"The only creature on earth whose natural habitat is a zoo is the zookeeper."

Robert Brault

(Français) La baie d’Alang sous la menace radioactive de 3 navires européens

11 Oct 2017

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2017 : The Bastille Day is nuclear

6 Oct 2017

2017 : The Bastille Day is nuclear

July 14, 2017. (9h26 Paris time).

Unfortunately France and the United States of America have published a joint statement to name the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons as a nuisance and a threat to World peace. (1)

The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was adopted on July 7, 2017 by 122 States with support of the United Nations. It was inspired by the Convention on the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons initiated by France. It completes the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons and the Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty. The preamble mentions not only the catastrophic consequences of use of nuclear ammunition but also the risk of accidental triggering.

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(Français) EPR : complètement barré!

6 Oct 2017

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(Français) Adhérez !

5 Oct 2017

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(Français) Préserver 893 enfants et 17 ouvriers

5 Oct 2017

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BBC Shanghai at Alang

26 Sep 2017

BBC Shanghai at Alang

Radioactive waste : the German ship BBC Shanghai renamed Long Bob was beached at Alang on September 20, 2017.

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(Français) Le Rio Tagus s’enlise à Sète

25 Sep 2017

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Soon Kim will pick up the MOX in his binoculars

21 Sep 2017

Soon Kim will pick up the MOX in his binoculars

Within a few days, unless an accident occurs, the Pacific Egret will enter the North Korean missile influence area. The Pacific Egret carries 8 tons of MOX, a nuclear fuel made in France containing 8 to 10% of plutonium mixed with enriched uranium. This civil bomb left the French port of Cherbourg on July 5, 2017.

After having sailed down the Atlantic Ocean, passed off South Africa, crossed the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, the MOX is expected to be unloaded in the small private port of the Japanese nuclear power plant in Takahama, facing North Korea.

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“On the Trail” n°17

21 Sep 2017

“On the Trail” n°17
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(Français) Sous l’empire de l’EPR

20 Sep 2017

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(Français) Irma la Dure

15 Sep 2017

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(Français) RAPPEL : Cyclone, prévenir, réagir, rétablir

7 Sep 2017

(Français) RAPPEL : Cyclone, prévenir, réagir, rétablir

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(Français) L’instruction omertante

6 Sep 2017

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Shipbreaking #48. 284 ships scrapped including 81 blown-up and dumped at sea

31 Jul 2017

Bangladesh has the most deficient ratio – 42 ships – 3 deaths.
Indonesia has the best productivity. 81 illegal fishing boats were demolished in 15 seconds.

Palau is the trendy funeral flag this quarter. 11 ships were deflagged to Palau just prior to be sent for scrapping. 17 of the 45 ships deflagged for their last voyage belonged to European shipowners.

The purchase price offered by shipbreaking yards in the second quarter of 2017 is around 350 US$ per ton in the Indian Sub-continent and around 250 US$ in China and in Turkey. The cumulated tonnage of scrapped ships is 1.6 million tons. The tanker Catherine Knudsen built in 1992 in Nagasaki, Norwegian-owned and Norwegian-flagged, was sold for more than 8 million US$. She was deflagged to Palau for her last voyage.

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Beware of Gigantics !

31 May 2017

“If there was a first mistake, it was to think that a human creation was impervious to all forms of destruction, and the second was to be persuaded to also not develop a rescue solution in case of such a disaster,” says Pierre Bayard. “The Titanic will sink,” Editions de Minuit, Paris (France), October 2016.

Mega-cruisers like the MSC Meraviglia are the worst nightmare of maritime authorities and at-sea rescuers. Evacuating 7 to 8,000 people in case of a collision, fire, attack, or a shipwreck in high seas or at night is mission impossible. Ship owners do not even dare to practice this global drill in a sheltered and sunny bay. It is worth noting that in July 2016, Bermuda Islands, and in September 2016, 2 evacuation crewmen drills aboard the Norwegian Breakaway and the Harmony of the Seas (Marseille) have been marked by the sudden fall of 2 launchboats totalling 2 lives lost and 7 seriously injured.

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The horizon and the D-Day beaches threatened by an industrial area

18 Nov 2016

The horizon and the D-Day beaches threatened by an industrial area

The maritime industrial area will cover 50 km2 and will be spiked with 75 monsters, iron and non recyclable composite made and 150 m in wingspan. They will peak 180 m above sea level. The seabed will be drilled by underpinning stakes. The marine sediments will be occupied by a mess of electrical wires. Each machine will weigh at least 1500 tonnes. No wind turbine of this type and power – 6 MW – has ever proved in real conditions its supporting capacity and productivity.

These outrageous projects of construction of wind turbine parks off Noirmoutier, Saint-Nazaire, Saint-Brieuc, D-Day beaches, Fécamp and Le Tréport are promoted and operated by Alstom, Areva and EDF, the very same players which have imposed the nuclear miracle upon France. Caution is the order of the day.

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(Français) Non à la décharge sous-marine du Machu (50 millions de tonnes) dans la baie de Seine !

17 Nov 2016

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(Français) Linkysition

7 Sep 2016

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