Many Thanks to a colleague for passing on News on the “Evaporators” from the French equivalent to Sellafield at La Hague. We have asked but no one has explained where the crapola is “evaporated” to. Now the Evaporators are “corroding faster than expected.” And they say “Trust Us”
Security & Safety
7 Jul (NucNet): France’s nuclear regulator ASN (Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire) has asked Areva NC to increase its oversight of evaporators at the La Hague nuclear fuel processing facility in northern France after greater levels of corrosion than expected were discovered earlier this year.
In February 2016, ASN asked Areva NC to increase its supervision of the units and install isolation facilities and advanced detection systems to limit the consequences of a leak or rupture.
ASN has now imposed…
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Portugal beat host country France in the 2016 Eurocup soccer final:
“Portugal stuns France with late Eder strike in Euro final”
Posted:Sun, 10 Jul 2016 18:52:56 -0400 http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/sportsNews/~3/R23thiJJJLA/us-soccer-euro-por-fra-idUSKCN0ZQ0ZK
Portugal stunned the world in May by getting all of its electricity from renewable energy for 4 days. Portugal has said no to nuclear and yes to renewables. Meanwhile, the French government belligerently continues to prop up the nuclear industry and gets a larger percentage of electricity from nuclear power than any other country. This year Portugal has gotten almost 2/3rds of its electricity from renewable energy against France’s over 2/3rds from nuclear energy.
Screenshots from the Greenpeace video: http://youtu.be/lWIy94h3spk Windmills are busily spinning in the video, it just can’t be seen in the screen-shot.
Portugal Must Have Stunned the World in 1974 By Peacefully Getting Rid of the Longest Authoritarian (Fascist) Dictatorship In the West: “The name “Carnation…
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As some of you already know, I recently quit my job as a Chef. Pastry Chef to be precise. For ten years (with the exception of a few months color-tinting paint,really) I’ve been pluggingaway in professional kitchens. The beginning ismostlya blur to be honest, I don’t even remember that twinkling moment when I thought “Hey! I think I shouldenroll in Culinary School!”. I do however remember watching all the cooking shows on Food Network (which I now despise) and purchasing a ton of cookbooks. I know now looking back that it was the imagery of the food and way it could look like art on a plate or the pages of a book that attracted me to the culinary world – not the desire to work in a kitchen. Hell, I had no idea what the real world of cooking was really like, and how could I…
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A few days ago, this blogger reported how Statistic NZ had implemented a revision which would materially affect how unemployment stats were counted;
On 29 June 2016, Statistic NZ announced that it would be changing the manner in which it defined a jobseeker;
Change: Looking at job advertisements on the internet is correctly classified as not actively seeking work. This change brings the classification in line with international standards and will make international comparability possible.
Improvement: Fewer people will be classified as actively seeking work, therefore the counts of people unemployed will be more accurate.
The statement went on to explain;
Change in key labour market estimates:
Decreases in the number of people unemployed and the unemployment rate
Changes to the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate range from 0.1 to 0.6 percentage points. In the most recent published quarter (March 2016), the unemployment rate is…
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By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness
Located near St. Louis in Collinsville, IL, the Cahokia Mounds are a set of ancient earthen mounds often credited to Native Americans who were known as the ‘Mound Builders’.
The Mound Builders were ancestors of the natives alive at the time of the first settlements, and they’re believed to have been more advanced and intelligent than their descendants.
Native tribes reportedly attributed the mounds to their ancestors, the Mound Builders, which hints at an interesting erased chapter in North American history.
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By Anna Scanlon, Natural Society
A recent study published in Environmental Research has stated that many canned goods still have high levels of bisphenol-A (BPA), and consuming them can put our bodies at risk. The new data also points out that some foods expose consumers to higher levels of BPA in their food.
As an example, the study points out that canned soups and pasta contain a much higher concentration of BPA than canned fruit and vegetables. However, canned beverages and fish are, oddly enough, not tied to the consumption of BPA.
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S/he is being diplomatic. Increasing the amount of radioactive materials allowed in drinking water is not akin to murder. It is premeditated murder.
Comment on the US EPA Notice: “… Guide for Drinking Water after a Radiological Incident” here: https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0268 Due Jul 25, 2016 11:59 PM ET 06/10/2016, ID: EPA-HQ-OAR-2007-0268
Fairewinds 8 Aug 2013 podcast TMI Fallout – http://youtu.be/xu7xWpRi-mY
Tracking Number: 1k0-8qc9-wu2o
In 1979 Three Mile Island released radioactivity, drifting northward due to prevailing winds, through Chemung County NY. I lived there then, with my family. My dad died of Cancer, my wife died recently from cancer, I have had cancer and am a cancer survivor, other friends, neighbours and friends have died from or had cancer. Yet the local, state, and federal government and the nuclear industry said that everything was safe, that there was no danger to the public from…
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Are you feeling it too? It’s like you have more and more to do, and increasingly less time to do it. It’s because of this Great Shift of Consciousness into the 5D.
Time is speeding up, because life here in the 3D has been locked into an eddy current — a ‘time-warp’, behind the flow — but now that reality is unwinding. We’re rejoining the space-time continuum, where there is no time!
How do you deal with that in a practical sense? What does it mean for your life and all that you’re doing, all that you’re trying to create?
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By now, most people are at least partially familiar with the Marijuana Movement and how it has grown from something of a taboo and its illegality, to something that is both accepted and becoming legal.
Just ten years ago, most people would have thought this was crazy, but now it has become somewhat of the norm, as people’s perceptions are slowly changing.
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Our attention was recently drawn to the announcement by Prime Minister Key’s American friends (those friends whose bank he has shares in & has us heavily indebted to) of their contemplating a compulsory draft of their women to the war machine. Most of us are aware I’m sure of Key’s allegiance to the stars and stripes, but does his allegiance have any bounds I wonder?
Stepping back a little, I’ve noticed lately a few changes happening in Aotearoa that have been overshadowed somewhat by the current housing crisis. A convenient diversion. With thousands of Kiwis homeless, 33,000 homes purchased by offshore speculators sitting empty in Auckland, and thousands of state homes being flicked off to real estate interests (and whatever happened to the sales to other social housing providers?) the government/corporation is now offering $5000 to beleaguered families to migrate to the provinces! Quite a bit of social engineering going…
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Indigenous people continue to bear the brunt of nuclear toxicity. It started with uranium mining – of course, on indigenous land in rural areas, in USA, Canada, Bulgaria, Australia, Germany , India, and of course to provide nuclear weapons material.
Then came the nuclear bomb tests – on remote rural indigenous lands and islands
This Radioactive pollution remains today, from uranium mining in many countries – but always on or close to indigenous lands. The nuclear bomb test sites remain too radioactive for the indigenous people to return home.
Uranium mining and milling, nuclear bomb tests and radioactive wastes ... Russia is secretive about its nuclear wastes. They used to dump it in oceans, as did the French and others. Russia is notorious for its extremely polluted remote…
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Science and Technology:
¶ Scripps operates one of the most capable research fleets in the world, including three research vessels and one floating research platform. They venture worldwide on research projects, powered by diesel fuel. A noble experiment with biofuel marked the start of a new chapter in sustainability for the Scripps fleet. [Renewable Energy Magazine]
¶ The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, unveiled plans to crack down on the most polluting vehicles. It is said to be the toughest plan ever proposed by any major city in the world. Specifically, Khan has proposed a £10 per day Emissions Surcharge on older vehicles and an extended Ultra-Low Emission Zone. [CleanTechnica]
¶ Work on a concentrated solar plant, the first of its kind in Africa to use of thermal power, is expected to start in the Northern Cape within the next two months…
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The US EPA proposes to increase the amount of radionuclides allowed in drinking water in the event of a nuclear accident or other radiological emergency, despite the warning of health impacts in the US EPA’s own “Radionuclides in Drinking Water: A Small Entity Compliance Guide“, p. 3:
Although the US EPA appears to be trying to get comments while many are on vacation, summer-time is not a bad time to remind people that they need to drink water. You can do without food for extended periods but without water you die. In the heat you need more water. And, who wants to drink radioactive water? And, yet, that’s what the EPA has planned. Instead of taking nuclear and environmental safety seriously, the US government wants Americans to drink radioactive water and eat highly contaminated food. They call it PAG, protective action guide, but it’s NON-protective action guidelines which…
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More intolerable tragedy. Murders. Police shoot and kill two innocent black men within 24 hours.
“TYT Politics Reporter Jordan Chariton spoke with New York Daily News columnist Shaun King on July 7, 2016 about the police killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.” ~ TYT Politics
Stepping back from these heart-wrenching scenes, setting aside grief and sympathy, I wonder how on earth such men could be police officers. Why did they chose a dangerous profession, in the first place? They are too easily frightened and panic-stricken. They end up escalating routine police duties into murderous chaos — where they are the ones who commit the hideous crimes.
With their government under the control of corporations and special interests, the People of the United States may think they have the right to vote, but, unfortunately, they do not. When the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were written, the authors intentionally omitted this very significant detail. They failed to include the right to vote, and the error has never been corrected.
Most Americans are unaware that they, unlike the citizens of most other democracies, do not have a basic constitutional right to vote. The constitutions of Germany and Japan adopted after World War II include a specific right to vote. Even in nations, such as Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria—where Americans are fighting to impose democratic governments—the people already have a constitutional right to vote. Of 120 constitutional democracies in the world, only 11, including the United States, fail to explicitly guarantee a right to vote in their constitutions.
This critical omission from the Constitution was acknowledged by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2000, when a majority stated in Bush v. Gore: “The individual citizen has no federal constitutional right to vote for electors for the President of the United States unless and until the state legislature chooses a statewide election as the means to implement its power to appoint members of the Electoral College.”
As the result of a series of amendments, people of color, women, and young people over the age of 18 cannot be deprived of the right to vote because of their status; however, nowhere in the Constitution does it say they have a fundamental right to vote in the first place.