Thursday, December 27, 2007

The Nude in Activism at NUDE Magazine

Carrie Leigh & Gary Frischer, of NUDE magazine, the most successful art nude title to hit American newsstands in a long time, selling out both its first and second issue, are preparing quite a surprise for you online.

Carrie & Gary have been Native American rights activists for many years, combining their art with their convinctions. This is how we came to connect.

A couple of months ago, I introduced them to John LeKay, editor and founder of Heyoka magazine. John is also director of the Silkwood Project. John interviewed Carrie Leigh for his website, along with the most popular art nude model in the world, May Lindstrom. In the same issue, he talked to green super model Summer Rayne Oakes and FUSE USA founder/director Sherwood Martinelli. All oppose the relicencing of the Indian Point nuclear power plant on the Hudson river.

Gary Frischer and I came to talk about how the nude has been used throughout history to make a point, attract attention to political issues. The most recent use of the naked form to make a social statement is of course PeTA. The nude I shot of Isabel Vinson last year in front of the Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant landed Isabel on the cover of the Brattleboro Reformer.

This has been going on for eons... Lady Godiva rode a horse naked through the streets of Coventry, taking pity on the suffering caused by her husband's oppressive taxation. Her actions were victorious. Her husband abolished the onerous taxes.

In 1958, Helen Caldicott, the doyenne of the anti-nuclear movement, disrobed with 50 others and marched through San Francisco chanting "Nudes, not nukes!" This has since inspired hundreds such Naked For Peace demonstrations around the world. Every year, thousands of nudes cyclists ride through the streets of major cities to bring attention to biker rights.

It's in this spirit that the editors of Nude magazine have decided to create a dedicated section on their website to celebrate the nude in activism. They are asking photographers and models who want to contribute work to contact them.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Mini Nukes For Home and Office

Not endorsing anything nuclear here on Green Nuclear Butterfly until the industry can prove the product is A) safe, B) the waste can be adequately and safely disposed of, and C) the health risks are properly dealt with. IE-where is the compensation to those whose cancer was likely caused by their close proximity to, or employment at a plant, and where is our ability as home owners to have nuclear accident insurance?

That being said, for those so HOT to embrace nuclear, let it be a PERSONAL choice, rather than a choice forced on us by our Federal Government and the NRC. Seems that Toshiba is going to start marketing MINI Nukes, and they should be available here in the USA starting in 2009. We have to admit, the idea of getting off the grid, and even positioning oneself to sell electricity back to the grid does have a certain appeal to it. The projected kilowatt costs is five cents, so a few neighbors banding together could easily eliminate that monthly Con Edison or Entergy bill in their mailboxes...sure that one fact alone will see the NRC figure out a way to ban us from owning our own nuclear reactors, and instead insist our tax dollars be given to the industry giants.

Toshiba Builds 100x Smaller Micro Nuclear Reactor
Toshiba has developed a new class of micro size Nuclear Reactors that is designed to power individual apartment buildings or city blocks. The new reactor, which is only 20 feet by 6 feet, could change everything for small remote communities, small businesses or even a group of neighbors who are fed up with the power companies and want more control over their energy needs.

The 200 kilowatt Toshiba designed reactor is engineered to be fail-safe and totally automatic and will not overheat. Unlike traditional nuclear reactors the new micro reactor uses no control rods to initiate the reaction. The new revolutionary technology uses reservoirs of liquid lithium-6, an isotope that is effective at absorbing neutrons. The Lithium-6 reservoirs are connected to a vertical tube that fits into the reactor core. The whole whole process is self sustaining and can last for up to 40 years, producing electricity for only 5 cents per kilowatt hour, about half the cost of grid energy.

Toshiba expects to install the first reactor in Japan in 2008 and to begin marketing the new system in Europe and America in 2009.

Nuclear Power Causes Leukemia

In a recent German study, there was a causal link shown between a child's distance to a nuclear reactor, and leukemia. We have all for years suspected, and the government is finally admitting that the production of nuclear energy causes cancer deaths in the local community. The NRC plays down this fact by claiming the risk is within ACCEPTABLE LIMITS. Tell that to the families who pay the price of losing a loved one.

I bring this up, as there was an article published in Connecticut wherein the parents of a young woman who died of bone cancer decried the claim on that the local nuclear plant might have played a contributory part in the death of their daughter. There is a chance that such a claim is true, just as there is a chance that Millstone is a contributory factor in many of the stillborn deaths that occur in the area.

Margaret and David Beacham's daughter, Erin, died at 23 of bone cancer, and through their attorney, they have issued a statement denying any correlation between their daughter's Leukemia and the aging, dangerous Millstone Reactor. It seems doubtful that the parents could absolutely know this for fact, as the nuclear industry routinely takes advantage of the fact that often times, there can be more than one potential causal source for a person's cancer. As example, former DOE employees with cancer, have to show there is a greater than 50 percent chance that their employment in the nuclear industry caused/contributed to same. There is anecdotal evidence that a woman's proximity to a nuclear reactor can increase her risk of giving birth to a stillborn child by as much as 25 percent. Other anecdotal evidence shows that cancer rates drop significantly in areas surrounding nuclear reactors when said facilities are shut down and decommissioned. Seems to us, that the time has come for our government, for the NRC to spend whatever it takes to create a Nuclear Cancers National Registry, and to perform extensive Health Studies in every reactor community in America. As example, we here in the community surrounding Indian Point find it odd that Entergy is spending considerable sums on off site Environmental Monitoring, but will not make the results public.

Mothball Milestone from what GNB can gather did not state that Erin's cancer was caused by Millstone, but did point out that her Leukemia could be linked to the radiological contaminants from the site. It seems, that such a statement is probably true, and that there is a good chance that close proximity to said nuclear facility may have contributed to, or increased the risk that the Beacham's child could contract such a deadly cancer. WE would suggest, that without proper health studies, and a National Registry, we just don't have enough information available to rule out Millstone as a contributing factor in many still born deaths, and many cancers, including Leukemia in our children, and breast cancer in women.

Families Decry Anti-Nuke Web Site
Kin of deceased listed on Internet say deaths not radiation-related

By Patricia Daddona , Published on 12/23/2007

Lisa and Leonardo Blanco's 7-month-old son, Collin, died last year when his walker rolled down a driveway into a trailer towed by a pickup truck.

Margaret and David Beacham's daughter, Erin, died at 23 of bone cancer.

Fred and Dorothy Weaver are pursuing a medical malpractice claim over the death of their infant son, Damarius, who died the day he was born.

Lisa Blanco of Gales Ferry, Margaret Beacham of North Stonington and the lawyer representing the Weavers, who live in New London, said this past week that those deaths had nothing to do with radiation exposure from Millstone Power Station.

The Web site of an anti-nuclear group,, had suggested these and three other deaths “may be linked” to such emissions. That segment of the Web site was taken down two weeks ago.

One Year Anniversary of Green Nuclear Butterfly

Greetings Readers:

Who would have thought a year ago that Green Nuclear Butterfly would generate the kind of buzz and excitement that it has, would have caused such a stir in the Nuclear Industry as these titans of lies hang on to our every word, their spy masters checking our blog on a daily basis to find out what's new.

In one year, we have blossomed and grown into one of the top Anti Nuclear Ezines on the net, and have published over 600 entries. Additionally, we have played a crucial role in the formation of FUSE USA ( which met the Atomic Safety and Licensing Board's Christmas Eve deadline to yet again refile their contentions.

We'll be releasing our Top Ten BAA list on New Year's day (Jim Steet's is a sure winner), and 2008 promises to be a banner year as we report on the aging Indian Point nuclear reactors, and other news from the spin miesters over at NEI. So, thanks for a GREAT YEAR, and we look forward to being your Anti-Nuclear news source in the year to come.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

He Passed On His Birthday

I just received the news...

My Father (who, to be perfectly honest, I'd thought had already passed) who was born on Christmas Day passed away today at 2:00 PM in Springfield, Ohio. God's speed in passing, and may the next life be kinder to you than this one.
It's odd...having a hard time drumming up the emotions that I am sure I am supposed to feel at this time. One thing for sure...he'll be pissed off knowing that God (or as he referred to him, Lou) did not let him hang around until January 8th to see his beloved Buckeyes in the National Championship game...he always did love his Ohio Sports.

Sure three of my four siblings already know about this, especially since one of them passed along the news via this blog in a comment...says a LOT about my family. Probably the only one not to have heard so far (maybe) is my little brother...though sure my sister is reaching out through the right channels to let him know. Wonder if Dad, and my older brother admit a certain shared guilt, have owned up to their part in Karl's being in prison out in Arkansas?

When the issue of Dad's temper came up, he said he did the best he could. When the topic of my older brother came up, he said he wished he'd known. Suppose we kids should all take some solace in that. Leave it to Dad to screw things up even in passing...Dies on CHRISTMAS DAY so every year, we cannot help but think about him...have to give him credit for one thing, he always had great timing, knew when to deliver a punch. Thanks Dad........

Gerald Hamilton Bauman-Died December 25th, 2007 at 2:00 PM.

A Green Scrooge Christmas!

This morning I went out to get the NYPost... The only place that sells it on Christmas day are the Pakistani variety stores cause they're muslims, and they could care less about Jesus or Satan Claus.

As I bend down to pick up the Post, which let's face it, it's Murdock, all he cares about is selling papers, he'll push his editor to write pro-nuke editorials, while praising the LED tree in Rockefeller Center, knowing darn well LED spells the death throes of Entergy.

That's why I love the Post... because the headlines are so right wing, brash and stupid, but inside each issue you find a new clue as to where the liberals need to go to win... It's been a wonderful subterfuge, like hidden secret messages in the want ads so International spies, out to destroy America, can meet under the cover of darkness to do their drop.

So I stand back up, and I got Kate Hudson beaming me a huge smile from the cover of VOGUE.. with the headline, Let The Sun Shine In. I go wow, VOGUE's finally gone solar, this nearly 17 years after I pushed them into doing a seven pages article on the environment!

But, nah... again my imagination got the best of me... It's just about Smart Ways To Brighten Your Look... wishful thinking... VOGUE... virgin paper, millions of dead trees, petroleum based inks, toxic cosmetics, slave labor... Conde Nasties. One green issue of Vanity Fair a year... Leo and Summer Rayne... their token green queen, keep the dogs at bay. SUVs... sell more crap to the masses.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE fashion... I'm a fashion whore... I grew up in a world of fashion... I just feel fashion should be about setting trends... breaking ground, looking fabulous... inspired, inspiring... sublime, challenging, provocative, a sign of the times... not rehash last year's mall brat fad!

Today, ELLE and VOGUE, who may have been on the cutting edge of my mom's generation, are prodding relics of a world gone by, which is dragging humanity down into the dregs of peak oil.

I'm reading this amazing book by Kathleen Taylor called "Brainwashing" and in it is this:

"When acting autonomously, humans are selfish and free; their actions are controlled by them and serve their needs. If society were entirely composed of such independent units, life would probably approach Thomas Hobbes's famous vision of the state of nature: 'solitary, poore, nasty, brutish, and short'. Milgram argues that the very act of coexisting in the same territory requires such units to limit their own selfish behaviour; they must learn, for example, not to attack each other."

I'll let you read the rest on your own... bottom line, fear begets fear. The other day, I'd scheduled a shoot to promote a product I sell online with a young local model... too young as it turns out... who upon meeting me for the job, had her mother in tow, but didn't tell me I had to prepare for that, or explain her mom a thing about who I was or what the job was about.

So I'm totally not ready to retrace everything I was planning in detail again... I'm sick, my lime's been acting up, all I can think about is that if I was under medical care, they'd probably have me shot full of morphine... try explaining that to a terrified mom, that her daughter is about to spend a couple of hours with a leader of the anti-nuclear movement... who has little or no patience anymore for green newbies of any kind!

Obviously all she saw was a potential mass murderer... I realized right then and there that nothing I could say or do would change anything. Society had bred her to be this way. Every man a predator after her sweet little daughter's honor. No wonder they pay photographers a lot of money... dealing with all these emotions is so taxing... it's such a waste of time and energy... that's fashion.

So in situations like these, the only thing left to do, is make things worse... heck, if she has me investigated, it's all that much more publicity for me and Rock The Reactors! Boo! Now run along... come back when you're ready to deliver a scene. Don't waste my time!

VOGUE... fueled by the likes of modeling agencies like Elite and Ford, who for years... have robbed the cradle of junior high schools... filled these young girl's heads full of shallow dreams, cutting them off from the world, just so they could use their looks to market the fall of modern civilization. Look what's happening to Britney Spears... a girl who had an ounce of talent... who was surrounded by the best producers and musicians in the business... who performed some of the hippest pop tunes of her generation.

Kate Hudson is smiling from the cover of VOGUE... and the whole world is melting... somatose... Fashion should be about survival, vanquish, glory... it's not for nothing the words fashion and fascist have the same root source... if you look at alternative fashion magazines, the ones you DON'T find at the check out stand of Stop & Shop, but in the trendy boutiques of quartier chic... you'll see where all this is going.

It's always been about light and dark... good and evil... but when good is sad and evil smiles... we have a situation... the start of a new trend... a new look... a blend of things... who will emerge leader of the pack... showing the direction home? That's fashion. Something that burns bright in your heart... tells you it's good... good for you, good for the planet... not simply the perpetuation of old ideas that don't work anymore, keep fat cats fat, and you piss poor.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Geldof is a Complete Moron!

(I never liked the guy, now I know why! He's the reason Michael Hutchence, the lead singer of INXS is dead by the way... Think about that. Michael and I partied one night at Toad's Place in New Haven... we wrote about it in Vox Pop magazine. Michael was one of the really good guys. Geldof's band, Boomtown Rats, sucked! An insult to Woody Guthrie who he got the name from. How Geldof ended up organizing Live AID, we'll never know. Maybe so he could stand here today and pipe out stuff like that. Just a Rothchild puppet boy! RC)

The Green Quote: Bob Geldof Smacks Renewables In Favor Of Nuclear
— michael

“In the UK, we’ll soon have to scramble for more nuclear power. On this issue, I don’t care what anyone says: we’re going to go with it, big-time. We may mess around with wind and waves and other renewable energy sources, trying to make them sustainable, but they’re not. They’re Mickey Mouse.”

–Humanitarian/Rocker Bob Geldof writing for thehybriddebate
via: Ecorazzi

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Oyster Creek Kills 5,304 fishes!

(Now how in the heck did they cound such an exact number? RC)

Sunday, December 23, 2007
South Jersey Courier Post

LACEY, NJ - A total of 5,304 fish were killed as a result of the unplanned shutdown of the Oyster Creek nuclear power plant earlier this week, a company official confirmed Friday afternoon.

Operators manually shut down Oyster Creek's reactor at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday after one of the three pumps that feed water into the reactor tripped, according to a report on the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission Web site and an NRC e-mail Wednesday.

A final root cause will likely take several weeks to determine, according to an e-mail from NRC spokesman Neil A. Sheehan. Elaine Makatura, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Environmental Protection, said the determination of whether to impose any fines on the operator would be made after the cause is known.

What killed the fish?
Posted by: vintagedollz
- Power plant discharges warm water to river (used to cool process). When plant shuts down, the warm water flow ceases and river water at discharge pipe returns to ambient which today is ~45F. Fish live in this warm water plume cannot handle the temperture change, go into shock and die. These fish normally would migrate or hibernate in the winter months however due to the warm environment supplied by the plant, remain thru winter.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The PERFECT Entergy Christmas Card?

Walk down memory lane...

For an update on the mermaid, log on to the Winafish blog.

Litroenergy emits light without electricity or sun exposure!

(Contrary to popular opinion, the dayglo pirates have not sunk at all... Jethro Tull was wrong! They're going to save the world!)

Litroenergy is a patent pending designed light source material that emits light for 12 plus years- without electricity or sun exposure!

Our development/design of long-life, self-luminous micro particles called Litrospheres (non-toxic) emit light continuously for 12 plus years (half-life point) without any exposure to a light or other energy (not effected by cold or heat).

This extremely low cost material offers 24/7 light, which can be injection molded or added to paint. It is 5,000lb crush resistant, stable and constant light source (gives off no U.V. rays). It is designed to give off almost any color of light desired. Our goal is to mass produce this material and supply OEM’s.

Litroenergy has potential to save billions of dollars in energy costs world-wide. Litroenergy surpasses all known available lighting options for cost/durability/reliability (12+ years) and safety. The uses are unlimited as the imagination; however we predict the safety aspects to be the front runner in application (light safety tape, lighted life rafts/flotation equipment, light safety markings/equipment, etc.).

Supplemental light source will be second as the material is bright and one can read by it, if you have some Litroenergy lighting you will not need to always turn on a light source that requires electricity. The use of Litroenergy in toys, sports/camping equipment, bikes and novelty uses will be close in applications.

The fill rate of Litroenergy micro particles in plastic injection molding material or paint is about 20%. The cost to light up 8 ½ x 11 piece of plastic 1/8” thick is about .35 cents.

We appreciate this opportunity to introduce our patent pending designed Litroenergy light source material to the world.

Steve Stark (MPK Co)
Champlin, MN US

602 West Clayton Avenue
Clayton, WI 54004-9101
via: Create The Future Contest
(Thanks to Patrick DonEgan for this item)

Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas to Entergy in Stamford

Yesterday, Sherwood discovered via Google maps that Entergy had an office in Stamford! I dug a little deeper, discovered it's their marketing office, and they just moved here last year.

This is an article from the Fairfield County Business Journal. This screams "demo"! Let's set a date, plan on going there with signs, call the media, make a fuss!

"shenanigans!" ;o)

Entergy Nuclear Power Marketing, LLC.
100 First Stamford Place 4th fl.
Stamford, CT 06902

(It's the old Mobil Chemical building...)

Electricity seller heading to Stamford
By David Gurliacci

Fairfield County Business Journal
Monday, May 29 2006

A company that operates nuclear power plants is moving a marketing office this summer from White Plains, N.Y., to Stamford.

The move will put Entergy Nuclear Power Marketing L.L.C., a division of New Orleans-based Entergy Corp., closer to the energy traders, banks and other companies that buy power from it, said a spokesman for another Entergy division.

Even with telephones, faxes, e-mails and other technology, the spokesman said, there's no substitute for doing business face to face.

Bob Bellemare, chief executive officer of UtiliPoint International Inc., an Albuquerque, N.M.-based consulting company that provides research to energy companies, said he couldn't figure out why a company that sells electricity would need to be 15 minutes closer to its customers.

"I have a hard time coming up with a rationale," he said. He speculated that Entergy Nuclear Power Marketing might take advantage of Connecticut energy regulations, but he confessed he didn't know how.

No employee of Entergy's marketing division was available for comment last week to explain the reasons for the move.

Louis Dreyfus, Noble Energy, the PhibroEnergy division of Citigroup, Sempra Commodities, Statoil and UBS all have energy traders or commodity trading operations in and around Stamford.

Entergy Nuclear Power Marketing is now in offices also occupied by Entergy Nuclear Northeast, another division of the company, which runs the Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan, N.Y, on the Hudson River and other plants in the Northeast.

Although the marketing division is moving, the Entergy, Nuclear Northeast division will stay put in White Plains.

The office plans to move into 6,867 square feet of office space on the fourth floor of 100 First Stamford Place, said Jeffrey Newman, executive vice president for W&M Properties, which owns the office campus.

Newman represented W&M in negotiating the lease. William Cuddy Jr. of CB Richard Ellis represented Entergy.

The Entergy office will first move into other space in the First Stamford Place complex as its new home is prepared, Newman said.

"They very much wanted an office in Stamford, which provides easy access to Manhattan and to a lot of the companies that have chosen to relocate in Stamford," Newman said of Entergy.


This is another tenant in the building... and more at this url.

XL Weather & Energy Inc., (XLWE) is a leading provider of weather and energy risk management solutions. Our range of weather risk management products is designed to help businesses address earnings volatility associated with changes in weather conditions including temperature, rainfall, and snowfall.

In addition, we offer contingent risk management products designed to address specific energy market exposures – such as the risk of an unexpected and unplanned unit outage at a time when power prices exceed a certain level.

Depending upon the nature of the transactions and/or customer preference XLWE can structure solutions in either insurance or derivative form.

We provide these solutions through the combined expertise of XLWE and the XL Capital group of companies, which together offer global reach, financial strength, and the capacity to meet growing demand.

Nuclear evacuation plans are totally barfed out!

Two valley girls disagree about the government's nuclear evacuation plans. They are starting to pull at each other's clothing, and a full-out catfight is obviously a-brewing. Fer sure, dudes, this is the way women settle all disagreements. You should see the hair-pulling and face-scratching that happens every time Nancy Pelosi runs into Hilary Clinton in the ladies' room of the Capitol.

National Lampoon #155

From: Top Ten Sexist Covers

November 7th Radiation Leak At Indian Point...How Come We Did Not Know About It?

OK, call me VERY PERPLEXED, and more than a bit disturbed. I just found something on the Westchester Emergency Site about a LEAK AT INDIAN POINT on November 7th, and the news release says there was a partial evacuation going on? What gives, where were the sirens, where was Channel 12? If it was a test of their plan, why leave these reports laying around on the web site to worry the population? Especially those of us that were in the area supposedly being evacuated.


MEDIA INQUIRY: (914) 864-5437___________

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 7, 2007____________

RELEASE TIME: ____12:42 p.m.:_______ RELEASE #: 11_____

County Executive Andy Spano has announced that emergency evacuation buses for the general public will begin picking up passengers at 1:00 p.m. today in Buchanan, Peekskill, Verplanck, Montrose, Cortlandt and Croton-on-Hudson.

Entergy, the operator of the Indian Point nuclear power plant, has reported a release of radiation at the plant.

However, field monitoring teams from the county’s Health Department who took readings earlier detected only background levels of radiation. Those readings were taken at lower South Street and Welcher Ave. in Peekskill, which is within 2 miles of the plant, and Furnace Dock Road and Maple Avenue in Cortlandt, about 5 miles from the plant.

Field monitoring teams are composed of specially trained environmental health inspectors who have the capability of determining whether radiation has been released from the nuclear power plant. Field monitoring teams measure the actual amount of radiation in the environment.

County Health Commissioner Dr. Joshua Lipsman M.D., M.P.H is in the Emergency Operations Center to oversee the field monitoring teams and to assess their results.

A General Emergency, which was declared at Indian Point at 11:51 a.m., is the most serious of four classifications of radiological emergency as designated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Emergency Bus Pick-up Stops are as follows:


W1 -- Bleakly Ave. at: Broadway; Rte. 9A at: Tate Ave., Gallagher St. and

Rockledge Ave.

W2 -- Westchester Ave. at: Buchanan/Verplank Elementary School, 4th St., 1st St., Tate Ave.; Tate Ave. at: 1st St., 4th St., Henry St. & Kings Ferry Rd


W5 -- Washington St. at: South St., Hudson Ave., Frost Ave., Requa St., Bay St & Franklin St

W6 -- Depew St. at: Franklin St., Bay St., Requa St., Hudson Ave., Elm St., South St., & Central Ave.

W7 -- Hudson Ave. at: Halstead St., Pomeroy St., Pine St., Wells St., Walnut St., Fremont St., Union Ave

W8 -- Elm St. at: Wells St., Fremont St. & Union Ave.

W9 -- Maple Ace at: Beverly La., Ferris St., Hudson Ave., Elm St., Riverview Ave., Nassua St. & Pine St.

W10 -- Rte. 35/202 at: South Division St., Arch St., Armstrong Ave., Finch St., Cayuga Dr. & Private Residences

W11 -- Rte. 6/Main St. at: No. James St., Broad St., Fields St., Charles St., Southard Ave., Armstrong St., Hamilton Ave., Husted Ave., Keney Dr., Beach Shopping Center, Conklin Ave., & Kissam Rd.

W12 -- Constant Ave. at: High St. & Kissam Rd., Kissam Rd.; at: James St., James St.; at: Constant Ave.

W13 -- Frost La. At: Vail Ave., Carhart Ave., Lindenberg Pl. & Oakwood Dr.

W14 -- No. Division St. at: Parkway Pl. & Lockwood Dr.; Lockwood Dr. t: King St., Albert Rd., Bernard Rd., Lyman Ave. & Highland Ave.

W15 -- Nelson Ave. at: John St., Paulding St., Orchard St & Constant Ave.; Constant Ave. at: Highland Ave.; Highland Ave. at Phoenix Ave., Liberty St., Reynolds St., Garfield Ave. & Pemart Ave.

W16 -- Division St at: Howard St., Cortlandt St., Orchard St., Constant Ave., Phoenix Ave., Warren Ave., Permart Ave. & Righi Ct.

W17 -- Rte. 6/Main St. at: Division St., Nelson Ave., Decatur St., Hadden St., Spring St. & Peekskill Motor Inn

W18 -- Lower South St. at: Welcher Ave., Louisa St., Franklin St., Old Bay St., Requa St. & Hudson Ave.

W19 -- Washington St. at: Maplewood Ave., Shenandoah Ave., Hoover Ave., Sherman Ave. & Welcher Ave.; Welcher Ave at: McKinley St. & Patricia Apartments


W3 -- Broadway at: 16th St., 14th St., 11th St., 8th St., & 6th St.

W4 -- Westchester Ave. at: 14th St., 8th St., & 6th St.

Montrose & Blue Mountain

W21 -- Kings Ferry Rd. at: Coachlight Sq. Condominiums, Glenwood Dr., Montrose Point Rd., Hunt Ave & Rte. 9A

W22 -- Sunset Rd. at: Kings Ferry Rd., North St., Montrose Point Rd., Meadows Rd., Tommy Thruber Lane & Dutch St.; Dutch St. at: Crugers Rd., Private Residences & Rte. 9A

W24 -- Washington St. at: Boulder Dr. & Montrose Station Rd., Montrose Station Rd. at: Travis Lane; Rte. 9A (south) at: Lancaster Ave., Victoria Ave., Trinity Ave. & Crugers Station Rd.

Mount Airy

W98 -- Rte. 129 (Yorktown Rd.) & Short Hill Rd.

Mt. Airy Rd. East at: Colabaugh Pond Rd., Joseph Wallace Dr.,

Windsor Rd., McGuire La., Hale Hollow Rd.

Colabaugh Pond Rd. at: Woodale Rd. & Private Residences to

Mt. Airy Rd. East


W30 -- Rte. 129 at: Dailey Dr., Niles Rd., Batten Rd. & Wood Rd.

Cleveland Dr. at: Gerstein St., Loconto St., Peter Beet La. & Old Post Rd.

Old Post Rd. at: Sunset Dr. & Morningside Dr.

Morningside Dr. at Lexington Dr.

W31 -- Radnor Ave. at: Melrose Dr., Irving Ave., Emerson Ave.,

Thompson Ave. & Elmore Ave.

W32 -- Old Post Rd. South at: Prospect St. & Cleveland Dr.

Cleveland Dr. at: Emerson Ave., Olcott Ave., & Benedict Blvd.

Benedict Blvd. at: Young Ave. & South Riverside Ave.

Croton Point Ave. at ramp to Rte. 9 North

W33 -- Rte. 9A at: Warren Rd., Skyview Nursing Home & Wolf Rd. (both


North Riverside Ave. (Old Rte 9A) at: Brook St., Municipal Pl.

W34 -- Stevenson Pl. at Old Post Rd.

Old Post Rd. at: Prospect Pl., Lounsbury Rd., Brook St., Grand St. &

Holy Name of Mary School

Maple street at Wells Ave., Riverside Ave.

So. Riverside Dr. at Oneida Ave.

W35 -- Mt. Airy Rd. South at: Glengary Rd., Riverview Trail, King Street &

Grand St.

Annsville, Van Cortlandtville, Crompond & Continental Village

W36 -- Gallows Hill Rd. at: Hillcrest Ave., Kingston Ave. & Pumphouse Rd. at Dogwood Rd. Dogwood Rd. at: Crescent Hill Dr., Brook St. & Albany Post Rd.

W37 -- Sprout Brook Rd. at: Schuyler La., Strang La., Sprout Park Ent., Spr. Brook Pool & Albany Post Rd.

W38 -- Route 9 North at: Reef & Beef Restaurant (Annsville Circle),

Private Residences, Jean Dr., Jack Rd. & So. Mountain Pass.

W39 -- Rte. 6 at: Lexington Ave., Baker St., Westchester Mall Entrance,

Renee Gate, Westbrook Dr., Jerome Dr. & Locust Ave.

W40 -- Westbrook Dr. at: Cynthia Rd. & Fawn Ridge Rd.

Fawn Ridge Rd. at Birch La.

South Hill Rd. at: Arthur St. & Red Mill Rd.

Red Mill Rd. at: Monroe Pl. & MacArthur Dr.

MackArthur Dr. at Lockwood Rd.

W41-- Locust Ave. at Frederick St.

Frederick St. at Allan St.

Dale Ave. at Linda Pl.

Richmond Pl. at Aqueduct Pl.

W42 --Terrace Pl. at Alpine Dr.

Varian Rd. at Oregon Rd.

Oregon Rd. at: Root La., Skylark Dr., Westbrook Dr., School St.,

Young St. & Old Oregon Rd.

W43 -- Oregon Rd. at: Catherine Street, Gilbert St., Pumphouse Rd.,

Gallows Hill Rd., Locust Ave., Durrin Ave., Adams Rush St. &

Knollwood Rd.

W44 -- Gilbert St. at Revolutionary Rd.

Eton La. at Fox Hill Rd.

The Oval at Waterbury Parkway

Waterbury Parkway at Ridge Rd.

Fairview Place at Gabriel Drive

Gabriel Dr. at Locust Ave.

Locust Ave. at: Broadie St., Rancho Dr. & Oregon Rd.

W45 -- Lexington Ave. at: Morris Lane, Dyckman Dr., Private Residences &

Crompond Rd.

Crompond Rd. at: Baron De Hirsch Rd. & Maple Row

W46 -- Maple Row at Paulding La.

Paulding La. at: Pine Rd. & Townsend Rd.

Townsend Rd. at : Baron De Hirsch Rd. & Briar La.

W52 -- Lexington Ave. at: Nelma Ave., Lakeland Ave., Lawrence Rd.,

Crawford Rd., Decatur Rd., High St. & Rte. 6

Toddville and Quarry Acres

W29 -- Croton Ave. at: South Gate Estates, Mtn. View Rd., Maple Ave.,

Baptist Church Rd. & on demand to Rte. 129

W47 -- Furnace Dock Rd. at: Gilman La. (Harmony Hill ) & Croton Ave.

Croton Ave. at: Lynwood Rd., Croton Park Rd. & Crompond Rd.

W48 -- Lafayette Ave. at: Lyncrest Rd. & Ridge Rd.

Rte. 202/35 at: Conklin Ave., Northridge Rd., Clinton Ave.,

Crestview Ave., Forest Rd. & Rick La.

Mohegan Lake & Shrub Oak

W49 Rte. 6 at: Barger St., Sunnyside St., Mountain Brook Rd. & Mill St.

Strawberry Rd. at: Rte. 6, Briarhill St., Eleanor Dr. & Foothill St.

Lexington Ave. at: Strawberry Rd. & West Rd.

W50 Rte 6 at Mohegan Ave.

Mohegan Ave. at Sagamore Ave.

Sagamore Ave. at: Delaware Rd. & Narraganset Rd.

E. Main St. at: New Rd., Stoney St., Gino’s Restaurant, James St. &

Barger St.

W51 Stoney St. at: Winding Court, Quarry Dr., Judy Rd., Scofield Rd.,

Ivy Rd. & Glen Rd.

W52 Lexington Ave. at: Nelma Ave., Lakeland Ave., Lawrence Rd.

Crawford Rd., Decatur Rd., High St. & Rte. 6

W53 Lexington Ave. at Amazon Rd.

Amazon Rd. at: High St., Mogul Dr., Sylvan Rd. & Dale St.

Dale St. at: Winonah Trail

Mohegan Ave. at: Christine Rd. & Kimble Ave.

Furnace Woods, Pleasantside & Peekskill Heights

W20 -- Watch Hill Rd. at: John Alexander Court, John Cava La.

Mountainside Trail, Furnace Woods School & Furnace Woods Rd.

Furnace Woods Rd. at: Blue Ridge Lake Estates, Galloway La. &

Maple Ave.

W27 -- LaFayette Ave. at Matasac Rd., Lafayette Ave. on demand to Maple Ave.

Maple Ave. on demand to Croton Ave.

W28 -- Maple Ave. at Furnace Dock Rd.

Furnace Dock Rd. at: Fieldcrest Ct.,

Sniffen Mtn. Rd., Hillside Dr., Lakeview Dr., Inwood La., Brook La.,

Washington St. & Mt. Airy Rd. West

The buses are available for anyone who doesn’t have their own transportation out of the area or who can’t arrange a ride with a neighbor. Buses will take passengers to designated reception centers outside the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone. Please be at one of the bus stops by 1:00 p.m. as there will only be one round of pickups.

Residents in these areas with mobility impairments are advised to call (914) 493-8251 if they need assistance in evacuating the area. TDD for the deaf is available by calling (914) 593-5905.

Residents within the Emergency Planning Zone are urged to tune into a local or New York City radio station for up-to-the-minute information.

These areas are being taken for the protection of the public. County officials are continuing to monitor the situation at Indian Point.

Those leaving their homes are asked to lock all doors and windows and take blankets and pillows as well as any important medications and to swallow one 130 milligram dose of KI – potassium iodide (Children under 1 year should be given a 65 milligram dose – one half the tablet). If you do not have KI you will be able to get it at your reception center. In Westchester County, KI can be obtained at two additional locations: Rockefeller State Park, Route 117 in Mount Pleasant; or the South rest stop on Route 684 near Katonah.

No pets will be allowed on the buses.

A General Emergency is the highest of four classifications of radiological emergency as designated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Area residents who want more information on plant conditions and the ongoing emergency response can call the Public Inquiry Line at (914) 995-1111 or log onto

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Note to editors and news directors: The Transportation Management Center (TMC) is located in Hawthorne and is the primary source of official information. For more information, reporters should come to the TMC at 200 Bradhurst Avenue, which can be reached from the Hawthorne exit on the Sprain Brook Parkway.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Utne Reader Cover: The Nuclear Option

All-- does not seem to be available (for free) on-line -- By Jason Mark (the piece first appeared in Earth Island Journal and is available on-line for a fee)

My new copy of the Utne Reader came in the snail mail today -- The piece is an interesting survey of history and the current juxtaposition of climate crisis truth and rhetoric -- though unfortunately Jason missed the mark -- he himself makes the point that nuclear is impotent as a real climate crisis remedy -- but then throws the whole discussion into the need to remake society and THAT will make the "nuclear option moot."

I bring this out because I think it is exactly that we must go INTO the climate debate and agree that the climate crisis is immediate and top priority and claim our anti-nuclear activism as a form of fighting the climate crisis.

A young activist I work with recently said "yeah, but nuclear power is not a root cause of the climate crisis" -- I replied "YES IT IS! If the federal government had not squandered 70% of all energy R & D $$$ on nuclear power in the second half of the 20th century -- and had instead supported the growth and development of solar energy instead -- WE WOULD NOT BE IN THE CLIMATE CRISIS!"
This made sense...Anyway, nice that NIRS and many allies (Jim Riccio, Betsy Taylor, Geoff Fettus, Matt Reitman) are liberally quoted in the piece -- and VERY nice that Utne Reader adds a side-bar interview with Bill McKibben basically saying that nuclear is irrelevant to addressing the climate crisis.

Ok, if you read this far I have to add one more thought -- folks have been acting like a democratic Congress was going to go against nuclear energy all by itself. I do believe it is possible for us to get there-- but please look back at history to see that the first generation of reactors were built under the deft leadership of people like John Dingell and Bennett Johnston (good democrats!) ... ANY change is going to come because we build a movement strong enough to demand it... and that is another reason we have to make the climate crisis movement ours too!

Mary Olson
NIRS Southeast

Monday, December 17, 2007

Portable Nuclear Reactor on Utne Reader

This Nuke’s For You
by Morgan Winters
The hottest portable gadget released this holiday season isn’t’s new e-book, the Kindle. It’s a nuclear reactor. Depending on whom you talk to, the portable nuclear reactor is either the most significant development in energy technology since the invention of the wind turbine, or it’s a harbinger of the apocalypse.
The portable nuke is the brainchild of Hyperion Power Generation, a company created last month to bring nuclear technology into the private sector, Dave Mass writes for the Santa Fe Reporter. Hyperion is promoting the portable nuclear reactor as a means of ending dependency on fossil fuel and abolishing poverty in the developing world.
Anna Lagerkvist reports for the technology news site (article no longer available online) that Hyperion’s claims have been met with considerable skepticism from anti-nuke activists. "Nuclear power is an expensive distraction from the real solutions we need to tackle climate change, like energy efficiency and renewables, ” said Ben Ayliffe, a spokesman for Greenpeace UK. “We should be concentrating on these rather than on crack-pot ideas about portable reactors."
Hyperion Power Generation, Inc..
369 Montezuma Street Suite 508
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Deborah Blackwell

Jacques Cousteau on Nuclear Power

The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus: Exploring and Conserving Our Natural World
by Jacques Cousteau and Susan Schiefelbein
Bloomsbury USA

In this magnificent last book, finally available for the first time in the United States, Cousteau describes his deeply informed philosophy about protecting our world for future generations. Weaving gripping stories of his adventures throughout, he and coauthor Susan Schiefelbein address the risks we take with human health, the overfishing and sacking of the world’s oceans, the hazards of nuclear proliferation, and the environmental responsibility of scientists, politicians, and people of faith.

Cousteau’s lyrical, passionate call for action to protect our earth and seas and their myriad life forms is even more relevant today than when this book was completed in 1996. Written over the last ten years of his life with frequent collaborator Schiefelbein, who also introduces the text and provides an update on environmental developments in the decade since Cousteau’s death, this prescient, clear-sighted book is a remarkable testament to the life and work of one of our greatest modern adventurers.


Review By Kay Cumbow

There is a remarkable hardcover book on sale at the bookstores just in time for Christmas written by Jacques Cousteau and Susan Schiefelbein titled: "The Human, the Orchid and the Octopus - Exploring and Conserving Our Natural World." Bill McKibben has written a superb foreward. On the inside jacket cover: " The legendary Ocean Explorer's Passionate Plea for Sustaining Life on Earth." "...In this magnificent last book, available for the first time in the United States, Cousteau describes his deeply informed philosophy about protecting our world for future generations."

There is one whole chapter devoted to nukes titled: "The Hot Peace: Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Energy" that is 58 pages long, and well worth your time to read. He had written about nukes in earlier books, but many libraries no longer carry those tomes. It was while reading one of his books in a Michigan library years ago, that I first learned that plutonium crosses the placenta. Snap this up, it is worth every penny! (All of the chapters, not just the one on nuclear) It was 20% off at Barnes and Noble.

Snip: " Then suddenly I was an innocent no longer. Crackling over the headphones came the voices of a few technicians who urged that irradiated waste be cast into the sea. Their nations, they boasted, had even sunk some loads of radioactive waste already....I resolved not be swept along in the uproar. After all, I thought, one of the world's preeminent marine scientists was scheduled to appear the next day; certainly he would put an end to all discussion of ocean dumping. When the illustrious expert arrived, I brought him to my home for lunch, where several of the distinguished international specialists, including officers of the IAEA, joined us....Someone mentioned ocean dumping. Our celebrated guest expert settle back comfortably in his chair. 'The sea, ' he began, 'being obviously the natural receptacle for atomic wastes...' Now my heart raced. I'd spent years diving among the ocean's astonishing life, fragile life, improbable life....How, I asked, could he even imagine allowing seas to steep in radioactive poisons?....Before that day, my career had been governed by my love for the sea. After that day, I devoted myself to defending the sea....Nearly forty years have passed. Nations passed the 1994 amendment to the London Convention, banning all ocean dumping of nuclear wastes."

There is, of course, much more. He ends by saying: "We cannot merely ban the production of fissionable materials; we must ban their existence, ban plutonium and highly enriched uranium on Earth. A world without atomic bombs, atomic terrorism, and atomic contamination can be achieved only by a world without atomic energy. Si vis pacem, para bellum declared the Romans; if you want peace, prepare for war. Throughout history , humans have obeyed the dictum and have failed. If we want peace in the twenty-first century, we should prepare for peace.The leader who uses the bomb will destroy the world. But the one who finds a way to ban the bomb will rule it."

Good words to quote for the rest of our lives.

Kay Cumbow
Citizens for a Healthy Planet, and
Citizens for Alternatives to Chemical Contamination
8735 Maple Grove Road
Lake, MI 48632

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Enviro-mag GOOD Goes Pro-Nuke

From GOOD magazine:

Ever since the Chernobyl disaster and the Three Mile Island scare, the idea of nuclear power in America has been marred by visions of radioactive meltdowns. But now that more and more people accept that the imminent threat of climate change is fueled by coal-burning power plants, scientists and policymakers are reconsidering the nuclear option. Inspired by skyrocketing energy prices and generous federal subsidies, utility companies want to build more than two dozen reactors over the next decade. At last, the environmental movement, after fighting new plants for decades, has warmed up to the idea. ???

Friday, December 14, 2007

Ani DiFranco, Nyack Jan 18...

And cancer, the great teacher
Has been opening schools
Downstream from every factory
Still, everywhere fools are
Squinting into microscopes
Researching cells
Trying to figure out a way
That we can all live in hell

Ani Difranco - Decree

Should Governors Use National Guard Troops To Close Down and Secure Aging Reactors

Time and again (49 times to be exact) a biased and prejudice Atomic Safety and Licensing Board has ignored the will of the people, ignored safety and health concerns, and granted NRC reactor licensees 20 year extensions to operate. Anything they find incovenient (such as radioactive waste) it is simply deemed to be out of scope, and when citizens such as myself have the balls to tell seemingly ignorant ass monkeys like Lawrence G. McDade the truth, that the boards are made up of Pro-Industry Pricks, he thumps his chest, and tosses out our contentions like some anal retentive chimp tripping on LSD. Seems in his w0rld, he believes he is worthy of some respect by virtue of his position, comes from the old school of thought that judges, elected officials and the president of the United States are ENTITLED to our respect by virtue of their the old saying goes, FUCK THAT NOISE. Just for the record, I'd classify George Bush as a prick as well, and would not hesitate to state such to his face.

So, back to the question. 49 communities so far are being FORCED to play host to aging and dangerous reactors for at least 20 more years. The DOE, the NRC and our federal government have FAILED to deal with the waste streams from nuclear power, defacto turning every reactor site into high level radioactive waste storage facilities without adequate safeguards, such as those required if Yucca Mountain ever gets licensed and built. The NRC acts as if it is above the law, and licensees simply buy off whoever they need to in their attempts to keep their aging, leaking, cancer causing facilities up and churning out profit.

Which raises the question...should state governors take manners into their own hands, and use the National Guard to seize control of, and shut down these facilities. Here in New York, the DEC could simply refuse to grant a discharge permit, could demand that the Indian Point facility shut down until such time as it has installed a Closed Cooling system that was promised some 30 years ago. Further, the State Attorney General could state that future committments to come into compliance are inadequate, could state that New York is no longer willing to wait for the Siren Systems to be up and operating correctly. All this being so, and based on the very real reality that the NRC has NEVER TERMINATED a license against the reactor owners wishes, is it time to use our State National Guard to shut down Indian Point? What is George Bush going to do, call out the Army to go to war against us? DOUBTFUL.

The state could hire whatever former Entergy employees were needed to maintain safe shut down, and to decommission the reactors. Might seem harsh, but lets be real. Our community agreed to play host for 40 years, and only if the operator obeyed ALL LAWS and REGULATIONS as written. The NRC has granted Indian Point hundreds of exemptions to the rules, so they have broken their contract with our community. We would be fully within our rights as a state to use our military troops to shut down a dangerous facility that is endangering human health and the environment.

While we are doing some radical thinking, here is some more food for thought. The State of New York, and all counties being forced to pay for Emergency Planning and Security have the LEGAL RIGHT to simply STOP PAYING FOR THOSE COSTS, and the NRC has no choice but to force FEMA to step in and pay them...sure if FEMA were suddenly having to pick up the tab for ENTERGY, they might have a change of heart about the adequacy of Indian Points Emergency plan. By the way, EVERY REACTOR COMMUNITY IN AMERICA HAS THAT RIGHT.

Pilgrim waste needs critical look, AG says

The state has gone to court to force the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to look at the safety of waste storage at Pilgrim.The state has gone to court to force the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission to look at the safety of waste storage at Pilgrim. (File/The Boston Globe)
EmailPrint Text size + By Robert Knox
Globe Correspondent / December 13, 2007

The state attorney general's office has gone to federal court to argue that the storage of nuclear waste at the Pilgrim nuclear power plant should be studied by federal regulators as a possible danger to residents.

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Assistant Attorney General Matthew Brock, in oral arguments in the US Court of Appeals in Boston last week, challenged the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's refusal to hold a hearing on the safety of storing spent fuel at the Plymouth plant. Briefs in the case will be prepared over the next month and filed by the end of January.

Brock's office is arguing that the potential risk of fire in the spent-fuel storage pools - whether sparked by accident or terrorism - should be weighed by the NRC in its decision on whether to extend Pilgrim's license for another 20 years.

Last year, the five members of the NRC, appointed by the president, rejected that notion. Instead, they accepted their staff's conclusions that the consequences of a "spent-fuel pool accident" are unlikely to be serious.

The state appealed, leading to last week's hearing.

The possible danger of storing nuclear waste on site has become a rallying cry for critics of the NRC, which regulates the nuclear power industry.

Local advocates, including residents of Plymouth and Duxbury, signed a letter to Attorney General Martha Coakley this week backing her action in taking the spent-fuel issue to court. The letter states that Massachusetts's actions have set a precedent that other states such as New York are following.

The governor and attorney general of New York have gone to court to question the security of the Indian Point reactor.

New York officials contend that the attacks of Sept. 11 changed the nature of risk at nuclear plants, warranting a new and critical look at the safety of on-site spent fuel storage.

A New York Times editorial last week backed that state's actions and also questioned how other plants across the nation, such as Pilgrim, can be permitted to operate with on-site, above-ground nuclear waste storage systems.

While spent nuclear fuel rods are stored outside New York's Indian Point reactor facility, at Pilgrim they are stored in water inside the plant.

Critics of that method, including the National Academy of Sciences, have argued that Pilgrim's storage method renders the plant vulnerable to a spent fuel fire caused by an attack or by human or mechanical error.

Both NRC and Pilgrim officials have repeatedly defended the safety of the plant. The NRC has pointed to security upgrades it required plants to institute after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

NRC spokesman Neil Sheehan said his agency took the possibility of a terrorist attack into consideration in previous court challenges and concluded that even under the "most severe, plausible-threat scenarios" - ground assault and aircraft impact - radiation emissions would probably be too low to pose a problem for Pilgrim's neighbors.

Local critics of the NRC say the outcome of the state's appeal may have important consequences for Pilgrim's neighbors.

Without a victory on appeal, "highly toxic spent fuel assemblies will be stored on site for the indefinite future," said Mary Lampert of Pilgrim Watch, a regional advocacy group that also raised the spent fuel storage issue.

The NRC has ruled that both issues of stored nuclear waste and plant security - concerns frequently raised at public meetings held on relicensing in the Plymouth area over the last two years - are outside licensing proceedings and therefore off the table when the NRC decides whether to extend Pilgrim's operating license.

But those issues are considered in the ongoing regulation of the nation's nuclear facilities, the NRC states.

Having heard the oral arguments, the court asked the two parties whether they could agree on a date for holding a review of the state's appeal, Sheehan said.

Amie Breton, spokeswoman for the state attorney general's office, said the court is expecting written briefs by Jan. 31 if a date has not been set.

In addition to the current appeal, the state has also filed a so-called rule-making petition asking the agency to change its current licensing policy and consider spent fuel storage in relicensing reviews. The appeal was necessary, Lampert said, because relicensing could occur before the petition to change the rules is decided.

Robert Knox can be contacted at

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Nuclear Renaissance and The Peaceful Atom

Just one quick example of the so called PEACEFUL ATOM as the world runs headlong down the path to putting nuclear reactors in almost every country in the world...a cut and paste of some nuclear stories making the rounds yesterday...remember folks, it is only a matter of a few steps to go from commercial nuclear use, to military nuclear use.
 Nuclear  - ballistic missile /ntf1
Delhi Energy India Nuclear Photos
Gulf Daily News
India boosts nuclear plan
NEW DELHI: India announced major plans to increase its nuclear capabilities yesterday, saying it was close to testing a ballistic missile capable of hitting targets up to 6,000km away. Such a dist... (photo: Creative Commons/ )
Agni missile
Delhi India Media Missile Photos
The Times Of India
India working on doubling nuclear strike range: official
NEW DELHI: India announced Wednesday it was working on a new ballistic missile capable of hitting targets 6,000 kilometres (3,800 miles) away, which would more than double its current nuclear strike... (photo: AP /Ajit Kumar, File)
 In this photo released by Israel´s Government Press Office on Feb. 14, 2007, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, center, Defense Minister Amir Peretz, right, and then Chief of Staff Dan Halutz are seen at the Prime Minister´s office prior to a ceremony. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz are likely to absorb heavy criticism when an inquiry into their wartime conduct releases its initial findings this week, Israeli media reported Saturday April 29 2007. Saying it had obtained preliminary findings of the classified report, Israel´s Channel 10 TV said the commission of inquiry into last summer´s 34-day war between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas found that both leaders had failed in their roles, but stopped short of calling on them to resign. (AP Photo/Amos Ben Gershom-GPO,HO) ** ISRAEL OUT ** (tmg1) Independent online
Iran still seeking nuclear bomb - Olmert
Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Tuesday that Iran was still pursuing a nuclear weapon and called on the international community to pressure the Islamic Republic to suspend its... (photo: AP Photo/Amos Ben Gershom-GPO,HO)
Election Government Minister Photos Politic
 A Pakistan-made missile is on display during the Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad, on March 23, 2005. On Thursday, March 31, 2005, Pakistan´s military said that they had successfully test-fired its short-range nuclear capable missile. (dn1) The Australian
Pakistan dismisses nuclear theft threat

PAKISTAN'S military vowed a strong response to any international attempt to seize its atomic arsenal as the army successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable cruise missile. The security of Pakistan'... (photo: AP Photo/B. K. Bangash)
Military Nuclear Pakistan Photos US

Bombs and Nuclear Reactor Sites

Seems we have another case involving a worker, a homemade bomb, and a nuclear reactor site that are making the news. This one involves a man working at the Sellafield Reactor over in England. Seems that authorities found the bomb in a recently employed contractor's flat/home, and the authroities are searching for the man who was last seen enjoying a pint in a local pub.

This incident raises two important questions.

1. How can the NRC claim that nuclear sites are not the target of terrorist, that the chance of a terrorist attack is so remote as to be unworthy of consideration in and Environmental Report when this is the second such BOMB SCARE for a reactor site in a period of well under two months?

2. Was the first bomb scare here in America a STAGED FAKE EVENT to make the reactor site look good during and NRC investigation? We posed this question at the time of the event, and it seems rather odd that we have seen NO FOLLOW UP ON THAT STORY since the day it happened. The worker that had the truck in the bed of his pickup truck was cleared almost INSTANTLY, and police and the NRC both almost instantly said they had no clue how such and explosive device ended up in the man's pick up truck bed, but reasoned it was probably TOSSED THERE by someone at the apartment complex. Where is the news media in bringing us and update on this important story? Sorry,but we here at GNB smell a skunk, and until we learn otherwise believe the event at Palo Verde was a staged propaganda event.
U.K. Man Held; Bomb Found at Nuclear Worker's Home, BBC Says

By Paul Dobson

Dec. 12 (Bloomberg) -- Police arrested a 30-year-old man after a bomb was found at the house of a contractor who worked at the U.K.'s Sellafield nuclear site, the British Broadcasting Corp. reported, without saying where it got the information.

Sellafield worker in bomb scare
Darren Morris
Darren Morris was last seen at Egremont's Red Lion pub

A bomb has been discovered at the home of a contractor recently employed at the Sellafield nuclear plant.

Explosive experts were called to Southey Walk in Egremont, Cumbria, on Monday afternoon, where the "rudimentary device" was made safe.

Police are now seeking Darren Morris, the property's current occupant, who was last seen in a local pub.

The 30-year-old is understood to have been involved in maintenance work at the nuclear reprocessing complex.

Cumbria Police are liaising with Sellafield Ltd in a bid to trace Mr Morris.

Acting Supt Gary Slater said: "I would like to reassure local people that this is an isolated incident and something which is rare in Cumbria.

"A thorough investigation is under way, but we are asking for the public's help in finding Mr Morris."

'Security measures'

The contractor was last seen at the Red Lion pub in Main Street, Egremont, on Monday afternoon.

A spokesman for Sellafield Ltd said: "Following an incident in Egremont on Monday, Sellafield Ltd and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary were asked to assist Cumbria Police in its search for Darren Morris, who has recently worked on the site as part of externally contracted work.

"The request came following the discovery of a suspicious package at a house occupied by Mr Morris.

"Sellafield Ltd and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary will continue to work with Cumbria Police in an effort to trace Mr Morris."

was disarmed by safety experts, the BBC said.

The Roy Process For Neutralizing Nuclear Waste

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Another Entergy Reactor Site LEAKING Tritium...NRC Promises To Help Cover It Up!

OK, we extrapolated based on the experience here at Indian Point that the NRC will help in a cover up of the newly found Tritium Leak at Entergy's Palisades reactor site, but you can bet money that Neil Sheehan will be running to the news media shortly claiming there is no immediate risk to the General Public of Michigan, and that Entergy is within their license allowances since the tritium has not left the site yet...sounds like a COVER UP TO US.

Radioactive substance found in well outside Palisades plant

December 12, 2007 - 3:10PM

COVERT (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Entergy, the owner of the Palisades Nuclear Plant, has informed the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission that a radioactive substance has been found in one of their monitoring wells.

The substance found was tritium, a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. It is often used in watch dials and exit signs that glow in the dark. Curious here...have you ever seen the lengths that the NRC goes to to retrieve missing exit signs? BUT, let a reactor leak tritium, and its fine.

The amount of tritium was relatively low, although over the limit allowed in drinking water. The water in the well is not used for drinking, so Entergy was not technically required to report the findings. A representative said that they made the report as a conservative measure. Entergy did make the county and local municipalities aware of the situation. This is the same bull shit response Entergy gives the citizens around Indian Point!

No Time For Congressman John Hall's ISA Bill, But Christmas and Christ Got It Made

We have some very serious issues in this country, and in our own district here in New York, with Indian Point and Illegal Aliens at the top of the list, followed closely by the War in Iraq. Congressman John Hall's bill calling for and ISA (Independent Safety Assessment) of Indian Point languishes in obscurity in some long forgotten subcommittee, but in their race to appease the radical right wing voters of America, Congress is falling over backwards to eliminate separation of Church and State with H. Res. 847!

Seems that our dearly loved DO NOTHING CONGRESS is all in a tizzy to push through this Christians of Good Faith Christmas Resolution for the born again, Bible Thumping, God Fearing folk of the world, and to reiterate that America would not be America if not for God, Jesus and the Holy Smoke. Lawrence G. McDade probably wet himself with holy water upon hearing about this bill, good Christian Pro Nuclear Judge that he is. No mention of the Jews, Muslims or agnostics and not even Santa Claus has earned a howdoyoudo in this CHRISTIAN' ONLY love fest of a resolution.

So, no Democratic push to DEFUND THE WAR, no bill to Impeach Bush and Cheney, and all of us host communities with aging, dangerous cancer causing reactors are shit out of luck, but trust me, the Christians will get their JESUS RESOLUTION before Congress heads home on Christmas Break. We here at GNB thought we would add a few missing words to the resolution.


Recognizing the importance of Christmas Sales and the Christian faith that will protect children from lead contaminated Chinese Import Toys.


Recognizing the importance of Christmas Sales and the Christian faith that will protect children from lead contaminated Chinese Import Toys.

Whereas Christmas, a holiday of great financial significance to Americans and their greedy corporations, and many other cultures and nationalities, is celebrated annually by Christians and those who just like the concept of Santa Claus and getting gifts throughout the United States and the world;

Whereas there are approximately 225,000,000 supposed Christians in the United States, making Christianity the religion of over three-fourths of the American population;

Whereas there are approximately 2,000,000,000 supposed Christians throughout the world, making Christianity the largest self serving religion in the world and the religion of about one-third of the world population;

Whereas Christians identify themselves as those who believe in the salvation from sin offered to them through the sacrifice of their savior, Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and who, out of gratitude for the gift of salvation, commit themselves to living their lives in accordance with the teachings of the Holy Bible; as long as it is not inconvenient, and requires no personal sacrifice;

Whereas Christians and Christianity have contributed greatly to the development of western civilization; and the molesting of tens of thousands of Children in the name of Christ...(see Catholic Priests in footnote);

Whereas the United States, being founded as a constitutional republic in the traditions of western civilization, finds much in its history that points observers back to its roots in Christianity;

Whereas on December 25 of each calendar year, American Christians observe Christmas, the holiday celebrating the birth of their savior, Jesus Christ; even Mitt Romney;

Whereas for Christians, Christmas is celebrated as a recognition of God's redemption, mercy, and Grace; and the gifts and feasting are just extra added attractions;

Whereas many Christians and non-Christians throughout the United States and the rest of the world, celebrate Christmas as a time to serve others, such as their corporate masters that make them work on Christmas Eve: Now, therefore be it

    Resolved, That the House of Representatives--Having Nothing Better To Do

      (1) recognizes the Christian faith as one of the great religions of the world; right behind Nascar, and Sunday Football
      (2) expresses continued support for Christians in the United States and worldwide; as long as it does not interfere with Corporate Profits, or Homeland Security

      (3) acknowledges the international religious and historical importance of Christmas Sales and the Christian faith

      (4) acknowledges and supports the role played by Christians and Christianity in driving holiday sales, and the founding of the United States and in the formation of the western civilization

      (5) rejects bigotry and persecution directed against Christians, both in the United States and worldwide, but its OK to think of homosexuality as a abomination against God; and

      (6) expresses its deepest respect to American Christians and Christians throughout the world.