anti-Nuclearist bloG#54 / 03 Oct 2011
we do not need Wars, as wars aRe not good 4 U
Wars are goof-4-You, you get to kill civilians “better” w each war that abuses uranium- Weapons UNjustly for humans. The one and oNLY madness “radiation-Isotope” in any form is not being acknowledged—nor cleaned-UP if ever there is an end to illegal-INvasion. Aren’t you feeling lucky, yet!! I feel as sickened as ever after 28.5 years of wars-Warring every year—altho not every day, the cloud of suppressing one’s own rights is anathema, and that makes me as sick as the wars UN-declared are making you [sic] sickness? Weld. Let’s change the subject to thrilling “plutonium: isotope- 238”. This is not uranium-238 this is the utmost-Deadly substance ever concocted for industrial headspace. What a trippe, if or when the accident happens. This is not-a-test. NPP’s tritium, eat-your-Heart out. Meltdowns, were miserly concerned! Radiation-monitoring of transport, encircling of all nuclear-facilities, what is the need of Defense when you always have “offense-Dept’ doing that-That for you. The that-That is “radionuclides” but U do not ever want pu-238.
Ohh, by the way, there are oNLY 15 kinds of plutonium isotopes. This one should never be mistaken, nor “foresaken”? “R”
(forward e-letter) Good folks:
The world avoided a calamity last week when a NASA satellite crashed far from land in the Pacific Ocean . At the end of November, however, NASA is once again putting the world—and especially Florida —in danger.
Join award-winning investigative reporter Karl Grossman for “The Wrong Stuff: Plutonium in Florida’s Skies,” an exposé of NASA’s dangerous plans to launch the Curiosity space probe from Cape Canaveral with 10.56 pounds of deadly radioactive plutonium-238 dioxide aboard. An accident on the launch pad could spread plutonium across Florida ; an accident after liftoff could spread plutonium around the globe. According to Dr. Helen Caldicott, President Emeritus of Physicians for Social Responsibility, one pound of plutonium-238, if pulverized into dust, could hypothetically give lung cancer to every person on Earth. The launch could take place as early as November 25.
Grossman will speak in two locations on the west coast of Florida . On Saturday, November 5th he will speak at 7:00 PM at 525 Kumquat Court in Sarasota. At 2:00 PM on Sunday, November 6 he will speak at the Unitarian Universalist Church , 2470 Nursery Road in Clearwater, Florida. Drawing on NASA’s own documents and decades of reporting on the nuclear industry, he will examine dangers of the planned launch, NASA’s history of plutonium accidents, and how citizens can act to keep our skies nuclear-free.
This risk is unnecessary. The locomotion for NASA’s Sojourner Mars rover, launched in 1996, and the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers, both launched in 2003, was solar powered, with the latter two rovers performing well beyond what their engineers expected. In its Final Environmental Impact Statement, NASA admits that Curiosity’s locomotion could also be solar powered, but plutonium-powered batteries last longer and they want to have the “flexibility to select the most scientifically interesting location on the surface.” To get a little more mileage on Mars, NASA has decided to put us all at risk on Earth.
Contact NASA today at http://www.nasa.gov/centers/hq/about/contact_us.html or call (202) 358-0001 and let them know that until they can launch spacecraft without nuclear materials aboard, they should not launch at all. And call the White House at (202) 456-1111 and tell President Obama that Curiosity should stay safely on the ground until it can be launched without threatening us and future generations.
For Grossman’s article on the Curiosity launch, and the solar alternative that NASA itself has developed, click here.
Karl Grossman is a professor of journalism at the State University of New York/ College at Old Westbury and has been an investigative reporter in print and electronic media for over 40 years. He speaks internationally on nuclear and environmental issues. His books include Power Crazy and The Wrong Stuff: The Space Program ‘ s Nuclear Threat to Our Planet. He wrote and presented the TV documentary Nukes In Space: The Nuclearization and Weaponization of the Heavens. Grossman has won journalism awards, including the George Polk, James Aronson and John Peter Zenger Awards. His reporting led to the campaign opposing the launch of the Cassini space probe with 72.3 pounds of plutonium on board, a story on 60 Minutes, and hundreds of people opposing the Cassini launch in a protest at Cape Canaveral in 1997.
The regular Pax Christi Tampa Bay events calendar for October and November will follow in the next few days. Pax Christi Tampa Bay!”
p.s. —I contacted them w a piece of my mind, not hindsite?
yours fRom the peace-Warrior, “R” Addison
–note: edited 10-25-12… peace-Warrior pRefeRRed bloG post #8
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