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Leuren K Moret often asserts that she was a "nuclear scientist" at two DOE National Laboratories. This letter, obtained from the University of California operated Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under the California Public Records Act shows that Moret was not a "scientist" and worked very briefly at the Laboratory. Moret was a Senior Scientific Technologist in the Center for Applied Scientific Computing for less than a year from 1989 to 1990. Moret also claims to have been trained in radiation detection by Manhattan Project Scientist Marion Fulk. Fulk's employment from 1964 to 1984 as a Chemist at the Laboratory is also addressed in this letter. While Fulk did have prior employment, it is doubtful that he was a "Manhattan Project Scientist". It also is clear that Moret never worked with Fulk at the Laboratory since Fulk retired in 1984 and Moret began work five years later in 1989.
Originally posted by MariaLida
reply to post by MariaLida
TV: Historic number of sea lions washing up in S. California — Has reached “epidemic proportions” — Center declares state of emergency — Feds: “There’s something going on oceanographically”
Something is going on with all marine mammals' food supply. Something major is happening with all of our ocean ecosystems. These malnourished pups are just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.
Dr. Bruce Monger, an oceanographer at Cornell University, told my class in eCornell's Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate Program that we as a society have "maxed out the ocean."
He says 75 percent of all major fisheries in the world are currently either fully exploited or over-exploited, and we have less than 10 percent of the top ocean predators (e.g., swordfish or bluefin tuna) today than we had in the 1960s. These fish aren't replaceable, friends.
Many marine scientists believe that, at the rate we're going, the seas will be barren by 2048. (Did you get that? No sea life in 35 years!)
edit on 18-3-2013 by MariaLida because: (no reason given)
The greenling, a bottom-dwelling fish that the Asahi Shimbun says is a delicacy in Japanese cuisine, had radioactive cesium at 7,400 times the maximum amount considered safe for human consumption by the Japanese government.
Another greenling in the vicinity of the plant tested as having a concentration of 510,000 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram, or 5,100 times the legal limit, and a bluefin tuna caught off the coast of California tested positive for radiation in February.
Originally posted by antar
reply to post by Jiffy
Now that was the scariest and most alarming post I have read so far today.
I usually keep an open mind and positive outlook on these types of close calls, but you are right, and it made me think about where the rad pills are right now...
The Japanese government has released a new projection that nearly 10 million people will seek refuge if a large earthquake occurs in the Nankai Trough region.A mega-quake and tsunami are forecast along the Pacific coast near central to western Japan.
New damage estimates were released on Monday. Previous estimates included as many as 323 thousand casualties.
Officials say up to 34.4 million people will have no water immediately following the earthquake.
Of them, some 4.6 million people will still be without water even one month later. Power outages will hit 27.1 million households, and even one week later 880 thousand will still be without power.
One week after the disaster there will be 9.5 million evacuees, and 8.8 million people will not be able to return to their homes even after one month.
Originally posted by BostonBill99
I just keep thinking about Edgar Cayce's predicition
"...Japan must go into the sea."
He didn't say will, can or should, implying a natural progression of events, but said "must" implying that it should deliberately go there out of need.
Originally posted by MystikMushroom
This is Japan....
You mean to tell me in 2 years they haven't come up with some crazy-awesome radioactive shielded robots?
Maybe some kind of lead "iron man" type of exoskeleton?
I don't get it.
Originally posted by intrptr
If in fact the electrical power to the pumps that circulate water through the Spent Fuel Pools has been interrupted, the water will stop. As the fuel begins to heat up, the water in the pools will begin to evaporate. As the levels of water in the pools drop the tops of the fuel rods may become exposed to air. They will rapidly heat, catch fire and fall out of their assembles to the bottom of the pool.
By the way, the helos dumping water on the plants in the early days of the crisis was for show more than effect. To give everyone watching the impression they were "doing something". Akin to throwing water on a stove top grease fire. Seawater at that. Yuk...
Boron can be injected into water-coolant systems to control the activity of a reactor core because it is a strong neutron absorber, especially for thermal neutrons. But boron is not usually used in boiling-water reactors such as those at Fukushima Daiichi because boron is also corrosive on fuel elements. In cases of emergency, however, boron and seawater can be used to suppress fission chain reactions in the fuel elements.
Probably if they had more time they would have tried to restore the diesel generators that ran the backup cooling system and circulate the water they already had. But with the water in the core evaporating due to the high temperatures, they needed to add more and more water so they could quickly suppress boiling conditions.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
As long as they can get power back to the cooling system, even if it's just through portable generators, then they can bring #4 temperature down, and buy even more time before it's a risk to release. In another day or two I'll get nervous, but until then, I wouldn't panic about it, or start the doom and gloom predictions just yet.