Tuesday, April 29, 2014

US Homeland Security weighs In on Nuclear Waste -sort of

US Homeland Security, on April 21st published an article titled: Debate over Ontario, Canada underground nuclear waste facility intensifies.
In the article, the president of the Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility is quoted. "The first phase is construct, then operate, then closure and abandonment. The problem is you have the wrong people in charge of nuclear waste. It's not that they are bad, but there is a conflict of interest. We need people in charge of this who are independent of the nuclear industry, so their only interest is protecting the public safety."

US Homeland Security, being aware of Misubichi's remedial waste research, is remiss in not revealing that a Phase 2 would create an adjacent depository for highly radioactive materials, and that haste to bury nuclear waste is unconsionable.

The following translation from the Japanese by GreenWin on the "Always Open Thread" at E-Cat World vindicates Fleishmann/Pons while Mitsubichi scales up its patented LENR technology, thus potenially resolving Ontario Power Generation's dilemma -and the world's nuclear waste problems.

GreenWin •
...The lengthy April 8th article in Nikkei (Japan's Wall Street Journal) details greatly expanded research by Mitsubishi's Advanced Technology Research Center:

"[Mitsubishi's] transmutation research is based on the same concept of room temperature “cold fusion” as was proposed in 1989 [by Pons & Fleischmann.] Iwamura's research confirmed the transmutation of trace elements with precise analyses... one of the most trusted research facilities in the world, SPring-8 is a large synchrotron radiation facility which delivers the most powerful synchrotron radiation currently available to science...

...the program has been expanded to include joint experiments with universities, research institutes and other external businesses." Nikkei Business journal, 4/8/2014 (translated by NET) http://ecat.org/2014/nikkei-re...

The article indicates Mitsubishi is scaling the process up for materials synthesis and commercial mitigation of Earth's vast stocks of nuclear waste...

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There is little evidence that either Homeland Security or UN Headquarters and its Vienna agency (International Atomic Energy Agency) are pushing the potential LENR solution to world problems such as desalination, desertification, hunger, and of course, treatment of nuclear by-products.
Taking the lead are private industries such as Brillouin and Industrial Heat LLC. They have arrangements with Asian interests to engineer LENR applications in the energy field. And, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is reaching out for partners to help scale-up its patented process for treatment of Japan's (and the world's) nuclear junk.

On the E-cat World forum of March 4, 2014 is an announcement of the Mitsubichi transmutation patent issued by the European Patent Office. The article concludes with a comment on probable impact:
The granting of this patent provides an important stamp of credibility for the field of LENR, and opens a door to a world of possibilities in materials science where elements can be engineered in useful ways. Mitsubishi is one of the world’s giants of engineering and having them involved in LENR development, and now granted this patent, will surely garner the attention of the engineering, scientific and business worlds.

The preceeding italics should also garner the attention of the Ontario agency dealing with Bruce Power's application for a deep depository for nuclear waste and be relayed in braille to the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.

A lengtly Speigel Magazine feature article deals with the overwhelming costs of decomissioning legacy nuclear plants and related long-term storage of radio-active debris.
Another "must read" for parties involved in the Kincardine deep depository decision is a piece by Credit-Suisse on the economic costs of denuclearization in Tiwan.


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