The Hague: Suicide manual

May 5, 2011


L'usine de la Hague

The la Hague plant, in northern coast of France


There is a page in Wikipedia, which gives some information on the website of La Hague "reprocessing center" located in Cotentin, in the nothern coast of France.


You will learn that this plant, the dirtiest in the world towards nuclear discharges, was commissioned in 1961, a half-century ago (...).

The La Hague plant recovers for decades the "waste" from different French and Foreign plants, and "retires" this material.

In fact this restatement is entirely focused on the extraction, by chemical means, of 1% of plutonium produced by fission in nuclear reactors to uranium by fast neutron capture by the nuclei of non-fissile uranium 238. This plutonium, pure, is then packed in small packages and ships in MELOX at Marcoule in Le Gard, in the south of France. Here, this plutonium is diluted, up from 7% in the uranium-238 and this mixture is a new "nuclear fuel", called MOX (mixed oxide).

The chemical MELOX may in turn be implemented in consumer countries, to extract plutonium for military purposes. Why bored, as do the Iranians to enrich uranium ore by costly centrifugation, then he just buy MOX and extract plutonium 239, through purely chemical technique, to make explosive-type for fission bombs?

This method is considered MELOX by Americans as "proliferation".

This means that this technique will eventually allow all countries of the world of their own atomic bombs.

This fuel is currently used in 20 of 58 reactors in operation in France. The construction of the EPR generalize his job (they were designed for).

we have ignored for a long time that the introduction of MOX reflected a stealth shift from a fission of uranium by 235 to a process based on fission of Plutonium 238.

Everyone is beginning to experience the extreme dangerousness of this substance, which has a high propensity to bind to human tissues after inhalation or ingestion of dust.The human body is then unable to eliminate them, the characteristic time of its release by human tissues is 50 years. These particles are highly (100%) carcinogenic, It is not an irradiation, but it is a biological contamination, undetectable by a measuring instrument.

This contamination could occur in case of nuclear accident with release of debris from the fuel assemblies.

This happened, and continues, since the explosion of reactor number 3 of Fukushima, who was charged with MOX.

Dust of plutonium were found in the United States.

The strike spread across the planet and some experts say it coud produce of a million cancers.

To stop this release from reactor number 3 should be able to extract its fuel rods and, at the very least, dip in a pool specially designed for this purpose.

Yet access to these elements is impossible, and it is not clear when such access could be possible in the near or distant future.

It is necessary to continue to cool the reactor fuel elements "arrested" with the heart, largely melted, releases several tens megawatts of thermal energy. Water circulation in closed circuit, coupled to a heat exchanger, could help evacuate those calories.cBut the deteriorating condition of the reactor makes it impossible.

The Japanese are forced to implement a cooling "open circuit", by injection or spraying of fresh water.

The latter, circulating in the damaged heart, is responsible for debris from the fuel elements that have escaped from zirconium tubes that contain and have melted. That water is filled with particles of plutonium and a wide range of highly toxic radionuclides. It is partly transformed into steam, which escapes into the atmosphere. The rest queue by an array of cracks, impossible to locate and seal, due to the earthquake in galleries located in the basement of reactor. The company TEPCO then proceeds to pump this water, which has so far been sent in tanks.

When these have been filled to the brim, TEPCO has just spilled the highly radioactive water in the ocean close by apologizing to the residents and fishermen.

All this will continue until a closed circuit cooling could not be established. ....

We do not see how the reactor remains unapproachable because of the prevailing high radioactivity in the vicinity.

Two companies are directly responsible for this murderous dispersion:


- The Japanese company TEPCO

- The French company AREVA, which manufactures and markets the new plutonium fuel in its MELOX.



Face contre terre

Apologies responses TEPCO. When will come the AREVA's leaders apologizes ?


But there is much more serious.

Over five decades of operation, the center of the Hague, which is not a "recycling center" but the conditioning performed modulo Marcoule center extraction and sale of plutonium fuel has accumulated a stock that defies imagination, and whose importance is not specified in the Wikipedia page.

Sixty tons of plutonium

The assemblies taht contain this plutonium is currently stored in four pools, located in The Hague, housed in buildings whose roofs are not armored, but formed by a thin cover sheet (...)

The Devil's Kitchen

The plutonium is a more dense than lead (19 kilograms per liter).
These calculations make the sixty tons of plutonium correspond to 3.15 cubic meters, which may be contained in a cube of side 1m46.

The La Hague plant is as a reprocessing center, recovering the most dangerous substance and the most poisonous in the world. Considering what is happening in Fukushima, a logical reaction would be to stop the production of MOX fuel, close MELOX Marcoule and stop retrieve the ashes of the devil at the La Hague plant . The Hague is not a treatment center, similar to a dump, a "nuclear dustbin".

It is a safe

I offers the following small problem, level certificate.

A manufacturer has a stock of 60 tons of plutonium. Le baril de pétrole a une contenance de 160 litres. A barrel of oil has a capacity of 160 liters.

baril de pétrole

Barrel of oil

One gram of plutonium released as much energy as one ton of oil. The oil also has an average density of 0.88 kg per liter. Its average price, the market is around 100 dollars, 73 euros must. Calculate the number of barrels of oil equivalent, corresponding to a cube of plutonium a forty six meters out. Calculate the euro value of the stock of plutonium currently stored at La Hague.

60 tons = 60,000,000 grams = 60 billion, sixty billion kilograms of oil equivalent.

Divide by 140 pounds, which corresponds to the weight of a barrel.

We get

428 million barrels.

At 73 euros per barrel, it makes

31.2 billion euros

The La Hague plant has the capacity to process 1,700 tonnes of "spent fuel" per year. It is currently around one thousand tonnes per year. Keep this figure. In this mass we can recover 1% plutonium, 10 tons per year.
What form the burden of 1,428 atomic bombs.

If we do not deduct the cost of reprocessing (chemical) this contribution is an annual turnover of:

5.2 billion euros per year



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