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  •  So when there were the explosions at the plants (5+ / 0-)

    and plutonium was found 30 km away... no particles, went into the atmosphere? Really? What, it took a bus, or a taxi? Or did it just walk?

    Did the plutonium say goodbye to the other elements in the explosion, who all decided they'd just hold on really really tight, and stick inside the reactors instead of gushing upward and out?

    When the reactors had their explosions how would it be possible that reactor particles stayed in them?

    Oh, but of course. It isn't possible.

    How is the contents of reactors exploding into the atmosphere inconsistent with the accident scenario?

    btw, your link references the massive atmospheric release of radioactive materials to the atmosphere. Not sure why you gave it, outside of razzle-dazzle hand waving, hoping nobody would look. After all, it confirms the likelihood that anyone downwide had huge exposures. And that a range of the heavier items have not yet been properly studied. Then again, plutonium was found 30 km away.


    Actual Democrats: the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats. And actually addressing our various emergencies.

    by Jim P on Wed Jan 01, 2014 at 04:19:56 PM PST

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    •  See my response to Joieau (1+ / 0-)
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      as to why I specifically linked that paper.  

      I wish people would properly identify their own speculations, take care to distinguish them from authoritative scientific understanding, and properly represent the state of that understanding when talking about it.

      •  I must agree (3+ / 0-)
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        I wish people would properly identify their own speculations, take care to distinguish them from authoritative scientific understanding, and properly represent the state of that understanding when talking about it.
        I've been fighting against nukes since the late 70's. But sadly, too many of the arguments made by some of the anti-nuke organizations and activists are nonsense that betray a basic lack of science understanding. The same is true of the anti-vaxxers and the anti-GMO folks.  Our side, alas, is no more immune to it than their side is.

        In the end, reality always wins.

        by Lenny Flank on Wed Jan 01, 2014 at 05:38:35 PM PST

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      •  ...and my response to yours. 'bye now! (1+ / 0-)
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        trying to stay alive 'til I reach 65!

        by chmood on Thu Jan 02, 2014 at 08:16:16 AM PST

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