Some U.S. nuke testing sites are now less radioactive than Central Park

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  1. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Line™ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
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    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016...g-sites-are-now-less-radioactive-central-park
     
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  2. Aberdumbie

    Aberdumbie

    Jan 22, 2016
    South Carolina
    Was a nuclear missile crewman in the Army in the 70's and 80's. Remember doing nuclear bomb drills in school in the 60's. The A-bomb age was a very visceral thing to me and consumed a great deal of my life. I sure worry that we don't seem to have the fear of these beasts as we once did. Some small country dictator gets his hands on one and who knows what hell would be unleashed.
     
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  3. They probably scraped the topsoil and dumped it in the sea at some stage. The long halflife heavy metal isotopes have a long time yet to decay.
     
  4. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    Regardless of radiation, any of those islands is safer for humans than Central Park.
     
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  5. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    I live less than one hundred feet from Central Park and have no idea what you're talking about.
     
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  6. INTP

    INTP

    Nov 28, 2003
    Dallas, TX
    I wonder how radioactive the typical kitchen cabinet is, given the popularity of granite counter tops.
     
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  7. bobba66

    bobba66

    May 18, 2006
    Arlington, Texas
    Nuke me, baby!:woot:
     
  8. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    There are no muggers or panhandlers on the Marshall Islands.
     
  9. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Considering there are over 50,000 people on the Marshall Islands, I think it's a safe to say that there are some muggers and panhandlers there. In fact, the Marshall Islands had four homicides in 2012 compared with zero in Central Park.

    Also, I have not seen a panhandler in Central Park who wasn't playing a musical instrument in years. Outside of Central Park, yes, but very few inside.
    Sources:
    http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs-en-us-022pct.pdf
    Intentional homicides (per 100,000 people) | Data | Table
     
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  10. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    You are way too sensitive. I was talking about those islands where the testing was done. The population would be 0. It was only meant as humorous, anyway.
     
  11. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    Fair enough. Sorry if I took it personally :)
     
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  12. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    No offense intended. I haven't been to NYC in many many years, but Central Park was the nicest part IMHO
     
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  13. ptg

    ptg

    Mar 16, 2008
    As a native New Yorker...nice address!