[ RadSafe ] RE: Tritium , Panic, etc

Bailey, Pete Pete.Bailey at fpl.com
Thu Feb 4 13:59:58 CST 2010


I feel Sandy's comment was sort of a generic statement.
For a long period of time, the US was 'mostly' self supporting and we developed a live style that we became accustomed to and enjoy.
As we (the US) entered a world wide business orgaination, we slowly released more and more of 'our stuff' to other countries.  We think we may have benefited, but we're not sure.  Stuff gets cheaper (more affordable), but many loose jobs...
Anyway, I feel a similar twinge when I ponder energy and our reliance (not 'sole' reliance)for a very sensible portion of our energy 'wants' on countries that may dislike us (our way of life, etc) and can (have) alter our lifestyle.

OK, nuff said...off my soap box

Thank you for the banwidth, I'll get off the bandwagon.


-----Original Message-----
From: Franz Schönhofer [mailto:franz.schoenhofer at chello.at] 
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2010 2:45 PM
To: 'Perle, Sandy'; Bailey, Pete; radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: AW: [ RadSafe ] RE: Tritium , Panic, etc

Dear Sandy,

Nice to read a comment from you again. But are you really aware what kind of
discussions you might start??????

First of all we should not take any ridiculous comment of a ridiculous
writer in a riduculous local US paper for serious!!!!!! The RADSAFE
newsgroup is an international one - unfortantely many contributors forget
about that fact...... 

You will never satisfy the demands of some "activists", probably demanding
elimination of K-40 from wood. 

What I do not understand in your message is, what are the "enemies" and who
should  be able to cripple "us" - the USA is just a very small part of the
world and even smaller concerning international trade. May be you could
scale back your comments to this ridiculous local paper and not let them
appear at RADSAFE as a "world wide opinion".

Best regards anyway ,


Franz Schoenhofer, PhD
MinRat i.R.
Habicherg. 31/7
A-1160 Wien/Vienna

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] Im Auftrag
von Perle, Sandy
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 03. Februar 2010 22:38
An: 'Bailey, Pete'; 'radsafe at radlab.nl'
Betreff: [ RadSafe ] RE: Tritium , Panic, etc


Well stated. Those who are opposed to NPP growth will certainly seize on any
negative item, whether or not there is significance or not. About 3 days a
week there is an anti-nuclear article in the Orange County Register
(Southern California) taken off of AP or other news outlet.

Maybe we should just shut down all of the reactors and outsource our energy
requirements 100% to our enemies. Hell, it's only 20% of our energy supply,
but then again, 100% dependence on those who can cripple us economically, or
physically, a lot of sense. Right!

Europe and Asia understand that the nuclear option must be priority 1, and
they are pursuing this aggressively. I think that "we're" just too damn
stupid to "finally get it", even after 1973, the crisis in the 80s, 90s and
today. Oh well, Gump had it right all along!

Sander C. Perle
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-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf
Of Bailey, Pete
Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 6:09 AM
To: radsafe at radlab.nl
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Tritium , Panic, etc

Very good technical discussions by y'all . . .

BUT : you are missing the big picture

As in the past, we're at the beginning of a possible growth in Nuclear
Power.  The 'antis' will use what ever tools they have to get in the way.
And ya know what's really a shame about it ?
 . . .We (scientists) give them the tools !

We just did it again on RadSafe....
I'll use 3 sentences as quotes for my newspaper article
  (look at it from a lay persons view point)

1.    "But in 2005, the National Academy of Sciences concluded
         after an exhaustive study that even the tiniest amount of
         ionizing radiation increases the risk of cancer."

2     An almost unique property of Tritium is
       that it is detectable even in miniscule quantities.

3.   It's worse than just being detectable in miniscule quantities.

>From Maury's note :
   "The End-Of-The-World ceremony is scheduled at noon tomorrow.

My   Eyemissedit TV News sound bite:
     "World Ends at 10, live coverage at 11"

Have a great day

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