BY MORTON S. SKORODIN
As the Obama Administration and its friends [or handlers] feverishly rush headlong into a “new nuclear renaissance” some Oklahoma state legislators, including Republicans, are acting as water-carriers. Fortunately, support for nuclear power is muted compared to a year ago.
Nevertheless, the pro-nuke bill SB 1668 has passed the Senate by a large majority and will be taken up by the House. The bill’s purpose is to repeal a prior law forbidding municipalities from purchasing financial interest in nuclear-based electrical utilities, thus opening the door to such ventures.
Please communicate with your state legislators your opposition to nuclear power at the earliest possible moment; that you shall not permit it getting so much as a toe-hold in Oklahoma because you know it is intrinsically death-dealing and incurably so. http://www.capitolconnect.com/demoassoc1/legislatorsearch.aspx
Let’s remind ourselves of some of the specifics.
Forced abortion. If you get exposed to radiation, for example, from nearby power plants during early pregnancy, fetal loss [abortion] is more likely. Of course it does not happen to everyone so it is like a combination of the Chinese forced abortion policy and Russian roulette; ironically our old Cold War “enemies.”
I bet there is no woman, be she abortion-permissive or anti-abortion, who would want to play this version of Russian roulette. Most legislators in Oklahoma make a big point about being anti-abortion but they do not seem to mind this. Let us remind them that Americans are opposed to forced abortion.
Childhood leukemia, cancer with early death commonly, many other illnesses, including sterility and developmental disabilities from exposure in the womb.
Global warming. Nuclear power is an important cause of global warming http://www.oklahomacitizen.org/2010/02/21/energy-policy-environmental-movement and thermal pollution http://www.vimeo.com/2604369. This will be more of a problem if it is allowed to proliferate. This is exactly what President Obama, fronting for fellow Chicagoan, Exelon CEO John Rowe, wants to do. He desires 81 new reactors for America.
There is nothing good about that. Radiation relentlessly destroys everything. It has quite remarkable qualities that make that happen. It has STEALTH – it is silent in that it can not be perceived by our five [or even six] senses.
It is CUMULATIVE – atomic “testing” from the 1940s [the USGS lists Hiroshima/Nagasaki as tests] and 1950s is harming us now; also harming us is the stuff being spewed out daily by former and current radiation wars as well as nuclear power plants.
It has PERSISTENCE. If the human race survives another million years, our descendants will still have to deal with the “waste” the powers that be are and have been putting out since 1942.
Folks, this is not like “waste” litter at the movie theater rest room. One tiny microgram of one radioactive substance, Polonium 210, is enough to kill a 175-pound man! That means that one pound evenly divided could kill about 453½ million people!
Think how much worse it will be in 50 years because there is plenty of other stuff going on – items not on the news such as current and recent and not so recent ocean and Mediterranean dumping of radioactive wastes by paramilitary forces with governments helping them.
It is ADDITIVE OR SUPER-ADDITIVE. The bigger our collective dose, the more harmed we shall be. Let’s try to “unscrew” our grandkids.
SB1688 is a good place for Okies to pitch in and say no. Contact information for the state legislators: http://www.capitolconnect.com/demoassoc1/legislatorsearch.aspx
– Dr. Morton S. Skorodin lives in Stillwater, OK and is a regular contributor to The Oklahoma Observer