Daily Archives: June 29, 2016

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Brexit and the Fate of the United Kingdom


TheRealNews

Published on Jun 29, 2016

Economist Bill Black says the arrogance, incompetence, and ignorance by the elites was a major factor in pushing people to vote to leave the EU

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Fukushima Japan totally out of control


TOGI BOK

Published on May 3, 2016

Totally out of control. It is in the ground water and is spilling into the Pacific Ocean. Scientist say 500 rem an hour will kill you! The radiation levels are so high that they can’t measure. They say that the radiation leaking is at least 1000 rim or higher that would give you a lethal dose of radiation in 30 to 45 minutes! Think about this! You could leave your clothes inside the reactor come put those same clothes on and it would kill you!

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Biggest Disater In Human History – Fukushima Nuclear Disaster – New National Geographic Documentary


BestDocumentary

Published on Feb 20, 2016

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster (福島第一原子力発電所事故 Fukushima Dai-ichi (About this sound pronunciation) genshiryoku hatsudensho jiko?) was an energy accident at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, initiated primarily by the tsunami of the Tōhoku earthquake on 11 March 2011.[6] The damage caused by the tsunami produced equipment failures, and without this equipment a loss-of-coolant accident followed with three nuclear meltdowns and releases of radioactive materials beginning on 12 March.[7] It is the largest nuclear disaster since the Chernobyl disaster of 1986 and the second disaster (after Chernobyl) to be given the Level 7 event classification of the International Nuclear Event Scale.[8]

The plant comprised six separate boiling water reactors originally designed by General Electric (GE) and maintained by the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). At the time of the earthquake, reactors 4, 5 and 6 were shut down in preparation for re-fueling.[9] However, their spent fuel pools still required cooling.[10] Immediately after the earthquake, the electricity producing reactors 1, 2 and 3 automatically shut down their sustained fission reactions, inserting control rods in what is termed a SCRAM. Following this legally mandated “safety precaution” which ceases the reactors’ normal running conditions, the reactors were unable to generate power to run their own coolant pumps. Emergency diesel generators came online, as designed, to power electronics and coolant systems, all of which operated right up until the tsunami destroyed the generators for reactors 1–5 due to their location in unhardened low-lying areas. The two generators cooling reactor 6 were undamaged and were sufficient to be pressed into service to cool the neighboring reactor 5 along with their own reactor, averting the overheating issues that reactor 4 suffered.[10]

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Fukushima – Living with a Disaster


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Published on Mar 10, 2016

Five years after the nuclear accident in Fukushima, an end to the disaster is not in sight.
This short documentary tells the story of the people from Fukushima, forced to leave their homes without knowing if they could ever return, and explores the work that Greenpeace has been doing in the region since 2011.

Watch the full film here: https://youtu.be/NE36BiNGOtc

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California to shutter its only remaining nuclear power plant


RT America

Published on Jun 28, 2016
California’s nuclear age may be coming to an end after Pacific Gas and Electric announced plans to shut down its last remaining nuclear power plant. Now, environmental activists are fighting to keep Diablo Canyon open, arguing that closing the nuclear plant will increase demand for dirtier energies. RT America’s Brigida Santos has the story.

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Poison on tap: Is Washington DC the next Flint?


RT America

Published on Jun 28, 2016
In America’s capital, Washington DC, concerns are rapidly increasing over a potential water crisis, similar to that of the outbreak of lead contamination in Flint, Michigan. Of the public pipes in the capital, more than 12,300 are made of lead, and there are nearly 8,000 private lead pipes. RT America’s Manila Chan reports from the District.

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