Officials at the San Onofre nuclear power plant in California have admitted that conditions at the plant are worse than they anticipated.
Daniel Hirsch, a nuclear expert at the University of California, Santa Cruz, commented: “This reveals a far greater problem than has been previously disclosed, and raises serious questions about whether it is safe to restart either unit.”
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has downplayed concerns that prompted an investigation earlier this year when one reactor was closed. Published findings show that more than 3,400 steam generator tubes in the new steam generators at San Onofre have undergone some sort of damage — as well as about 1,800 in Unit 3 and 1,600 in Unit 2. Those tubes are instrumental in keeping the site’s 65 foot tall, 1.3 million pound generators up and running.
The aging facility, now more than a quarter of a century old, is in multiple stages of deterioration, yet it has not been scheduled for shut down. This endangers the populations living in the surrounding areas.
More than half of America’s nuclear power plants are suffering from wear and tear from aging, according to the Nuclear Energy Institute (NRC). They point out that these facilities were intended to be used for 40 years, and they are now being pushed past the 60 year mark.
Now it has been concluded through research that 75% of the US nuclear power plants are leaking massive amounts of radioactive substance into local groundwater by way of corroded piping. The NRC has actually lowered their official standards to accommodate the reactors that are working below acceptable levels. Tritium, a dangerous carcinogen, is responsible for boosting cancer incidents. The US government’s response to this is to raise the acceptable exposure levels for the nation.
Propaganda keeps the nuclear programs in the US running passed their time under the guise of cheap power with no greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, nuclear only accounts for 20% of the US allocation of electrical power.
The 23 reactors that are beginning to give warning signs that they will fail in the near future are of the same Mark 1 design of those at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. General Electric (GE) is responsible for the Mark 1. GE claims that the Mark 1, originated in 1972 is a safe design. “Critics say its containment box is too small and its walls are too thin. They also say the waste storage pools, situated several stories above the ground over the main reactor and outside a key containment vessel, are vulnerable to terrorist attack or meltdown.”
While we are dealing with the devastation produced by the Fukushima disaster, and waiting to see how the effects will unfold across the globe, there has been a beta-test into the long-lasting effects of radiation that is 25 years in the making. Scientists, documentary films and authors have been speaking about this subject for decades.
In 1986, the Soviet Union’s Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant melted down, resulting in toxic contamination of the entire area, mass evacuations and cordoned off zones deemed un-inhabitable for humans.
Yet researchers like Robert Baker, director of the Natural Sciences Research Laboratory have gone back to the radioactive city of Pripyat where abandoned buildings and neighboring villages are showing tremendous signs of rewilding.
The 20-mile exclusion zone is still off-limits to humans, however all species of plants, insects and animals have repopulated the areas and made a new home where there are no humans allowed. Evne some species that were supposed to be extinct have re-established themselves without signs of mutation from the radioactivity.
In fact, none of the animals, plants or insects living in the exclusion zone in Chernobyl shows signs of radioactive mutation.
Texas Tech scientists were baffled at their findings. They expected to see a radioactive waste-land where no life could sustain; and they discovered the antithesis. Where the world’s biggest ecological disaster had been declared was a growing natural habitat where deer grazed in lush green pastures, wolves openly stalked their prey and life was thriving despite the Geiger-counter readings showing dangerous levels of radioactivity present.
Baker remarked: “The countryside is beautiful. The animals and plants are in greater numbers now than if the reactor had not gone down. The ecosystem is as it was before humans started living out there – except for the radiation. It seems as though normal human activities associated with agrarian society are more destructive than the world’s worst nuclear meltdown.”
Ron Chesser of Texas Tech’s Radiation Studies, had full access to the exclusion zone where he estimated nearly 13,230 pounds of radioactive material containing about 150 different isotopes was released into the air from the reactor, which burned for 10 days.
While Chernobyl is cordoned off from human habitation, the high-concentration “dead-zones” are flourishing exponentially. Chesser commented that: “One thing that’s very important to understand about Chernobyl, because it really affects people’s preconceived ideas, is that proximity to the reactor has very little to do with how much radiation dose an organism is experiencing. You can come to the reactor from the east and actually not experience a huge change in the radiation background. However, if you approach it from the west as you start to cross the first plume of nuclear fuel was released, and then you’ll see a very dramatic increase in radiation background.”
Mainstream media plays off radiation as having assisted the environment in returning to its natural state by removing human influence. Ann Coulter stated that the government studies from scientists say that “radiation in excess of what the government tells you is good for you.”
Nuclear power, which was once the global Elite’s first choice in energy production because of its massive financial yields, is now being traded in for renewable energy sources as the UN unveiled their imitative toward renewable energy strategies at the Earth Summit on Sustainable Development last month.
By 2030, with the pledge of more than $50 billion from private corporations and governments, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon commented that: “This initiative is already mobilizing significant action from all sectors of society. Working together, we can provide solutions that drive economic growth, expand equity and reduce the risks of climate change.”
The global Elite want to transform all sectors of society by reworking the energy systems to ensure ecological and sustainable concerns are forefront.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has partnered with the UN during the World Future Energy Summit earlier this year to devise the “Sustainable Energy for All Initiative”. This collaboration of governments, business, the intergovernmental system, as well as non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have agreed that preserving nature while achieving energy needs in a drastically reduced consumptive world is a goal worth fighting for.
Their focus is reducing house-hold and community energy use and incorporating eco-friendly systems that regulate energy consumption for agriculture, educating the masses on energy conservation and restricting energy allocations to small businesses.
The IUCN is also interested in changing the current use of energy supplies that directly impact biodiversity. By switching to alternative, cleaner sources of energy, they hope to reduce energy consumption by half in the year 2030.
Nuclear power plants are unsustainable, according to the IUCN. They are working toward eliminating the dependence of European countries on nuclear power and replacing them with renewable sources beginning in 2014.
Could it be that the global Elite are moving away from nuclear power? As they push their environmental agendas for a more sustainable planet, biodiversity and Agenda 21, this evolution makes sense. By observing Chernobyl today, it is clear that the dramatic assumptions scientists had regarding radioactivity and the environment are incorrect. Although the toxicity remains evident that this area is inhabitable for humans, it seems to have no long-term negative effect on the land or wildlife.
Even though radiation poisoning is devastation unto its own, it clears the way for initiatives like the Wildlands Project . They seek to set aside more than 50% of the North American continent as “wildland preserves” for the cultivation of biodiversity.
They will create “reserve networks” made up of:
• Cores created from existing national parks and forests
• Buffer zones from usurped private lands to provide protection of the cores
• Corridors of public/private lands along rivers and animal migratory routes
The cores would be approximately 25 acres and be prohibited from human use. Deep Ecology is the philosophical guideline that:
• All life has equal value
• Humans are immoral because their existence derives from resource consumption
• Human populations must be reduced
• Western civilization is not sustainable
• Changes must be implemented now to save the planet
Chernobyl could be considered a wildland preserve. It is deemed un-inhabitable for humans and it is sustaining biodiversity without the negative effects of man.
It may be quite possible that the global Elite may be willing to allow current nuclear plants to continue to deteriorate and become hazardous because they provide the means by which conservation lands could be established. By using their globalist think-tank universities and controlled arsenal of scientists, the radioactive effects could be amplified in the public’s perception, simply as a ruse to keep humans off the land. If this scheme were successful, eventually there could be massive areas of land deemed un-inhabitable for humans across the globe simply by allowing a nuclear disaster to occur.
Certainly, as with Chernobyl, nature would reclaim the land and begin to flourish as if nothing had happened. It has taken a mere 25 years for the environment to return to normal – minus the radioactive levels still measured in high doses. The animals, plants, insects and other life are not mutated by this fact. Perhaps it is meant to just keep out the humans.