Monday, April 13, 2015

“The Worst Possible Result” Revealed At Fukushima

Thanks to "mainstream media," Tepco, Japanese government cover-up very little has been revealed about this ongoing catastrophe that is now poisoning Canada, America, entire Pacific Ocean  

ENERGY NEWS
04/01/2015

NHK

The people trying to decommission the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have been hit by setback after setback… and faced accusations of misconduct. 


It’s lost them a lot of public trust… [Naohiro Masuda, president of Tepco's decommissioning company] revealed he’s not sure if he can comply with the government set plan [for] removing the fuel.

Naohiro Masuda, president of Tepco’s Fukushima Daiichi Decommissioning Company: We have no idea about the debris. We don’t know its shape or strength. We have to remove it remotely from 30 meters above, but we don’t have that kind of technology, it simply doesn’t exist. 


We still don’t know whether it’s possible to fill the reactor containers with water. We’ve found some cracks and holes in the three damaged container vessels, but we don’t know if we found them all. If it turns out there are other holes, we might have to look for some other way to remove the debris.




NHK: Asked [about the gov't target to begin by 2020], his answer was surprisingly candid.

Masuda: It’s a very big challenge. Honestly speaking, I cannot say it’s possible.



Richard Lloyd Parry, The Times: I was at the plant last week on the tour and we talked Mr. Ono, the boss. He made no bones about the fact that the technology… to remove the molten or semi-molten fuel doesn’t exist yet… I asked him how can you be sure that it will be, and he said, “Well, 200 years ago people would never have dreamed of bullet trains or mobile phones, but they exist.” 


That seems to be the scale of the leap… that’s going to be required. So there must be immense uncertainties around that… There must surely be a chance that it won’t work out, and that the eventual solution will be something like the Chernobyl solution… a sarcophagus of some kind sealing in the 3 plants.

Klein: This is something that has never been done… Units 1, 2, and 3… molten fuel penetrated the bottom of the vessel… We don’t know… how much and where it moved.

The Times , Mar 28, 2015: 

The chief of the Fukushima nuclear power station has admitted that the technology needed to decommission three melted-down reactors does not exist, and he has no idea how it will be developed [and] conceded that the stated goal of decommissioning the plant by 2051 may be impossible without a giant technological leap. 




[Tepco] continues to be embarrassed by leaks of radiation into the sea… Recent scans of one revealed the worst possible result: all the nuclear fuel that was in the reactor’s furnace has melted and dripped down into the concrete outer containment vessel… The alternative would be to seal the entire complex in a giant sarcophagus like the one covering Chernobyl — butit would have to extend underground to stop contaminated groundwater reaching the sea. [See the initial report based on an excerpt from this article here].

Akira Ono, chief of Fukushima Daiichi, Mar 28, 2015: “There are so many uncertainties… For removal of the debris, we don’t have accurate information… or any viable methodology… I believe human beings have the capability to develop technologies… It may take 200 years.”




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Why You May Not Have Received Your Federal Tax Refund Yet : IRS Thugs Hold Gun To Taxpayer Heads

In typical Nazi fashion, IRS now purposely withholds refunds in bid to turn taxpayers against defunding - WHAT HAPPENED TO LERNER INVESTIGATION?

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
By Rowena Lindsay
04/13/2015

If you haven't received your federal tax refund yet, you're not alone. 


What happened to THIS scandal?
The Internal Revenue Service says that continued budget cuts that have forced it to cut thousands of jobs, making it slower to process tax returns and issue refunds this year. The agency also says delays are caused by taxpayers filling later in the season.

As of April 3, some 99 million people, about two-thirds of America's taxpayers, had filed. That's down 0.8 percent from the same time last year, USA Today reports. But the number of returns processed so far is down 1.2 percent.


Those who have not filed have until Wednesday, April 15, to file a return or apply for a six-month extension.

The IRS’s budget of $10.9 billion is lowest since 2008. 


WHY is this scumbag fraud that led the IRS cover-up for the White House not IN PRISON?  WHY has Carney not been subpoenaed before the Gowdy commission? 

The agency has been open about the effects that the lower budget will have on the 2015 tax season, particularly the convenience and quality of the customer service. 

In a release encouraging taxpayers to avoid long lines and hold times by using the IRS's online tools, the agency says "limited resources" are behind the poorer service.


WHY has Gowdy not held Lerner in contempt, and issued an arrest warrant for her?  WHY has Carney not been compelled to testify before the committee?

The cuts have resulted in significantly longer wait times on the phone and at service centers. Employees were able to answer only about 40 percent of the 115 million taxpayer calls received every year, according to the National Treasury Employees Union.


WHY has Obama been allowed to get away with what Nixon 
would have been hanged for?  WHERE is the DOJ?  The 
SPECIAL PROSECUTOR?
The IRS has been encouraging taxpayers to file electronically and look for the answers to their questions online instead of calling customer service. The initiative has had limited success, with visits to IRS.gov up by 11.7 percent this year. The agency has also stopped helping individuals prepare returns, instead only answering basic questions such as which forms to file.


Congress has justified the cuts to IRS funding due to management problems identified in 2013, including overspending on conferences and events, inappropriate videosand unnecessary scrutiny of applications from nonprofit political advocacy groups.


WHY are the "mainstream media" frauds and liars still being
listened to by Americans?
“We deliberately lowered the IRS funding to a level to make them think twice about what they were doing and why,” Rep. Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.), the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations subcommittee chairman, told IRS officials. “They don’t have a dime to spare on anything frivolous or foolhardy or even middling. The IRS should and must focus on the most important, the most egregious
and the most in need.”


These cuts come with a hiring freeze that IRS workers say has made it difficult for the agency to improve its quality of service.

“The hiring freeze the IRS implemented to cope with reckless budget cuts imposed by Congress for five years in a row is . . . making it virtually impossible for the IRS to hire new workers to replace experienced and retiring employees,” National Treasury Employees Union President Colleen M. Kelley told the Washington Post. “The hiring freeze is discouraging to applicants with the skills and education the agency needs.”


WHY is this pompous, pretentious, lying CRIMINAL still walking around free?

The union is currently backing the $12.9 billion budget proposed by the Obama administration for the IRS in 2016, which would allow the agency to hire 3,000 more employees to answer phones and help with customer service issues.




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Russian Jet Cuts Off American Plane, U.S. Crew Lives In Danger — Pentagon Blasts "Reckless" Russians

Obama, Pentagon maniacs continue to court WWIII with insane provocations; U.S. has no business conducting flights in Baltic Sea area putting U.S. military lives at risk  

INQUISITR
04/11/2015
A Russian jet cut off a United States reconnaissance plane over the Baltic Sea last Tuesday, zooming within 20 feet of the American jumbo jet and sparking a protest from the Pentagon, which condemned the Russian move as “unsafe and unprofessional.”


Obama legacy: WWIII
The U.S. RC-135 plane was flying what the Pentagon said was a routine information-gathering mission, gathering data on Russia’s military moves in the region. The Russian military has a heavy presence in the western part of the country, and a major base in the seaside city of Kalingrad.

Another Pentagon official, speaking not for attribution, described the maneuvers carried out by the Russian Su-27 Flanker fighter jet as “reckless,” actually placing the lives of American crew in danger and forcing the RC-135 to suddenly change course.


A Russian military spokesperson, Igor Konashenkov, claimed that the American plane was flying with its transponder turned off — a tactic used by the dozens of Russian jets that have been intercepted by NATO planes in recent months — rendering the aircraft largely invisible to commercial air traffic.

But according to the air traffic monitoring site Flight Radar 24, Konashenkov was not telling the truth. The site says it even has the RC-135’s actual transponder code, proving that the plane had the device active.




Konashenkov also disputed the Pentagon claim that the American crews were placed at risk by the Russian fighter jet, which flew near to the RC-135 — a military version of the Boeing 707.


“No emergency situation was reported during the fly-by of the American reconnaissance aircraft,” the Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson said.

But the American officials were not satisfied, promising to register a protest against the incident.


“On the morning of April 7, a US RC-135U, flying a routine route in international airspace, was intercepted by a Russian Su-27 Flanker in an unsafe and unprofessional manner,” Pentagon spokesperson Eileen M. Lainez said. “The United States is raising this incident with Russia in the appropriate diplomatic and official channels.”

The incident was similar to a Russian intercept of a RC-135 almost exactly one year ago, in the Sea of Okhost off on northeastern Japan, when a SU-27 Russian fighter buzzed within 100 feet the United States plane.




In fact, the apparent Russian posturing and provocations, which have stepped up to Post-Cold War record levels since the crisis in Ukraine began about a year ago, pose an “increased risk in our ability to defend North America,” according to NORAD Commander Admiral William Gortney.

But the Russians dismiss the U.S. officials protests as nothing but “hysterics.”




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Water Rapidly Vanishing In California’s Biggest Delta

Farmer greed, fracking destroying what is left of California aquifiers  

RT
04/12/2015

Fresh water is mysteriously disappearing from the Sacramento-San Jose Joaquin River Delta, amid California’s worst recorded drought. The blame is being pointed at farmers, who have used the water resources for irrigation for generations.


"The Rock" at Lake Berryessa CA showing extent
of drought
Following complaints from two state agencies, the Department of Water Resources and the US Bureau of Reclamation, an investigation has been launched into how much water Delta farmers are taking. 

The Delta, which includes large swathes of farmland, is made up of a large inland estuary to the east of San Francisco, which is fed by rivers flowing down from the Sierra Nevada and northern mountain ranges. As a result of the ongoing drought, which is now in its fourth year, officials have been concerned that salty bay water was backing up into the Delta, as there was not enough fresh water getting through. 


To combat this, in June, water was released from Lake Oroville amounting to “thousands of acre-feet of water a day for a couple of weeks,” said Nancy Vogel, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Water Resources. 

The fact that the famers were using so much water from the storage, sparked the investigation. However, officials are not sure if farmers are acting illegally and taking water they should not be using. 

“We don’t know if there were illegal diversions going on at this time. Right now, a large information gap exists,” said Vogel. 

However, California’s century old water right system is doubtless complicating the situation. Historically, people with senior water rights can take as much water as they want, even during a drought.


Dam at Lake Berryessa


450 farmers were told to report their water diversions and Katherine Mrowka, the state water board enforcement manager, said that the vast majority responded. 

The state governor Jerry Brown has said that if the drought continues, the water rights system, which is built into the Californian law, may have to be overhauled. 

But Delta farmers are likely to resist any changes. 


“If there’s surplus water, hey, I don’t mind sharing it. I don’t want anybody with junior water rights leapfrogging my senior water rights just because they have more money and more political clout,” said Rudy Mussi, a Delta farmer. 

The situation is worse in the Central Valley, away from the Delta.

Shawn Coburn who farms 1,500 acres (607 hectares), 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of the Delta, said that he thinks he will receive 45 percent less water than he expects as a senior rights water user. 


On another 1,500 acres where he has junior water rights he will receive no water for the second year in a row. 

“I don’t like to pick on other farmers, even if it wasn’t a drought year. The only difference is I don’t have a pipe in the Delta I can suck willy-nilly whenever I want,” said Coburn. 

Last month Brown introduced California’s first mandatory water restrictions. A draft of measures will see golf courses, campuses and other places with large landscapes make significant cuts to water use. New homes and developments will not be irrigated with water that could be used for human needs and there will be a complete ban on the watering of ornamental grass on public streets. 


Farmers, fracking propagandists attempt to blame citizens for drought, critical water shortage while killing clean drinking water to the entire State

New projects are set to be put in place to replace 50 million square feet (4.6 million square meters) of lawns throughout the state with drought tolerant plants and landscaping. There will also be a consumer rebate system to replace old appliances with more water efficient models. 

But as Californians feel the heat from the worst drought ever recorded, energy companies in the sunshine state have used 70 million gallons (264 million litres) of water for hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, last year.



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The real truth on 9/11 slowly continues to bleed out

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The Empire and the inevitable fall of the Obama criminal regime

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