Nuke Notes for December

Written by Vic Macks; posted by Art Myatt
The Downside to Nuclear Medicine: 6,000 gallons of high level radionuclides in nitric acid liquid solution——“waste” left from the production of radionuclides for nuclear medicine——could be on the road soon from Chalk River Ontario to Savanna River Site (SRS), SC. 
Never been done before. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has, in the past, considered it unsafe. DOE has not done an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), an assessment, as required by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). An EIS opens this up to other governmental departments and to the public for comment and input that becomes public record and must be considered.

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Social Justice and the Environment

There’s a longish article in The Atlantic with interesting insights into social justice and the environmental movement. I’m not sure yet what I think about it. There are certainly some elements that I agree with. At any rate, it’s entirely worth reading. Once I have some time to think it over, I’ll probably put my reaction in the comments section. I hope others do as well.