Newsletter X 2022

March 07th to 11st

 

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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:

01 March 2006 (INES 2) NPP Kozloduy, BGR

05 March 1969 (INES 3) nuclear factory Sellafield, GBR

06 March 2006 (INES Class.?!) NFS, Erwin, TN, USA

08 March 2002 (INES 3) NPP Davis Besse, OH, USA

10 March 1970 (INES 3 | NAMS 2,6) nuclear factory Sellafield, GBR

11 March 1958 (Broken Arrow) Mars Bluff, USA

11 March 2011 (INES 7 | NAMS 7,5) NPP Fukushima Daiichi, JPN

12 March 2011 (INES 3) NPP Fukushima Daini, JPN

13 March 1980 (INES 4) NPP Saint-Laurent, FRA

19 March 1971 (INES 3 | NAMS 2) nuclear factory Sellafield, GBR

25 March 1955 (INES 5 | NAMS 4,3) nuclear factory Sellafield, GBR

28 March 1979 (INES 5 | NAMS 7,9) NPP Three mile island, PA, USA

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We are looking for current information. If you can help, please send a message to: nukleare-welt@reaktorpleite.de

 

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11. March

 

Fukushima | War | Climate & Environment

Fukushima, war, climate and possible nuclear catastrophe

The circumstances mean that today we not only have to talk about Fukushima, but also about Chernobyl, war, and climate and nuclear disasters. Unfortunately, we have to state that everything we have warned about for decades has unfortunately actually happened.

The consequences of the reactor catastrophe in Fukushima, which took place 11 years ago, still concern us today. The Japanese government wants to discharge 1,3 million tons of highly radioactive cooling water unfiltered into the sea next year. This is irresponsible!

We have always warned that nuclear power plants pose a huge danger in armed conflicts. Now the 19 reactor units in Ukraine are partly under direct fire in this war. Shells hit the reactor site, parts of the plant burn...

... Any weapon sent by the federal government to the war zone will not shorten this war, but prolong it! Tens of thousands of people will die and Ukraine will soon be completely in ruins. For what? Due to the consequences of the war, there will be no better future in the foreseeable future. So what's the point of this war? Does it really make sense for Ukraine to conduct its struggle as it is being conducted now? Are there no alternatives?

The media prefer to question ministers, generals, boxers and military experts about this war. Real peace and conflict researchers almost never get a chance to speak. We are witnessing a fatal renaissance in military thinking. Fundamentally other civil conflict resolution options are hardly noticed in the media ...

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Zaporizhia | Ukraine | Urenco | Uranium transport

Deliveries from Gronau to Ukraine:

Uranium business is uranium business

The operator of Germany's only uranium enrichment plant intends to continue supplying the "good customer" Ukraine with fuel ...

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Fukushima | Japan | Nuclear lobby

atomic shock

Japan: Fukushima reactor accident marks eleventh anniversary. The nuclear power lobby glosses over the catastrophic consequences for people and nature ...

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Gas | Energy price

Gas from Russia: That's how full the gas storage facilities in the EU countries are

The filling level of the gas storage facilities throughout the EU has been falling for seasonal reasons since mid-October 2021. This is not unusual, but unlike in previous years, the gas storage facilities were not full at the beginning of winter. This has led to rapid price increases on the market, but the situation in the individual EU countries is very different...

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Electricity price | Bulgaria

The lights go out in Bulgaria

Bulgaria is suffering from extremely high electricity costs. And this despite the fact that the country produces so much electricity that it even exports it. How can that be? Does that also have something to do with the Russian invasion of Ukraine? ...

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Putin | War | war criminals

Are Putin's days in power already numbered?

- More people than ever around the world are hoping for a change of power in Moscow. Is that just wishful thinking?
- The unrest in the very highest circles under Putin is actually growing - above all because of more and more mishaps in the army.
- “Peacefriends” in the armed forces and intelligence services, who are said to be already putting out feelers to the West, could end both the war and Putin's rule.

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Media | Press freedom

It's war - what can the media show? 

The media should/want to protect their consumers from cruel images. Doesn't that cover up the cruelty of war and thus make it easier to wage supposedly clean wars? ...

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11 March 1958 - (Broken Arrow) - Mars Bluff - A Mark 6 nuclear bomb fell from a B-47E flying at about 4500 meters altitude. The conventional squib exploded in a garden and tore a crater about 21 meters in diameter and 11 meters deep. 6 people were injured...

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11 March 2011 - (INES 7 - NAMS 7,5) - Fukushima Daiichi NPP - 1,59 million Tbq of radioactivity were released - The Tōhoku earthquake 130 kilometers off the coast of Japan triggered a tsunami that killed 19000 people and shut down the cooling systems of three reactors at the Fukushima-1 Daiichi nuclear power plant. Reactor block-1 exploded on March 12, block-3 on March 14 and block-2 on March 15, 2011 ...

 

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10. March

 

War | Climate & Environment | information war

There's a war going on, so the climate doesn't matter at all

The war undermines everything: Industry should become more sustainable and climate-friendly. The agricultural industry is now also sensing the right moment ...

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biogas

Versatile problem solver: Politics is rediscovering domestic biogas

Biogas has the potential to replace a large part of gas imports from Russia. This gives the long-maligned technology new impetus. The industry is now demanding that unnecessary hurdles be removed.

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Emissions | climate change | Trump

US environmental agency withdraws Trump intervention: Clean Air Act back into force

California's special right to reduce car emissions, conceded under President Trump, has been reinstated by the US Federal Environmental Agency ...

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Runtime

Debate about AKW running times:

Little power and a lot of trouble

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and the Ministry of the Environment reject longer nuclear power plant terms because of the high risks. Security would only be an issue ...

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Corrupt | Armament | pocket filler

Export master Germany: The corruption file

Previously unpublished files provide new insights into foreign bribery in German business - and how rarely the judiciary convicts the perpetrators. The documents show that bribes are even more common in the armaments industry than previously known. Eastern Europe and Russia are among the most affected regions ...

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Zaporizhia | Ukraine

Atomic Energy Agency concerned: Connection to another nuclear power plant in Ukraine severed

- The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) looks to Ukraine with concern.
- After the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, contact with the largest Ukrainian nuclear power plant in Zaporizhia has now also been severed.
- The data connection to the surveillance devices in Zaporizhia had failed
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Putin | war criminals

No time for bets

Vladimir Putin is a war criminal. In order to help the Ukrainians, we need to be very clear - and de-escalate at the same time

 

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09. March

 

Chernobyl

war against Ukraine

Chernobyl monitoring suspended

The International Atomic Energy Agency is no longer connected to the monitoring devices of the Chernobyl nuclear ruins in Ukraine. In addition, the situation of the personnel detained by the Russian army is deteriorating ...

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Russia

Russian attack on Ukraine

Putin's war: What are the chances of mass protests in Russia

There have already been protests in Russia against the war of aggression in Ukraine. So far, however, they have been manageable. Will there be mass demonstrations in the future, as Kremlin critic Navalny hopes? ...

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resistance

Open letter from Neubauer, Rezo and Co.:

Citizens' movement calls for a ban on imports of Russian oil and gas

- Because of Putin's war in Ukraine, the citizens' movement Campact has called for an immediate ban on imports of oil and gas from Russia.
- "Turn off the money supply to the Russian leadership!" is the clear appeal in an open letter to the federal government.
- This was signed by numerous celebrities, including Luisa Neubauer and Rezo
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Ukraine

Cancellation of territorial separations

Zelenskyi apparently ready to negotiate neutrality of Ukraine

Guarantee states could be the USA, Turkey and neighboring countries. It is said that Russia must unequivocally recognize Ukrainian statehood ...

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great statesmen | horror clowns | war criminals

Final balance of a "Putin understander"

Like former US presidents, Putin belongs before the International Criminal Court ...

 

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08. March

 

Gronau | Lingen | Uranium transport | Russia

War in Ukraine: Nuclear power opponents for uranium supply stop

Anti-nuclear initiatives are demanding that the federal government stop supplying uranium to Russia and Ukraine. The reason is concern for the safety of Ukrainian nuclear power plants in the war zone ...

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Lobby

Order: Bundestag

The lobby armada of ex-politicians

Many former politicians and civil servants work as consultants for a lobbying firm. The represents large German and international corporations. The former SPD MP Johannes Kahrs is also one of them ...

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Ukraine

Let the stronger one give in and make a peace offering!

Europe looks on in disgust instead of trying to end the war with a reasonable offer ...

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Runtime

Concern about energy shortages:

Nuclear companies warn of high hurdles for lifetime extension

- According to German nuclear companies, the bottlenecks in gas and coal imports feared as a result of the war in Ukraine can hardly be compensated for by longer operating times for nuclear power plants.
- The delivery of new fuel rods takes a long time, a spokeswoman said.
- Most recently, the required uranium was mainly obtained from Kazakhstan and Russia
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Women | Exile | Ukraine

War in Ukraine:

“Does Putin have children?” asks my daughter

The author Lana Lux moved to Germany with her family as a child in 1996 and began to fear Ukraine, the country of her birth. This has changed now ...

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Women | Exile | human trafficking

International Women's Day: Recognize gender-specific reasons for fleeing

As of today, March 8th, the European alliance "Feminist Asylum" is calling for a reversal in migration policy ...

 

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07. March

 

NATO | Russia

Washington's handling of Russia was a political blunder of epic proportions

It has long been clear that NATO's eastward expansion would lead to tragedy. Now we are paying the price for US arrogance ...

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Man, Elon, you here and still not on Mars?!

Elon MuskKini Jödler

Elon Musk interferes in the debate about a German nuclear phase-out

The war in Ukraine exposes the weaknesses of German energy policy. There are some indications that the last three nuclear power plants in the country should not be taken off the grid in December. This is also the attitude of Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder ...

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Markus SöderKini Jödler

Energy supply through Ukraine war

Söder calls for a longer service life for nuclear power plants

What consequences will the war in Ukraine have for Germany? For the security of the energy supply, CSU boss Söder is in favor of letting the nuclear power plants run longer ...

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IMHO

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Nuclear and armaments industry at the tax drip

In addition to the 100 billion euros that have already been promised for the armaments industry, extending the life of nuclear power plants would send the wrong signal Nuclear Lobby and MiC that it is the right way to instigate a war in order to obtain further billions and, quite incidentally, to overturn democratic decisions with far-reaching significance, such as the decision to phase out nuclear power.

Extending the operating life of nuclear power plants would lock in Subsidies in favor of the nuclear industry, which have flowed unhindered for 65 years, for many more years to come.

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Christian Lindner

Lindner sees life extension for nuclear power plants critical

Federal Finance Minister Christian Lindner does not expect any reorientation in nuclear power as a result of the Ukraine war to relieve the energy supply anytime soon ...

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Friday, March 11, 2022 from 17 p.m. to 18 p.m

Vigil in Hamm on the market square at the Pauluskirche!

Eleven years after the disaster in Fukushima

- No nuclear funding by the EU!
- No nuclear waste shipments to Russia!
- No nuclear factories in Germany!

Eleven years after the nuclear catastrophe in Japan, the EU wants to increase support for the construction of nuclear power plants, allegedly to do something for the climate. Nuclear waste is also transported towards Russia via the Hammer marshalling yard. We had therefore submitted a citizens' application so that this would be prevented in the future. This citizens' application was approved by the Hamm City Council on March 01st.

The uranium enrichment plant (UAA) in Gronau produces a lot of nuclear waste and is still in operation - the end is open. The same applies to the fuel element factory in Lingen, where the operating company, the French nuclear company Framatome, was not just thinking about a joint venture with the Russian nuclear company TVEL. This deal was almost perfect...

The fuel element factory in Lingen supplies more than 30 nuclear power plants worldwide with nuclear fuel.

The fighting near the nuclear power plants in Ukraine shows how dangerous this technology really is!

The discussion about the dismantling of the THTR in Hamm begins. So there is still enough to do.

More anniversaries in March, see above

To participate in the vigil (corona compliant with distance and mask) call:

Bürgerinitiative Umweltschutz Hamm, Hamm gegen Atom, Klimabündnis Hamm, Forum für Umwelt und gerechte Entwicklung (FUgE)

 

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Capital | growth | climate catastrophe

Will the world end sooner than capitalism?

The limits of growth become noticeable. Nevertheless, Olaf Scholz calls for a "clear commitment to growth". Is there no objection?

 

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Background knowledge

 

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reaktorpleite.de

 

Map of the nuclear world:

The world as the scene of the climate catastrophe ...

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The internal search:

climate catastrophe

brought the following results, among others:

 

THTR Newsletter #154, December 2021: All good, right? Nuclear phase-out, HTR entry, climate and military

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September 24th, 2021 - Disarmament for the climate: No exceptions for the military in the climate agreements

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May 03, 2021 - The military as the cause of the climate catastrophe - War on the environment

 

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YouTube channel - Reaktorpleite

 

2021 - ZDF live today - 34:18

How bad is the climate crisis really going to be?

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2020 - Stephan Scheer - Phoenix - 43:35

Germany in climate change

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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: climate catastrophe

https://www.ecosia.org/search?q=Klimakatastrophe

 

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AtomkraftwerkePlag -
Research platform on atomic energy

 

Target nuclear power plant

Additional Risks

Nuclear power plants are not only endangered by natural disasters or internal causes such as quality defects, power failures and human error. Military flight maneuvers and nuclear power plant sites located in flight paths from civil airports also pose a risk, as the past has already shown.

Due to the current threat situation, the risk of an attack has also increased further. There have been several plans for attacks and attacks that have actually been carried out in recent decades.

A study by the Society for Plant and Reactor Safety (GRS) from 2003, commissioned by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, pointed to the dangers of plane crashes, targeted terrorist attacks and the effects of war. This study was kept secret from the public upon completion...

Perpetrated and planned attacks during the operational phase

Brennilis/Monts d´Arrée (France)

On August 15, 1975, Breton terrorists fighting for Brittany's independence from France attacked the reactor with two bombs. 

The separatists had crossed the facility's artificial cooling lake in a boat and cut through the fence. A vent and water inlet were damaged by the blasts. The reactor was temporarily shut down for inspection.

Indian Point (USA)

The terrorist organization al-Qaeda was apparently planning to carry out an attack on the → Indian Point nuclear power plant on September 11, 2001, which is only 56 kilometers north of New York City. Had this been implemented, it is estimated that 43.700 people would have died instantly and 518.000 would have contracted cancer. The cleanup and sanitation would have cost $XNUMX trillion...

 

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Wikipedia

 

Global warming

Current global warming or warming (colloquially “climate change”) is the increase in the mean temperature of the Earth's near atmosphere and seas. It is an anthropogenic (= man-made) climate change, since it is due to the increased activities of energy, agriculture, forestry, industry, transport and buildings since the beginning of industrialization, which emit greenhouse gases ...

climate catastrophe

Climate catastrophe is the term for climate change with worldwide catastrophic effects. This also includes uncontrolled global warming, for example as a greenhouse-earth scenario. In the mass media in particular, the term is often used as a framework for interpreting the feared consequences of man-made climate change. Sometimes, even in climate impact research, drastic consequences are referred to as climate catastrophes. Climate catastrophes serve as motifs in literature and film. If left unsolved, the current political, social and technological climate crisis would result in a climate catastrophe...

 

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