Notes on the week’s nuclear and climate news

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Christina Macpherson’s websites & blogs WORLD. Ban nuclear weapons – call from Pope Francis on Nagasaki remembrance day. EUROPE. Transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) provisions undermine democracy. CHINA. Nuclear experts sent to test China’s Tianjin explosion site. Explosion in warehouse supplying nuclear fuel.This item has since disappeared from Internet news. Typhoon Soudelor hits Taiwan, then China’s coast – danger to nuclear stations.  Solar power races ahead as China builds huge station in Gobi desert UKRAINE. More Wildfires Near Chernobyl . JAPAN. Sendai nuclear station restarted because economics are ‘more important’ than human life. But a nuclear revival in Japan is by no… Continue reading Notes on the week’s nuclear and climate news

Fukushima buildings sinking — Structures decaying, getting more unstable

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Tepco handout (pdf), summary translation by Fukushima Diary, Jul 21, 2015 (emphasis added): Tepco announced Fukushima plant area has irregularly sunk since 311… The report reads Reactor 1 turbine building sank by 730 mm [2.40 ft], Reactor 2 by 725 mm, Reactor 3 by 710 mm, Reactor 4 by 712 mm. IAEA Headquarters (pdf), 2015: We know that the buildings will decay and become less stable… there is the dilemma of 1) gathering more information… and 2) acting earlier and maybe not having enough information to make good decisions. IAEA Nuclear Energy Series (pdf), 2014: The… Continue reading Fukushima buildings sinking — Structures decaying, getting more unstable

Pentagon’s new “laws of war” legalise killing of inconvenient journalists

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Pentagon Legalizes Killing Journalists As ‘Law Of War’ http://www.mintpressnews.com/pentagon-legalizes-killing-journalists-as-law-of-war/206990/?utm_content=buffer5e853&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer The new “laws of war” were released as part of a book of instructions on legitimate warfare practices approved by the United States military. By M. David for Counter Current News and Jackson Marciana for Counter Current News | June 25, 2015 The Pentagon just changed the rules of war to include legitimizing the killing of any journalists they deem “belligerent.” The new “laws of war” were released as part of a book of instructions on legitimate warfare practices approved by the United States military.This “rule book” of sorts details what… Continue reading Pentagon’s new “laws of war” legalise killing of inconvenient journalists

WHAT IF THE POLICE AND PUBLIC UNITED?

Originally posted on THE BAFFLED BOOTLEGGER:
This blog is more me thinking aloud. I am writing this blog for the public. For the people wanting to rise up and make a stand against the UK Government. For the people who plan to attend one of the many anti-austerity marches this year. I am also writing this for the Police Officers who are tasked with Policing these marches. Police Officers who can relate to many of those marching having spent the last 5 years seeing their own pay, working conditions, pensions and living conditions being hacked away by the Tories. Police… Continue reading WHAT IF THE POLICE AND PUBLIC UNITED?

The global clean energy movement at risk of infiltration by the thorium nuclear cult

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Thorium Church: a trojan horse in the “green” movements. Here the Removal Tool. No Nukes,  By Massimo Greco June 2015   What are trojan horses? Trojan horses, otherwise known as trojans, are programs or applications that are inadvertently opened by the user, who expects the file to be something else..  by the same way “thorium supporters” are infecting forums, mailing list, debacts and environmental organizations. It’s a strategy that is working in progress from some year. In few years they infected large part of the web.  Like any malware, thorium’s priests are insinuated through any open space or open… Continue reading The global clean energy movement at risk of infiltration by the thorium nuclear cult

UK’s energy policy in a shambles as govt seeks China funding for new nuclear reactors

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Nuclear adviser attacks ‘perverse’ idea of Chinese building UK reactors Prof Dieter Helm also identifies security pitfalls as unions accuse government of sacrificing safety for free-market ideology over Hinkley Point C plant, Guardian,  Terry Macalister, 19 June 15, A leading energy academic and government adviser has called on ministers to take an equity stake in the planned new Hinkley Point C nuclear plant in Somerset, saying it would not make sense to prefer Chinese money. The comments from Dieter Helm, professor of energy policy at Oxford University, came as trade union leaders accused the government of letting political… Continue reading UK’s energy policy in a shambles as govt seeks China funding for new nuclear reactors