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20110526 – Does neuclear power have a future in a post Fukushima world?


Segment #1:  Alternative Energy News
Presenter:  Sterling Allan, CEO, founder of New Energy Congress
Estimated Time:  20 minutes

Sterling Allan’s show notes are available at
http://freeenergynews.com/news/monthly/2011/110526/

Segment #2:  News Rant
Presenter:  SmartScarecrow
Estimated time:  10 minutes

The Government of the United States appears to be actively considering adding lithium to your drinking water.  They say it will improve your mental health!

From an article by Katie Drummond published May 22nd 2011 in The Daily.

http://www.thedaily.com/page/2011/05/22/052211-news-lithium-1-5/

From an article by Ewen Callaway published May 13th 2009 in The NewScientist

Lithium in drinking water has ‘anti-suicide’ effect

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2009/05/lithium-in-drinking-water-has.html

I think they might actually be serious!

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Changed – new item came up that needs to be discussed!!

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FBI targeting political activists as terrorists

Video from Russia Today: 
http://rt.com/usa/news/fbi-political-activists-terrorists/

Anti-terrorism resources are being used to target environmentalists, peace, animal and political activists who hold different views than the government.

It was recently revealed that a counter-terrorism firm spied on individuals who attended film screenings of the documentary Gasland. The film focuses on the practice of natural gas fracking and what impact it has on the environment and in the communities where it is used.

The FBI and other government agencies are cracking down on those who are not willing to say in line with the status quo.

In Pennsylvania, activists have faced terrorism charges for writing slogans in chalk on sidewalks. In California, 27 individuals are set to go on trial stemming for protest actions Elsewhere 23 anti-war, pro-labor and international solidarity activists may face a grand jury on trumped up charged.

The FBI boasts 164,000 suspicious activity reports that are made up of activists who do not follow the governments view on matters.

The US government is using taxpayer money to squash the competition as opposed to protecting the American people from true terrorist threats, all while stomping on freedom of speech rights.

Carlos Montes, a co-founder of the Brown Berets Chicano Movement explained there is a marked rise of the US government using tools at their disposal designed to fight terrorism to impose oppression on political activists.

“The protest movements are directly exposing and challenging the lines that the US government puts out,” he said, yet law enforcement authorities continue to crack down without just cause. “It’s a war against dissent.”

The government is working to stop the movement which is merely seeking to exercise its right to free speech and the right to protest

“They’re trying to stop us but we’re not going to let them do it,” Montes added.

Segment #3:  Feature Presentation – Does neuclear power have a future in a post Fukushima world?
Presenter:  SmartScarecrow & Raptor
Estimated time:  45 minutes

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster is a series of fires, equipment failures and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, following the 9.0 magnitude Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011.

The plant comprises six separate boiling water reactors maintained by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

This accident is the largest of the 2011 Japanese nuclear accidents arising from the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, and experts consider it to be the second largest nuclear accident after the Chernobyl disaster, but more complex as multiple reactors are involved.

From Fairewinds Associates:  http://www.fairewinds.com/

Video:  The Implications of the Fukushima Accident on the World’s Operating Reactors
http://vimeo.com/24112635

Video:  Where is all that Fukushima radiation going, and why does it matter?
http://vimeo.com/23186557

Link to hi-res pictures:

http://cryptome.org/eyeball/daiichi-npp/daiichi-photos.htm

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In this March 24, 2011 aerial photo taken by small unmanned drone and released by AIR PHOTO SERVICE, the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. From top to bottom, Unit 1 through Unit 4.(Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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Damaged Unit 3, left, and Unit 4 of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant are seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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Unit 4, left, and Unit 3 of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant are seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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Damaged Unit 3 of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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Shows damaged Unit 3 of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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Shows damaged Unit 4 of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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The crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. From top to bottom: Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3 and Unit 4. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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Damaged Unit 4, left, and Unit 3 of the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant are seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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The crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant are seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. From left: Unit 1, partially seen; Unit 2, Unit 3 and Unit 4. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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The crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. From right to left: Unit 1, Unit 2 and Unit 3. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

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The crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant is seen in Okumamachi, Fukushima prefecture, northern Japan. From right to left: Unit 1, Unit2, Unit 3 and Unit 4. (Air Photo Service Co. Ltd., Japan)

Link to article on radioactive sewage sludge in Tokyo

#Radioactive Sewage Sludge and Slag in Tokyo

It was big news when the radioactive sewage sludge and slag were found in Fukushima Prefecture earlier this month.

And it is almost no news when the highly radioactive (170,000 becquerels per kilogram) sewage slag was found in TOKYO, and the slag’s been already sold as construction materials.

http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2011/05/radioactive-sewage-sludge-and-slag-in.html

From http://www.rense.com – Rense & Yoichi Shimatsu – Shredding The Deadly Lies Of Fukushima – YouTube audio/video presentation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3lSLpSHBuY

Article from aircap.org, The Pacific Ocean:  A Radioactive Garbage Dump

http://aircrap.org/pacific-ocean-radioactive-garbage-dump/331431/

Closer to home.  From the University of California at Berkley

Cesium 137 levels are rising in milk samples tested in Sonoma County California.

http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/4227

Again from UC Berkly, sample of topsoil, kale and strawberries from northern California show increased levels of cesium 134 and cesium 137.

http://www.nuc.berkeley.edu/node/2525

Raw data on radioactive isotopes detected in most areas of the US

http://opendata.socrata.com/Government/Precipitation-RadNet-Laboratory-Analysis/e2xy-undq

Potential for an East Coast US Tsunami?  There are those who say YES!

The La Palma island in the Canary Islands is a major east coast US tsunami just waiting to happen.  So says Steven Ward of the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics, University of California, Santa Cruz and Simon Day of the Department of Geological Sciences, University College, London, UK.

http://www.es.ucsc.edu/~ward/papers/La_Palma_grl.pdf

From the New York Times:  U.S. Nuclear Plants Have Same Risks, and Backups, as Japan Counterparts

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/14/world/asia/14industry.html?_r=1

From MSNBC (whose parent company is General Electric):  General Electric-designed reactors in Fukushima have 23 sisters in U.S.

http://openchannel.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/03/13/6256121-general-electric-designed-reactors-in-fukushima-have-23-sisters-in-us

Segment #4 – Audience Q&A Session
Estimated time: 10 minutes





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