Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Cove Point to export Marcellus shale gas?

East Coast LNG import facility will probably be changed to an export facility. This development results in higher prices for American consumers, while our water gets fracked. In contrast — it is illegal to export crude oil produced in the US.

Dominion, based in Richmond, Va., has won approval from the Department of Energy to use Cove Point for exporting liquefied natural gas to about 20 nations with which the United States has free-trade agreements. The company is now seeking federal permission to allow shipments to virtually any foreign country, except those barred because of trade embargoes.

via Marcellus shale fracking: Natural gas exports eyed through Calvert County – Baltimore Sun.



Amateur Fukushima Cleanup
February 11, 2012, 13:00
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Amateur cleanup, pro revenue. Nuke companies make the mess, then make a profit pretending to clean it up. Is there a Corexit for nuclear accidents?

It was these same three companies that helped build 45 of Japan’s 54 nuclear plants — including the reactor buildings and other plants at Fukushima Daiichi that could not withstand the tsunami that caused a catastrophic failure — according to data from Citizens’ Nuclear Information Center, a watchdog group.

One of them, the Taisei Corporation, leads the consortium that sent out the workers now tramping around Iitate in hazmat suits. Consortiums led by Taisei and the other two big companies — Obayashi and Kajima — among them received contracts for the government’s first 12 pilot decontamination projects, totaling about $93 million.

“It’s a scam,” said Kiyoshi Sakurai, a critic of the nuclear industry and a former researcher at a forerunner to the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, which is overseeing this phase of decontamination. “Decontamination is becoming big business.”

via After Fukushima Disaster, a Confused Effort at Cleanup – NYTimes.com.



Dysprosium
February 11, 2012, 06:00
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A rare earth metal controlled by China. Japan will try to use less.

http://news.yahoo.com/japan-slash-heavy-rare-earth-china-tightens-grip-093552135.html

Dysprosium is the rare earth metal for Dystopia. I learned that in my Dysprosium symposium which meets Tuesdays and Thursdays.