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So, You Actually Believe US Nuclear Plants Are Safe?

So, You Think Our US Nuclear Plants Are Safe?

Dream on.

In addition to the post below pointing out how workers fear for their job if they expose safety issues at San Onofre (CA), we have the fact that radiation nuclear releases, which have happened and currently are going on at Fukishima, stay in our ecosystem for many thousands of years. So our only hope on that last one is to change the laws of physics; but in actuality, apocalypse know! (Thanks a lot corporations, “filthy rich,” and your Tea Party lackeys)

I’d also like to share these facts relayed by today:

from YankeeOtaku at http://yankeeotaku.com/2011/03/16/experts-get-it-very-wrong-when-it-comes-to-japans-crisis/

‘Experts’ get it very wrong when it comes to Japan’s crisis
Posted on March 16, 2011 by yankeeotaku

“As the four Fukushima reactors take turns blowing up, catching on fire and generally irradiating everything around them, the “experts” share with us the following myths:

*** The Japanese nuclear incident is “nothing like Chernobyl” and not nearly as serious. Wrong. The Japanese incident is more serious because it involves four reactors, not one, and the radiation is not going to go away any time soon.

*** The reactor casings are invulnerable. Wrong. No matter how strong they are built, they can be breached. The Fukushima reactors are blowing up, plain and simple.

*** Dumping sea water on the open reactor shells will cool the fuel rods. Wrong. It could take years for those fuel roads to cool.

*** The reactors “shut down” immediately after the earthquake, stopping the fission reaction Wrong. Why, then, is coolant still paramount? Obviously, the fuel rods did not stop their fission process. Oops.

It’s time for the “experts” to get real and level with all of us.

(from YankeeOtaku at http://yankeeotaku.com/2011/03/16/experts-get-it-very-wrong-when-it-comes-to-japans-crisis/ )

Amplify’d from sillymickel.amplify.com

Republicans “claim” to be worried about burdening our “grandchildren” with debt (“claim” because they are liars who in fact have been responsible for the run up in the National Debt), as they pursue policies pushing things that will ensure that there will be no humans, let alone grandchildren, alive. Thanks a lot, mo-los!

Amplify’d from www.mercurynews.com

Staff at California nuclear plant fear retaliation

The Associated Press
Posted: 02/19/2010 07:02:50 AM PST

Staff at California nuclear plant fear retaliation

The Associated Press
Posted: 02/19/2010 07:02:50 AM PST
Updated: 02/19/2010 10:07:17 AM PST

SAN ONOFRE, Calif.—Workers at the San Onofre nuclear power plant fear retaliation if they report a safety concern, according to a leaked internal company memo.

Still, a survey of workers conducted by a commission inspector shows workers fear for their jobs if they report safety issues. The findings were included in a Feb. 3 company memo leaked this week to the environmental group San Clemente Green

According to the memo, the commission received 63 allegations of safety concerns at the plant between 2008 and 2009, and 25 of the people making the allegations feared retaliation.

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Everything Happening at Fukushima Was Predicted Long Ago/ How we Stopped Nuclear Plants Being Built in US

Everything that is happening now was predicted a long time ago by antinuke activists. That is why we stopped nuclear plants being built in this country in the early 80s. We did manage to do that, unfortunately we still have 104 in this country, which each provide a danger, and of course we are not safe from the plants in other countries, as Japan shows. With half-lives for radiation being in the thousands of years, you can bet all that is being released anywhere in the world will make it into our ecosystem and affect us all (and that means YOU, whoever you are).

Btw, others who helped in the movement below and are still doing admirable activist work today include Gary Kutcher and Michael Carrigan, both of Eugene, Oregon. There were others, of course, but I’m reluctant to name names under the current veil of corporacrisy (see, e.g., “Fascism Has Come to America..Hello, 1984” at http://bit.ly/AM-m84 http://bit.ly/OB-84m http://bit.ly/AN-84m http://bit.ly/GB-84m http://bit.ly/PT84m).

For more on nukes and environment, see http://bit.ly/AM-12 and (apocalypse emergency) http://bit.ly/4alarmAmAp, http://bit.ly/9NeHQI http://bit.ly/afZdwn http://bit.ly/PT-ae

Things I’m proud of: Being one of the group of people who worked to bring nuclear power to a halt, in Springfield, Oregon, early 80s, and succeeded. My reasons: the apocalyptic dangers of nuclear energy. My part: going door-to-door every night for a few years in Springfield and towns up and down the Willamette Valley educating people about the dangers of nuclear and the financial scandal of the WPPPS plants. How it was done: Enough grass roots pressure was brought to bear. The organization I worked for, Oregon Fair Share, discovered Springfield law that stipulated that its citizens could not be indebted/taxed over a certain % without a vote of the people; there had been no vote; the costs overruns of WPPS would have led to indebtedness of approx. $8,000 per household throughout the Northwest – just to “mothball” the plants. This led to a lawsuit. Current US Congressmen Representative Peter deFazio became involved and helped in the lawsuit, which was taken on, pro bono, by an attorney, whose name I’ve forgotten. We won, creating the largest bond default in U.S. history. Other municipalities followed suit. Nuclear power was shown up to be the financial gravy train for investors and the financial ripoff for consumers that it is. No applications to build a plant were filed after that.

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