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Don’t fall for the propaganda touting “New Nuclear Reactors”- theme for September 19

The nuclear lobby is desperately pitching its new gimmicks –  to governments  (nobody else would put their money in)  They come up with all sorts of new titles, with appropriate abbeviations  –  Small Modular Reactors (SMRs) , Small and Medium Reactors,  (also SMRs)  Micro Reactors, Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactors  (LFTRs) ,  Integral molten Salt Reactot (IMSR), Virtual Test Reactor,  (VTR) – to name just a few .

So -new nuclear reactors leave a smaller amount of radioactive trash? But it’s so highly toxic that it requires the same volume of space for its final disposal. The reactors themselves become radioactive trash eventually.

Thorium nuclear reactors produce these radioactive wastes:

  • Technetium-99 has a half life of 220,000 years
  • uranium-232 produces thallium-208 (a nasty wee gamma emitter)
  • Selenium-79 (another gamma emitter with a 327,000 year half-life),
  • even Thorium-232 is a problem with its half life of 14 Billion years (and while the T-232 isn’t a major worry, all the time during this 14 Billion years it will be decaying and producing stuff that is!)

Mixed-oxide (MOX) nuclear fuel reprocessing turns out to be twice as expensive as burial of nuclear wastes. according to an unreleased US Department of Energy report – and the World Nuclear Association knows this!

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April 4, 2019 - Posted by | Christina's themes

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  1. America is an authoritarian-state that is poisoning its people with nuclear, They lie and poison us, against our will. A duopoly, that is spending trillions on radioactive bomb making. Radionuclides from reactors, nuclear vessels, bomb making, waste. Radionuclide making from uranium enrichment, plutonium and waste that kills everything and everyone. Radionuclides are massive byproducts of nuclear reactors. They cause radioactive waste pollution. It wont be long now. Our bodies and food are ruined. It is everywhere.

    Comment by Doug | April 7, 2019 | Reply

  2. Most of what they promote is old, failed, technology that has already melted down, too.

    Comment by miningawareness | April 8, 2019 | Reply

  3. TRUMP HAS QUADRUPLED TROOPS IN AFGANHISTAN. TRUMP HAS TRIPLED TROOPS IN AFRICA. IN SOUTH AMERICA. What about Michael Flynn who these GOP fukers and Trump still pushes. Yemen. Nukes to saudi arabia . Why tweet propaganda bullshit from a russian asshole. You can be such a pig arclight. For many in america things, are getting so shitty from Fuko the clown trump . We are on course for major nuclear meltdowns form its evil shit. U r an asswhipe for tweeting this. You have never actually protested at a nuclear plant or been to a public nuclear arms protest.

    This tweet is such bullshit from this russian fuk. Trump has increased american troops not drawn them down and started a new and intensive nuc arms race. evil duplicitous piece of shit.

    sean mcgee Retweeted

    Stanislav Petrov
    @StanislavPetrov
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    Sep 4
    The CIA/FBI invented Russia conspiracy nonsense was always as much about controlling the narrative as it was to hobble Trump’s stated campaign goal to draw down our global military empire. These warmongers are far more of a threat than any foreigners.

    Comment by teri | September 7, 2019 | Reply

  4. The new authoritarian neoliberalism model, is worse than overt fascism. The media is completely controlled as are all branches of government.

    America is so diseased now, it is beyond the point of no return. . No pretense of democracy exists. it is diseased from industrial poison and system collapse. People are deluding themselves if they think things can go on the way they are …
    No reactors in america have supervision or oversight anymore, thanks to trump. They are independent feifdoms, like the ones in the Ukraine. Groups of technicians in the Ukraine were found clogging up the computers of a nuclear plant with bitcoin manipulations and having drinking and parties with prostitutes in the past month. That is the way it is now in murika under trumpos neoliberal authoritarian deregulation and absolute ending of any pretense of supervion of any nuclear reactors in murika.
    Dangerous reactors on the verge of collapse, kept open by the capricious insanity, of the deregulation frenzy of this insane president..
    No reactors have
    real backup. 50 years old rusted, surplus diesel generators that will not even crankup when they try to test them. Like the ones at palos verde, besse, waterford, fermi and Brunswig. Power lines that would stave off meltdowns are now completely vulnerable to Storns., To earthquaqes and outages like never before. All of used used fuel pools at the reactors in america cracked and over full of high level nuclear waste.

    All reactor supervision gone. Deregulated and unsupervised like the ones in the Ukraine, Thanks to Trump.

    Each of the 97 dangerous nuclear reactors in america, is an independent feifdoms .
    Their owners are letting them fall apart . Many of their owners are allowung , cheap underpaid contractors they use to run them, to run amock on drugs while playing on the outdated computer operating systems.
    Technicians irandomly dump radionuclides into the environment.

    Technicians and unsupervised corporation bring the dangerous old megadeath radionuclide monsters to the brink of meltdown, on a daily basis. Their control systems are inadquate arechaic and the technicians running them are incompetent. Their pumps and pipes reactor vessels, and containement corrosed, cloggled , embrittled and disintegrating

    The 97 reactors are are all embrittled. Many technicians are contractors who are allowed to go to work on drugs.

    Most reactors are on bodues of water making them vulnerable to the new ferocious breeds of storms , we now experience . Many are also on earthquake faults.
    All plans to reinforce the reactor, to prevent a fukushima multiple catastrophe , have been cancelled by This authoritarian regime and its insane neoliberal ideologocal-obsession of deregulating anything and everything to the point of unsanity, including nuclear reactors.

    All reactors on bodies of water and or polluting aquifers. they are polluting and destroying the aurrounding areas.

    Palo verdes is contaminating the precious and severely depleted water supply, of the meager Phoenix aquifer with Cesium 137 plutonium, tritium etc.. Technicians find toilet paper clogging the cooling pipes of the palo verdes reactors by Phoenix. because the plant is run on and cooled by sewer water from Phoenix.

    The Palo verdes reactors are n the middle of a desert. The plant -coolant water aupply is sewer water from Phoenix. Has been and always will be because, phoenix is in a godforsaken low desert. Palo Verdea pipes are corroded. Palo Verdea backup generators have failed four times in the past 7 years.

    Technicians are caught high on drugs in nuclear reactors and nuclear submarines in america now.

    Even Hillary would not be so stupid. Hillary would not be abrogating arms treaties and, explicitly bragging about building low-yeld nukes for a limited preemptive nuclear strike.
    Hillary would not be building, intermediate range nuke missiles to provoke the russians. Hillary would not be forcing the russians to build nuclear powered cruise missiles, like the one that caused a nuclear detonation recntly.

    I predicted a detonation in the world last year. It happened.

    There will be one or more nuclear melt-downs-explosions in the usa in the next 6 to 14 months because of the extreme dangers setup by this insane administration. Probably in Ohio, at fermi, palo verdes, in Florida, waterford, diablo, in carolina, waterford, wisconsin, illinois or new jersey. There will also be fuel fires.
    The nuclear catastrophes will eclipse climate change concerns . Americans bodies are already saturated with radionuclides from massive radionucled pollution feom americium in smoke detectors, military shit, reactors, 70 years of open air uking uraniuum mining, nuclear accidents, nuke weapins production, nuke waste dumps, fracking.

    Major reactor accident severity has increased significantly around the world in the past 30 years in since chernobyl . Fukushima was an example of nuclear industry-captured safety monitoring of a major nuclear plant that contributed to the worst nuclear catastrophe so far in History. Our insane politicians learned nothing. They do not care. People are more aware since fukushuma. people have monitored nuclear releases from Norway and Russia in europe that were probably from nuclear accidents since fukushima.
    Nuclear accidents on a grand scale are more likely now because of aged reactors and deregulation in places like the usa, ukraine and russia now.

    The largest nuclear wild fire in history recently occured at INL. no one says anything about it. The death, quiickonset cancwr epudemics and birth defects in the West, have just begun from that catastrophe You hear nothing about it.

    Again I will say.America is so diseased now, it is beyond the point of no return. . No pretense of democracy exists. it is diseased from industrial poison and system collapse. This is an ok article. People are deluding themselves if they think things can go on the way they are …

    Comment by kt | September 10, 2019 | Reply

  5. My little brothers life was ruined by nuclear, in this evil nuclear shithole-country! He was in my mothers womb, when they did the last of the open-air nuclear bomb explosions, so close by! My brother could not drive because, of his nuclear-induced infermities He was walking along the side of a road last week. He was murdered by a hit-and-run driver, in this evil ugly fascist nuclear, shithole country!

    Comment by kr | September 11, 2019 | Reply


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