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Biggest Laser Pulse Fired in Human History Could Power New Kind of Nuclear Reactor

The most energetic laser shot in mankind's history was fired at the stadium-sized National Ignition Facility in California this month.

On July 5, an array of 192 lasers filed a pulse of ultraviolet laser light that deliver generated 500 trillion watts of peak power - 1,000 times more than the whole of the U.S. uses at any given time.

The pulse is a historic moment for the 'fusion' facility, which aims to generate power using a nuclear fusion reaction - similar to what happens in hydrogen bombs.

NIF Director Edward Moses said. 'It is fully operational, and scientists are taking important steps toward the quest for clean fusion energy.'
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Prosecutors ignore criminal complaints over Fukushima nuclear accident
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...

norespect

so all these thyroid cysts that are being found are just naturally occuring? maybe its be the stress again... and not questioning suspects because of the huge social impact. ffs.

ty wb.
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Portent of things to come, my friend. Hard to prove liability in these situations. So many possible contributing factors to isolate a single cause, creating enough doubt to nullify any judgement on appeal.

A class-action could possibly win a general liability suit but I don't think individuals would benefit much.. especially if they sicken and die.
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True story..

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Five Men Agree To Stand Directly Under An Exploding Nuclear Bomb
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They weren't crazy. They weren't being punished. All but one volunteered to do this (which makes it all the more astonishing.)

On July 19, 1957, five Air Force officers and one photographer stood together on a patch of ground about 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas. They'd marked the spot "Ground Zero. Population 5" on a hand-lettered sign hammered into the soft ground right next to them.

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and this on the trinity test. Great blog..



James B. Conant on Trinity (1945)
[link to nuclearsecrecy.com]

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This week, you’ll get your weekly document on a Monday, because it’s a special occasion. Today, July 16, 2012, is the 67th anniversary of the first test of an atomic bomb: “Trinity.”
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Report blasts poor 'safety culture' at Palisades nuclear plant
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Allegan County —

An outside review of the “safety culture” at Palisades Nuclear Power Plant near South Haven says employees don’t believe management is open to suggestions for improvement or makes the right decisions.

“There is a lack in the belief that Palisades management really wants problems or concerns reported or that the issues will be addressed,” the report’s executive summary stated.
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EDITORIAL: Lessons at Browns Ferry
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It is troubling that TVA at first denied to a Nuclear Regulatory Commission inspector assigned to the plant that there had been a fire when he visited the control room shortly after the fire.

"He was told there was no fire, no damage to any adjacent equipment," said NRC spokesman Joey Ledford. "He asked all the typical questions and determined it had been a minor problem." Perhaps, but the fire did knock out some plant alarms and warning lights.

Two months later TVA issued a report on the incident and that was the first time the NRC "heard there was an actual fire," he said. But the public didn't hear about the fire until the NRC issued a report July 9, more than five months later. Ledford said he did not know why the NRC didn't make the incident public sooner than it did.

One of the most important steps in earning credibility with the public is to quickly acknowledge a problem. TVA and the NRC certainly failed in this case.

TVA also seems to have forgotten about five words that are scary when strung together: Browns Ferry control room fire.
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This oughta be good..

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Secrets about Crystal River nuclear plant could be revealed at hearings this week
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The North Carolina Public Service Commission has summoned several Duke board members to explain the less-than-one-day tenure of Bill Johnson as CEO of the newly combined Duke-Progress Energy giant.

Johnson's "lack of transparency" in his accounting of the busted Crystal River plant seems central to his ouster. Duke has revealed that its own secret report highlights the plant's problems, but it has thus far resisted releasing the study.

There's little cover for any of those who will take the stand. What the board members heard leading up to Johnson's ouster and the statements they made are not protected by confidentiality, experts say. "They're now going to have their feet held to the fire to identify what it was that led to their decision," said Mark Cooper, senior fellow for economic analysis at the Institute for Energy and the Environment at Vermont Law School.
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That's not good..

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Faulty Piping Received at Plutonium Fuel (MOX) Plant Construction Project at the Savannah River Site, Unknown if Pipe has been Placed in MOX Plant
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It appears that the piping was set to be used in the area of the MOX plant where plutonium would be purified, or “polished,” to remove impurities before being converted to an oxide and fabricated into fuel pellets. According to the two-page “60-Day Interim Report Notification Information” attached to the July 12 letter, “Testing of this heat of material has since been performed twice more by the independent test lab contracted by MOX Services with failing results thus indicating that the pipe is thermally sensitized and susceptible to intergranular corrosion if utilized in an environment with electrolytic potential (e.g., nitric acid, oxalic acid). The 1/2" 304L SS pipe in question is intended for use within the aqueous polishing portion of the MFFF, where these environments exist for many processes.”
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DOE photo of INL facility interior..

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Nuclear research screeners checking for explosives at 'populated' areas, putting lives at risk, report says

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Whoops... chuckle

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[English illiterate top echelons] NHK “Fukushima crisis is still on-going”
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[Reactor4] New assembly taken out on 7/18, IAEA might visit Fukushima plant
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Bizarre story..

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Researcher Affected by Radiation: Centre's Reply Sought
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Pandey, a post graduate in Environmental Sciences, had joined Hissar-based Guru Jambheshwar University of Science and Technology at Hissar, a joint centre of BARC and the Board of Research on Nuclear Sciences, said the petition filed through advocate Atul Wadera.

The course in-charge did not want Pandey to continue with his research and asked him to leave, said the petition adding they mixed the "hazardous and radioactive Strontium in a liquid form in cups of tea which the petitioner used to consume without knowing that those were contaminated."
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Victims of French nuclear tests see hope in cancer link finding
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The epidemiologist said France’s nuclear tests may have taken their toll on local populations as well. “Thanks to recent studies, we are now certain that small doses of radiation can seriously affect the thyroids of young children, causing cancers or other illnesses,” he added.
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took them some time, but i am now baned from posting my web-blog to my facebook...

[link to fukushimaemergencywhatcanwedo.blogspot.com.au]
It's life as we know it, but only just.
My Fukushima Site:
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Here's one about kid health problems. 36 % are f::::::::::::ked

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Thermal power plants hit by problems
Thermal power plants across Japan have developed at least 10 problems since the country began a new power-saving campaign more than 2 weeks ago. The country is increasingly reliant on thermal power following last year's nuclear accident in Fukushima.

Japanese utilities rely on thermal energy for 90 percent of their power generation on average, as most of the country's nuclear reactors are shut down.
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2nd reactor of Ohi nuclear plant to restart soon
Kansai Electric Power Company plans to restart another reactor at its Ohi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture on Wednesday night.

The utility says if things go as planned, control rods will be lifted at the No. 4 reactor and chain reactions will begin on Thursday morning.

It adds that the reactor could begin full operation as early as next Wednesday.

The plant on the Sea of Japan coast is the only one operating in the country. The facility's No. 3 reactor began full operation on July 9th.
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TEPCO removes unused fuel rods from pool
The operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has begun removing two unused fuel rods from a storage pool in the No. 4 reactor.

Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, began the work on Wednesday as a test for eventually removing all 1,535 fuel rods stored in the pool, including 204 unused ones.

Workers are carefully monitoring radiation levels and footage from underwater cameras to make sure they remove unused fuel rods, instead of a highly radioactive spent one.
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took them some time, but i am now baned from posting my web-blog to my facebook...

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That is a crock.. Did they give a reason for the censorship..?
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March 13th, 2011 – Fukushima Daiichi Units 1 and 3 have experienced core damage – the reactor cores were completely uncovered for a period of time
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Fukushima Daiichi Units 1 and 3 have experienced core damage; the reactor cores were completely uncovered for a period of time; reactor water level was restored on Unit 1.

Latest information has stated that the reactor vessel and primary containment structures are still intact for all of the nuclear units; there is intermittent venting of the primary containment (to the atmosphere) to maintain internal pressure within design limits.
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Oh no, you di'in't.. angryface

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Spying on Scientists: How the FDA Monitored Whistleblowers Who Raised Concerns over Radiation
[link to www.democracynow.org]

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The Food and Drug Administration has been found to have launched a massive surveillance campaign targeting its own scientists for writing letters to journalists, members of Congress and President Obama.

The covert spying operation led the agency to monitor the scientists’ computers at work and at home, copying emails and thumb drives and even monitoring individual messages line by line as they were being composed in real time.
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pacific radiation dispension over 10yrs

[link to www.washingtonsblog.com]

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After 10 years the concentrations become nearly homogeneous over the whole Pacific, with higher values in the east, extending along the North American coast with a maximum (~1 × 10-4) off Baja California.
...to be higher than west pacific.

good to see youre still here wb , and others. sorry not been posting, i still been sorting out moving myself and others to equatorial regions (fuk risking living in the wake of this type of pollution).
respect 2u man, and all u guys,
many thanks
rawpaul
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pacific radiation dispension over 10yrs

[link to www.washingtonsblog.com]

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After 10 years the concentrations become nearly homogeneous over the whole Pacific, with higher values in the east, extending along the North American coast with a maximum (~1 × 10-4) off Baja California.
...to be higher than west pacific.

good to see youre still here wb , and others. sorry not been posting, i still been sorting out moving myself and others to equatorial regions (fuk risking living in the wake of this type of pollution).
respect 2u man, and all u guys,
many thanks
rawpaul
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 20009735


Good to see you, RP. Glad you are relocating. Good plan.. and good luck.

wb
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Ohi plant restarts second reactor
Kansai Electric Power Company has restarted another reactor at its Ohi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture, central Japan.

The utility started lifting control rods at the No.4 reactor at 9 PM on Wednesday in the presence of senior vice industry minister Seishu Makino.
[link to www3.nhk.or.jp]

No issues so far. Touch wood, fingers crossed, lucky rabbits foot...
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CALVERT CLIFFS - TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION REQUIRED SHUTDOWN DUE TO SMALL RCS PRESSURE BOUNDARY INSTRUMENT LINE LEAK

At 1715 EDT on July 17th, 2012, Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant Unit 1 identified RCS Pressure Boundary Leakage from the instrument line to 1-PDT-123A, 11A reactor coolant pump differential pressure transmitter. Technical Specification 3.4.13, Action B was entered and requires that the Unit be placed in Mode 3 within 6 hours and Mode 5 within 36 hours. The licensee has initiated plant shutdown in accordance with this Technical Specification.
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FORT CALHOUN

Results of a thermal fatigue analysis on the Chemical and Volume Control System (CVCS) charging line concluded that the socket weld fittings above the RCS piping cannot be qualified.

As an interim action, shut down cooling purification has been secured and charging has been isolated to the RCS.

The plant is shutdown and in Mode 5 with the reactor vessel head removed, so RCS is not intact and not required to be for current plant conditions.
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NINE MILE POINT - AUTOMATIC REACTOR SCRAM DUE TO HIGH NEUTRON FLUX

On July 17 2012, at 1118 [EDT], Nine Mile Point Unit 1 experienced an automatic reactor scram due to high neutron flux as measured by the Average Power Range Monitoring system. The cause is currently under investigation. All control rods fully inserted and all plant systems responded per design following the scram. The High Pressure Coolant Injection [HPCI] system, which is an operating mode of the feedwater system, initiated as expected. There were no planned activities in progress at the time which could have contributed to the event.

Nine Mile Point Unit 1 is currently in Hot Shutdown, with reactor water level and pressure maintained within normal bands. Decay heat is being removed via steam to the main condenser using the bypass valves. The offsite grid is stable with no grid restrictions or warnings in effect. All emergency power sources are available in standby.
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NINE MILE POINT - AUTOMATIC REACTOR SCRAM DUE TO HIGH NEUTRON FLUX

On July 17 2012, at 1118 [EDT], Nine Mile Point Unit 1 experienced an automatic reactor scram due to high neutron flux as measured by the Average Power Range Monitoring system. The cause is currently under investigation. All control rods fully inserted and all plant systems responded per design following the scram. The High Pressure Coolant Injection [HPCI] system, which is an operating mode of the feedwater system, initiated as expected. There were no planned activities in progress at the time which could have contributed to the event.

Nine Mile Point Unit 1 is currently in Hot Shutdown, with reactor water level and pressure maintained within normal bands. Decay heat is being removed via steam to the main condenser using the bypass valves. The offsite grid is stable with no grid restrictions or warnings in effect. All emergency power sources are available in standby.
[link to www.nucpros.com]
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Business as usual...

[link to www.energy-net.org]
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Event Notification Report for July 18, 2012
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took them some time, but i am now baned from posting my web-blog to my facebook...

[link to fukushimaemergencywhatcanwedo.blogspot.com.au]
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That is a crock.. Did they give a reason for the censorship..?
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they haven't got back to me yet no... and morning bug....
It's life as we know it, but only just.
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took them some time, but i am now baned from posting my web-blog to my facebook...

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That is a crock.. Did they give a reason for the censorship..?
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they haven't got back to me yet no... and morning bug....
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Howdy..

I'm sure they have a policy of some sort against an overabundance of reality.. chuckle





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