Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Two Good Articles on Nuclear Risks

The first article addresses deliberate radiation contamination of the ocean, a type of pollution not addressed by the London Convention when it occurs from shore and is sanctioned by the domestic government:
Chris Busby. December 2, 2016. No to Bradwell's 'secret' radioactive discharges to the sea. The Ecologist. http://www.theecologist.org/campaigning/2988382/no_to_bradwells_secret_radioactive_discharges_to_the_sea.html

Magnox has applied to dissolve spent nuclear fuel canisters and release the liquid into the sea near Bradwell nuclear power station in Essex, writes Chris Busby. This will wash radioactivity onto mudflats in a populated area already suffering from excess cancers, however the publicly available documents ignore this key fact. We must make sure this dangerous application is refused.//

Magnox has decided to deal with the spent nuclear fuel canisters, made of Magnesium alloy, by dissolving them in concentrated nitric acid, neutralising the acid in caustic soda, and pumping the resultant mixture into the Blackwater at high tide.

The radioactive hazard arises not so much from the canisters themselves, as from residual particles, dust and other contamination remaining from the highly radioactive fuel elements they stored. So the discharges to the Blackwater will bear radioactive isotopes both in solution and as insoluble fine particles...
The second article is an academic analysis of the risks of nuclear power operations. I cannot get access to the article for some reason so here is the citation alone:
Philip Johnstone,Benjamin K. Sovacool, Gordon MacKerron,Andy Stirling (2016). Nuclear power: Serious risks Science 02 Dec 2016: Vol. 354, Issue 6316, pp. 1112 DOI: 10.1126/science.aal1777, http://science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6316/1112.1


  1. Makes me sick what they are doing. Makes me sick by how badly doctor Busby and others are persecuted. I consider you right up there with Dr Busby, Dr Nadesan. You all have done so much to provide and educate about Fukushima I pray you and your family are, and will have good holiday season.

  2. http://oilprice.com/Alternative-Energy/Nuclear-Power/Trump-Could-Fuel-A-Nuclear-Energy-Boom-In-2017.html

  3. http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/12/07/the-next-frontier-trump-and-space-weapons/

  4. Trumps support of DAPL may reverse current ruling and allow the pipeline to proceed at standing rock later on.

    1. direct access to article about trump raiding resouces on native land. trump wants to change rules so cororations cand steal native resources https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/12/07/trump-advisors-want-to-privatize-american-indian-reservations-for-more-easy-access-to-mineral-resources-oil-and-gas-coal-uranium-etc/
      Coming just as Native American water protectors cautiously celebrate a hard-fought victory against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), the proposal is another example of Trump’s incendiary and divisive policies. Trump has also officially expressed his support for DAPL, making opponents wary that he would reverse any orders that blocked construction on the 1,172-mile project once he gets into office.