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The German government wants to send 30 shipments of spent nuclear fuel from its Ahaus storage facility as well as lesser amounts from Juelich over the course of 3.5 years (42 months), i.e. approximately every month and a half, to Charleston, South Carolina. Unlike airplanes which hug the coastlines, shipping routes appear to go through the English Channel, straight across the Atlantic to North Carolina and then slide down the coast to Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston was just evacuated for Hurricane Matthew.
Shipments of radioactive waste from other countries may also be continuing as per the Obama administration policy of spending almost $2 billion per year of US taxpayer money to dump foreign nuclear waste on America – in short fleecing the US taxpayer to better kill them and/or their descendants. Under Hillary this will most likely continue. And, it sounds like Trump will be too busy looking at women to notice what is going on, unlike charismatic Bill Clinton who was reportedly working at his desk with Monica under it. Of course, it was under Bill Clinton, in 1998, that radiation allowed in US food increased enormously, though defined high amounts of allowable radiation in US food started under Reagan in 1986, so that the Ukraine could more easily dump its radioactive food post-Chernobyl. The impeachment attempt against Clinton over Monica Lewinsky was in 1998. The fact that the US allows over twice as much radiation in food as Europe, and 15 times that allowed in Japan, makes it an easy target for radioactive waste burial. Canada and Australia allow around 10 times that allowed in Japan.
Charleston South Carolina was evacuated for Hurricane Matthew. Matthew may go offshore, pick up strength again, and come back around. There has also been Hurricane Nicole out there for awhile. How would they import the foreign nuclear waste through a hurricane and a closed town? Hurricanes and other storms occur outside of the lengthy “hurricane season”. Hurricane Alex occurred in January.
“waves of the hurricane Alex that passed last night over the Azores. Caloura – S Miguel, Azores 2016 Date 15 January 2016, 14:57, Released to Public Domain (CC0) via: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Alex_(2016)
The plutonium from Japan arrived in South Carolina this summer when there were tropical storms-hurricanes active in the area. It came around South America and north to South Carolina. Thus the ship probably had opportunities to take safe harbor, assuming it wasn’t left in Argentina – it shipped out from Japan around the time Obama was in Argentina.
Although there is Hurricane Season, which has actually increased in length over the last decades, there are off-season hurricanes too, like Hurricane Alex. Hurricanes come up very quickly, especially as compared to the time it takes to ship something from Europe.
Probable route from Ahaus to Charleston with Major Atlantic Hurricanes since 1950. We don’t have a curved line so the two lines-“V” must represent that.
Probable route with Hurricanes Matthew and Nicole:
Ahaus location exported from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahaus
From the “Draft EA for the Acceptance and Disposition of Spent Nuclear Fuel…from the Federal Republic of Germany“:
“The German government would place the CASTOR casks into shipping containers and transport them from the Jülich and Ahaus sites to a seaport in northern Germany where they would be secured aboard chartered ships certified to carry nuclear material. Consistent with Executive Order 12114, Environmental Effects Abroad of Major Federal Actions, the environmental impacts analysis in this EA starts at the point of the transport ships entering the global commons.7
The shipping campaign from Germany would involve about 30 shipments over approximately a 3.5-year period to transport the 455 CASTOR casks of spent nuclear fuel from Germany; a typical shipment would include 16 casks. At Joint Base Charleston-Weapons Station, railcars would be staged in advance of the arrival of the ship at the dock. Transport to SRS would be by a commercial carrier using a dedicated train. The National Nuclear Security Administration infrastructure and protocols for receipt of foreign research reactor spent nuclear fuel would be followed for these shipments, including Federal and State coordination protocols, and those for transport, security, and radiation control.
The CASTOR casks containing the spent nuclear fuel from Germany would be offloaded from the rail cars at SRS and stored on existing and/or new concrete or gravel storage pads in H-Area, L-Area, or a combination of the areas. Upon receipt, the shipment would be subject to visual inspection, radiological survey, and data verification to ensure that the casks meet all acceptance requirements.” https://web.archive.org/web/20161008004842/http://sro.srs.gov/docs/GermanProject/Draft_DOE_EA.pdf Screenshot at the bottom of our post. The title alleging US origin has been blotted through because it appears false.
It appears clear that 99.5% of the German spent nuclear fuel which they are attempting to send was probably NOT American made, since only 1 gram out of 200 grams was HEU (Highly Enriched Uranium), according to an EC document. The 3.5% difference may be import-processing of thorium from someplace else. Read details here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2016/03/10/proposed-dumping-of-200-tonnes-of-german-nuclear-waste-on-america-did-the-us-mislead-people-on-the-amount-hidden-in-plain-sight-jein-as-germans-say-oppose-dumping-of-200-tonnes-german-nuc/
Offshore from Scotland:
“Oil rig evacuated after ship carrying radioactive waste drifts
8 October 2014, An oil platform has been evacuated after a ship carrying radioactive material caught fire and began drifting in the Moray Firth. ” http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-29531395
2016 Hurricane Season
This is an excellent summary of the 2016 Hurricane Season. Even if they planned to only ship outside of hurricane season – and based on the quantity and recent Japanese shipment they are not – there are no guarantees that there will not be hurricanes or other storms during the ship trajectories.
2016 Only: Hurricanes and Tropical Storms (the season is ongoing)
“On January 12, an extratropical cyclone over the eastern Atlantic Ocean developed into a subtropical storm. Assigned the name Alex, the system soon developed into a fully tropical hurricane—the first such storm in January since Alice in 1955. Alex then made landfall over Terceira Island, Azores, as a strong tropical storm, before becoming extratropical on January 15. The next tropical cyclone developed in late May, originating as a tropical depression on May 27. The next day, the depression developed into Tropical Storm Bonnie, the first occurrence of two pre-season Atlantic storms since 2012 and the third occurrence since 1951. Bonnie drifted north-northwestwards over the following day, before weakening back into a depression early on May 29, however its remnant low regenerated into a tropical storm a few days later and finally dissipated north of Bermuda on June 5. Simultaneously, a new tropical depression developed near the Yucatán Peninsula. This depression soon became Tropical Storm Colin on June 5, marking the earliest occurrence of a season’s third named storm since reliable records began, surpassing the previous record set in 1887. On June 20, when Danielle had strengthened into a tropical storm, it also marked the earliest fourth named storm, surpassing the previous record set by Tropical Storm Debby in 2012 by 3 days. However, after Danielle, activity halted as no storms formed in July, an occurrence not seen since 2012. Activity revamped significantly in August. Earl wrought 67 deaths in Belize and Mexico, Fiona never threatened land while Tropical Depression Eight caused minimal impact. Gaston became the first major hurricane of the season east of Bermuda on August 28. Hermine brought torrential rainfall to the Caribbean, and became the first hurricane to form in the Gulf of Mexico since Ingrid in 2013. On September 2, Hermine became the first hurricane to strike Florida since Hurricane Wilma in October 2005. Through the rest of September, tropical storms Ian, Karl, Julia and Lisa followed in quick succession. Just before October began, Hurricane Matthew became the first Category 5 Atlantic hurricane since Hurricane Felix of 2007.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Atlantic_hurricane_season
“WASHINGTON (June 6, 2016) – A shipment of plutonium and highly enriched uranium (HEU) from Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)’s Fast Critical Assembly (FCA) reactor arrived safely at the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Savannah River Site near Aiken, S.C., and Y-12 National Security Complex near Oak Ridge, Tenn.” https://web.archive.org/web/20160813103500/https://nnsa.energy.gov/mediaroom/pressreleases/nnsa-announces-arrival-plutonium-and-uranium-japan’s-fast-critical-assembly
Since Obama arrived in office he has made it policy to spend almost $2 billion US dollars to import foreign nuclear waste from countries around the world, falsely claiming it is about non-proliferation. This includes half century old and thus useless SWISS MADE plutonium (now mixed with lots of Americium due to age) from a safe, and probably from a bunker, in their Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI). PSI gives the BS false claim that they are cooperating for non-proliferation. When Basel canton discussed the export of HEU waste from their research reactor they were far more honest. They stated that France doesn’t want it, the Swiss radioactive waste facility – an hour or less away – doesn’t want it and that the costs of sending it to the US are fixed and known. Furthermore they only paid for shipping and handling and the US will process and bury it. What a sweetheart of a deal for Switzerland – the US took nasty Swiss radioactive waste across the Atlantic to bury in America and Switzerland got shot of it for a pittance. Switzerland did pay something. Some of the poorer countries have paid nothing.
Along with Switzerland, another dangerous nation from which the US has imported nuclear waste is Sweden. Although Switzerland and Sweden supported the Nazis during WWII, and Japan was allied with Nazi Germany, like Germany they are as or more capable of keeping their own radioactive waste safe than the US is. That is apart from patent unfairness of exporting European nuclear waste to America.
The Obama administration appears to have pushed for this for the sake of Fluor at the Savannah River Nuclear site and possibly in the interest of former Goldman Sachs investment bankers who own-operate Energy Solutions Nuclear waste dump in Utah (and yes, it is literally a burial-dump). Energy Solutions is trying to purchase Waste Control Specialists (WCS) which stores and buries radioactive waste in west Texas, even though it is in clear violation of anti-trust laws. It owns and operates the Barnwell radioactive waste burial site in South Carolina, as well.
The Obama administration has come up with a term for old useless plutonium that foreign countries don’t want and he has decided the US should take – GAP plutonium. With age, plutonium becomes useless, more radioactive due to Americium ingrowth, and high pressure. The imports of waste include vented radioactive waste which isn’t allowed under US law.
Hurricane Matthew and Charleston, SC. Hurricane Nicole appears to the right in the second image.
D: Tropical Depression – wind speed less than 39 MPH
S: Tropical Storm – wind speed between 39 MPH and 73 MPH
H: Hurricane – wind speed between 74 MPH and 110 MPH
M: Major Hurricane – wind speed greater than 110 MPH