This congressman has tried to warn the nation about the coming threat.

This congressman has tried to warn the nation about the coming threat.

The threats posed by a nuclear meltdown are catastrophic. What if the United States was facing 124 nuclear meltdowns, similar in scope to the meltdown at Fukushima, all at the same time?

Lessons Learned From Fukushima

Most aware Americans are cognizant of the fact that because of Fukushima, the fish of the earth are becoming inedible and the ocean currents as well as the prevailing ocean winds are carrying deadly radiation and the net effect is a lowering of life expectancy over the next generation. Additionally, the radioactivity has made its way into the transpiration cycle which means that crops are being dowsed with deadly radiation. The radiation has undoubtedly made its way into the water table in many areas and impacts every aspect of the food supply. One mere nuclear power plant meltdown has threatened the stability of the planet in so many ways. However, this article is not about the devastation of just one nuclear power plant failure at Fukushima, instead, this article focuses on the fact that the results from just ONE “successful false flag event, could launch North America into a doomsday scenario of having 124 Fukushima events occurring at the same time!

All that would have to happen for this nightmare to become a reality is a take down of the electrical grid presumably through the use of an EMP attack upon the power grid.

Do you know what the greatest threat posed to America with regard to an EMP attack would be? The facts behind the answer to this question will be addressed later in this article. Unfortunately, the immediate answer to this question is that America, and perhaps the entire planet, would be facing an EXTINCTION LEVEL EVENT.


Warnings From On High

Some top officials in government and in business have taken notice of the threat posed to America by an EMP attack. In January of 2013, and again in her August 2013  farewell address as the outgoing  Director of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano made it clear that it was a matter of when, not if the grid was taken down by a “cyber 911”.





It is not a matter of "if" but "when".

It is not a matter of “if” but “when”.

Joining the former DHS director in her concerns about an impending EMP attack is billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer who has issued a very dire warning for investors in which he calls the threat of a widespread blackout from an electromagnetic surge the “most significant danger” in the world.” Singer wrote to clients of his $24.8 billion Elliott Management on this past Monday in a standard investment update letter. “Even horrendous nuclear war, except in its most extreme form, can

[be] a relatively localized issue, and the threat from asteroids can (possibly) be mitigated.”
Why isn’t something, along the lines of the Paul Singer proclamation of the need to do something to harden the grid against an EMP attack, being done right now? After all, Singer doesn’t pull any punches when he says that an EMP attack upon our grid would likely be worse than an asteroid strike upon the earth or all-out nuclear war. Are Paul Singer and Janet Napolitano simply lone voices in the wilderness whose dire warnings have no basis in fact? Or, is there is something much more dire going on?

American Regulators Are Aware of the Threat

American regulators have long known that a power failure lasting for days involving the power grid connected to a nuclear plant, regardless of the cause, would most likely lead to a dangerous radioactive leak in at least several nuclear power plants. A complete loss of electrical power poses a major problem for nuclear power plants because the reactor core must be kept cool as well as the back-up cooling systems, all of which require massive amounts of power to work. Heretofore, all the NERC drills which test the readiness of a nuclear power plant are predicated on the notion that a blackout will only last 24 hours or less. Amazingly, this is the sum total of a NERC litmus test. How long was power out to New Orleans following Katrina or to New Jersey due to Sandy? What are the odds that  power blackout effects of an EMP attack would last under 24 hours?

Although we have the technology needed to harden and protect our grid from an EMP event, whether natural or man-made, we have failed to do so. The cost for protecting the entire grid is placed at about the cost for one B-1 Stealth Bomber. Yet, as a nation, we have done nothing. This is inexplicable and inexcusable and any aware American would be within their rights to question the motives of the people who are running NERC. In this case, the buck stops with President Obama as the executive head of this agency.

Our collective inaction against protecting the grid prompted Congressman Franks to write a scathing letter to the top officials of NERC. The Franks’ letter can be accessed at this link. However, the good Congressman failed to mention the most important aspect of this problem. The problem is entirely fixable and NERC and the U.S. government are leaving the American people and its infrastructure totally unprotected from a total meltdown of nuclear power plants as a result of a prolonged power failure.


The Unresolved Power Blackout Problem

According to Judy Haar, a recognized expert in nuclear plant failure analyses, when a nuclear power plant loses access to off-grid electricity, the event is referred to as a “station blackout”. Haar states that all of the  US nuclear power plants are built to withstand electrical outages without experiencing any core damage, through the activation of an automatic start up of emergency generators powered by diesel. Further, when emergency power kicks in, an automatic shutdown of the nuclear power plant commences. The dangerous control rods are dropped into the core, while water is pumped by the diesel power generators into the reactor to reduce the heat and thus, prevent a meltdown. Here is the catch in this process, the spent fuel rods are encased in both a primary and secondary containment structure which is designed to withstand a core meltdown. However, should the pumps stop because either the generators fail or diesel fuel is not available, the fuel rods are subsequently uncovered and a Fukushima type of core meltdown commences immediately. 

A long-term loss of outside electrical power will most certainly interrupt the circulation of cooling water to the pools. One of my Palo Verde nuclear power plant sources informed me that there is no long term solution to a power blackout and that all bets are off if the blackout is due to an EMP attack. A more detailed analysis reveals that the spent fuel pools carry depleted fuel for the reactor. Normally, this spent fuel has had time to considerably decay and therefore, reducing radioactivity and heat. However, the newer discharged fuel still produces heat and needs cooling. Housed in high density storage racks, contained in buildings that vent directly into the atmosphere, radiation containment is not accounted for with regard to the spent fuel racks. In other words, there is no capture mechanism.

In this scenario, accompanied by a lengthy electrical outage, and with the emergency power waning due to either generator failure or a lack of diesel needed to power the generators, the plant could lose the ability to provide cooling. The water will subsequently heat up, boil away and uncover the spent fuel rods which required being covered in at least 25 feet of water to remain benign from any deleterious effects. Ultimately, this would lead to fires as well and the release of radioactivity into the atmosphere. This would be the beginning of another Fukushima event right here on American soil. Both my insider Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant source and Haar shared exactly the same scenario about how a meltdown would occur.


Subsequently, I have spoken with my friend and colleague, Roger Landry, who worked for Raytheon in various Department of Defense projects for 28 years, many of them in this arena and Roger also confirmed this information and that the above information is well known in the industry. When I examine Congressman Franks letter to NERC and I read between the lines, it is clear that Congressman Franks knows of this risk as well, he just stops short of specifically mentioning it in his letter.


The Questions That Are Not Being Asked

None of the NERC, or the Nuclear Regulatory tests of handling a prolonged blackout at a nuclear power plant have answered two critical questions, “What happens when these nuclear power plants run out of diesel fuel needed to run the generators”, and “What happens when some of these generators fail”? In the event of an EMP attack, can tanker trucks with diesel fuel get to all of the nuclear power plants in the US in time to re-fuel them before they stop running? Will tanker trucks even be running themselves in the aftermath of an EMP attack? And in the event of an EMP attack, it is not likely that any plant which runs low on fuel, or has a generator malfunction, will ever get any help to mitigate the crisis prior to a plethora of meltdowns occurring. Thus, every nuclear power plant in the country has the potential to cause a Chernobyl or Fukushima type accident if our country is hit by an EMP attack.

What if the reason for the blackout is an EMP burst caused by a high altitude nuclear blast and transportation comes to a standstill? In this instance, the cavalry is not coming. No replacements or repairs requiring spare parts technology will be implemented. Adding fuel to the fire lies in the fact that the power transformers presently take at least one year to replace. Today, there is a three year backlog on ordering because so many have been ordered by China. This makes one wonder what the Chinese are preparing for with these multiple orders for both transformers and generators. In short, our unpreparedness is a prescription for disaster. As a byproduct of my investigation, I have discovered that most, if not all, of the nuclear power plants are on known earthquake fault lines. All of California’s nuclear power plants are located on an earthquake fault line.


Can anyone tell me why would anyone in their right mind build a nuclear power plant on a fault line?


Can anyone tell me why any government official, in their right mind, would fail to harden our power grid against an EMP attack for a mere $2 billion dollars?


To see the depth of this threat the reader can visit an interactive, overlay map at this site which clearly demonstrates that nuclear power plants lie on earthquake fault lines.

For those who think the Georgia Guidestones are prophetic warnings of the depopulation intentions of the elite in which humanity is reduced to mere 500 million people from the current 7 billion, just gained a lot of traction for their “conspiratorial beliefs”.

In summary, I agree with Paul Singer in that this is the defining threat of our time and we are doing nothing about it  except to live in a state of denial and governmental inaction.

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  2. Sierra Dave July 31, 2014 at 6:05 am

    It’s amazing that a government that is so wasteful won’t spend $2 Billion.

    And regarding the Georgia Guidestones. America is only about 5% of the worlds population. To get down to 500 million. Most of the deaths will have to be in China and India.

  3. StUdio Musivick July 31, 2014 at 6:09 am

    there are also many Jihadi with missiles, RPGs and assorted IED skills which already have come across the porous southern USA border intent on murder, chaos on the ‘Big Satan’ aka the USA….
    Good Article…very scary realization the ‘planners’ of the Nuclear Power Industry never considered the world as it exists today.

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  5. plowboy July 31, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Dave, you asked can anyone tell you why anyone in their right mind would build a nuclear power plant on a fault line or why anyone in their right mind would not harden the powergrid? Dave, honestly, do you know any government official that is in their right mind? God bless and keep writing, thanks.

  6. Willy B Right July 31, 2014 at 6:48 am

    With regards to your two conclusions, our ultra-liberal, national decision makers are NOT in their right minds. They’re in their LEFT minds. These are two (of many) situations that are designed for failure, adding to the crumbling and dismantling of our nation’s infrastructure. These failures will also create additional crisis situations, which will “force” the greed-crazed federal government opportunities to intervene and take control with marshal law (never let a good crisis go to waste…). With a majority of the American people living in a semi-comatose condition, this regime knows it’s far easier and smarter to appear ignorant of the situations than to truly show their insidious evil plans. Additionally, don’t hold your breath on seeing any mention of this on mainstream media. It sold out long ago. True patriots are already establishing a “culture-within-a-culture” with growing alternative media options to network the real truth. We must support Dave and others like him or our nation’s future will be an ad campaign of “hopeless change”.

  7. stevesmitty79 July 31, 2014 at 6:52 am

    We have to ask the infamous question, who would it benefit to allow a hundred plus nuclear meltdowns? Nobody. It would be a literal worldwide catastrophe. I contend they will false flag an EMP, maybe even employ a tactical EMP to affect a large city or cities to corroborate the overall scheme. It would be useful to simply shut down the grid to reduce the population, while still routing energy to various parts of their infrastructure including nuclear power plants to maintain their paradigm. They may already have contingency plans to effect their rescue of said plants, like conversion of onsite generators to natural gas and ensure they continue to run. But to allow those plants to self-destruct is simple insanity on their part for their own sake.

  8. Tom July 31, 2014 at 6:53 am

    It seems like they would have a backup system to utilize the waste heat from the shutdown reactor to power a smaller boiler system that would power a steam engine/turbine to turn backup pumps. This system would operate as long as the reactor was hot enough to produce steam. At the very least it would give them more time and would not require any electrical systems just manual power to open the valves. This seems like a logical system to backup the diesel engines but I guess its too low tech for modern society.

  9. Tony G July 31, 2014 at 6:54 am

    The fear is a meltdown due to loss of cooling water. There are fail safe measures built into the system. Valves will go to a specified position in a power loss situation. Steam turbines will continue to pump cooling water as long as there is a supply. I would think having some inherent knowledge of control systems that not all reactors would melt down. I know one is enough. The situation is serious. One thing we have to remember a world littered with radiation is of no value to anybody.


  10. Greg July 31, 2014 at 7:35 am

    No one in their right mind would build a nuc power plant on a fault line. We’re dealing with clinically psychopathic individuals here, Dave. Some must not have the capacity to think of potential dangers and threats…psychopaths.

    And the top dogs are not fixing it because they don’t want us to have a chance.

  11. NoChip4Me July 31, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Play with fire long enough and you’re going to get burned. People need to check out Helen Caldicott’s video’s on You Tube and her website. I am amazed after Fukushima that we’re still messing with nuclear energy.

  12. gary July 31, 2014 at 7:59 am

    we need that 2 billion for the “humanitarian effort” on our mexican border, so sorry, can’t help with this problem.

  13. Melcurob July 31, 2014 at 8:03 am

    Truly an apocalyptic scenario. Do you think it could possibly dovetail with the passages in Revelation in which a large percentage of the earth’s population is lost. I truly believe we are living in the latter days, and, while evil leaders make their plans of destruction, they are simply fulfilling God’s ultimate purpose.

  14. katy July 31, 2014 at 8:46 am

    We’re all wondering why “they” are doing these mind blowingly stupid things that will kill millions.
    We need to move beyond the obvious that this is “designed” to kill millions and put them on defense and make them address the end game of their “death” agenda?

  15. Xan July 31, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Pass the word along to truckers everywhere: get a list of nuclear plants and directions to them. Store the list in your truck. If power goes out for a significant duration and you’re near a plant, do your best to get diesel to the plant.

    Not the best solution, but much more likely to get results than petitions and speeches.

  16. Kenbob July 31, 2014 at 10:10 am

    They don’t care they will all go under ground. So get ur shovels ready and do the same look up Vietnam and model their tunnel systems it’s not rock it science just muscle power. Lol yee haa

  17. Kenbob July 31, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Everybody better be worrying about the tunnel Russia is making to invade Alaska. Why do u think their getting all those sysmic quakes were this is no fault line and their not fracken there eather. Everyone is looking to ukrain but they need to look to Alaska!!!!!! Yee haa set the rat traps boys!!

  18. scooter July 31, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Michael Savage wrote a book entitled “Liberalism is a mental disorder”. Romans 1:28 tells us, ” And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a REPROBATE MIND”. The USA is turning into a utopia for the gay movement with our closet gay president, and as Joan Rivers said—everyone knows Michelle is transgender.
    So—is it any wonder Jesus in Luke 17:28,29 said of the future rapture of vs.24 making a comparison to Sodom:” As it was in the days of Lot—the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all”. Then in vs.30 Jesus says of Himself and the removal of His faithful before the Rev.6:16,17 WRATH of the Lamb, as promised in 1 Thess.1:10 and 5:9, “Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed”. The rapture will reveal Jesus did what He promised.
    I contend wide open borders is to destroy any semblance of order in the country, to assure a phony pandemic scare to herd us all into the NWO, FEMA camps and Agenda 21. This will suit the communist and chief, who the stupid public hired to destroy our constitutional republic—and to bring FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE for the idiots.
    Of course we are totally vulnerable with borders open to people who would terrorize public places with bombs and murder squads and energy system destroyers—but it looks like Ebola will finally be the virus to create total submissive panic first. Besides, my take is that Rev.18 and Isa.13,47 and Jer.50,51, the Sodom like conclusion for NYC and the USA is still scheduled for after the mid-tribulation rapture, following the 1260 day witnesses ministry on the temple mount—which hasn’t started yet!

  19. MarkN July 31, 2014 at 10:50 am

    One more thing to worry about is will any of the power backups
    come online? The EMP could damage their controls as well unless measures have already been taken.

  20. Pesky Varmint July 31, 2014 at 12:20 pm


    Palo Verde situation just keeps getting better. It is only one of I believe two nuclear plants in the world built away from abundant sources of water (this is the desert folks). Forget the diesel for those generators, what about the water needed for cooling?

    Palo Verde gets much of its water from, get ready, Gila Bend sewage. Which gives rise to my joke that when Gila Bend gets constipation we are going to have a nuclear meltdown.

  21. Mark Brander July 31, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Dave a balckout is coming according to Ken Peters dream/vision. It will happen at the beginning of the Great Tribulation…..

    At the time of this dream I was a sinner, rebellious of Gods ways. I went to sleep as any other night. I began to dream in vivid color. At times these events seemed chronological, at other times seemed to be more panoramic. The dream began with an extremely loud noise. I saw the dead in Christ rise from their graves. I saw people instantly come out of their graves. They were dressed in glimmering, glowing white clothing. Then they instantly vanished. I did NOT see them go up in the air I don’t know where they went. I did NOT see anyone ALIVE that REMAINED taken anywhere! I did NOT see, a rapture, only the resurrection of the dead! This created mass hysteria, pandemonium, despair and chaos permeating all society.

    I could supernaturally see many regions of the earth and this chaos filled the whole planet. Everyone wanted to know what happened and where did the people go that came out of the graves. Absolute hopelessness was in every heart, people were totally perplexed. The whole world was in absolute disarray. Television and radio communications were completely shut down for several weeks. I walked the streets in shock. Everywhere there was absolute fear and lawlessness. Looting and murdering everywhere. After several weeks, television and radio communications began to slowly come back on line; however, all radio and television broadcasts were the same man promoting a “New Government and Leadership”.

    This new man, whom I believe was the Antichrist, was emerging to lead us. This man, with olive skin and dark hair, spoke with great eloquence and charisma. He was soothing and promised answers to all the problems. This man was smooth and extremely convincing — he was a master communicator. He explained how this removal of people was God’s judgment upon them. ( http://revelation12.ca/?p=664 )

    Also mentioned here in a Linda Newkirk prophecy..

    I tell you that there comes a snap, a very great snap, like a lightening snap and this snap of light will beat the earth! It will burn the earth! It will burn it and will cut deeply into the earth.

    A fury! Yes, a fury in the earth! And, the power will blink and fail! Oh, what a tale to tell! A blinking! A dread! So terrible, indeed; for those in the world would not heed My word! They would not listen! They would not obey Me! And, in the dark, they will ponder their choices!

    Oh, so great shall be the calamities and the lawlessness, and the violence and the gang warfare! Every man for himself! Every wicked deed, no longer in secret, but open and revealed!”

    ( http://revelation12.ca/ )

  22. Alan July 31, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Dave, The reason why the powers that be will not correct the problem is simple, and you already know the answer. POPULATION REDUCTION from 315 to 30 million

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  24. jay July 31, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    when it comes to the cataclysmic devastation of Fukushima, the only comparable nuclear disaster in America is Indian Point, located just 43 miles from Ground Zero. Nearly all the so called experts have called it unsafe, and for it to be shut down. The biggest threat to Indian Point? Evacuation. How do you evacuate 30 million people?
    see amazing video here:

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  26. pindarian August 1, 2014 at 12:08 am

    I’m no expert, but it seems to me this article misses the greatest danger to nuclear power plants posed by an EMP attack. It’s not the lack of power for some period of time. It’s that all the computers and circuitry that contol normal operation and failsafe responses would be instantly fried by the EMP and would not work even if there was backup power available. I assume that every plant affected would experience a subsequent catastrophic meltdown.

  27. LincolnHawk August 1, 2014 at 1:56 am

    So Dave,
    After addressing this do you believe an EMP is still just as likely as you warned in your July 25th article? Do you think 124 Chernobyl’s or Fukushima’s happening at once changes anything?
    Can you tell us if this was an overlooked consequence and thus greatly lessens the threat of an EMP attack? Or is this a big part of the intended effect an EMP all along?
    Can you address how this planet killing catastrophe would be desirable to those who would be behind it?
    Maybe you have some knowledge of how TPTB plan to get around this huge problem?
    Thank you!

  28. LostPuppy August 1, 2014 at 6:24 am

    I had the same wonderment, if a nuclear facility is designed to create power, why would they need a desel backup, why wouldn’t they simply use the power already being produced to run a pump…?
    It didnt make sense when fuku went out, and it still makes no sense…talk about simple, and out of all the articles I have read on this particular problem, the one comment above is the only reference for this low tech idea that even a child can see.
    I am simply surprised that more people are not asking this very simple question.

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  35. RHP Jr August 2, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    LostPuppy, the difference is that just a simple EMP such as from a solar flare type, all things connected to the grid would be fried unless hardned or low tech with no resistors transistors or dellicate circutry to melt and only things actually plugged in would be destroyed. Many years ago a solar flare toasted all of the telegraph lines. They tested at some time around ww2 known as the compton effect, whereas a nuke blown up in upper atmosphere( more than 2 miles high) would cause a EMP that would fry all electronic devices weather plugged in or not. This type would cover an area at a angle from that height from horizion to horizion but not enough to wipe out the entire country, say one for east coast etc. the fear is if there were a couple on both coasts ALL electronics that were not shielded and or hardened would be toast.. In a heartbeat we are back to the 1800s but without (for most unprepared at least) the knowledge to survive with no transport of goods as cars trucks etc. circuts would be fried and inoperable, also the fridge and freezer ,well pump , furnace, town water, town sewer, gas pumps, lightbulbs well you get it, NOTHING would work unless in a faraday cage or seriously hardened. My guess is that the power plant computers and circutry would need to be all replaced and like said above a backlog on transformers etc and none extra laying around and no factories ( except in China etc.) would take a LONG LONG time ( if China or whatever country will even help us seeing Obamee has f-d over ALL of our allies and pretty much the whole world)to get any product to us…. We would basically self destruct not even taking the meltdows from nuke plants. Due to the incredible debt owed to China, i am afraid they would OWN us.. Maby why Obozo is tryi g to push the communist agenda on us?? If you do not pray it might be a good time to start…

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