Newsletter XXIII 2022

June 01st to 09th

 

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Nuclear Power Accidents

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

Excerpt from the PDF file for this month:

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04 June 2008 - (INES 0) NPP Krsko, Ljubljana, SVN

08 June 1970 - (INES 4 | NAMS 3,6) LLNL, CA, USA

June 09, 1985 - (INES 4) NPP Davis Besse NPP, Oak Harbor, OH, USA

10 June 2009 - (INES 2) Cadarache, FRA

10 June 1977 - (INES Class.?) Millstone NPP, Waterford, CT, USA

June 13, 1984 - (INES Class.?) Fort St Vrain NPP, CO, USA

June 14, 1985 - (INES Class.?) Constituentes, Buenos Aires, ARG

16 June 2005 - (INES Class.?) Braidwood NPP, IL, USA

June 17, 1997 - (INES Class.?) Arzamas-16, Sarov, RUS

18 June 1999 - (INES 2) NPP Shika, JPN

18 June 1988 - (INES Class.?) Tihange-1 NPP, BEL

June 18, 1982 - (INES Class.?) Oconee NPP, SC, USA

19 June 1961 - (INES 3 | NAMS 4) Sellafield, GBR

June 21, 2013 - (INES Class.?) Kuosheng NPP, Wanli, TWN

June 23, 2012 - (INES 1) NPP Rajasthan NPP, IND

28 June 1992 - (INES 2) NPP Barsebäck-2 NPP, SWE

29 June 2005 - (INES Class.?) Forsmark NPP, SWE

30 June 1983 - (INES Class.?) Embalse NPP, ARG

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08. June

 

Combustion enginesEu Parliamentgreenhouse Gas

EU Parliament to ban new vehicles with combustion engines from 2035

In the fight for more climate protection, the EU Parliament wants to ban the sale of new cars with combustion engines from 2035.

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wind | Wannsee | renewable

Renewable energies in Berlin

Association proposes Wannsee reactor as a location for wind turbines

Under pressure from the federal government, Berlin is looking for ways to set up wind turbines in the city. More options seem conceivable than expected: the research reactor at Wannsee is one possible location.

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Büchel | ICAN | IPPNW | Nuclear weapons

Opponents of nuclear weapons hold action week in Büchel

BOOK. Activists of the German sections of the organizations International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) and International Doctors for the Prevention of Nuclear War/Doctors in Social Responsibility eV (IPPNW) are giving notice from July 5th to 10.7th. organized an action week at Büchel Air Base to protest against the nuclear weapons stored there.

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Chomsky | Ukraine war | nuclear war

Chomsky: We must insist that nuclear war is an unthinkable policy

Peaceful ways of resolving the conflict in the Ukraine war must be sought. But the USA is counting on military victory. Europe joins in. A dangerous game with nuclear war fire, says Noam Chomsky
(Part 1 | 2)

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Ukraine warnuclear weaponcontrol

odyssey into loss of control

How can the way out of the Ukraine war look like? A continued dialogue

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CO2Eu ParliamentClimate Protection

The credibility of EU climate policy is at stake

When the European Parliament votes today on future CO2 limits for cars, nothing less than the credibility of European climate protection policy is at stake. MEPs must not allow themselves to be put under pressure by the oil and car lobbies: the internal combustion engine will never go green.

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releaseTritium

08 June 1970 - (INES 4 | NAMS 3,6)

LLNL, California, United States

Nuclear research and nuclear weapons development

In 1965 and 1970, the Lawrenz Livermore Lab released approximately 650.000 Curies (23.700 TBq) of tritium into the air from the chimneys of the Tritium Facility (Building 331).

The largest release in LLNL history was about 13.000 TBq in 1965.

The second highest dose comes from the release of 10.700 TBq that took place in 1970.

After the 1965 accident, not much data is available on wind patterns, precipitation, etc., but after the 1970 accident, Livermore Lab scientists found elevated tritium levels that they linked to the 1970 accident, as far south as Fresno, in southeast about 200 miles away.

 

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07. June

 

grassrootspacifismNon-violent

Grassroots Revolution newspaper turns 50:

Pacifism as the core of the brand

The Grassroots Revolution newspaper has been around for 50 years. It stands for consistent non-violence - not even the Ukraine war changes that.

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RuntimemajorityNuclear phase-out | Kini Jödler

But no end to nuclear power?

Nuclear phase-out, next round of the endless debate

After Saxony's Prime Minister Kretschmer, Bavaria's Prime Minister Markus Söder is now repeating the call for the lifespans of Germany's three remaining nuclear reactors to be extended. A debate that never ends. Right?

 

IMHO

They have to be in the media every day and since there is nothing new and certainly nothing good to report about the actions of the sovereigns, they just start talking and repeating what they haven't said for at least 24 hours. The main thing is that there is coverage, controversy and approval from the far right ...

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Francedrynesscooling water

French nuclear power plant has to be curtailed due to drought

May in France was dry and hot. That's why a nuclear power plant had to be throttled at Pentecost - the river simply doesn't carry enough water.

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Climate killer | fossil

UN boss to students: "Do not work for climate destroyers"

Young people have an important role to play in the fight against the climate crisis. The UN Secretary-General António Guterres emphasized this in a speech. In it he appealed to students not to work for climate-damaging companies.

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Small Modular Reactornuclear wasteboom

Nuclear power: Small reactors exacerbate the disposal problem

SMR reactors produce up to 30 times more radioactive waste than normal nuclear power plants

Not a good alternative: Small nuclear reactors are considered a climate-friendly addition to renewable energies - at least among the supporters of Small Modular Reactors (SMR). But now a study reveals that these small reactors produce up to 30 times more nuclear waste per output than conventional nuclear power plants - and this nuclear waste is even more radioactive. The currently booming SMR construction could thus exacerbate the problem of radioactive disposal even further.

 

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06. June

 

UkraineWestinghouseFuel assemblies

Cooperation with US group:

Ukraine relies on nuclear power

In order to ensure security of supply, Kyiv wants to expand the use of nuclear energy. But that's not the only reason.

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open letterUkraineWarnegotiation

Supporting Ukraine: negotiations instead of arms

Alice Schwarzer defends open letter against arms deliveries to Ukraine. And indeed: the goals of German foreign policy are not discussed enough. A comment

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Romania | Coal exit | GasNuScaleSMR

Coal phase-out and nuclear power plant plans

In Romania, the power generation market is in transition. The Romanian government has announced that it will phase out coal two years earlier than originally planned – as early as 2030. A law to this effect is to be passed in the near future, as reported by the Europe Beyound Coal network. In addition, according to information from Greenpeace Romania, it is planned that the Romanian state will buy photovoltaic systems with a minimum output of three to five kilowatts for each dismissed miner. These are positive signals, but the coin also has a downside.

 

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05. June

 

Sustainable | Kollaps | MediaSkandalEconomy | System

DWS scandal and sustainability goals

How we bring about the collapse

Did you notice that two huge environmental scandals made the news this week? Or that the UN is now openly warning of a “global collapse”? No? That has its reasons.

The earth that once seemed so big must be recognized as small as it is. We live in a closed system, we are absolutely dependent on the earth and on each other, both for our own lives and for the generations to come.

From the 2200 Menton Message signed by 1972 scientists

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electrification | Climate Protection | power consumption | fossil energies

Electrification: This is how it can advance the energy transition

Electrification replaces fossil fuels. However, this form of climate protection has a downside. You can read here what it is and what you can do.

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Natural gas | North Africa | Spain | fossil

LNG for Europe

Spain's key role in gas

Thanks to many liquefied natural gas terminals, Spain is important for Europe's energy supply. New pipelines could increase the status of the country. But how does that fit with the move away from fossil fuels?

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climate crime | Military | Emissions | Rebellion

Intoxicated by fossils: why the military are destroying the climate and why young people are rebelling

Environmentalist Nnimmo Bassey has been fighting climate crime for decades. In the Telepolis interview he talks about the military as the single largest polluter, climate reparations and rebellion (part 1 | 2)

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Desertec | North Africa | Solar | desert

The Desertec project: energy from the desert

North Africa or Saudi Arabia are fed up with the sun. They produce electricity from solar energy for almost nothing. That creates covetousness in Europe. But there is still a lot to do before the sunny states export renewable energy to Europe.

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Habeck | Change of heart | windvane | CO2

Economics Minister Habeck: Dangerous experiments with carbon dioxide

Robert Habeck would like to capture carbon dioxide and have it liquefied and pressed into the ground under the North Sea. The procedure is controversial

 

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04. June

 

Scholz | climate crisis | Nazis

Olaf Scholz and the climate movement:

Of ordinary Madness

Olaf Scholz did not understand the problem of the climate crisis. It would be the chancellor's job to organize a fundamental change now.

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Solar system | rental fee | climate change

Rent a solar system: the advantages at a glance

Renting a solar system can be a good alternative to buying one. We will show you the advantages of a rented solar system and what you should pay attention to.

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plunder | fossil | protests | greenwashing 

How bloody oil policies and climate wars are burning the future

Environmentalist Nnimmo Bassey on Sacking Africa, Suppressing Protests, and Burning a Continent for Profit (Part 1 | 2)

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Planet | Environment | conference | Concept 

One earth has to suffice

It was the birth of international environmental policy: 50 years ago, the first World Environment Conference began in Stockholm. A lot has been achieved since then – in the rich countries. The overexploitation of the planet continued and has now reached a pace that the world cannot sustain for another 50 years.

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Electricity price | green power | Merit order | usury 

Current electricity prices unjustified - merit order as a pretext for extortionate prices

The Merit order is now being misused as a pretext for skyrocketing electricity prices for electricity customers. It is up to the federal government to put an end to this activity.

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special fund | Grundgesetz | arming | MIC

Entry into upgrading

Military-industrial complex

Bundestag waves "special assets" for the Bundeswehr, including amendments to the Basic Law. Almost no extra-parliamentary protest

 

IMHO

Amendment to the Basic Law in no time at all, and everyone is part of the game. So that nobody gets the idea that they are all pulling in the same direction anyway, there are a few mock battles between the Nato blue hawks and the steel gray ex-peace doves to distract them. Of course, the show wrestlers on both sides all come from the same training camp, the successful stable of the "Friends of MIC".

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Russia | Ukraine | War

Historian Münkler: "We are experiencing a return to classic power politics"

The Russian war of aggression against Ukraine has rapidly changed the world. A conversation with the political scientist and historian Herfried Münkler about 100 days of war.

Mr. Münkler, the war against the Ukraine has already lasted 100 days. The situation is getting more and more difficult. Russia's President Vladimir Putin relies on the power of slow but brutal destruction. Will he emerge victorious from this battle in the end?

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04 June 2008 - (INES 0) - Krsko, Ljubljana, SVN

The regulator shut down the Krsko nuclear power plant after the primary cooling system failed and coolant leaked into the reactor containment.

 

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03. June

 

EU Commission | dependent | fossil

Full of nasty surprises

HOT TIMES – The climate column: The EU's energy program is not a farewell to the fossil age

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special fund

Sarah-Lee Heinrich sharply criticizes the special fund: "Definitely wrong priorities are set"

On Friday, the Bundestag will vote on the 100 billion euro special fund for the Bundeswehr. The rearmament package is to be laid down in the Basic Law, bypassing the debt brake. Green youth spokeswoman Sarah-Lee Heinrich is one of the critics of this financial package. In an interview with watson, she talks about what bothers her and where she thinks the money would be better spent.

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resistance | Education

Nuclear power, no thank you!

50 years anti-nuclear movement

Five decades after the anti-nuclear movement in Breisach and Wyhl was born, it is celebrating its most important success: the last nuclear power plants in Germany are shut down.

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Dependent | dismantling

Nuclear power: Know-how for plant dismantling sold

Dependencies: Without Russia, the dismantling of decommissioned nuclear power plants will be difficult

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biogas | Sustainable

Industry calls for biogas funding

The little way out organic waste

The biogas industry wants to use more biowaste to generate energy. This is sustainable, but offers only a very limited way out of the fuel-or-food debate that has flared up again. In the meantime, Environment Minister Lemke calls the promotion of energy crops for fuel a mistake.

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Off Topic

Arms | United States

It's better to accept massacres than to protect people

USA 393 million firearms are in circulation in the USA. The killing spree in Uvalde will not change that. Because the weapons problem in the United States is a symptom of its democracy problem

 

IMHO

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

 

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02. June

 

Nuclear lobby | old reactors

Return to nuclear power?

Climate neutrality through nuclear energy, is that possible? And should that work at all? Does nuclear energy have the potential to salvage the looming energy crisis? All just “massive lobbying”, agree Martin Baumann and Günther Pauritsch from the Austrian Energy Agency (AEA).

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Heat | Heat pump | heating

Heat pumps installed in more than half of new residential buildings for the first time in 2021

Renewable energies are becoming more and more popular for heating in residential buildings. According to the Federal Statistical Office, heat pumps in particular.

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Joint press release by:

Action alliance "Stop Westcastor" Jülich
Action alliance Münsterland against nuclear facilities
AntiAtomBonn
Environment Working Group (AKU) Gronau
Federation for the Environment and Nature Conservation (BUND)
Münsterland regional group
Federal Association of Citizens' Initiatives Environmental Protection (BBU)
Citizens' initiative "nuclear-free 3-country triangle"
Citizens' initiative "No nuclear waste in Ahaus"
International Doctors for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW, German Section)

Nuclear plants in NRW forgotten: anti-nuclear power initiatives and associations criticize black-green exploratory talks and urge "real" nuclear phase-out in NRW too!

Ministry of Economics relevant for the nuclear phase-out

Anti-nuclear power initiatives from NRW and the Federal Association of Citizens' Initiatives for Environmental Protection (BBU), the IPPNW and the BUND regional group Münsterland (Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz) criticize the results of the previous talks between the CDU and Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen after the NRW state elections. Sharp criticism is leveled at the exploratory paper in particular, in which the CDU and the Greens say absolutely nothing about the numerous nuclear plants in North Rhine-Westphalia or the frequent nuclear transports between the Rhine and Weser...

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Offshore | power grid | energy transition

First German offshore wind farm delivers control reserve

Since May 2022, Ørsted's Borkum Riffgrund 1 offshore wind farm has been providing system-stabilizing balancing power for the German power grid. The companies Energy2market and Ørsted have worked together successfully on the implementation of using the electricity from Borkum Riffgrund 1 as balancing energy for the German electricity grid.

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Exit | Runtime | Isar

That's it for Isar 2

The deadline for preparing an extension of the service life of the last Bavarian nuclear power plant has passed. Were the state government's warnings about power shortages just window dressing?

 

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01. June

 

Japan | Safety

Another setback for the Japanese government

Tomari nuclear power plant in Hokkaido may not be reconnected to the grid

The district court in Sapporo has ruled that the Tomari nuclear power plant in the Japanese prefecture of Hokkaido should not be allowed to go back on the grid. More than 1.000 people had complained about the restart.

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climate crisis | Dependent | fossil

Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker: "We need a new climate foreign policy"

Researcher Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker on five decades of environmental debates, ecological successes and missed opportunities.

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Berlin | Wannsee | nuclear waste

Radiant waste in Berlin

Wannsee is to get a new storage hall for nuclear waste

The capacity of the existing storage hall for radioactive waste should be sufficient by 2025. What will happen to the waste after 2025 is not yet entirely clear.

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Invest | climate startup | Solar system

Million deal: Klarna founder joins Hamburg solar energy startup

Niklas Adalberth built up the payment giant Klarna. Now he is joining the hyped climate startup of ex-Tesla manager Philipp Schröder. What are they hoping for from the deal?

 

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Chomsky | class struggle | climate catastrophe

Noam Chomsky: From Class Struggle to the Green Revolution

The class struggle never ends, says Chomsky. The question is which side wins. Today is about the survival of mankind. Only a green revolution can stop the climate catastrophe (Part 2)

In this interview, Noam Chomsky speaks about activism and the urgency of transitioning to a sustainable future. Chomsky is Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at MIT and currently Professor at the University of Arizona. He has published around 150 books in the fields of linguistics, political and social theory, political economy, media studies, US foreign policy and international affairs.

Political scientist CJ Polychroniou asks the questions. It's the second part of an interview with Noam Chomsky. The first part is found here. The original in English appeared on the news site truthout.

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Part 1: Noam Chomsky: Illegitimate rule in the US is becoming more and more extreme

 

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Map of the nuclear world:

The stakes are high, it's about the world as a place to live...

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The internal search:

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brought the following results, among others:

 

May 07, 2022 - Will the world end before capitalism?

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September 20, 2021 - Climate strike / uranium waste export from Russia / Gorleben / Konrad mine

 

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YouTube channel - Reaktorpleite

 

The search on YouTube: Civil disobedience | revolutions

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Arte - 00:03:15 - Vox Pop

Prologue: Civil Disobedience

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arte - 00:08:29 - Volker Pispers

Ukraine 2022 - Why Putin is the bad guy - and we are the good guys

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Terra X - 00:09:21

A Brief History of Peace

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Documentary: Why We Fight - America's Wars - The Military-Industrial Complex

 

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This playlist contains over 150 videos on the topic

 

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This search engine is planting trees!

 

Keyword search: civil resistance

https://www.ecosia.org/search?q=ziviler Widerstand

 

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Wikipedia

 

resistance (politics)

Resistance is the refusal to obey or active opposition to the authorities or the government.

It is initially of secondary importance whether the rulers against whom resistance is being exercised exercise their rule legally, legitimately or illegally. Evaluations such as "justified resistance", goals and means of resistance, moral and legal concerns require an observer's point of view: it depends on who, where and at what time the evaluation is made. The resister will always evaluate the resistance differently than the one against whom the resistance is directed. The latter, however, is usually the "authority" who at the same time has the power to define law and order. Accordingly, resistance is outside the set order.

background and demarcation

Resistance as a form of social and political debate has been anchored in European political culture since ancient times. In almost all forms of society there was or is a consensus that resistance can be necessary and legitimate in certain cases. In specific cases, opinions sometimes differ.

Resistance must be distinguished from revolution because it is not fundamentally aimed at reforming the social order. In certain circumstances, the restoration of an old law or a legal system that has been repealed can be the central concern. Nevertheless, a movement that started as a resistance can lead to a revolution...

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Revolution

A revolution is a fundamental and lasting structural change in one or more systems, which usually takes place abruptly or in a relatively short time. It can be peaceful or violent. There are revolutions in the most diverse areas of social and cultural life. The terms evolution and reform are antonyms: they stand for slower developments or for changes without radical change. The exact definition is disputed, there is no generally valid theory of revolution about the necessary and sufficient conditions for the emergence of each revolution, the phases of its course and its short-term and long-term consequences. A participant in a revolution is called a revolutionary...

 

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