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SMR - Small Modular Nuclear Reactor Meltdown And Explosion SL-1 - Idaho, United States, Another SMR Melts Down In Lucens Switzerland; MOX Or Thorium Fueled Small Modular Nuclear Reactors Too Dangerous And Emit Toxic Radiation, Violate Multiple Natural Laws

50 NEW START UPS GET MASSIVE FUNDING FROM BILLIONAIRES TO DEVELOP AND BUILD SMALL MODULAR NUCLEAR REACTORS, DESPITE FAILED TRACK RECORD, MULTIPLE MELT DOWNS


There is a big push right now with a lot of money behind it, by a group of 1 percent billionaires to build tens of thousands of Small Modular Nuclear Reactors (SMR) all over the US and the rest of the world. They figure that if big nuclear reactors are too expensive and take too long to build, then small ones mass produced in a factory should be just PERFECT. 


The mass media is all in on the 'new' nuclear SMR's. Even PBS reported in glowing, gushing pro nuclear propaganda like fashion that over 1.5 Billion Dollars is being poured into 50 new start ups that are pushing these new nuclear reactors. Many of the multi-billionaires like Bill Gates are behind it too, so it must be good, right? Wrong, but PBS did not even bother to talk to anyone who had any other kind of opinion, and God forbid someone may say a negative word like gasp; Radiation, or nuclear waste, or poisonous emissions coming out of them, or toxic mines and radioactive tailing piles, etc.

Some people claim that the future should be filled with small modular nuclear reactors. They see a vision of thousands of small modular nuclear reactors all across the world. The monopolistic nuclear industry that gets to say whatever it wants as far as pro nuclear propaganda on the mass media, also wants to do away with hearings that are currently required before licensing any of these radiation spewing nuclear power plants. Maybe the next step is to do away with the permits and licensing and just call them outhouses or sheds and let everyone build one willy nilly in their backyards?

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP IS BOTH A GLOBAL WARMING DENIER, FOSSIL FUEL PROMOTER AND A NUCLEAR INDUSTRY PROMOTER


TRUTHOUT: "The Guardian recently did a rundown on his choices for both his transition team and key posts in his administration having anything to do with energy or the warming of the planet. It found climate deniers and so-called skeptics everywhere. In fact, "at least nine senior members" of his transition team, reported Oliver Milman of that paper, "deny basic scientific understanding that the planet is warming due to the burning of carbon and other human activity."

Combine this with the president-elect's urge to release American fossil fuels in a way no one previously has and you have a message that couldn't be clearer or more devastating for the future of a livable planet. Think of it as so dystopian, so potentially post-apocalyptic, that it makes 1984 look like a nursery tale.

The message couldn't be clearer. If I had to put it in just five words, they would be:

Trump to Earth: Drop Dead.
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/38835-dystopian-donald-the-future-according-to-trump


CARBON CREDITS ARE BEING TRANSFERRED TO THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY, BECAUSE IT CLAIMS TO BE GREEN, NUCLEAR WANTS 280 BILLION DOLLARS CORPORATE WELFARE BY 2030, JUST BECAUSE!

Tell President-Elect Trump: Stop the $100+ Billion Nuclear Bailout!

Act Now for 100% Clean Energy!

With the election results in, we know that hard times for climate action and clean energy are ahead. But this election was not a referendum for climate denial and dirty energy. We need to mobilize now to stop the bad ideas that are coming.

Dirty energy corporations are already trying to get a jump on the political transition in order to block the shift to renewable energy, including pushing a massive bailout to prop up dirty, old, dangerous nuclear power plants—and they want the next President to make it a national policy, costing $280 billion by 2030.

For the same money, we could get four times more renewable energy than nuclear power, and accelerate the transition to a 100% renewable energy economy--carbon-free AND nuclear-free.

Join us in calling on President-elect Trump, and every state governor, to end subsidies for fossil fuels and nuclear power—and to oppose the nuclear power bailout. This outrageous scheme is starting at the state level, and the industry began pushing presidential candidates take it nationwide even before the election.

The United States can make energy a force for good, both domestically and abroad:


We need to begin pushing President-elect Trump, and our state governors, to say no to the nuclear power bailout, and put our energy dollars to work creating millions of jobs through a clean energy revolution.

To the next President of the United States, and state governors: You must commit to a 100% clean energy transition. That includes ending subsidies for fossil fuels and nuclear power—and refusing another nuclear power bailout.

Energy corporations are pushing states into multi-billion subsidies to prop up dirty, old nuclear power plants—and they want the next President to make it a national policy, costing an estimated $280 billion by 2030.

By putting all of our energy dollars into renewables, efficiency, and modernizing our energy infrastructure, the United States can make energy a force for good, both domestically and abroad:

• Making sure our kids have clean, healthy air, land, and water.
• Creating millions of good jobs and building a prosperous, stable economy for everyone.
• Making energy affordable for all, so no one has to choose between the power bill and the grocery bill.

The American people want this transition, and we are ready for it. We need our elected officials to make a firm national commitment and transition to clean energy as soon as possible.

Every dollar spent propping up dirty energy increases the problems, and blocks the solutions. There is no dirty energy bridge to our clean energy future. The only way to get clean energy is to invest in it, and not waste money propping up the dirty energy status quo.

To our next President, and our state governors: Choose clean energy over dirty energy. Say no to another nuclear power bailout, stop fossil fuel and nuclear subsidies, and put our energy dollars to work for the clean energy revolution.

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Background Information

Nuclear Subsidies
NIRS Report: Too Big to Bail Out: The Economic Costs of a National Nuclear Power Subsidy
NIRS analysis shows that the nationwide cost of a proposed nuclear subsidy program could cost over $280 billion by 2030.

GreenWorld: The Astronomical Cost of New Subsidies for Old Reactors: $280 Billion
A national nuclear bailout would be climate backwards: blocking renewable energy and diverting massive amounts of money to prop up aging, uneconomical reactors.

New York Just Proved Why Bailing Out Nuclear Power Is a Bad Idea
New York's recently approved 12-year, $7.6 billion nuclear subsidy program will cost 3 times as much as the state's plan to achieve 50% renewable energy by 2030.

Union of Concerned Scientists: Nuclear Power: Still Not Viable without Subsidies
Government subsidies to the nuclear power industry over the past fifty years have been so large that in some cases it would have cost taxpayers less to simply buy kilowatts on the open market and give them away.

NIRS: Killing the Competition: The Nuclear Power Agenda to Block Climate Action, Stop Renewable Energy, and Subsidize Old Reactors

DONALD TRUMPS PUTS IN POWER THOSE WHO ATTACK AND SUPPRESS RENEWABLE ENERGY


With Donald Trump’s election, however, that group, the Institute for Energy Research, has moved suddenly from the fringe to the center of power. For years, Pyle has led a coordinated national assault on renewable power. His groups and others that belong to the sprawling network bankrolled by Charles and David Koch, whose vast fortune stems originally from oil refining, pressure lawmakers to roll back policies that promote green power. The Koch network gave Pyle’s groups $3 million in 2015.
http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-kochs-climate-20161205-story.html

At a rally in Pennsylvania in August, Donald Trump had some complaints about wind power. "The wind kills all your birds," he told supporters. "All your birds: killed." It was typical Trump: The president-elect hates wind turbines. He derides them as colossal eyesores. "It looks like a junkyard," he said in October, referring to wind farms outside Palm Springs, California—"a poor man's version of Disneyland." And, he says, they're unreliable: "Half of them are broken. They're rusting and rotting." He spent years battling to prevent a wind farm from being built off Scotland's coast; his company called the project a "dangerous experiment with wind energy" that would spoil the view from his golf course. (Trump lost—though he's far from letting the issue go.)
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2016/12/trump-wind-power-hotel-soho-manhattan-ivanka-climate

TRUMP IS PROMOTER OF NUCLEAR POWER


TRUMP TEAM’S ASKING FOR WAYS TO KEEP NUCLEAR POWER ALIVE – BLOOMBERG
JANUARY 13, 2017 A GREEN ROAD DAILY  NEWS
President-elect Donald Trump’s advisers are looking at ways in which the U.S. government could help nuclear power generators being forced out of the electricity market by cheaper natural gas and renewable resources.In a document obtained by Bloomberg, Trump’s transition team asked the Energy Department how it can help keep nuclear reactors “operating as part of … Continue reading


Every nuclear reactor has approximately 2,000 atomic bombs worth of radiation inside, which will be released in case of a melt down. 

Every nuclear reactor is like a ticking set of 2,000 atomic bombs, ready to go off in case of any interruption to power and water cooling supply. Fukushima is an example of what happens when the power and water connection is lost to a nuclear power plant.

NUCLEAR ENGINEER SAYS ALL NUCLEAR PLANTS SHOULD BE SHUT DOWN IMMEDIATELY, AND THAT THEY ARE ALL TICKING TIME BOMBS

COMMON DREAMS; "As I was reading last week the first reports on the Indian Point agreement, I received a phone call from an engineer who has been in the nuclear industry for more than 30 years­ with his view of the situation.

The engineer, employed at nuclear plants and for a major nuclear plant manufacturer, wanted to relate that even with the Indian Point news—“and I’d keep my fingers crossed that there is no disaster involving those aged Indian Point plants in those next three or four years”­—nuclear power remains a “ticking time bomb.” Concerned about retaliation, he asked his name not be published.

Here is some of the information he relayed – a story of experiences of an engineer in the nuclear power industry for more than three decades and his warnings and expectations.
much more at; http://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/01/13/why-nuclear-engineer-says-every-nuke-plant-us-should-be-shut-down-yesterday

US SENATE DOES AWAY WITH HEARINGS FOR ADVANCED SMALL MODULAR REACTORS; DOES THAT MEAN THESE SMR'S CAN BE BUILT IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD WITH NO NOTICE AND NO PERMISSION?


US Senate Efforts to Do Away with Mandatory Licensing Hearings for So-Called Advanced Nuclear Reactors-Small Modular Reactors

 A nuclear reactor will be built every ten square blocks, in every city and town. Is that really a good idea? 

The Paper Fantasy And Real Dangers Of Next Generation Nuclear Reactors
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-paper-fantasy-and-real-dangers-of.html

What are the downsides to this fantasmic plan to populate the whole world with tens of thousands of toxic, heavy metal poisonous radiation emitting SMR's, small buried nuclear reactors?

Why are SMR's too dangerous to put in the ground or anywhere else, basically anywhere in the world? 

ALL NUCLEAR PLANTS ARE ATOMIC BOMB PRODUCING MANUFACTURING FACILITIES, INCLUDING SMALL MODULAR REACTORS

Any nuclear reactor, even these new 'small' or cute ones, create massive amounts of nuclear waste, emit massive amounts of radioactive heavy metal poisons into the air, ground and water, plus they generate 'fuel' for nuclear bombs. 

Dr. Arjun Makhijani - "Nuclear Reactors Create 30 Bombs of Plutonium Every Year
VIDEO: https://youtu.be/-rWt3aa8pIQ 18 min.



AFSC REPORT; Power Plants And Weapons: The Nuclear Connection
One of the strongest links between nuclear weapons and nuclear power concerns the relationship between the civilian nuclear power industry and worldwide proliferation of nuclear weapons. 

Simply stated, nuclear power plants, and the education of those who design and operate them, spread both the technological know-how and the raw materials needed to build atomic bombs.


Anyone opposed to nuclear bombs should also be opposed to nuclear plants, because they all create the fuel for nuclear bombs. 

PITCHING SMALL MODULAR REACTORS AS GREEN CONSISTS OF NOTHING MORE THAN GREENWASHING


Nuclear News; "The nuclear snake oil salesmen now pitching Small Reactors as “green”


The Sierra Club says it has all the makings of a snake-oil sale. The organization would prefer the Obama administration abandon the extremely costly pursuit of advanced nuclear power in favor of greater investment in renewable energy such as solar and wind power.

Small-scale nuclear plants being pitched as new green, Albuquerque Journal, December 20th, 2015“……….State leaders aren’t necessarily rushing to embrace the vision in a place where all but one nuclear plant have been mothballed and where old-guard nuclear safety advocates warn that so-called advanced nuclear technologies are an attempt to put shiny earrings on the same old pig.

But the investors and nuclear scientists opening startup labs in the office parks of California’s technology hubs and within the research centers of universities see a more influential ally in the White House.

‘All of the above’ strategy Nuclear power is at the nub of the Obama administration’s “all of the above” strategy for reinventing the energy industry in an era of climate change, and its faith in the fraught power source has captured the imagination of some notable and deep-pocketed West Coast thinkers.

Investors, including Microsoft founder Bill Gates and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel, have poured about $2 billion into a few dozen small outfits, many of which are concentrated in the West. …….

Nuclear déjà vu That may all be possible someday, say the nuclear experts at the Union of Concerned Scientists, but that day is probably several decades and many tens of billions of dollars away. The sudden excitement around nuclear makes them nervous. They say they have seen this before.

“The people who deny or downplay the risks involved are doing a disservice to the future of nuclear power that leads to complacency, and complacency leads to Fukushima,” said Edwin Lyman, a senior scientist at the organization. “This is very complex. It is hard. It costs a lot. It is slow, especially to develop advanced systems. … It seems nuclear will at most be a minor contribution over the next few decades to dealing with the climate crisis.”………

lately Founders Fund is excited about zero-emission nuclear power as a solution to climate change. It has infused $3 million into Transatomic, a startup in Cambridge launched by two graduates from MIT’s nuclear engineering program who have been pitching their vision in small networking meetings and, of course, TED Talks……

The Sierra Club says it has all the makings of a snake-oil sale.

“There is always such a rosy picture coming from the industry of what it can deliver with these technologies, yet it has such a terrible history with over-promising and under-delivering,” said John Coequyt, the Sierra Club’s director of international climate programs.

The organization would prefer the Obama administration abandon the extremely costly pursuit of advanced nuclear power in favor of greater investment in renewable energy such as solar and wind power.

But that’s not the direction the White House is headed. It hosted a nuclear power summit last month during which John Holdren, the president’s senior adviser on science and technology, expressed hope of “making nuclear energy everything that it can be, and thus a major contributor in this country and worldwide to minimizing the risks from climate change.”

Access to federal labs

The administration announced its budget plan, including $900 million in new funding for development of advanced nuclear technologies, as well as plans to allow firms like UPower and Transatomic access to testing facilities in federally funded national research labs, which the firms had been lobbying for. This year, the House passed a resolution nudging regulators to nurture the industry.

Such moves have come at the urging of some muscular neoliberal think tanks in California and Washington, D.C.

The Breakthrough Institute in Oakland, where philanthropist Rachel Pritzker and Whole Earth Catalog founder Stewart Brand sit on the board, has been a major proponent of the technologies as a solution to climate change, most famously in the 2013 documentary “Pandora’s Promise,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Pritzker is also on the board of Third Way, an influential advocacy group best known for helping centrist Democrats find bipartisan approaches to policy disputes. The group, which receives some nuclear industry funding, is leading the push in Washington.
http://nuclear-news.net/2015/12/21/the-nuclear-snake-oil-salesmen-now-pitching-small-reactors-as-green/

SMALL MODULAR REACTORS DO MELT DOWN AND HAVE NUMEROUS TERMINAL ISSUES, EVEN WORSE THAN THE LARGE NUCLEAR REACTORS

Small modular reactors must be filled with radioactive fuel, just like large reactors. They have things go wrong, and they melt down or blow up, just like large nuclear reactors do. Any machine built by man is subject to breaking or wearing out, and then what happens? 

They emit radioactive heavy metal poisonous gases and liquids, just like large ones do.

Radioactive fuel such as thorium and uranium must still be mined, which then causes radioactive tailing piles, just like the large nuclear reactors. 

Zero Rads Extraction Project; Uranium Mining, Enrichment, Nuclear Fuel Chain, Open Air Testing
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/uranium-mining-and-enrichment.html

SMR NUCLEAR REACTORS PRODUCE MASSIVE AMOUNTS OF NUCLEAR GARBAGE THAT NO ONE HAS AN ANSWER FOR


The small modular reactors produce radioactive heavy metal poison garbage that no one has a solution for, and no one wants in their backyard, just like the large ones do. 

Zero Rad Waste Project; Long Term Storage Of Nuclear Waste, Decommissioning, Ocean Dumping, Incineration, Decontamination, Water Contamination, Dry Cask Storage
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/recycling-or-long-term-storage-of.html

ALL NUCLEAR PLANTS ARE A DIRECT CAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING AND ACID WATER, ACID RAIN


All nuclear plants are a cause of global warming and climate change, much more so than the carbon fuel industry.

Nuclear Energy As A Direct Cause Of Global Warming, Acid Rain, Acid Oceans, Extreme Weather, And Super Storms
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/12/nuclear-energy-as-direct-cause-of.html

SMR REACTORS ARE ALSO MUCH MORE AT RISK TO TERRORISTS TAKING THEM OVER OR CAUSING THEM TO TURN INTO DIRTY BOMBS



In addition, there is a terrorist risk. Who will guard these thousands or tens of thousands of SMR's and provide security to protect against terrorists?

140 Incidents - Multiple Nuclear Reactors Attacked Or Taken Over By Terrorists, Protestors And Rebels, Multiple News Stories And Study Confirm Vulnerability
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/atucha-nuclear-reactor-taken-over-by.html

SMR REACTORS CAUSE HARM TO KIDS, PREGNANT MOMS AND SENIORS


Nuclear reactors, including small ones, harm local populations, including kids, pregnant moms and seniors, who are much more vulnerable than the average healthy adult male.

Nuclear Power Plant Studies Show Child Leukemia, Breast, Thyroid Cancer Rates Increase RADICALLY Closer To Plants; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/10/child-leukemia-breast-thyroid-cancer.html

Dr. Ernest Sternglass; Childhood Cancers/Deaths Are Being Caused By Nuclear Power Plants Radioactive Emissions
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/dr-ernest-sternglass-childhood-cancer.html

Nuclear Plants, Mines, Enrichment Plants, Tritium Health Risks, Regulations, And Radioactive Water And Air Contamination
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/nuclear-plants-and-radioactive-water.html

SMR REACTORS ARE EVEN MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE LARGER DIRTY AND TOXIC COUSINS


Finally, small modular reactors are even more expensive than the large nuclear reactors, which are already twice the price per kilowatt hour of electricity, so who is willing to pay for this very expensive electricity?


New Nuclear Power Plants Are An Expensive, Global Warming, Money Losing Disaster; Dispelling the Myth That It Is Economically Sound, 200 Percent More Expensive Than Renewables
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/01/nuclear-power-is-expensive-money-losing.html

DOE MOVES AHEAD WITH 12 SMR REACTORS DESPITE A WHOLE SLEW OF ISSUES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN DEALT WITH OR ADDRESSED; WHO CARES ABOUT THE CLIFF, FULL SPEED AHEAD! 


Friday, February 26, 2016
Was nuclear deal shredded?
...On Feb. 18, the U.S. Department of Energy announced an agreement with an energy cooperative that could lead to the construction and operation of up to 12 small modular nuclear reactors at the INL that could produce up to 600 megawatts of power. The commercial reactors would be built as part of a public-private partnership between the federal government and a private Utah company.

The DOE claims that because the reactors are small, they will be safer and more economical to build than large ones. The Union of Concerned Scientists differs with that assessment on both counts. The reactors will still produce waste that must be stored. They will need water for cooling, which must be disposed of.
http://www.mtexpress.com/opinion/editorials/was-nuclear-deal-shredded/article_583560a0-dc0d-11e5-b670-13d3a8cc5412.html

SMR PLANTS WILL NOT BE BUILT EVEN UNDER BEST OF CIRCUMSTANCES UNTIL 2024, WHEN IT WILL BE TOO LATE TO ADDRESS GLOBAL WARMING


Small reactors can and do melt down, and have accidents. As long as humans and Nature exist, there will be nuclear accidents. Increasing the number of nuclear reactors, will only increase the number of spills, meltdowns, nuclear waste and more.


HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL GETS MONEY FOR FREE, JUST LIKE ALL OF THE REST OF THE WHOLE NUCLEAR INDUSTRY FROM START TO FINISH, BUT SOCIAL SAFETY NET PROGRAMS ARE AXED AND CUT 



Holtec International is a global turnkey supplier of equipment and systems for the energy industry[1][2] based in Marlton within Evesham Township in Burlington CountyNew Jersey, United States. It specializes in the design and manufacture of parts for nuclear reactors. The company sells equipment to manage spent nuclear fuel from nuclear reactors.[3][4] Holtec makes the casks used for storage of spent fuel, including that from the Salem and Hope Creek nuclear reactors at PSEG Nuclear's Artificial Island generating complex in Salem County. In July 2014, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority awarded Holtec International a $260 million tax incentive to expand operations at the Port of Camden.[5][6] The Holtec Inherently Safe Modular Underground Reactor SMR-160 is a design of a 160 MWepressurized water reactor (PWR) by Holtec International.[7]


SWITZERLAND TRIED AN UNDERGROUND SMR AND IT MELTED DOWN, NO WAY TO CLEAN IT UP OR FIX IT, BECAUSE EVERYTHING IS UNDERGROUND AND TOO RADIOACTIVE TO GO NEAR IT


An underground nuclear reactor was already tried in Switzerland, melted down and contaminated the cavern and drainage water still has radionuclides.
https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/12/14/proposed-indo-japanese-nuclear-supply-agreement-major-concerns-by-former-secretary-power-govt-of-india/

1969 - Lucens + 2 Plutonium Fast Breeder Reactors Melted Down In Switzerland
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/04/1969-lucens-reactor-melted-down-in.html

SMALL MODULAR REACTOR - SL-1 NUCLEAR REACTOR ACCIDENT IN THE US; IT ALSO FAILED CATASTROPHICALLY


The SL - 1 nuclear reactor meltdown accident was just one of many radioactive contaminations that plagued families in Idaho who lived downwind of nuclear testing in the 1950's. The SL - 1 meltdown caused cancer and a host of other diseases and genetic related health problems for cities and residents downwind.

2400 Global Nuclear Atmospheric Bomb Tests 1945-1998; via @AGreenRoad 

“The SL - 1 facility, located at the National Reactor Testing Station (NRTS) approximately 40 miles (64 km) west of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was part of the Army Nuclear Power Program and was known as the Argonne Low Power Reactor (ALPR) during its design and build phase.,” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SL-1

The Truth about the SL-1 Accident — Understanding the Reactor ...
The SL-1 core contained 14 kg of 93 percent enriched Uranium- 235 in 40 aluminum fuel assemblies. Control of the reactor used 5 cruciform-shaped cadmium control blades raised and lowered by control rods. There were 4 outer (shim) control rods, labeled No. 1, 3, 5 and 7, and one center control rod, No. 9, to regulate reactor power. In addition to the control rods, burnable poison was added in the form of aluminumboron strips, both half length and fuel length, that were spot welded to the sides of the fuel assemblies. See Figure 1.
www.environmental-defense-institute.org/publications/

The straight distance between Idaho Falls, ID and Emmett, ID is 224.90 miles. The straight distance between Hanford Reservation, Washington to Emmett, ID is 215 miles. Idaho National lab is between Arco, ID and Idaho Falls. There are nuclear experiments going on all the time at the Idaho National lab. Emmett is 160 miles west of Arco, ID. Depending on which way the wind blows, these are all 'downwind' of radiation plumes coming off one or more of these nuclear facilities, even up to today. via VanneV

Recovery of radiation contaminated victims from inside SL1
VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiIaKIcmkKc 5 min.

2000 RADS READINGS REGISTERED AS CREWS ENTERED SMALL MODULAR REACTOR BUILDING


SL 1 Another probe by a new crew was made. This time, they dashed up the stairs to the entrance of the reactor building itself. It was a shambles. Burned and twisted metal was strewn everywhere. They could see none of the crew that had been on duty. Not even bodies. The crew's meters hit the potentially lethal 500 rads. There was nothing to do but retreat again. If the reading were a lethal 500 rads at the entrance, it was obvious that inside the building the radiation would be viciously higher-far above the killer threshold......They scrambled up the stairs to the reactor building, and looked in at the shambles. Then they entered. Their meters soared to double the lethal dose-1,000 rads.

PART I

3 bodies were removed from the scene after the accident. Two operators died instantly, and the third died from wounds received during the accident. Volunteers who responded to retrieve bodies were exposed to 500 Roentgens per hour radiation while removing two of the bodies. 

An exposure of 500 roentgens in five hours is usually lethal for human beings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roentgen_(unit)

The third body was right above the reactor, and special equipment had to be used, plus a large team of volunteers, due to the HIGH radiation levels involved. 

22 volunteers worked in relays to remove the third body.. It was removed to a shielded facility for decontamination, where efforts were complicated by gamma radiating particles embedded in the body. After decontamination, the body was placed in a lead lined casket. The Geiger Counter readings were reduced to 300 mR per hour, which allowed it to be transported for final burial.

First Responder talks about his experience with SL1
VIDEO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HYBPdqqo94 10 min.

PART II 


First responders were notified of a problem by an automatic heat detector calling the fire department. They were not told there was radiation involved or where the fire was. They came out once, and reset a detector, then they left. The same thing happens to all fire departments responding to nuclear plants. They are told there is nothing to worry about, everything is normal. Sometimes, they are not even trained in how to deal with a nuclear fire. 

The detector went off again, and the fire department came out again. They reset the alarm again, and left. An alarm went off a third time, and the fire department went out again, and no guard is on duty at this time. 

They looked around for a fire and could not find one, and no one answered from the control room. No one knew there was a radiation problem. They went into the control room, where a big red light was flashing, indicating high radiation, but they were not trained in how to interpret this. The assistant fire chief said they should leave and get a Geiger Counter. They went out and got a radiation detector. They did not have any masks or breathing equipment on.


Part III: First Responder talks about his experience with SL1

PART III 


The security team on site then alerted the nuclear regulatory body (Atomic Energy Commission), and started a disaster response. The fire team entered the reactor building where the radiation meter pegged out at the maximum, which was 200 Roentgen per hour. They found the dead bodies inside and then exited the building.

PART IV First Responder talks about his experience with SL1

PART IV 


In this section, he talks about how the third body was in an area with radiation levels of 6,000 Roentgens per hour. In this environment, a human being can only work about 15 seconds. This is similar to Fukushima reactor buildings, which are too 'hot' for humans to work in. Even robots are fried that try to enter these areas. 

The firemen were all contaminated with radiation after this event. They pulled up in a parking lot, stopped the fire engine and in 17 degrees below 0 weather, they shed all of their clothes, down to nothing. Then they were decontaminated, which consists of scrubbing the skin to the point of bleeding, in order to get radiation levels down to safe levels. 

The fire engine was contaminated as well. The hoses were cleaned with a standard shop vac inside the fire station, which then contaminated the whole fire station and everyone inside of it. Japan did the same thing with fire engines that responded to the Fukushima mega nuclear disaster.


COVER UPS ARE THE NORM AFTER EVERY NUCLEAR ACCIDENT, FUKUSHIMA WAS NO EXCEPTION

Censored, Top Secret! Art And Science Of Deception; Global Corporations, CIA, Journalism And The 1%, Whistleblowers, Voting, Elections And Solutions
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/corporations-art-and-science-of.html

Nothing has been heard about the fire trucks that were caught in the Fukushima building #3 nuclear explosion. That explosion contaminated everyone and everything for 2 kilometers in all directions, including cars, trucks, people, etc. There is no contaminated vehicle graveyard in Japan, so those vehicles are either still in service or were exported overseas.

Radioactive Cars From Japan Being Refused And Shipped Back By Multiple Countries

Japan is contaminating the whole country by burning tens to thousands of tons of high level Fukushima related radioactive waste products, which then recontaminates the whole country. They then dump this radioactive ash into Tokyo Bay. 

Dr. Chris Busby; Consequences of Burning Radioactive Waste In Japan; via A Green Road 

Why did this accident happen? One of the stories told is that the operator had just been told by his wife that she was leaving him, and he knew that he was getting a divorce. There was also a potential political dispute between this operator and someone else in the room, who was being promoted, possibly in front of the operator, who maybe thought that he should be getting the promotion, not the other guy.

HUMAN NATURE AND WEAKNESSES ARE ONE OF THE WEAK POINTS LINKS IN EVERY NUCLEAR REACTOR AND CANNOT BE DESIGNED OUT


There is a good chance that this nuclear plant operator committed suicide/murder by nuclear criticality. This is another reason why small modular nuclear plants should not be allowed.. There is not enough safety margin and too much risk from personality conflicts, or other human weaknesses in the small crew assigned to these reactors. Add in human corruption and greed, and it makes for a deadly mix, subject to all kinds of bad things happening. 

PRISM Liquid Sodium Cooled, Small Modular Nuclear Reactor (SMR) Problems And Issues Analyzed, WIN Nuclear Lobbyist Corruption
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/02/prism-liquid-sodium-cooled-small.html

SMALL MODULAR REACTORS CANNOT AFFORD AROUND THE CLOCK SECURITY, MAKING THEM HIGHLY VULNERABLE TO TERRORIST ATTACK AND SABOTAGE



There is no security, and these small reactors are also extremely vulnerable to terrorist attacks, takeover or having their fuel stolen to be used in a terror incident. 

Hijackers Took Oak Ridge Nuclear Reactor Hostage; We Are All Hostages To Nuclear Power And Military Industry
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/04/hijackers-took-oak-ridge-nuclear.html

140 Incidents - Multiple Nuclear Reactors Attacked Or Taken Over By Terrorists, Protestors And Rebels, Multiple News Stories And Study Confirm Vulnerability
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/atucha-nuclear-reactor-taken-over-by.html

Can you imagine one of these small modular reactors sited every ten blocks in all US cities? 

What an inviting target for terrorists.. 

What an inviting target during war.. Just a little sabotage with a couple people, and you can take out a whole region.


PART V First Responder talks about his experience with SL1

PART V 

RADIATION RECORDS OF THOSE EXPOSED ALWAYS DISAPPEAR OR GET LOST AFTER EVERY NUCLEAR ACCIDENT; WHAT A COINCIDENCE


It is interesting that the radiation exposure records of all those participating in this nuclear accident 'disappeared'. The only proof that is present now is in the memory of those who were there and did their best. If any of them developed cancer, they had no proof that they were ever exposed to ANY radiation. 

This means that they cannot be compensated for any negative health effects. This kind of thing is more common than one thinks nowadays. No records were kept, or they were 'lost', on Chernobyl clean up workers, so they could not prove 'harm', so compensation could be denied.

RADIATION RECORDING INSTRUMENTS AND METERS ALWAYS SEEM TO MALFUNCTION OR LOSE POWER AFTER EVERY NUCLEAR ACCIDENT, SO NO ONE KNOWS HOW MUCH RADIATION CAME OUT


These same things happen after every nuclear accident. No records are kept, they are 'lost' or the instruments malfunction, or the medical authorities act in collusion with the nuclear folks and refuse to test people for interior or exterior radiation. Downwinders are on their own. We are all downwinders to the 2,400 nuclear open air bomb 'tests', to the emissions from nuclear plants, and to the radioactive fallout from multiple nuclear accidents that happen about once a year.

NO ONE IS WARNED DOWNWIND TO TAKE KI TABLETS, VERY FEW PEOPLE ARE EVACUATED AFTER ANY NUCLEAR ACCIDENT, MOSTLY EVERYTHING IS COVERED UP, MINIMIZED OR DENIED


In the case of SL-1, no one was warned that there was a radiation leak, and no measures were taken to protect public health or to hand out preventative iodine tablets to protect the thyroids of people and children who were exposed downwind. This also happens after every nuclear disaster. 

The military, government and regulator just issued statements saying 'no immediate harm' and everything just went on as before, just like TMI, Fukushima, Chernobyl, Santa Susana and many other nuclear accidents that contaminated many thousands of square miles of land and water each and caused millions of casualties and diseases due to low level radiation contamination.

Downwinders And Nuclear Bomb Testing; via A Green Road

What follows is a 40 minute video put out by the authorities, explaining this accident.

THE SL 1 NUCLEAR DISASTER

The following information courtesy Wikipedia:

"The SL-1, or Stationary Low-Power Reactor Number One, was a United States Army experimental nuclear power reactor which underwent a 'steam' explosion and meltdown on January 3, 1961, killing its three operators. 

Image of the SL-1 melted down core 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_nuclear_disasters_and_radioactive_incidents

SL-1 WAS A SMALL LOW POWER MODULAR REACTOR DESIGNED TO PROVIDE POWER FOR SMALL REMOTE TOWNS OR FACILITIES


The direct cause was the improper withdrawal of the central control rod, responsible for absorbing neutrons in the reactor core. The accident released about 80 curies (3.0 TBq) of Iodine-131. About 1,100 curies (41 TBq) of fission products were released into the atmosphere. (This is the same type of explosion that happened at Chernobyl, which pro nuclear advocates say cannot happen).

The facility, located at the National Reactor Testing Station approximately 40 miles (64 km) west of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was part of the Army Nuclear Power Program and was known as the Argonne Low Power Reactor (ALPR) during its design and build phase. 

It was intended to provide electrical power and heat for small, remote military facilities, such as radar sites near the Arctic Circle, and those in the DEW Line. The design power was 3 MW (thermal). Operating power was 200 kW electrical and 400 kW thermal for space heating. 

In the accident, the core power level reached nearly 20 GW in just four milliseconds, precipitating the reactor accident and steam explosion." 

Further information about the SL-1 reactor accident can be found at 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sl-1

IS THERE A FUTURE FOR SMALL MODULAR REACTORS? BILL GATES TRAVELING WAVE TERRA POWER NUCLEAR REACTOR ANALYZED


Some people are claiming that a 'new generation' of small modular nuclear plants built by the thousands all across the globe will be the answer for energy needs of the future of small remote towns far away from any energy sources. 

Bill Gates Traveling Wave Terra Power Nuclear Reactor Analyzed; via A Green Road
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2013/02/bill-gates-traveling-wave-terra-power.html

The SL - 1 story is an example of what can happen even with 'small' modular next generation reactors. Even small reactors can kill people and contaminate large geographical areas with deadly radiation that does not go away for hundreds of thousands of years. Many cities and towns downwind of a small modular reactor are exposed to cancer causing gases and hot particles.

ALMOST ALL NUCLEAR ACCIDENTS AND REACTOR MELTDOWNS HAVE BEEN COVERED UP


This was not the only small modular reactor that melted down and was hidden away and covered up. There have been many others.. 

Nuclear Accidents, Recycling Nuclear Weapons/Fuel

Bottom line, the nuclear and military industrial complex cannot be trusted. The nuclear industry must be shut down and nuclear plants shut down. If someone came into your town and killed people at random, they would be either brought to justice or the townspeople would take matters into their own hands. 

Live in San Francisco? You, Your Dog And Your Kids Inhaled Billions Of Radioactive Plutonium Atoms; via @AGreenRoad
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2014/01/live-in-san-francisco-you-your-dog-and.html

Global Corporations And The 1%; Art And Science Of Deception
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/corporations-art-and-science-of.html

PROFESSOR MACKERRON SAYS SMALL MODULAR REACTORS ARE TOO EXPENSIVE, NO BUYERS ARE LINING UP


rogerthat March 23, 2015 The US Department of Energy (DOE) has built up a momentum for SMRs by throwing hundreds of millions of dollars in cost-shared funding to jump-start the industry…..
first someone needs to build a massive supply chain.

Money for that would presumably come from customer orders – if there were any. The problem is it appears that no one actually wants to buy one.

So what are prospects for small reactors, both in the UK and globally?

Former CoRWM Chair, Professor Gordon Mackerron says no SMR (properly defined) has yet been commercialized anywhere in the world, and work on them has been waning because the developers cannot find a market. This is unsurprising as their cost per unit of output is higher than the already expensive conventional, larger reactors, unless hundreds can be sold to give manufacturing economies……

THERE IS NO ANSWER FOR THE HIGHLY TOXIC, RADIOACTIVE NUCLEAR WASTE, FROM ANY NUCLEAR REACTOR, SMALL OR LARGE


Long Term Storage Of Nuclear Fuel, Nuclear Waste
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/recycling-or-long-term-storage-of.html

Why would anyone in their right minds, keep making and piling up radioactive garbage forever and ever, which lasts and must be guarded for 1 million years, when there is no safe answer or solution for it? Insanity is as insanity does. When something does not work, keep digging yourself into a deeper and deeper hole. Isn't that what all addicts do?

THORIUM REACTORS ARE NOT THE ANSWER EITHER


Contrary to myth, misinformation and nuclear industry propaganda, thorium fueled SMR or other reactors are also not the answer to all of the problems. What you will find is that the same problems are there as well, maybe even worse..

Dr. Caldicott MD; Radioactive Thorium Dangers, Half Life, Health Hazards, Downsides Of Proposed Thorium Reactors, Thorium Gas Lamp Mantles
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/12/dr-calidocott-md-radioactive-thorium.html

SHARON BROWN IS GETTING BILLS PASSED IN WASHINGTON FOR SMR's THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN APPROVED OR BUILT YET


Pete May 13, 2015 They should, CGS is The Most Expensive NPP to operate in the entire country per watt hour generated. Hell a pro-nuker even did that study, he was even surprised at how much it cost and recommended closing it.

If it was run by a private corporation it would have been shuttered Years ago because its so unprofitable, but since its controlled by a consortium (or is that a Cartel?) of the electric utilities in each county in Washington, it will likely never close with all the future cancer patients, I mean employees it employs.

And now the honorable senator-lizard Sharon Brown
is trying to make Washington the new nuclear leader in america. Shes gotten several bills passed recently, including expedited siting of the new SMR's that haven't even been built or approved yet.

No surprise I guess, since when you dig you can find she was a lawyer at one of the eastern WA nuke contractors. Guess they didn't want to put that on the front page of her web site, better to shill from the dark."

No public input, no debate, no hearings, no press coverage. A small modular nuclear reactor on every block is the new motto for the nuclear industry. Thanks to people like Sharon Brown, the nuclear industry has taken the first step towards a world filled with small modular nuclear reactors (one on every city block.)

from a distance March 24, 2015  More nuclear insanity as they push forward with the Small Modular Reactors.

These things only produce 50 mw of electricity each.

IMO, that isn't worth the waste it will produce.

"NuScale is backed by Fluor Corp. (NYSE: FLR) and U.S. Department of Energy grants. It has more than 600 employees and is working to develop its factory-built nuclear power system, which will be submitted to government regulators for approval in 2016. Its system consists of modules each producing 50 megawatts of electricity."
http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/sbo/2015/03/oregons-nuclear-startup-adds-execs-to-prepare-for.html

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ECO PROTEST MUSIC/ART: LETS ALL GO TO WORK FOR TEPCO SONG


MUSIC VIDEO: 
https://youtu.be/7-HdUfz28Zk 6 min.

The title of the song in Japanese is a play on words. It basically means "Let's go work for TEPCO", the company whose nuclear reactors blew up after the earthquake in Japan on March 11th 2011. It can also mean "Overthrow TEPCO and decommission the reactor". Over 6 months has passed since the disaster, but the company is still trying to hide it's secrets. The government is too weak to nationalize TEPCO or let it fall into bankruptcy.

SUMMARY


The downwinders plague of cancers, diseases and deaths continues on today, and for hundreds of thousands of years into the future. How is the nuclear industry situation any different than a genocidal maniac on the loose? 

The Nuclear “Renaissance” Is Dead; Zero Carbon, Zero Nuclear Renaissance Birthed, Growing Fast
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-nuclear-renaissance-is-over-zero.html

The nuclear industry is dead, but it does not realize this yet. Fantasy is ok when it comes to kids, but adults need to start thinking about the effects we have on 7 future generations, and not cause harm.

ECO PROTEST; ANTI NUCLEAR ART AND POETRY


Oh pardon me thou bleeding piece of earth that I am meek and gentle with these butchers!
W. Shakespeare

Click to see picture here


TRUMP WANTS TO COPY COMMUNIST CHINA, BY GOING BACK TO COAL AGE, WHILE ALLOWING COMMUNISTS TO DOMINATE AND CONTROL RENEWABLES MARKET WITHOUT EVEN LIFTING A FINGER OF COMPETITION


China’s addiction to coal shows no signs of slowing. China produces and consumes more coal that the rest of the world combined. In the winter its citizens use the most. Like many in northern China, Li Yuan said he had no choice but to burn coal to keep warm. He cannot afford electricity or gas — coal is a quarter of the price. “Using coal is not good. It’s dirty. You touch it and your hands get black,” he said.

https://independentaustralia.net/environment/environment-display/environmental-spin-an-example-of-media-disunity-on-renewable-energy,9918#.WHlBFksjta4.twitter

President Trump opposes all renewable energy, while being in favor of nuclear, coal and oil. He is handing the Communists the keys to the Kingdom, and will allow Communist China to become the leader in the renewable energy market. Americans will be the losers, thanks to President Donald Trump trying to take America backwards, into the coal and dirty fossil fuel age. 

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