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Old 04-04-2013, 06:59 PM
 
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You're the one claiming that their methods are unsound. Prove it.
Now that's a strawman right out of the Logical Fallacies and the Art of Debate book....

Logical Fallacies and the Art of Debate

You have made numerous claims and statements here with no attempts to back them up with accredited facts why should anyone else?

What's good for the goose is good for the gander.....
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Old 04-04-2013, 07:21 PM
 
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You're the one claiming that their methods are unsound. Prove it.
Strawman. I've provided both explanations and references already. You've provided nothing but your own assertions that I'm wrong with no explanation or references.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:10 AM
 
Location: DC
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Strawman. I've provided both explanations and references already. You've provided nothing but your own assertions that I'm wrong with no explanation or references.
No you haven't but here, this is actually relevant to air quality. What you posted was related to carcinogenicity exposure, which is largely irrelevant.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti...10s-000573.pdf
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:21 AM
 
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People like to worry about nuclear because it's *sexy*.

It's like going to the beach worrying about a gory shark attack when most of the deaths are just routine drownings.

Crazy how many carcinogens are all around us in our daily lives, worrying about nuclear is pretty far down the list.
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Old 10-13-2013, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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... the exposure level to the population is so low this is the only method they can use to compile those numbers. In other words no one is going to have died from a coal plant on their death certificate. Air pollution may be a contributing factor to their death but weighted against things like lifestyle it's a very small factor.
We are all exposed to hundreds of 'deadly' factors everyday: pesticides, herbicides, toxins, radiation, liberals, smoking and occasional terrorist bombings.

Just like honeybees our bodies are fighting dozens of different vectors that are all trying to kill us.

Trying to figure-out the exact cause of death is hard in most cases.



Some days your the windshield, other days your the bug.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:36 AM
 
Location: nyc
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Default Ever heard of mesothelioma ??

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People love to rant on about Chernobyl and Fukushima, yet remain strangely silent when it comes to the decades long safety records of the remaining 97% of nuclear reactors worldwide...

Almost 30,000,000 Americans live within 24 miles of nuclear reactors yet there has been no concrete conclusive evidence over the last four decades that any American has been diagnosed with radiation poisoning....

If nuclear power were such a major health hazard why doesn't the health statistics reflect that?

More Americans have died in automobile crashes then would ever be killed in a nuclear accident, where are the automobile phobics decrying this extremely deadly mode of travel?


I have friends who worked in the cooling pools of nuclear plants..... most of them dead from exposure to the poisons associated with the reactors and you will never here about it nor will it be in any accident / death reports of power plants .

Working in or living around these plants are like living in a flood prone area , it is not a matter of 'if' but WHEN you or your family is in danger .

Also when you work in ANY power plant , you are told NOT to even wash your work clothes in the family washing machine because of various contaminates that may be in them . More than a few family members of power plant workers have died this way including children , ie., asbestosis , mesothelioma , etc. .

Remember , poisons can get into your body by inhaling , skin absorption , radiation , swallowing or puncture .
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Fukushima disaster cleanup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia All you ever wanted to know (or not)..scary.. about THE disaster.
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Old 10-30-2013, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Nort Seid
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Illinois biggest atomic dump - chicagotribune.com

About 13 percent of America's 70,000 metric tons of the radioactive waste is stashed in pools of water or in special casks at the atomic plants in Illinois that produced it, according to the Nuclear Energy Institute, a Washington-based industry group. That's the most held in any state.

...With no place to send their waste, power plants in 30 states — which generate about 20 percent of the nation's electricity — are doubling as dumps for spent fuel that remains dangerous for thousands of years. Another four states without operating reactors store spent fuel at closed plants. It is an expensive and, according to some critics, unsafe practice for which the plants weren't designed and that may end up costing taxpayers billions of dollars.

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