Category Archives: Nuclear power and radiation

Hazard, alarm, consequence.

Deaths by workplace. Summary of what led to yesterday’s radiological injuries: Possibly hazardous work was performed by untrailed personnel.  Hazard extent: unknown. The workers sent to do the work were incapable of determining the hazard.  That hazard was present, in levels vastly beyond the … Continue reading

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“Radiation burns” implied on the radio.

Driving in to work just now, some brief report was being made on some (presumably Fukushima Fifty) workers being hospitalized. At least one was said to have burns on his leg. And the guy reporting this said something like, …working … Continue reading

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What works for arsenic doesn’t really work for nuclear weapons.

Nuclear acclimization. Before the military tested LSD on personnel, it conducted even more extreme trials in atomic battlefield conditioning. That is, it put soldiers in close-but-survivable proximity to fission bombs…and then exploded the bombs. (Can’t find any record of combined … Continue reading

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Mankind’s had this argument before.

Play caveman for a moment. As the sun sets on the tribe, you huddle in your dank, cool cave. And then you notice a flickering on the walls. The growing, dancing colors seem familiar. Very familiar. And very evil. The … Continue reading

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