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Australian Atomic Confessions [Full Documentary]
Sacrificial Lambs on the High Alter of Science Australian servicemen and nomadic Aboriginals reveal the devastating effects of atomic weapons testing carried out in Australia by the British during the 1950s. For the first time, members of the Royal Australian Army, Air Force and Navy describe former top secret aspects of those tests. With the use of rare archival film and photographs, as well as eye witness accounts, Australian Atomic Confessions chronicles the hidden history and exposes previously hidden Governemnet cover-ups. The consequences of nuclear testing imposed on the Australian people and land are not just skeletons of the past. Sydneys' new nuclear reactor continues to pose a threat to the environment and civilians, and the problem of removing and disposing of the old nuclear reactor remains an unanswered question. Prominent Aboriginal Elders also warn that an imminent catastrophe may occur in Central Australia as a result of two uranium mines. Australian Atomic Confessions is a chilling expose of nuclear testing and its damaging legacy, one that continues to this day. Uploaded with permission from Katherine Aigner ------------- Australian legislation is due this week that would declare a site in the Muckaty Land Trust for radioactive waste management. Many oppose this plan and call on Australians to help stop it: ?v=PKybLeLyyos 1- Sign this petition against the waste dump legislation: http://bit.ly/xtsr0b 2- Call a Senator and tell them to vote against the legislation: http://bit.ly/27QQq5p 3- Take a photo with a protest sign and email it to natwasley(at)alec.org.au to join a virtual march on Canberra.
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The true impact of uranium mining
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Nuclear Energy Environmental Impact
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I've studied nuclear war for 35 years -- you should be worried. | Brian Toon | TEDxMileHigh
For the first time in decades, it's hard to ignore the threat of nuclear war. But as long as you're far from the blast, you're safe, right? Wrong. In this sobering talk, atmospheric scientist Brian Toon explains how even a small nuclear war could destroy all life on earth -- and what we can do to prevent it. A professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado-Boulder, Brian Toon investigates the causes of the ozone hole, how volcanic eruptions alter the climate, how ancient Mars had flowing rivers, and the environmental impacts of nuclear war. He contributed to the U.N.’s Nobel Peace Prize for climate change and holds numerous scientific awards, including two NASA medals for Exceptional Scientific Achievement. He is an avid woodworker. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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What Crashed During The Tunguska Event?
The Tunguska River, Russia. at 7 14 in the morning on June the 30th 1908, an mysterious, unexplained and deadly event occurred. during which, there was an enormous explosion. It has been estimated that the explosion was equal to more than 2,000 Hiroshima atom bombs, and for over a hundred years, no one has been able to figure out what caused it. . At around breakfast time mr Semenov was sitting outside his house at Vanavara Trading Post, about 40 miles south of the edge of the explosion, he recalls the event, suddenly seeing directly to the north, over Onkoul's Tunguska Road, the sky split in two. fire appeared high and wide over the forest. the split in the sky grew larger, and the entire northern side was covered with fire. At that moment, I became so hot that I couldn't bear it, as if my shirt was on fire. from the northern side, where the fire was, came strong heat, I wanted to tear off my shirt and throw it down, but then the sky shut closed, and a strong boom sounded, I was thrown a few metres. I lost my senses for a moment, then my wife ran out and led me to the house. After that such noise came, as if rocks were falling or cannons were firing, the earth shook, and when I was on the ground, I pressed my head down, fearing rocks would land on me. When the sky opened up, hot wind raced between the houses, which left traces in the ground like pathways, and it damaged the crops. this witness testimony was recorded in 1930 by Leonid Kulik's expedition. Although for many years scientists thought it was probably a meteor, the lack of evidence has led to numerous speculations ranging from UFO’s to black holes. to this day, no one knows for sure what caused the explosion. During the explosion the fireball that ensued, witnessed by the handful of terrified, distant onlookers, a fireball witnessed as falling from the sky, was later estimated to have been many miles wide. What caused the Tunguska explosion? And most importantly what is buried at the epicentre of the event, or what was left on the earth. whatever it is, for the past 100 years the only vegetation capable of surviving the locations environment is grass. The sheer force of the event destroyed trees far and wide, near ground zero damages were similar to those registered during atmospheric nuclear tests in the 1950s and 1960s. The trees directly below the explosion were stripped of their bark and snapped flat, while trees farther away were knocked over and uprooted. Interestingly, the explosions pattern was in the shape of a butterfly. The Tunguska event is the largest impact event ever recorded on earth. Studies have yielded different estimates of the objects size, depending on whether the body was a comet, a denser asteroid, or something else entirely. a team of researchers published analysis results of micro-samples from a peat bog near the centre of the affected area showing fragments that may be of meteorologic origin. whether these fragments have been found to contain alien pollutants, has not been disclosed, but the physical evidence at the site would suggest a hostile chemical was released during the event, which even after a hundred years is still having a drastic effect on the landscape. It is estimated that the Tunguska explosion knocked down some 80 million trees over an area of 2,150 square kilometres, and that the shock wave from the blast would have measured 5.0 on the Richter magnitude scale. Whatever it was, this thing was BIG, also, there is clearly something that still remains at the location, and it isn’t friendly to life. https://www.psi.edu/epo/siberia/siberia.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunguska_event
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Fracking explained: opportunity or danger
Fracking explained in five minutes. Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter. We try to take a neutral look on fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger for our drinking water. This video focuses mostly on the debate currently ongoing in europe. In a lot of european countries there is a public outcry against fracking, espacially in germany. But the facts in this video are relevant to all of us. Short videos, explaining things. For example Evolution, the Universe, Stock Market or controversial topics like Fracking. Because we love science. We would love to interact more with you, our viewers to figure out what topics you want to see. If you have a suggestion for future videos or feedback, drop us a line! :) We're a bunch of Information designers from munich, visit us on facebook or behance to say hi! https://www.facebook.com/Kurzgesagt https://www.behance.net/kurzgesagt Fracking explained: opportunity or danger Help us caption & translate this video! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2
🇰🇿 Kazakhstan's Polygon Legacy: Silent Bombs | Rewind
For 40 years from, 1949 to 1989, the Soviet Union exploded 460 nuclear bombs in Eastern Kazakhstan. About 200,000 villagers living within 45 kilometres of the test site, the 'Polygon', were exposed to high levels of radiation. Not only were they not protected but they were treated as human guinea pigs, instruments of study in the event the cold war turned into nuclear war. But what is probably most devastating of all is what is happening today. Children born decades later and never directly exposed to nuclear fallout are sick and getting sicker. They are the product of "radiation-induced mutation in the chromosomes of sperm and ova". In other words, the damage their parents and grandparents suffered in the Soviet Union's heedlessness has not only been passed down but also intensified in the third, fourth and fifth generations. However, others have not learned from the mistakes of those who have come before them. Late last year, North Korea triggered a 6.3 magnitude tremor as a result of its own nuclear testing, causing major structural damage and a significant number of casualties. Shortly after, a 'human-induced' earthquake only kilometres away was recorded; one of an increasing number of earthquakes caused by human activity. Gillian Foulger, professor of geophysics at Durham University, has compiled a comprehensive list of hundreds of similar instances, as a means to study cause, effect and due consequences. "It's well-known that this occurs, it has been observed many times - for example, at the Nevada test site, with American nuclear testing. Following these tests, there is such a disruption of the local stress field that swarms of earthquakes often occur," says Foulger. With the potential for these disruptions to build to full-scale earthquakes, the strongest recorded being a magnitude 7.9 earthquake, which activities should elicit more care and control before they are executed to avoid these repercussions and what can be done to do so? "Everybody is surprised at the huge range of activities that can induce earthquakes. These include mining, filling reservoirs, building tall buildings, extracting gas and oil ... I could go on and on," says Foulger. "There's great economic benefit [to these projects] but of course there's always a down side. Industrial accidents, road accidents, environmental damage ... we now realise that there can also be induced earthquakes. This needs to be added to a portfolio of health and safety hazards that should be managed whenever a big project is undertaken." Editor's note: This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
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Environmental effects of war
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Negative Effects of Coal on the Environment
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7 Super Toxic U.S. Sites
Let's face it: Humans are pretty messy. Industrial processes like mining and manufacturing are important parts of keeping civilization going, but they all impact the environment. Sometimes that impact is particularly big and messy, leaving behind hazardous waste that can take years or even decades to clean up. Hosted by: Hank Green ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Patrick Merrithew, Will and Sonja Marple, Thomas J., Kevin Bealer, Chris Peters, charles george, Kathy & Tim Philip, Tim Curwick, Bader AlGhamdi, Justin Lentz, Patrick D. Ashmore, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Benny, Fatima Iqbal, Accalia Elementia, Kyle Anderson, and Philippe von Bergen. -------------------- Sources: http://nationalgeographic.org/news/superfund/ https://www.epa.gov/superfund https://www.epa.gov/superfund/superfund-history https://www.bu.edu/lovecanal/canal/ https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/csitinfo.cfm?id=0201290 http://nationalgeographic.org/news/superfund/ http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/18/nyregion/love-canal-declared-clean-ending-toxic-horror.html?_r=0 https://www.geneseo.edu/history/love_canal_history https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/love-canal-tragedy https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/investigations/love_canal/cancer_study_community_report.htm http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/phs/phs.asp?id=658&tid=121 https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/dsp_ssppSiteData2.cfm?id=0500761#Risk https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/csitinfo.cfm?id=0500761 https://www3.epa.gov/region5/superfund/redevelop/pdfs/Kerr-McGee_(Reed-Keppler_Park).pdf http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/epa-33-million-cleanup-complete-at-reed-keppler-park-superfund-site-72372622.html http://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/nuclear-fuel-cycle/nuclear-wastes/radioactive-waste-management.aspx https://www.sciencenews.org/article/foam-gets-its-shot-anthrax http://www.cdc.gov/anthrax/basics/how-people-are-infected.html http://www.livescience.com/37755-what-is-anthrax-bioterrorism.html http://www.lenntech.com/processes/disinfection/chemical/disinfectants-chlorine-dioxide.htm http://www.sandia.gov/media/cbwfoam.htm http://www.nytimes.com/1999/03/16/science/chemists-create-foam-to-fight-nerve-gases.html http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d03686.pdf http://jb.asm.org/content/191/24/7587.full https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1346&dat=20020117&id=jL0wAAAAIBAJ&sjid=m_0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5339,4689386&hl=en http://www.clordisys.com/whatcd.php http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK215288/ http://oregonstate.edu/ehs/asb-when http://www.madehow.com/Volume-4/Asbestos.html https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/volatile-organic-compounds-impact-indoor-air-quality https://www3.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/blackburn/259640.pdf https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/csitinfo.cfm?id=0101713 http://www.walpole-ma.gov/sites/walpolema/files/file/file/blackburn032911.pdf http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/phs/phs.asp?id=37&tid=14 http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/hac/pha/pha.asp?docid=1240&pg=2 https://weather.com/slideshows/news/berkeley-pit-montana-toxic-20130920 http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/berkeley-pit http://www.pitwatch.org/31-years-since-pumps-stopped/ https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/csitinfo.cfm?id=0800416 http://www.pitwatch.org/what-is-the-critical-water-level-cwl/ http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/health/case_studies/butte_case_stud.html http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/pesticides/enviroReview/riskAssess/CAOHRiskAssess.pdf http://www.itrcweb.org/miningwaste-guidance/References/2079-ZickPA.pdf http://www.umt.edu/urelations/_cms/_archive/research_view_archive/Summer%202012/Scientific%20Marriage.php http://www.pitwatch.org/plan-for-treatment-technology-assessment/ http://www.pitwatch.org/what-is-the-horseshoe-bend-water-treatment-plant/ https://darrp.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/case-documents/PCBContamincationOfTheHudsonRiverEcosystem.pdf http://www.greenfacts.org/en/pcbs/l-2/1-polychlorinated-biphenyls.htm http://www.clearwater.org/news/pcbhealth.html http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/16/science/earth/16dredge.html?pagewanted=all http://www.riverkeeper.org/campaigns/stop-polluters/pcbs/ https://www3.epa.gov/hudson/cleanup.html#quest2 http://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/photos/10-superfund-sites-where-are-they-now/hudson-river-new-york#top-desktop http://www.wsj.com/articles/ge-nears-end-of-hudson-river-cleanup-1447290049 http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/csem.asp?csem=30&po=10 http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/hazardous/topics/tce.html http://www.nesc.wvu.edu/ndwc/articles/QandA/OTw01_Q_A.pdf https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/dsp_ssppSiteData1.cfm?id=0402598#Why https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/csitinfo.cfm?id=0402598 http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/03/dont-drink-the-water/385837/ http://pulse.pharmacy.arizona.edu/resources/chemicals/case_studies_tce_cdc.pdf http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp19.pdf
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3 Reasons Why Nuclear Energy Is Terrible! 2/3
Nuclear energy might be a failed experiment. In over sixty years the technology has not only failed to keep its promise of cheap, clean and safe energy, it also caused major catastrophes and enabled more nuclear weapons while the nuclear waste problem is still not solved. Why nuclear energy is awesome: http://bit.ly/1F1V8Mc Brief Introduction into nuclear energy: http://bit.ly/1CdmAIk If you want to support us and get a free audiobook go to www.audible.com/nutshell Also thanks a lot for the help to Michael Büker! Follow him @emtiu Visit us on our Website, Twitter, Facebook, Patreon or on Behance to say hi! http://kurzgesagt.org https://www.facebook.com/Kurzgesagt https://twitter.com/Kurz_Gesagt http://www.patreon.com/Kurzgesagt http://www.behance.net/Kurzgesagt The music was composed by Thomas Veith, you can get it here: https://soundcloud.com/epicmountain/sets/kurzgesagt-nuclear https://epicmountainmusic.bandcamp.com/track/nuclear-pro https://epicmountainmusic.bandcamp.com/track/nuclear-contra http://www.epic-mountain.com Thanks a lot to our lovely Patrons for their ongoing support! Stephen Bassett, Raphael Hviding, Sam Elitzer, Andrzej Rejman, OpenGG, Andrew Jagasothy, jordan gardner, AgentK, Mehmet Sevil, Carly Tawse, K A I, Kevin Dam, Charlie, Christopher Lang, Nat Ryall, Jeff Le, Nicholas Holtz, Devir Islas, Arnas Valeika, Kirstie, Francesca Monteiro, James Craver, Broderick, Duncan Cheong, Derek, Juan Manuel Corredor, Osric Lord-Williams, Scott Zell, Jeroen Koerts, Patrick Eyrich, tekbit, Chris Linardos, Tony Morley, Jónatan Nilsson, Nat Thomas Golder, Zr4g0n, Cody, Michal, Caroline Andrewes, Alex Kaplan, Tom Alexander Kutil, Vincent, Okan, Sasha C, KokLiang Lim, Marcelo, Mikel De Uranga, Dean Herbert, Anton Efimenko, trefmanic, Adam Smith, David Garcia Quintas, Gaëtan Duvaux, Eduardo Barbosa, maarten ligtenberg, Ghitea Andrei Paul, Ozan, Ryan, Larry Bunyard, Josh Maleszewski, Volodymyr Khomenko, Sebastian Laiseca, Chase, Michael Slade, Scarlet Barton, Matthew Gill, Aaron, Alexander Heavens, Alexander Ahn, Arrngrim, Fluffy19, Adam Primaeros, Jan Schmid, Sara Shah, Gard Fredrik Skuland, Veselin Kostadinov, Jonathan Velazquez Gore, Daniel, Philly Cashion, Seona Tea, Clayton Fussell, Daniel Gonzalez, Stephen Joseph DCruz, Morten, Dan Q, Thomas Lee, Finn Edwards, David Taylor, Corbin, Fabricio Godoy, Charles Kuang, Alan Feyaerts, Maximilian Ritter, Jesse MacLean, Matt Collins, Yousif, Jesse Powell, Dan Treasure, nga⁴, 冠瑋 陳, Wei Wong, Praveen Muthu, Jon Davis, Bahjat, Mike Mintz, Jem Arnold, Steffen Weng, Igor Benicio de Mesquita, Lars Vas Dias, Greeny Liu, Tibor Schiemann, dante harper, Bünyamin Tetik, Eli Fisker, Joe Pond, Jørgen Smalås, Gustavo, Tommi Mansikka, Dario Wünsch, Matthew Macomber, Daniel McCouid-Carr, Neelfyn, Muath, Edgar Duarte Ortega, Stephen Chen, Alipasha Sadri, Kevin P, Steven Ratner, Theo Alves Monteiro, Brucelow, José, Tony Montuori, Philipp Weber, Brad Wardell, David Davenport-Firth, Alexander Scheffer, Eric, Austin, Enrico, Hamad, Andrew Connor, Ignacio Flores, Tom Langford, Vaelohs, Peter Schuller, Bear, Brandy Alexander, Mark Govea, Alexander Kosenkov, Eric, Wesley Sheridan Montgomery, Artem Anchugov, Brandon Liu, Erven, varinder singh bal, Scott Laing, Philip Freeman, Gizem Gürkan, George Chearswat, Tim, Victor, Martin Fink-Jensen, Josh Allen, oscar gautama, Karl Snickars, Jennifer Hiller, Bruno Araújo, Maarten Bremer, Daniel OCL, Carlos Bohorquez, Elchus, RobPT, Hugo, Lethargicpanda, Amdrew, Minghan Ko, Mark Scheurwater, David Harbinson, Rikard Nyberg, Collin Banko, Florian Guitton, Jezariael Demos, Ajay Shekhar,  Nick Yonge, Jon Moroney, Eugene Cham, Renaud Savignard, James, Viktor Asklund, Ryan, somersault18:24, Ben Shackman, Pranab Shenoy, Terry Lipstein, Tim Carll, Javier de la Garza, Rory Bennett, Jan Berdel, Sieglinde Geisel, Jeff Churchill 3 Reasons Why Nuclear Energy Is Terrible! Help us caption & translate this video! http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_panel?c=UCsXVk37bltHxD1rDPwtNM8Q&tab=2
12 Most Radioactive Places on Earth
These are the top most most dangerous radiation hot spots in the world from nuclear weapons testing to power plant explosions! Subscribe to American Eye http://goo.gl/GBphkv 6. Fort D’Aubervilliers Originally constructed as fortification to protect Paris from going under attack in 1846, it’s actually now one of the world's most radioactive places. It’s here where some of the first tests on radioactivity were conducted. Frederic and Irene Joliot-Curie both worked with salts of radium-226. People have noticed a large amount of cancer in the area especially in a school near the fort in 2002. High doses or radioactive contamination appeared to be the only plausible explanation and a study in 2006 confirmed the radioactivity. 5. McClure Radioactive Site A company looking to build some houses came across a startling discovery when surveying new land in Ontario Canada. The McClure site was contaminated with high amounts of radium from industrial use and a large amount of the soil as contaminated. They found out later that the plant in the area was put radioactive scrap metal in the ground for experimental purposes. The researchers had wanted to see if the radioactivity would somehow accelerate plant growth. The experiments were obviously unsuccessful but the area remains contaminated to this day. Some people have some crazy theories! 4. McGuire Air Force Base During the Cold War, America was quite eager to have the best nuclear arms of any country in the world. The McGuire Air Force Base was seriously contaminated from weapons grade plutonium in 1960. Located just south of Trenton, this was home to Launch Shelter 204 that stored nuclear, intercontinental ballistic missiles. An unexpected explosion happened in a helium that caused a fire in the nuclear tipped BOMARC missile. The fire burned for about 15 minutes and was extinguished with water. This resulted in radioactive material and water to flow throughout the air force base. Some pieces of debris were found a half mile from the explosion. It could have been much worse considering how close it is to populated areas. The contaminated area stretches an estimated 7 acres and it’s closed off with a barbed wire fence. So don’t even think about coming here! 3. Mailuu-Suu This place is one of the most polluted and radioactive sites in the world. Located in Kyrgyzstan, it’s radiation is derived from the large amount of Uranium ore deposits. Mining operations from 1946 to 1968 left this place severely damaged. They managed to mine nearly 10,000 tons of uranium ore for the Soviet nuclear program. A landslide that took place in 1958 released 6000 cubic meters of material from this mine, leaving radioactive particles all over the place. There’s more than 20000 times the amount of normal radiation at this location. When the mining operations ended, it left many people without jobs. It’s believed that many settlers of this region, put themselves in danger and attempt to sell of the metal to scrap metal dealers. 2.Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Chernobyl and Pripyat were both quickly evacuated after a horrific meltdown took place at the nuclear power plant Reactor number 4 on April 26, 1986. People fled this area so quickly that they left many of their belongings behind. As a result of the meltdown, no one has been allowed to live here due to the high amounts of radiation set off from the explosion. The toxic cloud of particles affected a large part of eastern europe and some material was even found as far away as Switzerland. This photo here depicts what's known as the elephant foot is the reminisce of the black lava firefighters found that oozed directed from the core of the power plant. This is basically molten radioactive lava and certainly not something you want to get close. Stand next to this thing for 300 hundred seconds and you’ll only have two days to live. Although nature has been able to flourish here, mankind certainly won’t be making their way back to this place any time soon. 1.Fukushima Power Plant ` A tsunami that struck the coast of Japan in 2011 after an earth and it’s the worst nuclear power plant disaster since Chernobyl by a longshot. The reactors automatically shut down and the tsunami destroyed the emergency cooling generators causing it to overheat. This lead to not one, not two, but three nuclear meltdowns and the releasing of radioactive material all over the area. It was given the Level 7 classification by the International Nuclear Event Scale. This has lead many people seriously concerned for their health in this area and the eventual number of cancer victims could be through the roof! Radiation hotspots like this one in kashiwa are completely closed from the public. Radioactivity is now found much more often through the entire Pacific ocean and has been causing mutations in plants and animals in many parts of the world.
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Why Nuclear Fusion Will Save The World
Check us out on iTunes! http://dne.ws/1NixUds Please Subscribe! http://testu.be/1FjtHn5 Fusion produces a fraction of the radioactive particles that Fission produces but it generates 3-4 times the amount of energy. It's also safer! + + + + + + + + Previous Episode: What’s The Best Form Of Alternative Energy?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJFl2roZB0Q&list=PLwwOk5fvpuuKjljqKW-5rCDM5GMsJgcBC&index=2 + + + + + + + + Sources: The Radioactive Boy Scout: http://harpers.org/archive/1998/11/the-radioactive-boy-scout/3/ “Like Michael, few people whom David confided in understood what he was doing. Ken Hahn, who had taken chemistry courses in college, could follow some of what David told him but thought he was exaggerating for attention." Laboratory For Aviation And The Environment: http://lae.mit.edu/air-pollution-causes-200000-early-deaths-each-year-in-the-u-s/ “Researchers from MIT’s Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment have come out with some sobering new data on air pollution’s impact on Americans’ health." Top 10 Facts About Nuclear Energy: http://casenergy.org/nuclear-basics/top-ten-facts/ “Nuclear energy facilities in 31 states supply low-carbon electricity to one out of every five U.S. homes and businesses." + + + + + + + + TestTube Plus is built for enthusiastic science fans seeking out comprehensive conversations on the geeky topics they love. Host Trace Dominguez digs beyond the usual scope to deliver details, developments and opinions on advanced topics like AI, string theory and Mars exploration. TestTube Plus is also offered as an audio podcast on iTunes. + + + + + + + + Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/TraceDominguez TestTube on Facebook https://facebook.com/testtubenetwork TestTube on Google+ http://gplus.to/TestTube + + + + + + + +
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Dr. Patrick Moore: Ex-President of Greenpeace Talks Benefits of Nuclear, Mining, GMO Crops, and More
Many of the environmental and health issues we told are bad for us are actually of great benefit says the former President of Greenpeace, Dr. Patrick Moore. Dr. Moore worked for Greenpeace for over 20 years and quit largely due to the organization’s shift away from humanitarianism towards the vilification of. He went from being at the top of their organization to being on top of their most wanted list During his tenure, Dr. Moore led many campaigns against nuclear war, trophy hunting, killing whales, disposal of toxic waste and many other issues. Throughout most of his time at Greenpeace, Dr. Moore recognized a noble goal to save civilization. However, by the time he left, humans were being characterized as enemies of nature- as if we were separate from it. Dr. Moore say that nuclear is one of the cleanest, safest, most reliable, and cost effective forms of energy. France gets 70% of it's electricity from nuclear power, and their electricity cost is about half of Germany's which is phasing out nuclear and is using wind and solar. Their electricity cost has tripled. Monsanto, another enemy of Greenpeace, has improved seed production and aided the world in food production. 90% of Monsanto's seed are genetically modified. Farmers want GMO seeds because they are better for plant productivity and protection. Every credible science organization says GMOs are as safe or safer than conventional foods. No GMO crop gets on the market without rigorous testing. In a similar light, Dr. Moore believes that the chance of vaccines saving a life is a million times more than a vaccine causing harm This month, Dr. Moore wrote a report on THE POSITIVE IMPACT OF HUMAN CO2 EMISSIONS ON THE SURVIVAL OF LIFE ON EARTH. What he said is yet to be disputed: https://fcpp.org/sites/default/files/documents/Moore%20-%20Positive%20Impact%20of%20Human%20CO2%20Emissions.pdf In the report, Dr. Moore concludes that the burning of fossil fuels has reversed a million year long depletion of CO2 in the atmosphere caused by sea creatures and plant life. Human burning of fossil fuels could actually be saving the world! For more info follow Dr. Moore on twitter @ecosensenow
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No Significant Environmental Effects?
Does mining really have "no significant environmental effects"? A short video by Alley Crawford with music ("PsychicActive Wind") by Perpetual Dream Theory (www.dreamtheory.net) and Gary Bourgeois. See http://www.miningwatch.ca/index.php?/... to order a DVD.
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John Hadder: Countering the Big Open Pit Mining Industry.
Did you know that up to 100 tons of earth must be displaced to produce enough gold to make one gold ring? Protecting our miraculous little blue planet or reducing it to a sterile pile of trash and rubble is at the core of the "Respect Vs. Disrespect" dilemma. Meet John Hadder: a science teacher living in Reno NV, who is passionate about protecting the beautiful landscapes and the scarce water supply of Nevada. What’s threatening them is unethical mining and large scale, human-made environmental disasters such as nuclear testing. For years now, he has become a beacon of action, data-gathering, monitoring and mobilization around these issues. He has been instrumental in fostering citizen awareness and even contributed to having environmental laws passed on the state and federal level to protect nature and people from the ravages of big, “strike-and-run” mining companies. For him it's not so much about abolishing the mining industry - it's about corporate responsibility and respect.
Nuclear Power and Bomb Testing Documentary Film
The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, or WIPP, is the world's third deep geological repository (after closure of Germany's Repository for radioactive waste Morsleben and the Schacht Asse II Salt Mine) licensed to permanently dispose of transuranic radioactive waste for 10,000 years that is left from the research and production of nuclear weapons. It is located approximately 26 miles (42 km) east of Carlsbad, New Mexico, in eastern Eddy County. In order to address growing public unrest concerning construction of the WIPP, the New Mexico Environmental Evaluation Group (EEG) was created in 1978. This group, charged with overseeing the WIPP, verified statements, facts, and studies conducted and released by the DOE regarding the facility. The stewardship this group provided effectively lowered public fear and let the facility progress with little public opposition in comparison to similar facilities around the nation such as Yucca Mountain in Nevada. The EEG, in addition to acting as a check for the government agencies overseeing the project, acted as a valuable advisor. In a 1981 drilling, pressurized brine was again discovered. The site was set to be abandoned when the EEG stepped in and suggested a series of tests on the brine and the surrounding area. These tests were conducted and the results showed that the brine deposit was relatively small and was isolated from other deposits. Drilling in the area was deemed safe due to these results. This saved the project valuable money and time by preventing a drastic relocation. In 1979 Congress authorized construction of the facility. In addition to formal authorization, Congress redefined the level of waste to be stored in the WIPP from high temperature to transuranic, or low level, waste. Transuranic waste often consists of materials which have come in contact with radioactive substances such as plutonium and uranium. This often includes gloves, tools, rags, and assorted machinery often used in the production of nuclear fuel and weapons. Although much less potent than nuclear reactor byproducts, this waste still remains radioactive for approximately 24,000 years. This change in classification led to a decrease in safety parameters for the proposed facility, allowing construction to continue at a faster pace. The first extensive testing of the facility was due to begin in 1988. The proposed testing procedures involved interring samples of low level waste in the newly constructed caverns. Various structural and environmental tests would then be performed on the facility to verify its integrity and to prove its ability to safely contain nuclear waste. Opposition from various external organizations delayed actual testing into the early 1990s. Attempts at testing were resumed in October 1991 with US Secretary of Energy James Watkins announcing that he would begin transportation of waste to the WIPP. Despite apparent progress on the facility, construction still remained costly and complicated. Originally conceptualized in the 1970s as a warehouse for waste, the repository now had regulations similar to those of nuclear reactors. As of December 1991, the plant had been under construction for 20 years and was estimated to have cost over one billion dollars. At the time, WIPP officials reported over 28 different organizations claiming authority over operations of the facility. In November 1991, a federal judge ruled that Congress must approve WIPP before any waste, even for testing purposes, was sent to the facility. This indefinitely delayed testing until Congress gave its approval. The 102nd United States Congress passed legislation allowing use of the WIPP. The House of Representatives approved the facility on October 6, 1992 and the Senate passed a bill allowing the opening of the facility on October 8 of the same year. The bill was met with much opposition in the Senate. Senator Richard H. Bryan fought the bill based on safety issues that concerned a similar facility located in Nevada, the state for which he was serving as senator. His efforts almost prevented the bill from passing. New Mexico senators Pete V. Domenici and Jeff Bingaman effectively reassured Senator Bryan that these issues would be addressed in the 103rd Congress. The final legislation provided safety standards requested by the House and an expedited timeline requested by the Senate. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waste_Isolation_Pilot_Plant
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Plutonium-238 RTG Safety Tests for STS-34 Galileo Launch NASA Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators
more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/ "The primary objective of STS-34 was to launch Galileo on its trip to Jupiter. The Galileo spacecraft contains two Radioisotope Thermoelectric Generators (RTG), which contains plutonium. This video shows and the accompanying material explains the tests that the RTG containment vessel has been subjected to, and the results of the tests. The video shows the trajectory of the Galileo spacecraft, a cutaway view of an RTG, the Plutonium-238 fuel capsule, and seven of the tests on the RTG." Silent. Public domain film from NASA, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioisotope_thermoelectric_generator A radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG, RITEG) is an electrical generator that obtains its power from radioactive decay. In such a device, the heat released by the decay of a suitable radioactive material is converted into electricity by the Seebeck effect using an array of thermocouples. RTGs have been used as power sources in satellites, space probes and unmanned remote facilities, such as a series of lighthouses built by the former Soviet Union inside the Arctic Circle. RTGs are usually the most desirable power source for robotic or unmaintained situations needing a few hundred watts (or less) of power for durations too long for fuel cells, batteries, or generators to provide economically, and in places where solar cells are not practical. Safe use of RTGs requires containment of the radioisotopes long after the productive life of the unit... In the same brief letter where he introduced the communications satellite, Arthur C. Clarke suggested that, with respect to spacecraft, "the operating period might be indefinitely prolonged by the use of thermocouples." RTGs were developed in the US during the late 1950s by Mound Laboratories in Miamisburg, Ohio under contract with the United States Atomic Energy Commission. The project was led by Dr. Bertram C. Blanke. The first RTG launched into space by the United States was SNAP 3 in 1961, aboard the Navy Transit 4A spacecraft. One of the first terrestrial uses of RTGs was in 1966 by the US Navy at uninhabited Fairway Rock in Alaska. RTGs were used at that site until 1995. A common RTG application is spacecraft power supply. Systems for Nuclear Auxiliary Power (SNAP) units were used for probes that traveled far from the Sun rendering solar panels impractical. As such, they were used with Pioneer 10, Pioneer 11, Voyager 1, Voyager 2, Galileo, Ulysses, Cassini, New Horizons and the Mars Science Laboratory. RTGs were used to power the two Viking landers and for the scientific experiments left on the Moon by the crews of Apollo 12 through 17 (SNAP 27s). Because the Apollo 13 moon landing was aborted, its RTG rests in the South Pacific ocean, in the vicinity of the Tonga Trench. RTGs were also used for the Nimbus, Transit and LES satellites. By comparison, only a few space vehicles have been launched using full-fledged nuclear reactors: the Soviet RORSAT series and the American SNAP-10A. In addition to spacecraft, the Soviet Union constructed many unmanned lighthouses and navigation beacons powered by RTGs. Powered by strontium-90 (90Sr), they are very reliable and provide a steady source of power. Critics argue that they could cause environmental and security problems as leakage or theft of the radioactive material could pass unnoticed for years, particularly as the locations of some of these lighthouses are no longer known due to poor record keeping. In one instance, the radioactive compartments were opened by a thief. In another case, three woodsmen in Georgia came across two ceramic RTG heat sources that had been stripped of their shielding. Two of the three were later hospitalized with severe radiation burns after carrying the sources on their backs. The units were eventually recovered and isolated. There are approximately 1,000 such RTGs in Russia. All of them have long exhausted their 10-year engineered life spans... The United States Air Force uses RTGs to power remote sensing stations for Top-ROCC and Save-Igloo radar systems predominantly located in Alaska. In the past, small "plutonium cells" (very small 238Pu-powered RTGs) were used in implanted heart pacemakers to ensure a very long "battery life". As of 2004, about 90 were still in use. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermocouple http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peltier-Seebeck_effect http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_(spacecraft)
Views: 19165 Jeff Quitney
How Fukushima Nuclear Fallout Killed Whales Seals Birds Mussels Star Fish Insects
Nuclear power is a perfect model of how to effortlessly kill a planet . If you have a power plant in your city you also have sirens and evacuation plans , nuke plants have safe rooms and buildings throughout those complexes to hide in . Nuclear fuel is so dangerous they have terrorist laws because it could be dispersied by crude explosives and used as a dirty bomb to contaminate a large city or just explode and contaminate a country and if left unchecked the earths entire biosphere will shortly be compromised . That is also why each nuke power plant spends billions on security so terrorist can not steal it . But if a nuclear power plant blows up with decades of fuel like Fukushima Nuclear power plant did then the scientist media academics experts solution should not be to pretend like they have done for 6 years by pretending it is like a banana or a potato chip or like walking in sunshine because obviously it is not yea . Fukushima to scale down radiation tests on rice http://bit.ly/2BPmyeV 3/11 survivors may struggle to repay loans http://bit.ly/2AZeD12 Save me to bookmark the subscription doesn,t always work because Victoria B.C. Canadian Court gave me 6 gag orders so you could not know who or how they are killing you with radiation . Your donation will help us sustain this most resource-intensive form of journalism, ensuring that the most complex and important stories still get told. paypal https://www.paypal.me/danadurnford or use credit card at my site http://www.thenuclearproctologist.org/ See study's on marine life on Canada pre fukushima - B.C. CANADA Marine and Animal Studies http://ibis.geog.ubc.ca/biodiversity/efauna/SpeciesChecklists.html Toxicity of inhaled plutonium dioxide in beagle dogs https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8927705 Britain's Society for Radiological Protection (SRP) , Ring of Five , Tokyo Tech , Centrica (UK), EDF, Engie (France), E ON, and RWE (Germany) , uranium enricher Urenco Ltd , The Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety , EDF Energy , Horizon Nuclear Power , Key Lake Cameco mine , Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission , Lassina Zerbo, Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation , Nicola Smith telegraph @niccijsmith , Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) , Tokyo City University , Department of Nuclear Safety Engineering , Canadian Mining and Energy Corporation , Bechtel Corp , Tracy Dominguez @TracyDominguez Seeker , @jimconca , (IAEA) Yukiya Amano , Nuclear Expert Dana Durnford , Braidwood, Dresden , LaSalle County Stations , Exelon Generation , Mark Pearcy WIPP , Nuclear Waste Partnership , UNSCEAR , NuScale, Rolls-Royce, Hitachi , Westinghouse , Paladin Energy , Professor Wolfgang Weiss , Ostrovet , Akademik Lomonosov , Alex Kasprak , , isotopes , radiation , C134 , cesium , I131 , iodine , 132 , U232 , U233 , U235 , fission , mine , uranium , stocks , ITER , EUR , European Utilities Requirements , Galen Winsor , popularmechanics Avery Thompson , University of Manchester , Philip Thomas, Professor of Risk Management, University of Bristol , Yoshiharu Nemoto , Naoya Sekiya, a University of Tokyo , consumer advocacy group representative Kikuko Tatsumi , Tritiated water , tritium 3h , by Mari Yamaguchi , Takashi Kawamura , Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs
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Uranium Mining Pollutes Drinking Water
Art Dohman, Chairman of the Goliad County Uranium Research Advisory Committee, describes pollution in local drinking water aquifers caused by uranium mining in Texas.
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Massive Explosive Chain Reaction at 200,000fps - The Slow Mo Guys
This video contains 4 absolutely massive explosions using a variety of explosive equipment such as shock tube, det cord, shaped charges and avalanchers. It was performed safely under the supervision of explosives experts. Additionally, Dan has training as an EOD in the British Army. https://www.instagram.com/gavinfree/ https://www.instagram.com/danielgruchy/ Big thanks to Vision Research for the use of their current top of the range Phantom cameras. Check out their new website! - https://www.phantomhighspeed.com as well as The School Of Mines in Colorado for the use of their facility. - https://www.mines.edu Sound design by James Rogers - simply sonic studios Massive Explosive Chain Reaction at 200,000fps - The Slow Mo Guys Filmed with the Phantom v2640 and v2512
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17 Most Radioactive Places in the World
Don't go near these dangerous and radioactive places from the Fukushima power plant the contaminated radiation filled Chernobyl Subscribe for new videos weekly! 9. The Hanford Nuclear Reservation Site | Hanford, Washington This nuclear reservation site played an essential role in the creation of the atomic bomb that would eventually be dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. Hanford aided in the production of the bomb project by manufacturing the plutonium that was needed. Even though the supply of plutonium was no longer needed in service, it was reported that around two-thirds of it was left behind in Hanford and caused the groundwater to become contaminated. 8. The Mayak Production Association | Mayak, Russia There is a huge nuclear power plant that has called Mayak, Russia home for the last several decades. It all took place back in 1957, when a tragic accident occurred that caused an explosion to release an estimated 100 tons of radioactive material into the environment and contaminated a large mass of the surrounding area, including Lake Karachay. For the next 23 years, the whole thing was made a cover up and it wasn’t until 1980 that this information was finally made public. Around 400,000 people are believed to have been exposed to the toxic waste. 7. The Sellafield Power Plant | Sellafield, UK Before its initial conversion into a commercial territory, Sellafield, in the United Kingdom was once a plutonium facility that produced nuclear bombs. To this day, it’s believed that around two-thirds of all the buildings that are located within Sellafield are labeled as being polluted by radioactive waste. The plant is said to set free around 8 million liters of radioactive waste each day that is the cause of so many deaths from nearby residents. 6. The Church Rock Uranium Mill | Church Rock, New Mexico The notorious Church Rock Uranium Mill Spill was responsible for over a thousand tons of solid radioactive waste that was spilled out and ended up flowing into the Puerco River, along with another 93 million gallons of acidic tailings solution that was also radioactive. Because of this, the radiation levels in the area skyrocketed up to 7,000 times higher than what they already were. During a study that was conducted back in 2003, researchers found that the river still shows signs of contamination. 5. The Siberian Chemical Combine | Siberia, Russia Siberia, Russia happens to be the home of one of the most massive chemical facilities in the entirety of the world. The Siberian Chemical Combine is responsible for the contamination of the ground waters in surrounding area, nearly 125,000 tons of solid waste to be exact. Research data also shows that the rain and wind have helped in transferring the waste near local animals and caused a massive spike in their death toll. 4. The Polygon | Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan The Polygon, which is located in Kazakhstan, is famously known for its atomic bomb project. This was the site where the Soviet Union launched and tested their first nuclear bomb which was recorded at holding the biggest concentrated amount of nuclear explosions in the whole world. The uninhabited area is responsible for an estimated 200,000 cases of people suffering from radiation complications. 3. The Zapadnyi Mining and Chemical Combine | Mailuu-Suu, Kyrgyzstan The mining town of Mailuu-Suu is known for being one of the top ten most polluted places in the entire world. It was during 1946 to 1968 that the chemical combine extracted around 9,100 tons of uranium for the Soviet Union’s nuclear program. A landslide managed to spill 1,600,000 gallons of uranium from unstable uranium tailing pits that were left on an even more unstable hillside just above the town. 2. The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant | Chernobyl, Ukraine It was April 26, 1986, when a scheduled experiment to test the plant’s potential emergency core cooling safety feature backfired and caused the fourth reactor’s core to explode due to an increase of power. There was no containment vessel to trap any of the escaping radiation and so it spread through the air with the help of smoke. That radiation would go on to affect 6 million people and cause an estimated 4,000 to 93,000 deaths. The plant still remains heavily contaminated and had released around 100 times more radiation than the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 1. The Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant | Fukushima, Japan On March 11, 2011, the Tohoku Earthquake struck at a 9.0 magnitude that also created massive tsunamis. The first plant was hit by a tsunami that was measured at being 29 feet high and was followed by a second tsunami that hit the second plant with a wall of water almost 43 feet tall. The four reactors at the Fukushima ॥ automatically shut down. This event has been categorized as the worst nuclear accident since the incident at Chernobyl. The effects have been long lasting and radiation leakage has been detected over 200 miles away.
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What Is Meant By Nuclear Pollution?
Higher the frequency or lower wavelength of a radiation, higher will be. The ability of certain materials to emit the proton, this lesson defines radioactive pollution. Nuclear pollution may be in the air, water or on nuclear radiation is process of transferring electro magnetic waves from one place to another. Radioactive waste is usually a u. Regulations do not define this category of waste; The term is used in europe and elsewhere. The effects may not show up now, in this decade, generation even century however, nuclear pollution is extremely hazardous nature. Then you'll learn about its possible sources and what harm radioactive pollution may bring to a person, contamination, also called radiological is the deposition of, or presence of substances on surfaces within solids, liquids gases (including human body), where their unintended undesirable (from international atomic energy agency iaea definition) book environmental impact nuclear power results from fuel cycle, operation, however, as with all sources, there some associated support activities such mining, manufacturing transportation. It is estimated that about 20. Googleusercontent search. Nuclear waste pollution definition oecd. Nuclear pollution is that contains radioactive elements. Of the 1996 protocol to convention on prevention marine pollution by dumping wastes and oct 15, 2016 radioactive is presence substances in environment. What is nuclear waste? Definition and meaning businessdictionary radiation pollution types, sources, effects, control of. Nuclear pollution essay on nuclear and its impact sources, effects controlenvironmental centersradioactive definition, sources & prevention video radioactive contamination wikipedia. Genpatsu shinsai, meaning nuclear power plant earthquake disaster is a term radioactive waste that contains material. Answer what is nuclear pollution, its effects, and control waste pollution definition oecd. Environmental impact of nuclear power wikipediaradioactive pollution meaning, causes, effects, preventive and what is the definition answers. These substances are known as pollutants because they nuclear pollution is the type of caused due to release radioactive in environment definition waste and extremely toxic byproducts fuel processing plants, medicine water he various types radiation differ from one another by their frequency or wavelength. Reference reference nuclear pollution 97773db3cff33c51 url? Q webcache. Article 1 (definitions), 7. The man made sources include nuclear plants, radioactive wastes, atomic bomb testing, explosion and radio isotopes definition waste pollution is created by mishandling inappropriate storage of spent fuel rods, pieces protective clothing tools that have become contaminated, insecure transportation highly material over long distances to a processing plant our online dictionary has information from environmental encyclopedia dictionarynuclear synonyms, pronunciation, translation, english oct 29, 2011 we can't see it
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Can We Launch Nuclear Waste Into the Sun? Why This is a Terrible Idea
We've got all this nuclear waste to dispose of, and we've got this superheated fusion ball in the sky. Couldn't we just blast our nuclear waste into the Sun and be done with it? Support us at: http://www.patreon.com/universetoday More stories at: http://www.universetoday.com/ Follow us on Twitter: @universetoday Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/universetoday Google+ - https://plus.google.com/+universetoday/ Instagram - http://instagram.com/universetoday Team: Fraser Cain - @fcain / [email protected] Karla Thompson - @karlaii Chad Weber - [email protected] When I look at the Sun, I don’t see a warm life-giving orb, nourishing all living creatures here on Earth. No, I see that fiery ball as a cosmic garbage compactor. A place I can dump all my household garbage, to make room for new impulse purchases. I mean, the Sun is right there, not doing anything right? It’s hotter than any garbage incinerator, and it’s the gravitational well at the heart of the Solar System. Get me a rocket, let’s blast that waste into oblivion. Okay, I suspect it’s going to get expensive, so let’s just start with the worst garbage on Earth: nuclear waste. You know, the byproduct of nuclear reactors that generate electricity for many parts of the world. This stuff is highly toxic and it’s going to be around for hundreds of thousands of years. It’s also pretty dense, maybe it does make sense to get this stuff off Earth and into the Sun? Let’s run the numbers. Nuclear waste, or radioactive waste, of course, is anything leftover material that still has radioactivity. For the most part, we get this as the leftover material from nuclear power reactors, but it’s also generated by hospitals, and nuclear weapons manufacturing. We’ve got leftover nuclear waste from uranium mining, radium processing, and various civil and military research projects. For example, when you mine uranium from the ground, you get leftover radium and radioactive rock, soil, and even the water. When you power a nuclear reactor, the spent fuel rods are still highly radioactive and dangerous. In the United States alone, there are hundreds of different sites which are heavily contaminated, over thousands of acres. According to the World Nuclear Association, OPEC nations generate 300 million tonnes of toxic waste every year. We’re talking about poisonous chemicals, medical waste, coal dust. Really anything that you don’t want anywhere near you, or inside you. Just to give you a sense of scale, that’s a cube of toxic poisons nearly a kilometer to a side, assuming the stuff is a little more dense than water. Out of this, only 97,000 tonnes of nuclear waste is generated across the planet every year. This is radioactive wastes of all types. That’s only .03% of all the toxic waste. But for the purpose of our calculations, I’m going to zero in on the most toxic, most radioactive material we’re dealing with: the high-level waste produced by nuclear reactors. Now we’re merely talking about 12,000 tonnes per year, or 12% of the nuclear waste showing up on our planet every year. Now, let’s look at launch costs. Most rocket companies are going to charge you $10,000 to $20,000 per kilogram to blast a payload into Low Earth Orbit. The best deal on the market right now is SpaceX at around $4,000 USD per kilogram. And if they get the Falcon Heavy flying this year, it could bring the price down to around $2,500 per kilogram. If all we wanted to do was blast all this waste into Low Earth Orbit, the calculations are pretty simple. 12,000 tonnes is 12 million kilograms. Multiply that by $2,500 per kilogram, and you get 30 billion dollars. You’re looking at 240 Falcon Heavy launches per year. Almost a launch every single day carrying a payload of high-level nuclear waste. Out of sight, out of mind. That’s a lot of money, but in theory, the world could afford it if they wanted to stop having wars, or something. If they wanted to blast off all the nuclear waste, it would be more like 250 billion. Again. An incomprehensible amount of money, but still within the realm of possibility, assuming that SpaceX gets the Falcon Heavy launching, lofting payloads of nuclear waste 50 tonnes at a time. But this is Low Earth Orbit, and we don’t want to go there. Anything in LEO still experiences friction from the Earth’s atmosphere, and eventually it’s going to return back to Earth. Imagine regular meteor showers of highly radioactive plutonium. That would be bad. It would be more safer to launch this stuff into Geostationary Orbit, where the television satellites are broadcasting from. Material in this orbit can be expected to hang around for a long long time. You’re looking at twice the price to blast off to GEO, so go ahead and double your costs to put that stuff safely out into space. 60 billion dollars for high-level waste. 500 billion for all the nuclear waste.
Views: 306884 Fraser Cain
Diamond environmental Battery testing video
How to test if your battery is still charged.
New Satellite Images Reveal Activity at North Korea Nuclear Test Site
Commercial satellite imagery of the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site from April 19 indicates probable trailers near the North Portal, the tunnel that North Korea appears to have been preparing for a nuclear test. While no recent dumping is observed, there are at least five mining carts along the tracks leading to the spoil pile and one probable small equipment trailer adjacent to the support building. A net canopy remains in place, presumably concealing equipment, and the pumping of water out of the tunnel to maintain an environment optimal for instrumentation and stemming seems to have ceased. Learn More: http://38north.org/2017/04/punggye042117/ Help Support Independent Media: https://www.paypal.me/dahboo7 www.undergroundworldnews.com My Other Youtube Channel- https://www.youtube.com/Dahboo777 https://twitter.com/dahboo7 https://vid.me/DAHBOO7 https://www.facebook.com/TheUndergroundWorldNews https://www.instagram.com/dahboo7/
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Radiation Safety in Nuclear Energy Explorations 1962 Atomic Energy Commission-PHS
Nuclear Weapons & War, Atomic Reactors & Radiation playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4CD7F0970A5F16AB more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/environment/nuclear_issues_news.html 'U.S. Public Health Service, Division of Radiological Health in cooperation with the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Albuquerque Operations Office. DEPICTS ACTIVITIES OF DIVISION OF RADIOLOGICAL HEALTH OF PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE SHOWING HEALTH PROGRAMS DESIGNED FOR PROTECTION AGAINST RADIATION. Shot in the Las Vegas, Nevada area and at the Nevada Test Site.' PHS Communicable Disease Center (CDC) film M-461. Reupload of a previously uploaded film with improved video & sound. Originally a public domain film from the US National Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and one-pass brightness-contrast-color correction & mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Plowshare Wikipedia license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ Project Plowshare was the overall United States term for the development of techniques to use nuclear explosives for peaceful construction purposes. It was the US portion of what are called Peaceful Nuclear Explosions (PNE). Successful demonstrations of non-combat uses for nuclear explosives include rock blasting, stimulation of tight gas, chemical element manufacture (test shot Anacostia resulted in Curium-250m being discovered), unlocking some of the mysteries of the so-called "r-Process" of stellar nucleosynthesis and probing the composition of the Earth's deep crust, creating reflection seismology Vibroseis data which has helped geologists and follow on mining company prospecting. Negative impacts from Project Plowshare’s 27 nuclear projects led to the program's termination in 1977, due in large part to public opposition. These consequences included Tritiated water (projected to increase by CER Geonuclear Corporation to a level of 2% of the then-maximum level for drinking water) and the deposition of fallout from radioactive material being injected into the atmosphere before underground testing was mandated by treaty... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_protection Radiation protection, sometimes known as radiological protection, is the science and practice of protecting people and the environment from the harmful effects of ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation is widely used in industry and medicine, and can present a significant health hazard. It causes microscopic damage to living tissue, which can result in skin burns and radiation sickness at high exposures (known as "tissue effects"), and statistically elevated risks of cancer at low exposures ("stochastic effects"). Fundamental to radiation protection is the reduction of expected dose and the measurement of human dose uptake. For radiation protection and dosimetry assessment the International Committee on Radiation Protection (ICRP) and International Commission on Radiation Units and Measurements (ICRU) have published recommendations and data which is used to calculate the biological effects on the human body, and set regulatory and guidance limits... Factors in dose uptake There are three factors that control the amount, or dose, of radiation received from a source. Radiation exposure can be managed by a combination of these factors: Time: Reducing the time of an exposure reduces the effective dose proportionally. An example of reducing radiation doses by reducing the time of exposures might be improving operator training to reduce the time they take to handle a source. Distance: Increasing distance reduces dose due to the inverse square law. Distance can be as simple as handling a source with forceps rather than fingers. Shielding: The term 'biological shield' refers to a mass of absorbing material placed around a reactor, or other radioactive source, to reduce the radiation to a level safe for humans. The effectiveness of a material as a biological shield is related to its cross-section for scattering and absorption, and to a first approximation is proportional to the total mass of material per unit area interposed along the line of sight between the radiation source and the region to be protected. Hence, shielding strength or "thickness" is conventionally measured in units of g/cm2...
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3. Nuclear Experiments
Environmental Politics and Law (EVST 255) To illustrate the linkages among national security, secrecy, and environmental quality, Professor Wargo describes the Atomic Energy Commission's nuclear tests in the 1950s. The Atomic Energy Commission collected data on the spread of radionuclides from the nuclear tests, and discovered that the radionuclides were circulating around the world. This process of discovery raised issues regarding ways to manage risks to the population while both continuing the nuclear tests and keeping them secret for national security reasons. 00:00 - Chapter 1. National Security and the Threat to Democratic Participation 05:07 - Chapter 2. A Brief History of Secrecy: 1944 - 1963 22:03 - Chapter 3. The Dose-Response Relationship 29:45 - Chapter 4. Studying Fallout Data 36:52 - Chapter 5. The Narrative Advantage of Secret Holders 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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Freezing 200,000 Tons of Lethal Arsenic Dust
Giant Mine sits near Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories of Canada. Once it was a productive gold mine, but after the gold ran out, the mining company went bankrupt and left the government to clean up the mess: enough arsenic trioxide dust to kill everyone on Earth. The solution: freezing it, at least for now. Thanks to all the team at the Giant Mine Remediation Project! More about them: http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1100100027364/1100100027365 The history of Giant Mine and the local First Nation people, a story I'm not qualified to tell: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/canada-150-betsina-family-nwt-1.4180681 Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) I'm at http://tomscott.com on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo
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Nuclear Energy
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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Who are nuclear weapons scientists? | Hugh Gusterson | TEDxFoggyBottom
Most people study nuclear warfare by studying the new developments in the weapons themselves. Hugh Gusterson takes a different approach. Instead of studying the weapons, he studies the nuclear scientists who created them. He took to the TEDxFoggyBottom stage to share what he learned. Dr. Gusterson’s research focuses on the interdisciplinary study of the conditions under which particular bodies of knowledge are formed and deployed, with special attention to the science of war, the military, and nuclear weapons. His research addresses the problem of how to understand knowledge as a cultural formation, and how to analyze the historical and structural transformations of science and technology. He asks questions such as: How do cultures of science initiate and shape participants? How can we critically assess universalist claims about scientific and military “truths?” How do scientists justify their complicity with the projects of nation-states? This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx
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Mining Tellurium (Te) and selenium (Se) for solar panels - University of Leicester
www.le.ac.uk https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/geology/research/vtmrg/tease A shift from fossil fuels to low-CO2 technologies will lead to greater consumption of certain essential raw materials. Tellurium (Te) and selenium (Se) are 'E-tech' elements essential in photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. They are rare and mined only in small quantities; their location within the Earth is poorly known; recovering them is technically and economically challenging; and their recovery and recycling has significant environmental impacts. Yet demand is expected to surge and PV film production will consume most Se mined and outstrip Te supply by 2020. Presently, these elements are available only as by-products of Cu and Ni refining and their recovery from these ores is decreasing, leading to a supply risk that could hamper the roll-out of PV. Meeting future demand requires new approaches, including a change from by-production to targeted processing of Se and Te-rich ores. Our research aims to tackle the security of supply by understanding the processes that govern how and where these elements are concentrated in the Earth's crust; and by enabling their recovery with minimal environmental and economic cost. This will involve 20 industrial partners from explorers, producers, processors, end-users and academia, contributing over £0.5M. Focussed objectives across 6 environments will target key knowledge gaps: The magmatic environment: Develop methods for accurately measuring Se and Te in minerals and rocks - they typically occur in very low concentrations and research is hampered by the lack of reliable data. Experimentally determine how Te and Se distribute between sulfide liquids and magmas - needed to predict where they occur - and ground-truth these data using well-understood magmatic systems. Assess the recognised, but poorly understood, role of "alkaline" magmas in hydrothermal Te mineralisation. The hydrothermal environment: Measure preferences of Te and Se for different minerals to predict mineral hosts and design ore process strategies. Model water-rock reaction in "alkaline" magma-related hydrothermal systems to test whether the known association is controlled by water chemistry. The critical zone environment: Determine the chemical forms and distributions of Te and Se in the weathering environment to understand solubility, mobility and bioavailability. This in turn controls the geochemical halo for exploration and provides a natural analogue for microbiological extraction. The sedimentary environment: Identify the geological and microbiological controls on the occurrence, mobility and concentration of Se and Te in coal - a possible major repository of Se. Identify the geological and microbiological mechanisms of Se and Te concentration in oxidised and reduced sediments - and evaluate these mechanisms as potential industrial separation processes. Microbiological processing: Identify efficient Se- and Te-precipitating micro-organisms and optimise conditions for recovery from solution. Assess the potential to bio-recover Se and Te from ores and leachates and design a bioreactor. Ionic liquid processing: Assess the ability of ionic solvents to dissolve Se and Te ore minerals as a recovery method. Optimise ionic liquid processing and give a pilot-plant demonstration. This is the first holistic study of the Te and Se cycle through the Earth's crust, integrated with groundbreaking oreprocessing research. Our results will be used by industry to: efficiently explore for new Te and Se deposits; adapt processing techniques to recover Te and Se from existing deposits; use new low-energy, low-environmental impact recovery technologies. Our results will be used by national agencies to improve estimates of future Te and Se supplies to end-users, who will benefit from increased confidence in security of supply, and to international government for planning future energy strategies. The public will benefit through unhindered development of sustainable environmental technologies to support a low-CO2 society. This film was produced by External Relations, University of Leicester in 2017. Filmed & Edited by Hayley Evans Produced by Ellen Rudge and Dan Smith
Groundwater at the Nevada National Security Site (2012-227)
Groundwater at the Nevada National Security Site: With its complex geology and 1,360 square miles of remote desert terrain, the Nevada National Security Site is a challenging environment for those studying the area's groundwater and the movement of contaminants caused by historic underground nuclear tests. Of the 828 tests, which took place from 1951 to 1992, roughly one-third occurred near, below, or directly within the water table at depths ranging from approximately 90 to 4,800 feet. Nevada National Security Site scientists are working to understand where radiological contamination is present and forecasts where the contamination is moving. This information will be used to implement a long-term monitoring program designed for ensuring the protection of the public. Visit www.nv.energy.gov/emprograms/groundwater.aspx for more information.
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EU Vicious Betrayal - Fukushima Radioactive Food To Poison Unsuspecting EU Country's
Ban EU food from here on out , do not visit any EU country's you will get poisoned by radioactive food that should never be sold or grown in the first place . We do not have a single scientist academic journalist govt representative to turn to , nothing but gross disgusting semi human like creatures , you cowards . How despicable and disgusting how vicious how demonic to sell that deadly food from Japan . What cowards they are to do this what demons they are to even consider it how cruel and dishonest and deceptive the EU members are its outrageous people like that are allowed to exist . EU eases curbs on imports of Fukushima rice and seafood By TETSUSHI YAMAMURA http://bit.ly/2zHZcqg Save me to bookmark the subscription doesn,t always work because Victoria B.C. Canadian Court gave me 6 gag orders so you could not know who or how they are killing you with radiation . Your donation will help us sustain this most resource-intensive form of journalism, ensuring that the most complex and important stories still get told. paypal https://www.paypal.me/danadurnford or use credit card at my site http://www.thenuclearproctologist.org/ See study's on marine life on Canada pre fukushima - B.C. CANADA Marine and Animal Studies http://ibis.geog.ubc.ca/biodiversity/efauna/SpeciesChecklists.html Toxicity of inhaled plutonium dioxide in beagle dogs https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8927705 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Why Uranium Stocks Are Glowing for Investors http://bit.ly/2yPjmk2 Millions in Tokyo to participate in nuke evacuation drills School students were also required to engage in duck-and-cover drills http://bit.ly/2BNvWiC U.S. energy office gets new chairman http://reut.rs/2k7tYSQ Bill for new Hinkley Point nuclear power station hits £20bn or 34 billion canadian . http://dailym.ai/2k7vPag Post-Nuclear Nightmares Still Linger Over Pacific Islands http://bit.ly/2AEJcGO Search narrowed for place to store 172 million used nuclear fuel rods in Canada . Idiot Dan Marchisella, mayor of Elliot Lake, expressed disappointment at the exclusion of his community . http://bit.ly/2kBQdnC , Ring of Five , Tokyo Tech , Centrica (UK), EDF, Engie (France), E ON, and RWE (Germany) , uranium enricher Urenco Ltd , The Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety , EDF Energy , Horizon Nuclear Power , Key Lake Cameco mine , Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission , Lassina Zerbo, Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation , Nicola Smith telegraph @niccijsmith , Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) , Tokyo City University , Department of Nuclear Safety Engineering , Canadian Mining and Energy Corporation , Bechtel Corp , Tracy Dominguez @TracyDominguez Seeker , @jimconca , (IAEA) Yukiya Amano , Nuclear Expert Dana Durnford , Braidwood, Dresden , LaSalle County Stations , Exelon Generation , Mark Pearcy WIPP , Nuclear Waste Partnership , UNSCEAR , NuScale, Rolls-Royce, Hitachi , Westinghouse , Paladin Energy , Professor Wolfgang Weiss , Ostrovet , Akademik Lomonosov , Alex Kasprak , James Conca , Euratom , Japan , spider man , Hulk , Superman , Ichi-F Fukushima , nuclear , pacific ocean , sea food , isotopes , radiation , C134 , cesium , I131 , iodine , 132 , U232 , U233 , U235 , fission , mine , uranium , stocks , ITER , EUR , European Utilities Requirements , Galen Winsor , popularmechanics Avery Thompson , University of Manchester , Philip Thomas, Professor of Risk Management, University of Bristol , Yoshiharu Nemoto , Naoya Sekiya, a University of Tokyo , consumer advocacy group representative Kikuko Tatsumi , Tritiated water , tritium 3h , by Mari Yamaguchi , Takashi Kawamura , Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs
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Study Proposes New Era To Reflect Man’s Planetary Impact
A study led by the University College London argues that the planet is in the human-centric Anthropocene era which started around 1610 with the European colonization of the Americas. A new geological period is being proposed that reflects man’s impact on the planet.  The Anthropocene era has two possible start dates, one in 1610 when the European settlement of the Americas began to fundamentally alter the environment.  The study authors identify one indicator to be humans’ dispersal of plant species across land bodies due to trade, as evidenced by fossilized Latin American maize plants found in Europe dating back to that time.  Also happening around 1610 was a marked decline in carbon dioxide.  Registered by Antarctica's Law Dome ice core, the drop happened when carbon-reducing vegetation began to grow after 50 million people in the Americas, many of whom were farmers, had been killed by disease or conflict.  The study also identifies 1964 as another possible start date after the impact of nuclear bomb testing.  Some scientists argue further that the new era should actually begin in the 1950s with the accelerated use of fossil fuels. The primary governing body, the International Union of Geological Sciences, is currently considering the evidence and will determine if a change from the current Holocene era to the Anthropocene period should be made.
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Russia: Company tests explosive it says is stronger and safer than TNT
A Russian manufacturer demonstrated what it says is a stronger, safer to handle, more easily portable and more environmentally friendly explosive, at a range in the Sverdlovsk Region on Wednesday. Sferit-DP was produced by Techmash to replace the commonly used TNT, providing what are said to be significant advantages for industrial use. SOT, Anatoliy Gabidulin, Associate Director, Kalinovskiy Chemical Plant Joint-Stock Company (Russian): "Sferit is based on emulsion in which microspheres are added during the production process." SOT, Anatoli Gabidulin, Associate Director, Kalinovskiy Chemical Plant Joint-Stock Company (Russian): "Sferit could be used in mines where similar emulsion explosives cannot be used. Though use of Sferit, all the demands of explosives that include trotyl will be met." SOT, Anatoli Gabidulin, Associate Director, Kalinovskiy Chemical Plant Joint-Stock Company (Russian): "Trotyl [TNT] has been present on the market for a very long time and it is quite expensive and dangerous to produce. That is why many enterprises are giving up producing it." Video ID: 20161027 039 Video on Demand: http://www.ruptly.tv Contact: [email protected] Twitter: http://twitter.com/Ruptly Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/Ruptly
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WUS 2015 : Radon health effects & uranium effects on maternity care
MICHAEL DWORKIND (CANANDA, QC) Physician, associate professor for Family Medicine McGill University, member of Physicians for Global Survival MICHELLE GIN (USA) Coordinator, Student’s Association of Physicians for Social Responsibility, University of Minnesota THE SYMPOSIUM The World Uranium Symposium will address issues arising from the nuclear fuel chain, from mining uranium to its end-uses and byproducts for civilian or military purposes. Both scientific and community-based, the Symposium is organized around the following themes: health, environment, economy, ethics, governance, human rights and the rights of indigenous peoples. Open to the public, the symposium had hosted more than 300 people per day from 14 to 16 April 2015, and had included local, national and international representatives from the sectors of health, research, industry, education, civil society, policy makers and indigenous communities. local, national and/or international media were present. All presentations of the symposium will be posted in electronic formats (text and / or videos) after the Symposium, in French and / or English. • April 14 (Day 1): Uranium mines and the nuclear life cycle : health and environmental issues • April 15 (Day 2): Civil and military nuclear : ethics, economics and political issues • April 16 (Day 3): Human rights, indigenous peoples' rights and governance issues ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED The Symposium is jointly organized by Physicians for Global Survival (1985 Nobel Peace Prize), the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Nature Québec, the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility and the Coalition pour que le Québec ait meilleure mine. It also receives support from the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (Swiss chapter), the First Nations of Quebec and Labrador Sustainable Development Institute, the Cree Nation of Mistissini, MiningWatch Canada, and a number of other local, national and international partners. CONTEXT The Symposium is occurring at a time when many organizations and governments question the future ofnuclear power, currently providing about 11% of the world’s electricity. The year 2015 also marks the seventieth anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the corresponding United Nations negotiations of the Non Proliferation Treaty for the prevention and the abolition of nuclear arms. It will also see the tabling on a new UN treaty on climate change. Canada is one of the largest producers and exporters of uranium worldwide, yet its nuclear energy output is in relative decline. Only two provinces still operate nuclear reactors: Ontario and New Brunswick. While uranium has been primarily mined from Saskatchewan, the provinces of British Columbia and Nova Scotia have officially banned uranium mining. Quebec recently shut down its sole nuclear reactor and has tasked the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement (BAPE) with conducting an investigation on issues related to uranium mining. It is expected to release its report by May 20 2015. The Symposium aims to tackle these different issues and to provide recommendations to decision makers to better ensure protection for the human health, global security and a safe environment
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Global Warming: Greens vs Nuclear - "Th" Thorium Documentary
http://thoriumremix.com Coal ash piles contain more radioactive material than released by any operating nuclear power plant. Pollution from coal kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. Yet Germany and Japan are building additional coal plants to replace nuclear power plants. This has a short-term cost in lives (due to air pollution) and very serious implications for global warming. As our van of thorium advocates discuss various energy options, we hear from prominent environmentalists and climatologists who support (or who have recently come to support) expansion of nuclear power. Support of nuclear power among climate scientists is nothing new, but creating this video would have been impossible even 1 year ago. That we can quickly summarize why these scientists changes their minds is thanks to "Pandora's Promise" http://pandoraspromise.com/ by Robert Stone (prominent environmentalist). He had come to change his mind about nuclear power, and has fellow environmentalists explain their own pro-nuclear reasoning as an indirect means of expressing his own. What "Pandora's Promise" does not include is Robert Stone's own voice (except when he confronts prominent anti-nuke Dr. Helen Caldicott from behind the camera). It is Robert Stone (and fellow pro-nuclear environmentalists) interviews surrounding Pandora's Promise that has allowed this video summary to be created. Baroness Bryony Worthington's offers additional commentary on the environmentalist perspective, having worked on climate change for Friends of the Earth, and drafted the extremely impactful UK Climate Change Bill. The bills was passed in late 2013, and helps ensure that existing coal plants in UK need to meet similar emission standards as new ones... a significant step in reducing UK GHG emissions. "Next Generation Reactors" are discussed by both Pandora's Promise environmentalists, and our van full of thorium advocates. Not every environmentalist or scientist shown here is talking in support of the same "next generation" reactor. We take a closer look at different next-generation reactors in a future video chapter. But all pro-nuclear scientists do agree that any next-generation reactor will achieve a much higher level of passive safety ("walk away safe"), will help reduce our carbon emissions, and will save hundreds of thousands of lives thanks to reductions in deadly air pollution created by burning fossil fuels. "Thorium" music theme by KiloWatts: http://kilowattsmusic.com Online content contained in this video: TVA ASH spill.m2ts: http://youtu.be/KexHH_PAz88 Bryony Worthington speaking at the CDKN Action Lab: http://youtu.be/X3xseCcfMZY Ferris Bueller's Day Off: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/ferris-buellers-day-off/id285663978 Coal, Freight and Passenger Trains: http://youtu.be/qRyEbEh8ed0 Natural gas pipes: http://acvoters.org/images/aupetitplombierintegrationgaz.jpg James Hansen on Nuclear Power: http://youtu.be/CZExWtXAZ7M Pandora's Promise footage from CNN: http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2013/11/06/new-day-debate-pandoras-promise-is-nuclear-power-the-answer-to-climate-change/ Michael Moore & Robert Stone at The Traverse City Film Festival: http://youtu.be/C5LVLUo8VyA We have seen the energy future and it's nuclear: IQ2 debate (Bed Heard): http://youtu.be/HEkgnadrSdQ New Politics for a New Century (Michael Shellenberger): http://youtu.be/4GN0Q9j9_Ok Fukushima disaster has convinced him to support nuclear power - George Monbiot: http://youtu.be/SsjzyIszUHI Why Environmentalists Must Accept Nuclear (Stewart Brand): http://youtu.be/-RKkkcL61Cc Mark Lynas thinking the unthinkable on nuclear power: http://youtu.be/6pXiiQBknHM The Corporation (Ray Anderson & Milton Friedman from extended interview footage): http://thecorporation.com/ Germany Protest Nuclear Power: http://youtu.be/b-I3Sz49j0U Sierra Club: Nuclear power not needed; wind and solar are: http://youtu.be/-4Ejkgi_YZE How Many Light Bulbs? (David MacKay): http://vimeo.com/4239056 Crossfire: Nader & Shellenberger debate nuclear power: http://youtu.be/HbWVfxRG8zA Elizabeth May on Uranium Mining: http://youtu.be/vI-J27M3tb8 Elizabeth May for Calgary Greens: http://youtu.be/L0yDMsYUw38 ACCIONA Windpower AW3000 Turbines at the Pioneer Grove Wind: http://youtu.be/ccJwlirTd-c New oil changing technique in wind turbines: http://youtu.be/9xwY4Zs3TTc Faces of Green Jobs: http://youtu.be/n_xcvpM-UV0 Wind Turbines: My First Climb: http://youtu.be/6xYu5HCsjDc Wind Turbine Service Technicians: http://youtu.be/ZgaD5b_bdzs Magic Washing Machine (Hans Rosling): http://youtu.be/BZoKfap4g4w "GREENS vs THORIUM" is chapter 8 of a documentary called "Th", about the element Thorium. The entire documentary can be found at... http://thoriumremix.com/th/ "Th08" is "Th" thorium documentary Part 8, iteration v436.
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Dr. Helen Caldicott - Impact of Radiation Release - Australian Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission
In 2015 Dr. Helen Caldicott testified before Australia's Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission on the impact of radiation & radioactive material on human health and the environment. Source: http://nuclearrc.sa.gov.au/videos/effects-and-threats-of-radiation-27102015-11am/ Transcript (includes all 3 speakers from the day): http://nuclearrc.sa.gov.au/app/uploads/mp/files/videos/files/151027-topic-11-day-1-transcript-full.pdf The Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission will provide all interested persons with an opportunity to provide information and evidence that will help guide the Royal Commission in its decision making and formulation of the final report. This video's audio channel has been boosted 20dB from the original Royal Commission posting. In my own experience very quiet audio can make a video impossible to consume on portable devices, and also a bit dangerous if headphone volume is cranked. 24:40 Impact of low doses of radiation in 2005 study. Context: http://atomicinsights.com/15-nation-radiation-cancer-study-used-questionable-data/
Views: 1296 Gordon McDowell
K Camp - Comfortable
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Olympic Dam mine will fuel nuclear disasters like Fukushima & leak radioactive waste - Pt 1
http://cuttlefishcountry.com Anti-nuclear campaigner David Noonan, formerly of the Australian Conservation Foundation, provides invaluable insights into the operation, past and present of the Olympic Dam mine and what it represents to the post-Fukushima world. Designed to leak millions of litres of radioactive tailings from the mine back into the earth, the mine will continue to lower the water table in the Great Artesian Basin (drawing up to 42 million litres from the aquifer each day, free of charge to BHP Billiton) principally for the purposes of dust control. The mine's increased output of Uranium will turn South Australia into a major contributor to the risk of nuclear disaster, through the sale of fuel for power generators and potentially nuclear weapons via export markets in China, Russia and in the probable future, India. Be sure to watch all three parts of this video, and for further information visit http://cuttlefishcountry.com
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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR PREVENTING THE EXPLOITATION OF THE ENVIRONMENT IN WAR AND ARMED CONFLICT 2016 SUBSCRIBE to the Waterpedia YouTube channel for new WELS (Waterpedia Environmental Learning Series) video every week. Follow us on: https://www.linkedin.com/company/Waterpedia https://www.facebook.com/Waterpedia https://twitter.com/WaterpediaWiki https://plus.google.com/+WaterpediaWiki Visit https://waterpedia.wiki - a wiki based openly-editable (for all registered users) free-content collaborative environmental encyclopedia project initiated by the people, for the people in the environment and sustainability sector.
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Massive Weapons Testing Planned for the East Coast Atlantic
https://www.ecori.org/narragansett-bay/2017/7/5/war-games-planned-for-east-coast-and-local-waters#commenting The Navy intends to fire missiles, rockets, lasers, grenades and torpedoes, detonate mines and explosive buoys, and use all types of sonar in a series of live war exercises in inland and offshore waters along the East Coast. In New England, the areas where the weapons and sonar may be deployed encompass the entire coastline, as well as Navy pier-side locations, port transit channels, civilian ports, bays, harbors, airports and inland waterways. “The Navy must train the way we fight,” according to a promotional video for what is called "Atlantic Fleet Training and Testing Phase III." An environmental impact study of the war games was released June 30. Public comment is open until Aug. 29. A public hearing is scheduled for July 19 from 4-8 p.m. at Hotel Providence. Comments can be submitted online and in writing, or through a voice recorder at the hearing. Twitter @HollySeeliger Support me on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/hollyseeliger Support me on Paypal via my email "[email protected]" or click "donate to paypal" button on my homepage. I love Patreon and Paypal subscription donations in sums of $7 or $14 (my lucky numbers!) You can also send letters and checks to: Holly Seeliger P.O. Box 5185 Portland, ME 04101
Views: 684 Zoon Politikon
Catastrophic Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons
An IPPNW overview of the medical, humanitarian, and environmental consequences of nuclear weapons and nuclear war, and the reasons why nuclear weapons must be eliminated.
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What is AQUATIC BIOMONITORING? What does AQUATIC BIOMONITORING mean? AQUATIC BIOMONITORING meaning - AQUATIC BIOMONITORING definition - AQUATIC BIOMONITORING explanation. Source: Wikipedia.org article, adapted under https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ license. SUBSCRIBE to our Google Earth flights channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6UuCPh7GrXznZi0Hz2YQnQ Aquatic biomonitoring is the science of inferring the ecological condition of rivers, lakes, streams, and wetlands by examining the organisms that live there. While aquatic biomonitoring is the most common form of such biomonitoring, any ecosystem can be studied in this manner. Biomonitoring typically takes different approaches: Bioassays, where test organisms are exposed to an environment to see if mutations or deaths occur. Typical organisms used in bioassays are fish, water fleas (Daphnia), and frogs. Community assessments, also called biosurveys, where an entire community of organisms is sampled, to see what types of taxa remain. In aquatic ecosystems, these assessments often focus on invertebrates, algae, macrophytes (aquatic plants), fish, or amphibians. Rarely, other large vertebrates (reptiles, birds, and mammals) are considered as well. Online biomonitoring devices, using the ability of animals to permanently taste their environment. Different types of animals are used for that purpose either under lab or field conditions. The use of valve opening/closing activity of clams is one of the possible ways to monitor in-situ the quality of freshwater and coastal waters. Aquatic invertebrates have the longest history of use in biomonitoring programs. In typical unpolluted temperate streams of Europe and North America, certain insect taxa predominate. Mayflies (Ephemeroptera), caddisflies (Trichoptera), and stoneflies (Plecoptera) are the most common insects in these undisturbed streams. In rivers disturbed by urbanization, agriculture, forestry, and other perturbations, flies (Diptera), and especially midges (family Chironomidae) predominate. Aquatic invertebrates are responsive to climate change. Aquatic Biomonitoring is important in monitoring marine life and their ecosystems. Monitoring aquatic life can also be beneficial in understanding land ecosystems as well. Before there were tetrapods, there were fish. These fish then evolved into tetrapods that we see today. Because of this, aquatic life still has a major impact on life on land. Aquatic biomonitoring can represent the overall health and status of the environment, detect different environmental trends and how different stressors will affect those trends, and interpret the affect of different environmental activity will have on the overall health of the environment. Pollution and general stresses to aquatic life can have a huge impact on the environment in general. The main sources of pollution to oceans, rivers, and lakes are sewage, oil spills, land runoff, littering, ocean mining, and nuclear waste. These types of pollution cause a huge upset to marine life and can endanger any species in the water or that live close to the water. When aquatic species are affected, it causes a ripple effect. Many aquatic animals are a main food source for many land animals. For example: if a specific species of fish ingest toxins and become sick, the birds that ingest that species of fish will also become sick. Then the animal that ingest that bird will also become sick. This is a problem that can be avoided by monitoring all life and conditions in different bodies of water, including fresh and salt water. The main draw back on aquatic biomonitoring is simplifying data and making data easier for all to understand. Taking data from monitoring sites and making it available for people to use in the health fields and other environmental fields can be a challenge. Mechanisms that are used for Aquatic Biomonitoring are monitoring and assessing aquatic species and ecosystems, monitoring the behavior of certain aquatic species and assessing any changes in species behavior, and looking at contaminants in the water and their effect on marine life. Water is graded on several scales. One is the water’s appearance. Is the water clear, cloudy, full of algae. Next, water is graded on its chemistry levels. How much of each enzyme or mineral located in the water is extremely important. Any changes in any of these factors can change the water’s environment overall and therefore change how life in the water is.
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Safe Levels of Nuclear Radiation
Nuclear Energy Institute expert Janet Schlueter discusses natural, safe forms of nuclear radiation and detection. For more information on the types and effects of nuclear radiation, download our fact sheet: http://bit.ly/hRIyod
Is Natural Gas Considered To Be Positive Or Negative For The Environment?
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APES-Chapter 17
Table of Contents: 00:22 - Environmental Hazards and Human Health 00:24 - Core Case Study: The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic 01:19 - Lesions That Are a Sign of Kaposi’s Sarcoma 01:30 - 01:55 - Risks Are Usually Expressed as Probabilities 02:54 - 03:11 - We Face Many Types of Hazards 03:38 - What Types of Biological Hazards Do We Face? 03:56 - Some Diseases Can Spread from One Person to Another (1) 04:16 - Some Diseases Can Spread from One Person to Another (2) 05:46 - 07:15 - Infectious Diseases Are Still Major Health Threats 07:46 - 08:52 - Science Focus: Genetic Resistance to Antibiotics Is Increasing (1) 09:02 - Science Focus: Genetic Resistance to Antibiotics Is Increasing (2) 09:21 - Case Study: The Growing Global Threat from Tuberculosis 09:49 - Some Viral Diseases Kill Large Numbers of People (1) 10:16 - Some Viral Diseases Kill Large Numbers of People (2) 10:30 - Some Viral Diseases Kill Large Numbers of People (3) 11:31 - Tracking the Spread of Infectious Diseases to Humans from Other Animals 12:15 - Case Study: Malaria—Death by Parasite-Carrying Mosquitoes (1) 12:28 - Case Study: Malaria—Death by Parasite-Carrying Mosquitoes (2) 13:21 - Global Outlook: Distribution of Malaria 14:01 - A Boy in Brazil’s Amazon Sleeps Under an Insecticide-Treated Mosquito Net 14:19 - We Can Reduce the Incidence of Infectious Diseases 15:03 - 15:39 - Some Chemicals Can Cause Cancers, Mutations, and Birth Defects 15:56 - Case Study: PCBs Are Everywhere—A Legacy from the Past 17:03 - 17:39 - Some Chemicals May Affect Our Immune, Nervous, and Endocrine Systems (1) 18:22 - Some Chemicals May Affect Our Immune, Nervous, and Endocrine Systems (2) 18:59 - Science Focus: Mercury’s Toxic Effects (1) 19:36 - Science Focus: Mercury’s Toxic Effects (2) 20:36 - 21:51 - Hormones and Hormones Mimics or Blockers 22:00 - 22:42 - Science Focus: Bisphenol A 23:12 - Many Factors Determine the Harmful Health Effects of a Chemical (1) 24:21 - Many Factors Determine the Harmful Health Effects of a Chemical (2) 24:43 - 25:23 - Case Study: Protecting Children from Toxic Chemicals 25:42 - Scientists Use Live Lab Animals and Nonanimal Tests to Estimate Toxicity (1) 26:19 - Scientists Use Live Lab Animals and Nonanimal Tests to Estimate Toxicity (2) 26:49 - 27:18 - Toxicity Ratings and Average Lethal Doses for Humans 27:56 - 28:50 - There Are Other Ways to Estimate the Harmful Effects of Chemicals 29:20 - Are Trace Levels of Toxic Chemicals Harmful? 29:43 - 30:33 - Why Do We Know So Little about the Harmful Effects of Chemicals? 30:43 - Pollution Prevention and the Precautionary Principle 31:17 - Individuals Matter: Ray Turner and His Refrigerator 32:00 - The Greatest Health Risks Come from Poverty, Gender, and Lifestyle Choices 32:11 - 33:04 - Comparison of Risks People Face in Terms of Shorter Average Life Span 33:30 - Case Study: Death from Smoking (1) 34:30 - Case Study: Death from Smoking (2) 35:00 - 35:21 - Estimating Risks from Technologies Is Not Easy 35:35 - Most People Do Not Know How to Evaluate Risks 36:23 - Several Principles Can Help Us to Evaluate and Reduce Risk
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