Irresponsible Physicians Oppose Nuclear Energy

Dec 15, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Forbes.com

The Columbia Generating Station's nuclear power plant in Richland, Washington that, together with hydroelectric power, gives Washington State the lowest carbon, cleanest energy footprint in America, delivered with the lowest cost per kWhr of any state.

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Dialogue and momentum

But ultimately, the answer lies not just in cure but in prevention. A recent report from Medact, a group of health professionals dedicated to global issues around conflict, poverty and the environment, recently outlined why the science of climate change matters to people working in health:

"Health professionals are not climate scientists. But … global warming is already having a significant negative impact on human health; it threatens to be an overwhelming danger in the coming decades. For this reason, health professionals … need some understanding of climate science as a basis for their active and assertive engagement in policy debates about how we respond to global warming."

Groups like this are integral to sustained focus on climate change and generating political momentum. But beyond this, activism by everyone must also play a role.

The direction that our collective governments negotiate is our responsibility. And we must continue to communicate our collective concerns and make choices that are the best for the planet.
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In 1960, Szilárd was diagnosed with bladder cancer. He underwent cobalt therapy at New York's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital using a cobalt 60 treatment regimen that he designed himself. He was familiar with the properties of this isotope from his work on the cobalt bomb. A second round of treatment with an increased dose followed in 1962. The doctors tried to tell him that the increased radiation dose would kill him, but he said it wouldn't, and that anyway he would die without it. The higher dose did its job and his cancer never returned. This treatment became standard for many cancers and is still used.[wikipedia]
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no, no sugarplum,

those 100,000 newborns with severe mutations and their radiation overkilled japanase mothers we're interested in.
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From David Suzuki about Th:

Countries including the U.S., China, France, and Russia are pursuing it, but in 2010 the U.K.’s National Nuclear Laboratory reported that thorium[Th] claims are “overstated”.

It will also take a lot of time and money to get a large number of reactors on-stream—some say from 30 to 50 years. Given the urgent challenge of global warming, we don’t have that much time. Many argue that if renewables received the same level of government subsidies as the nuclear industry, we’d be ahead at lower costs. Thorium essentially just adds another fuel option to the nuclear mix and isn’t a significant departure from conventional nuclear. All nuclear power remains expensive, unwieldy and difficult to integrate with intermittent renewables—and carries risks for weapons proliferation.

If the choice is between keeping nuclear power facilities running or shutting them down and replacing them with coal-fired power plants, the nuclear option is best for the climate. But, for now, investing in renewable energy and smart-grid technologies is a faster, more cost-effective, and safer option than building new nuclear facilities, regardless of type.

That doesn’t mean we should curtail research into nuclear and other options, including thorium’s potential to improve the safety and efficiency of nuclear facilities. But we must also build on the momentum of renewable energy development, which has been spurred by its safety, declining costs, and proven effectiveness.

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SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>blah blah blah you have a good retirement to protect, right?
Radioactive death is different. Talk about it to us, huh.
Radioactive diet?
You have no good reply so you accuse him of fiduciary perfidy. Typical slime by an anti-nuke.
The sailors have no case except that created by fear-mongering. I hope TEPCO sues the pants off them and their lawyers and anyone determined to have financed that travasty of a suit.
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<quoted text> You have no good reply so you accuse him of fiduciary perfidy. Typical slime by an anti-nuke.
The sailors have no case except that created by fear-mongering. I hope TEPCO sues the pants off them and their lawyers and anyone determined to have financed that travasty of a suit.
blah blah.

You are the scourge for nuclear pollution, sickness, and death. Wake up from giving nightmares to humanity.
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Spaceblues,
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Let me repeat my question:
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Where are those 100,000 japanese pregnant women exposred to deadly levels of raydee-ayshun and their horribly deformed offspring?
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Or you're just posting randomly generated numbers (AKA lies) on this forum?
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BDV wrote:
Spaceblues,
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Let me repeat my question:
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Where are those 100,000 japanese pregnant women exposred to deadly levels of raydee-ayshun and their horribly deformed offspring?
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Or you're just posting randomly generated numbers (AKA lies) on this forum?
That has been you all along; find your own reference.

What happened to your telling us about radioactive death?
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http://enenews.com/fukushima-woman-many-abort...

Have you seen it? I did not publish this ever.
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So, you're just same old fling poo, see what sticks.
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Don't worry, sheeple are scared silly of this newfangled raydee-aysun, they'll believe ANYTHING.
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Fearmongering and sheeple being sheeple in that link.
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Hard data is what's missing.
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Now, if sheeple would understand the link between 4 US$ per gallon gas, and having to work two jobs to barely scrape by, and the scaremongering, we'd be having some conversations. But sheeple being sheeple, there ain't nothing you should be afraid of.

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SpaceBlues wrote:
http://enenews.com/fukushima-w oman-many-aborting-babies-real ly-happening-many-women-visibl y-pregnant-suddenly-werent-vid eo
Have you seen it? I did not publish this ever.
So you prove my point and are proud to do it. Th Fear, uncertainty, and doubt spread by anti-nukes is causing many needless abortions. The anti-nukes spread death and destruction where-ever they go. Thank you for promoting all that death and destruction, SpaceBlues! SMH
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See a nukist, run fast..

Believe in solar, geothermal, or any other sustainable, safer, cleaner options.
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And this is awesome:

Scientists find new path to loss-free electricity!

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See a nukist, run fast..
Believe in solar, geothermal, or any other sustainable, safer, cleaner options.
That is the problem with the enviro-paths. They "BELIEVE". There is no understanding, only belief. They believe that the unreliables can be as sustainable, safe, and clean as nuclear despite what many years of accumulated data tells them.
Data? Data??? They don' need no steenking data!
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That is the problem with the enviro-paths. They "BELIEVE". There is no understanding, only belief. They believe that the unreliables can be as sustainable, safe, and clean as nuclear despite what many years of accumulated data tells them.
Data? Data??? They don' need no steenking data!
Data? That's why after seventy years, you fool no more..

I hope you live next to a nuke power.

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<quoted text>Data? That's why after seventy years, you fool no more..
I hope you live next to a nuke power.
Your first sentence makes no sense, which is common among anti-nukes, so don't feel TOO badly.

I would VASTLY prefer living next to a nuke than any other type of power plant, and those who actually live next to nukes agree.

http://www.nei.org/CorporateSite/media/filefo...
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Blah blah what an ignorant shoe..
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BDV wrote:
Blues, sugarplum, honey petroaggtatr,
Where are those bazillions of pregnant women eposed to dadly doses of ray-dee-ayshun?
While it is recognized that catastrophic accidents like Chernobyl and Fukushima have impacted some pregnant woman and children increasing their cancer risk, it is unfortunate that a few may suffer from cancer as a result f the exposure. The fact is that 1/4 of those exposed would suffer the same fate of cancer without the exposure, many caused by things like diet and smoking.
The reality is that the anxiety caused by an over concern of radiation exposure is likely more detriment to a pregnant woman and her child than the inconsequential radiation effect.
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Realtruth wrote:
<quoted text>While it is recognized that catastrophic accidents like Chernobyl and Fukushima have impacted some pregnant woman and children increasing their cancer risk, it is unfortunate that a few may suffer from cancer as a result f the exposure. The fact is that 1/4 of those exposed would suffer the same fate of cancer without the exposure, many caused by things like diet and smoking.
The reality is that the anxiety caused by an over concern of radiation exposure is likely more detriment to a pregnant woman and her child than the inconsequential radiation effect.
Where's your evidence?

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