News Roundup – November 22, 2014

All efforts have failed to stop very high levels of radioactive materials flowing into the Pacific Ocean.  Top Fukushima Plant Official: “Little cause for optimism”.” (November 2014)  

– NHK News & ENEnews

For more such news, see my page with NUCLEAR NEWS links.  My related blogposts can be found listed under “Fukushima & Hanford blogposts

On the personal end:


Brrr. ;-)

– I broke up my camp by the creek and moved into a beautiful dwelling with heating, warm water and electricity.  Amazing experience!  ;-)  The place is much further from town and has no internet, so I won’t be posting as much as has been the case since I declared a blogging hiatus that didn’t manifest…

A recent blogpost is being restructured.  It was about Spent Fuel Pool 4 having been emptied of spent fuel at the troubled Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Site.  It also included additional reflections on my visit to Fukushima last year. It will remain temporarily taken down., but I’ll likely bring it back by the end of the year, after splitting it in 2 or 3 pieces and editing it.

(DISCLAIMER:  My views, understanding and opinions are subject to change without notice.  I reserve the right to edit or alter posts and pages beyond recognition, or even disappear (temporarily or permanently) content after posting, as I see fit.)

Couple pics:

The mountains here in Colorado are dotted with old mines, many of dating back to the gold rush at the end of the 19th century.   When it’s cold, as will pretty much be the case all the way into spring, you can feel the Earth’s warmth by their entrances.  Reportedly many are about 45 degrees Fahrenheit (7 degrees Celcius) year-round.  For alleged safety reasons (high radon gas levels in many, as well as danger of collapsing) most are closed to the public.   This one was close to where I was camping:

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Any news out there…?

And as far as climates, temperatures and current snow cover goes (see my METEO page for data), all looks to be well within the range of late Holocene natural variability:

Cheers.  Stay warm, everyone.

Signing off for awhile again.  Peace out.

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