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Old 09-20-2010, 06:53 AM
 
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So because someone told you something that is as best anecdotal evidence that makes you and expert?

Then let me present my “evidence.” I have met many people who worked on the Manhattan Project back when they did not fully understand the risks. A lot of these guys are living into the 90s.

I have studied health physics and have read studies on cancers rates around nuclear power plants. That may not make be an expert but it does make me well informed. Cancer clusters do occur in rate higher around a nuclear power plant than they do anywhere else. Nuclear workers generally receive doses of radiation on an annual basis that is comparable or less than living in Denver as opposed to living in Charlotte (you receive more cosmic radiation at higher elevations).

BTW, Savanna River is not a nuclear power plant.
I have been told by folks who work at SRS that there are higher levels of cancer from employees than the rest of the folks in town. I have also done some reading about it and everything I have read says what they say.

This doesn't make me afraid as I don't work there. You can't even drive by the site - not that I want to. They have hundreds of acres and it's all wooded on the roads that go by it. You'd never know SRS was in there.

Savannah River Site WAS a nuclear power plant! The last reactor was deactivated in the 90's. They know do research there. There is TONS of nuclear waste there as that's what they are researching. After they complete their research, the waste is transported to Yucca Mountain in Nevada which Obama wants to close and leave us stuck with all of the waste.
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:10 AM
 
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Savannah River Site WAS a nuclear power plant! The last reactor was deactivated in the 90's. They know do research there. There is TONS of nuclear waste there as that's what they are researching. After they complete their research, the waste is transported to Yucca Mountain in Nevada which Obama wants to close and leave us stuck with all of the waste.
SRS had reactors, but never had an nuclear electric power plant. The waste has not been transported Yucca as Yucca is not operational. Some of the waste has been sent to teh WIPP in New Mexico. WIPP cannot receive spent fuel.

I also know people who work or have worked at SRS. What you are saying is not true. Futhermore, this board is about Charlotte issues. The Nuclear Power Plants around Charlotte are much different facilities that SRS.
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