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EARTHQUAKE AND NUCLEAR

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WHEN MOTHER NATURE COLLIDES WITH MAN MADE OBJECTS GUESS WHO WINS ? ?...IN THE ABOVE PHOTO TAKEN AFTER A LARGE QUAKE HIT JAPAN IN 2008 RADIOACTIVE HAZARDOUS WASTE FROM A NUCLEAR REACTOR SITE IS SCATTERED BY THE FORCE FROM THE EARTH QUAKE....THINK ...BEFORE BUILDING MORE REACTORS....BETTER STILL HALT ALL NUCLEAR CONSTRUCTION...DON'T TAKE CHANCES WITH MOTHER NATURE..HER ARSENAL INCLUDES TORNADOS,HURRICANES,QUAKES,LONG DROUGHTS ,(REACTORS NEED MUCH WATER)FOREST FIRES AND MUCH MORE.

TORNADO VERSUS NUCLEAR

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This could have gone really, really badly. A tornado hit a nuclear research reactor on the Kansas State University campus last week. Though the tornado flattened other buildings on the campus, including the Wind Erosion Laboratory, the reactor was untouched. Luckily, someone had the forethought to shut the thing down properly earlier in the day.

From Reuters:

The tornado caused extensive damage to the building, but no damage to the reactor, which had been shut down properly earlier in the day, the university said.

The reactor is located in Manhattan in Riley County, about 120 miles west of Kansas City, Missouri.

Because of the event, the university declared an alert, which is the second lowest of the NRC’s four emergency classifications.

There are more than 30 operating research and test reactors in the United States, according to the NRC’s website.
. . . . .THIS NEWS ITEM FROM REUTERS JUNE 21-2009 .. . . . . .LUCKY THIS TIME ...BUT THE TORNADO SEASON HAS JUST BEGUN. . .NEXT TIME ....MAYB…

1000 DEAD SALMON:BC

PORT COQUITLAM, B.C. - A chemical spill in a B.C. creek has killed nearly 1,000 salmon.

The fish died in Hyde Creek in Port Coquitlam, east of Vancouver, and the city says it will consider charges if it can trace the source of the spill.
........IT APPEARS IT HAPPENED NEAR A DEVELOPEMENT AT BURKE MOUNTAIN.....CANADIAN PRESS NEWS ITEM JUNE 24-2009.

UNITED AGAINST NUCLEAR

GATHERING TOGETHER TO CREATE A NUCLEAR-FREE FUTURE

The Network ‘SORTIR DU NUCLEAIRE’ is currently the main French antinuclear coalition, with a membership of 841 organizations and 26072 individual subscribers.
It is completely independent, entirely funded by donations and the subscriptions from its members.

Since 1997, 841 organizations have joined our Network “Sortir du nuclĂ©aire”.

Our mission is to unite everyone concerned with phasing out nuclear power.
Only by combining our efforts can we build up enough strength to achieve concrete results.

Our goal is to convince France to phase out nuclear power generation by :
rethinking its energy policy
improving the efficiency of electricity use
developing alternative and sustainable generation scenarios.

ALL OVER THE WORLD PEOPLE ARE UNITING AGAINST THE SPREAD OF NUCLEAR POWER ..EVEN IN FRANCE WHERE IT IS DOMINANT PEOPLE ARE JOINING IN OPPOSITION AS SEEN IN THE ABOVE ARTICLE...LETS JOIN IN THIS WORLD WIDE effort for a clean green energy fut…

WORDS OF WISDOM

What should we do with our car company?

June 12, 2009 - If you’re a Canadian taxpayer, you’re now the proud part owner of a failing automobile company, thanks to the federal and Ontario governments. They’re generously giving General Motors $10.5 billion of your money for an 11.7 per cent share in the company.

Former CIBC World Markets chief economist Jeff Rubin calls it an “investment in obsolescence.” The author of Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization, recently told the Tyee news website, “We should be investing in the future, not the past, making a huge capital investment to build buses and public transit.”


He’s not alone in his thinking. South of the border, where the U.S. government is giving GM a whopping $50 billion for a 60 per cent share of the company, filmmaker Michael Moore wrote, “The only way to save GM is to kill GM" . . . . ..THESE ARE JUST 2 OPINIONS OF NOTE THAT SHOULD GET CONSIDERATION BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC....AFTE…

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IN THIS . . . . "WWW.LEMMING5.BLOGSPOT.COM...SOAPBOX" . . . BLOG THERE ARE MANY POSTS OF WHICH MOST PEOPLE ARE UNAWARE . . . .THEY ONLY CHOOSE ONE POST AND MOVE ON...BUT ANY ONE WHO WANTS TO DO SOME SERIOUS RESEARCH INTO A SUBJECT CAN EASILY ACCESS IT BY USING THE BUILT IN SEARCH ENGINE LOCATED AT THE TOP PART OF THE HOME PAGE . . . .SIMPLY TYPE IN A KEY SUBJECT WORD FOR EXAMPLE "CO2" AND THE SEARCH WILL BRING OUT INSTANTLY ALL THE RELEVANT POSTS THAT HAVE THE SUBJECT WORD . . . . . .THERE ARE OVER 700 POSTS ON THIS BLOG ON MANY SUBJECTS....FOR INSTANCE "CAR",ALSO "NUCLEAR" AND MANY OTHER WORDS.......SO FEEL FREE TO USE IT AND LEARN. . .. . .THANKS TO GOOGLE FOR PROVIDING THIS SERVICE.

MEDICAL ISOTOPES

.........MEDICAL ISOTOPES USED TO DIAGNOSE AND ALLEGEDLY CURE CANCER IS BEING USED BY THE NUCLEAR LOBBY GROUPS TO PRESSURE THE GOV'T TO ALLOCATE MORE BAILOUT MONEY TO THAT GOLD PLATED INDUSTRY....WHERE THE CEO OF AN ONTARIO POWER COMPANY(NUCLEAR) GETS PAID 3.5 MILLION $ A YEAR....THATS JUST A START....THEY WANT 26 BILLION MORE TO CONSTRUCT 2 MORE NEW NUCLEAR REACTORS WITH COST OVERRUNS TO BE PASSED ON TO THE TAXPAYERS....FORGET ABOUT THE RADIOACTIVE TRITIUM LEAKS THAT OCCUR ROUTINELY...AND THE TONNES OF CO2 EMMITED FROM THE MINING AND MILLING OF URANIUM ORE....AND THE FACT THAT REACTORS ARE THE CAUSE OF MANY CANCERS DUE TO LEAKS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE AND POLLUTION OF NEARBY WATER SUPPLYS.......SAY ...NO TO NUCLEAR ONTARIO AND CANADA FOR THESE AND MANY OTHER REASONS...PLEASE...JUST DO IT.

PERU PROTESTS

Protesters point out that these decrees violate indigenous rights, discourage environmental protection of the Peruvian rainforest and open the way for an unprecedented expansion of new transnational petroleum, mining, logging and plantation agriculture. Indigenous leaders are calling for international solidarity to safeguard the Amazon, 72 per cent of which is already leased for petroleum exploration and extraction, almost half of it by Canadian companies.

One Canadian company that will benefit directly from this rollback of indigenous rights is the Alberta-based petrochemical firm Petrolifera. The Peruvian government recently signed an agreement with Petrolifera to explore land inhabited by one of the world's last uncontacted tribes –- a decision that the Instituto del Bien Comun has appealed to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights .. . . . . . NOTE: FOR FULL STORY GO TO WWW.RABBLE.CA

TRITIUM LEAK

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Canada’s nuclear reactors routinely release radioactive tritium into the atmosphere, lakes and rivers. All radiation releases increase risks of cancer and birth defects. Tritium is dangerous because it bonds with oxygen to create radioactive water. It can move as water into any cell in the body and accumulate in DNA, where it does its damage from close range. . . . . . . . . . . . .note: for more information on this subject please contact sierra club of canada.

RAIN FOREST RIOTS

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. . . . .IN PERU WHERE SCORES OF PEOPLE WERE KILLED AND WOUNDED. . . .THE EXACT NUMBER IS UNCERTAIN AS IT HAPPENED ON REMOTE PARTS OF PERU NEAR THE BRAZILLIAN BORDER.THE CONFLICT IS BETWEEN THOUSANDS OF MOSTLY INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND THE PERU MILITARY.........PERU'S CENTRAL GOVERNMENT RECENTLY SIGNED AN AGREEMENT TO ALLOW ACCESS TO THE RAIN FOREST REGION TO FOREIGN OIL AND MINING COMPANIES AGAINST THE WISHES OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE AREA.

TRITIUM LEAK ILLINOIS

. . ..By SOPHIA TAREEN – 3 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — A tritium leak was found during routine monitoring of Exelon Corp.'s nuclear power plant, but contaminated water was contained to the property and did not pose a public health threat, company officials said Monday.

Testing at the Dresden plant, near the town of Morris about 60 miles southwest of Chicago, found tritium levels of 3.2 million picocuries per liter of water in a monitoring well, storm drains and concrete vault. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's limit for drinking water is 20,000 picocuries per liter.
. . . . . . . NOTE . . .THE HEALTH . . . . .SAFETY LEVEL FOR WATER . . . . COMPARED TO . . . . . . THE ASTRONOMICAL LEVEL OF TRITIUM . . . . . THAT LEAKED FROM THIS NUCLEAR POWER PLANT .. . . ..NOT A HEALTH THREAT ?? . . . . .STILL WANT NUCLEAR POWER ?...NO THANKS....TRITIUM IS KNOWN TO ALTER DNA . . . . .AND CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS AND CANCER.

WHY WASTE WATER ?

WHEN PEOPLE TAKE A BATH OR WASH DISHES OR LAUNDRY......THE LEFTOVER WATER IS THEN FLUSHED DOWN THE DRAIN......AN OLD HABIT....BUT THERE IS A BETTER WAY I THINK .THIS "USED WATER" IS CALLED GRAY WATER AND CAN BE RECYCLED QUITE EASILY BY USING IT TO FLUSH THE TOILET INSTEAD OF USING NEW CLEAN WATER . .. . .WATER IN MOST CASES IS DELIVERED TO THE TAP BY A MUNICIPAL PUMPING SYSTEM WHICH REQUIRES VERY LARGE ELECTRIC MOTORS TO MAINTAIN SUFFICIENT PRESSURE.THIS USES ELECTRICITY FROM EITHER A DIRTY COAL OR NUCLEAR POWER PLANT WHICH IN TURN WILL PRODUCE POLLUTION AND SOME HEAT IN THE GENERATING PROCESS....SO BY HAVING A BUCKET HANDY IN THE BATHROOM YOU TOO CAN HELP SAVE THE PLANET . . . ..THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF HOMES OUT THERE ...AND IF EVERY ONE DID THIS WE WOULD WASTE LESS WATER AND ELECTRICITY AND HAVE LESS POLLUTION.

DVP BIKE RIDE

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. . . . . . . TAKES PLACE TOMORROW,SUNDAY JUNE 7,2009 . . .IN TORONTO,CANADA . . . . . .ITS FOR 2 GOOD CAUSES,"BECEL RIDE FOR HEART"AND ALSO FOR THE ENVIRONMENT SINCE THE BICYCLE REMAINS THE MOST EFFICIENT FORM OF TRANSPORT EVER INVENTED AND IS ECO-FRIENDLY. . . . .. . .AS I UNDERSTAND IT THE DON VALLEY PARKWAY AND THE GARDINER EXPRESSWAY WILL BE SHUT DOWN TO CAR TRAFFIC FOR MOST OF THE DAY WHILE SOME 15,000 CYCLISTS RIDE THE HIGHWAYS EN MASSE. . . . . . . .meanwhile back in downtown TORONTO . . . . . .STILL . . . .NO . . .BIKE , , , ,LANES . . .ON . .BLOOR/Danforth... . . . . .SHAME..

BIKE LANES ON BLOOR

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. . . . . . .PHOTO OF RALLY AT QUEENS PARK,IN SUPPORT OF . . . . .BIKE LANES FOR BLOOR STREET,TORONTO,CANADA.......BLOOR/DANFORTH IS . . . . . .THE LONGEST EAST- WEST ROUTE ACROSS THE CITY. . . . .. . . . IT IS ALSO A LEVEL STREET (NO HILLS).......PRESENTLY IT IS . . . . . .LITTERED WITH PARKED CARS . . . . . .ON BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD AND . . . NO BIKE LANES