Saturday, September 5, 2015

Nuclear Waste Injected into Fracking Wells

"Fracking is already a controversial practice on its face; allowing U.S. industries to inject slurries of toxic, potentially carcinogenic compounds deep beneath the planet’s surface — as a means of “see no evil” waste disposal — already sounds ridiculous, dangerous, and stupid anyway without even going into further detail.

Alleged fracking links to the contamination of the public water supply and critical aquifers, as well as ties to earthquake upticks near drilling locations that are otherwise not prone to seismic activity have created uproar in the years since the 2005 “Cheney loophole,” which allowed the industry to circumvent the Safe Drinking Water Act by exempting fracking fluids, thus fast tracking shale fracking as a source of cheap natural gas.

Now, it is apparent that the fracking industry is also privy to many secrets of the nuclear energy industry and, specifically, where the bodies are buried, err… dangerous nuclear waste is buried, rather — waste that atomic researchers have otherwise found so difficult to eliminate."

V.E. Perkins, Ph.D. says:
March 7, 2015 at 9:56 pm
From the beginning of the AEC to the present totally outrageous lies of the NRC, nothing has emanated from the nuclear industry but lies, lies, and more

So-called safety standards mean nothing as whenever there’s an accident the so-called standards are moved while the government assures citizens that nothing that will affect human health has been noted. 

Nevertheless, the entire Earth is now covered in radioactive fallout, we are eating radioactive food, and cancer rates have accelerated to the point where cancer is now considered a “chronic disease.” 

Worst of all is that we have no sense of responsibility to our descendants, who, one would suppose, had the right to inherit an uncontaminated planet from us.

Our descendants will curse our memory and our selfishness.

And then this very BAD NEWS...

Nitrate Fertilizer Releases Radiation 189xs> EPA Thresholds

"What's the point of having water if you can't drink it or use it for irrigation?"
The study reports that 78 percent of the uranium-contaminated sites were linked to the presence of nitrate, a common groundwater contaminant that originates mainly from chemical fertilizers and animal waste. Nitrate mobilizes naturally occurring uranium through a series of bacterial and chemical reactions that oxidize the radioactive mineral, making it soluble in groundwater.
The High Plains aquifer -- the largest in the United States -- provides drinking water and irrigation for an eight-state swath that stretches from South Dakota through Nebraska and into northern Texas. As California's largest reservoir, the Central Valley aquifer sits beneath some of the state's most fertile agricultural land. According to a 2012 census from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the two aquifers irrigate cropland that accounts for one-sixth of the annual revenue generated by U.S. agriculture....
UNL researchers Karrie Weber and Jason Nolan found that the High Plains aquifer contains uranium concentrations up to 89 times the EPA standard and nitrate concentrations up to 189 times greater. The uranium and nitrate levels of the California-based Central Valley aquifer measured up to 180 and 34 times their respective EPA thresholds.

Study: Two major U.S. aquifers contaminated by natural uranium

Released on 08/17/2015, at 2:01 AM
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