While the press and social media is full of the latest craze the ultimate ice bucket challenge goes on unnoticed. This ice bucket challenge happens over 4 million times a day with gallon buckets of water being chucked over nuclear waste at Sellafield. The water is the best, coolest and freshest there is. It comes … Continue reading Wastwater: The Ultimate Ice Bucket Challenge!
And in America (as well as here in the UK) the regulators are giving out special dispensations to accommodate nuclear madness.
In the mainstream news on Monday was discussion of a secret document from last year, found online at the Friends of the Earth web site. As the US NRC is voting today on an Environmental Impact Statement, which excludes seismic considerations from 4 nuclear sites, 3 on the west coast, and with a major California earthquake on the weekend, it is timely:
“U.S. inspector wanted reactor shut on quake fears: report
Posted:Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:31:14 GMT
(Reuters) – A federal nuclear inspector urged U.S. regulators to shut down a California nuclear power plant until tests showed its reactors could withstand shocks from nearby earthquake faults, according to the Associated Press and an environmental group” http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/environment/~3/09Genj0_LOg/story01.htm
“Diablo Canyon: Secret document details federal safety inspector’s alarm over plant’s vulnerability to…
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The following letter was sent to all the national papers - only the Daily Mail picked it up (and edited it - original below) Dear Editor Despite there being no solution to the problem of what to do with radioactive waste our leaders seem hell bent on “the biggest nuclear development in Europe” here … Continue reading Today’s Daily Mail – Moorside Nukiller Letter
Dear Councillor. We are writing to you again regarding your decision to pass the extension of Carlisle Airport earlier this week. What information have councillors received regarding radioactive cargo from Carlisle? Carlisle Airport is licensed to carry radioactive freight. Radiation Free Lakeland have yesterday put in a Freedom of Information request to the NDA … Continue reading Carlisle’s Radioactive Airfreight – What are Councillors told?
Please write to Development Control NOW asking them to call in the Carlisle Airport Expansion decision. Development Control Carlisle City Council : email@example.com (Cumbria CC Development Control Chair: Alan.Clark@cumbria.gov.uk Vice Chair: Lawrence.Fisher@cumbria.gov.uk) ANTI NUCLEAR GROUP URGE CALL IN OF CARLISLE AIRPORT EXPANSION Radiation Free Lakeland have today urged Carlisle City Council's Development Control Committee to call … Continue reading ANTI NUCLEAR GROUP URGE CALL IN OF CARLISLE AIRPORT EXPANSION
It doesn’t take an accident, this is ongoing five star radioactive poisoning
Emphasis (red underline, yellow highlight) added. Original as pdf brochure is available here: http://www.beyondnuclear.org/storage/publications/Routine%20Releases%20from%20U.S.%20Nuclear%20Power%20Plants_November_2013.pdf
Internationally the radiation standard for emissions is now Bq for Becquerels and not Curies. One Curie is 37,000,000,000 Becquerels. A Becquerels is one radioactive emission per second. Hence, 16 billion curies is 590,000,000,000,000,000,000 becquerels or radioactive emissions per second!
US EPA Radioactive Emission Allowances for Nuclear Facilities
Current US EPA air allowances-legal radiation emission “standards”: http://www.epa.gov/radiation/laws/190/ http://www.epa.gov/radiation/docs/laws/40cfr190/190radionucldereleaselimitpublicpresentation-final.pdf The US EPA has no emissions water standards for nuclear facilities. Air standards are incomplete and insufficient. Contrary to what they say, tritium can be filtered. (See more on tritium at bottom)
US citizens need to demand serious public hearings. You may not have a dump or power facility near you today, though many people do, but you may tomorrow. Also, there is a move to dilute waste and call it low level and put it in public…
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Radiation Free Lakeland have been given access to the Spingfields Archive. Here is the second installment published by the Lancashire Evening Post on 20th November 1991. Published online for the first time here. Exclusive: Scientist admits gap in monitoring LEP 20/11/91 A-Plant Fails Test By David Cragg Ministry orders regular Geiger … Continue reading #StoPSpringfields The River Ribble- birthing the nuclear nightmare: 2nd Installment of the Springfields Archive