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International politics – a sad story of boys playing with nuclear toys – theme for May 19

World leaders are dimly becoming aware of the global Climate Crisis.  Unfortunately there are few world leaders for whom the penny has dropped – that a global crisis is not just a domestic matter –   that to tackle it is a matter for international co-operation..

There is another crisis, which seems to be below everybody’s radar, and invisible to world leaders,  especially disregarded by the leaders of nuclear nations.  This is the apocalyptic danger of nuclear war – started either by intention, or by accident.  The dangers of the nuclear industry in general are also global –   with the creeping toxicity of ionising radiation accumulating in the ecosphere.

The boys that run the world are pretty much oblivious of those twin global threats – like little schoolkids taunting each other –   they have no concept of working together to defuse the climate and nuclear dangers.  They show no sign of understanding the concept of international co-operation.

And don’t the nuclear industry and weapons companies love it this way!!!

 

 

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May 11, 2019 - Posted by | Christina's themes, politics international

3 Comments »

  1. Funny graphics and great stories! Thanks!

    Comment by doug | May 11, 2019 | Reply

  2. Two Minutes to Midnight and Missing Uranium
    Beyond Nuclear

    Discussione with Dun Renard and Linda Puence about the overwhelming nonsense of the Nuclear deterence meme missing uranium potentials for Nuclear war

    Truly one of the best spoofs on The aamerican Military and American Nuclearism besides Dr. Stangelove
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    Mr. Neutron

    Watch “Mr. Neutron Trailer” on YouTube

    Full Mr. Neutron on Youtube

    Comment by doug | May 14, 2019 | Reply

  3. https://www.wiseinternational.org/nuclear-monitor/454/explosion-and-fire-during-loading-spent-fuel

    Nuclear Monitor Issue: #454
    21/06/1996Article
    (June 21, 1996)” Loading of spent nuclear fuel into dry storage containers was suspended at the nuclear plant in Point Beach (Wisconsin, US) following an explosion during a welding procedure 28 May.

    (454.4491) WISE Amsterdam – According to an initial report of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), initial report, an unidentified gas ignited inside a fully-loaded cask of nuclear waste containing 14 tons of spent fuel rods at 2:45 a.m. of the said date, causing an explosion. The explosion occurred just prior to the welding of the 9-inch thick cask lid that weighs about 4,400 pounds. The explosion inside the cask lifted the 2-ton lid, leaving it tipped at an angle with one edge 1 inch higher than normal. There were no injuries.

    The NRC has suspended further loading of nuclear waste casks until it can determine the cause of the accident and whether any spent fuel rods were damaged by the explosion. Each 18-foot high cask is loaded with 14 tons of radioactive waste, including 170 pounds of plutonium. Each loaded silo contains the equivalent radioactivity of 240 Hiroshima-type explosions. According to US guidelines, the waste must be kept in safe conditions for 10,000 years.

    The explosion confirms environmental groups’ concerns that the VSC-24 dry cask storage system has not been sufficiently reviewed to protect public health and the environment. This radioactive waste storage explosion demonstrates the real threat to the Great Lakes ecosystem.

    Source: Little Zeros Watch (US), 31 May 1996
    Contact: Eleanor Roemer, Lake Michigan Federation, USA.
    Tel: +1-312-939-0838.”

    Comment by Judy Cantrill | May 17, 2019 | Reply


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