Comments from Sara Shannon, co-founder of Mother's Alert, author of Technologies Curse: Diet for the Atomic Age (with Ernest J. Sternglass) and Good Health in a Toxic World: Complete Guide to Fighting Free Radicals.
This is the plan, to say that climate change is caused by carbon emissions... and nuclear has no carbon emissions. So we have to go to more nuclear for power.
This is now as plain as day... a whole plan... and tranparently obvious, once one opens the mind to see... probably in the works for years.
France has their reprocessing plant... the fallout from this goes over East to the Alps, goes down into Lake Leman when the ice melts, and some say is responsible for very high rates of cancer around Geneva.
The reprocessing plant in England, Sellafield, across the water from Dublin, releases effluent into the water, it is absorbed by the seaweed, and this seaweed is used on croplands, and Dublin has Very high rates of cancer....
Everything is very grave as it is, and to consider building MORE Nuke plants is so insane it is impossible to comprehend WHAT sort of thinking and goal is behind it.
I heard someone say yesterday, don't know if its true, he heard on the news that there are plans to impose a "climate change tax" on Americans, that this tax would go partly to fund more nuclear power plants... !!!
About Europe again, it seems, as far as we can comprehend from what is stated, that a few weeks ago, there was a decision to allocate for the future that 20% of energy should be from "Green" energy, that is from alternative energies.
And then the revised list of "green" alternative energies included nuclear power! Very quietly stated.
The basis being that nuclear power does NOT release carbon dioxide emissions, which has been determined to be the CAUSE of climate change...
All this done very smoothly. And seemingly valid. Except, that it is not valid... in any sense.
Going back to the topic of the waste from nuclear power production. WHERE are we going to put it?
There is not now or nor will there be in the future any way to manage long term storage... Only can be managed with double talk.
IF we had the money already spent on exploring Yucca Mountain as a rad waste repository, we could have built wind and solar enough for the whole country !!!
There are choices being made, and they are not made with consideration of the health of present and future humans...
The oxygen level is going down; trees themselves absorb radiaoctive elements and are released when you have a fire in your fireplace.
Our bones contain strontium 90 which radiates into the bone marrow, an essential aspect of the immune system.
The common sense admonition to "make every decision with consideration of the seventh generation" has been shred in the paper shredder.
What to do at this point?