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Nuclear confidence trick: the ‘swap’ of UK’s nuclear wastes for ‘medical isotopes’

This transfer of wastes to USA is such a con job. It’s portrayed as a “win win”. What a lie!

First of all, medical radioisotopes can be obtained without use of nuclear reactor, as Canada is now doing. By use of non nuclear cyclotrons – linear accelerators, these radioisotopes (most being very short-lived) can be made close to the point of use – a much more practical system.

text Medical isotope production

Second, the whole transport idea is bizarrely unsafe – passing through or over communities, waterways – risk of accident, of terrorism.

Thirdly, it is madness to set up this “exchange” plan, in order to prolong this noxious industry, and with that silly figleaf of nuclear medicine tacked on top of it. Blind Freddy could see that the number one priority is to stop making radioactive trash

April 6, 2016 - Posted by | Christina's notes

2 Comments »

  1. Reblogged this on A Green Road Daily News.

    Comment by A Green Road Project | April 6, 2016 | Reply

  2. Technetium is really dangerous and long-lived and shouldn’t be used anyway. The fig leaf is that they speak of the technetium with a half-life of seconds but it becomes super long-lived and dangerous Technetium 99.

    Comment by miningawareness | April 7, 2016 | Reply


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