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3 NSA veterans speak out on Snowdon leak – We told you so – USA Today

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THESE VIDEOS MUST BE WATCHED!!

To confirm that the PRISM system can go back 12 years into everyone’s data to find any illegality/blackmail material (ref Luxembourg government or Irish bankers). They also talk about how the security apparatus “cooks the books” to make this system look legal when it obviously is not legal. Why is this not all over the internet?? for a jaw dropping look into Edwards Snowdon`s options and the real state of the UNITED states.. Also, the FISER court, which is supposedly for foreign issues actually set the rules for USA domestic policy!

i don’t think the BBC will be showing this one.. so best residents of the UK stop paying good money after bad programming, imo.

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Published on 19 Jul 2013

In a roundtable discussion, a trio of former National Security Agency whistle-blowers tell USA TODAY that Edward Snowden succeeded where they failed…

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July 19, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Renewable energy up – nuclear down – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

sun-championRenewable Energy Sources On the Rise  ENN,July 18, 2013 Each year the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) releases energy flow charts in an effort to track the United States’ consumption of energy resources. So what seems to be the trend from the past couple of years? Well, renewable energy is on the upswing.

Compared to 2011, Americans used more natural gas, solar panels and wind turbines and less coal to generate electricity in 2012, according to the LLNL charts……

The reasons why we are turning to renewables isn’t purely environmental as the rise in renewables is tied to both prices (the underlying cost of solar panels and wind turbines has gone down) and policy (government incentives to installers of equipment or renewable energy targets in Flag-USAvarious states), Simon said.

Overall, Americans used 2.2 quadrillion BTU, or quads, less in 2012 than the previous year (BTU or British Thermal Unit is a unit of measurement for energy; 3,400 BTU is equivalent to about 1 kW-hr).

Out of the renewables, wind power saw the highest percentage gains, going from 1.17 quads produced in 2011 up to 1.36 quads in 2012. New wind farms continue to come on line with bigger, more efficient turbines that have been developed in response to government-sponsored incentives to invest in renewable energy.

Solar jumped from 0.158 quads in 2011 to 0.235 quads in 2012. This can be attributed to declining prices of photovoltaic panels.

The charts also show that 2012 is the first year in at least a decade where there has been a measurable decrease in nuclear energy.

“It is likely to be a permanent cut as four nuclear reactors recently went offline (two units at San Onofre in California as well as the power stations at Kewaunee in Wisconsin and Crystal River in Florida),” Simon said. “There are a couple of nuclear plants under construction, but they won’t come on for another few years.”…. http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/46227

July 19, 2013 Posted by | renewable, USA | Leave a comment

Steam rising from Fukushima No 3 nuclear reactor

Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan seen leaking steam but operator TEPCO says it’s no emergency Date SMH July 19, 2013  Steam has been spotted in a reactor building at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, its operator says, stressing there is no sign yet of increased radiation.

The incident, which Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) said was not “an emergency situation”, is the latest underlining the plant’s continuing precariousness more than two years after it was wrecked by a tsunami.

TEPCO is struggling to manage the clean-up, which scientists say could take up to four decades to complete.

Steam has been seen around the fifth floor of the Reactor 3 building, a TEPCO spokesman said on Thursday, adding it was “drifting thinly” and was not a large column of vapour.

“We do not believe an emergency situation is breaking out, although we are still investigating what caused this,” he said.,,,,he steam is the latest in a growing catalogue of mishaps that have cast doubt on the utility’s ability to fix the world’s worst atomic disaster in a generation.

A series of leaks of water contaminated with radiation have shaken confidence, as did a blackout caused by a gnawing rat that left cooling pools without power for more than a day.  http://www.smh.com.au/world/fukushima-nuclear-plant-in-japan-seen-leaking-steam-but-operator-tepco-says-its-no-emergency-20130718-2q73e.html#ixzz2ZWRAaHGM

July 19, 2013 Posted by | Fukushima 2013 | Leave a comment

300,000 tons of radioactive water at Fukushima, and still growing

water-radiationAs of May 7, the Japan Times reported that TEPCO had installed 290 huge storage talks at Fukushima to hold more than 78 million gallons (290,000 tons) of radioactive water, with another 25 million gallons still uncollected.  Fukushima is generating an estimated 100,000-plus gallons (400 tons) of radioactive water every day

 TEPCO estimates that groundwater is entering the complex at a rate of at least 54,000 gallons per day.

Fukushima 2013: “Remaining Radioactive Mass”, “Dangerous Leaking Radioactive Water”, All Four Reactors are “Getting Worse” By William Boardman Global Research, July Fukushima-water-tanks-201311, 2013 The first thing to know about the danger from the radioactive mass remaining on site in the three reactors that melted down at Fukushima is that nobody knows how much radioactive material there is, nobody knows how much uranium and plutonium it contains, and nobody knows how to make it safe — so no one knows how great the continuing danger is.

In order to prevent nuclear material from being diverted to use in weapons, the International Atomic Energy Agency of the U.N. requires each country to report regularly on the volume of nuclear materials in its nuclear power plants. At Fukushima, this is currently impossible with the cores of the three reactors that melted down.

Diversion of this material to weapons use is not a problem at the moment, since the level of radioactivity is high enough to kill anyone who comes close to it, which is why it hasn’t been moved. On the other hand, it is necessary to move it in order to measure it, and even if it was movable now, the technology to measure it does not yet exist. Continue reading

July 19, 2013 Posted by | Fukushima 2013, Japan, technology, water | 3 Comments

The nuclear industry is waking up to its gloomy future

The U.S. Nuclear Power Industry’s Dim Future Bloomberg Business Week By  July 18, 2013 ”……optimism has given way to despair. Four reactors have closed so far in 2013—a record for the industry. Because of the shale energy boom, natural gas prices crashed, followed by coal. Electricity demand fell during the recession and has yet to regain its 2007 peak. Bolstered by billions of dollars in green energy subsidies in the 2009 stimulus package, renewables, especially wind, have come on faster than many anticipated. Cap and trade never happened. And Japan’s Fukushima disaster in 2011 reminded the world just how dangerous nuclear power can be.

The industry hasn’t done itself any favors. A radioactive steam leak and a botched repair job have led to the permanent closure of three reactors in the last several months, two in California operated by Southern California Edison (EIX), and another in Florida run by Duke Energy (DUK). Faced with growing political opposition, billions of dollars of estimated repair costs, and cheaper alternatives, utility executives in both cases decided to pull the plug rather than fix the plants.

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More troubling for the industry is the decision thatDominion Generation (D) made in May to close its Kewaunee reactor in Wisconsin. Squeezed by cheap coal and natural gas and unable to find a buyer after looking for more than a year, Dominion shut down the facility rather than keep operating it at a loss. Continue reading

July 19, 2013 Posted by | business and costs, USA | Leave a comment

Global warming- heating cooling water- stopping nukes?

globe-warmingnuke-hotSeawater temps too high for Pilgrim cooling By CHRISTINE LEGERE clegere@capecodonline.com July 18, 2013 PLYMOUTH — The ongoing heat wave could force Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to shut down, as soaring temperatures continue to warm the Cape Cod Bay waters that the plant relies on to cool key safety
systems. Pilgrim’s license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission requires the water being drawn from the bay to be no warmer than 75 degrees. On Tuesday night, the temperature in the saltwater system reached 75.3 degrees and remained above the 75-degree limit for about 90 minutes.

If water temperatures rise and show no sign of lowering, the plant has 24 hours to completely shut down.
“The water temperature will be closely monitored as the heat wave persists,” NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan wrote in an email.

The temperature of seawater being drawn from the bay must be low enough to cool the water circulating around the reactor and transform steam from the system back to liquid water.

Although the seawater is warmer when it is discharged back into the bay, it must not be so warm it affects the ecosystem……Mary Lampert, chairwoman of the Duxbury Nuclear Advisory Committee and director of the anti-nuclear group Pilgrim Watch, fired off a letter to NRC officials Wednesday, urging the agency to shut down the Pilgrim plant until the cause of the alarm system failure is found.

“Until that is done, we fail to see how the NRC can provide reasonable assurance for public health and safety,” Lampert wrote.http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20130718/NEWS/307180318

July 19, 2013 Posted by | climate change, USA | Leave a comment

World Health Organisation avoids reporting on CAUSE of Iraq birth defects

On May 28, 1959, at the 12th World Health Assembly, WHO drew up an agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency. A clause of this agreement says the WHO effectively grants the right of prior approval over any research it might undertake or report on to the IAEA – a group that many people, including journalists, think is a neutral watchdog, but which is, in fact, an advocate for the nuclear power industry. Its founding papers state: ”The agency shall seek to accelerate and enlarge the contribution of atomic energy to peace, health and prosperity through the world.” –C.M. 

WHO-and-IAEAI strongly believe that the WHO, like most international organisations, is not a neutral body, but is influenced by the geopolitical powers of its members”   “So, yes, there is reason why a group of very smart scientists are not exploring the ‘why’ question in their study.

WHO’s Iraq Birth Defect Study Omits Causation BSudeshna Chowdhury UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 2013 (IPS)  A long-awaited study on congenital birth defects by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) in Iraq is expected to be very extensive in nature.

 According to WHO, 10,800 households were selected as a sample size for the study, which was scheduled to be released early this year but  has not yet been made public.

“There is reason why a group of very smart scientists are not exploring the ‘why’ question in their study.” — Susanne Soederberg, Canada research chair at Queen’s University
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Many scientists and experts have started questioning the time delay in publishing the study, but there is another aspect that is a cause for concern among some health experts.

The report will not examine the link between the prevalence of birth defects and use of depleted uranium (DU) munitions used during the war and occupation in Iraq, according to WHO. Continue reading

July 19, 2013 Posted by | 2 WORLD, secrets,lies and civil liberties | 1 Comment

Mochizuki ‘s Fukushima Diary is for those who want to know the truth

Author-Fukushima-diaryI want Fukushima Diary to be a monster / Make a hole on the information great wall http://fukushima-diary.com/2013/07/column-i-want-fukushima-diary-to-be-a-monster-make-a-hole-on-the-information-great-wall/  by Mochizuki on July 18th, 2013 The asian face reflected on the screen is being covered with the alphabets as I write articles.

This is the best thing I can do to the world.

Sometimes I suddenly stop and think what the hell I’m doing. Shouldn’t I go back to my land and die together ?
and then I remember.
Everyone says I must miss my land. In movies and TV drama, that’s likely. but actually I’m scared of it. All the good memories end with 311. Everything was on the path to Fukushima accident.
I know my past life was a lie. I used to feel like it was lie but didn’t do anything lazily. I was thinking questioning was immature. I hate myself having thought so.

It may be the difficult feeling to share.

I’m not doing Fukushima Diary for everyone. It’s just for the people who want to know the truth. Continue reading

July 19, 2013 Posted by | general | Leave a comment

China’s government fears that anti-nuclear activism may become a national movement

logo-NO-nuclear-SmThe government in Beijing would be happy if anti-nuclear protests were to stay at the level of bickering between counties or even the occasional outburst of nimbyism, as in Jiangmen. But there is a risk that the success of Jiangmen residents in securing a change of heart could encourage others. “We can expect similar protests wherever a nuclear project is planned,” says Eva Sternfeld of Berlin’s Technical University, who has studied such activism.

flag-ChinaNuclear activism Limiting the fallout, The Economist A rare protest prompts the government to scrap plans to build a  uranium-processing plant. Is anti-nuclear activism on the rise? Jul 20th 2013 | PENGZE, JIANGXI PROVINCE |OPPOSE nuclear pollution”; “Give us back our green homeland”. So declared banners raised by some of the hundreds of protesters who took to the streets of Jiangmen city  in the southern province of Guangdong on July 12th. In a remarkable concession, the local government announced that it would heed their demands and abandon plans to build a uranium-processing facility. For officials in Beijing, keen to develop nuclear power and keep activism in check, the demonstration was an unsettling sign of potential
trouble.

The protest was the first known major public rally against a project involving the nuclear-power industry since China began building nuclear plants in the mid-1980s. Continue reading

July 19, 2013 Posted by | China, opposition to nuclear | 1 Comment

The end is nigh for 38 USA nuclear reactors: shock wave to Wall St

“Recent developments have sent what are truly shock waves through the industry and Wall Street.   The spate of early retirements and decisions to forego uprates magnify the importance of the fact that the ‘nuclear renaissance’ has failed to produce a new fleet of reactors in the U.S.

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highly-recommendedReport: Over Three Dozen U.S. Nuclear Reactors At Risk Of Early Retirement, 12 Face Greatest Shutdown Pressure http://www.sacbee.com/2013/07/17/5573488/report-over-three-dozen-us-nuclear.html By Mark Cooper, Vermont Law School, Jul. 17, 2013  WASHINGTON, July 17, 2013 — In Wake ofSan Onofre, Crystal River & Kewaunee Shutdowns, Cooper Outlines Next Nuclear Reactors Under the Greatest Pressure to Close Down; Reactors in AL CA, CT, FL, IL, IA, KS, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VT, and WI on “At Risk” List. WASHINGTON, July 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The tough times the U.S. nuclear power industry faces today are only going to get worse.  In the wake of nine major nuclear reactor closures or uprate cancellations in recent months, a review of the remaining U.S. fleet reveals that 38 reactors in 23 states are at risk of early retirement, with 12 facing the greatest risk of being shutdown, according to a major new analysis by Mark Cooper, senior fellow for economic analysis, Institute for Energy and the Environment, Vermont Law School. Continue reading

July 19, 2013 Posted by | business and costs, USA | Leave a comment

94% of Japanese think that the Fukushima crippled nuclear plant is not under control

flag-japanSurvey: Most Japanese think Fukushima nuclear accident not settled http://ajw.asahi.com/article/0311disaster/fukushima/AJ201307180064 July 18, 2013 By SHIGEKO SEGAWA / Staff Writer The vast majority of Japanese, 94 percent, think the nuclear accident at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant triggered by the earthquake and tsunami two years ago has not been put under control, a survey showed.

A research team led by Hirotada Hirose, a professor emeritus of Tokyo Woman’s Christian University, sent out questionnaires in March to 1,200 people across the nation ranging in age from 15 to 79.

According to the survey, 94 percent said that they thought the nuclear accident had not been settled. When asked for reasons, many responded that radioactive substances were still leaking from the stricken plant.

liar-nuclear1As far as who the respondents said they trust, 33 percent said disaster information disseminated from the central government and its ministries and agencies was the most untrustworthy, while 2 percent chose local governments as the most unreliable source of disaster information.

“An (effective) nuclear policy is impossible unless the central government wins the understanding and support of not only local residents living in areas that host nuclear power plants but also the support of all the people in Japan,” Hirose said.

Twenty-three percent of respondents said they believe it is only a matter of time before another accident will occur if nuclear plant operators resume operations at now-idle reactors, while 57 percent said they think a similar nuclear disaster will likely happen.

Thirty-one percent said nuclear power should be abandoned as soon as possible, whereas 54 percent said Japan should phase out nuclear power over time.

The research team presented the findings to a meeting of the Cabinet Office’s Atomic Energy Commission on July 17.

July 19, 2013 Posted by | Fukushima 2013, Indonesia, secrets,lies and civil liberties | Leave a comment

No official body is measuring ionising radiation in the atmosphere

text ionisingFukushima 2013: “Remaining Radioactive Mass”, “Dangerous Leaking Radioactive Water”, All Four Reactors are “Getting Worse” By William Boardman Global Research, July 11, highly-recommended2013 “……...It’s Not a Cover-up If Governments Gather No Useful Information, Is It?    

Apparently there is no comprehensive, Fukushima-related radiation testing being carried on by the U.S. Canadian, or other governments whose people are directly affected. Nor is there any international body publicly performing this work.

The Global Monitoring Division of the Earth System Research Laboratory of the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce monitors global levels of “carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, methane, nitrous oxide, surface and stratospheric ozone, halogenated compounds including CFC replacements, hydrocarbons, sulfur gases, aerosols, and solar and infrared radiation.”

Worldwide nuclear weapons programs and nuclear power generation add ionizing radiation to the atmosphere continuously. NOAA’s website offers five different safety programs related to ionizing radiation. But if NOAA (or any other government entity) is measuring ionizing radiation in the atmosphere, that information is not easily found…..”.http://www.globalresearch.ca/fukushima-2013-remaining-radioactive-mass-dangerous-leaking-radioactive-water-all-four-reactors-are-getting-worse/5342466

July 19, 2013 Posted by | 2 WORLD, radiation, Reference | 1 Comment

USA farmers increasingly support renewable energy mandates

piggy-ban-renewablessupporting renewable energy mandates, and thus ensuring that states uphold that portion of climate mitigation, makes sense for farmers, who are increasingly threatened by the effects of climate change. 

Down On The Farm, Clean Energy Requirements Are Opportunities, Not Burdens http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2013/07/18/2320481/farmers-support-clean-energy-requirements/ By Katie Valentine on Jul 18, 2013  American farmers aren’t usually seen as champions of climate causes — in fact, they’re often known for their Flag-USAclimate change skepticism. But farmers across the country have begun standing up for clean energy mandates in their states because they see them as an opportunity for profit in an increasingly uncertain industry.

This year, at least 14 of the 29 states with renewable energy mandates, which require utility companies to purchase a certain amount of their energy from renewable sources, have considered bills to weaken or repeal the requirements, none of which have passed. That’s due in part to farmers, who have teamed up with environmentalists and other pro-green energy groups to push legislators to keep the mandates. Their voices, along with the voices of some local businesses and the prospect of new clean energy jobs, have made it difficult for local lawmakers to repeal the standards.

“It’s hard to be conservative when it affects your district,” Rep. Mike Hager, the majority whip in the North Carolina House, told the Wall Street Journal. Continue reading

July 19, 2013 Posted by | politics, renewable, USA | Leave a comment

USA’s only new nuclear reactors paid for in advance by ratepayers

nukes-hungryThe U.S. Nuclear Power Industry’s Dim Future Bloomberg Business Week By  July 18, 2013“…….The four reactors that are under construction are within about 120 miles of each other in Georgia and South Carolina. That’s hardly a coincidence. In 2006 state legislators in South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Tennessee made financing new nuclear plants easier by allowing utilities to raise electricity rates before the reactors were operational. Southern Co. (SO) had already collected $481 million through 2012 from customers in Georgia to help finance two new reactors as part of a $14 billion expansion of its Vogtle facility. Meanwhile, two new reactors at the Summer station in South Carolina are costing $10.5 billion. Scana, which owns 55 percent of the project, has raised electricity rates six times since April 2009 by a total of 11.5 percent, including a 2.9 percent hike slated to take effect this November…”http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-07-18/the-u-dot-s-dot-nuclear-power-industrys-dim-future

July 19, 2013 Posted by | business and costs, USA | Leave a comment

World Health Organisation predicted cancers from Fukushima radiation, called for long term monitoring

Fukushima 2013: “Remaining Radioactive Mass”, “Dangerous Leaking Radioactive Water”, All Four Reactors are “Getting Worse” By William Boardman Global Research, July 11, 2013 “………Radiation Dose So Far Not Harmful, U.N. says – But It’s Not Over Yet 

In February the World Health Organization (WHO) of the U.N. released an almost 200-page assessment of the health risks from the Fukushima disaster, “the first-ever analysis of global health effects due to radiation exposure” from Fukushima. In a press release issued in Geneva, WHO concluded that: “for the general population inside and outside of Japan, the predicted risks are low and no observable increases in cancer rates above baseline rates are anticipated.”

Using preliminary dose estimation data to make its predictions, the WHO report also found “that the estimated risk for specific cancers in certain subsets of the population in Fukushima Prefecture has increased and, as such, it calls for long term continued monitoring and health screening for those people.”

The release quotes Dr Angelika Tritscher, Acting Director for WHO’s Food Safety and Zoonosis Department, saying that: “In addition to strengthening medical support and services, continued environmental monitoring, in particular of food and water supplies, backed by the enforcement of existing regulations, is required to reduce potential radiation exposure in the future.”

And the WHO report “notes that the psychosocial impact of Fukushima] may have a consequence on health and well-being. These should not be ignored as part of the overall response.”…..http://www.globalresearch.ca/fukushima-2013-remaining-radioactive-mass-dangerous-leaking-radioactive-water-all-four-reactors-are-getting-worse/5342466

July 19, 2013 Posted by | Fukushima 2013, health, Japan | Leave a comment