Newsletter XX 2022

May 13th to 19th



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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 May 1968 (INES 4) nuclear factory Sellafield, GBR

01 May 1962 Atomic bomb test Beryl Nuclear test site In Ekker, DZA

02 May 1967 (INES 4) NPP Chapelcross, GBR

04 May 1986 (INES 0) THTR 300 NPP, GER

07 May 2007 (INES first 1 then 2...) NPP Philipsburg, GER

07 May 1966 (INES 3-4) Research Institute RIAR Melekess, USSR

11. to 13. May 1998 5 atomic bomb tests 5 atomic bomb tests Pokhran NPP, IND

11 May 1969 (INES 5 | NAMS 2,3) nuclear factory Rocky Flats, USA

12 May 1988 (INES first 1 then 2...) NPP Civaux, FRA

13 May 1978 (INES Class.?!) research reactor AVR Julich, GER

18 May 1974 1st Indian atomic bomb test Pokhran NPP, IND

22 May 1981 (INES 1-3) nuclear factory La Hague, FRA

21 May 1945 and 21 May 1946 (INES 4) atomic bomb research in Los Alamos, USA

22 May 1968 (Broken Arrow) submarine USS Scorpion sank 640 km southwest of the Azores

24 May 1958 (INES Class.?!) Akw NRU ChalkRiver, CAN

25 May 2009 2nd North Korean nuclear bomb test Punggye-ri, PRK

26 May 1971 (INES Class.?!) Kurchatov Institute, Moscow, USSR

27 May 1956 atomic bomb tests Eniwetok Atoll and Bikini Atoll

28. to 30. May 1998 6 Pakistani nuclear bomb tests Ras Koh, PAK


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19. May


EU taxonomy | Atomic Energy | Natural gas

EU taxonomy: Reject delegated legal act in the EU Parliament!

Open letter against the classification of natural gas and nuclear energy as sustainable


Russia | Dependent | raw materials | Nuclear

"Even more dependent than natural gas"

We are also attached to Russia's nuclear drip

The debate about an oil and gas embargo against Russia is in full swing in the EU. "As quickly as possible" they want to get rid of Russian raw materials, they say. However, the dependency on Russia's uranium is being forgotten - or deliberately overlooked. It's bigger than expected though.


Europe | Electricity demand | fossil

Germany could do without fossil fuels by 2035

Germany could switch all of its current electricity needs to solar, wind and batteries within the next 10 years at a total cost of just €35,2 billion per year, and become fully energy independent by 2035 at a price below current spending for fossil fuels, writes Nafeez Ahmed.


space travel | exhaust | cumulative | Climate & Environment

Rocket exhaust can damage the atmosphere

The aerospace company SpaceX has planned 50 rocket launches this year. Scientists warn of the effects on the atmosphere.


seawater | desalination | Solar | Drinking water

drink sea water:

New desalination solution uses less power than a smartphone charger

Seawater desalination is an energy-intensive business. A startup has now developed a new desalination plant that is powered by solar energy and uses less electricity than a cell phone charger.


resistance | Fundamental rights | Robin Wood

Trial against environmental activist after NRWE police violence

On Thursday, May 19.05th at 12 noon, an activist from Robin Wood is on trial in Essen (Saa N214, new building). In 2017, the Essen police forcefully prevented a protest action at the annual general meeting of RWE. But instead of negotiating the brutal actions of the police, action is now being taken against an activist. Allegation is alleged resistance and bodily harm (alleged abrasion).


Great Britain | Dependent | Nuclear reactor


Britain says yes to nuclear power and backs nuclear energy

London While there is a broad political and social consensus in Germany not to use nuclear power, Great Britain is taking a completely different approach. Prime Minister Johnson wants to take his country out of dependence on coal and gas from Russia.


WWER | Slovenia | Krsko | SlovakiaBohunice | Mochovce

Krsko: Public hearing on lifetime extension

The public hearing on the planned extension of the service life of the Slovenian nuclear power plant Krsko will take place at Graz University of Technology on Thursday. A European law expert sees little chance of success in the EIA procedure.


lime fertilization | Ocean | geoengineering | CO2

Oceans: Lime fertilization against climate change?

Experiment: Rock flour is said to increase the ocean's CO2 absorption

Geoengineering put to the test: An experiment on lime fertilization of the sea begins off Norway's coast. The addition of basic rock powder is said to make the seawater more alkaline and thus increase its CO2 absorption. This in turn could help slow down climate change. Researchers are now testing whether this method works and what consequences it could have for the marine environment in mesocosms, test environments floating in the ocean.



18. May


Russia | WWERUkraine | Zaporizhia | nuclear power

Kyiv should pay for nuclear power

Russia's deputy claims Zaporizhia

The city of Zaporizhia is still under Ukrainian control, but Russia's deputy prime minister has already made plans to Russify the area. The nuclear power plant there will continue to supply electricity for Ukraine, but Kyiv will have to pay for it in the future, Chusnullin explained at the on-site visit.


EU Commission | Europe

European Union

Exit instead of switching

The new EU energy strategy takes the wrong approach


Russia | EuropeDependent | Ursula von der Leyen | Hypocrites

Independence from Russian energy

Von der Leyen presents 300 billion euro plan

The EU wants to get away from Russian energy: Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has now presented a billion-euro project. This should also "ignite the turbo" in the EU's climate targets.



Not a word about Europe's dependence on Russian uranium and Russian technology in European nuclear power plants...


Russia | Rosatom | France | Framatome | Europe | Dependent

Russia's long arm

When it comes to uranium, too, Europe is on Moscow's long leash

France is proud of its energy policy independence thanks to nuclear power, but cooperates closely with Russia – and is therefore not the only EU country


Belgium | Engie | Runtime

Engie Electrabel rakes in big profits from Belgium's nuclear power plants

The French energy group Engie, which operates the nuclear power plants in Belgium, booked around €600 million in profits in the first quarter of the current year alone. With its Belgian nuclear power plants, which have long since been written off, the group is benefiting significantly from the currently high energy prices. Engie Electrabel also comments once again on the possible continued operation of two reactors in Belgium.


Petrov | Missile Alert | nuclear war

The man who saved the world from nuclear war

Exactly five years ago, the Russian lieutenant colonel Stanislav Petrov died in a prefabricated building, unnoticed by the public.


India | atomic bomb tests

18 May 1974 - 1. Atomic Bomb Test - Pokhran, IND


Nuclear Energy in India / Military Use

India conducted two nuclear weapons tests, the first in 1974 under Indira Gandhi, the second in May 1998 under Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Although the nuclear tests in May 1998 were always justified with reference to the Chinese threat (see Indo-Chinese border war), India is primarily pursuing an international status upgrade with the tests and is trying to underpin equality with China. All testing took place as underground testing at Pokhran Proving Grounds in Thar Desert of Rajasthan...

Atomwaffen A-Z


The exact number of Indian nuclear weapons is not known. It is estimated by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists (Nuclear Notebook) and SIPRI that India has 130 to 140 nuclear warheads and enough fissile materials to produce up to 200 nuclear weapons. India has been modernizing its arsenal for a number of years. At least four new systems are currently in development. In addition, India is building two new plutonium production facilities...



17. May


Asse II | nuclear waste | retrieval

Asse operator buys land for retrieval

Citizens' initiatives fear that the planned facilities will be used for other purposes


drought | heat | Temperature:

Drought and heat on five continents

Drought endangers the wheat harvest and the hunger crisis threatens to spread


renewable | wind | distance rule

Habeck: Wind turbines have to be distributed fairly across the country

There is a dispute about the distribution of wind turbines - Bavaria insists on its distance rule. The Economics Minister wants to involve all federal states equally.


plastic wasterecyclingraw material 

Enzyme breaks down plastic in record time

Enzyme isolated from compost enables fast and efficient PET recycling

From plastic waste to a new raw material: researchers have isolated an enzyme from compost soil that breaks down PET plastic particularly quickly and efficiently. The active ingredient, dubbed PHL7, decomposes a PET sample twice as fast as previous enzymes and can break down complete PET packaging into its basic building blocks. These are so pure that new PET can be made from them, as experiments have shown. This opens up new opportunities for plastic recycling, the team reports.



“The ecological footprint must take all climate factors into account”

In the FOOTPRINTS project, a team led by young researcher Nadin Mengis is investigating how CO2 emissions must develop in order to stabilize global temperatures and thus achieve the Paris climate goals.



16. May


Asse II | nuclear waste

Federal Agency for Disposal buys land on the Asse

BGE is buying land north of the Asse II mine. A waste treatment plant for nuclear waste is to be built there.



Agriphotovoltaics: research for more double harvest

As part of the Baden-Württemberg model region agriphotovoltaic project, the first system went into operation on Lake Constance. Researchers at Fraunhofer ISE, among others, want to find out more about how photovoltaics and agriculture influence each other.


Russia | Ukraine war | Arms | negotiation

How a negotiated peace is torpedoed in the Ukraine war

The reason for this text by Sevim Dagdelen about the West's change of strategy in the Ukraine war was a dispute between the author and the FDP politician Strack-Zimmermann in the Phoenix Round.


wind | infrasound

Infrasound: OLG Hamm dismisses lawsuit against wind farm

Two plaintiffs with properties two kilometers away from a wind farm wanted to bring another action before the Higher Regional Court after the failure before the regional court - without success.


Agriculture | Forest | drought

Special Conference of Agriculture Ministers

Save the forest: the federal and state governments are looking for solutions

Only every fifth tree in Germany is considered healthy. The federal and state agricultural ministers are meeting for a special conference on the subject of forests. While environmental organizations insist on ecological forest conversion, the timber industry and forest owners emphasize the possible uses.



15. May


Israel | Media | Press freedom 

Was she shot by the Israeli military?

Research into the death of a journalist in the West Bank burdens Israel

Israel is still concerned about the death of Al-Jazeera journalist Shirin Abu Akle. Allegations against the Israeli armed forces of having shot Abu Akle have been circulating for days. Research by the investigative group Bellingcat also confirms the assumptions.


UN | Ukraine war | Hunger

Senior UN official: "Poor countries face shock"

War in Ukraine has shaken the world economy: developing countries are heading for collapse.


India | Agriculture | food crisis | Hunger

"Brot für die Welt" defends India's export ban

The aid organization "Bread for the World" shows understanding for India's export ban on wheat. According to the church aid organization, the Indian state must provide around 500 million poor Indians with subsidized wheat.


Finland | Sweden | NATO

Finland and Sweden on their way to join NATO

Finland has announced its application to join NATO and Sweden is on the verge of doing so. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg does not expect any delays. Only Turkey continues to formulate reservations.


Climate Protection | Protest | Communication

How's the protest going, Kate Cahoon?

The climate movement has succeeded in raising awareness of the problem and triggering a rethink. What challenges are the activists facing now? What would be the best strategies? Questions to Kate Cahoon from the climate protection organization - Part 3 of our interview series.


Military | Pop Culturearmed forces | Ursula von der Leyen

Bundeswehr with a free ticket

Leo Fischer observes how the military is transformed into pop culture


renewable | Offshore Hydropower | Nature Conservation

Expansion of renewables not at the expense of environmental and nature conservation -

BUND against offshore proliferation and small hydropower


Farmer | Energy pricePromotion | Efficiency

Energy prices and save energy

Farmers should therefore use higher subsidies for energy efficiency

The federal government has significantly increased its energy efficiency funding program on a one-off basis. Farmers should therefore not hesitate now, but seize the opportunity.



14. May


Russia | Natural gasgas deliveryGas storage

memory difficult to fill

Moscow is putting even more pressure on the gas industry

According to a new law, German gas storage facilities must reach minimum filling levels on certain dates. But Russia and its attack on Ukraine are constantly presenting operators with new challenges.


North Korea | Yongbyon | atomic bomb

Ten times larger than existing facility

North Korea wants to complete a second nuclear reactor? Experts are concerned

Experts have released a report on activities in North Korea's Yongbyon. Apparently the regime wants to complete a second nuclear reactor that could produce large amounts of plutonium for nuclear weapons. North Korea's interest in more plutonium appears to reflect its intention to develop new tactical nuclear weapons, experts said.



MIC loves North Korea and its great leader Kim Young Un... - Kim is MIC.


Natural gas | Spain | PortugalElectricity price

gas for power generation

Spain gets energy price cap

The Spanish government has set a price cap for gas used to generate electricity. This measure should apply for twelve months and relieve consumers.


Taxonomy | greenwashing | objection

Germany opposes green EU label for nuclear power

Brussels/Berlin - As announced, Germany will speak out against a sustainability label for nuclear power proposed by the EU Commission.


Russia | Finland | Sweden | NATO

Russian reaction to possible NATO accession

Russia's UN deputy threatens to attack: Finland and Sweden will become "targets" overnight if they join NATO

Russia's deputy ambassador to the UN, Dmitry Polyanskiy, sees the Scandinavian states as "targets" should they join NATO. Upon accession, the states would lose their neutral status. However, Polyanskiy does not see a major shift in the balance of power in Europe - military experts, on the other hand, see it differently



13. May


Russia | Ukraine | War

Negotiate, negotiate, negotiate!

The chances of an end to the war increase when Russia no longer believes it can win. Considerations on prerequisites and consequences


renewable | storage | Infrastructure

Renewable energy supply option:

Large-scale energy storage at former power plant locations

Infrastructure and specialist staff already exist: can former fossil power plant sites or even nuclear power plants help to close the supply gap with renewable electricity? A study by Fraunhofer ISE sees good opportunities for this.


solar research | Solar | Space | Rockets

Climate-neutral electricity

Britain plans solar power plant in space by 2035

  • The Space Energy Initiative wants to build a solar power plant in space by 2035
  • 300 rocket launches are required to build the small demonstration facility
  • Thanks to the modular design, this can be expanded later


Uranium mining | Malawi | Africa

Government of Malawi supports restart of uranium production at Kayelekera mine

According to the Australian Lotus Resources Ltd. Government of Malawi is supporting a speedy resumption of uranium production at Kayelekera. The mine infrastructure was placed on a maintenance program in 2014 but is in good condition according to Lotus Resources.


Atomic research | Jülich | Whistleblower

13 May 1978 - (No correct INES class.) - AVR Jülich, GER


Jülich (North Rhine-Westphalia) / Serious incident in 1978

On May 13, 1978, a serious incident occurred. Water leaked into the reactor due to a leak in a heat exchanger. This had an impact on the demolition of the reactor, because it still contained "197 destroyed or atomized fuel elements", which were then embedded in concrete. Large amounts of strontium-90 and tritium are said to have escaped during the incident and got into the groundwater. Despite this, the reactor continued to operate at an excessively high temperature...

processing of the company history

... In 2014 the Commission of Experts determined that it was an "incident of direct safety significance" that should have been classified in the "highest or second-highest reporting category (A)" ...



It was not until 31 years later, when a whistleblower whistled loudly, that a commission of experts began its work and uncovered the deception of the public, the embellished entry on the INES list and the 36-year conspiracy to cover up the incident.

What do we learn from this? Without transparency, there is no clarification!

And there is something else we can learn from this. This is the only way nuclear energy can work: Concealment - Conspiracy - Cover-up ...



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Open letter | Media | Press freedom

May has come, the trees are dying out ...

A flood of open letters and press freedom day

Concerned citizens addressed an open letter to Chancellor Olaf Scholz, urging him to maintain his policy of a steady hand and a cool head. Since then, we have seen a wave of open letters and Scholz has flip-flopped. It was press freedom day and Julian Assange is still in prison - because MIK and the United States, the land of the free and the brave, want it that way.

In the digital jungle and in the rushing press forest, there were articles on both topics and everyone agreed: the right to freedom of expression and freedom of the press are valuable assets in our democratic society and concern us all.

The right to freedom of expression is also used very actively, after the above-mentioned open letter, there was a tsunami of so-called "expression of opinion". The "Friends of MIC' Overwhelmed with comments, from mocking to gloomy-heavy and yet perceived as too light, to hateful, everything was there. A threatening roar came from deep in the lower drawers: "You'll probably still be allowed to defend yourself, right?".

The tenor of those who would rather see the chancellor in uniform and at the forefront: pacifists are always to blame for everything!

Completely normal, an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, the pattern has been known since the beginning of time and does not become better or more correct through constant repetition. Because they always get a headache when they think about it, don't want to put themselves in an awkward position, and/or are too cowardly to face the real dangers, they fight those who are different.

Please publish digitally only, it's unbearable that countless trees have to die to print something like this.

Be that as it may, a cross-party front of warmongers has prevailed and a few specimens of old German tank technology are almost on their way from Germany to Ukraine.

It's getting cramped in the digestive tract of the MIK, that's where they all cavort. Supposedly conservatives and liberals lounge around in their regular seats, the special democrats act as always as if they don't belong and just got lost. And now the Greens are pushing en masse into this honorable society, to the troughs of power.

Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one.
(Quote by Larry flynt, known worldwide since Dirty Harry V)

From one's own opinion to freedom of the press and 'double standards'.

Of course, freedom of expression and freedom of the press also includes daily court reporting by the relevant media about the funny Elon Musk and our favorite horror clown Don Trumpl as well as all the other upright pillars of our society. It doesn't matter if one of these VIPs said something important or not, it's just that everyone's favorite steady drip that hollows out the rock and the brain. These colorful sheets also like to comment on the fates of the upright Putin opponents Alexei Navalny and Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the steadfast President of Ukraine and courageous defender of Kiev. Both play masterfully on the keyboard of western media and they love to be played with.

The situation is completely different when it comes to beleaguered reporters and journalists in western countries. Just like in the East, journalists are being killed and imprisoned here in the West, and what is happening? Not much, a short report is published in the daily news and crocodile tears are regularly shed on Press Freedom Day. Those responsible always get off lightly. Regardless of whether it is the client of the murderers from Saudi Arabia or the jailer from Ankara, nothing happens. Why should it? Presidents of the United States have been holding Julian Assange and others captive for years and nothing is happening.

And our press people, they don't let such unpleasant stories ruin their next interview appointment or even their careers...

I can eat as much as I want to throw up!
(Quote by Max Lieberman, 1933)



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Media freedom is under increasing pressure worldwide...


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News+ March 31, 2021 - Germany grants political asylum to Julian Assange and Edward Snowden!


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ARD - Monitor - StudioM - 57:59

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US President Dwight D. Eisenhower: Warning about the military-industrial complex


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


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Reporters Without Borders


Freedom of the press - why?

Information is the first step to change - that's why authoritarian governments are not the only ones who fear free and independent reporting.

Where the media cannot report on injustice, abuse of power or corruption, there is no public control, no free formation of opinion and no peaceful reconciliation of interests.

Freedom of the press is the basis of a democratic society.

“Everyone has the right to freedom of expression; this right includes freedom to express opinions without controversy and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas by any means of communication, regardless of frontiers.” Article 19 of the United Nations “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” (December 1948).





Press freedom

Freedom of the press, or more precisely external freedom of the press, is the right of broadcasting institutions, the press and other media to exercise their activities unhindered, above all to publish news and opinions uncensored by the state.

Freedom of the press or media should guarantee freedom of information, free formation and expression of opinion, pluralistic diversity of opinion and thus democratic decision-making, as well as transparency and control of politics by public opinion.

The idea of ​​freedom, especially for the news and opinion press, was developed particularly during the Enlightenment period.

In Germany, Article 5 of the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany guarantees freedom of the press together with freedom of opinion, freedom of broadcasting and freedom of information. Today, media law regulates details of legal issues, especially press law...



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