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Radioactive French Champagne

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posted on Jun, 3 2006 @ 08:08 AM
Yes, you read the title correctly. From the people who bring us
bovine blood in their wine - tritium is in French champagne.
The ground water is contaminated and so the champagne is too.

I used to be a greenpeace fan. Then they got sooooo political
that I couldn't stomach them. But they seem to have their facts
straight on this. Thought ya'll might be interested -

May 30, 2006

Raise a toast to the French nuclear industry, whose low-level
radioactive waste is leaking into groundwater less than 10 kilometres
(6 miles) from the famous Champagne vineyards.

The waste dump, Centre Stockage l’Aube (CSA) in Soulaine, contains nuclear
waste both from France and abroad. More waste is trucked into the site every
week. Once full, the dumpsite will be one of the world’s largest with over 1 million
cubic meters of waste, including plutonium.

Greenpeace research released last week showed levels of radioactivity leaking
from another dumpsite run by ANDRA in Normandy -- at up to 90 times above
European safety limits. That waste has seeped into underground water used by
farmers, with contamination spreading into the countryside and threatening dairy

The Champagne site will receive a total of 4 thousand terabequerels of tritium --
more than three times the amount of tritium waste as the dumpsite in Normandy

More at the site -

This has more on the radiation leak into the water in France and how the
dairy cows are drinking it. Look for glow-in-the-dark ice cream specials
this summer in France.

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posted on Jun, 3 2006 @ 09:09 AM
Thanks, FlyersFan, for this post. So that's what makes their champagne bubbles so exquisite. Seriously, years ago I discussed/argued with a retired nuclear industry employee, who saw nothing wrong with nuclear power plants--the problem was in storage! Duh! Don't use the dang stuff then! You also hear some say turn waste into weapons. Such madness.
I also wonder about this--if mercury gets into a woman's body, could this be passed along to cause/bring on autism in a developing fetus? What could all the above toxic waste do?

posted on Jun, 5 2006 @ 07:13 PM
French Wine has not been clarified with cows blood since 1997.

As to the radioactive champagne, I could care less. I hate the stuff and think its overrated. Anyone who spends 100 bucks on a bottle of fizzy grapejuice with alcohol deserves radiation poisoning.

But if youre gonna drink some nuclear champagne, may as well have some caviar from the unkraine 91.e. chernobyl) to go with it.

posted on Jun, 5 2006 @ 07:25 PM
To be fair, Southern Ontario and Northern New York and a number of other States and Provinces has this exact problem as well.

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