Saturday, November 28, 2015

More Censorship Around Ukrainian Nuclear Power Plants Cut-Off from Electricity?

I am still trying to follow the condition of the Ukraine nuclear power plants that were cut off from electricity by sabotage designed to cut off electrical supplies to Crimea, as reported November 23 and 24:
Ukraine Nuclear Power Plants ‘Dangerously’ Without Power as Towers Feeding Eenrgy to Crimea Blow Up.” November 23, 2015, 
Ivan Nechepurkeno and Neil MacFarquhar. As Sabotage Blacks Out Crimea, Tatars Prevent Repairs. the New York Times, November 23, 2015, accessed November 24, 2015,

Today's search results are interesting and disconcerting.

The following search results for "Ukraine Nuclear Power Plant November 2015" all turned out to be dead links:
Ukrainian government suspends cargo traffic with Crimea

The sudden cut-off of electricity triggered alerts at two Ukrainian nuclear plants as operators tried to unload excess power, Russia Today reported, citing an official from the Ukrenergo energy firm. The cargo traffic would remain suspended until the ...

Moscow cuts coal to Kiev

( blog) - ‎17 hours ago‎ Volodymyr Demchyshyn told lawmakers on November 27 that pro-Russian separatists who control coal mines in eastern Ukraine also have halted the delivery of coal supplies. "In these 50 days, we will definitely be able to find a solution to the coal ...

Kyiv: Russia Cuts Coal Deliveries

( blog) - ‎13 hours ago‎). Last winter, the shortage of anthracite coal that many Ukrainian power plants use had caused power cuts and forced Kiev to sign electricity and coal supply contracts with Russian Federation amid the unprecedented crisis in bilateral relations. Crimea ...  
Lights out in Crimea after power cut off by attackers

(Inside KOREA - ‎10 hours ago‎ ) The authorities rushed to connect hospitals and other vital infrastructure to reserve power stations and generators late on Saturday after the four main transmission lines from Ukraine were cut off in an apparent act of sabotage. The fighting between ...

Moscow cuts coal to Kiev

( blog)-17 hours ago.  Volodymyr Demchyshyn told lawmakers on November 27 that ... "Coal stocks at our thermal power plants are now enough to keep working ... Ukraine depends on coal to fulfill around 44 percent of its power needs. Nuclear energy makes up about the same proportion, with the rest of ... 2015 Observer Voice.

Kyiv: Russia Cuts Coal Deliveries (blog)-13 hours ago

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I also tried translating the search terms into Ukrainian and searching, but the top results are from early in November and only discuss Ukraine halting import of Russian electricity due to completion of repair work on unit No. 3 at the Riyne NPP:
Ukraine November 13 will stop importing Russian electricity due to the completion of repair work on the power unit №3 Rivne NPP and its connection to the grid of the country. This is in the comments UNIAN Head of Information Policy of the state company "Ukrenergo" Zinovy ​​Butso. "Import carried out today, and tomorrow it will be stopped in connection with the completion of repairs and starting block in Rivne work" - he said.
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Majia here: My conclusion is that there is censorship around the status of Ukraine's Nuclear Power Plants that were cut off from electricity. Perhaps the plants are fine, but I find it disturbing that there is no follow-up coverage after the alarming reports from a week ago (cited top of this blog post).

I explained here ( that this pattern invisibility occurred last time Ukraine had trouble with their NPPs in late 2014.

The sociopaths that run the world simply censor the news and turn off the radiation monitors when they don't want the people to know how contaminated their environment has become, is becoming (even the WSJ notes that the decision to turn off beta monitoring will make it impossible to detect strontium):
John R. Emshwiller and Gary Fields Oct. 19, 2015. Radiation Sensors in Major U.S. Cities Turned Off Because They Don’t Work. Most stations run by EPA can’t monitor for beta particles in real time, prompting criticism; agency says monitoring for gamma rays is enough. The Wall Street Journal

Meanwhile, nuclear authorities seek to extend reactor lifespans absurdly beyond design specifications:

As costs, mishaps mount, U.S. nuke industry weighs extending aging reactor lives up to 80 years. Bloomberg November 26, 2015, Nov 26, 2015
What can I conclude from all this:
1. Nuclear authorities endanger us all by pushing nuclear plant facilities beyond design specifications
2. Nuclear authorities turn off radiation detection devices in a context of growing radiation contamination and risk
3. Nuclear authorities keep nuclear incidents out of the news despite potentially catastrophic consequences of nuclear accidents
4. Nuclear is incommensurable with transparency, good governance, and full accountability, in addition to contaminating planet Earth's surface, our home, with genotoxic elements.




  1. Heckuva dangerous situation Majia. Sorry MVP split again. I dont blame him. Such creepy stuff goin on now but, these nukes are not shutting themselves down. Probably good to start watching european radiation monitoring again. I am very ill right now. I just wanted to see some of the kids have a shot at this world.


    1. Interesting article. However, the author is obviously anti-Russian. He might have mentioned how Ukraine got into its current dangerous mess. I very seriously doubt the Russians would lob a missile into an area of nuclear storage.

  3. If eventually the Ukranian plants melt down, and they are the most vulnerable, then all of Europe will suffer severe exposure--but they will have mostly themselves to blame for standing by while Victoria Nuland and Obama undermined a gov that was at least functioning in a nation that Russia was helping. I am still surprised by Angela Merkel's behavior as a very well educated woman. Not just the nuclear plants but also the immigration mess. Europe seems paralyzed. The project at Chernobyl is apparently still unfinished.


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