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11 Worst Pollutants in the World
 
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Here are the 11 worst pollutants and the ones that have the most negative effects on the environment like slag and oil spill disaster. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 5. Slag No, that is not Nickelodeon getting rid of their leftover slime. What’s being dumped is slag. Slag is the leftover materials from ore after the desired material has already been extracted. Slag dumping was generally considered safe until recently. It has even commonly been repurposed for the process of creating cement. However, recent studies reveal that the leftover slag could be producing toxic levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium, barium, zinc and copper. The gradual weathering of the slag can pollute everything surrounding it, including the water and air. This isn’t all slag, though, the harmful effects are mostly caused by slag that is left over from refining copper, zinc, cadmium and other base metals. 4. Untreated Sewage Sewage isn’t really something that most people like to think about, but that doesn’t stop it from being a big problem. The untreated sewage contains human feces and wastewater that, obviously, have some pretty damaging effects. Raw sewage is often dumped into water supplies in poor areas of the world because there isn’t much of an alternative. Besides causing a plethora of dangerous diseases, the waste also destroys ecosystems and lowers the oxygen contents so that no life can survive in the water. The World Health Organization estimates that 2.6 billion people were affected by raw sewage dumping because there was no other way to dispose of it. WHO is making strides in extending access to modern sewage treatment to the communities that most need it. 3. Oil With the highly publicized BP Deepwater Horizon, the oil spill that happened in 2010 and is still affecting the United States and the Gulf of Mexico, the dangers of oil drilling is more well known than ever. The 580 tons of oil that were spilled wasn’t even the biggest oil spill in the world. Not even close. The biggest happened in Kuwait in 1991 when 136,000 tons of oil was spilled. Oil can devastate the local marine life. Oil is especially dangerous to animals with feathers or heavy fur because the oil can insulate them and make them more vulnerable to temperature, especially hypothermia, and reduce their buoyancy. Almost all of the birds affected by oil spills die without human intervention. Some studies say that oil spills are happening less, but that has been disputed. There has still been 9,351 accidental oil spill since 1974 and each one means that the surrounding ecosystem needs decades to recover from the accident. 2. Gold Mining Gold is pretty. It’s the gold standard for jewelry and that pun was most definitely intended. Our country was practically founded because of it. There are two processes for mining the mineral, though, and both are insanely dangerous. The two process are the cyanide process, which is the most common today, and the mercury process. It pretty obvious that with names like that it’s going to be dangerous. Cyanide is incredibly poisonous in tiny quantities and there have been massive cyanide spills throughout time because of the industry. The cyanide leaks have been known to poison fish in local rivers for long stretches. These leaks are considered by many to be massive environmental disasters. There is also a ton of waste produced from the mining. Thirty tons of ore are disposed of for every half pound of gold mined. The ore dumps also have major levels of cadmium, lead, zinc, arsenic, selenium and mercury. The danger of these dumps is second only to the danger of radioactive waste dumps. 1.Radiation Radioactive waste didn’t become a real problem until the birth of the nuclear power plant. Most of the radioactive waste that the world has is caused by nuclear fission or nuclear technology. The waste is maintained by the government, but leaks have been known to happen. The most notable cases of radiation damage can be found in Chernobyl. The leak happened in 1986 and the site still isn’t considered safe. Radiation decays over time, though, so this problem is more manageable than other items on this list. If the radioactive waste is contained for the right amount of time, then it can be more safely disposed of. Without proper containment, though, the radiation can lead to death and various cancers. There are also dangers to future generations as well because it has been documented that radiation can cause severe birth defects.
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The true impact of uranium mining
 
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Mining
 
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019 - Mining In this video Paul Andersen explains how mining is used to extract valuable minerals from the Earth's crust. Surface and subsurface mining are used to extract ore which is then processed. A discussion of ecosystem impacts and legislation is also included. Do you speak another language? Help me translate my videos: http://www.bozemanscience.com/translations/ Music Attribution Intro Title: I4dsong_loop_main.wav Artist: CosmicD Link to sound: http://www.freesound.org/people/CosmicD/sounds/72556/ Creative Commons Atribution License Outro Title: String Theory Artist: Herman Jolly http://sunsetvalley.bandcamp.com/track/string-theory All of the images are licensed under creative commons and public domain licensing: Cateb, M. (2010). Português: Cobre e latão para soldas. Lingote de prata 950 e chapa de prata. Liga para ser adicionada à prata, com cobre e germânio. Grânulos de prata fina. Foto : Mauro Cateb, joalheiro brasileiro. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Metals_for_jewellery.jpg English: Anthracite coal. ([object HTMLTableCellElement]). Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Coal_anthracite.jpg File:MKingHubbert.jpg. (2011, September 13). In Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:MKingHubbert.jpg&oldid=450215564 Jones, N. (2007). English: Sand and gravel strata on the southern edge of Coxford Wood The sand and gravel quarry goes right up to the edge of wood. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sand_and_gravel_strata_on_the_southern_edge_of_Coxford_Wood_-_geograph.org.uk_-_610732.jpg Jyi1693. (2006). English: Seawater photographed from aboard the MV Virgo out of Singapore, 2006. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sea_water_Virgo.jpg KVDP. (2009). English: A schematic showing the locations of certain ores in the world. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Simplified_world_mining_map_1.png printer, -G. F. Nesbitt & Co. (1850). English: Sailing card for the clipper ship California, depicting scenes from the California gold rush. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:California_Clipper_500.jpg USA, G. ([object HTMLTableCellElement]). Italiano: Grafico che rappresenta il picco di Hubbert della produzione petrolifera mondiale. Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hubbert_world_2004.svg Vance, R. H. (1850). English: “Photomechanical reproduction of the 1850(?) daguerreotype by R. H. Vance shows James Marshall standing in front of Sutter’s sawmill, Coloma, California, where he discovered gold.” Retrieved from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sutters_Mill.jpg
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Heavy Metals In The Environment And Their Health Effects
 
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http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/medicardium.html Heavy metals have a density of 6.0 g/cm3 or more (much higher than the average particle density of soils which is 2.65 g/cm3) and occur naturally in rocks but concentrations are frequently elevated as a result of contamination. The most important heavy metals with regard to potential hazards and occurrence in contaminated soils are: arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), mercury (Hg), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn). The sources of heavy metal pollutants are metal mining, metal smelting, metallurgical industries, and other metal-using industries, waste disposal, corrosions of metals in use, agriculture and forestry, forestry, fossil fuel combustion, and sports and leisure activities. Heavy metal contamination affects large areas worldwide. Hot spots of heavy metal pollution are located close to industrial sites, around large cities and in the vicinity of mining and smelting plants. Agriculture in these areas faces major problems due to heavy metal transfer into crops and subsequently into the food chain. http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/store http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/store/medicardium.html
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Uranium
 
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This documentary looks at the hazards of uranium mining in Canada. Toxic and radioactive waste pose environmental threats while the traditional economic and spiritual lives of the Aboriginal people who occupy this land have been violated. Given our limited knowledge of the associated risks, this film questions the validity of continuing the mining operations. I do not own any rights to the video. Uploaded for educational and information sharing purposes only.
Views: 118582 Tibor Roussou
Is Nuclear Waste Really Waste?
 
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Google Tech Talk December 6, 2010 Presented by Kirk Sorensen ABSTRACT An economic analysis of what is in spent nuclear fuel. As a nuclear reactor fissions heavy metal U235 and Pu239, the atoms are split into two randomly sized pieces. Many of these fission products are unstable and rapidly decay into other products. After nuclear reactor fuel has cooled in a pool of water for a few years, and then sat in dry cask storage for another 10--30 years, what is it made of? Is it dangerous waste that needs to be isolated from humanity for 100,000 years or is it precious material waiting to be partitioned and sold? The answer may surprise you. Speaker Info: Kirk Sorensen is chief nuclear technologist at Teledyne Brown Engineering in Huntsville, Alabama. He has been researching the nuclear fuel cycle for many years in connection with a strong interest in thorium as a planetary energy source. He is also a PhD student in nuclear engineering at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville under Dr. Laurence Miller. He runs a blog called "energyfromthorium.com" and is active in the Thorium Energy Alliance (TEA) and the International Thorium Energy Organization (IThEO) and is also a member of the American Nuclear Society (ANS)
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Part 2 - Linsey McLean speaking about toxicity and the uranium mining waste
 
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Linsey McLean speaks about the terrible health effects of water contaminated from Uranium mining across the globe and more importantly to the serious consequences of proposed dump site in the Dewey Burdock area in Custer and Fall River Counties. A section of land is in the process of being granted a permit to dump toxic sludge from Uranium mining into the Minelusa Aquifer . Lindsey Mclean and Mr Lagary, (Part 1) an esteemed Geologist who has studied the geology in this area for many years speak about the dangers of the proposed dump at the Dewey Burdock uranium mine in Custer and Fall River Counties so that we may speak with an educated and scientific mind set when defending our right to our water. For more information please visit https://knowmining.org/edgemont/
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Tanzania mining Uranium
 
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CLICK TO WATCH FULL DOCUMENTARY ONLINE: http://www.docsonline.tv/documentary/347 THIS FRAGMENT OF THE DOCUMENTARY "ATOMIC AFRICA" IS FOR PROMOTION PURPOSES ONLY. WE DO NOT OWN THE MATERIAL EXCLUSIVELY, BUT HAVE A LICENSE CONTRACT FOR INTERNET STREAMING. If unavailable in your territory, or if you are interested in other license requests (feature movie, television, documentary, commercial...), please contact Javafilms: [email protected] Story The African continent is rapidly developing itself economically. The only bottleneck in this process are readily available resources. Besides money these mainly consist of poor infrastructure and availability of energy, especially electricity. Economically booming countries like for example Uganda still have a lot to gain when a steady supply of power is provided. Nowadays in Uganda the power plants can only cater for roughly 30% of the countries demand and even new hydraulic power projects in the Nile will not solve this problem. Nuclear power therefor seems the most cost effective solution for most of the African nations including Uganda. Western companies such as the French Areva fiercely lobby for more power plants on the continent. But is Atomic Energy the best solution for unstable regimes? And what does Atomic Energy and the mining of uranium mean for the wellbeing and safety of the local population and the environment? Social Interest Ever since the first nuclear reactor was build in Africa in Congo in 1958 there have been safety concerns, cause within the whole process of the production of nuclear energy a lot of things can go wrong, willingly and unwillingly, with possible devastating consequences for people and environment. For instance in 2007 the head of the Congolese research institute was arrested for illegally selling nuclear fuel rods. Also in Niger the highway where the mined uranium is transported on runs through rebel territory associated with Al-Qaida. The war in neighbouring Mali makes this transport even more risky. Besides the risks of fuel rods ending up in the wrong hands the mining of uranium itself poses danger to people and environment as well. Legal and illegal mining operations destroy ecosystems and leave the miners with radiation poisoning . Historical and Political Relevance Nuclear power, the right to enrich uranium and develop the technology to exploit its energy, has always been a difficult point in international politics. In the Cold War the threat mainly came from the war talk and power displays of archenemies the United States and the Soviet Union which both had a gigantic nuclear arsenal. As the cold war ended the threat of a nuclear war declined. However the nuclear disaster in a power plant in Chernobyl a few years earlier proved that the benefits of nuclear power also pose a big potential threat in case of incidents. However, this incident did not stop more countries from starting a nuclear program with a wide range of experiments While in the last decade the interest of the West in Nuclear power seems to decline some new players on the nuclear market, with questionable regimes like Iran and North Korea , are causing much international debate about the right to develop nuclear power. The rapidly developing African continent is in serious need of energy and has always been rich in raw resources to produce energy and is now slowly developing the knowledge to exploit them. The African continent may well be on the verge of a nuclear revolution so the political discussion about the right to use nuclear energy is more relevant than ever. Because not only questionable regimes can pose a potential threat, also war and especially terrorism are extremely dangerous, since it takes a single rocket fired by a single person to blow up a nuclear power plant.
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Are Electric Cars Really Green?
 
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Are electric cars greener than conventional gasoline cars? If so, how much greener? What about the CO2 emissions produced during electric cars' production? And where does the electricity that powers electric cars come from? Environmental economist Bjorn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, examines how environmentally friendly electric cars really are. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt Joining PragerU is free! Sign up now to get all our videos as soon as they're released. http://prageru.com/signup Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/29SgPaX JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2c8vsff Script: Do electric cars really help the environment? President Obama thinks so. So does Leonardo DiCaprio. And many others. The argument goes like this: Regular cars run on gasoline, a fossil fuel that pumps CO2 straight out of the tailpipe and into the atmosphere. Electric cars run on electricity. They don’t burn any gasoline at all. No gas; no CO2. In fact, electric cars are often advertised as creating “zero emissions.” But do they really? Let’s take a closer look. First, there’s the energy needed to produce the car. More than a third of the lifetime carbon-dioxide emissions from an electric car comes from the energy used make the car itself, especially the battery. The mining of lithium, for instance, is not a green activity. When an electric car rolls off the production line, it’s already been responsible for more than 25,000 pounds of carbon-dioxide emission. The amount for making a conventional car: just 16,000 pounds. But that’s not the end of the CO2 emissions. Because while it’s true that electric cars don’t run on gasoline, they do run on electricity, which, in the U.S. is often produced by another fossil fuel -- coal. As green venture capitalist Vinod Khosla likes to point out, "Electric cars are coal-powered cars." The most popular electric car, the Nissan Leaf, over a 90,000-mile lifetime will emit 31 metric tons of CO2, based on emissions from its production, its electricity consumption at average U.S. fuel mix and its ultimate scrapping. A comparable Mercedes CDI A160 over a similar lifetime will emit just 3 tons more across its production, diesel consumption and ultimate scrapping. The results are similar for a top-line Tesla, the king of electric cars. It emits about 44 tons, which is only 5 tons less than a similar Audi A7 Quattro. So throughout the full life of an electric car, it will emit just three to five tons less CO2. In Europe, on its European Trading System, it currently costs $7 to cut one ton of CO2. So the entire climate benefit of an electric car is about $35. Yet the U.S. federal government essentially provides electric car buyers with a subsidy of up to $7,500. Paying $7,500 for something you could get for $35 is a very poor deal. And that doesn’t include the billions more in federal and state grants, loans and tax write-offs that go directly to battery and electric-car makers The other main benefit from electric cars is supposed to be lower pollution. But remember Vinod Khosla’s observation "Electric cars are coal-powered cars." Yes, it might be powered by coal, proponents will say, but unlike the regular car, coal plant emissions are far away from the city centers where most people live and where damage from air pollution is greatest. However, new research in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that while gasoline cars pollute closer to home, coal-fired power actually pollutes more -- a lot more. For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/are-electric-cars-really-green
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Nuclear Radiation & Radiation Damage to Materials - Kristine E. Zeigler
 
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Enabling Technologies for Spent Fuel Reprocessing: Nuclear Radiation & Radiation Damage to Materials - Kristine E. Zeigler Introduction to Nuclear Chemistry and Fuel Cycle Separations Presented by Vanderbilt University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and CRESP At the Nevada Site Office, Las Vegas Nevada July 19-21, 2011
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Toxic Heavy Metal Contamination
 
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http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/medicardium.html Toxic heavy metal contamination is so pervasive in our environment that it is no longer a question of whether one has been exposed to toxins, but rather the level of exposure. In most cases damage to your system can be reversed and any further harm can be prevented by removing the metals. The process of removing toxic heavy metals from the body is useful in all chronic diseases and for those wishing to stay well and healthy. I have seen the incredible health benefits in my patients when they remove these harmful toxins from their bodies. http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/store http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/store/medicardium.html
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Curium Facts & Properties | Curium Cm uses | Health & Environmental effects of Curium Element
 
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Curium is a hard metal having an atomic number of 96 and symbol Cm. This metal is artificially produced in the nuclear reactors. It is electro-positive, radioactive and also a chemically active substance, which is not obtained naturally. This metal possesses some magnetic properties. As the temperature increases, the resistivity of this metal also increases. In the year 1944, Glenn Seaborg, Albert Ghiorso, and James discovered this metal and named after Marie Curie and Pierre Curie. The element is believed to glow red in the dark due to its radioactive nature. Atomic number 96 Atomic mass 247 Melting point 1345°C, 2453°F, 1618 K Boiling point 3110 °C, 5630°F, 3383 K Group Actinides; Period 7; Block f Curium has 15 isotopes out of which the most stable one is Curium-247 with a half-life of about 16 million years that undergoes alpha-decay to form plutonium-243. As it is not found naturally in the earth’s crust, the radioactive element has only been used in basic research studies due to its limited laboratory production. Also, it does not react with other compounds. However, curium-244 can be applicable as a power source for operating radioisotope thermoelectric generators used in spacecraft. Curium-244 has been used in Alpha Proton X-ray Spectrometer to detect the presence of chemical elements in the atmosphere and rock surface compounds of Mars. Curium is a hazardous metal, which causes some health disorders when inhaled. It damages the liver and also causes breathing and gastrointestinal problems when ingested. The radiation, which is emitted by curium are likely to cause the destruction of the red blood cells. Improper disposal of curium leads to various environmental issues. Curium is found in nature in the form of its oxides. The radiation generated from this metal has many natural impacts. Curium is an insoluble chemical, which fixes to the soil particles.
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Metals in the Environment
 
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P S Analytical collaborate with EOS (Earth and Ocean Science), NUI OE Gaillimh and Ryan Institute where they are looking at Metals in the Environment
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The Nuclear Grave of India - Jadugoda
 
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My 2nd stop during the 900 km solo cycling expedition through Jharkhand was Jadugoda, the nuclear capital of Jharkhand. Since 1967, Uranium Corporation of India Limited has been mining and processing Uranium here. The radiation exposure resulting from utter disregard for health and safety compliances has resulted in a living nightmare for the locals. Cancer, birth defects, miscarriages and sterility are commonplace. Here is what i saw while interacting with the villagers near Jadugoda mines. Music: Balmorhea - Remembrance
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Why It Takes 75 Elements To Make Your Cell Phone
 
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Turns out there are some pretty rare elements in your smartphone. How rare are they and what are they doing in your phone? Why Does Your Phone Battery Suck? - https://youtu.be/TkEMPh0cXUw Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here - http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Get 15% off http://www.domain.com domain names and web hosting when you use coupon code DNEWS at checkout! Read More: The All-American iPhone https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601491/the-all-american-iphone/?utm_campaign=add_this&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post "According to King at the Ames Lab, an iPhone has about 75 elements in it-two-thirds of the periodic table. Even just the outside of an iPhone relies heavily on materials that aren't commercially available in the U.S. Aluminum comes from bauxite, and there are no major bauxite mines in the U.S. (Recycled aluminum would have to be the domestic source.)" For metals of the smartphone age, no Plan B http://news.yale.edu/2013/12/02/metals-smartphone-age-no-plan-b "Many of the metals needed to feed the surging global demand for high-tech products, from smart phones to solar panels, cannot be replaced, leaving some markets vulnerable if resources become scarce, according to a new Yale study." Where to Find Rare Earth Elements http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/physics/rare-earth-elements-in-cell-phones/ "Every time I see a commercial for a new cell phone, I feel a bit nauseous. I love a new cell phone just like the next person, but because of my training as a materials scientist, I feel like a worker in a sausage factory. Cell phones, like sausages, may be great, but you don't really want to know what it takes to make them." ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos daily. Watch More DNews on Seeker http://www.seeker.com/show/dnews/ Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel Seeker on Twitter http://twitter.com/seeker Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/+dnews Seeker http://www.seeker.com/ Sign Up For The Seeker Newsletter Here: http://bit.ly/1UO1PxI Written By: William Poor
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7 Super Toxic U.S. Sites
 
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Let's face it: Humans are pretty messy. Industrial processes like mining and manufacturing are important parts of keeping civilization going, but they all impact the environment. Sometimes that impact is particularly big and messy, leaving behind hazardous waste that can take years or even decades to clean up. Hosted by: Hank Green ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Patrick Merrithew, Will and Sonja Marple, Thomas J., Kevin Bealer, Chris Peters, charles george, Kathy & Tim Philip, Tim Curwick, Bader AlGhamdi, Justin Lentz, Patrick D. Ashmore, Mark Terrio-Cameron, Benny, Fatima Iqbal, Accalia Elementia, Kyle Anderson, and Philippe von Bergen. -------------------- Sources: http://nationalgeographic.org/news/superfund/ https://www.epa.gov/superfund https://www.epa.gov/superfund/superfund-history https://www.bu.edu/lovecanal/canal/ https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/csitinfo.cfm?id=0201290 http://nationalgeographic.org/news/superfund/ http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/18/nyregion/love-canal-declared-clean-ending-toxic-horror.html?_r=0 https://www.geneseo.edu/history/love_canal_history https://www.epa.gov/aboutepa/love-canal-tragedy https://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/investigations/love_canal/cancer_study_community_report.htm http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/phs/phs.asp?id=658&tid=121 https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/dsp_ssppSiteData2.cfm?id=0500761#Risk https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/csitinfo.cfm?id=0500761 https://www3.epa.gov/region5/superfund/redevelop/pdfs/Kerr-McGee_(Reed-Keppler_Park).pdf http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/epa-33-million-cleanup-complete-at-reed-keppler-park-superfund-site-72372622.html http://www.world-nuclear.org/information-library/nuclear-fuel-cycle/nuclear-wastes/radioactive-waste-management.aspx https://www.sciencenews.org/article/foam-gets-its-shot-anthrax http://www.cdc.gov/anthrax/basics/how-people-are-infected.html http://www.livescience.com/37755-what-is-anthrax-bioterrorism.html http://www.lenntech.com/processes/disinfection/chemical/disinfectants-chlorine-dioxide.htm http://www.sandia.gov/media/cbwfoam.htm http://www.nytimes.com/1999/03/16/science/chemists-create-foam-to-fight-nerve-gases.html http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d03686.pdf http://jb.asm.org/content/191/24/7587.full https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1346&dat=20020117&id=jL0wAAAAIBAJ&sjid=m_0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5339,4689386&hl=en http://www.clordisys.com/whatcd.php http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK215288/ http://oregonstate.edu/ehs/asb-when http://www.madehow.com/Volume-4/Asbestos.html https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/volatile-organic-compounds-impact-indoor-air-quality https://www3.epa.gov/region1/superfund/sites/blackburn/259640.pdf https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/csitinfo.cfm?id=0101713 http://www.walpole-ma.gov/sites/walpolema/files/file/file/blackburn032911.pdf http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/phs/phs.asp?id=37&tid=14 http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/hac/pha/pha.asp?docid=1240&pg=2 https://weather.com/slideshows/news/berkeley-pit-montana-toxic-20130920 http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/berkeley-pit http://www.pitwatch.org/31-years-since-pumps-stopped/ https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/csitinfo.cfm?id=0800416 http://www.pitwatch.org/what-is-the-critical-water-level-cwl/ http://serc.carleton.edu/NAGTWorkshops/health/case_studies/butte_case_stud.html http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/pesticides/enviroReview/riskAssess/CAOHRiskAssess.pdf http://www.itrcweb.org/miningwaste-guidance/References/2079-ZickPA.pdf http://www.umt.edu/urelations/_cms/_archive/research_view_archive/Summer%202012/Scientific%20Marriage.php http://www.pitwatch.org/plan-for-treatment-technology-assessment/ http://www.pitwatch.org/what-is-the-horseshoe-bend-water-treatment-plant/ https://darrp.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/case-documents/PCBContamincationOfTheHudsonRiverEcosystem.pdf http://www.greenfacts.org/en/pcbs/l-2/1-polychlorinated-biphenyls.htm http://www.clearwater.org/news/pcbhealth.html http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/16/science/earth/16dredge.html?pagewanted=all http://www.riverkeeper.org/campaigns/stop-polluters/pcbs/ https://www3.epa.gov/hudson/cleanup.html#quest2 http://www.mnn.com/health/healthy-spaces/photos/10-superfund-sites-where-are-they-now/hudson-river-new-york#top-desktop http://www.wsj.com/articles/ge-nears-end-of-hudson-river-cleanup-1447290049 http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/csem.asp?csem=30&po=10 http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/eh/hazardous/topics/tce.html http://www.nesc.wvu.edu/ndwc/articles/QandA/OTw01_Q_A.pdf https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/dsp_ssppSiteData1.cfm?id=0402598#Why https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/csitinfo.cfm?id=0402598 http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/03/dont-drink-the-water/385837/ http://pulse.pharmacy.arizona.edu/resources/chemicals/case_studies_tce_cdc.pdf http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp19.pdf
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Is Bolivia's Lithium-mining Industry Expanding Beyond Its Control?
 
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The Electric Range (2010): Can Bolivia capitalise on its huge lithium reserves to power the nation's economy? For similar stories, see: Denmark's Green Revolution https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kannpFj0_IM Has Iran's Nuclear Programme Been Unfairly Singled Out? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnSt6fYU_gM The Multi-Millionaire on a Quest to Find the Truth About Global Warming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AmnNIpdcPE Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/4894/the-electric-range Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures We take a fossil-fuelled adventure from Bolivia's capital La Paz to the alien landscape of Salar. Will Lithium really bring this desperate Country prosperity or will it prove just a lost opportunity? Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt lake in the world and contains the most lithium on earth. Lithium is used to treat mental illness, build nuclear bombs and power laptops. It is an important ingredient enabling batteries to store and expel power. "They want us to speed up the handover of lithium and to move faster towards capitalist partnerships", explains Jose Pimentel, Bolivian Mines Minister, "But the government's policy has been determined; we're going to take our own decisive steps towards the process of industrialising lithium". Bolivia is stuck in an industrial time warp and wants to control the process closely. The question is will the world wait? ABC Australia – Ref. 4894 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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How to Remove Heavy Metals from Your Body
 
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How to Remove Heavy Metals from Your Body For more tips see our blog: https://naturalhealthcare.ml Like us in Facebook: https://goo.gl/MmjtyD Follow us on twitter: https://goo.gl/USDg3k Google plus: https://goo.gl/B5B2oz Coal mines and factories are not the only reservoirs of toxic environmental heavy metals – your body also makes the list. Heavy metals and metalloids occur naturally in the earth’s crust. They turn into environmental contaminants through activities like smelting, mining, coal burning and other industrial, agricultural and domestic production and use. Natural phenomena, such as volcanic eruptions and weathering, also cause heavy metal pollution. They are potentially toxic to humans, animals and the environment at large. Out of all heavy metals, exposure to lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic is particularly harmful to human health, according to a 2003 study published in the British Medical Bulletin. The World Health Organization also lists the above-mentioned heavy metals among the top 10 most hazardous groups of chemicals to public health. Heavy metals enter our bodies in three ways: • Inhalation: The air we breathe is polluted with heavy metals due to human activities and natural phenomena. Motor vehicles also emit airborne heavy metals. People working in factories, mines, industrial areas, paper-processing plants and nuclear power stations are especially susceptible to airborne heavy metals. • Ingestion: Eating animal and plant-based food products is the primary source of human heavy metal contamination. Consumer and industrial waste can also pollute sources of water, such as lakes, rivers and streams. • Absorption: Coming in contact with contaminated air or soil are major ways of absorbing heavy metals. The eyes and skin absorb several airborne heavy metals every day. Long-term exposure to heavy metals can prove carcinogenic over time, can severely damage the central nervous system and have fatal cardiovascular repercussions. Prolonged exposure to: • Chromium and cadmium can cause lung cancer. • Lead can cause anemia, palsy and kidney disorders. • Mercury can lead to stomatitis (gum and mouth inflammation), tremor and neurotic disorders. • Arsenic can cause hypopigmentation, diabetes and skin cancer. Heavy metal detoxification is vital to preserving your health and living a long life. Here’s how you can naturally remove heavy metals from your body. Note: Please bear in mind that heavy metal detoxification is a long process. While following the points in this article will significantly help the detoxification process, exposure to heavy metals is inevitable. You will need to consciously take steps to limit (if not avoid altogether) your exposure to these heavy metals while following the above-mentioned advice for maximum benefit. 1. Drink Enough Water 2. Eat Fermented Foods 3. Increase Intake of Polyphenols 4. Consume Sulfur-rich Foods 5. Consume Milk Thistle If you found this information cool, useful or valuable please hit share and let your friends benefit from this as well!
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Uranium; the real costs of nuclear power
 
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Roger Moody is interviewed in this film about uranium mining ahead of a talk he gave in Stroud organised by Stroud District Green Party. Roger is Features Editor at Mines and Communities. More info at: http://www.minesandcommunities.org/ See also recent talk in Stroud about nuclear waste: http://stroudcommunity.tv/the-future-of-radioactive-waste-and-nuclear-safety-in-gloucestershire/ Amongst his publications are: "Rocks and Hard Places : The Globalization of Mining". The world of international mining is changing rapidly. Mineral consumption is outstripping the capabilities of both communities and fragile ecosystems to cope with bigger and bigger mines. Moody shows that mining can impact severely on local communities, ways of life and the environment. This key book concludes with urgent proposals to control multinationals in a sector that is at the core of resource exploitation. "The Gulliver File: Uranium Mining Industry [Hardcover]". This is a study of the world of mining - a book born from the experience of numerous environmental, anti-nuclear and indigenous groups, concerned about the negative impact of huge mineral mining projects. The book has profiles of more than 650 companies worldwide, including full details of their ultimate ownership and their subsidiaries and detailed information on hundreds of mining prospects - along with full accounts of resistance to them. More about Stroud District Green Party at: http://www.stroudgreenparty.org.uk/
Views: 79 Philip Booth
Cadmium Uses Properties & Facts | Environmental & Health Effect of Cadmium
 
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Cadmium is a chemical element with the symbol Cd and atomic number 48 and atomic mass 112.414. It is a lustrous, silver-white, ductile, very malleable metal. Its surface has a bluish tinge and the metal is soft enough to be cut with a knife, but it tarnishes in air. It is soluble in acids but not in alkalis. Cadmium was discovered in 1817 AD by a German chemist Friedrich Stromeyer, while he was working on zinc and its impurities. Cadmium was named after the Greek god Cadmus. According to Greek mythology, Cadmus had an adventurous life around 2000 BC. Pure cadmium is rarely found in nature. It is often found in association with other elements like zinc, copper and lead. Cadmium is present in abundance in zinc ores and in Greenockite (CdS). Cadmium is separated from zinc and other elements by repeated distillation of its ores. It is also produced by precipitates obtained from the liquors, during the electrolyte refining of zinc. It is not abundant in its native state, and therefore, could be found in many zinc ores. Cadmium has many chemical and physical properties that make it useful for industrial and consumer applications such as resistance to corrosion and chemicals, tolerance of high temperatures, a low melting point and excellent electrical conductivity. These properties make cadmium suitable for use in alloys, pigments, coatings, stabilizers and rechargeable nickel-cadmium batteries. Industrial Application * Cadmium hydroxide is one of the two principal electrode materials in Ni-Cd batteries which have extensive applications in the railroad and aircraft industry for starting and emergency power and in consumer applications such as cordless power tools, cellular telephones, camcorders, portable computers, portable household appliances and toys. * Cadmium sulphide and cadmium sulphoselenide are utilised as bright yellow to deep red pigments in plastics, ceramics, glasses, enamels and artists colours. * Cadmium was often used to electroplate steel and protect it from corrosion. It is still used today to protect critical components of aeroplanes and oil platforms. * Cadmium is used in the control rods of nuclear reactors, acting as a very effective "neutron poison" to control neutron flux in nuclear fission. When cadmium rods are inserted in the core of a nuclear reactor, cadmium absorbs neutrons preventing them from creating additional fission events, thus controlling the amount of reactivity. * Other minor uses of cadmium include cadmium telluride and cadmium sulphide in solar cells, and other semiconducting cadmium compounds in a variety of electronic applications Cadmium and its compounds are toxic in nature. Therefore, a health condition called Cadmium poisoning is observed in those who have prolonged exposure to cadmium. When ingested, it irritates the internal organs such as lungs and intestines. Cadmium poisoning is an occupational hazard. People are exposed to cadmium while working on the element, or through the air and water polluted with it. Its long term exposure can even lead to death. Once cadmium has polluted an area, it is difficult to remove it. This is a major issue in areas where it is mined and processed.
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Can We Rely on Wind and Solar Energy?
 
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Is green energy, particularly wind and solar energy, the solution to our climate and energy problems? Or should we be relying on things like natural gas, nuclear energy, and even coal for our energy needs and environmental obligations? Alex Epstein of the Center for Industrial Progress explains. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt Joining PragerU is free! Sign up now to get all our videos as soon as they're released. http://prageru.com/signup Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/29SgPaX JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2c8vsff Script: Are wind and solar power the answer to our energy needs? There’s a lot of sun and a lot of wind. They’re free. They’re clean. No CO2 emissions. So, what’s the problem? Why do solar and wind combined provide less than 2% of the world’s energy? To answer these questions, we need to understand what makes energy, or anything else for that matter, cheap and plentiful. For something to be cheap and plentiful, every part of the process to produce it, including every input that goes into it, must be cheap and plentiful. Yes, the sun is free. Yes, wind is free. But the process of turning sunlight and wind into useable energy on a mass scale is far from free. In fact, compared to the other sources of energy -- fossil fuels, nuclear power, and hydroelectric power, solar and wind power are very expensive. The basic problem is that sunlight and wind as energy sources are both weak (the more technical term is dilute) and unreliable (the more technical term is intermittent). It takes a lot of resources to collect and concentrate them, and even more resources to make them available on-demand. These are called the diluteness problem and the intermittency problem. The diluteness problem is that, unlike coal or oil, the sun and the wind don’t deliver concentrated energy -- which means you need a lot of additional materials to produce a unit of energy. For solar power, such materials can include highly purified silicon, phosphorus, boron, and a dozen other complex compounds like titanium dioxide. All these materials have to be mined, refined and/or manufactured in order to make solar panels. Those industrial processes take a lot of energy. For wind, needed materials include high-performance compounds for turbine blades and the rare-earth metal neodymium for lightweight, specialty magnets, as well as the steel and concrete necessary to build structures -- thousands of them -- as tall as skyscrapers. And as big a problem as diluteness is, it’s nothing compared to the intermittency problem. This isn’t exactly a news flash, but the sun doesn’t shine all the time. And the wind doesn’t blow all the time. The only way for solar and wind to be truly useful would be if we could store them so that they would be available when we needed them. You can store oil in a tank. Where do you store solar or wind energy? No such mass-storage system exists. Which is why, in the entire world, there is not one real or proposed independent, freestanding solar or wind power plant. All of them require backup. And guess what the go-to back-up is: fossil fuel. Here’s what solar and wind electricity look like in Germany, which is the world’s leader in “renewables”. The word erratic leaps to mind. Wind is constantly varying, sometimes disappearing completely. And solar produces little in the winter months when Germany most needs energy. For the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/can-we-rely-wind-and-solar-energy
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National Security, Rare Earth Elements & The Thorium Problem
 
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"The only operating rare earth mine in the United States sends all of their valuable resources to China for processing. Congress does not know this. They think this [mining] company is supplying the U.S. value chain, [and] is supplying the military. It is in-fact, the opposite. They are part of the Chinese monopoly. They're taking powder and shipping it to China, and it comes back as a magnet, or an alloy, or a bolt-on component." - Jim Kennedy To address this issue, contact your legislators to support H.R.4883 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr4883 Why can't Molycorp, Lynas or any other 'western' rare earth company succeed? China's production and market advantage in Rare Earth Elements (REE) is largely the result of NRC and IAEA "Source Material" regulations with unintended consequences. Source Material: Materials containing any ratio or combination of Thorium and Uranium above .05%. Producing or holding these materials within the regulatory threshold (.05%) requires extensive and wide-ranging licensing, storage, transportation, remediation disposal and compliance costs, including prohibitive liability and bonding issues. Consequently any potential supplier of byproduct / co-product rare earth resources that would be designated as "source material' disposes of these valuable resources to avoid liability and compliance issues. NRC / IAEA regulations regarding "Source Material" played a key roll in undermining the economic viability of all 'western' rare earth producers and are a critical factor in China's current 'market advantage'. Producers like Molycorp and Lynas, with low Thorium deposits, can never compete with China. Resources are abundant and available: U.S mining companies currently mine as much as 50% of global Rare Earth Elements demand every year. But these resources are diverted in tailings lakes or are redistributed back into the host ore body, due to NRC and IAEA regulations defining Monazite and other Thorium bearing rare earth resources as "Source Material". H.R. 4883 would solve the "Thorium Problem" by creating a federally chartered multinational Thorium Energy and Industrial Products Corporation ("Thorium Bank"). Privately funded and operated, this would decouple thorium from rare earth production. The Thorium Corporation would also have Congressional Authority to develop Thorium energy systems and industrial products. Environmental regulations are not scaled back... rather this enables thorium to be stored safely & securely, rather then being treated as "waste". https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr4883 H.R. 4883 thus also addresses the U.S. Weapons Systems current 100% Dependency on China for Rare Earths. http://thoriumenergyalliance.com/downloads/TEAC6/USWeaponsChinese.pdf Federal Legislation governing Strategic Materials, 10 USC 2533b, does not specify rare earths, but includes metal alloys containing limited amounts of manganese, silicon, copper, or aluminum, chromium, cobalt, columbium, molybdenum, nickel, titanium, tungsten, vanadium, nickel and iron-nickel, cobalt, Titanium and Zirconium alloys. Federal Regulations require that these materials be melted in the U.S. Most of these materials are utilized in rare earth alloys, magnets and components in the defense industry. The bill does NOT reclassify thorium. It does NOT alter current environmental protection. It simply resolves "The Thorium Problem" which cripples United States domestic rare earth mining, processing and value-adding processes. Source Footage: Jim Kennedy @ IAEA: http://youtu.be/fLR39sT_bTs Jim Kennedy interview @ TEAC6: http://youtu.be/Dih30mUexrA Jim Kennedy Talk @ TEAC6: http://youtu.be/CARlEac1iuA Stephen Boyd @ TEAC6: http://youtu.be/z7qfOnMzP9Y Stephen Boyd @ TEAC4: http://youtu.be/J16IpITWBQ8 John Kutsch @ TEAC6: http://youtu.be/MgRn4g7a068
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1h54m35s18f LFTR Zero Environmental Impact - Solve Energy - Solve Rare Earths - TR2016a
 
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http://ThoriumRemix.com/ Any factory assembled advanced reactor, brought to market, could help make nuclear power safer and less expensive. But, it is Liquid Fueled Thorium Reactors which can completely decouple energy generation from negative environmental impact. LFTR consumes only the unwanted byproduct of existing mining operations. There's so much rare earths that we're throwing away because of thorium. One rare earth and usually one thorium atom. We could solve the rare earth problem without opening any new mines and we can solve the energy problem without mining either. We need the thorium, and he needs someone to get rid of the thorium. I realized that there was 60 people sitting on the other side of the podium going- Do you think there's enough of it? Do you think there's a stable supply?
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Between a Rock and a Hard Place - what to do with Uranium mine waste?
 
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This documentary examines the environmental impact of that the Uranium mine operations in Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada have had on the environment. director, editor, narrator: Arthur Pequegnat
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ToxiCity: life at Agbobloshie, the world's largest e-waste dump in Ghana
 
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E-waste, the term given to discarded electronic appliances, is often shipped by developed nations to poorer countries such as Ghana. RTD visits the country's most infamous dumping ground, Agbogbloshie. Locals call it “Sodom and Gomorrah” after the infamous Biblical sin cities. Its air and soil are polluted with toxic chemicals, while extreme poverty, child labour and criminal gangs are also rife. Learn more https://rtd.rt.com/films/toxicity/ RTD WEBSITE: https://RTD.rt.com/ RTD ON TWITTER: http://twitter.com/RT_DOC RTD ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/RTDocumentary RTD ON DAILYMOTION http://www.dailymotion.com/rt_doc RTD ON INSTAGRAM http://instagram.com/rt_documentary/ RTD LIVE http://rtd.rt.com/on-air/
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The Toxic E-Waste Trade Killing Pakistan's Poorest
 
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The E-Waste Curse: The deadly effect of dumping E-waste in Pakistan Pakistan has become an illegal dumping ground for some of the 50 million tons of e-waste created each year. Karachi's poor earn a living from the toxic detritus, but the vicious cycle of consumption could prove fatal. In Pakistan, the massive arrival of electronic waste has created an informal substance economy that feeds 150,000 people. The country's poor salvage what they can from the cast-offs of the electronic revolution: copper, steel, brass. Nassir is one who has cashed in on the opportunities found in old cables and hard-drives. "It’s a good business. I have more and more work", he says. Yet workers pay the price for a few grams of copper; 4 million people die every year because of electronic waste and recycling workers have the lowest life expectancy in Pakistan. In his recycling shop, Akhbar earns 2€ on a good day. It feeds his family of six, but his health has suffered. "This job is dangerous. It’s very toxic". And the toxic legacy is far-reaching - "It’s a catastrophe...especially for the children", warns Saba, an activist for the WWF. "They will continue to live here and be poisoned, it’s dangerous for them and it’s dangerous for the next generations". In our relentlessly consumerist world, can the global poor be saved from the toxic trade in e-waste? For similar stories, see: Pakistanis Are Pinning Their Economic Hopes on Upcoming Elections https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATVBjVxtEg0 Ordinary Pakistanis Live Under the Thumb of the Taliban https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDaAsRzFsJQ Is Pakistan Protecting The Taliban? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3d_6XZosSE Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/6832/the-e-waste-curse Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures Wild Angle Productions – Ref. 6832 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.
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Dr. Patrick Moore: Ex-President of Greenpeace Talks Benefits of Nuclear, Mining, GMO Crops, and More
 
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Many of the environmental and health issues we told are bad for us are actually of great benefit says the former President of Greenpeace, Dr. Patrick Moore. Dr. Moore worked for Greenpeace for over 20 years and quit largely due to the organization’s shift away from humanitarianism towards the vilification of. He went from being at the top of their organization to being on top of their most wanted list During his tenure, Dr. Moore led many campaigns against nuclear war, trophy hunting, killing whales, disposal of toxic waste and many other issues. Throughout most of his time at Greenpeace, Dr. Moore recognized a noble goal to save civilization. However, by the time he left, humans were being characterized as enemies of nature- as if we were separate from it. Dr. Moore say that nuclear is one of the cleanest, safest, most reliable, and cost effective forms of energy. France gets 70% of it's electricity from nuclear power, and their electricity cost is about half of Germany's which is phasing out nuclear and is using wind and solar. Their electricity cost has tripled. Monsanto, another enemy of Greenpeace, has improved seed production and aided the world in food production. 90% of Monsanto's seed are genetically modified. Farmers want GMO seeds because they are better for plant productivity and protection. Every credible science organization says GMOs are as safe or safer than conventional foods. No GMO crop gets on the market without rigorous testing. In a similar light, Dr. Moore believes that the chance of vaccines saving a life is a million times more than a vaccine causing harm This month, Dr. Moore wrote a report on THE POSITIVE IMPACT OF HUMAN CO2 EMISSIONS ON THE SURVIVAL OF LIFE ON EARTH. What he said is yet to be disputed: https://fcpp.org/sites/default/files/documents/Moore%20-%20Positive%20Impact%20of%20Human%20CO2%20Emissions.pdf In the report, Dr. Moore concludes that the burning of fossil fuels has reversed a million year long depletion of CO2 in the atmosphere caused by sea creatures and plant life. Human burning of fossil fuels could actually be saving the world! For more info follow Dr. Moore on twitter @ecosensenow
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The Children Of Lead - Trailer
 
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Mining and refining are key drivers of Peruvian economy, but it comes at the cost of the most vulnerable, poor young children being contaminated at alarming rates. The area has been called the "Slow Chernobyl" given the devasting environmental impact of the contamination. The Mantaro River, where Doe Run dumps its contaminated water, runs directly into the Amazon. The Amazon makes our oxygen! You can connect the dots! An American Company is responsible for a majority of this contamination. Ira Rennert, the owner of Doe Run Corporation refuses to clean up his copper smelting company in order to save a few dollars. Meanwhile he has built one of the biggest homes in Upper New York, costing over 500 million dollars. Dozens of Bathrooms and over 30 bedrooms. The cost for cleaning up Doe Run and saving children would be equivalent to cutting 6 bathrooms and 12 bedrooms in his mansion, but money is more powerful than humanity in this case. He also owns the company that owns Hummer, no big surprise there. Rennert was called "the biggest polluter in America" by Vanity Fair Magazine and was forced to clean up his act. However, Peru will not hold him to as high a standard because pockets are being lined and the economy counts on the influx of dollars he brings in. He is a shoe in for Mr Burns from the Simpsons, except this time its contaminating children with his foundry, not a Nuclear Power Plant. Evil comes in many forms, Ira Rennert is just another....
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Protection Against Radioactivity in Uranium Mines 1969 US Bureau of Mines
 
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This film from the United States Bureau of Mines presents general descriptions of the hazards of radon daughters in uranium mines, and outlines the environmental control, principles and procedures for mitigating the hazard. Scenes of underground mines show the origin and reason of the hazard, and various methods of ventilation are shown on how to correct the condition. Uranium mining occurred mostly in the southwestern United States and drew many Native Americans and others into work in the mines and mills. Despite a long and well-developed understanding, based on the European experience earlier in the century, that uranium mining led to high rates of lung cancer, few protections were provided by employers or government for US miners before 1962 and their adoption after that time was slow and incomplete. Some US officials and scientists advocated ventilation requirements in US mines as a proactive, preventative measure during the 1950s, on the basis of their knowledge of European experience. Duncan Holaday, an industrial hygienist with the PHS, has generally been recognized as the most prominent advocate for ventilation. He led the effort to obtain measurements of radon in the mines, and he used the data to argue forcefully within the government that ventilation would be effective and was feasible. His arguments achieved only limited success, as there was government resistance to requiring ventilation and his views were not made public at the time. The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) was an obstacle. In the late 1940s, controversy erupted in the New York Operations Office over the hazards from beryllium and uranium mining. The AEC wrote worker health requirements in contracts with companies that handled beryllium. After conflicting recommendations from staff, it chose not to establish such requirements for uranium. It claimed to lack legal authority, but it did not explain the legal difference between uranium and beryllium. The AEC did not lack knowledge: records of a January 25, 1951, internal meeting of AEC and PHS staff reveal that, on the basis of early measurements, they believed that radon was present in levels that would cause cancer and that ventilation could abate the hazard. Public acknowledgment of this problem was apparently squelched. For instance, Hueper, the scientist who wrote the 1942 review and who was then at the National Cancer Institute, was forbidden to speak in public about his concerns about the health hazard of radon in uranium mines. It is reported that he was even forbidden to travel west of the Mississippi, lest he say too much to the wrong people. The resulting high rates of illness among miners led in 1990 to passage of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act. For more details, see the outstanding article, The History of Uranium Mining and the Navajo People, in the Sept 2002 American Journal of Public Health at http://www.ajph.org/cgi/reprint/92/9/1410 .
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Europe's Worst Ecological Disaster Since Chernobyl (2000)
 
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Cyanide River (2000): A leak of cyanide near Baia Mare, Romania, into the Someș River by the gold mining company Aurul spelled disaster for the Hungarian fishing and culinary industries. Subscribe to Journeyman here: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures# When the tailings dam of the Esmeralda Explorations Gold Mine in Romania broke, it sent a torrent of cyanide and heavy metals into the Szamos and Tisza Rivers downstream in Hungary. Today both rivers are dead. The fishermen who harvested their riches must now shovel the carcasses of prime fish into skips. Fishing communities are desperate for compensation. Yet despite the evidence of disastrous pollution, officials from Esmeralda are in deep denial. It "could be increased salinity," according to the spokesperson from the mine's Australian co-owners. Yet with their stinging eyes and itchy throats the fishermen are angered by the mine rep's response. "I would start by making him a good soup of fish poisoned by cyanide and making him eat it." Up river in Romania the company are heightening the earthen banks of the mine's wastewater pools. They blame unusually heavy snow for causing the January 30th spill. To Hungary's Foreign Affairs spokesperson it's a reason but not an excuse - the banks simply should have been designed to cope. As this more recent spill demonstrates, the mining operations are unsafe. ABC Australia speaks to those involved and affected by the disaster. For more information, visit https://www.journeyman.tv/film/717 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures ABC Australia - Ref. 0717
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How to Remove Heavy Metals from Your Body
 
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How to Remove Heavy Metals from Your Body Coal mines and factories are not the only reservoirs of toxic environmental heavy metals – your body also makes the list. Heavy metals and metalloids occur naturally in the earth’s crust. They turn into environmental contaminants through activities like smelting, mining, coal burning and other industrial, agricultural and domestic production and use. Natural phenomena, such as volcanic eruptions and weathering, also cause heavy metal pollution. They are potentially toxic to humans, animals and the environment at large. Out of all heavy metals, exposure to lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic is particularly harmful to human health, according to a 2003 study published in the British Medical Bulletin. The World Health Organization also lists the above-mentioned heavy metals among the top 10 most hazardous groups of chemicals to public health. Heavy metals enter our bodies in three ways: Inhalation: The air we breathe is polluted with heavy metals due to human activities and natural phenomena. Motor vehicles also emit airborne heavy metals. People working in factories, mines, industrial areas, paper-processing plants and nuclear power stations are especially susceptible to airborne heavy metals. Ingestion: Eating animal and plant-based food products is the primary source of human heavy metal contamination. Consumer and industrial waste can also pollute sources of water, such as lakes, rivers and streams. Absorption: Coming in contact with contaminated air or soil are major ways of absorbing heavy metals. The eyes and skin absorb several airborne heavy metals every day. Long-term exposure to heavy metals can prove carcinogenic over time, can severely damage the central nervous system and have fatal cardiovascular repercussions. Prolonged exposure to: Chromium and cadmium can cause lung cancer. Lead can cause anemia, palsy and kidney disorders. Mercury can lead to stomatitis (gum and mouth inflammation), tremor and neurotic disorders. Arsenic can cause hypopigmentation, diabetes and skin cancer. Heavy metal detoxification is vital to preserving your health and living a long life. Here’s how you can naturally remove heavy metals from your body. Note: Please bear in mind that heavy metal detoxification is a long process. While following the points in this article will significantly help the detoxification process, exposure to heavy metals is inevitable. You will need to consciously take steps to limit (if not avoid altogether) your exposure to these heavy metals while following the above-mentioned advice for maximum benefit.
Jharkhand Forum - Jadugoda Uranium Mine - 1 | Website: jadugoda.jharkhand.org.in
 
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Jharkhand Forum - Jadugoda Uranium Mine - 1 | Website: http://jadugoda.jharkhand.org.in
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The Kyrgyz City Built On Nuclear Waste
 
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Parts of Mailuu-Suu, in Kyrgyzstan, are stand on nuclear waste dumps -- a toxic legacy from local uranium mines that kept the Soviet nuclear program going. Radiation and heavy metals seeping into the water supply could cause a public health disaster. (RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service) Originally published at - https://www.rferl.org/a/kyrgyzstan-mailuu-suu/28570842.html
Massive Explosive Chain Reaction at 200,000fps - The Slow Mo Guys
 
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This video contains 4 absolutely massive explosions using a variety of explosive equipment such as shock tube, det cord, shaped charges and avalanchers. It was performed safely under the supervision of explosives experts. Additionally, Dan has training as an EOD in the British Army. https://www.instagram.com/gavinfree/ https://www.instagram.com/danielgruchy/ Big thanks to Vision Research for the use of their current top of the range Phantom cameras. Check out their new website! - https://www.phantomhighspeed.com as well as The School Of Mines in Colorado for the use of their facility. - https://www.mines.edu Sound design by James Rogers - simply sonic studios Massive Explosive Chain Reaction at 200,000fps - The Slow Mo Guys Filmed with the Phantom v2640 and v2512
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Sensible Environmentalism (w/ Dr. Patrick Moore, environmentalist)
 
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Dr. Patrick Moore who is one of the most controversial figures in the environmental movement. It’s a position he’s held for more than four decades – first, in defence of the environment as a member of Greenpeace at Amchitka Island and in the South Pacific protesting nuclear testing; then, in the mid-1970s, taking on the Soviet whaling industry off of the coast of California. His environmental credentials go back a long way. Along the way, however, Moore and Greenpeace stopped agreeing on GMOs, global warming and climate change, because he says the the environmental group became more about fundraising campaigns and less about science. In this Conversation, Dr. Moore lets loose on a wide range of topics, from golden rice to climate. --- Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue presents Conversations That Matter. Join veteran Broadcaster Stuart McNish each week for an important and engaging Conversation about the issues shaping our future. Please become a Patreon subscriber and support the production of this program, with a $1 pledge https://goo.gl/ypXyDs
PLUTONIUM - WikiVidi Documentary
 
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Plutonium is a radioactive chemical element with symbol Pu and atomic number 94. It is an actinide metal of silvery-gray appearance that tarnishes when exposed to air, and forms a dull coating when oxidized. The element normally exhibits six allotropes and four oxidation states. It reacts with carbon, halogens, nitrogen, silicon and hydrogen. When exposed to moist air, it forms oxides and hydrides that can expand the sample up to 70% in volume, which in turn flake off as a powder that is pyrophoric. It is radioactive and can accumulate in bones, which makes the handling of plutonium dangerous. Plutonium was first produced and isolated on December 14, 1940 by a deuteron bombardment of uranium-238 in the 60-inch cyclotron at the University of California, Berkeley. First neptunium-238 was synthesized which subsequently beta-decayed to form this new element with atomic number 94 and atomic weight 238 . Since uranium had been named after the planet Uranus and neptunium after the planet Ne... ____________________________________ Shortcuts to chapters: 00:03:47: Physical properties 00:06:06: Allotropes 00:08:06: Nuclear fission 00:10:14: Isotopes and nucleosynthesis 00:12:47: Decay heat and fission properties 00:13:15: Compounds and chemistry 00:16:25: Electronic structure 00:17:23: Alloys ____________________________________ Copyright WikiVidi. Licensed under Creative Commons. Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutonium
Uranium Mining in Virginia: A Risky Experiment
 
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Virginia Uranium Inc. is pushing to lift a 30-year ban on uranium mining in Virginia so it can mine and mill the radioactive metal in Southside where the waste would remain toxic for centuries. Citizens statewide are concerned about the dangers of uranium mining to drinking water, air quality, farm products, fishing, and tourism. Go to http://www.keeptheban.org to sign a petition.
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WEBISODE | Should Uranium Mining Return to Grants? (2 of 2) | New Mexico PBS
 
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http://www.newmexicopbs.org - As the nation talks about creating alternatives to traditional energy sources, nuclear energy has been brought to the table of possibilities. Uranium, an essential ingredient for nuclear energy development, is found in large deposits -- some of the most concentrated in the world -- under Grants, N.M. Some say the town should welcome the industry back to an area that struggles with its economy, while others say the land is sacred and needs to be protected. In Part One, we get a glimpse of the history of Grants and the area's need for economic development. In Part Two, we see some of the health and environmental effects of past uranium retrieval efforts, as well as learn how future uranium development would be conducted. Is it wise to re-establish uranium mining in northwestern New Mexico, a place that has seen two large uranium booms and busts over the past 50 years? For more New Mexico PBS content visit http://www.newmexicopbs.org
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Mulga Rocks uranium mine protest 2017
 
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Here at the Vimy's AGM shareholders meeting at Fortescue Centre Perth in solidarity standing against Vimy Resources uranium mine at Mulga Rocks and our fight for a nuclear free Western Australia and future.
Indigenous Resistance to Cameco uranium mines in Saskatchewan #1
 
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Kirstin Scansen - Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission hearings on Treaty 6 territory (La Ronge, SK) from October 1-3. The Commission reviewed Cameco's application for re-licensing and expansion of the Key Lake, McArthur River and Rabbit Lake mines on Nehithaw and Denesuline territories
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Global Warming: Greens vs Nuclear - "Th" Thorium Documentary
 
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http://thoriumremix.com Coal ash piles contain more radioactive material than released by any operating nuclear power plant. Pollution from coal kills hundreds of thousands of people every year. Yet Germany and Japan are building additional coal plants to replace nuclear power plants. This has a short-term cost in lives (due to air pollution) and very serious implications for global warming. As our van of thorium advocates discuss various energy options, we hear from prominent environmentalists and climatologists who support (or who have recently come to support) expansion of nuclear power. Support of nuclear power among climate scientists is nothing new, but creating this video would have been impossible even 1 year ago. That we can quickly summarize why these scientists changes their minds is thanks to "Pandora's Promise" http://pandoraspromise.com/ by Robert Stone (prominent environmentalist). He had come to change his mind about nuclear power, and has fellow environmentalists explain their own pro-nuclear reasoning as an indirect means of expressing his own. What "Pandora's Promise" does not include is Robert Stone's own voice (except when he confronts prominent anti-nuke Dr. Helen Caldicott from behind the camera). It is Robert Stone (and fellow pro-nuclear environmentalists) interviews surrounding Pandora's Promise that has allowed this video summary to be created. Baroness Bryony Worthington's offers additional commentary on the environmentalist perspective, having worked on climate change for Friends of the Earth, and drafted the extremely impactful UK Climate Change Bill. The bills was passed in late 2013, and helps ensure that existing coal plants in UK need to meet similar emission standards as new ones... a significant step in reducing UK GHG emissions. "Next Generation Reactors" are discussed by both Pandora's Promise environmentalists, and our van full of thorium advocates. Not every environmentalist or scientist shown here is talking in support of the same "next generation" reactor. We take a closer look at different next-generation reactors in a future video chapter. But all pro-nuclear scientists do agree that any next-generation reactor will achieve a much higher level of passive safety ("walk away safe"), will help reduce our carbon emissions, and will save hundreds of thousands of lives thanks to reductions in deadly air pollution created by burning fossil fuels. "Thorium" music theme by KiloWatts: http://kilowattsmusic.com Online content contained in this video: TVA ASH spill.m2ts: http://youtu.be/KexHH_PAz88 Bryony Worthington speaking at the CDKN Action Lab: http://youtu.be/X3xseCcfMZY Ferris Bueller's Day Off: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/ferris-buellers-day-off/id285663978 Coal, Freight and Passenger Trains: http://youtu.be/qRyEbEh8ed0 Natural gas pipes: http://acvoters.org/images/aupetitplombierintegrationgaz.jpg James Hansen on Nuclear Power: http://youtu.be/CZExWtXAZ7M Pandora's Promise footage from CNN: http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2013/11/06/new-day-debate-pandoras-promise-is-nuclear-power-the-answer-to-climate-change/ Michael Moore & Robert Stone at The Traverse City Film Festival: http://youtu.be/C5LVLUo8VyA We have seen the energy future and it's nuclear: IQ2 debate (Bed Heard): http://youtu.be/HEkgnadrSdQ New Politics for a New Century (Michael Shellenberger): http://youtu.be/4GN0Q9j9_Ok Fukushima disaster has convinced him to support nuclear power - George Monbiot: http://youtu.be/SsjzyIszUHI Why Environmentalists Must Accept Nuclear (Stewart Brand): http://youtu.be/-RKkkcL61Cc Mark Lynas thinking the unthinkable on nuclear power: http://youtu.be/6pXiiQBknHM The Corporation (Ray Anderson & Milton Friedman from extended interview footage): http://thecorporation.com/ Germany Protest Nuclear Power: http://youtu.be/b-I3Sz49j0U Sierra Club: Nuclear power not needed; wind and solar are: http://youtu.be/-4Ejkgi_YZE How Many Light Bulbs? (David MacKay): http://vimeo.com/4239056 Crossfire: Nader & Shellenberger debate nuclear power: http://youtu.be/HbWVfxRG8zA Elizabeth May on Uranium Mining: http://youtu.be/vI-J27M3tb8 Elizabeth May for Calgary Greens: http://youtu.be/L0yDMsYUw38 ACCIONA Windpower AW3000 Turbines at the Pioneer Grove Wind: http://youtu.be/ccJwlirTd-c New oil changing technique in wind turbines: http://youtu.be/9xwY4Zs3TTc Faces of Green Jobs: http://youtu.be/n_xcvpM-UV0 Wind Turbines: My First Climb: http://youtu.be/6xYu5HCsjDc Wind Turbine Service Technicians: http://youtu.be/ZgaD5b_bdzs Magic Washing Machine (Hans Rosling): http://youtu.be/BZoKfap4g4w "GREENS vs THORIUM" is chapter 8 of a documentary called "Th", about the element Thorium. The entire documentary can be found at... http://thoriumremix.com/th/ "Th08" is "Th" thorium documentary Part 8, iteration v436.
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Fukushima, Radioactive Waste, & The Wigner Effect
 
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On this edition of DTRH Popeye breaks down, in an easy to understand manner, the reality of our current nuclear problems. In the first hour he covers in detail: The ongoing problems of nuclear waste storage; What nuclear waste actually consists of, and The Wigner Effect. In hour number two he is joined by special guest co-host Christina Consolo aka RadChick. Christina covers Wigner a little more in depth, and then her and Popeye delve into the current situation with the ongoing nuclear clusterf**k that is the Fukushima Daiichi Nuke Facility. One of the most dire problems at the moment is the massive amounts of radioactive groundwater now seeping up into the plant and the surrounding land, which they cover in depth. In the last section of the show the two of them offer hope with solutions for what seems to be a no win situation. Make sure to take the time to hear this important broadcast, and share it as much as you can. Popeye's Radio Show YouTube Archive: http://tinyurl.com/pm76hhr DTRH w/ Popeye Downloadable Radio Show Archive: http://popeyeradio.com/ Popeye's Archive Page: http://tinyurl.com/nmtz4qv FederalJacktube6 YouTube Channel: http://tinyurl.com/ouousc5 Listen Live Page: http://tinyurl.com/owuwt24 The Truth Frequency Radio Network: http://truthfrequencyradio.com/ Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/pwxc52d Twitter Accounts: https://twitter.com/FederalJack & https://twitter.com/DTRH_Popeye ALSO OF EXTREME CONCERN: PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO AND SUPPORT DANA DURNFORD AS HE MARCHES FORWARD: Fukushima Breaking News: Dana Arrested for Telling the Truth https://youtu.be/AFXM4T8iM9U Fukushima UVic Woods Hole Has The Nuclear Proctologist Arrested https://youtu.be/7WwkddKt0SU Most likely because of these uploads: Fukushima: Japan's Radiation SAFECAST Perverts Data (part 2 of 5) https://youtu.be/j2HT7lRJAkw Japans Radiation SAFECAST The Ultimate betrayal Pt 2 of 5 . We break down SAFECAST & Temple University Massive Cover Up in this special 5 part series that got Shut down after episode two. Fukushima Japans Radiation SAFECAST The Despicable Betrayal Pt 2 of 5 https://youtu.be/jAiqPmr3GW0 Fukushima: Japan's Radiation SAFECAST Perverts Data (part 1 of 5) https://youtu.be/2owzDGI3w3M Fukushima: SAFECAST Irreparably Compromised by Abuse Liars https://youtu.be/qFFTjQTEQvw Here's the link to the video Dana is breaking down: Public Lecture Video(10.19. 2015) Fukushima Daiichi- a view from two sides of the Pacific https://youtu.be/R5y8X7D-eHE Speaker: Ken O. Buesseler Department of Maine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole MA Discussant: Azby Brown SAFECAST; Director of the KIT Future Design Institute in Tokyo Fukushima Abuse Liar Ken Buessler on Contaminated Fish https://youtu.be/0SDYUFQvKbU PILOT SHOW HERE:Fukushima Meltdowns: R#1 & R#2 (Pilot Show) 10/12/15 https://youtu.be/vNN5A_N1vQk EPISODE ONE HERE:R#3 & R#4 Headlines (Episode 1) https://youtu.be/Q8RN_yGYoRw EPISODE TWO HERE: Reactor #4 (Episode 2) https://youtu.be/VM15LVFrVDI EPISODE THREE HERE:R#5 & R#6 (Episode 3) https://youtu.be/36_iGzeUZCc EPISODE FOUR HERE:The Jet Streams are Real (Episode 4) https://youtu.be/YFUCU_EeB1c EPISODE FIVE HERE:Radioactive Fallout in Japan (Episode 5) https://youtu.be/WHfKJ24P8Go EPISODE SIX HERE:Japan's Radioactive Kids (Episode 6) https://youtu.be/RQ7EpWYbKuQ EPISODE 7 HERE: Japan Now A Radioactive Wasteland https://youtu.be/uXIvHiRDPQw EPISODE 8 HERE:Japans Radioactive Tsunami https://youtu.be/ZMgS3KlGNF4 EPISODE 9 HERE:Japan Has Fallen https://youtu.be/CBbpMw3GBRg EPISODE 10 HERE: Japan No More https://youtu.be/5nEprG_3kz0 EPISODE 11 HERE: Episode 11 Pt 2 Japans Fall From Grace https://youtu.be/D71ECliRNjA EPISODE 12 HERE: Hawaii Ionized & Radiated (Episode 12 ) https://youtu.be/NPWn-Z_PrvA After Fukushima Nuclear Means E = MC☠ https://youtu.be/PQCEbFH8SYA Fukushima, Japan & Nuclear Industry Killing the Pacific Ocean https://youtu.be/YAm6L3BqSUc Here's his web site: http://www.thenuclearproctologist.org/ Consider donating at paypal to his email [email protected]
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How One Gold Mine Transformed Into A Renewable Energy Plant
 
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Genex Power is a renewable energy producer, built on what was once the biggest gold mine in Australia, the Kidston Gold Mine, previously owned by Barrick Gold. “When the mine closed, we went to Barrick and bought it from them,” said Simon Kidston, executive director of Genex Power. Kidston told Kitco News on the sidelines of the Noosa Mining & Exploration Investment Conference that Genex Power is one of the first renewable energy plants in Australia to utilize a hybrid of hydro and solar capacities. _________________________________________________________________ Kitco News is the world’s #1 source of metals market information. Our videos feature interviews with prominent industry figures to bring you market-affecting insights, with the goal of helping people make informed investment decisions. Subscribe to our channel to stay up to date on the latest insights moving the metals markets. For more breaking news, visit http://www.kitco.com/ Follow us on social media: Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KitcoNews/?ref=br_rs Twitter - https://twitter.com/kitconewsnow Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/116266490328854474588 StockTwits - https://stocktwits.com/kitconews Live gold price and charts: http://www.kitco.com/gold-price-today-usa/ Live silver price and charts: http://www.kitco.com/silver-price-today-usa/ Don’t forget to sign up for Kitco News’ Weekly Roundup – comes out every Friday to recap the hottest stories & videos of the week: https://connect.kitco.com/subscription/newsletter.html Join the conversation @ The Kitco Forums and be part of the premier online community for precious metals investors: https://gold-forum.kitco.com/ Disclaimer: Videos are not trading advice and the views expressed may not reflect those of Kitco Metals Inc.
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Environmental Issues Relating to Quartz Mining (clear cutting of trees)
 
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Video component for Mining Assignment CGC1D6 Clear cutting of trees is an issue relating to open pit mining due to the removal of overburden to retrieve the ore.
Views: 173 Sabhat Khan
Rare Earth Metal Investments News - Ucore Talks about  Mine Development in Alaska Part 1 of 2
 
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Video shared by London Commodity Markets http://londoncommoditymarket.com Ucore discuss environmental considerations taken while mining rare earth elements from their Resource Expansion at the Heavy Rare Earth Property in Bokan Mountain, Alaska. For more information on Rare Earth Investments please visit our document site at http://issuu.com/london-commodity-markets You can follow us on Facebook https://facebook.com/LondonCommodityMarkets
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Capsule For Removing Radioactive Contamination From Milk, Fruit Juices, Other Beverages
 
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http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/medicardium.html Amid concerns about possible terrorist attacks with nuclear materials, and fresh memories of environmental contamination from the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan, scientists have described the development of a capsule that can be dropped into water, milk, fruit juices and other foods to remove more than a dozen radioactive substances. In a presentation at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), they said the technology could be used on a large scale by food processors or packaged into a small capsule that consumers at the home-kitchen level could pop into beverage containers to make them safe for consumption. "We repurposed and repackaged for radioactive decontamination of water and beverages a tried-and-true process that originally was developed to mine the oceans for uranium and remove uranium and heavy metals from heavily contaminated water," said Allen Apblett, Ph.D., who led the research team. "The accident at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan and ongoing concerns about possible terrorist use of nuclear materials that may contaminate food and water led us to shift the focus of this technology." The technology also can remove arsenic, lead, cadmium and other heavy metals from water and fruit juices, Apblett said, adding that higher-than-expected levels of some of those metals have been reported in the past in certain juices. He is with Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Nanoparticles composed of metal oxides, various metals combined with oxygen, are the key ingredients in the process. The particles, so small that hundreds would fit on the period at the end of this sentence, react with radioactive materials and other unwanted substances and pull them out of solution. The particles can absorb all 15 of the so-called "actinide" chemical elements on the periodic table of the elements, as well as non-actinide radioactive metals (e.g., strontium), lead, arsenic and other non-radioactive elements. The actinides all are radioactive metals, and they include some of the most dangerous substances associated with nuclear weapons and commercial nuclear power plant accidents like Fukushima. Among them are plutonium, actinium, curium and uranium. http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/store http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/store/medicardium.html
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Mining Tellurium (Te) and selenium (Se) for solar panels - University of Leicester
 
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www.le.ac.uk https://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/geology/research/vtmrg/tease A shift from fossil fuels to low-CO2 technologies will lead to greater consumption of certain essential raw materials. Tellurium (Te) and selenium (Se) are 'E-tech' elements essential in photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. They are rare and mined only in small quantities; their location within the Earth is poorly known; recovering them is technically and economically challenging; and their recovery and recycling has significant environmental impacts. Yet demand is expected to surge and PV film production will consume most Se mined and outstrip Te supply by 2020. Presently, these elements are available only as by-products of Cu and Ni refining and their recovery from these ores is decreasing, leading to a supply risk that could hamper the roll-out of PV. Meeting future demand requires new approaches, including a change from by-production to targeted processing of Se and Te-rich ores. Our research aims to tackle the security of supply by understanding the processes that govern how and where these elements are concentrated in the Earth's crust; and by enabling their recovery with minimal environmental and economic cost. This will involve 20 industrial partners from explorers, producers, processors, end-users and academia, contributing over £0.5M. Focussed objectives across 6 environments will target key knowledge gaps: The magmatic environment: Develop methods for accurately measuring Se and Te in minerals and rocks - they typically occur in very low concentrations and research is hampered by the lack of reliable data. Experimentally determine how Te and Se distribute between sulfide liquids and magmas - needed to predict where they occur - and ground-truth these data using well-understood magmatic systems. Assess the recognised, but poorly understood, role of "alkaline" magmas in hydrothermal Te mineralisation. The hydrothermal environment: Measure preferences of Te and Se for different minerals to predict mineral hosts and design ore process strategies. Model water-rock reaction in "alkaline" magma-related hydrothermal systems to test whether the known association is controlled by water chemistry. The critical zone environment: Determine the chemical forms and distributions of Te and Se in the weathering environment to understand solubility, mobility and bioavailability. This in turn controls the geochemical halo for exploration and provides a natural analogue for microbiological extraction. The sedimentary environment: Identify the geological and microbiological controls on the occurrence, mobility and concentration of Se and Te in coal - a possible major repository of Se. Identify the geological and microbiological mechanisms of Se and Te concentration in oxidised and reduced sediments - and evaluate these mechanisms as potential industrial separation processes. Microbiological processing: Identify efficient Se- and Te-precipitating micro-organisms and optimise conditions for recovery from solution. Assess the potential to bio-recover Se and Te from ores and leachates and design a bioreactor. Ionic liquid processing: Assess the ability of ionic solvents to dissolve Se and Te ore minerals as a recovery method. Optimise ionic liquid processing and give a pilot-plant demonstration. This is the first holistic study of the Te and Se cycle through the Earth's crust, integrated with groundbreaking oreprocessing research. Our results will be used by industry to: efficiently explore for new Te and Se deposits; adapt processing techniques to recover Te and Se from existing deposits; use new low-energy, low-environmental impact recovery technologies. Our results will be used by national agencies to improve estimates of future Te and Se supplies to end-users, who will benefit from increased confidence in security of supply, and to international government for planning future energy strategies. The public will benefit through unhindered development of sustainable environmental technologies to support a low-CO2 society. This film was produced by External Relations, University of Leicester in 2017. Filmed & Edited by Hayley Evans Produced by Ellen Rudge and Dan Smith
Mining Waste Management Policy Vital
 
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A legal policy framework to guide developers in the mine, oil and petroleum sector, will be developed to protect land from environmental impacts. The waste management policy will be developed specifically for mines, operating in Papua New Guinea. This set of new laws will regulate the management of waste in a more suitable and environmentally-friendly way.. - visit us at http://www.emtv.com.pg/ for the latest news...
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