reply to post by Truth4hire
Starred.Ahh a subject you don't want to think to long or hard on because of the true ramifications to all of us.
I've wondered about the same thing many times concerning the "nuclear testing" we were publically told about. You're right the afterlife is quite
long and any particles at all ingested or contacted would probably result in cancers as well as birth defects and actual changing of the subjects DNA
on a permanent level.
I can just see the aliens on the Moon or Mars saying to each other, ahh "shi& the kids have found the matches".
United States nuclear tests were conducted on an intermittent basis from July 1946 to October 1958. During this period, nuclear tests were conducted
in groups known as "operations" or "test series", each series was a distinct operation that was organized and carried out independently of other
On 31 October 1958, just after it concluded the largest test series to date, the United States entered into a unilateral testing moratorium announced
by President Eisenhower with the understanding that the former Soviet Union also would refrain from conducting tests. The Soviet Union honored this
moratorium initially, but secretly prepared for a massive testing campaign which commenced in September 1961, and included the largest nuclear tests
On September 15, 1961, the United States resumed testing at the Nevada Test Site (NTS) on a year-round basis with Operation Nougat. From that time to
the present, tests have principally been grouped for fiscal and reporting purposes into "operations" or "series" according to the fiscal year in
which they took place. For example, fiscal year 1963 tests -- which began 1 July 1962 and extended through 30 June 1963 -- were in the Operation
Important exceptions to this scheme were a number of test series conducted during 1962-63:
Operation Dominic (which also been called Dominic I), conducted between 25 April and 4 November of 1962 (and thus overlapping Nougat and Storax); and
the Department of Defense (DoD) Operation Fishbowl high-altitude tests in the Pacific.
Operation Sunbeam (also known as Dominic II), four weapons effects tests conducted by the DoD at the NTS between 7 July and 17 July 1962 (concurrent
Operation Roller Coaster, four zero-yield tests conducted jointly by the US and UK at Nellis Air Force Range (NAFR) between 15 May and 9 June 1963
(concurrent with Storax).
Atmospheric testing concluded with the test Dominic/Fishbowl Tightrope on 4 November 1962. The signing of the Atmospheric Test Ban Treaty on 5 August
1963 in Moscow halted all further atmospheric testing by both superpowers.
The Fiscal Year based underground series was perturbed in 1976, when the federal government changed the fiscal year to begin on October 1 and end on
September 30. Accordingly, the Fiscal Year 1976 series, Operation Anvil, did not end on June 30, but was extended through September 30, 1976 -- a
period of 15 months.
Fear makes people and countries do strange and horrible things.
Now, contemplate this: My family and I use to live near Zion, Il. There was a active Nuclear Power Plant there on Lake Michigan. We went to a park
in the general area (you could see the Power Station in the distance) as a family for a picnic (picnic didn't get unpacked and the kids were packed
in the car and brought home for "decontamination" after I found several five leaf clovers and a couple flying bugs with two heads. We also noticed
the flora around the area was mishappened and "weak looking".
We have tons of nuclear waste "safely stored" all over the country, mainly I think out west.
Zion Nuclear Power Station was the third dual-reactor nuclear power plant in the Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) network and served Chicago and the
northern quarter of Illinois. The plant was built in 1973, and the first unit started producing power in December, 1973. The second unit came
online in September, 1974. This power generating station is located on 257 acres (1.04 km2) of Lake Michigan coastline, in the city of Zion,
Lake County, Illinois. It is approximately 40 direct-line miles north of Chicago, Illinois and 42 miles (68 km) south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The Zion Nuclear Power Station was retired on February 13, 1998. The plant had not been in operation since February, 1997, after a control-room
operator accidentally shut down Reactor 1 and then tried to restart it without following procedures. Reactor 2 was already shut down for refueling
at the time of the incident. ComEd concluded that the plant could not produce competitively priced power because it would have cost $435 million to
order steam generators which would not pay for themselves before the plant's operating license expired in 2013. This analysis was predicated on no
license extension which at the time was the norm, however since then multiple plants have replaced steam generators and extended the license by 20
All nuclear fuel was removed permanently from the reactor vessel and placed in the plant's on-site spent fuel pool by March 9, 1998. Plans are to
keep the facility in long-term safe storage (SAFSTOR) until unit 2's operating license expires on November 14, 2013. Decontamination and
dismantlement are to begin after this date. The estimated date for closure is December 31, 2026
Gary Coleman, a famous actor that was on Different Strokes was from Zion (Mr. Coleman is quite short with some serious health problems).
As bad as the Nuclear testing was don't start contemplating our "Safe" Nuclear Power Plants. If you do, you may really get nervous.
I don't want to go back to living in a cave with no toilet, hot water or lights, however anything that spews a waste that lives for hundreds of
thousands of years and can alter our DNA permanently, we have no business using.
(When I showed my husband the one fly I did manage to catch, he immediately took our two sons and loaded them in the car so fast it wasn't funny.
When we got home, he jokenly rushed them into the shower (ahhh wonderful Lake Michigan water) for decontamination.
It's all around us, everywhere and you can't see it, taste it or feel it, but it's there.
All of our power companies are some of the largest lobbyist in Washington and have mucho power. Nuclear Energy is a scary entity in and of itself.
We simply do not have the technology of disposing of it safely yet. Burying it out west or shipping it to third world countries is not the answer.
As far as smoking, I lost my mother (age 10) to lung cancer She smoked Pall Malls unfiltered.
We didn't get much warning. My mother was a healthy working woman. One day she started coughing up a little tiny bit of blood. A couple days later
she went into the hospital for exploratory surgery. She was then given anywhere from a few weeks to maybe a couple months. She died on February 23,
1963. Two weeks after she first started coughing up blood.
She never got to meet my husband or kids.
I miss my mother and miss that I never got to know her as an adult.
Cigerettes SUCK BIG TIME
Cigerettes like the Power Companies are big business and carry a lot of weight in Washington.
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