Monday, May 13, 2019

Nuclear News

Nuclear news today:

Amazing video of Dr. Kate Brown discussing the Chernobyl disaster (strangely I cannot insert the video here as the link cannot be found - weird)

Chernobyl: HBO series just started on Sky Atlantic:

As Reactors Shut in Massachusetts & Pennsylvania,
Nuke War Rages in Ohio & New York
By Harvey Wasserman, Reader Supported News

As the nuke power industry slumps toward oblivion, two huge reactors are shutting in Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. The shutdowns are a body blow to atomic energy. The soaring costs of the decayed US reactor fleet have forced them to beg gerrymandered state legislatures for huge bailouts.


  1. Thanks for this blog

    The reactors in Massachusets and Pennsylvania did not just shut down because the Nuclear Operatora decided to do close them down one day. It took years of legal battles. Battles fought mostly with the free time, work and good will of Grassroots Antinuclear activists withe the legal support of Beyond Nuclear, Public Citizen and greenpeace.

    We got harrassed in Andrews county Texas last weekend. We were out with signs, protesting the Parking of hilevel nuclear waste here. Rednecks and people with red Maga hats, took it upon them selves to drive up, in their F3500s trucks and other large trucks and yell at us as being Unamerican.

    Seed and Nonukes Texas, need the lawyers and legal expertise of Groups like,Beyond Nuclear, Public Citizen, Greanpeace to go to court and get injunctions against Companies and contractors like Holtec, Waste Contrl Specialists, Vahli inc Orano, to cease and desist in hauling hilevel drycasks, to be dangerously stored next to our communities.

    Posers like Kevin Blanch, Dana Durnford, and Antinukes for trump dont care. They call real antinuclear advocates, that get nuclear reactors and dangerous waste sites shutdown names and deride us. They impede us every stepof the way. They post volumes of misinformation and triangulated propaganda on the internet.

    They call the very groups, that provide the legal means and support to shutdown reactors communists or pinkos or some other such bullshit. Do not give those posers money. Some of the ones, not seeking money are propagandists.

    The reactors in Massachusets and Pennsylvania did not just shut down because the Nuclear Operatora decided to do close them down one day. It took years of legal battles. Battles fought mostly with the free time, work and good will of Grassroots Antinuclear activists!

    There are a fair number of republicans in West texas who are deadset against burying nuclear waste at Marfa and parking hilevel waste in west Texas.

    1. They have the deep drilling technology to put High level nuclear waste a mile underground, in safe strata, away from aquifers!

      To put waste with cesium137 cobalt60
      strontium 90 plutonium etc a mile undergorund in solid strata is the only way to do it . athe only way unless they could get it off the earth, which is impossible .

      They are too cheap to uss deep drilling technology they use for fracking oil and natural gas to get rid of manmade hilevel radionuclide. Radionuclides that cannot be stored safely above ground.

      To busy building new nuclear weapons . Too busy spending trillions on military. On war and such.

      All of the 99 reactors in america generate 20,000 tons of hi level nuclear waste a year.

      All nuclear reactors, are highly fossil fuel dependent. That goes from mining to purifucation to hauling plutonium or uranium to reactors to defueling, to nuclear waste hauling etc etc etc.

      The making of the fuel and bombs from uranium and plutonium, makes another 100,000 tons of nuclear waste, yearly.
      There have been severe increases in hurricanes flooding and earthquakes in murica recently. All reactors in america are older than 30 years old. They are cracked . They are unstable and outdated. Any one of them could go fukushima style at any time. It would effect the whole growingly, radionuclide-saturated world.

      The fallout of a thousand bombs can come from the cores and hundred of tons of hilevel radionuclides in the used fuel pools burning up, at nuclear power sites.

      Trump and perry have just totally deregulated supervision of these monstrositites since they came to power. Why subsidize nuclear power companies to generate millions of tons of nuclear waste, that is destroying the human genome? Waste that has to be sequestered properly.

      Mostly nuclear reactors in New Jersey, The Gulf Coast, The southeast are used for oil refineries and chemical plants.

      Nuclear reactors in america, are not even reliable enough for residential power.

      All of the backup diesel generators for Nuclear reactors in america, are old and unreliable.
      Many rarely work when tested, like the ones at fukushima.

      Each nucler reactor, has to have a power source to supply its cooling system or it will meltdown.

      The beatup old, outdated nuclear reactors, only supply about 20 percent of electricity in america. Why not phase nuclear reactors out and, shift to renewables and alternative forms of energy?

      End the insanity. I guarentee yucca will not fly. People in Nevada are tired of being victimized and yucc mouutain is over an aquifer. Yucca mountain is geologically unstable.
      More propaganda lies and boondogle.
      Better than just parking millions of tons of the shit-outdoors on pads or, putting it in barrels in shallow graves or, dumping it into the ocean though.


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