Groups critical of radioactive waste disposal method in Tennessee

Nov 26, 2011 Full story: Memphis Commercial Appeal 10

Seven months after being rebuffed by state lawmakers, environmentalists have stepped up their criticism of a program that allows the dumping of low-level radioactive wastes in some Tennessee landfills, including two in Shelby County.

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VFReuls

Memphis, TN

#1 Nov 28, 2011
I don't want to drink anything radioactive. If it goes into landfills it will eventually get into the water. What will we do then?
Dan

Upton, NY

#2 Nov 30, 2011
VFReuls wrote:
I don't want to drink anything radioactive. If it goes into landfills it will eventually get into the water. What will we do then?
There is radioactivity in your water now!
Natural deposits in the soil provide radium and Tritium as well as the cosmic production of Be-7 which is water soluable.
BDV

Atlanta, GA

#3 Dec 2, 2011
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But, but,... that is good, nice, natural radiation.
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Not like your evil bad radiation from your very evil and bad, no-good, nuclear powerplants.
John T

Clearlake, CA

#4 Dec 2, 2011
There is radioactivity in your water now and you should want more radioactivity in your water for your health's sake. There is very little danger of getting too much radioactivity in your water. It certainly won't come from nuclear power plants.
Real American

Jackson, TN

#5 Dec 5, 2011
Nuke plants should be banned.
BDV

Atlanta, GA

#6 Dec 7, 2011
Fracking should be banned. Saudi Arabia should be declared a terrorist state. The House of Saud should be dragged in front of ICC in shackles.

Oh, well, one can dream?
Don Kosloff

United States

#7 Dec 9, 2011
VFReuls wrote:
I don't want to drink anything radioactive. If it goes into landfills it will eventually get into the water. What will we do then?
The dose from such landfills will never get as high as the natural dose from drinking water. Therefor, the radiation levels in drinking water will not become high enough to cause much improvememt in your health.
Sonya

Winchester, TN

#8 Feb 11, 2013
John T wrote:
There is radioactivity in your water now and you should want more radioactivity in your water for your health's sake. There is very little danger of getting too much radioactivity in your water. It certainly won't come from nuclear power plants.
That right their was the most idiotic thing I have ever heard no amount of radiation is good or safe
BDV

Atlanta, GA

#9 Feb 12, 2013
Sonya wrote:
That right their was the most idiotic thing I have ever heard no amount of radiation is good or safe
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Well, the BEIR committee of the NAS would really love to see your evidence on safety.
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Of all modern pollutants (think petrochemicals, industrial dust, ozone) radiation is the only one which may be beneficial in small doses.
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As for "good" as benefits are obviously much, much bigger than the costs, it is "good". 1 million US$ electricity per day per reactor - that's an enormous benefit.

Now, if the ultimate "good" is the Oil Barons' bottom line, then yes, radiation is no good.'Cause each working nuclear reactor costs the petroleum industry 5-10 million US$ per day. If my comfort (or moreso livelihood) would depend on grossly overpriced petroleum, I'd be out there yelling about eveel ray-dee-shun, too.
BDV

Decatur, GA

#11 Feb 13, 2013
Eat? What? Why??
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Some oral fixation you have there, sugar! Seems a common liberal deviant obsession (not that conservatives don't have deviant inclinations).
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But to your point, I'd rather that than snort 1 gallon of coal soot (still the most potent carcinogen known to mankind) and dish out 4 US$ for a gallon of mediocre gasoline.

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