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Liberation Angel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-05-09 01:08 AM
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109. I did not, there are dissenters in Cerrie as there have been in the NRC
Edited on Sat Dec-05-09 01:09 AM by Liberation Angel
but I stand by my opinion that by and large these government organizations are largely designed to PROMOTE the nuclear industry and downplay or deny the risks and dangers and actual harm of nucler power plant emissions of mutagenic (mutation-causing) and carcinogenic (cancer causing) radiation waste and byproducts..

As for the scientific community - there are plenty of jobs in the nuclear industry and none (for all practical purposes) in the antinuclear community, so their bread is buttered on that side. Most academic research etc is desinged to promote the industry. But denial plays a huge role as does the very fact that ultimately the decisions on risks and the fuding of studies to assess the risks are controlled by politicians who can be bought off by the nuclear industry.

The nuke industry can drown out opposition views with the massive money it brings in (remember it alo produces bombs and weapons of mass destruction with massive pentagon contracts for bamb grade materials etc) and can pummel its opponent scientists or whistleblowers (I have worked with some whistleblowers and it is frightening what happens to them).

To make this sound like a tin foil hat analysis and compare my position to that of a global warming denial is the lowest sort of disparagement of my person and position to try to justify a personal attack. Not cool. Most insults ARE descriptions.

I am not "honestly swayed" as you put it. I worked in the industry and dealt with the environmental helth and safety issues in a number of capacities. After carefully studying all the data available I came to believe the evidence that nuclear power plant emissions are deadly and massively so in terms of people exposed and people sickened and people (and babies in utero especially) dead.

I find the most credible scientists and epidemiologists at The Radiation and Public Health Project

and I believe it is urgent for people to educate THEMSELVES so they do not fall for the corporofascist lies that nuclear power is peachy and safe.
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