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UN asks UK to suspend work on Hinkley Point | UK news | The Guardian
The UNECE has now gone a step further and said the UK should consider refraining from further works on the site of the new reactors.

The body said the government should wait until it has heard back from countries including Germany, Norway and the Netherlands on whether it would be helpful for them to be formally notified under a treaty on transboundary environmental impacts.

The UN request is an embarrassment for the government, which has faced several delays over the UK’s first atomic power station for a generation. But it is unlikely to derail the earthworks and building of a jetty at Hinkley, which is Europe’s biggest construction site.
Fukushima  Hinkley  Point  C  nuclear  power  UK  Tories  Conservative  Party  nasty 
march 2017 by asterisk2a
Hawking: Humans at risk of lethal 'own goal' - BBC News
Humanity is at risk from a series of dangers of our own making, according to Prof Stephen Hawking. Nuclear war, global warming and genetically-engineered viruses are among the scenarios which he singles out. And he says that further progress in science and technology will create "new ways things can go wrong". Prof Hawking is giving this year's BBC Reith Lectures, which explore research into black holes, and his warning came in answer to audience questions. He says that assuming humanity eventually establishes colonies on other worlds, it will be able to survive. "Although the chance of a disaster to planet Earth in a given year may be quite low, it adds up over time, and becomes a near certainty in the next thousand or ten thousand years. [...] But he also said that future generations of researchers should be aware of how scientific and technological progress is changing the world, and to help the wider public understand it. //&!
humanity  blackswan  GFC  self-regulation  humanitarian  crisis  human  tragedy  geneticallyengineered  genetics  gene  editing  global  warming  climate  crisis  climate  change  food  security  National  health  crisis  antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  sick  population  nuclear  power  nuclear  waste  nuclear  war  climate  science  climate  system  water  scarcity  watersupply  water  rights  water  supply  water  pollution  water  security  drinking  water  inequality  Super  Rich  1%  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  shared  economic  interest  Stephen  Hawking  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  mass  extinction  unknown  unkown  unintended  consequences  Fukushima  extreme  weather  weather  extreme  economic  damage  AI  artificial  intelligence  Elon  Musk 
january 2016 by asterisk2a
Atomausstieg und Finanzierung: Beschwichtigen und bezichtigen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Gut 38 Milliarden Euro haben E.on , RWE , EnBW und Vattenfall dafür zurückgelegt. Doch die Milliarden liegen nicht auf irgendwelchen Konten, sondern müssen teils von den Kraftwerken der Konzerne noch erwirtschaftet werden. Die aber verkaufen aufgrund des Booms der erneuerbaren Energien immer weniger Strom zu immer schlechteren Preisen. Obendrein drohen die Kosten für den Atomausstieg immer weiter zu steigen, weil die Suche nach einem Endlager für die strahlenden Überreste des Nuklearzeitalters komplizierter und langwieriger ist als geplant. Die Regierung sorgt sich, dass die Rückstellungen nicht reichen und die Steuerzahler am Ende auf Milliardenkosten sitzen bleiben - obwohl die Energieriesen mit den AKW zuvor gewaltige Gewinne gemacht haben.
corporate  scandal  white-collar  crime  nuclear  power  renewable  energy  fairness  crony  capitalism  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  Wall  Street  energy  policy  energy  price  EEG  Umlage  spin  doctor  reframing  framing  Positioning  fossil  fuel  climate  change  global  warming  unknown  unkown  unintended  consequences  Fukushima 
november 2015 by asterisk2a
5 Reasons to STOP eating FISH [warning graphic] - YouTube //&! NOBODY ELSE CAN BE AS MUCH CARING TO LOOK AFTER U AS U SHOULD LOOK AFTER URSELF. intrinsic motivation. enlightenment. self-education. informed decision. ethical machine. consciousness. instead comfortably unaware. inconvenient truth. out of sight, out of mind. consumer habit = consumer has it in their hands. // small dose of antibiotics, long-term exposure by spin doctors (reframing) is too small 2 make u sick. // Fukushima fallout = radioactive seafood. // see also - ALS (& other neurodegenerative diseases) onset/occurrence among population correlates with seafood consumption among population. // The Planet, the environment/ecology is a Public Good. //&! - MILK INDUSTRY! - &! &! &! // corporate media reliant on ad$, cant report truthfully&weekly (aka destroy) on culprits of sick population. the food industry!
Fish  Industry  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  self-regulation  regulation  regulators  FDA  USDA  toxic  toxin  heavy  metal  pollution  pollution  water  pollution  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  carnism  omnivore  Whole  Plant  Foods  Vegan  Alzheimer  dementia  seafood  ALS  food  revolving  door  vested  interest  interest  groups  public  health  policy  public  health  health  care  budget  health  care  spending  health  crisis  sick  population  health  policy  health  science  medical  profession  medical  research  medical  advances  corruption  bribery  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  Aquaculture  Industry  PCB  antibiotics  antibiotic  resistance  post-antibiotic  era  animal  cruelty  animal  rights  animal  protein  public  awareness  public  interest  public  debate  public  discourse  public  image  public  opinion  public  perception  Good  zombie  consumer  Milk  Industry  Dairy  Industry  Egg  Industry  pharmaceutical  pharma  big  pharma  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  IGF-1  corporate  media  manufactured  consent  Polarisation  populism  propaganda  News  Corp.  News  Corporation  Bloomberg  newscorp  24-hour  cycle  journalismus  investigative  journalism  journalism  ethical  machine  moral  beliefs  ethical  beliefs  shared  economic  interest  exploitation  Fukushima  Overfishing 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Die Story: Zehn Jahre Kanzlerin: Mysterium Merkel | Kontrovers | BR - YouTube
6:20 - nicht falsch stehen wollen ... // macht sich unberechenbar und flexibel // but no long-term vision and mission >> thus no long-term future of germany in globalised digital economy and marginal cost and economic abundance! // no Principles. No spine. // Teflon Kanzlerin. Und andere muessen dann gehen. // "hat immer die Kontrolle behalten." 10 Jahre lang.
Angela  Merkel  GroKo  Germany  CDU  CSU  Career  Politicians  refugee  crisis  war  refugee  European  Union  sovereign  debt  crisis  bank  bailout  GFC  recovery  Schuldenbremse  Fiscal  Pact  austerity  dogma  ideology  Grexit  Brexit  East  Europe  Rechtsruck  Rechtsextremismus  AfD  NPD  Xenophobia  Homophobia  homophobic  Homo-Ehe  inequality  Gini  coefficient  European  Election  2014  Fukushima  underinvestment  infrastructure  investment  NSA  GCHQ  Surveillance-Industrial  Complex  surveillance  state  Orwellian  USA  UK  corporate  espionage  cyber  espionage  industrial  espionage  cyber  war  cyber  attack  Ukraine  Ukrain  ISIS  Russia  vladimirputin  Putin  Edward  Snowden  Principle  military–industrial  Iraq  Syrien  Syria  Saudi  Arabia 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
ZDFzoom: Täuschen, tricksen, drohen - Die Fukushima-Lüge - YouTube
Philosophy - Moral and Ethical Objective Truth. - What the top brass of Japan do around Fukushima comes close the the Holocaust.
Fukushima  TEPCO  Lobbying  lobbyist  lobby  democracy  No  Representation  Career  Politicians  trust  trustagent  confidence  Shinzō  Abe  Japan  ecological  disaster  environmental  disaster  Super-Gau  culture  Yakuza  Mafia 
january 2015 by asterisk2a
Pandoras Promise - YouTube
+ Q&A - + final remarks - + + Michael Moore & Robert Stone discuss Pandora's Promise + + + till 2050 at current growth projection, world needs 3 times more energy - this can not be achieved with energy efficiency (energy austerity), and conventional/current renewable - even at scale - as at the same time we close down coal, oil and gas power stations to reduce emissions to 'slow' climate change. only achievable if we include a honest holistic mix that include nuclear '4th generation generators' power. + + + Bill Gates
documentary  nuclear  power  nuclear  climate  change  climate  science  population  renewable  energy  energy  efficiency  energy  policy  energy  security  wind  energy  solar  energy  green  energy  Kyoto  Protocol  carbonfootprint  carbonemission  UK  Hinkley  Point  C  Fukushima  USA  Germany  Michael  Moore  Robert  Stone  Career  Politicians  accountability  transparency  Lobby  Lobbying  lobbyist  environmental  disaster  Movement  WHO  UN  unitednations  G8  BRIC  globalisation  globalization  Bill  Gates 
march 2014 by asterisk2a
▶ Fracking: Die Methode und die Folgen - YouTube
Fracking ist keine loesung. sollte kein geld reingesteckt werden. unknown unknowns. siehe Gorleben. ist auch keine loesung - nuclear power.
resources  Fukushima  finite  resources  complexity  energy  security  Europe  renewable  energy  Atommülllager  Gorleben  history  Gorleben  USA  unknown  unkown  energy  policy  nuclear  power  Lobby  ecology  resource  depletion  Germany  green  energy  ecological  disaster  fracking 
september 2013 by asterisk2a
Tepco Lies Again, Admits Radioactive Leak "May" Have Started A Month Earlier | Zero Hedge
Remember that recently announced leak at Fukushima (which we first noted nearly a month ago), which Tepco promised was nothing really, only to subsequently admit 300 tons of radioactive water was seeping out of the destroyed nuclear power plant daily into the ocean (and everywhere else), a leak which subsequently was raised from a stage 1 to stage 3 in radioactive severity, and that it had for all intents and purposes lost control of the containment process, oh and, by the way, it would no longer lie about how severe the situation truly was? Well, turns out it lied. As Businessweek reports, "the leak at a contaminated water storage tank discovered last week at the Fukushima plant may have continued since last month before it was detected and the tank drained, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. +
Fukushima  TEPCO  Japan 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
"Tepco Has Lost Control" - What Is Really Happening At Fukushima In Four Charts | Zero Hedge
Every day, the utility has to find a place to store around 400 tons of contaminated water that it pumps out of the radioactive reactor buildings, and Wednesday it warned that it is fast running out of space. [...] The last statement bears repeating: "it is still not clear where the melted fuel cores are." Well as long as TEPCO is 100% confident there are no uncontrolled chain reactions taking place... Then again hundreds of tons of coolant must be cooling something. [...] "It's important to think of the worst-case scenario." [...] China said it was "shocked" to hear contaminated water was still leaking from the plant, and urged Japan to provide information "in a timely, thorough and accurate way".
Fukushima  TEPCO  complexity  unintended  consequences  ecological  disaster 
august 2013 by asterisk2a
Fukushima: Atommüll unterm Spielplatz - YouTube
Mit Schaufeln, Hacken und Rechen tragen Arbeiter Stück für Stück radioaktive Erde ab. Doch die Atommüllentsorgung wird zum Problem für Generationen, denn es gibt weder Zwischenlager noch Endlager.
human  tragedy  unintended  consequences  fukushima 
april 2013 by asterisk2a
Strahlung: Fische aus Fukushima noch immer mit Cäsium belastet - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Die Daten ließen sich nur so interpretieren, dass zum einen bis heute strahlendes Wasser aus dem Reaktor ins Meer laufe - und zum anderen verseuchter Meeresboden die Teilchen permanent ins Wasser abgebe. "Beide Prozesse laufen parallel ab", sagt Buesseler.

Das bedeutet, dass die radioaktiven Stoffe weiter in die Nahrungskette gelangen - selbst vor der Küste Kaliforniens waren belastete Thunfische gefangen worden, wenngleich deren Strahlendosis weit unter dem japanischen Grenzwert lag.

"Die Ergebnisse sind wichtig für die öffentliche Diskussion über das Ausmaß der Probleme."
unintended  consequences  fukushima 
october 2012 by asterisk2a
Japan after the 3/11 disaster: The death of trust | The Economist
The death of trust

Last year’s triple disaster—earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown—has shattered Japanese faith in many of the country’s institutions
fukushima  trustagent  trust  society  Japan 
march 2012 by asterisk2a
BBC iPlayer - Food Programme: Japan, Fukushima and food
Richard Johnson reports from Japan on the impact of the Fukushima disaster on food. How has the threat of contamination changed attitudes to the nation's prized food culture?

A year ago, Japan was hit by the catastrophic Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. In the days that followed, reactors 1, 2 and 3 at the Fukushima nuclear power station experienced full meltdown. The fears of catastrophic radioactivite contamination led to a 20 km-radius evacuation around the plant, while engineers risked their lives to stabilise the reactors.

It was the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, but that wasn't the end of the story. A longer-term food story started to emerge.

A testing regime was introduced to monitor radiation levels in the food supply chain. The World Health Organisation is also carrying out its own tests to ensure that absorption of caesium through food, over decades to come, doesn't become a major threat to public health. ...
society  Japan  fukushima  Food 
march 2012 by asterisk2a
Fukushima Released Record Radiation Into Sea - Bloomberg
The radioactive cesium that flowed into the sea from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant was 20 times the amount estimated by its owner, Tokyo Electric Power Co., according to the study by the Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety, which is funded by the French government.
It’s the second report released in a week calling into question estimates from Japan’s government and the operator of the plant that was damaged in the March earthquake and tsunami. The Fukushima station may have emitted more than double the company’s estimate of atmospheric release at the height of the worst civil atomic crisis since Chernobyl in 1986, according to a study in the Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics journal.
october 2011 by asterisk2a
Die Folgen von Fukushima - YouTube
Food is Atom Muell.
Food is waste. Sea and Land both radiated, contaminated. Health risk.
This is the greatest man made humanitarian catastrophe after WW2.
fukushima  japan  government  trust  confidence  fraud  2011  unintended  consequences  politics  TEPCO  radiation  food  cancer 
august 2011 by asterisk2a
Richard Koo Calls For, Surprise, More Reconstruction Stimulus To Prevent Japan's Natural Disaster From Becoming A Man-Made Calamity | zero hedge
To prevent this natural disaster from becoming a man-made calamity (ie a recession), the government needs to push ahead with reconstruction efforts. With private savings surging, the necessary funds can be borrowed for now. Later, once businesses and households start looking to the future, funding can and should be shifted to tax hikes and budget reshuffles." That is the conventional wisdom. For all those who wish to read what will happen if and when Japan continues on this unsustainable path of converting private savings into public funding without regard for demographics, please read Dylan Grice (here, here and here).
richardkoo  japan  balancesheet  recession  lostdecade  earthquake  tsunami  fukushima  2011  economy 
june 2011 by asterisk2a
In Japan, Capitalists Fall Out of Love With Free Markets -
Yukio Edano, the chief cabinet secretary, had the temerity to say “the public will not support” the injection of government money into Tokyo Electric Power, also known as Tepco, unless banks share in the pain. Tepco says it would like to pay compensation to victims, but needs government cash to do so.
The president of Japan’s largest bank, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial, was shocked by the very idea that a bank should lose money if it lent to a company that could not meet its obligations. Mr. Edano’s remarks “came out of the blue,” said the executive, Katsunori Nagayasu. “I felt there was something wrong about them.”“We consider banks and Tepco systemically important institutions,” wrote Tetsuya Yamamoto, a Moody’s analyst based in Tokyo. “Debt forgiveness undermines the systemic importance of the bank and utility sectors in the national economy.” These are, he added, “developments we did not anticipate.”
tepco  toobigtofail  Japan  fukushima  2011  earthquake  complexity  capitalism  economics 
may 2011 by asterisk2a
BOJ warns economy in severe state, beating deflation not enough | Reuters
"Deflation is a very serious problem. But the more serious problem is that Japan's economic strength is gradually declining,"
BOJ  monetary  policy  earthquake  fukushima  2011  economy  lostdecade  deflation  japan  growth 
may 2011 by asterisk2a
The Complete Overview Of The Setting Economy Of The Land Of The Setting Sun | zero hedge
Increasingly we have come to believe that the real marginal economy over the next several quarters will be neither that of the contracting US, nor that of the rapidly tightening, yet still very much inflationary China, but the (arguably) third largest one: that of Japan. Over the past month we have suggested that in addition to already latent deflationary tendencies, the recent post-earthquake collapse will require a dramatic, and very political intervention in BOJ monetary policies (here and here), in order to avoid a global contraction. Yet as David Koo proposed yesterday, the (infra)structural changes will demand an overhaul so profound that the contraction will be not only severe but likely very extended due to spillover effects into energy commodity demand, thus creating a non-virtuous feedback loop. So for those who are still new to the Japan story, below we present an extended presentation compiled to scare even the most optimistic fan of the land of the setting sun.
Japan  economy  2011  outlook  forecast  economics  policy  monetary  fiscal  sovereign  debt  earthquake  fukushima 
may 2011 by asterisk2a
Japan Megabanks Get $90 Billion in Loan Requests as Quake Hurts Companies - Bloomberg
“These are mainly bridging loans that will help to keep businesses operating in the immediate aftermath of the disaster,” he said. More loans and government support will be needed to rebuild the economy, according to Suezawa.
The Bank of Japan last week unveiled a 1 trillion yen lending program to help companies in the quake-stricken areas. The BOJ earlier injected a record amount of cash into the banking system in daily money-market operations and doubled an asset-buying fund to 10 trillion yen on March 14.
japan  fukushima  2011  earthquake 
april 2011 by asterisk2a
Assassinated Depression-Era Japan Finance Chief Invoked in Rebuild Debate - Bloomberg
“If this isn’t a special situation, what is?” Kozo Yamamoto, a Diet member with the opposition Liberal Democratic Party, said in an interview this week. Yamamoto advocated a 20 trillion yen ($247 billion) reconstruction program funded by BOJ debt purchases. A group of ruling-party lawmakers submitted a similar proposal to Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda on March 18, according to a web log posting by DPJ member Yoichi Kaneko.
The debate parallels discussions last year in the U.S. and Europe, where the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank adopted bond-buying programs. In Japan, the world’s most- indebted country, some lawmakers have also proposed tax increases for the first time since 1997, when such a step helped tip the economy into a recession.
Japan  2011  monetization  monetary  policy  BOJ  earthquake  tsunami  fukushima  reconstruction 
march 2011 by asterisk2a

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