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, December 12, 2011

Bridge falls while under construction

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Mon, 12/12/2011

Collapsing trend: Workers remove pieces of the collapsed
 Marunda- Cilincing bridge in North Jakarta on Sunday. The bridge,
which was due to be operational by end of this month, collapsed
 early Sunday. Nobody was injured, but the incident raises questions
 about the quality of workmanship. Antara/ Reno Esnir

A bridge connecting Marunda and Cilincing in North Jakarta collapsed while still under construction early on Sunday, another example of shoddy infrastructure in the wake of the fatal collapse of the Kutai bridge.

No deaths or injuries were reported in the incident, but financial losses are expected to have reached to Rp 750 million (US$83,250).

City officials were quick to begin pointing the blame.

“This is purely human error. The quality of the concrete blocks should not be questioned, because they are top-notch,” Jakarta Public Works Agency deputy chief Novizal told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.

Once complete, the bridge is expected to be 620 meters long. Around 70 meters of the bridge still needs to be completed. The project is expected to be finished by the end of December.

Novizal said the incident had occurred when construction workers were attempting to place a sixth 30.8-meter girder on top of the foundation pillars.

“The sixth concrete block rolled sideways and fell on the block next to it, creating a domino effect,” he said.

The Marunda bridge incident comes in the wake of the collapse of the Kutai Kartanegara bridge in East Kalimantan, which killed at least 21 people and left 15 unaccounted for.

On Dec. 6, the 70-meter Bamba bridge over the Saddang River in Pinrang regency, South Sulawesi, collapsed only a month after it was opened. Two days later, the 800-
meter Pikhe bridge in Wamena in Jayawijaya district, Papua, collapsed.

On Sept. 16, 2010, a 100-meter section of the Jl. R.E. Martadinata, which connects Ancol and the Tanjung Priok port in North Jakarta subsided as a result of seawater abrasion.

Urban analyst Nirwono Joga said he suspected foul played a part in the Marunda bridge collapse.

“The real reason [the incident occurred] is because contractors and government officials always cut corners on construction projects,” he told the Post.

On average only between 50 and 60 percent of funds earmarked for construction projects ends being used to pay for the actual construction, Nirwono said.

The remainder is used for administrative purposes, such as the wheeling and dealing needed to get the project approved by the City Council or House of Representatives, he said.

Nirwono urged government officials and contractors to stop corruption in infrastructure construction projects.

“We should not be playing with public safety. Things must change. The government should have the will to do it,” he said.

However, a civil engineering professor from Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Rizal Tamin, said he was convinced that human error could have been the main factor in the Marunda bridge collapse.

“This could have been a result of a lack of discipline in implementing the standard operating procedures,” he said. (mim)

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