|History of Earthquakes in the Area:
The last moderate earthquake in the region occurred on Sept. 25,
1998, when a magnitude 5.4 earthquake, centered just south of Lake Erie,
rattled dishes and shook floors across Southern Ontario. A magnitude 5
quake shook the area 12 years earlier, in January 1986.
NEW YORK EARTHQUAKES
... April 20, 2002 at 14:26:01 Folks, White
northern lights? Over New York? hours
before 5.1M quake hits NY? Sounds like earthquake lights to me. ...
No one can tell exactly where or when the next major earthquake will
occur. Seismologists have, however, several methods at their disposal
that can at least allow them to make educated guesses. First, a
statistical study of historical earthquakes in a given region shows how
frequent quakes of various magnitudes have been in the past. From those
figures, they can guess how likely future quakes will be. For example,
if a certain region has been struck by four magnitude 7 quakes in the
last 200 years, seismologists would say there is a 50 per cent
probability of another such quake occurring in the next 50 years.
Seismologists can also measure how much stress a certain region of the
earth's crust is under, and how quickly that stress is increasing. That
knowledge, along with the elapsed time since the last earthquake, helps
scientists determine if another earthquake is on the way. This method is
far from perfect, though, and requires extremely detailed seismological
data, which simply isn't available for most regions.
Localized Influences on Wind Patterns
The diurnal, or daily, heating and cooling
of land near a lake or ocean of fairly constant temperature causes air to
blow toward the relatively warmer land during the day (sea breeze) and
toward the relatively warmer water at night (land breeze). These breezes
are shallow and seldom penetrate far inland or attain high velocity.
Similar diurnal changes occur on mountain slopes, the air in the valley
becoming heated and expanding so that it moves up the slope in the
daytime, the cold air settling into the valley at night. Friction with the
earth's surface, eddies caused by surface irregularities, and inequalities
of heating with consequent convection currents tend to reduce wind
velocity near the earth's surface and cause winds to blow in gusts.
The prevailing wind systems of the earth blow from the several belts
of high pressure toward adjacent low-pressure belts. Because of the
earth's rotation (see Coriolis
effect), the winds do not blow directly northward or southward to
the area of lower pressure, but are deflected to the right in the
Northern Hemisphere and to the left in the Southern Hemisphere.
This zonal pattern of winds is displaced northward and southward
seasonally because of the inclination of the earth on its axis and the
consequent migration of the belts of temperature and pressure. In
addition, the pattern is considerably modified by the distribution of
land and water, especially in the temperate regions, where temperature
differences between land and water are greatest. In winter, areas of
high pressure tend to build up over cold continental land masses, while
low-pressure development takes place over the adjacent, relatively warm
oceans. Exactly the opposite conditions occur during summer, although to
a lesser degree.
|THE DREAM - 1-23-05 - I was in my apartment and was
really hungry and wanted something sweet to eat, so I opened the cabinet
and found some red candies in a box and some tubes of decorative
A middle-aged black-skinned couple came to visit and they wanted to
play cards, so we sat down at the table on which I had covered with a
I doled out a little of the red candy, but the frosting really
sounded good to me, so I squirted out a little on the table in front of
me where there was no cloth. Then I took several tubes and squirted them
out all at the same time on the man's side of the brown cloth, while the
woman was sitting next to me on my left, shuffling the deck of cards.
The frosting came out of the tubes in a large long squiggle of white,
brown, blue, and yellow.
Then, before I could say anything, the woman grabbed ahold of
the brown cloth and shook it up and down violently, making a mess
of the frosting.
I yelled at her, "Aren't you paying any attention? You just
messed up the sweet stuff!"
I got a white bowl out of the cabinet and picked up most of the
frosting and put it into the bowl and put it back in front of the man,
but there was still a long squiggle of frosting on the cloth.
At that point, I had an instant vision of a map of the Eastern half
of the United States and from a point at the Eastern end of Lake Erie -
in a triangular widening shape, the whole area had turned brown like the
cloth like it was obliterated.
NOTE: In the dream I had prior to this one, I was in the same
apartment and I went out to find something to eat and there was slick
ice in the streets, so the time frame is 'winter'. I couldn't get
anything to eat because there were only stand-up places along the street
so I went back home to find something to eat. The dream above seems to
be a continuation of the first one.
|2-10-05 - I would be derelict not to pass this
I'm currently listening to Steve Quayle radio show. (4:00 p.m.
A man from San Antonio, TX called in and said that he heard a
father and son both had an identical dream the same night.
Both of them dreamed that they were overlooking San Antonio, TX and a
bright light blinded them, and they were hit with a blast from a nuclear
Both men are moving their entire families out of the city because
they both knew it was going to happen in June of 2005.
I know that not everyone can move out of the city, but those who live
there might want to go on vacation during June.
Joe had a dream last week that he was with some guys, running around in
the dark of a city, moving around nuclear weapons in a wagon being
hauled behind cars. He couldn't remember where he was though.
of leak found at South Texas nuclear plant
BAY CITY, Texas
Officials at the South
Texas Project today
found the source of a
water leak that's led to
the shutdown of a
Officials at the plant
near Bay City say the
leak was located at a
weld connecting a pipe
to a valve in the
A team of workers was
able to enter Unit Two
and pinpoint the leak.
The crew is working
to determine the cause
of the leak, develop a
repair plan and take
steps to prevent a
It's not immediately
known how long the
reactor would be shut
down for repairs.
Officials at the
nuclear plant, located
about 100 miles
southwest of Houston,
say there's been no
release of radiation --
and no danger to the
used to monitor for
leaks indicated earlier
this week there might be
a problem with Unit Two.
Associated Press. All
rights reserved. This
material may not be
The Cork is Off the Bottle
- Nuclear Incident in Montana
by Counterpunch Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005 at 1:19 PM
A retired high-level government source was called yesterday to respond
to a nuclear incident in Montana. Apparently the silo doors of
numerous ICBM missiles were opened.
A retired high-level government source was called
yesterday to respond to a nuclear incident in Montana. Apparently the
silo doors of numerous ICBM missiles were opened.
Two such incidents during the Cold War era nearly started World War III.
When silo doors open, it indicates the intention to launch missiles
against another nation.
According to an essay published by the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF),
an organization dedicated to abolition of nuclear weapons: "The US
experienced several near-accidents at its Cheyenne Mountain early
warning station in the late 1970s. Twice, the equipment at the base
generated false indications of a nuclear missile strike from Russia and
nearly prompted US retaliation on both occasions."
According to Phil Patton, author of "Dreamland: A Cultural History
of Area 51," an incident also occurred in 1980 in which "a
multiplexer chip failed in a Nova 840 computer and sent a false missile
warning to the national command center." Pattons says that it was
the second such incident in less than a year. "In the first one,
fake data from a war-sim was mistaken for the real thing, and the
Pentagon was notified that a Soviet missile strike was under way. It
took about eight minutes to determine that the end of the world was not,
in fact, at hand."
Today, there are 200 Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles at Malmstrom
Air Force Base at five missile alert facilities in Montana, with four
operational missile squadrons assigned as combat-ready forces to
continuously operate, maintain, and secure "strategic nuclear
One of these squadrons declares on its web page that its squadron works
"every day of the year, 24 hours per day" to "keep
America free by operating and safeguarding her most destructive
According to the NAPF essayist, Justin Murray, "Despite the end of
the Cold War, the United States and Russia once again find themselves on
the brink of a nuclear Armageddon," but the threat "does not
stem from hostilities or a premeditated, intentional strike but from
miscalculation and computer errors." Murray states that both the
U.S. and Russia maintain thousands of nuclear weapons in launch warning
mode. While launch procedures in the U.S. demand almost instantaneous
decision-making by the President, the situation in Russia is even more
hazardous, where decay of early warning systems elevate the possibility
of false alarms.
Of course, the unasked and unanswered question here is: what about
There seems to be no indication that the incident in Montana is a
terrorist-related one. However, the incident begs two crucial questions:
first, are our systems inadequately protected?, and second, does the
increase in development of more nuclear weapons under President Bush
create greater dangers? (We already have approximately 9600 warheads and
are talking about developing a new line of small nuclear weapons called
The answers are no and no.
First, the systems are inadequately protected because whenever you have
a very sophisticated electronic system (and, in this case, systems),
there is the potential for an accident and already there have been
enough incidents to warrant shutting these dangerous systems down.
Second, there is no such thing as adequate control of nuclear weapons.
Their management and control simply cannot be guaranteed. The return to
proliferation of nuclear weapons is risking an End Game THE End Game.
Although we might labor under the false belief that the Nuclear Genie is
back in the bottle, even if she is, the cork is definitely not on.
The incident in Montana, which may never make it into the mainstream
press, proves this.
Jennifer Van Bergen, J.D., is the author of The Twilight of Democracy:
The Bush Plan for America (Common Courage Press, 2004). She has written
and spoken extensively on civil liberties, human rights, and
international law. She and Raymond Del Papa are currently organizing a
major Forum on Dissent Since 9/11 in Miami from March 11-13. See http://www.partnersinprotest.org.
She may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Water leak shuts down Wolf Creek
A nuclear power plant in central Kansas that provides energy for
Kansas Citians was shut down Saturday night after a water leak and
still was offline Monday afternoon, a spokeswoman said.
Officials at Wolf Creek Generating Station in Burlington, Kan.,
discovered last week that water used to cool a main electrical
generator had been leaking. On Saturday night, they decided to shut
down the plant so engineers could find and repair the leak.
Plant spokeswoman Susan Maycock said Monday that officials from
General Electric Co., the generator's manufacturer, were at the plant
to help fix the problem. It was unclear when the work would be done,
The 1.2-gigawatt Wolf Creek plant is co-owned by Kansas City Power
& Light Co. and Topeka-based Westar Energy Inc. (NYSE: WR). The
two utilities that serve hundreds of thousands of Kansas City-area
homes. The plant can provide power for as many as 800,000 homes.
KCP&L spokesman Tom Robinson said Monday that the Kansas
City-based utility had sufficient power generation from the rest of
its plants to mitigate the Wolf Creek shutdown.
Kansas City-based Great Plains Energy Inc. (NYSE: GXP) owns KCP&L.
Fermi nuclear power plant shut down after coolant plant
January 24, 2005, 7:14 PM
FRENCHTOWN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- The reactor at the Fermi 2 nuclear
power plant was shut down Monday evening after a coolant leak was
detected, officials said.
Officials with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and DTE Energy,
which operates the plant, said the Monroe County plant was not evacuated
and the leak posed no danger to the health or safety of plant workers or
Viktoria Mitlyng, public affairs officer for the NRC in Chicago, said
the plant was shut down without complications and nonessential workers
were allowed to leave for the day.
Plant officials were trying to determine the cause of the leak Monday
evening and it wasn't known when operations would resume, Mitlyng said.
DTE spokeswoman Lorie Kessler said the reactor's coolant remained at
a normal level despite the leak. She added that the leaked coolant,
which is mostly water, was not released into the environment.
MAYBE THIS WON'T BE AN ACCIDENT???
leak closes Thorp nuclear plant
Paul Brown, environment
Monday May 9, 2005
A leak of highly
radioactive nuclear fuel dissolved in concentrated nitric acid, enough
to half fill an Olympic-size swimming pool, has forced the closure of
Sellafield's Thorp reprocessing plant.
The highly dangerous mixture, containing about 20 tonnes of uranium
and plutonium fuel, has leaked through a fractured pipe into a huge
stainless steel chamber which is so radioactive that it is impossible to
Recovering the liquids and fixing the pipes will take months and may
require special robots to be built and sophisticated engineering
techniques devised to repair the £2.1bn plant
The leak is not a danger to the public but is likely to be a financial
disaster for the taxpayer since income from the Thorp plant, calculated
to be more than £1m a day, is supposed to pay for the cleanup of
redundant nuclear facilities.
The closure could hardly have come at a worse time for the nuclear
industry. Britain is struggling to meet its target of cutting greenhouse
gas emissions by 20% of 1990 levels by 2010, despite a substantial
programme of wind farm construction, while generating capacity will also
be hit by the rundown of some of Britain's coal-fired power stations.
The decision on whether to build a new generation of nuclear power
stations is among the most sensitive Tony Blair faces at the start of
his third term.
A leak of a briefing paper to ministers on the nuclear option
yesterday revealed that the contribution new nuclear capacity could make
to cutting greenhouse gases had not yet been considered because of
opposition from Margaret Beckett, secretary of state for environment,
food and rural affairs.
The Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, a quango which took over
ownership of the plant from British Nuclear Fuels on April 1, has a £2.2bn
cleanup budget for this year, its first year of operation, of which £560m
was to come from the Thorp plant.
Richard Flynn, spokesman for the NDA, said: "If the income from
the plant is not forthcoming then obviously it will put back plans for
On Friday the British Nuclear Group, a management company formed to
run the Sellafield site on behalf of the NDA, held a meeting with the
government safety regulator, the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate (NII),
to discuss how to mop up the leak and repair the pipe. The company has
to get the inspectors' approval before proceeding.
A problem at the plant was first noticed on April 19 when operators
could not account for all the spent fuel that had been dissolved in
nitric acid. It was supposed to be travelling through the plant to be
measured and separated into uranium, plutonium and waste products in a
series of centrifuges. Remote cameras scanning the interior of the plant
found the leak.
Although most of the material is uranium, the fuel contains about
200kg (440lb) of plutonium, enough to make 20 nuclear weapons, and must
be recovered and accounted for to conform to international safeguards
aimed at preventing nuclear materials falling into the wrong hands. The
liquid will have to be siphoned off and stored until the works can be
repaired, but a method of doing this has yet to be devised.
The company has set up a board of inquiry to find out how the leak
occurred. The NII will set up a separate investigation and has the power
to prosecute if correct procedures have not been followed.
The Thorp plant produces uranium and plutonium from spent fuel in
such large quantities that only a tiny proportion of it can ever be
reused for reactor fuel. Its critics also claim it is uneconomic because
it has never operated to design capacity since it opened 12 years ago,
and is years behind schedule in fulfilling orders.
This has angered some customers and the British Nuclear Group is
embroiled in a court case with one of its customers, the German owners
of the Brokdorf power station, which is withholding fees of £2,772 a
day for storage of spent fuel, claiming it should have been reprocessed
In 12 years Thorp has reprocessed 5,644 tonnes of fuel from its first
10-year target of 7,000 tonnes. Last year it failed to reach its target
of 725 tonnes, achieving 590.
Martin Forwood, of Cumbrians Opposed to Radioactive Environment, said
the NDA had been "naive" in placing trust on income from
Thorp, given its track record. "Reprocessing is blatantly
incompatible with the official cleanup remit of the NDA, which will now
find itself out of pocket as a result of the latest Thorp accident. The
new owners would do the taxpayer the greatest service by putting Thorp
out of its misery and closing it once and for all."
The managing director of British Nuclear Group, Sellafield, Barry
Snelson, who ordered the plant to be closed down, said: "Let me
reassure people that the plant is in a safe and stable state."
Mox ships' journey around the world (pdf)
map of Britain
Memo: Threat to Nuke, Power Plants in Northeast
20 June 2005: The FBI reportedly received specific information
about a threat to nuclear facilities, power stations and electric
grids in the Northeast, from Massachusetts to New York on or about
April 29, 2005. Information about the threat was disseminated to local
and state law enforcement officials and the security departments of
power plants two weeks later, on June 13, and contained the name and
sketch of a Middle Eastern male who allegedly would be participating
in the attack or multiple attacks.
information suggested that the male depicted in the drawing would
attempt to enter the U.S. during the month of June. Accordingly, law
enforcement agencies were advised to be on the lookout for this
individual and were advised to heighten their level of awareness until
further notice. According to the information obtained from federal
sources, intercepted communications containing specific information led
to the memo being disseminated for the Northeast area of the U.S.
FROM : http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/alerts.asp
Apr 7, 2007 7:44 am US/Eastern
Indian Point Nuclear Plant Stable After Explosion
(CBS) BUCHANAN, N.Y.
Investigators are working to determine the
cause of Friday's explosion and fire on the
grounds of the Indian Point nuclear energy
The incident forced the shut down of the
Indian Point 3 nuclear reactor, and caused
plant owner Entergy Nuclear Northeast to issue
a "notice of unusual event."
Plant safety director Michael
Slobodien said an electrical
transformer exploded and caught
fire near the reactor shortly
after 11 a.m.
"It's in an area outside the
nuclear part of the plant,"
Slobodien told reporters. "The
plant shut down safely and is
"Anytime you have something of
this nature that affects a major
component like the transformer,
you would shut down for safety
sake and to conduct an
investigation," Slobodien said.
The transformer takes
electricity from the reactor and
feeds it to overhead power
cables. It was protected by a
sprinkler deluge system that
automatically knocked down much
of the fire, Slobodien said.
The plant's own fire brigade
also worked to put out the fire.
The Verplanck Fire Department
sent several units to Indian
Point to serve as mutual aid,
but they were not needed.
Westchester County sent
health workers to monitor air
quality near the plant after the
fire. The monitors detected no
release of radiation, according
to Tony Sutton, the county's
Commissioner of Emergency
"We always want to err on the
side of caution," Sutton said.
"That's why we dispatched a
couple field teams to monitor
air quality and check for
"We have nothing to indicate
this had any impact at all on
public health and safety."
Smoke from the fire was visible
across the Hudson River in
Rockland County, and prompted
concerned calls from many
Rockland County Executive Scott
Vanderhoef complained it took
Entergy 30 minutes to notify the
county of the event.
In Buchanan, many residents took
the scare in stride.
"I didn't even really get scared
when I saw the fire trucks,"
said Norma Barrett. "I just went
with the flow."
The fire marked the fourth time
since July that Indian Point 3
was forced to shut down. Critics
said the problems illustrated
the need for an independent
safety analysis of the entire
The Nuclear Regulatory
Commission downgraded the
plant's safety rating after the
fire, from green, the best
rating, to white, one step
lower. The commission said the
plant would be under increased
scrutiny for several weeks.
Operations at the Indian Point 2
generator were not affected,
CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights
TO GET INTO THE PLUTONIUM BUSINESS
|IDAHO TO GET INTO THE PLUTONIUM
BUSINESS. compiled by Dee Finney. Idaho National Laboratory may
pick up plutonium project. Posted on Mon, Aug. 16, 2004. ...
FLOTILLA - THE DANGERS OF SHIPPING PLUTONIUM OVER THE OCEAN
|... Plutonium Uranium
Mixed Oxide (MOX). ... Lawmakers, Group Question Safety
Plans For US Trans-Atlantic Plutonium Shipment.
Environment News Service (ENS). ...
|... no more radioactive waste
to be brought to Hanford while DOE still has massive amounts of
waste to clean up there from the past production of plutonium
for the ...
REVEALS WEAPONS LOCATIONS
|... The first overseas
movement of nuclear capsules - the bomb's plutonium or
uranium core - came in 1951 when President Truman authorized the
shipment of nuclear ...
KOREAN LEADER - ATTACK ON AMERICA?
|... In any nuclear bomb
explosion, a large fraction (a minimum of one-third) of the
original fissile material (plutonium or U-235) does not
get destroyed. ...
OF THE WORLD TRADE CENTER - 9-11-2001 - PAGE 7
|... Copyright 2001
The Associated Press. Security Tightens at Nuclear
Plants By William J. Kole. Associated Press Writer.
Monday, Sept. 17, 2001; 1:13 pm EDT. ...
- WORLD TRADE CENTER - 9-11-2001 - PAGE 9
|... Following a lull between
1995 and 1998, the IAEA has seized six loads of 0.4 to six
grammes of uranium or enriched plutonium since the
beginning of 1999 in the ...
- THE DREAM AND THE REALITY
132 AND 248 - THE SECOND COMING AND FINAL JUDGMENT
|... It was a plutonium
production complex for four decades and is now involved in the
world's largest environmental cleanup project. ...
|... Workers accidentally
contaminated with plutonium-239 have also been tested,
and tritium may also have been used in experiments. ...
|HANFORD NUCLEAR WASTE.
compiled by Dee Finney. Hanford Department of Energy, Indian
Nations Program The DOE is responsible for the ...
ARMS TALKS AND A PROPHECY 1-21-2000
|NUCLEAR ARMS TALKS. ...
Their meeting was intended to revive deep cuts in each side's nuclear
arsenals and to work out differences over the ABM treaty. ...
MESSAGE - 17 - Pakistan and India - Nuclear War - The Mars ...
|Pakistan and India - Nuclear
War - The Mars/Earth Connection. 17. ... The biggest
threat right now is between Pakistan and India with their nuclear
OF NEW YORK CITY NUCLEAR BOMB TERRORIST ATTACK
|PROPHECY OF NEW YORK CITY NUCLEAR
BOMB TERRORIST ATTACK. BY DAVID WILCOCK. ... In context,
the ‘very large smell’ appears to be the threat of a nuclear
THE BEACH - IT'S JUST A MOVIE - RIGHT?
|ON THE BEACH. IT'S JUST A MOVIE -
RIGHT???? by Dee Finney. There is no cure for nuclear war
- ONLY PREVENTION! ~~~~. ... Nuclear Arms
REVEALS WEAPONS LOCATIONS
9:16 - THE WARRIORS COMETH - ARMEGEDDON
|... WASHINGTON (AP) -
(October 19, 1999) The Pentagon for the first time is
acknowledging Cold War locations of nuclear weapons
outside the United States ...
|... Iraq is working towards nuclear
capability and other weapons of mass destruction that are
biological and chemical. ... This will be a nuclear
transformative powers would appear to carry some rather
interesting connotations, especially when applied to nuclear
energy The nuclear process taking ...
the Cat and Speedy Gonzales - May 5, 2003
|... Pluto is
ascending. Pluto rules missiles. We could have a nuclear
attack or germ warfare.". ... 24. Nuclear
weapons set off? Nuclear war? Note that in Sept. ...
AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY LINKS
War - These folks know all primary, secondary &
tertiary targets, downwind fallout patterns and chose to
live in locales they deem to be safest in the ...
structure. There are many, many Navy ships out on the
water, and he thinks a nuclear war is about to
happen. He looks ...
|... It is also
demanding that Pyongyang start talks with the
International Atomic Energy Agency on the nuclear
reactors it is due to receive under an international ...
ABOUT THE NEW MILLENIUM
predicted that in the early morning hours, a
massive nuclear war will begin in the US
Food will be wiped out; water will be
contaminated; 75 million will ...
AND PROPHECY OF IRAQ
make it to Wausau." "Saddam Hussein
and the Chinese have gained strength. There is
danger of nuclear war.". 2-21-98 -
NOTE: Joe ...
Global rallies protest possible US war on Iraq - Oct. 26
activists who tried to enter Volkel Air Force
Base, where Dutch and US forces are stationed,
to conduct a ``citizens' inspection of American nuclear
DREAMS OF THE
GREAT EARTHCHANGES - MAIN INDEX