THE NUCLEAR BUSINESS
AMONG COLANDER TECHNOLOGY AND DOPED MEDIA
Energy Center (IPEC) is a three-unit nuclear
power plant station located in Buchanan, New
York just south of Peekskill. It sits on the
east bank of the Hudson River. The plant is
owned and operated by Entergy Nuclear Northeast,
a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation, and
includes two operating Westinghouse pressurized
water reactors – designated "Indian Point 2" and
"Indian Point 3" – which Entergy bought from
Consolidated Edison and the New York Power
Authority respectively. The facility also
contains the permanently shut-down Indian Point
Unit 1 reactor.
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because of a transformer"
"no threat to public safety"
By Massimo Greco
Indian Point nuclear plant, just 50 km
from New York. It is not new to
accidents. But today, as in countless
other circumstances, we read the same
press titles and witnessing the
manipulation of junkie information.
because of a transformer"
... so the national or international media,
specialized in domestication, gave news
of the fire at Tricastin July 2, 2011 -
On Cattenom of 2013 are wasted silences.
But then, if they would wanted to do
chronicle ... seriously, they would be
forced to talk about that every day,
because the accident of Cattenom a few
years ago, or Taiwan a few days ago or
last Buchanan of Saturday, May 9, 2015
It is only the latest in a series, to
say the least, INFINITE.
In the name of "moderation" ..., to
always put in evidence the "sans gravité"
- always on time specified by the
company .... There are evidences of a
cover-up strategy adopted by media and
governments, whereas it they operate
deterministically and notoriously at
service of large enterprises of nuclear,
oil and coal.
Then... the "sans
" or "no radiation leak
" or "tiny radiation leak"
or the more and more present
"no threat to public safety"
... is replaced totally in few hours, or
days, by press SILENCE especially when there are deaths occurred as
March 2013 (always at Cattenom).
RNA started in 2009 an
intensive investigation on nuclear
accidents reported by the press,
related both at regional, national and
It was monitored a huge
amount of events reported by the news
and produced a research collected in
fact sheets posted on youtube titled "All
the nuclear accidents in 2009,
vol. 1," "Vol. 2", "Vol. 3" etc .. .
giving strong emphasis to the chronology
It's necessary, also,
to remember that this survey was
characterized by rigid decision to
publish only sources described as "authoritative",
which some consider as "official" or
more "reliable", excluding
methodologically, at the start, the "blogs"
and "personal" web sites that often
recycle news from official sources
giving to them a garment of exclusivity
that does not really exist. Excluding
also environmentalist sources to avoid
charges of "partisan information"
however, were also verified news of
ecologist sources using feedback from
A research that has
allowed the collection of a huge
documentation charge of statistical
value where were found periods ranging
from one event per day even up to 3
incidents reported by the daily news.
So much that during the voting campaign
for the referendum that has prevented
Italy's return to nuclear RNA used the
projection of these videos during the
Chernobyl Day, during meetings and
conferences in schools and universities.
All this seemed to end
in March 2011, in fact, certain
chronicles available very easily until
the first two months of 2011 have
certainly been obscured, in part, by the
Fukushima disaster but, evidently, also
due to a new strategy adopted by the
media, politicians and governments.
We all know how the
mafia of the nuclear lobbies are in a
position to exert a violent influence
by keeping under constant blackmail
politicians and journalists. This is
certainly always happened. And with
absolute certainty we can say that a lot
of information on accidents in the past
have been influenced and manipulated
until they were also denied completely
or played in key encounters and clashes
between national and international
realities. Revelations published by The
Guardianabout cover-up british
policy after Fukushima Disaster are
emblematic and they should be considered
as the normality that characterizes the
so-called "market democracy" and not as
On the last days of june 2011 The
Guardian, english newspaper,
revealed that British government
officials approached nuclear companies
to draw up a co-ordinated public
relations strategy to play down the
Fukushima nuclear accident just two days
after the earthquake and tsunami in
Japan and before the extent of the
radiation leak was known.
Internal emails seen by the Guardian
show how the business and energy
departments worked closely behind the
scenes with the multinational companies
EDF Energy, Areva and Westinghouse to
try to ensure the accident did not
derail their plans for a new generation
of nuclear stations in the UK.
In a Guardian article
from March 14th, written just three days
after the tsunami which caused such
widespread devastation and triggered the
failures at the Fukushima plant we can
“What we are seeing
follows a clear pattern of secrecy and
denial,” said Paul Dorfman, co-secretary
to the Committee Examining Radiation
Risks from Internal Emitters, a UK
government advisory committee disbanded
Some months later, end of june, there
are only confirmations about this kind
of policy that has characterized 3
months of chronicles on Fukushima:
“This has the potential to set the
nuclear industry back globally,” wrote
one official at the Department for
Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS),
whose name has been redacted. “We need
to ensure the anti-nuclear chaps and
chapesses do not gain ground on this. We
need to occupy the territory and hold it.
We really need to show the safety of
And the article continued like this:
The business department emailed the
nuclear firms and their representative
body, the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA),
on 13 March, two days after the disaster
knocked out nuclear plants and their
backup safety systems at Fukushima. The
department argued it was not as bad as
the “dramatic” TV pictures made it look,
even though the consequences of the
accident were still unfolding and two
major explosions at reactors on the site
were yet to happen.
“Radiation released has been controlled
– the reactor has been protected,” said
the BIS official, whose name has been
blacked out. “It is all part of the
safety systems to control and manage a
situation like this.”
Indian Point: A
Timeline of Accidents and Radioactive
Leaks and Spills.
Decades of accidentas, radioactive leaks
and spills at the Indian Point nuclear
power plant have resulted in two
extensive plumes of contamination in the
groundwater beneath the plant, which
leach to the Hudson River. The following
is a non-exhaustive list of such
incidents, evidencing the ongoing nature
of this problem at the aging Indian
In 1973, five months after Indian
Point 2 opened, the plant was shut down
when engineers discovered buckling in
the steel liner of the concrete dome in
which the nuclear reactor is housed.
On October 17, 1980,
100,000 gallons of Hudson River water
leaked into the Indian Point 2
containment building from the fan
cooling unit, undetected by a safety
device designed to detect hot water. The
flooding, covering the first 9 feet of
the reactor vessel, was discovered when
technicians entered the building. Two
pumps which should have removed the
water were found to be inoperative. NRC
proposed a $2,100,000 fine for the
1988 - March 26 —
About 8,400 gallons of radioactive water
leaked into the Hudson River from the
Indian Point 2 nuclear power plant, the
plant's operator said today. The water
was discovered missing from a
345,000-gallon storage tank outside the
containment structure, said a
spokeswoman for Con Edison, Bea Meltzer.
The problem was discovered at the plant,
25 miles north of New York City, but
officials were unsure how long the water
had been leaking. According to the
chronicle of the New York Times the leak
was of "slightly
and "a spokesman for the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission, Carl Abraham,
said the leak posed no health hazard".
1992: Leak from a water pool housing
toxic nuclear waste generated from
Indian Point Unit 2 (known as
a “spent fuel pool”) was discovered.
Also, during the 1990s, Indian Point
Unit 1 spent fuel pools were
found to be leaking radioactive water.
In February 2000, Unit 2
experienced a Steam Generator Tube
Rupture (SGTR), which allowed a small
amount of primary water to leak into the
secondary system through one of the
steam generators. All four steam
generators were subsequently replaced.
In 2005, Entergy workers while
digging discovered a small leak in a
spent fuel pool. Water containing
tritium and strontium-90 was leaking
through a crack in the pool building and
then finding its way into the nearby
Hudson River. Data indicates that
leaks had been occurring for years
undetected. Entergy attributes a
plume of tritium in the groundwater
primarily to leaks from the Unit 2 spent
On March 22, 2006
The New York Times also reported finding
radioactive nickel-63 and strontium in
groundwater on site. Entergy “discovers” that attempts to
prevent additional leaks from Indian
Point Unit 1 spent fuel pool fail have
failed – water laden with toxic
radionuclides including Strontium-90 and
Cesium-197 leaks from the pool to the
environment at a rate of 70 gallons per
day until the end of 2008, when Entergy
finally emptied the problematic pool.
The contamination plume generated due to
upwards of decades of leaks from the
Unit 1 spent fuel pools will persist in
the environment for centuries, leaching
through the groundwater and into the
In 2007, a transformer at Unit 3
caught fire, and the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission raised its level of
inspections, because the plant had
experienced many unplanned shutdowns.
According to The New York Times, Indian
Point "has a history of transformer
On April 23, 2007, the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission fined the owner of
the Indian Point nuclear plant $130,000
for failing to meet a deadline for a new
emergency siren plan. The 150 sirens at
the plant are meant to alert residents
within 10 miles to a plant emergency.
Since 2008, a Rockland County based
private company has taken over
responsibility for the infrastructure
used to trigger and maintain the ATI
siren system. The sirens, once plagued
with failures, have functioned nearly
flawlessly ever since.
2009: in early 2009, a tank valve
located in an Indian Point Unit 1
systems building leaked radioactive
water, causing a nearby monitoring well
to detect increased radioactivity levels.
2009, February: unmonitored,
undetected corrosion in a pipe buried
eight feet underground was discovered
when a plant worker found himself
standing in a puddle of water. About
100,000 gallons of water contaminated
with Tritium was released to the already
contaminated groundwater. The U.S.
Government Accountability Office
recently concluded that leaks at nuclear
power plants from buried piping systems
are expected to continue as such systems
, which are largely inaccessible, age
and continue to corrode and degrade.
2009, November: radioactive water
spills from a storage tank, adding to
the existing groundwater contamination.
This leak caused various monitoring
wells to register increased levels of
tritium. On January 7, 2010, NRC
inspectors reported that an estimated
600,000 gallons of mildly radioactive
steam was intentionally vented to the
atmosphere after an automatic shutdown
of Unit 2. After the vent, one of the
vent valves unintentionally remained
slightly open for two days. The levels
of tritium in the steam were within the
allowable safety limits defined in NRC
Entergy discovers another new leak in
the Unit 2 spent fuel pool. This new
leak caused various monitoring wells to
register increased levels of tritium.
Though Entergy claims that all
identified leaks in the Unit 2 pool have
been repaired, nearly 40% of the liner
of the pool has never been inspected,
and Entergy, to this day, concedes that
other active leaks from the pool may
still be occurring.
On November 7, 2010, an explosion
occurred in the main transformer for
Indian Point 2, spilling oil into the
Hudson River. Entergy later agreed to
pay a $1.2 million penalty for the
2011: In June 2011,
monitoring wells near Indian Point Unit
1 detected elevated levels of tritium in
the groundwater. However, it took
several months for Entergy to even
identify the leaking component that
caused the increased tritium levels in
On May 9, 2015, again an
explosion occurred in a transformer
for Indian Point 3, forcing crews to
shut down one of the reactors.
The cover up about
The succession of news happens every day.
The silences alternate with press
campaigns only to be promptly forgotten,
these press campaigns, the day after.
There is not a clear logic that some
newspapers or television channels remain
totally insensitive to certain events
while others appear to make a
sensational blow, albeit temporary.
In 2013 has exploded a
case, ignored by the European press,
which in its spectacular affair has
found judicial resolution in 2014 and
that whenever the press tries to bring
out the "no threat to public safety" or
the need to preserve the goodness
economic needs of a system based on the
mafia scam seems to forget about it:
Supervisor Pleads Guilty In Fuel
Cover-Up Case". [CBS]
A former supervisor who was accused of
trying to cover up fuel contamination at
the Indian Point nuclear plant has
pleaded guilty to a federal charge.
Daniel Wilson reached a plea agreement
under which prosecutors agreed not to
seek a sentence longer than six months,
the U.S. attorney’s office said.
He pleaded guilty Wednesday to violating
regulations of the Nuclear Regulatory
Wilson was chemistry manager at Indian
Point in February 2011 when diesel fuel
for emergency generators was found to
contain excessive particulate matter.
The complaint said he faked a test to
show the problem had been solved, then
lied about it.
"Former Indian Point supervisor Daniel
Wilson gets probation in lying case"
In October, Wilson
pleaded guilty to fabricating records
and lying to investigators to make sure
the Buchanan plant stayed open. Wilson
allegedly lied about test results
involving emergency procedures to put
the nuclear plant in a better light.
"Ex-supervisor at Indian Point
nuclear plant charged with fabricating
[NEW YORK DAILY NEWS]
Daniel Wilson, 57, the Westchester
County plant’s chemistry manager from
2007 to 2012, was charged in Federal
Court in White Plains with two counts of
violating rules of the Nuclear
The former chemistry manager at the
Indian Point nuclear plant in
Westchester County allegedly fabricated
fuel tests to prevent the facility from
How it ended the legal
case of Daniel Wilson?
On the chronicle
reported by Bloomberg on January 16,
2014 we can read this excellent end:
U.S. District Judge Nelson Roman in
New York, sentenced Wilson today and
fined him $500.
"Wilson pleaded guilty in
October to a count of engaging in
deliberate misconduct in connection with
a matter regulated by the Nuclear
Wilson, a supervisor at the facility
from 2007 to 2012 and an employee there
for at least 30 years, fabricated
records to conceal a regulatory
violation so the plant in Buchanan, New
York, about 38 miles (61 kilometers)
north of New York City, wouldn’t have to
shut down, prosecutors in the office of
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara
In advance of an inspection by the
commission, plant officials conducted
tests and determined that the fuel
supply of the facility’s emergency
generators contained too much
particulate matter, in violation of
federal regulations", the U.S. said..
conduct includes lying about Indian
Point’s emergency generators’ fuel
supply and then attempting to cover up
his lies,” Assistant U.S. Attorney
Benjamin Allee said. “In light of the
grave urgency attendant both to Indian
Point’s proper functioning during
emergencies and its compliance and
forthrightness with the NRC, Wilson’s
criminal conduct is troubling.”
So, an authentic cover
up operation that ends with a simple
fine of $ 500. And no one can
imagine how many other things did not
We just have only to
imagine, logically, a fact: that Mr.
Wilson did not operate alone and on his
own initiative. His personal position
had only intended to cover corporate
decisions, they had to find a scapegoat
to feed the press and the authorities in
order to perpetuate the accumulative
process at any cost. All the rest are
just insipid things of the little
theater of the... "Société du Spectacle"...
More info about Entergy,
international cover up policies and
sources about the last accident.
Role of MAFIA of
enterprises on Climate Change and
Renewable Energy. Everything is
connected, not because some ufological "conspiracy"...
but, simply, because that is the nature
of the "democracy of the market" in the
Despite the company’s admission that
“climate change is happening, it is
caused in large part by human activity”,
Entergy continues to be one of the
United States’ largest polluters while
operating several coal-fired plants,
arguably the largest contributor to
global climate change.
In 2007, Entergy joined forces with
Southern Company, the nation’s third
largest emitter, to fight a federal
Renewable Portfolio Standard, which
would have mandated that all utilities
get at least 15% of their power from
renewable sources by 2020.
Seven years later, Entergy sought to
enforce a de facto solar tax on
Louisianans in 2014 by preventing those
with solar power from receiving full
value for the excess power they return
to the grid.
In 2015, Entergy publicly condemned the
EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which would
require Mississippi to cut carbon
dioxide emissions 38% by 2030.
Unlike the New Orleans
City Council, which banned Entergy’s PAC
from donating politically in 2007, the
Louisiana Public Service Commission
accepts the company’s money. This means
Entergy is at once the entity that
appears before the regulatory commission
the most and its biggest political
contributor. In a 2014 election, Eric
Skrmetta, an incumbent commissioner and
longtime recipient of Entergy money,
narrowly prevailed over renewable energy
proponent Forest Wright in a runoff.
New York State Troopers
stand at the main entrance of the Indian
Point nuclear power plant Saturday May
9, 2015, after a transformer failed at
New York's Indian Point 3 nuclear power
plant, causing a fire that has been
extinguished in Buchanan, N.Y. A
spokesman for Entergy says the unit has
shut down automatically and is safe and
stable. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Ancient evacuation plans:
A sign along Route 9 in Ossining, NY,
marks the spot for an emergency bus stop
that is part of the Indian Point nuclear
plant evacuation plan
[AP photo - diffused by dailymail.co.uk]
Warning: Because the
federal government has failed to find a
location for permanent storage of spent
fuel, many tons of highly radioactive
used reactor rods are kept in pools
inside reactor containment buildings
like this one at Indian Point.
[AP photo - diffused by dailymail.co.uk]
Safe? A badly rusted valve at the closed
Indian Point 1 nuclear plant in New York
state. The pipe was part of a
containment spraying system that was
initially a focus of concern as workers
tried to find the source of leaks at the
[AP photo - diffused by
Rusted valve Indian
Point: The leakage was eventually traced
to spent fuel pools. The reactor had
been shut down since 1974
[AP photo - diffused by
Other related sources:
Revealed: British government's plan to
play down Fukushima [The Guardian] Internal
emails seen by Guardian show PR campaign
was launched to protect UK nuclear plans
after tsunami in Japan.
"This has the potential to set the
nuclear industry back globally," wrote
one official at the Department for
Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS),
whose name has been redacted. "We need
to ensure the anti-nuclear chaps and
chapesses do not gain ground on this. We
need to occupy the territory and hold it.
We really need to show the safety of
Officials stressed the importance of
preventing the incident from undermining
public support for nuclear power.
In a newly released diplomatic cable
obtained by WikiLeaks, politician Taro
Kono, a high-profile member of Japan's
lower house, tells US diplomats that the
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
– the Japanese government department
responsible for nuclear energy – has
been "covering up nuclear accidents and
obscuring the true costs and problems
associated with the nuclear industry".
Indian Point supervisor arrested for
deliberately falsifying critical safety
records [Enformable - July
Entergy announced on Tuesday that a
former supervisor, who worked at the
Indian Point nuclear power plant north
of New York City for twenty-nine years,
had been arrested for deliberately
falsifying critical safety records and
lying to federal regulators last year.
The utility said that Daniel Wilson, age
57, who was in charge of ensuring
compliance in critical safety areas,
falsified tests and records related to
the quality of fuel in back-up tanks for
the emergency diesel generators
installed at the nuclear power plant
which are necessary to prevent core
damage in the event of a loss of power.
Federal charges have been brought
against the former employee by the U.S.
Attorney’s Office, who was released on
bail and could be sentenced up to 7
years in prison..
The possibility that the episode at
Indian Point on Saturday caused
significant harm to the environment
fueled the opposition from several of
the plant’s critics, including officials
from the environmental group Riverkeeper
and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. Mr. Cuomo, a
Democrat, has pressed for a permanent
shutdown of Indian Point, and appeared
there on Saturday night and again on
He said the fire, while it posed no
threat to the surrounding population,
was a reminder that it was “inherently
problematic” to have a nuclear power
plant on the edge of the largest
metropolitan area in the country.
★ RNA È l'UNICA realtà che coniuga
resistenza ambientalista Contro le
produttività NOCIVE con la messa in
discussione del modello di produzione
borghese e dei rapporti di forza
Capitale-Salario. ★ Dal 24 Settembre
2009: Questo è il taglio e la
motivazione RIGIDA e COERENTE che
DETERMINA ogni nostra "AZIONE", scelta
di Priorità, pubblicazione,
"condivisione" o presa di posizione.
Indian Point, l'impianto nucleare a soli 50 km dal carnaio
di New York. Non è nuovo ad incidenti. Ma oggi come in
infinite altre circostanze leggiamo gli stessi titoli ed
assistiamo alla manipolazione dell'informazione drogata.
Solo colpa di un trasformatore... così i media italiani,
specializzati in calmieristica, davano notizia dell'incendio
a Tricastin il 2 Luglio 2011 - Su Cattenom del 2013 si
sprecano i silenzi.
Ma infondo se dovessero fare cronaca sul serio... sarebbero
costretti a parlarne ogni giorno perché l'incendio di
Cattenom di qualche anno fa, o di Taiwan di pochi giorni
fa o quest'ultimo di Buchanan di Sabato 9 Maggio 2015 è solo
l'ultimo di una serie, a dir poco, INFINITA.
Devono "calmierare"... , mettere sempre in evidenza il «sans
gravité» - specificato sempre puntualmente dall'Azienda....
Sono tutti "INTOPPI" che ostacolano la campagna di Riavvio
del Nucleare (Clini, Zichichi, Zanonato... Formigoni....
GUIDI... GALLETTI....) - Poi il «sans gravité» o il «no
radiation leak» o il «tiny radiation leak» viene sostituito
totalmente dal SILENZIO stampa quando ci sono i morti come
avvenuto a Marzo 2013 (sempre a Cattenom):
circolazione di Bufale sul nucleare ed in particolare su
Fukushima (come anche quella degli sciacalli che non
aspettarono molto per subito delirare su Israele e "haarp"...
all'indomani della catastrofe giapponese) recano danno
all'azione già difficile del movimento antinucleare
internazionale ed alla già faticosa lotta al muro di gomma
eretto dalle multinazionali TRAMITE media e politici. Tale danno consiste in opera di disinformazione,
deviazionismo-spesso interessato e bottegaio e nella
peggiore delle ipotesi al soldo delle multinazionali stesse
come già segnalato tempo fa da un'inchiesta del Guardian e
da un autorevolissimo articolo del dott. David Suzuky, in
materia di negazionismo, sul disastro climatico come
conseguenza delle attività produttive antropiche.
report from Westminster's Public Accounts Committee revealed
by The Irish Times and BBC seven years ago is now confirmed
by the National Audit Office. In a progress report on the
work, the National Audit Office criticised the Nuclear
Decommissioning Authority (NDA), which oversees the plant,
for delays in cancelling a cleanup contract with the
consortium Nuclear Management Partners (NMP) after demands
from MPs a year ago to do so. Here the entire report.
HOTSEAT #202: PSR’S NUKEBUSTERS FILM COMPETITION + BOONE DAM
LEAKS: NUKE DANGER?
Lou Zeller, Executive Director of the Blue Ridge
Environmental Defense League, on the nuclear reactors
downstream of the leaking, sinkhole’ed Boone Dam in
Jim Hopson, Manager of Public Relations for the Tennessee
Valley Authority (TVA), on current status of Boone Dam.
Physicians for Social Responsibility’s Christine Herrmann
and Martin Fleck on PSR’s Nukebusters Film Competition –
with cash prizes of up to $5,000 for 1-4 minute films!
Chernobyl forest fire in the exclusion zone out, but
radiation carried by smoke, wind lands throughout Eastern
Europe… and probably the rest of the world as well.
As Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty Review Conference at the
United Nations meets in New York, global activists present 8
million petitions demanding a world free of nuclear weapons.
Food fight! Japan challenges Taiwan – how DARE they propose
radiation food safety legislation!
TEPCO admits Fukushima radioactive water leak now over 600x
“safe”level – and it's going into the Pacific.
Uranium Mining and Enrichment Services, THE MAP OF RUSSIAN
mappa è aggiornata soltanto al 2010. La fonte è la stessa
Rosatom. La Mappa non considera le trattative in atto per la
nuclearizzazione dell'URUGUAY, del Venezuela, Bolivia,
Tunisia e dei recenti accordi in Centrafrica, Medio Oriente,
India ed Indonesia.
The distribution and the contamination level
of uranium (U) and thorium (Th) radionuclides and
potentially toxic metals, Cu, Li, Mn, Sr, and Zn were
investigated in surface sediments from aquifer systems
around a uranium industrial site in the northern Guangdong
Province, China. __________________________________
The city of West Chicago is asking for public
feedback on its request for a $200,000 EPA environmental
cleanup project to remove hazardous waste — including "radioactive
contaminants related to thorium mill tailings" __________________________________
By Gordon Edwards. Thorium reactors. "Thorium
cycle" is a very dirty and dangerous business. __________________________________
FACT and CHRONICLES that "2.0 people" use to ignore,
everyday. March-April-MAY 2015
☢ ☢ ☢ Taiwan nuclear reactor
shut down by fire. TAIPEI: A nuclear power reactor in southern
Taiwan was shut down early Monday after a fire was
sparked by a malfunctioning transformer, according
to state-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower).
In 2013 a similar accident at the same plant in
Pingtung County took 85 days to fix, state-run
Central News Agency reported. – dpa [The Sun Daily]
☢ Plant workers splashed with radioactive
It's been disclosed that 3 employees were
accidentally splashed with radioactive water last
week at a nuclear power plant in Shimane Prefecture,
[NHK WORLD News]
☢ Radiation levels high four years after
Four years ago today Japan was hit with a massive
earthquake and tsunami that lead to a triple
nuclear meltdown at Fukushima.
☢ NRC investigating 2 incidents at TMI
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – The Nuclear Regulatory
Commission is investigating two inc[idents this week
at Three Mile Island.
[News - ABC27.com]
☢ Turkish plan to build nuclear station denounced
Nuclear power is not the answer to our energy needs,
the Cyprus Green Party and the Turkish Cypriot party
New Cyprus said on Saturday, denouncing plans by
Turkey to build a nuclear station near Akkuyu,
opposite Cyprus’ northern coast.
☢ Radioactive drone lands on roof of Japanese
PM's office in 'silent protest' at nuclear plans
A quadcopter drone marked with a radioactive sign
has landed on the roof of the Japanese prime
minister's principle office and residence in
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo in what could be a silent protest
against the government's nuclear energy plans.
☢ Outage hits pumps at Fukushima plant; toxic
water leaks into ocean
Tokyo Electric Power Co. reported that a power
outage has shut down all eight water transfer pumps
at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station and
that radioactive water is again leaking into the
☢ Japanese journalists are being muzzled under
Abe, warns media commentator
Journalists under growing pressure to put
administration in a positive light, commentator
claims. Shigeaki Koga, former Japanese Ministry of
Economy, Trade and Industry bureaucrat, warned of
growing self-censorship among Japan's already-tame
media. (Associated press) - Fears of a crisis in
press freedom are growing in Japan with accusations
the government is ramping up pressure on journalists
to "toe the line" and claims that news outlets are
no longer "putting up a fight".
Media commentator Shigeaki Koga, who became a
frequent face on news programmes after leaving the
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, said the
Abe administration was increasingly coaxing members
of the press to pull their punches.
[SCMP - South China Morning Post]
☢ EPR de Flamanville: nouveaux doutes sur l'acier
de la cuve du réacteur
Le réacteur EPR de Flamanville n'en finit pas d'accumuler
les problèmes techniques: l'Autorité de sûreté
nucléaire (ASN) a annoncé mardi une nouvelle
"anomalie" sur la cuve, un "élément particulièrement
important pour la sûreté".
☢ Container of radioactive material missing from
Vietnam's steel mill
Vietnam Authorities in the southern province of Ba
Ria-Vung Tau are collaborating with a local steel
mill in scouring a container of radioactive material
which has apparently gone missing for more than
It remains a question why it took such a long time
for the steel mill to notice the disappearance of
the capsule, believed to contain highly radioactive
The province’s department of science and technology
told the press on Monday that one can be exposed to
radiation with the level of 2.5 millisieverts per
hour when being about 10 centimeters from the Pomina
3 plant’s capsule.
That level is alarmingly high considering the annual
dose limit for general public is 1 millisievert.
The radioactive source can pose health risks to
humans when in touch. So, the search and retrieval
of the source is very urgent,” the department said.
It quoted Pomina 3 as saying that the container was
found missing on March 25, soon after Dao Duc Hung,
an employee in charge of the factory’s radiation
safety, handed over his job to another.
☢ THORIUM RADIOACTIVE WEAPONS FOR KURDISH
The German Federal Ministry of Defence informs the
Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) that items
supplied by the Ministry may contain substances
classified as hazardous under German environmental
law. The handling and disposal of such items is
subject to the relevant national regulations.
What kind of Weapons? Read here:
✔ The MILAN anti-tank guided missile (MILAN ATGM) is
fitted with an encapsulated IR heat radiator
containing thorium (Th) with an activity of 10
Kilobecquerels (kBq). Contamination may occur
through inhalation. As far as the gunner is
concerned, the hazard dosage value, pursuant to
German radiation protection law, is not exceeded
until 100 rounds of ammunition have been fired.
☢ Germany's Emsland Nuclear Power Plant Sht Dowwn
Germania - Incidente alla centrale nucleare di
Emsland. Fermato l'impianto la cui chiusura
definitiva era prevista per il 2022 a seguito dei
nuovi piani energetici del governo Merkel che
prevedono l'abbandono del nucleare. Questo ennesimo
incidente in Germania (ve ne sono stati innumerevoli
altri, il più grave ad Amburgo nel 2013) giunge
proprio in una fase che vede le lobby industriali in
aperto conflitto col governo, con quotidiane
pressioni e campagne di stampa volte a far
riconsiderare gli indirizzi governativi in materia
energetica. Nel frattempo il fronte ambientalista
resta vivo e vigile e preme per l'accelerazione
della rivoluzione energetica in atto.
[RT - Russian Today]
☢ Radiation leak at Torness nuclear power station
An investigation is under way after a radiation
leaked at the Torness nuclear power station in East
Lothian, the Sunday Herald can reveal.
☢ Thorium Contamination: Kerr-McGee to Pay $5.15
Billion for “85 Years of Poisoning the Earth”
Kerr-McGee Corporation and certain of its affiliates,
and their parent Anadarko Petroleum Corporation,
will pay $5.15 billion to settle a fraudulent
conveyance case in the bankruptcy of Tronox Inc. and
The bankruptcy court had previously found, in
December 2013, that the historic Kerr-McGee
Corporation fraudulently conveyed assets to New
Kerr-McGee to evade its debts, including its
liability for environmental clean-up at contaminated
sites around the country.
Pursuant to the settlement agreement, the defendants
agree to pay $5.15 billion to settle the case, of
which approximately $4.4 billion will be paid to
fund environmental clean-up and for environmental
The case represents the largest environmental
enforcement recovery ever by the Department of
“Kerr-McGee’s businesses all over this country left
significant, lasting environmental damage in their
wake,” said Deputy Attorney General James Cole. “It
tried to shed its responsibility for this
environmental damage and stick the United States
taxpayers with the huge cleanup bill. Through a lot
of hard work, we uncovered this fraud and recovered
over $5 billion dollars for the American people.
This settlement demonstrates the Justice
Department’s firm commitment to preventing and
combating all forms of fraud and to securing
“For 85 years, Kerr-McGee operated numerous
hazardous businesses, and those businesses caused
significant damage to the environment and to
communities exposed to contamination,” Cole said.
[Corporate Crime Reporter.com/news]
☢ Radiation accident reported 6 months later
IDAHO FALLS -- Federal officials have reported a
radiation accident six months after it happened at
the Idaho National Laboratory in eastern Idaho.
The Post Register reports that the U.S. Department
of Energy reported the radioactive contamination of
one worker during a presentation last week at an INL
Site Environmental Management Citizens Advisory
Board's meeting in Pocatello.
Officials say the Oct. 23 accident happened at the
New Waste Calcining Facility operated by contractor
CH2M-WG Idaho and led to a work stoppage that lasted
Officials say the accident occurred following a
mistake in the process as workers attempted to
repackage radioactive waste.
Officials say workers evacuated after monitors
sensed airborne radioactivity.
[KTVB.com - Idaho’s NewsChannel 7]