Newsletter VIII 2022

February 20 to 27

 

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Nuclear Power Accidents

This PDF file contains a list of known accidents and releases of radioactivity. As new information becomes available, this list will be expanded and updated...

Excerpt for this month:

05 February 1958 (Broken Arrow) Tybee Island, USA

06 February 1974 (INES 4-5) NPP Sosnovy Bor, USSR

13 February 1950 (Broken Arrow) Princess Royal Island, CAN

16 February 2011 (INES 2) NPP Tricastin, FRA

22 February 1977 (INES 4) NPP Jaslovke Bohunice, SVK

end of February 2010 (INES Class.?!) NPP Vermont Yanks, VT, USA

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27. February

 

Nuclear lobby

Coal, gas, nuclear power

Will the Ukraine war bring about a change in the energy transition?

The war in Ukraine is shifting the focus of energy policy. Security of supply will be the dominant issue. The debate about nuclear energy also flared up again.

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WIP

great statesmen | horror clowns

War in Europe – 1 | 2 | 3

Putin's invasion of Ukraine

I overestimated Putin's intelligence. He has made himself untrustworthy with his lies and thus played into the hands of his enemies. This war against Ukraine will hasten Putin's end.

Putin had a historic opportunity and failed to seize it; he will not go down in history as Russia's innovator, but as a liar, warmonger and fratricide. His ability to fill his pockets with both hands will remain the only remarkable thing about the Putin era. This puts him on a par with criminal liars like the horror clowns Don Trumpl and Kim Young nonsense. Just another sham giant, pocket filler and "great statesman" ....

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Peace rally in Berlin-Mitte

Hundreds of thousands demonstrate in Berlin against attack on Ukraine

The rush to the peace rally against the Russian attack on Ukraine is huge: the police have so far spoken of a number of participants in the low six-digit range. At the same time, the influx from the surrounding area continues.

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Russia | Ukraine

Incident in Kiev

Grenades hit a nuclear waste camp

After the Chernobyl battle, a Russian attack sparked renewed fears of a nuclear catastrophe in Ukraine. Grenades narrowly missed a nuclear waste storage facility in the capital Kiev. Experts give the all-clear for the time being.

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IMHO

When Ukraine became independent, the Russians got rid of the ruins of Chernobyl and many other problems, and now Putin is reclaiming this huge pile of trouble...

 

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26. February

 

Nuclear lobby

War in Ukraine

Nuclear lobby involved

Energy Crisis: Demands to Suspend Nuclear Phase-Out. Associations warn of dangers, especially in times of war

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RussiaNATO | East Extension

geopolitics

Project Encirclement

Russia stalled and cheated for years. On the history of NATO's eastward expansion

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Nuclear lobby | nuclear energy

On a cozy course with nuclear power plants

Even Chernobyl is only known to many as an HBO series. Why nuclear power can also experience a comeback.

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Russia | Sanction

Ukraine-Russia war: Putin is a terrorist!

This man is unpredictable. The last ones probably realized that this week. Too late, says our columnist Ralph Sina.

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We demand: Lay down your arms!

A Peace Speech

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United Nations | China abstains

Russia blocks resolution in UN Security Council

Until the very end, diplomats in the UN Security Council were working on condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine. But three countries can only decide to abstain. Russia's rejection comes as expected. Now the General Assembly has to vote.

 

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25. February

 

Resistance | Russia

Hacker collective Anonymous

Cyber ​​attack on Russian Defense Ministry

Hacker collective Anonymous has announced "large-scale" cyberattacks on the Russian government. Now the website of the Russian Ministry of Defense seems to be affected.

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If you don't fight back, you live wrong...

The end of the world is approaching – or maybe not

A growing number of people meanwhile admit that they have lost the fight against global warming and are trying to prepare for the collapse of the planet. Is that a sensible strategy for dealing with the climate crisis?

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renewable

Resource biomethane - the unused gas storage

The war in Ukraine drastically reveals our dependence on Russian natural gas. In order to escape the impending emergency, even green politicians rely on fracked liquid gas from the USA. A lot of potential is dormant in domestic biogas.

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MIC | IAEA / PRIS / RRDB

Fighting at Chernobyl NPP "Illegal and dangerous hostage taking"

Even after the fighting near the former Chernobyl nuclear power plant has apparently ended, concern remains high. The USA spoke of a "hostage taking" of the employees. The International Atomic Energy Agency warned of an unsecured facility.

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IMHO

With 690 commercial reactors, 1085 research reactors and 300.000 tons of nuclear waste worldwide, all of humanity has taken itself hostage...

 

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24. February

 

Russia | Ukraine

Anti-war protests in Russia: 1700 arrests 44 cities

Despite warnings from Russian authorities against taking part in protests against the invasion of Ukraine, civil resistance is stirring in the country. The police responded with hundreds of arrests.

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wind

Performance boost in the country: turbines with six megawatts in planning

An evaluation by the Baden-Württemberg Renewable Energies Platform shows that the output per installed wind turbine has doubled here within ten years. Municipalities benefit from higher revenues.

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Fuel assembly plant in Lingen

Fuel element factory in Lingen: Rosatom withdraws application for participation

TVEL, a subsidiary of the Russian group Rosatom, actually wanted to join forces with the French operator of the factory. Apparently nothing will come of it.

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renewable

Renewable energies in southern Spain:

Battle against solar panels

In Andalusia, a good two dozen photovoltaic parks are to be built on an area of ​​3.000 hectares. But the people there have their problems with it.

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Ukraine

American and Russian Doctors Warn of Danger of Global Nuclear "Disaster"

"Regardless of the origin, cause or who initiated what, the fact remains that Ukraine has 15 operational nuclear reactors that could be at risk in the event of a conflict."

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Mochovce | Global 2000

Global 2000 reports Slovakian nuclear regulator over Mochovce 3

The reactor, just 200 kilometers from Vienna, is scheduled to go into operation in March after a long construction period. The environmental organization sees serious safety deficiencies

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Russia | Ukraine

In a war, the Ukrainian nuclear facilities are also endangered

Nuclear power in the line of fire

There are 15 nuclear power plants in Ukraine, including the largest in Europe. Its proximity to the frontline in eastern Ukraine raises fears that it could be attacked.

 

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23. February

 

Alliance Call

Stop the war! Peace for Ukraine and all of Europe

Rally at the Victory Column

The rally will take place on Sunday 27 February at 13pm on 17 June Street.

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Russia | Ukraine

Ukraine conflict: more honesty, less outrage, please!

Even after Moscow's offensive, Western governments continue to follow their misjudgments and illusions. In doing so, they should heed the advice of a US foreign policy expert

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wind

Green electricity

In the future, wind energy will do without rotating blades

Bladeless wind turbines generate electricity without the disadvantages associated with traditional wind turbines. They are also quiet and have low running costs. In fact, this technology could revolutionize the wind generation of the future.

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Fossil

Why there is bad and good natural gas

Energy and climate newsreel: pipelines, bubbling methane wells, a minister warning of climate protection, the prospect of a nuclear winter and irresponsibility in Berlin and Washington

 

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22. February

 

Russia | Ukraine

Russia crisis: Moscow is not afraid of sanctions - Putin can station troops in eastern Ukraine

Despite Western sanctions and threats, Russian President Putin is continuing his Ukraine plan. Apparently the script is being worked on in Russia and Putin seems to be prepared for any reactions from the West. Gas supplies from Russia to the West are still stable at a low level.

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Climate & Environment

The anger of the climate activists is growing: who, please, should save the world?

- After the Corona pandemic, we just continue as before and focus on unlimited growth.
- If climate activists get in the way, they get penalties, see the "Last Generation" initiative.
- But who, please, should save the earth 50 years after the report of the Club of Rome - if not the young people?

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Switzerland

Electricity policy à la SVP: "planned economy in the best GDR style"

In its latest energy paper, the SVP builds castles in the air. It propagates new nuclear power plants and does not want any subsidies for them.

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Sanctions against Russia:

The collaboration of Framatome and Rosatom in Germany as well as the Fuel assembly plant in Lingen should definitely be off the table.

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US Reactions to Ukraine Crisis:

Initially only small sanctions

The US reacted rhetorically sharply to Russia's recognition of the “People's Republics”, but kept the back door to diplomacy open.

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components fake parts

Billions in subsidies for nuclear power and counterfeit components

USA: 5,3 billion euros for nuclear industry - in "most, if not all" nuclear power plants, unsafe components are said to be installed; France must save the bankrupt EDF with 2,1 billion

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22 February 1977 - (INES 4) - Jaslovské Bohunice NPP - When loading fresh fuel elements, some of them overheated, the reactor hall was contaminated. The reactor was shut down after the accident ...

 

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21. February

 

great statesmen

Putin and the Ukraine conflict:

Nerves like a mongoose

Nobody knows exactly what Russia's president wants. In his tactics, however, he is clearly based on his favorite author Rudyard Kipling.

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France | EDFreactor breakdown | Cattenom

Cattenom nuclear plant suspected 

Oil pollutes the Moselle in the border triangle

French gendarmes discovered an oil film on the Moselle on Sunday. The suspected cause is the nuclear power plant in Cattenom.

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Bulgaria

Construction of Russian nuclear power plant splits Bulgaria

Top politicians in the Bulgarian government are trying to find a way out of the 40-year project to build a second nuclear power plant near the Danube island of Belene.

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Finland | Hanhikivi

A Russian nuclear power investor is becoming a problem in Finland

In view of its military threats against the West, is Russia still a trustworthy business partner for the construction of critical infrastructure? This is the question people ask themselves in Finland, where Rosatom is to build and co-own a nuclear power plant. Finnish investors are increasingly skeptical that this is a good idea.

 

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20. February

 

Australia + Renewables + Coal

Australia: Coal phase-out is getting closer

Down under, the rapid expansion of solar and wind energy is causing problems for coal-fired power plants

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Iraq

The deadly legacy of wars

Hardly any other country in the world is as burdened with mines, grenades and rockets as Iraq. But clearing is time-consuming and expensive. This creates new suffering and new victims who have trouble getting hold of the simplest prostheses.

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NATO

NATO is now showing Putin limits

- Twelve of the most modern US fighter planes, not recognizable to enemy radar, are now based in Rhineland-Palatinate.
- All NATO countries are raising their readiness levels - while nuclear-capable US Air Force B-52 bombers show up at unusually low altitudes over Sweden and Denmark.
- NATO is sending the Russian military a clear message familiar from the Cold War: up to here and no further.

 

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News+ February 20

 

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United States | MIC | Vietnam, AfghanistanIraq war

America's Disastrous 60 Years War

Three generations of conspicuous destruction by the military-industrial complex - and now the start of a new cold war against China and Russia

In the nearly 60 years that I've lived, America has fought five major wars, winning one definitely and then throwing away that victory while disastrously losing the other four. Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq and the Global War on Terrorism were of course the casualties; the Cold War is the only victory that must now be counted as a loss because its promise was so quickly squandered...

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IMHO

"America" ​​by Ramstein | We're all living in Amerika, Amerika ist wunderbar ...

Although Ramstein's music makes me feel a bit dizzy, this quote saves me a lot of words and, above all, their constant repetition. With the song "America" ​​they hit the nail on the head, or rather precisely localized the splinter in the eye of the beholder.

 

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Background knowledge

 

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reaktorpleite.de

 

Map of the nuclear world:

theater of war...

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The internal search:

United States

brought the following results, among others:

 

November 13, 2021 - The "great statesmen" of this world are puppets of the military

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February 25, 2021 - One and a half kilos of plutonium lie on the Nanda Devi

 

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YouTube channel - Reaktorpleite

 

DocuArea - 52:16

Atomic Bomb: The most powerful bomb in the world

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pdeicke - 01:32:12

Deadly Dust - uranium ammunition and its consequences

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Arte-56:55

Our Friend the Atom - by Kenichi Watanabe

 

Will open in a new window! - YouTube channel "Reaktorpleite" playlist - radioactivity worldwide ... - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJI6AtdHGth3FZbWsyyMMoIw-mT1Psuc5Playlist - radioactivity worldwide ...

This playlist contains over 150 videos on the topic

 

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Ecosia

This search engine is planting trees!

 

Keyword search: Wars+USA

https://www.ecosia.org/search?q=Kriege+USA

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Keyword search: Wars+Russia

https://www.ecosia.org/search?q=Kriege+Russland

 

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AtomkraftwerkePlag -
Research platform on atomic energy

 

USA

Military use of nuclear power

The United States began developing nuclear weapons during World War II, becoming the first nuclear power in 1945 and destroying the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with atomic bombs in the same year. It is estimated that the country has an inventory of 5.600 nuclear warheads (as of November 2021) ...

(IAEA | PRIS: United States of America - 93 REACTORS IN OPERATION - 2 REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION - 40 PERMANENT SHUTDOWN REACTORS)

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Russia

Military use of nuclear power

The former Soviet Union launched its nuclear weapons program during World War II, conducting the first successful nuclear weapons test in 1949, becoming the second nuclear power after the United States. It is estimated that the country has an inventory of 6.257 nuclear warheads (as of March 2021) ...

(IAEA | PRIS: Russia - 38 REACTORS IN OPERATION - 4 REACTORS UNDER CONSTRUCTION - 9 PERMANENT SHUTDOWN REACTORS)

 

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Wikipedia

 

NATO expansion to the east / criticism of expansion to the east

Rejection by US politicians

In an open letter dated June 26, 1997 to then President of the United States, Bill Clinton, more than 40 former senators, members of the government, ambassadors, disarmament and military experts expressed their concerns about his planned eastward expansion of NATO and called for its suspension. The signatories included Senate Defense Expert Sam Nunn, Gary Hart, Bennett Johnston, Mark Hatfield, Gordon J. Humphrey, and Ambassadors to Moscow Jack Matlock and Arthur Hartman, as well as Paul Nitze, Reagan's disarmament negotiator, Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense. D., Adm. James D. Watkins, former director of the CIA, Adm. Stansfield Turner, Philip Merrill, and scientists Richard Pipes and Marshall D. Shulman. The letter describes NATO's membership offers in 1997 as a "political error of historical proportions" ...

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Cold War

is the name given to the conflict between the Western powers led by the United States of America and the so-called Eastern bloc led by the Soviet Union, which they carried out from 1947 to 1989 with almost any means. There was never a direct military conflict between the superpowers USA, the Soviet Union and their respective military blocs, although there were proxy wars such as the Korean War, the Vietnam War and the war in Afghanistan. The Cold War appeared as a system confrontation between capitalism and communism and determined foreign and security policy worldwide in the second half of the 20th century. For decades, political, economic, technical and military efforts were made on both sides to contain or push back the influence of the other camp worldwide. The term East-West conflict is also used as a synonym for this era of the 20th century...

Interpretations of the origins of the East-West conflict

At the outbreak of World War II, the United States initially remained neutral, but under the terms of the lend-lease law, it provided massive capital and arms supplies to Great Britain and the Soviet Union. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces on December 7, 1941, they declared war on Japan and shortly thereafter received declarations of war from Germany and Italy. As in World War I, the industrial potential of the United States was crucial to the Allied victory. The surrender of the German Reich in May and the surrender of Japan in August 1945 ended World War II.

During World War II, the United States had made large profits with few casualties. Their total losses were 300.000 killed and 670.000 wounded, less than 0,5% of the population. The country emerged from the war as the only one economically stronger and at the end of the war had only one nuclear weapon of mass destruction. The US had risen to become a superpower with a global presence...

 

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