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JPreisig at aol.com
JPreisig at aol.com
Tue Feb 7 00:49:57 CST 2012
Dapra's poking me in the ribs, isn't he??? How cool.
Jersey is now quite suburban and urban. The last vestiges of
countryside here are being
bought up by Real Estate developers. Some land is being conserved.
As you drive by Linden, NJ you can smell the refineries, where the
work of refining oil
is being done. If you drive a bit into New York state (Staten Island) you
can see some pretty
Maybe they'll build a natural gas pipeline someday from
Pennsylvania to New Jersey.
New Jersey is geologically diverse ---- sand units and Pine
Barrens in the Southeastern
part of the state. Maybe the New Jersey devil still lurks in the pine
barrens --- legend has it the creature comes out just before times of war.
Now would be an opportune time...
Rocks in the center of New Jersey are shales and slates and clays,
In the Northern part of New Jersey, there are hard rocks. The
northeastern part of the state
doesn't drain well, and there is seasonal flooding. Ouch.
The Pocono Mountains are west of New Jersey. One can probably buy
a home there cheaply now.
Maybe if one is lucky, the Natural gas bearing rock unit (Marcellus) will
be under your property.
Philadelphia and New York City are next to New Jersey. How cool.
New Jersey beaches are quite nice, and warm in July and August.
The water isn't
quite Caribbean quality, but it is much clearer than 20 years ago.
New Jersey, Rutgers, Princeton U., Bell Labs, Institute for
Advanced Study.,RCA Labs,
Lockheed Martin, Menlo Park (Edison invented the light bulb here, as well
as motion pictures,
record players, etc.) are NJ. Discoveries at Rutgers of Streptomycin and
other antibiotics, caused the
growth of the Pharmaceutical Industry here.
Fresh Water and Ocean shark attacks killed some people here around
1916 or so, about
6 years after the peak (1910) in Earth polar motion (probably the ocean was
quite warm then).
People continue to do SUN and FUN at the Jersey shore. Yeah, we talk a
little funny here.
I suspect Hiroshima and Nagasaki had to do with radiation/health
after those bombs were dropped on Japan. Some of the old time Health
Physicists may still
remember studying the effects of radiation on the people there and in the
Marshall Islands etc.
Let's hope events in Israel/Iran and elsewhere don't cause us to do more
such health physics
Perhaps one should watch the movie WAR GAMES to see some idea about
simulation and the futility of any nuclear exchange.
Thanks for the ribbing, Mr. Dapra. It let's me know I'm still
alive. Have a good week.
Regards, Joseph R. (Joe) Preisig, PhD
(MS, Rutgers Radiation Science/Health Physics)
In a message dated 2/6/2012 8:25:15 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
sjd at swcp.com writes:
In the exceptionally unlikely event that Iran were to get
into a war with Israel why would it nuke New Jersey? Jersey's
already a bit of wasteland anyway, isn't it?
At 11:09 AM 2/6/2012, you wrote:
> Thanks for the article reference. I assure you that I have no
>interest in having such a nuclear exchange occur.
> As for this all being a political issue, I am a bit bothered by
>statement. Here in New Jersey
>are US government facilities like Fort Dix, Lakehurst, Picatinny Arsenal,
>Singer/Kearfott, Fort Monmouth, etc. If some person in Iran launches a
>nuclear tipped rocket
>6000 km, and is a bit off target, then my home in Mercerville, New Jersey
>would be gone.
>And perhaps I would be vaporized or worse. I really don't view this as a
> Again, thank you for your continued postings to radsafe.
> Regards, Joseph R. (Joe) Preisig, PhD
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