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11 Worst Pollutants in the World
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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Uranium - Is It A Country? Documentary Tracking The Origins Of Nuclear Energy
Uranium - Is It A Country? is a documentary that takes a look at the footprints of nuclear energy. The Olympic Dam uranium mine in Australia is run by the multinational corporation BHP Billiton. Uranium mining is very lucrative and the demand for it is booming. The spokesperson for the Australian Uranium Association talks of a bright future. He claims that Australia has the potential for 15 to 20 new uranium mines. An indigenous resident speaks of the impact the mine has on the environment in which he lives. Meanwhile, 1300 km away in Melbourne activists demand an immediate pullout from the dirty business. On the other side of the world, nuclear energy is a subject of debate. A french researcher measures radiation from nuclear sites and uranium transportation. In Germany the state secretary for the ministry of the environment points out that nuclear energy is not suited to stop climate change.
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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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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: 116069 Tibor Roussou
Uranium Mining
Vanessa Barchfield reports that the Trump Administration is reconsidering an Obama-era initiative that banned uranium mining in Northern Arizona, and some of the concerns it raises in Coconino County.
The Nuclear Grave of India - Jadugoda
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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Are Electric Cars Really Green?
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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Between a Rock and a Hard Place - what to do with Uranium mine waste?
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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Tanzania mining Uranium
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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Uranium Mining in Virginia: A Risky Experiment
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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National Security, Rare Earth Elements & The Thorium Problem
"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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Uranium - is it a country?
Where does nuclear energy come from? This documentary takes a look at the footprints of nuclear energy. There the Olympic Dam uranium mine is run by the multinational corporation BHP Billiton. An indigenous resident speaks of the impact the mine has on the environment in which he lives. Meanwhile, 1300 km away in Melbourne activists demand an immediate pullout from the dirty business. Uranium mining is very lucrative and the demand for it is booming. The spokesperson for the Australian Uranium Association talks of a bright future. He claims that Australia has the potential for 15 to 20 new uranium mines. On the other side of the world, nuclear energy is a subject of debate. A french researcher measures radiation from nuclear sites and uranium transportation. In Germany the state secretary for the ministry of the environment adheres to idea of nuclear phaseout. He points out that nuclear energy is not suited to stop climate change.
Metals in the Environment
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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Heavy Metals In The Environment And Their Health Effects
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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7 Super Toxic U.S. Sites
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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Plutonium facts Uses & Properties | Health & Environmental effects of Plutonium Pu Element
Plutonium was discovered in 1941 by Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg and Edwin McMillan, Kennedy, and Wahl by deuteron bombardment of uranium in the 60-inch cyclotron of the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley, but the discovery was kept secret. It was named after the planet Pluto, having been discovered directly after Neptunium. The metal has a silvery appearance and takes on a yellow tarnish when slightly oxidized. It is chemically reactive. A relatively large piece of plutonium is warm to the touch because of the energy given off in alpha decay. Larger pieces will produce enough heat to boil water. The metal readily dissolves in concentrated hydrochloric acid, hydroiodic acid, or perchloric acid. The greatest source of plutonium is the irradiation of uranium in nuclear reactors. This produces the isotope plutonium-239, which has a half-life of 24,400 years. Plutonium metal is made by reducing plutonium tetrafluoride with calcium. * During World War II, plutonium isotopes were also used in atom bombs, one of which was used to destroy the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. * Plutonium isotopes are capable of sustaining nuclear chain reactions. Because of this, they are most commonly used as fuel to run nuclear chain reactors. * Plutonium is highly toxic in nature and its effects on the human body are far worse when it is inhaled as against it being ingested. * Early pacemaker batteries also used tiny amounts of plutonium-238 because the radiation it gives off does not pose a threat to people's health. * Plutonium dust is so radioactive; it might have the power to kill up to 2 million people at once if released into the air. * Plutonium-238 is used in radioisotope thermoelectric generators to provide electricity for space probes that venture too far from the sun to use solar power. * Plutonium-239 & Plutoniumis-240 are the only fissile isotopes and used as a fuel in nuclear power plants and in making nuclear weapons. * Plutonium is a primordial element. A primordial element is something that has existed in its current form ever since the earth was formed.
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Cesium Fields, Molten Rods, Nuclear Weapons, Waste Disposal, Shipping Radioactivity, Virginia Mining
r3VOLt23 22.12.2011 Some reading news and good music... keep ahead Be informed. Romania restarts nuclear reactor after technical problem :: Joe Mangano's Credibility Takes Another Body Blow :: Erin Brockovich warns about "Hot Water" across U.S. due to radioactivity leaks from atomic reactors :: Canada Medical Journal: Experts calling for wider Japan evacuations — Officials would have to evacuate 1,800 km² using Chernobyl standard

An easier-to-use ADAMS: You asked, we acted

#Fukushima I Nuke Plant: Field of Cesium Towers

Nuke Expert/MD: Japan gov't was lying through its teeth about Fukushima... and probably still is

Australia Professor: Japanese exposed to "unconscionable" health risks — Gov't has provided public with misinformation

Japan PM declares Fukushima Daiichi stable, but many don't believe him

Japan issues 30 to 40 year plan to scrap reactors - 21st Dec 2011

WATCH: Nursery school opens 25km from Fukushima meltdowns (VIDEO)

Fukushima units enter decommissioning phase

New date for Olkiluoto 3

The 2012 Budget for Nuclear Energy

New data on low-dose radiation

NRC on Fukushima: Fuel rods violently consumed by self-sustaining reaction — Molten core then "on the move" — Radiological impact is huge (VIDEO)

Mike Moyer of Scientific American Debunks Joe Mangano Again

Kyodo: Ceiling at Japan reactor catches fire — Burns 110 m² area in two hours — Just 100km from Fukushima

USA $700 Billion for outdated nuclear weapons! -- time to question this

"cold shutdown" -- incorrect words to hide the truth on Fukushima

USA does not rule out a pre-emptive strike on Iran

Desperate international quest for nuclear waste disposal

Japanese taxpayers to take over Tepco Electric Power Company

Canadian tribes say NO to nuclear waste

Shipping dead nuclear reactors across Great Lakes -- a dangerous precedent

Obama government boosts wind and solar energy on both coasts

David Suzuki busts the spin on nuclear power and nuclear fallout

Report on uranium mining and milling in Virginia

Death of Kim Jong Il raises fears about North Korea's nuclear arsenal

No confidence in safety of Taiwan's new nuclear plant

Direct current (DC) the way of the future, with renewable energy

Erin Brockovich taking on nuke industry: "Massive amounts of cancer" in hometown near L.A. — Astounded by rare, rare cancers among youth (VIDEOS)

Renewable energy gaining strength, saving money for customers and State budgets

Study finds Fredericksburg uranium sites not commercially viable

#Radiation in Japan: Map of "Black Rain" Finally Made 66 Years After Hiroshima Bombing

#Radiation in Japan: Ministry of the Environment to Do a Special JECS Study on Radiation Effect on Children in Fukushima

Namibia uranium production falls 27.5% in 2011: reserve bank

NRC's Jaczko Gives Blessings to "Cold Shutdown State" and "Completion of Step 2" at #Fukushima I Nuke Plant, Says "Tremendous Milestone"

NHK: Gov't to check Fukushima kids for congenital abnormalities linked to radiation — "Rising public concern" about contamination

Counting Yen

Cesium Fields Towers

Molten Rods

$700 Billion Nuclear Weapons

Internation Nuclear Waste Disposal

Shipping Radioactivity

Virginia Uranium Mining
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The Kyrgyz City Built On Nuclear Waste
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
12 Most Radioactive Places on Earth
These are the top most most dangerous radiation hot spots in the world from nuclear weapons testing to power plant explosions! Subscribe to American Eye http://goo.gl/GBphkv 6. Fort D’Aubervilliers Originally constructed as fortification to protect Paris from going under attack in 1846, it’s actually now one of the world's most radioactive places. It’s here where some of the first tests on radioactivity were conducted. Frederic and Irene Joliot-Curie both worked with salts of radium-226. People have noticed a large amount of cancer in the area especially in a school near the fort in 2002. High doses or radioactive contamination appeared to be the only plausible explanation and a study in 2006 confirmed the radioactivity. 5. McClure Radioactive Site A company looking to build some houses came across a startling discovery when surveying new land in Ontario Canada. The McClure site was contaminated with high amounts of radium from industrial use and a large amount of the soil as contaminated. They found out later that the plant in the area was put radioactive scrap metal in the ground for experimental purposes. The researchers had wanted to see if the radioactivity would somehow accelerate plant growth. The experiments were obviously unsuccessful but the area remains contaminated to this day. Some people have some crazy theories! 4. McGuire Air Force Base During the Cold War, America was quite eager to have the best nuclear arms of any country in the world. The McGuire Air Force Base was seriously contaminated from weapons grade plutonium in 1960. Located just south of Trenton, this was home to Launch Shelter 204 that stored nuclear, intercontinental ballistic missiles. An unexpected explosion happened in a helium that caused a fire in the nuclear tipped BOMARC missile. The fire burned for about 15 minutes and was extinguished with water. This resulted in radioactive material and water to flow throughout the air force base. Some pieces of debris were found a half mile from the explosion. It could have been much worse considering how close it is to populated areas. The contaminated area stretches an estimated 7 acres and it’s closed off with a barbed wire fence. So don’t even think about coming here! 3. Mailuu-Suu This place is one of the most polluted and radioactive sites in the world. Located in Kyrgyzstan, it’s radiation is derived from the large amount of Uranium ore deposits. Mining operations from 1946 to 1968 left this place severely damaged. They managed to mine nearly 10,000 tons of uranium ore for the Soviet nuclear program. A landslide that took place in 1958 released 6000 cubic meters of material from this mine, leaving radioactive particles all over the place. There’s more than 20000 times the amount of normal radiation at this location. When the mining operations ended, it left many people without jobs. It’s believed that many settlers of this region, put themselves in danger and attempt to sell of the metal to scrap metal dealers. 2.Chernobyl Exclusion Zone Chernobyl and Pripyat were both quickly evacuated after a horrific meltdown took place at the nuclear power plant Reactor number 4 on April 26, 1986. People fled this area so quickly that they left many of their belongings behind. As a result of the meltdown, no one has been allowed to live here due to the high amounts of radiation set off from the explosion. The toxic cloud of particles affected a large part of eastern europe and some material was even found as far away as Switzerland. This photo here depicts what's known as the elephant foot is the reminisce of the black lava firefighters found that oozed directed from the core of the power plant. This is basically molten radioactive lava and certainly not something you want to get close. Stand next to this thing for 300 hundred seconds and you’ll only have two days to live. Although nature has been able to flourish here, mankind certainly won’t be making their way back to this place any time soon. 1.Fukushima Power Plant ` A tsunami that struck the coast of Japan in 2011 after an earth and it’s the worst nuclear power plant disaster since Chernobyl by a longshot. The reactors automatically shut down and the tsunami destroyed the emergency cooling generators causing it to overheat. This lead to not one, not two, but three nuclear meltdowns and the releasing of radioactive material all over the area. It was given the Level 7 classification by the International Nuclear Event Scale. This has lead many people seriously concerned for their health in this area and the eventual number of cancer victims could be through the roof! Radiation hotspots like this one in kashiwa are completely closed from the public. Radioactivity is now found much more often through the entire Pacific ocean and has been causing mutations in plants and animals in many parts of the world.
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Effects of neutron radiation on nickel-based alloys
A lecture given by Miles Stopher of the University of Cambridge, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, for the 2016 Literature Review Prize of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (London). The effects of neutron radiation on nickel-based alloys in thermal reactors are defying predictions that were made based upon accelerated testing in fast reactors. As nickel-based alloy components face significant doses in aging thermal reactors and their role in Gen-IV reactor designs becomes prominent, the literature on the effects of radiation on such alloys must be reviewed to enable better structural integrity assessments for relevant components and optimise alloys with respect to irradiation embrittlement resistance. This paper reviews the available data on the effects of radiation, notably neutron radiation, on nickel-based alloys and discusses the possible mitigation strategies and design opportunities for radiation embrittlement-resistant alloys based on recent developments in alloy computational design. The Materials Literature Review Prize of IOM3 aims to encourage the preparation of definitive, critical reviews of the literature by students as an essential part of study for a higher degree in the materials field, and subsequently make the best of these available to a wider readership. The prize is administered by the Editorial Board of MST (the journal Materials Science and Technology). Open to any postgraduate student studying in the UK or internationally, the prize carries a cash award, in line with other IOM3 prizes for papers. A winning entry and two runner-up prizes are awarded each year, and all entries are considered for publication in the journal subject to acceptance following peer-review. http://www.iom3.org/news/2016/jul/05/materials-literature-review-prize-winner-announced
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Baotou toxic lake
A visit to the artificial lake in Baotou in Inner Mongolia - the dumping ground for radioactive, toxic waste from the city’s rare earth mineral refineries. The byproduct of creating materials used to do everything from make magnets for wind turbines to polishing iPhones to make them nice and shiny. Full story here: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20150402-the-worst-place-on-earth Watch as Unknown Fields expedition leader Liam Young collects a sample of toxic clay to use in a forthcoming art project... To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email [email protected]
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Dr. Patrick Moore: Ex-President of Greenpeace Talks Benefits of Nuclear, Mining, GMO Crops, and More
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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Uranium; the real costs of nuclear power
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/
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The Toxic E-Waste Trade Killing Pakistan's Poorest
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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Why It Takes 75 Elements To Make Your Cell Phone
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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What Does Uranium Do To The Human Body?
In most exposure scenarios related to uranium mining and processing, gamma rays present a read chapter 5 toxic effects of on other organ systems since the 1980s, u. Insoluble uranium, such as was released in the gulf war, is regulated by its radiological properties, and not chemical properties. Review of the uranium in environment wikipedia. What does uranium do to the human body? Youtubedoes body contain radioactive elements? How they affect (u) chemical properties, health and environmental effects. Military has used depleted uranium in munitions and protectiv soluble salts are readily excreted the urine, although some accumulation kidneys does occur case of chronic exposure. Natural and depleted uranium have the identical chemical effect on your body. Well water? The georgia department of public health recommends that you contact your county cooperative extension office or a state certified laboratory and ask for uranium test. Kidney damage has been seen in humans and animals after inhaling or ingesting uranium compounds 22 nov 2017. Uranium delaware health and social servicessciencedirect topics. However, at times, uranium can remain in the lungs, or it enter bloodstream, kidneys, and bones, possibly causing damage to these organ systems. A url? Q atsdr. Due to the fact that uranium is a heavy metal, and radioactive, exposures no human studies were located regarding cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, endocrine, metabolic, dermal, ocular, body weight, or other systemic effects of reports workers in processing industry did not show increased deaths due diseases respiratory system related exposure 21 jun 2011 alpha particles two protons neutrons bound together like helium nucleus are large can do lots damage, but only over short plutonium produce range radioactive fission products including variations iodine, caesium, strontium noble gases such as gamma rays have charge mass; They highly penetrating radiation ionize atoms directly cause secondary ionizations when their energy transferred atomic electrons. Uranium's main target is the kidneys. Several possible health effects are associated with human exposure to yes, the body contains radioactive elements. Naturally occurring potassium 40, carbon 14, uranium, and thorium are present in every human body. If the particles dissolve easily, they quickly enter blood, which carries it throughout body. A discussion of chemical and radiological health effects associated with exposure to uranium its compounds. Uranium known facts and hidden dangers. How does nuclear radiation affect the human body? Ask an expert 5 potential health effects of uranium mining, processing toxic on other organ systems. The test costs about $50. Because of its slow absorption through the lungs and long retention in body tissues, primary damage will be due to 10 dec 2016 radiation does dirty work quite slowly when it comes low level exposures, but effect is cumulative. The main chemical effect associated with exposure to uranium an
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How to Remove Heavy Metals from Your Body
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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1h54m35s18f LFTR Zero Environmental Impact - Solve Energy - Solve Rare Earths - TR2016a
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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"Unbreakable Alien Ring" Found In Geode? (Among Others)
Support Us On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/MysteryHistory We Are Also On Steemit: https://steemit.com/@mysteryhistory There has been a wealth of documented artefacts found within very ancient sediment, coal seams, minerals, and even stones and geodes. All indicating that a vastly different story has taken place upon our earth, to that of what the majority, stubbornly persist in assuming. So many pieces of evidence in fact, it seems, that it has been an impossible task for an unknown group of tyrants, who, for whatever reason, have attempted to conceal or supress such discoveries… Or more importantly, hide the historical tales in which they are all trying to tell us. And these next three, are no exception. The Lanzhou Stone, Discovered in 1999 by Zhilin Wang in a remote mountainous area in northwest China. Upon research being undertaken it was established to be unexplainable. The rock is made of an unknown material, and the metal artefact embedded within, may quite possibly have alien origins. As reported in the ‘Lanzhou Morning News’ on June 26, 2002: "More than 10 geologists, physicists and other specialists from such institutes as the National Land Resources Bureau of china, the Institute of Geology and Minerals Research, and the School of Resources and environment, all eventually studied the possible origins of the stone. The results of these examinations, the possible explanations for its formation or indeed origin, were never released. Amazingly however, the scientists unanimously concluded that the stone is currently one of the most valuable in China, or possibly the world… When pressed for further explanation it was disclosed that the rock will apparently be extremely important for future research and quote, “Archaeological studies." Any further disclosure regarding the scientist’s discoveries has remained elusive… The Wolfsegg Iron, has a similarly suppressed story, over 20 million years old, this extremely ancient, and clearly once worked cube of iron, may have also come from space. Indeed, that is a conclusion many educated researchers arrived at. Although attempts to discredit such claims involve recent testing which has shown the cube lacks usual elements present in meteoritic material… They all avoid mentioning its strong magnetic characteristics, a signature uncannily similar to that found in meteorites and other objects with an “other worldly” origin. It was discovered when a workman at the Braun iron foundry in Schondorf, Austria, was breaking up a block of lignite that had been mined at Wolfsegg. In 1886, mining engineer Adolf Gurlt reported the object to the Natural History Society of Bonn, who noted that the object was coated with a thin layer of rust, was made of iron, and had a specific gravity of 7.75. Early descriptions of the object appeared in contemporary editions of the scientific journals Nature and L'Astronomie, identified at the time by numerous scientists as being a fossil meteorite. Now virtually unanimously concluded to have been manmade, it has thus been unexplainable… stolen at one point, it was strangely returned to another museum, now without a compelling mainstream explanation, it has simply been condemned to the history books as some form of elaborate hoax. Impossible artefacts have been found in the most unusual of places, for example, a seemingly unbreakable piece of unknown metal, possibly a ring of ancient, or, according to man’s official history, alien origin found within a Geode, encapsulated for over 200 million years… It is now largely presumed that the object was quickly sold to a private collector, most people begin with good intentions but sadly, are often allured away by various means of temptation, subsequently allowing such relics to disappear into the archives of the past. This is mikes contact email to coast to coast, Quote, “My name is Mike Walters and I'm an amateur geologist. I often come across geodes. I have opened thousands of these and have found beautiful crystal and mineral deposits. However, I have never found anything like this: it appears to be polished metal. This report, and the accompanying image, it seems, is all that we will ever see regarding this compelling artefact. A mysterious fate experienced by many such artefacts, for example, sadly, only the wolfsegg iron now remains in the public domain for future testing. What secret within our past is felt by some clearly powerful people, as an imperative to keep concealed from the majority of the world? Maybe the question should be, will we ever be ready, or indeed able to find out… Music by Alexander Hoff & Myuu http://www.coasttocoastam.com/photo/view/strange_geode/43769 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfsegg_Iron http://thebiggestsecretsoftheworld.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/lanzhou-stone-proof-of-life-on-other.html
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Toxic Minerals and Heavy Metals Cleanse Part 2
http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/ http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/medicardium.html http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/products.html For most of these potentially toxic minerals, there are many common uses and possible contamination sources throughout our society; our concern must be with more widespread and long-term observation of and protection from these dangers. Lead, mercury, cadmium, arsenic, and, more recently, aluminum are the main toxic minerals. Beryllium, bismuth, and bromine must be considered as well. And there are other heavy and radioactive metals that could bring future difficulties. Most of these minerals were present in our environment only in minute amounts until recent centuries, when the orientation toward industrialization and production brought about our many technological advances. But technology, like medicine, has its side effects. Mining these metals from the earth and using them in society-as leaded gasoline or silver-mercury tooth amalgam, for example-have brought all of us into regular exposure with them-unless, of course, we live in a completely unindustrialized environment, harder and harder to find as we approach the twenty-first century. At present, these toxic metals have polluted our atmosphere, our waters, our soil, and food chain. We cannot realistically put all the lead and cadmium for example, back into the earth and cover it up. We need to deal with their presence. At best, we can find better ways to evaluate them in our water, our air, our food, and our body; learn more about where we obtain them; and work preventively to avoid excessive exposure. Most of these heavier metals are quite stable and decompose fairly slowly, if at all, so they remain in the environment. Luckily, the human body is able to clear much of the modest amount we pick up by eliminating it through our urine, sweat, and feces. Absorption of these metals is usually pretty low as well. http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/blog/ http://www.balancedhealthtoday.com/articles-xeneplex-glytamins-endosterol-ellagica-medicardium.html
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Nuclear Radiation & Radiation Damage to Materials - Kristine E. Zeigler
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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1/25/2013 (Pollution) Uranium Mining in New Mexico
Come Support A New Clean Energy Alternative! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWXb7_33N50 Scientists with NRGLab have developed the technology for generating energy from environmental heat. http://nrglab.asia/auctions/february52013.html NRGLab Blogs: http://www.energyblogs.com/NRGLab
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Sources of Energy : CBSE Class 10 X Science (Physics)
This is the video of class 10 Source of Energy. Topics covered in this video are as follows- Energy Crisis, Good source of energy, Classifying sources of energy, Fuels(Fossil Fuel, Disadvantage of Fossil Fuel, Uses of fossil fuels, Thermal Power Plant), Hydro-Power(Hydro-Power Plant (HPP), Disadvantage of HPP), Bio-Mass( Bio Gas Plant, Advantages of BG), Wind Energy(Advantages/ Disadvantages) Solar Energy(Solar Cooker, Solar Panel), Energy from sea(Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Ocean-thermal energy, Thermal Power Plant), Geothermal energy, Nuclear Energy, Environmental Consequences, Sun as ultimate source of energy,Liquid Petroleum Gas(LPG), Hydrogen. Here is a demo of online video lecture. You can watch this complete video on our website Dronstudy OR Call us at - 8287971571
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Что делают с отработанным ядерным топливом с АЭС? ГХК /What is done with spent nuclear fuel from NPP
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India's Deep Ocean Mission (DOM)
Thanks for watching India's Deep Ocean Mission (DOM) GSLV MK-III FATBOY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh9XFEhlwh4&list=PLcBzpvtNil5X_6nxxiLrcDYxU-1p_1jdx HAL LUH Chopper https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEHIPbr6_KU&index=14&list=PLcBzpvtNil5Wj0yxqC56gocFosjqGBb5I NASA Mission: MARS 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp7F2KIBvNA&list=PLcBzpvtNil5U5R7acJ6oQAxMot-zpch9I&index=4 This video describes the details of India's Deep Ocean Mission (DOM) Madhavan Rajeevan, Secretary, Earth Sciences Ministry, said he had outlined his plans to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). The focus will be on technologies for deep-sea mining, underwater vehicles, underwater robotics and ocean climate change advisory services, among other aspects.   Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India is all set to launch ‘Deep Ocean Mission’ by January 2018. This will improve India’s position in ocean research field. Shri M Rajeevan, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences announced. Secretary was speaking through video conference in the workshop arranged by National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula. Shri M S Nagar, Member Standing Committee, Ministry of Earth Science, Dr VSN Murthy, Director, National Institute of Oceanography were also present at the inauguration of the workshop on ‘Three decades of India acquiring Pioneer Investor Status- Achievements and way forward’. India achieved a lot in the field of ocean research; still it is long way to go, said Secretary M Rajeevan on this occasion.  The program on Poly metallic nodules was initiated at CSIR-NIO with the collection of the first nodule sample from Arabian Sea on board the first Research Vessel Gaveshani on 26 January 1981. India was the first country in the world to have been given the Pioneer Area for exploration of deep-sea mineral viz. Polymetallic nodules in the Central Indian Ocean Basin in 1987. This was based on the extensive surveys carried out by the scientists of CSIR-NIO, on several research ships leading to the allocation of an area of 150,000 sq km to the country with exclusive rights under the UN Law of the sea.  Subsequently, Environment Impact Assessment studies for nodule mining by CSIR-NIO, development of metal extraction process by CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur and CSIR- Institute for Minerals and Metals Technology, Bhubaneswar and development of mining technology by National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai, have been taken up under the national program on Polymetallic nodules funded by Ministry of Earth Sciences.  Based on the resource evaluation, India has now retained an area of 75,000 sq km with an estimated resource of about 100 million tons of strategic metals such Copper,Nickel, Cobalt besides Manganese and Iron. A First Generation Mine-site (FGM) with an area of 18,000 sq km has been identified. Latest technologies for extraction of metals from the minerals have also been developed under the programme. Detailed environmental data has been collected for compliance with International Seabed Authorities requirements. Besides identifying the mineral resource and developing technologies for mining and extraction, the programme has also resulted in high impact research as well as manpower development.  Subscribe my channel https://www.youtube.com/c/FUTUREUNIVERSE2017?sub_confirmation=1 Website :http://www.futureuniverse.in/ http://www.tamiludayam.in/ Google+ https://plus.google.com/+FUTUREUNIVERSE Instagram https://www.instagram.com/futureuniverse2017/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Maghizhan Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/Future-Universe-1768439153226746/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/jayanudayan Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/future-universe-75391423/ Tumblr https://futureuniverse2017.tumblr.com Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/FUTUREUNIVERSE/ My Laptop Amazon : http://amzn.to/2gD5MpB
Is Uranium A Renewable Energy?
Bernard cohen proposed the same idea thirty years ago in a refereed paper titled breeder reactors renewable energy source. Renewable energy sources include solar, wind and wave energy, biomass (wood or crops such as sugar), geothermal hydro power. Renewable energy sources such as solar and wind replenish naturally in a short period of time. Gerald grandey, senior vice president of 2 feb 2018 professor bernard leonard cohen published in 1983 a scientific paper, where he claims that we have at our disposal enough uranium to last for the lifetime solar system. There is enormous energy in the bonds that hold atoms together. Oil and gas, on the other hand, are finite, nonrenewable will not exist one day. Nevertheless, there is so much of it and energy available from that could supply all humanities needs for thousands years. There's uranium in seawatercanadian nuclear power becomes completely renewable with extraction of physics is renewable, or will this science non energy, energy. 25 apr 2012 update 2 one of my readers pointed out that i was not the first person to prepose the concept of uranium as a renewable resource. Unlike solar power and wind energy, uranium is a non renewable resource. Nuclear energy 24 mar 2016 nuclear power is presently a sustainable source, but could become completely renewable if the source of uranium changed from mined ore to seawater. It is usually in a form of heavy metal, naturally occurring most rocks, soil, and even the 25 aug 2017. The environmental impact of nuclear fuels has proven to be much greater than the original estimates fledgling estimated western world resources three million tons uranium at under per ton are sufficient satisfy demand for only 42 years. Energy for the world why uranium? World nuclear association. Nuclear energy is in the nucleus (core) of an atom. Uranium is not a fossil fuel, but it classified as nonrenewable fuel the most common used in conventional nuclear fission power stations, uranium 235 'non renewable' according to energy information administration, organization however silent on recycled mox 21 feb 2013 although found rocks all over world, plants usually use very rare type of uranium, u. Is nuclear energy renewable energy? Stanford university. Inside the nuclear reactor, where fission takes place, a particle called neutron hits uranium atom, which then splits atom releasing great amount of energy as according to natural resources canada, renewable is obtained from that can be naturally replenished or renewed within human lifespan. Uranium has never made this list, as it is generally believed that uranium resources are finite 3 oct 2016 by james conca. New technological is uranium a renewable resourse? If not, can we prove that this element could not be created by throwing neutrons and protons together? No, resource, but proposition lacks something more fundamental. The fact is, nuclear energy is created from uranium which not a renewable source of. Is nuclear power a renewable or
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Is Nuclear Waste Really Waste?
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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Fast Nuclear Reactors: An Inexhaustible Source of Energy?
Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2010/10/06/A_Low-Carbon_Future_The_Nuclear_Question Barry Brook, Director of Climate Science at The University of Adelaide Environment Institute, discusses the potential impact of fast nuclear reactors. He explains that by recycling and reusing nuclear waste, these plants are capable of turning a golf ball-sized piece of uranium into a lifetime's worth of energy. "The U.S. has mined enough uranium already, to power all of its energy needs for about a thousand years," explains Brook. ----- With the obvious urgent need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and the global demand for energy rising exponentially, nuclear energy may be the only non-carbon-emitting technology capable of meeting the world's requirements. The nuclear industry's image has been compromised by the threat of weapons proliferation, reactor malfunctions and the storage of radioactive waste. However, today's proponents argue that improvements in reactor design have made them safer, as well as more fuel-efficient and cost-competitive to build, compared with coal plants. Participants in the panel discussion include energy technology entrepreneur Gus Nathan, environmental scientist Barry Brook, and international energy law expert Kim Talus. Talus is especially critical of the absence of balanced and objective discussion about nuclear energy in Australia, the polarised positions akin to a "religious issue." He also opines the lack of public education and industry expertise. Brook is convinced a very fast reactor is something Australia should be strongly considering. "Thinking Critically About Sustainable Energy: A Nuclear Future" is the fourth of a series of public forums hosted by RiAus aimed at providing a comprehensive examination of sustainable energy technologies and a critical evaluation of their potential for reducing carbon emissions. - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Barry Brook is an environmental scientist known for his lively blog at bravenewclimate.com. He is currently Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair of Climate Change at the University of Adelaide's Environment Institute. Brook completed his PhD at Macquarie University on the subject of population viability analysis in 1999. He has a background in biodiversity management and conservation ecology. Brook's work focuses on global environmental change, and the impact that climate change and global warming are having on traditional risks to natural systems. In recent years he has become a respected commentator on energy policy, and has conducted considerable research on systems modeling for sustainable energy. He recently co-authored with Ian Lowe the book Why vs. Why: Nuclear Power.
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Heavy Metals and Health
What are the effects of heavy metals on health, how is this tested and treated by an Environmental Physician?
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The Children Of Lead - Trailer
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
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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The Great Electrifier: Wind Energy is Not Clean or Green
Wind energy is not clean or green. Everybody knows that wind turbines kill birds and bats by the thousands. Collateral damage, we’re told — unfortunate, perhaps, but a necessary trade-off which we must balance against saving this old planet. Please don’t buy into that frozen dogma. Do you know about the 2 MILLION pound concrete base that anchor these massive wind turbine. Do you know about sinking all that concrete deep into wild lands. Concrete requires mining. Concrete requires the burning of fossil fuel. Wind turbine batteries require the mining of rare-earth metals. This particular mining generates toxic waste on a colossal scale, making the phrase ‘clean energy’ a rather sick joke that is not funny to me at all. Apart from the fibreglass blades, most turbines are composed primarily of steel. In fact, they need about 200 times as much material per unit of capacity as a modern cycle-gas turbine. Steel is made with coal — NOT just to provide the heat for smelting ore, but to supply the carbon in the alloy. In short the machinery of, quote, ‘clean renewables' is almost exclusively output of the fossil fuel economy — specifically the coal economy It takes about half a ton of coal to make a ton of steel. Add another 25 tons of coal for making the cement and you’re talking 150 tons of coal per turbine. If we are to build 350,000 wind turbines a year in order to keep up with energy demand, it will require 50 million tons of coal a year, which, to put that into perspective, is about half of the European current coal–mining output. Please tell me again about the sustainability of the clean free renewable energy of the wind that requires so much technology and fossil fuel to harness.
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Rare Earth Metal Investments News - Ucore Talks about  Mine Development in Alaska Part 1 of 2
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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How to Remove Heavy Metals from Your Body
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.
GoviEx Uranium CEO Talks Uranium in Niger
GoviEx Uranium Inc. (CSE:GXU) CEO Daniel Major spoke to Resource Investing News at the Vancouver Resource Investment Conference 2015 about the Madaouela Uranium Project in Niger, next to AREVA’s Somair Mine. In 2015, GoviEx plans to complete and file its environmental impact study and certificate, and consequently a mining permit. According to Mr. Major, "and if the market improves as we expect it to do in uranium, we will be able to start construction into that rising uranium market."
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Alex Jones: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Alex Jones is known for pushing conspiracy theories, but he also spends a lot of time promoting his own products. John Oliver and a “doctor” “from” M.I.T. test out his marketing strategy. Connect with Last Week Tonight online... Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight
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Why the USA (or China?) will attack North Korea
Sources: About rare earth metals: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rare_earth_element About Thorium: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thorium About Rare earth in North korea: http://www.mining.com/largest-known-rare-earth-deposit-discovered-in-north-korea-86139/ http://www.businessinsider.fr/us/north-korea-is-thought-to-be-sitting-on-6-trillion-worth-of-rare-earth-metals-2012-8/ http://thediplomat.com/2014/01/north-korea-may-have-two-thirds-of-worlds-rare-earths/ About the pollution caused by extracting metals from rare earth: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2012/aug/07/china-rare-earth-village-pollution http://www.eurare.eu/regulation.html https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/rare-earth-mining-china-social-environmental-costs http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/asia/baotou-is-the-worlds-biggest-supplier-of-rare-earth-minerals-and-its-hell-on-earth/news-story/371376b9893492cfc77d23744ca12bc5 About how China controls 97% of the rare earth metals: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-china-rareearths-idUSTRE7060S620110107 About the effects of US colonization of Iraq: http://www.globalresearch.ca/biopiracy-and-gmos-the-fate-of-iraq-s-agriculture/1447 Google is your friend. Get my books from here: https://www.amazon.com/Varg-Vikernes/e/B00IVZ2KPO/ref=la_B00IVZ2KPO_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1492277183&sr=1-1
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WEBISODE | Should Uranium Mining Return to Grants? (2 of 2) | New Mexico PBS
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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