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8 Years After Shutdown, Socal San Onofre Nuke Plant Still Causing Big Problems (tags)
The SoCal San Onofre nuke plant shut down in 2012, but it's still causing big problems.
More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our August 2018 report. More Scandals Rock San Onofre The eighth month of the year saw additional scandals erupt at Southern California's San Onofre nuclear plant, which has been shut down since 2013. Another potentially catastrophic accident occurred, a previously unknown whistleblower spoke out, and the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is sending a special inspection team to try to sort out this whole mess. San Onofre's majority owner Southern California Edison shut the plant down prematurely after a scandal involving corporate mismanagement that caused a radioactive leak, and environmentalists exposed the utility's rush to restart the plant at the expense of the public's health and safety. Since the permanent shutdown Edison has begun what's called decommissioning, meaning dismantlement and decontamination of the nuclear plant .A key task in this process is dealing with the nuclear waste left over . This is called spent nuclear fuel, stored in San Onofre's nuclear reactors as well as in pools where it must be constantly cooled or else there could be a serious accident, in the worst case leading to a meltdown. This highly radioactive waste remains lethal to all life for a very long time. The federal government was supposed to take responsibility for for the megatons of spent nuclear fuel (3.55 million tons in San Onofre's case) for the whole nation by 1980, but still hasn't . Edison chose to do the job by having the spent fuel removed from the plant and transferred to what is called dry storage, in canisters that are then buried on site for who knows how long. To carry out this task Edison hired Holtec International of Camden, New Jersey. Work began this past February, then stopped--but for only 10 days--after a cask lost a part while being lowered into the burial site in March. The burial site is only 100 feet from the Pacific Ocean, protected by just a 28 foot seawall. August Is the Cruellist Month--So Far On August 10th the San Diego Union Tribune reported on "an incident" during which another spent fuel cask had become stuck on August 4th while being maneuvered down to the bottom of the nuke dump. Specifically, the cask was wedged 18 feet above the bottom, and remained there for "45 minutes to an hour" according to the NRC. The next day, August 4th, a whistleblower revealed himself at a public meeting about San Onofre's decommissioning, the same U-T article reported. He identified himself as David Fritch, and said he was employed with the federal Occupational and Safety Administration (OSHA) and had been working at San Onofre for three months. Fritch said he attended the meeting "to see if any of Edison's reps would discuss the 8-3 incident," but when none did he decided to report that the canister in question "could have fallen 18 feet." In a followup Union Tribune report on August 24th Fritch alleged that only "about a quarter inch" wedge prevented the canister from falling before it was finally repositioned and safely lowered. In the earlier U-T report Fritch also said some workers with Holtec "are undertrained" and many experienced supervisors are often sent away and replaced by new supervisors "who don't understand it as well." The 8-24 Union Tribune report said an NRC inspection team "will send a team to evaluate the incident, will come on September 10 and spend a week." The incident "confirms every fear we've had about what's going on at San Onofre and what measurges they're taking to ensure the public's safety," Charles Langley of theSan Diego Public Watchdogs told the the Union Tribune on August 10. He also expressed concerns that the spent fuel casks are not thick enough and could crack. In light of all the above, Edison put the cask transfer operations "on pause." Source: San Diego Union Tribune, uniontribune.com Holtec's Master Plan Given Holtec's troublesome performance at San Onofre, you might think the company would be curtailing its activities in other places. Unfortunately this is not the case. Earlier this year Nuclear Shutdown News detailed its plan to build a nuke dump in Arizona for the nation's spent fuel still sitting around the increasing number of shutting down and already closed nuclear plants. An application to do so has been filed with the NRC. The most likely means of transporting the high level radioactive waste would likely be by rail. But Holtec has also been removing spent fuel from shutdown nukes and storing it on site, most recently at Vermont Yankee, which closed in 2014. Holtec appears to be privatizing the job of dealing with the nuke industry's high level radioactive waste and turning it into its own growth industry , after the job was abdicated by the federal government since 1980, as noted above. On August 1 Utility Drive reported a new Holtec scheme to turn a profit this way in its article "Holtec to buy three nuclear plants, greatly accelerate decommissioning." The three nuclear plants, all shutting down in the near future, are Oyster Creek in New Jersey, Pilgrim in Massachusetts, and Palisades in Michigan. Holtec and its partner Comprehensive Decommissioning International, said they would dismantle and decontaminate the three nuke plants in eight years, though they have up to 60 years to do so. The same plan applies to Vermont Yankee. In that state the Conservation Law Foundation warned, "In the rush to secure a possible--and by no means certain--quick cleanup of the site, the settlement excludes reasonable protection for Vermont communities. The Utility Drive report did not explain why Holtec is buying the three nukes, or for how much, But a report by WBUR radio in Boston on August 2 said that in the Pilgrim deal "Holtec will get $1 billion paid by Massachusetts ratepayers into a decommissioning trust fund." Sources: Utility Drive, utility drive.com; WBUR, wbur.org. During August more Scandals Rocked the Southern California nuclear plant San Onofre, resulting in an upcoming federal investigation.
Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico (tags)
A radioactive waste company, Holtec, wants to send all the nation's high level radwaste, stuff like plutonium, from shut down nuclear plants, to New Mexico.
Fuel Bandits Stealing Fuels wiyj Stolen Credit Card Numbers Reselling on Black Market (tags)
Criminals with access to stolen data cards are taking large amounts of gasoline into yanks on picku[ trucks and then reselling the black market fuel off site according to sources in Tallahassee
Controversy Over Shell's Arctic Drilling Continues (tags)
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NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN NEWS JUNE 2015 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US nuclear industry monthly.
US Strategy: Bombing Yemen Back to the 19th Century (tags)
NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN NEWS—APRIL 2015 (tags)
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the continuing decline of the US nuclear power industry, and highlights the efforts of those who are creating a better energy future. Here’s the April edition:
Keystone XL: State Department tells the environment to drop dead (tags)
The U.S. State Department appears to be cooking the books in its studies of the Keystone XL Pipeline. Could this be a sign that the Obama administration is preparing to approve a project that potentially could be the tipping point for uncontrollable global warming?
Gaza's Humanitarian Crisis Deepens (tags)
Life in Occupied Gaza (tags)
No Deal in Geneva (tags)
Gaza Running Out of Fuel and Medicines (tags)
Climate Change Policy Gap Between USA and Europe Grows, as Norway Sets New Carbon Tax (tags)
Ignored in the Presidential debates -- climate change policies in the USA and Europe are diverting - wildly. Norway just set a new national carbon tax, while the US House of Representatives recently voted to ban CO2 regulations. Like we live on different planets.
Nuclear Chess (tags)
Occupy the Machine: An Escalating Campaign Against Fossil Fuel Extraction Begins In April (tags)
A festival of resistance and alternatives to the fossil fuel economy, in the shadow of the Houston Valero refinery, culminating in a refinery blockade.
Gaza Gripped by Crisis (tags)
Problems In the US Economy (tags)
We can propel our economy out of recession and quite easily. It is unfortunate all the doom and gloom in the media about the greatest economy ever created in the history of mankind. The US economy will soon surpass 20 Trillion Dollars per year,
Lies, Damn Lies, and Safe Nuclear Power (tags)
Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Confirmed (tags)
Powerful Aftershock Rocks Japan (tags)
BTL:Plutonium Found in Soil Near Stricken Japanese Nuclear Complex; Groups Demand Radiatio (tags)
Interview with Tom Clements, Southeastern nuclear campaign coordinator with the environmental group Friends of the Earth, conducted by Scott Harris
Full Core Meltdown in Japan? (tags)
Armageddon Scenario in Japan (tags)
Red Alert in Japan: An Unfolding Nuclear Catastrophe (tags)
Nuclear Meltdown in Japan (tags)
Egypt's Focus Largely Ignores Palestine (tags)
Gaza's Electricity Crisis (tags)
one of many problems under siege
Key US City Acts to Avoid 'Dirty' Tar Sands Fuel (tags)
Iran Urges West to Accept Enrichment Deal (tags)
"The deal is materially the same one the Obama Administration endorsed just a few months ago and was demanding that Iran agree to as recently as last month, but the US has condemned the deal, demanding Iran submit the offer formally for consideration by the IAEA, which they did today. But diplomats familiar with the situation say that the prospect of a deal is very unlikely, particularly as the Obama Administration moves forward with plans to sanction Iran which were nominally designed to punish them for not agreeing to the deal in the first place."
Venezuela Steps Up Aid Effort to Haiti, Questions U.S. Military Deployment (tags)
"A tanker with 225 000 barrels (worth approximately US$18 million) of diesel fuel and gasoline departed from Venezuela on Sunday. The Venezuela-Cuba initiated Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our Americas (ALBA) fair trade bloc, which also includes Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Dominica, Antigua and Barbados, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has also sent two ships carrying 4,761 metric tons of food aid. Speaking at the inauguration of the San Agustín cable car system in Caracas today, Chavez announced that another five ships loaded with food and medical supplies departed for Haiti yesterday, adding, “We have sent one or two Venezuelan soldiers to support and protect the safety of everyone there, but not to militarily occupy them as the U.S. intends to do.”
THE WAR OF THE CLIMATE (tags)
Ecological American soldier is American soldier going for the war on foot.
A UN Special Focus on Gaza Under Siege (tags)
Israel's slow motion genocide
Protest ICBM launch (tags)
Protest the launch of at ICBM test Minuteman III from Vandenberg Air Force Base August 22nd at the Space and Missile Center ( Los Angeles AFB) a 483 N. Aviation Blvd El Segundo 1 pm and the a second portest at VAFB near Lompoc at 11:55 pm
"Fuel" (review) (tags)
I thought Fuel was very well-made, important, and informative--there's a lot to absorb. I don't agree with every point of view expressed in the film, but I realize the movie has to communicate to diverse people.
L.A. Greens Host FUEL Director Josh Tickell (tags)
Josh Tickell, Director of "FUEL," Sundance Audience Award winning documentary film, and a leading expert on sustainable biofuels, will speak at the Los Angeles Greens March 18, 2009 meeting.
Barack Obama and the Mass Transit Revolution (tags)
An analysis of how a Barack Obama presidency might affect the American society's greenhouse gas and petroleum reduction goals and the struggle to create a first rate mass transit system in Los Angeles and California. Written for both Los Angelenos and a global audience.
UNITED STATES TO BECOME INTERNATIONAL NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP. (tags)
URGENT ACTION ALERT! Condemned by health and environmental groups across the country, GNEP means foreign nuclear waste imported and "reprocessed" in the USA. This is a national issue! We need a big national outcry!!! Washington, Oregon, Idaho, New Mexico, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, South Carolina, and all our sister states! With Cold War nuclear sites thirty years behind on clean-up, the US must not import more foreign nuclear waste!
THE GREEN, ANTI-WAR FILM, "FUEL" THEATRICAL RELEASE, ITS BUS, AND HOW YOU CAN HE (tags)
Now that America has chosen our next president, the real work of reinvigorating our great nation begins. That's why I am thrilled to share with you that "FUEL," the critically acclaimed Sundance award-winning documentary on green energy, opens in theaters this month! The film, FUEL informs people about green energy solutions that exist today and motivates viewers to take action now. By achieving our goal of 15 million Americans seeing FUEL by the end of 2009, we can generate the nation-wide support necessary to end our addiction to oil.
Fannie, Freddie, Food and Fuel (tags)
The financial crisis deepens with the nationalization of IndyMac and the likely bailout of Freddie Mac and Fannie May by the US taxpayer. The financial crisis has company as inflation, and in particular huge increases in global food and energy prices, enters the fray. The American economic model has been discredited and the American century has lasted but a few decades. These developments have and will further open up a new period in the struggle between capital and labor on the world stage and the US working class will have a major role to play as it re-connects with its militant traditions.
Doctors Without Borders Forced to Scale Back Gaza Operations (tags)
Israel's illegal policy ensures that those helping the Palestinians avert disaster are unable to do their work. There needs to be an immediate, world-wide boycott of all military and financial aid to Israel until this siege stops, and concrete steps are taken to create a viable Palestinian state. Our corrupt Government has betrayed Canadians on this issue, cannot justify their policy decisions, and must be forced to reverse this trend. Israel must be made to realize, in the most tangible (and peaceful) ways possible, that they cannot continue this collective punishment against Gazan Palestinians any more. But make no mistake, the ruling Extremists in Israel will keep pushing, so long as nobody speaks up or forces them to obey the law.
Israel Uses Attack to Justify Further Aggression (tags)
Despite the fact that Hamas was not responsible, and others claimed responsibility, Israel's ruling Extremists plan to use the attacks to 'justify' further aggression into Gaza.
Life in Occupied Gaza (tags)
The current Gaza crisis reviewed.
Fossil Fools Day: International Day of Action against the fossil fuel Empire, Ap (tags)
The International Rising Tide network and its allies are calling for a day of action against the fossil fuel industry on April 1st 2008…FOSSIL FOOLS DAY! Confronted with melting ice caps, unprecedented species extinction, droughts, and extreme weather the fools at the head of the fossil fuel empire continue to plunder the earth, with the governments as willing court jesters at their side.
New Energy Bill- Working People will Pay (tags)
The Democrats and Republicans have made it clear that they are the corporate parties and they only represent the interests of the capitalists and the billionaires. The new energy bill is another long term payment plan that will be required of working class people while the billionaires continue to collect.
PA: Hamas stealing Gaza hospitals' fuel (tags)
More crimes against humanity, this time, agaisnt their own civilians by the so-called "Palestinians"
U.S. Navy steps up fuel deliveries to Gulf forces (tags)
LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. military has stepped up chartering of tankers and requests for extra fuel in the U.S. Central Command area, which includes the Gulf, shipping and oil industry sources say.
Plug In America Wants You! (tags)
Help us show strength in numbers at the LA Auto Show on Nov. 15. Bring your signs. If you can't make the 15th at high noon, we'll rally on the 14th in front of the Convention Center.
Punishing Gaza (tags)
Israel's unending war on Palestine.
Israeli Escalation of Collective Punishment to Start Today (tags)
THIS IS A WAR CRIME.
True Intent of Gaza's Collective Punishment (tags)
The intention of this long-planned crime is the 'softening up' of the world's largest Concentration Camp, paving the way for an Israeli attack which was planned alongside 'disengagement'. Regardless of the reasons, this is an illegal policy.
Israel Requests $642M in Missiles, Fuel (tags)
As part of the 1979 Camp David peace accords, the USA offered substantial long-term military aid packages to Israel and Egypt. Aside from the geopolitical considerations involved, these packages have been good for American industry because the dollars must be spent on American goods.
green vs green (tags)
On a cool spring morning a quarter century ago, a place in Pennsylvania called Three Mile Island exploded into the headlines and stopped the US nuclear power industry in its tracks. What had been billed as the clean, cheap, limitless energy source for a shining future was suddenly too hot to handle.
THIS AUGUST: Convergences 4 Climate Action -- Down w/ the Fossil Fuel Empire & Up w/ Life! (tags)
COME CO-CREATE AN ALTERNATIVE TO AN ENERGY-DEPENDENT WORLD!
Just under a month from now -- August 8-14th -- regional North American Convergences for Climate Action will bring hundreds of social justice and environmental activists together to fight the fossil fuel empire and create truly sustainable, bio-regionally appropriate and community-based responses to climate change. The events on the West Coast and in the Southeast are modeled after the inspiring 2006 Climate Camp in the UK, which will reemerge this year at Heathrow Airport from August 14th-21st.
Nobody wants to take the bull by the horns... (tags)
On March 28, less than two months ago, when Bush proclaimed his diabolical idea of producing fuel from food, after a meeting with the most important U.S. automobile manufacturers, I wrote my first reflection...
Minors Prostituted in SoCal Farm Labor Camps; Event Raises Awareness and Funds (tags)
thegluenetwork.com announces the next chapter in the fight to educate and prevent the trafficking of human beings: The Freedom Project; a benefit supporting the International Justice Mission (IJM), a human rights agency that rescues victims of violence, sexual exploitation, and slavery.
US oil tanker sunk (tags)
in Gulf of Mexico
Bush and His Masters Co-opting 9/11 Truth? (tags)
Are Bush and his masters trying to co-opt the 9/11 Truth Movement? See the video clip in which Bush blurts information allegedly extracted from Khaled Sheik Mohammed.
COMMENTS ON HELEN CALDICOTT'S NEW BOOK NUCLEAR POWER IS NOT THE ANSWER (tags)
A POWERFUL INDICTMENT OF COMMERCIAL NUCLEAR POWER AND WHY ITS USE MUST END.
Counter the G8 + 5 Climate Summit! October 3-4 in Mexico City: CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW! (tags)
On Tuesday, October 3 in Mexico City, the Energy and Environment Ministers from the "Group of Eight" (G8) industrialized countries are scheduled to begin negotiating a climate change deal to succeed the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012. They will be joined by Energy and Environment Ministers from the five "emerging" countries of Brazil, India, China, South Africa and Mexico. All together, these "G8 + 5" countries represent 58% of the world's human population, 61% of oil consumption, 80% of coal consumption, and 73% of C02 emissions.
Even the liberal milquetoasts at the Daily Kos... (tags)
Now say the US is a "legitimate target."
Drive Free - Veggie Fuel for your car (tags)
how you can turn Free vegetable oil into diesel fuel for cars
Why Are Gas Prices So High? (tags)
A Primer on Oil: Past, Present, Future of Oil and Gas in the United States
4/22 Protest of Bush regime H2 greenwashing (tags)
Reportback on GW Bush visit to CA Fuel Cell Partnership in West Sacramento. Protesters expose the Bush hydrogen (IPHE) plan as a continuation of petroleum addiction and corporate subsidies. Greenwashing of Earth Day, shame on the Petroleum Puppet pResident..
Veggie Oil Car Demo (tags)
Sustainable UCR a coalition of students, faculty and staff at UC Riverside will present a demonstration of cars converted to run on vegetable oil. April 27 1-3 PM UC Riverside Bell Tower Commons.
RAPE OF THE ARCTIC: Why the Fossil Fuel Barons NEED Global Warming (tags)
As arctic ice melts, vast untapped reserves of oil, natural gas and coal are becoming easily accessible. Open water in the arctic also means cheap and easy Atlantic-Pacific transport of said oil, gas, and coal. There's billions to be made by the greedy in an ice-free arctic and an environmentally devastating "gold rush" has already begun....
Lieutenant Governor Candidate Wants Gasoline Price Controls (tags)
The oil industry is off to an early start to raise gasoline prices and profits. Stewart Alexander, the Peace and Freedom Party candidate for lieutenant governor, says he will push for gasoline price controls in California to end gouging at the pumps.
GASOLINE PRICE HIKING BOYCOTT (tags)
Again gasoline prices are soaring out of control and the petroleum giants are back on track to make record profits. Washington will not act so Californians need to protect their interest by boycotting the petroleum industry.
Breaking the grip of Big Oil (tags)
The day after President Bush advised Americans to deal with skyrocketing gas prices by avoiding unnecessary driving, he flew to New Orleans for a photo-op, burning up about 11,437 gallons of jet fuel, worth over $24,000. Apparently, it all depends on what you consider “necessary.”
While Bush prevaricates, Venezuela offers help to US poor (tags)
ACS Summit to Foster Integration (tags)
ACS Summit to Foster Integration
The Peace Wheels Project (tags)
Ultralight ground vehicles can contribute to a more peaceful planet. So can you, if interested.
Oil, CO2, Environment, Climate, War (tags)
author: Caroline Arnold We need a new revolution - not an armed, adversarial revolution, but a peaceable revolution in what we buy, how we use energy, how we distribute and assess information, and in how we allow ourselves to be governed.
Former Bush Team Member-WTC Collapse Likely A Controlled Demolition (tags)
author: Greg Szymanski Highly recognized former chief economist in Labor Department now doubts official 9/11 story, claiming suspicious facts and evidence cover-up indicate government foul play and possible criminal implications.
PETROL BUFFOONERY: (tags)
If you listen to Cassandras the Chinese boom is the Wooden Horse of our civilization. Oil prices are going up because the Chinese need more and more petrol. Every Chinese adult wants a motorcar and the tsunami of Chinese goods flooding our markets runs on oil.
Hybrid Car Market Booming (tags)
A couple clips from a mainstream media story.
George W.'s Hidden Secret (tags)
The Future of Hydrogen Energy
Nuclear fuel rods missing from Eureka PG&E atom plant waste pool (tags)
Apparently there are no records of the missing radioactive waste since 1968. This is an extremely unprofessional way to run a nuclear plant.
Petroleum corporations paved over the trolleys (tags)
In the 30's oil drilling began in Saudi Arabia, Hitler chased the Communists, and America's petroleum interests began dismantling the trolleys and paving highways with petroleum residue asphalt..
Energy Disinformation (tags)
Independent Truckers Strike! (tags)
Independent owner/operators on the West Coast carry their strike through the weekend. Signs of growing solidarity felt in the Oakland area and up and down the Coast.
Hydrogen HUMvee Highway 2 martial law (tags)
Arnold's recent visit 2 UC Davis heralded his hydrogen highway HUMvee plan 4 CA. The water needed 4 the hydrogen fuel cells no doubt diverted from the local rivers?
Oxygen is a human right (tags)
when petrochemical fossil fuel exhaust clouds the air with smog, corporations profit from selling oxygen at oxygen bars for the people with enough money to breathe easy..
All We Are Saying, is Give Grease A Chance! (tags)
What's brewin' in LA? Fuel the revolution!
Alert: Report From the California Biodiesel Consumers' Conference (tags)
Is it possible to have a community-created, low emissions, automotive fuel source? The California Biodiesel Conusemers' Conference is working toward that goal.
Transesterification Can Be Fun: Biodiesel in LA (tags)
What fuel is clean-burning, renewable, grown in the US, and brewed in back yards across the country? What fuel makes the murder of Iraqi children, the destruction of the arctic wilderness, and global warming obsolete? It’s called biodiesel and it’s arrived in Los Angeles.
Ford: Holding America Hostage to Oil (tags)
Environmental and Human Rights Activists Scale Downtown Skyscraper and Release Giant Banner to Protest US Oil Addiction
The US and the Straitjacket (tags)
"According to Kyoto, the output of fuel gases should be lowered to under 95 percent of the 1990 emission level by 2012. Fuel gases are regarded as causal agents of a global warming of the atomosphere.. The US is responsible for 36% of carbon dioxide.."
Protest LA Auto Show (tags)
Our over reliance on cars endangers us all. Pollution from our primitive, gas-guzzling vehicles poisons our air and damages our health. The economy shudders with every increase in fuel costs.
Energy Bill Stuffed with Fossil Fuel Industry Subsidies -- Warming Continues (tags)
Despite not being afforded the benefit of a public hearing, the massive $31.1 billion energy bill being debated in the U.S. Senate today has garnered massive public opposition, and with good reason. Call your senators today. Tell them which way you recommend they vote.
Independence from petroleum (tags)
US occupation of Iraq is a result of America's petroleum dependency. Plastics, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and fuel are all petroleum based. There are sustainable alternatives that don't involve occupation of Iraq..
Bias For Rush (tags)
carbon monoxide poisoning from fossil fuel combustion (tags)
Exposure to low levels of carbon monoxide from fossil fuel combustion can cause symptoms of depression/fatigue often misdiagnosed as mental illness. People (especially children) in urban areas are at great risk from CO poisoning due to large volume of traffic and continued petroleum dependence
9/11-Just Look at the Evidence (tags)
As much as GWB lovers deny it, there's no dismissing the lack of evidence for some of the "facts" we've been told are true.
Inspiring ELF Actions (tags)
I want every ELF activist to know what a kick regular old working people like myself get out of picking up a corporate paper and seeing news of expressive actions against the profits and peace-of-mind of death-inducing corporate/consumer capitalists who are tyring to trap us in sprawl and its excessories.
Reserves wanting to leave Mideast (tags)
Soldiers say most of their work involves civilian contractor Kellogg Brown and Root, a subsidiary of Vice President Dick Cheney's former company, Halliburton Corp. The company has contracts to haul fuel, and 319th members are riding along as armed escorts. "The main reason we're still here is to support Brown and Root," said Sgt. 1st Class David Uthe, 45, of Augusta.
WHY DID THE WORLD TRADE CENTER TOWERS FALL? A REVIEW OF THOMAS EAGAR'S (MIT) ARTICLE. (tags)
This article reviews the well known interview of professor Thomas Eagar (of MIT) by Peter Tyson (chief editor of NOVA) concerning the collapse of the World Trade Center towers. It points out many of the errors contained in this interview. In fact, the errors in the interview are so many that one has to conclude that the article is deliberate deception.
Debunking Conspiracy Theorists Paranoid Fantasies About 911 Detract From Real Issues (tags)
"...the conspiracy theorists stick doggedly to a silly story about 19 Arab hijackers somehow managing to commandeer 4 planes simultaneously and fly them around US airspace for nearly 2 hours ,crashing them into important buildings, without the US intelligence services having any idea that it was coming, and without the Air Force knowing what to do. "
HOW HOT DID THE JET FUEL HEAT THE WORLD TRADE CENTER? (tags)
Imagine that the entire quantity of jet fuel from the aircraft was injected into just one floor of the World Trade Center, that the jet fuel burnt with the perfect efficency, that no hot gases left this floor and that no heat escaped this floor by conduction. With these ideal assumptions we calculate the maximum temperature that this one floor could have reached.
THE WTC WAS DESIGNED TO SURVIVE THE IMPACT OF A BOEING 767, SO WHY DIDN'T IT? (tags)
The WTC was designed to survive the impact of a boeing 767, so why didn't it?
Tell Ford to improve gas mileage! (tags)
Cars and light trucks guzzle 40% of U.S. oil and emit 20% of the nation's carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution. Each gallon of gasoline burned pumps 28 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere-19 from the tailpipe and nine pounds from upstream refining, transporting and refueling.
No Fly Zone (tags)
Don't like the rules? Don't play the game... and you still win.
fuel alcohol stills (tags)
terry wilhelm of the revenoor builds and sells small scale fuel alcohol stills that produce alcohol that can run in any car with little modification twenty one minutes thirty two seconds
Saving the Earth the Corporate Way: A Scientific Look at Climate Engineering (tags)
Green campaigners should concentrate not on criticising individual scientists, but on our "technofix" culture and concept of "progress", and on key turning points where science becomes large-scale technology. For in this case we have only one Earth for the engineers to play with.
We can rid oil dependency tomorrow (tags)
Why isn't there more attention to this story. Vegetable oil and french fry grease has been used in Europe for 20 years, but still isn't mass produced.
This Will Make You Angry (tags)
Article about anger is the fuel for activism and social change. Focuses on prison issues and hip-hop activism.
Harmful House Deal on Fire Logging Needs to be Stopped (tags)
An agreement has been reached between Rep. George Miller (D-CA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Scott McInnis (R-CO) that can best be described as a chainsaw massacre.
California’s Global Warming Law Will Only Bring State Motorists What They Already Ha (tags)
Despite auto industry denouncements, California's new global warming law will usher in a new age of environmentally-sensitive cars that auto companies already are making or preparing to build.
Captain Ozone - Hydrogen Fuel (tags)
A great alternative to foreign energy
Is that you, Al Gore? (tags)
Who's under that disguise? Nobody Knows.
Who's under that disguise? Nobody knows. (tags)
Is that you, Al Gore?
Eating More Veggies Can Help Save Energy (tags)
f humans switched from a meat-based diet to a plant-based one, the world's petroleum reserves would last 260 years, as opposed to 13.
Rolling Blackouts Put Nukes At Risk? (tags)
Do rolling blackouts put nukes at risk of meltdowns? This message is copied from the RunningOnEmpty list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RunningOnEmpty/messages. Click on the URL below.
Britain: Fuel Tax Protest fades away (tags)
Self employed farmers and hauliers can only come to a radical perspective if thay are able to see that their concerns are being addressed by the left. It hasnt happened in this case.
UK indymedia comment on Fuel Tax Protest (tags)
Mayday UK comment on Fuel Tax Protests. http://uk.indymedia.org/display.php3?article_id=265