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    UK nuclear workers told to stay home as radioactivity rises

    Published time: January 31, 2014 08:34
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    A view of the Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site near Seascale in Cumbria, England (Reuters / David Moir)



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    Britain’s Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site has told non-essential workers to stay home Friday due to the detection of abnormally high levels of radiation.
    The radiation spike was detected by one of the monitors at the north end of the partially decommissioned site.
    Sellafield management have sought to reassure the public that radiation levels are not high enough to warrant any emergency. Apart from the reduced staffing levels, the site is operating normally, the company said.
    "In response to an operational condition on the Sellafield site a conservative and prudent decision has been taken, to operate the site at reduced manning levels, commensurate with safe operations," the company said in a statement.
    UK Energy Ministry said it is in contact with Sellafield and sees no reason to believe that the incident is more serious than what the company says it is.
    Sellafield nuclear reprocessing site in Cumbria, northwest England, is currently undergoing decommission.
    A Cold War legacy, Sellafield holds dozens of tons of plutonium waste from Britain’s nuclear weapons program. One of its buildings is dubbed "the most hazardous industrial building in western Europe."
    The site attracts anti-nuclear campaigners, partially due to a number of radiation leaks the site has experienced over the decades.
    Sellafield closure was announced in June 2012, following concerns over environmental damage and terrorist threats. It has cost British taxpayers at least £67.5 billion ($106 billion).
    http://rt.com/news/sellafield-radioa...k-nuclear-460/
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    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    We get that 100% of the time there is a nuclear 'incident'....'everything is fine and under control'...and it is almost NEVER true.
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    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    The Beeb were anxiously playing down any risk or danger this morning.

    It could, therefore, be a serious incident....
    The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Guyatt View Post
    The Beeb were anxiously playing down any risk or danger this morning.

    It could, therefore, be a serious incident....

    Dave, I'm counting on you to go buy a scintillation meter and drive on over and report back to us!.............
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Lemkin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Guyatt View Post
    The Beeb were anxiously playing down any risk or danger this morning.It could, therefore, be a serious incident....
    Dave, I'm counting on you to go buy a scintillation meter and drive on over and report back to us!.............
    The meter was simply scintillating...
    The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
    Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14

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