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Posts marcados ‘DISASTER’

INTERESTING FACTS (by http://sometimes-interesting.com)

The Most Contaminated Place on Earth: Chelyabinsk-40

We’re quite familiar with the lore of various secret United States nuclear facilities; their storied history and operations being shrouded in secrecy has fascinated us for decades. What we seldom hear about are the secret nuclear laboratories and test facilities of our greatest Cold War opponent – the former U.S.S.R. One particular installation – Chelyabinsk-40 – was the first Soviet plutonium production complex and the site of three separate massive nuclear incidents. Until recently this area was not on maps and the Russian government denied its existence. No visitors were allowed under any circumstances, and all residents worked in the facility (later referred to as Chelyabinsk-65).  With the fall of the Soviet Union in the early 90′s, Chelyabinsk-40 was finally publicly acknowledged by the Russian government and granted town status.  In 1994, Chelyabinsk-65 was finally given a name: Ozyorsk.  (mais…)

Anúncios

DERRAME DE CRUDO EN CHINA

ALARMA EN CHINA POR UNA GIGANTESCA MANCHA DE PETRÓLEO

Alarma en China por una gigantesca mancha de petróleo

Imagen: Corbis

De RT/ MSK
Una mancha de petróleo de 4.250 kilómetros de extensión ha llegado a la costa noreste de China. Los medios oficiales del país han divulgado la información hoy, aunque al parecer el incidente se produjo hace tiempo. (mais…)

DESASTRE AMBIENTAL NOS EUA

Rompimento de óleoduto ameaça o Parque

Yellowstone, EUA

Do Correio do Brasil

Por Redação, com agências internacionais – de Laurel, EUA

óleoO rompimento de um oleoduto sob o rio Yellowstone causa devastação ao meio ambiente

O rompimento de um duto subterrâneo da empresa Exxon Mobil, na última sexta-feira, provocou a contaminação com óleo no rio Yellowstone, um dos mais piscosos do Estado de Montana, na cidade de Laurel. As autoridades investigam as causas do vazamento e a quantidade de óleo vazado nas águas do rio, que é um destino turístico no país. (mais…)

Nuclear Safety

Nuke Plant Inspections Find Flaws in Disaster

Readiness

by John Sullivan, Special to ProPublica

.The Fort Calhoun nuclear power station, in Fort Calhoun, Neb., is surrounded by flood waters from the Missouri River on June 14, 2011. (Nati Harnik/AP Photo)

A special inspection of U.S. nuclear plants after the Fukushima disaster in Japan revealed problems with emergency equipment and disaster procedures that are far more pervasive than publicly described by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, a review of inspection reports by ProPublica shows. (mais…)

NUKES CRISIS (PROPUBLICA)

U.S. Nuclear Regulator Faces Fresh Scrutiny for

Bending Safety Standards

by Marian Wang
ProPublicaWeird scatalogical video explains the nuke crisis to Japan's kids

In the wake of Fukushima, story after storyhas been published about the cozy relationship between Japan’s nuclear industry and its regulators: Japanese nuclear regulators extended the use of reactorsdespite concerns about equipment upkeep and left key safety measures to the initiative of plant operators, as many have reported in the months since. (mais…)

ECOCÍDIOS SE REPETEM

A Terra precisa de advogados contra “ecocídios”

por Ido Liven, da IPS

Aarhus, Dinamarca, 17/6/2011 – As imagens da imensa mancha negra de petróleo que cobriu o Golfo do México percorreram o mundo como testemunho de um dos maiores desastres ambientais da história. Outras, como as da “Grande Mancha de Lixo do Pacífico” – uma gigante pilha de dejetos que flutua no Norte deste oceano –, as das incontáveis árvores cortadas na Amazônia ou das areias de alcatrão do Canadá, não tiveram tanta repercussão, mas também atestam o preço que tem a ambição humana.

1255 A Terra precisa de advogados contra “ecocídios”Erika Blumenfeld/IPS

Bancos de areia nas Ilhas Chandeleur.

Para impedir desastres semelhantes e exigir justiça em nível mundial, a advogada e ativista Polly Higgins, radicada em Londres, apresentou, em abril de 2010, uma proposta legal à Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU) para considerar os danos ambientais graves como crime contra a paz, chamando-os de “ecocídios”. (mais…)

Buried Secrets / Gas Drilling’s Environmental Threat

Critics Find Gaps in State Laws to Disclose

Hydrofracking Chemicals

In this April 23, 2010 photo, a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site is seen near Burlington, Pa. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)

by Nicholas Kusnetz
ProPublica,

Over the past year, five states have begun requiring energy companies to disclose some of the chemicals they pump into the ground to extract oil and gas using the process of hydraulic fracturing. (mais…)