Archive for June, 2010

French Uranium Leak Fouls Drinking Water and Two Rivers : Planetsave

June 29, 2010

French Uranium Leak Fouls Drinking Water and Two Rivers : Planetsave, by Max Lindberg

Published on July 10th, 2008

In what was reported earlier as a minor situation, comes news that a uranium leak from one of France’s nuclear power plants has tainted well water and two rivers 30 miles from the tourist city of Avignon, which is currently hosting an arts festival. (more…)

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Radiation Alert: Niagara Falls

June 22, 2010

Radiation Alert: Niagara Falls , The Palestine Telegraph, June 21, 2010, – By Paul Zimmerman and Louis Ricciuti), “…….In the last half century, numerous incidents have testified to the hazard to health from low levels of internal emitters, radionuclides absorbed from nuclear pollution in the environment which undergo radioactive decay while sequestered within the human body’s interior. (more…)

Radiation Alert: Niagara Falls

June 22, 2010

The nuclear age is littered with tragedies of unnecessary contamination of unsuspecting populations because of the pretense by government and the nuclear industry that the very real hazard of low levels of internal exposure is no hazard at all.

Radiation Alert: Niagara Falls , The Palestine Telegraph, June 21, 2010,  – By Paul Zimmerman and Louis Ricciuti), “………..Witnessing all this sunshine activity around you, you remain innocently oblivious to the underlying reality being played out before your eyes on this summer day, 2010, in downtown Niagara Falls, New York. In truth, the scene is shrouded by a pall, both invisible and macabre. For you see, what is being excavated besides decayed roadway are dirty little secrets long buried. (more…)

Uranium Enrichment

June 22, 2010

Enrichment is a crucial step in turning uranium ore into reactor fuel.In nature, uranium is about 99.3 percent uranium-238, a form that does not easily split, and about 0.7 percent uranium-235, which works well in reactors and bombs.Enrichment means raising the proportion of uranium-235. For reactors, it is usually between 3 percent and 5 percent.

Companies Bet on Market for Enriched Uranium – NYTimes.com