Feet to the Fire Radio with Host, James Arthur Jancik
LIVE Sunday July 13th 2014
Matthew Stein - FERC's Solar Storm Standard is it's own Disaster!
Warning from the author of "When Technology Fails" and "When Disaster Strikes"
Matthew Stein lays out the technical worries, and ramifications for both an extreme solar storm (which is well overdue) and an EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) device explosion from one of our many technologically equipped "friends" we have made over these past years. Both would cause immense damage to our power grid and take decades- if ever -to repair.
Unlike others warning of Solar Flares and EMP's. Matthew Stein, an MIT Graduate & Engineer, has a relatively simple and inexpensive solution to completely avoid the utter destruction of our technologically-based civilization for about 3 Billion bucks!
From Mat: "FERC recently approved a rather bogus "Reliability Standard for Geomagnetic Disturbance Operations. The recently passed Order No. 797 is an important hot new topic to spend significant time discussing on a show. Please review attached "Background" summary PDF. The other files are for reference, and are quite long. US gov (FERC) let private industry (NERC) write the EMP/Solar Storm protocol, just like they let oil companies watch themselves in the Gulf. We all know how well that one worked with preventing the BP oil spill disaster!"
Mat continues, "Meaning the end of the world as we know it is guaranteed to happen one of these days, unless we get ourselves together, and this gov reg lulls people into thinking they have our ass covered when all it really means is the utilities have no legal liability when the grid collapses in the next extreme geomagnetic event ("only" a 1 in 8 probability every decade, and it has been 9 decades since the last one!) so long as they spend $1,200 per year per utility ($238,000 per year for the entire industry) to implement this do-nothing protocol, which will probably not do a damn thing to actually prevent grid collapse during an extreme GMD!"
Background on Solar Storm Standard Approved by FREC (pdf)
FERC Storm Order 797 (pdf)
A MUST READ (and share) Article by Mat:
400 Chernobyl: Solar Flares, EMP, and Nuclear Armageddon
There are nearly 450 nuclear reactors in the world, with hundreds more either under construction or in the planning stages. There are 104 of these reactors in the USA and 195 in Europe. Imagine what havoc it would wreak on our civilization and the planet’s ecosystems if we were to suddenly witness not just one or two nuclear melt-downs but 400 or more! How likely is it that our world might experience an event that could ultimately cause hundreds of reactors to fail and melt down at approximately the same time? I venture to say that, unless we take significant protective measures, this apocalyptic scenario is not only possible but probable.
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