Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year Nuclear Resolution- Neutralize it!

Neutron Interaction

With every action there is a reaction, that's science and how we're to understand our building blocks of the Periodic Table.

NDT Resource Center:  Nondestructive Testing

In most cases, elements like to have an equal number of protons and neutrons because this makes them the most stable.  Stable atoms have a binding energy that is strong enough to hold the protons and neutrons together. Even if an atom has an additional neutron or two it may remain stable.  However, an additional neutron or two may upset the binding energy and cause the atom to become unstable.  In an unstable atom, the nucleus changes by giving off a neutron to get back to a balanced state.  As the unstable nucleus changes, it gives off radiation and is said to be radioactive.  Radioactive isotopes are often called radioisotopes.

Also for some good study is Jefferson Lab, let's look at some of the properties of radiation and radioactive material.

Alright, that's a great start to understanding the building blocks, kind of like class right and how elements work.  I mean this is how we create and how we can dismantle all elements through the use of electrolytic, heat, cold, gasses, chemicals, other elements, etc and right down to atom smashing.  So man creates Plutonium through Uranium.  The nucleus of the U-235 atom comprises 92 protons and 143 neutrons (92 + 143 = 235). When the nucleus of a U-235 atom captures a moving neutron it splits in two (fission) and releases some energy in the form of heat, also two or three additional neutrons are thrown off.  If enough of these expelled neutrons cause the nuclei of other U-235 atoms to split, releasing further neutrons, a fission 'chain reaction' can be achieved.  When this happens over and over again, many millions of times, a very large amount of heat is produced from a relatively small amount of uranium. (end World Nuclear Association)

Nuclear- Neutralize it!

Now we get to the meat of this post, the toxic waste of nuclear fuel and what to do with it.  A wide variety of methods (some have been around 30 yrs already) will probably be required to accommodate the many different radioactive waste sources including high and low level, solids, liquids and gasses. Process names used here are in some cases just convenient labels used to categorize and set them apart from each other.  Theories on several of these processes are still quite speculative and solid evidence that would pass conventional peer review is still lacking.  This is, after all, a very new field of science.  Some of these technologies are already well protected by international or national patents, with the additional US and international patents pending, and further patents may be obtained on new developments as they are made. (end New Paradigm Digest) 

From Brian Fraser:  Adventures in Energy Destruction

The time is long overdue for America to find a new approach to solving the nation’s nuclear waste problem.  That is why I was joined by Senator John Ensign in proposing the creation of a Blue Ribbon Commission of experts to make credible, scientifically sound recommendations for a new approach to nuclear waste.  I am pleased that President Obama (Good job Sir) and Dr. Steven Chu Secretary of Energy agree with this approach, and on March 3, 2010, announced the creation of the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future.  (end Brian Fraser)

Alrighty then, we have some good news that came out Jan 26th, 2012. The Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future released its final report to the U.S. Energy Secretary, detailing comprehensive recommendations for creating a safe, long-term solution for managing and disposing of the nation’s spent nuclear fuel and high‐level radioactive waste.

Since the inception of the commission we go to February 1, 2013, Chu announced his intent to resign.  Dr. Ernest Moniz has replaced Chu and we'll see what unfolds, the public is involved and monitoring this on many levels very closely with their own money and Crowdfunding.  Hats off to the new public economy, "you alone with good cause."

In addition to his work at MIT, the White House and the Department of Energy, Dr. Moniz has served on a number of boards of directors and commissions involving science, energy and security. These include President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, the Department of Defense Threat Reduction Advisory Committee, and the Blue Ribbon Commission on America’s Nuclear Future.

Happy New Year Mate!

In Question 

Q&A with Jeremy Rifkin on nuclear power.  Wermuth Asset Management, 5th Annual Investors Event.

Question:  What would be your view on nuclear energy? 



On The Dangers of Nuclear Power

Holger Strohm, author of the critically acclaimed 1973 bestseller "quietly into disaster" (original: "Friedlich in die Katastrophe") talks with Werner Altnickel about the dangers of nuclear power as well as the mostly ignored technical aspects that make this form of energy so dangerous to humanity and planet Earth. Holger Strohm is the foremost expert in Germany when it comes to nuclear power and the dangers of fission. He has been studying this field for more than 50 years and has written several bestsellers on the subject. This conversation was recorded in April 2011 by the team of

Video uploaded by U Tube user Holger Strohm


Quietly into Disaster 

Holger Strohm's film by Marcin El


Video uploaded by U Tube user Holger Strohm


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