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  • Radiometric Dating, A Christian Perspective

    10/06/2014 1:10:19 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 64 replies
    Radiometric dating--the process of determining the age of rocks from the decay of their radioactive elements--has been in widespread use for over half a century. There are over forty such techniques, each using a different radioactive element or a different way of measuring them. It has become increasingly clear that these radiometric dating techniques agree with each other and as a whole, present a coherent picture in which the Earth was created a very long time ago. Further evidence comes from the complete agreement between radiometric dates and other dating methods such as counting tree rings or glacier ice core...
  • Dirty Bomb Fears after ISIS Seize Uranium (90 pounds!!!)

    07/11/2014 6:30:16 AM PDT · by Innovative · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2014 | Nick Hallett
    Extreme Islamist group ISIS have seized 90lb (40kg) of radioactive uranium in Iraq which could be used to make a dirty bomb. The Times reports that the militants seized the material after overrunning a university in the city of Mosul, which they captured last month. Iraq's ambassador to the UN has now appealed to the international community for help to "stave off the threat of their use by terrorists in Iraq and abroad." This is believed to be the first time that an Islamist terror group has been able to obtain such a large quantity of radioactive material, and security...
  • Angry Farmers From Fukushima Bring Sick Cow to Tokyo, Demand Probe

    06/24/2014 2:55:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Angry farmers from Fukushima brought a large cow to the centre of Tokyo on Friday to demand Japan's government investigate a disease they say cattle have developed since the nuclear disaster three years ago. Operators of non-profit "Kibo no Bokujo", or "Farm of Hope", delivered a full-size black cow to the front of the agriculture ministry to demand an investigation into why it and many other animals have developed white dots on their skin since reactors went into meltdown
  • Fukushima Unit 3: Steam-Explosion Theory

    01/03/2014 9:31:38 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 20 replies
    Fukushima Unit 3: Steam-Explosion Theory Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2011-09-03 20:25 Berkeley Radiological Air and Water Monitoring Forum http://lewrockwell.com/orig4/goddard2.1.1.htmlThe signature event of the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns was the large mushroom-cloud explosion of Unit 3 on March 14th. In contrast, the explosion of Unit 1 lacked any notable vertical projection. Yet Tokyo Electric Power Company assumes each was a hydrogen explosion in the upper-deck above the reactor. However, because dramatically different effects suggest different causes, let us consider an evidence-based model wherein the Unit-3 explosion was a steam explosion that vaporized tons of injected seawater into a mushroom cloud and...
  • Fukushima Panic (Activists Raise Alarm About Radiation From Japan)

    12/31/2013 11:43:45 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    East Bay Express ^ | Sam Levin
    Activists raise alarm about radiation from Japan, but nuclear researchers say their fears are unfounded.Cynthia Papermaster has stopped eating fish from the Pacific Ocean. The Berkeley resident also tries to stay out of the rain, and even leaves her rain boots outside of her house. The reason? She's worried about radioactive fallout from the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station following the March 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Japan. "It's all one planet," she said. "The radiation will spread around the world." Papermaster, an activist with the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists Social Justice Committee, is part of a...
  • Dangerous levels of radioactivity found at fracking waste site in Pennsylvania (o noes)

    10/04/2013 10:44:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Wednesday 2 October 2013 09.20 EDT | Felicity Carus
    Scientists have for the first time found dangerous levels of radioactivity and salinity at a shale gas waste disposal site that could contaminate drinking water. If the UK follows in the steps of the US “shale gas revolution”, it should impose regulations to stop such radioactive buildup, they said. The Duke University study, published on Wednesday, examined the water discharged from Josephine Brine Treatment Facility into Blacklick Creek, which feeds into a water source for western Pennsylvania cities, including Pittsburgh. … Elevated levels of chloride and bromide, combined with strontium, radium, oxygen, and hydrogen isotopic compositions, are present in the...
  • The Marvelous Marie Curie

    01/18/2013 12:29:18 AM PST · by neverdem · 23 replies
    The New Atlantis ^ | Fall 2012 | Algis Valiunas
    Marie Curie (1867–1934) is not only the most important woman scientist ever; she is arguably the most important scientist all told since Darwin. Einstein? In theoretical brilliance he outshone her — but her breakthroughs, by Einstein’s own account, made his possible. She took part in the discovery of radioactivity, a term she coined; she identified it as an atomic property of certain elements. When scoffers challenged these discoveries, she meticulously determined the atomic weight of the radioactive element she had revealed to the world, radium, and thereby placed her work beyond serious doubt. Yet many male scientists of her day...
  • Abnormal radioactivity also in Hungary, no risk seen

    11/13/2011 8:02:24 AM PST · by granite · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | Nov 12 02:06 PM | Breitbart
    Hungary was the latest European country on Saturday to confirm higher than usual levels of radioactivity in the air, although like others it maintained that this did not pose any health risks. "In Hungary, a higher-than-usual concentration of iodine-131 particles was registered in Budapest and Miskolc (in the northeast)," Geza Safrany, the head of the national research institute for radiology OSSKI, said in a statement.
  • Japanese Leaders Say Radioactive Waste May Have Contributed To Creation Of Giant Monsters

    03/17/2011 9:23:09 PM PDT · by libh8er · 35 replies
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  • Another reactor at Fukushima nuke plant loses cooling functions (Sixth one so far)

    03/12/2011 5:31:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 130 replies
    Kyodo News ^ | March 13, 2011
    Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday another reactor of its quake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plants had lost its cooling functions, while at least 15 people at a nearby hospital were found to have been exposed to radioactivity. The utility supplier notified the government early Sunday morning that the No. 3 reactor at the No. 1 Fukushima plant had lost the ability to cool the reactor core. The reactor is now in the process of releasing radioactive steam, according to top government spokesman Yukio Edano. It was the sixth reactor overall at the Fukushima No. 1 and No. 2 plants to...
  • Vermont Nuke Plant continues to leak Radioactivity. ( Haven't heard about it yet huh?)

    02/07/2010 8:55:11 AM PST · by 51773photo · 12 replies · 822+ views
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  • Radioactive Canadians a daily occurrence at U.S. border

    08/13/2009 12:47:30 AM PDT · by Stoat · 23 replies · 993+ views
    Canada.com ^ | August 4, 2009 | Jeff Lee
    In an effort to catch "dirty" radioactive bombs and weapons of terrorists, the U.S. government has in recent years installed highly sensitive radiation sensors at all of its land, sea and air points of entry.Ten days ago they caught Don Tracey's radioactive blood.In what one U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer says is now "a daily occurrence," American border agents are pulling aside people who have undergone nuclear medical procedures such as stress tests and radiation treatments. You could say they're now catching Canadians with glowing hearts.They're also catching everything from glazed plates made with naturally radioactive earth to...
  • AP source: Queens workers take suspicious trash to police

    03/18/2004 4:46:06 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 41 replies · 314+ views
    NEWSDAY ^ | March 17, 2004, 5:39 PM EST | By DONNA DE LA CRUZ
    AP source: Queens workers take suspicious trash to police By DONNA DE LA CRUZ Associated Press Writer March 17, 2004, 5:39 PM EST NEW YORK -- A box containing material that warned about terrorist activities and books on electronic circuitry and aircraft was found by sanitation workers collecting garbage on a Queens street on Wednesday and was taken to a police precinct, a high-level police source told The Associated Press. As a precaution, police scanned the workers' garbage truck for radioactivity and got a reading high enough to prompt them to evacuate the 114th Precinct, but the box and the...
  • China keeps secret the quake damage to radioactive facilities

    06/14/2008 11:40:08 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 153+ views
    World Tribune ^ | 06/12/08
    Thursday, June 12, 2008 China keeps secret the quake damage to radioactive facilities China is keeping a tight lid on the extent of damage caused by the recent earthquake to military radioactive sources. The Hong Kong-based Information Center for Human Rights and Democracy reported May 30 that Chinese authorities only announced some damage to sources of nuclear radiation, including small facilities like cement plants. “Because Sichuan is the most important area for China's military nuclear industries and nuclear research, if those sources of radioactivity were to be damaged, they could cause further harm hundreds of thousands of times greater than...
  • Radioactivity's danger overstated?

    11/24/2007 7:30:58 PM PST · by Flavius · 80 replies · 164+ views
    shortnews ^ | 11/24/2007 | short news
    A number of studies conducted at the sites of some of the worst radiation incidents in history have concluded that the danger from radiation isn't as great as was previously believed. Deaths from radiation incidents including the nuclear bombs dropped on Japan in WW2 and Russian nuclear accidents such as Chernobyl were in the hundreds, not tens of thousands. The risk of genetic deformity was also lower than expected.
  • Bogus company gets radioactives license

    07/12/2007 7:50:49 AM PDT · by Scythian · 18 replies · 1,347+ views
    WASHINGTON - Congressional investigators set up a bogus company with only a postal box and within a month obtained a license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission that allowed them to buy enough radioactive material for a small "dirty bomb."
  • Russia Detected Radioactivity From Nuke Test

    10/18/2006 3:19:07 AM PDT · by familyop · 7 replies · 503+ views
    The Korea Times ^ | 18OCT06 | The Korea Times
    Russia has informed South Korea that it detected radioactivity in the air of North Korea, following the United States’ confirmation of the Stalinist state’s nuclear test, a diplomatic source in Seoul said yesterday. Russia discovered radioactive materials including krypton 85 in air samples and conveyed the result to Seoul, the source said. Alexander Alexeyev, chief Russian delegate to the six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear programs, allegedly notified ranking South Korean officials of the detection, he said. Alexeyev, who arrived in Seoul on Tuesday, denied reports that North Korea informed Russia of its plan to conduct a nuclear test two...
  • Would like freeper help

    06/29/2004 9:02:48 PM PDT · by al baby · 325 replies · 25,127+ views
    Today | Al Baby
    Can any Freeper shed some light on this A Buddy of mine was down in T. J. this weekend, That being tiajunna Mexico Upon his return as he was going though customes he showed his I.D. and that of his wife that was with him The customes Agent looked at a beeber like device. And asked which one of them had a stress test "He had one the week before He was stuned and asked how the agent knew and the agent said its best you dont know and he let them cross no big deal
  • First measurements of Earth's core radioactivity

    07/27/2005 11:13:59 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 35 replies · 1,496+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 7/27/05 | Celeste Biever
    EARTH'S natural radioactivity has been measured for the first time. The measurement will help geologists find out to what extent nuclear decay is responsible for the immense quantity of heat generated by Earth. Our planet's heat output drives the convection currents that churn liquid iron in the outer core, giving rise to Earth's magnetic field. Just where this heat comes from is a big question. Measurements of the temperature gradients across rocks in mines and boreholes have led geologists to estimate that the planet is internally generating between 30 and 44 terawatts of heat. Some of this heat comes from...
  • Nanoparticles, super-absorbent gel clean radioactivity from porous structures

    07/23/2004 11:48:30 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 439+ views
    Porous structures, such as brick and concrete, are notoriously hard to clean when contaminated with certain types of radioactive materials. Researchers in Argonne 's Chemical Engineering Division are developing a new technique that can effectively decontaminate these structures in the event of exposure to radioactive elements. Researchers are using engineered nanoparticles and a super-absorbent gel to design a clean-up system for buildings and monuments exposed to radioactive materials. Having this system available will allow the nation to be more prepared in case of a terrorist attack with a "dirty bomb" or other radioactive dispersal device. "If a radioactive device were...
  • Air crews look at radiation risk from flying

    07/07/2004 7:56:15 AM PDT · by EUPHORIC · 9 replies · 556+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/6/2004 | Jon Herskovitz
    Air crews look at radiation risk from flying By Jon Herskovitz DALLAS - Airline crews already have their hands full with concerns about stepped up security, congested airports and tipsy travelers. One more item to add to that list may be radiation exposure. The union for pilots at American Airlines is trying to increase awareness among air crews that they are being exposed to enough cosmic radiation to fall into a U.S. government regulated category of radiation workers. The longer a person travels on a jet, the higher the jet travels and the closer the jet flies to the north...
  • Powell to Stephie: Your Boss, Not Mine, Let North Korea Have Nukes

    12/30/2002 9:36:17 AM PST · by vannrox · 13 replies · 431+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002 10:35 a.m. EST | Editorial Staff
    NewsMax.com   Sunday, Dec. 29, 2002 10:35 a.m. ESTPowell to Stephie: Your Boss, Not Mine, Let North Korea Have Nukes Appearing on ABC's "This Week" Sunday morning, Secretary of State Colin Powell challenged host George Stephanopoulos over the former Clinton aide's contentions that his old boss had managed to keep the North Korean nuclear crisis in check while the Bush administration had bungled the situation. Discussing the standoff over Pyongyang's decision to reopen old nuclear reactors at the rogue state's Yongbyon nuclear facility, the former White House communications director argued that Clinton forced North Korea to back down. The exchange...
  • Is Radiation good for You? (Yes, in small doses)

    11/15/2002 9:13:25 AM PST · by FairWitness · 16 replies · 2,910+ views
    Discover ^ | December, 2002 | Will Hively
    Is radiation good for you? Or dioxin? Or Arsenic? The answer is yes, but only in very small doses, says one of the country's most respected toxicologists. If he's right, environmental regulation will never be the same. Any idiot should be able to poison a plant. That is what Edward Calabrese thought in 1966 as a junior at Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts. He was in a plant physiology class at the time, and his lab group had been told to dose some peppermint with an herbicide called Phosfon. The idea was to measure how much a given dose stunted...
  • RADIOACTIVE SITE IS OPENED TO TOURISTS

    08/06/2002 8:38:20 AM PDT · by FairWitness · 28 replies · 273+ views
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 8-6-02 | Sara Shipley
    <p>Imagine you're cycling along Missouri's scenic Katy Trail, watching the corn grow and the birds swoop above.</p> <p>Nearby looms a new attraction. But it's not an eagle's nest or a graceful oak tree.</p> <p>It's a seven-story high tomb of radioactive waste. The mountainous site covers 45 acres and stores 1.5 million cubic yards of material. And it's there for you to explore.</p>
  • Dealing with Nuclear Disaster

    07/19/2002 10:21:21 PM PDT · by shamus11 · 32 replies · 820+ views
    Numbereleven Web Site ^ | July 20th, 2002 | James Bredin
    The terrorist attack on NY City should have alerted us to the fact that if these terrorists had chosen a nuclear reactor as their target, they could have caused the same reaction as a nuclear bomb. Government officials and nuclear lobbyists want us to shut our eyes to this reality.
  • Iraq's Arsenal Of Terror

    04/10/2002 11:55:24 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 6 replies · 709+ views
    Vanity Fair | May 2, 2002 | David Rose
    After surviving torture, another high-level defector has escaped Iraq. In this exclusive report, he details Saddam's progress toward truly frightening capabilities: "dirty" bombs that spew radioactivity, mobile bio-weapons facilities, and a new long-range ballistic missileBy David Rose January 2000: a chilly afternoon in Baghdad. At the downtown headquarters of Iraq’s Military Industrial Commission, the body responsible for arms development and purchase, its then chairman, General Amer al-Saadi, gathered 13 government officials around the boardroom table: scientists, soldiers, spies. More than a year had passed since the Iraqi president, Saddam Hussein, expelled the inspectors from the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM),...