Indian Point Will Contaminate The Hudson With Plutonium At The Sixth Seal

Sunday, May 10, 2015 06:35PM
“There’s no doubt that oil was discharged into the Hudson River,” Cuomo said. “Exactly how much, we don’t know.”
The transformer at the plant about 30 miles north of midtown Manhattan failed on Saturday evening, causing a fire that forced the automatic shutdown.
Cuomo revealed Sunday that even after the blaze on the non-nuclear side of the plant was quickly doused, the heat reignited the fire, but it was again extinguished.
Oil in the transformer seeped into a holding tank that did not have the capacity to contain all the fluid, which then entered river waters through a discharge drain.
Joseph Martens, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection, said measures were taken to keep the oil from spreading, including setting up booms over an area about 300 feet in diameter in the water.
The cleanup should take a day or two, Cuomo said.
A spokesman for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said several thousand gallons of oil may have overflowed the transformer moat.
The reactor itself was deemed safe and stable throughout, said a spokesman for owner Entergy Corp. The plant’s adjacent Unit 2 reactor was not affected and remained in operation.
The Indian Point Energy Center in Buchanan supplies electricity for millions of homes, businesses and public facilities in New York City and Westchester County.
“These situations we take very seriously. Luckily this was not a major situation. But the emergency protocols are very important,” Cuomo said Saturday. “I take nothing lightly when it comes to this plant specifically.”
The transformer at Indian Point 3 takes energy created by the plant and changes the voltage for the grid supplying power to the state. The blaze, which sent black smoke billowing into the sky, was extinguished by a sprinkler system and on-site personnel, Entergy spokesman Jerry Nappi said. Westchester County police and fire were on site as a precaution.
It was not immediately clear what caused the failure, or whether the transformer would be repaired or replaced. Nappi said there were no health or safety risks.
Officials did not know how long the 1,000-megawatt reactor would be down. Entergy is investigating the failure.
Cuomo said there had been too many emergencies recently involving Indian Point. Unit 3 was shut down Thursday morning for an unrelated issue – a water leak on the non-nuclear side of the plant. It was repaired and there was no radioactive release, Nappi said.
In March, Unit 3 was shut down for a planned refueling that took about a month.
“We have to get to the bottom of this,” the governor said.
Diane Screnci, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said an agency inspector was at the site Sunday and the agency would follow up as Indian Point assesses the affected equipment.
She said there was no impact on the public, and it was not out of the ordinary for a transformer to have a problem.

Scarlet Woman Takes Huge National Lead (Revelation 17)

Fox News Poll: Clinton ahead of Trump after debate, fear motivating both sides
Hillary Clinton has gained ground on Donald Trump, who has slipped in key measures of the presidential race after the first debate.
First, the horserace. Clinton is ahead of Trump by three percentage points: 43-40 percent in the four-way matchup, according to a new Fox News Poll of likely voters. Her advantage is within the poll’s margin of sampling error. Two weeks ago, Clinton was up by one (41-40 percent).
Third-party candidates Gary Johnson (8 percent) and Jill Stein (4 percent) remain in single digits.
In the two-candidate head-to-head, Clinton tops Trump by five: 49-44 percent. Two weeks ago, Trump was up by one (46-45 percent).
The consequences of the debate, which voters score as a win for Clinton by nearly three-to-one, are even clearer on other measures. Trump’s honesty rating is down, most still say he doesn’t have the right temperament, and over half wouldn’t be comfortable with him as president.
Meanwhile, more voters now see Clinton as honest than Trump, the number who say she has the right temperament is up, and over half think her long tenure in government is a positive. Plus, her support increased among women, non-whites, and younger voters.
The poll was conducted Tuesday through Thursday, so all interviews were done after Monday night’s debate.
Trump is preferred among men (+17 points), whites (+21), and independents (+12). He’s narrowly ahead among whites with a college degree (+4 points), and has a wide lead among whites without a degree (+35 points).
Clinton leads among women (+20 points), non-whites (+66), and voters under age 45 (+8). She gained with each of those groups since the debate. Compared to two weeks ago, her advantage among women increased by 7 points, by 15 points among non-whites, and 8 among voters under age 45 (the candidates were tied in mid-September).
The candidates receive about equal backing from their party faithful: 83 percent of Democrats back Clinton vs. 81 percent of Republicans for Trump.
Independents favor Trump over Clinton by 41-29 percent, and 21 percent back Johnson.
Clinton’s backers (69 percent) are a bit more likely than Trump’s (64 percent) to say they “strongly” support their candidate.
What’s motivating voters? Fifty-seven percent say fear that the other candidate might win is behind their choice. For 39 percent, it’s enthusiasm for their candidate.
Trump’s supporters (60 percent) are more likely than Clinton’s (52 percent) to be motivated by the fear factor. This could help Trump. “Research shows fear is the most powerful emotion when it comes to turnout,” notes Republican pollster Daron Shaw. “Hope and anger also cause higher turnout, but fear really gets people to the polls.” Shaw conducts the Fox News Poll with Democratic counterpart Chris Anderson.
The big challenge for Trump: just 43 percent of likely voters would be at ease with him as president, while 50 percent would be comfortable with Clinton.
Indeed, nearly half say they would be “not at all” comfortable with Trump in the White House (47 percent).
That’s unsurprising given 59 percent feel the real estate mogul lacks the temperament to serve effectively as president. By comparison, 67 percent say Clinton has the right temperament — a notable improvement from 59 percent before the debate.

Iran continues to build the Shia horn (Daniel 8:8)

Asharq Al Awsat
Beirut- An independent Shi’ite politician said that Iran has received in the past few months parliamentary and party delegations and officials from Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces for the sake of “restoring the national coalition.”
The politician told Asharq al-Awsat that “Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei received some prominent leaders such as Ammar al-Hakim, head of the National Coalition and head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, and some leaders of armed forces that have built tight relations with Iran including Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba (HHN).”
“HHN has members in Syria and this is triggering criticism especially after some of the fighters were taken captive while the families of those killed were not being appreciated,” said the politician. He continued, “These fighters claim that they are going to Syria to defend Sayeda Zeinab shrine but this excuse is no more applicable after it has been proven that many of them are fighting in Aleppo.”
The Shi’ite politician stated, “Some meetings were held with Mohammad Ali Jafari, Iranian commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), General Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Quds force, or with Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani … Ammar al-Hakim started to hint on formation of a trio bloc from Sunnis, Shi’ites and Kurds.”
According to the politician, “In light of this trio bloc, Shi’ites who represent the majority of Iraq’s population (more than 50%) and the majority in the parliament (184 deputies) will have one third of shares which is equal to that of the Sunnis and Kurds. This actually indicates the death of the Shi’ite leadership in Iraq.”
The politician sees that the issue is complicated; it’s not only a matter of conflict among Shi’ite leaders which Iran is trying to control along with its attempts to prevent the debriefing of Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari.
Asharq Al-Awsat
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The Growing Korean Nuclear Horn (Daniel 7:7)

The Korea Times 
The RAND Corp. made the estimate in a report released over the weekend on five major threats the United States is facing around the world, putting a nuclear North Korea ahead of the four other threats — Russia, the Islamic State, China and cyber threats.
“The most recent open-source estimates suggest North Korea may already have enough fissile material to build between 13 and 21 nuclear weapons. By 2020, it could possess enough for 50 to 100,” the think tank said.
The North can already deliver nuclear weapons by aircraft or ship and perhaps by theater ballistic missiles, and it is now testing nuclear-capable missiles that could threaten targets across the Pacific Ocean, including the continental U.S., it said.
“Current estimates suggest a number of these nuclear-tipped missiles — long-range, road-mobile and submarine-launched — could be operational between 2020 and 2025,” the report said.
“During the next four to six years, Pyongyang will possess a nuclear force of sufficient size, diversity, reliability, and survivability to invalidate our regional military posture and war plans by holding at risk key bases and amplifying the risk to allies,” it said.
The report also said that if South Korea perceives an imminent, major threat from the North, it might launch pre-emptive attacks on the North’s nuclear and missile facilities, which then can lead to counter-escalation or even preemption by the North.
It also noted that some in South Korea and Japan are losing faith in the U.S. nuclear umbrella and are upset by the U.S. failure to constrain DPRK nuclear developments, leading them to call for independent nuclear arsenals.
Either an ROK or Japanese decision to develop nuclear weapons would likely lead the other to follow suit, fundamentally changing northeast Asian security dynamics and questioning the viability of the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT),” the report said.
The next U.S. administration should work on a number of critical questions, including whether there is a viable concept for a negotiated pause in the North’s nuclear development, how should the U.S. deter the North’s nuclear use and what should the U.S. policy be if South Korea or Japan develops nuclear weapons, the report said. (Yonhap)