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Old 07-09-2008, 12:02 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by groar View Post
Today a nuclear incident happened in France. A treatment building "lost" 30m3 of water with 12g/l of uranium, i.e. 360kg! gone into two rivers. Officially it's a "minor risk" as its only natural uranium and not rich one
Ever stop to figure out how much natural uranium is out there already? Quite a bit, especially if you happen to live where the rocks are granite.

Ask Pierre and Marie Curie about natural nuclear material...
Ask any coal miner about black lung disease. Or look up how many people die from exposure to petroleum byproducts.

For Chernobyl the cloud officially stopped at the frontier and never entered France
I wonder: do you know how many people actually died as a result of Chernobyl? A lot fewer than for instance are reported to die in French heat waves every summer.

Not to get sidetracked into an off-topic discussion, but there's an awful lot of misinformation & fearmongering out there, and much of which seems to have obvious political motivations. Remember, it's not what you don't know that's the problem, it's what you do know that isn't so.
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