[ RadSafe ] -Fearmongering by fossil and alternate energy interests -was: RE: Oil Industry

Doug Aitken jdaitken at sugar-land.oilfield.slb.com
Thu Jun 23 13:00:52 CDT 2011

Don't forget the large numbers of deaths directly attributable to fossil
fuel extraction, the environmental damage caused in its extraction, the vast
quantities of solid waste from fossil fuel burning, the number of deaths
attributable to the emissions from fossil fuel burning (oh, and the large
quantities of radioactive materials released in these processes - well above
those of the nuclear industry........
http://www.ornl.gov/info/ornlreview/rev26-34/text/colmain.html ).


Doug Aitken
QHSE Advisor, Schlumberger D&M Operations Support
Cell Phone: 713-562-8585
(alternate e-mail: doug.aitken at slb.com )
Mail: c/o Therese Wigzell,
Drilling & Measurements HQ,
300 Schlumberger Drive, MD15,
Sugar Land, Texas 77478

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Chris, thanks for posting the link in your message to RadSafe.

The amazingly self-serving, exploitative, and inaccurate article in the link
you provide from oilprice.com opposing nuclear energy is reproduced from a
publication called "Energy Digital". The source publication seems
appropriately named since the article hopes its readers will touch their
toes for what is unfortunately nothing less than a "Digital" on a balanced
assessment of Energy risk considerations and meeting a country's energy

BTW, on the subject of risk of oil vs. nuclear electric generation, the 100
nuclear plants in the US alone have generated 20,000 billion kWh since
nuclear electric production began in the US. Nuclear generation in the US
alone is presently about 800 billion kWh per year. If 20,000 billion kWh of
electricity had been generated in modern max efficiency oil-fired power
power plants it would have required 850 billion gallons of oil  --an amount
equal to 4,100 Gulf oil spills of 206 million gallons each. 

Nuclear power electric generation in the US to date has also avoided the
release of about 20 billion tons of carbon dioxide, if this 20,000 billion
kWh had been generated by fossil fuels. The specific references and
conversion factors from which the above total nuclear generation,
equivalency to oil use vs. Gulf oil spill volume, and CO-2 release avoided
are available on request.

Put the pros and cons of each energy option on the table and compare them.
The oil, coal, and alternate energy industry publications opposing nuclear
electric generation fear any such balanced risk comparison since they can't
approach the minimal risk over time of nuclear electric generation. 

The fact is the US needs energy from all domestic sources it can muster
-nuclear, fossil fuels, alternate energy--but based on an honest evaluation
of costs, local environmental, and global climactic impacts [ OK--real or
perceived], so as to avoid the strategic risks of depending on, and
"protecting", energy supplies from countries that will exploit our energy
dependency leading to war and its human and economic impacts.  Cleverly
concealed fear-mongering by energy interests [ or by many so-called
"environmentalists"  who generate more noise than light opposing nuclear
electric generation based on distortions of facts for their narrow political
and economic advantage] are working against the true interests of our
country and its citizenry.

Stewart Farber, MSPH
Farber Medical Solutions, LLC
Bridgeport, CT 06606
email: SAFarber at optonline.net

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[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Jeff Terry
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The Highly regulated oil industry is now predicting 2 headed babies in



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