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RobertEarl

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Member since: Wed Dec 14, 2011, 04:53 PM
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About Me

Robert Earl is my name. Well, part of it. I live in the Great Smokies of NC. Aldo Leopold was a most influential writer to me. These days i do Occupy and work local politics trying to get good Democratic Party members elected. Watch my footprint on this blue-ball and check out chicks since i am quite single and available.

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Nuclear Power is anti-earth power

Nukes are as anti-environment as any thing we have ever developed.

Sure there are a few things about nukes that have helped humans, but no way that nukes are good for the rest of life on the planet.

Indeed, nukes have the capability of ending all life as we know it.

Just wanted to make that clear.

Skewed Nuclear Science?

Long article at link but with lots of history from Hiroshima to Fukushima...RE


Science with a Skew: The Nuclear Power Industry After Chernobyl and Fukushima
By: Gayle Greene

It is one of the marvels of our time that the nuclear industry managed to resurrect itself from its ruins at the end of the last century, when it crumbled under its costs, inefficiencies, and mega-accidents.

Chernobyl released hundreds of times the radioactivity of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs combined, contaminating more than 40% of Europe and the entire Northern Hemisphere. But along came the nuclear lobby to breathe new life into the industry, passing off as “clean” this energy source that polluted half the globe. The “fresh look at nuclear”—in the words of a New York Times makeover piece (May 13, 2006)—paved the way to a “nuclear Renaissance” in the United States that Fukushima has by no means brought to a halt.

That mainstream media have been powerful advocates for nuclear power comes as no surprise.

“The media are saturated with a skilled, intensive, and effective advocacy campaign by the nuclear industry, resulting in disinformation” and “wholly counterfactual accounts…widely believed by otherwise sensible people,” states the 2010-2011 World Nuclear Industry Status Report by Worldwatch Institute.

What is less well understood is the nature of the “evidence” that gives the nuclear industry its mandate, Cold War science which, with its reassurances about low-dose radiation risk, is being used to quiet alarms about Fukushima and to stonewall new evidence that would call a halt to the industry.

more:
http://japanfocus.org/-Gayle-Greene/3672#
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