Not In My Park!
Updated: Mar 13, 2020
Trojan Nuclear Facility, near Rainier, Oregon. Image taken March 19, 2006 by Lyn Topinka.
Still radioactive, but now a National or State Park or a World Heritage Site?
Plutonium-239 with a half-life of 24,100 years is still radioactive. It is what atomic bombs and nuclear reactors are made of - think about it.
And then remember Fukushima’s triple meltdown in 2011 and July’s Olympics in Japan.
Chernobyl in 1986, spewing ionizing radiation on 15 countries.
Google: Children of Chernobyl to see how the second generation is being affected.
And remember Three Mile Island in 1979, the world’s first commercial meltdown in Pennsylvania.
Forty years later, this interactive map on our home page shows the results of being exposed to radioactive isotopes: iodine-131, cesium-137, strontium-90 “the bone seeker” and plutonium-239.
This is the “latent nature” of ionizing radiation.
Diseases present decades later as 21 cancers of the soft organs of the body, neurological diseases like MS, and tumors of the brain and central nervous systems.
See the CDC, the American Cancer Society, and Department of Veteran Affairs to confirm this fact of what happens when we are touched by - or drink or eat contaminated food, or breathe in these invisible, tasteless, odorless, weightless, and silent, radioactive isotopes.
Ionizing radiation. It is the same word with the same side effects.
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Recommended 5-minute additional read:
Greetings from Isotopia
Why would anyone visit a radioactive ghost town or the remnants of a nuclear reactor? By Rebecca Boyle | October 12, 2017
Photo credit: http://www.columbiariverimages.com/ https://www.sciencehistory.org/distillations/magazine/greetings-from-isotopia
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