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Dartagnan
#1 Posted : Sunday, February 17, 2013 4:21:40 PM(UTC)
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Nuclear Power Plants (NPP) looks very attractive because they help governments to save a lot of money but they are also the most dangerous objects in our society and the most polluting objects (because you need to find a place to keep the nuclear wastes after 30 years of use). These places become polluted for us so uninhabited. 


Everybody knows that governments can't protect the Nuclear Power Plants during Hurricans, a small meteor fall, a satellite fall, earthquakes and serious accidents. Chernobyl and Fukushima are good examples. I am sure it is not the end of the disaster. 


If Aliens want to the destroy the Earth, the first objects they are going to attack are the nuclear Power plants. 


The nuclear power plants are going to destroy us if we keep them on the Earth because nobody knows how the weather is going to change on our planet and how strong will be Hurricanes in the future. 


So we have to follow the German who decided voluntarily to stop using the Nuclear Power Plants in the future. 


You can't force others not to use nuclear power plants if you use them yourself. But we know the danger of an explosion of a Nuclear Power Plant. 


Tank at Hanford nuclear site leaking radioactive liquids, Washington governor says




U.S. Department Of Energy


The disposal facility for mixed and low-level radioactive waste at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state is shown in an aerial image.


By Mike Baker and Shannon Dininny, The Associated Press


OLYMPIA, Wash. -- A tank that holds radioactive liquids is leaking at the nation's most contaminated nuclear site, Wash. Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday, raising concerns about the integrity of other storage facilities at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.


The U.S. Department of Energy said liquid levels are decreasing in one of 177 underground tanks at the nuclear reservation. Monitoring wells near the tank have not detected higher radiation levels, the agency said. Inslee said the leak could be in the range of 150 gallons to 300 gallons over the course of a year.


"I am alarmed about this on many levels," Inslee said at a Friday afternoon news conference. "This raises concerns, not only about the existing leak ... but also concerning the integrity of the other single shell tanks of this age."


The tanks hold millions of gallons of a highly radioactive stew left from decades of plutonium production for nuclear weapons.


http://usnews.nbcnews.co...ngton-governor-says?lite


 Some details on Handford:


The Hanford Site occupies 586 square miles (1,518 km2) in Benton County, Washington (centered on 46°38′51″N 119°35′55″WCoordinates: 46°38′51″N 119°35′55″W), roughly equivalent to half of the total area of Rhode Island.[2] This land is currently uninhabited and is closed to the general public. It is a desert environment receiving under 10 inches of annual precipitation, covered mostly by shrub-steppe vegetation. The Columbia River flows along the site for approximately 50 miles (80 km), forming its northern and eastern boundary.[11] The original site was 670 square miles (1,740 km2) and included buffer areas across the river in Grant and Franklin counties.[12] Some of this land has been returned to private use and is now covered with orchards and irrigated fields. In 2000, large portions of the site were turned over to the Hanford Reach National Monument.[13] The site is divided by function into three main areas. The nuclear reactors were located along the river in an area designated as the 100 Area; the chemical separations complexes were located inland in the Central Plateau, designated as the 200 Area; and various support facilities were located in the southeast corner of the site, designated as the 300 Area.[14]


Handford nuclear reservation leaking 02 15 2013



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#2 Posted : Monday, March 04, 2013 6:07:13 PM(UTC)
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Dartagnan: I think it is better to tell the truth to people rather than hiding the truth to calm them down. Because one day the truth will be known by them. 


WHO: Fukushima disaster consequences pose no threat outside Japan


Mar 4, 2013 19:14


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According to the recent report of the World Health Organization (WHO), the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which followed an earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011, raised health risks for people who reside in the area near the plant but poses no danger outside the borders of Japan. However Russian experts do not consider this point of view to be 100% objective.




The WHO report does not take into account the consequences in a distant prospect, Russian experts say. We hear from Maxim Shingarkin, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma’s natural resources committee.


"It is a well-known fact that after the Fukushima disaster more than 80% of radionuclides got into the Sea. That is why there is no doubt that endless morbidity risks remain around the area of the Fukushima NPP. Huge volumes of radioactive substances are contained not only in the sea waters. Radionuclides transfer to organic food chains. In fact they have an extremely negative impact on living organisms."


According to Russian experts, radionuclides are first contained in plankton and later they will be accumulated in fish. As a result, in several generations these dangerous substances will penetrate human organisms.


"For biologists and for physicists this movement of radionuclides is obvious. In 5-6 generations significant volume of plutonium will keep its ability to kill humans and cause different diseases. The WHO does not have methods for estimating the spread of radionuclides in food chains on a large-scale, especially in the sea. By ignoring this issue the organization leaves this question open."


Russian scientists have a broad experience of studying radiation effects especially since the time of the Chernobyl NPP disaster in 1986. Then the main acting factors were isotopes of iodine and cesium. Their intake in biological chains in first 2-3 months became a determinant for human health. The conclusion about the consequences of the disaster at the Fukushima NPP are yet to be analyzed, Nikolai Kuharkin, adviser of the head of the Kurchatov national research center says.


"I think we will study the WHO’s conclusions more carefully and come up with our own conclusion. In the process of working with nuclear reactors and plants the definitions of the degree of danger and maximum admissible dose have changed. It is an ongoing process."


A negative experience is also an experience. But scientists understand that it is necessary to reduce to all the risks linked with work at the NPP to minimum. It implies introduction of new safety systems and transition to closed nuclear fuel cycle technologies.



Oleg Nekhai


Kyrgyzstan to return radioactive cars to Japan


Feb 21, 2013


Япония автомобиль Япония автомобиль радиация автомобиль Владивосток



Kyrgyzstan intends to return Japanese cars imported after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.




A statement by the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry says that some of the cars are emitting radiation exceeding permissible levels by several times despite being deactivated.


About 50,000 used cars are imported into Kyrgyzstan annually, nearly a half of them from Japan.


TASS




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Merkel urged to speed up A-power phase-out


ядерные отходы германия ядерные отходы протест забастовка



Thousands of people across Germany have taken to the streets to urge the government of Angela Merkel to speed up its promised phase-out of nuclear power.




They argued that atomic power is inherently unsafe and must be done away with.


Germany operates nine nuclear power plants. Most of their generating units will stay in operation until 2022.


Today’s anti-nuclear protests in European countries marked two years since the Fukushima nuclear accident on March 11.


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#11 Posted : Sunday, March 10, 2013 7:28:10 PM(UTC)
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Dartagnan: We have to ask yourself this question: What is more important, your health or your money? My Health is more important because without a good health, I have a high risk to die. 


Without a good health or with a cancer, women can't have children. I mean life of people is more important than money. 


I think people in Japan are cleverer than their leaders so they understand that it is impossible to continue to live with 50 Nuclear Power Plants in a small country where there is a high risk of earthquakes.


Nuclear Power Plants (NPP) looks very attractive because they help governments to save a lot of money but they are also the most dangerous objects in our society and the most polluting objects (because you need to find a place to keep the nuclear wastes after 30 years of use). These places become polluted for us so uninhabited. 


The Ocean is not a safe place to keep the nuclear wastes because everybody eats the fish living in the Ocean. 


Everybody knows that governments can't protect the Nuclear Power Plants during Hurricans, a small meteor fall, a satellite fall, earthquakes and serious accidents. Chernobyl and Fukushima are good examples. I am sure it is not the end of the disaster. 


Japan remembers quake victims


Mar 11, 2013



Two years ago, a devastating earthquake and tsunami laid waste to the northeast coast of Japan, causing an accident at nuclear power plant Fukushima-1.




Memorial events commemorating victims of the disaster will be held throughout the country.


The main ceremony in Tokyo will be attended by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Cabinet members. At 14:46 local time (9:46 MSK) there will be a moment of silence. It was precisely at that time the first tremors had taken place.


Recovery efforts are still ongoing in Japan, with officials estimating they might take anywhere from three to 15 years.


Among the main problems are slow rebuilding of the destroyed infrastructure and a deflux of the population from affected areas.


 



Tens of thousands take part in anti-nuclear rallies across Japan on eve of 2nd anniversary of tsunami


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Anti-nuclear rallies took place across Japan, on the eve of the second anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster, urging Japan's new government to abandon nuclear power. Tens of thousands gathered in Hibiya park in central Tokyo, where activists and unionists packed a concert hall to voice their opposition.




Scholars, business people and volunteers gave anti-nuclear talks as musicians performed, before the crowds marched through the government district of Kasumigaseki to parliament.


They planned to hand petitions to anti-nuclear lawmakers, urging the government to stop its nuclear programmes.


"I think it is adults' responsibility to achieve zero nuclear power, before we die" said one of many banners held by the marchers.


"Sayonara, nuclear power," another sign said.


Similar rallies were held elsewhere in Tokyo and across the rest of the nation, with local media reporting as many as 150 anti-nuclear events planned for the weekend and on Monday.


Protesters are calling for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who took office late December following his party's election win, to dismantle all nuclear plants.


Public opposition to nuclear power peaked after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck Pacific waters in northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, and unleashed a massive killer tsunami which battered Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.


The plant was hit by a meltdown and explosions that severely contaminated the vast farming region and became the worst nuclear accident in a generation.


Japan turned off its stable 50 reactors in the wake of the disaster, but restarted two of them citing possible summertime power shortages.


Abe, whose conservative Liberal Democratic Party has close ties with the nation's powerful business circle, has repeatedly said he would allow reactor restarts if their safety could be ensured.


In many tsunami-hit cities residents dressed in black Sunday for ceremonies to mourn the victims of the disasters, which killed 15,881 people while 2,668 remain unaccounted for.


In the hard-hit city of Rikuzentakata, where almost 1,600 people died and 217 people are still missing, mayor Futoshi Toba reiterated his pledge to rebuild the city.


"We will move forward to build a beautiful city that is the pride of the nation where its citizens live happily and comfortably," he said


  AFP



 


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Fukushima: They Knew

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#3 Posted : Saturday, March 16, 2013 5:11:33 PM(UTC)
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US Sailors Sue Japan Utility in Radiation Exposure



SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan -- Eight sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan are suing Japan’s nationalized Tokyo Electric Power Co., claiming it lied about dangers from a radiation leak when they helped out after last year’s nuclear plant disaster and that they will almost certainly die prematurely as a result.


Their complaint, filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, seeks a jury trial and damages of $40 million each for being “rendered infirm” and their bodies being “poisoned” by radiation. It was filed on behalf of Lindsay Cooper, James Sutton, Kim Gieseking, Charles Yarris, Robert Miller, Christopher Bittner, Eric Membrila and Judy Goodwin.


Within days of the March 11, 2011, earthquake, tsunami and subsequent radiation leak from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, the USS Ronald Reagan was aiding in the search for survivors and bodies from just off Japan’s devastated east coast.


Six of the eight sailors worked on the flight deck during the operation and two worked in the air contamination department. Gieseking is also suing on behalf of her daughter, Autumn, who was born shortly after the deployment.


The sailors allege a host of medical conditions, from headaches and difficulty concentrating to rectal bleeding and thyroid problems, as a result of the exposure and say they will have to undergo more medical tests and expensive treatments in the future, their lawyer Paul Garner said Thursday. The sailors also want TEPCO, which has an office in Washington, D.C., to establish a $100 million fund to pay for any of their future medical expenses.


While the utility has settled with the families of Japanese citizens who died during evacuations from the affected region, and the Japanese government has guaranteed payments, this appears to be the first lawsuit involving American servicemembers, Garner said. The suit’s allegations include negligence and being a public nuisance.


“TEPCO and the government of Japan conspired and acted in concert, among other things, to create an illusory impression that the extent of the radiation that had leaked from the site of the FNPP was at levels that would not pose a threat to the plaintiffs, in order to promote its interests and those of the government of Japan, knowing that the information it disseminated was defective, incomplete and untrue, while omitting to disclose the extraordinary risks posed to the plaintiffs who were carrying out their assigned duties aboard the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan,” according to the complaint.


It said data available to TEPCO indicated that radiation levels already had surpassed what “those living the same distance from Chernobyl experienced who subsequently developed cancer.”


Garner said internal TEPCO memos, experts, news articles and other documents substantiate their case that the utility lied, covered up the scope of the problem and distributed skewed data.


There were about 70,000 U.S. servicemembers, family members and civilians on or near the mainland during the 60 days following the disaster. The Defense Department has acknowledged that some servicemembers experienced elevated levels of radiation but says they weren’t high enough to make people sick.


Garner said he was originally approached by Cooper, who was reluctant to follow through with a suit. He then talked to others from the Reagan and found many suffered problems, including one sailor who already has cancer. Garner has linked up with an environmental toxicologist for a study to see how widespread the issues are.


“We just want the facts,” Garner said. “Their approach since the beginning has been to deny ... the truth will come out.”


Spokespersons for U.S. Forces Japan, Commander Naval Forces Japan, and TEPCO had not heard about the lawsuit, filed on Dec. 21, when contacted Thursday. Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs declined to comment.


About half of the sailors involved in the suit are active duty, while the others have separated, Garner said. He said they are not just looking for money.


“No amount of money would compensate me if I’m 23 years old and I’m bleeding from my [behind] or have thyroid problems,” he said. He added it was about getting justice for people who rushed to aid Japan in its time of need.


The USS Ronald Reagan, which is home-ported in San Diego, the guided-missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville and destroyer USS Preble began supporting search-and-rescue efforts along the destroyed coastline on March 13. The Reagan’s approximate 5,500 sailors remained in the area until the beginning of April.


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WHO: Fukushima disaster consequences pose no threat outside Japan : It is the biggest lie of the year !!!!


Dartagnan: I think it is better to tell the truth to people rather than hiding the truth to calm them down. Because one day the truth will be known by them 




Mar 4, 2013 19:14


Kyrgyzstan to return radioactive cars to Japan


Feb 21, 2013


Япония автомобиль Япония автомобиль радиация автомобиль Владивосток



Kyrgyzstan intends to return Japanese cars imported after the Fukushima nuclear disaster.




A statement by the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry says that some of the cars are emitting radiation exceeding permissible levels by several times despite being deactivated.


About 50,000 used cars are imported into Kyrgyzstan annually, nearly a half of them from Japan.


TASS



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US Sailors Sue TEPCO Over Radiation Exposure From Meltdown at Fukushima


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11/03/2013



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New accident at Fukushima


MARCH 18, 2013





New problems have appeared at the long-suffering Fukushima nuclear power station. As a result of a short stoppage of supply of electric power, the systems for cooling the reservoirs with nuclear waste at the station’s 1st, 3rd and 4th units have stopped working for some time.






At present, the TEPCO company, which operates the Fukushima power plant, has already managed to re-launch the cooling systems of the 1st and the 4th units. The disorders at the 3rd unit have not been recovered yet.


It was the situation at 4th unit that, as experts believe, presented the largest threat. In March 2011, the unit’s roof was damaged because of an explosion of hydrogen. Besides, more nuclear waste is preserved at the 4th unit than at the 1st and the 3rd ones. If the power plant’s workers have failed to re-launch the cooling system of the 4th unit, 4 days after the accident, the temperature there would have reached the critical point of +65° Celsius, and the consequences might have been very grave.




 


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US Sailors Sue TEPCO Over Radiation Exposure From Meltdown at Fukushima


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It is time to use solar energy.....


The countries selling the solar energy will be the future leaders



Solar Power Revolution - Here Comes The Sun -- Documentary


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It is time to use solar energy.....


Germany will achieve 100% solar power by 2022.


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Fukushima radiation could cause thyroid cancer in children on US West Coast


дети сон ребенок сон




Children born in the US States of California, Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon and Washington in the period between March 17 and June 30 of 2011 when the Fukushima nuclear disaster happened, have a 28 percent risk of acquiring hyperthyroidism or thyroid cancer than those born before March or after December, 2011, according to researchers from the New York-based Radiation and Health Project.






The preliminary conclusion to that effect was made after the researchers studied the concentration levels of radioiodine isotopes (I-131) and congenital hypothyroid cases along the US West Coast registered in the studied period.


 Shortly after the tragedy I-131 concentration levels in California, Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon and Washington were registered up to 211 times above the normal level. At the same time, the number of congenital hypothyroid cases registered between March 17 and June 30 gave evidence to conclude that children born in the mentioned period have a 28 percent greater risk of acquiring hyperthyroidism than those born beyond this period.


Because of radiation exposure a child’s body and brain can stop developing due to the affected thyroid, which cannot release growth hormones properly any longer.


The researchers draw a parallel between the Fukushima meltdown and the one happened in 1986 at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Higher absorption of I-131 radiation has led to an increased risk for thyroid cancer among victims of Chernobyl radiation, a 2011 study by the National Institutes of Health has claimed.


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Radioactive iodine in thyroid glands of Fukushima children


Dartagnan: Some countries prefer to keep a dangerous source of energy for Everybody's health rather than to find a new source of Energy. 


I think they have to follow the German's example right away. 


You have to understand that People's health is more important that money. I mean money can't replace your health or life when you are going to die. 


Troubled Fukushima: new leak detected?


11.05.2011 фукусима фода фукусима радиация




A new leak has been reported at Japan’s troubled Fukushima nuclear power plant, Bloomberg cited the plant’s owner Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO).






TEPCO said that radioactive water may have leaked into the ground from a storage tank.


Earlier on Saturday, up to 120 tons of contaminated water may have escaped from another of the seven underground reservoir tanks at the tsunami-damaged plant.


Another 47 tons of radioactive water leak from Fukushima NPP


About another 47 tons of radioactive water has leaked from a reservoir at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, which was damaged by an earthquake 2 years ago.


The company that runs this plant, “Tokyo Electric Power”, says that the plant’s workers are already trying to liquidate the consequences of this accident. However, part of the radioactive water has already penetrated into the ground.


The accident took place on Friday, when the cooling system of a container with nuclear waste of the plant’s 3rd unit went out of order again.


In total, as a result of this accident and several previous similar ones, more than 167 tons of radioactive water have leaked from this container.


120 tons of radioactive water may have leaked from Fukushima nuclear plant


As much as 120 tons of radioactive water may have leaked from a storage tank at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, contaminating the surrounding ground, Tokyo Electric Power Co said on Saturday.


 The power company has yet to discover the cause of the leak, detected on one of seven tanks that store water used to cool the plants reactors, a spokesman for the company, Masayuki Ono, said at a press briefing.


The company plans to pump 13,000 cubic meters of water remaining in the tank to other vessels over the next two weeks.


Water from the leaking tank, which located 800 meters from the coast, is not expected to reach the sea, Kyodo news wire reported, earlier, citing unidentified officials from the utility.


The company did not say how long the tank had been leaking.


The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi plant has faced a range of problems with controlling ground water and maintaining the massive cooling system built to keep the reactors stable.


The power company said on Friday said it lost the ability to cool radioactive fuel rods in one of the plant's reactors for about three hours. It was the second failure of the system to circulate seawater to cool spent fuel rods at the plant in the past three weeks. 




 





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Russia may assume leadership in getting electricity from outer space


солнце земля солнце космос планета




Russia may assume the leadership of the world market of space-generated electricity. This may happen when lots of solar power plants start generating electric power in orbit. Each such station will be a giant solar battery that will transmit energy to the Earth in the form of a laser or UHF beam.






Russian experts have thought of ways to maximally cheapen the construction and launching of such power plants into space. They suggest using frameless structures of thinnest film and flexible solar panels, rather than the unbending platforms of dozens of thousands of tons, as suggested by the Japanese and Americans. The thickness of the Russian film is no more than 12 microns. The film of a giant surface is placed into a relatively small capsule ahead of a blastoff, and then is unfolded in space into a plane and retains its form through slow rotation. Russia has come up with a number of unique technologies to unfold film coating structures, as well as with yet another one, absolutely indispensable, component of an orbit-based solar power plant, namely modern-day fibre-optic laser. Russia’s Central Research Centre for Mechanical Engineering is in charge of developing this kind of plant.


The Voice of Russia has asked the Centre’s Chief Research Fellow, Vitaly Melnikov, to elaborate on the project, and the first question was about the year when Russia could launch this kind of plant into space so it could start generating electricity in orbit.


Vitaly Melnikov: Americans said they would launch their plant by 2016, while the Japanese, by 2025.


VOR: How do you know that the US will launch their plant by 2016? There has been nothing of the kind on NASA plans thus far.


Melnikov: This is a private company, and they realize that the first players on a space-generated electricity market will stand to gain the most. We got this kind of report a while ago, but then the information was classified. When there is a lot of space-generated electricity, oil and other fuels, including Russian ones, will lose their value. We should realize that unless we run neck and neck with foreigners, we may end up in a very bad situation that could be comparable, perhaps, to the downfall of the Russian car-making industry.


VOR: Will the Russian project form part of the Federal Space Programme?


Melnikov: These programmes aren’t even being considered yet, due to our conservative stand on the issue, although they have been taken up by the Duma Energy Committee.


VOR: Is this only an idea that the Research Centre for Mechanical Engineering is playing with, or is it an objective that has been set?


Melnikov: It’s just an idea. Our Research Centre should come up either with an idea that’s non-existent anywhere in the world or something absolutely perfect. All novelties are brought together, considered; recommendations are made and reported to the top managers. Then the programme is waiting in the wings.


VOR: Just what kind of size the first station could be?


Melnikov: The electricity generating capacity should stand at one gigawatt. It should be preceded by a 100 kilowatt prototype demonstration plant that we will practice our skills at, and will then manufacture much bigger structures. The demo-version will be a satellite with a solar battery and a laser installation that will transmit energy to a moored aerostat. From there, energy will be fed to the earth via cable.


VOR: What will be the altitude of the station’s orbit?


Melnikov: The best one would, of course, prove geostationary orbit, when a plant would hang over a specific point and transmit energy to the required destination. But if you move out of geostationary orbit, you will need quite a set of power plants that would be deployed in echelons and replace one another, as they share electrical energy. But this would be a lot more difficult to attain.


VOR: But if a plant is no more than a thin film, how would you fix a large number of fibre optic waveguides to it?


Melnikov: The waveguides at our disposal have been made in Russia. The Russian industry accounts for the production of 85% of their world output. Russia is in the lead in that state-of-the-art technology. Whenever speaking of superconductivity, one will invariably think of a copper wire that will conduct electricity 1,000 times faster. But why should it be a metallic wire at all? Our 200 micron thick optical fibre (as thick as a razor blade) transmits 50 kilowatts of power. This kind of wire crosses the entire plant like a human hair.


VOR: Have experts ever probed the influence of a powerful laser beam on the atmosphere and ozone layer of the Earth?


Melnikov: There will be no harmful influence at all; we have already pointed that out.


VOR: When do you think a pilot project of the plant could be launched into space, a plant with a surface of several thousand square metres? That wouldn’t prove very expensive, would it?


 Melnikov: A pilot version could be ready by 2015 or 2017.


VOR: Who will determine the date, the Roskosmos national space agency?


Melnikov: No, the Cabinet. We won’t need much money for the pilot project. We believe it will cost no more than 15 billion roubles.





 

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Nuclear Vs Solar. A summary.


New nuclear power plants are much safer than power plant designs from 50 years ago. Chernobyl and Fukushima did not have near the containment vessel the reactor at 3 Mile Island has. New designs have passive cooling in addition to better containment vessels. Some passive reactor designs can be cooled even if cooling pumps fail.


We don't need nuclear power plants right now and hopefully in the future better forms of power will be available. Power on earth should be generated from safer sources first like cleaner natural gas. After that coal if necessary. While we have those power sources new power sources are being worked like using a virus to split water in hydrogen and oxygen. http://web.mit.edu/newso.../belcher-water-0412.html


Space based solar power has the advantage it can produce power without cloud cover near 24 hours per day.


Space-based solar power (SBSP) is the concept of collecting solar power in space (using an "SPS", that is, a "solar power satellite"
or a "satellite power system") for use on Earth. It has been in research since the early 1970s. http://en.wikipedia.org/.../Space-based_solar_power


I wrote a movie called The Finish Line. The sun's heat energy(similar to that of a power plant) is used to power a space ship as it goes around the sun and builds up speed for insteallar space travel. Their is no movie like The Finish Line.


It can be made for under $1 million. It starts in Introduction to Astronomy and ends with the main character Alex working on models of his ship in the design phase. Alex is dating Maria in college. Alex's ship is much better than a solar sail. On the moon if you go into a shadow it will be 280 Farhenheight below Zero. In the sun light it will be 260 Farhenheight. There no medium to hold the heat. The heated liquid produces power for a Photonic Laser Thruster keeps the ship hot and cools on the dark side ship.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laser_propulsion


Photonic Laser Thruster (PLT) is a pure photon laser thruster that amplifies photon radiation pressure by orders of magnitude by exploiting an active resonant optical cavity formed between two mirrors on nearby paired spacecraft. PLT is predicted to be able to provide the thrust to power ratio (a measure of how efficient a thruster is in terms of converting power to thrust) approaching that of conventional thrusters...


Maria what are you going to do with your fame? You could try 1 movie and if you like acting you can be in a few movies. 1 at a time. If 1 in 10 watch The Finish Line in Russia it would be ~$50 million then there is rest of Europe, Asia and America. Production cost is kept under $1 million with actors, actresses and the director paid on a commission of the movie's profit. The Finish Line takes place in college and a NASA contractor Alex gets work at to design his space ship. Models are made and the actual ship isn't built until the sequel, Galactic Suburbs to keep production costs minimal.


If you want to help make movies email me writersiq@hotmail.com


 





 





 





 


 

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