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, October 6, 2010

Disaster mitigation ‘neglected in post-quake reconstruction’

Syofiardi Bachyul Jb, The Jakarta Post, Padang | Wed, 10/06/2010 10:06 AM

The government is too busy rebuilding damaged facilities and infrastructure from the past earthquake, neglecting precautionary measures for a possible disaster in the future, an official says.

The head of the Provincial Board for Disaster Mitigation (BPBD), Ade Edward, said mitigation efforts should have been included in the rehabilitation program, especially because many houses and other buildings were located in areas prone to earthquakes.

“They need special handling,” he told The Jakarta Post on Monday.

The mitigation measures, he said, should include a policy on how to build quake-resistant buildings.

Ade added that in a number of residential complexes, houses were reconstructed to normal standards.

He criticized the fact that mitigation efforts were not included in the Rp 6.4 trillion-rehabilitation program.

The September 2009 earthquake killed more than a thousand people, destroyed nearly 250,000 houses, more than 400 regional administration offices, almost 5,000 education facilities and 153 hospitals.

Ade stressed the need for high levels of preparedness for similar disasters in the future.

“If an earthquake occurs and triggers a tsunami, the impact could be very serious as it would not just be a problem of buildings but also lack of evacuation lanes because we did not include mitigation aspects in the rehabilitation program,” he said.

Referring to an earthquake-tsunami threat map issued by the Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry in 2008, Ade said tsunami-triggering earthquakes with a magnitude of more than 9 threatened coastal regions of West Sumatra.

A tsunami caused by such earthquakes, the map states, were predicted to reach between 3 and 6 meters high in Padang and to affect areas up to 2 kilometers inland within 35 to 50 minutes.

“The red zone is 500 meters from the beach,” Ade, who is also coordinator of the West Sumatra branch of the Association of Indonesian Geologists (IAGI) , said.

However, he added, as most of Padang’s residents lived along the coast, a tsunami could threaten 500,000 of the city’s population, or a million people living along the province’s coast.

Patra Rina Dewi, the executive director of Tsunami Alert Community (Kogami), expressed similar concerns, saying that the province had not prioritized disaster preparedness.

“The reconstruction program is not an excuse for neglecting disaster preparedness,” Patra said.

Kogami held a tsunami evacuation simulation in Padang Pariaman and other regencies last month involving 3,000 residents.

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