It is with great sorrow that we post this information
Frieda passed on June 20, 2012, at the age of
She was well known nationally in the anti-nuclear movement. Perhaps her biggest
single achievement was organizing and leading the opposition ("Coalition for
Nuclear Power Postponement") to a nuclear power plant Delmarva Power wanted to
build on the banks of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal during the 1970s.
Officially Summit Power Station, Units 1 and 2, this plant was to use 1200
megawatt High Temperature Gas Cooled reactors, a very different design from most
nuclear power plants.
One other plant of similar design, from the same vendor, was built in Ft. St.
Vrain, Colorado. That plant was a
closed after ten years of very irregular and troubled operation. If the Summit
plants had been built-and the projects reportedly did get to the stage of
"procurement of major components"-they would have failed also. The Nuclear
Regulatory Commission lists the reactors as officially cancelled in 1975.
The costs would likely have brought down a small utility such as Delmarva Power.
As things played out, the plants were delayed until the vendor, Gulf General
Atomic, admitted it could not deliver the plants and paid damages to Delmarva
Power. Some Delmarva Power officials did have the grace to admit, although not
very publicly, that Berryhill had done them a great service.
Stopping the building of two nuclear reactors could be seen as an impressive
lifetime achievement for any person. But Frieda remained active in the
anti-nuclear movement until a few weeks before her recent death. She was a
diligent watchdog over the Salem and Hope Creek reactors on the New Jersey side
of the Delaware River.
A particular focus was the lack of meaningful evacuation planning for people
living around these reactors-the majority are in Delaware-and the servility of
the Delaware Emergency Management Agency to the nuke plant owners. She pushed
unsuccessfully for public hearings in Delaware on evacuation planning, fingering
Delaware State Senator Brian Bushweller as an obstacle.
Berryhill also alleged for many years that the Salem/Hope Creek nukes were
essentially built on mud which might liquefy in the event of an earthquake,
leading to structural collapse. This was always denied by the owners, PSEG, and
the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. But, I recall that the owners once also
claimed they couldn't build cooling towers, much need to reduce massive fish
kills, because the ground was unsuitable for supporting heavy structures.
As her ability to get out to meetings was curtailed somewhat by advancing age,
she maintained an online presence. Unlike many of her generation, her ability to
adapt to the Internet age enabled her to stay active.
As most probably know, the concerns of the anti-nuclear movement, initially
somewhat theoretical, have been amply and tragically confirmed by experience.
Nuke power is neither safe nor economical.
But, PSEG is
build another nuclear reactor on Artificial Island to join the Salem I and II,
and Hope Creek I, reactors. Many officials in Delaware are
promoting the scheme
and trying to silence the opposition. Who will provide the leadership to fight
For a while, Frieda was on the Green Delaware Steering Committee and hosted many
meetings at her home.
A one-sentence epitaph for Frieda Berryhill "She was
fearless, and she was right."
"When comes such another?"
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latest solution to the problem:
Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the then Ukrainian Soviet
Republic had a meltdown, spreading radiation as far away as
North America and leading to the evacuation and
resettlement of 336,000 people.
the Milk in
Was contaminated a month later)
building holding the reactor was covered with a concrete
sarcophagus which soon started to crumble.
is finally under way on a “solution” with
from other States, including the
years in the planning, is an enormous steel arch, to be
built in sections, then moved on tracks over the reactor. At 345
feet, it will be taller then the statue of liberty, and wider,
at 840 feet then the St. Louis Gateway Arch.
only is the project huge, so is the cost at 1.5 Billion
Dollars . The
is the largest single donor.
is still poisoning the rest of the world !!!! Emissions travel
around the globe.
News was on the site less then 10 minutes when one of the group
went over his exposure limit.
is the part that is almost ridicules :
steel arch is supposed to keep the radiation for at least 100
years while future generation figure out how to dispose of the
years for poisons with a half-life of a 1,000 years and more ?
) Times remarked in 1957 “Atomic energy has the power to evoke
fantasies. as a fairy godmother source of cheap energy.”
the delusions are not uniquely British. In the
in the 50’s they not only talked of nuclear power being
“to cheap to meter” but Robert Hutchins,
president of the
, predicted “heat will be so plentiful that it will even be
used to melt snow as it falls”
Nuclear proponents have not told the truth since
it been this long?
March 28, 1979 at 4:00 AM, a minor malfunction occurred in the
system which feeds water to the steam generators at the Three
Mile Island (TMI) Unit 2 Nuclear Generating Station. This event
led eventually to the most serious commercial nuclear accident
in and fundamental changes in the way nuclear power plants
were operated and regulated.
would NRC select this time ….to
ponder a license renewal for TMI in particular. (These
plants were built to last only 30 years for safety
NRC has decided to hold public meetings for the TMI-1 license
renewal supplement to the GEIS. The scoping meetings will be
held on Thursday, May 1, 2008; there will be two sessions at two
different locations to accommodate interested parties. The first
session will be held at The Elks Theatre,
4 West Emaus Street
, and will convene at 1:30 p.m. and will continue until 4:30
p.m., as necessary. The second session will be held at
260 Schoolhouse Road
, and will convene at 7 p.m. with a repeat of the overview
portions of the afternoon meeting and will continue until 10
p.m., as necessary."
will be fierce.
the meantime our legacy :
million gallons in danger of leaking
of waste to safer containers is lagging
by state regulators "the most toxic waste known to this
environment," the 53 million gallons of waste sit in 177
massive, buried tanks near the
. Intended for short-term use, some of the tanks are more than a
half-century old…………At the current rate of funding,
tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation won't be emptied for
decades -- maybe even a century………Some of the risks are
catastrophic -- tanks so rotted that they collapse under the
weight of pumps and other gear used to remove the waste, or
shake apart in an earthquake. …..Already about 1.2 million
gallons of waste have leaked from the tanks. The waste hasn't
, but it has seeped into pools of groundwater deep beneath the
tanks. Read the
whole sorry story.
the same everywhere:
Site is a sprawling defense industry complex of 310 square miles
which processes and stores nuclear materials…..
law currently requires the government to encapsulate this waste
in glass and bury it deep underground as set forth in the Atomic
Energy Act of 1954 and the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982.
CLEANUP TO TOP $230 BILLION THE WORK WILL TAKE AT LEAST 75
YEARS. COSTS COULD SOAR AS HIGH AS $350 BILLION
hold your breath . It took 50 years at the
site to clean up 2 tanks (out of 52)
all the sites to a ``green field,'' or pristine, condition would
cost $500 billion, DOE officials said. …..
officials could only name two facilities - the Fernald plant in
Ohio and the Pinellas plant in Florida - that might be restored
to a ``green field'' state. But even those plants would be
restricted to heavy industrial use, with some areas walled off
from public access. ………..The
land around all these facilities will eventually be contaminated
with tritium. In fact
is leaking tritium as we speak. NRC assured me “THE
LEAKAGE HAS NOT PROGRESSED “ OFF SITE”. …………….NOT
YET !!!!!! Will
be “walled off” ?
I am asking ? Do you really think that the waste stored at
nuclear power plants will fare any better.? Will the proponents
of CHEAP , CLEAN nuclear power ever begin to consider the
cleanup of the mess they leave behind?
just thought you would like to know.
As Nuclear Waste Languishes, Expense to
February 17, 2008
— Forgotten but not gone, the waste from more than 100 nuclear
reactors that the federal government was supposed to start
accepting for burial 10 years ago is still at the reactor sites,
at least 20 years behind schedule. But it is making itself felt in
court orders and settlements, the federal government has already
paid the utilities $342 million, but is virtually certain to pay a
total of at least $7 billion in the next few years and probably
over $11 billion, government officials said. The industry said the
total could reach $35 billion.
payments come from an obscure and poorly understood government
account that requires no new Congressional appropriations, and
will balloon in size, experts said.
payments are due because the reactor owners were all required to
sign contracts with the Energy Department in the early 1980s, with
the government promising to dispose of the waste for a fee of a
10th of a cent per kilowatt-hour. It was supposed to begin taking
away the fuel in the then far-off year of 1998.
then, the utilities have filed 60 lawsuits. The main argument —
employing legions of lawyers on both sides — is when the
government would have picked up the fuel if it had adhered to the
original commitment, and thus how much of the storage expense
would have fallen on the utilities anyway.
the damage number is rising. If the repository that the government
is trying to develop at Yucca Mountain, near Las Vegas, could
start accepting waste at the date now officially projected, in
2017, the damages would run about $7 billion, according to Edward
F. Sproat III, director of the Office of Civilian Radioactive
that date is actually “clearly out the window,” Mr. Sproat
said in a conference call with reporters, because Congress
underfinanced the effort to build the repository, among other
problems, he said. Mr. Sproat said the goal of applying by this
June for a license to build Yucca could no longer be met.
the repository opens in 2020, the damages would come to about $11
billion, he said, and for each year beyond that, about $500
million more. The industry says the total could reach $35 billion.
rate-payer has paid for it,” said Michael Bauser, the associate
general counsel of the Nuclear Energy Institute, the industry’s
trade group. “The Department of Energy hasn’t done it, and now
the taxpayer is paying for it a second time.”
the Energy Department tried to pay the damages out of the Nuclear
Waste Fund, the money collected from the nuclear utilities, plus
interest, which comes to about $30 billion. But other utilities
sued, saying that if the government did that, there might not be
enough money left for the intended purpose, building a repository.
So the government now pays the damages out of general revenues.
damages are large relative to the annual budget of the Energy
Department, which is about $25 billion. But the money comes out of
the Treasury, not the Energy Department. Under a law passed in the
Carter administration, such payments are recognized as obligations
of the federal government and no further action by Congress is
required to make them.
money comes out of a federal account called the Judgment Fund,
which is used to pay settlements and court-ordered payments. For
the last five years, the fund has made payments in the range of
$700 million to $1 billion, with the average payment being $80,000
to $150,000. In contrast, payments to utilities have been in the
tens of millions.
government is also running up extra expenses on its own wastes.
Some of the waste that is supposed to go to Yucca, left over from
nuclear weapons production, is sitting in storage that is
expensive to maintain.
extra expense was assured, because Yucca has been beset with legal
and managerial problems, and it is not clear whether the geology
is suitable for the goal, storing the waste for a million years
with only very small radiation doses for people beyond the site
boundary. The interim solution is storing wastes in steel casks,
pumped full of inert gas to prevent corrosion, an arrangement that
will keep the wastes isolated for decades at least.
some point, the escalating costs slow down, because some of the
expenses for dry storage are incurred only once, like the
engineering work, or installation of a crane to get the cask in
and out of the spent fuel pool, officials said. But costs rise
again at the point where the reactor that generated the fuel
becomes too old to run, and is torn down; at that point, the
entire expense of the guard force and the maintenance workers are
attributable to the waste.
has already happened in
. Jay Silberg, a lawyer who represents some of the utilities, said
some companies that had sold reactors were suing the government
and maintaining that they could have gotten a higher price if
their plants had not come with the waste attached.
reactor typically creates about 20 tons of waste a year, which is
approximately two new casks, at roughly $1 million each. If a
repository or interim site opened, clearing the backlog would take
decades, experts say. At present, waste is in temporary storage at
122 sites in 39 states.
Energy Department has launched an initiative to gather the waste
and run it through a factory to recover re-usable components,
which would allow centralized storage, but that program’s
prospects are highly uncertain.
government has spent $11 billion on
, Mr. Sproat said. The project has dragged on so long that some of
the research data is stored on obsolete computers that must be
replaced, program officials said.
Lets proceed with clean Wind and Solar Power PRONTO !!!!
The push for new nuclear power plants keeps getting weaker . Another
one is about to come face to face with reality.
Savannah, GA—A recent ruling by the Atomic Safety and Licensing
Board’s three-judge panel Upheld concerns
that several environmental organizations have raised over water impacts
to the Savannah River from proposed nuclear power expansion in Georgia.
…………Environmental groups requested that .the
company withdraw its permit application to the Nuclear Regulatory
Commission for this expansion. ……….Sara Barczak of Southern
Alliance for Clean Energy. “Investing in efficiency and renewables
instead of costly nuclear power would benefit the company and provide
more jobs, without draining our water resources or our pocketbooks.”………………..
Janet Marsh, Executive Director of the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense
League said, “Drought conditions in the Southeast are both dramatic
and dangerous. ………………..Bobbie Paul of Atlanta WAND summed up
the organizations’ objections, “Southern Company continues to pursue
building an extremely expensive dinosaur even when clean and sensible
energy sources exist that don’t cause us to fear radioactive leaks, a
meltdown, or a terrorist attack. We hope the company will change course.”…………
David Kyler, executive director of the Center for a Sustainable Coast,
agreed, stating that, “Georgia would make far better use of the state’s
natural resources by turning away from nuclear and fossil fuel power
sources toward a combination of energy conservation measures and the
harvesting of our vast offshore wind energy.” To download the full
letter and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Atomic Safety and
Licensing Board’s January ruling, visit http://www.cleanenergy.org/programs/programs.cfm?ID=4.
This was truly a David vs. Goliath effort. The case now goes to the
With the cancellation of Midlands Nuclear plant in Idaho, and Florida’s
reconsideration concerning COST, the dream of a nuclear renaissance is
There is no money for cleanup of 36,000 thousands of contaminated
sites ! do we need to make more ?
Feds say money lacking for planned removal of Moab-area radioactive
The Salt Lake Tribune
Article Last Updated: 02/08/2008 06:38:45 AM MST
WASHINGTON - The radioactive waste pile on the banks of the Colorado
River will just have to wait.
Despite a congressional mandate to remove the mountain of uranium
tailings and contaminated soil by 2019, Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman
told House members Thursday that his department won't finish the project
until 2025 or later……………..
Thursday, Feb. 07, 2008
State senators consider Hanford waste ban
ANNETTE CARY, HERALD STAFF WRITER
The son of Hanford waste Initiative 297 was back in the Washington
state Senate on Wednesday. It is
the same everywhere !Where do we go with this eternally poisonous waste
It is the same in Australia
No decision yet on NT nuclear waste dump
Posted Thu Feb 7, 2008 10:48am AEDT
Updated Thu Feb 7, 2008 1:23pm AEDT
The Federal Government says it hasn't yet made a decision on whether
to go ahead with a nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station in the Northern
And Italy is still requesting to bring THEIR nuclear waste to this
Salt Lake City Tribune :
Speak now ... Or forever hold Italy's nuclear waste
Article Last Updated: 02/06/2008 11:35:45 PM MST
Opposition is mounting against EnergySolutions Inc.'s proposal to
import low-level radioactive waste from Italy's dismantled nuclear power
industry. And if company officials have their way, and the NRC sets a
dangerous precedent by granting the high-volume import license, the
facility may eventually serve much of Europe, where public outrage has
prevented the development of even low-level disposal sites.
While the board is powerless to stop the plan, the Northwest Interstate
Compact on Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management, which controls the
flow of waste to the EnergySolutions disposal facility, apparently is
My Statement Senate Hearings Feb.7 2008
My name is Frieda Berryhill, I was an Intervener in Delamarva’s
proposed Nuclear Power Complex in the early 1970’s I won that fight
and I intend to win this one.(laughter)
My first question to you is “What are we doing here tonight ?”
There we were in Wilmington, months ago. Testifying before the Public
Service Commission. At least 200 people in the room, dozens testifying,
all promoting wind power for Delaware. (there
was of course the 3 or 4 people speaking for Delmarva present) The
process was repeated throughout the State with the same result.
A large number of letters were written to the PCS.
School was out on the subject . A decision was to be made.
I agree with Representative Kowalko who wrote in the News Journal on
January 31 “Reopening the debate after the record was closed and the
evidence already in and available is raising serious doubt in the
publics mind” We all suspect by now that something sinister may be
going on here ( others questioned the need
for this hearing using stronger language)
My next question is “ why do we spend money and effort to re-invent
the wheel. Every wind farm in the world can be examined and explored via
the internet . I have done so and I almost feel like I can build one
myself by now (laughter)
I do not know where these opponent to the project who just testified as
to the failure of Winfarm in Europe get their information ? So, I will
give you the very latest News Releases you should be familiar with.
On January 3 2008
The European Wind Energy Assn, with 27 member states released the
report of it’s decision of a massive commitment to Wind power…. And
January 18 2008
The Global Wind Energy Council released the following
“The Global Wind Energy Markets have seen a record year in 2007
with a 20 GW of new installations up by 30% compared to the new
installations of 2006 The sum of the worlds total installation has
increases by 27% to reach over 94 GW by the end of 2007.
Again I ask, Where do this opponents get their figures?
Where did all this increase in Wind power come from….Denmark,
Sweden, The Netherlands Germany etc.
From the Hills of Austria to the plains of Morocco, yes Morocco ready
and future wind mills will be blowing.(goggle it)
More importantly :
Stanford University researchers have just come out with a new study,
stating as follows:
“After analyzing more then 8,000 wind speed measurements to
identify the worlds wind power potential for the fist time, let me quote
verbatim from the report:
“ The authors found that the locations with sustainable class 3
winds could produce approximately 72 Terawatts. A Terawatt is 1 trillion
watts, the power generated by more then 500 nuclear reactors or a 1,000
coal fired plants”. The study is supported by NASA and Stanford’s
Global Climate and Energy Project.
All this leads to the question , what is the alternative ?
Certainly Solar Power is beginning to make an impact .
Nuclear Power ?
This hysterical promotion of a new
nuclear renaissance is already falling apart. Those companies who
expressed an interest are finding rough going. In Idaho, an official of
Midland Nuclear Energy decided to end its pursuit of a nuclear energy
plant in southwest Idaho . The reason given” It does not make economic
sense to pursue the project.”
Warren Buffet owns a great deal of
Midland, and as someone said “Mr. Buffet would certainly know if you
could make money off nukes”.
Florida Power & Light’s wish list
for a nuclear plant had a rude awakening when it announced last month
that the project would cost up to $18 Billion. Only God knows what the
cost will be upon completion by 2020.
What are those opponents of Wind power
talking about ? I just heard them say “Wind mills are not reliable,
what if the wind does not blow “ How uninformed are they. During the
of 2007 heat wave massive nuclear plants had to be closed down because
of lack of water.
So what are the alternatives ?
‘Clean Coal” is an oxymoron ! And I
defy anyone to refer me to a clean burning coal plant .
So, I ask . What is holding up this Wind
power project for Delaware ?
Wind is a “domestic” power source
Wind is not subject to price gauging
Wind is a power source that lasts
forever, when the Wind stops blowing in Rehoboth we will all be gone.
January 15, 2008
is going to have to spend more than originally planned to build two
nuclear reactors in
, the utility's top executive said….. The St. Petersburg-based utility
won't disclose how much more expensive the project will be until it's
presented to state regulators within 90 days. I
can see why !
, said recently that the "overnight cost" of its two-reactor
project would range from $12 billion to $18 billion,…..pretty
soon you’re talking about REAL money Overnight
estimates exclude the interest paid on the loan and are based on
commodity prices when the estimate is made…………….
construction costs are passed on to customers once the plant begins
generating power. Under a new
law, utilities can begin recovering the cost of building a nuclear plant
years before the first watt of power is produced.
called it “construction work in progress” DP&L got the same deal
in Delaware. A sweet deal indeed. I we go bankrupt, you’re going with
the cost for solar, wind and energy efficiency are on a downward
…….I just thought you would like
is something you may want to read
seeks to avert nuclear terror
Retired Rear Adm. Joseph J. Krol, head of the National Nuclear Security
Administration’s Office of Emergency Operations, with a
scan cities. Response teams are ready. And if there were a lethal
device, experts would work on tracing the source.
Times Staff Writer
January 6, 2008
every three days, unknown to most Americans, an elite team of federal
scientists hits the streets in the fight against nuclear
terrorism……….So far, they have not encountered a terrorist.
the Las Vegas Strip, they investigated a homeless person who somehow had
picked up a piece of radioactive material. On the streets of
, a hot-dog vendor fresh from a medical test triggered a policeman's
is leaking tritium, I would like them to come and let me know if it is
still confined to “On site”
are fighting everywhere !
waste plan spurs S.C. ire
from Italy, which has no dump, would go through Charleston
's low-level waste problem isn't an American responsibility -- and it's
an issue Congress should address………….
needs to find solutions for its own waste before importing more
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Group Fights Third Reactor
Calvert Cliffs Plans
Post Staff Writer
Sunday, January 6, 2008; Page SM01
PIRG, a consumer advocacy and environmental group that once depicted
Lusby on the cover of a report as ground zero for a nuclear catastrophe,
has intervened in the state regulatory process that will help determine
whether construction of a third reactor at the Calvert Cliffs Nuclear
Power Plant will be approved. …..Again
the main question “ what are you going to do with the waste ???
activism works !
of Obama’s fundraisers just called asking me to support no
contributions to candidates in amounts above $2,300. It was with great
pleasure that I had the chance to tell him that our climate-crisis-
vulnerable state did not need a president who supports multibillion
dollar utilities corporations falsely attempting to avert climate change
when all they really want is the federal subsidies and guaranteed
highest ratepayer revenues for building dirty and/or hazardous power
plants. This money needs to be spent on sustainable energy development
and conservation. We have no hope of evacuating the
metro area any more than we can protect the ocean from radioactive
contaminants if the sea reclaims the plant and its associated waste
storage. Mr. Obama, thanks but no thanks from “the sunshine state”!
Just in: That's a lot of risk for one
community ? York County I have news for you.
Peach Bottom is a nuclear power installation about 90 miles from
Philadelphia, less than 100 miles from Washington, D.C., and less than
200 miles from New York City:
of York County are within the ten mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ)
of two nuclear power plants-Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station and
Three Mile Island (TMI) Nuclear Power Plant. ” aa
That’s a lot of risk for one community; let’s hope their evacuation
planning and preparedness
are in good shape. (Link to Acrobat/.pdf file on York County
they think that's a problem ? Mow just move the map slightly to
the south make Wilmington and Philadelphia the center and
you will have WITHIN a 50 mile radius Peach Bottom 1
and 2, Limerick 1and 2 . Salem 1 and 2 and Hope Creek 1 with number 2
on the wishlist.
all between Washington and New York !
it be that somebody is getting worried?
Courts have decreed that the federal government must come up with a
system for managing nuclear wastes that will ensure the safety of
the public and environment for one million years, a period that is
200 times the length of recorded history.
And how are we
figure in the costs of this managing of nuclear wastes? And
are those costs figured into the cost of nuke power today?
Managing Nuclear Wastes for the
On Jan. 7-8, a symposium titled "Uncertainty in
Long-Term Planning - Nuclear Waste Management, a Case
Study" will bring experts together from government,
industry, academia and the environmental community on the
Vanderbilt campus in order to identify potential paths for
accomplishing this unprecedented goal and to evaluate their
associated risks and uncertainties. ............
.About time !!
After 60 years of dumping radioactive
waste all over the country, with countless billions of
dollars needed for cleanup, which has now become an
impossible task. This does not prevent the present
administration to request $25 billion in subsidies to build
new nukes. (the bill passed the Senate now goes back
to the house)
What happens if someone tells the
Peach Bottom Whistleblower fired:
Washington, DC - Kerry Beal, a whistleblower who exposed
overworked and exhausted guards at the Peach Bottom
Nuclear Power Plant, was notified this week by owner
Exelon Nuclear that he “did not meet the selection
criteria” for continuing to work at the plant.
Beal filmed guards sleeping at the plant only after his
efforts to notify Wackenhut (Exelon’s Peach Bottom
security contractor) and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
(NRC) of the regular occurrence of sleeping guards were
met with inaction....
........This is not the first time, I can name a
few others in other plants.
"During times of universal deceit,
telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"
This is a rather interesting video made Chevron if you care to
Loan Guarantees: How Could It Get Worse?
are hearing that Senate-House appropriators are near agreement on a loan
guarantee package that looks like this:
billion for nukes
billion for renewables
billion for coal to liquids
billion for uranium enrichment
billion for coal to gas
the $10 billion for renewables might be welcome, the package as a whole
reflects misplaced priorities and a lost opportunity to address the
climate crisis. Indeed, such an energy policy would make things far
worse and make it much harder to reduce carbon emissions.
taxpayer money at wealthy utilities is not the way toward a sane,
sustainable energy future.
call your Senators and Representative tomorrow No loan
guarantees for nuclear power (nor coal!)! Tell them to reject the entire
omnibus appropriations bill if it includes such loan guarantees.
Yogi Goswami, a UF professor of mechanical engineering and director of
UF’s Solar Energy and Energy Conversion Laboratory. “............
If you have not seen this 60 min report,
please take the time to watch this video. (Remember this does not
include the thousands of other contaminated sites all over the country
with No money for cleanup)bear with the first few seconds
Cheap, clean nuclear power
As if this is not enough
French nuclear waste being stored in the
prominent researcher shared a nuclear secret today that he said
not even everyone in the U.S. Department of Energy knows....
We are already bringing it in from
This comes under the "can
you believe it category !!
Europe should handle its own
..........The license being sought by EnergySolutions would
allow the company to bring 20,000 tons of nuclear waste from Italy
to the United States, through the ports of Charleston, S.C., and
New Orleans, then by rail, barge and truck to Tennessee beginning
next spring and continuing for five years. It could be buried in
Utah or stay here........
For more than 30 years I have been
"complaining" about nuclear power. So, here is one more
positive mail. After this I go back to complaining again.
Thanks for listening
10 minutes of your time, play all 3 videos
Danish Island Is Energy Self-Sufficient
Nuclear power is
s waste is deadly for thousands of years and one accident can
contaminate an "area the size of Pennsylvania" !!! So said
the Governments own report. Read on :
embraces solar thermal power technology
2007-11-05, San Francisco
Chronicle (San Francisco's leading newspaper)
Posted: 2007-11-18 10:33:53
California utilities scramble to buy more renewable energy, Pacific
Gas and Electric Co. and a Palo Alto startup will announce plans today
to build a solar power plant big enough to light more than 132,000
Greenest Green Fuel
2007-07-01, Popular Science
Posted: 2007-11-02 16:12:59
seems a strange contender for the mantle of World’s Next Great Fuel,
but the green goop has several qualities in its favor. Algae, made up
of simple aquatic organisms that capture light energy through
photosynthesis, produces vegetable oil. Vegetable oil, in turn, can be
transformed into biodiesel, which can be used to power just about any
diesel engine. Algae has some important advantages over other
oil-producing crops, like canola and soybeans. It can be grown in
almost any enclosed space, it multiplies like gangbusters, and it
requires very few inputs to flourish—mainly just sunlight, water and
water and potash, add electricity and get - a mystery
2003-05-18, Telegraph (One of
the U.K.'s leading newspapers)
Posted: 2007-09-29 08:20:26
researchers believe that they have made a groundbreaking scientific
discovery after apparently managing to "create" energy from
hydrogen atoms. In results independently verified at Bristol
University, a team from Gardner Watts - an environmental technology
company - show a "thermal energy cell" which appears
to produce hundreds of times more energy than that put into it. If the
findings are correct and can be reproduced on a commercial scale, the
thermal energy cell could become a feature of every home, heating
water for a fraction of the cost and cutting fuel bills by at least 90
startup says battery's time has passed
2007-09-04, Associated Press
Posted: 2007-09-14 19:57:40
of inventions pass quietly through the U.S. patent office each year.
Patent No. 7,033,406 did, too, until energy insiders spotted six words
in the filing that sounded like a death knell for the internal
combustion engine. An Austin-based startup called EEStor promised
"technologies for replacement of electrochemical batteries,"
meaning a motorist could plug in a car for five minutes and drive 500
miles roundtrip between Dallas and Houston without gasoline.
technologies for a green future
Posted: 2007-02-15 11:39:01
planet's most pressing environmental problems ... may seem just too
big to be solved with today's technology. But don't despair: A lot of
bright minds are working on futuristic projects that promise to make
the world greener. I
Rising Wave Of Tidal Power
2006-11-04, CBS News/Associated Press
Posted: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
the quest for oil-free power, a handful of small companies are staking
claims on the boundless energy of the rising and ebbing sea. The
technology that would draw energy from ocean tides..
"The reprocessing is being promoted as part of the
s Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP),"
Finally !!!! Just in.
Bush's Nuclear 'Reprocessing' Plan Under Fire
NEW YORK, Nov 26 (OneWorld) - The Bush administration is pushing for
plans to reuse spent nuclear fuel in power reactors across the United
States, but key senators and nuclear analysts have raised economic and
security concerns about reusing the weapons-grade fuel.
We have serious concerns about the implications of current plans for
commercial spent fuel reprocessing,
" a group of seven Democratic and one Republican senators told
Byron Dorgan (D-ND), chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Energy and
Water Development Appropriations, in a letter last week.....
The reprocessing is being promoted as part of the administration'
s Global Nuclear Energy Partnership (GNEP),.....
..Those who signed the letter include Senators Russ Feingold (D-WI),
Ron Wyden (D-OR), John Sununu (R-NH), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Bernard
Sanders (D-VT), John Kerry (D-MA), Daniel Akaka (D-HI), and Edward
Kennedy (D-MA). ...........Arms control Activists
have welcomed the senators' call for funding cuts and said their
letter reflects a growing skepticism in Congress about the
s reprocessing initiative.
.....The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources recently
held a hearing on GNEP where many of its members expressed their
concerns and raised serious questions about the Energy Department's
addition to the senators' objections, the administration'
s current proposal has also been criticized by the National Academy of
Sciences (NAS), a pro bono committee of experts that advises the
federal government on scientific issues
For the full report see
Activists !!! Great job !!
Nuclear Industry Status Report 2007, commissioned by the Greens-European
Free Alliance group in the European Parliament, is packed with
statistics and graphs pointing to the decline of the industry. The
report, released last week, is by independent consultants.
The role of nuclear energy is in decline,
according to a report 'World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2007'
presented by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament today. The
report outlines that the proportion of nuclear energy in power
production has decreased in 21 out of 31 countries. Commenting on the
report and this nuclear decline, German Green MEP and energy
spokesperson Rebecca Harms stated:
"In stark contrast to
the claims of the nuclear industry and its talk of a renaissance,
nuclear energy is in decline. The shrinking of nuclear in Europe is
particularly notable, with ten power plants being permanently withdrawn
from the network since the last report in 2004.With fewer plants being
built and existing plants becoming more decrepit, it seems
clear that the grandiose ambitions of the nuclear industry will remain
in the realm of fantasy."
False promises for a nuclear
revival could lead to misplaced public expenditure, delaying a more
intelligent and sustainable approach to energy supply.
For the full report go to
No more corporate handouts
like the $50 billion that congress will vote on in the
coming energy bill... tell congress we had enough of this kind of
corporate welfare Our future is being stolen. Our
health is being destroyed daily by nuclear power and nuclear weapons,
and a trillion dollar accident -- something that costs more than both
Gulf Wars and will kill more people -- could happen in an instant.
And from South Africa !!!
The real cost of power.......
......... nuclear power systems were not an option as they produced
more carbon dioxide than fossil-fueled power stations.
“More uranium ore has to be
processed each year to feed one nuclear power plant than the annual
coal tonnage of coal consumed by a coal-fired power...
"All the kings horses and all
the kings men.....".
Australia defeated Mr
John Howard last week after 11 years in power,supporter of
President Bush AND Fiercely PRO NUCLEAR.....
. This after the demise of Toni Blair and Aznair of Spain.......
Labor Party head Kevin Rudd pledges on global
warming and Iraq move Australia sharply away from policies that had
made Howard one of President Bush's staunchest allies. Rudd will
sign the Kyoto agreement..
More incoming waste as if we
did not have enough. IT"S A SHELLGAME
EnergySolutions taking heat
Lawmakers question the safety of accepting Italy's waste
Article Last Updated: 11/22/2007 12:22:50 AM MST
A pair of lawmakers are questioning a bid by EnergySolutions
Inc. to import 20,000 tons of radioactively contaminated material
from Italy through ports in New Orleans and Charleston, W.Va.,
bound for the company's facility in Tennessee, with some of it
ultimately reaching Utah.
Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, and Rep. Ed
Whitfield, R-Ky., both senior members on the House Energy and
Commerce Committee, wrote to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
(NRC) last week concerned that the company won't know what kind of
waste it would be getting before it arrived in the ports. .....They
still think they can use this crap for the production of consumer
goods. We have defeated this "solution" twice and
will do it again. If you think this is bad consider this
s grandiose plan for GNEP (global nuclear energy partnership ) if
this plan ever gets off the ground the oceans will be filled
with ships carrying HIGH LEVEL nuclear waste into this Country.
GNEP means: "We sell you the nukes and take back the
If you have not seen this
video, pls take the time now
You can do it too !!!
Without a computer I
intervened 30 years ago in DP&L's plan to build
a nuke , now I can reach the world
with the click of my finger. India Australia, South Africa and Europe.
I get the responses from everywhere
Just thought you would like to know. See e
I google every name before adding to my
list, another wonderful invention.
It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacities
to give validity to his convictions in political affairs.
Actor Alex Baldwin helped organize a huge
anti - nuclear rally in a longtime effort to close the
trouble ridden power plant Indian Point, just 18 miles from New York
At the press conference the
movement dropped the ball and let the media be taken over by the
pro-nuclear pundits. A telling story. Watch this video and see how
enamored these reporters were with the propaganda spewing BIG SHOT and
how they tried to push away the organizers of the event. I can just
hear their NEWS when they get back to their stations.
You can see what we are up against.
"Moral of this story, if you don't
have the heart and stamina to get involved in this fight, if you
don't understand all the angles and nuances of what's lying ahead in
our struggle for a radioactive free future... you won't make progress,
you won't rally troops to present a unified front... the resulting
chaos always benefits Entergy and the NRC... they fuel this state of
perpetual doubt about the consequences their industry has on
all living things."
You are so right Remy and thanks for this
I have just received the copy of
a letter written by Attorney Generals of five states to the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission, questioning the practice of relicensing old
nuclear plants . This is of course a great concern to those of us who
understand the dangers caused by stress and deterioration
of material, embrittlement, accumulation of radioactivity etc.
Since our own Beau Biden is a co-singer of
this letter I just thanked him and would very much appreciate a note
of thanks from all of us, to let him know his constituents care.
e mail to him here. scroll down to
us with your questions or comments
For explanation go here and scroll down to
read the letter
We dish out a lot of criticism, let us be
as generous with our thanks
Thank you all very much for acting
As Will Rogers said
Even if you're on the right track,
you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Those of you in New York, Connecticut,
Illinois, Kentucky and Vermont you might want to do the same !
All others could copy the letter and
question your Attny Gen. why he did not sign.
There is one Nuclear Power Plant
in the world which was built, completed and then shot down by
Referendum. The people spoke loud and clear. It