Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Biotoakid, Jul 6, 2010.
Mmmm hmmm, nuclear power is safe.... Riiiiiiiight
So because testing on fish has shown no link between the nuclear plant and nuclear poisoning, and there is more poisoning due to completely unrelated events that happened 20 or 50 years ago hundreds of miles away, nuclear power is unsafe?
Sounds like someone's just fission for a link.
Well said sir
Discovery channel aired an excellent documentary earlier in the year about the Chernobyl accident and subsequent clean-up. Anyone see it? Some of those guys are true heroes. That whole mess could've gone so much worse.
Maybe nuclear power can be done safely, but knowing how fallible humans are, and knowing the suffering and devastation that can result when this technology goes awry, I'm not terribly comfortable with it.
Is being very grateful for the thanks.
See that medal? That is a Chernobyl Liquidator medal. Go look it up.
Honestly though, nuclear power is safer than coal if one looks at total fatalities. In addition, France now gets just shy of 80% of all its electrical power from nuclear reactors and they have never had any major incident.
They even have a breeder reactor, which essentially "recycles" the waste material.
Frankly, it's really just an issue of spending the money on the infrastructure and there wouldn't be any big issues at all.
So the fish have less radiation than background levels. It sounds like they are clean to me. There is radiation out there. There's no way to get rid of it. It's normal, and nothing to worry about.
The author of this article was trying to fish for something and it wasn't fish. He has an agenda, and hopes people are ignorant, and do not read the article too carefully to realize the actual story: the fish are clean.
There is really no story here.
so this means i can't eat it?
I would be more worried about mercury and dioxin levels from industrial runoff and pesticides than the radioactive stuff. But yeah, probably still not a great idea to eat it. Fish get BIG around nuclear power plants though, not because of the radiation, but because the outwater is often slightly warmer than the ambient water temperature, and the fish apparently go nuts for that because it helps plant growth or something. Fish get big around fossil fuel power plants too for the same reason.
Nah, it means not only can you eat it, but that it will actually nuke itself.
Nuclear plants are safe and clean. Chernobyl is a lousy example to use against it.. Why? It was mad by Russia and was a piece of crap. It was poorly designed and made, hence the meltdown.
Three Mile island? The plant did EXACTLY what one is supposed to do. It immediately shut itself down and went dead..
This article is nothing more than some BS to further set back clean nulcear energy.
The radiation levels were in the non-edible portions of the fish. So unless you eat the bones you should be good.
hm. maybe i should have put this in that question. oh well, live and learn.
stuff about Radiation tend to freak me out, i blame those scare tactics in the 90s for it.
Radioactive Fish?......Radioactive Fish-MAN!
Now that's a comic I'd read .
Nuclear is as safe as any other kind of large-scale power generation, i.e, not very, when you get down to it.
What frustrates me about topics like this is that people seem incapable of realising there's a drawback to every benefit and vice-versa. The debate which should take place over nuclear, coal, oil, gas, wind, biofuels, solar etc, is whether the benefits outweigh the drawbacks.
Every way of supplying energy to millions of households will have an element of risk. Things can go wrong, people can get hurt or die. That doesn't mean we should turn off every power plant in the world.
So, strontium fish? Is this the latest Judge Dredd villain?
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