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. …”

Monday, March 30, 2009

Head of Dam Oversight Agency Offers to Resign

The Jakarta Globe, Sally Piri, Putri Prameshwari & Farouk Arnaz, March 29, 2009

Amid mounting public pressure for government accountability in the Situ Gintung reservoir disaster that killed at least 98 people early on Friday morning, Pitoyo Subandrio, head of the Ciliwung-Cisadane Agency that oversees freshwater dams in the basin of the two rivers, said on Sunday that he was willing to resign.

His apparent readiness to become the only public official thus far to step down comes as rescue workers continue to search for 136 people still listed as missing.

The National Police, meanwhile, were investigating possible criminal negligence, given that cracks had appeared a year ago on the eastern embankment of the reservoir that crumbled last week.

“I’m not a coward. If this [mistake] happened within my scope of work, I have no problem stepping down,” Pitoyo told the Jakarta Globe.

He said he acknowledged during an emergency meeting chaired by Vice President Jusuf Kalla later on Friday that Situ Gintung, which lies in the Tangerang area of Banten Province, was under his supervision.

“I have explained everything. The highest state official has already said it was a natural disaster,” Pitoyo said, referring to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. “If it the burden of duty falls on me to [resign], why not?”

Yudhoyono on Saturday sought to label the incident a natural disaster because heavy rainfall had pushed the water level inside the reservoir to its brim. A 20-meter section of embankment crumbled under water pressure at 4 a.m.

JanJaap Brinkman, a Ministry of Public Works official from Holland and team leader of a flood-hazard mapping project, said the Ciliwung-Cisadane Agency and its head should be held responsible for the disaster. “If anyone’s to blame, it’s Pitoyo,” he said.

Brinkman said the reservoir may have been neglected because Indonesia’s regional autonomy process has made it unclear which government agency was responsible for dam maintenance. “It’s unclear who is responsible for maintaining the Gintung dam especially as it’s located just outside of Jakarta,” he said.

Budi Widiantoro, head of Jakarta’s Public Works Agency, said the city administration was not responsible for maintaining Situ Gintung. “It is outside Jakarta, so it should be under the Tangerang administration,” he said.

Pitoyo said the Ministry of Public Works allocated Rp 1.5 billion ($130,500) last year to maintain and upgrade the reservoir, in addition to building a jogging track for community use, dredging mud and clearing garbage.

However, Erwin Usman, an activist from the Indonesian Environmental Forum, or Walhi, said the organization had information showing that leaks in the embankment had been reported in 2008. These problems were not repaired as part of the Ciliwung-Cisadane Agency’s maintenance program. “Walhi is planning to report the case to the police for further investigation,” Erwin said.

National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Abubakar Nataprawira said investigators at the disaster scene had not yet found any evidence of negligence.

The 21-hectare Situ Gintung reservoir was built by the Dutch between 1930 and 1933, and holds some two million cubic meters of water.

The deluge that followed the collapse of the embankment emptied the reservoir, destroying at least 300 houses, injuring more than 190 people and leaving another 1,600 homeless.

Arbi Sanit, a lecturer at the University of Indonesia, said Banten’s Regional Legislative Council should ask provincial and municipal authorities in Banten and Tangerang to take responsibility.

“In a country with a civilized political system, whoever is responsible should have already stepped down, as this disaster has claimed [at least] a hundred lives,” Arbi said.

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