- Jill Murphy Long
PUTIN and nuclear:
(Photo) Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant with 6 nuclear reactors in the middle of a war and still on-going...
Below are 33 global reason why nuclear is NOT a safe, clean or green idea for our future’s energy needs:
1. The Shelling of Ukraine’s nuclear power plant:
Article with photos of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant with 6 nuclear reactors in direct target of shelling.
Here is a 7-minute broadcast about United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres is call for a demilitarized zone around the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant in southern Ukraine, Europe’s largest. It is located in Russian-occupied territory. Oksana Makarova, the Ukrainian ambassador to the U.S., joined Catherine Herridge to discuss the latest on the situation:
Before my diagnosis, I did not know about radioactive isotopes.
Now, I do - and know you should know too, especially if any of these nuclear reactors are hit, radioactive isotopes like cesium-137, iodine-131, strontium-90, and plutonium-239 will be released into our air and water.
And the earth is a closed system.
Here are the many reasons that nuclear power is NOT safe, clean or green.
2. Nuclear energy affects us long-term due to being exposed to radioactive isotopes or ionizing radiation - without us knowing it. [It is the same word.]
3. And your exposure is accumulative.
4. It is like having a mini-x-ray machine inside you and it is only a question of when your diagnosis will present after a meltdown, “accident” or “incident” as the nuclear industry likes to call it or a leak or tunnel collapse...
5 - 9.
Can't see radioactive isotopes.
Can't hear radioactive isotopes.
Can't smell radioactive isotopes.
Can't taste radioactive isotopes.
Can't feel radioactive isotopes.
10. And they knew this.
11. Just ask the atomic veterans, who are now very sick.
12. Atomic is the same as nuclear; it was just rebranded from a wartime bomb to a so-called peacetime power. Still has the same bad lethal stuff inside it.
13. Due to the LATENT nature of being exposed, our cancers and diseases show up DECADES later.
14. After WWII with the help of *Walt Disney, atomic was rebranded to nuclear.
*Our Friend the Atom
Click here for a 1:47 trailer: https://youtu.be/tTfPJUQud78
Nuclear is our NOT green energy solution.
15. URANIUM MINING is a very, carbon-heavy emission process and a global industry and toxic to those workers.
16. BUILDING NEW NUCLEAR PLANTS takes up to ten years or more and is not a carbon-free process.
17. RENEWING THE LICENSES OF THE REALLY OLD NUCLEAR PLANTS built in the 1970s by a computer model - and not going to the site personally - is a recipe for disaster. That is how the industry is now renewing licenses to operate...
18. DECOMMISSIONING OF THE OLD, NUCLEAR REACTORS through the world emits a massive amount of carbon during the six-plus decades this process requires.
19. TRANSPORTATION of this highly radioactive garbage across the United States and through your town and city by trucks and train to the temporary sites is not a carbon-free process.
Nuclear is NOT our safe energy solution.
20. There still is NO LONG-TERM, SAFE STORAGE OF HIGHLY RADIOACTIVE, SPENT (another word for 'used' which have to be replaced every 18 to 24 months) FUEL RODS everywhere in the world.
21. These highly radioactive garbage sites are EASY TARGETS FOR TERRORISM.
Google: Putin bombing the Ukrainian Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant now or see links above.
22. These highly radioactive garbage sites can be used to MAKE DIRTY BOMBS or can be targets that will release radioactive materials into our air and water currents, which can - and will travel the world. Google: Chernobyl (1986) and Fukushima (2011).
Nuclear is NOT our clean energy solution.
23. We, the people, and our planet included – have been and are the collateral damage of atomic and nuclear bombs and nuclear energy's meltdowns, leaks, accidents, incidents and tunnel collapses - Google: Hanford's PUREX Tunnel collapse 2017.
24. The long-term (latent) effects of being exposed to ionizing radiation causes cancers of the soft organs of the body, neurological diseases like Multiple Sclerosis, and tumors of the brain and central nervous system.
25. This has been studied and substantiated since the atomic bombing in Japan, in the Pacific Ocean, and Nevada, and nuclear meltdowns in recent decades. I can email you the sources cited.
26. The most chilling reasons why we must reject nuclear is for our children and our grandchildren. Too many are sick now…
27 - 31.. PLUS The long-time history of atomic a.k.a. nuclear...
CAUSE: Atomic Bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan 1945
EFFECTS: Between 129,000 and 226,000 people killed and cancers are now prevalent among the survivors.
EFFECTS: Pediatric cancer rates in Japan:
CAUSE: MELTDOWN at Three Mile Island Nuclear Plant, Pennsylvania 1979
EFFECTS: Three Mile Island Cancers & Diseases Map
4,500+ Three Mile Island Survivors Facebook group
Fundraising for siblings and classmates in Pennsylvania with cancer:
CAUSE: MELTDOWN Chernobyl, Ukraine 1986
EFFECTS: Children of Chernobyl
CAUSE: Fukushima’s Triple MELTDOWN 2011
Nuclear is NOT safe, clean, or green - as the global industry is selling it as, and the European Union recently sanctified.
But it is very big business - including the business of cancer.
Nuclear is NOT our future’s energy solution.
32. Plutonium-239 a man-made radioactive isotope that is necessary to operate nuclear reactors with a half-life of 24,100 YEARS.
33. This is what is in the spent fuel rods buried in our country and others, and has been dumped in the ocean...
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