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Copeland Council remove “Support” for deep geological dumping of nuclear waste —

Continuous Miner Machine – for making very big holes in the ground for example deep under the Irish Sea or Ennerdale or the Solway – Cumbria County Council have voted to bring this infrastructure to Cumbria when they said yes to West Cumbria Mining. Spot the difference? The Whitehaven News has reported that […]

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November 7, 2019 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Radioactive Nuclear Waste Lies: Holtec Nuclear Waste Cans at San Onofre; Plus Tritiated Water Can Be Filtered — Mining Awareness +

Prior to Donna Gilmore’s segment on Holtec, at 27 minutes, is a segment by Gordon Edwards https://youtu.be/tkpOfQ6cNgI. It is important to know, that contrary to what seems to be implied by Gordon Edwards, tritium/tritiated water CAN be separated-filtered, because it has different characteristics from regular water, as we posted over 4 1/2 years ago: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/recovery-of-tritium-from-tritiated-waste-water-cost-effectiveness-analysis/ %5B…%5D

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November 8 Energy News — geoharvey

Opinion: ¶ “Colorado’s Cleanest Energy Options Are Also Its Cheapest” • Of all the states in the US, Colorado may be the best prepared for a genuine, large-scale energy transition. Colorado has enormous potential for renewable energy, most of which is as yet untapped. Gov Jared Polis campaigned on a promise to target 100% clean […]

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Tuvalu heads for 35% renewables with $6m solar and storage grant — RenewEconomy

ADB grant to install rooftop solar, storage and ground mounted PV across Tuvalu promises to take daytime electricity supply to 35%, and 100% at times. The post Tuvalu heads for 35% renewables with $6m solar and storage grant appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Netherlands floats its solar boat as it aims for 27GW by 2030 — RenewEconomy

Where will the Netherlands accommodate a forecast 27GW of solar by 2030? The completion of its largest floating solar project offers a clue. The post Netherlands floats its solar boat as it aims for 27GW by 2030 appeared first on RenewEconomy.

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Fukushima: Radioactive waste bags still missing after Typhoon Hagibis

Dozens of bags of radioactive waste still missing in Fukushima three weeks after intense typhoon, HTTPS://WWW.JAPANTIMES.CO.JP/NEWS/2019/11/04/NATIONAL/RADIOACTIVE-WASTE-MISSING-FUKUSHIMA-TYPHOON/#.XCM_5EGZBIU 4 NOV 19  TAMURA, FUKUSHIMA PREF. – Dozens of bags containing waste polluted with radioactive substances are still missing in Fukushima Prefecture, three weeks after they were swept away from storage areas in floods triggered by Typhoon Hagibis.Of the 90 bags originally lost, 36 remain missing. The Environment Ministry, prefectural officials and others are conducting extensive searches but so far they have not had much luck.

In many municipalities in the prefecture, a lot of radioactive waste, including soil, was generated through decontamination work after the 2011 nuclear disaster at Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s Fukushima No. 1 power plant. Numerous bags containing the waste are kept outdoors in temporary storage areas around the prefecture.

Heavy rains from the 19th typhoon of the year flooded storage space in many locations, sweeping away 44 bags in Kawauchi, 30 in Tamura, 15 in Nihonmatsu and one in Iitate.

By the end of October, 50 bags had been recovered. The contents had leaked from half of them. “We had far heavier rains than we expected. We did not cover bags of radioactive waste,” said an official of the Tamura Municipal Government.

The ministry and other organizations have mobilized 20 to 30 workers to look for the missing bags, wading into rivers when necessary and using drones to search areas that cannot physically be entered.

An aerial survey was conducted by helicopter on Oct. 23. On Friday, 29 workers searched the Furumichi River and areas along it in Tamura. Four bags were collected, but their contents had been lost.

“There has been no confirmation of any environmental impact due to the loss of the bags,” a ministry official said.

“We’ll continue searching in cooperation with local municipalities.”

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USA’s intercontinental ballistic missiles- epitome of nuclear corruption

 

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The mockery of justice that was Julian Assange’s extradition process

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Japan still has land space to store radioactive waste tanks, but tries to justify dumping into ocean

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Senator Elizabeth Warren questions Holtec Exemption from Emergency Planning Requirements at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station

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Deadline looms for nuclear veterans and descendants study

A Mururoa Nuclear Veterans Group is encouraging veterans and their families to come forward to take part in a study before the deadline closes.  In August, the group put out newspaper advertisements, wanting all veterans who were deployed to Mururoa Atoll in 1973 and their families, to be part of a study which closes at midnight today.

The study lead by University of Otago associate professor David McBride will look into the connection between nuclear veterans and their children, who may have been affected by their parents’ exposure to radiation.

So far only 166 people had signed up, according to Mururoa Nuclear Veterans president Gavin Smith.

Mr Smith implored more to join, saying about 500 people went to the Christmas Island and were exposed to nuclear tests in the 1950s and about 500 went to Mururoa during the 1970s.

“Everyone who has a veteran father or grandfather that served there and has maybe deceased or may be living but mentioned nothing of it, I urge them to contact the University of Otago,” he said.

He said the study was crucial because veteran’s children may have been affected by their parents’ exposure to radiation, which could make their offspring more susceptible to conditions like leukaemia and auto-immune diseases.

“Our study is open to all nuclear veterans. If we don’t do it in our generation, it’s going to be an even bigger battle for the next generation.”

The group, which was established in 2013 to press the government to help families with nuclear related illnesses, had 135 members who served at the protest.

Of those, 56 had children or grandchildren with unexplained medical conditions.

Testing would begin next week at the University of Otago, with a timeframe and details on the study yet to be confirmed.

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U.S. Nuclear Plants Vulnerable to Terrorist Drones – NRC says “not our problem”

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Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to Shrink Emergency Planning Zone

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