Newsletter XIII 2022

March 26th to 31st

 

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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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31. March

 

Flamanville

7 activists arrested after protest at Flamanville nuclear reactor

In France, Greenpeace activists have entered the EPR reactor under construction in Flamanville to protest pro-nuclear candidates in the French presidential election.
Seven Greenpeace activists were arrested during the action. They had hung a banner reading "Nuclear power: Macron irresponsible" near the reactor under construction.
The construction of the new nuclear power plant in Normandy began at the end of 2007 and should have been connected to the grid long ago. Completion is 11 years overdue. According to the French electricity company EDF, the costs now amount to 12,7 billion euros. Originally, 3,3 billion euros had been estimated for the construction.
Greenpeace France has called for an independent assessment of the viability of so-called EPR nuclear reactors.

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War | energy transition

Futurist Jeremy Rifkin:

“This will be the last fossil fuel war”

The economist and best-selling author believes that the Ukraine war will accelerate the energy transition. Germany must build a new energy infrastructure with power.

Jeremy Rifkin advises governments and politicians around the world. He has been campaigning for a more environmentally friendly economy for decades, has written 21 books, including the bestsellers "Third Industrial Revolution", "The Hydrogen Economy" and "The Green New Deal" ...

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Solar

Return of the solar industry?

"Without China, the energy transition would have died"

In the 2000s, Germany was the Mecca of the solar industry. 20 years later, the majority of the industry is in China, and Germany's energy supply depends on the goodwill of the Russian president. Volker Quaschning blames the German metal industry, among others. Because of you, the then federal government practically wound up the solar industry between 2012 and 2015, explains the professor for regenerative energy systems from the HTW Berlin in the "climate laboratory" of ntv. "That's the fatal thing," he says. Germany gave the world cheap solar energy, but dropped out of it at that very moment. Is a comeback conceivable? And useful? ...

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Climate | War

War on climate and ecology

The war in Ukraine has arrived in European Union agriculture. In view of the lack of grain on the world market, which Ukraine and Russia have so far served to a large extent, the European Commission is repealing part of its own organic rules: It releases four million hectares of ecological focus areas for cultivation, including the use of chemicals. In doing so, the commission is following the lobby of the agricultural industry, which is leading the war against the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis.

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Runtime | War

Nuclear power and war: “Potential risk that we have not experienced before”

Wolfram König, President of the Federal Office for the Safety of Nuclear Waste Management, considers the German nuclear debate because of the Ukraine war to be "strange". He calls for protection against the risks of war to be required of all nuclear facilities worldwide

 

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30. March

 

Renewables

There has never been so much electricity from wind and sun

A tenth of the world's electricity now comes from wind and solar energy. Germany is way ahead internationally – and still has to stretch itself.

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wind

Offshore Study: Rebuilding Torn Supply Chains

Sales declines in the billions: The new offshore value creation study shows that the standstill of the past few years has had an impact. The industry calls for a quick change of course in order to achieve the expansion targets.

 

IMHO

Did the economic experts also say something about "slowing down renewable energies"?

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Runtime | Nuclear lobby

Economics recommend checking extended nuclear power plant runtimes

Against the background of the Ukraine war and the desired independence from Russia, the Economic Advisory Council sees nuclear power as an option

 

IMHO

Check the extension of the AKW runtimes. How often?

Until the nuclear lobby likes the result!

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Future of energy transition:

Gone is security of supply

The hope that the war will drive the energy transition could turn out to be an illusion. International cooperation begins to falter.

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energy transition | fracking

Green advertisement for dirty gas

Actually, the energy transition should be talked about, but deals for fracking gas imports are to be arranged in Berlin today

 

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29. March

 

A bit of madness and desire for the apocalypse

A Ukrainian in the Chancellery:

end of the world? Then it should be like that!

Instead of commenting on a poem, a Ukrainian singer gives a speech about the war to Olaf Scholz. A shock runs through the audience when she demands weapon aid even at the price of the end of the world... 

 

IMHO

Thirst for revenge, blood and honor, plus a little thunderstorm

Ignore the lessons of two world wars in order to blithely slide into a third?

No! This is a way of thinking like before 1920. With such expectations, Ukraine is not ready for the EU ...

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research ethics

WE WILL ALL DIE:

Climate catastrophe already due to regional nuclear war?

How many atomic bombs cause a nuclear winter? This question is not only topical in view of smaller nuclear powers and tactical nuclear weapons, but also interesting from a climatological point of view. Such events depend on the behavior of the aerosols - and they are difficult to model.

... The big question now is whether already limited nuclear conflicts with a few dozen to a hundred or so warheads can cause a catastrophic nuclear winter ...

 

IMHO

... climatologically interesting ... behavior of the aerosols ...

What is raised here as a big question would certainly also be relevant for Dr. Strange very interesting.

Should the looming climate catastrophe once again be exploited to create even more and even more extensive Atomic research to justify?

It sounds as if a single small atomic bomb wouldn't be so bad after all. This is 100% wrong and an insanely dangerous debate, this "we can theorize about it" opens the door to the use of nuclear weapons. Because everything that is researched must also be tested. Mankind has over 2000 atomic bomb tests worldwide to thank for this logic. Thank you! But no thanks.

"With a well-aimed nuclear bomb, an otherwise potentially long-lasting conflict could be ended very quickly" or "Uranium ammunition, why not? It works, doesn't it?" or, or, or. Humanity has walked this crazy path before and decided not to go any further, and that was a good thing. Because a first small bomb here, a second small bomb there, and in no time Pandora's box can no longer be sealed.

Nuclear weapons should be abolished and every horror clown disguised as a politician who tries to get his hands on the power of the bomb must be outlawed. How we can achieve this is worth thinking about and researching.

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Natural gas | fracking

Deadly fracking

US study: Those who live closer to fracking sites die earlier

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Energy price | Climate goals

Is the excavator coming soon?

Lützerath The Münster Higher Administrative Court has approved the village at the Garzweiler opencast mine for demolition for coal mining. Germany's climate goals are on the brink

Declined. This is the decision of the Higher Administrative Court (OVG) in Münster on Eckardt Heukamp's complaint against the early assignment of his property to RWE.

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Energy price | speculation | usury

Electricity prices: billions in profits falling from the sky

According to estimates by the International Energy Agency (IEA), 200 billion euros could rain down on electricity producers in the EU as "windfall profits" in the current year alone

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A picture gallery with short texts on the 10 largest defense companies ...

arming

The largest arms companies in the world

In view of the war in Ukraine, the world is arming itself. Great deals await the big armaments companies. The top ten of the largest arms manufacturers is dominated by very few countries.

The SIPRI database of the largest armaments companies last extended to the year 2020. At that time, L3Harris Technologies was in tenth place...

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Chernobyl

Russians apparently moved unprotected in Chernobyl

When Russian soldiers took control of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant ruins at the end of February, they apparently acted very negligently. Two Ukrainian power plant employees report that they are moving unprotected through a particularly heavily contaminated area. They don't seem aware of the danger.

 

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28. March

 

energy transition

Putin's Ukraine War as a Catalyst for the Energy Transition?

The war against Ukraine also shows why the fixation on "economy, economy, economy" is extremely dangerous in terms of climate and security policy. A look into the past makes it clear what consequences disruptive developments and external shocks can have for climate and energy policy. Part 1 of the guest post.

Many ecologically motivated people are wondering these days whether Putin's war of aggression against Ukraine, which violates international law, will accelerate or slow down climate protection and the energy transition. Both developments are conceivable.

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dirty bomb | Ukraine | Russia 

Nuclear Danger

Radioactive material stolen from Chernobyl

In the course of the Russian occupation of the former nuclear power plant, substances suitable for building a "dirty bomb" were apparently stolen

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Slovakia

Nuclear power plant Mochovce: Environmentalists report Slovakian nuclear supervisors to Kripo

The Slovakian nuclear power plant breakdown construction site of reactor 3 of the Mochovce nuclear power plant is richer by a construction scandal: Recently, a far-reaching counterfeiting scandal involving the operating company's inferior pipelines caused a stir. Research by the Austrian environmental organization 'Global 2000' has now uncovered that the Slovakian nuclear supervisory authority knew about the problem - and did not act for a long time. This has now resulted in a report to the Kripo.

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Renewables

Ideal weather for renewable energy

The sometimes stormy, sometimes very sunny weather in the first three months of the year has caused electricity generation from renewable energies to rise sharply. The BDEW association is pushing for faster expansion

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28. March 1979 - (INES 5 - NAMS 7,9) - Three Mile Island NPP - 3,7 Millions of Tbq of radioactivity were released - The failure of machine parts and measuring signals as well as operating errors by the crew led to the failure of the reactor cooling system, which led to a partial core meltdown. According to data from the NAMS list, this accident was the reactor accident with the second largest release of radioactivity in the world, only with Chernobyl 5,2 Millions of Tbq brought even more poison into the world.

 

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Media | Press freedom | information war 

economy of attention - 1 | 2

Damn long time ago …

Forty-three years is a long time, things can slip through the sieve.

43 years ago there was a nuclear accident at the local nuclear power plant in Harrisburg Three mile island. Harrisburg is the capital of the US state of Pennsylvania and is located 170 miles west of New York and 120 miles north of Washington, the US capital. 

On 28. March 1979 there was a partial core meltdown in reactor block 2, in which, according to the figures in the NAMS 3.7 million terabecquerels (Tbq) radioactivity were released. This most serious incident in a commercial nuclear power plant in the United States of America was irritatingly only classified in category INES 5.

That was 7 years before that Super disaster Chernobyl who as Category INES 7 was classified and at which 5,2 million terabecquerels (Tbq) got into the environment. Almost everyone can remember this accident in Ukraine, even if Chernobyl happened before they were born. 

The reason why people cannot remember the accident in the USA is that, for example, even authors of the German-language Wikipedia forget here and there to mention this second most serious nuclear accident in the world.

At the super meltdown category INES 7 in Fukushima "only" 1.59 million terabecquerels (Tbq) released radioactivity.  

Why did Harrisburg with 3.7 million Tbq end up in category INES 5, while Fukushima, with 1.59 million Tbq was classified as INES 7

It sounds really strange, like "The world is looking for the super meltdown".

Winner, the USSR, which earned first prize for the most terrible meltdown. The second winner is Japan for the most attractive meltdown of all time. The USA with a rather below-average performance was hardly mentioned under further follow-up ...

But that's exactly the point; in Fukushima there was something to see, first the tsunami and unspeakable human suffering, then the explosions of the 3 reactors on three different days, fear and drama until fainting, TV cameras love that! This is prime eye fodder for our "dear viewers out there at the screens".

In Harrisburg, all that could be seen were the helplessly dumb faces of the so-called people in charge and perhaps also the panic among the population, for which, however, there was no really discernible reason. Reactor 2 had simply given up, let out its last sigh, blown the invisible highly toxic dust into the air and let the contaminated cooling water run into the Susquehanna River.

No boom and no lurid pictures, that's not sexy!

And so the PR fuzzies of the nuclear industry had an easy time keeping this incident out of the media.

The mother of all nuclear lobbyists, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), created the International Nuclear Event Scale (INES), an instrument that prevents any clarity and transparency for the comparability of nuclear accidents from the outset.

Sequel follows ...

 

Highly recommended article on nuclear energy in America: Spent fuel

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27. March

 

Energy price | Merit order

German energy market

Why electricity got really expensive

Citizens and the economy suffer from high electricity prices. The reason for this is expensive natural gas, which is required to generate electricity. In fact, it's up to the electricity exchange - and record profits for power plant operators are the result.

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Biden | Poland

"For God's sake" Joe Biden's "historic" speech

In Warsaw, the American President tries to paint in black and white, of democracy versus tyranny and good versus evil.

 

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26. March

 

Biden | Poland | Putin

'Putin cannot stay in power' - confusion over Biden statement

In a strong speech, Joe Biden takes an even clearer confrontational course with Russia's leadership. The White House later put his statements into perspective.

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Climate | War | peace

"Earth Hour" also sets signs for peace

Berlin (dpa) - It's only a small gesture - but when millions of people around the world switch off their lights at the end of March for "Earth Hour", the focus shifts to one of the greatest conflict areas of our time - climate protection...

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France | Turkey | Greece | Ukraine

France plans evacuation of Mariupol with Turkey and Greece

According to French President Emmanuel Macron, the humanitarian mission should start in the coming days. He wants to help all people who want to leave Mariupol.

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European Union | arming

Always ready for conflict: the European Union is reinventing itself

For years, the need for reform in the EU has been considered enormous. The militarization that is now being pushed forward is driving him to the extreme

 

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Ukraine | Russia | War | Putin

A Month of War in Ukraine: Developing a Tragedy

Ukraine has suffered terrible casualties in the first month of the Russian invasion. Nevertheless, with each passing day of the war, Ukrainians believe that some kind of victory is possible for them

On February 24, just before dawn in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered the latest in a series of televised addresses. His tirades about Ukraine had become increasingly menacing. Now came the preliminary highlight: the announcement of a "special military operation", as the Russian President euphemistically called it. The aim is the "demilitarization and denazification" of Ukraine ...

 

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Background knowledge

 

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reaktorpleite.de

 

Map of the nuclear world:

No time for war, we have to worry about the survival of the world...

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The internal search:

climate war

brought the following results, among others:

 

March 10, 2022 - There's war, so the climate doesn't matter

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January 30, 2022 - Is there war in Europe?

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December 14, 2021 - Call against the arms race - and for the climate

 

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YouTube channel - Reaktorpleite

 

climate:neutral - 11:24

War: Fatal for people and the climate!

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arte - 59:48

The True Story of the 1st Gulf War

 

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 war

https://www.ecosia.org/search?q=Klima Krieg

 

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AtomkraftwerkePlag -
Research platform on atomic energy

 

United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The UN expressed concern that "certain human activities could change the global climate". There is increasing evidence that the growing concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could lead to global warming and a possible rise in sea levels. They called for more research to be done on climate change and studies to be done. They urged governments, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs and scientific institutions to make climate change a priority and to support all climate change efforts with human and financial resources...

 

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Wikipedia

 

ENMOD convention

The ENMOD Convention, English Convention on the Prohibition of Military or Any Other Hostile Use of Environmental Modification Techniques (German: Environmental War Convention), is an international treaty drawn up by the United Nations Disarmament Commission prohibiting military or other hostile use of environmental modification techniques Techniques. The convention prohibits the contracting parties from targeted military interventions in natural processes of the environment, but also from using influences of the natural environment as a weapon in a war or armed conflict. The Convention linked international environmental law and international humanitarian law.

Historical Information

Shortly after the end of the Vietnam War with its environmental consequences, the topic of environmental warfare was put on the agenda of the United Nations by the then Soviet Union in 1974. This led to the drafting of the Convention, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly as Resolution 31/72 on December 10, 1976. From May 18, 1977 to October 5, 1978, 47 states signed the convention, which then came into force on October 5, 1978 for the signatory states.

Protection of the natural environment from the effects of hostilities was reaffirmed in 1977 by the First Additional Protocol to the Geneva Conventions. This agreement also extended the concept of the environment to include the social and built environment. Accordingly, human infrastructure, cultural landscapes and human living space are also considered to be an environment worthy of protection. Moreover, the Additional Protocol prohibits attacks against the natural environment as retaliation...

 

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