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WORD: macrocosm


macrocosm 

Definition: (noun) The entire world; the universe.
Synonyms: cosmos, universe, world, existence, creation
Usage: Astrophysicists are concerned with the macrocosm, while nuclear physicists focus their research on tiny atomic particles. Discuss.
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THIS DAY IN THE YESTERYEAR: SOVIET SATELLITE BREAKS UP UPON REENTRY, SCATTERING NUCLEAR DEBRIS (1978)


Soviet Satellite Breaks Up upon Reentry, Scattering Nuclear Debris (1978)

Cosmos 954 was a Soviet reconnaissance satellite that used radar to observe ocean traffic. It was launched in September 1977 and quickly began to experience problems. Within months, it had deviated from its designed orbit. A malfunction prevented the safe separation of its onboard nuclear reactor, so when the satellite reentered the Earth’s atmosphere, it scattered radioactive debris over northern Canada, necessitating an extensive clean-up operation. How much did Canada bill the USSR for this? More… Discuss

 

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Fears over China’s nuclear safety Finally Revealed – The Guardian UK (It’s not what you know, but who you know…)


 Fears Over China's Nuclear Safety FINALLY Revealed (What, and When did the MEdia know about this?
Fears Over China‘s Nuclear Safety FINALLY Revealed (What, and When did the Mass Media know about this?)

‘The Impenetrable transparency” or “who’s your uncle?”

Japan nuclear reactor halted over pressure drop_via_France24 International


Japan nuclear reactor halted over pressure drop_via_France24 International

Japan nuclear reactor halted over pressure drop_via_France24 International (click here to read the story at France24 International)

New Exposé Reveals Nuclear Regulatory Commission Colluded with Industry to Weaken Safety Standards


New Exposé Reveals Nuclear Regulatory Commission Colluded with Industry to Weaken Safety Standards

New Exposé Reveals Nuclear Regulatory Commission Colluded with Industry to Weaken Safety Standards

 Three U.S. senators have called for a congressional probe on safety issues at the nation’s aging nuclear plants following a pair of new exposés. In a special series called “Aging Nukes,” the Associated Press revealed that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the nuclear power industry have been working in tandem to weaken safety standards to keep aging reactors within the rules. Just last year, the NRC weakened the safety margin for acceptable radiation damage to reactor vessels. The AP report also revealed radioactive tritium has leaked from 48 of the 65 U.S. (Source:  http://www.democracynow.org/2011/6/24/new_expos_reveals_nuclear_regulatory_commission)

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Radioactive tritium leaks found at 48 US nuke sites (Associated Press via MSNBC)


Radioactive tritium leaks found at 48 US nuke sites_AP-June 21-2011

Radioactive tritium leaks found at 48 US nuke sites_AP-June 21-2011 (click here to read the entire story)

By JEFF DONN
updated 6/21/2011 5:48:09 AM ET 2011-06-21T09:48:09

BRACEVILLE, Ill. — Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of U.S. commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corroded, buried piping, an Associated Press investigation shows.

The number and severity of the leaks has been escalating, even as federal regulators extend the licenses of more and more reactors across the nation.

Tritium, which is a radioactive form of hydrogen, has leaked from at least 48 of 65 sites, according to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission records reviewed as part of the AP’s yearlong examination of safety issues at aging nuclear power plants.

Leaks from at least 37 of those facilities contained concentrations exceeding the federal drinking water standard — sometimes at hundreds of times the limit.
(Source: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43475479/ns/us_news-environment/)

Several levees in N. Missouri breached: Nuclear Plant surrounded by flood water: June 19, 2011


Nuclear Power Plant Surrounded By Flood water_ Several levees in N. Missouri breached_June 19 2011

Nuclear Power Plant Surrounded By Flood water_ Several levees in N. Missouri breached_June 19 2011 (Click on the picture to read the story at CBSNews)

MEPs to debate nuclear stress tests: doing only the passing tests = no failure= Way to go!


MEPs to debate nuclear stress tests European Parlament

MEPs to debate nuclear stress tests European Parliament: not test....No failure!

According to the article there is another Nostradamus, somewhere in Europe: He knows for certain that due to Europe’s geography a nuclear accident such as the one in Japan is not possible. If you’re interested to find out his name read the article. Anyway, some thinks that just the illusion of tests, partial test and virtual tests are enough to protect the population of the continent.

Nuclear Power and Our Future


 

Gemany nuclear Power Decision in Energy Policy


My take on this:

‘It appear that Germany‘s government learned 100% more from the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, that Japan‘s: An example of learning from others’ experiences, and acting without prejudice, enlightened, selflessly – that”s Germany of course. It goes on to show that some cannot give up their ways, no matter how destructive, even to themselves. It also shows the power of the citizen in making decisions, where decision making cannot be accomplished. I guess it helps to keep politicians accountable.
It is true that plans are just plans, that may never materialize, but al least the intension to commit to reason, to change, to search for a better, superior, civilized way, are their, for history.©’

NRC- Hell’s Gate Keeper: Snoozing While On Duty!


A good example of what we are entitled to know about the unsafe operation of unsafe nuclear plants. I wanted to write more: But why? The article is here (click the picture and read it) to find out why we need Pro-Publica, and news agencies like it, now more than ever, why we need public broadcasting. If you ask my opinion: It’s for our survival, literally: We need to find out the truth about the State Of Our Lives, from those who care.

Thanks Pro-Publica!

Nuclear crisis highlights operator’s checkered pastBy David Fitzpatrick and Drew Griffin, CNN Special Investigations UnitMarch 23, 2011 1:59 p.m. EDT


Nuclear crisis highlights operator’s checkered past