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  •  True, but I doubt the Navajos look at the .... (1+ / 0-)
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    Steve Canella

    tradeoff as being good for them.  Usually it means a lingering death from lung cancer.  There are very few aged Uranium miners.

    See: http://en.wikipedia.org/...

    This is a cost that cannot be ignored.

    However, the main point is that as things stand our electricity and everything else we do comes with a greater or lesser price, usually to somebody else.  We are, in essence, all hypocrites.

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      HeyMikey

      The fact that its greater or lesser is critical.  I think advocating for more damaging options is not good.  Black lung isn't so fabulous either.

      The question is what is safest and what can be made safer?  There is no standard I know of in which coal is anything other than horrendous

      Hay hombres que luchan un dia, y son buenos Hay otros que luchan un año, y son mejores Hay quienes luchan muchos años, y son muy buenos. Pero hay los que luchan toda la vida. Esos son los imprescendibles.

      by Mindful Nature on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 12:00:49 PM PST

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