Saturday, October 13, 2012

WSJ: "Japan Utility Says Crisis Avoidable."


October 13, 2012 p. A6 by P. Dvorak and R. Smith

"In a stunning reversal, the operator of Japan's Fukushima Daiichi power plant said it knowingly implemented some safety measures for the nuclear plant out of fear of spurring lawsuits, protests, or the closure of the plant."

Majia here: While that may be true, this headline is aimed at persuading publics around the world that nuclear energy is STILL safe. IT IS NOT.

This story will probably echo across the international mainstream media because it is a PLANT designed to persuade people that the nuclear plant in their region will not blow-up or have spent fuel pool fires.

In this video, nuclear engineers Mr Arnie Gunderson and David Lochbaum discuss how vulnerable nuclear power plants are to electrical disruptions. Their analysis even addresses the many vulnerabilities of the "back-up" generators
http://fairewinds.com/content/why-fukushima-can-happen-here-what-nrc-and-nuclear-industry-dont-want-you-know

Every nuclear power plant is like a land mine, ready to blow-up if the right pressure is applied.

And earthquakes, wind, rain and ice storms that knock out power are the right kinds of pressure to blow up nuclear power plants by causing outages.

The product of solar storms can also knock out power.

Learn about the Carrington Effect here:
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2008/06may_carringtonflare/

We are entering a period of heightened solar activity.

NASA recently warned of upcoming increased solar activity
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2010/04jun_swef/

The Carrington Effect could result in nuclear plant meltdowns across vast areas impacted by power disruptions.

Here is an excellent link for an academic study of solar flares and nuclear plants (hat tip Jebus)
https://netfiles.uiuc.edu/mragheb/www/NPRE%20402%20ME%20405%20Nuclear%20Power%20Engineering/Solar%20Storms%20Effects%20on%20Nuclear%20and%20Electrical%20Installations.pdf

Nuclear power is not green, it is not cheap, and it is NOT SAFE.

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