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Nuclear Power and PUBLIC OPINION – theme for October 2018

You will note that this opinion poll graph  is from 2011.  Out of date? Yes.

The nuclear lobby is not keen on public opinion polling. And for good reason. This is the  most recent global polling, coming up with 62% of people worldwide. opposed to nuclear power.

BUT, if you search for graphs on public opinion and nuclear power – you will find many recent ones that appear to show that the nuclear industry is now popular.

The global nuclear lobby has been very careful, since 2011 to conduct polls with “loaded” wording – hence those many “favourable” graphs to be found on the internet.

Opinion polls depend on the wording, as well as on the sample size and constituency of the respondents. There are polls that focus on nuclear weapons as being distinct from “peaceful” nuclear power, polls that suggest that nuclear is essential for medicine. for climate change action, and so on.

Yes, there are communities that support nuclear power. That includes many communities where many depend on the industry for their livelihood.

The nuclear industry is in top gear, trying to win the hearts and minds of people.  But, it’s not succeeding.  Sadly, it is winning (through expensive lobbying and funding) the hearts and minds of politicians  – and of course, all those whose career depends on nuclear power.

Of course, even this poll was not totally accurate, in every detail.  There are gaps –   what do the people think, in totalitarian China, or Russia?

But, it must be a worry to the nuclear industry, that so many scientists, from so many disciplines –   medical, climate, environmental, radiological, now oppose nuclear power.  Not to mention the economists, who point out the costs of the total nuclear fuel chain.

In the coming months, the nuclear lobby will go all out to change public opinion. Their biggest push will be to downplay the health effects of ionising radiation, and to portray Fukushima nuclear meltdown as now solved – a healthy place to stage the 2020 Olympics.

The nuclear lobby will even push the idea that nuclear radiation is beneficial – even is a prevention and a treatment for various illnesses.

But it will be an uphill fight, for the global  trend is now to distrust the nuclear industry, and for good reason.

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October 6, 2018 - Posted by | Christina's themes

6 Comments »

  1. Trump to use emergency powers in October to mandate the bailout of nuclear power and coal power. It will force ratepayers to pay much higher rates as a mandate of supposed national security

    https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/412413-a-nuclear-october-surprise?amp&__twitter_impressio

    Comment by Carol Hoff | October 22, 2018 | Reply

  2. Japan is in such a mess. The worst case scenario has already occured in Japan. It can happen in America. What makes foolish people think it will not occur in America as trump 1. Bails Nuclear Treaties, 2. Deregulated The Nuclear Industry, 3. Lowers standards For Radviation Exposures, 4. Allows Japan and France to ship the hi-level waste to the US, Where it is dangerously shipped along with the worst nuclear waste in America 5. In the flimsiest-unregulated container 6. To be stored in the open-air on a concrete pad in the hotest place in America, in Texas?

    A fuel pool fire and-or a meltdown can easily occur in America from increased occurrences of hurricanes in their dangerous dinosaur fleet. America is already inundated with radionuclides but, a flood of radionuclides, will push it over the top.

    There will be a 30  thousand tons of high-level, nuclear waste in New Mexico, next year and several thousand tons of more Hi level nuclear waste, by Midland Texas.

    The stuff in New Mexico is for a notoriously unaccountable shit firm, called Holtec. no one even knows who owns it for sure.

    The one in Texas is from Henry Kissinger’s company. The Kissinger Company gets a sweetheart deal. Unregulated. The highest-level nuclear waste oorly stored in badly assembled casks. The lids, of those said casks are not even sealed properly. 3 similar casks exploded in Idaho recently. What will happen, when a hundred explode outside in the Texas sun?

    It is like organ reserve. We are born with two of everything and a big brain and liver. When the creep goes to far, you just die or get cancer. It can happen here. The whole country a huge inflamed cancer cluster, irrevocably riddled with high percentages of birth-defects and sterility, like some towns in the United States, already are.

    Many people in America and Japan know how bad it is in Japan! Minimizing, cover-up at it’s worse has been the imperative cause of the Japanese government for 7 years !
    Such has always been that way with the nucleoapes
    There are enough radionuclides in Japan to wipe-it out 100 times over! And yet, It will not happen overnight. A slow hideous death-knell.

    The latest and largest nuclear waste scam in the USA is owned by Henry Kissinger, the worst neocon in history. Encouraged by Trump and Perry.  Henry Kissinger, the NWO king. The b.s. memes of the trumpeter, do not even make sense anymore. Kissinger’s Company is a huge unregulated and, poorly managed scam waiting to be catastrophic.

    Japan is a terrible mess.
    Watch Busby’s video about Cesium 137, in an apartment airfilter in Tokyo. Look at Kaltofen’s numbers, from car and air filters tested in Tokyo and Yokohama!

    There are many-many sick people in Japan. People get acute radiation sickeness with dust-storms and when it rains in Yokohama.
    It is getting worse.
    3 reactors, discharged their contents into the environment . 1 or more fuel pools with zirconium-clad rods, caught fire. A thousand times, worse than Chernobyl can be extrapolated simply by the volume of material released!
    Maybe it did not kill the Pacific all the way. It left hot spots

    The pacific is already badly damaged and, over-fished.
    The massive Fukushima tragedy did not help! The pacific is poisoned, from years of bomb testing, chemicals and, dumping of other radioactiive trash into it.

    The Pacific is big but, not too big to be affected  by Fukushima.

    Japan is screwed. Most people with any sense would not visit Japan or a lot of places in Russia, China, even India but, most people are stupid or brain-washed or have short memories.

    The fuhrer-man Trump is set to pass emergency legislation, to make it mandatory to subsidize coal and old- crappy reactors. Whether before or after the election.  He has backed out of the nuclear treaty, that banned medium range nuclear weapons! 

    Trump is good buddies with Abe. He does nothing to block millions of tons of radioactive water, from being dumped into, the already sick Pacific Ocean.

    Trump always supports the proud boy browns shirts, to go to the streets to foment racism and violence in the United States. 

    If people protested nuclear, in cities, in the United State , I shit-you-not would round them up and prosecute them with the rule-of-law.  That’s the Trumpsters new meme. Screw-The-First-Amentment. suspend free speech, unless it is for violent racist neo-Nazis! Enforce the Rule-OF-law on any opponents and protesters. Hold Tribunals after the midterms to deal with the traitors! It is the new republican and Trump meme all over twitter and the internet now!

    twitter.com/JSCCounterPunch/status/1054152734893498369

    That is what this election is about.
    1:00
    2.4K views
    Embedded video
    6:29 PM · Oct 21, 2018
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    Retweets
    18
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    Richard (RJ) Eskow
    Richard (RJ) Eskow
    @rjeskow
    ·
    9h
    Replying to
    @JSCCounterPunch
    That’s probably the point.

    Trumps supporters call for military tribunals on opponents. People like real-antinuclear-advocates. They are called instigators.

    Proud antinuclear advocates like Helen Calddicott are derogatorily referred to as Social Justice Warriors. That is because, they talk against turning more areas in the USA and world into Nuclear- Industrial-Sacrifice zones.

    I guess the proud trump supporters calling for Tribunals, will have to extradite people like Caldicott and Busby. Why do so many of you people buy into those lies and that  bullshit?

    Comment by Nick Hashimoto | October 22, 2018 | Reply

  3. Japan is in such a mess. The worst case scenario has already occured in Japan. It can happen in America. What makes foolish people think it will not occur in America as trump 1. Bails Nuclear Treaties, 2. Deregulated The Nuclear Industry, 3. Lowers standards For Radviation Exposures, 4. Allows Japan and France to ship the hi-level waste to the US, Where it is dangerously shipped along with the worst nuclear waste in America 5. In the flimsiest-unregulated container 6. To be stored in the open-air on a concrete pad in the hotest place in America, in Texas?

    A fuel pool fire and-or a meltdown can easily occur in America from increased occurrences of hurricanes in their dangerous dinosaur fleet. America is already inundated with radionuclides but, a flood of radionuclides, will push it over the top.

    There will be a 30  thousand tons of high-level, nuclear waste in New Mexico, next year and several thousand tons of more Hi level nuclear waste, by Midland Texas.

    The stuff in New Mexico is for a notoriously unaccountable shit firm, called Holtec. no one even knows who owns it for sure.

    The one in Texas is from Henry Kissinger’s company. The Kissinger Company gets a sweetheart deal. Unregulated. The highest-level nuclear waste oorly stored in badly assembled casks. The lids, of those said casks are not even sealed properly. 3 similar casks exploded in Idaho recently. What will happen, when a hundred explode outside in the Texas sun?

    It is like organ reserve. We are born with two of everything and a big brain and liver. When the creep goes to far, you just die or get cancer. It can happen here. The whole country a huge inflamed cancer cluster, irrevocably riddled with high percentages of birth-defects and sterility, like some towns in the United States, already are.

    Many people in America and Japan know how bad it is in Japan! Minimizing, cover-up at it’s worse has been the imperative cause of the Japanese government for 7 years !
    Such has always been that way with the nucleoapes
    There are enough radionuclides in Japan to wipe-it out 100 times over! And yet, It will not happen overnight. A slow hideous death-knell.

    The latest and largest nuclear waste scam in the USA is owned by Henry Kissinger, the worst neocon in history. Encouraged by Trump and Perry.  Henry Kissinger, the NWO king. The b.s. memes of the trumpeter, do not even make sense anymore. Kissinger’s Company is a huge unregulated and, poorly managed scam waiting to be catastrophic.

    Japan is a terrible mess.
    Watch Busby’s video about Cesium 137, in an apartment airfilter in Tokyo. Look at Kaltofen’s numbers, from car and air filters tested in Tokyo and Yokohama!

    There are many-many sick people in Japan. People get acute radiation sickeness with dust-storms and when it rains in Yokohama.
    It is getting worse.
    3 reactors, discharged their contents into the environment . 1 or more fuel pools with zirconium-clad rods, caught fire. A thousand times, worse than Chernobyl can be extrapolated simply by the volume of material released!
    Maybe it did not kill the Pacific all the way. It left hot spots

    The pacific is already badly damaged and, over-fished.
    The massive Fukushima tragedy did not help! The pacific is poisoned, from years of bomb testing, chemicals and, dumping of other radioactiive trash into it.

    The Pacific is big but, not too big to be affected  by Fukushima.

    Japan is screwed. Most people with any sense would not visit Japan or a lot of places in Russia, China, even India but, most people are stupid or brain-washed or have short memories.

    The fuhrer-man Trump is set to pass emergency legislation, to make it mandatory to subsidize coal and old- crappy reactors. Whether before or after the election.  He has backed out of the nuclear treaty, that banned medium range nuclear weapons! 

    Trump is good buddies with Abe. He does nothing to block millions of tons of radioactive water, from being dumped into, the already sick Pacific Ocean.

    Trump always supports the proud boy browns shirts, to go to the streets to foment racism and violence in the United States. 

    If people protested nuclear, in cities, in the United State , I shit-you-not would round them up and prosecute them with the rule-of-law.  That’s the Trumpsters new meme. Screw-The-First-Amentment. suspend free speech, unless it is for violent racist neo-Nazis! Enforce the Rule-OF-law on any opponents and protesters. Hold Tribunals after the midterms to deal with the traitors! It is the new republican and Trump meme all over twitter and the internet now!

    twitter.com/JSCCounterPunch/status/1054152734893498369

    That is what this election is about.
    1:00
    2.4K views
    Embedded video
    6:29 PM · Oct 21, 2018
    9
    Retweets
    18
    Likes
    Richard (RJ) Eskow
    Richard (RJ) Eskow
    @rjeskow
    ·
    9h
    Replying to
    @JSCCounterPunch
    That’s probably the point.

    Trumps supporters call for military tribunals on opponents. People like real-antinuclear-advocates. They are called instigators.

    Proud antinuclear advocates like Helen Calddicott are derogatorily referred to as Social Justice Warriors. That is because, they talk against turning more areas in the USA and world into Nuclear- Industrial-Sacrifice zones.

    I guess the proud trump supporters calling for Tribunals, will have to extradite people like Caldicott and Busby. Why do so many of you people buy into those lies and that  bullshit?

    Comment by Nick Hashimoto | October 22, 2018 | Reply

  4. A more recent Gallup survey shows Americans opposed to nuclear. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/03/23/majority-of-americans-now-oppose-nuclear-energy-surely-they-oppose-the-dumping-of-foreign-nuclear-waste-on-america-oppose-dumping-of-200-tonnes-of-german-nuclear-waste-on-america-by-this-friday-2/ Hard to recall but Hillary won the election by popular vote too, and Gore won against Bush in 2000.

    Comment by miningawareness | October 23, 2018 | Reply

  5. The real reason Trump did not want to fund the Mox plant in Carolina, was because Perry Trumps DOE crook in charge, lost the deal with Orava, the French Co. The plant will be allowed to make plutonium pits, for Trumps new nuclear weapons-expansion. Please do not print pro-nuclear propaganda. It only makes things worse.

    Comment by John Hartshorne | October 25, 2018 | Reply

    • You are probably referring to the article by Edwin Lyman – “USA’s failed Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Plant costs taxpayers over $1 million daily”. Yes, you do have a point, about the plutonium pits. However,, that still does not make the MOX plant affordable or desirable. Edwin Lyman is a respected expert, and his history of the MOX plant is a valid piece of news.

      Comment by Christina MacPherson | October 25, 2018 | Reply


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