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Japan seeking stable-sized population

A panel in Japan has proposed the government take measures to halt the country's population slide so it goes no lower than 100 million people. At present Japan's population is likely to fall to about 87 million by 2060. This new proposal probably reflects outside interference by globalists, who are pushing for cheap imported labour. We should take into account that Japan's population numbers were stable until international trade and 'development' pushed them up by reorganising the population away from largely rural and small cities to massive land-less labour sources in huge cities. The Japanese are a very big tribe and have managed to regain control over their numbers. This push for immigration will once again destabilise them. Japan can only feed itself by importing food and energy. Already the national atomic power production system has shown itself to be hugely unstable and dangerous. This should be taken as a signal that Japan needs to go with its natural trends to return to a smaller, stable population. Reference: Anthony Boys, How will Japan feed itself without fossil energy? in Sheila Newman, (Ed) The Final Energy Crisis, 2nd Edition, Pluto Press, 2008.

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The sad, sad story of flushless toilets – Japan’s spent fuel pools

The Japanese often refer to their nuclear power plants (NPPs) as apartments without toilets. This is due to the complete lack of planning by the power companies and the government regarding the disposal of spent nuclear fuel. As Japan gears up to restart its NPPs in the near future, the spent fuel pools are beginning to look more and more like flushless toilets...

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Japan's Energy "Options"

The Japanese government has recently announced power supply "options," which it says will be used as a basis for a "national debate," the outcome of which will be reflected in the formulation of a new Basic Energy Plan. But what is it about the deceptive methodology of the "options" that always leads to the conclusion that nuclear power is "necessary"...?

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Japanese women tell us NUCLEAR POWER IS FINISHED!!!

Got 6 mins 25 secs to see this video about how Japanese women feel about nuclear power? Forget Hollywood. This is the Japanese reality!!This 6 min. 25 sec. will show you how Japanese women feel about nuclear power and how the Japanese male bureaucracy is trying to foist the deception of the century on the Japanese people by suddenly deciding to hold meetings behind closed doors!

North Korean suspension of uranium enrichment - food aid now planned

5 March 2012/Geneva: The announcement that North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) will halt its enrichment of uranium, stop long-range missile and nuclear weapons testing, and allow international IAEA inspectors back into the Yongbyon nuclear facility is a major step forward to renewing progress in denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

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Scientific dishonesty and nuclear power - Article by Chris Busby

This article is based on the talk by Dr. Chris Busby about scientific dishonesty in nuclear issues at the Royal Society in London last November. Please also see the video of the talk -- There is also a Powerpoint presentation.

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ROLLING UPDATE No.6 (Nov. 2011) on the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster by Japan resident

"Clearly, we're witnessing one of the greatest disasters of modern time." - AREVA Excecutive VP. September 30: "We discussed how the staff should turn off alarm sounds and refrain from wearing protective suits and face masks in order not to fan worries among residents." UPDATING SEVERAL TIMES NEARLY EVERY DAY. PLEASE REFRESH THE PAGE TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE SEEING THE LATEST VERSION. THANKS!

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ROLLING UPDATE No.5 (Oct. 2011) on the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster by Japan resident

"Clearly, we're witnessing one of the greatest disasters of modern time." - AREVA Excecutive VP. September 30: "We discussed how the staff should turn off alarm sounds and refrain from wearing protective suits and face masks in order not to fan worries among residents." UPDATING SEVERAL TIMES NEARLY EVERY DAY. PLEASE REFRESH THE PAGE TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE SEEING THE LATEST VERSION. THANKS!

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ROLLING UPDATE No.4 on the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster by Japan resident

"Clearly, we're witnessing one of the greatest disasters of modern time." - AREVA Excecutive VP. August 20: Into the 6th month of the nuclear disaster, the reactors are heading for the China Syndrome and the people of northern Japan are becoming seriously worried about nuclear contamination of the environment. UPDATING SEVERAL TIMES NEARLY EVERY DAY. PLEASE REFRESH THE PAGE TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE SEEING THE LATEST VERSION. THANKS!

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ROLLING UPDATE No.3 on the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster by Japan resident

"Clearly, we're witnessing one of the greatest disasters of modern time." - AREVA Excecutive VP. August 16: Japan and USA collude to play down the effects of Fukushima radiation contamination on their populations. UPDATING SEVERAL TIMES NEARLY EVERY DAY. PLEASE REFRESH THE PAGE TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE SEEING THE LATEST VERSION. THANKS!

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Parents of 14 Children Initiate Legal Proceedings for Mass Evacuation of Schools in Koriyama City, Fukushima Pref.

The nuclear disaster at Fukushima No.1 Power Station has contaminated a large area of Fukushima Prefecture, especially to the west and northwest of the disaster site. Some areas have been evacuated, but Japan's Ministry of Education has set schoolchild radiation standards at an abnormally high level in order to try to keep the population in place. Parents, however, have reacted explosively to the ministry's directives and a court case is about to begin...Updated - Chris Busby to visit Japan July 17-21 - Schedule here

Nuclear threat from Japan's tsumami should be a warning

Nuclear power assumes that the Earth is stable. Renewable energy plants are the future. Nuclear is not meant to be. We would have everything to risk, and little to gain.

Why go down the dangerous route to the future when we can go the safe way? Those who think otherwise have some vested interest in big power, big monopolies and "big Australia".

Technology is not the "solution" to energy crisis, or protecting ourselves from natural disasters.

Why I am against nuclear power

Nuclear power is expensive and diverts copious funds and time away from important investments in energy conservation and renewable energy.

UK Ministers warned of nuclear 'albatross'

Labour MP Paul Flynn told the House of Commons the “immense” cost of cleaning up nuclear waste – which he said was £73 billion – was probably an underestimate. The bill would amount to £3,000 for every family in the country.

Are nuclear fusion, fission and 'renewables' viable alternatives to fossil fuels?

On top of the hazards of nuclear fission electricity generation, even more environmental threats are posed by mining of uranium, enrichment, reprocessing and disposal of nuclear wastes. A likely consequence of the expansion of uranium mining in Central Australia is that the Eastern seaboard stands to be exposed to clouds bearing poisonous radioactive uranium and other toxic metals blown from the mine tailings dumps (see David Bradbury's film "Blowin' in the wind" for a graphic illustration of this threat).

Please Critique: Rough EROEI on nuclear enrichment processing in conventional plants

Please Critique:
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Here is the location of an Excel file which contains a rough calculation of the energy input for enriching uranium in a conventional power plant, using two different enrichment technologies, gas diffusion and gas centrifuge.
Data source was from Wikipedia, see Ref in the Excel fil.
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Winning the Dinosaur Stakes

I think even the most ardent advocates of Thorium would have to grant that Thorium is neither clean or safe. It is only comparatively so when talking of other nuclear fuels. I bet that these groupies of the nuclear industry would not let their kids near Thorium waste for 500 years.

I understand that its reputation as 'clean' derives partly from the fact that a Thorium reactor can use waste from conventional reactors and its advocates say that it can thus be used to convert waste which will be lethal for thousands of years into stuff that is only deadly for 500 years. It is seen as a 'cleaner' technology rather than a 'clean' one. And it is seen as a clean-up technology rather than a 'clean' one. It probably will be a serious consideration for the nuclear club when that party sees an end to cheap Uranium and the increasing cost of Uranium wastes. Could we call that Peak Uranium? At that time look for full development of this partly developed Thorium technology.

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