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2020-09-22 RICO Suit: Portsmouth, OH Uranium Processing Plant For Toxic Releases

So many uninformed people advocate nuclear power, repeating the mantra “it’s the safest form of power.” Meanwhile, since the 1950s, the Portsmouth, Ohio “Ports” uranium processing plant has been releasing toxic radioactive wastes into the environment, “causing clusters of cancer” locally. This article tells of a whistleblower complaint and RICO lawsuit against the facility. The

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2020-09-18 Kodak Sued US For Fogging Their Film – Radioactive Fallout

I knew about radioactive fallout from atomic bomb tests, but I didn’t know that it damaged Kodak film. What’s very dismaying is that the US government warned Kodak but they didn’t warn people about the dangerous fallout. Tens of thousands of thyroid cancers caused by radioactive iodine. Strontium in our bones causing cancer. That’s shameful.

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2020-09-17 How Long Will Lithium Supplies Last?

This article paints a doom and gloom picture of the lithium supply. Lithium is the 25th most common element on earth. It’s not that rare. According to Wikipedia it’s as common as chlorine. It says the seawater has 230 BILLION tonnes. So the supply is not going to run out, it’s just going to get

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2020-09-11 Should Food’s Environmental Damage Be Included In Its Purchase Price?

That thought has occurred to me. I watched a program about ‘food deserts’ on PBS. Locally grown foods have less impact on the environment. https://cleantechnica.com/2020/09/11/should-foods-environmental-damage-be-included-in-its-purchase-cost/

2020-09-10 Model Of Least Cost All Renewables Grid

This is supposed to be a least cost model. Solar reaching up to 4.3 times capacity. I would expect that much of the curtailment would be replaced by “flexible loads” controlled by the grid, most of which would be hydrogen generation. The hydrogen could be stored and used for longer term storage/generation and/or transportation fuel.

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2020-09-08 Nikola GM Partnership; Hydrogen

From my comments. From what I’ve seen, Nikola is really trying to get rolling with heavy trucks with hydrogen. That’s where Milton doesn’t have to compete with Tesla. The badger pickup with batteries is kind of a hard sell because it will be competing with Tesla, and that’s nearly an impossibility without some biggie like

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2020-09-05 Ammonia To Hydrogen For Fuel

This 2017 article is on a website dedicated to ammonia as a the mechanism for transporting hydrogen to be used as fuel. There is a large amount of hydrogen made into ammonia for fertilizer, so it’s an established industry. But this uses methane AKA natural gas as the source for the hydrogen, so it is

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2020-08-28 OMG Dirty Tricks Climate Scientists Faced

The dirty tricks climate scientists faced. Just like the tobacco industry tried to do. But in this case they’re damaging the Earth and all of the lives on it. And that is just plain unacceptable. https://theconversation.com/amp/ipcc-the-dirty-tricks-climate-scientists-faced-in-three-decades-since-first-report-145126

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2020-08-27 Arctic Ice Melting; Erin Brockovich Book

OMG! The dog sled mushers are going to have to trade their dog sleds in for a boat! https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/23/earth-lost-28-trillion-tonnes-ice-30-years-global-warming Superman is not coming: America Water Crisis a book by Erin Brockovich https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/24/the-us-is-in-a-water-crisis-far-worse-than-most-people-imagine

2020-08-23 Author: Need More Nuclear Reactors & Fusion

From NYP article https://nypost.com/2020/08/22/four-new-solutions-smarter-than-the-disastrous-green-new-deal/amp/ << For one thing, the sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow. Therefore, the more wind and solar we add to the grid, the less cost-effective each new panel or turbine becomes. Doubling or tripling the number of turbines available doesn’t help much on days when the wind

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