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Thoughts from a Yellow Dog Democrat living in Olympia, in the great BLUE state of Washington

I am a liberal because it is the political philosophy of freedom and equality. And I am a progressive because it is the political path to a better future. And I am a Democrat because it is the political party that believes in freedom, equality and progress. -- Digby

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Radioactive Scat

For those who think Nuclear power is the way to go to reverse global warming -- get alod of this article in the Seattle PI:
An estimated 50 million gallons of liquid wastes from Cold War plutonium-production processes -- laced with radioactive cesium and strontium salts -- were dumped in a 13.7-square-mile area south of central Hanford's 177 underground radioactive waste tanks. That dumping ended more than 40 years ago.

Similar dumping happened at a two-square-mile site in north-central Hanford.

Jackrabbits routinely burrowed into those sites.

They found the salt, liked it, and licked it.

Later, they pooped it, leaving slightly radioactive scat all over the ground.

The clean up just began this week. Meanwhile this poop has blown in the winds, entered the water table, rinsed into the Columbia River.

Also meanwhile across the River, giant windmills turn to produce power with no side effects of radioactive scat risk. We need to stop even talking about nuclear power.

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