Irresponsible Physicians Oppose Nuclear Energy

There are 20 comments on the Forbes.com story from Dec 15, 2013, titled Irresponsible Physicians Oppose Nuclear Energy. In it, Forbes.com reports that:

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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RealTruth

Kennewick, WA

#122 Feb 25, 2014
Dan wrote:
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The Radium, Thorium and Actinium decay chains all have multiple alpha and beta emitting nuclide daughter products. All have Radon daughters with varying half-lives, the longest being Rn-222 about 4 days. This isotope and its decay daughters is responsible for the major dose pathway associated with radon buildup in homes. All of these decay chains also include Polonium most with very short half-lives the longest being 3 days. Po-210 was used to kill alexander Litvinenko primarily because it has an extremely high specific activity with a relatively long half-life about 140 days. This allowed and extremely small amount (micro grams) to create a lethal dose because of it bone seeking properties. This by the way is also associated with all isotopes of Polonium although the half lives are so short it does not have the chance to reach the bone. The dose does in fact make the poison!
You left out the end of the chain where Pb-210 decays to Bi-210 than finally Po-210. While the half life of Pb-210 is 22 years it does represent a hazard for new homes but for dusty old homes where there was a historic radon buildup it is a different case.
Dan

Upton, NY

#123 Feb 25, 2014
RealTruth wrote:
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You left out the end of the chain where Pb-210 decays to Bi-210 than finally Po-210. While the half life of Pb-210 is 22 years it does represent a hazard for new homes but for dusty old homes where there was a historic radon buildup it is a different case.
Yes the end of the chain produces small amounts of Po-210 but it is very small due to the long decay change and the variation in half-lives between each of the parent and daughter products throughout the chain. I believe that you obtain a higher concentration of Po-210 from second hand cigarette smoke. Overall though Radon exposure in the home is a major cause of natural radiation exposure. Areas such as the Redding prong in NJ, NY and PA have signifiantly increased levels due to highly concentrated deposits of Radium and Thorium.

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#124 Feb 27, 2014
SpacyClueless wrote:
These nukists would say anything because they are paid to support their industry.
Look at the last message. However, they can't fool the public like they used to.
Wow, anti-nuke standard lie #5. When will they develop other material (i.e., new lies)?
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#126 Feb 27, 2014
KitemanSA wrote:
<quoted text> Wow, anti-nuke standard lie #5. When will they develop other material (i.e., new lies)?

Say what? Clueless? Shameless, nukists.

New highly radioactive leak at Japan's Fukushima plant

http://news.yahoo.com/highly-radioactive-leak ...

Radiation from Japan’s leaking Fukushima nuclear power plant has reached ocean waters offshore Canada, researchers said on February 24.

http://earthsky.org/earth/fukushima-radiation ...
BDV

Decatur, GA

#127 Feb 28, 2014
Raydee-ayshun.- Gonna kill us all!
But really, canucks should be more worried about their huge fireball-exploding. town-destroying oiltrains, rather than some radiation that has not and will not kill anyone, ever.

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#128 Feb 28, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
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Say what? Clueless? Shameless, nukists.
New highly radioactive leak at Japan's Fukushima plant
http://news.yahoo.com/highly-radioactive-leak ...
Yup, and the result is... much ado about nothing... again.
SpaceBlues wrote:
Radiation from Japan’s leaking Fukushima nuclear power plant has reached ocean waters offshore Canada, researchers said on February 24.
http://earthsky.org/earth/fukushima-radiation ...
Yup, and it is less than 1/1000th the allowable value for drinking water. I.e., detectible, not harmful.
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#129 Feb 28, 2014
kit man ass wrote:
Yup, and it is less than 1/1000th the allowable value for drinking water. I.e., detectible, not harmful.
Of course, touched touchy toxic topix AGW deniers deny radiation isn't even worthy of note, despite its reach through 100 million cubic kilometers of Pacific Ocean.

Of course, touched touchy toxic topix AGW deniers deny pollution from chinese communists(always small letters) that cause 10% to 15% of west coast U.S. pollution, so think we need to continue trading with communist chinese(always small letters).

Of course, touched touchy toxic topix AGW deniers deny their collapsed moral state, of sub-standard education & allowance of their members to be slimy steenking filthy vile reprobate rooting(& rotting) racist pukey proud pigs &/or alleged & proud threateners.

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#130 Feb 28, 2014
Wow, a statement of simple fact is responded to with a rather silly of totally off topic simi-alliterative tripe. So what else is to be expected from lighthead? You got it, NOTHING! ;)
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#131 Feb 28, 2014
[QUOTE who="kick man's ass"].......tripe.[/QUOTE ]

Deniers have always thought, "Dilution is the solution to pollution", & forget the people, who got the pollution before it got diluted, which normally was poor & suppressed people.
BDV

Decatur, GA

#132 Mar 1, 2014
litesong wrote:
Deniers have always thought, "Dilution is the solution to pollution", & forget the people, who got the pollution before it got diluted, which normally was poor & suppressed people.
And who pays, pray tell, the horrible ACTUAL DOLLARS and CENTS price of antinukular hysteria? Us all. Who is most affected? The poor. But that is not a concern for antinukular hucksters.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#133 Mar 1, 2014
BDV wrote:
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And who pays, pray tell, the horrible ACTUAL DOLLARS and CENTS price of antinukular hysteria? Us all. Who is most affected? The poor. But that is not a concern for antinukular hucksters.
What hysteria? It is all in your head.
LessHypeMoreFact

Toronto, Canada

#134 Mar 1, 2014
SpaceBlues wrote:
<quoted text>What hysteria? It is all in your head.
SpaceBlues. That is right. It IS in his head and that of the other denialists. The hysteria they claim exists does because THEY are hysterical, unlike the rational reasoned people who want to study and act upon the science.

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#135 Mar 2, 2014
The hysteria death toll, bred by anti-nukes, has just exceeded the death toll from the Tohoku earthquake&tsunami. Anti-nukes are now the leading disaster in Japan. Ha ha.

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#136 Mar 2, 2014
Ok, I was a bit grandiose there. They are the worst disaster in Fukushima Prefecture. ;)
litesong

Lynnwood, WA

#137 Mar 2, 2014
[QUOTE who="kick man's ass"]They are the worst disaster in Fukushima Prefecture. ;)[/QUOTE]

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/j...

From the article:
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Namie's 21,000 residents remain evacuated because of continuing high radiation levels, the product of the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, six miles to the south. Homes, shops and streets are deserted except for the occasional police patrol or checkpoint.

Like the setting for a Hollywood post-apocalypse movie, grass and weeds poke up through cracked pavements. At an abandoned garage, a rusting car sits on a raised ramp, waiting for a repair that will never be completed. A feral dog peers from a wild, untended garden.

Namie is nobody's town now. Nobody lives here, and nobody visits for long. Even the looters have stopped bothering, and no one knows exactly when the inhabitants may be allowed to return permanently – or whether they will want to.
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There are rumors that near the feral dog, silly touched touchy toxic topix AGW deniers are finding inviting tid-bits of dead carcasses, well worth ingesting...... in a glowing-kind-of-way.

Since: Mar 13

Location hidden

#138 Mar 9, 2014
"Namie's 21,000 residents remain evacuated because of continuing high radiation levels, the product of the March 2011 disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station, six miles to the south. Homes, shops and streets are deserted except for the occasional police patrol or checkpoint."
No, they WERE and REMAIN evacuated due to the fear, uncertainty, and doubt spread by irresponsible individuals like these physicians, and YOU. Flok like you have killed more people in the prefecture than the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. YOU are a greater disaster than the E&T.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#140 Mar 9, 2014
Irresponsible ranting by nukists extends way back to "china syndrome."

Scram!
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#141 Mar 9, 2014
“AVOID TOUCHING THE OUTSIDE AIR”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/09/fallout...
BDV

Atlanta, GA

#142 Mar 10, 2014
Spreading fear. Lucrative.
SpaceBlues

Houston, TX

#143 Mar 10, 2014
BDV wrote:
Spreading fear. Lucrative.
Edward R. Murrow, 60 Years Ago: Those Who ‘Keep Silent’ Share ‘Responsibility For The Result’

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/03/09/3...

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