Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Forever Nuclear Wastelands

Nuclear wastelands remain nuclear wastelands forever (at least in human terms):
Perez, Chris (2019, July 15). Radiation levels in Marshall Islands still exceed Fukushima, Chernobyl: study

Radiation levels across the Marshall Islands in the central Pacific Ocean, where the United States conducted more than 65 nuclear tests during the Cold War, are still alarmingly high — even higher than Fukushima and Chernobyl in some parts, a new study shows.

Researchers at Columbia University tested soil samples on four uninhabited isles and discovered that they contained concentrations of nuclear isotopes that are “significantly” higher than those found near the two disaster sites.
...Their findings, which were published Monday in the journal PNAS, showed that gamma radiation in some areas was “well above” the legal exposure limit established in agreements between the US and Republic of the Marshall Islands


  1. Related post on plutonium, the element of death, which contaminates the Marshall Islands

  2. I wonder. We think we are advanced, but so did people one hundred years ago, one thousand years ago, and so on. Probably with increased knowledge a way will be found to deal with radioactive material and clean these areas. Of course with increased knowledge some other evil will be also found and terrorize whoever is around at the tim,e. With the sine wave in mind we can see the curve go up into wonderful discoveries and then down into destructive consequences.

    1. Hope is the only good god remaining among mankind;
      the others have left and gone to Olympus.
      Trust, a mighty god has gone, Restraint has gone from men,
      and the Graces, my friend, have abandoned the earth.
      Men's judicial oaths are no longer to be trusted, nor does anyone
      revere the immortal gods; the race of pious men has perished and
      men no longer recognize the rules of conduct or acts of piety. ---6th-century BC Greek elegiac poet Theognis of Megara

    2. Hope is the only good god remaining....

      So well said, especially today. Thank you!

    3. I wonder about you Nadesan. Wonder how much of a BoBo phoney you are. The fascist troll is degrading Ilhan Omar and AOC . It is referring to them and progressives with "Men's judicial oaths are no longer to be trusted"
      The Trump Troll is a racist a misogynist, pronuclear, a red baiter and race-baiter AND THIS COMMENT WILL BE CENCORED BECAUSE U R A PHONEY. When the nuclear sickness strikes u or your family hard u may come close to understanding what the rest of us have been through and u will regret your treachery

  3. Dear anonymous at 12:19 - I am sorry that you are unhappy with my posts. I try and keep the discussion forum open to alternative points of view because I believe open dialogue is better than none at all. I realize that means that we may disagree with one another in comments but I'm not sure how this disagreement constitutes "treachery."


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