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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:17 AM
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Kinda mind-blowing if ya ask me: /

BY JASON SIMPKINS, Managing Editor, Money Morning

ranium spot prices and shares of uranium mining companies have plunged in recent weeks amid fears that the situation in Japan could deteriorate into a nuclear meltdown on par with Chernobyl.

Investors fear that the explosion and subsequent radiation leaks at the Fukushima nuclear power plant will force other countries to tighten restrictions, or worse, abandon their pursuit of nuclear power as an alternative source of energy.

But what if no such thing happens? What if the nuclear fallout in Japan remains relatively contained, and other countries around the world move ahead as planned with their atomic energy projects?


U.S. President Barack Obama just last week said that nuclear power would continue to play a role in U.S. energy policy.

"It's important to recognize that nuclear energy doesn't emit carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, so those of us who are concerned about climate change, we've got to recognize that nuclear power, if it's safe, can make a significant contribution to the climate change question," President Obama said last Wednesday. "We're going to incorporate those conclusions and lessons from Japan in design and the building of the next generation of plants. But we can't simply take it off the table."
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:23 AM
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1. china just completed a deal with -- i forget which central asian country --
to buy their nuclear pellets.

it was quite the substantial amount.

they're going to tell us one thing and do quite another.
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JohnyCanuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:43 AM
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2. Video: Uranium, more toxic than generally recognized says Chris Busby PhD
This is a talk Busby gave in Canada in which he explains that accumulating evidence shows that the toxicity of uranium and the low level radiation generally associated with uranium mining, depleted uranium etc. is more harmful than previously recognized

Chris Busby of the University of Liverpool explains precisely how uranium - including natural, enriched, and depleted uranium - causes health problems. I don't know how useful it is to someone without a science background, at least introductory molecular biology, but Busby explains it extremely well in a convincing and frightening presentation. This information has not thus far been acted on by any regulatory agencies. The presentation was made in February 2008 as part of the public interventions in the environmental assessment of AREVA's proposed Midwest uranium mine in northern Saskatchewan. Busby was asked to present by the Saskatoon-based Inter-Church Uranium Committee Education Cooperative.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Here is a snip from an article Busby wrote titled Deconstructing Nuclear Experts (GD thread on this article: ):

In the meantime, I challenge each of them to debate this issue with me in public on television face to face, so that the people can figure out who is right. For the late Professor John Gofman, a senior figure in the US Atomic Energy Commission until he saw what was happening and resigned, famously said: "the nuclear industry is waging a war against humanity." This war has now entered an endgame which will decide the survival of the human race. Not from sudden nuclear war. But from the on-going and incremental nuclear war which began with the releases to the biosphere in the 60s of all the atmospheric test fallout, and which has continued inexorably since then through Windscale, Kyshtym, 3-Mile Island, Chernobyl, Hanford, Sellafield, La Hague, Iraq and now Fukushima, accompanied by parallel increases in cancer rates and fertility loss to the human race.
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