Skip to comments.As Americans Argue Over Which Bathroom to Use, 3 Nuclear Disasters are Unfolding Inside the US
Posted on 05/01/2016 4:57:36 AM PDT by HomerBohn
As the debate over which bathroom an individual should use based on their sexual identity heats up, we are witnessing the ignorant and brash nature of state enforcement of these edicts come to a head.
It is not only a distraction and a means for the state to get involved in your bowel movements, but it paints the trans and gay community in a negative light by asserting there is some sexual stigma involved in relieving ones bladder.
The end result of such obstinate legalese clouding the minds of the public is going to be state violence initiated against individuals who have caused zero harm.
As individuals argue over how much government should be in the bathroom, nuclear environmental disasters are unfolding before our eyes. However, many Americans are too blinded by the blue glow of the television to notice.
According to a Missouri emergency plan recently distributed by St. Louis County officials, in recent months, a fire at the Bridgeton Landfill is closing in on a nuclear waste dump. The landfill fire has been burning for over five years, and they have been unable to contain it thus far.
There are clouds of smoke that have been billowing from the site, making the air in parts of St. Louis heavily polluted. In 2013, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster sued Republic Services, the company responsible for the landfill, charging the company with neglecting the site and harming the local environment.
Last year, city officials became concerned that the fire may reach the nearby West Lake Landfill, which is littered with decades worth of nuclear waste from government projects and weapons manufacturing. Remnants from the Manhattan Project and the cold war have been stuffed there for generations. The site has been under the control of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since 1990, but they have not made any significant effort to clean up the waste.
In December of last year, the EPA announced that it would install a physical barrier in an effort to isolate the nuclear waste. But the timeline given by the EPA said it could take up to a year to complete. Residents arent comforted by that timetable, and think the government, despite years of warning, has done too little to stave off a possible environmental disaster. They are right.
To add to the legitimacy of the residents worries were about the governments timeline, the ground has yet to be broken, the fire is still smoldering, and the EPA just finalized, on Thursday, an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent (Settlement) requiring Bridgeton Landﬁll, LLC to start work on the isolation barrier system at the West Lake Landﬁll Superfund Site.
Aside from the threat of the U.S. Militarys decades-old nuclear waste erupting into flames in the near future, there are also two nuclear reactors inside the United States, which have been leaking for months.
In Florida, a recent study commissioned by Miami-Dade County concluded that the areas four-decades-old nuclear power plants at Turkey Point are leaking polluted water into Biscayne Bay.
This has raised alarm among county officials and environmentalists that the plant, which sits on the coastline, is polluting the bays surface waters and its fragile ecosystem, reports the NY Times. In the past two years, bay waters near the plant have had a large saltwater plume that is slowly moving toward wells several miles away that supply drinking water to millions of residents in Miami and the Florida Keys.
Samples taken during the study show everything from the deadly radioactive isotope, tritium, to elevated levels of salt, ammonia, and phosphorous. So far, according to the scientists conducting the study, the levels of tritium are too low to harm people. However, in December, and January, the levels were far higher than they should be in nearby ocean water which is a telling sign of a much larger underlying problem.
We now know exactly where the pollution is coming from, and we have a tracer that shows its in the national park, said Laura Reynolds, an environmental consultant who is working with the Tropical Audubon Society and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, which intend to file the lawsuit, according to the Times. We are worried about the marine life there and the future of Biscayne Bay.
Fifteen hundred miles north of the leaking reactors in Florida is the Indian Point nuclear power plant in New York. Since the beginning of this year, theres been an uncontrollable radioactive flow from the Indian Point nuclear power plant continues leaking into groundwater, which leads to the Hudson River, raising the specter of a Fukushima-like disaster only 25 miles from New York City.
The Indian Point nuclear plant is located on the Hudson River and serves the electrical needs of an estimated 2 million people. In January, while preparing a reactor for refueling, workers accidentally spilled some contaminated water, containing the radioactive hydrogen isotope tritium, causing a massive radiation spike in groundwater monitoring wells, with one wells radioactivity increasing by as much as 65,000 percent.
The tritium leak is the ninth in just the past year, four of which were severe enough to shut down the reactors. But the most recent leak, however, according to an assessment by the New York Department of State as part of its Coastal Zone Management Assessment, contains a variety of radioactive elements such as strontium-90, cesium-137, cobalt-60, and nickel-63, and isnt limited to tritium contamination.
As the utility companies and government agencies continue to downplay the severity of these situations, the residents who live the closest to these spots are already feeling the effects.
According to a report by RT, Radiation and Public Health Project researchers compared the state and national cancer data from 1988-92 with three other five-year periods (1993-97, 1998-02, and 2003-07). The results, published in 2009, show the cancer rates going from 11 percent below the national average to 7 percent above in that timespan. Unexpected increases were detected in 19 out of 20 major types of cancer. Thyroid cancer registered the biggest increase, going from 13 percent below the national average to 51 percent above.
Sadly, it seems, government officials care more about locking people in cages for possessing arbitrary substances than they do about the potential for nuclear environmental disasters. As multiple Fukushima-like scenarios continue to unfold across the country, the media, who is largely beholden to the special interests behind these disasters, remain mum.
Instead of showing Americans the things that actually affect them, strawmen, red herrings, puppet politicians, and two-party talking points are shoved down our collective throats and the majority of people are pacified. Until Americans change their preference for being lied to and stolen from, we can only expect more of the same.
This being said, allowing wierdos access to bathrooms is patently ridiculous and the states shouldn't have to say anything. Companies and organizations that clamber to crawl aboard the pervert bandwagon should be boycotted and put out of business! They're anti-decency and anti-family.
Unfortunately, the author’s choice to lead off with the bathroom cocundrum will guarantee that the rest will be ignored, especially here. Although pointig out dangerous situations involving nuclear power is probably enough to do that anyway.
Hoping that should Trump become POTUS, efforts will be drawn AWAY from the politically correct bullshit we’ve been bombarded with and directed at things that count.
The nation will recover from three nuclear disasters sooner than it will recover from the active promotion and sufferance of sexual perversion.
Tritium is a very low-energy emitter. Maybe in extremely high doses, it would be a problem, but trace amounts are hardly a worry. Tritium is the least worrisome radioisotope.
...however, according to an assessment by the New York Department of State as part of its Coastal Zone Management Assessment, contains a variety of radioactive elements such as strontium-90, cesium-137, cobalt-60, and nickel-63, and isnt limited to tritium contamination.
Okay, some of those are very high energy emitters, and can do quite a bit of physical damage, with death occurring at high levels of exposure. However, at low exposures, they are not a problem. And the blog does not say how much of each radioisotope was found; my guess is that only trace amounts, barely above the level of detection, were found. (Otherwise, they would cordon off the area until it could be cleaned up.)
Unexpected increases were detected in 19 out of 20 major types of cancer. Thyroid cancer registered the biggest increase, going from 13 percent below the national average to 51 percent above.
The problem with trying to say anything definitive based on "cancer clusters" is that, through random distribution alone, clusters happen. I read a few years ago that some agency (EPA, maybe) decided to no longer conduct investigations upon finding a disease cluster, since every investigation done to date had found the cluster due to random variability.
In any case, tritium does not cause thyroid cancer. Strontium-90 can affect the thyroid, as can any radioactive form of iodine. Leukemia is a common cancer that develops after radiation exposure, since high doses of radiation damage and kill the rapidly growing cells in the bone marrow, which produce blood.
So then sexual preversion unchecked will last millions of years?
Miami-Dade County all in a huff over leaky reactors, but totally unconcerned about the raw, untreated sewage it has been pumping into the ocean and over the Keys is all fine and dandy?
Women and Mother's have already figured this out and will make there feelings known. Target knows their wrath and the Democrats who brought us this will know it in the next ELECTION when the ENABLER doesn't get the Women's vote. DOH!
This guy writes like an a-hole. It isn’t the problems or the airing of them that irritates me.
These problems he is discussing are not new. They have been around for years. I object to the tone.
We have a lot of problems in the world. Far more in volume, and in some cases, far more in serious than these.
It is true that there are a large number of people who are distracted by shiny objects. But it is also true that there are a lot of people who aren’t. Some of us have to do things that require us to keep a lot of irons in the fire. Many people have to address various issues at the same time.
We are going to have to do that too. Because we have people in charge who hate letting a crisis go to waste. And to them, the concept of having a crisis not serve the purpose of concealing something else they are to lazy, incompetent or inept to address, is anathema, so they are going to do it regardless.
And if we don’t sensibly address the issues of uncontrolled immigration, election fraud, abuse of entitlement, destruction of the military, and hundreds of other issues that DO have importance, we are going to explode in civil conflict just as surely as one of those toxic plumes of pollution are going to spread to a water supply.
What an ass. What a blithering moron.
And because it is quite obviously that author’s pet issue, then everyone who objects to the idiotic and stupid way he frames the issue is defective in his eyes.
He can stuff it into his nether-regions.
I disagree that the bathroom issue is distraction. Of course some might think that normalizing pedophilia is just a distraction. I don’t. It’s all part of the LGBT agenda to turn the world into one where sex with children is accepted. The APA is already working to have pedophilia reclassified from a crime to a disorder. The next step will then be to give protections to pedophiles because they are “mentally ill” and “you can’t discriminate against the mentally ill”.
So no, the bathroom issue is not a distraction. This doesn’t make these nuclear problems go away. But I think that the country can handle two problems at the same time. Maybe even three or four.
Seems like the easy answer is build new nuclear plants and shut down the old ones.
The bathroom issue distracts from the fact that the North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory (last year) along with the Georgia Governor Nathan Deal (this year) and other Republican governors have vetoed religious freedom legislation aimed at protecting people who object to gay marriage.
Big Business is pressuring the Republicans into backing down on First Amendment protection for gay marriage dissenters.
I think McCrory signed this law to distract from the retreat of the Republican Party on First Amendment protection for religious people.
Global warming is a theory which is treated like a fact, by some, a faith by others and a theory by others. There’s no way to agree among the three. There’s no compromise there’s only one truth. It is a theory. It’s the only way a sane person can look at it. Because that’s the only truth
Nuclear power is not a hundred percent safe. That is the only way to look at it. Yo can build a plant near two or even thirteen million people some of them are never going to like it. Some will see getting out of there in a hurry as a possibility. It’s why the shoreham plant on Long Island sits unused. You can’t evacuate all of the long islanders plus manhattanites
Sanity prevailed. But in these cases the rudeness of those who say it’s safe enough prevailed. Ironically, they’re most often guys that say global warming is not true
Quit pumping out the fresh groundwater and the salt water intrusion will likely decline. Conversely, start pumping fresh water into the well, and the salt water intrusion will probably reverse.
My trust in any federal agency telling the truth about this is zero. Especially the EPA.
Cesium and strontium are nasty customers too. Cesium tends to destroy bone marrow and I believe strontium accretes in the liver.
That said, I find this whole article full of vague alarmism and pseudoscientific hyperbole.
He probably likes stuffing “things” into his “nether regions”.
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