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NUCLEAR WARNING: Radioactive contamination from Fukushima drifts to America

RADIOACTIVE contamination from Japan’s Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plant has drifted as far as America, experts claim.  By EMILY FERGUSON EXPRESS UK, Mar 28, 2019 

When a tsunami and 9.0-magnitude quake hit the Japanese nuclear plant’s reactors in March 2011, meltdowns were triggered at three of the plant’s six reactors. This resulted in radiation leaking into the air, soil and ocean – forcing 160,000 residents to flee. Radioactive contamination has reached as far north as a remote Alaskan island, scientists from the University of Alaska Fairbanks Sea Grant programme announced on Wednesday.

Water tests collected from seawater last year near St. Lawrence Island in the Bering Strait revealed a slight increase in levels of radioactive cesium-137 attributable to the Fukushima disaster.

But scientists say the levels need to be more than 3,000-times higher to pose a safety concern……..

n September last year the Japanese government acknowledge for the first that that a work at the nuclear power plant died from radiation exposure.

The worker, a man in his 50s, had spent his career working at nuclear plants around Japan and worked at the Fukushima Daiichi plant at least twice after the meltdowns at the station.

He was diagnosed with lung cancer in February 2016, an official said.

The Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry had previously ruled exposure to radiation caused the illnesses of four workers at the plant.

March 30, 2019 Posted by | environment, USA | Leave a comment

Illinois lawmakers ready t o subsidise nuc lear power stations

Illinois lawmakers move ahead with bill to benefit nuclear power plants, The Neighbour, By Cole Lauterbach |, 29Mar19,  Illinois lawmakers have set the wheels in motion to allow for power provider Exelon’s nuclear fleet, as well as wind and solar power providers, to sell energy to a state authority that opponents say will give it preferential pricing over coal and natural gas sources.

Testimony about how the legislation would affect costs for ComEd ratepayers differed, so what it means for consumers isn’t clear.

The move is a response to wholesale power grid operator PJM Interconnection Inc. separating Exelon’s nuclear power from other sources’ bids because Exelon gets subsidies from the state and would be able to undercut coal plants and others looking to sell energy commitments on the wholesale power market……..

The Future Energy Jobs Act, passed in 2016, allowed Exelon to receive state tax credits by classifying nuclear as a green form of energy. This allowed them to update two generating stations that they said were in risk of closure …….

A study sponsored by AARP Illinois, The Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago and the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois released Monday estimates that Illinois ratepayers will see price increases of $19.4 billion between 2013 and 2027…….

March 30, 2019 Posted by | politics, USA | Leave a comment

Bristol University now closely aligned with nuclear companies, including Framatome (formerly bankrupt AREVA)

Bristol selected to advise energy industry on safety of nuclear equipment,  University of Bristol 28 March 2019, The University of Bristol has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work with major national and international players in the energy market to ensure that all nuclear equipment meets required standards.

Under the partnership with EQUALLETM (an alliance of Framatome, Bureau Veritas, Doosan Babcock), Bristol will act as an expert guide for EQUALLE’s partners and suppliers, undertaking seismic qualification of equipment going onto nuclear power plants in the UK. ……

Bristol’s Faculty of Engineering has been heavily involved with UK civil nuclear stakeholders.

Already working with EDF Energy, substantial activities have been taking place to support the case for the UK Nuclear Plants life extension………. Thomas Epron, VP Global sales, Framatome’s Installed Base Business Unit, said: “This new partnership in equipment qualification with Bristol University is an additional step to build a comprehensive offer to the UK nuclear industry……..

March 30, 2019 Posted by | Education, UK | Leave a comment

March 28 Energy News — geoharvey

Science and Technology: ¶ “Greenland’s Most Critical Glacier Is Suddenly Gaining Ice, But That Might Not Be A Good Thing” • Greenland’s largest and most critical glacier, Jakobshavn, is gaining ice, according to NASA researchers. This might sound like good news, but the reason for the ice accumulation might spell disaster in the long run. […]

via March 28 Energy News — geoharvey

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Trump Calls “Mainstream Media” “Enemy Of The People”, Hence Implying That Fox, NY Post & WSJ – Owned By His Longtime Buddy Murdoch – Are Not “Mainstream” — Mining Awareness +

Trump accused “The Mainstream Media” of being “corrupt and FAKE“, and said “They truly are the Enemy of the People and the Real Opposition Party!” in a tweet at 6:54 AM – Mar 26, 2019. This surely excludes his longtime buddy Murdoch’s Fox News, New York Post, and WSJ. Murdoch and Trump were both mentored […]

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