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. …”

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Land subsidence prompts calls for audits

Irawaty Wardany, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Thu, 04/29/2010 11:13 AM

Experts warned building managers to beware of cracks and lopsided structures in buildings in areas greatly affected by land subsidence as this could indicate the need of further reinforcement.

They also called for audits into the construction work.

“If cracks are found, the structures must injected with epoxy,” Puguh Winanto, a technical structure expert at the Assessment and Application of Technology Agency (BPPT), said.

Puguh said cracks of widths between 0.2 millimeter and 0.4 millimeter were especially concerning.

A study recently found that massive development in the capital has caused Jakarta to sink up to 10 centimeters per year due to extensive ground water extraction and pressure from high-rise buildings in the city.

The highest rate of subsidence was recorded in coastal areas in North Jakarta including Muara Kapuk and Ancol, where extensive development had increased pressure on the relatively young and porous soil beneath.

As for lopsided buildings, Puguh said the BPPT had not ascertained the degree of tilt that could be considered dangerous as there were no studies on the matter.

“A direct effect might be an uncomfortable sensation inside the building,” he said.

However, Puguh underlined that subsidence would not contribute significantly to damage to buildings.

“If the piling are embedded in hard and solid rock, then subsidence would have no relatively significant impact,” he said.

As long as the piles, floor and girder of the main building were not cracked, the building was relatively safe, Puguh said.

A former member of high-rise buildings investigation division at the BPPT, Mulyo Haris Pradono, also said that high-rise buildings were normally built on pilings implanted in solid rock up to 30 meters beneath the ground.

“So they are strong enough to support the buildings and will not be affected by subsidence,” he told The Jakarta Post.

BPPT’s head of disaster mitigation technology, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said the agency had the technology and human resources to audit the structural integrity of high-rise buildings.

Unfortunately, he said, no building managers or even the city administration, were interested in using the technology.

“We have sent proposals to the city administration and some building owners but none of them responded,” he said.

He said he assumed it might be because of the prohibitively high cost of the audit.

“An audit can cost up to Rp 200 million [US$22,000],” he said.

He said an audit was a one-time evaluation and only needed to be repeated following a strong earthquake.

As long as the piles, floor and girder of the main building were not cracked, the building was relatively safe.

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