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Massive mushroom cloud in Russia after ‘spontaneous missile explosion’ — Shockwave caught on film, felt 25 miles away — Entire town in plumes of black smoke — “No nuclear arms involved” – No risk to public, public evacuated (VIDEOS)
Published: October 9th, 2012 at 9:52 am ET

Title: Blasts rock Orenburg polygon
Source: RIA
Date: Oct 9, 2012

According to preliminary data, the spontaneous missile explosion at the polygon near Orenburg has caused no casualties. The military were to dispose of several missiles, which spontaneously detonated resulting in a series of major blasts

A train loaded with missiles prepared for disposal has caught fire at a polygon outside Orenburg.


Title: 4,000 tons of shells explode in Central Russia, leave mushroom cloud-like plume of smoke
Source: RT
Date: Oct 9, 2012

Anxious comments about the aftermath of the explosions circulated on the Internet. Dunguz resident Valentina Aramova said the explosions were so powerful that some trees fell, the local Orenburg ‘56-media’ website reported.“At the local market the trading stalls folded up like playing cards,” she said. “Children are being evacuated from kindergartens and schools. Everyone is being asked to go far into the steppe. The whole of Dunguz is in plumes of black smoke.”

Other witnesses from the town of Donguz told RT they are being removed from the area, and claimed they saw a large number of military vehicles, ambulances, emergency workers, communication officers and repair workers heading to the site. Authorities are phoning local residents, explaining the situation and asking them to remain calm. Buses were dispatched to transport residents away from the area. […]

That statement was later disputed by the Press Service of Russia’s Defense Ministry, which claimed no one was injured or went missing in the incident. The ministry also denied that a train loaded with shells was at the testing range, saying only three shells exploded. […]


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“Very Polluted”: Fukushima kids walking to school each day on radioactive road with 70,000 Bq/m2 (VIDEO)
Published: October 9th, 2012 at 4:09 pm ET 

Title: Children in Fukushima can not live long
Author: 148production
Date: Oct 8, 2012

Is there anyone who can help the children of Koriyama [60km from Fukushima Daiichi]? This is the children’s school route. Route is very polluted.

This is this is the current state of Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture.

Contact us:, 81-90-6176-3749, Yujiro Nekomanma


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Breaking! BP Gulf disaster -Food chain damage likely on the way

Kristiansen said that the worst of the damage from the oil remains buried in such sub-sand deposits would likely be subsurface ecosystems.

“The damage that we don’t see could be far worse,” he said. “The subsurface ecosystem damage can damage the genetic make up of and productivity of these ecosystems.”

He said that the chemicals released by the initial spill accumulate upward in the food chain, and “reach levels above the threshold of what causes genetic damage in marine species, and may further cause cancer in seafood consuming humans.”

“If anyone is still accepting BPs assertions that this is not an environmental disaster any longer, this is an eye opener,” he added.

Post Hurrican Isaac oil washing up on Gulf of Mexico shores tied to BP Deepwater Horizon blowout

Charles Digges, 09/10-2012


Most oil that appeared along Gulf of Mexico shores in the wake of August’s Hurricane Isaac has been traced to be remnants of crude that gushed from the Macondo well during BP’s 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, area marine laboratories and BP have confirmed.

Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and Mississippiwere last month hit by tar balls and oilexposed by waves from the hurricane, which made landfall at the mouth of the Mississippi river on August 28.

Laboratories from across the states affected by the hurricane – and previously oil sludge from the  Deepwater Horizon explosion, the largest oil spill in US history – said to Bellona in emails that their own independent chemical analyses revealed that most of the oil found along beaches in the coastal states had come from the Macondo well.

Tests run at Louisiana State University for state wildlife officials confirmed that oil found on Elmer’s Island and Grand Isle, near Venice, Louisiana, matched the biological fingerprint of the 4.9 million barrels of oil that gushed out of the well over a 55 day period after the BP operated Deepwater Horizon rig exploded off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11.

LSU chemist Ed Overton said the oil found on Elmer’s Island had not degraded much while oil at Grand Isle had.

“Both were good solid matches on Macondo oil,” Overton said.

Joel Hayworth, a researcher with Auburn University in Alabama confirmed that that tar balls collected in his state after Isaac were also associated with the type of oil spilled during the Deepwater Horizon accident.

“The discovery of oil spills on beaches in Louisiana confirms the severity of the Deepwater Horizon accident. This shows that the severity of the spill is much more complex than what we know today,” said Bellona President Frederic Hauge, who was in Louisiana in 2010 with other Bellona staff to follow the BP accident.

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East Kazakhstan’s 812 million tonnes of highly radioactive uranium tailings

Josef Stalin’s nuclear legacy remains in East Kazakhstan, 9 October 2012  “…..It was over 20 years after the end of atomic testing in the Polygon that the world began to take notice, but Stalin’s legacy may yet have an impact that could threaten future generations across the globe. The mining of uranium to manufacture the atomic weapons tested in the Polygon has left a staggering 812 million tonnes of highly radioactive uranium tailings (waste byproduct). They lie in dilapidated dumps in four of the five Central Asian republics, posing not just an imminent threat to the environment but a potential flashpoint for violence and conflict. Continue reading

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$660 billion for USA’s nuclear arsenal

Our estimate includes costs to maintain and modernize our existing nuclear arsenal, pay for missile defense programs, support the environmental and health costs associated with past and current nuclear weapons programs, and continue nuclear threat reduction programs.”

America’s nuclear tab nearing $660 billion, new report says s_nuclear_tab_nearing_660_billion_new_report_says    By Kevin Baron    –The cost of American’s nuclear arsenal is projected to reach as much as $661 billion over the next decade, a new report claims.

The report, released Oct. 7 by Ploughshares Fund, a group that advocates nuclear disarmament, says its estimate ranges from $620 billion, if defense spending stays below inflation, to as high as $661 billion if defense spending keeps pace with inflation.

A closer look at those numbers, though, shows that nuclear costing is more art than science, given factors like the secretive nature of the field, unknowable future costs in fuel or aircraft, and the budgetary whims of Congress. Continue reading

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UK’s Cumbrian nuclear waste site dilemma

About 1,000 construction workers would take an estimated 15 years to complete it at a projected cost of between £12bn and £20bn.

Nuclear waste disposal: Where in Cumbria to bury it? BBC News 8 Oct 12 The need for deep underground nuclear waste storage is becoming crucial Arguments over nuclear waste disposal have been raging for decades, especially in Cumbria where the search continues for a site suitable for storing waste for tens of thousands of years.

Nuclear and scientific experts disagree about geological issues and, combined with Cumbrian public concerns at having an underground repository for nuclear waste, the dilemma continues. Continue reading

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Extreme heat, police repression, nothing stops The People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE)

Anti-nuclear protesters lay seige to Kudankulam plant 9 October 2012 The People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy (PMANE) on Monday strengthened their 420-day agitation against Kudankulam atomic power plant in Tamil Nadu by laying siege of the plant.
Hundreds of fishermen and farmers from over 80 villages in Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari and Thoothukudi districts surrounded the sea 500 metres off the plant by placing their fibre boats and floating buoys. The protests passed off peacefully.

Defying the scorching heat, the protesters remained in the sea till evening demanding closure of the plant, 100kms from the Kerala capital of Trivandrum. The villagers also demanded withdrawal of police from the villages, release of those arrested and cancellation of false cases registered against them. Continue reading

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VIDEO shows how and why Fukushima catastrophe happened    Nuclear Meltdown Aired – 7 October 2012 Expires in 13 Days On 11 March 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit Japan’s northeast coast followed by a massive tsunami. The country suffered widespread devastation and in the aftermath of the disaster, four nuclear reactors in Fukushima began to disintegrate. This program details the unfolding disaster at Fukushima and reveals exactly how it happened and why.

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Powerful opposition growing against nuclear waste in Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Aboriginal Women’s Circle Corporation of Saskatchewan also passed a resolution last year, opposing the transportation and storage of nuclear waste in Saskatchewan. The resolution was then adopted by the Native Women’s Association of Canada at its annual general assembly held in Saskatoon in August 2012.

Stopping Nuclear Waste in its Tracks Communities, Indigenous organizations pass resolutions against transportation and storage of nuclear waste in Saskatchewan The Dominion,  by SANDRA CUFFE, 8 Oct 12, Growing numbers of communities in Saskatchewan are vowing to block nuclear waste from being transported through their territory BEAUVAL, SK—Three places in northern Saskatchewan may be on the map in Canada’s search for a high-level radioactive waste dump site, but the spent nuclear fuel bundles may be stopped in their tracks.


Communities and Indigenous organizations along potential transport routes and
beyond have been passing resolutions against nuclear waste. Continue reading

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The UNsafety of South Korea’s nuclear power plants

Nuclear safety concerns growing Korea Times. Experts stress system overhaul necessary to avoid disaster By Park Si-soo, 8 Oct 12,  With nuclear reactors shutting down repeatedly month after month, there is growing concern over whether the nation’s atomic power plant management system has a structural problem that could lead to disaster. Continue reading

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South Korea – civil liberties disappearing, in the interests of nuclear industry

South Korea can’t deny the risks of nuclear power forever
 by Jan Beranek – October 8, 2012 I am at a detention centre at South Korea’s airport, quickly writing these few words as best I can on a mobile phone. Together with my colleague, Dr. Rianne Teule, I have been denied entry to South Korea.

We have done nothing wrong. That is, unless you agree with the government in Seoul that exposing the risks of nuclear power and calling for better protection of people from radiation is wrong. Continue reading

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Thorium bred Uranium-233 can be used to make atomic bombs

Thorium Nuclear Bombs (Shorter version)  Kevin Meyerson, 9 Oct 12, Thorium bred Uranium-233 can be used to make atomic bombs, despite what proponents may claim.

You don’t have to trust me on this, see what the experts at various institutions have to say below:

MIT Energy Initiative, The Future of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Continue reading

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VIDEO:the full story of the Fukushima nuclear disaster Nuclear Nightmare: Japan in Crisis – Discovery Channel Documentary (2011) By    Sep 09, 2012 Nuclear Nightmare: Japan in Crisis – Released on April 28th 2011, this Discovery Channel documentary film is about the earthquake tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster that struck Japan in early 2011. It is produced by David Elisko and Nanette Harrison. Paula Zahn is the narrator of this Discovery Channel documentary film. This Discovery Channel documentary film does a detailed investigation into the reasons that made the Fukushima disaster one of the worst in world history.

It was the morning of March 11, 2011 when an earthquake of a massive scale occurred on the outskirts of Fukushima beach. This earthquake had not been predicted and the resulting waves it caused were also dangerously big. The quake’s massive jolts triggered a tsunami within minutes, and before the authorities could do anything to control the situation the first of the tsunami’s waves hit shore.

The Fukushima Nuclear Plant was also built near the seashore because it is much more convenient to have water from the sea cooling the reactor’s sensitive components. In this instance, this convenience turned awry and the waves caused serious damage to the reactor. These waves topped the nuclear plant’s designed seawalls and caused flooding in the reactor basement.

Contaminations from the environment combined with loss of electricity (onboard diesel generators stopped working as a result of flooding) meant the nuclear reactor could not get adequate cooling either. This caused the nuclear reactor to overheat and danger of a meltdown was also imminent. TEPCO declared first level emergency at this time and failed attempts at stabilizing the situation led to mass evacuations.

Nuclear Nightmare: Japan in Crisis – The Discovery Channel documentary film contains never before seen footage of the situation as it was unfolding, among other things we see a news helicopter flying over the nuclear site and hundreds of workers evacuating the nuclear power plant moments before the water hit. This incident has widely been quoted as the worst nuclear disaster in history after the infamous Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Estimates show that this disaster released almost two hundred times more radiation in the environment than the nuclear bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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UK’s nuclear waste burial problems – geology and public acceptance

Criteria for site selection include relatively flat rock where groundwater moves slowly in simple formations which avoids complex, potentially leaky faultlines.

UK limits nuclear waste disposal options MENAFN – Arab News – 08/10/2012 Britain risks eroding support for nuclear power if it buries long-term waste near an existing processing facility without considering wider, potentially safer options. Continue reading

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Fukushima Unit 4 crisis downplayed, to save USA embarrassment

AUDIO with translation Former Japan Ambassador: US gov’t is main reason why crisis at Fukushima Unit 4 has been “toned down” (VIDEO)
October 7th, 2012 Interview with Mitsuhei Murata, Former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland
English-Chinese translation by Asianjijo
Published on Aug 3, 2012
h/t onesizjk

Mitsuhei Murata, Former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland: In the US there are 31 [sic] units the same type of that of Fukushima nuclear plant. So, if the accident be spread too far that really embarrasses the US. So that is why the crisis of Unit 4 has been toned down recently. The USA is actually the main reason.

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