Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Documentary on Aging Nukes

Contributed by Cisco

For the story of how we got to this point with nuclear power generation, how the industry operates, and the real story of about its safety.

"The series had a profound impact. The stories ran on more than 85 front pages, played prominently on leading websites, and generated thousands of social networking shares and tweets. It also set off a raft of newspaper editorials and a few government investigations. The series also drew praise from many of the scientists and engineers who understand the issues best."

http://www.ap.org/company/awards/aging-nukes

stock…you should have a link on your site to this remarkable piece of investigative reporting. A must read for the uninitiated and a good reread for the rest of us.
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Examples abound. When valves leaked, more leakage was allowed — up to 20 times the original limit. When rampant cracking caused radioactive leaks from steam generator tubing, an easier test of the tubes was devised, so plants could meet standards.

Failed cables. Busted seals. Broken nozzles, clogged screens, cracked concrete, dented containers, corroded metals and rusty underground pipes — all of these and thousands of other problems linked to aging were uncovered in the AP's yearlong investigation. And all of them could escalate dangers in the event of an accident.

Yet despite the many problems linked to aging, not a single official body in government or industry has studied the overall frequency and potential impact on safety of such breakdowns in recent years, even as the NRC has extended the licenses of dozens of

Industry and government officials defend their actions, and insist that no chances are being taken. But the AP investigation found that with billions of dollars and 19 percent of America's electricity supply at stake, a cozy relationship prevails between the industry and its regulator, the NRC.

Records show a recurring pattern: Reactor parts or systems fall out of compliance.......

5 comments:

  1. Quote of Cisco: "Ten billion $USD ($10,000,000,000) is a boatload of evidemce that radiation causes disease and premature death from exposure. The EEOICPA and resulting compensation should provide a significant counter that contradicts the Cabal's dismisal of the safety and the danger.

    "Hot war or cold war, American families have given their health and lives as part of the original mission of the Manhattan Project, and ongoing nuclear technologies. The impacts of cancer causing ionizing radiation have wreaked havoc on tens of thousands of civilian patriots, and their families. The EEOICPA entitlement law enacted in 2000 enables some modicum of compensation and medical benefits. Lump sum awards range from $150,000 to $400,000 and can include medical expense coverage for the remaining years of a living DOE worker. About $10 billion has been paid out and includes more than 40,000 paid claims just for cancer, aside from other toxin caused illnesses." …http://www.frowiss.org/

    "The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) gives compensation to workers that are ill from exposure to radiation and toxic substances. Since the program began in 2001, they've paid more than $1 billion in compensation and medical bills to workers they've determined are sick from exposure at Hanford.""

    http://enenews.com/nbc-stations-reveal-nuclear-workers-suffering-severe-brain-damage-dementia-toxic-waste-raining-down-from-sky-wore-baseball-caps-for-protection-brains-being-eaten-away-workers-raising-safety/comment-page-1#comment-530244

    PS: I have a "true believer" in the Conca shill here. Send help, he needs it!!!

    http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/06/japanese-professor-thyroid-cancer-rate-of-fukushima-children-is-already-up-to-40-times-much-as-normal/#comment-2164592


    "[whistling intro]

    There’s a voice that keeps on calling me
    Down the road is where I’ll always be

    Every stop I make, I’ll make a new friend
    Can’t stay for long, just turn around and I’m gone again.

    Maybe tomorrow, I’ll want to settle down,
    Until tomorrow, I’ll just keep moving on."

    "Maybe Tomorrow – Terry Bush

    - The theme from “The Littlest Hobo” (1979)"

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    1. Stock: Niall appears to be Moe Foe & MF.

      http://web.archive.org/web/20140614070338/http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/06/japanese-professor-thyroid-cancer-rate-of-fukushima-children-is-already-up-to-40-times-much-as-normal/#comment-2164592

      He claimed to work for Amnesty International & lived in Sweden, but not from Sweden.

      I tend to believe you when you say he is from Oak Ridge.

      What is he, the janitor?

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    2. PS: Here is the little Mo'fo today: http://fukushima-diary.com/2014/07/jr-joban-train-line-runs-among-heaps-contaminated-soil-bags-decontamination-photo/#comment-2249277

      I have confronted him, am confronting him, and will confront him.
      I see you have the ene front covered; keeping eyes peeled. 8)

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  2. Am starting to see a couple of eery posts like the following one @ majia's, and another such @ ene where the newest Soccer Ref claimed to be a painter & needed to send the unknown "art" via email because they couldn't find a "dropbox" or other file sharing site with terms they could agree with.
    Here's the one @ majia's --> http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/pink-purple-spiderwebs-at-fukushima.html?showComment=1402674669721#c8766008929828483250

    You are probably more aware than me concerning vermin, so just in case your attention has been otherwise occupied, am hoping if their intent is ill that they fail miserably, and to that end, good day.

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    1. Here's the udder one from 'news. It's a two-parter.
      1. http://enenews.com/japanese-nuclear-expert-melted-fuel-not-in-one-piece-at-fukushima-as-govt-says-its-probably-scattered-everywhere-pieces-of-nuclear-core-stuck-to-walls-i-think-its-better-to-just-build-sa/comment-page-1#comment-532159
      2. http://enenews.com/japanese-nuclear-expert-melted-fuel-not-in-one-piece-at-fukushima-as-govt-says-its-probably-scattered-everywhere-pieces-of-nuclear-core-stuck-to-walls-i-think-its-better-to-just-build-sa/comment-page-1#comment-532208
      Don't know for certain they are up to know good, but they sure seem peculiar.
      If you can't trust pastebin/photobucket/whateverthehell, where do you get email with more favorable terms as far as disclosure nowadays???

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