Thursday, February 07, 2013

The Nadir of Nukes: They murder. Stop them now.

Re: Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant Is Destined To Reset The Nuclear Priorities In India
By Buddhi Kota Subbarao
16 October, 2011

Commentary by Ramaswami Ashok Kumar

© 2013 Ramaswami Ashok Kumar

This is an excellent article highlighting why the Kudankulam questions are destined to reset the nuclear priorities and  hence of the excesses of modern civilization  in India and the world. And there are many new ones which have intensified the cumulative effects of many interventions of man into nature, resulting in the rape of Mother Earth, rendering many a habitat of life unusable, and many systems to meet the felt needs of greedy excesses of modern specialist societies going far beyond the design basis limits of operation. I have shown in peer reviewed articles why nuclear energy programmes consume more energy and power than they produce from year to year.Google search for energy audit of the indian nuclear programme for details.  Thus we will forever be supplying energy and power to the nuclear programmes ad infinitum and will be forever short of electricity. This will mean ever more nukes on Mother Earth poisoning and converting us all life into nuclear wastes. Nukes therefore economicswise and healthwise compromise our very basis of existence, rendering all the web of nature radioactive. That is why the late Chair of USNRC Dr John W Gofman remarked in 1979 itself:"There is no way I can justify my failure to help sound an alarm over these activities many years sooner than I did. I feel that at least several hundred scientists trained in biomedical aspects of atomic energy-myself included-are candidates for Nuremburg type trials for crimes against humanity for our gross negligence and irresponsibility. [But] now we know the hazards of low-dose radiation, the crime is not experimentation, it's murder." 
Another serious cumulative effect is that of stabilising the grid with hydro power plants because of the proliferation of base load plants like nukes. The hydro plants and other dams meeting our needs cause the direct heating up of the earth causing rocks to melt causing huge earthquakes which destroyed Fukushima  as well as causing climate change,along with other causes. Further during the dynamic disequilibrium period when the water moment arm of the waters behind dams is moving from one earthquake to another, the water moment surges attack the base of the structures like nukes and cause vibrations which may throw the dynamic balance of the turbine awry! And cause the blades to fly. Look at the 31 March 1993 331 AM graveyard shift occurrence at Narora:(yyyy,mm,dd,hhmmss.SS,Latitude, Longitude, Magnitude of quake,Depth km,data group(USGS)
1993,03,30,214321.16, 42.994, 145.320,5.0, 94,PDE 
  1993,03,30,222522.10, 38.379,  45.047,4.5, 45,PDE 
As the water moment arm moved from longitude 145 to longitude 45, it struck Narora(Latitude = 28.1967, Longitude = 78.3814 ) turbine foundation at 2215 UTC on 30 March 1993 to throw the turbine off balance and the rest is history! Of course the cracks might have been waiting for just such a trigger!
For comparison see what could have happened to the Mumbai Bridge near the airport on 6 Feb 2013:
2013-02-06   17:19:31.0    11.66     S      165.06     E      10    5.0     SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
2013-02-06   17:14:14.1    38.74     N      40.28     E      5    1.8     EASTERN TURKEY
by analogy. Data from EMSC(Google search).
The location of Bridge Collapse: Latitude = 19.1173, Longitude = 72.8840 
Let us analyse a little to see the logic of this scientific assertion.
Let us compute the distances.
Taking Narora first:
The distance from the Japanese location 42.994, 145.320 to the Turkey Location 38.379,  45.047 is 7919 km.
The distance from the Japanese location to Narora is
6103 km.
The ratio is 6103/7919 =
The time difference Turkey to Japan is =

Thus the time of arrival of the water moment surge at Narora  is Japan quake time + time difference Japan to Narora=
This is 22hrs 15 mins 44 seconds.
The time of start of Narora occurrence is given as 3 hrs 31 mins IST 31 March 1993 or 22 hrs 01 mins UTC.
Thus the surge has arrived some 15 minutes earlier than the linear proportion time computed or is off by .25/22.016 x 100 = 1.13% !
Whether this is a fluke can be determined by arbitrarily choosing the Mumbai bridge collapse of 6 February at 2245 hrs IST or 1715 hrs UTC.
The distance to Santa Cruz Islands quake location from that of E.Turkey is 13802 km. The distance to Marol bridge collapse location from that of East Turkey is 3815 km.
The distance ratio is
The time of surge arrival at Bridge collapse point is Time of East Turkey earthquake + (time difference between Bride collapse and East Turkey quake=distance ratio x time difference Santa Cruz quake to Turkey quake)
This is 
or 17 hrs 15.6949 mins UTC.
The bridge actually is reported to have collapsed at 17 hrs 15 mins UTC(22hrs 45 mins IST).
Thus our computation is out by 0.067% !
The dynamics of dams are thus implicated quite deterministically as my deep study on dams indicates.
The year 1993 has been a year of high stress for Mother Earth because of the catastrophic dam initiated surges which caused a number of earthquakes called damquakes by me for short.
See the compliation of data on significant earthquakes,1993(USGS) at
Notice that there have been one major damquake in January 1993 on the 15th,one on March 6 1993,one on June 8 1993,
one(7.6 MM,shallow 17 km deep at Hokkaido,Japan) on July 12 1993 which killed 200 people including about 165 at Okushiri.One person on a fishing boat was killed off Aomori, Honshu. Three people were missing from the southeast coast of Russia. Severe damage (V JMA) was caused by the earthquake and accompanying fires, landslides and tsunami in southwestern Hokkaido. 540 houses were destroyed and 1,834 others were damaged. Approximately 600 fishing boats were damaged or lost off western Japan, southeastern Russia and South Korea. Tsunami wave heights as high as 30.6 meters was reported along the southwest coast of Okushiri Island, 10 meters along the west coast of Hokkaido, 3 meters at Nakhodka, Russia, 2 meters along the northeast coast of South Korea and nearly 1 meter at Aomori, Honshu. The tsunami affected much of the southeastern coast of Russia and also caused damage to a factory at Kamenka, Sakhalin Island.And look at this great 8 MM damquake on 8/8/1993:
08 08:34:24.9   12.982  144.801  59 G 7.1 8.0 1.1 438 SOUTH OF MARIANA         
                ISLANDS. Mw 7.5 (GS), 7.8 (HRV). Ms 8.2 (BRK). Mo=2.2*10**20 Nm 
                (GS). Mo=5.2*10**20 Nm (HRV). Mo=7.8*10**20 Nm (OBN).           
                Mo=9.0*10**20 Nm (PPT). Forty-eight people injured on Guam.     
                Extensive damage (IX) to hotels in the Tumon Bay area. Cracks   
                tens of meters long and 25-50 cm wide, caused by liquefaction   
                in the underlying soil, damaged facilities at the commercial    
                port and naval base at Apra Harbor. Damage (VII) occurred at    
                several locations in the northern half of the island. One end   
                of the approach to a bridge at Pago Bay fell more than 35 cm.   
                Many landslides and rockslides were reported, mainly in the     
                southern half of the island. The preliminary estimate of loss   
                from damage to commercial buildings is placed at 112 million    
                U.S. dollars and loss from damage to private residences is      
                estimated at several million U.S. dollars. Slight damage (V) on 
                Saipan. Felt (VI) on Rota and (V) on Tinian. Tsunami generated  
                with maximum wave heights at selected tide stations as follows: 
                98 cm at Muroto-misaki, Shikoku; 68 cm on Chichi-shima, Bonin   
                Islands; 58 cm at Tosashimizu, Shikoku; 56 cm at Aburatsu,      
                Kyushu; 46 cm at Mera and Owase, Honshu; 44 cm at Ayukawahama,  
                Honshu; 42 cm at Omae-zaki, Honshu; 34 cm at Hanasaki and       
                Kushimoto, Honshu, 34 cm at Hirara, Ryukyu Islands; 28 cm at    
                Ofunato, Honshu; 24 cm at Kochi, Shikoku; 19 cm at Port Allen,  
                Kauai; 15 cm at Lahania, Maui; 14 cm at Haleiwa, Oahu; 12 cm at 
                Hachinohe, Honshu and Kahului, Maui; 7 cm at Kapoho, Hawaii and 
                Nawiliwili, Kauai; 5 cm at Honokohau, Hawaii.

And look at this in New Zealand(10 August):
10 00:51:53.2  -45.277  166.927  28 G 6.2 7.0 1.1 420 OFF WEST COAST OF SOUTH  
                ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND. Mw 7.0 (GS), 7.0 (HRV). Mo=3.3*10**19 Nm   
                (GS). Mo=3.3*10**19 Nm (HRV). Mo=4.0*10**19 Nm (PPT). Felt (VI) 
                on South Island within 150 km of the epicenter. Power outages   
                reported in the Te Anau area. Felt throughout South Island and  
                in southern North Island. Also felt at Sydney, Australia.  
On the 10th September 1993 a major damquake struck at Chiapas, Mexico.
And we have the disaster in Latur, Maharashtra which was felt by us in Navi Mumbai when the beds vibrated early in the morning of 30th September 1993(IST):
29 22:25:48.6   18.066   76.451   7 G 6.3 6.2 1.0 625 SOUTHERN INDIA. Mw 6.2   
                (GS), 6.2 (HRV). Mo=1.9*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=2.2*10**18 Nm (HRV). 
                Mo=3.1*10**18 Nm (PPT). Nine thousand seven hundred forty-eight 
                people killed, about 30,000 injured and extreme devastation in  
                the Latur-Osmanabad area. Nearly all buildings were destroyed   
                in the village of Killari. Felt in large parts of central and  
                southern India, including Bangalore, Bombay, Hyderabad and      
And this in the Eastern New Guinea Region on 13 Oct 1993:
13 02:06:00.3   -5.889  146.020  25 G 6.4 7.0 1.3 423 EASTERN NEW GUINEA       
                REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA. Mw 6.6 (GS), 6.9 (HRV). Ms 7.2 (BRK). 
                ML 7.1 (PMG). Mo=8.1*10**18 Nm (GS). Mo=2.5*10**19 Nm (HRV).    
                Mo=1.4*10**19 Nm (PPT). Sixty people were killed and several    
                injured in the Upper Markham Valley. Large landslides blocked   
                the Ume River and contributed to many of the casualties.  

Oh! The whole thing is not a fluke, as we at Countercurrent themes would like to point out scientifically. And as Gofman would put it , the science is only semi prudent when there are uncertainties. We must in such cases apply the precautionary principle and stop making the choice till the matter is resolved by designing around our ignorance! See by google search Collaterals of Climate change for a taste of the problem of cumulative positive feedback effects in a society of specialists. So on and on. Either we live or the excesses of modern civilization. We want to live! Stop nukes and instead of dams Reforest Mother Earth to Live!(Google search).
Check out
and also
for analyses.

And on 2 October 2013 lets remember Mahatma Gandhi's warning:
The only tribute to Mahatma Gandhi anyone can pay is to forego fission nuclear energy cycle as an electricity option. This is because this aspect of modern civilization's cumulative effect on all life namely the self destruction of modern civilization is a critical component of policy which is well on its way to cause extinction. Why? It is because it causes perfect mass murders which great people like Andrei Sakharov foresaw and put an end to atmospheric nuclear tests. But even during normal operations nukes contaminate the planet to make them totally unacceptable. Moreover the deficit energy audit of a programme of nukes hastens the construction of more and more nukes in utter ignorance of the audit. By a cumulative effect this results in extinction, what with hydrodams joining the fray to cause by a nuclear effect the explosion of reactors and waste dumps as happened in Chernobyl, Fukushima and Kyshtym. Please call of all nuke deals now. They are pralaya.