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Emergency Declared At US Nuclear Plant In Illinois 4/18/13; TMI Conducts Emergency Drill



Published on 18 Apr 2013

Emergency declared at U.S. nuclear plant after lightning strike — “Venting of Unit 1 primary containment” — ‘Normal’ radiation levels reported — NRC mobilizes response center…

Exelon Generation’s La Salle County Generating Station declared an Unusual Event at 3:11 p.m. today, after both units automatically shut down when power from the switchyard into the site was interrupted during a severe thunderstorm. […] Technical experts are working to restore power to the switchyard. […] LaSalle Generating Station is located about 75 miles southwest of Chicago […]……

Three Mile Island: Public can hear safety-related report on Friday
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on April 18, 2013 at 10:37 AM, updated April 18, 2013 at 11:30 AM
This year’s version of the drill, which is held every two years, included the scenario of a terrorist attack on Three Mile Island, located near Middletown. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently began requiring all U.S. Nuclear plants to plan for such attack. TMI is the first one to be formally drilled.

Friday’s meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn at 3943 TecPort Drive in Swatara Twp. will cover preliminary results of the drill. The final assessment will be contained in reports that will become public over several months.…

But report misses another key issue: Americans will want to be protected from radiationinduced cancer and disease, not just acute effects
The U.S. Government Accountability Office today released a report finding that the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission does not adequately understand the “shadow evacuation” phenomenon
at nuclear reactors, and that its emergency planning regulations do not adequately account for the
strong likelihood that far more people would evacuate, from much further distances than NRC
plans, in a real nuclear emergency…

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Updates to Protective Action Guides Manual: Protective Action Guides (PAGs) and
Planning Guidance for Radiological Incidents
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…

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Shocking report – Toxic Depleted Uranium Fallout in Fallujah report by team in 2013!

Since the assaults on Fallujah in 2004, the city has seen an astronomical rise in birth defects and abnormalities, including some too new to even have a proper medical name. VICE went back to Iraq to investigate

How the BBC’s John Simpson obscures the truth on depleted uranium

secret-agent-SmDepleted Uranium: The BBC’s John Simpson does a hatchet job on Fallujah’s genetically damaged children by William Bowles

UK soldier dying, after exposure to depleted uranium

flag-UKSoldier dying after being exposed to uranium in Iraq must raise £110,000 for treatment because the NHS can’t help her Mail Online 4 Apr 13, 

  • Katrina Brown, 30, was exposed to radioactive material in Basra
  • Diagnosed with rare systemic sclerosis which is slowly attacking her organs
  • She believes the illness is linked to exposure to depleted uranium

Depleted Uranium Destroys Generations | Brainwash Update


Published on 22 Mar 2013

Abby Martin takes a closer look at the continued use of depleted uranium, and the impact of DU contamination on the lives of innocent Iraqis.

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US House of Representatives passes CISPA cybersecurity bill shock!

….When Rep. Ruppersberger reintroduced CISPA at the start of this congressional season, he evoked the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 to suggest that Congress can and will do whatever is necessary in the wake of another tragedy.

“We don’t do anything well after a significant emotional event,” said Ruppersberger. Should there be a cyberattack on America on par with 9/11, Congress “will get all the bills passed we want,” he said….

Published time: April 18, 2013 16:17
Edited time: April 18, 2013 18:07

The US House of Representatives has passed the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protect Act (CISPA).

Lawmakers in the House voted 288-to-127 Thursday afternoon to accept the bill. Next it will move to the Senate and could then end up on the desk of US President Barack Obama for him to potentially sign the bill into law. Earlier this week, though, senior White House advisers said they would recommend the president veto the bill.

Should CISPA earn the president’s autograph, private businesses will be encouraged to voluntarily share cyberthreat information with the US government. The authors of the bill say this is an effort to better combat the reportedly increasing attempts to harm America’s critical computer networks and pilfer the systems of private companies for intellectual property and other sensitive trade secrets.

One of the bill’s creators, Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Maryland), said during a round of debate on Wednesday that $400 billion worth of American trade secrets are being stolen by US companies every year. Passing CISPA, he said, would be a common sense solution to a threat that’s growing at an alarming rate.

“If your house is being robbed, you call 911 and the police department comes. That’s the same scenario we are looking at here,” he said.

Also testifying Wednesday, Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Florida) said CISPA could be used to combat the 25 million cybercrime victims she claims are targeted every day.                    (but not activist victims? Arclight2011 )

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West will pay for supporting “Al Qaeda” based Syrian rebels – Assad

Published time: April 18, 2013 00:34
Edited time: April 18, 2013 01:42

Syrian President Bashar Assad has cautioned in a TV interview that the West will pay a heavy price for allegedly helping Al Qaeda extremists in the country’s two-year uprising, adding that the government’s defeat is out of the question.

A rebel fighter throws a homemade grenade towards Syrian government forces through a window at a flat in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of Aleppo on February 16, 2013.(AFP Photo / Bulent Kilic)

In the statement that was made on Wednesday to state channel Al Ikhbariya, Assad warned that “The West has paid heavily for funding Al-Qaeda in its early stages. Today it is doing the same in Syria, Libya and other places, and will pay a heavy price in the heart of Europe and the United States.”

He stressed that “from the first day, what is happening in Syria is dictated from abroad.”

Assad’s interview also comes within a week of jihadist extremists the Al Nusra Front swearing support to Al Qaeda’s commander Ayman al-Zawahiri, who’s idea it had been initially to turn Syria into an Islamic state.

The president continued to say that Syria was “facing a new war, a new method, with fighters, some of whom are Arabs, not Syrians,” and that the “army is not fighting a war to liberate Syrian territory, but a war on terror.”

While the president did say that progress was being made, he also pointed toward some “big powers, in particular the United States, that do not accept countries to be independent; they want them to be submissive.” Although the West has claimed on occasion not to be supporting Al Qaeda, Assad added that “everyone who carries weapons and attacks civilians is a terrorist, be they Al-Qaeda or not.”

The president went on to say that the defeat of his government would herald Syria’s downfall, and therefore he could and would not surrender. “The truth is there is a war and I repeat: no to surrender, no to submission”, he said.

“There is no option but victory. Otherwise it will be the end of Syria, and I don’t think that the Syrian people will accept such an option,” he added.

When questioned about his own future, he only said that the decision should be up to the people of Syria.

“The position (of president) has no value without popular backing. The people’s decision is what matters in the question of whether the president stays or goes”, which could mean the president’s intention to run for another term in next year’s elections.


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In order to have a dialogue, you have to prepare for it – Russias and the nuclear liquid waste problem!


…..At the forum, we heard information about new technologies for the processing of liquid radioactive waste that are one hundred to a thousand times more effective than current ones. If we begin developing them, the necessity of the barbaric process of injecting liquid radioactive waste into underground formations will fall away.

It is also necessary to conduct research on the possibility of liquidating the already created underground reservoirs of liquid radioactive waste. We need to understand the economic, technical and technological sides of the problem.”….



Lina Zernova, 18/04-2013 – Translated by Charles Digges


ST. PETERSBURG – The eighth international public forum “Atomic Energy, Society, Safety – 2013” wrapped up last week in Moscow, and, if during previous forums Russia’s state nuclear corporation Rosatom had the floor and reported on its successes, and NGOs gathered with grumbles, then at this forum the situation seemed to be changing – and actual problems are being discussed.


Alexander Nikitin addressing the roundtable discussion.
Nils Bøhmer/Bellona

Alexander Nikitin, chairman of the Environmental Rights Center (ERC) Bellona participated in the forum’s “Contemporary Practice and Perspectives for Handling Radioactive Waste in the Russian Federation,” and he here shares some of his impressions, as told to Lina Zernova, editor of ERC Bellona’s Ecopravo magazine:

Roundtable that overflowed the seminar

NIKITIN: During our preparations for the forum, Academic Alexei Yablokov and I decided it was very important to discuss the issue of radioactive waste handling. We are very concerned about the situation in Russia. A number of questions came up regarding the actions of the national operator for handling radioactive waste, which began its operations a few months ago.

Alexander Nikitin (left) and Alexei Yablokov during the Rosatom forum last week
Nils Bøhmer/Bellona

We invited speakers to the roundtable who could discuss this question professionally. We put together the agenda for the round table, identified speakers, worked hard to invite colleagues from NGOs, and arranged the discussion scenario.

The co-chair of the roundtable was Andrei Abramov, director of state policy for radioactive waste, spent nuclear fuel and the decommissioning of nuclear and radioactively dangerous installations. Other leaders also took part. For instance, Dmitry Polyakov, director of the National Operator for Handling Radioactive Waste, Liliya Kuryndina, the head of the section for radio-ecology and inspection of the Department of Government Policy of the Ministry of Natural Resources, and others.

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The week in nuclear news

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North Korea. What a week – of bellicose threats against USA, South Korea and Japan, claims of intercontinental ballistic missiles. closing down of joint “two Koreas’ ‘” Gaeseong industrial complex, and all sorts of dire warnings!  North Korea now. Even North Korea’s pal China got angry with them, as did Russia.  However, President Obama states that N. Korea does not have a nuclear missile. USA had ramped up stealth jet flights over North Korea, and military drills in South Korea.  North Korea now wanting talks, demanding end of sanctions and an end to South Korea-US joint military drills.

USA. Obama approves drastically more lax rules on what is “permissable” radiation in food and water.New peer-reviewed research published in the Open Journal of Pediatrics  indicates that babies on West coast are developing hypothyroidism as a result of Fukushima radiation. Govt to dump over 400 containers of nuclear waste in Nevada. Legal action in Colorado to force uranium companies to clean up their radioactive messes.

UK. New nuclear build in doubt, as French company EDF not sure about going on with it, due to financial uncertainties. 47 people arrested at protest in Scotland against Trident nuclear weapons project

Fukushima nuclear reactors releasing 400 tons of radioactive water every day. Tepco may now empty this into the Pacific Ocean.  Concerns in Japan over radioactive boars. Much debate over radiaoactive emissions. Nuclear lobby working hard  to downplay any health risks.

Renewable Energy. Germany launches project to speed up storage of wind and solar energy.  Saudi Arabia commits to spending $109 billion on renewable energy.

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Breaking! Picures of Boston Bombing suspects!

This first posit has been proved false.. see below for update info..

This Picture is reportedly of the Boston bomber. In the picture a gentleman is seen first with a rucksack on and then later without the rucksack. The individual is then, soon after, seen walking to the train station.

The individual with the missing rucksack is seen with another individual in the light blue trainer style top.

This is just a heads up on a possible varification of who might be involved..

I am also suspicious of the recent Niacin attacks in the USA as the Syrian rebels were reported to have captured some laboratories and the site of a nuclear reactor attacked by the Isrealis.


‘We are not the bombers!’ Track team immigrants wrongly accused of planting Boston marathon bombs

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FBI releases images of 2 suspects at Boston Marathon

World Apr. 19, 2013 – 06:55AM JST


The FBI on Thursday released photos and video of two suspects in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings and asked for the public’s help in identifying the men. The agency’s website crashed within moments.

FBI Agent Richard DesLauriers said the images are from surveillance cameras near the explosion sites shortly before Monday’s blasts at the world’s most famous marathon. He said one suspect is believed to have planted the devices near the finish line.

The images came out hours after President Barack Obama promised a grieving city to hunt down whoever was responsible.

Authorities had warned not to expect the case to be cracked quickly as they looked through a vast response to their plea for photos and video from the blast scene.

The images show two young-looking men wearing baseball caps, wearing jackets and carrying backpacks along the race route and weaving through the crowd.

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Fukushima radiation brings hypothyroidism to babies on USA West coast

wind-trajectories-from-FukuStudy: Fukushima radiation fallout has devastated health of US babies on West Coast and in other areas April 15, 2013 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer New peer-reviewed research published in the Open Journal of Pediatrics raises fresh concerns about the health effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster on American children and babies. As has long been suspected by those with an understanding of the widespread reach of radioactive fallout from Fukushima, newborns living in California, Hawaii, Washington, and other West Coast states appear to have been directly affected by Fukushima fallout in a serious way, which is reflected by the disproportionate rate of hypothyroidism observed amongst this demographic.

Conducted by a duo of scientists from the Radiation and Public Health Project, a non-profit education and scientific organization that seeks to understand the relationship between nuclear radiation exposure and public health, the research evaluated average rates of hypothyroidism both before and after the Fukushima disaster. In their findings, Joseph J. Mangano and Janette D. Sherman reported that, compared to one year earlier, babies born between one week and 16 weeks after the nuclear meltdowns in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon, and Washington were 28 percent more likely to suffer from congenital hypothyroidism.
2,110 percent increase in iodine-131 on US West Coast following Fukushima linked to hypothyroidism Each of these states and the Pacific Ocean, according to the study, experiences significantly elevated levels of radioactive iodine-131 (I-131), as well as various other radioactive isotopes, in the days and weeks following the March 11, 2011, disaster. Based on the data, the 2,110 percent increase in detectable I-131 all along the U.S. West Coast following the disaster appears to be directly correlated with the higher-than-average rates of congenital hypothyroidism. Continue reading

April 18, 2013 Posted by | health, radiation, Reference, USA | 2 Comments

According to Obama, North Korea does not have nuclear missile

Obama-1Obama says he doesn’t believe North Korea has nuclear missile By flag-N-KoreaJethro Mullen,  April 17, 2013 (CNN) — President Barack Obama has said he doesn’t believe North Korea can fit a nuclear warhead on a missile, casting strong doubt on an alarming assessment disclosed last week by the Pentagon’s intelligence arm.And he warned the young North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that weeks of threats against the United States and South Korea had only served to isolate the regime further…..

April 18, 2013 Posted by | general | Leave a comment

USA raises “permissable” radiation level. Why?

exclamation-Shocking raise in nuclear radiation ‘safety levels’ announced Digital Flag-USAJournal By R. C. Camphausen Apr 17, 2013 –  Washington – Shocking is not only that the White House is significantly raising so-termed ‘safety levels’ for nuclear radiation in drinking water and soil, but also that mainstream media are all too quiet about this assault on people’s health.

 There are a few websites, for example here and here, who’ve picked up and reproduced the information, it will be interesting to watch how long it takes major media outlets to report and comment on this development.

Rather than doing something to reduce the dangers invisibly emanating from nuclear plants and enriched weaponry, the White House and the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) have apparently chosen to accommodate the nuclear industry rather than protect the population.

In the original article, published on the website of Helen Caldicott and also at Global Research, we read that the new ‘safety levels’ couldincrease a longstanding 1 in 10,000 person cancer rate to a rate of 1 in 23 persons exposed over a 30-year period.

Raising these radiation guides known as PAGs (Protective Action Guides), can only mean one or two things. Either, radiation levels in drinking water and soil are terribly high right now, due to Chernobyl and Fukushima for example, or they are expected be alarmingly high in the near future.….


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Texas fertiliser plant explosion ‘like a nuclear bomb’

“I live about a thousand feet from it and it blew my screen door off and my back windows. There’s houses levelled that were right next to it. We’ve got people injured and possibly dead.”

  • AFP
  • April 18, 2013 4:32PM

A FERTILISER factory in Texas exploded in a massive fireball, killing as many as 60 to 70 people, local media reported, amid fears a second tank at the plant could also erupt in flames.

Dozens of homes were destroyed, more than 130 people were evacuated from a nearby nursing home, and at least 100 patients were admitted to hospitals following the massive blast at the plant in the town of West, outside Waco.

“It’s like a nuclear bomb went off,” West Mayor Tommy Muska told CNN.

There were conflicting reports about the death toll in the chaotic aftermath of the explosion in the southern US state, which witnesses said sent a huge fireball into the air.

GALLERY: Fertiliser plant explosion

The figure of up to 60-70 dead was initially reported by KWTX television, citing the director of West emergency services, George Smith.

Keith Hopkins, an administrator with Providence hospital in Waco, told AFP that emergency personnel in West had also given him the figure of 60 to 70 fatalities.

A spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, D L Wilson, told reporters he could not “confirm or deny” the figure, saying: “We have confirmed fatalities. The number is not current yet. It could go up by the minute.”

Mr Muska said that he didn’t yet know how many people had been injured or killed. He said buildings in a five-block radius from the plant were severely damaged by the explosion.

Mr Muska said that volunteer firefighter had responded to a fire at the West Fertisliser plant about half an hour before the explosion. Muska says he’s a volunteer firefighter himself and his helmet was knocked off when the explosion tore through the plant.

Glenn A Robinson, the chief executive of Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco, said that his hospital had received 66 injured people for treatment, including 38 who were seriously hurt. He said two helicopters carrying more patients were on their way to the hospital.

The United States was already on edge in the wake of Monday’s deadly twin bombings in Boston, and a scare in Washington over mail apparently laced with the poison ricin sent to President Barack Obama and a US senator.

The huge blast also came just before the 20th anniversary on Friday of a deadly confrontation in Waco between federal authorities and heavily armed members of a religious group, the Branch Davidians.

The explosion at the West fertiliser plant occurred just before 8.00 pm (12.00pm AEST), Waco Assistant Fire Chief Don Yeager told AFP by phone.

The cause was not immediately known but he said it was an anhydrous ammonia explosion.

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Nuclear power completely uncompetitive on costs

Jerry Taylor: For Now, Nuclear Can’t Compete. Jerry Taylor, WSJ, 17 April 13  Nuclear power simply cannot compete with gas-fired powerAnd absent some major technological breakthrough, it’s unlikely to do so in the future.


This is not a matter of opinion. This is a matter of economic fact. Even with all of the production tax credits, loan guarantees and a battery of other direct and indirect subsidies, nuclear power remains the most expensive source of conventional electricity on the grid once capital costs are plugged into the equation. That’s why no one has ordered a new nuclear power plant in decades. That’s why nuclear power plants are being retired today in the face of cheap natural gas for as far as the eye can see. Continue reading

April 18, 2013 Posted by | 2 WORLD, business and costs | 1 Comment

A plan to crash plane into Oak Ridge nuclear reactor

Book: Hijackers had airplane in nosedive heading for U.S. nuclear reactor — “A very, very scary situation” -Energy Official
read-this-wayTitle: The odd side of Oak Ridge history
Source: Knoxville News
Author: Frank Munger
Date: April 16, 2013

On the morning of Nov. 11, 1972, Oak Ridge stood still — or nearly so — while a hijacked Southern Airways jetliner circled above.

“It was a very, very scary situation,” Jim Alexander, a retired public affairs officer at the Department of Energy, recalled in a 2001 interview.

The hijackers threatened to crash the airplane into the Oak Ridge nuclear facilities if their demands, including $10 million in cash, were not met. […]

The threat was real, according to a 1977 book, “The Odyssey of Terror.”

The author, Ed Blair, wrote that the hijackers went berserk after placing a call to the White House and being shunned by John Ehrlichman, an aide to President Nixon, who apparently was unaware of the crisis. Blair reported that the hijackers held a grenade to the pilot’s head and ordered him to dive the plane toward the Oak Ridge reactor. The plane was actually in a nosedive when a report came over the radio that the money demands were being met […]

See also: Japan Gov’t Experts: Airplane crash affecting Fukushima spent fuel pool a key security issue for future

April 18, 2013 Posted by | history, resources - print | Leave a comment

47 arrested in UK protest against Trident nuclear missiles

flag-ScotlandScrap Trident’: British police arrest 47 protesters at Faslane nuclear base RT April 15, 2013 Forty-seven people were arrested in a protest at the UK’s Faslane Naval Base in Scotland. ‘Scrap Trident’ anti-nuclear activists blocked the base’s entrances, lying on the ground in a human chain tied together with metal and plastic tubes….. The protesters called for the Trident nuclear weapons program to be scrapped, and for its £100 billion budget money spent instead on social programs. “I am taking action to stop the breach of the peace committed by the UK by owning and refusing to disarm the weapons of mass destruction,” Dominic Lindley, a 20-year-old development officer said as quoted by

These weapons are both inhumane, illegal and their use can never be justified. In the next few years the UK has an opportunity to join the vast majority of countries in the world by disarming our pointless nuclear weapons and spend the £100 billion wasted on them on vital services for our communities like the NHS, Education and the Welfare State,” Lindley added…..

April 18, 2013 Posted by | opposition to nuclear, UK | Leave a comment

Move to have uranium companies clean up their mess in Colorado

A Fight in Colorado Over Uranium Mines NYT, By DAN FROSCH April 16, 2013 SLICK ROCK, Colo.”……..Despite bursts of activity from 2003 through 2008, most uranium mines scattered across Colorado have largely been out of production for decades, a testament to fluctuating mineral prices. Now the future of these mines is at the crux of a dispute that could set a precedent for how they are handled.

Environmental groups in Colorado contend that many of the state’s 33 uranium mines should be forced to clean up, given that uranium mining, which flourished here during the cold war, has gone dormant. In legal filings, they have alleged that companies like Cotter are skirting potential costs associated with cleanup, which is required by the state after an operation shuts down. Continue reading

April 18, 2013 Posted by | environment, Uranium, USA | Leave a comment