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December 05 2017


“Sécurité #nucléaire : le grand mensonge” à voir ce soir sur Arte ou tout de suite sur internet ! https://www.arte.tv/fr/videos/067856-000-A/securite-nucleaire-le-grand-mensonge/ @sdnfr #sortonsdunucléaire
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Lob und Tadel im Fall Beznau


Auf den morgigen St. Nikolaustag fällt just der 1000ste Tag, an dem das AKW Beznau I aufgrund von Sicherheitsproblemen stillsteht. Was würde im goldenen Buch des heiligen St. Nikolaus dazu stehen? Die SES zieht Bilanz.

Unregelmässigkeiten im Reaktordruckbehälter ausser Betrieb. Rund 950 Risse von 5 – 6 Millimeter Grösse wurden bei Ultraschallmessungen in dessen Stahl gefunden. Und: Die wichtigste Komponente im Reaktor kann nicht ausgetauscht werden. Die Betreibergesellschaft Axpo und die Atomaufsichtsbehörde ENSI sind sich seither uneins darüber, ob das AKW noch sicher ist und wieder in Betrieb gehen kann. Am morgigen 6. Dezember 2017 steht das betriebsälteste Schweizer AKW seit genau 1000 Tagen still.

Lob für die Atomaufsicht

In der Causa Beznau I muss der Samichlaus heute das Eidgenössische Nuklearsicherheitsinspektorat ENSI loben. In der Vergangenheit oft auch von Seiten der SES als betreiberfreundlich kritisiert, bleibt die Atomaufsichtsbehörde in diesem Fall standhaft und gewichtet die Sicherheit der Bevölkerung erfreulicherweise höher als die ökonomischen Interessen der Betreiberin. Das gibt eine grosse Handvoll Nüsse und Birnen – auch damit das ENSI im nächsten Jahr genügend Kraft aufbringt, um für die Betreiber unbeliebte Entscheide zu fällen!

Tadel für die Betreiberin

Tadeln muss der Samichlaus hingegen die Axpo, die sich weiterhin weigert, den Tatsachen in die Augen zu sehen. Ihr Verhalten ist insofern verständlich, als die Axpo erst vor einigen Jahren rund 700 Mio. CHF in die Nachrüstung des Werks investiert hat und für diese Investitionen wenigstens einen Teil des Geldes wieder einspielen will. Zudem hat der Stillstand der Anlage seither weitere Verluste von über 300 Mio. CHF generiert. Doch es ist für den Samichlaus kein Zeichen von Stärke, wenn überfällige Entscheide «Systemzwängen» untergeordnet werden. Gerade von der grössten Energieversorgerin des Landes, die zu 100% der Bevölkerung gehört, kann erwartet werden, dass sie endlich Verantwortung übernimmt und den überalterten Problemreaktor stilllegt.

Nächstes Jahr besser machen

Ins Gewissen redet der Samichlaus auch der Politik. Der gesetzliche Grundsatz «Weiterbetrieb solange sicher» erweist sich im Umgang mit dem ältesten AKW-Park der Welt zunehmend als ungenügend. Der Gesetzgeber bewirkt damit im Fall Beznau, dass die Verantwortung wie eine heisse Kartoffel weitergereicht wird, und verhindert einen geordneten Ausstieg aus der Atomenergie. Eine Regelung analog der «2 year outage» in Frankreich, welche für AKW nach zwei Jahren Stillstand den Entzug der Betriebsbewilligung vorsieht, könnte auf einfache Art und Weise Abhilfe schaffen. Der Samichlaus wünscht sich von der Politik, dass sie im nächsten Jahr die Probleme angeht und nicht weiter negiert.

 

https://energiestiftung.ch/medienmitteilung/lob-und-tadel-im-fall-beznau.html






December 04 2017

Révélations sur l'incident de la centrale nucléaire de Paluel


De nouveaux éléments dans l'accident de la centrale nucléaire de Paluel révèlent de graves dysfonctionnements en matière de sûreté nucléaire.
Bildergebnis für centrale nucléaire de Paluel

La journaliste Nolwenn Weiler a pu consulter le rapport d'expertise confidentiel rédigé par Aptéis, suite à un accident dans la centrale nucléaire de Paluel (Normandie). En mars 2016, après une trentaine d'années d'utilisation, un générateur de vapeur a dû être remplacé. Mais cette pièce de 400 tonnes, mesurant l'équivalent de la longueur de deux bus, s'est écroulée au moment de la sortir du bâtiment réacteur.

Cet incident aurait pu avoir de très graves conséquences : blesser des salariés (une dizaine de personnes étaient présentes), fissurer le générateur... Même si la catastrophe a été évitée, l'accident pose de nombreuses questions. Les conséquences sont également économiques, car la centrale a dû cesser son activité : la perte s'élève à 1 million d'euros par jour.

Travail effectué par des sous-traitants, alertes non retenues : Nolwenn Weiler révèle comment cet incident a pu se produire.

► L'enquête de Nolwenn Weiler à lire sur Bastamag : Un accident inédit révèle de graves dysfonctionnements en matière de sûreté nucléaire en France







https://www.franceinter.fr/emissions/l-interview/l-interview-02-decembre-2017

December 03 2017

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Schon im ersten Irakkrieg 1991 haben die USA und ihre Alliierten zum ersten Mal Massenvernichtungswaffen in Form von vielen Tonnen Bomben und Granaten aus abgereichertem Uran (englisch: depleted uranium, abgekürzt: DU), auch „Uranwaffen“ genannt, eingesetzt.

DU ist ein billiges Abfallprodukt der Atomindustrie bei der Herstellung atomarer Brennstäbe aus Uran 235, enthält aber noch etwa 60 Prozent der Radioaktivität des ursprünglichen Uranerzes aufgrund seines Gehaltes an Uran 238, einem langsam zerfallenden Alpha-Strahler mit einer Halbwertszeit von 4,5 Milliarden Jahren.

http://noch.info/2017/12/uranmunition-spuerbar-bis-nach-europa-usa-nato-vergiften-uns-alle/

December 01 2017

Veteran claims three generations of family left with deformities due to nuclear test radiation exposure


When Robert Fleming watched one of the world’s most powerful weapons detonate 60 years ago, little did he know of the lasting impact it would have on future generations.


The Christmas Island bomb test. Photo: John Greenacre.

Aged just 24, the RAF serviceman was stationed on an island in the Pacific Ocean when Britain tested its first megaton-class thermonuclear bomb.

Now aged 83, he believes his prolonged exposure to radiation in the following weeks has led to deformities in three generations of his family.

He said his grandson and great grandson suffered problems with their genitals, while his youngest daughter was born with extra knuckles.

In total, he said eight members of his family - mostly grandchildren and great grandchildren - were born with severe health defects.

Mr Fleming is one of several veterans from Norfolk who claim their ill health is linked to the nuclear bomb tests they witnessed in the 1950s.

Many have now shared their stories to mark the 60th anniversary of the UK’s first true hydrogen bomb test on November 8, 1957, codenamed Grapple X.

Around 22,000 men, many on National Service, were ordered to Australia and Christmas Island in the South Pacific from 1952 to witness the explosion of dozens of atomic and hydrogen bombs.

In the following years, many reported increased cases of blood, thyroid and tongue cancers, as well as rare blood disorders.

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http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/nuclear-test-veteran-from-norfolk-claims-radiation-caused-family-deformities-1-5276518

A Brief History of Nuclear Accidents Worldwide



Serious nuclear accidents have been few and far between—but their stories will help prevent future catastrophes.

Contents



http://www.ucsusa.org/nuclear-power/nuclear-power-accidents/history-nuclear-accidents#.WiHPJFXT7IU


The "Decommisioning" chief of the Destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant has admitted that the technology needed to "decommission" three melting-down reactors does not exist, and has no idea how it will be developed.
https://t.co/CohMSCvXJA

November 29 2017

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Japan still at a stalemate as Fukushima’s radioactive water grows by 150 tons a day
More than six years after a tsunami overwhelmed the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, Japan has yet to reach consensus on what to do with a million tons of radioactive water, stored on site in around 900 large and densely packed tanks that could spill should another major earthquake or tsunami strike.
The stalemate is rooted in a fundamental conflict between science and human nature.
Experts advising the government have urged a gradual release to the Pacific Ocean. Treatment has removed all the radioactive elements except tritium, which they say is safe in small amounts. Conversely, if the tanks break, their contents could slosh out in an uncontrolled way.




https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/11/25/national/japan-stalemate-fukushima-radioactive-water-grows-150-tons-day/#.Wh88dVXT7IU

PLANET EARTH IS INCREASINGLY RADIOACTIVE AND IT WON’T END WELL



It’s not often addressed in mainstream news, but whether or not we see nuclear war, the future of our existence is most likely to be radioactive doom. And while the disaster at Fukushima has made some headlines in recent years, the world’s radiation problem is far worse than what is being acknowledged.

According to the Nuclear Energy Institute, there are close to 500 nuclear reactors on planet earth, and the number continues to grow. Accompanying these sites is are the requisite nuclear waste dumps, which also include dumps for weapons and other military testing.

Spent fuel rods, of the kind used in nuclear power plants like Fukushima, have a half-life of 220,000 to 15.7 million years, meaning there all of the fuel rods being used today will far outlive the human race in radioactivity.

WIKI: How long are spent nuclear fuel rods radioactive?

 

Of particular concern in nuclear waste management are two long-lived fission products, Tc-99 (half-life 220,000 years) and I-129 (half-life 15.7 million years), which dominate spent fuel radioactivity after a few thousand years.

Storage of spent radioactive material is criminally negligent in many cases, and delusional in so far as humans can absolutely not predict, nor negate, the long-term possible impacts of weather and natural disasters on active plants and storage facilities.

“Robert Alvarez, a nuclear policy specialist since 1975, reports that spent nuclear fuel in the United States comprises the largest concentration of radioactivity on the planet: 71,000 metric tons. Worse, since the Yucca Mountain waste repository has been scrapped due to its proximity to active faults (see last image), the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has allowed reactor operators to store four times more waste in the spent fuel pools than they’re designed to handle.” [Source]

In the U.S. there is an alarming situation already emerging as annual production of radioactive waste outpaces storage capacity and many facilities are winging it with overcrowded containment pools.

But nearly all of the nuclear power plants in the U.S. have already run out of storage space, because these pools were not designed to be long-term containers and enough room needs to be preserved in case of a crisis such as a meltdown. In the absence of a long-term solution (such as burying the waste deep inside Yucca Mountain), the nuclear industry has turned to so-called dry cask storage. [Source]

As Scientific American says, it is a trash heap that will be deadly for 250,000 years, Assuming, of course, that we are somehow able to manage these facilities for that long, and, that nothing goes wrong, like a major earthquake.

This is purely delusional thinking, of course.

The Real Threat of Climate Change is Nuclear

During the U.S. Military’s nuclear weapons testing in the South Pacific after World War II, a giant concrete tomb was constructed in the Marshall Islands to hold radioactive waste. “Buried beneath this vast disc is 85,000 cubic metres of radioactive waste — a toxic legacy from the dawning of the thermonuclear age.”

The facility on Runit island is already leaking, a result of cutting corners during construction for lack of budget.

“An assessment of the Runit or “Cactus Dome“, as it is also known, was released in 2013, detailing the weathering and minor cracking of the structure… On particular concern is that in order to save costs the original plan to line the bottom crater with concrete was abandoned.” [Source]

Around the world, though, nations are dumping and storing radioactive waste wherever they can, typically in near-surface disposal facilities, or in deep geological disposal facilities, both of which are susceptible to earthquakes and sea level changes.



This has been happening for decades, and the nuclear industry is still seeking options for providing, “publicly acceptable, safe, and environmentally sound solutions to the final management of radioactive waste.” Meaning that what we have now is admittedly insufficient. Yet the industry continues to proliferate, even though in places like Fukushima and Runit Island we can already see how this big idea does not work.

“That dome is the connection between the nuclear age and the climate change age,” says Marshall Islands climate change activist Alson Kelen. “It’ll be a very devastating event if it really leaks. We’re not just talking the Marshall Islands, we’re talking the whole Pacific.” [Source]

Final Thoughts

The definition of insanity is, “the state of being seriously mentally ill; madness. Extreme foolishness or irrationality.” Some define it as doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. Unleashing nuclear energy, then living in denial about what we have created is definitely insane.

“There is nothing but insanity and suicide in nuclear power. Either humankind is truly blind, delusional, mad, and sunk in a miasma of amnesia — or some other species is benefiting from these toxic irreversible technologies.”~V. Susan Ferguson




http://www.wakingtimes.com/2017/11/29/planet-earth-increasingly-radioactive-wont-end-well/





Die Berliner Müllabfuhr hat ein radioaktives Jod-Isotop gefunden.

Nanu? Ist bei uns etwa Kernkraft nicht sicher? Irgendwo ein Reaktor geplatzt? Nein! Viel besser!

Beamte des Landeskriminalamtes haben Mitte November nach radioaktiv markierten Spielkarten in einem Restaurant, einem Asia-Markt sowie einer Karaoke-Bar sowie eine Wohnung durchsucht. Im Fokus der Ermittlungen steht eine 41-jährige Restaurantbesitzerin, in deren Lokal mit den kontaminierten Karten gespielt worden sein soll.

Die haben radioaktive Marker an den Karten angebracht, damit ihr Inside Man bescheißen kann.

Hey, so ein bisschen radioaktive Strahlung hat noch niemandem geschadet!



https://blog.fefe.de/?ts=a4e30ea1

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In a year when it’s celebrating the 60-year anniversary of giving the world its first nuclear disaster – which took place in secrecy, was obscured by misdirection, and was only acknowledged decades later – Russia this week seems intent on replicating that success.

Since late September, it’s become clear that a huge release of the radioactive isotope ruthenium 106 took place at the Mayak Chemical Combine, Russia’s notorious and sprawling nuclear fuel reprocessing complex located near Chelyabinsk in the southern Ural Mountains.




http://bellona.org/news/nuclear-issues/2017-11-with-ruthenium-release-moscow-repeats-its-bumbling-success-with-radioactive-lies

French police raid nuclear developer’s office in Paris

Adam Sage, Paris
November 29 2017, 12:01am, The Times

The headquarters of the French state-owned company that designed Britain’s new nuclear reactors was raided by police yesterday.


About 50 officers searched the offices of Areva, the nuclear engineering group, as part of a preliminary inquiry into corruption allegations.

The inquiry was launched by the French national financial prosecution service into Areva’s purchase in 2011 of uranium from Niger worth $319.8 million. The uranium was sold later to Russian traders who made an $82 million profit and then to a Lebanese company that made $17.6 million, according to French media reports.

A spokesman for Areva said that the deals had been lawful and were part of negotiations with an unspecified customer to build a nuclear reactor. In the end the reactor was never built.

A spokesman for Niger’s government told Le Monde that it had made about $800,000 from the transactions and had used the money to buy cars for presidential bodyguards.

Areva, which designed the two reactors being built at Hinkley Point by EDF, the state-owned French energy provider, is already under investigation in connection with Niger. An inquiry was opened in 2014 into allegations that it overpaid Uramin, a Canadian mining group, whose main uranium mines were in Niger. Anne Lauvergeon, Areva’s former chief executive, denies wrongdoing. Areva confirmed that its offices outside Paris had been raided and said that it was co-operating with police and prosecutors.

 
Fukushima Cover-up

November 28 2017

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Are nuclear power plants protected in France? Greenpeace had no problems breaking in


A group of Greenpeace activists were able to climb their way into a French nuclear power plant, raising questions about safety and security at the facility. The French activists say all of the country’s nuclear reactors are vulnerable to attack.

Four eco-activists scaled the walls of the Cruas-Meysse plant in the southeastern Ardeche region. The building they were able to gain access to contained pools used to cool highly radioactive spent fuel rods. Once inside, the Greenpeace activists set off flares.

https://www.rt.com/news/411176-france-nuclear-plants-greenpeace/


November 27 2017

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