reply to post by MzMorbid
At first, I thought the same thing. When I read the article and looked at the source links contained within it, I realized that this is probably not
The specifics regarding the types of accidents can be found in the link sourced in the article. Or you can find them here;
On the other hand, I don't believe it when they say that not one person has been killed by the nuclear industry. I'm sure that there have been
accidents during construction and maintenance of these facilities as well, that have resulted in death. Furthermore, the problem with documenting the
death rate associated with the nuclear industry is that radiation is an invisible killer and it's not always easy to pinpoint it as the cause, or
should I say that there is a high degree of deniability.
I watched a documentary once where they were attempting to raise a sunken WWII submarine from the sea floor and the interesting part was that they
were not raising it for it's historic value, but rather for it's steel. You see, as it turns out, any steel made anywhere in the world after the
detonation of the first atomic bomb is somewhat contaminated with minute radioactive particles from the atmosphere that enter the steel during the
forging process. Steel forged prior to the first atomic blast does not have this contamination and it's highly valued for use in the manufacture of
precision instruments like gyroscopes used in the aerospace industry.
I listened to a scientist the other night on the Rachel Maddow show where he stated that you don't need iodine tablets if you just don't drink the
milk. He emphatically stated that the radio active element that attacks the thyroid, (which the iodine is supposed to protect us from) enters the
body via the intake of milk products. He explained that this particular radio active element settles on the grass where the dairy cows eat it and it
turns up in the milk. He stated that there is no other way for this particular element to enter the body, so if you don't drink the milk, you don't
need the iodine supplement. He also explained that different radioactive elements attack different parts of the body and that Cesium attacks the
So, who's to say how many thyroid cancer deaths can be attributed to the nuclear industry? Who's to say how may bone cancer deaths can be attributed
to the nuclear industry? Just because we can't "pin the tail on the donkey," doesn't mean that the donkey isn't there.
Anyway, It appears to me that the vast majority of accidents in the wind turbine industry are caused by either structural and/or blade failure and
"ice throws." I really think that vertical axis wind turbine technology will soon replace the current propellor type turbines being used today and we
will see a decline in the accident rates associated with the industry.
I for one am not ready for more nuclear power plants. I am however, for the immediate and full disclosure of suppressed ZPE technology which would
totally eliminate the need for nuclear and/or fossil fuel generated energy.
edit on 19-3-2011 by Flatfish because: (no reason given)