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And there is no indication that things have improved since that time, according to Ross Bartley, a metallurgist who has been tracking radioactive contamination since the early 1990s. In all likelihood, he says, the problem has remained the same or even gotten worse.
What would happen if you dropped nuclear waste into the pit of a volcano? Would the Volcano eventually encase and seal the waste?
That is rather unnerving..... Just so you know, this behavior has been going on for Years.
This convenient little technique is performed worldwide by companies/governments with scrap
metal of this type.Not just the U.S. Even used in furniture and appliances. In other words, right in your livingroom
Bro. Generally, it is Low Grade Emission material. But , who knows what they toss into The Smelter when
the regulators are having lunch.
Though DOE insists that the amount of radiation emitted from radioactive waste is "negligible" in terms of being a public health threat, science says otherwise. Cumulative exposure to even low-dose radiation over the course of many months or even years can damage cells, DNA, and even hormone balance.
America spent Billions making that new mountain cave in Nevada to store alll of America's nuclear waste. They haven't put 1 piece of radioactive waste in there.
Why when they can make money putting it in things? Besides they want to thin the worlds population.
Originally posted by alfa1
Originally posted by SloAnPainful
How can they get away with doing something like that. Of course they will give the argument that "It's below 'toxic' levels" or something along those line.
For those who took the time to read the links, the limit planned is 1 millirem above background levels.
I'm no expert on radioactive safety, but wikipedia says a whole 1 rem gives an extra 0.055% chance of eventually developing cancer.
If the effect is linear (but I dont know if it is) , the the government would let you get an extra 0.000055 percent chance of getting cancer by purchasing an item made from the recycled waste.
Any experts on nuclear safety here?
Originally posted by intrptr
My answer to the "gotten worse" part is one word: "Fukushima". As rad levels increase around the world they are going to eventually need excuses why everyone and everything is becoming moire and more contaminated with radioactivity. Ahhh, source this article. That is why. They told us they were going to do it, didn't they
But now, DOE is trying once again to secretly dispose of this radioactive waste stock by allowing scrap companies to sell it to consumer product manufacturers.
Scripps Howard News Service published an in-depth report by Isaac Wolf regarding the broad range of consumer products imported from China that contain harmful amounts of radioactive metal contaminates. The story, published June 6, 2009, reveals that there is no U.S. agency checking the radioactivity of imported goods. "Thousands of everyday products and materials containing radioactive metals are surfacing across the United States and around the world," Wolf reported