Colbert Report: Living next to nuclear plant a ‘dangerous thing’ — Reactors now in jokes along with lead paint or leaded gas (VIDEO)

Published: October 26th, 2012 at 12:44 pm ET
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Follow-up to:

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels Interview
Colbert Report
October 25, 2012

Steven Colbert: [...] We might buy paint that has lead in it, we might drive cars that have lead in it, we might live next to a nuclear power plant that has these burdensome regulations on it. All those dangerous things that make us victims. [...]

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Published: October 26th, 2012 at 12:44 pm ET
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10 comments to Colbert Report: Living next to nuclear plant a ‘dangerous thing’ — Reactors now in jokes along with lead paint or leaded gas (VIDEO)

  • arclight arclight

    talking of Lead or Pb210 and Polonium210

    they got rid of leaded gas
    they got rid of leaded paint
    are they are going to get rid of this…

    london uk radiation alert 15/5/2012
    0.75 microsievert/h was the highest that day

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFZAYmwgcxw

    welcome to london.. :( land of lead
    in fact the whole of the uk
    check the milford haven lead levels and how they were obfuscated
    and the uk didnt release the water quality report that includes isotopes for the year march 2011 to march 12012
    funny that?

    60 percent of europes airborne Lead contamination comes from electricity generation and most of that comes from Nuclear power plants and nuclear waste processing

    largely in the form of radon that converts to the above isotopes of Lead

    UK censored? Drinking water standards cover up!

    http://nuclear-news.net/2012/08/18/uk-censored-drinking-water-standards-cover-up/

    bit more on uk radiation monitoring here

    http://nuclear-news.net/2012/09/15/the-lies-of-nuclear-food-alcohol-water-and-the-iaea-cover-up/

    so living next to any nuclear establishment including medical reactors is actually worse than Lead paint not similar imo

    bout the same as Lead in Petrol/gas though i think? maybe worse than that too because of the polonium?


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  • Grampybone Grampybone

    Oppenheimer always dreamed of having nuclear regulations looser than Snookie on the books. Because it's always the best option to de-regulate forces that can potentially decimate life on earth. Cut costs and save the future…of nuclear industry that is. Viacom must have chewed Colbert a new one after those remarks.


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    • lam335 lam335

      re: "Because it's always the best option to de-regulate forces that can potentially decimate life on earth. Cut costs and save the future…of nuclear industry that is."

      The irony that the nuclear industry is too shortsighted to realize is that their future would be more secure if regulators actually did regulate them in a meaningful way. It's when they are allowed to cut corners (whether due to negligence or greed) and/or fudge data that accidents are most apt to occur, and its when significant accidents occur that the industry's expansion is hindered by [temporary, unfortunately] public reactions against nuclear. TMI set back the nuclear industry for decades. The memory of (and lingering contamination from) Chernobyl coupled with the news of Fukushima , led the German to finally reject this technology.

      Giving the nuclear industry more freedom from regulation is like giving them more rope to hang themselves with. They WILL cut corners to cut costs and maximize profits, and sooner or later they WILL have another accident. The problem is that, in doing so, they poison the rest of us and taint broad swaths of land and food supplies at the same time.


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      • lam335 lam335

        The same short-sightedness drives the industry's desire to deflect attention away from Fuku's precarious spent fuel pools instead acting in a decisive way to get that situation under control before a bigger disaster occurs. If and when a worst case scenario does occur at SFP #4 or #3, it will be the death of the industry. Unfortunately, many other things will also die as a result of their folly.


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  • enoughalready45 enoughalready45

    A+ Stephen Colbert, A+


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  • arclight arclight

    might as well show you a picture of a dual core reactor for lasers.. in fact haow about ten of the reactor pumps phased to give a huge quick pulse to fire the new super laser.. and it is for… nuclear isotope making

    Pu 238 is a favourite

    radioisotope thermoelectric generator (RTG, RITEG) is an electrical generator that obtains its power from radioactive decay. In such a device, the heat released by the decay of a suitable radioactive material is converted into electricity by the Seebeck effect using an array of thermocouples.
    RTGs have been used as power sources in satellites, space probes and unmanned remote facilities…,

    …Safe use of RTGs requires containment of the radioisotopes long after the productive life of the unit.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioisotope_thermoelectric_generator

    anyway, heres is the article i put together.. i am dubious of this reactor technology and feel in one way or another will contribute to the levels of radon/Lead in europe.. a suspicion mind.. but a valid one

    Europe’s Extreme light Infrastructure Nuclear Laser project still being hyped. To good to be true?
    “..Dr Goldsworthy hopes that in 20 years the laser technology could be enriching a third of the world’s power station uranium, returning “handsome royalty streams” to Australia…”

    http://nuclear-news.net/2012/10/26/europes-extreme-light-infrastructure-nuclear-laser-project-still-being-hyped-to-good-to-be-true/


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  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    5/2012 – US Radioactive Fallout Measurements In US Beef, US Radiation Tool; via A Green Road
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/52012-us-radioactive-fallout.html

    Gulf Seafood Radium Levels; Chernobyl in the Gulf of Mexico; via A Green Road
    http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/04/gulf-seafood-radium-levels-chernobyl-in.html


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