From: "Russell D. Hoffman" <rhoffman@animatedsoftware.com>
Subject: RE: FW: CAN GREEN PAINTED AND HERMES PATTERNED &  SCENTED/PARFUMED & DANGEROUS NUC"EL"AR REACTORS OR THEIR  RADIATION/SPENT-FUEL SMELL ANY BETTER/SWEETER??? LEAVE IT TOTHE  ALWAYSSELF DELUDING ALWAYS DISHONEST FRENCH TO MARKET SUCH   UNADULTRATED PURE B__

Sent to: "Traynor, Ray" <rtr@sandag.org>

November 21st, 2003

Mr Traynor,

You aren't, and never were, on any "email list" of mine (however you define that), and undoubtedly you are not on any of Bob Nichols' lists, either.  My letters to you were both in direct response to your letters to me.

I again strongly suggest you show this email to SANDAG's legal department since you seem unaware of your moral and legal responsibilities to citizens' cries for justice.  (Or maybe you already have sent it to them, in which case, they should have THEIR licenses to practice revoked.)

As a citizen of this county, I have a right to ask you what you have done to protect us from suicidal, hang-gliding terrorists seeking to destroy San Onofre, and I demand an answer.  I further demand an answer from whoever supervises YOU, as to why you are allowed to respond as you have to this entire collection of correspondences.  Your liability in this matter is now enormous.

Sincerely,

Russell D. Hoffman
Concerned Citizen
Carlsbad, CA

At 12:41 PM 11/21/2003 , "Traynor, Ray" <rtr@sandag.org> wrote:

Please remove me from your email lists.

 

Thank you

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Nichols [mailto:bobnichols@cox.net]
Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 12:31 PM
To: Traynor, Ray
Cc: Russell D. Hoffman
Subject: Re: FW: CAN GREEN PAINTED AND HERMES PATTERNED & SCENTED/PARFUMED & DANGEROUS NUC"EL"AR REACTORS OR THEIR RADIATION/SPENT-FUEL SMELL ANY BETTER/SWEETER??? LEAVE IT TOTHE ALWAYSSELF DELUDING ALWAYS DISHONEST FRENCH TO MARKET SUCH UNADULTRATED PURE B__

 

 

Ray Traynor

SANDAG

 

Ray,

 

Why don't you just answer Mr. Hoffman's question instead of trying

to change the subject and being evasive?

 

Bob Nichols

Oklahoma City

 

 

 

 


 

-------Original Message-------

 

From: Russell D. Hoffman

Date: Friday, November 21, 2003 13:32:22

To: Traynor, Ray

Subject: Re: FW: CAN GREEN PAINTED AND HERMES PATTERNED & SCENTED/PARFUMED & DANGEROUS NUC"EL"AR REACTORS OR THEIR RADIATION/SPENT-FUEL SMELL ANY BETTER/SWEETER??? LEAVE IT TOTHE ALWAYSSELF DELUDING ALWAYS DISHONEST FRENCH TO MARKET SUCH UNADULTRATED PURE B__S__T!!

 

November 21st, 2003

Mr. Traynor,

Thank you for sending me the information which you thought had originally come from me, so that we can isolate whom you need to contact if you wish to "unsubscribe".

The email shown below was not sent to you by me.  It appears that it was sent to you by whistleblower@ixpres.com (Dr. Ed Siegel).  I had forwarded the original Wall Street Journal article to him, but I was not involved in Dr. Siegel's redistribution, nor have I seen his comments (in CAPITAL LETTERS) prior to your sending me this.  Nor did I write the "Re" title in the subject line.

The person who sent it to you is a scientist, a metallurgist, a nuclear whistleblower, and a former employee of Westinghouse, Babcock and Wilcox, PSE&G, and the International Atomic Energy Authority.  I'm sure he would be happy to discuss in person and in detail, with you or anyone else at SANDAG, the scientific facts he writes about, at any time, or simply make a science-based presentation to SANDAG.  (I can find other nuclear physicists and nuclear engineers who would also welcome the opportunity.)  However, he is not me.  His arguments for shutting San Onofre immediately are at least as strong as mine (and have the full weight of decades of scientific research behind them), but they are not necessarily my arguments.  I concentrate on the terrorist issues, such as:  How is San Onofre protected from hang-gliding, suicidal terrorist coming up to the site from the nearby state park (or even further away)?

The answer is that it ISN'T protected from such things, and as a member of the San Diego Association of Governments, it's your duty to face that fact, understand it, and mitigate it.  Anything else is criminal negligence.  There is no other authority you can pass this responsibility off to.  If there WERE some such organization or agency, say, the military at Camp Pendleton, or the Border Patrol, or the state police, or San Onofre's own "rent-a-cops", then those organizations/agencies would have already done something to prevent such an attack, but in fact, such an attack is physically possible and would have devastating effects for San Diego.

Therefore, it is your civic duty to accept and read Dr. Siegel's information and to ACT on it to get San Onofre shut down immediately.  A non-operational nuclear power plant is much less vulnerable, than one which is operating, to terrorism, earthquakes, fires, floods, maintenance failures, ineptitude, and other problems.  (Below, I have included a comment from a nuclear physicist and designer of military reactors which supports this statement.)

I strongly suggest you contact SANDAG's legal department and have them review this email and the related information, such as the following web sites, which I have created:
 
Internet Glossary of Nuclear Terminology / "The Demon Hot Atom":
http://www.animatedsoftware.com/hotwords/index.htm

List of every nuclear power plant in America, with history, activist orgs, specs, etc.:
http://www.animatedsoftware.com/environm/no_nukes/nukelist.htm

List of over 300 books and videos about nuclear issues in my collection:
http://www.animatedsoftware.com/environm/no_nukes/mybooks.htm

Learn about The Effects of Nuclear War here:
http://www.animatedsoftware.com/environm/no_nukes/tenw/nuke_war.htm

San-Onofre-specific information (mostly):
http://www.animatedsoftware.com/environm/onofre/index.htm

I warned Ohioans about rust problems at Davis-Besse prior to that debacle, and I warned the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about 747s being crashed into large structures prior to 9-11.  Now I'm warning you about hang-gliding terrorist attacks and the damage that could be done that way.  I do not have it in my power to act on these predicaments we have foolishly put ourselves in, but you do.

I am distributing copies of this letter to various other government officials, newspaper reporters, and to my own newsletter subscribers.  As I suggested above, why not show it to SANDAG's legal department and let them guide you?  Hopefully they will advise you correctly.

Sincerely,

Russell Hoffman
Concerned Citizen
Carlsbad, CA

A warning about Davis-Besse which proved to be quite prophetic in light of what actually happened there:
http://www.animatedsoftware.com/environm/besse/tob2001a.htm

A warning about 747s PRIOR to 9-11:
http://www.animatedsoftware.com/environm/onofre/ocreg05.htm

======================================================
Comments (excerpt) by Jack Shannon (written today (November 21st, 2003) and addressed to a reporter in Ohio regarding a separate issue:

> Mr. Henry.
> I would like to inform you that the window of opportunity for most serious
> nuclear accidents is zero seconds.
> I worked in this field for thirty years and I know my business.
> A serious loss of coolant accident or a terrorist attack would cause
> instantaneous death to most people within the plant and for at least two
miles beyond
> the plant.
....[clip]...
> John Shannon
> Nuclear Physicist/Nuclear Engineer
> Former Manager of Nuclear Safety at the Navy's Knolls Atomic Power
Laboratory.

(Note that the "two mile" figure refers only to the "instantaneous" deaths.  There would be tens of thousands of additional deaths in San Diego in the following days, weeks, months, and years.-- rdh)

=======================================================

At 09:34 AM 11/21/2003 , "Traynor, Ray" <rtr@sandag.org> wrote:


 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: whistleblower [mailto:whistleblower@ixpres.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2003 9:59 PM
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:@smtp2.ixpres.com;
Subject: FYI: CAN GREEN PAINTED AND HERMES PATTERNED & SCENTED/PARFUMED & DANGEROUS NUC"EL"AR RECTORS OR THEIR RADIATION/SPENT-FUEL SMELL ANY BETTER/SWEETER??? LEAVE IT TOTHE ALWAYSSELF DELUDING ALWAYS DISHONEST FRENCH TO MARKET SUCH UNADULTRATED PURE BS!!!
Importance: High

 

 

----- Original Message -----

From: "Russell D. Hoffman" <rhoffman@animatedsoftware.com>

To: <esiegel@ixpres.com>

Sent: Tuesday, November 18, 2003 10:03 AM

Subject: FROM RADBULL

 

> This was seen in RADBULL this month:
>
> ==============================================================
>
>
> 23 WSJ: An Unusual Pitch From French Giant: Nukes Are Green
>
> Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 15:02:27 -0800
>
> WALL STREET JOURNAL, FRONT PAGE, UPPER RIGHT, LEADARTICLE 11/11/03
>
>

FYI: CAN GREEN PAINTED AND HERMES PATTERNED & SCENTED DANGEROUS NUC"EL"AR RECTORS OR THEIR RADIATION/SPENT-FUEL SMELL ANY BETTER/SWEETER???

 

LEAVE IT TOTHE ALWAYS SELF DELUDING ALWAYS DISHONEST FRENCH TO MARKET SUCH  PURE UNADULTRATED BS!!!

 

TRY TO TELL THIS FRENCH FANTASY  TO THE JAPANESE, WHO AT LEAST HAVE SOME HONOR AND HONESTY LEFT, WITH SOME 33 NUC"EL"AR "ACCIDENTS" WAITING TO HAPPENTO DATE, AND COUNTING:

MONJU, TOKAI, TSURUGA, FUGUN, HAMAOKA, OBAMA, ..., TEPCO (WITH ~ 18 PWR'S SHUT DOWN AROUND TOKYO FOR ~ 1.2 YEARS NOW)

 

AND U.S.: TMI, QUAD-CITIES, ZION, INDIAN POINT, MAINE YANKEE(S), SALEM, SAN ONOFRE, DIABLO CANYON, OKONEE, DAVIS-BESSIE, STP, . . . AND COUNTING;

 

OR AROUND THE E. U. : (R.ROLLNICK, "LEAKS ALERT OVER NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS", FRONT PAGE HEADLINES, THE EUROPEAN(WEKLY), WEEK ENDING 1/14/93)

 

OR ANYWHERE S A N E !!!

 

SIGNED,

 

A VETERAN OF: WESTIN"KL"OUSE, PSE&G, IAEA, B.&W., ABB/C.-E.

 

E!!!

> An Unusual Pitch From French Giant: Nukes Are Green
> Pondering IPO, France's Areva Makes
> A Splashy Case for "Atomic" [AS IN COOKING MARSHMALLOWS AROUND A CAMPFIRE ANDSINGING "KUMBAYA"???] Energy
>
> By JOHN CARREYROU
> Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
>
> PARIS -- Blackouts this year in the U.S., Scandinavia and Italy were a
> stark reminder that the world has yet to figure out how to meet its energy
> needs.
>
> Areva SA, a large but little-known company owned by the French government[WHO WANTS TO DUMP IT IN AN IPO, AS BNF TRIED TO DO, WITH SOUND REJECTIONS BY U.K. GOVERNMENT, FLEET D=STREET AND WORLD FINANCIAL MARKETS, AND THE BRITISH PUBLIC!!!],
> thinks it has the answer: nucle[NO! IT'S "EL"!!!]ar power.
>
> The world's biggest builder of nuclear reactors and recycler of nuclear
> waste, Areva aims to go public next year. It is pitching itself to
> potential investors on the controversial premise that nuclear power is
> making a comeback -- and that the industry that spawned Chernobyl is
> actually good for the environment.
>
> To make its case, Areva is embarked on a global marketing campaign that
> takes as much from the fashion industry as it does from the grubbier[YOU CAN SAY THAT AGAIN!!!] world
> of electricity production. Areva Chief Executive Anne Lauvergeon(44-MBA = IDIOT!!!] hired a
> former top executive from fashion house Hermes to gussie up[SURE NEEDS AN AWFUL LOT OF "GUSSYING UP", LIKE SOME FIVE DECADES WORTH!!!] WHY??? SUCH NEED SPEAKS VOLUMES FOR ITSELF!!!] nuclear power's
> image. She sponsored a yacht[NUC"EL"AR POWERED? THAT'S ILLEGAL!!!] in the America's Cup race. She's run
> television ads with the slogan: "We've got nothing to hide. Come see[AND DIE!!!???]."
>
> To prove that point Ms. Lauvergeon had cameras installed at a nuclear-waste
> recycling plant in Normandy, the largest repository of radioactive material
> on Earth. They piped live shots of the plant's interior to a Web site for
> public viewing.[BUT CAN TEY SEE TH E: NEUTRONS, GAMMA-RAY PHOTONS, BETA-RAY ELECTRONS, AND  WORSE YET, THE MICRO...NANO PARTICLES OFCONTAMINATION??? METHINKS NOT!!!] The French government ordered the cameras turned off for
> security reasons after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.[PEEK A BOO, OSAMMA!]
>
> Unlike coal and natural gas, nuclear plants don't emit greenhouse gases.
> Given that wind and solar energy have yet to become large-scale energy
> sources, Areva argues that nuclear plants are the only way to substantially
> boost power production without damaging the environment.[IF YOU LIKE RADIATION AS A CHASER TO YOUR ENERGY COCKTAIL, THAT IS!!!]
>
> In preparation for an initial public offering, Areva has been hosting
> meetings with investors and analysts. Bertrand Barre, a company engineer,
> says he tells these gatherings that the climate disruption wrought by
> global warming coupled with a projected doubling of power consumption over
> the next 50 years presents the world with "an impossible equation." He
> adds, "That's when I pull nuclear energy out of my hat.[MY HEAD A GLOWING RADIOACTIVE ASH HEAP!!!]"
>
> Areva, which has more than 50,000 employees and reported $9.5 billion in
> revenue last year, faces big hurdles. The nuclear-power industry hasn't
> convincingly addressed its two biggest problems -- what to do with nuclear
> waste[I SUGGEST THE SIMPLE, WITH SAUCE BERNAISE NEZ PAS, EA T IT!!!] that remains radioactive for millions of years, and how to ensure
> that uranium or plutonium that could be used for bombs doesn't fall into
> the wrong hands in an age of escalating terrorism.[IT IS ALREADY IN TE "WRONG HANDS": AREVA'S & THE WHOLE NUC"EL"AR INDUSTRY'S!!!]
>
> Memories of the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine are still fresh. In 1986, the
> reactor exploded, exposing an estimated 4.9 million people to radiation and
> causing at least 45 deaths and thousands of cases of cancers. Last year a
> boric-acid leak almost ate through the lid of a reactor at the Davis-Besse
> nuclear plant in Oak Harbor, Ohio. It was the most extensive corrosion ever
> found on a U.S. reactor.
>
>
> There are 441 operable BUT RAPIDLY (SO (MIS!!!)CALLED Ni- & Fe-BASED] "SUPER"ALLOYS) OVER-AGEING & EMBRITTLING & CRACKING & LEAKING, LITERALLY ANY/EVEYWHERE!!! nuclear reactors in the world today, accounting for
> about 17% of global power production, according to the World Nuclear
> Association.(SEE WWW.WNA.ORG & ESPECIALLY ITS "WOMEN IN NUC"EL"AR(DO THEY SWIM IN THE REACTOR SPENT-FUEL POOLS? IF SO, I SURE HOPE THAT THEY WEAR LEAD-LINED BIKINI'S!!!] FOR A BUNCH OF WEIRDO KOOKS, LED BY THE INIMITABLE EVER-SLEAZY HANS BLIX, FUNDED BY COGEMA & URANIUM MINERS - JUST WHERE DOES ONE THINK THAT: IRAQ, IRAN, NORTH KOREA, ... GET THEIR YELLOW-CAKE CARNOTITE-ORE & RED CAKE AUTUNITE ORE, AND FISSIONABLE U235 FROM, BEAMED DOWN FROM THE KLINGON EMPIRE???] The 104 reactors operating in the U.S. generate 20% of its
> power. France's 59 reactors generate 80% of its power. But the U.S. and
> Western Europe, the world's biggest power consumers, haven't added a
> reactor in years. Germany swore off[NO DOUBT AFTER ATTENDING A 12-STEP, NOT A.A., BUT W.N.A. OR I.A.E.A. MEETING!!!] nuclear power in 2000, though it plans
> to keep using its 19 reactors until they reach the end of their life span.
> Sweden[AFTER DESTROYING ABB BY ACQUITING BROWN BOVERI AND RUNNING IT INTO THE GROUND IN LESS THAN A DECADE-PERCY BARNEVIK STRIKES AGAIN!!! (SEE: WWW.FT.COM, SEARCH ON(IN 2002)? MARTIN EBNER, JACOB WALLENBERG, PERCY BARNEVIK; (2003), SEARCH ON ALSTOM!!!] is doing the same.
>
> On the other hand, Finland recently decided to build a fifth nuclear
> reactor, citing greenhouse pollution as one of its reasons. A consortium
> led by Areva was selected last month as the preferred bidder for the
> estimated $2.88 billion contract. In France, where public opinion is
> divided on nuclear power, the country's industry minister has said she
> supports building a new reactor.
>
> "Globally, things are beginning to move" toward nuclear power, says Ms.
> Lauvergeon. "What's happening in Finland is going to happen in a certain
> number of countries.[REQUIEM AETERNAM!!!]"
>
> Peter Fraser, a senior policy adviser with the International Energy Agency,
> is more cautious[A M E N!!!]. He doesn't foresee a reactor building spree in Europe and
> says growth in the U.S. will depend on government financial incentives for
> operators. "Asia[REQUIEM AETERNAM!!!] is where a lot of the growth potential is, especially
> China,[REQUIEN AETERNAM!!!]" he says.
>
> Roughly 30 new nuclear plants are being built, most in Asia and Eastern
> Europe. Rising concern about dependence on Middle East oil since Sept. 11
> has helped rekindle interest in nuclear power among some Americans. It has
> been 25 years since the U.S. built its last nuclear plant, but the
> Department of Energy last year published "Nuclear Power 2010," to encourage
> power-plant operators to start building new reactors by the end of the
> decade. The agency has earmarked $388 million in 2004 for nuclear energy[THE WORD IS"POWER" dE/dT WHICH CAN DO USEFUL WORK, N O T ENERGY = POWER INTEGRATED OVER TIME!!!].
>
> The French government, which owns 93% of Areva, hasn't[SURE WANTS TO DUMP IT REAL BAD, LIKRE A LOAD OF STINKING GARBAGE!!!] decided whether it
> will sell its stake to the public. But it is widely expected to, and
> recently hired an investment bank.[TO DUMP ITS/THIS GARBAGE, OR IS IT GARBAUGEE???] Ms. Lauvergeon says the offering could
> happen as early as March. Areva is already technically listed on the Paris
> Stock Exchange in the form of investment certificates, although they
> represent only 4% of the company.
>
> The stock market doesn't offer any other nuclear plays. Two of Areva's
> competitors are state-owned: Russia's Minatom Group and the U.K.'s British
> Nuclear Fuels. The third, General Electric Co.'s GE Nuclear Energy, is a
> relatively small part of a conglomerate.
>
> Areva is the child of three decades of nuclear research and engineering,
> dating back to France's decision in the early 1970s to lessen its
> dependence on Middle East oil. To jump-start its efforts, the French
> government bought Westinghouse's["WESTIN'KL'OUSE" CRAP YET AGAIN!!!???] stake in a reactor-making joint venture
> with a French company. The Westinghouse joint venture was called Framatome[A MARSHMALOW COOKING VENTURE???WHY NOT FRAMANUC"EL"AR? WHY NOT CALL A SPADE A SPADE???],
> short for "France-America Atom[LIKE IN A PEACE OF BREAD, WHICH "FISSIONS" WHEN YOU SLICEIT WITH A BREADKNIFE!, OR IN B.-S.!!!]." Separately, the state agency that built
> France's nuclear bomb created Cogema, a company to mine and enrich uranium[AND SELL IT TO ANY/ALL BIDDERS, INCL.: IRAQ, IRAN, NORTH KOREA!, ....!!]
> and recycle nuclear waste[INTO PRODUCERS-LIKE "SPRINGTIME FOR HITLER AND GERMANY" GOODIES, NO DOUBT!?].
>
> By the time Ms. Lauvergeon was appointed in 1999 to head Cogema, the bigger
> of the two state companies, it had been destabilized by years of attacks
> from environmentalists and had developed a culture of paranoia. "It was
> kind of a FUEHRERbunker," recalls Ms. Lauvergeon, 44 years old, a former aide to
> the late French President Francois Mitterrand.
>
>
> One of her first decisions was to move Cogema's headquarters from a gritty
> Paris suburb that housed defense companies to a building in the city center
> with a giant glass atrium, to symbolize transparency[OF B_S_T???]. Ms. Lauvergeon
> ordered the Webcams at the large Cogema recycling plant and started
> announcing[CLEVER MOVE, THAT! SIGNED, OSAMMA!] train shipments of nuclear waste to the recycling plant from
> Germany. For years, Greenpeace, the environmental group, had denounced the
> secrecy surrounding the shipments and had sent some of its activists to lie
> down in front of the trains. Ms. Lauvergeon let her executives appear on TV
> talk shows, reversing the previous management's policy of ignoring media
> requests.
>
> In 2000, Ms. Lauvergeon received the results of an energy study she had
> commissioned showing that global warming was beginning to alarm the public.
> She decided to use it as a powerful argument to promote nuclear power. Data
> showed that carbon-dioxide emissions had fallen 22% in France since 1979,
> when the country increased its reliance on nuclear power.
>
> Ms. Lauvergeon lobbied the government to merge Cogema and Framatome, which
> had become bitter rivals, to create the world's biggest nuclear-engineering
> company. She got her way in September 2001 and renamed the company Areva.
>
> The next month, Ms. Lauvergeon hired Alain Bucaille[OU LA LA!!!], the former No. 2
> executive of Hermes, to improve nuclear power's poor image. He applied some
> of the brand-marketing techniques of luxury-(AT ~10 BILLION A POP, AND LASTING ONLY ~20-25 YEARS DUE TO PURPOSEFUL FRAUD IN (SO (MIS)CALLED "SUPER"ALLOYS OVER-AGEING-EMBRITTLEMENT CRACKING, LEAKAGE, AND CATATROPHIC FAILURES!!!)-goods makers to nuclear energy.
> He conducted focus[FOCUS GROUPS FOR NUC"EL"AR RADIATIONS:GAMMA-RAYS, BETA-RAYS, ALPHA-PARTICLES, AND NEUTRONS ARE CALLED A C C E L E R A T O R S!!! EEK!!!] groups to determine how the industry could present
> itself in a better light. One finding: The public was especially worried
> about nuclear waste[LIKE YUCCA MOUNTAIN'S NEVADA SENATORS REID & ENSIGN AND EVERY CITIZEN OF NEVADA!!!], leading Areva to stop using ominous[SCARY  THAT!!!] terms such as
> "irreversible" when referring to the storage of radioactive waste.
>
> Mr. Bucaille also developed an advertisement for TV and the Internet
> showing a pressure cooker with a soundtrack of noise that grows louder and
> louder until the screen goes dark -- a metaphor for global warming. The ad
> ends with the question: "Could nuclear energy be part of the solution?" THE ANSWER TO ALL BUT G. BUSHLEAGUE, SCARATARY IBRQHIM, AND LON CHENEY JR. IS A RESOUNDING NO!!!, NON FOR YOU FRENCHY RETARDS!!!]
>
> In early 2002, Areva sponsored France's yacht[NUC"EL"AR POWERED??? IN VIOLATION OF RACING RULES???] in the America's Cup race. It
> was a bid to improve Areva's name recognition in the U.S., where its
> reactor maintenance, nuclear fuel supply and other business generates $2
> billion in revenue a year. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has extended[QUITE A FANTASY THAT, WITH ALL THOSE OVER-AGEING, EMBRITTLING, CRACKING, LEQAKING, AND CATASTROPHICALLY FAILING ((SO (MIS)CALLED "SUPER"ALLOYS!!!]
> the life span of 15 U.S. reactors to 60 years from 40 years -- a marketing
> opportunity for Areva's reactor-maintenance business.
>
> The race took place in Auckland, New Zealand, where 17 years before French
> agents had sunk the Rainbow Warrior, a Greenpeace boat protesting French
> nuclear-bomb tests in the South Pacific. Greenpeace saw Areva's sponsorship
> as a provocation and Frederic Marillier, one of its activists, called it
> the "height of contempt." So, when the greenish yacht, sporting "Areva" in
> red letters on its bow, embarked on its maiden sail from Brittany, a
> Greenpeace motorboat rammed it and damaged its hull.[JUST LIKE OSAMA MIGHT RAM AND DAMAGE A SPENT FUEL SHIPMENT???!!! ]The Areva yacht ended
> up finishing second-to-last[LIKE P.W.R. AND B.W.R. NUC"EL"AR REACTOR EUPHEMISTICALLY CALLED "QUALITY"!!!] in a preliminary to the America's Cup race.
>
> Earlier this year, Greenpeace highlighted one of the nuclear power
> industry's major dangers. Every week, Areva trucks take plutonium from the
> company's plant in Normandy to another plant in the south of France 600
> miles away, where it is turned into reactor fuel. In February, Greenpeace
> activists immobilized one of the trucks for three hours in the French town
> of Chalon-sur-Saone to make the point that the convoys are vulnerable to
> attack. Mr. Marillier, who took part, says each truck carries enough
> plutonium to make 15 Hiroshima-size bombs. "As long as Areva handles
> plutonium, it won't be just another company," he says.
>
> Ms. Lauvergeon plays down the incident, saying that the plutonium
> transported isn't weapons-grade, the trucks are escorted by police cars and
> special mechanisms make them impregnable.
>
> Global warming has caused some environmentalists to make peace with nuclear
> power. James Lovelock, the British scientist who was one of the founding
> fathers of the Green movement, has become actively pro-nuclear.[AT WHAT PAY RATE???] He argues
> that the 45 proved deaths caused by Chernobyl pale in comparison with the
> estimated 30,000 Europeans who died from this summer's heat wave[YOU MEAN ALL THOSE 'CRISPED "FRENCH FRIES" (RIP!!!) CAUSED BY ALL THOSE FRENCH NUC"EL"AR REACTORS THAT HAD TO BE TAKEN OFFLINE BECAUSE OF COOLING WATER HEATING, AND WHY NO ONE DESIGNING/BUILDING/MAINTAINING FRENCH NUC"EL"AR REACTORS (LIKE AREVA, FRAMATOME, WESTIN"KL"OUSE, COGEMA, ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE, IAEA, ...) EVER FORSAW SUCH A COOLING WATER UNAVAILABILITY CONTINGENCY??? HOW CHARACTERISTIC!, HOW FRENCH!(LIKE THEIR MUCH VAUNTED MAGINOT LINE HOLDING HITLER AT BAY IN WWII FOR AT LEAST ... SEVERAL HOURS!!)!, HOW NUC"EL"AR!!!]. He blames
> climate change caused by greenhouse pollution. Nuclear enegy "is the only
> clean[INVISIBLE DEATH CAN LOOK REAL CLEAN, JUST LIKE AN X-RAY TUBE!!!] source of energy we have as far as the atmosphere goes," he says.
>
> Ms. Lauvergeon maintains that if nuclear power doesn't stage a comeback,
> Areva is still an attractive[NOT TO FINANCIAL MARKETS, NOR TO FITCH, NOR TO MOODYS, NOR S&P NOR DUNN & BRADSTREET!!!!] investment because it will take decades to
> phase out the world's nuclear-power infrastructure. That will guarantee
> steady business from uranium mining, reactor servicing and waste recycling,
> she says. Last year, Areva earned a profit of $288 million without a single
> new reactor order. Its investment certificates have risen 38% this year,
> valuing Areva at $7.82 billion.
>
> Areva recently won two high-profile SCARETARY IBRAHIM U.S. Department of Energy contracts:
> one to help with the storage of U.S. nuclear waste in Yucca POOY Mountain in
> Nevada, and another to transform the Pentagon's excess plutonium into fuel
> for nuclear plants. Areva also has clinched 10 U.S. contracts to replace
> the massive lids[OCONEE, DAVIS BESSIE, STP, ... PROBABLY MANY MANY OTHERS; SEE N.R.C.'S B.SHERIN, NUCLEAR NEWS (6/03)] on nuclear reactors, which each cost $17.3 million.
>
> The replacements were prompted by the mishap in Ohio last year. Ms.
> Lauvergeon says the leak at Davis-Besse "is very bothersome" but that the
> averted accident wouldn't have been anywhere near as dangerous as Chernobyl.
>
> Write to John Carreyrou at
> <mailto:john.carreyrou@wsj.com>john.carreyrou@wsj.com
>
> Updated November 12, 2003
>
> --
> Center for Health, Environment and Justice
> P.O. Box 6806, Falls Church, VA 22040
> 703-237-2249 http://www.chej.org
>
>
>
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Our original correspondence from earlier this morning:
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November 21st, 2003

Mr. Traynor,

As a member of SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments), you should realize that my emails are an attempt by a local (Carlsbad, CA) citizen to communicate with elected or appointed government officials concerning a dire problem in California and around the world -- one which SANDAG should be working on -- namely, stopping San Onofre from polluting our air, soil, and water and replacing it's power output with clean, renewable energy solutions.

However, be that as it may, you are not in my database, so I cannot "unsubscribe" you.  Perhaps someone who realizes the importance of the issues has forwarded one of my messages to you.

If you wish, you can send me the entire email you received, and perhaps I can figure out what happened.  Or, perhaps you are subscribed under a different name and email address (I checked both parts to try to find you in my database).

I am also sorry that you feel you are not interested in my messages.  Such disinterest by an elected or appointed government official in charge of protecting our environment is nothing less than criminal negligence.

Sincerely,

Russell Hoffman
Carlsbad, CA


At 06:57 AM 11/21/2003 , "Traynor, Ray" <rtr@sandag.org> wrote:


 

 

Ray Traynor

 

SANDAG

401 B Street, Suite 800

San Diego, CA 92101

 

(619) 595-5645 office

(619) 595-5305 fax

rtr@sandag.org

 

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