Tuesday, September 25, 2007

AREVA: America's Energy Experts? Hardly!

September 25th ,2007

Dear Readers,

Who is AREVA? If you believe the advertisement
run incessantly on CNN the past few years, they are "America's Energy Experts."

This, at the same time that the United States
Congress had to rename "French Fries" as "Freedom
Fries" in their own cafeteria, lest this classic
American Junk Food be thought of as French.

AREVA IS French! They are a state-run company
which builds and operates nuclear technology for
France, which hides the costs from the people
they supposedly serve, and which helped kill
thousands of people a few years ago when France's
nuclear power plants were forced to shut down
because of a continent-wide drought, causing widespread power blackouts.

AREVA is the force behind France's notorious
nuclear waste "reprocessing" facility at La Hague
through their wholly-owned (thus, state-owned)
subsidiary, COGEMA. How notorious is that
"reprocessing" facility? Very: It is
responsible for fission-product pollution of the
North Sea and the surrounding area.

"Reprocessing" means chemically melting down the
old reactors, which are now highly "poisoned"
(yes, that's a technical term) with fission
products. After melting the reactor cores, the
unfissioned Uranium and Plutonium are separated
out, and the most deadly fission products --
tritium (H-3), carbon-14, krypton-85 and
iodine-129, for example -- are poured into the
sea. This has been going on for decades and the
North Sea -- and everywhere else on the planet --
is being polluted in an unrecoverable
manner. What isn't poured is stored -- and
leaked into the air, soil and groundwater.

AREVA should not be, and is not, America's energy
experts! But they sure want to be! AREVA is
currently trying to build a nuke-fuel
reprocessing facility in America, which is why they run the ads on CNN.

CNN claims to be America's most trusted news
source. But why, then, do they let this foreign
owned-and-operated company -- more accurately
called a criminal organization -- run deceptive ads on their network?

For the money? Not solely for the money, but
that's surely a part of it. These ads compete
with the "Head-On" ads for handing the most
dollars to the network. This author believes the
obnoxious Head-On ads are designed to get people
to stop leaving CNN on in the background. They
are so obnoxious -- intentionally so, as anyone
can see -- that no one can listen to them
repeatedly. Why would CNN allow such a
thing? Well, why would CNN allow the AREVA
ads? Why would CNN hire Glenn Beck, who belongs, at best, on FOX?

Why would CNN hire the sister of the head of the
Nuclear Regulatory Commission and have her report
on nuclear topics (which they did in fact do,
although after the 9-11 failures of that
regulatory commission, Richard "Rich Rad" Meserve
resigned, and after complaints by this author,
Jeanne Meserve has tended to be assigned to other topics.)?

Controlling YOUR MIND is not easy. It must be
done in small steps, because otherwise, you'll
notice -- and when Americans notice that they are
being Mind-Controlled, they rebel (other
countries' citizens seem to just gripe and bear it).

CNN has nearly-perfect control of the news these
days. Nobody reads the paper. The Dan
Rather-gate episode knocked CBS down ten
notches. ABC and NBC, each once almost as strong
as CBS was, are now both weaklings compared to
CNN. And that leaves FOX, which is the laughing
stock of the "leftists" and gives CNN something
they can be called "liberal" in comparison to.

CNN is, indeed, America's most trusted news service. Which isn't saying much.

The Internet is jammed with junk emails, so
messages like THIS never get through.

To simply say "it's all a plot" would be
trite. It IS all a plot, but most of the
plotters don't know what their little portion of
the pie really is. Undoubtedly, a lot of honest
reporters work for CNN. But can America afford
big lies told often just to support a few good
reporters? The people at AREVA are NOT
"America's Energy Experts." They are the
disaster that is France today and if we let them,
they will be America's disaster tomorrow. George
Bush, despite his rhetoric against France, wants
AREVA to build the GNEP project. It's officially
called the Department of Energy's Global Nuclear
Energy Project but in reality, it's a 100-billion
dollar windfall for France if it goes through --
which, if Americans don't wake up, it will do, and soon.

Nuclear energy is dangerous, dirty, inefficient,
easily replaced with renewables, secretive,
undemocratic, and VERY PROFITABLE for those who
don't have to pay with cancer, leukemia, heart
problems, birth defects, and other ailments. And
since no one can say for sure if YOUR CANCER was
caused by AREVA or someone else's radiation in
the environment -- or by radioactive polonium-210
in your cigarettes, or, possibly, by some
non-radioactive source, it's EASY for AREVA to get away with murder.

But it's still murder.

AREVA: America's newest silent killer. Brought to you by CNN.





From: http://www.citizen.org/documents/BurnieFrenchReprocessing.pdf

May, 2007

"For AREVA securing business with the United
States is central to their future."

"With the launch of GNEP in 2006, a decade long
effort by the French (and Japanese) plutonium
industry to remove U.S. opposition was achieved."

"As French government and others studies have
shown reprocessing does not solve the nuclear waste problem ­ it amplifies it."

"AREVA has performed a coup d'etat on U.S. nuclear policy."


From: http://archive.greenpeace.org/pressreleases/nucreprocess/2000jun26.html

26 June 2000

"Greenpeace installed a webcam at the end of the
discharge pipe of France's nuclear reprocessing
facility at La Hague, where over one million
litres of liquid radioactive waste per day is dumped into the ocean. "




(FORTUNE Magazine)

May 17, 2004

"In true Gaullist fashion, the government
launched a reactor-building program with little consultation. "