Sunday, 24 November 2013

Nuclear Energy, Environmental Vandalism.


      Are we insane or just subservient to the insane? Our lords and masters, at the behest of the corporate world, are pushing ahead with more nuclear power stations, against the wishes of most of the public. We are still in the dark as to how long it will take to clean up, and how much it will cost to clean up, our existing nuclear centres. With our past nuclear program we have left the coming generations a heritage of a series of radioactive wastelands and an incalculable debt burden.
        It's not as if we didn't know the horrendous longterm problems with nuclear power, the disasters are well and clearly documented. The problems spread far beyond the confines of the nuclear plant when there is an accident. We see an increase in cancers, birth deformities and other avoidable human disasters. However the powers that be, still continue to contaminate tomorrow's world, our children's world. Could the reason be that there are millions to be made by the corporate greed machine getting behind this environmental nightmare.
Here are just some of the earlier disasters cataloged, you can get a full list from:

December 12, 1952 A partial meltdown of a reactor's uranium core at the Chalk River plant near Ottawa, Canada, resulted after the accidental removal of four control rods. Although millions of gallons of radioactive water poured into the reactor, there were no injuries.
October 1957  Fire destroyed the core of a plutonium-producing reactor at Britain's Windscale nuclear complex - since renamed Sellafield - sending clouds of radioactivity into the atmosphere. An official report said the leaked radiation could have caused dozens of cancer deaths in the vicinity of Liverpool.
Winter 1957-'58 A serious accident occurred during the winter of 1957-58 near the town of Kyshtym in the Urals. A Russian scientist who first reported the disaster estimated that hundreds died from radiation sickness.
January 3, 1961 Three technicians died at a U.S. plant in Idaho Falls in an accident at an experimental reactor.
July 4, 1961 The captain and seven crew members died when radiation spread through the Soviet Union's first nuclear-powered submarine. A pipe in the control system of one of the two reactors had ruptured.
October 5, 1966 The core of an experimental reactor near Detroit, Mich., melted partially when a sodium cooling system failed.
       Then we come to Fukushima, this is not a problem for Japan, this is a world problem. Nobody knows the extent of the damage already done to the environment, nobody knows for how long it will continue and get worse, and nobody knows how to clear it up. We are talking about radioactive Pacific Ocean, contaminated Japan and a world legacy of unthinkable cancers and deformities. Despite the mounting evidence and the fact that other countries are shutting down their nuclear plants, we in the UK are going hell bent on creating more ticking time-bombs. Each nuclear power plant is a criminal act of environmental vandalism.
      This is a small extract from a very interesting and informative article on Fukushima from Readers Supported News:
Meanwhile, at nearby Units 1, 2, and 3 – all of which melted down – the status of the molten cores has remained uncertain since 2011. Talking about this on Art Bell’s Dark Matter program in October, Beyond Nuclear’s Paul Gunter said:
“We’ve got 3 reactors, the cores have left the vessel. They’ve burned through the bottom of the vessel. We don’t really know where they are, because the radioactive environment even fries robots that TEPCO’s been trying to send in there. They have been sending very innovative robotic machinery and sensors in there to get a picture, to get a reading, and these things don’t return. We have opened a door to hell that cannot be easily closed – if ever. We’ve got those 3 cores that are melting, they could be somewhere in the concrete base mat burning their way through, they could have already burned through and entered into the ground. They hopefully have formed a huge solid ‘elephant’s foot’ of highly radioactive material.”
Read the full article HERE;

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