[ RadSafe ] Spewing Radiation
sjd at swcp.com
Tue Aug 2 19:48:14 CDT 2011
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.
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,
>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
>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.
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