[ RadSafe ] Spewing Radiation

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Tue Aug 2 19:48:14 CDT 2011

Aug. 2

         Cheer up!  Used to be "spews forth."  We're making progress 
--- although I'm not sure in which direction.  You may recall that a 
few months ago someone wrote a satire here about "spews forth."

         Disposing of rad contaminated water in the ocean may be safe 
and expedient but it won't save the earth, whales, dolphins, etc., etc.

Steven Dapra

At 12:31 PM 8/2/2011, you wrote:
>I can live with radiation leaks and emissions, but when it "spews", I worry.
>Maybe this is just another example of what the NYT considers fair, 
>balanced, and
>objective reporting.
>I don't understand the inordinate efforts to prevent seepage of radioactivity
>into the ocean. I believe that dumping radioactive contaminated 
>water into the
>ocean is the safest and most expedient means of dealing with the problem. The
>oceanic capacity to dilute to safe levels is essentially infinite. Monitoring
>radioactivity levels near the release point and preventing intrusion 
>into areas
>of high concentration would be a reasonable precaution, but in a relatively
>short time, the convective forces of the ocean would naturally dilute these
>concentrations to safe levels.----Even if the New York Times does not approve.
>Jerry Cohen


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