An employee walking along a thermal pipe at the Kamojang geothermal
power plant near Garut, West Java, on March 18. State utility provider
 Perusahaan Listrik Negara is targeting an additional 135 megawatts of
electricity from three new geothermal plants. (Reuters Photo/Beawiharta)

"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,.. etc.)
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) - (Text version)

“.. Nuclear Power Revealed

So let me tell you what else they did. They just showed you what's wrong with nuclear power. "Safe to the maximum," they said. "Our devices are strong and cannot fail." But they did. They are no match for Gaia.

It seems that for more than 20 years, every single time we sit in the chair and speak of electric power, we tell you that hundreds of thousands of tons of push/pull energy on a regular schedule is available to you. It is moon-driven, forever. It can make all of the electricity for all of the cities on your planet, no matter how much you use. There's no environmental impact at all. Use the power of the tides, the oceans, the waves in clever ways. Use them in a bigger way than any designer has ever put together yet, to power your cities. The largest cities on your planet are on the coasts, and that's where the power source is. Hydro is the answer. It's not dangerous. You've ignored it because it seems harder to engineer and it's not in a controlled environment. Yet, you've chosen to build one of the most complex and dangerous steam engines on Earth - nuclear power.

We also have indicated that all you have to do is dig down deep enough and the planet will give you heat. It's right below the surface, not too far away all the time. You'll have a Gaia steam engine that way, too. There's no danger at all and you don't have to dig that far. All you have to do is heat fluid, and there are some fluids that boil far faster than water. So we say it again and again. Maybe this will show you what's wrong with what you've been doing, and this will turn the attitudes of your science to create something so beautiful and so powerful for your grandchildren. Why do you think you were given the moon? Now you know.

This benevolent Universe gave you an astral body that allows the waters in your ocean to push and pull and push on the most regular schedule of anything you know of. Yet there you sit enjoying just looking at it instead of using it. It could be enormous, free energy forever, ready to be converted when you design the methods of capturing it. It's time. …”

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Laundry business causes waste, water problems

Agnes Winarti, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Wed, 11/12/2008 10:43 AM 


Garment shops can be found easily trailing down the streets in Sukabumi Selatan subdistrict, West Jakarta, which has been known as the home of ready-made clothing since 1987.


Today, as the garment industry thrives, some 48 laundry ventures specialize in jeans attire. The laundries are sprawled out in the 198-hectare area where some 20,050 residents work in various fields related to the garment industry.


The 48 laundry ventures employ over 2,700 labors, consisting of people hailing from West Java, Central Java, East Java, Lampung and elsewhere outside the capital as well as local residents.


Some of the laundry ventures stand on land rented from the residents, while houses and rooms are also offered for rent to laborers coming from outside Jakarta.


Although the neighborhood's economic growth can be attributed to the business, some problems have arisen from the laundry ventures. The environmental problem caused by the blue liquid waste of the laundries is among them, as well as air pollution from coal.


According to some residents, the laundries emit a thick black smoke and smelly liquid into the neighborhood.


"They also excessively tap ground water for free, while forcing poor households like us to pay tap water for our domestic consumption, which is not cheap," said Zulfa, a resident on Jl. Persatuan in Sukabumi Selatan.


A security officer at the Lotus Laundry on the same street, Romli, said most, if not all, laundry ventures in Sukabumi Selatan used satellites to detect groundwater from at least 70 meters below the ground, thus making regular water pumps used by households redundant.


"But residents whose homes are close to our place have always received free groundwater extracted using our satellite," Romli said.


"We also pay taxes to the mining agency to extract water," he said.


In 2005 as the pollution worsened, complaints from distressed residents were filed to the City Council. The administration was then given the authority to regulate the laundry business through a gubernatorial decree that same year.


"Years have gone by and nothing has happened," said Kayati, who runs a small jeans business at home.


"Officials came here years ago promising to build special gutters for the laundries' liquid waste," she said pointing at the blackened gutters in front of her house.


The Head of the city environmental management agency, Budi Rama Natakusumah, said his office wanted to relocate the businesses over the next two to three years to an area more appropriate for their activities.


"We're still looking for a place to relocate them," he said.


It was previously reported that the administration was considering Semanan, West Jakarta, as the relocation site, yet residents there opposed the plan.


Budi said relocating the businesses was not a simple task because many locals depended on the industry to earn income.


"The administration has been facilitating meetings between water operator firm and the laundry businesspeople to stop them from using groundwater and to start installing tap water," he said.


"To decrease pollution, we are also facilitating discussions on the best solution to waste treatment by inviting several waste management installation companies to participate," Budi said.


Sukabumi Selatan subdistrict office deputy head Ibnu Adza said the meetings failed to get a positive response from the laundry businesspeople.


"Only 20 (out of 48) businesspeople are willing to attend the meetings."


Meanwhile, the head of the West Jakarta environmental management agency, Yusiono A. Supalal, said 12 laundry companies had agreed to build tap water installations at their sites, with six having already built the installations recently.


Tap water pipe installation costs Rp 1,166,500, which can be paid through Rp 97,200 monthly installments, said Koh Akiang at Matahari Laundry.


"We are still waiting for the installation," he said.


Yusiono said discussions were still being held over applicable methods of waste management for the laundry's waste.


He could not specify the exact amount the laundry businesses must pay for the communal waste management installation.


"We are still studying their water debit capacity to determine how the businesses can participate in the communal waste management installation."


Budi said a laundry machine used 3,000 liters each use, and a machine could work five times a day. Romli said his 2,000-square-meter Lotus Laundry had more than 20 laundry machines, meaning he used approximately 300,000 liters of water per day.


In response to the administration's plan on environmental regulation, the businessmen offered different opinions.


Koh Akiang said he would comply with the administration's regulation concerning environmental safety standards, while Romli expressed the opposite. Romli said he would be bankrupt if he had to use tap water and build a waste management installation.


A security guard at Arwana Laundry on Jl. Pos Pengumben Lama, Munzir HR, said judging from past experiences in dealing with city officials, he doubted the success of the new measures.


"For a long time, waste management like this has been no more than a discourse," Munzir said.


He said he was sent by his employer eight years ago to attend a meeting on waste management installation, but the plan never materialized.


Earlier, West Jakarta Mayor Djoko Ramadhan said the municipality would close down laundry businesses that failed to stop exploiting groundwater and build waste management system by November this year.

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