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"Coal Kills 4,000 Times More People Per Unit of Energy than Nuclear" breakthrougheurope.org...
To make up for its dwindling supply of nuclear power, Japan is on a frenzied but costly hunt for fossil fuels. www.japantimes.co.jp...-zuyiqv6yQ
The Fukushima crisis is eroding years of Japanese efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions blamed for global warming, as power plants running on oil and natural gas fill the electricity gap left by now-shuttered nuclear reactors. www.huffingtonpost.com...
Japan posted a record high trade deficit in January after its nuclear crisis shut down nearly all the nation’s reactors for tougher checks, sending fuel imports surging. Exports were hurt by a strong yen and weak demand. elitedaily.com...
As predicted earlier this year, Japan continues to struggle with its energy needs. The chart below shows the recent trend in Japan’s imports of residual fuel oil. Residual fuel is used for electricity generation, industrial process and space heating, as well as fuel for large ships. Japan had always bought some fuel oil for shipping and certain industrial processes, but nuclear generators had in the past been the dominant source of electricity. Now the source of power has been replaced by expensive fuel oil. www.creditwritedowns.com...
Be prepared to get told you are a Sheep (for your independent thinking of course).
warreniteI want to start a thread about everything that was posted that turned out to be BULL#. You can go on Youtube and watch old videos that talk of "eminent collapse." We should have a forum devoted to threads that cried wolf...hard.
I posted my first article on Fukushima radiation alarmism (which currently floods the Internet) just 8 days after the March 11, 2011 attack on Japan. Titled, Japan Radiation Scare Hugely Overblown by Western Media (Mar. 19, 2011), I pointed out in that article that there was a HUGE disconnect between the actual background radiation readings measured in Tokyo (and within the 12.5 mile radius zone around the Daiichi nuclear station) and the absurd, irresponsible ("foreigners should leave Tokyo"), and grossly exaggerated 'dangers' being fomented by alternative news media (Amy Goodman, et al), Internet web sites, Youtube, and leftist leaning radio stations quoting and interviewing anti-nuclear energy propagandists like Arnie Gundersen, Christopher Busby, Leuren Moret, Yoichi Shimatsu, and later, Robert Alvarez, Kevin Kamps, Paul Gunter, Stephen Jones, Mark Sircus, and John Apsley among many others. Youtube presenters or media interviewers are treating these people as if their wild exaggerations, overstatements, and outright fabrications possessed scientific validity and factual certitude. And I've yet to hear or see one of these Youtube Fukushima radiation fear fest (or radio interviews) include an opportunity for someone from the other side of the fence to counter or challenge the statements from these nuclear energy critics. It's been a one-sided radio/Internet media barrage since mid March of 2011 and it's more intense now than ever.
Within a few days of the 3/11 attack on Japan, it became clear that rense.com was destined to become Command Central for the Fukushima radiation fear promotion campaign. I can't get over how many the-sky-is-falling, Fukushima radiation 'catastrophy' aticles (and radio interviews) are posted to that web site on a daily basis. I've had many people send me e-mails to tell me that they can no longer go to rense.com because the Fukushima fear mongering is simply too much to put up with.
ENE News logo
Another web site that leads the pack in pounding away at the Fukushima radiation party line is enenews.com. This web site ONLY posts articles exclusively devoted to driving home the Fukushima fear package. According to Whois-search, this web site was created on March 16, 2011 and quickly zoomed to a very high alexa.com traffic ranking of 26,000 for world traffic and 7,700 for the USA (by comparison, educate-yourself.org currently ranks 61,000 world and 21,000 USA; while rense.com currently ranks at 7,600 world and 2.800 USA). How is it that a web site that is only one year old, and devoted to one topic, could rise to such a high ranking plateau without lots of money, technological savoir faire, and busy worker bees to make that happen so quickly? (Hint: Oil & natural gas energy companies that want to push nuclear energy competitors out of the way)
So who's behind this web site? No one knows because the identity of the owners are hidden. The Administrative Contact given at WhoIs is "DomainSecrecy.net, Private Registrant (firstname.lastname@example.org)" located in Providence, Utah. The Technical Contact is "UK2 Group, Technical Support (email@example.com)", also located at the same address in Providence, Utah. The Registrar is ENOM Inc.; a seller of domain names and security services.
Here's a smapling of the "Latest Headlines" at enenews.com:
Ambassador’s comments translated by Asahi: Another accident at No. 4 reactor building could cause the “final catastrophe of the world” (03:43 PM EST on May 21st, 2012 | 3 comments)
Gundersen: Pyrophoric fire if fuel rods in Unit 4 pool are not cooled — Potential contamination of entire northern hemisphere (VIDEO) (02:30 PM EST on May 21st, 2012 | 9 comments)
Reporters repeatedly ask gov’t why it does not consider worst-case scenarios at Unit 4 and get help from foreign experts (01:39 PM EST on May 21st, 2012 | 8 comments
There are hundreds of articles posted at enenews.com with similar fear-invoking titles. The message?
Get out of nuclear energy as fast as possible or we're all doomed to die from radiation poisoning!
The Game Plan
It's important to realize that the 3/11, attack on Japan and the sabotage of the Daiichi nuclear power station was intended by the Rockefellers to both cripple the Japanese economy (which was heading towards a giant leap in new technology) and to disassemble the entire nuclear power industry - worldwide - in order to consolidate the energy market down to oil and natural gas. It's not an accident that all of that natural gas "fracking" that we've been hearing about for the past year or two, would need to create a new market to sell all of that newly extracted natural gas to, and what better way than to shut down all of those 'dangerous', radiation-spewing, dinosaur nuclear power plants and convert them over to "safe" and "clean" natural gas power plants using that new spiffy German design gas turbine that Merkel is so proud of. Gee, isn't it simply wonderful how the fracking gas solution just happened to show up at just the right time to save the day from the perils of the deadly Fukushima radiation 'catastrophy' ("many times worst than Chernobyl" according to Leuren Moret and Christopher Busby)?
In this Youtube video posted on Feb 23, 2012, Rod Adams explains the ruse to replace the nuclear power industry with natural gas power plants by pumping the Fukushima radiation psyops to the hilt in order to stampede the Pajama People into demanding an end to all nuclear power plant facilities (our own ZS Livingstone, bless his uncannily accurate and intuitive soul, was first to bring to my attention the natural-gas-to-replace-nuclear-power ruse in articles and radio interviews presented at this web site in March and April of 2011).
[Update Note, May 25, 2012. This web page was hacked on May 25, 2012 and the video from Rod Adams which I originally placed at this location was removed and the video seen below (with Senator Carper sitting at a committee hearing) was substituted in its place. Apparently, this article is hitting a nerve with someone since they're willing to hack into my server and change the embedded video of Rod Adams. I'll leave this hacker's embedded video in place for now, but re-insert the Rod Adams video immediately below this one. ..Ken Adachi]
I support Candu for being available now, but like the Integral Reactor, and Thorium Reactor more.
phroziac To all the pro non-candu-nuclear folks on here.
Fuel rods produce only around 5% of the energy outside the reactor, as they were inside. Over the next few years the amount produced falls exponentially due to the increase of Neutron Poisons inside the rods. This is actually a good thing, as the decrease in temperature enables you to cut the rods up, for recycling & reprocessing (or in America’s case burying!).
Wtf are we sitting on all these spent fuel rods that could be producing power in a candu design?
Oh there’s loads of ideas, but when will be cheaper enough to stop firstly coal (the most carbon intensive), then gas, and finally (to solve our transport needs) oil (which is more carbon intensive (per unit of energy) than gas, but less than oil)?
Remember the paint on solar panels a few months ago? What if every roof in japan had that on its entire surface? How much power would that produce?
No it wouldn’t be much, less than 10% of the UK grids requirements.
Why dont we make electricity from flowing sewage? Wouldn’t be much but would be something.
You forgot “Plasma Waste Recycling” this burns waste at such high temperatures, that no oxygen is required. Instead gases are produced which are burnt (releasing some C02) but making much electricity, plus metals (from unsorted waste) are recovered, and the waste ash, comes as a rock, good enough for building & insulating materials. Two minute public education vid...
What about all the paper we throw away? Wood gas!