Fukushima nuclear plant to construct UNDERSEA tunnel to release a million tons of treated water — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/533045-fukushima-nuclear-plant-undersea-tunnel/

The operators of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant have
announced plans to build an undersea tunnel to facilitate the release of
more than one million tons of treated water from the site into the
surrounding ocean.
The 1km-long and
eight-feet-wide tunnel will run east from the water container tanks at
the nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean, allowing roughly 1.27 million
tons of treated water to be released into the sea, despite opposition
from neighboring countries.

Japan insists that the water, which is
set to be released in two years, is completely safe, having been
thoroughly treated to remove radioactive particles. The containers
include water that was used to cool down the nuclear power plant after
it went into meltdown in the wake of the 2011 tsunami, as well rain and
groundwater that subsequently seeped in.

Cambodia’s Chinese-financed dam violated rights of thousands of indigenous people – report — RT World News

https://www.rt.com/news/531661-cambodia-china-dam-human-rights/

… A Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam built in the north-east of

Cambodia has been condemned by Human Rights Watch (HRW) for displacing
and destroying the lives of thousands of indigenous people in a new report released on Tuesday.
The Lower Sesan 2, a
400-megawatt project and one of the widest dams in Asia, has come under
criticism since its completion in 2018, including for flooding large
areas of the Sesan and Srepok rivers. The construction project itself
forced the displacement of around 5,000 people, according to HRW, with those affected “coerced into accepting inadequate compensation.” Tens of thousands are believed to have suffered devastating losses to their incomes.

“Cambodian
authorities need to urgently revisit this project’s compensation,
resettlement, and livelihood-restoration methods, and ensure that future
projects don’t feature similar abuses,” HRW’s Asia advocacy director John Sifton said following the release of the report.

The
Lower Sesan 2 dam washed away the livelihoods of Indigenous and ethnic
minority communities who previously lived communally and mostly
self-sufficiently from fishing, forest-gathering, and agriculture.

Beyond
the impact on the community, HRW has also raised concerns about the
production capacity of the dam, arguing that output is “likely far lower” than the goal of “one-sixth of Cambodia’s annual electricity.”

HRW’s
findings come after the group interviewed more than 60 members of the
community, civil society leaders, academics, scientists and individuals
with expert knowledge of the project.

Cambodian government spokesperson Phay Siphan rejected HRW’s concerns and defended the dam project saying it has provided “positive impacts” and arguing that villagers who were resettled have been given new homes, farmland and electricity.



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“The allegations are not reasonable, they don’t look at
Cambodian experiences…and the new location is better than the old place,” media reports quoted Phay Siphan as saying in response to the report.

The Lower Sesan 2 dam is not the first project constructed as part of
China’s Belt and Road Initiative to face criticism for damaging environmental effects or a disregard for community concerns. Other
projects flagged by HRW include the development of Pakistan’s port city of Gwadar and the Myitsone Dam project in Myanmar’s Kachin State.

Climate change: IPCC report is ‘code red for humanity’ – BBC News

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-58130705

Human activity is changing the climate in unprecedented and sometimes irreversible ways, a major UN scientific report has said.

The landmark study warns of increasingly extreme heatwaves, droughts and
flooding, and a key temperature limit being broken in just over a
decade…

How the CDC Betrayed Victims of Agent Orange – by Techno Fog – The Reactionary – Trump:The American Years

https://americafirst.blog/2021/08/01/how-the-cdc-betrayed-victims-of-agent-orange-by-techno-fog-the-reactionary/

There are few things in this world with the long-term toxicity of Agent Orange, the chemical herbicide used in Vietnam. Polonium-210 in a cup of tea will kill you – just ask former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko – but, unlike Agent Orange, its damage isn’t generational.For the uninitiated, Agent Orange is the moniker given to the “mixture of butoxyethanol esters of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4-D) and 2,4,5-trichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,5-T).”1 It was a nasty chemical compound manufactured primarily by Dow Chemical and Monsanto (and others) at the instructions of the United States government during the Vietnam war.From 1962 to 1971, the US Air Force sprayed at least 11 million gallons of Agent Orange in Vietnam. The purpose of Agent Orange, primarily distributed through Operation Ranch Hand, was defoliation to improve visibility for military operations and the destruction of enemy food supplies. It was mostly sprayed by plane, although it was also sprayed through helicopters, truck, boat, and backpacks to clear foliage around bases and landing zones.

Continue Reading Here: How the CDC Betrayed Victims of Agent Orange – by Techno Fog – The Reactionary

300MW Tesla Megapack battery storage site in Australia catches fire – DCD

https://www.datacenterdynamics.com/en/news/300mw-tesla-megapack-battery-storage-site-in-australia-catches-fire/

One of the largest battery storage sites in the world has caught fire.

At around 10:15 a.m. local time on Friday, a fire broke out at a 300MW Tesla Megapack site in Australia’s Victoria state…

Plastic recycling: Why are 99.75% of coffee cups not recycled? – BBC News

Comment by tonytran2015: (https://survivaltricks.wordpress.com/2019/08/04/the-scam-of-recycling-organized-by-local-governments-part-2-recycling-plastics/).

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43739043

…Industry body the Paper Cup Alliance says the specialist plants that do
have the technology already have the capacity to recycle all the cups we
throw away – it’s the infrastructure to transport them there that’s
currently lacking…

Invention Uses Microbes to Convert Plastic Waste into Edible Protein. But Would You Eat It?

https://www.nationandstate.com/2021/07/25/invention-uses-microbes-to-convert-plastic-waste-into-edible-protein-but-would-you-eat-it/
By B.N. Frank It’s great that scientists are working on new ways to recycle plastic waste. But food for you to eat as well as… Invention Uses Microbes to Convert Plastic Waste into Edible… Go to Source Author: Activist Post