Newsletter IX 2022

February 28th to March 06th

 

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Nuclear Power Accidents

This PDF file contains an almost complete list of accidents and releases of radioactivity that have become known...

Excerpt from the PDF file for this month:

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01. March 2006 - (INES 2) - 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) - Davis Besse, OH, USA

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

11. March 1958 - (Broken Arrow) - Mars Bluff NPP, USA

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

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

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

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

25. March 1955 - (INES 4 - NAMS 4,3) - nuclear factory Sellafield, GBR

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

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06. March

 

Billions | climate change

After 100 billion for armaments 

Lindner: 200 billion euros for climate change

Federal Minister of Finance Christian Lindner wants to provide around 2026 billion euros for the climate-friendly conversion of the country by 200 in the medium-term financial plan. These should be used, for example, for electric charging stations, hydrogen production or the curbing of the electricity price by abolishing the surcharge for renewable energies...

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MIC | Anyway, it's always the fault of the pacifists...

More than "Gaz off": The climate movement and the war in Ukraine

There are many reasons for saying goodbye to Russian gas - not all of them are emancipatory. And not all alternatives are climate-friendly

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IMHO

great statesmen | horror clowns 

War in Europe – 1 | 2 | 3

Putin the Great - leader of all lemings

Nearly as tall, death-defying Selenski is hot on his heels and seems to be playing the role of his life, the leader of the suicide-flying squad in The Life of Brian.

So both have found their role and are in no way inferior to each other. Both have mastered the martial language of bellicose warlords, make unachievable maximum demands and are ready to let everyone else go to the extreme.

Is this the start of "The world is looking for the super monkey"?

Initially, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was the clear favorite, but the longer the drama drags on, the better Vladimir Alexandrovich Zelensky can put himself in the right light. He's younger, more likeable, braver and above all: the cameras love him. He's the white knight standing his ground in the middle of a fight, and this brave little fella really wants to hold out to the end, standing in place, in the eye of the storm. Vladimir Aleksandrovich Zelensky is the young Luke Skywalker, while "Putin, the once flawless democrat" looks more and more like the grumpy Darth Vader at his huge table in distant Moscow.

Well, Vladimir, you got the ass card, and you gave it to yourself.

Hasta la vista, baby.

Vladimir finally admit that Vladimir is better than you.

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A few more words on my own behalf.

According to the log files, Reaktorpleite.de has had a few hundred hits per month from Russia over the past few months, but not a single hit from Russia has been registered since the beginning of March.

Apparently Reaktorpleite.de is blocked in Russia.

Vladimir you are a wimp...

 

But I say thank you for that, there can't be any better advertising.

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Ukraine | Russia

Member of the Kiev delegation at the first negotiations with the Russians was assassinated

Allegedly, the Ukrainian secret service SBU arrested and killed Denis Kireev for treason. In Ukraine there is a hunt for alleged collaborators and indiscriminate violence by members of the Territorial Defense

 

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05. March

 

Dirty Bomb

Greens call for safety reviews for nuclear facilities across Europe

- After the attack on the Ukrainian nuclear power plant Zaporizhia, the alarm bells were also ringing in the rest of Europe.
- Green environmental politician Stefan Wenzel warns of potentially serious nuclear accidents.
- The safety requirements for plants in Europe urgently need to be further developed.

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Ukraine | Russia

"NATO leadership has given the green light for further bombing of Ukrainian towns and villages"

Ukrainian President Zelenskiy, who is allegedly being pursued by hit squads, complained that NATO was too cowardly to set up a no-fly zone over Ukraine

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wind | Sunshine

Weather-dependent green electricity is electricity marketable

Wind power and photovoltaics (PV) have reached electricity market parity in 2021. Across Europe, they earned more than their full production costs in short-term trading.

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China | arming

China expects less growth - and puts more money into armaments

In China, the People's Congress has started and the leadership prepares the delegates for difficult times. The economy is expected to grow 5,5 percent this year - the lowest target in 30 years. But there is significantly more money for the military.

 

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04. March

 

Japan

Solar power for over 500.000 households

Japanese government is considering installing solar panels and wind power generators along railroad tracks

Japan wants to increase its production of renewable energy. To make this possible, the Japanese government is now officially considering the installation of solar cells and wind power generators along railroad tracks and on disused lines.

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Russia | Ukraine

Zaporizhia nuclear power plant

Ukraine: Nuclear power plant under fire, fire extinguished

A fire has broken out at the Zaporizhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine. It's now deleted. According to regional authorities, the power plant was captured by Russian troops.

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Russia | Nuclear weapons

These three men have the power over Russia's atomic bombs

- Russian President Vladimir Putin keeps playing with the word "nuclear weapon" in his speeches.
- Alarm bells are ringing in the West, and fears of nuclear war are growing.
- But who actually owns the nuclear suitcases in Russia and thus has the power to use nuclear weapons?

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Statement by peace, anti-nuclear and environmental organizations

Ukraine War: Coal and nuclear power are not alternatives to Russian gas. Energy independence now!

We demand a clear commitment from the federal government to phase out nuclear power and coal. The nuclear and coal deals with Russia and worldwide must end. Importing natural gas from other countries is not a solution. Instead, the expansion of renewable energies must be promoted with a massive immediate emergency program!

Putin's attack on Ukraine, which violates international law, poses new challenges for all of us - including in energy policy. However, we must not lose sight of one thing: the climate crisis. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the UN made this clear to us in their statement on February 28, 2022. Repeating old mistakes now would be a catastrophic mistake.

Climate protection and the energy transition are also necessary for reasons of peace and security policy. We can only achieve energy sovereignty through domestic energy production from decentralized renewable energies. 100 billion euros for upgrading the Bundeswehr harms the climate and peace in Europe - we could invest this money sustainably in our energy independence.

We do not need an extension of the service life of nuclear power plants. On the contrary: As is becoming very clear in the Ukraine, nuclear power plants pose a considerable additional danger in the event of a military attack. A second Chernobyl would be the opposite of climate protection – this danger applies
exclude it for a sustainable future!

In the course of the economic sanctions against Russia, the contracts for highly enriched Russian uranium at the Garching research reactor must also be terminated. Uranium transports from the enrichment plant in Gronau to Russia must also be stopped immediately.

Germany must no longer export the dangers of nuclear energy. A timely phase-out of fuel element production in Lingen and uranium enrichment in Gronau must now be initiated with appropriate legislation. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, greenhouse gases must be massively reduced in this decade. This cannot be achieved with a later phase-out of coal or the import of liquid gas.

We demand a radical energy transition and the accelerated implementation of climate protection measures to comply with the 1,5 degree limit!
Against the rollback to coal and nuclear. Against fracking and liquid gas imports. For an accelerated energy transition!

We call for participation in the upcoming actions of the peace movement as well as in the commemoration and protest events on the occasion of the
11th Fukushima Anniversary (March 11, 2022)
at the nuclear power plant sites in Lingen and Neckarwestheim and in Berlin.

Supporting Organizations:

• .ausgestrahlt • AG Schacht Konrad • Aktionsbündnis CASTOR-Widerstand Neckarwestheim • Aktionsbündnis Energiewende Heilbronn • Aktionsbündnis Münsterland gegen Atomanlagen • Anti Atom Berlin • AntiAtom Bonn • AntiAtom-Bündnis Niederrhein • Arbeitsgemeinschaft AtomErbe Neckarwestheim • Arbeitskreis gegen Atomanlagen Frankfurt am Main • Arbeitskreis Umwelt Gronau • Bayern Allianz für Atomausstieg und Klimaschutz • BI Umweltschutz Lüchow-Dannenberg • BI WAA NAA BI gegen atomare Anlagen Weiden-Neustadt • BüfA Regensburg • Bund der Bürgerinitiativen Mittlerer Neckar e.V. (BBMN) • BUND Regionalverband Heilbronn-Franken • Bundesverband Bürgerinitiativen Umweltschutz (BBU) • Bündnis AgiEL – AtomkraftgegnerInnen im Emsland • Bürgerinitiative AntiAtom Ludwigsburg • Bürgerinitiative Umweltschutz Hamm • Church and Peace e.V. – Europäisches Friedenskichliches Netzwerk • Dachverband der Kritischen Aktionärinnen und Aktionäre • Deutsche Friedensgesellschaft – Vereinigte KriegsdienstgegnerInnen (DFG-VK) • Deutsche Friedensgesellschaft – Vereinigte KriegsdienstgegnerInnen (DFG-VK) Münster • Elternverein Restrisiko Emsland • Ethecon – Stiftung Ethik & Ökonomie • Greenkids e.V. • Initiative 3 Rosen e.V., Aachen • IPPNW e.V. – Internationale Ärzt*innen für die Verhütung des Atomkrieges • Plattform gegen Atomgefahren (PLAGE) Salzburg, Österreich • RECH – Réaction en chaine humaine, France • Robin Wood • RWE-Tribunal • Schweinfurter Aktionsbündnis gegen Atomkraft • SOFA – Sofortiger Atomausstieg Münster • Waldschutzgruppe Münsterland • Wolfenbütteler Atom- und Kohleausstiegsgruppe

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CO2

Fighting climate change with microbes: How they make new chemicals from CO₂

The US company LanzaTech has converted its ethanol-producing microbes so that they can produce other basic chemicals from the climate gas.​

 

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03. March

 

Russia | Fake News

Anti-war protests in Russia:

Putin's edifice of lies is shaking

As little as Putin knows the Ukrainians who do not feel “liberated”, he obviously knows his own compatriots just as little

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Finland | NATO

Finland debates joining NATO for the first time

In view of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the government in Helsinki sees an aggravated security situation

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IAEA

Ukrainian nuclear power plants in the war zone:

Pile between the fronts

UN nuclear agency concerned: There has never been a war with operating nuclear power plants. The eastern flank of the EU and NATO is dependent on Russian nuclear supplies.

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Propaganda

Zaporizhia nuclear plant: Civil resistance against Russian military

Apparently, the Ukrainian nuclear power plant was not taken by Russian troops after all. An access road is apparently blocked by civilians

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IMHO

Russia | Ukraine

War in Europe – 1 | 2 | 3

Only Russia can stop Putin's war

Ukraine will not be able to expel Russian troops in the short to medium term because Vladimir Putin is in a self-created predicament in which he sees no alternative to escalating violence. He is about to lose everything, power, dignity, pride and honor, and the longer he is stuck in this situation, the more dangerous he becomes.

Vladimir Putin has risked his entire life's work on a backward-looking project, restoring the supposed former greatness and power of the Soviet Union or the former Tsarist Empire.

Megalomania and backwardness are typical of formerly powerful rulers and institutions at the end of their time. This can of course be observed particularly well in historical retrospect among the most diverse actors in world history. To give examples, I could go through almost the entire alphabet, from A for nuclear lobby to Z for Zealot.

Neither the Ukrainians, nor the Europeans, nor the United Nations can free Putin from his predicament and end the fratricidal war in Ukraine.

All socially relevant groups in Russia are now challenged. fathers and mothers, wives and children of soldiers who fear for the lives of their sons, husbands and fathers; the oligarchs who fear for their fortunes and millions; and last but not least the military, who are not willing to sacrifice their souls for this madness, they are all called upon to speak up now: "No war" ...

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Gas | methane

Comment: When importing gas, don't always think only of energy

A significant proportion of the natural gas is used to produce basic materials such as ammonia. There is great leverage here to diversify energy imports.

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Ukraine

War by any means

Ukraine: Civilians between the fronts. New negotiations with Russia. Moscow insists on Kiev's neutrality

 

IMHO

People suffer and die, but war is a lucrative business. Everyone buys and sells as many weapons, old and new, as they can, and the stocks of the armaments industry are rising...

 

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02. March

 

Russia builds nuclear power plant in Finland:

The Finnish Nord Stream 2

The Russian state company Rosatom wants to build a nuclear power plant in Finland. Now more and more people are calling for the project to be stopped.

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Russia | Ukraine

Russia tells the IAEA that it controls the area around the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant

- Nuclear power plants continue to operate normally
- IAEA - Russia says it controls the area around Ukraine's largest nuclear power plant
- Regulator asks IAEA for help in coordinating safety measures at Chernobyl
- IAEA holds emergency meeting
- Russian aircraft allowed to deliver nuclear fuel to Slovakia
- IEA approves release of 60 million barrels of oil from emergency reserves

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)

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MIC

Nuclear power: nuclear power plant operators open to talks about longer terms

So far, the German nuclear power plant operators have not been willing to extend the running times of their power plants. That changed with the war in Ukraine.

 

IMHO

The dear nuclear industry just wants to help...

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Solar | Climate

Solar cells with hydrogel generate electricity and water in the desert

A new hydrogel makes it possible to generate electricity and water in the desert using solar panels

 

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01. March

 

Uranium transport

City of Hamm - Public session - Resolution by the council

Council resolution: No uranium shipments to Russia (through the city of Hamm)

1. The city council of Hamm sees the stopping of nuclear transports in the direction of Russia as an urgently needed course correction in economic relations with Russia.

Voting Result: [Yes: 27, No:2, Enth:0]

Majority decided

2. The city of Hamm rejects future transports of uranium hexafluoride from and to the uranium enrichment plant in Gronau via the city of Hamm.

Voting Result: [Yes: 18, No:10, Enth:1]

Majority decided

3. The city of Hamm supports the demand of the Federal Ministry for the Environment and numerous anti-nuclear initiatives and environmental associations to include the Gronau uranium enrichment plant in the nuclear phase-out law as the source of the uranium transports through Hamm and to bring about its decommissioning.

Voting Result: [Yes: 18, No:10, Enth:1]

Majority decided

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Nobody intends to...

Nuclear power: Habeck sees no future for nuclear power plants in Germany

Due to a lack of necessary safety checks, the permits for the last three German nuclear power plants are expiring. Therefore, they should not continue to run, said Habeck.

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Slovakia | Belarus | Poland

Russian plane delivers nuclear fuel to Slovakia

A Russian transport plane has brought nuclear fuel for two nuclear power plants to Slovakia. The flight was approved even though Slovakia, as an EU member state, closed its airspace to overflights by Russian planes as a result of the Russian attack on Ukraine, the Slovakian Ministry of Economy announced today.

 

IMHO

Another bet: The business of the nuclear industry will continue undisturbed, despite the war and sanctions.

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arming

Jutta Ditfurth: Ukraine war as a "welcome excuse for upgrading the Bundeswehr"

Politician Jutta Ditfurth considers the rearmament of the Bundeswehr during the Ukraine war to be wrong and fears an international arms race.

Ms Ditfurth, the traffic light government is planning to increase the Bundeswehr budget by 100 billion euros because of the Ukraine war. Is the response appropriate?

Russia's war against Ukraine, the shock, the feelings and the empathy of the people are being misused to shift 100 billion euros to the German military and the German armaments companies...

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arming | Climate

100 billion euros for the Bundeswehr - but there is no money for the climate?

The report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is completely lost in view of the Ukraine war. But our security is also at stake in the climate crisis.

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War | peace

More guns don't make peace

If you want to be taken seriously as a politician, you should take people's concerns seriously. A replica of Friedrich Merz

 

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28. February

 

great statesmen and horror clowns among themselves ...

Brazil: Interested in SMR

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro discussed the possible construction of small modular reactors (SMRs) in Brazil at a working meeting in the Kremlin.

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Climate Protection:

Coalition accelerates the energy transition

The plans of the Ministry of Economics envisage a climate-neutral power supply by 2035 - and more incentives for solar energy. Suppliers are obliged to lower tariffs in order to relieve households.

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climate change

Climate crisis: "The time window is beginning to close"

New climate report is presented. Russian delegation apologizes to Ukraine

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Russia | Ukraine

Russia's war exposes Europe's rights

The AfD is thinking loudly about taking in Ukrainian war refugees. At the same time, the party leadership is sticking to its loyalty to Putin. Elsewhere in Europe, too, right-wing extremist movements are tackling, wavering or getting caught up in contradictions.

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Climate:

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows drastic consequences of climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports today on the drastic consequences of man-made climate change for people and nature.

 

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Gas | Russia | Ukraine | United States

War in Ukraine changes energy sector

Farewell to Russian gas - who wins, who loses

What happens when gas stops flowing from Russia? The halt to Nord Stream 2 and the sanctions against Russia have redefined Europe's energy supply business worth billions. Some of the biggest winners and losers have already been identified.

 

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Map of the nuclear world:

Theater of war Ukraine...

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The internal search:

Natural gas

brought the following results, among others:

 

February 08, 2022 - Energy Outlook USA: Renewable energies displace power generation from natural gas

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April 13, 2021 - Gas power plant: Is electricity from natural gas sustainable?

 

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YouTube channel - Reaktorpleite

 

politics - 5:47

Fracking natural gas - dangerous process

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World mirror - 07:16

Natural gas production makes houses uninhabitable

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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: natural gas+USA

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

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Keyword search: natural gas+Russia

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

 

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AtomkraftwerkePlag -
Research platform on atomic energy

 

Inconsistent energy policy

Independent process of the energy transition

By and large, the energy transition has been successful since 2011, not because of, but in spite of Angela Merkel's energy policy. Started half-heartedly by politics, badly planned, repeatedly delayed and slowed down, it has developed into a largely independent process.

When the black-and-yellow government reversed its extension after Fukushima, it limited itself to shutting down old reactors and initiating an 11-year-long schedule for the nuclear phase-out, which, while keeping the unreasonable demands of the German nuclear companies low, at the same time unites the German population exposed to the dangers of atomic energy for another decade. The nuclear phase-out was not included in the Basic Law, the atomic factories in Gronau and Lingen, nuclear research and research reactors were excluded from the nuclear phase-out, the Euratom Treaty has not yet been terminated.

Framework conditions for the energy transition were hardly set. Nevertheless, the use of renewable energies has progressed faster than expected, simply because the time was right ...

Sigmar Gabriel - Delay in the expansion of renewable energies

The SPD chairman and Sigmar Gabriel, who was elected Economics and Environment Minister in December 2013, has always been known for campaigning for an end to the use of nuclear power. Some may have associated his appointment with the wish that the nuclear phase-out and the energy transition could perhaps go faster than previously planned. This hope has given way to growing disappointment, as Gabriel continued the inconsistent energy policy of his predecessors Röttgen and Altmaier and increasingly turned out to be an obstacle to the energy transition ...

In August 2014, the Federal Audit Office criticized Merkel's energy policy as uncoordinated and too expensive. Too many federal and state ministries and committees are working on the energy transition at the same time, the division of tasks is unclear, coordination is problematic...

 

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Wikipedia

 

hydraulic fracturing

hydraulic fracturing or short fracking (...) is a method for creating, widening and stabilizing cracks in the rock of a deposit deep underground with the aim of increasing the permeability (permeability) of the deposit rocks. This allows gases or liquids therein to flow more easily and consistently to the well and be recovered.

In fracking, a liquid (frac fluid) is pressed through a well, typically under high pressure of several hundred bars, into the geological horizon from which the fracking is to be carried out. Water is used as the frac fluid, which is usually mixed with proppants, such as e.g. B. quartz sand, and thickeners is added. Usually, several deviated boreholes (laterals) are first created in the target horizon by means of directional drilling, with the drill bit being guided parallel to the layer. As a result, the drill hole length available in the reservoir is significantly greater, which generally increases the production yield. In high-volume hydrofracking, large amounts of liquid are used with more than 1000 m³ per fracking phase or a total of more than 10.000 m³ per borehole ...

greenhouse gas emissions

If the two-degree target for global warming is to be met with a probability of 50%, according to IPCC data, a maximum of between 2011 and 2050 gigatons (billion tons) of carbon dioxide may be released in the period from 870 to 1.240. This requires a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the status quo, which in turn requires a drastic reduction in the use of fossil fuels. Converted to the global reserves, this means that in the global context, among other things, about a third of the oil reserves, half of the natural gas reserves and more than 80% of the coal reserves must not be burned ...

 

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