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UK Nuclear “Beauty Pageant” Scheme: More Than Sheer Madness; Rudd Conflict of Interest

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The UK is having an architectural contest to “beautify” the proposed Moorside Nuclear reactor Site, which we choose to call a “beauty pageant”. The image of the Toshiba owned Westinghouse AP 1000 looks like a milk churn or can, as seen here:
milk churn can pail OGL UK gov
Milk Churn-Can and Pail
Moorside Cows on the Irish Sea
Cows at Moorside site on the Irish Sea, facing Sellafield Nuclear Site

Maybe they will stick a plastic cow in front of the Moorside visitors’ centre to replace the real cows, which they like to make graze near Sellafield and other nuclear sites?

While a Gothic Devil would be more appropriate,
Gothic Gargoyle Notre Dame 1850s
it will not match the simplicity of the, almost 1000 year old, Old St. Bridget’s Church, seen in the distance with the Windscale chimney at Sellafield to the right.
Old St. Bridget's Norman Church ca 1100 and Sellafield
nor the runic standing stone-crosses, which are estimated at around 900 to 1400 years old. This has been a Christian site since…

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February 16, 2016 Posted by | politics, secrets,lies and civil liberties, UK | Leave a comment

February 16 Energy News



¶ British demand response specialist Flexitricity Ltd said National Grid has adopted its Footroom service, which can make use of excess wind power. The service will have industrial, commercial and public-sector sites paid to adjust generation or consumption on request, so wind farms need not be shut down. [SeeNews Renewables]

Whitelee wind farm in Scotland. Author: ms.akr. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic Whitelee wind farm in Scotland. Author: ms.akr.
License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

¶ Lekela Power, a pan-African renewable power company, signed a deal with the Egyptian government to build a 250-MW wind power station in the Gulf of Suez area at an investment of $350 million. Lekela Power has over 1,100 MW of wind and solar projects under development in South Africa, Egypt and Ghana. [Trade Arabia]

¶ Construction work has begun on Europe’s largest floating solar farm at the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir near London. More than 23,000 panels will be floated on…

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Surprise surprise! Kevin Scarce’s expensive #NuclearCommissionSAust gets the result it always intended

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Scarce wastes money

On February 15  the South Australian Nuclear Fuel Chain Royal Commission announced its “tentative a-cat-CANfindings”

And guess what – Surprise Surprise!

After many months of such IMPORTANT pro nuclear persons getting paid large amounts of money to trip around the world, getting expert advice from the likes of France’s near bankrupt AREVA, and the crooked Canadian  nuclear hierarchy  –   they came out with the conclusion that they had already decided upon at the beginning:


The subservient media and corporate controlled governments of the rest of Australia have just shut up about this for nearly a whole year, in the pretense that “It’s only a South Australian matter”. They left it to the likes of the nuclear lobby’s puppet “The Adelaide Advertiser” to give information on this purely State matter.
text-cat-questionIs it just a State matter? Or is Australia as a whole…

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South Australia’s renewable energy opportunity – evidence given to Nuclear Royal Commission

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MR JACOBI:  Ms Skarbek is the chief executive officer and executive director of Climate Works Australia since its inception in 2009 and she’s been leading the organisations working in analysing emissions reductions opportunities and partnering with business and government in unblocking barriers to their implementation.  She’s also a director of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, a trustee of the Sustainable Melbourne Fund, a member of the Australian Government’s Energy White Paper Reference Panel, and the Grattan Institute Energy Program Reference Panel. …..

She’s principally to give evidence today in relation to a report published by Climate Works Australia in September 2014 entitled Pathways to Decarbonisation in 2005, How Australia Can Prosper in a Low Carbon World…….

Anna Skarbek :  Extract of evidence given at Nuclear Royal Commission Hearing 9 Sept 15
 “…Based on today’s estimates, the real question is:  what are the technologies that you need in the 2040s, after we’ve…

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EDF Postpones Decision on Nuclear Reactors at Hinkley Point in the UK; “Justification” Still Sought to Use Defective Nuclear Reactor Pressure Vessel at Flamanville in France; Old Cracked UK Nuclear Reactors Given Operating Extensions

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Hinkley Pt Flamanville Channel
Solidarity and Opposition to EDF-AREVA Nuclear Power on Both Sides of the Channel

[Update: Unfortunately, our post remains relevant for both the UK and the defective Flamanville. Like a cheap Penny Stock mining company, fleecing the French taxpayer, probably trying to fool potential Chinese investors, and letting construction companies continue to make money (our words, not the words of the Ecologist), EDF continues to postpone its decision on Hinkley Point Nuclear Reactors in the UK. “EDF’s Hinkley C offices occupied as UK nuclear hopes wither“, by Oliver Tickell, 15th February 2016 “An occupation of EDF’s site office for Hinkley C turned into a celebration today as the EDF Board postponed its ‘final investment decision’ for the tenth time. With strong opposition among French unions and the project afflicted by severe technical and financial problems, it’s not just Hinkley that’s going down, but the UK’s entire nuclear programme.

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February 15 Energy News



Asia can go 100 per cent renewable • For Asia, going 100 per cent renewable isn’t hypothetical. It is doable and it’s the best path to a sustainable future. The move is also being driven by costs. Renewable energy costs continue to decline, and we are beginning to see the true costs of fossil fuels. []

Wind turbines in Western China. Image: Shutterstock Wind turbines in Western China. Image: Shutterstock

Why Saudi Arabia and Russia are still flooding the oil market • Crude oil futures jumped 12% in New York on Friday, making their biggest one-day gain since 2009 and rebounding sharply from a 12-year low hit earlier in the week. Still, getting the fractious cartel to agree a deal to reduce oil supply may be a long way off. [CNN]

Science and Technology:

¶ A set photos from the US DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory show how two eagles…

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#Occupy EDF15thFeb


The group South-West Against Nuclear (SWAN) are calling for an international day of action and occupation of EDF offices/facilities on Monday15th Febuary to demand that EDF withdraw from the Hinkley C project & give up their nuclear ambitions in the UK. On the following day, February 16th cash-strapped EDF will meet to decide whether to continue with their new nuclear plant at Hinkley C in Somerset or not. It could go either way.

The EDF occupations we are calling for on the 15th of February are part of the Groundswell year of action for climate justice. Justice that we believe is being denied by government collusion with the nuclear industry. Nuclear Power is not needed, clean reliable safe renewable energy is.

The Current Tory Government plans to heavily subsidize new nuclear while slashing support for renewables and denying them grid capacity, which is being reserved for future nuclear plants. The…

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Something is wrong here

By Fonzy (6th testimony)

I hesitated longtime to mention the following anecdote, because I do not want to talk about the false informations or hoaxes that often are told just to scare people. Also I am lacking there statistics or precise data. However, I now tell myself it’s time to talk, especially to make known to those who live far away and do not know what happens here every day. In short, it is the increasing number of the so-called “urgent sick” on public transports.

What is an “urgent sick”? It is someone who had a pretty severe discomfort or fainted on the train.
Indeed, for at least a year or two. transportation is often disturbed in Tokyo because of “an urgent sick” rescue,
Japanese trains have long had a reputation for being punctual. Alas, it was the Japan of yesteryear.
Now, there are daily trains that are late because of unplanned stops to take care of the sick.I quote the tweets of @ Charley charleycharley7 that counts the number of people who tweet “urgent sick” in the Kanto, Chubu and Tohoku regions (Eastern Japan).

The total number of tweets “urgent sick ” | daily average
mi-February                            209                             13,9
March                                    497                             16,0
April                                     671                             22,3
May                                      668                             21,5
June                                      725                             24,1
July                                   724                             23,3
August                                     664                             21,4
September                            730                             24,3
October                                855                             27,5
November                            843                             28,1
December                            921                             29,7
January                                872                             28,1

These are not official data. Finally, these are just tweets. Everyone does not tweet soon as he finds an urgent sick on the train. It is therefore possible that the same patient was tweeted by several people. Still, it’s serious to me. Now there are some who think that eight hundred is not a significant figure given the total population of the regions. However, I say this is significant because I had never heard of “urgent sick” in my life. It’s been thirty years that I travel by train to Tokyo, but only since last year or the year before that I hear on the train often enough as an announcement
‘We are sorry that our train is delayed because of an urgent sick’ .I also add that there are many people who share my opinion.


I recently saw a man of about sixty years who was lying on the dock. He was not unconscious, but required aid to an employee of the station, the hand on the chest.
It was the Shin-Osaka station, about 800 km from the Fukushima Daiichi plant.
Yes, there are also cases in Western Japan. According Charley @ charleycharley7 on 1 February 2016, there were twenty to five tweets of the urgent sick in the East, against only eight in the West. It’s very little, but it exists.
Otherwise, as we see from time to time there are those who sleep like a log on a bench, on a platform or on the ground. I hear the siren of the ambulance every day, even every three or four hours .We have had since the beginning of the year four or five bus drivers who lost consciousness (one causing a serious accident that killed 15 people). This is not normal, but now the abnormal becomes almost normal here, although no evidence is linking this to radiation …

Update 16 February 2016

Adding a screenshot of tweet

Translation: “Around me there are more and more people who die or are ailing But it seems that on the train also now there are many.” Urgent sick “, here is the graph of the number of people had discomfort on trains in 2015. “



Reading this new testimony of Fanny, I remembered that I had written on the subject of health in late 2011 an item, “The effects of the Fukushima disaster on health.” At that time, I was surprised by statistical data on the evolution of three infectious diseases, pneumonia (Mycoplasma Pneumonia), acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis and the diseases of hand-foot-mouth.

So I looked again the graphics provided by the Infectious Disease Surveillance Center (Infectious Desease suveillance Center (IDSC), dependent on the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID)), based in Tokyo .
The site still exists, I will again distribute these graphs, updated in 2012, only to realize that, of the three infectious diseases which had increased in 2011, two remained of concern because of the increase in 2012. Another pneumonia, Chlamydia pneumonia was also up in 2012.


Hemorrhagic acute conjunctivitis in red: back to normal in 2012


Hand, foot and mouth diseases in 2012 in red: the value exceeds before 2011


Pneumoniae (Chlamydia Pneumonia): increase in 2012


Pneumoniae (Mycoplasma Pneumonia): strong increase in 2012

Finally, I noticed another infectious disease that had not progressed in the right direction in 2012, is infection with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).


Infections by respiratory syncytial virus: increase in 2012

Data for 2013, 2014 and 2015 are also available on another page of the site, harder to find, and this time only in Japanese. From the Infectious disease whose evolution was worrying in 2011 or 2012, remain today only of concern the hand-foot-mouth diseases with higher rates in 2013 and 2015 than in 2011, and the infections caused by respiratory syncytial virus


Hand, foot and mouth diseases: a new significant increase in 2015


Infections by respiratory syncytial virus: increase in 2014 and 2015


With the return to the normal average of hemorrhagic acute conjunctivitis and pneumonia, we would have liked to see a general improvement but two other infectious diseases now have a worrying development, exceeding the rate of the last 10 years: streptococcal pharyngitis and the fifth disease (the Erythema Infectiosum.).


Strep throat infections ( streptococcal pharyngitis),


Fifth disease (Erythema Infectiosum Infections),

Is there a link between the actual contamination, even at low doses, and the weakening of the immune system of the Japanese, especially children? These graphics alone can not prove it. However, they do not reflect a healthier population since 2011. This is also what led a doctor from Tokyo to relocate and encourage patients to live in western Japan.
Furthermore, in Fukushima Prefecture was detected an increase of about 30 times the number of thyroid cancer among young people aged 18 and under in 2011. This increase is not normal, as confirmed the Japanese epidemiologist, Professor Toshihide TSUDA University of Okayama.

Pierre Fetet

Source: Fukushima Blog

Translation Hervé Courtois (D’un Renard)

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