On April 12, 2011 the Japanese Government announced that it had elevated the contamination alert level at Fukushima-Diachi Power Station to Level 7, surpassing the severity of the incident at Chernobyl in the Soviet Union that occurred on April 26, 1986. The Chernobyl disaster triggered the release of substantial amounts of radiation into the atmosphere in the form of both particulates and gaseous radioisotopes. Until now, Chernobyl was the most significant unintentional release of radiation into the environment to date. It has been suggested that the radioactive contamination caused by the Chernobyl disaster greatly exceeded that of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. However, the work of the Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) suggests that the two events cannot be directly compared, with a number of scientists suggesting that one was ten times larger than the other. Others claimed that the isotopes released at Chernobyl tended to be longer-lived than those released by A-Bomb detonation, producing radioactivity curves that vary in shape as well as size making comparisons undeterminable.
In comparing Chernobyl to Fulushima, most scientists believe that it’s just too early to speculate about the amount of radiation being released at Fukushima-Diachi to make any realistic comparisons to either Chernobyl, Nagasaki, Hiroshima or Fukushima.
On April 9, 2011 a Think Tank comprising internationally renowned scientists led by NASA-Scholar and Scientist Dr. Joseph A. Resnick, Inventor of Stealth Radex, along with Dr. Denyse DuBrucq, Inventor of CryoRain Technology, Professor Ron Stewart, Inventor of ORIE technology and Global Logistics and Officer, Special Transport Executive Coordinator, Joy Mann-Simmons, issued a press release calling for the immediate deployment of Dr. DuBrucq’s and Prof. Stewart's CryoRain/ORIE Nitrogen Assist technology at the Fukushima-Diachi Power Station. The press release can be viewed at URL http://www.prlog.org/
The CryoRain process teaches ‘raining’ of liquefied Nitrogen, N2, through a specially-designed sieve appliance that enables liquid nitrogen to change phase into a pure form of Nitrogen gas that completely removes oxygen from any environment. Without oxygen the prospect of explosions and fires is completely negated.
In a subsequent press release issued on April 19, 2011 ( http://www.prlog.org/
On April 13, 2011 the group submitted a proposal under EPA RFA2011 to the EPA’s Chicago HQ to support the Great Lakes Restoration Project which has oversight of more than 30 Nuclear power generation stations throughout the Great Lakes Region. 80% of the water from the Great Lakes is drawn by Nuclear and thermal power plants in production of energy for distribution throughout the Northeast and Midwestern USA. Protecting energy and sewage plants with pre-positioned Liquid Nitrogen fixed fire/explosion suppression and remote Sat-imaging monitoring capability was proposed. The proposal stressed that preservation of human and material assets and offset to potential radioactive contamination events in the Great Lakes is critical to maintaining infrastructure, public safety and commerce. The proposal claimed that pre-positioning of the CryoRain/ORIE systems would assure improved disaster response times and event mitigation capability for first responders in the event of natural or accidental Nuclear accidents or natural catastrophes. Dr. Resnick, the Principal Investigator for the effort stated, “Nuclear contamination of the Great Lakes and its Watershed could endanger 90% of the Fresh Waters in North America. In the event of pollution occurrences, according to the Great Lakes Water Institute, to restore Lake Superior would take 173 years, 62 years for Lake Michigan and 21 years for Lake Huron. Thus, pollution must be avoided at all costs”.
Presently over 80% of the water withdrawals from the Great Lakes is fossil fuel and nuclear generating electric plants and well under an eighth of its water consumption. This fact means that a large portion of the waters removed from the Lakes is returned, often warmer, so any contamination going into the waters as these cool or otherwise are employed before returning to the Lakes “stays in the Great Lakes” accumulating more radiant heat which can result in increased pollution and algae blooms. Since nearly ¾ of the consumptive uses of Great Lakes waters are for human supply, irrigation and livestock needs, the intake of contamination by man can compound rapidly leading to negative environmental outcomes.
The range of applications of CryoRain/ORIE proposed for deployment in the Great Lakes Region includes both Nuclear and conventional electric power generation plants. Sewage disposal plants within the range of the Watershed of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River are likewise targeted for inclusion in the proposed project. For coal burning electric power plants, the CryoRain/ORIE gas stack scrubber system can process what would be smoke from these plants preventing air pollution and, with rain or snow, prevent water pollution in the Lakes.
The Team has called for Congressional Hearings to address safety and emergency preparedness issues and policies concerning operation of all 104 active Nuclear facilities across the USA.
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