[cryptome] Re: Manhattan Project: Fucked up Washington State

  • From: Edward Stevens <edwardstevens48@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2015 21:55:35 -0400

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On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 3:14 PM, Douglas Rankine <
douglasrankine2001@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> It is often said...If it hadn’t been for the dropping of nuclear bombs on
> Nagasaki and Hiroshima, then many Americans would have lost their lives in
> invading Japan.  The dropping of the bombs forced the Japanese to
> capitulate.  Japan capitulating meant that US troops didn’t have to invade
> Japan and take on a hostile people and its armed forces. That is the
> perception propagated by the justifiers of the mass killing and maiming of
> civilians in the 2nd World War when atomic bombs were used to destroy
> hundreds of thousands  of people and leave a legacy of death,  and maimed
> people from radioactive caused illnesses.  There is a counter argument,
> which says that the Japanese were going to capitulate anyway, and the bombs
> were dropped to show the rest of the world who was to be boss of world
> affairs for the foreseeable future.  I don’t know who is right, but what I
> can say...or do, is to point your nose to the following url:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hanford_Site
>
>
>
> Now, I am not a doomsday merchant, though it may seem like it at times.  I
> just like to report on reality the way that I see it, either as it is, or
> through my perceptions...difficult task...for a Sartre’s Waiter...:-).
>
>
>
> Billions has been spent on containing the radioactive waste at the Hanford
> site, which was at one time an adjunct to the Manhattan Project, but to no
> avail, as much of it is leaching into the local river, and the specialists
> in the nuclear industry appear incapable of being able to patch it up.  A
> by product of nuclear fission is that the waste has radioactive emissions
> which are harmful to all life for thousands of years after it is produced.
> They call it its half life. That is the legacy of producing nuclear energy,
> particularly the enriched stuff U235 or also Plutonium, though there are
> many other radioactive elements which also emit life harming radiation for
> a long time.  Hanford is in Washington state, and there is a very active
> opposition there.   Many citizens are worried about the river as it has
> been a source of food and fresh water in the past.
>
>
>
> The people of Hanford haven’t been quiet and accepting of the situation,
> though you don’t hear much of them in the mass media of the US or the
> world...
>
> See url: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Safe_As_Mother%27s_Milk
>
> See url:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-nuclear_movement_in_the_United_States
>
> See url:https://nonukesnw.wordpress.com/hanford-rally/
>
>
>
> It’s not all about protest either, or militant extremist groups trying to
> cane the US government, bring it down, but people of different mixes trying
> to get together to solve or contain a problem which affects them all.
>
> See url:
> http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1003&context=phl_fac
>
>
>
> So, 70 years after the end of World War 2...the effects of nuclear power
> and the production of nuclear bombs are still with us.  One of these days,
> we might get round to producing stuff wot is good for the human environment
> and conducive to promoting diversity of life on the planet instead of
> trying to make it into a desert...but there again...nuclear irradiated pigs
> might fly...:-).
>
> ATB
>
> Dougie.
>

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