck fire’ and it has been covered up ever since then? They also have had problems with the ventilation system, which they have not disclosed until now.
Now they are talking about ‘stabilizing’ the ventilation system. What does that mean? Does that mean the HEPA filter did not work at first, or the switch over system did not work, or is it a new problem with the HEPA filters, the fans, or something else? Would they warn anyone if the HEPA filters quit working?
Of course, this is all nothing new either, because no matter how big the nuclear disaster, it is ALWAYS covered up at first, and only when they cannot hide it any more, do they talk about something really minor, nothing to worry about.. Months or years later, the truth starts coming out.. Meanwhile the public is exposed to deadly, cancer causing radiation, with no warnings, no protective measures taken and no meaningful information provided. This nuclear disaster looks like it is right on track, with all of the others that have come before this..
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What is the take away? Nuclear accidents are ALWAYS covered up, denied and spun to make them appear less than they really are. The rule and standard operating procedure is to cover up 99% and admit only 1%, while talking about how radiation equals bananas, dental xrays and airline flights, which is total hokum and baloney. 

Radioactive Potassium In Bananas Compared To Cesium, Plutonium, Uranium And Iodine via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/radioactive-bananas-peeling-mystery.html

None of these every day normal things have anything to do with nuclear disasters, man made radioactive elements, hot particles and radioactive gases. Let us compare the airline industry, accidents there, and the nuclear industry, and an accident at WIPP, shall we?
All large commercial airline jets have TWO black boxes, in case one is destroyed in a crash. One box records all conversations, and the other records all data around the flight. A jet aircraft involves only 300 or 400 people at most. These black boxes record EVERYTHING; what was said, who said it, when, the noises in the background, the air traffic controllers, the radio transmissions, the weather, wind speed, fuel guages, flap settings, and MUCH more.. An accident can be analyzed EXACTLY, within a day of it happening, as soon as the black boxes are found and taken to an NTSB lab. 
A nuclear power plant or a nuclear storage facility like WIPP could kill hundreds of MILLIONS of people over the long term, or more. NONE of these facilities have ZERO black boxes recording ANYTHING. Why aren’t they held to a much higher standard than airline jets?

Instead, the ‘accidents; at all nuclear facilities are covered up and denied, 100%. Everyone involved denies knowing anything, and no one is in charge of figuring out who is to blame, what REALLY happened, much less learning any lessons from anything. No one goes to jail, no company loses money and the public pays to clean up the mess. It is lose, lose, lose for the public, and win, win win for the nuclear industry, because they get paid to fail over and over again, plus they never get blamed for killing millions of people, and causing the millions of diseases and cancers that also result. 

The airline industry is very safety conscious. Every accident is investigated by the NTSB, and they figure out the root cause of what initiated the accident. Then the NTSB issues a formal report where they get witnesses to report officially and on the record what they saw, heard and/or did. This report is on the record and can be admitted into court, and/or used in lawsuits that go after companies who did not pay attention to safety concerns for example. This does not exist in the nuclear industry, despite MUCH higher risks. The IAEA and NRC and other regulators just whitewash the whole thing.

At this official public reporting session, the NTSB then recommends fixes to improve airline safety and fix defects found so that more people do not die unnecessarily. They work with the FCC, which then takes these recommendations and puts in place rules or laws, forcing the airline(s) to make changes to processes, procedures, actual aircraft, or whatever is needed to prevent more deaths and injuries. Again, nothing like this exists in the nuclear industry. 

In the nuclear industry, there is NOTHING like this. The IAEA is a marketing agency, and they investigate nothing. 

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The NRC is a captive agency staffed by nuclear insiders, who are intent on protecting the industry appearance, not improving safety and making changes to protect public health, as the airline or car industry is for example. Recently, the NRC has overseen the dismantling of all emergency shelters, relaxing exposure to radiation laws, and eliminating evacuation rules, among other things. 
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Defective nuclear plants and facilities such as WIPP are allowed to keep operating.

Numerous, Severe Geological Problems Identified At WIPP Site; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/03/numerous-severe-geological-problems.html

Safety problems are swept under the rug and root causes of accidents are denied, covered up and nuclear accidents are completely whitewashed to the point where the industry claims no one died, when have been, still are and will be millions more deaths plus hundreds of millions of dis-ease casualties. 

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NOTHING like the NTSB exists in the nuclear industry. There are no black boxes. There are no transparent radiation monitors that the public can access or see on any nuclear site, or on their vent stacks. 
The nuclear industry careens from one nuclear accident to another, killing millions, maiming tens/hundreds of millions more. Nothing about these accidents is recorded, no safety changes are made and none of them go out of business. No one is put in jail for what are crimes of ecocide and genocide.

Bottom line; 

Every nuclear facility should have a black box and the NTSB should investigate every nuclear accident, just like the airline industry. There should be radiation monitors around every facility and on all vent stacks that are Internet accessible and backed up with batteries in case of power loss, and able to read up to 10,000 SIEVERTS of radiation.

For more local information and how to make a difference around WIPP: 

Southwest Research and Information Center. (505) 262-1862. http://www.sric.org 

Citizens for Alternatives to Radioactive Dumping. (505) 266-2663. http://www.cardnm.org 

Concerned Citizen for Nuclear Safety. (505) 986-1973. http://www.nuclearactive.org 

Nuclear Watch New Mexico. (505) 989-7342. http://www.nukewatch.org

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Project Gnome – Underground Nuclear Bomb Test In Salt Mine Like WIPP, Built To Contain All Radiation, Leaked Anyway

“This video contains footage different from that shown in video number 0800028, and includes an introduction by Dr. Edward Teller, one of the few times he was captured on film. Several long-range and close-up views of surface effects from the detonation are shown as well as people reentering the detonation cavity approximately 6 months after the test when the underground cavity was opened to both official observers and members of the press. No other Operation Nougat footage is shown in this video.”


Project Gnome

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Project Gnome
Nougat Gnome.jpg

A man (arrowed) standing in the cavity created by the Gnome detonation
Information
Country United States
Test series Operation Nougat
Operation Plowshare
Test site Gnome Site
Date December 10, 1961
Test type Underground
Yield 3.1 kt
Gnome Site
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Eddy
Nearest city Loving, New Mexico
Geographic features Mescalero Sands, Centinela Mound
Location 14.5 km east of the Pecos River
 – elevation 1,037 m (3,402 ft)
 – coordinates 32°15′45″N 103°51′55.1″W
Geology Permian, Salado Formation
For public Open
Easiest access New Mexico State Road 128
Project Gnome was the first nuclear test of the Plowshare program and was the first continental nuclear weapon test since Trinity to be conducted outside of the Nevada Test Site. It was tested in southeastern New Mexico, approximately 40 km (25 mi) southeast of Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Background

First announced in 1958, Gnome was delayed by the testing moratorium between the United States and the Soviet Union that lasted from November, 1958, until September, 1961, when the Soviet Union resumed nuclear testing, thus ending the moratorium.

The site selected for Gnome is located roughly 40 km (25 mi) southeast of Carlsbad, New Mexico, in an area of salt and potash mines along with oil and gas wells.[1]

Unlike most nuclear tests which were focused on weapon development, Shot Gnome was designed to focus on scientific experiments:
  • “Study the possibility of converting the heat produced by a nuclear explosion into steam for the production of electric power.”[2]
  • “Explore the feasibility of recovering radioisotopes for scientific and industrial applications.”[3]
  • “Use the high flux of neutrons produced by the detonation for a variety of measurements that would contribute to the scientific knowledge in general and to the reactor development program in particular.”[4]
  • (generate natural gas to be sold to consumers via nuclear fracking – this was done for a period, until the gas was found to be too radioactive for consumption)
It was learned during the 1957 Plumbbob-Rainier tests that an underground nuclear detonation created large quantities of heat as well as radioisotopes but most would quickly become trapped in the molten rock and unusable as the rock resolidifed. For this reason, it was decided that Gnome would be detonated inside a bedded rock salt dome.

The plan was to then pipe water through the molten salt and use the steam generated to produce electricity. The hardened salt could be subsequently dissolved in water in order to extract the radioisotopes. Gnome was considered extremely important to the future of nuclear science because it could show that nuclear weapons might be used in peaceful applications. The Atomic Energy Commission invited representatives from various nations, the U.N., the media, interested scientists and some Carlsbad residents.[5] 

While Gnome is considered the first test of the Plowshare program, it was also part of the Vela program, which was established in order to improve the ability of the United States to detect underground and high altitude nuclear detonations. Vela Uniform was the phase of the program concerned with underground testing. Everything from seismic signals, radiation, ground wave patterns, electromagnetic pulse, and acoustic measurements were studied at Gnome under Vela Uniform.[6]

Gnome shot and after-effects

Geological section at the Gnome site.

Gnome was placed 361 m (1,184 ft) underground at the end of a 340 m (1,115 ft) tunnel that was supposed to be self-sealing upon detonation. Gnome was detonated on 10 December 1961, with a yield of 3.1 kilotons.

Even though the Gnome shot was supposed to seal itself, the plan did NOT work. Two to three minutes after detonation, smoke and steam began to rise from the shaft. Consequently, radiation was released and detected off site..[7] The cavity volume was calculated to be 28,000 ±2,800 cubic meters with an average radius of 17.4m in the lower portion measured.[8]
The Gnome detonation created a cavity 20 m (66 ft) wide and 50 m (164 ft) high with a floor of melted rock and salt which trapped most of the radiation.[9] A new shaft was drilled near the original and on 17 May 1962, mining crews entered the Gnome Cavity. Even though almost six months had passed since the detonation, the temperature inside the cavity was still around 140° Fahrenheit (60° Celsius). Inside, they found stalactites made of melted salt as well as the walls of the cavity covered in salt.[10] The intense radiation of the detonation colored the salt multiple shades of blue, green, and violet.[2]
Today, all that exists to show what occurred at Gnome is a small concrete monument with two weathered and slightly vandalized plaques.

Monument at the Project Gnome site in March 2004

References

Defense Nuclear Agency, Projects Gnome and Sedan: The Plowshare Program, (Washington D.C.:

It is worth noting that despite the promises made by the military and nuclear experts that the salt mine would not ‘leak’ any harmful radiation, it did, in more than one way. First, the nuclear blast came out of the ground and radiation was released, contrary to the assurances of both the regulators, military and nuclear experts. There is no way that this site was ‘safe’ to enter in the time spans indicated in the above pro nuclear propaganda video. More than likely, huge amounts of radiation were vented to the surface via air vents and fans. 
This radioactive plume of hot particles and radioactive gases such as iodine, xenon and more, all went downwind and exposed countless millions of people to hazardous radiation as it circled the globe, despite the claims that it was ‘safe’ and ‘harmless’. Now these same ‘experts’ are assuring and promising that the WIPP salt mine nuclear waste storage facility near this location, will never leak radiation for 10,000 years, despite high level radioactive wastes being dumped down there in an ad hoc, haphazard, non planned and illegal manner by the DOE.
Radioactive Plutonium Plume Coming Out of New Mexico’s WIPP – Geological Nuclear Radioactive Waste Isolation Pilot Plant; via @AGreenRoad
WIPP is a pilot project nuclear waste storage facility designed, permitted and approved for ONLY low level waste.. So how did large amounts of high level waste get into it? And how did it have an uncontrolled release of radiation (possible explosion) happen inside of it, before it was even done being filled up? And why did the DOE and WIPP managers cover this up for six days before announcing it?

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Individual accounts share that miners went into that huge nuclear blast cave and were exposed to large amounts of radiation. Those miners were not warned, nor were any radiation readings taken afterwards to see how much radiation they had breathed in, absorbed or had on their clothing. Miners were not monitored after they entered this nuclear blast cave for health effects. None of the miners were compensated for radiation damage or deaths.
One important thing to understand is that this nuclear blast hole filled up with water after the explosion and that ‘steam’ came up out of this supposedly ‘dry’ salt cave. Salt is not ‘dry’, and the area is full of underground streams, brine lakes and water flows. Despite an initial ‘appearance’ of dry salt mines, they are not dry, and the WIPP facility is no exception.

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The water inside this huge nuclear blast cavern does not just sit there; it ‘travels’. Where it ends up as radiation contaminated water is anyone’s guess, but that also seems to be the plan for WIPP as well, since it has already had more than one water leak, and it sits on top of a brine lake that is 200 feet below it. Does it seem odd that the water wells drilled all around this test site never reported any results? Could it be that radiation was detected in one or more of them after the explosion, so they did not report that?

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In addition, oil and gas deposits are also below WIPP, and over 100 drilling rigs are located within 1 mile of WIPP. Does this sound like WIPP is taking all possible precautions to prevent an accidental puncture, water leak or hole? WIPP is also located near enough to the Pecos River, that radioactive water from WIPP could eventually reach it. 
“The relevance of this video, and the record of underground nuclear testing at Carlsbad is made much clearer when you consider the amount of other activity taking place in the Carlsbad area, in close proximity to the WIPP facility. As well as the legacy of underground blast caverns, there are numerous active and abandoned mines for various minerals, a vast number of abandoned drill sites the dimensions of which may or may not be recorded in detail, a host of high pressure water injection points for increasing the availability of oil, and hundreds of oil and gas wells, many of which are within a stone’s throw of WIPP. Some of the facilities are detailed in the Google Earth images. (click on pictures to enlarge them).

The neutron emissions measured at Project Gnome were in part used for the later manufacturing and testing of neutron bombs, an even more deadly and insane device than the atomic bombs.

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Natural gas from around this blast site was generated and sold to consumers until it was discovered that it was too radioactive. 
The peaceful use of the atom was considered a ‘noble’ cause back during the Cold War. But could it be that the nuclear scientists back then were suffering from a guilt complex, after having caused the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians in Japan via Nagasaki and Hiroshima? Purely military targets without civilians present were available. Why were civilian cities chosen instead? What is the best way to feel better and try to get rid of guilt, than to figure out ways that nuclear power can ‘benefit’ humanity?
Teller’s plans were huge, just the same as nuclear expert’s plans are today.. space travel, cars and homes powered by nuclear power, drilling for oil/gas, digging canals, excavating lakes, implanting nuclear pace makers, and much more. Even radioactive drinks were encouraged, such as radium water. Everything radioactive was seen as something positive, bright and hopeful back then. Since then, things have changed, slowly, but surely. A lie can and does travel far, before truth even gets out of the door. 
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Since the Cold War false promises of the cheap, free, clean and green era, nuclear power has turned into a nightmare of low dose radiation caused cancers, birth defects and diseases including but not limited to heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes, leukemia, ALS, and many more. But that is another story that can be pursued via the links below.

For more local information and how to make a positive difference around WIPP and get more involved: 

Southwest Research and Information Center. (505) 262-1862. http://www.sric.org 

Citizens for Alternatives to Radioactive Dumping. (505) 266-2663. http://www.cardnm.org 

Concerned Citizen for Nuclear Safety. (505) 986-1973. http://www.nuclearactive.org 

Nuclear Watch New Mexico. (505) 989-7342. http://www.nukewatch.org

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Cesium is Pyrophoric, It Burns In Air and Explodes Underwater

Can metals burn underwater? Can metals burn in air, with no ignition source? The answer is yes, there are multiple metals that can and have been known to do both of the above given the opportunity and right circumstances.


Above is a video of magnesium burning underwater. Phosphorus can do the same thing. Phosphorus bombs kill by burning through the flesh to the bone, and the fire cannot be put out.

Caesium also burns and/or explodes in water, much more violently than either magnesium or phosphorus, as you can see in the video above. 
Wikipedia; “Caesium or cesium is a chemical element with symbol Cs and atomic number 55. It is a soft, silvery-gold alkali metal with a melting point of 28 °C (82 °F), which makes it one of only five elemental metals that are liquid at or near room temperature
Caesium is an alkali metal and has physical and chemical properties similar to those of rubidium and potassium. (Ceasium substitutes for or mimics potassium in the body.) The metal is extremely reactive and pyrophoric, reacting with water even at −116 °C (−177 °F). It is the least electronegative element with a stable isotope, caesium-133. Caesium is mined mostly from pollucite, while the radioisotopes, especially caesium-137, a fission product, are extracted from waste produced by nuclear reactors.
Caesium is a hazardous material as a metal and its radioisotopes present a high health risk if released into the environment.
Caesium metal is highly reactive and very pyrophoric. In addition to igniting spontaneously in air, it reacts explosively with water even at low temperatures, more so than other members of the first group of the periodic table.[8] The reaction with solid water occurs at temperatures as low as −116 °C (−177 °F).[12] Because of its high reactivity, the metal is classified as a hazardous material. 
It is stored and shipped in dry saturated hydrocarbons, such as mineral oil. Similarly, it must be handled under inert gas, such as argon. However, a caesium-water explosion is often less powerful than a sodium-water explosion with a similar amount of sodium. This is because caesium explodes instantly upon contact with water, leaving little time for hydrogen to accumulate.[18] Caesium can be stored in vacuum-sealed borosilicate glass ampoules. In quantities of more than about 100 grams (3.5 oz), caesium is shipped in hermetically sealed, stainless steel containers.[8]
Caesium has a total of 39 known isotopes that range in their mass number (i.e. number of nucleons in its nucleus) from 112 to 151. Several of these are synthesized from lighter elements by the slow neutron capture process (S-process) inside old stars,[41] as well as inside supernova explosions (R-process).[42] However, the only stable isotope is 133Cs, which has 78 neutrons. Although it has a large nuclear spin (7/2+), nuclear magnetic resonance studies can be done with this isotope at a resonating frequency of 11.7 MHz.[43]
Decay of caesium-137
The radioactive 135Cs has a very long half-life of about 2.3 million years, while 137Cs and 134Cs have half-lives of 30 and two years, respectively. 137Cs decomposes to a short-lived 137mBa by beta decay, and then to nonradioactive barium, while 134Cs transforms into134Ba directly. The isotopes with mass numbers of 129, 131, 132 and 136, have half-times between a day and two weeks, while most of the other isotopes have half-lives from a few seconds to fractions of a second. There are at least 21 metastable nuclear isomers. Other than134mCs (with a half-life of just under 3 hours), all are very unstable and decay with half-lives of a few minutes or less.[44][45]
The isotope 135Cs is one of the long-lived fission products of uranium which form in nuclear reactors.[46] However, its fission product yield is reduced in most reactors because its predecessor, 135Xe, is an extremely potent neutron poison and transmutes frequently to stable 136Xebefore it can decay to 135Cs.[47][48]
Because of its beta decay (to 137mBa), 137Cs is a strong emitter of gamma radiation.[49] Its half-life makes it the principal medium-lived fission product along with 90Sr—both are responsible for radioactivity of spent nuclear fuel after several years of cooling up to several hundred years after use.[50] For example 137Cs together with 90Sr currently generate the largest source of radioactivity generated in the area around the Chernobyl disaster.[51] It is not feasible to dispose of 137Cs through neutron capture (due to the low capture rate) and as a result it must be allowed to decay.[52]
Almost all caesium produced from nuclear fission comes from beta decay of originally more neutron-rich fission products, passing through various isotopes of iodine and of xenon.[53]Because iodine and xenon are volatile and can diffuse through nuclear fuel or air, radioactive caesium is often created far from the original site of fission.[54] With the commencement of nuclear weapons testing around 1945, 137Cs was released into the atmosphere and then returned to the surface of the earth as a component of radioactive fallout.[8]

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In the picture above it is easy to see how Hanford is built in a flood plain. Normally a river covers it’s flood plain every year with a certain amount of water. The dams above it are protecting this floodplain from regular flooding. Hanford and all other nuclear plants or radiation filled facilities are also in the worst possible place when and if a dam breaks or overtops upstream. Some people would say that cannot happen. 
As dams age, the risks of a catastrophic failure go up each year. As nuclear plants age, the risk of catastrophic failure goes up each year. 

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In Washington, in 2014, the largest dam in the state developed a crack that according to residents was created by the military doing huge bombing runs nearby, which shook the bedrock so much that the dam developed this crack. The crack threatens to bring down the entire dam. Whatever is downstream will be threatened, such as the Hanford toxic radioactive waste site…

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Certainly the nuclear industry made lots of promises and guarantees about the safety of nuclear power plants, but all of those promises and assurances were nothing but hot air. Fukushima proved that despite all of the ‘experts’ saying it would never happen, it did happen. Multiple nuclear reactors melted down and through. Multiple spent fuel pools melted down and through, with nothing more than a natural, periodic event that Nature dishes out in a cycle that comes along every few hundred years. 
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The Union Of Concerned Scientists reports; “Nuclear power plants are always situated near a body of water—a river, lake, estuary or ocean—because they require a plentiful, reliable source of water for cooling purposes. In the absence of cooling water, a nuclear reactor will overheat, leading to core damage, containment failure, and release of harmful radiation into the environment.
However, water can quickly turn from friend to foe when a flood occurs. Flooding can damage equipment or knock out the plant’s electrical systems, disabling its cooling mechanisms. This is what happened at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant in Japan as a result of the March, 2011 tsunami, causing severe damage to several of the plant’s reactors.” (Multiple reactors melted down and through, along with several spent fuel pools melting out and catching on fire.)

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Blayais Nuclear Power Plant Close Call, Almost Melted Down
Wikipedia; “The 1999, Blayais Nuclear Power Plant flood was a flood that took place on the evening of December 27, 1999. It was caused when a combination of the tide and high winds from the extratropical storm Martin led to the sea walls of the Blayais Nuclear Power Plant in Francebeing overwhelmed.[1] The event resulted in the loss of the plant’s off-site power supply and knocked out several safety-related systems, resulting in aLevel 2 event on the International Nuclear Event Scale.[2] The incident illustrated the potential for flooding to damage multiple items of equipment throughout a plant, weaknesses in safety measures, systems and procedures, and resulted in fundamental changes to the evaluation of flood risk at nuclear power plants and in the precautions taken.[1][3]
Hurricane Causes Close Call, Multiple Nuclear Plant Meltdowns Possible
Wikipedia; “Dec. 19, 2012 — As Hurricane Sandy approached the East Coast late last October, more than a dozen nuclear power plants from North Carolina stretching up to New England were in its wide-ranging path. On Oct. 29, the night that the eye of the storm made landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey, five nuclear plants were forced to either reduce power or make emergency shutdowns.”
Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant Came Close To Melting Down
Wikipedia; “The 2011 Missouri River floods surrounded the plant with flood water. The nuclear reactor had been shut down and defueled in April 2011 for scheduled refueling. A fire caused electricity to shut off in the spent fuel pools resulting in 90 minutes without cooling[9] qualifying as a “red event”, signifying a high-level threat to Fort Calhoun operations.[10] As of May 2012, the plant remains closed due to “extensive inspections and repairs needed” and is not expected to reopen until Fall 2012.[2] The flood and resulting fire was called “one of the most serious safety incidents in recent years”.[11]
A flood assessment performed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2010 indicated that the Fort Calhoun Nuclear Generating Station, “did not have adequate procedures to protect the intake structure and auxiliary building against external flooding events.”[18]The assessment also indicated that the facility was not adequately prepared for a “worst-case” flooding scenario. A number of potential flood water penetration points were discovered that could have impacted the raw feed water supply to the cooling system, the auxiliary water supply and main switchgear (electrical) room. By early 2011, corrective measures had been implemented.[18] In 2009 the NRC did a flood risk assessment which found that the protection measures were only designed to handle floods to 1,009 feet (308 m) above sea level which was below the NRC mandated elevation of 1,014 feet (309 m) for the plant. The risk assessment stated that at 1,010 feet (310 m), flooding would have “led to a 100 percent chance of a fuel damage if the emergency gasoline pumps didn’t work.”[19]
On June 6, 2011 the Omaha Public Power District, as required by Nuclear Regulatory Commission guidelines, declared a Notification of Unusual Event[20][21] (minimal level on a 4 level taxonomy) due to flooding of the Missouri River.[22] The Missouri River is above flood stage and is expected to rise further and remain above flood stage for several weeks to a month. Contractors have been busy installing sandbags and earthen berms to protect the facility from flooding.[22] According to officials, the plant was built to withstand a 500 year flooding event and though by June 14, 2011, much of the facility was surrounded by the swollen Missouri River, Omaha Public Power District officials were confident that enough redundancies were in place to ensure adequate safety.[23]
It was reported on June 17, 2011 that the plant was in “safe cold shutdown” mode for refueling and the anticipation of flooding,[24] and that four weeks worth of additional fuel had been brought in to power backup generators, should they be needed. The Army Corps of Engineers indicated that with average precipitation, the Missouri River would not go above 1,008 feet (307 m) above sea level and OPPD officials stated that the current flood protection efforts would protect the plant to 1,010–1,012 feet (308–308 m) feet above sea level. Officials indicated the spent fuel pool is at 1,038.5 feet (316.5 m) above sea level.[25]
On June 7, 2011, an electrical component in a switch gear room caused a small fire with Halon extinguisher activation which forced a partial evacuation.[26] The fire was no longer burning when the on site fire brigade arrived and according to officials, the public was never in any danger. The fire impacted pumping of coolant water through the spent fuel pool. Cooling was interrupted for 90 minutes while the estimated time for the pool to reach boiling temperature was over 88 hours.[27] In response, the Omaha Public Power District declared an alert[21][28](second level on a 4 level taxonomy). The evacuation was the first at the facility since 1992, when 20,000 US gallons (76,000 l; 17,000 imp gal) (ca. 76 t) of coolant leaked into a containment building from the reactor.[29][30]
On June 23 a helicopter contracted by OPPD to survey transmission lines made an unplanned landing 1.5 miles south of the plant. Reports described it as an unplanned landing although photographs showed it on its side in a field. Nobody was injured.[31]The Federal Aviation Administration had declared a “temporary flight restriction,” in a two nautical mile radius, centered on the Fort Calhoun nuclear facility. This restriction went into effect on June 6, 2011, at 4:31 PM, and remains in effect “until further notice.”[32]Officials noted that the June 6 FAA directive was actually a reminder to a standing order creating no flight zones over all U.S. nuclear power plants which had been in effect after the 2001 9/11 attacks.[33]
On June 26, at 1:30 a.m., a 8 feet (2.4 m) high, 2,000 feet (610 m) long water filled rubber flood berm surrounding portions of the plant, was punctured by a small earth mover (“Bobcat”) and collapsed.[34] The collapse of the flood berm allowed flood waters to surround the auxiliary and containment buildings at the plant, and also forced the temporary transfer of power from the external electricity grid to backup electrical generators.[19][35] It was reported more than 2 feet (0.61 m) of water rushed in around buildings and electrical transformers.[36] Backup generators were then used to ensure the facility maintained electrical power for cooling.[37]
The rupturing of the flood berm also resulted in approximately 100 US gallons (380 l; 83 imp gal) of petroleum being released into the river as many fuel containers were washed out. The fuel/oil containers were staged around the facility to supply fuel for pumps which remove water within the flood containment barriers.[38] The rubber berm was a secondary measure not mandated by the NRC and was put in place by OPPD to provide additional room for work immediately outside the reactor buildings.[19] According the NRC, the water-filled berm “protects several pieces of equipment that have been brought onsite, including an additional emergency diesel generator for supplying AC electrical power, water pumps, firefighting equipment and sandbagging supplies”.[39]
According to OPPD, the plant is designed to withstand waters up to 1,014 feet above mean sea level. The river is not expected to exceed 1,008 feet. NRC officials were at the plant at the time and NRC statements said the plant remains safe. NRC ChairmanGregory Jaczko confirmed the plant’s safety when he visited the plant on June 27.[40][41]
On June 30 one of the pumps used to remove seepage caught fire when a worker was refilling it with gasoline. The worker put the fire out with a fire extinguisher but was burned on his arms and face and he was airlifted via helicopter to Lincoln, Nebraska. OPPD said the fire was in an auxiliary security building area and not in the reactor area and that the plant was never in danger.[42][43]
On July 11 OPPD installed a new 8 foot inflatable berm to replace the one that was punctured and failed on June 26.[44]
Reopening the plant was delayed until December 26, 2013 when it resumed full power.[45][46]
Dams And Nuclear Power Plants Are A Weakness In National Defense
Any nuclear power plant below a dam poses a threat to national security. All that another nation or a terror organization has to do is cause a dam to collapse upstream of a nuclear power plant, and the rest will be guaranteed. An area that may be as large as 25,000 square miles will be made permanently into an exclusion zone due to radiation contamination, much like the Chernobyl disaster caused a vast plume of radiation which then created large exclusion zones and thousands of square miles of radiation contaminated land. Over 1 million people died due to Chernobyl and there have been 65 million health casualties so far, but the total will keep growing practically forever. 
Chernobyl Coverup And Denial Of 1 Million + Casualties; via @AGreenRoad
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The Chernobyl nuclear disaster caused the financial collapse of the Soviet Union, according to Gorbachev. Any nuclear disaster/meltdown of a reactor and release of massive amounts of radiation will end up costing that nation 1 to 10 TRILLION dollars. 

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Fukushima Mega Nuclear Disaster Total Cost 1 – 10 TRILLION Dollars – Will Bankrupt Japan; via @AGreenRoad
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The above nuclear disasters, close calls and loss of multiple nuclear power plants and spent fuel pools due to flooding at Fukushima illustrates the extreme danger of combining nuclear power plants in areas where earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and/or tsunamis happen.
In case of a dam failure upstream of where it is site, the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant certainly and without any doubt would have melted down and through, with no way to stop it. This almost happened anyway, without even any dams failing, as the Corps of Engineers actually blew up levees and flooded towns on purpose upstream of this nuclear power plant to prevent the water from rising any further because they KNEW what it meant if the nuclear power plant went underwater. Pictures related to nuclear power plants flooding available by clicking here.
What is actually not mentioned is that all dams upstream of Fort Calhoun were full right to the brim. They were all at full release of water, which then caused flooding downstream. Any additional rainfall, which could have easily led to the collapse of just one of the numerous dams up stream, could have caused a cascade failure of all dams downstream of any dam that failed, because they were just barely holding on. These dams upstream of Fort Calhoun were all stretched to or beyond their limits in terms of what they could handle. The next climate change generated storm system will in all likelihood be much bigger, and the dams cannot handle that. 
A huge tidal wave flood will result, which will easily take out Fort Calhoun, just like the tsunami took out Fukushima with an ease that made all human preparations and emergency response seem useless and hopeless. Fort Calhoun should be shut down, due to this danger, immediately. But this same scenario also applies to any nuclear plant on the coastline, because they are all vulnerable to tsunamis, just like Fukushima was. They should also be shut down, immediately. 
A huge area comprising up to 25,000 square miles would be made permanently a toxic waste radiation contaminated zone, if any one nuclear plant melts down. Melted corium would burn down into the ground and be an out of control raging nuclear fire, emitting radioactive gases for hundreds of thousands of years, and polluting the groundwater, which then flows into any nearby river or ocean, permanently, just like what is happening now at Fukushima.

Bottom line, nuclear power plants have no business being near rivers that flood (they all do), oceans with tsunamis (they all have them) or in areas with earthquakes (everywhere else). Nuclear plants need to be made illegal all over the planet, if humankind is to have any future at all.

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