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  •  it actually isn't suppressing studies (7+ / 0-)

    of the amount of radiation entering the pacific.

    There are active studies going on in at least a dozen universities, and at Woods Hole.

    Dawkins is to atheism as Rand is to personal responsibility (not an original but rather apt)

    by terrypinder on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 04:50:10 AM PST

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    •  At least one Woods Hole (1+ / 0-)
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      oceanographer involved in this "No Danger To The General Public" effort also asserted - publicly - that polonium-210 is "the most common radionuclide" in the world's oceans. And at least one of his colleagues decided to argue about it - publicly - despite this being an extremely easy factoid to falsify with a simple Google search a grade school kid could do in 3 minutes or less.

      I for one am not prepared to buy "No Danger To The General Public" from someone who claims to know health physics despite having no knowledge or training in health physics, and also can't be bothered to look up the most common radionuclides in the world's oceans. Hint: Polonium-210 is #10 on the list.

      •  that doesn't change what I said to the person (1+ / 0-)
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        I responded to who thinks the US Government is actively covering things up even though there are active open studies ongoing at universities in at least 3 countries, including this one.

        Dawkins is to atheism as Rand is to personal responsibility (not an original but rather apt)

        by terrypinder on Mon Jan 06, 2014 at 03:42:40 PM PST

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        •  Well, sure. It's not like (3+ / 0-)
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          the US Government (your capitalization, not mine) has ever actually covered up anything nuclear, right? There were never any nuclear troops forced to watch bomb tests and march through the fallout, they never injected plutonium into uninformed civilians just to see what would happen, never dumped thousands of barrels of high level nuclear waste offshore of the biggest population centers in America, there are no Downwinders, Hanford's clean as a whistle and everything's always been hunky dory on Long Island.

          Oh. And TMI. They never denied meltdown, never insisted that radioactive contamination doesn't travel in plumes, never once claimed nuclear power plants can't explode or denied hydrogen is produced during meltdowns, and duly compensated all the innocent men, women and children harmed and/or killed...

          Ah, never mind. Never hurts to take note when researchers make claims about things nowhere actually addressed in their researches and for which an adequate level of expertise is not demonstrated. It's nice in an era of politically-motivated science-denial and blanket withdrawal of funding for scientific research that some scientists have been able to find funding for such pastimes anyway. Even scientists have to eat, after all.

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