Saturday, September 28, 2013

EV Update: Upper Midwest Plug-In Day/#NPID2013 - Madison, WI - Off Grid EV Project/#NebShipShop

National Plug In Day - Madison/#NPID2013

A HUGE Turnout for the 3rd Annual National Plug-In Day - Madison, WI

Over 25 Electric Vehicles on Display - Demonstrations - Test Rides, including Home Built and Concept Vehicles.  All Electric EVs (Nissan LEAF, Tesla, Flux Mopeds), as well as various Hybrids (Plug-In Prius Mods, Ford C-Max Energi, Chevy Volt, and Wheego) were all equally represented.

Great People, Great Ideas and a lot of Fun.

Some Photos from the Upper Midwest National Plug In Day - Madison:

Madison Plug In Day Parade of EVs - Madison, WI @MadtownPreppers

2013 Nissan LEAF SL - 4897 Oil Free Miles - powered by #NebShipShop

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Seismic Alert: M7.8 Quakes kills more than 200/Creates New Island - Pakistan | CNN/ABC

The earth moved with enough force to create a small island visible off the southern coast after the huge tremor, said Pakistani officials.

Pakistan quake kills more than 200 people; island appears

 The head of the Geological Survey of Pakistan confirmed that the mass was created by the quake and said scientists were trying to determine how it happened. Zahid Rafi said such masses are sometimes created by the movement of gases locked in the earth under the sea, pushing mud and earth up to the surface in something akin to a mud volcano.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Seismic Alert: Quake rocks Fukushima - M5.8 | WSJ/SBS

AFP: Quake rocks #Fukushima, shaking felt in Tokyo — WSJ: Strong quake with a magnitude 5.8 struck prefecture Friday

AFP: Quake rocks Fukushima, shaking felt in Tokyo — WSJ: Strong quake with a magnitude 5.8 struck prefecture Friday

Published: September 19th, 2013 at 8:28 pm ET

Reuters: An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck Fukushima Prefecture in Japan early Friday morning, Kyodo reported, quoting the Japan Meteorological Agency. [...] U.S. Geological Survey said on its website that the earthquake’s magnitude was 5.3. [...]
Wall Street Journal: A moderately strong earthquake hit northern Japan early Friday in the region of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, but there was no immediate damage to the crippled facility and no reports of other damage in the area. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said the 2:25 a.m. quake had a magnitude of 5.8 [...]
AFP: Quake rocks Japan’s Fukushima [...] The Japan Meteorological Agency, which put the quake at magnitude 5.8, said no tsunami warning had been issued. The tremor caused buildings to shake in the capital Tokyo, 175km away, an AFP reporter there said. [...]
Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch: A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude 5.8 struck Fukushima Prefecture early Friday morning but no tsunami warning has been issued, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, the Kyodo news service reported. [...]

UPDATE: NHK: Tepco says it's checking tanks of nuclear waste for quake damage -- Official expects more aftershocks in Fukushima over next week, warns of mudslides

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fukushima Daiichi - A Cautionary Prepper's Tale

Fukushima Daiichi - A Cautionary Prepper's Tale

September 11, 2013
By: Andre Leger

Aerial View of Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station - NHK

As an Disaster/Emergency Preparedness blogger and Prepper, the #FukushimaCrisis has been on the short list for "Game Changers" on my #SHTF List.  The effects of leaking Radioactive Waste Water into the Pacific Ocean should have more than most worried about the severe potential of an ongoing disaster that it is.

We have been covering the Disaster at Fukushima since the beginning and mitigation of the Radioactive materials is becoming increasingly unlikely.  Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is either covering up the actual severity of the situation -or- completely unable to handle the situtation.

Worst case scenarios are everywhere.  Better to follow the facts
  • Leaking Tanks and Melting Cores at the facility are not being contained
  • Reported leaking of 300-400 tonnes of Radioactive Waste Water have been flowing in to the Pacific for almost 1000 days
  • Cesium 134 & Cesium 137 (Cesium Brothers), RadioIodine, and Strontium 90 are all components of the Waste Water (not to mention the other noxious chemicals associated with Nuclear Clean-Up)
  • Plans to contain Leaking from main reactor site by "Freezing the Ground" are shaky at best, possibly leading to a "quicksand" like effect on the facility as a whole...
  • Japanese Government is taking over containment and mitigation and are not much more proficient or forthcoming as TEPCO
  • The Pacific Food Chain is already affected and will be for many more years, most of which depending when the leaking actually is ceded
  • Nuclear Risk to area and worldwide are being reported lower than actual, 3X Chernobyl at this point and getting worse
  • Mass Market media is leery of reporting the Real threat to the United States for whatever reason
  • FDA is not addressing Radioactive Contamination issue

A Brief History:
  • The earthquake and tsunami in March 2011 knocked out cooling systems to reactors at the Fukushima plant, three of which

Chemical Alert: CO Flooded oil and gas wells spark fears ofcontamination in #Fracking Operations/Tank Spills oil into Platte River| Reuters/Denver Post

Update 21.09.2013:

Biological Alert: 
Tap water has been turned off for Lyons, a town of about 2,000 people located some 17 miles north of Boulder that was decimated by the floods, after tests showed the bacteria Escherichia coli, better known as #E.coli
While most E. coli strains are harmless and live in healthy humans and animals’ intestines, the bacteria can cause diarrhea, urinary tract infections, pneumonia and other illness when passed through contaminated water or food, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“There has been a breach, and we don’t want you using any of the water,” Lyons town administrator Victoria Simonsen said at a public meeting Thursday. “… It’s critical we get that back up and get it disinfected before we would … want any of you to be back.”

As Flood Waters recede in Colorado, concerns are mounting over the containment from the damage to hundreds of oil & gas #Fracking operations especially in Weld county.

Be aware that many storage tanks have been overrun or toppled by raging flood waters.

Be Alert for drinking water contamination...

Stay Vigilant.

Stay Informed.

Update 20.09.2013:

13,500 gallons of oil spilled along St. Vrain River; 5,250 spilled in South Platte

10 different sites in Colorado being tracked


Colorado Flooding Triggers Oil Spills, Shutdowns

Colorado's flooding shut down hundreds of natural gas and oil wells in the state's main petroleum-producing region and triggered at least two spills, temporarily suspending a multibillion-dollar drilling frenzy and sending inspectors into the field to gauge the extent of pollution.
Besides the possible environmental impact, flood damage to roads, railroads and other infrastructure will affect the region's energy production for months to come. And analysts warn that images of flooded wellheads from the booming Wattenberg Field will increase public pressure to impose restrictions on drilling techniques such as fracking.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Bill Maher on #Fukushima: "Should be Page 1 of newspaper Every Day, scaring the s*** out of me" | ENENews/HBO

Bill Maher on HBO: Fukushima “should be page 1 of the newspaper every day” — I used to be on the fence about nuclear power, I’m not anymore — If the world is going to invade a country that’s poisoning us, it should be Japan not Syria (VIDEO)

Published: September 17th, 2013 at 1:12 pm ET
Title: Real Time with Bill Maher: Ep 293
Source: HBO
Date: Sept. 13, 2013

Senior Scientist on HBO: I’d worry about swimming in Hawaii’s ocean starting in 2015 due to Fukushima plume — Maher: You’re scaring me; Radioactive dangers from Japan are coming to a beach near you

Bill Maher: To catch us up on the ongoing radioactive dangers in Japan that will be coming to a beach near you, he’s the coauthor of the upcoming book ‘Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster‘ and a senior scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Global Security Program, Dr. Edwin Lyman.

Maher: I go to Hawaii every year for New Year’s Eve and I swim in the ocean. People tell me I should not swim in the ocean in Hawaii.

Dr. Edwin Lyman, Senior scientist with The Union of Concerned Scientists, doctorate in physics from Cornell U. and postdoctoral research associate at Princeton U.: Hawaii’s not even on a direct path. So this year’s ok, in 2015 I’d be worried about it.

Maher: I don’t know if you’re trying to be funny — I don’t think so, so you’re kind of scaring the s*** out of me.

At 5:30 in
Bill Maher: He’s the coauthor of the upcoming book ‘Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster‘ and a senior scientist with the Union of Concerned Scientists’ Global Security Program, Dr. Edwin Lyman. Thank you for coming to enlighten us, I must say I wanted you here on our first show [back from the break] because I know this is your area of expertise. I keep reading about this in the paper, never on page 1 — way back in the paper. I just think if the world is going to get together and unite to invade some country that’s poisoning us, it shouldn’t be Syria. It should be Japan. Do you think Japan needs an intervention?

Maher: I don’t know if you’re trying to be funny — I don’t think so, so you’re kind of scaring the s*** out of me.

Tropical Storm Alert: Double Tap from Manuel and Ingrid kill 47 and strand 40,000 near Acapulco | AP/Weather Channel

Double Tap from two Storms hit Mexico:
Tropical Depression Manuel hits as Hurricane Ingrid passes.

Current Death Toll as of Tuesday is 47 with 40,000 Stranded tourists around Acapulco.
Roads blocked by landslides, floods, and collapsed bridges. US Air Force assisting as
Emergency flights begin arriving in flooded Acapulco airport.

More on #SitPrep WED 6p EST on USAEBN
Satellite image of Ingrid on September 13, before the tropical storm strengthened into a hurricane. Tropical Depression Manuel trailing. Photograph: Reuters/Nasa/GOES Project/Handout Photograph: NASA/Reuters

Death Toll From Hurricane Ingrid, Tropical Storm Manuel Rises As Thousands Stranded In Acapulco, Mexico

ACAPULCO, Mexico — The death toll rose to 47 Tuesday from the unusual one-two punch of a tropical storm and a hurricane hitting Mexico at nearly the same time. Authorities scrambled to get help into, and stranded tourists out of, the cutoff resort city of Acapulco.
With roads blocked by landslides, rockslides, floods and collapsed bridges, Acapulco was cut off from road transport after Tropical Storm Manuel made landfall on Sunday. The terminal at the city's international airport was flooded, but not the landing strips.
Emergency flights began arriving in Acapulco to evacuate at least 40,000 mainly Mexican tourists stranded in the resort city where some streets were transformed into raging brown rivers. .
Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong told the Radio Formula that 27 people had died because of the storm in the Pacific coast state of Guerrero, where Acapulco is located. Osorio Chong said 20 more

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Nuclear Alert: Fukushima Tritium levels spike 15-Fold at stricken nuclear plant | ReutersUK

#Fukushima - How it Began - #TokyoOlympics + #TEPCOFail - -
And it just keeps Coming....
On the Heels of Last Week's RAD Spike...
A Different Radiological Spike - Tritium!!!

Tritium levels spike 15-Fold at stricken #Fukushima nuclear plant

TOKYO | Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:17am BST  

(Reuters) - The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant said levels of tritium - considered one of the least harmful radioactive elements - spiked more than 15 times in groundwater near a leaked tank at the facility over three days this week.

Tokyo Electric Power Co (#Tepco) said tritium levels in water taken from a well close to a number of storage tanks holding irradiated water rose to 64,000 becquerels per liter on Tuesday from 4,200 becquerels/liter at the same location on Sunday.
Tepco said last month that 300 metric tons of highly radioactive water leaked from one of the hastily built steel tanks at the plant, which was crippled by a massive earthquake and tsunami in March 2011.
A #Tepco representative told reporters on Wednesday the company was investigating the high tritium reading and could not rule out the possibility that last month's leak had contaminated the groundwater.
The elevated readings of radioactive elements at the plant come just days after Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Fukushima Crisis: RAD spike to new high/Ice Wall plan to contain leaking explained | BBC/

Sunday, September 1, 2013: Nuclear Alert: Fukushima leaking tank RAD levels spike 2000% - MP Blog

Radiation levels hit new high near Fukushima water tanks

An aerial view shows Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco's) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and its contaminated water storage tanks (bottom) in Fukushima, in this file photo taken by Kyodo 20 August 2013
Tepco faces a major challenge to safely store contaminated water at Fukushima

Radiation levels around tanks storing contaminated water at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant have risen by a fifth to a new high, officials say.

Ground readings near one set of tanks stood at 2,200 millisieverts (mSv) on Tuesday, the plant operator and Japan's nuclear authority said.
Saturday's reading was 1,800 mSv.

Last month, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco) said it had found highly contaminated water leaking from a storage tank.
Other leaks have also been reported, prompting the government on Tuesday to pledge 47bn yen ($473m, £304m) in funding to tackle the problem.
The spike in radiation levels found on Tuesday was in the same area where the 1,800 mSv level was detected on Saturday, a spokeswoman from #Tepco told Bloomberg.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Breaking: Sen Maj Leader Palpatine authorizes use of SDI against "Whale Raider" Ship - San Francisco | ATHX/Video


Courtesy ATHX - San Francisco:

Senate Majority Leader Palpatine executes order to use SDI against "Whale Raider" ship over San Francisco Bay.
Species Human (Naboo)
Gender Male
Position Original trilogy: Emperor of the Galactic Empire Prequel trilogy:
Senator from Naboo
Chancellor of the Galactic Republic Dark Lord of the Sith
Homeworld Naboo
Affiliation Order of the Sith Lords Galactic Empire

  "All who gain power are afraid to lose it. Even the Jedi."

Stay Tuned...

Death Star II
Production information
Manufacturer Imperial Department of Military Research
Model Death Star II battlestation
Class Battlestation

Published on May 16, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Nuclear Alert: Fukushima leaking tank RAD levels spike 2000% |NHK/

Reports of damaged Nuclear Waste water holding tanks show spike of RADs up 2000% over prior readings.
#Fukushima - when will the actual Truth come out?
Will you be Ready?

Contamination levels skyrocket at Fukushima plant, up nearly 2,000% — NHK: Quadrillions of becquerels already released; “Gov’t needs to take charge entirely” (VIDEO)

Kyodo News, September 1, 2013: Very high radiation levels were observed Saturday at three tanks and one of the pipes connecting them at the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, pointing to the possibility that radioactive water may have newly leaked, Tokyo Electric Power Co. said. The radiation readings were from 70 to 1,800 millisieverts per hour [...]

Shunichi Tanaka, Nuclear Regulation Authority chairman (Aug. 28, 2013)

JIJI PRESS, Aug. 31, 2013: Saturday’s highest reading [of 1,800 millisieverts per hour] was measured at one of the two tanks, with the radiation level jumping from 100 millisieverts.
CBS News, Aug. 28, 2013 (Emphasis Added): “What’s important is not the number itself but to give a basic idea about the extent of the problem,” authority chairman Shunichi Tanaka said [...] Tanaka said there is a much larger ongoing problem at the plant: massive amounts of contaminated ground water reaching the sea. But that problem cannot even be rated under the IAEA’s International Nuclear and Radiological Event Scale because it is unknown exactly how much ground water is escaping, how contaminated it is and what effect it is having on the sea and marine products. [...] “I’m baffled,” he said.
WSJ, Aug. 28, 2013: “It could be much more or much less,” [Shunichi Tanaka, chairman of the Nuclear Regulation Authority] added, saying that Tepco calculated the amount based on the assumption that the tank had been full. [...] A Tepco spokeswoman said “it’s true that we calculated 300 tons. We cannot say whether we will or we won’t change it later.”
NHK, Aug. 30, 2013: Major leak [...] releasing several quadrillion becquerels of radioactive particles [...] the government needs to take charge entirely.

From last week: 'Growing Alarm': 25 trillion becquerels of Fukushima radioactive material leaks into ground -- Kyodo News Advisory: Exact source of extreme contamination unknown; Tank missing 300,000 liters (VIDEO)

Watch NHK’s Nuclear Watch here

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