This is some scary stuff!

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  1. gustobassman

    gustobassman I'm only here for the Afterparty Supporting Member

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    NOT BEING POLITICAL - just thought i'd point that out.

    A friend of mine sent me this. I'm wondering how long it will be before this happens on the west coast. Yikes
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    http://www.turnerradionetwork.com/news/99-pat[/DEL]

    EDIT: a sucker is born every day... :rolleyes:
     
  2. i_got_a_mohawk

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    The levels of radiation in waters (and air) on the west coast of the US haven't changed in any notable manner post-fukushima, at least from the data I saw a while back.

    As for the sailors, closer to the leak would certainly be a much greater risk. Which makes me wonder why there wasn't more in the way of water testing if they were taking it via desalination and why the sailors wouldn't also be seeking legal action against the Navy.

    Tonfoil hat moment, the USS Ronal Reagan is nuclear powered.

    It'll be interesting to see what comes of any court case.
     
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    Guess no good deed goes unpunished
     
  4. Indiana Mike

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    I don't think they could sue the navy.

    They could probably get a medical discharge with some kind of monetary and medical benefits for life , however long or short that may be.

    That's why the suit is against the power company.
     
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  6. gustobassman

    gustobassman I'm only here for the Afterparty Supporting Member

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    Sez the guy from Scotland.... :p :D

    Seriously though... I wonder what affect this is REALLY having on some of the fish populations.
     
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    Hal Turner is an interesting guy. :eyebrow:
     
  8. gustobassman

    gustobassman I'm only here for the Afterparty Supporting Member

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    I have never heard of the dude. Is this a fake/almost story or just some hubbub, bub? :) I honestly thought this was real stuff.

    If not, i take the Most Gullible on TB Award for today. I'll accept that!
     
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    This looks and smells like bad information. " It looks as though the onboard desalinization systems that take salt out of seawater to make it drinkable, were taking-in radioactive water from the ocean for the crew to drink, cook with and bath-in, before anyone realized there was a massive radiation spill into the ocean."

    STOP THERE: The article doesn't demonstrate this; and only used hearsay information to spread the lies, and cherry picks its other information. Take this "article" with a grain of salt. Its offering an opinion without qualifying its own credentials.
     
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    Some quick Googling on that "news network" and the guy behind it tells me it'd be prudent to take anything he says with a grain of salt the size of the Rock of Gibraltar.
     
  11. gustobassman

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    Gotcha. I will accept the award. I am the Most Gullible on TB for evening.

    D'oh! :rollno:
     
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    [citation needed]
     
  13. joelb79

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    I've won that award!! Can I have it back?

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    I wouldn't take it likely, we had some fallout from Chernobyl which was still having an impact on some livestocks 20+ years down the line.

    Last night I googled it and there was an Al Jezeera posting on this too, though I guess we would have seen more of it in more media sources (or you would have hoped at least).


    I was just thinking it could be in line with Gulf War Syndrome as the military were exposing troops to hazards from things which should have been safe. I seem to recall ex-soldiers trying to sue the MoD (UK equivalent to the DoD) in regards to GWS.

    Though if true, and unable to bring legal action, surely some form of financial recompense would be available, in the manner you are talking about for instance. I guess that was more what I was getting at, that they wouldn't be left out in the cold with such medical issues.
     
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    I'm telling ya, everyone in the world should be using CANDU reactors, which cannot meltdown (they don't use enriched uranium, therefore can't get hit enough to melt). If the Japanese used the CANDU, the biggest story of the earthquake would have been the earthquake.

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    Thorium reactors, which were successfully tested in the United States, have the ability to never melt down, breed their own fuel while operating, and since thorium is more available in the world it would revolutionize the planet. You literally own enough thorium to power your own energy needs for the rest of your life in the topsoil in your yard at home. We could have small meltdown proof reactors that last for 70 years in every ones homes; and never run out of fuel for 20,000 years. We could then make our own fossil fuels with the excess energy.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVCx5kZhLHo

    The LFTR is where it's at, not uranium. Uranium is too rare..

    CANDU is nice, but AP1000's are as well.
     
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    Tokamaks FTW, well, if they get them working in a scalable way.
     

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