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Re: “Radioactive Rubbish


"...materials analyzed under the program are bulk materials such as building rubble, metals, soils, asphalt, paper, plastics and wood" The radioactivity concentrations are in the pCi/g range. I'm not sure what harder info you desire.

A geiger counter wouldn't detect these isotopes in these concentrations once they are mixed with other wastes at the landfill. You might find high levels of radioactivity from other sources (as you correctly acknowledge) like hospital wastes, coal ash, or drilling scale.

People should also consider that MLG&W gets its power from TVA, of which 30% is nuclear generated. Why is it okay for TN to "dump" it's hotter radioactive material in other states (we have no low level or high level commercial radioactive waste sites) and yet complain when other states "dump" their trace radioactive materials here? Sounds like a good deal for TN.

Posted by sonic1blue on 02/04/2012 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Radioactive Rubbish

@ S. Banbury

You can choose whether or not you want to work at an operating landfill or live on an old landfill. That is the cohort that will receive the exposure.

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Posted by sonic1blue on 02/04/2012 at 9:26 AM

Re: “Radioactive Rubbish

One's overall chance of getting cancer is about 42%. This waste is limited to expose the highest exposed person to 1 mrem. This increases that person's risk (and only that person) of cancer to 42.000001%. Memphis praises itself as the distribution center of the nation and nation's best BBQ. Diesel exhaust and smoked meat are carcinogenic. Alcohol is carcinogenic and yet bars and liquor stores are everywhere. How about some logical consistency?

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Posted by sonic1blue on 02/04/2012 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Letter from the Editor

God only exists in one's imagination:

Posted by Bob Applebaum on 05/15/2008 at 11:06 AM

Re: “FROM MY SEAT: Tolling for Eight Belles

They love to run because that is how they have been bred. Man does the selective breeding for his entertainment. As a result, horses suffer for man's entertainment. Can't people entertain themselves in some other way?

Posted by Bob Applebaum on 05/06/2008 at 9:58 AM

Re: “FROM MY SEAT: Tolling for Eight Belles

This is blame the injuries on the horses' spirits. They have no control of their breeding. It is time for humans to stop amusing themselves with animals. It is sick. And to deny it, makes it all the sicker.

Posted by Bob Applebaum on 05/06/2008 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Pending Bill Would Make Cockfighting a Felony in Tennessee

PD - we don't get our morality from the bible. And if you were addressing my post on morality, I didn't say eating animals was immoral, just raising them and killing them in a non-humane way.

Posted by Bob Applebaum on 04/20/2008 at 8:03 AM

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