Environmentalists warn that Shanxi’s fight to save its ailing coal industry by handing out tax cuts will increase pollution, damage the environment and hurt it’s people.
Miners work at an underground coal mine in Changzhi, Shanxi province.
A small boy walks through the smog of Donglu, on the outskirts of Linfen, where villagers have difficulty in selling their crops because of the severe pollution. Linfen, a city of about 4.3 million, is one of the most polluted cities in the world.
Migrant workers at coal mine outside Datong in Shanxi Province. Datong is dubbed as the coal capital of China and the province Shanxi is the largest producer of coal in the country.
Children must suffer with the pollution from the Changzhi, Shanxi province coal mines
A labourer loads coal onto a truck at Sanyuan Coal Mine in Changzhi, Shanxi province, China
The centre of China’s coal industry is in steep decline. Shanxi province, in northern China, has long relied on its natural coal resources, but is now suffering from a drop in domestic demand amid China’s economic downturn. Coal prices have plunged to their lowest level in four years. Continue Reading This Post
rant segments courtesy of Kevin D Blanch www.youtube.com (thank you Kevin!) Okay, here we go again… The main stream news in Japan is trying to tell you that the ACIDITY levels in the Pacific Ocean are to Blame for the destruction of the ecosystem. Oh, did I mention their expert was a Weather Man? Really? Really? Acidity, not Radioactivity? Really? Next thing you know, they tell you that the Atlantic Tuna population has “rebounded” (probably escaped the Pacific) so they are Raising catch limits on Pacific Tuna. What they Fail to tell you is that the Pacific Tuna have already been tested for radiation just Months after the Fukushima disaster with high radiation levels. However, the coward scientists FAILED for MONTHS to disclose THOSE results of radioactive contamination. NHK all delighted they are announcing another version of a New robot from Toshiba to “fix the crippled reactors” – and Meanwhile FAILED their debut to public, technicians had to carry them off stage!!! (no mechanical device like a robot will work in such high radiation levels… and these robots Failed withOUT radiation). Oh, here’s a delightful little warning. Japanese researchers predict a 10MAG Earthquake to trigger multiple Tsunamis and Long lasting earth shaking. Hello, NRC, we have a problem…… Decontamination in Fukushima NOT Possible! (conversation with myself: Isn’t Fukushima worse than Chernobyl? Why Yes, MsMilky it IS. Oh, that’s right. Okay, so tell me again Why they are trying to move … Video Rating: 4 / 5
Interview with Mitsuhei Murata, Former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland English-Chinese translation by Asianjijo Published on Aug 3, 2012 h/t onesizjk Mitsuhei Murata, Former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland: Due to its ground has been sinking, Unit 4 is now endangered in collapse. […] According to secretary of former Prime Minister Kan, the ground level of the building has been sinking 80 cm [31.5 inches] unevenly. Because the ground itself has the problem, whether the building can resist a quake bigger than M6 still remains a question. enenews.com Source video: www.youtube.com “A Plea for a Total Ban on Nuclear Energy” by Professor Mitsuhei Murata www.youtube.com Mitsuhei Murata, Former Japanese Ambassador to Switzerland, addresses attendees at Coalition Against Nuke’s Sep. 20th Congressional Briefing, hosted by the Congressional Office of Congressman Kucinich (D-OH). Entire Transcript of Speech avail. at this link- docs.google.com CAN Briefing Speech Published on Sep 24, 2012 by LoveLifeNoNukes Kucinich Addresses Coalition of Anti Nuclear Activists PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO LISTED BELOW www.youtube.com Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today addressed an overflowing audience of enthusiastic supporters as he explained the current status of the nuclear industry in the United States. He cited the problematic Davis-Besse nuclear power in Northern Ohio as an example of the state of the industry. Watch: US gov’t is main reason why crisis at Fukushima Unit 4 has been … Video Rating: 4 / 5
Dykes also covers the following news stories: A recent attack on Ron Paul’s Washington State headquarters. Staffers in the Bellevue office on January The alarming increase in radiation leaks at nuclear power plants around the world. The latest leak occurred at the San Onofre plant in San Diego, California, after a plant in Byron, Illinois, leaked tritium late last month. Aaron covers at story by Paul Joseph Watson revealing a plan by officials in Indiana to use radioactive naked body scanners at the Super Bowl this Sunday. Hollywood director James Cameron has bought a large tract of land in a remote area of New Zealand and plans to relocate his family there. Does Cameron know something we don’t about things to come as the world teeters on the edge of financial meltdown and social crisis? Dykes also covers an article posted today by Steve Watson covering legislation introduced by five Washington state representatives to override the authoritarian and Constitution-busting NDAA bill cooked up in Congress and signed into law on New Year Day by Obama. Finally, Aaron talks about a lawsuit filed in federal court as the family of a slain Border Patrol agent try to get to the bottom of the Fast and Furious imbroglio.
Journalist, author, diplomat and Adjunct Professor from the University of Sydney, Richard Broinowski tells the story of the Fukushima daiichi nuclear power plant disaster. His talk looks back to the development of the Nuclear Village in Japan, including General Electric and the American state’s successful efforts to sell nuclear energy to Japan under the auspices of selling them energy self-sufficiency. Richard speaks Japanese, has lived in Japan and made many visits. He has thoroughly researched the incident and subsequent events and impacts. He is confident that Japan has, post-Fukushima, ‘turned a corner’ and notes that many Japanese prefectures are becoming less inclined to restart reactors in the wake of the Japanese people’s diminishing faith in the technology and its various safeguards. Will we see Japan embrace renewable energy production with their famous reputation for innovation and stoicism? What does the Fukushima disaster mean for the future of the nuclear power industry beyond Japanese shores? What of the Australian uranium mining industry, and its commercial viability? Richard Broinowski gave this public lecture in the Hawke Centre at the University of South Australia in February of 2012, ahead of the release of his forthcoming book on the subject.
This year’s heatwave is making it difficult for some nuclear power plants to meet water temperature requirements. For more CNN videos, check out our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com Or visit our site at www.cnn.com Video Rating: 3 / 5
History Channel – “Inviting Disaster 1: Three Mile Island” Modern Marvels, season 10, episode 60 First Aired: October 21, 2003 An unlikely series of mechanical and human errors in Unit 2 of the nuclear generating plant at Three Mile Island, near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1979 resulted in an accident that profoundly affected the utility industry. A complicated combination of stuck valves, misread gauges, and poor decisions led to a partial meltdown of the reactor core and a release of significant amounts of radioactive gases. The near-total devastation of the nuclear power industry resulted, because the disaster at Three Mile Island tipped the scales in the ongoing controversy over nuclear power in favor of those opposed to it. Massive demonstrations followed the accident, culminating in a rally in New York City that attracted upward of 200000 people. By the mid-1980s, the construction of nuclear power plants in the United States had virtually ceased. The radioactive gases released by the accident prompted the governor of Pennsylvania to evacuate pregnant women from the area. An investigation by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission claimed that the amount of radioactivity released was not a health threat, but antinuclear activists and many local citizens disputed this. The reactor itself remained unusable-in fact, virtually unapproachable-more than a decade later. www.history.com www.nrc.gov en.wikipedia.org My playlist to ‘Nuclear Accidents Related’ full documentaries …
Question by Fizzy Bubbler resurrected!: Is the BP oil spill going to be one of those historical blips of in 2050 when the Earth is a disaster?
When the Earth has black skies and toxic oceans and people live underground, will the teachers tell the students “The BP oil spill began in 2010 and is the longest running oil spill to date.”?
You know, seeing as how it doesn’t appear it’s going to stop, or that the government cares to stop it anymore…
Or is it more like Afghanistan? Has the government just decided “Ya, the people will get mad, but if you leave it go long enough, they eventually give up…”?
Answer by barry doubt it, they will stop the leak sooner or later, think of all the jobs obama can make from this disaster that he is helping make worse.
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The 13 measured neutron beams may be evidence that uranium and plutonium leaked from the plant’s nuclear reactors and spent nuclear fuels have discharged a small amount of neutron beams through nuclear fission. english.kyodonews.jp Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday, March 23, it has observed a neutron beam, a kind of radioactive ray, 13 times on the premises of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after it was crippled by the massive March 11 quake-tsunami disaster. TEPCO, the operator of the nuclear plant, said the neutron beam measured about 1.5 kilometers southwest of the plant’s No. 1 and 2 reactors over three days from March 13 and is equivalent to 0.01 to 0.02 microsieverts per hour and that this is not a dangerous level. The utility firm said it will measure uranium and plutonium, which could emit a neutron beam, as well. In the 1999 criticality accident at a nuclear fuel processing plant run by JCO Co. in Tokaimura, Ibaraki Prefecture, uranium broke apart continually in nuclear fission, causing a massive amount of neutron beams. * Observation from Scientist Susan Rennison: “Have the Japanese been caught out by spy satellites? A meltdown occurs when the control rods fail to contain nuclear reactions in the form of neutron emission and so heat levels inside the reactor rises to a point where the fuel itself melts. This is the level, where neutron beams can be observed. When a nuclear chain reaction occurs, neutrons bombard atoms of the nuclear fuel, splitting … Video Rating: 4 / 5
Chemistry: A Volatile History – The Power of the Elements BBC In the final part, Professor Al-Khalili uncovers tales of success and heartache in the story of chemists’ battle to control and combine the elements, and build our modern world. He reveals the dramatic breakthroughs which harnessed their might to release almost unimaginable power, and he journeys to the centre of modern day alchemy, where scientists are attempting to command the extreme forces of nature and create brand new elements
Question by No Peace without Emancipating: Could it be possible that disasters like the Gulf oil spill is creating a huge increase in allergies?
Since the oil spill…and I live in the mountains. I had never had problems with allergies until last year…
Nuclear workers are making painstaking progress at Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi atomic power plant more than 11 months after last year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.
Intel Hub Podcast #12 Popeye speaks to Christina Consolo AKA the RadChick about the leaking nuclear power plants in the United States of America and solutions. The next day Christina’s daughter was harassed by the police just like last time she was on Popeye’s Radio Show The Intel Hub: theintelhub.com FederalJack: www.federaljack.com Fukushima Facts: www.fukushimafacts.com RadChick’s Facebook Page: www.facebook.com Orion Talk Radio: oriontalkradio.com
Question by Project JT: what can I do to help alleviate the Gulf oil spill disaster?
I know I’m just 17 and I don’t live off of the Gulf Coast (I live in North Carolina), but I know that I’ve been trying to come up with ways that could stop the oil from flowing underwater but none of my ideas seem to work out. So are there alternative ways to help, because I don’t like just sitting here and seeing our beautiful Gulf and the animals suffering. =/
Answer by G. B. J., Md. I commend your open honest desire to assist our neighbors, and their properties with the damage caused by this catastrophe. By Clicking on the “CONTACT” button near the top of the following Website (http://gulfoilspillhelpcenter.com/ ), you may find a way that you can help. Or perhaps by contacting the American Red Cross (http://www.redcross.org/ ) you may find other ways to assist? PETA is also extremely alarmed at the havoc being wreaked upon animals and wildlife (http://www.peta.org/mc/NewsItem.asp?id=14798 ). I hope this helps to ease your concerns?
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Piper Alpha was a North Sea oil production platform operated by Occidental Petroleum (Caledonia) Ltd. The platform began production in 1976, first as an oil platform and then later converted to gas production. An explosion and resulting fire destroyed it on July 6, 1988, killing 167 men, with only 59 survivors. The death toll includes two crewmen of a rescue vessel. Total insured loss was about £1.7 billion (US$ 3.4 billion). At the time of the disaster the platform accounted for approximately ten percent of North Sea oil and gas production, and was the worst offshore oil disaster in terms of lives lost and industry impact. The Kirk of St Nicholas in Union Street, Aberdeen has dedicated a chapel in memory of those who perished and there is a memorial sculpture in the Rose Garden of Hazlehead Park in Aberdeen. Thirty bodies were not recovered.
A clip from a documentary covering the Piper Alpha Gas Platform Disaster 20 years after the event.