Saturday, January 19, 2013

"radiation-tainted belt buckles, surgical implants and other consumer products"

January 17, 2013 - Wall Street Journal - Scrap-Metal Plan Proves Radioactive - "The Department of Energy is proposing to allow the sale of tons of scrap metal from government nuclear sites—an attempt to reduce waste that critics say could lead to radiation-tainted belt buckles, surgical implants and other consumer products. The department, in a document released last month, said the recycling proposal is in line with its policy of "reusing materials whenever possible." The approximately 14,000 tons of metal under review for possible initial release is only a fraction of the tens of millions of tons of metal recycled annually, it said. Smaller amounts could be eligible for release in future years. Selling the metals could bring in $10 million to $40 million a year, the DOE estimates. While the metal would come from "radiological areas" such as research laboratories and nuclear-weapons-related facilities, any contamination would be so low that a member of the public would be exposed to a "negligible individual dose" of additional radiation, the DOE said. The allowable annual radiation dose to an individual from a given shipment of the scrap metal would be half the estimated amount of radiation a person gets flying cross-country, or even less, the document said."

Remember how radiation "safe" levels were increased due to the Fukushima radioactive releases we are experiencing now? Well add some more radiation to your daily diet...
Just like pesticides, and all other toxins, that adds to our lifetimes "body load" radiation commits the same crime. Covering-up the effects with slick stuff like "it so little it won't matter" does not cut it.
Has your doc ever told you that poisons accumulate in your fat, bones and tissues...I doubt it. And when your doc says, "you are sick because you are old" do you just accept that at face value.
This is the new con for the monsters who poison us...blame the victim is not new, but saying that being "old" (that means over 40) is a future of illness.
Our years no matter what age are meant to be healthy and free from pain....

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