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Sunday, July 3, 2011

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Friday, June 3, 2011

Earth First Joins Indian Point Fight

For more images of the NRC Indian Point meeting held June 2 at Colonial Terrace in Cortlandt Manor click HERE.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Where is Astro Boy?

The government, all the governments, are not telling us the truth about the extent of the radiation... they are not telling the truth about the gravity of the accident in Japan, about the fuel rods blown to smithereens all around the nuclear power plant... where is GE, where is the International Atomic Energy Agency? Nobody knows what to do, they're just hoping it's going to go away, there's no mobilization of all nations, where is the UN? The folly, it's flabbergasting, and yet I don't think anyone reading this blog would have expected anything less in case such an accident would happen, and now it has... and nobody is listening. Expect maybe now the spiritual leaders of this world.
On Friday, Deepak Chopra has opened his doors, there is going to be an outcry from all those who care and understand about the fragility of life on Earth, this can't go on, none of it can, or there won't be anything left to save. Who benefits from all this? Are they really human? Haven't they seen the Earth from space, don't they know it's not limitless, it stands alone, with an atmosphere so thin, it could vaporize any second transforming our planet into Mars. And maybe that's our fate, but I still want to hope not, sorry for the soap box.
I know I worked very hard, you know here how hard I have worked, to transform Indian Point from just another aging nuclear power plant into a symbol for the entire movement, which when I entered it again, back in 2006, frankly, was quiet as a mouse, barely heard in the halls of Congress.
I've reached the point where I don't know what to do next, I'm lost, sad, confused, angry, tired, sick... but I know where I planted my seeds and with a little luck, they will grow into ducks lined in a row, and topple this empire of stupidity and greed.
I know you probably all think Trump is a fool, but I don't. He's been an exceptional businessman his entire life. Those who know him personally give him a sense of humor and a heart. He's a New Yorker. He now owns and runs a direct marketing network. If we can get Trump on the record wanting to shut down Indian Point, this could be a major victory for our side, regardless of whether or not you would ever want him for president. We need people like him, influential and powerful men and women in the world of science, business and politics, to rise up and pronounce their outrage at the way General Electric has built and run their nuclear reactors in Japan, which are now threatening the genome of all living things.
I'm pissed, because I bent over backwards to accommodate so many complacent fools. And now I can almost feel the radiation in my bones, which is worse than any atmospheric nuclear bomb test. We're killing this planet, numbed our senses to live resigned to be ruled by idiots. How many more nuclear disasters do we need? Don't let the media bury this, talk to the vast and wide community of independent small farms that have erupted around city centers. Don't discount the Native American community.
We can reclaim our future. But we need young people to understand, to stop believing the lies about healthy doses, to know that these radioactive isotopes don't exist in nature, that we made them, just like plastics. Biological systems don't know how to break them down.
I hope the anti-nuclear movement re-awakens, and joins forces with the green movement. I hope the green movement gets it now, and stops listening to misguided climate change alarmists like Patrick Moore, James Lovelock or Steward Brand.
A wave of anger is growing from Japan, it's loud, it's clear, they blame us, they blame America, they blame GE and our war machine, for the horrendous suffering they are experiencing again. It's near certainty now that Tokyo will have to be evacuated, that it will become the first ghost metropolis of the modern age. All so they could light up their avenues like Christmas trees.
I grew up loving Astro Boy... he was my cartoon hero as a child, this little black and white cartoon character which I couldn't wait to see on TV every afternoon while I vacationed here from France visiting my grandmother. But there's no real Astro Boy... at least not yet, maybe not for a long, long time. Maybe never if we don't find a way to stop this, rise out of all the technicalities, needled to death by minutia, and grow a single minded political action that gets the job done, and done quickly.
Remy C. www.rockthereactors.com

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Deepak Chopra and nuclear experts gather

Deepak Chopra and nuclear experts gather to talk about shutting down Indian Point

Deepak at Homebase: nuclear cautions & parallels:
Fukushima & Indian Point
Friday, April 15, 2011, 6 – 8pm NYC
Where: Deepak Homebase on the Mezzanine, 888 Broadway at East 19th street, limited seating.
The conversation with Deepak Chopra
Arnold Gundersen
, nuclear engineer, Vermont Yankee expert witness; Harvey Wasserman, journalist, one of the first to cover the Fukushima leak; Paul Gallay, Riverkeeper ED, working to permanently shut down Indian Point; and Duane Peterson, progressive political campaigner and non-profit environmental activist.
From: http://deepakchopra.com/engage/events

Indian Point April 2 Demo in Union Square on Fox News

NYC Activist Group Protests Against Indian Point Plant: MyFoxNY.com

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Harvey Wasserman in Peekskill, Sun Apr 10, 2PM

HARVEY WASSERMAN TO SPEAK IN PEEKSKILL, Riverfront Green, AT 2 PM

NOON ON SUNDAY, APRIL 10TH Join the PEACE PILGRIMAGE at INDIAN POINT as they begin their 206-mile walk to Vermont Yankee.

4/10 (Sun) Croton on Hudson – Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant - Peekskill (Starting at 11 am @ Shop Rite 460 Riverside Ave – to Indian Point to ending point Peekskill Metro North )

4/11 (Mon) Peekskill – Yorktown (Greenburg Town Meeting to close Indian Point 7 pm)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Shut Down Indian Point Rally in NYC Tomorrow, Saturday, April 2nd, NOON!

Media Advisory For Immediate Release
Contacts: Tom Siracuse at HYPERLINK tomsiracuse@hotmail.com 212-874-1254 or Evan Giller at HYPERLINK evangiller@earthlink.net 212-249-4309 917-701-5501
Tick Tick Tick! The Ticking Bomb That Is Indian Point is a Fukushima 24 miles North of NYC, Says New Anti-Nuclear Group
What: Emergency Demonstration to Shut Down Indian Point Now
Who: SDIPN! (Shut Down Indian Point Now!), an activist group against nuclear power
When: Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 at noon

Where: Union Square, south end
Summary: Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant is located near the intersection of two earthquake faults just 24 miles from New York City. Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Japan's Fukushima, as well as lesser accidents in many other nuclear power plants, show that nuclear energy cannot be safe and we cannot risk another disaster.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF A NUCLEAR ACCIDENT ARE DISASTROUS AND UNACCEPTABLE.
Nuclear plants have deadly by-products like plutonium, one of the deadliest toxins known, that can contaminate the environment for hundreds of years.
NYC'S WATER SUPPLY IS 12 MILES WEST OF INDIAN POINT. WE CAN'T RISK ITS CONTAMINATION FROM IODINE 131, WHICH HAS POISONED THE WATER OF TOKYO WHICH IS 170 MILES TO THE SOUTH OF FUKUSHIMA. According to the U.S. Geologic GEOLOGICAL Survey, Indian Point is ONE OF THE most dangerous PLANTS in the country!
THE NUCLEAR REGULATORY COMMISSION REQUIRES EVACUATION ONLY OUT TO TEN MILES IN CASE OF A NUCLEAR ACCIDENT EVEN THOUGH NYC IS 24 MILES DOWNWIND. SINCE IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO EVACUATE TEN MILLION PEOPLE, IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT INDIAN POINT BE IMMEDIATELY SHUT DOWN PERMANENTLY.
We don't need nuclear energy. During the heat wave of 2006, all nuclear power went off in the state and our electricity was still maintained. Only an average of 4-6% of the state's power comes from Indian Point. What we really need is an all out investment in ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND clean, renewable energy -- solar and wind, and a phase out of dirty and dangerous energy like coal, oil, gas and nuclear.
Indian Point is a disaster waiting to happen. Shut Down Indian Point Now! (SDIPN!) is a new group of activists that have come together for the express purpose of preventing another Fukushima in New York.
We are NOW demanding that Indian Point be shut down for the simple reason that nuclear power is inherently unsafe and until Indian Point is shut down, and replaced by renewable sources of energy, we shall not rest!
www.shutdownindianpointnow.org
info@shutdownindianpointnow.org
facebook:
www.facebook.com/ShutDownIndianPointNow

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Who is this "Int'l Commission" ?

Geoffrey Small writes:

Who is this "Int'l Commission" ? It's the ICRP, dedicated member of the international scientific nuclear industry lobby which likes to tell governments what standard doses of radiation they should apply to their people by law. They are very close friends with the IAEA, UNSCEAR, WHO, AREVA, EDF, Toshiba, NRC and hundreds of nuclear power companies.
Now they want the innocent Japanese public to be legally exposed to 20 years worth of radiation every hour so they can argue that they do not have to be evacuated from the highly contaminated Fukushima, Iwate and Ibaraki zones, and more importantly, so that the government, the authorities and the power companies, will not be breaking the law by failing to do so.

In the words of the late Dr. John Goffman who co-invented Plutonium, this is a license to murder.
In 1981 Goffman wrote "Licensing a nuclear power plant is in my view, licensing random premeditated murder. First of all, when you license a plant, you know what you're doing--so it's premeditated. You can't say, 'I didn't know.' Second, the evidence on radiation-producing cancer is beyond doubt. I've worked fifteen years on it, and so have many others. It is not a question any more: radiation produces cancer, and the evidence is good all the way down to the lowest doses. The only way you could license nuclear power plants and not have murder is if you could guarantee perfect containment. But they admit that they're not going to contain it perfectly. They allow workers to get irradiated, and they have an allowable dose for the population. So in essence I can figure out from their allowable amounts how many they are willing to kill per year."
Now in the case of the ICRP, the containment is out of control, plutonium, cesium 137, Iodine 131 reaching levels approaching Chernobyl--and now they want to raise the allowable dose for the population to 20 millisieverts per hour. If Goffman were alive today, I think he would be screaming murder.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

WE TRIED TO WARN YOU....

We here at the Green Nuclear Butterfly TRIED TO WARN YOU....we were labeled as heretics, shouted down, the NRC claiming we were alarmist who knew not what we spoke of...yet, look to Japan Indian Point neighbors...everything we WARNED YOU ABOUT is unfolding....do you really want to let the NRC bring that to the shores of the Hudson, or are you READY TO MARCH?

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Rising From The Ashes...Going to Be Reclaiming This Blog


How sadly tragic that many of the things warned about in this blog have come to fruition as citizens of Japan sit huddled together, alone and scared as they are ordered "Sheltered in Place" as the cancers from the radioactive fallout creeps into their bodies...can we all sing the nuclear industry lie, "There is no immediate danger"...fuck you Indian Point, NEI and NRC...there is danger, and hundreds of thousands of Japanese citizens are already destined to endure horrid cancers, many of them leading to deaths the nuclear industry will deny.

Indian Point needs to close...how many of you know that all three back up diesel generators are housed in the same building on the site? One fire, one flood, and our community is in the same boat Japan now finds itself in, and trust me, the situation there is far worse than the FACE SAVING Japanese officials are letting us know.

This blog was and is my domain, a project breathed into life for a purpose...it is time that I take it back, clean up the garbage from it's bones that does not belong, and refocus it back to it's original intent...a weapon with which to spread the truth about nuclear energy, do wake up the masses.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

NRC Throws Indian Point Under The Bus!

Cuomo Orders Safety Review Of Indian Point Nuclear Plant
March 16, 2011 5:26 PM

Reporting Marcia Kramer

BUCHANAN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered a complete safety review of Westchester County’s Indian Point nuclear plant after startling new information was revealed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

The NRC reportedly ranked Indian Point as the reactor with the highest risk of earthquake damage in the United States, even higher than the twin reactors in California’s quake zone, reports CBS 2′s Marcia Kramer.

“The Indian Point power plant is the most susceptible to earthquake because reactor number three is on a fault,” Gov. Cuomo said. “Frankly, that was surprising to me. One normally doesn’t think of earthquakes and New York in the same breath.”

Experts say Indian Point is about one mile from the intersection of two faults, and that has the governor concerned.

The plant is just 24 miles from New York City, and according to the NRC, it’s the plant with the highest possibility of earthquake damage.

Cuomo wasted no time in ordering an immediate safety review.

“I’ve had concern about Indian Point for a long time. As attorney general, I did a lot of work on Indian Point,” he said. “My position was that it shouldn’t be relicensed. My position was that it should be closed. I understand the power and the benefit; I also understand the risk, and this plant – in this proximity to New York City – was never a good risk.”

The folks who run Indian Point, however, say they’re not worried about a Japan-like meltdown there.

“I say only if a tsunami could make its way…up New York Harbor and the Hudson River, somehow avoid New York City, and drench our plant,” Jim Streets, director of communications at Entergy Nuclear Northeast, said. “It just doesn’t seem very realistic to me.”

Indian Point’s licenses are up for review in 2013 and 2015. Cuomo’s involvement in the case, and the findings of his safety review, could have an effect on those licenses.

Source:
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/03/16/cuomo-orders-safety-review-of-indian-point-nuclear-plant

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

France: The latest "Discovery" of a disturbing "anomaly" in a series of 34 reactors

The news remained discreetly buried in the depths of the site of the French Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN): Following recent studies, EDF has just "discovered" a disturbing "anomaly" standard on 34 of its reactors. In all reactors of 900 MW in case of major leakage from the primary circuit, the water injection safety circuit may be unable to prevent the meltdown of the reactor core.

The Nuclear Safety Authority (ASN) warns: "In an accident situation, for breach of certain sizes of primary pressure, the injection from the high pressure safety system may not be sufficient enough to cool the reactor core" (i) ..

The water injection security system is the only device that allows to delay a nuclear meltdown if there is a major leakage of primary circuit water. Its role is to inject massive quantities of boron water (ii) in this circuit to suppress the nuclear reaction and cool the core.

So EDF has discovered this while the first series of 900 MW reactors have been running for over 30 years (iii), it is unable to assess whether the injected water through the system is uniformly distributed in the three loops of the primary circuit of the reactor; the ASN has admitted ,"it might not allow sufficient cooling of the reactor core" (iv).EDF has let 34 nuclear reactors run for a quarter of a century before to ensure the effectiveness of this primary prevention system against nuclear meltdown.

Why has this discovery occurred so late? It is extremely disturbing that a problem of this magnitude has been ignored for so long by EDF ...

The plants concerned are: Blaye (Gironde), Bugey (Ain), Chinon (Indre-et-Loire) Cruas (Ardèche), Dampierre (Loiret), Fessenheim (Haut-Rhin), Gravelines (Nord), Saint- Laurent des Eaux (Loir-et-Cher), Tricastin (Drôme). Or all of the thirty four 900 MW nuclear reactors, some of which have already reached 30 years of operation. EDF has put all its eggs in one basket, multiplying the risks as they go along....

Under the precautionary principle, the Network "Sortir du nucléaire" demands the closure of the reactors concerned

An accident caused by these "anomalies" would have catastrophic consequences. In a context where security concerns are increasing in recent years (v), this possibility must always be taken into account. Especially considering that 21 reactors run on MOX fuel containing plutonium.

More than ever, the discovery of these failures shows vividly the need for a political energy transition as quickly as possible, to finally get out of the French nuclear risk imposed on the population for decades.In light of these security deficiencies, the Network "Sortir du nucléaire" has requested that the ASN plays its role, in requiring EDF, under the precautionary principle (vi), the closure without delay of the 34 reactors concerned.

Contacts:

Steven Mitchell +33 (0)952 495 022
Sortir du nucléaire +33 (0)478 282 922

NOTES:

i. Link to the opinion of the DSC security flaw:

http://www.asn.fr/index.php/Les-actions-de-l-ASN/Le-controle/Actualites-du-controle/Avis-d-incidents-des-installation-nucleaires/2011/Anomalie-generique-concernant-le-systeme-d-injection-de-securite

ii. The borated water serves to moderate the nuclear reaction in the core.

iii. The first reactor of 900 MW was connected to the grid in April 1977, the Central Fessenheim (Alsace). The last of the 34 900 MW reactor was connected to the power grid in November 1987 at the Central Chinon (Indre-et-Loire).

v. Report "The view of the IRSN on the safety and radiation protection of French nuclear power plants in 2009"

vi. The precautionary principle is constitutional since the integration of the Environmental Charter into the Constitution in 2005