[ RadSafe ] Yucca Mountain, etc.

James Salsman BenjB4 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 11 02:08:51 CDT 2008

Mike Brennan errs:

> The question I answered was "What is the current rate of U238 seepage
> from the storage facilities?"  ... So, your question was "What is the amount
> of U238 per day...."

I asked nothing about "per day" or any other denomination of time.
Even if I had, the mean expected rate is not zero.

Gary Isenhower gets it a third-right:

> James is ... not launching his attacks from reality as we know it.

Everyone who has been told as they have been time and time again, by
the IAEA, 10 CFR 20, and the militaries of the world, that insoluble
forms of uranium are more hazardous than soluble forms has been the
victim of a lie.  Those are the ones whose ability to make rational
decisions have been attacked by the lies -- six orders of magnitude --
impeding their ability to make clear and correct safety and policy
decisions.  Time is not going to change this.

> He's coming from a reality in which DU is a kind of evil conspiracy

Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by negligence.

Steven Dapra has an interesting view:

>  All weapons act off the battlefield.

Dapra believes, "with God all things are possible" -- including
anything that Dapra wants to make up because international law is not
convenient enough for the rhetorical bed that he has made for himself.

Bjorn Cedervall revises his question:

> my request: References that show that radiation induced damage
> to a germ cell line was transferred to the next generation....

Radiation induced?  Because Miller's unchallenged evidence that the
chemical mutagenicity and teratogenicity from one of the few ions used
by microscopists to stain DNA is a million times worse would just make
too much work for the health physics industry if they had to believe

Sadly, Dr. Cedervall is as bad as all the rest when it comes to
telling the truth:

>  I referred only to germ cells. -- http://lists.radlab.nl/pipermail/radsafe/2008-July/010594.html

See for yourself:

> Teratogenesis is about somatic cells - not germ cells! -- http://lists.radlab.nl/pipermail/radsafe/2008-July/010513.html

If health physicists want to make the world safe for nuclear power,
they have to start with the veracity of the person in the mirror.

James Salsman

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