Black People : Fed gaurantees 4 bil in Loans to Japanese co,/ to build nuke plants at the GULF???

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This has to go into the you cant make this up category

    The Administration, just months ago, asked Congress to provide a $4 billion loan guarantee for two new nuclear reactors to be built and operated on the Gulf Coast of Texas — by Tokyo Electric Power and local partners. As if the Gulf hasn't suffered enough.

    Here are the facts about Tokyo Electric and the industry you haven't heard on CNN:

    The failure of emergency systems at Japan's nuclear plants comes as no surprise to those of us who have worked in the field.

    Nuclear plants the world over must be certified for what is called "SQ" or "Seismic Qualification." That is, the owners swear that all components are designed for the maximum conceivable shaking event, be it from an earthquake or an exploding Christmas card from Al Qaeda.

    The most inexpensive way to meet your SQ is to lie. The industry does it all the time. The government team I worked with caught them once, in 1988, at the Shoreham plant in New York. Correcting the SQ problem at Shoreham would have cost a cool billion, so engineers were told to change the tests from 'failed' to 'passed.'

    The company that put in the false safety report? Stone & Webster, now the nuclear unit of Shaw Construction which will work with Tokyo Electric to build the Texas plant, Lord help us.




    http://www.gregpalast.com/no-bs-inf...build-us-nukes-with-taxpayer-funds/#more-4497
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  2. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    No money for teachers and schools,

    but loans for yet another foreign company with shoddy safety records

    in the Gulf of Mexico?

    The water there is still polluted and people are still getting sick from the BP incident
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    But then again these folks sound like an Asian version of BP

    In 2002, the Japanese government accused Tepco of false reporting in routine inspections of nuclear facilities and of concealing information about safety lapses over many years.

    The company had to close all its boiling water nuclear reactors - the sort caught up in the current crisis - until further inspections had taken place.

    Tepco eventually admitted to 200 occasions in which information had been falsified between 1977 and 2002. Further revelations of past concealment emerged five years later.

    As the company struggles to contain a crisis seen on a par with the Three Mile Island reactor meltdown in the US in 1979, it is easy to see why some Japan observers suspect Tepco is less than enthusiastic about revealing the full extent of what it knows.



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    Light Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I think ...

    History is repeating it self...

    It is known that in Ethiopia there are large depleted uranium depots....

    In other wordz there are large used uranium spotz in the Africa that are millionz of yearz old....

    The question is did this happen forever ago and is happening again???

    Is it possible that human kind passed the nuclear knowledge secretly from the past or stole it and are using it unbalanced???



    The funny thing is ... we all want some type of security and they sell it to us in boat loadz...

    The funny literalization is that humanz do not fully understand water ... let alone anything else....

    heck dinner platez used to be made with led paint ... sold to the rich and the poor ... that phrase showz they had no idea about led paint originally...
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Freedom Rider: Japan’s Katrina

    by BAR editor and senior columnist Margaret Kimberley

    “The Obama administration is still pursuing increased nuclear energy capability and dismissing concerns about safety.”

    There is an expression which was especially apt this past week. “Nature bats last.“ Natural disasters are a reminder of human impotence when volcanoes erupt, hurricanes make landfall, and the earth’s plates move and create earthquakes. We cannot control nature, but we can and should recognize how human actions can make these crises far worse than they would be otherwise. The construction of supposedly safe nuclear reactors in Japan is just the latest example of suffering caused by greed and political expediency.

    The business of building new nuclear power facilities was all but dead in the United States until Barack Obama resurrected it in 2010. At the time he announced $8 billion in loan guarantees no new nuclear plants had been built in the United States in many years. They lacked public support ever since the Three Mile Island accident of 1979 and they were far too costly to build. In addition, the problem of storing nuclear waste was never resolved and presents serious health and safety problems that last quite literally for thousands of years. Of course nothing changes the game like money, and the Obama announcement brought this dying industry back to life.

    If anything good emerges from the disaster in Japan it should be the final destruction of nuclear power. The earthquake-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi plant exploded after technicians were unable to stabilize and cool its core. Six additional reactors at two different plants were in danger of reaching similar conditions and are said to be in various states of “partial meltdown.” It is astonishing that a country known for centuries of deadly seismic activity has invested so heavily in nuclear energy. Japanese government officials continued to promote nuclear power and minimize its risks even when it was clear that their nation was always in very grave danger.



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