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, December 16, 2009

More Regulations Urged for Indonesia's Hazardous ‘E-Waste’

The Jakarta Globe

A lack of regulations is hampering the country’s efforts to manage electronic waste, leaving communities exposed to health hazards from toxic chemicals, officials and experts have said.

Along with other developing countries such as China, Indonesia is a destination for old electronics from developed countries in a trade deemed illegal by an international treaty addressing the uncontrolled dumping of such materials, which came into force in 1992 and was ratified by Indonesia a year later.

The UN Environmental Program estimates that the world produces 50 million tons of electrical and electronic equipment waste, also known as e-waste, every year.

Heri Hamdani, an expert on waste management at the Ministry of Environment, said there was little data on the quantity of e-waste and what was collected for recycling, but televisions and cellphones made up the bulk of it, as these technologies had become much cheaper.

“There have been attempts to calculate the amount of e-waste, but it’s hard to come up with a figure, because not all electronic goods in Indonesia are legal,” Heri said.

According to Environment Ministry data, there are an estimated 100 million cellphones across the country, and lower prices are increasing the use of computers. But environmental campaigners say a lot of the goods are being imported illegally.

Heri said his ministry was preparing regulations on Extended Producer Responsibility, which he hoped could be implemented in the next one or two years, and would require electronics companies to be financially responsible for collecting and recycling e-waste.

So far, only Nokia, the Finland-based cellphone maker, has an EPR program, encouraging cell users to return their old handsets to its stores for recycling.

“Producers are reluctant to manage their e-waste because it costs a lot of money and there’s no binding regulation — that’s why we need legal pressure,” said Sri Wahyono, a researcher at the government-run Center for the Study and Application of Environmental Technology. “There’s very little awareness of EPR.”

Old electronic goods were thrown into garbage dumps along with other waste, and the discarded goods were later picked up by scavengers, who sold them to electronic repair stores for usable parts.

“The unusable parts are later thrown away arbitrarily, polluting the environment and water sources,” Wahyono said. “This practice is harmful to people’s health and the effects can be felt in the next five to 10 years.”

Exposure to chemicals from ewaste including lead, cadmium, mercury, chromium and polybrominated biphennyls — could damage the brain and nervous system, affect the kidneys and liver and cause birth defects, said Candra Yoga Aditama, director general of communicable diseases and environmental health at the Ministry of Health.

Economic hardships forced thousands of impoverished people to make a living scavenging electronic garbage, exposing themselves to health hazards, said Martin Baker, a Greenpeace spokesman in Indonesia. “A lot of people who do this kind of work earn only about $2 a day — they are poisoning themselves to death,” Baker said.

The Indonesian Association of Scavengers said there were an estimated 500,000 scavengers in Jakarta — besides those in other cities — who sifted through garbage to salvage plastics, scrap metal and cardboard.

Arum Tri Pusposari, spokeswoman for a private waste management company licensed to handle e-waste, PT Prasadha Pamunah Limbah Industri, said that most e-waste was dumped at the firm’s landfill southeast of the capital.

“E-waste management is a new thing in Indonesia and people have talked about it only recently,” she said. “The amount … we process is insignificant, but we plan to have recycling facilities in the future.”


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