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VICTORY
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WATER CONSERVATION NEWS TODAY
Russia Announces Lake Baikal to Be Spared Oil Pipeline Threat
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April 26, 2006
OVERVIEW & COMMENTARY by Dr. Glen Barry

In yet another startling victory for Ecological Internet's
network and partners, Russian President Putin has announced the
new Siberian/Pacific coast oil pipeline will be routed at least
40 km from Lake Baikal, and outside of the "Jewel of Siberia's"
watershed. Lake Baikal is home to 20 percent of the world's
fresh water, and is the world's deepest and oldest lake renowned
for its water purity and home to tremendous amounts of endemic
species including a rare fresh water seal.

Ecological Internet is proud to have generated tens of thousands
of strategically targeted protest emails that have successfully
supported the local Russian environmental movement and the likes
of Greenpeace and WWF in their protests against routing a major
oil pipeline adjacent to a fifth of the world's freshwater.

It is clear that Ecological Internet has fully reached its
stride, as this is the fourth major environmental conservation
victory that we have achieved in the past month, and the second
in two days! Over the past year Ecological Internet has entirely
renovated our technology, organizational structure, web site
design and improved our protest methodology. Ecological Internet
now has in place and offers for free to the world the Earth's
preeminent biocentric ecological activism knowledge base and
action center.

Shortly we will be launching our mid-year fund-raiser to build
upon this fully established and highly successful knowledge and
action infrastructure, by adding staff and resources to further
improve the quality and quantity of our offerings. By
participating in the network and generously supporting
Ecological Internet financially at
http://www.ecoearth.info/donate/ you help bring hope to the
Earth and her humanity. More on this later.
g.b.

COMMENT AT:

http://www.waterconserve.org/blog/2006/04/victory_russia_announces_lake.asp

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Title: Putin orders oil pipeline routed away from Baikal
Source: Copyright 2006, Reuters
Date: April 26, 2006
Byline: Oliver Bullough

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday ordered a giant
new oil pipeline to be routed away from Lake Baikal, the world's
deepest lake, delighting ecologists keen to protect its hundreds
of unique species.

He said the pipeline, which will link Siberian oil fields and
the Pacific Coast, must totally avoid the lake, which is highly
earthquake-prone and which scientists say would be permanently
damaged if oil spilled from the pipeline.

Putin backed a plan from scientist Nikolai Laverov, who proposed
moving the pipeline to more than 40 km (25 miles) away from the
lake -- from just 800 metres (yards) away as proposed by oil
pipeline monopoly Transneft.

"The pipeline system we are talking about must go along the
watershed, north of the watershed of Lake Baikal," Putin told a
gathering of officials in the Siberian town of Tomsk.

The pipeline will carry 1.6 million barrels a day to Asia and
revolutionise the pattern of Russia's energy supplies.

Putin's intervention flew in the face of months of advice from
his top officials, including the state environmental watchdog,
provoking cynicism that he was playing the "kind tsar" and had
whipped up the uproar so as to defuse it.

State television showed Putin gesturing with a red pen on a
giant map where the black line of the pipeline touched the tip
of Baikal, saying it must be moved to the north.

"I have said to the north, and where to the north is already not
important ... we must do everything not just to minimise this
danger but to exclude it," he said.

A GREATER LAKE

Putin's order over-ruled the state environmental watchdog's
recommendations which supported the Transneft plan to route the
pipeline next to the lake, which contains more water than all
North America's Great Lakes put together.

Many scientists had rejected the watchdog's decision, saying it
was driven by business interests.

They said Baikal, which is so seismically active that it widens
by 2 cm (an inch) a year, was too unstable to host any pipeline
at all.

Among other examples of its unique flora and fauna, it is home
to a species of freshwater seal that has baffled scientists who
cannot understand how it got there.

Environmental groups said Putin's decision showed the government
had listened to their protests against the threat hanging over
the "pearl of Siberia".

"We welcome this decision, and see it as a sign that the
government does not only listen to those people who have
political and business power," said a spokesman for Greenpeace.

But an oil industry source suggested the whole furore had been
whipped up by the Kremlin on purpose, to give the impression
Putin listened to the opinion of the people in the year of his
chairmanship of the Group of Eight rich nations.

"This move was jointly masterminded by Transneft and Putin to
show how keen the Russian president was to defend the interests
of the environmentalists," the source said.

Transneft has earlier said rerouting the pipe further from the
northern end of the lake would cost up to a billion dollars.
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Posted: Apr 26, 2006 11:53am
Apr 26, 2006
Focus: Government
Action Request: Phone Call
Location: United States

Abuser of Science Nominated for Top EPA Job - Call Today

In his five years at the Environmental Protection Agency, Bill Wehrum has distorted scientific analysis on toxic mercury emissions and attempted to marginalize the role of agency scientists in protecting the air we breathe. Tomorrow, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will decide whether or not to confirm Wehrum as the EPA’s top air quality official. One of your senators is a member of this committee.

Call today, April 26, 2006, and ask your senator to oppose Wehrum’s confirmation. Click here to look up your senator’s phone number.

Suggested talking points:

  • Hello, my name is [your name] and I’m calling from [city, state].
  • I’m calling to urge Senator XXXX to vote against the confirmation of Bill Wehrum for Assistant Administrator for Air & Radiation at the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • Over the past several years, Mr. Wehrum has distorted and suppressed scientific analysis on numerous public health issues. He has also signaled his intent to marginalize the role of scientists in setting pollution standards that protect the air we breathe.
  • Science is an important part of the policy making process. The Environmental Protection Agency needs leadership that respects the role of science in protecting my health and the health of my family.
  • Thank you for your time.

If you are not able to call until after the office closes, you can still leave a message on voicemail.

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Posted: Apr 26, 2006 5:28am
Apr 26, 2006
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

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Retha

A few months ago you helped us send the message to Shell that it needs to protect sea life in the Gulf of Mexico while it develops an off-shore facility for importing natural gas. I wanted to thank you and let you know Shell got the message loud and clear, and have responded by working to muddy the waters as much as possible, defending their flawed project.

You probably received a letter or two from Shell's liquefied natural gas (LNG) project director, in which he "shares your concerns about future energy supply and protection of our environment." He then discusses Shell's commitment to the environment, the 16-month government review that resulted in Shell's permit, and a recent study that supposedly shows that their terminal won't affect Gulf sea life.

Unfortunately, Shell's letter fails to acknowledge that Gulf Landing's current design will needlessly kill billions of fish eggs, larvae, and zooplankton, jeopardizing important fish populations and the economies that rely on them. Shell's letter fails to mention that while the government gave Shell a permit, the government scientists that manage our nation's fish populations continue to oppose this terminal's design1. Oh, and the recent study that Shell mentions? It was funded by oil and gas corporations that stand to profit by importing natural gas2, and the federal government's fisheries scientists characterize it as 'one-sided'3 and have recently pointed out that significant impacts to our fish populations from projects like Shell's could go undetected until fish populations crash4.

Shell also fails to mention that the corporation raked in its highest profits ever last year, and that it would take less than one day's profit to 'close the loop' and make this project fish-friendly. Oil companies are using safer alternatives elsewhere in the country, but not offshore in the Gulf.

Please take a moment to tell Shell, "Thanks, but no thanks," and demand the corporation abandon its flawed proposal. Just visit this link: Tell Shell: Stop the fish-killing machines!

For our fish and our future,

Aaron

Campaign Director

You are recieving this e-mail from the Gulf Restoration Network, a New Orleans-based network of groups and individuals dedicated to protecting and restoring the valuable resources of the Gulf of Mexico.

If you no longer wish to receive e-mails from us, please let us know. Simply reply to this e-mail with "remove" in the subject line.

1. NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service, Comments and Recommendations, Draft Environmental Impact Statement, ConocoPhillips Beacon Port LNG Terminal, 4/14/06

2. Center for Liquefied Natural Gas, website,"About us."

3. NOAA's Southeast Fisheries Science Center memo, Preliminary Comments on the Exponent Report, 2/24/06

4. Mobile Register, "Coast Guard report: LNG could take a third of redfish before scientists see problem," 4/17/06
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Posted: Apr 26, 2006 5:24am
Apr 26, 2006
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
VICTORY: Oil Roads Kept Out of Ecuador's Yasuni National Park

See Additional Action Alerts at Bottom of this page: Your Action DOES Make A Difference!
Amazon roadIn a huge victory for the rainforest movement, plans to violate Ecuador's Yasuni National Park with an oil access road have been cancelled. The road would have lead to widespread destruction of one of the most important rainforest reserves in the world. Instead, oil production will continue without roads and the deleterious impact of follow-on colonization upon biodiversity and indigenous populations may be limited. This is a major triumph for Ecological Internet which was the first to bring the threat to a wide international audience through three different massive email protests, most recently in September of 2005. Today we set a precedent that oil access roads through primary rainforests are unacceptable.
The Brazilian national oil company Petrobras has relinquished
plans to build a new access road into Yasuni National Park,
located in the megadiverse Ecuadorian Amazon. The company has
not given up on oil development within the park, but now says it
will employ helicopters to access the site.

For nearly two years, Ecuadorian and international conservation,
indigenous, and scientific groups have been fighting to stop the
road into the park, which is a designated UNESCO Biosphere and
is currently roadless. They fear a road would allow land
development of all kinds to penetrate the pristine rainforest
that shelters a rich diversity of species as well as indigenous
peoples who prefer to avoid contact and retain traditional ways.

In a written statement last week from Petrobras to Save
America’s Forests, a conservation group based in Washington, DC,
the company explained that it will follow the advice of the
Ecuadorian government not to build the road.

“The new operation will be based on helicopter transportation
inside Yasuní National Park, therefore, it eliminates the access
road inside the park,” explained the Petrobras statement. “It
includes recommendations of both the Environment and Energy
Ministries and the suggestions of other organizations of civil
society, which had contributed to its improvement.”

“This is a huge step in the right direction,” said ecologist Dr.
Matt Finer of Save America’s Forests. “The two most potentially
damaging components of the project - the road and the processing
facility - have been taken out of the park and Huaorani
territory.” The Huaorani are an independent indigenous tribe of
the Ecuadorian Amazon.

“Given the proliferation of oil concessions throughout the
Amazon, hopefully this will set a critical precedent," said
Finer. "No new oil access roads through primary rainforest.”

“We applaud the Ecuadorian government’s decision to insist on
roadless oil development in Yasuni,” said Leda Huta of Finding
Species, based in Takoma Park, Maryland. “Yasuni is one of the
most important national parks in the world and this road would
have opened up one of the most intact sections of the park."

This outcome seemed unlikely in May 2005, when Petrobras began
constructing the road through primary forest in the northern
buffer zone of the park. By June, the road had reached the
northern boundary of Yasuni, and Petrobras requested permission
from the Environment Ministry to continue road construction into
the park.

But the turning point had come just a month earlier, in April,
when the Ecuadorian Congress, responding to widespread street
protests, ousted Lucio Gutierrez from the presidency. The
Gutierrez administration had granted Petrobras the environmental
license for the project in August 2004.

The incoming administration of Alfredo Palacio, and in
particular the new Environment Minister Anita Alban, were more
sympathetic to the concerns of conservationists and scientists
that a new road into the intact northeast section of Yasuni
would be devastating.

A report prepared by a group of 50 park scientists in November
2004 concluded that Yasuni was one of the most biodiverse
rainforests on Earth, and that new oil access roads would pose
the greatest threat to that biodiversity.

The report advocated roadless oil development, a position also
supported by the Smithsonian Institution based in the United
States as well as and Ecuadorian nongovernmental organizations.

On July 7, 2005, Alban wrote a letter to the Petrobras President
and CEO José Sergio Gabrielli de Azevedo denying the company
authorization to enter the park and continue road construction.

Among the principal reasons cited for this refusal of
authorization was the lack of environmental study for building
the processing plant within the park, and the lack of
consideration of access alternatives that would minimize impact.

The letter concluded that if the processing plant were built
outside the park, as called for in the original environmental
impact study, it would not be necessary to build an access road
into the park.

South America’s most profitable company in 2004 with net profits
of $6.6 billion, Petrobras responded to Alban's letter with a
lawsuit on July 28, 2005. On August 25, Petrobras’ lawsuit was
rejected in court, and now Petrobras has agreed to give up road
construction within the park.

Still, Finer warns that several major problems still exist in
connection with the oil development at Yasuni National Park.

Oil extraction is being allowed to continue within ancestral
Huaorani territory despite the indigenous people's call for a 10
year moratorium on new oil activities on their lands.

The Huaorani demanded the moratorium last summer when 150
Huaorani marched through the streets of the capital, Quito, to
protest widespread oil extraction in their territory. Huaorani
leaders presented their plan for a moratorium to Congress and
high-ranking officials in the Palacio administration.

“The Huaorani have made it clear they oppose new oil
activities,” said Brian Keane of the indigenous rights group
Land is Life, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “They complain
of widespread illnesses due to contamination and fear for the
survival of their brother clans living in voluntary isolation,"
Keane said.

"Allowing Petrobras to drill in Yasuni would be a gross
violation of the rights of the Huaorani and Taromenane peoples.
In fact, it would most likely be the end for the Taromenane," he
said. The small group of Taromenane still live by choice as one
of the world's most isolated tribes.

Conservationists are concerned that Ecuador is still permitting
oil extraction to take place within a national park. Other
Amazonian countries such as Brazil and Peru prohibit such
activities within parks. Finer says Yasuni is the only national
park in this incredibly biodiverse region, thus there is added
urgency to fully protect it.

In addition, conservationists worry that the petroleum
processing facility is planned for construction just two
kilometers (1.24 miles) from the park boundary in a primary
rainforest environment.

Nonetheless, says Finer, given the "extremely difficult task" of
persuading an oil giant such as Petrobras to make costly
adjustments to minimize environmental damage in an oil dependent
country such as Ecuador, many people in the environmental
community consider Petrobras' decision to stop the road a major
victory, especially in view of the fact that the road is
constructed right up to the boundary line of Yasuni National
Park.

Huta of Finding Species says, “That’s snatching victory from the
jaws of defeat."

Yasuni National Park encompasses a large stretch of the world’s
most diverse tree community, has the highest documented insect
diversity in the world, and has many diverse species of mammals,
birds, amphibians, and plants.

Eight species of monkeys live in Yasuni along with the golden-
mantle tamarin, the giant otter and two other otter species,
endangered tapirs, deer and anteaters, peccaries and sloths,
racoons, armadillos, and in the rivers, pink dolphins and dwarf
dolphins.

Harpy eagles and king vultures soar above the canopy, while
scarlet macaws as well as blue and yellow macaws feast on clay
licks. Well known cats such as jaguars and ocelots inhabit the
Yasuni rainforest, which they share with lesser known species
such as the jaguarundi and the oncilla.

Action Alerts

Indonesia's Rainforests and Orangutans Still Gravely Threatened

Initial progress must be consolidated, and further rainforest protections established


Massive Gas Pipeline to Pierce the Amazon

Project Will Devastate South America's Rainforests, Water and Climate

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Posted: Apr 26, 2006 5:14am
Apr 10, 2006
Focus: Business
Action Request: Boycott
Location: United States
GAS WAR - an idea that WILL work
>   
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>    By now you're probably thinking gasoline priced at
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>    to think that the cost of a gallon of gas is CHEAP at
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Mar 29, 2006
  • GREENPEACE
  • The photograph taken in 1928, above, shows how the Upsala Glacier, part of the South American Andes in Argentina, used to look. The ice on the Upsala Glacier today, shown in 2004 below, is retreating at least 180 ft. per year
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Posted: Mar 29, 2006 10:44am
Mar 23, 2006
Focus: Endangered Species
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

SPRING GRISSLY BEAR HUNT SUSPENDED

More needs to Be Done To Stop it forever!
Please Send the Letter below to Thank the Alberta Government For this Temporary Halt and Lend Support For a Permanant Ban on This Horrible Spring Rite.

Alberta takes important first step in grizzly conservation, but more work to be done


The Issue:

On Friday, March 3, the Alberta government announced it will suspend the spring grizzly bear hunt while DNA census data is collected throughout the province, which is expected to continue over the next few years. In addition to suspending the hunt, the government has committed to completing the population studies, reducing the number of human-bear conflicts through public education and regulations, and has requested the assistance of several widely-known grizzly experts to provide scientific peer review on the current draft grizzly bear recovery plan.

While the announcement is an excellent and commendable step towards sustainable grizzly bear management, there are several more important actions that need to be taken to ensure that grizzly bears, and a wide range of other species, are conserved on the Alberta landscape.

Loss of grizzly bears is primarily due to the increase in roads and accompanying access, which result in loss and degradation of habitat, road kills, and legal and illegal hunting of bears. The population decline led the Alberta government's Endangered Species Conservation Committee to recommend that the grizzly bear be listed as 'threatened' in 2004.

It is important that the government acknowledge the precarious position of the grizzly bear in Alberta and designate it as a 'threatened' species, begin immediately to deal with access management and ensure that key remaining habitat is not degraded.

Take Action!

Send a letter to Honourable David Coutts, Minister of Sustainable Resource Development to congratulate him on the government's recent decision to suspend the spring grizzly hunt and to encourage the ministry to continue to take progressive, proactive actions for the conservation of Alberta's grizzlies.

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Posted: Mar 23, 2006 7:03am
Mar 23, 2006
Focus: Environment
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

 

SAVE BIG TROUT LAKE! Otherwise Known as:The traditional territory of Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug and eight First Nations have called for a halt to all forestry and mining in their ancestral lands, stating that "the health of our ecosystems, waters and natural resources of our communities are endangered by mining explorations and other forms of resource development." Eleven conservation groups have also called for a moratorium until comprehensive land use planning is completed in the northern boreal region.

A Canadian exploration company, Platinex, says it is determined to continue development of the property despite the moratorium call. A recent access road blockade by community members forced the company to temporarily suspend work. However, Platinex stated that their operations have only been 'temporarily delayed' by the community's blockade and that it "is absolutely secure in its assets and rights to explore." Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug remains strong in its resolve and is concerned that if the site were to be developed, there would be a significant risk of acid mine drainage which would directly impact the sacred lake.

Take Action!

We have the chance to map out how and where development will take place. We have the chance to do things right this time in the northern boreal region.

But first, the Ontario government must honour the First Nations moratorium call and meet its commitments to consult and accommodate, then implement comprehensive land use planning that identifies protected areas and sustainable economic opportunities. This is how communities, nature, and industry can thrive.

Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug and eight First Nations have already received tremendous support, and we are calling on Canadians to further that support by sending a message to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty. Help Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug and the First Nations wake up the Ontario government and achieve a moratorium on their lands.

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Posted: Mar 23, 2006 6:59am
Mar 18, 2006
Focus: Endangered Species
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States
Sobre Biogems NRDC.org
Polar Bears on Thin Ice
Polar Bears

Global Warming Puts the Polar Bear at Risk of Extinction.

Perfectly at home in one of the world's most forbidding environments, polar bears spend their summers roaming the Arctic on large chunks of floating ice. They drift for hundreds of miles, finding mates, hunting for seals and fattening themselves up for the winter. Without these thick rafts of sea ice, the world's largest bear could not survive. Yet at this moment, the polar bear's Arctic habitat is literally melting away beneath it due to global warming.

Over the past three decades, more than a million square miles of sea ice -- an area the size of Norway, Denmark and Sweden combined -- has disappeared. Scientists predict that, if the current rate of global warming continues, most, if not all, of the bears' summer sea ice will be gone by 2100. As a result, the world's polar bears could face global extinction by the end of this century.

Already, the ice on the southern edge of the polar bear's range is melting about three weeks earlier than in the past. The loss of those critical weeks leaves the bears less time to hunt, eat and store up fat. Once the ice melts, the bears must fast for up to eight months on land until the sea ice returns. As a result of early melting, there has been a 14 percent decline in the Hudson Bay polar bear population over the past ten years -- a decline clearly caused by global warming.

In addition, a growing number of polar bears may be drowning as they are forced to swim more often, and for longer distances, in search of ice sheets. According to a report by the U.S. Minerals Management Service, researchers observed four dead polar bears floating 60 miles off Alaska in September 2004 and said it was likely that many other bears swimming far offshore also drowned. Scientists have concluded that the worldwide population of some 20,000 polar bears is likely to shrink by more than 30 percent in the next 35 to 50 years alone.

To ensure a future for the polar bear, NRDC joined other groups last year in a lawsuit to compel the Bush administration to protect the polar bear as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act. In response, the administration has agreed to open a formal review process, and is now considering whether to propose federal protections for the bear. Once these crucial safeguards are in place, the administration will be required by law to ensure that any new policy or action does not jeopardize the survival of polar bears or harm their critical habitat.

BioGems Defenders are urging the Bush administration to propose federal protections for the polar bear and are working to safeguard key polar bear habitat in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Western Arctic Reserve.

Click Here to Protect Polar Bears


http://www.savebiogems.org/polar/
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Posted: Mar 18, 2006 5:27am
Mar 17, 2006
Focus: Endangered Species
Action Request: Petition
Location: Brazil

Save the Amazon’s Madeira River!

The Amazon is under threat. The Brazilian government is planning to build two massive dams on one of the Amazon’s most important tributaries, the Madeira River. The projects would push many species to the brink of extinction, and would affect the land and livelihoods of thousands of river bank dwellers and indigenous people. But it is not too late. With your help we can show the Brazilian government that the rivers of Amazonia are worth protecting. Write to the Brazilian Environment Minister and the Mines and Energy Minister telling them the Madeira is too important a treasure to destroy.

http://www.irn.org/action/060221madeira.php

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\\n\\nJohn Burcham for The New York Times\\r\\n\\r\\n\\r\\n\\ r\\n\\r\\nHer blog, Hauspanther, is “an online magazine for design-conscious cat people,” and her ink states the obvious.\\r\\n\\r\\n\\r\\ n\\r\\n\\r\\n\\nFacebook\ \r\\nTwitter\\r\\nGoogle+ \\r\\nEmail\\r\\nShar...
Nov
21
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\\n\\n\\nAntimatter  \\n\\nAccording to wiki; \\\"A classic staple of science fiction and superhero stories, anti-matter  is matter composed of antiparticles, subatomic particles that have mostly exactly the same properties (mass, intrinsic angu...
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\\nBeginning in the 1950s, American and Soviet scientists engaged in a dangerous race to see who could build and detonate the world\\\'s largest bomb. In the Soviet Union, Andrei Sakharov was the architect of this bomb. \\n\\nAccordin g to the movie, A...
Nov
19
by Good H.
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\\nAccording to NIRS; \\\"Marine life in all forms, from endangered manatees and sea turtles to essential microscopic organisms, is being harmed and killed by once-through cooling systems, used to remove waste heat at nuclear power stations. \\n\\nA t...
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\\n\\n\\n\\n\\n3/18/11: \\\"The source term provided to NARAC was: (1) 25% of the total fuel in unit 2 (SFP) released to the atmosphere, (2) 50% of the total spent fuel from unit 3 (SFP) was released to the atmosphere, and (3) 100% of the total spent fuel wa...
Nov
16
by Dan M.
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\\nNew Show !\\r\\nhttp://www.buzzspr out.com/18233\\n