Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Jan 2014 Messages to Senator Shaheen about Seabrook

Jan 2014 Messages to Senator Shaheen about Seabrook

Bottom line, they only replaced a small percentage of the defective service water piping.  
Apr 28 2015
Service Water Piping Replacement for the Diesel Generator and Primary Component 
Cooling Water Heat Exchangers 
a. Inspection Scope The team reviewed EC 274172 which replaced degraded Plastisol-lined service water (SW) piping on the supply and return of the ‘A’ and ‘B’ emergency diesel generator (EDG) heat exchangers and degraded cement-lined SW piping on the supply side of the ‘A’ primary component cooling water (PCCW) heat exchanger. NextEra performed the modification to replace degraded SW piping with a corrosion resistant material to ensure long-term system pressure boundary integrity. NextEra replaced the carbon steel lined piping with AL-6XN, an austenitic stainless steel material, suitable for seawater service without the need for internal lining or protective coating.

I give Senator Shaheen a B+ on this. She got it all on the record. But she never had any active involvement or follow-up. The office never stayed on top of it. The NRC read her like a book..felt she would be happy just getting this on record. 
Writing to Senator Shaheen office and on the NRC docket
Remsburg, KristyFrom: Holmes, Sarah (Shaheen) [mailto:Sarah]
Sent: Tuesday, January 07, 2014 10:09 AM
To: Dacus, Eugene
 Subject: FW: Seabrook issues
 Gene, Happy New Year- I hope you and your family had a nice holiday and are staying warm. Please see the note below from the Senator's constituent Mike Mulligan . He is very concerned about issues with deteriorating plumbing around the plant at Seabrook. could you please provide us with a formal reply to his concerns/allegations Thank you, please let me know if you need any additional information Kind Regards,

From: Michael Mulligan []
Sent: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 1:22PM
To: Holmes, Sarah (Shaheen)
Subject: Re: Seabrook issues
 Sarah, If you don't talk tough to these guys, they will allow Seabrook to deteriorate into a Vermont Yankee. This is very similar to their concrete problem where it took much more NRC action. I never have any confidentiality or anonymity needs what so ever! Mike  

Dear Senator Shaheen, These comments below are from the NH Union Leader newspaper by Seabrook Station's Local 555 Union President Ted Janis on Nov 26, 2013. They were negotiating a union contract.

"Their battle cry is 'natural gas' is killing us. We are not making the money we were making five years ago,'" said Jenis. "But it's hard for us to sit here and see these raises go out to management."
"This is a workplace that has been beaten down over the last few years," he said."

"There seems to be a total attitude change toward the workers from the corporate level."

"This is a workplace that has been beaten down over the last few years," he said."

Seabrook nuclear plant was brought on line in 1990 with cheap and non-corrosion resistant carbon steel service water piping. Within two years, piping integrity problems began showing up with pitting and local corrosion. And this problem has only gotten worst and it's running out of control as I write. It is corrupting the staff of this organization.

In 2011 they replaced a 30 year old 8 foot section of 24 inch {huge) width pipe qn the service water strainer by pass line. I think because of corrosion issues. It seemingly had a secret failure of some sort in 2011, as the NRC didn't disclose it in their most recent inspection report (2013001).

They replaced it with new carbon steel piping that was lined with so called super epoxy material Belzona. It failed within three years during August of this year. This is called progress. How do we know if the Belzona isn't going to clog again the emergency diesel generator cooling water orifices?

As it stands right now, the pipe only has a Band-Aid over the wound till the next outage {late spring 2014). Seabrook and the NRC will tell you they ultrasonically tested the hell out of this section of pipe once they detected it leaking. This device shows you the thickness of the metal piping. This is a nuclear plant and a crucial nuclear safety which just failed mysteriously after 2 years ... why weren't they UTing the hell out the pipe before it leaked, as they knew the carbon steel service water piping was seriously corrosion prone? Why wasn't there an intense program to uncover any corrosion throughout the system and especially on the strainer bypass line that already failed?

Why didn't they catch the defect before it first leaked ... then catch it before the tinfoil thickness pipe wall burst and the leak got even bigger threatening the design of the plant? This is a matter of trusting them and their integrity. This is a matter of the NRC prodding them over and over again about following their procedures and using conservative engineering ethics. 
Seabrook through August this year didn't want to shut down over a pipe leak fearing a summer grid emergency with limited electricity and in a heat wave with expensive replacement electricity. Was this all about money and very little about public safety?

Seabrook obtained regulatory good will and forbearance to not shutdown to fix this dangerous leak even after botching the UT reading. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers sets the engineering standards that the NRC requires Seabrook to abide by. The ASME nuclear piping codes requires Seabrook to repair the pipe ... not a temporary repair like the NRC gave them permission to do. I bet you they want Seabrook to actually see the damage inside by eye to make certain they know what is going on ... not guessing. They could have kept this plant up at power if they first designed this plant prior to construction with sufficient extra service water capacity and flexibility in this area.

ASME Standards used in over 100 countries

ASME members provide engineering and technical expertise to policy makers in Congress, the White House Office of Science and Technology policy, and key federal agencies"

You get it, the poor initial plant design of the service water system sets Seabrook up to cry tike a baby to the NRC with the burdens of code and agency compliance. Your brother Pilgrim (Entergy) plant up north and the NRC doesn't have a care in the world with any "shutting the plant down in mid-cycle creates undue and unnecessary stress on plant systems, structures, and components" during the last year over all the multitudes of shutdowns and scrams they had caused by their poor plant upkeep and maintenance. These are nothing but excuses of convenience and it borders on another falsification in federal documents. 

It is impractical to complete a Code-acceptable repair to the identified SW leak at Seabrook Station without shutting the plant down. Shutting the plant down in mid-cycle creates undue and unnecessary stress on plant systems, structures, and components." (Sept 4, 2013)

I don't think these guys deserved any regulatory forbearance. They should have prepared their service water system years before for the rigors of summertime operations. This is how you protect the consumers from the potential of electricity shortages and maintain nuclear safety. Nuclear safety never comes from undeserving regulatory good will. Honestly, they need to spend big bucks to fix their service water. Course, the grid might be more vulnerable in winter time operations and with our limited natural gas piping capacity. They should have spent our good money towards the aims of making this plant reliable without regulatory nuclear safety forbearance during these critical summer months. Do you think the NRC's regulatory good will and forbearance will get us a reliable service water system for the rest of the life of this plant?

The service water cooling system supports all the reactor core cooling and the emergency diesel generator. This is certainly their Fukushima nuclear safety system. I spent considerable time talking to the NRC senior resident inspector and his boss the branch chief. The senior NRC resident frames the quality of the carbon steel service water piping system as "crap". Every professional in the field knows this is grossly inappropriate material for a salt water system.

Because of the poor quality of the carbon steel and its reckless susceptibility to early failure and all sorts of corrosion, they have lined (inside) portions of the piping with concrete, plastisol and Belzona. Seabrook began using plastisol in 1992 two years after first operation of the plant. The station was oblivious to the fact that the plastisol only has a service life of fifteen years. The NRC had to remind them of this. The brittle and pitted plastisol then sheeted off the piping and clogged a cooling orifice into a Fukushima emergency diesel generator. The machine didn't have enough cooling water and the station botched the "operability determination" over this twice. The big event you should be worrying about is any of the cement, plastisol or Belzona detaching from the inside of the piping and clogging up the water flow or damaging any of the valves.

I believe Seabrook knowingly falsified internal paperwork (prompt operability determination (POD)) the NRC depends on it to make a regulatory judgment. Is it safe to stay up at power orshould they shut down? Seabrook has made a string of bad "operability determinations" over the recent years and nothing the NRC does seem to turn these guys around into making accurate operability determinations. Seabrook had a leak in their service water system and they used a ultrasonic detector to measure the nature of hole in the pipe. They had information the hole was a very dangerous type which could leak big amounts of water ... but they put on the POD document it was a safe and stable hole. Within weeks the hole widened and leaked significant amount of water inside the plant threatening other safety equipment.

I questioned the Branch Chief and senior NRC inspector. They tell me Seabrook didn't adequately support their prompt operability determination (POD). This is a basic operation's safety function at a nuclear plant and they are all trained much on it. What are they even up at power for if they can't perform this simple determination? These guys are all extremely educated and there are many employees with advanced engineering degrees who ultimately make these determinations. It doesn't wash with these really smart and educated people making these kinds of simple mistakes. What they are really good at is covert-ups and playing stupid. Like I said, this plant has had lots of bum service water safety operability determinations lately ... why isn't the punishment cumulative? They had at least two stupid and inaccurate operability determinations with erratic cooling water flow indication to an emergency diesel generator. The dangerous brittle and over aged so called protective plastisol that sheeted off the sw pipes. What does it take to turn their hearts? What does it take to make accurate and safe operability determination? How will this faux stupidity end? This revolved around
an accurate UT scan of the pipe hole on day one and the staff blowing it with getting the information into the "Prompted Operability Determination".(wink wink)

I questioned the NRC inspector Mr. Cataldo about if it was a falsification of documents or if the NRC interpretation was Seabrook didn't adequately support the POD. How could these really smart and highly trained employees ever make that kind of simple mistake? He said, "Mike, it was just gross staff incompetence" surrounding the reading of the UT and getting the correct information into the POD." I still believe it was an intentional willful! falsification of documentation and the NRC is sweet talking this event into a poor support of the POD. But the great problem now is; why didn't the NRC accurately characterize this event as "gross Seabrook staff incompetence" surrounding the UT and the characterization of the hole in the NRC's inspection report? Does the NRC have two tiers of reporting, the prettified talk in the inspection reports for the community and the actual events at the plant?

I have real issues with the early failure of the new carbon steel piping and its super epoxy material Belzona. The nuclear industry is riddled with issues of improper heat treatment of metals and using the wrong type of metal. Remember, the old section of pipe failed mysteriously after 30 years. You get it, they never depressurized this section of piping. They never eyeballed the flaw inside the pipe and taken samples for sophisticated metallurgical analysis at an approved engineering laboratory. And these guys are terrible at guesswork. It could be related to microbial corrosion, electrochemical reactions with dissimilar metals and cement is a great worry.

"As previously stated in Section 7.2, the cause of the degradation is from localized corrosion.The typical corrosion rate used in Seabrook Station Service Water piping evaluations is 30 mils per year (mpy). However, the current identified wall defect resides in piping which was recently replaced during Refueling Outage 14 during April 2011, concluding that an accelerated (presently unknown) mechanism exists within the bounding area." (Sept 4, 2013)

The new carbon steel and the super coating failed after two years. The NRC's branch chief says the seawater in the bypass line is stagnant, but is open at the downstream connection. Nowhere in their documentation does it explain why the new section of piping failed so quickly other than to imply it is the same corrosion mechanism that destroyed the 30 year old first pipe. I think it is a new failure mechanism and other areas of the pipe could also fail quickly.

And believe me, there is no way to get an objective and independent interpretation of what went on here. The NRC and Seabrook have dog in this race with protecting their credibility ... you would need a recording (voice, visual) of the initial control room discussion about this hole with the NRC and then a recording of any subsequent discussion on this. Can you even imagine in a nuclear plant's safety cooling water piping, the NRC would allow the metal destruction mechanism to remain unknown?

Senior inspector Paul Cataldo told me he fought like hell with his bosses trying to get a bigger violation over this. He talked to me about the burdens the agency only gives him with a very limited weekly or month time budget with events at the plant. He put in a lot of time with this non violation. No overtime and certainly no paid overtime. I got the impression he thinks his bosses don't fully support him as they should and he is worried Seabrook's management doesn't respect him for his Federal oversight role at the plant.

I have called Seabrook's security gate and left a message asking to speak to an engineer about the sw strainer piping leaks. 
Better, somebody in the know within the operations department. I am still waiting for that call back?

Mike Mulligan
Hinsdale, NH

'The Popperville Town Hall'
On Friday, December 13, 2013 2:35 PM, Michael Mulligan wrote:
There we go!

On Friday, December 13, 2013 2:27PM, "Holmes, Sarah {Shaheen)" wrote:

Hi Mike,
Let's try this one more time.

From: Holmes, Sarah (Shaheen)
Sent: Thursday, December 12, 2013 10:17 AM
To: ''
Subject: Seabrook issues
Nice talking with you today. As we discussed, can you please send me a summary of the issues with leaks at Seabrook, that would be very helpful. I will forward along to the NRC with a cover note from the Senator asking for a response and additional information.

Kind Regards,
Sarah Holmes
Special Assistant for Policy and Projects
Office of U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen
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"Their battle cry is 'natural gas' is killing us. We are not making the money we were making five years ago,'" said Jenis. 
"But it's hard for us to sit here and see these raises go out to management."
"There seems to be a total attitude change toward the workers from the corporate level."
ASME Standards used in over 100 countries
ASME members provide engineering and technical expertise to policy makers in Congress, the White House Office of Science and Technology policy, and key federal agencies"
"6. Burden Caused by Compliance
"As previously stated in Section 7.2, the cause of the degradation is from localized corrosion. The typical corrosion rate used in Seabrook Station Service Water piping evaluations is 30 mils per year (mpy). However, the current identified wall defect resides in piping which was recently replaced during Refueling Outage 14 during April 2011, concluding that an accelerated (presently unknown) mechanism exists within the bounding area." (Sept 4, 2013)


More Crap Service Water Piping At Seabrook!

“replace degraded SW piping with a corrosion resistant material: AL-6XN austenitic stainless steel material
SeabrookNuclear Station's "Crap" Service Water Piping System
Senator Shaheen's Help With Seabrook's Deteriorated Service Water Piping

Seabrook's Crap Service Water System
So now the truth comes out. I have gone over a lot of Seabrook’s documents with degraded service water pipes. I knew Seabrook used inappropriate piping materials leading to premature corrosion and pipe leaks. The Seabrook solution was to put a ban aid on the gaping pipe wound...the cement liner and plastisol lined pipe. The foreign material lined piping caused a flow reduction and the material has sloughed off causing blockage in other areas of the plant including the diesel generator.
"...replaced degraded Plastisol-lined service water (SW) piping on the supply and return of the ‘A’ and ‘B’ emergency diesel generator (EDG) heat exchangers and degraded cement-lined SW piping on the supply side of the ‘A’ primary component cooling water (PCCW) heat exchanger..."

Most troubling in all the Seabrook and NRC degraded service water documents...the NRC and Seabrook never admitted the root cause of their trouble was inappropriate pipe metal. Because if they admitted it, all the piping would have needed to be replaced.

Just to be clear, if all of the service water piping was made of AL-6-XN austenitic stainless steel, there never would have been a need of any plastisol or cement service water piping liners. The NRC says this piping was degraded, why wasn't this in a LER and why wasn't Seabrook forced into a tech spec LCO?  

It just  gets you wonder how much more safety information they withhold from the public because it reflects bad on the agency. 
April 28, 2015: SUBJECT: SEABROOK STATION, UNIT NO. 1 – NRC EVALUATION OF CHANGES,  TESTS, AND EXPERIMENTS AND PERMANENT PLANT MODIFICATIONSTEAM INSPECTION REPORT 05000443/2015007 Service Water Piping Replacement for the Diesel Generator and Primary ComponentCooling Water Heat Exchangersa. Inspection Scope The team reviewed EC 274172 which replaced degraded Plastisol-lined service water (SW) piping on the supply and return of the ‘A’ and ‘B’ emergency diesel generator (EDG) heat exchangers and degraded cement-lined SW piping on the supply side of the ‘A’ primary component cooling water (PCCW) heat exchanger. NextEra performed the modification to replace degraded SW piping with a corrosion resistant material to ensure long-term system pressure boundary integrity. NextEra replaced the carbon steel lined piping with AL-6XN, an austenitic stainless steel material, suitable for seawater service without the need for internal lining or protective coating. 

The team reviewed the modification to determine if the design basis, licensing basis, or performance capability of the EDG, PCCW, and SW systems had been degraded by the modification. The team interviewed design engineers and reviewed design drawings and calculations to determine if the new SW piping met design and licensing requirements.
Additionally, the team reviewed non-destructive examination (NDE) results and associated maintenance work orders to determine if NextEra appropriately implemented the modification. The team performed several walkdowns of the accessible portions of the replaced SW piping, including a walkdown during a prolonged ‘A’ EDG run on March 5, 2015, to verify that NextEra had adequately implemented the modification, maintained pressure boundary integrity and configuration control, and had not impacted the function of other safety-related SSCs located in the vicinity. The team also reviewed corrective action CRs and the EDG, PCCW, and SW system health reports to determine if there were reliability or performance issues that may have resulted from the modification. Additionally, the team reviewed the 10 CFR 50.59 screen and engineering evaluation associated with this modification. The documents reviewed are listed in the Attachment.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fuel Failures At Garbage Dresden?

Who gives a shit why it happen? 

April 27, 2015: DRESDEN NUCLEAR POWER STATION, UNITS 2AND 3  INSPECTION REPORT05000237/2015001; 05000249/2015001
Unit 3 began the inspection period at full power. On January 9, 2015, reactor chemistry sampling confirmed that a small fuel failure existed in the core. On January 17 operators reduced power to 82 percent to conduct testing as part of fuel failure identification and verification efforts, and returned to full power on January 18. On January 29, 2015, operators lowered power to 50 percent to conduct power suppression testing and identify the core location of the failed fuel. The failed fuel was identified and mitigated, and Unit 3 returned to full power on February 3. On February 28, 2015, the operators reduced power to 58 percent to conduct control rod sequence exchange, and full power was restored on the same day. With the exception of short periods for routine maintenance and surveillances, Unit 3 operated at or near full power for the remainder of the inspection period.

What a disgrace? 
Green. A finding of very-low safety significance, and an associated NCV of 10 CFR 20.1701 was self-revealed during work activities associated with the failure to effectively implement planned radiological engineering controls during reactor head reassembly that resulted in personal contaminations and unintended radiological intakes to workers. On November 14, 2014, during the cleaning of the reactor head studs, several workers on the refuel floor were contaminated, and received unplanned and unintended intakes of radioactive material. Corrective actions included revising applicable procedures to improve the engineering and contamination controls during reactor head reassembly.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Russia: The Global Walmart of Revolutionary Uranium Centrifuging?

Why isn't the USA the Walmart of Revolutionary Uranium Centrifuges?

Man, is Russia more transparent than the USA?  
Russia 1st to test 10Gen uranium enrichment centrifugesPublished time: April 27, 2015 11:37
Edited time: April 27, 2015 12:26
RIA Novosti / A. Solomonov
Rosatom, Russia’s nuclear agency, confirms scientists are testing 10th generation centrifuges. No other country even possesses 9th gen tech, putting Rosatom years ahead of the competition. 
“We’re on to 10 Gen,” announced Aleksandr Belousov, general director of Urals Integrated Electrochemical Plant (UIEP), a Rosatom subsidiary in Novouralsk, Sverdlovsk Region, in the Urals. 
“Scientists and engineers are solving technical issues, which is quite difficult. Any kind of new research and technological development is a venture undertaking, you can either succeed or fail... Any new machinery must be economically efficient. [10Gen] is being developed out of economic expediency, not for mere modernization. The more energy-intensive the machinery is, the more technical problems emerge,” Belousov said.
A gas centrifuge uses principles of centrifugal force to perform radioisotope separation of gases, by accelerating molecules to such an extent that particles of different masses are physically separated within a rotating container. 

The centrifugal separation of isotopes is used for various purposes. First of all for production of low-enriched (up to 3-4 percent) uranium to be used as fuel at nuclear power plants. It also is used to produce weapons-grade, highly-enriched uranium (90 percent of U-235). Centrifuges are also needed to produce radioisotopes for medicine and various technical issues.  View image on Yahoo website
Centrifuges are operated in cascades of hundreds and thousands units. Manufacturer supplies centrifuges in assemblies of 20 units in two rows, and at the factory they are placed on the columns in tiers, one above the other. 
Last week the second cascade unit of 9 Gen gas centrifuges has become operable at
9GEN makes Russia the world leader?
the UIEP, with the first 9 Gen unit introduced in late December 2013. Having two 9 Gen centrifuge cascades means that UIEP is the leader in the industry, making up to 48
48% of the Russian market and 20% of the global market?
percent of Russian radioisotope market and 20 percent of the global market, RIA Novosti reports. Image from
The 9 Gen centrifuges are four times more productive than 8 Gen centrifuges, which means a similar productivity pace should be applied to 10 Gen units, Belousov said.
Development of nuclear enrichment centrifuges in the Soviet Union began in 1952. Over the time general dimensions of the machinery changed a little yet the productivity has augmented by 14 times, whereas operating costs have diminished by at least 10 times, aide to the UIEP head, Gennady Solovyov, said. 
The modern Russian centrifuge is a state-of-the-art component made of composite materials and special aluminum alloy. Its rotor spins with unbelievable speed of 1,000 rotations per second and can do it without a single stop for 30 years. Mechanical malfunctions are extremely rare, no more than 0.1 percent (one failure per 1,000 units) per year. 
Russia’s TVEL Fuel Company (TENEX for operations abroad) is the largest operator of nuclear enrichment centrifuges and absolute leader of world’s radioisotope market, possessing about 30,000 separative work units (SWU), which is almost half of the world’s total 65,000 SWUs. Russian centrifuges are also the most advanced and have higher output capacity than SWUs from rival companies in France, US or Japan.View image on Twitter
Starting from 2009 Russia is supplying 7 and 8 Gen centrifuges to China.The second-largest operator of uranium enrichment centrifuges after Rosatom is URENCO, a joint German, Dutch and UK enterprise operating 14,200 SWUs.
Rosatom is heavily investing in nuclear enrichment at the UIEP. In 2014, the corporation allocated 7.5 billion rubles (nearly $150 million), whereas for 2015-2019 Rosatom plans to spend on the UIEP no less than 34 billion rubles (about $667 million).

Saturday, April 25, 2015

President Elect Hillary Clinton and the USA's Electric Utility Nuclear Industry Establishment.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

  • The big issue out of this...more than 80% of the electricity produced by US nuclear power plants comes from foreign sources and most of it comes from Russia. What are the repercussion of this? 
  • Why isn't it in our common lexicon that we know what powers up our national fleet of nuclear power plants…where do we get our uranium from?  
  • The idea the utilities and the nuclear establishment dominates our news media, our political system…can keep the information secret where our plant uranium comes from because it reflects badly about the domestic nuclear plant industry. 
  • The electric utility establishment, because of their size and it is a vital national security industry to the public and business, it totally dominates our news media cycle and our political system. They define what truth is in our society!

Fox/National review:
VIDEO:Sen John Barrasso: I Warned Pres. Obama about Uranium Deal with Russia Back in 2010 
Van Susteren: Is the Nuclear Regulatory [Commission] now giving the license for these particular exports to this Russian company? 
Barrasso: They have not given the — they were supposed to contact me immediately if there was even a request for a license to export — 
Van Susteren: Has there been a request?

Barrasso: Not that I know, but I know that uranium has left the country. They have a number of different companies and shell organizations . . .

Van Susteren: But not this — this Russian company hasn’t been able to take out the uranium, take it out of the country?

Barrasso: When you talk to people on the ground, uranium has left the United States. It has gone to Canada, has gone overseas and our concern is that it’s . . . at the fundamental of American uranium, 20 percent of our capacity here in the United States, and for nuclear power we need to import uranium. We continue to do that. 
Nuclear power provides about 20 percent of the electricity for our country. I think there’s an issue of national security as well as energy security, and I worry about Iran getting this uranium.
Mindless Gods Of Nuclear Nonproliferation
Ultimately what is going one here, these guys are saying we are saving the world from the ultimate destruction through many multiple detonations of giant hydrogen bombs …we are saving the world from the deaths of 5 billion people or more people. If you scrutinize us, it will drive the planet back to the Stone Age. It is altruism corruption on a giant hydrogen bomb level, many nuclear weapon explosions size. A full exchange of nuclear bombs by many big countries. 
If outsiders scrutinize this international uranium trading scheme and who really benefits disproportionally…the cost will be a nuclear bomb holocaust a trillion times the size of WWII Germany.
Ultimately what you are saying, the consequences are so dire to billions people… some special people and institutional priest people are so important, these guys are going to stop this unspeakable planetary catastrophe…these special people and organization are so important to the history of the planet, these guys have to remain unscrutinizable. Everyone dies in a hydrogen bomb planetary wide catastrophe if you see the sins of one of these god proliferation people doing the uranium bomb material trading. 
It is the ultimate unscrutinizable corruption scheme the planet has ever seen. 
You know what the problems are with the humongous powerful black box or stellar black hole USA, Russian governments and USA Electric Utility institutions are: the institution themselves are totally in control of the light shining out of the their institutions. We are talking big money to secret elites. It is only a tiny bit of light that escapes, it highly controlled weak light coming from these corrupt institutions. Who controls the institutions, it is the rich and elites. Nobody can contest these giant institutions.
  • NY Senator Clinton: January 3, 2001 – January 21, 2009
  • Obama elected on 2009
  • Secretary Of State Clinton: January 21, 2009 – February 1, 2013
  • So this money to the foundation was all taking place beginning in around 2004 and 2005.
  • In the lead up to the spectacular 2008-2009 worldwide economic collapse, generally the stock price of our electricity utilities was in a historic bubble. Unimaginable increase in the price of the big utility stocks signaling a massive future increase in the price of electricity. Gasoline prices were going through the roof. We were in a dire shortage of natural gas and the price of this was just out of the world. We were seeing price spikes of natural gas that would choke a elephant. The high price of natural gas and its shortages, at that time, the price of natural gas set the price of electricity is the USA. 
  • Everyone could see with the air pollution in China…China had to go big time for survive into nuclear power.
  • Thirty USA nuclear plants were getting ready for “batters up”…in the spectacular new Nuclear Renaissance program.
  • Everyone worldwide was thinking about building nuclear power plants until Fukushima
  • We are talking about a huge demand of new uranium…
  • The Megawatt to Megaton was in full swing…
  • Was everyone was afraid the Chinese would consume all the uranium in the near future? 
  • The price of electricity is skyrocketing unabated today and heading much higher...
  • The problem with nuclear power today is its always been too speculative.
You get a whiff these giant institutions are rotting inside, but you never get enough evidence such that the elite institutionally controlled and privately owned 4th estate and news media never have enough triplicate proof (wink wink) to publish these highly secret stories. 

Are we really a transparent and modern democracy???    

The big questions my Clinton article ask: 
  • The big issue: In 2013 greater than 90% of our domestic nuclear power plant electricity came from cheap Russian uranium. Have we switched over post "Megaton to Megawatt" program from (wink, wink) Russian nuclear weapons USA's electricity into Russian internal uranium mining, refining and centrifuging electricity?
  • The big story behind all the Russian monies going to the Clinton Foundation is where do we get the uranium that power's up all of our domestic nuclear power plants? 
  • Does Russia really got the USA by the "balls" now? The problem with Russia is this nation has always been a black hole to the world…basically transparency has always been controlled by the Russian thug mafia. They only allow you to see what they want you to see. It is not a fully developed institutional democracy government that serves it people. Well then, does the USA fully serve it people? When was the last time you had a raise? 
  • Was the Megaton to Megawatt" program really international sized hydrogen bomb corruption... 
  • So we are embargoing petroleum out of Russia over Ukraine...we doing the same for Uranium going to the USA?
  • What is the price of Russian uranium doing with the high value of the USA dollar?
  • Was Russian fuel to going the USA plants subsidized by the USA government?
  • Where did all the utility uranium money go to in the Russia. 
  • What is the total US money over uranium that going to Russia. Bet, you will run into a grave National Security issues over this.
  • This was always a solely domestic story of what source of energy powers up our electric system and thus our economy, but wrapped on in the enigma of extremely secret national security information. This makes the system extremely sensitive to corruption.

  • Where does Japan get their uranium?
  • What would have happened to our domestic nuclear industry and the utilities, if we were prohibited from using extremely inexpensive Russian gulag uranium electricity post Soviet breakup? 
  • I contend the NYT's knows the outline of this story, but they are too chicken to publish it. Or these giant black hole institutions who totally control the information don't give the NYT's sufficient evidence so the giant newspaper feels safe in publishing it. Then again, the public doesn't care about anything electricity.
  • I have always had issues with Russian gulag and slave labor electricity!!! 
  • Did the American electric utilities illegally kick back through the Russian...monies to the Clinton Foundation as political payoff? 
Did the benefits of USA's cheap Russian uranium electricity ostensibly go to the utility executive 1%ers…or did it make our lives better and support all of our businesses better since the soviet breakup? 

The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force interviewed me in 2010, I always wondered what they thought of me over my blog.

…"The national security issue at stake in the Uranium One deal was not primarily about nuclear weapons proliferation; the United States and Russia had for years cooperated on that front, with Russia sending enriched fuel from decommissioned warheads to be used in American
I believe this is the first time it was admitted  the USA gave the Russians raw US uranium in return for diluted weapon grade uranium. The money stream worries me. What did the Russians do with our uranium? Obviously it is cheaper to refine and centrifuge uranium in Russia and any of the third world than it is in the USA.     
nuclear power plants in return for raw uranium. Instead, it concerned American dependence on foreign uranium sources. While the United States gets one-fifth of its electrical power from nuclear plants, it produces
So the NYT's admits 80% of the electricity going to our nuclear fleet comes from the Russian uranium. You see really how difficult it is to know where yellow cake or uranium comes from? Christ, American uranium could be supplying Iran or north Korea? I think the 80% for the nukes is much higher. The Times got it wrong. You can never can trust these nukies to tell all of the truth. It goes more like this, 80% comes from the Russians, a least 15% comes from other foreign sources and way less than 5% comes from US sources. How much comes from Canada...why doesn't the US have a list where we get our uranium.  
only around 20 percent of the uranium it needs, and most plants have only 18 to 36 months of reserves, according to Marin Katusa, author of “The Colder War: How the Global Energy Trade Slipped From America’s Grasp.”
Does anyone wonder why it is not a requirement that a utility discloses where they get their uranium from? It is probably half the reason we can't be tougher on the Ukraine issue because we are so indebted to the Russians. Make no mistake, if Russia immediately shuts off the valve on Russian uranium, there would be huge repercussions. Basically we off-shored all our expensive uranium refining and centrifuging to countries with little employee safety laws. Again, the 80% numberhas been banging around in the internet for many decades. It is disclosed be the nuclear industry itself. Does 80% seem plausible...why isn't 83.5%. I doubt this number is truthful and up to date.         
“The Russians are easily winning the uranium war, and nobody’s talking about it,” said Mr. Katusa, who explores the implications of the Uranium One deal in his book. “It’s not just a domestic issue but a foreign policy issue, too.” 
…American nuclear officials, too, seemed eager to assuage fears. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission wrote to Mr. Barrasso assuring him that American uranium would be preserved for domestic use, regardless of who owned it.
“In order to export uranium from the United States, Uranium One Inc. or ARMZ would need to apply for and obtain a specific NRC license authorizing the export of uranium for use as reactor fuel,” the letter said. 
…Two months later, the deal giving ARMZ a controlling stake in Uranium One was submitted to the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States for review. Because of the secrecy surrounding the process, it is hard to know whether the participants weighed the desire to improve bilateral relations against the potential risks of allowing the Russian government control over the biggest uranium producer in the United States. The deal was ultimately approved in October, following what two people involved in securing the approval said had been a relatively smooth process. 
…Mr. Christensen, 65, noted that despite assurances by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that uranium could not leave the country without Uranium One or ARMZ obtaining an export license — which they do not have — yellowcake from his property was routinely packed into drums and trucked off to a processing plant in Canada. 
…Asked about that, the commission confirmed that Uranium One has, in fact, shipped yellowcake to Canada even though it does not have an export license. Instead, the transport company doing the shipping, RSB Logistic Services, has the license. A commission spokesman said that “to the best of our knowledge” most of the uranium sent to Canada for processing was returned for use in the United States. A Uranium One spokeswoman, Donna Wichers, said 25 percent had gone to Western Europe and Japan. At the moment, with the uranium market in a downturn, nothing is being shipped from the Wyoming mines."
We are all worked up about Hillary as Secretary of State OKing the purchasing of one-fifth of American Uranium mining capabilities by the Russians. Then the Russian's giving the Clinton Foundation some $4 million dollars and another $32 million dollars worth of uranium money getting to the Clinton Foundation.

Now we getting into one of deepest national security and American electric utility secrets we ever have.

You know, from Exelon or Entergy, why can’t you go up to them asking where do they get their uranium from that fuels yours nuclear plants. I want the cheapest source? List your sources and their percentages? Why has this become so secret and politicized? 
Why don’t we get a choice, I want USA uranium or I want Soviet uranium? I want uranium source who treats their employees the best?  Where is out vaulted American choice. 
So I wrote “A Message From the Future” in 2004. Why was I all worked up. The big questions  today is over the Russian Uranium and USA electric utility monies going into the Clinton foundation. Nobody has the balls to get it. Do you really get it? "You sure." The American news media establishment bases all its reporting on having absolute triplicate proof on reporting negatively on our elite establishments. Our deepest national security secret the American electric utilities won't tell the the news establishment is where do we get and at what percentage... do we get the uranium that powers up 20% of our electricity?

Almost none of it came from the USA. Some 90% and as high as 99% of the uranium came from Russia. Nuclear electricity has the highest concentration of  foreign source energy than  any source of energy in the USA. If the Russians stopped providing their Uranium to us, this could created a enormus shortage of uranium for our domestic nuclear plants. 

Who destroyed the USA's domestic production of mined uranium, put great numbers of Americans out of work, extremely cheap Russian Uranium. The Russian's subsidized the great American electric utilities. Our electric utilities are one of our most formidable political forces in the USA. 

In the Sundays morning TV news programs these are the big questions:  
The Russian took over one fifth of the USA uranium mining capabilities.  
Nuclear power makes up 20% of the USA's electricity
I tried to express the system as the "Mindless Gods of Nuclear Nonproliferation". Coming out of the great fall of the "Soviet Empire" came the Mega Tons to Megawatt Program. Most of the soviet uranium, refining and centrifuging came for slave labor and little human health rules and laws. Lots of it came from the soviet gulags. The soviet's said they were decommissioning tens of thousandth obsolete nuclear weapons and very high concentration of U235 was made into 4% of so uranium oxide sold to our American domestic nuclear industry at very cheap prices. So tons of electricity was made from soviet era slave labor and come also from their gulags. There was rumors the Russian were spiking this weapons uranium with new mining, refining and centrifuging...anticipating the end of the megaton to megawatt(MTM) problem. The MTM totally destroyed our domestic uranium mining and totally captured our uranium used in our domestic nuclear plant markets?  

If the news media and our USA government really worked in our interest...they would do a exposé of where we got the uranium that powered up 20% of electricity...all  nuclear plants for the last 25 years?  If I was the coal industry, I'd be bragging at least coal electricity is all  a American product, but they know the guys with the humongous political balls is the electric utilities.  

“A Message From the Future”  
(I wrote this in 2004. It was then that I realized 90% of electricity from all of our domestic nuclear plants was sourced from Russian uranium.)
I am speaking from the year 2106. Our planet has just begun to recover from the modern dark ages. They say truth is stranger than fiction –who would have thought airplanes could be used as political guided missile messages that destroyed two skyscrapers, witness the Twin Towers in New York City in 2001. These are the astonishing events that led to depopulating of half the planet. Modernity dropped back a century in time on average to 1900 throughout the world by 2020. 

Ironically, this modern Dark Age holocaust saved the planet. We were heading over the unrecoverable cliff if we kept going the way we were. Human life would have ended on this planet earth without this nuclear exchange. What did we say about that life and evolution always protects itself? All of a sudden , the planet wide political pressures of global warming, energy and resource shortages were drastically reduced because of the planet wide human and industrial die-off. 

As we sit in 2106 on a global level -all of our political and educational processes have been drastically changed.We have developed a planet wide ethical and moral code. This came through a catastrophe of enormous proportions and the death and sufferings of billions of people. The way we look at our children today is so different than in the year 2004. 

We know that any child born on this planet has the potential and the requirement –to change the course of history of this planet. We give our poorest and disadvantaged children the finest educational tools that money can buy in the hopes that one child will change the course of our future history. Every child on this planet gets educated like this –and every child is our own child! 

The extremist Islamic Iranian wilayat al-faqih eventually got a series of nuclear bombs in 2006. They detonated two bombs in Israel, one each over downtown Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The Israelis never knew if it came by missile or was sneaked in through the boarders of a destabilized Iraq. Israel within hours immediately retaliated. They devastated Iran through a series of atomic detonation. The Israeli military destroyed the capitals of China, Syria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia (and Holy City of Makkah (Mecca) and Russia. You have no idea what this did to the price of oil –this was devastating to the global economic system. 

The majority of the financing of the Iranian nuclear bombs came from a surprising source. 
There is evidence today that there was an Al-Qaeda plot involved with the Russians and Iranians. It also seems that a few Russians generals held a grudge with the American involvement in the Afghanistan Vietnam. This led to the downfall of the old Soviet Empire. At the 2004 time frame Russia didn't have a real government –it was ruled by mafia don like figures.

The majority of the financing of the Iranian nuclear program came from the American electric utility rate payers. By 2004, the electricity in one out of ten households (update in 2013: one in five homes) was being supplied from the Russian weapons grade nuclear material through the "Megaton to Megawatt program". We were purchasing HEU grade Uranium from the Russian nuclear bomb building program and fueling up American nuclear power plants in the hopes of reducing the nuclear proliferation problems to the tune of one half a billion dollars a year. There was just too much money to be made at all levels of the production and manufacturing with this Russian nuclear material for anyone to have any moral qualms with this. 

A large proportion of the American monies got diverted into the Russian covert nuclear proliferation program that created the Iranian nuclear weapons. There was a theory that it was Chinese rocket technology that propelled the bomb to Jerusalem. It was common knowledge throughout the American political and intelligence establishment that the American nuclear electric monies were disappearing in the Putin regime. We knew the Russians would sell weapon technology without a hint of morality –likewise most of the countries on this planet would sell weapons without a hint of morality, including and especially the Americans. 

To this day, we wonder why the American CIA and intelligence community didn't inform the American public of this impending catastrophe. It is recognized that the American intelligence community was going under historic reorganizations because of the intelligence failures of 9/11 and the WMD failures in Iraq. It was discovered the American intelligence community had gotten even more blinded than the lead up to 9/11 because of the failure of the American public's responsibility to manage their political system by 2006. This became another item on a long list of American institutional political failures of recent. 

We wonder to this day did the American intelligence community work for the particular political regime or did they work for the people at large? Why wasn't the American intelligence community working for the peoples of the planet. What it discovered, was a common relationship throughout the planet is the elites had transcended into competing for wealth and power among themselves –special access to markets and capital. They had forgotten that they were given this privilege in order to create stability and progress for the whole planet 

It was a huge planet wide educational failure of theirs! 

Thank You, 
mike mulligan 

Hinsdale, NH
(The year 2020 isn't here yet, you still got time to care???)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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