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Nuclear Energy Explained: Risk or Opportunity
 
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Please Read Below For More Information Anything with the word nuclear next to it usually comes with a fair bit of misunderstanding. Hopefully this video demystifies the process of how nuclear fuels are turned into electricity and how we can use them in combination with renewables in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the effects on the climate that come with high levels of them. Of course, there are many things that have been left out this video as nuclear energy, just as with any other source, has many different factors that need to be taken into account when making decisions. In order to fully understand the situation and make decisions, I highly recommend that you do some research of your own on the topic, rather than simply base your opinion on a four-minute YouTube video. It should also be noted that this video has been made from the perspective of the United States in general. Every area on Earth has different natural resources and environments that determine what works best there. On a lighter note, feel free to keep up with WhatTheWhy on Twitter at https://twitter.com/WhatTheWhy1 . Thanks for watching! Sources*: 20 percent of energy from nuclear power in the U.S.: http://www.nei.org/Knowledge-Center/Nuclear-Statistics/World-Statistics/World-Nuclear-Generation-and-Capacity Percent of electricity from each source http://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/pdf/flow/primary_energy.pdf. Lifetime Carbon Emissions http://srren.ipcc-wg3.de/report/IPCC_SRREN_Annex_II.pdf Carbon Emissions http://www.c2es.org/technology/factsheet/hydropower Nuclear Uprating: http://www.nrc.gov/reading-rm/doc-collections/fact-sheets/power-uprates.html Costs http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Economic-Aspects/Economics-of-Nuclear-Power/ Deaths caused by other fuel sources http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20928053.600-fossil-fuels-are-far-deadlier-than-nuclear-power.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news#.U4k6SXnctR1 European deaths due to coal use http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/jun/12/european-coal-pollution-premature-deaths Indian deaths due to coal use http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/22/indias-coal-power-plants-kill-tens-of-thousands-every-year-study-says/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 http://www.economist.com/node/18441163 http://climate.nasa.gov/news/903 Deaths from coal in the US. http://www.catf.us/fossil/problems/power_plants/ Levelized costs http://www.eia.gov/forecasts/aeo/electricity_generation.cfm http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2005/pr38/en/ http://thebulletin.org/managing-nuclear-spent-fuel-policy-lessons-10-country-study http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Safety-and-Security/Radiation-and-Health/Nuclear-Radiation-and-Health-Effects/ http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/Safety-and-Security/Safety-of-Plants/Safety-of-Nuclear-Power-Reactors/ Union of Concerned Scientists Death Estimate http://allthingsnuclear.org/how-many-cancers-did-chernobyl-really-cause-updated/ International Agency for Research on Cancer http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2006/pr168.html Deaths Prevented With Nuclear Fuels http://climate.nasa.gov/news/903/ Interesting Run-through of Chernobyl https://leatherbarrowa.exposure.co/chernobyl *Not every source listed was used in the end video.
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The Nuclear Waste Problem
 
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Coal 101: What's Wrong with Coal?
 
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http://www.beyondcoal.org From mining, to burning, to disposal, coal is wreaking havoc on our health and our planet. Powering our country by burning coal is dangerous. It's time to transition Beyond Coal to clean, renewable sources of energy. Learn more and take action on our website http://www.beyondcoal.org - Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to address climate disruption by moving away from the dirty fossil fuels and toward a clean energy economy. Visit us here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SierraClub Twitter: https://twitter.com/sierraclub Instagram: https://instagram.com/sierraclub
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St Lucie Nuclear Power Plant and Its Impact on the Nearby Environment by Mark Haryslak
 
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The St Lucie Power Plant is situated less than 200-yards from the ocean. And, it continues to be a thorn in the side of environmentalists and beach enthusiasts. One can only wonder whether or not the air and coastal waterways are being compromised by the 24-7 365-day discharge? Filming and editing by Mark Haryslak
Views: 1170 Square Meatball
RUSSIA: ENVIRONMENT COMING UNDER INCREASING PRESSURE
 
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Russian/Nat As Russia suffers a crippling financial crisis, the environment is coming under increasing pressure. From Moscow to Siberia to the Far East, "green" concerns are falling by the wayside as struggling industries and individuals focus all of their energies on just getting by. APTN takes a look at two industrial regions in Russia suffering the environmental consequences of the economic meltdown. This mining outpost is the world's largest city north of the Arctic Circle - freezing winds send snow squalls and factory smoke drifting across the endless polar tundra. More than 200-thousand Russians live in this forsaken land - the majority working in Norilsk's smelters and mines. The pollution pouring from Norilsk's unfiltered 20-plus smokestacks has poisoned the trees dead for a radius extending 150 kilometres from the town and its factories. Private environmental groups estimate that the average Norilskian takes in some 40 times more pollution than a resident of Moscow - a European capital itself more polluted then any of its neighbours. Norilsk was originally built by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin as a prison camp. Today, it remains cut off from the rest of Russia - unreachable by road and impossible to escape for the majority of impoverished workers. When Norilsk was privatised in 1994, environmentalists hoped that its new private owners would pay more attention to the environment. But statistics from across Russia have shown just the opposite. With little working environmental regulations, most Russians are forced to accept terrible and dangerous working conditions and polluted air and water supplies. Here, in the final stages of nickel production, workers spend eight hours a day leaning over massive steaming vats of poisonous acid. Factory directors admit there are no respiratory protectors and no money to provide them in the future. With Russia's economy in a tailspin, workers at Norilsk are forced to think of their health last. Struggling just to get by, there is very little environmental awareness in places like Norilsk. Workers know they have little power and almost no choice. SOUNDBITE: (in Russian) "You know as far as the danger goes, we have a saying that goes like this - every farmer farms by his own choice - if you want work at all then you take what you can get. Every worker that comes here, they know what they are facing but they have no choice. If they want to work in Norilsk then they have to work in these factories." SUPER CAPTION: Sergey Zaitsev - has worked in acid baths for 10 years Very little grows in Norilsk's nearly year-round winter. And the earth is so polluted with heavy metals that residents are not allowed to gather even berries or hunt for mushrooms in the short summer months. Most residents in Norilsk are aware of their plight but are resigned to the futility of changing their environment. Although Russia has excellent environmental laws on the books, the legal system is practically non-functioning - so both private and governmental companies know that anything goes in terms of polluting. SOUNDBITE (in English) "It's getting worse because the enterprises have now come to private hands and it's very clear the control on those enterprises is extremely weak. And the number of people working in the Environment Ministry is less than six-thousand for the whole country and that means not only control but scientific research, levels and etcetera, etcetera." SUPER CAPTION: Ivan Blokin, Moscow Greenpeace In Russia's coal producing region of Kemerovo, the situation is similar. Decades of coal production without any environmental controls have left the region decimated. SOUNDBITE (in English) You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/400be0c906f87c9bdd9e8849fd314e4e Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
Views: 777 AP Archive
THE ATOM AND THE ENVIRONMENT NUCLEAR INDUSTRY MOVIE 71722
 
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Produced in the late 1960s or early 1970s before the Three Mile Island accident changed the American public's opinion about nuclear energy, "The Magic of the Atom: The Atom and the Environment" describes nuclear power and atomic research, and its impact on the environment, in highly positive terms. As the narrator states: "The fight for the preservation of the earth's environment goes on, and one very valuable weapon in that fight is the magic of the atom." Various careers in nuclear energy and nuclear engineering, while showing how atomic power represents a form of "clean energy" that is much safer for the environment than coal and oil-burning power plants. Nuclear research is also shown, for example Dr. T. Roy Fukuto's work creating insecticides at U.C. Riverside, work performed to identify the source of oil slicks using neutron activation analysis, work with radioactive cesium at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and tests using radioactive sand at Pt. Mugu, California to determine rates of beach erosion. The film concludes with a discussion of the future of nuclear energy and atomic bombs -- which can be used in constructing underground chambers for storage purposes. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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8 Worst Man-Made Environmental Disasters in History
 
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Worst man-made environmental disasters in history. These world tragedies & insane nature disasters caused severe damage! Subscribe for new videos: http://goo.gl/SaufF4 Follow us on Instagram: @theywillkillyou Voiceover by Carl Mason: [email protected] 8 Deepwater Horizon Offshore drilling contractor Transocean owned the rig & had leased it to oil giant British Petroleum or BP. Two days after, the platform sank & caused a petroleum leak that continued for almost three months. US government reported that approximately 4.2 million barrels of oil had been released. Aside from impacting 43,300 miles of ocean, the spill affected 1,300 miles of coastline from Florida to Texas. 7 Kuwait Fires The sun was darkened by the oily smoke plumes that shot high into the sky. People who ventured outside experienced breathing difficulties & one US environmentalist compared the effect to that of standing behind the exhaust pipes of hundreds of malfunctioning diesel trucks’. The fires burned for approximately seven months. Black rain, a mixture of smoke particles & natural precipitation fell as far as the Himalayas & the landscape became covered with hundreds of oil lakes, of up to four inches in depth. Birds confused the lakes for water. Smoke, ash & soot covered the Gulf. Livestock & the oily mist blackened the lungs of the animals. 6 Reactor Shutdown The reactor shutdown that took place on the 26th of April, 1986, is considered to be one of the worst in history. Many cases were subsequently connected to the massive spread of radioactive material. Wide areas of Belarus, Ukraine & the Russian Federation, inhabited by millions of people, were affected. It went as far as the British Isles. It’s estimated that at least 5% of the reactor core was released into the atmosphere & downwind as result of the blast. 5 Minamata Disease In the early 1950s the people inhabiting the small coastal city of Minamata in the south of Japan, began to notice animal behavior that was startling & out of the ordinary. Fish would inexplicably go belly up, birds crashed into the ground & cats would foam at the mouth & jump into the sea. It was not long that humans too began to exhibit unusual behavior that would later be referred to as the Minamata Disease. People would be stumbling about, slurring their words & encountering difficulties with the simplest day-to-day tasks. In 1958, the root of the strange behavior was finally discovered. As part of its manufacturing process, one of Minamata’s biggest employers, the Chisso Corporation chemical company had been dumping mercury into the sea. 4 Baia Mare Cyanide Spill The Baia Mare cyanide spill took place in Romania in the year 2000. A gold mining company called Aurul, a jointventure of the Romanian government & an Australian company called Esmeralda Exploration had been shipping its waste material to a dam near Bozinta Mare, Maramures County. The company had been extracting the remaining gold from the tailings through a process called gold cyanidation with the resulting waste then being taken to the dam. On the 30th of January, 2000, the dam burst sending 3,500,000 feet of cyanide-contaminated water into the Somes River & some of the surrounding farmland. 3 Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 260,000 to 750,000 barrels of crude oil were spilled in Prince William Sound, Alaska, on the 24th of March, 1989. It happened because of the Exxon Valdez oil tanker. The oil ultimately covered 1,300 miles of coastline & 11,000 square miles of ocean. A number of factors were cited as having contributed to the tanker’s crash. These included an insufficient & fatigued crew, possible problems with the ship’s Raytheon Collision Avoidance System radar or the lack of advanced monitoring equipment. Public blame also fell on the ship’s captain, Joseph Hazelwood, who was not present at the controls at the time as he was still sleeping after reportedly having drunk heavily the previous night. 2 Union Carbide Gas Leak On the 2nd of December 1984, 30 tons of a highly toxic gas called methyl isocyanate & a number of other gases were released following an accident at the Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. The low-lingering gases caused the eyes & throats to burn & induced nausea. Thousands of people were treated in the immediate aftermath for various ailments including blindness & liver & kidney failure. The Great Smog Also known as the ‘Big Smoke’, the Great Smog took place on the European continent. For five days in December 1952, the city of London was brought to a standstill by heavy fog combined with sulfurous fumes from power plants, coal fires & vehicle exhaust. The dense smoke blocked out the sun as it began to enshroud several of the city’s landmarks, such as Big Ben, London Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral & others. At first, Londoners tried to ignore the foul air as best they could, but within an hour it could no longer be overlooked.
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Chances of ANOTHER Nuclear Meltdown ONCE EVERY 7 Years w/ Arnie Gundersen
 
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What are the 4 myths the nuclear industry wants you to believe? - See more at: http://www.fairewinds.org/4-myths-nuclear-industry-wants-believe/#sthash.A5QAXBDs.dpuf January 16th, 2014 In order to produce more nuclear electricity, the nuclear corporations and proponents need you to believe that nuclear power is safe, no one has ever died or become ill from nuclear power accidents, nuclear power will counteract global warming, and it is the cheapest form of power. Listen to Fairewinds’ Arnie Gundersen tell you the truth about these myths. The first myth is that nuclear power is safe and that there is no risk. There have been 5 meltdowns during the last 35 years, or in other words: one meltdown every 7 years. If all the coal and oil plants worldwide were replaced with nuclear power plants, the math shows that we could expect one meltdown every year! Is that a risk you are willing to take? The second myth is that no one has died as a result of nuclear accidents. The truth is that as many as one million people have already died from radiation releases due to nuclear power plants, without counting any of the radiation induced deaths expected from Fukushima. In his landmark cancer study following the Three Mile Island accident, epidemiologist Dr. Steve Wing definitively showed that there were significant cancers. You can check out Dr. Wing’s full presentation at the Pennsylvania Statehouse on the 30th anniversary of the TMI on Fairewinds’ website. • As many as 1,000,000 people have died in Chernobyl according to Dr. Alexey Yablokov in his book Chernobyl- Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment. Worse yet, in an effort to hide that truth, key Soviet scientists were thrown in jail when they published Chernobyl mortality data indicating Cesium caused heart deformities in young children. Jailing scientists and destroying data that proved illness and death does not mean that nuclear power radiation induced deaths and illnesses did not occur. Maggie and I discussed this brave scientist and other whistleblowers around the world in our recent presentation at Clarkson University, which is also featured on Fairewinds’ website. The third myth nuclear proponents want you to believe is that nuclear power is the only feasible alternative to stop global warming. Again, not true. The fourth and final myth the nuclear corporations want you to believe is that nuclear power is cheap. In fact the cost of a world full of nuclear power plants is prohibitive, and would leave less money to fund real carbon reduction. New nuclear plants in Georgia, South Carolina and the UK will charge twice as much for nuclear electricity as other energy sources. Former NRC commissioner Peter Bradford, who served on the Commission during the TMI said, “Trying to solve global warming by building nuclear power plants is like trying to solve global hunger by serving everyone caviar.” - See more at: http://www.fairewinds.org/4-myths-nuclear-industry-wants-believe/#sthash.A5QAXBDs.dpuf Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences http://www.amazon.com/Chernobyl-Consequences-Catastrophe-Environment-Sciences/dp/1573317578 Nuclear Industry Double Standards http://www.fairewinds.org/nuclear-industry-double-standards/#sthash.Vkg1pIXn.dpbs Fukushima Daiichi: Why It’s So Hard To Clean Up http://www.fairewinds.org/fukushima-daiichi-hard-clean/#sthash.Lh6Hwj2z.dpbs Nuclear Power: Their Profits; Our Risks http://www.fairewinds.org/nuclear-power-profits-risks/#sthash.lnLQHqOR.dpbs The Atomic Sailors http://www.fairewinds.org/atomic-sailors/#sthash.hyF03pDB.dpbs
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Russia's Radioactive Past Comes Back To Haunt Its Citizens (HBO)
 
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Anton Kolomitsyn has an unusual hobby: He searches the Russian countryside looking for remnants of past wars. Earlier this year, he made an unexpected find. The relic hunter stumbled across a Stalin-era bunker with radium paint on the interior walls, used previously to make the bunker glow in the dark. It was one of hundreds on the Russian-Finnish border, aimed to protect the Soviet Union against a northern invasion. These bunkers are not an anomaly; they are part of a legacy of improperly managed radioactive sites across Russia. During the race to obtain a nuclear weapon during the Cold War, the Soviet Union experimented with a wide variety of nuclear materials. This phase of experimentation occurred under a veil of secrecy, leaving communities in the dark about the risks associated with their exposure. VICE News reports from Russia’s radioactive hotspots, where residents continue to live amid radiation. We join Kolomitsyn as he tests another bunker for radioactivity and visits the site of the third-largest nuclear meltdown in history, which remained secret for decades. Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo
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Experts Fear Fukushima Nuclear Chain Reaction, Inside Earths Core! Local Radiation Levels
 
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Fusion Power Explained – Future or Failure
 
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ISSUES: Political Transparency & FPL Nuclear Plant Water Pollution
 
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PACs- or Political Action Committees - are organizations set up to raise money to influence elections or legislation. But issues arise when it comes to transparency, often leaving the public in the dark about which PACs are backing which candidates. This week, in an effort to commit to transparent disclosure, a workshop was organized for Miami-Dade County Commissioners- but out of the 13 commissioners, only two attended. Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava organized the workshop and joins us to discuss the importance of political transparency and her concern for the water pollution stemming from leakage at Turkey Point. Guest: Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County Commission, Dist. 8
Water pollution found at coal ash dumps
 
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Duke Energy confirmed reports that tests have shown trace amounts of radioactivity in groundwater around some of its coal ash plants.
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William T. Vollmann | Carbon Ideologies
 
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National Book Award winner William T. Vollmann introduces “Carbon Ideologies,” his new two-volume exploration of the causes and consequences global warming. Buy a copy of “No Immediate Danger: Volume One of Carbon Ideologies” here: https://www.strandbooks.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.results&includeOutOfStock=1&searchString=william+vollmann+no+immediate+danger Over the years William T. Vollmann has earned critical acclaim by tackling some of the largest and thorniest issues of our times, including poverty, violence, and American imperialism. In “Carbon Ideologies,” Vollmann turns to one of the greatest crises we have ever faced: global warming. “No Immediate Danger,” volume one of the series, examines the technological and cultural forces that created climate change--manufacturing, agriculture, fossil fuel extraction and the global demand for electric power--leading to a detailed case study of the brutal 2011 tsunami and nuclear reactor meltdowns in Fukushima, Japan. For seven years, at great personal risk, Vollmann traveled to the no-go zones and ghost towns of Fukushima to interview tsunami victims, nuclear evacuees, anti-nuclear organizers and pro-nuclear utility workers. With his signature wit and meticulous, wide-ranging research, “No Immediate Danger” builds a powerful picture of one of the greatest environmental disasters in recent history. Volume two, “No Good Alternative,” coming in June 2018, focuses on human experiences related to coal mining and natural gas production. Recorded April 10, 2018
Views: 2187 Strand Bookstore
Issues & Attitudes: Risks of Nuclear Power Plants - Part 1
 
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A panel discussion on the risk of nuclear power plants in Illinois.
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Risks Of Nuclear Power: Reactor Accidents
 
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http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/xeneplex.html The nuclear power plant design strategy for preventing accidents and mitigating their potential effects is "defense in depth" if something fails, there is a back-up system to limit the harm done, if that system should also fail there is another back-up system for it, etc., etc. Of course it is possible that each system in this series of back-ups might fail one after the other, but the probability for that is exceedingly small. The Media often publicize a failure of some particular system in some plant, implying that it was a close call" on disaster; they completely miss the point of defense in depth which easily takes care of such failures. Even in the Three Mile Island accident where at least two equipment failures were severely compounded by human errors, two lines of defense were still not breached essentially all of the radioactivity remained sealed in the thick steel reactor vessel, and that vessel was sealed inside the heavily reinforced concrete and steel lined "containment" building which was never even challenged. It was clearly not a close call on disaster to the surrounding population. The Soviet Chernobyl reactor, built on a much less safe design concept, did not have such a containment structure; if it did, that disaster would have been averted. Risks from reactor accidents are estimated by the rapidly developing science of "probabilistic risk analysis" (PRA). A PRA must be done separately for each power plant (at a cost of $5 million) but we give typical results here: A fuel melt-down might be expected once in 20,000 years of reactor operation. In 2 out of 3 melt-downs there would be no deaths, in 1 out of 5 there would be over 1000 deaths, and in 1 out of 100,000 there would be 50,000 deaths. The average for all meltdowns would be 400 deaths. Since air pollution from coal burning is estimated to be causing 10,000 deaths per year, there would have to be 25 melt-downs each year for nuclear power to be as dangerous as coal burning. Of course deaths from coal burning air pollution are not noticeable, but the same is true for the cancer deaths from reactor accidents. In the worst accident considered, expected once in 100,000 melt-downs (once in 2 billion years of reactor operation), the cancer deaths would be among 10 million people, increasing their cancer risk typically from 20% (the current U.S. average) to 20.5%. This is much less than the geographical variation 22% in New England to 17% in the Rocky Mountain states. Very high radiation doses can destroy body functions and lead to death within 60 days, but such "noticeable" deaths would be expected in only 2% of reactor melt-down accidents; there would be over 100 in 0.2% of meltdowns, and 3500 in 1 out of 100,000 melt-downs. To date, the largest number of noticeable deaths from coal burning was in an air pollution incident (London, 1952) where there were 3500 extra deaths in one week. Of course the nuclear accidents are hypothetical and there are many much worse hypothetical accidents in other electricity generation technologies; e.g., there are hydroelectric dams in California whose sudden failure could cause 200,000 deaths. http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/store http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/store/xeneplex.html
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Nuclear Energy
 
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025 - Nuclear Energy In this video Paul Andersen explains how nuclear energy is released during fission of radioactive uranium. Light water reactors, nuclear waste, and nuclear accidents are also discussed along with the future of nuclear energy. Do you speak another language? Help me translate my videos: http://www.bozemanscience.com/translations/ Music Attribution Intro Title: I4dsong_loop_main.wav Artist: CosmicD Link to sound: http://www.freesound.org/people/CosmicD/sounds/72556/ Creative Commons Atribution License Outro Title: String Theory Artist: Herman Jolly http://sunsetvalley.bandcamp.com/track/string-theory All of the images are licensed under creative commons and public domain licensing: Delphi234. (2014). English: History of nuclear power in the world. Data is from IAEA and EIA. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nuclear_power_history.svg DOE. ([object HTMLTableCellElement]). English: Spent fuel pool at a nuclear power plant. http://www.ocrwm.doe.gov/curriculum/unit1/lesson3reading.shtml. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fuel_pool.jpg File:Chernobyl Disaster.jpg. (2014, April 30). In Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Chernobyl_Disaster.jpg&oldid=606437678 Globe, D. (2011). English: The Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant after the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Reactor 1 to 4 from right to left. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Fukushima_I_by_Digital_Globe.jpg lightningBy ZaWertun. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://openclipart.org/detail/190134/lightning Spoon, S. (2011). English: en:International Nuclear Event Scale. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:INES_en.svg UK, C. R. (2014). Diagram showing a lobectomy of the thyroid gland. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Diagram_showing_a_lobectomy_of_the_thyroid_gland_CRUK_067.svg Z22. (2014). English: The unit 2 of Three Mile Island Nuclear Generating Station closed since the accident in 1979. The cooling towers on the left. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Three_Mile_Island_Nuclear_Generating_Station_Unit_2.jpg
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Dr Chris Busby: a plan to stop nuclear pollution Part 2
 
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It is currently European Law that exposure to radioactivity in the environment is permitted and controlled by the EURATOM Basic Safety Standards Directive or BSS. This has a clause in it which states that "if new and important information about the efficacy of the provisions of the BSS emerge, all radiation exposure practices have to be re-examined (justified). Since the BSS was drafted in 1996 there has been a very large number of studies showing that the scientific basis of the BSS is totally unsafe, and many studies of populations show that millions have died and will die because of this. All inhabitants of European Union countries have the right under the EU law to petition the European Parliament. As a first strategy Dr Busby is asking everyone to download a Petition document from the website of www.nuclearjustice.org, to sign it and post it in August, registered or signed for, to the Petitions Committee of the European Parliament, Rue Wiertz, Brussels, Belgium. All details are on the website and also a German, French and Spanish version are being prepared. This video is being put up here again as the search engines do not seem to be finding the origninal which was put up by radioactivebsr from Latvia. Something very fishy there.
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Nuclear Future Does Not Require Science Fiction - TR2016c 5h26m08s07f
 
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http://ThoriumRemix.com/ An energy revolution incentivized by industrial process heat, incentivized by our need for desalinated water, incentivized by a desire to recycle so-called nuclear waste, and incentivized by valuable fission products- This is a future where energy itself is a byproduct and so energy production is no longer constrained by a perceived oversupply. The societal aspects of Star Trek are the pop-culture understanding of what this might look like. That is, a society where people have their basic need met. Just like President Kennedy could easily articulate what Apollo 11 meant, by having a goal which was already understood by the public, a future where our basic needs can be met with abundant clean energy is already a widely understood concept. Michael Shellenberger articulates how abundant clean energy can achieve this in the real world- that by simply making clean energy cheap goals such as human dignity and reducing our environmental impact are natural consequences. This has been demonstrated through history as we move from burning firewood to coal to natural gas to nuclear power. Shellenberger mentions the safety of nuclear power: http://www.environmentalprogress.org/key-questions/#nuclear-safest What has not been tried in modern times, not since "Atoms for Peace" educational campaigns, is to articulate the full potential of atomic power. As Robert Stone explains, the public assumes as he himself assumed, the Pressurized Water Reactor was it. That the potential of atomic power was largely demonstrated by today's reactors and all that was left was incremental improvements. The nuclear industry is not incentivized to communicate that there's anything better. For decades, the industry was not incentivized to fission nuclear fuels any more efficiently- they paid into a waste storage fund based on how much electricity they produced and NOT how much waste they produced. The reason Thorium, MSR, and the fast-reactors shown in Pandora's Promise resonate with the public, is that there's already an expectation humans should be capable of producing abundant clean energy. It is part of our pop-culture. It has been reinforced by false-promises made in pro-renewable campaigns which gloss over the challenges of intermittent energy sources. Nuclear Industry looks on in frustration at MSR campaigns, thinking that PWR is good enough, and PWR is here today. Indeed, PWR is good and it is here today. We should be building them right now. However, the industry has never successfully communicated the true value offered by PWR. Nor has the industry ever forcefully debunked false claims made about nuclear power. This timidity looks like guilt to anyone casually exploring the topic. Dr. Helen Caldicott is NOT a reliable source of information on the topic of nuclear power. However, to a casual observer she looks very credible. To a casual observer, it is a case of she-said / they-said. Who wouldn't believe a doctor? Take a look at her Wikipedia page- that is the public's perception of her. A montage of celebrities and citizens is shown talking about their new-found interest in nuclear power. Many of them are specifically talking about future reactor designs, including Thorium reactors. I believe that is a result of communication efforts from outside the nuclear industry. Communication efforts that do not equate nuclear power with just being a non-carbon-emitting alternative to coal. Nuclear power can do much more. It can fully meet people's EXPECTATION of abundant clean energy. Music by KiloWatts: http://KiloWattsMusic.com/
Views: 2446 Gordon McDowell
Coal and Global Warming
 
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This is a quick overview of the effects coal has on our world's climate and global warming. The coal industry in the United States is responsible for 27% of all greenhouse gas emissions. For more check out: http://www.coal-is-dirty.com A special thanks to: http://www.burningthefuture.com/
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inFact: Nuclear Energy
 
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Some say nuclear energy is ready to make a comback; some say it's still too dangerous. How do you know which to believe? http://infactvideo.com/ Nuclear reactors have gone through 70 years of development. After the prototype Generation 1 reactors, like Chernobyl, the world went to Generation 2, which included a lot of safety improvements. Generation 3 reactors being built now have fundamental improvements: Designs where the reaction can't be sustained if anything goes wrong. Generation 4, now being planned, will be safer and cleaner than anyone could have dreamed 20 years ago. But some people see only the problems of the past, rather than the promise of the future. Opposition to nukes is one reason we're not all driving around today in electric cars. At Three Mile Island in 1979, a valve broke, and some coolant leaked into a container designed for that purpose. No one was injured. Within the industry, Three Mile Island was regarded as a shining example of how well the safety systems work. Unfortunately, The China Syndrome, a movie about a nuclear accident, had come out only 12 days before; and the public's perception was that nuclear energy was too dangerous. In all of history, there's been exactly one civilian nuclear accident in which anyone was hurt: Chernobyl, in 1986. It was the oldest reactor operating, decades obsolete. One faction wanted to try a dangerous test; another faction disabled some safety systems to prevent it; and then the shift ended and everyone went home. The new shift weren't told anything was happening until it was too late. Read about it, it's staggering, you don't know whether to laugh or cry. Within a few months, 56 people had died from radiation, and it's projected that as many as 4,000 may eventually die. But in the United States alone, 50-60,000 people die every year from lung cancer caused by air pollution from coal and oil burning power plants. We would need a Chernobyl meltdown every three weeks just to match the ongoing US death toll we've chosen by clinging to our current fossil fuel system. But isn't nuclear waste just as bad? Yes, it's bad, but lobbying against future plants won't make the existing waste go away. Generation 3 and 4 reactors produce almost no high level waste, and what they do create is recyclable. We've already created most of the nuclear waste the world will ever see. Look to the future. Look to the facts and the science, and make an informed choice.
22. Past and Future of Nuclear Power
 
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Environmental Politics and Law (EVST 255) The lecture begins a discussion of present and future energy demands and the ways in which we invest in different forms of energy by focusing on nuclear energy use globally. The risks associated with nuclear energy are described, including risk of human error leading to a mass evacuation event, and the challenges faced in finding an adequate nuclear waste storage facility for the United States. Such a facility would be need to be able to store nuclear waste for a million years or more, due to the long half-lives of nuclear waste. The lecture describes the disaster that took place at Chernobyl nuclear plant, and the wide-ranging effects of that disaster on the natural and built environments as well as human health. 00:00 - Chapter 1. The Nuclear Industry by the Numbers 05:37 - Chapter 2. Nuclear Energy's Legal and Regulatory Structures 16:02 - Chapter 3. Nuclear Obstacles: Storage and Proliferation 24:27 - Chapter 4. Chernobyl and Its Aftermath 43:13 - Chapter 5. Relative Risks from Coal-Fired Plants Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2010.
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POWER Ep 5: Meltdown
 
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In this 360/VR video, Motherboard explores what would happen in the event of a nuclear catastrophe in Ontario, where millions of people live within an hour’s drive of a nuclear plant. After the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, residents within 10 kilometres of the Pickering Nuclear Generating Facility received anti-radiation pills to protect them in the event of a nuclear accident. We take you inside the emergency tents where gear is stashed to prepare for any possibility, and ask operators of these plants how likely it is we could see a nuclear meltdown in Ontario. Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-To-MOTHERBOARD Follow MOTHERBOARD Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/motherboardtv Twitter: http://twitter.com/motherboard Tumblr: http://motherboardtv.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/motherboardtv More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo
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Africa's Clean ENERGY REVOLUTION: Future MEGAPROJECTS
 
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Africa's population explosion presents humanity us with a once-in-our-species chance to make our fastest growing area leapfrog the dirty fuels of the past to instead embrace the renewable energy of the future. Subscribe to TDC: https://www.youtube.com/TheDailyConversation/ Video based on this article in Nature: http://www.nature.com/news/can-wind-and-solar-fuel-africa-s-future-1.20907 Video by Bryce Plank and Robin West Music: "Disturbances" by Matt Stewart-Evans: https://soundcloud.com/mattstewartevans https://www.facebook.com/Matthew.Stewart.Evans "Ambitions" by Glimpse: https://soundcloud.com/glimpse_official Script: The total population of Africa is projected to roughly quadruple to about four billion by 2100, driving the total global population past 11 billion. Producing all the energy that all these people will use could obliterate any efforts we’re now making to battle climate change. But Africa’s population explosion is also a tremendous opportunity, because all the power plants where all these people will get all their electricity from haven’t been built yet. This means humanity is now being presented with a once-in-the-lifetime-of-our-species shot to make our planet's fastest growing region leapfrog the dirty fuels of the past, to embrace a future of clean, renewable energy. This is how that optimistic vision of the future can become reality. The residents of Zambia don’t need any reminders that climate change threatens their way of life. The region is suffering its worst drought in 35 years, that’s big trouble for a country that gets nearly all of its power from the force of water passing through three hydroelectric dams. No water means no electricity, and no electricity means blackouts that have frequently brought commerce and productivity to a standstill, gutting the Zambian economy and causing many to lose their jobs. All across Africa, country are confronting the same problem: a constant lack-of-power. Sub Saharan Africa — all 910 million people — consume less electricity than the 4.8 million people of Alabama. Overall, more than half of all Africans have no access to electricity. But this is changing, thanks to the emergence of renewable energy. The cost of building larger-scale solar panel and wind turbine farms continues to plummet, making governments and utilities more likely to choose them over traditional sources like hydro, coal, nuclear or natural gas. As we saw with the water shortage in Zambia — or the nuclear meltdown a few years ago after the earthquake in Japan — power stations of the past are less reliable, more expensive, far worse for our environment, and slower to build. So this seems like a no-brainer, Africa needs to go green, baby! There’re just three problems. One, until now planners have lacked the necessary data to identify where to develop wind and solar projects that are socially equitable, have low-environmental impact, and are most cost-effective. This problem was recently tackled by a groundbreaking study of 21 countries that combined satellite and ground measurements with geospatial data on roads, towns, and existing power lines. It provides the first blueprint for where wind and solar projects should be built to maximize their effectiveness. The study also revealed Africa’s eye-opening, untapped potential for renewable energy generation. There are an estimated 550 million megawatts of potential solar and wind power spread across the continent, just waiting to be harvested. That’s 3,700 times as much electricity as Africa currently consumes. That’s so much extra energy, that Africa should aim to be powered 100% by renewables by 2050. It’s even possible for Africa to become a clean energy exporting superpower by sending its abundant surpluses of electricity to Europe; the Middle East, India and the rest of Asia; and even the Americas. Of course, this is dependent on overcoming the second major challenge: the continent’s completely inadequate power grid. Modernizing it to connect clean power stations with cities all over Africa will be a long-term megaproject costing tens of billions of dollars in the coming decades. For fast-growing urban areas — like Lagos, Cairo, Kinshasa, Mogadishu, and Johannesburg — uninterrupted electricity is critical for the emerging industries that will fuel economic growth and provide jobs for billions. On the other hand, most Africans currently live in small villages and towns, so their energy needs can be met by inexpensive solar and wind turbine systems that are located on-site, but are disconnected from the main grid. The challenge will be connecting cities — where more and more people are moving — with the mega-power stations that will often be built far away, in geographical sweet spots to maximize the amount of harvestable solar rays and wind gusts.
Views: 94491 The Daily Conversation
Thorium 2017
 
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Thorium is an abundant material currently disposed of as waste. It is found in coal ash piles and mine tailings. A single Rare Earths mine could produce enough Thorium byproduct to power the entire planet. To do so requires a very different nuclear reactor than the kinds we use today. Not one that uses solid fuel rods, but a reactor in which the fuel is kept in a liquid state. Not one that uses pressurized water as a coolant, but a reactor that uses extremely stable molten salts. The full description of one such reactor is: 2-Fluid, Thermal-Spectrum, Molten-Salt Breeder Reactor equipped with a chemical fuel salt treatment module. Such a reactor was conceived of decades ago, as documented in the book "Fluid Fuel Reactors" [1958]. Or, simply "LFTR" (Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor) as proposed by Flibe Energy's Kirk Sorensen... a modern redesign of the 2-Fluid, thermal-spectrum, MSBR concept. http://Flibe-Energy.com/ Since 2011 (the year Flibe Energy was founded), legislators asking questions about Thorium have had their queries answered as if such a reactor design did not exist. NNL [UK] and OECD [NEA] reports on the Thorium Fuel Cycle did not explore the implications of this reactor, and dismiss thorium based on challenges and mediocre performance found in other reactor designs. For example, other options include a "Fast-Spectrum Molten-Salt Reactor". Worth pursuing, certainly, but requires more fissile inventory than LFTR... approximately 5x as much. (Fissile inventory is specifically mentioned as a concern by OECD's thorium report.) And assuming the challenges of a fast-spectrum MSR can be met... both natural Uranium and natural Thorium can both be fully consumed as fuel in a fast-spectrum reactor. That is where Thorium is dismissed as only "4x as common as Uranium" (fast-spectrum usage) rather than "400x as common as U-235" (thermal-spectrum usage). Thorium's advantages: both thermal-spectrum breeding and unique chemical properties, are taken full advantage of only by LFTR style reactors. When evaluated in any other reactor, depending on that reactor, Uranium can be as attractive, more attractive, or Uranium can be the only viable option. For example: Shippingport. Cited as an example of a "Thorium Reactor" by Dr. Lyons, it was NEVER intended to be economical, and features no advantages of LFTR. It was a solid-fuel reactor, and so operated at low-temperature, had no on-line chemical reprocessing, used high-pressure water coolant, used fuel as inefficiently as every other solid-fuel reactor, and had to be shut down every time it was refueled. 2 of its 3 fuel loads were Enriched Uranium. It was -a- Reactor capable of consuming Thorium and demonstrated only that it was possible... it was not -THE- Thorium Reactor. If you'd like to watch a mini-series length (6.5h) documentary on this topic, please check out "Thorium." https://youtu.be/2oK6Rs6yFsM ...it goes into some technical detail on Thorium and Molten Salt Reactors, as well as nuclear power itself. This video exists thanks to support pledged via Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thorium Other videos I've edited on Thorium & Molten Salt Reactors can be found here: http://ThoriumRemix.com/ Music (at 28:29) created by Kilowatts: http://kilowattsmusic.com/ 00:00 LWR: 0.05% of Uranium's Energy Potential 00:54 LWR: Chemical Instability 01:38 LWR: High Pressure 02:48 Alvin Weinberg 03:05 High Temperature not High Pressure 03:40 MSRE Achievement 03:51 Graphite 04:08 Move Heat No Pressure 04:45 Salt: Ionic Bonds 05:33 Fluoride vs Fluorine 06:16 Cesium & Iodine 06:33 Drain Tank 07:53 Disperse Heat 08:36 Solid Fuel: Candles 09:24 Online Chemical Reprocessing 10:15 Legislators ask about Thorium 10:46 OECD NEA Thorium Report 11:23 Fast-Spectrum Dodge 12:08 Spent Fuel 12:34 Efficient 13:49 Concentrated 14:10 Rare Earth Elements 15:41 China's Academy of Science 16:34 CO2 Raw Material 17:07 Recycling 18:05 Sorting 18:52 NASA, Recycling & Energy 20:57 Molten Salt Research Halted 21:28 World Set Free 21:55 Documents 22:28 CD-ROMs and Internet 23:15 Obama Administration 24:33 Regulations vs Liquid Fuel 25:12 Stymied in USA 26:08 Flibe Energy 26:41 MSRE Researchers 27:14 Export of MSR Expertise 27:41 China vs Global Warming 28:29 1969-2017 Timeline 33:08 Thousands of years of Slavery 33:32 Energy Density of Thorium Other Video Sources 02:46 https://youtu.be/EviEN0ScOwg Pandora's Box 03:08 https://youtu.be/ofs6-K7UCSU Weinberg 2011 03:41 https://youtu.be/pGzKuhY50v4 Weinberg 2004 03:41 https://youtu.be/tyDbq5HRs0o Found MSRE Doc 05:34 https://youtu.be/vtWp45Eewtw Fluorine (PToV) 05:54 https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoK41_2JS4E_ZZyJSH7g-AhiiwMoCoFCB (MSBR3.0-ORNL-4528) 30:51 http://www.citizen-films.fr/en/thorium/ (T:TFSoN)
Views: 145207 gordonmcdowell
Fukushima: An Environmental Disaster
 
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The environmental effects of Fukushima
Views: 71 Ed Carson
25 Biggest Man Made Environmental Disasters Of History
 
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Tweet this video! - http://clicktotweet.com/c5y3L Our environment has been the victim of all sorts of attacks. Some of these attacks are natural such as hurricanes and earthquakes. However, there are attacks that are unnatural and man made such as wars, explosions, chemical spills, etc. These attacks usually carry with them heavy price tags as property and lives are damaged beyond full compensation and repair. To see these effects first hand (or as close to first hand as possible) we present to you our 25 biggest environmental disasters of history list for your personal edification. https://twitter.com/list25 https://www.facebook.com/list25 http://list25.com Check out the text version too! - http://list25.com/25-biggest-man-made-environmental-disasters-in-history/ Here's a preview: TVA Kingston Fossil Plant Coal Fly Ash Slurry Spill The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Pacific Gyre Garbage Patch Jilin Chemical Plant Explosions Castle Bravo The Three Mile Island Nuclear Explosion The Kuwait Oil Fires "Door to Hell" The Palomares Incident Sidoarjo Mud Flow Libby, Montana Asbestos Contamination Deep water horizon (BP) oil spill Amoco Cadiz Eccocide in Vietnam The Al-Mishraq Fire The Love Canal Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone Minamata Disease The Seveso Disaster E-waste in Guiyu, China Baia Mare Cyanide Spill The Shrinking of the Aral Sea The Bhopal Disaster The Chernobyl Nuclear Explosion The Great Smog of '52
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The Thorium Molten-Salt Reactor: Why Didn't This Happen (and why is now the right time?)
 
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Google Tech Talk December 16, 2011 Presented by Kirk Sorensen
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Top 10 Most Dangerous Places To Visit
 
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Top 10 Most Dangerous Places To Visit At number 10, The Korean Demilitarized zone One might think that a demilitarized zone would be a safe place to go, but it's otherwise. The word “demilitarized” is a bit misleading since it refers to a stretch of land between the borders of North Korea and South Korea, which could also be called a no-man’s-land. Within the 250-kilometer stretch of land, which is approximately 4 kilometers wide, there exists the largest accumulation of antipersonnel land mines on the planet. At number 9, Anthrax Islands, It refer to three sites used for hazardous biological disease testing. Gruinard, a Scottish island in the United Kingdom used in World War II Vozrozhdeniya, an island in the Aral Sea used by the Soviet Union in the Cold War Plum Island (New York), an island off Long Island, New York in the United States, the location of a testing lab for hazardous livestock diseases. At number 8, Picher, Oklahoma Picher is a ghost town and former city in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States. More than a century of unrestricted subsurface excavation dangerously undermined most of Picher's town buildings and left giant piles of toxic metal- contaminated mine tailings heaped throughout the area. It's a no man landzone now. At number 7, Gilman, Colorado Gilman is an abandoned mining town in southeastern Eagle County, Colorado, United States. Once a center of lead and zinc mining, was abandoned in 1984 by order of the Environmental Protection Agency because of toxic pollutants, including contamination of the ground water. Humans are prohibited. At number 6, Bikini Atoll known for the nuclear testing the United States conducted on it during the 1940s and 1950s, in which the indigenous population were removed. Left the islands contaminated with enough radioactivity to keep away humans. At number 5, Wittenoom, Australia Wittenoom is a ghost town 1,106 kilometres (687 mi) north-north-east of Perth of Western Australia. The town was shut down in 1966 due to unprofitability and growing health concerns from asbestos mining in the area. Today, three residents still live in the town as of 2018, which receives no government services. At number 4, Centralia, Pennsylvania Centralia is a borough and near-ghost town in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, United States. Its population has dwindled from more than 1,000 residents in 1980 to 63 by 1990, to only seven in 2013, a result of the coal mine fire which has been burning beneath the borough since 1962. The underground fire is still burning as of 2018 and may continue to do so for 250 years. At number 3, Aral Sea The Aral Sea was once a large lake between the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. But thanks to global climate change, the lake is ostensibly gone. The sea began shrinking, due to a Soviet plan in the 1960s, to reroute several of the rivers feeding it. But most of the water, has evaporated, thanks to the increase in global temperatures. called as “one of the planet’s worst environmental disasters. Now the eastern basin of the Aral Sea is now known as the Aralkum Desert ! At Number 2, Fukushima Exclusion Zone, Japan Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was an energy accident at the Nuclear Power Plant, initiated primarily by the tsunami following the Tōhoku earthquake on 11 March 2011. Immediately after the tsunami disabled the emergency generators that would have provided power to control and operate the pumps necessary to cool the reactors. The insufficient cooling led to three nuclear meltdowns, hydrogen-air explosions, and the release of radioactive material. Investigations showed the man-made nature of the catastrophe and its roots in regulatory capture. Due to all the contamination, the area within 20 kilometers exclusion zone is currently off-limits. At number 1, Chernobyl Zone Of Alienation, Ukraine The worst nuclear disasters of all time occurred at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant explosion in 1986. Since the accident, an exclusion zone has been established extending 30 kilometers in all directions. The nuclear power plant site clean-up is scheduled for completion in 2065 and the land will not be fully safe for human habitation for many decades to come.
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ANTARCTIC NUCLEAR REACTOR AT McMURDO STATION 26042
 
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This fascinating film was made by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Atomic Energy Commission and the U.S. Navy in 1962. In that year the U.S. Navy delivered a nuclear reactor to Antarctica to power the McMurdo Station. The plant, like the nearby Scott's Discovery Hut, was prefabricated in modules. Engineers designed the components to weigh no more than 30,000 pounds (13,608 kg) each and to measure no more than 8 ft 8 inches by 8 ft 8 inches by thirty feet. A single core no larger than an oil drum served as the heart of the nuclear reactor. These size and weight restrictions were intended to allow the reactor to be delivered in an LC-130 Hercules aircraft. However, the components were actually delivered by ship. The reactor generated 1.8 MW of electrical power and reportedly replaced the need for 1,500 US gallons (5,700 L) of oil daily. Engineers applied the reactor's power, for instance, in producing steam for the salt water distillation plant. The reactor, designated PM-3A, was designed and built by the Martin Company. There were problems with the plant from the beginning. It underperformed to expectations and frequently fell victim to power failures. It also raised concerns in New Zealand, where U.S. Navy ships transporting the fuel and waste under Operation Deep Freeze would dock for a few days while in transit. As a result of the multiple malfunctions of the PM-3A as well as it's clean up activities, there have been concerns that the health of personnel involved with the reactor may have been adversely affected. Although members of the Navy Nuclear Propulsion Unit were continuously monitored for radiation, many of the military support crew were not. As such, a study was undertaken by the Department of Defense to estimate an upper bound on radiation exposure for these individuals based on the worst cases of the available data from McMurdo. Levels of radioactivity in the water were monitored once the PM-3A was used in the production of drinking water. During the first few years of fresh water production (between 1967 and 1969) there were several instances of abnormally high amounts of tritium in the drinking water. In addition, there was a case of abnormally high amounts of long-lived beta activity in the drinking water in 1969. In addition to problems with the drinking water and environmental contamination, there were several recorded instances of crew radiation exposure, some resulting in injury. During the plant operation, 223 reports of abnormal levels of radiation were recorded. Of these cases, 14 resulted in injury and 123 resulted in exposure in the amount of 0.350 rem over a period of 7 days. This is a substantial amount of radiation when it is estimated that, one average, a typical yearly dose from background sources is 0.240 rem. The remaining 86 instances were abnormal radiation levels detected within the plant and its immediate surroundings. All of these factors led to PM-3A existing on very shaky ground almost from the day it began operating. The coup de grace, however, came in 1972 when a leak in the reactor's pressure vessel was discovered during a routine inspection. A closer look uncovered cracks throughout the reactor, caused by failures in some of the welds, and the decision was made to close and dismantle PM-3A. Disposal presented other headaches. Decommissioned nuclear plants are usually entombed in concrete, but provisions in the Antarctic Treaty made this impossible, so the dismantled plant, along with some of the contaminated ground surrounding it, was shipped to a disposal site in California. The nuclear reactor installed at McMurdo Station was the first and only to operate on the Antarctic continent. It operated for 10 years and greatly reduced the need for fossil fuels in the Antarctic. Although it was initially thought to be a cost saving device, its unreliability, large operational crew, and large clean up proved it to be an expensive experiment. As a memorial, a plaque now stands at the site of the nuclear power station in McMurdo commemorating the people and services of the PM-3A. We encourage viewers to add comments and, especially, to provide additional information about our videos by adding a comment! See something interesting? Tell people what it is and what they can see by writing something for example like: "01:00:12:00 -- President Roosevelt is seen meeting with Winston Churchill at the Quebec Conference." This film is part of the Periscope Film LLC archive, one of the largest historic military, transportation, and aviation stock footage collections in the USA. Entirely film backed, this material is available for licensing in 24p HD and 2k. For more information visit http://www.PeriscopeFilm.com
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Extremely Radioactive Snow in Fukushima!
 
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FUKUSHIMA black snow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH8kDK9KFQc&list=HL1358542558&feature=mh_lolz Please subscribe to this YouTube channel. They provided the info on the "hot snow readings" of Fukushima snow. http://www.youtube.com/user/kienaiyoru http//:ameblo.jp/kikilala400 also see this video: http://www.youtube.com/user/vaiocustom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC0keuBx4A8 Shocking Tokyo Japan Radiation Test by Dr. Chris Busby (Fukushima Fallout) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9pk42kdL4k Dr Chris Busby: radioactivity in apartment in central Tokyo Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3YMa391qrE&feature=youtu.be In this and Part 2 http://youtu.be/oeS5dRkyBi0 Dr Busby describes measurements made on an air conditing unit filter from inside an apartment in central Tokyo. This was sent by a lady in Tokyo who wanted to know if it was safe to live there. The filter only collected air from inside the apartment. It shows the presence of 130000Bq/kg radio Caesium in the dust plus enriched Uranium and for the first time Lead-210/Polonium-210. The apartment was evacuated from the Tuesday after the catastrophe and the machine switched off; and the family returned 5 months later. This and much other information about the health effects and cover ups, including leaked data are to be found in Dr Busby's new book in Japanese: the Horror of Fukushima, published on 25th July by Kodansha in Tokyo http://youtu.be/AOobTcwzElw PLEASE COPY AND REPOST ANYWHERE YOU CAN. MIRROR, PASTE, LINK or whatever you can to spread Professor Chris Busby's message about Japan and the nuclear industry's intentional coverup of Fukushima radioactive problem... how Japan is trucking tons of radioactive waste to south Japan, etc. He's working on making supplements that block some of the radioactive nucleotides from attaching themselves to the DNA, etc. Vital essential information on Fukushima and Japan! Synonyms: basic, bottom-line, cardinal, coal-and-ice, constitutive, critical, crucial, decisive, fundamental, heavy*, imperative, important, indispensable, integral, key, life-or-death, meaningful, meat-and-potatoes, name, name-of-the-game, necessary, needed, nitty-gritty, prerequisite, required, requisite, significant, underlined, urgent Original upload here: Chris Busby on radioactivity displacing supplements http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iutbbfduAQ Uploaded by radioactivebsr on Sep 19, 2011 *Note: Single radiation dose of 2,000 millisieverts (200,000 millirems) and above causes serious illness. See also exposure list below. Half-life of some radioactive elements [NOTE: Half-life is the time taken for a radioactive substance to decay by half.] * Cesium-134 ~ 2 years * Cesium-137 ~ 30 years * Iodine-131 ~ 8 days * Plutonium-239 ~ 24,200 years * Ruthenium-103 ~ 39 days [Ruthenium is a fission product of uranium-235.] * Ruthenium-106 ~ 374 days * Strontium-90 ~ 28.85 years [Strontium-90 is a product of nuclear fission and is found in large amounts in spent nuclear fuel and in radioactive waste from nuclear reactors.] * Uranium-234 ~ 246,000 years * Uranium-235 ~ 703.8 million years * Uranium-238 ~ 4.468 billion years gamma rays, alpha particles, beta particles, neutrons, uranium, plutonium, mox fuel, spent fuel rods, cooling pools, nuclear meltdown, JapanFocus.org, kyodo news, chain reaction, chlorine-38, chlorine-37, seawater, fukushima daiichi, today, update, newest information, splitting atoms, water into pacific ocean, TEPCO, Tokyo Electric power company, GE, Earthquake, tsunami, aftershocks, fault line, fission, isotype Te-129, half life, halflife, reactor core, inadvertent criticality, chernobyl on steroids, dosimeters, roentgens, boron, daughter products, satellite image, crane camera view, update on crisis in Japan, The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, rescue, Arnie Gunderson, Fairewinds Associates, fairewinds.com, nutron bursts, neutron bursts, strange isotope, nuclear reactors, chain reaction, table of elements, decay, iodine 131, high levels, units 1 2 3 4 5 6, telerium, part of core undergoing periodic nuclear fission, extra heat, extra radiation, neutrons, difficult to measure, doses of radiation difficult to measure, portion of core periodically turning itself on, boiled seawater, aerial view of fukushima daiichi after explosion, water, crane cam, hydrogen explosion, polymer, compound, filter curtains, containment plan, high levels of radiation, remote control robot, rising water levels, radioactive substances, suppession pool, containment vessel, storage pool, nitrogen injection, salt removal, water purification, environmental monitoring, evacuation zone, decontamination, residents, cooling system
Views: 23927 MsMilkytheclown
Washington state nuke plant leaks thousands of gallons of toxic waste
 
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Thousands of gallons of radioactive waste are estimated to have leaked at a Manhattan Project-era nuclear storage tank in Washington State over the weekend, triggering an alarm and causing one former worker to label it as “catastrophic." RT America’s Brigida Santos has more. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online: http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/RT_America
Views: 3712 RT America
~ WARNING ~ EXTREMELY RADIOACTIVE SNOW in Fukushima.
 
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Mirrored from MsMilkytheClown Published on Jan 18, 2013 FUKUSHIMA black snow http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH8kDK9KFQc&list=HL1358542558&feature=... Shocking Tokyo Japan Radiation Test by Dr. Chris Busby (Fukushima Fallout) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9pk42kdL4k Dr Chris Busby: radioactivity in apartment in central Tokyo Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3YMa391qrE&feature=youtu.be In this and Part 2 http://youtu.be/oeS5dRkyBi0 Dr Busby describes measurements made on an air conditing unit filter from inside an apartment in central Tokyo. This was sent by a lady in Tokyo who wanted to know if it was safe to live there. The filter only collected air from inside the apartment. It shows the presence of 130000Bq/kg radio Caesium in the dust plus enriched Uranium and for the first time Lead-210/Polonium-210. The apartment was evacuated from the Tuesday after the catastrophe and the machine switched off; and the family returned 5 months later. This and much other information about the health effects and cover ups, including leaked data are to be found in Dr Busby's new book in Japanese: the Horror of Fukushima, published on 25th July by Kodansha in Tokyo http://youtu.be/AOobTcwzElw PLEASE COPY AND REPOST ANYWHERE YOU CAN. MIRROR, PASTE, LINK or whatever you can to spread Professor Chris Busby's message about Japan and the nuclear industry's intentional coverup of Fukushima radioactive problem... how Japan is trucking tons of radioactive waste to south Japan, etc. He's working on making supplements that block some of the radioactive nucleotides from attaching themselves to the DNA, etc. Vital essential information on Fukushima and Japan! Synonyms: basic, bottom-line, cardinal, coal-and-ice, constitutive, critical, crucial, decisive, fundamental, heavy*, imperative, important, indispensable, integral, key, life-or-death, meaningful, meat-and-potatoes, name, name-of-the-game, necessary, needed, nitty-gritty, prerequisite, required, requisite, significant, underlined, urgent Original upload here: Chris Busby on radioactivity displacing supplements http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iutbbfduAQ Uploaded by radioactivebsr on Sep 19, 2011 *Note: Single radiation dose of 2,000 millisieverts (200,000 millirems) and above causes serious illness. See also exposure list below. Half-life of some radioactive elements [NOTE: Half-life is the time taken for a radioactive substance to decay by half.] * Cesium-134 ~ 2 years * Cesium-137 ~ 30 years * Iodine-131 ~ 8 days * Plutonium-239 ~ 24,200 years * Ruthenium-103 ~ 39 days [Ruthenium is a fission product of uranium-235.] * Ruthenium-106 ~ 374 days * Strontium-90 ~ 28.85 years [Strontium-90 is a product of nuclear fission and is found in large amounts in spent nuclear fuel and in radioactive waste from nuclear reactors.] * Uranium-234 ~ 246,000 years * Uranium-235 ~ 703.8 million years * Uranium-238 ~ 4.468 billion years gamma rays, alpha particles, beta particles, neutrons, uranium, plutonium, mox fuel, spent fuel rods, cooling pools, nuclear meltdown, JapanFocus.org, kyodo news, chain reaction, chlorine-38, chlorine-37, seawater, fukushima daiichi, today, update, newest information, splitting atoms, water into pacific ocean, TEPCO, Tokyo Electric power company, GE, Earthquake, tsunami, aftershocks, fault line, fission, isotype Te-129, half life, halflife, reactor core, inadvertent criticality, chernobyl on steroids, dosimeters, roentgens, boron, daughter products, satellite image, crane camera view, update on crisis in Japan, The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake, rescue, Arnie Gunderson, Fairewinds Associates, fairewinds.com, nutron bursts, neutron bursts, strange isotope, nuclear reactors, chain reaction, table of elements, decay, iodine 131, high levels, units 1 2 3 4 5 6, telerium, part of core undergoing periodic nuclear fission, extra heat, extra radiation, neutrons, difficult to measure, doses of radiation difficult to measure, portion of core periodically turning itself on, boiled seawater, aerial view of fukushima daiichi after explosion, water, crane cam, hydrogen explosion, polymer, compound, filter curtains, containment plan, high levels of radiation, remote control robot, rising water levels, radioactive substances, suppession pool, containment vessel, storage pool, nitrogen injection, salt removal, water purification, environmental monitoring, evacuation zone, decontamination, residents, cooling system
Views: 5534 Grizzly Joe
Integral Fast Reactors by Tom Blees, part 1 of 3
 
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Please be patient, the video will start shortly. Solving our planet's most pressing dilemmas requires more than simply setting goals. We need a road map to reach them. Technologies that work fine on a small scale cannot necessarily be ramped up to global size. Worldwide environmental and social problems require a bold vision for the future that includes feasible planet-wide solutions with all the details. Prescription for the Planet explains how a trio of little-known yet profoundly revolutionary technologies, coupled with their judicious use in an atmosphere of global cooperation, can be the springboard that carries humanity to an era beyond scarcity. And with competition for previously scarce resources no longer an issue, the main incentives for warfare will be eliminated. Explaining not only the means to solve our most pressing problems but how those solutions can painlessly lead to improving the standard of living of everyone on the planet, the lucid and provocatively written Prescription for the Planet has arrived not a moment too soon. There is something here for everyone, be they a policymaker, environmental activist, or any concerned citizen hoping for a better future. Author Tom Blees and host Mark Graham discuss one of these technologies, called the integral fast reactor (IFR), in a recorded conversation at Davis Media Access / Davis Community TV in Davis, California on March 10, 2009. The IFR which can provide the whole world with safe, virtually unlimited electricity. In the U.S. there are 500 coal power plants owned by public utility companies and another 100 owned by industry. Worldwide there are thousands more. China opens another coal power plant and sometimes two each week. All of these could be replaced by IFRs. There would be no greenhouse gas emissions. The IFR presents no risk of a nuclear meltdown. We could actually feed depleted uranium, decommissioned nuclear weapons, and radioactive waste from power plants into the IFR, eliminating the current storage problem. We would be left with small amounts of waste with a half life of 200-300 years, encased in glass from which it would not leach for 1,000 years. Who would make all of this happen? Author Tom Blees proposes an international organization of political and scientific leaders, which has already been formed and is being built. Although not covered in depth in this interview you can read about this in Prescription for the Planet, available from Amazon.com and locally in Davis, California at the Avid Reader. Change begins with awareness. One person at a time. The next person to learn about this may be you! Investigate this as closely as you want. You may wonder why, if this technology was perfected by government researchers in 1994, you have never heard of it. Without telling the whole story, Congress cut off the funding during the Clinton era (1994) tore down the EBR II and ordered the employees not to publicize it. To this day reports to the Department of Energy are being censored to remove any mention of this technology. Tom Blees worked very closely with the nuclear physicists and other scientists who worked on the Experimental Breeder Reactor II (EBR II) which developed this technology. Tom Blees has been researching this technology for a decade by speaking to the experts, such as Charles Till and George Stanford. They proofread his book for accuracy on the scientific claims. They support his effort. For those who want more details you can find source documents on the following website: www.prescriptionfortheplanet.com When you are done watching and reading and you are convinced this should be a major part of U.S. energy policy, what can you do? Tell other people and show them this video. Write to your elected officials on paper (at their district offices in the case of Congress) and tell them specifically what you want. Ask for a written reply and provide your mailing address. Keep your letter short and limit it to one topic. Write and speak to the environmental organizations you belong to about Prescription for the Planet. Most people you talk to have never heard of integral fast reactors. You will become a part of the solution. Enjoy this; it can be satisfying.
Views: 4799 UhMark
Detroit SimCity - SimCity w/ SSoHPKC Part 3 - Coal and Oil Tycoon
 
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If you enjoyed the video please leave a like - I'd really appreciate it, thanks :D I'll make Detroit have a bustling economy, I swear it. Which is actually the opposite of what I was trying to do... ● FREE browser app that acts as a subscription box for my uploads - http://myapp.wips.com/operation-good-sub-box-extension ● TWITTER - https://twitter.com/#!/SSoHPKC ● Ask me questions here: http://www.formspring.me/SSoHRain ● My Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seamus-ODoherty-SSoHPKC/203781079633644 ● My Website - http://ssohpkc.com/ ● Creature Hub - http://thecreaturehub.com/ ● Creature Business Inquiry Email - [email protected] What is SimCity? The defining city simulation is back! Create the city you desire and make the choices that shape your city and power the Sims within it. Every decision, big or small, has real consequences. Invest in heavy industry and your economy will soar - but at the expense of your Sims' health as pollution spreads. Implement green technology and improve your Sims' lives while risking higher taxes and unemployment. Team up with your friends to solve global challenges: launch a space shuttle, reduce carbon emissions, or build magnificent wonders. Compete on global and regional leaderboards to be the richest, the dirtiest, the happiest or the best place to visit! Constructible Worlds - Creative and customizable world that offers unique gameplay benefits, all with a fun tactile interface. Sims Matter - The Sims in your city speak to you directly and it's up to you to respond to their needs. Will you listen and be the toast of the town? Or abuse your power for fame and fortune? Specialize in What You Love - Mold your city as a casino resort, manufacturing hub, educational enclave, and more, and then watch as a unique look and feel spread throughout your city. Multiplayer - Build a region with friends for the first time! Collaborate or compete in regional and global challenges and make decisions that impact the greater SimCity World. GlassBox Engine - SimCity introduces GlassBox, the revolutionary simulation technology that gives you the power to impact individual Sims lives, manage city level simulation, and balance multiple city simulations at once Other stuff to check out: Bioshock Infinite Gameplay / Walkthrough w/ SSoHPKC Part 1 - Spirit in the Sky http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qukDblqg--0 The Walking Dead Survival Instinct Gameplay / Walkthrough w/ SSoHPKC Part 8 - The Stubborn Gate http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wU0-_sdYJFM The Metal Gears Rise : Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Hard Difficulty Gameplay / Walkthrough Part 33 - Take Two http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bALBejLd-I Gears of War Judgment Campaign Gameplay / Walkthrough w/ SSoHPKC Part 7 - Gas Sucks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjZs_C46yjE Kratos Ascends : God of War Ascension Gameplay / Walkthrough w/ SSoHPKC Part 7 - Out of Elements http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPYKKkRNbQ4
Views: 122089 SSoHPKC
★ SimCity 5 (2013) #83 ►Going Nuclear◀ Cities of Tomorrow
 
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Gameplay from SimCity 5 (2013) Welcome to New Maggedon, the Capital City of OmegaCo. Watch me show you how to build pyramids, add rivers and bury Megatowers deep into the ground. Download the Regional Freeway Mod ► http://skyestorme.com/skyes-regional-freeway-mod/ Download the Unisphere ► http://skyestorme.com/unisphere-by-oppie/ Skye's Lets Play SimCity Cities of Tomorrow (SimCity 5 2013) SimCity, Mods, Banished and more ► http://skyestorme.com Youtube Channel ► http://www.youtube.com/user/SkyestormeGaming Twitter ► https://twitter.com/xSkyestormex Music used: Courtesy of Machinimasound.com Licensed under Creative Commons CC-BY 3.0 Unported License | https://machinimasound.com/license WHAT IS SIMCITY? This is a new SimCity that delivers unprecedented depth of simulation. The model-like world and detail of the simulation make this the most responsive and personal SimCity ever. This is also the most expansive city management game yet where you can control a region that delivers true multi-city scale and play a single city or up to 16 cities at once each with different specializations. Multiplayer is also a first for the series, which adds a new dimension to your game as your decisions impact both your city and your region and creates new ways to play by collaborating or competing to earn achievements. Finally, SimCity is a live service that simulates real time updates from new challenges to new features and content. DEPTH OF SIMULATION With the new GlassBox engine everything you see is simulated -- from city-wide systems all the way down to the individual Sims in your city. Quickly view the consequences of your actions and dig in to see how the systems work. See the impact of your decisions by clicking on individual Sims to learn about what they're doing, their wealth and happiness. Manipulate power, water, taxes, pollution, education, unemployment, and much more! New data visualization tools add incredible depth that is quickly accessible to the player -- click on the power layer for an instant snapshot of how electricity is distributed throughout your city. Or customize your fire station by adding a dispatch tower to respond to fires and emergencies more quickly. TRUE MULTI-CITY SCALE Play a single city or up to 16 cities at once and track population, wealth, education and happiness across your region. Playing multiple cities, each with different specializations from casino meccas to manufacturing hubs, delivers endless possibilities to create, strategize, and play. The more you invest in a specific industry, the more influence a city has over your region. CITY SPECIALISATION For the first time, create truly unique cities with different specialisations. Mayors seeking intelligent Sims can build a college town full of libraries, community colleges and universities. Specialise in Big Business such as Casinos, Electronics, Coal, Trade, and more to increase the wealth of your city. Each specialisation has major benefits but consequences as well. Educated Sims unlock technologies that will benefit your region, but large universities are expensive to maintain. Casinos will bring tourism and raise Simoleons but also attract unwanted crime. MULTIPLAYER Your decisions now impact both your city and your region. Choose to be a good neighbor and send fire and police resources to other cities in need, or specialize in industries that create pollution and then watch as the Sims in your neighbors' cities become sick. You can also choose to collaborate or compete with friends to build great works or earn achievements by topping the leaderboards. ★ SimCity 5 (2013) #83 ►Going Nuclear◀ Cities of Tomorrow
Views: 9968 Skye Storme
Thorium: Kirk Sorensen at TEDxYYC
 
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Kirk Sorensen discuss "Thorium" at TEDxYYC 2011. Kirk Sorensen is founder of Flibe Energy and is an advocate for nuclear energy based on thorium and liquid-fluoride fuels. For five years he has authored the blog "Energy from Thorium" and helped grow an online community of thousands who support a renewed effort to develop thorium as an energy source. He is a 1999 graduate of Georgia Tech in aerospace engineering and is also a graduate student in nuclear engineering at the University of Tennessee. He has spoken publicly on thorium at the Manchester International Forum in 2009, at NASA's Green Energy Forum in 2008, and in several TechTalks at Google. He has been featured in Wired magazine, Machine Design magazine, the Economist, the UK Guardian and Telegraph newspapers, and on Russia Today. He also taught nuclear engineering at Tennessee Technological University as a guest lecturer. He is active in nonprofit advocacy organizations such as the Thorium Energy Alliance and the International Thorium Energy Organization. He is married and has four small children. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
Views: 374740 TEDx Talks
China's first nuclear plant in ethnic minority region begins operation
 
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The No. 1 reactor of the Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Plant in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region began commercial operation on Friday. It's China's first nuclear power plant in the ethnic minority regions. The reactor can supply 24 million kilowatt-hours of electricity a day, which could meet the needs of a medium-sized city. The No.1 reactor first began generating power in October 2015. The plant's No. 2 reactor is expected to start operating in the second half of 2016. SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): GONG GUANGCHEN, Spokesman, Fangchenggang Nuclear Power Plant "The two reactors can create some one million new jobs annually and are expected to contribute 8 billion yuan to the local GDP." Gong says the reactors will cut coal burning by 4.8 million tonnes and CO2 emissions by about 11.9 million tonnes every year. China has seen rapid nuclear power growth in recent years, but it suspended approval of new programs after Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. It was not until 2014 that the country restarted nuclear power plant construction.
Views: 494 New China TV
20 Most Polluted Places In The World
 
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From Mexico City to Chernobyl, Ukraine, here are 20 places that are feeling the effects of pollution ! Subscribe to Hindered Thoughts http://goo.gl/d3U3RP 8. Sumqayit, Azerbaijan (Sumgait) Located here in this city are more than 40 factories that are responsible for the production of not only industrial chemicals, but agricultural ones as well. Between 70,000 to 120,000 tons of these harmful emissions are released each year. Mercury-contaminated waste and untreated sewage are still being disposed of irresponsibly which has led to mostly newborn children who suffer from severe defects and other serious health conditions, such as mutations. 7. Vapi, India (va-pee) Also known as the “City Of Chemicals,” this city is located in the Valsad District and is just near the banks of the Daman Ganga. This is due to the fact that the city is “the largest industrial area in Asia in terms of small-scale industries.” Back in 2008, it was known as the second most polluted place in the world because of its terrible water and air quality. Many of the locals have several complaints about the status of their health due to the pollutants the factories release almost every night. 6. Dzerzhinsk, Russia (Der-zhinsk) Once named the “most polluted city in the world” by the Guinness Book of World Records, this place used to a very prominent manufacturing site for chemical weapons during the Cold War. Between the years of 1930 and 1998, it’s believed that around 300,000 tons of chemical waste were not properly discarded. This led to the city’s death rate exceeding its birth rate by 260 percent and the now average life expectancies for men and women are 42 and 47-years-old, respectively. 5. Chernobyl, Ukraine Of course the site of the “worst nuclear disaster in history” would be named one of the world’s most polluted places. The 1986 Chernobyl meltdown set 100 times more radiation the atoms bombs used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki free throughout an uninhabitable 19-mile radius. Other areas such as Russia, Belarus, and other parts of the Ukraine became contaminated. Even after three decades, the local residents are still feeling the effects ranging from scars, birth defects, and respiratory afflictions. In some areas of the lake, exposure of more than 30 minutes can prove to be lethal. 4. Lake Karachay, Russia The globally focused environmental research organization called Worldwatch Institute has labeled this “the most polluted spot on Earth.” It was back during the late 1940’s that a Soviet Union nuclear weapons factory called Mayak used the lake as a way to dispose of radioactive waste. According to an estimate, Lake Karachay is believed to have 120 million curies of radioactive material. The waste spread to the nearby lake of Techa which provides drinking water to the locals, with 65 percent of the population developing radiation sickness. 3. Linfen, China This city, located in the Shanxi(Shanxi) province of China, was once known as the world’s most polluted city at one point, but have made small strides in trying to clean up the air quality. It’s been said that citizens have often choked on coal dust during the evenings thanks to it being “the heart of China’s coal industry” that is huge and ever expanding. It also provides the country with two-thirds of its energy. The city of Linfen plans on shifting from coal to gas for central heating so as to cut down on toxic emissions. 2. North Pacific Gyre (jai-er) Located here is a massive amount of trash and other debris that has accumulated into what is known as the Pacific Trash Vortex. While it’s not twice the size of Texas as some exaggerated rumors have suggested, it is pretty large. The area is located in the North Pacific where it houses plastics, chemical sludge, and microscopic toxins. Due to the Pacific currents constantly rotating, the environmental hazards are pretty much “trapped.” Here’s a picture of the coast of Hawai’i, Hawaii, which is located almost exactly in the center of the North Pacific Gyre. 1. Ahvaz, Iran It’s here that this place happens to be the most air-polluted city in the entire world. That’s exactly the title that the World Health Organization awarded to Ahvaz back in 2011 and the city has managed to hang on to that title for the past seven years. The reason that the air quality here is so bad is because of the city’s oil industry. That combined with the city’s dust storms, extremely hot summers, and humid temperature makes this place a struggle for the people that live here.
Views: 1598 Hindered Thoughts
Nuclear Power Stupidity, The Economics of Renewable Energy w/ Gundersen & Lovins
 
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Today we feature an interview with Amory Lovins, preeminent environmental thinker and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute. With forty years of energy policy experience, Amory Lovins has dedicated himself to the idea that our energy future does not have to look like our energy past. Listen in as Arnie and Amory discuss transitioning towards a clean energy economy in the US and around the world. The Road Less Taken: Energy Choices for the Future http://tinyurl.com/mwrn6jn The Rocky Mountain Institute http://www.rmi.org/ Reinventing Fire: Bold Business Solutions for the New Energy Era by Amory Lovins, 2011. http://tinyurl.com/mzj33sr AG: Just in the last 8 months, we've had an enormous change in the nuclear industry. We started the year with 104 nuclear power plants and now we're down to 99. We lost the Kewanee plant, Crystal River 3, San Onofre 2 and 3 and just last week the Vermont Yankee plant announced that it was shutting down. AL: Quite a few nuclear plants are starting to shut down because they, too, are uneconomic to operate. They can't compete with the wholesale power price and that's regardless of what they may have cost to build originally. Because that cost is already sunk and you cant un-spend it. And anyway, it's probably paid off by now because the plants are old. And I just wrote a piece in the April, 2013, The Atomic Scientist about the economics of U.S. nuclear phase-out, and we're in one. It's kind of in slow motion but any nuclear plant that has big repair bills like Crystal River or San Onofre stands a good chance of shutting down, and it's kind of like having the engine blow up in your car and it's an old car and you've got to figure out, is it worth putting in a whole new engine and betting that something else important isn't going to break during the time you wanted to get the benefit out of the new engine. And it's a pretty hard bet to make because as these plants get old, stuff starts to wear out, you get fatigue and corrosion and all kinds of age-dependent effects, there has been a very rapid escalation in the real cost of big maintenance jobs on these plants, what are called net capital additions, because they're actually added to the capital cost rather than expensed. And the industry has been pretty careful not to find out whether that escalation is mostly for upgrading to produce more power -- whether it's a productive investment -- or whether it's more and more big repairs caused by aging effects. That would be very bad news for those who have just gotten their licenses extended or are about to, to go into 20 years of overtime, because it would mean that your license lets you run the plant, but it's not worth continuing to fix it. And I think there is some evidence emerging that for many plants, that will be the case. AG: The New York Times, Matt Wald ran a story saying that the economics of these plants is marginal right now. And it's especially true with the single-unit plants because they don't have a second unit to average out the labor costs and it's especially true because all these plants are now pushing 40 years. The net effect is that as soon as there's a problem, management's going to pull the plug and shut the plant down. The cost to keep your staff fed for the half-year or year to make a major repair can never be amortized in addition to the cost of the repair over 20 more years to the plant site. AL: Yeah. This is very different, of course, from the situation with modular renewables. If you had a gearbox break on a wind machine or an inverter break on a photovoltaic plant, it's a matter of typically days to weeks to get the new one in and you just plug it in and keep going. You don't have to worry about radioactivity. It really isn't a difficult repair -- a standard industrial repair. And it only affects one unit at a time. It's at most a few megawatts, it's not 1,000 megawatts. AG: The big issue here is how do we want our power to be generated 50 years from now. Do we want it to be large central stations controlled by larger corporations? Or do we want people-powered renewable energy? That battle was fought 100 years ago and the big corporations won. Well, with the invention of computers and distributed generation, solar power and windmills, we've been able to turn the tide and it's time now for people to get back involved in energy production. AL: In fact, the biggest game changer is that instead of having to build a cathedral like project for a decade for billions of dollars, in that time and for roughly that money, you can now build each year during your big plant construction period a solar manufacturing plant, which then each year thereafter will produce enough solar cells that each year thereafter they can produce as much electricity as your big plant would have produced. So the scaling can be incredibly rapid (...)
Views: 3070 MsMilkytheclown1
Fukushima, Nuclear Power & The Age of Fission w/ Karl Grossman 9/16/16
 
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We Must Stop These Cockroaches From Inheriting the Earth! Be Active Today, or Radioactive Tomorrow: The Age of Fission with Lonnie Clark and guest Karl Grossman, Anti-Nuke Professor 9-16-2016 https://youtu.be/ZGQwEMJoLNU HERE IS KARL GROSSMAN'S WEBSITE: http://tinyurl.com/hqjxk4l HERE IS LONNIE CLARK'S YOUTUBE SITE (NUTZFORART) http://tinyurl.com/z9vzumb Brain cancer replaces leukemia as the leading cause of cancer deaths in kids http://tinyurl.com/hgpbd5k THE SOLUTIONS PROJECT DOT ORG: http://tinyurl.com/mn4opm2 UCY.TV is an investigative media platform, designed to give YOU a voice on the platform of your choice: Video, live radio, podcasts, written articles and more. UCY.TV's website offers visitors top-notch ORIGINAL alternative news from reputable journalists, investigative field reporters, insightful radio broadcasts, LIVE video streams, exclusive interviews, archives and an intelligent forum. To learn more about how to become a part of UCY and lend your voice to the growing alternative media movement, email: [email protected] Real news, for the people, by the people. Chernobyl: A Million Casualties https://youtu.be/Oc72kT_gFNQ Uploaded on Mar 24, 2011 A million people have died so far as a result of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear plant accident, explains Janette Sherman, M.D., toxicologist and contributing editor of the book Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment. Published by the New York Academy of Sciences, the book, authored by Dr. Alexey Yablokov, Dr. Vassily Nesterenko and Dr. Alexey Nesterenko, examined medical records now available--which expose as a lie the claim of the International Atomic Energy Commission that perhaps 4,000 people may die as a result of Chernobyl. Enviro Close-Up # 610 (29 mintes) For a download of Cover Up, just click HERE: http://tinyurl.com/zqd9e7k KARL GROSSMAN'S BOOKS: http://tinyurl.com/hnqrk5l KARL GROSSMAN'S ARTICLES: http://tinyurl.com/hhn7wjo KARL GROSSMAN'S PRESENTATIONS: http://tinyurl.com/hrnyeoy KARL GROSSMAN'S ENVIROVIDEOS: http://tinyurl.com/heak8y5 KARL GROSSMAN'S BLOG: http://tinyurl.com/jfpwt4f CONTACT KARL GROSSMAN HERE: http://tinyurl.com/htyyywq helen caldicott, nuclear pinnochio, tobacco and cigarette industry, hormesis, ge, westinghouse, cover-up, toshiba, hitachi, TEPCO, the nuclear mofia, japan population drop, john Goffman, cancer an environmental disease, poison, pcb, energy, renewable energy, solar, wind, coal, oil, gas, risks we do not need to make, 985,000 deaths from Chernobyl, new york , andrew cumo, clear and present danger, hanford, columbia generating station, washington, oregon.... BEYOND NUCLEAR http://tinyurl.com/ybmfle2 NIRS https://www.nirs.org/ GREEN PEACE http://tinyurl.com/y5nq4t
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Environment America's Anna Aurilio speaks about the dangers of nuclear energy
 
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Environment America's Anna Aurilio speaks about the dangers of nuclear energy
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Cesium Fields, Molten Rods, Nuclear Weapons, Waste Disposal, Shipping Radioactivity, Virginia Mining
 
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r3VOLt23 22.12.2011 Some reading news and good music... keep ahead Be informed. Romania restarts nuclear reactor after technical problem :: Joe Mangano's Credibility Takes Another Body Blow :: Erin Brockovich warns about "Hot Water" across U.S. due to radioactivity leaks from atomic reactors :: Canada Medical Journal: Experts calling for wider Japan evacuations — Officials would have to evacuate 1,800 km² using Chernobyl standard

An easier-to-use ADAMS: You asked, we acted

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Field of Cesium Towers

Nuke Expert/MD: Japan gov't was lying through its teeth about Fukushima... and probably still is

Australia Professor: Japanese exposed to "unconscionable" health risks — Gov't has provided public with misinformation

Japan PM declares Fukushima Daiichi stable, but many don't believe him

Japan issues 30 to 40 year plan to scrap reactors - 21st Dec 2011

WATCH: Nursery school opens 25km from Fukushima meltdowns (VIDEO)

Fukushima units enter decommissioning phase

New date for Olkiluoto 3

The 2012 Budget for Nuclear Energy

New data on low-dose radiation

NRC on Fukushima: Fuel rods violently consumed by self-sustaining reaction — Molten core then "on the move" — Radiological impact is huge (VIDEO)

Mike Moyer of Scientific American Debunks Joe Mangano Again

Kyodo: Ceiling at Japan reactor catches fire — Burns 110 m² area in two hours — Just 100km from Fukushima

USA $700 Billion for outdated nuclear weapons! -- time to question this

"cold shutdown" -- incorrect words to hide the truth on Fukushima

USA does not rule out a pre-emptive strike on Iran

Desperate international quest for nuclear waste disposal

Japanese taxpayers to take over Tepco Electric Power Company

Canadian tribes say NO to nuclear waste

Shipping dead nuclear reactors across Great Lakes -- a dangerous precedent

Obama government boosts wind and solar energy on both coasts

David Suzuki busts the spin on nuclear power and nuclear fallout

Report on uranium mining and milling in Virginia

Death of Kim Jong Il raises fears about North Korea's nuclear arsenal

No confidence in safety of Taiwan's new nuclear plant

Direct current (DC) the way of the future, with renewable energy

Erin Brockovich taking on nuke industry: "Massive amounts of cancer" in hometown near L.A. — Astounded by rare, rare cancers among youth (VIDEOS)

Renewable energy gaining strength, saving money for customers and State budgets

Study finds Fredericksburg uranium sites not commercially viable

#Radiation in Japan: Map of "Black Rain" Finally Made 66 Years After Hiroshima Bombing

#Radiation in Japan: Ministry of the Environment to Do a Special JECS Study on Radiation Effect on Children in Fukushima

Namibia uranium production falls 27.5% in 2011: reserve bank

NRC's Jaczko Gives Blessings to "Cold Shutdown State" and "Completion of Step 2" at #Fukushima I Nuke Plant, Says "Tremendous Milestone"

NHK: Gov't to check Fukushima kids for congenital abnormalities linked to radiation — "Rising public concern" about contamination

Counting Yen

Cesium Fields Towers
http://nukene.ws/story/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-field-cesium-towers/20111221

Molten Rods
http://nukene.ws/story/nrc-fukushima-fuel-rods-violently-consumed-self-sustai...

$700 Billion Nuclear Weapons
http://nukene.ws/story/usa-700-billion-outdated-nuclear-weapons-time-question...

Internation Nuclear Waste Disposal
http://nukene.ws/story/desperate-international-quest-nuclear-waste-disposal/2...

Shipping Radioactivity
http://nukene.ws/story/shipping-dead-nuclear-reactors-across-great-lakes-dang...

Virginia Uranium Mining
http://nukene.ws/story/report-uranium-mining-and-milling-virginia/20111221
http://nukene.ws/story/study-finds-fredericksburg-uranium-sites-not-commercia...
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Environment: Nightshift
 
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Mary Hansen, David Cooper, Sarah Coefield, and Marla Kalmbach College entry: Environment: Nightshift (26 minutes, 57 seconds) This video won first place in the college division and offers the following message: MELTDOWN highlights some of the major environmental issues facing our planet due to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. MELTDOWN looks at the climatological consequences already taking place in the Arctic, Alaska, and boreal regions. The documentary looks at the effects of greenhouse gas emissions from industry, coal-fired power plants, deforestation and other contributing mechanisms. It takes a special interest in the burning of peat lands and carbon sinks due to increasing wildfires and their subsequent release of greenhouse gases and chemicals like mercury. It also focuses attention on deforestation and the need to address the issue from a political, economic, and social mindset. Mary, David, Sarah, and Marla are students at Michigan State University in the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism in East Lansing, Michigan, USA .
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1992: PSE&G Employee Orientation (Captioned)
 
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Produced as an employee orientation video in 1992, this corporate profile survives as a testament to the efforts of the nation's 4th largest public utility to transition its workforce into the new, deregulated era of electric power generation and transmission. Created from audiotaped interviews with a broad range of real employees and then filmed to the edited audio track, the viewer can see a portrait of a key American industry at the cusp of major changes. From coal and gas to nuclear; from regulated monopoly to deregulated competitive, from ethnic, males to a diverse workforce. Here is a portrait of how an American big business changed in the 1990s. Don't miss the nuclear control room training for a "scram" shutdown. Directed by George Avgerakis; John Lynch and Robbie Anderson, camera.
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THORIUM DEBUNK
 
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Thorium, element 90 on the periodic table, is a fertile material. When struck by a neutron, it will change (over time) into Uranium-233. Uranium-233 is fissile, and can fission into energy and fission products. Claims have been made regarding both thorium's energy potential, and counter claims that it holds no particular advantage over uranium as a nuclear fuel. This video seeks to clarify this dispute. Music in this video was created by KiloWatts: http://KiloWattsMusic.com/ Video assets were remixed from http://ThoriumRemix.com/ ,with some video excerpts from COSMOS with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. Video constructed by Gordon McDowell. Reports cited are... NNL [UK's National Nuclear Laboratory] Comparison of Thorium and Uranium Fuel Cycles: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/65504/6300-comparison-fuel-cycles.pdf OECD NEA's Introduction of Thorium In The Nuclear Fuel Cycle: https://www.oecd-nea.org/science/pubs/2015/7224-thorium.pdf IEER Thorium Fact Sheet: http://energyfromthorium.com/ieer-rebuttal/ (I will not be linking to IEER. Easy to Google.) For a multi-hour in-depth look at Thorium, see video "Thorium.": https://youtu.be/2oK6Rs6yFsM
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Germany: Fake Merkels topple coal stations and burn coal outside Chancellery
 
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Video ID: 20141203-014 W/S Protesters in front of the German Chancellery in Berlin C/U Cardboard model of coal powerplant M/S Protesters SOT, Chris Methmann, coordinator of the action (in English): "We need to shut down 20-25 coal power plants in the near future otherwise our climate target can not be met." W/S Protesters making noise while ministers arrive at the German Chancellery SOT, Chris Methmann (in English): "This our protest is to show that the German government is not doing enough today" W/S Protesters near the German Chancellery SOT, Chris Methmann (in English): "Cheap coal energy is flooding the market and destroying our energy supply in the long run [period]. We need gas fired power plants for our energy transition. If we don't face out coal these gas fired power plants will not grow." M/S Police officers W/S Activists wearing masks of Merkel and Environmental Minister Sigmar Gabriel M/S Activist wearing masks of Merkel C/U Smoke from coal burning W/S Environmental protesters burning coal in front of the German Chancellery SCRIPT Protesters dropped twenty-six cardboard cut outs of coal-fired power plants in a domino effect in front of the German Chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday. Protesters then burnt coal in front of Germany's central government buildings to protest current energy policy. Several groups of environmental protesters gathered in front of Merkel's office ahead of a meeting of the German cabinet which is expected to adopt a package of measures to cut CO2 emissions. Ambitious targets to fight climate change include plans to to cut CO2 emissions by up to 78 million tonnes by 2020. This will push the operators of coal plants to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 22 million tonnes, that is equivalent to shutting about eight coal plants. However, protesters do not believe the government actions will reduce coal by the required amount. According to the data they presented, up to 26 coal-fired power plants must be shut down and more gas-fired stations be built in order to regulate CO2 emissions. Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly LiveLeak: http://www.liveleak.com/c/Ruptly Google Plus: http://google.com/+RuptlyTV Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/Ruptly YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/RuptlyTV DailyMotion: http://www.dailymotion.com/ruptly Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv
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The Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor:  What Fusion Wanted To Be
 
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Google Tech Talks November 18, 2008 ABSTRACT Electrical power is, and will increasingly become, the desired form of energy for its convenience, safety, flexibility and applicability. Even future transportation embraces electric cars, trains, and chemical fuel production (jet fuel, hydrogen, etc.) based upon an abundant electrical supply. Although existing energy sources can and should be expanded where practical, no one source has shown to be practical to rapidly fulfill the world's energy requirements effectively. Presently there is an existing source of energy ideally suited to electrical energy production that is not being exploited anywhere in the world today, although its existence and practicality has been know since the earliest days of nuclear science. Thorium is the third source of fission energy and the LFTR is the idealized mechanism to turn this resource into electrical energy. Enough safe, clean energy, globally sustainable for 1000's of years at US standards. This talk is aimed at explaining this thorium energy resource from fundamental physics to today's practical applications. The presentation is sufficient for the non-scientist to grasp the whole subject, but will be intriguing to even classically trained nuclear engineers. By providing the historical context in which the technology was discovered and later developed into a power reactor, the story of thorium's disappearance as an energy source is revealed. But times have changed, and today, thorium energy can be safely exploited in a completely new form of nuclear reactor. The LFTR is unique, having a hot liquid core thus eliminating fuel fabrication costs and the need for a large reactor. It cannot have a nuclear meltdown and is so safe that typical control rods are not required at all. This design topples all the conventional arguments against conventional energy sources in such areas as: * Waste Production * Safety * Proliferation * Capital Costs and Location * Environmental Impact * Social Acceptance * Flexibility * Grid Infrastructure * Efficiency Should America take this step toward a New Era in Nuclear Energy Production? Hear the case for "The Electricity Rock" and then decide. Speaker: Dr. Joe Bonometti Dr. Bonometti has extensive engineering experience in the government, within industry, and in academia over a 25-year career. Recently completing an assignment as the NASA Chair Professor at the Naval Post graduate School, he supported a ship design study that utilized advanced nuclear power derived from thorium. Working at NASA for ten years as a technology manager, lead systems engineer, nuclear specialist, and propulsion researcher, he lead several NASA tiger teams in evaluating the Nuclear System Initiatives fission demonstration vehicle and missions. He managed the Emerging Propulsion Technology Area for in-space systems, the Marshall Air Launch team, as well as a variety of other power and propulsion assignments and is now the Lead Systems Engineer for the Ares I-Y flight. After earning a Doctorate degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Alabama in Huntsville, he spent several years as a Research Scientist & Senior Research Engineer at the UAH Propulsion Research Center where he served as a Principal Investigator and manager for the Solar Thermal Laboratory. He has worked as a Senior Mechanical Designer at Pratt & Whitney supporting aircraft engine manufacturing and at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory within the laser fusion program. A graduate from the United States Military Academy, at West Point, where he studied nuclear physics and engineering, Dr. Bonometti served as an officer in the United States Army Corps of Engineers; both in combat and district engineering management assignments. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Virginia, and has authored numerous aerospace technical publications, particularly propulsion and space systems technologies. His technical expertise includes nuclear engineering, specialized mechanical & materials research, space plasmas & propulsion, thermodynamics, heat transfer, and space systems engineering. This Google Tech Talk was hosted by Boris Debic.
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