CONTAMINATION

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There is an evil power death fear flowing in the sea.

And now, you and I must take responsibility.

We have all allowed this heart cooking miasma to be.

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There  is an evil power death fear growing in the sea.

It swirls with laughing mirth, knowing of chicanery.

We have all been blinded by our foolish complicity.

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Bear

Shale Formations Identified To House Nuclear Waste —- Now What???

So now even areas that we thought were safe from mining operations are to be contaminated by reverse-mines?  Is everywhere

to be  turned into watseland?  WE MUST STOP CREATING THE NUCLEAR WASTE IN THE FIRST PLACE.  STOP.  JUST STOP.

We are all relatives.    Bear

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USGS Newsroom

Technical Announcement: U.S. Shale Formations Might Safely House Nuclear Waste Released: 7/23/2013 11:00:00 AM

Contact Information: U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey   Office of Communications and Publishing 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, MS 119 Reston, VA  20192

Shale and other clay-rich rock formations might offer permanent disposal solutions for spent nuclear fuel, according to a new paper by the U.S. Geological Survey. There is currently about 70,000 metric tons of this spent fuel in temporary storage across the United States.While no specific sites have been evaluated for storage potential in the United States, USGS scientists have looked at several research efforts, including projects that are underway in France, Belgium and Switzerland to confirm that shale formations in those countries are favorable for hosting nuclear waste repositories.

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Time Lapse of Nuclear Explosions 1945 – 1998-by Isao Hashimoto

This map does not include any explosions after 2010

Survey of Radioactive No-Go Zones

English Site

Atomic Deserts: A Survey of the World’s Radioactive No-Go Zones

Atomic Deserts: A Survey of the World’s Radioactive No-Go Zones

By Michail Hengstenberg, Gesche Sager and Philine Gebhardt

Everyone knows about Chernobyl, Three Mile Island and, now, Fukushima. But what about Semipalatinsk, Palomares and Kyshtym? The world is full of nuclear disaster zones — showing just how dangerous the technology really is.

The Soviet nuclear testing site in present-day Kazakhstan is just one of many places in the world that remain dangerously radioactive to this day.

The Soviet nuclear testing site in present-day Kazakhstan is just one of many places in the world that remain dangerously radioactive to this day.

Wednesday, Mar. 28, 1979. In the Three Mile Island nuclear power station in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the nightmare scenario of nuclear physicists was about to unfold. At four in the morning, employees in the control room noticed the failure of a pump in the reactor’s water cooling loop. When a bypass valve failed to trip, water stopped flowing to steam generators, resulting in an emergency reactor shutdown. But the reactor continued to generate so-called decay heat. A relief valve opened automatically but then failed to close, allowing coolant to flow out at a rate of one ton per minute. The control panel erroneously indicated that the cooling system was functioning normally, meaning technicians initially failed to recognize the problem.

ANZEIGE

By 6 a.m., the top of the reactor core was no longer covered in cooling water — and the fuel rods began to melt. At the last moment, a technician noticed the problem and closed the relief valve. A full-scale meltdown was only barely averted.

Still, the series of events had a devastating effect: Not only was radioactivity released into the atmosphere, but contaminated coolant escaped into the nearby river. Cancer rates in the local population later rose dramatically. In addition, large parts of the reactor and the power plant site were contaminated. The clean-up operation in Harrisburg took 14 years and cost more than $1 billion. And the reactor ruins are radioactive to this day.

The case is instructive. It was the result of tiny construction errors and a small dose of human error. And now, as the world watches on in horror as the catastrophe in Fukushima continues to unfold, the debate on the safety of nuclear power has been reignited. The area around Fukushima will likely remain contaminated for decades, if not centuries. And many are once again wondering if the returns from nuclear technology justifies the risks. How can anything be considered under control which can so quickly mutate into an apocalypse?

Sadly, though, disasters like Three Mile Island and Fukushima are not as rare as one would hope. There have been plenty of atomic accidents resulting in significant radioactive leaks, spills and explosions. And the Chernobly Exclusion Zone, for all the attention it gets, is far from the only nuclear no-go area on the planet. A look at some of the worst incidents is enough to demonstrate just how high the price of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons truly is.

American Teen Designs Compact Reactor

 

CIVIL NUCLEAR

US teen designs compact nuclear reactor by Staff Writers Long Beach, California (AFP) Feb 28, 2013


 

 

Eighteen-year-old Taylor Wilson has designed a compact nuclear reactor that could one day burn waste from old atomic weapons to power anything from homes and factories to space colonies.

The American teen, who gained fame four years ago after designing a fusion reactor he planned to build in the garage of his family’s home, shared his latest endeavor at a TED Conference in southern California on Thursday.

“It’s about bringing something old, fission, into the 21st Century,” Wilson said. “I think this has huge potential to change the world.”

He has designed a small reactor capable of generating 50-100 megawatts of electricity, enough to power as many as 100,000 homes.

The reactor can be made assembly-line style and powered by molten radioactive material from nuclear weapons, Wilson said. The relatively small, modular reactor can be shipped sealed with enough fuel to last for 30 years.

“You can plop them down anywhere in the world and they work, buried under the ground for security reasons,” he said, while detailing his design at TED.

“In the Cold War we built up this huge arsenal of nuclear weapons and we don’t need them anymore,” Wilson said. “It would be great if we could eat them up, and this reactor loves this stuff.”

His reactors are designed to spin turbines using gas instead of steam, meaning they operate at temperatures lower than those of typical nuclear reactors and don’t spew anything if there is a breach.

The fuel is in the form of molten salt, and the reactors don’t need to be pressurized, according to the teenager.

“In the event of an accident, you can just drain the core into a tank under the reactor with neutron absorbers and the reaction stops,” Wilson said.

“There is no inclination for the fission products to leave this reactor,” he said. “In an accident, the reactor may be toast, which is sorry for the power company, but there is no problem.”

Wilson, who graduated grade school in May, said he is putting off university to focus on a company he created to make Modular Fission Reactors.

He sees his competition as nations, particularly China, and the roadblocks ahead as political instead of technical.

Wilson planned to have a prototype ready in two years and a product to market in five years.

“Not only does it combat climate change, it can bring power to the developing world,” Wilson said with teenage optimism.

“Imagine having a compact reactor in a rocket designed by those planning to habitat other planets. Not only would you have power for propulsion, but power once you get there.”

WASTED HUMANS WASTING AWAY IN A WASTELAND OF WASTE

WASTED HUMANS  WASTING AWAY IN A WASTELAND OF WASTE
14:25Watch LaterA Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear
Explosion Since 1945 – by Isao Hashimoto
A Time-Lapse Map of Every Nuclear Explosion Since 1945 - by  Isao Hashimoto
Dear Ones
I imagine that you can guess my opinion about how sensible
we humans are to create nuclear waste.  We can call it all sort
of names, such as electricity generators, or reactors, or limited
strike, or bombs, or what have you.  It is all carcinogenic waste
Self replicating waste wasting whatever else is unfortunate or
foolish enough to be exposed to the wastefulness emanating from
the production of this waste. The Wasters are even now, knowing
full well the wasteful nature of their wasted efforts, are planning,
designing building, getting permits, and avoiding regulation of the
wasteful wasting industry.  The wasters are trying to turn us all into
wasted humans wasting away in a wasteland of waste.
What can we do? 
We can just stop. 
Doesn’t seem so difficult, does it?  Might be uncomfortable for little
while.  With as much waste as has been wasted already in our wasted
paradise, it will be a really big bother to clean up.  And as most little
boys will tell you, it is much more fun, and easier, too, to blow stuff
up than to clean up the blown up stuff after it is blown up.  Oh well.
One can’t finish if one doesn’t even start. 
With the monstrous weapons that already exist, it does seem sensible
for the wasters to stop provoking each other, on purpose or by
ignorance, merely out of fear of being permanently wasted.  But it
seems that permanent mass terminal waste isn’t a deterrent to war
provocation.  Nope. Mass terminal waste seems to be the desirable out-
come for some __________ .  You’ll have to supply your own word
there.  I just don’t know what would be a good appellation for That
Sort.  I don’t know what to call the enablers either.  Except, sadly
“the rest of us” does seem to fit rather well.
Bear
Here are some links and some information and some quotes and some opinions about nuclear war and power and devices and fallout and consequences.  You are welcome to suggest worthwhile reading matter, incidents, ideas, opinions, and inforation that would be of interest to more than one person.  How to dispose of nuclear waste is another topic of interest.Also, if you do not want your response published, but do want to respond just say so.
I used to think that the sun would be a reasonable dumping ground.  But maybe not.  Dunno.  Would we create some sort of unknown chain reaction?  Is there any way to work out a test model?  Is it a waste to have to spend so much attention, time, resources trying to figure out how to undo. If we just had not done the do part to begin with.  If we could just refrain for harassing each other.  If we could (all) just do without some stuff ….
Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea’s two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).
Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing”the fear and folly of nuclear weapons.” It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming.
When I watched the YouTube video of the nuclear explosions, I was horrified.
I was a child in central south Florida when the Cuban missile Crises occurred.
At school there were daily bomb drills. As if squatting and covering the
backs of our necks with our childish hands would help. I, as the oldest child,
stored water, foods, clothing for my little brothers, in a closet in a central
hallway, at home. Whenever there was a siren
sounding, or airplanes at that certain height (you know what I mean … there is a certain
sound that bombers make when at that height and speed … a sound that is the
White Noise of nightmares) I would make my brothers grab the pillows and
covers from their beds and squat in the closet with me and our baby sister,
covered by the bedding. until I could determine what the siren was for. Usually
it was for fire. When the wind was right, I could hear the siren from a volunteer
fire station in a nearby town.
As a teen, and young adult, I protested the use of nuclear power. Anywhere.
But obviously we protestors were not successful.
Martin Indyk forecasts the United States will go to war with Iran over its nuclear program. http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/u-s-will-go-to-war-with-iran-in-2013-says-ex-u-s-ambassador-to-israel-1.465366
Greenpeace Activists Evade Security at Nuclear Swedish Power Plants
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2012/10/10
* Seventy-four nuclear reactors in tsunami-risk areas Source: Homeland Security Newswire LLC Themes: Critical Infrastructure Hazards: NBC – Nuclear, Biological, Chemical; Tsunami URL: http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=28650