[ RadSafe ] Yucca Mountain / o.4 Sv extra radiation over 10 years.... / Miller and McClain, 2007

James Salsman BenjB4 at gmail.com
Sun Jul 6 18:46:16 CDT 2008

Roger Helbig wrote:

>  DU makes very poor dirty bomb material because it is not radioactive enough

Another former Colonel who pretends that people won't laugh when he
ignores the proven mutagenicty.  Martin et al (1991) "A cytogenetic
study of men occupationally exposed to uranium" Br J Ind Med 48(2)

>  Salsman is not dumb, he is crafty

To be honest, I'm not very good at destroying soldiers' health by
trying to keep a secret about stuff that was published as early as the
1950s.  There are others here with championship-level skills.

> he has cost the taxpayer large sums of money with his petitions

A tiny fraction of the cost of treating Dr. Kang's patients.

It is people such as Cols. Helbig and Cherry who are causing billions
of dollars of damage to the economy by gunning for the health of their
own soldiers as well as trying to shoot down a perfectly legitimate
reason to start scheduling transits to Yucca Mountain first thing in
the morning.  A very tangled web that they have woven holding them so
tight that they are unable to do a thing about spent fuel casks rated
for merely eight (8) hours under water in this day of absurdly
increasing carbon.

There are a hell of a lot more people who can be helped by recognizing
the mutagenicity of DU than can be harmed.  Families.  Men, women, and
children in the heartland.  And we have the officially sanctioned myth
that Helbig spouts, telling us that there's nothing to worry about.

What do we want?  Viable nuclear power or soldiers with sick kids?

Even if a magnitude 10 earthquake hits right under Yucca Mountain, the
people of Las Vegas will be safer, healthier from communicable
diseases, and better defended if the fuel was in the Yucca tunnels
than in overflow casks nearly anywhere in lower 49 United States.

James Salsman

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