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  • Another leukemia case was approved as an industrial accident
    On 8/19/2016, MHLW (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) announced a Fukushima worker’s leukemia was approved as an industrial accident. The worker is male in 50s. He repaired the machine The post Another leukemia case was approved as an industrial accident appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Fukushima government objects against building sarcophagus on Fukushima plant
    On 7/15/2016, Fukushima prefectural government objected against the plan to build a stone coffin on Fukushima plant to METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry).   2 days before, Nuclear Damage The post Fukushima government objects against building sarcophagus on Fukushima plant appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Tepco decided to ask JP Gov for covering the decommissioning cost
    On 7/28/2016, Tepco announced they decided to ask the government of Japan for financial support regarding decommissioning. They also consider asking the government for supporting the cost of compensation and The post Tepco decided to ask JP Gov for covering the decommissioning cost appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • 960 Bq/kg of Cs-134/137 detected from wild boar in Fukushima
    According to MHLW (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare), 960 Bq/Kg of Cesium-134/137 was measured from the meat of wild boar in Fukushima. The sampling date was 6/11/2016. This reading The post 960 Bq/kg of Cs-134/137 detected from wild boar in Fukushima appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Tepco admits molten nuclear fuel is transferred in multiple places of Reactor 2
    Following up this article.. Tepco to scan Reactor 2 with Muon again after Nagoya uni already confirmed nothing remaining [URL]   Tepco admitted the molten fuel is transferred to multiple places The post Tepco admits molten nuclear fuel is transferred in multiple places of Reactor 2 appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • 7 million Bq of all β nuclides leaked as contaminated water in Fukushima plant
    According to Tepco, highly contaminated water leaked from a water storage tank on 6/26/2016. All β nuclides density is reportedly 96,000,000 Bq/m3. Cs-134/137 density is also 700,000 Bq/m3. Tepco states The post 7 million Bq of all β nuclides leaked as contaminated water in Fukushima plant appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • The French embassy in Japan held a dinner party with Fukushima food
    According to the French embassy in Japan, they held Fukushima food dinner party on 6/17/2016. Fukushima governor. Uchibori, Minister for Reconstruction. Takagi, and a French singer. Charles Aznavour were invited by the The post The French embassy in Japan held a dinner party with Fukushima food appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Japanese demographic statistics largely differ from census result
    The population statistics of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications show Japanese census result is largely different from demographic and migration data. It is the statistics titled “Time series of population The post Japanese demographic statistics largely differ from census result appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Over double density of Cesium-134/137 as safety limit detected from served school lunch in Utsunomiya city
    Photo ; Bamboo shoot [wikipedia]   According to Utsunomiya city government, they detected over double density of Cs-134/137 as safety level from school lunch after serving it to the students The post Over double density of Cesium-134/137 as safety limit detected from served school lunch in Utsunomiya city appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • M5.0 hit southern part of Ibaraki prefecture
    According to JMA (Japan Meteorological Agency), a major quake occurred in Southern part of Ibaraki prefecture at 7:54 of 6/12/2016 (JST). Magnitude was 5.0. The maximum seismic intensity was 4. The post M5.0 hit southern part of Ibaraki prefecture appeared first on Fukushima Diary.
  • Clinton Foundation Sinks Into Deeper Trouble, Economic Update and Gold, Iran/US Middle East War Update
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW252 8.26.16) Hillary Clinton and her Foundation are sinking into deeper trouble. More emails were discovered, and more pay-to-play accusations are rolling in.  This all happened while Clinton was at the State Department, and it looks like there is no end to the tawdry revelations.  Now, there are accusations that the […]R […]
  • Giant Fraud Economy Crashes Before End of 2016-Gerald Celente
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Trends forecaster Gerald Celente has been predicting a financial panic in 2016. How close are we?  Celente says, “I believe we are very near an inflection point coming up very soon. . . . I would have thought this would have happened back in 2012; however, there has never been such […]Related Posts:War & Economic Calamity […]
  • Fed Goons Will Not Raise Rates Until 2017-Craig Hemke
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (Early Sunday Release) Financial writer and precious metals expert Craig Hemke says forget about new threats that the Federal Reserve is raising interest rates in September. Hemke explains, “They are trying to move things by talking, which is their primary policy.  That’s why so many of these Fed goons, not Fed […]Related Po […]
  • Economic Update, Russian Bombers Fly Out of Iran, MSM Can’t Stop Trump
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW 251 8.19.16) So much for the so-called “recovery,” there’s not going to be one. Retail and tech are the latest to signal the economy is tanking. Retail is warning sales are bad. Macy’s is closing 100 stores nationwide. On top of that, tech giant Cisco just fired 20% of its […]Related Posts:Middle East Tensions Continue t […]
  • Financial Crash will be Put On Little People-Ellen Brown
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Public banking expert Ellen Brown thinks big banks will be saved from a coming calamity at the expense of the little people. Brown explains, “I think the big banks won’t go down. They are protected by the bail-ins, which we haven’t yet seen in the U.S., but we’ve seen them in […]Related Posts:End of Capitalism Is Here-Ellen B […]
  • Silver is Kryptonite to Gold Cartel Bankers-Bill Murphy
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release) Chairman of GATA (Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee) Bill Murphy thinks financial markets are way more vulnerable than they appear. Murphy explains, “There are negative interest rates and low interest rates that just keep staying down there, and supposedly things are really good.  Look at our Dow at all- […]
  • Weekly News Wrap-Up by Greg Hunter 8.12.16
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW 250 8.12.16)  The mainstream media (MSM) is totally against Donald Trump, and they are proud of it. Now, the New York Times (NYT) is explaining why it is their duty of keep Trump out of the White House.  An Op-Ed piece this past week basically said it was Trump’s fault […]Related Posts:Dems and Media Panic Over Trump, Ec […]
  • Entering Perfect Storm of Every Facet of our Lives-Bill Holter
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Financial writer Bill Holter warns the world faces multiple problems, not just one. Holter explains, “We are entering a perfect storm of every facet of our lives.  This is not just financial.  This is social, and it has to do with the breakdown of the rule of law.  In the U.S. […]Related Posts:Cash Ban is All about Control-Bi […]
  • Bad Economy is Why Trump GOP Nominee-John Williams
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com  (Early Sunday Release) Economist John Williams says don’t believe the hype about the U.S. economy being good—it’s not. Williams explains, “I love America, but we are in a deepening recession.  The economy collapsed into 2009 . . . we never really recovered from that.  We had a few bounces higher, but […]Related Posts:Dollar […]
  • Dems and Media Panic Over Trump, Economy is Tanking, Iran No Deal, Deal Update
    By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW 249 8.5.16)  The mainstream media (MSM) and the Democrat Party would like you to think it is the Republicans in full panic mode, but it is their party that’s freaking out. The first tip comes from the MSM that is “going to war against Trump” and acting like the true […]Related Posts:Dems Block Iran Nuke No Vote, Syria Wa […]
  • Rick Rule – This Is What We Are Doing At Sprott With Our Own Money Right Now
    With gold and silver on the move, today one of the wealthiest and most street-smart pros in the business spoke with King World News about what they are doing at Sprott Asset Management with their money right now. The post Rick Rule – This Is What We Are Doing At Sprott With Our Own Money Right Now appeared first on King World News.
  • The World Is About To Witness A Terrifying Mega-Bubble Collapse
    With continued uncertainty in global markets, today the man who has become legendary for his predictions on QE, historic moves in currencies, and major global events, warned King World News that the world is about to witness a terrifying mega-bubble collapse. The post The World Is About To Witness A Terrifying Mega-Bubble Collapse appeared first on King Worl […]
  • Legend Says Forget The Pullback – Gold Is Headed To $1,600 And Here Is The Big Surprise From China!
    As we approach the end of August in what has been a wild summer of trading in the gold and silver markets, today a legend in the business sent King World News a powerful piece about central banks heading toward trouble as gold is headed to $1,600 but here is the big surprise from China. The post Legend Says Forget The Pullback – Gold Is Headed To $1,600 And […]
  • We Have Just Witnessed A Very Rare Event In The Gold Market
    With continued uncertainty around the world, we have just witnessed a very rare event in the gold market. The post We Have Just Witnessed A Very Rare Event In The Gold Market appeared first on King World News.
  • Mining Stocks Get Hit Hard As Gold & Silver Consolidation Continues – Should You Be Buying?
    On a day when gold and silver continued to consolidate their strong gains from this year, mining stocks got hit hard. This led to the all-important question: Should investors be buying right now? The post Mining Stocks Get Hit Hard As Gold & Silver Consolidation Continues – Should You Be Buying? appeared first on King World News. […]
  • No. 827: July New Orders for Durable Goods, New- and Existing-Home Sales, FOMC
    (SGS Subscription required) • Federal Reserve Spokespeople Renew Their Rate-Hike Hype, Yet Economic Activity Remains far from Recovery • Durable Goods Orders Turned Negative Year-to-Year, Both Before and After Adjustment for Inflation and Commercial Aircraft • Mixed Signals from Headline Home-Sales Activity, with Existing-Homes in Faltering Monthly and Annua […]
  • No. 826: July Production, Housing Starts, CPI, Real Retail Sales and Earnings, Freight Index
    (SGS Subscription required) • Industrial Production Represents 65% of GDP • Production Recovery from the 2007 Recession Lasted All of One Month • Against Pre-2007 Recession Highs, Production and Manufacturing Were Down Respectively in July 2016 by 0.77% (-0.77%) and 5.80% (-5.80%) • Still Never Seen Outside of Formal Recessions in the 98-Year History of Indu […]
  • No. 825: July Nominal Retail Sales, Producer Price Index, Consumer Conditions
    (SGS Subscription required) • Nominal Retail Sales Disappointed Expectations, Dropping by 0.04% (-0.04%) in July • July PPI Services Margins Declined by 0.27% (-0.27%), Goods Prices Fell by 0.37% (-0.37%), Construction Costs Plunged by 0.61% (-0.61%), Total Final Demand PPI Was Down by 0.36% (-0.36%) • Yet, Across-the-Board Deflation Generally Is Not the Com […]
  • No. 824: July Labor Conditions and M3, June Trade Deficit and Construction Spending
    (SGS Subscription required) • Just a Week into Headline 1.2% Second-Quarter GDP Growth, New Trade and Construction Spending Details Promise a Downside Revision • Trade Deficit Widened and Deepened in Revision, Worst Since 2007 • With Quarterly and Annual Growth Collapsing Anew, Real Construction Spending Growth Was Weakest Since 2011 Series Trough • Ten Year […]
  • Tentative Schedule for Commentaries
      Commentary Date Releases Period Release Date     Friday, August 12, 2016 Retail Sales (Advance) PPI July-2016 July-2016 08/12/2016 […]
  • No. 823: Second-Quarter 2016 GDP and Annual Revisions
    (SGS Subscription required) • Broad, Deepening Economic Downtrend Continued • Revised Annual Change in GDP Slowed Sharply, Consistent with Entering a Recession • Headline Real Quarterly GDP Revisions Took Fourth-Quarter 2015 and First-Quarter 2016 Growth Rates Lower, Below 1.0%, but Not Negative, with First-Quarter 2016 GNP Minimally Below Zero, Again • Well […]
  • Commentaries News
    The next regular Commentary, scheduled for Friday, August 26th, will cover the first revision, second estimate of second-quarter 2016 GDP, and initial estimates of second-quarter Gross National Product (GNP) and Gross Domestic Income (GDI). Please see the schedule for details.
  • No. 822: Durable Goods Orders, Home Sales, Freight Index, Household Income
    (SGS Subscription required) • Broad Economic Downtrend Continued, Despite a Likely Positive, First Guesstimate of Second-Quarter GDP • Real Durable Goods Orders Tumbled in Second-Quarter 2016 Both Before (-0.8%) and After (-4.1%) Consideration for Commercial Aircraft • Year-to-Year New Orders Fell Sharply in June 2016, Both Before and After Consideration of […]
  • No. 821: June Housing Starts, Preview of GDP Revisions
    (SGS Subscription required) • Housing Starts Continued to Hold in Smoothed, Low-Level Stagnation, Never Having Recovered Pre-Recession Highs • Second-Quarter Starts Growth Slowed Sharply Amidst Downside Revisions • Downside Benchmark Revisions to Key Series Underlying the GDP Indicate Pending Downside Benchmark Revisions to the GDP • First- and Fourth-Quarte […]
  • No. 820 : June Production, Retail Sales, Consumer and Producer Inflation
    (SGS Subscription required) • New Recession Remains Very Much in Play; Second-Quarter GDP Prospects Have Dimmed, with Auto Sales and Production Spiked by Prior-Month Downside Revisions • Never Seen Outside of Formal Recessions, Second-Quarter Production Showed Third Consecutive Set of Annual and Quarterly Contractions • Down in June by 6.2% (-6.2%) from Its […]

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  • Syrian War Report – August 26, 2016: Kurds Accuse Turkish-led Forces in Chemical Attack
    …from SouthFront The Turkish-led forces are expanding operations in the area of Jarablus and the whole northern Syria under pretext of combating ISIS. The Turkish-led forces engaged Kurdish People’s Defense Force (YPG) units of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) south of Jarabulus. Especially heavy clashes were observed in Ayn al-Bayda outskirts where the SD […]
  • The FBI promotes child pornography
    If child pornography is wrong, then people like Wilhelm Reich would be condemned as well.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Witness Reveals Who’s to Blame for 2013 Ghouta Gas Attack in Syria
    The chemical attack on Ghouta, Syria, took place in the early hours of August 21, 2013. The town was struck by rockets containing the chemical agent Sarin, killing innocent civilians. Iranian correspondent, Shemshadi Hassan, witnessed the attacks and spoke to Sputnik about the tragedy. The Ghouta chemical attack left a death toll ranging from at least […]
  • VOICE OF AMERICA: Pentagon revolts against cooperation with Russia on Syria
    – Editor’s note:  Since when do generals make foreign policy?  I do so love it when the US talks about “indiscriminate bombing” after supporting the Saudi genocide for the past 2 years, supplying cluster bombs and refueling which kills only civilians…. Gordon. – Commander of the US operation in Iraq and Syria, Lt. Gen. Stephen […]
  • Turkey plan for Syria incursion in the works for over 2 years
    Jim W. Dean - This story reminds me of the classic line, "There is no honor among thieves". We now see the Kurds have been used as canon fodder by the US after fighting for months to take Manbij from ISIS.
  • Boston Hosts Secretive Military Drills With US Defense Department
    Throughout the week, the city of Boston has been hosting Homeland Security training exercises that include helicopters flying extremely close to buildings, but police refuse to inform residents about the particulars of the drills. Social media users have posted videos and questions about low-flying helicopters weaving through buildings, but have not received […]
  • ANALYSIS: Kurds see ‘no friends but the mountains’ after US rebuke
    Pro-Kurdish fighters claim US, Syria, Turkey and Iran are collaborating to undermine them, after having served US as shock troops against IS Wladimir van Wilgenburg QAMISHLI, Syria – The Kurdish YPG militia counted the US among its most trusted allies as it fought the Islamic State (IS) group in northern Syria. But that all changed on […]
  • Pakistan has been repeatedly duped
    Asif Haroon Raja The US was the first country to dupe and trap Pakistan after 9/11 for the achievement of its go-strategic objectives in the region. Collin Powell pushed Gen Musharraf against the wall by asking him bluntly whether “you are with us or against us”. And when he unhesitatingly opted for the first option, […]
  • Pre-Labor Day Gun Offerings
    This is our largest offering of custom tactical weapons thus far with more calibers and barrel lengths.
  • Saudis and a farcical threat
    Saudi Arabia has threatened that if political talks fail over Syrian crisis, they will use military force against Syrian president Bashar al-Assad.
  • Washington Plays Nuclear Chicken Now With China as Well as Russia
    It seems it’s not enough that US Defense Secretary Ash Carter and his generals engage in games of nuclear chicken with Russia by provocations in Ukraine, NATO maneuvers on Russia’s borders and activation of highly-dangerous ballistic missile defense installations on Russia’s perimeter. In the past months the Obama Administration has clearly also escalated te […]
  • Syrian Kurds Have Become Washington’s Bargaining Chip
    It’s curious that just a couple of years ago President Brarack Obama called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan his closest friend upon the world stage. Back then, Erdogan was perceived as a loyal member of NATO and an enemy of Russia’s imperial ambitions in the Middle East. Moreover, Erdogan was devoted to the ouster of […]
  • How Islamic is the So-Called Islamic State?
    Since the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) declared a caliphate in June 2014, Muslim extremism has once again become a major topic in the media and therefore in the public mind. Islamophobic attacks have skyrocketed in the West in recent years, as many people tarnish over one and half billion Muslims with a single brush. In […]
  • Qatar is Advancing in the LNG Battle
    In the circumstances when oil prices are dropping, some countries, including Russia, Iran and Qatar, are staking on gas in an attempt to balance their budgets. But if Russia supplies natural gas mainly through gas pipelines, Qatar leads the world in the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG).  Qatar, having being continuously increasing its presence […]
  • Clinton or Trump: This May Be the Beginning of the End
    “Colin Powell made me do it”, or so says presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton in her latest defense of an illegal US State Department email fiasco. Isn’t it amazing how Clinton’s every dishonest, extreme, or slipshod move is excused in such a way? If news the Clintons took cash bribes from child sex pornographers, CNN would […]
  • South China Sea: The Cambodia Connection
    Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen, recently condemned US policy for destabilising the Middle East. The Phnom Penh Post in an article titled, “US policy destabilised Middle East, says Hun Sen,” would report that: Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday lauded his own government’s efforts of bringing “peace” to Cambodia without “foreign interference” while calling ou […]
  • On the Renewal of North Korea’s Plutonium Program
    On August 17, the Japanese Kyodo News Agency reported that the graphite reactor in Yongbyon had resumed processing nuclear fuel for the production of weapons-grade plutonium, referring to the Nuclear Energy Research Institute of North Korea. According to the Institute’s report, North Korea is not a member of the Non-proliferation Treaty, and the USA constant […]
  • Dead Children, the Syrian-American Medical Society (SAMS) and its Friends
    In civil war situations, such as the conflict in Syria, sides routinely make conflicting claims. It is hard to see who is telling the truth unless you have access to actual intelligence and a front row seat. But it becomes easier to see what is really happening by watching the mainstream news and comparing it […]
  • A Brain-damaged US President with Finger on the Nuclear Button?
    Hillary Rodham Clinton seems to surround herself with more scandals than you can shake a stick at, as we said when I was growing up in Texas. We had the Mena, Arkansas scandals when her husband, Bubba, otherwise known as William Jefferson Clinton, was Attorney General and then Governor. Ambrose Evans Pritchard, the British Telegraph […]
  • Tokyo’s Messages to Beijing
    August 15 is among the most significant and all-important days both for the politics of Japan and its immediate neighbours that watch, ever more closely each year, everything happening in one of the leading Asian countries. The reasons are clear enough. Let us recall that on this very day 71 years ago, Emperor Hirohito accepted […]
  • Hillary Thinks "Mr. Brexit" Is Just Another "Right-wing, Xenophobic, Sexist, Bigot" That You Should Promptly Ignore
    It seems that a speech made by Nigel Farage (or "Mr. Brexit" as the Trump campaign has named him) at a Trump rally a couple of days ago in Jackson, Mississippi may have struck a nerve with the Clinton camp.  If you haven't seen it...it's worth a view: [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj4K9fr_WgY]   Well, Clinton was not amused by M […]
  • Look Who Is Gutting The First Amendment!
    Submitted by Johanna Markind via The Gatestone Institute, "The [American Bar Association] wants to do exactly what the text calls for: limit lawyers' expression of viewpoints that it disapproves of. ... state courts and state bars should resist the pressure to adopt it." — Eugene Volokh, UCLA law professor and Washington Post columnist. The la […]
  • Bill Gross: Yellen's Economy "May Never Walk Normally Again, This Is Not Capitalism"
    It took the headline scanning algos several minutes to read Yellen's speech, which the kneejerk reaction was to deem as more hawkish than expected, before they stumbled on the key section we pointed out earlier, and which unleashed a surge of buying because it hinted at even more potential QE in the future (under a different Fed chair): On the monetary […]
  • 76-Year-Old Veteran Kills Himself In VA Parking Lot After Being Denied Treatment
    Submitted by Carey Wedler via TheAntiMedia.org, A 76-year-old military veteran killed himself outside a Long Island Veteran Affairs facility Sunday after being denied treatment. He was reportedly seeking help for mental health issues at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center but was turned away, an unfortunately common experience plaguing veterans see […]
  • Another Warning Sign
    Submitted by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Would Another $4 Trillion In QE Work? Just recently, David Reifschneider, deputy director of the division of research and statistics for the Federal Reserve board in Washington, D.C., released a staff working paper entitled “Gauging The Ability Of The FOMC To Respond To Future Recessions.”  The conclus […]
  • Why Is FaceBook Funding "Anti-Fed" Activists
    That's what St. Louis Fed president James Bullard would like to know. Moments after revealing that the Fed is very close to admitting that the stock market is in a bubble when he told Steve Liesman that "I think we are on the high side of fairly valued, I could see the process getting away from us, maybe tech stocks, maybe others", he shifted […]
  • Crude Lifts After Rising Oil Rig Count Trend Ends
    After Yellen, Saudi-Yemen, and Fischer headlines roundtripped crude prices for the day, Baker Hughes' oil rig count was unchanged for the week at 406 (ending 8 straight weeks of rises). Crude prices are rising modestly on the news... *U.S. GAS RIG COUNT DOWN 2 TO 81 , BAKER HUGHES SAYS *U.S. OIL RIG COUNT UNCHANGED AT 406 , BAKER HUGHES SAYS US oil rig […]
  • Lots of Smoke Here, Hillary
    Submitted by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, Prediction: If Hillary Clinton wins, within a year of her inauguration, she will be under investigation by a special prosecutor on charges of political corruption, thereby continuing a family tradition. For consider what the Associated Press reported this week: The surest way for a person with private interests […]
  • Stunning Maps Depict Epic Collapse Of Obamacare "Coverage" In 2017
    Remember when Obama toured around the country telling everyone that Obamacare was going to increase competition and lower premiums?  If not, here is an example to help jog your memory (comments taken from Obama remarks delivered at Prince George's Community College on 9/26/13): Now, this is real simple.  It’s a website where you can compare and purchase […]
  • Stocks Plunge, VIX Spikes After "Hawk Cop" Fischer Spoils "Dove Cop" Yellen's Party
    Despite Yellen's hawkish tone, market participants clung to dovish hopes in her words... but Stan Fischer just clarified "Yellen's comments are consistent with a possible September hike" and that has spoiled th eparty in stocks, bonds, gold, and the dollar... Fischer explains... *FISCHER: I DON'T THINK FED IS BEHIND THE CURVE *FISCHE […]
  • Powerful earthquake in Italy kills more than 150 and shatters towns
    August 2016 – AMATRICE, Italy — A strong earthquake struck a mountainous stretch of central Italy early Wednesday, killing at least 159 people, trapping scores under debris and setting off tremors that awakened residents in Rome, nearly 100 miles to … Continue reading →
  • Powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake rocks Myanmar, leaving 4 dead and temples badly damaged
    August 2016 – MYANMAR – At least four people are dead after a powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, knocking glasses off tables and sending people running out of buildings in the country’s … Continue reading →
  • High warning alert issued for Vanuatu volcano
    August 2016 – VANUATU – Local authorities have upgraded warnings around Ambae Volcano in northern Vanuatu, Radio New Zealand has just reported. According to Radio NZ, the country’s Geohazards Observatory has raised the alert to Level two on a scale … Continue reading →
  • 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes southeast Atlantic
    August 2016 – SOUTH ATLANTIC – A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 on the Richter scale was reported in the Atlantic Ocean, to the south-east of Argentina on Friday. According to an observatory in Germany, it occurred about … Continue reading →
  • Alaska earthquake “swarm” probably not earthquakes at all
    August 2016 – ALASKA – Earlier this summer, the scientists at the Alaska Earthquake Center began monitoring a swarm of small earthquakes in an area about eight miles west of Mt. Spurr. According to State Seismologist Dr. Michael West, they … Continue reading →

U.S. nuclear plant declares “alert”: NRC

NEW YORK – Exelon Corp declared an “alert” at its New Jersey Oyster Creek nuclear power plant due to a record storm surge, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said on Monday, warning that a further rise in water levels could force operators to use emergency water supplies from a fire hose to cool spent uranium fuel rods.

The alert — the second lowest of four NRC action levels — came after water levels at the plant rose by more than 6.5 feet (2 metres), potentially affecting the pumps that circulate water through the plant, an NRC spokesman said.

Those pumps are not essential since the plant is shut for planned refuelling at the moment. However a further rise to 7 feet could submerge the service water pump motor that is used to cool the water in the spent fuel pool.

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Woman arrested for speaking too long at city council meeting

A 60-year-old woman was arrested after exceeding her allotted three minutes of speaking time at a California city council meeting.

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports that Karen Wright’s arrested was caught on video, when she was handcuffed by police and cited for disrupting a public meeting during a Riverside City Council meeting.

“Can you see my wrists? You’re pulling and jerking on my wrists!” Wright says in the video, while police forcibly handcuff her while she is on her knees. “I cannot get up without putting my hands down!”

Riverside Mayor Ron Loveridge and other council members denied ordering the arrest, which occurred when Wright was addressing a local sludge-hauling contract. When her time expired, one of the two attending police officers began to escort Wright away, who then resisted and shouted to the council, “I would like you to quit the harassment with the police.”

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