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Croghan27

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Re: Nuclear issues
« Reply #330 on: March 13, 2011, 05:48:55 PM »
This can be (is) put in a nuclear thread, but could just as well go into a journalistic thread or a government thread ....
 
In a story about the meltdown of a core in Japan the Star quotes someone from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission and Ontario Power Generation.
 
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The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission issued a statement saying the country’s nuclear plants “are among the most robust designs” in the world.
At Pickering, the likelihood of a major accident at Ontario Power Generation’s massive nuclear power plant is minimal due to its solidity and the area’s seismic stability, said Ted Gruetzner, media relations manager.
“We’re a very stable area, geographically,” he said. No earthquake has approached the severity of Japan’s in the last 250 years, he said.

shorter: Our plants are better (safer) than their plants and we are not dumb enough to build ours over a fault line.
 
As soon as I am reassured by authorities that all is okay - we have foreseen every circumstance ....I start to worry.
 
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Re: Nuclear issues
« Reply #331 on: March 25, 2011, 02:06:38 PM »
I have spent the past week studying nuclear energy. This is the result.

I have to say that I used to be a bona fide no-nuker, complete with joining protests against testing at Amchitka etc. way back in the day.

But I have reason to believe that we really have no choice. That Mother Nature gave us radiation for a reason. And that there are safer ways to harness that energy.

But then I spent high school chem classes picking at my split ends.
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Re: Nuclear issues
« Reply #332 on: November 12, 2011, 01:30:40 PM »
I'm not posting this in Japan's thread, because this effects NA.


http://www.gregpalast.com/completely-and-utterly-fail-in-an-earthquake/
Greg Palast - Fukushima - They Knew


But I think we should all worry about Bob. The company he worked for, Stone & Webster Engineering, built or designed about a third of the nuclear plants in the United States.
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Re: Nuclear issues
« Reply #333 on: December 22, 2011, 10:32:06 PM »
69 NUKES?!
http://ibnlive.in.com/news/finland-seizes-patriot-missiles-headed-for-china/214188-2.html
enroute to where exactly, S. KOrea maybe?


http://newsroom.finland.fi/public/default.aspx?app=803&newsid=31314


Claims and counter-claims, this will turn into a b.s. media war.
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Re: Nuclear issues
« Reply #334 on: January 31, 2012, 11:08:58 PM »
That old rustbucket nuke plant in Illinois shut down yest.
http://www.ubalert.com/a/81476


Newspaper articles say they are venting the steam to ease the pressure.
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news%2Flocal&id=8526268


The radiated steam being vented has tritium in it. The idea that these releases are safe and normal is total corporatitst B.S
Dr. Caldicott talks about tritium here:
http://enenews.com/local-news-everyone-is-on-edge-my-niece-called-and-she-told-me-to-stay-in-the-house-so-that%E2%80%99s-what-i-did-photos-video


I can't believe the newspapers are reporting 'safe & normal', it makes me  :mad2


As well there was a wee earthquake centered in Ill. but felt in Wisconsin
http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=8525470


It just occurs to me Chicago and prolly us have minute quantities of tritium because of the jetstream. Ugh. Those nuke plants are how old, maybe 25-35 years old, don't think they're going to be working for much longer.
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Re: Nuclear issues
« Reply #335 on: April 03, 2012, 04:24:19 PM »
L.A. Rain Radiation Over Five Times Normal
A radiation test done after a rain storm passed through Southern California has recorded radiation at 506% above normal background levels.[size=78%][/size]
[/color]The EnviroReporter reported that the misty rain collected and tested in Santa Monica Bay, on march 31 was over five times normal background radiation – the highest recorded since the Fukushima meltdowns began in March 2011. :o 
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Re: Nuclear issues
« Reply #336 on: July 12, 2012, 10:43:52 PM »
Workers sprayed with uranium dust at Cameco refinery

The exposure happened June 23 when a worker loosened a ring clamp on a 208-litre drum of uranium oxide yellowcake. The lid blew off, injecting about 26 kilograms of the material into the air.

The worker closest to the drum and two others in the area, who were not wearing respirators, were exposed to the dust.

The drum came from the U.S. company Uranium One's Willow Creek facility in Wyoming.

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The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission said it wants Cameco's confirmation that appropriate interim corrective measures are taken, including mandatory use of respirators by workers. It also said it wants permanent measures taken to prevent a recurrence.
 
Cameco says it has has run tests, including urinalysis, on all three workers and the results suggest none of them breathed in a significant amount of uranium. Decontamination procedures were taken immediately after the accident, the company said.
 
 
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Re: Nuclear issues
« Reply #337 on: September 29, 2013, 11:39:11 PM »
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Re: Nuclear issues
« Reply #338 on: September 30, 2013, 09:17:09 AM »
Toe : Comments are allowed at that link - go get 'em!

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Re: Nuclear issues
« Reply #339 on: September 30, 2013, 07:18:20 PM »
Ha! can't be bothered. But I am noticing many msm are no longer allowing comments, they just tell us what to think; and I can't fathom what's wrong w/ Canadians who think there is nothing wrong w/ cops phoningyour house asking if your going to protest or not. The audacity and abuse of  power is outrageous.
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Re: Nuclear issues
« Reply #340 on: October 02, 2013, 09:28:07 AM »
Lake Huron Atomic Waste Dump Hearings Live now
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