"You have to work hard to offend Christians. By nature, Christians are the most forgiving, understanding, and thoughtful group of people I've ever dealt with. They never assume the worst. They appreciate the importance of having different perspectives. They're slow to anger, quick to forgive, and almost never make rash judgments or act in anything less than a spirit of total love . . . No, wait--I'm thinking of Labrador retrievers!" David Learn, 1998

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Plutonium still measurable from nuclear tests decades ago

      I found this admission two mornings ago significant, though it was buried in a news update which can no longer be found at the link I have for it: "Tokyo Electric Power Co. official Jun Tsuruoka said only two of the plutonium samples taken Monday were from the leaking reactors. The other three were from earlier nuclear tests. Years of weapons testing in the atmosphere left trace amounts of plutonium in many places around the world."

     This may be the first official acknowledgement 1) that nuclear bombs and nuclear reactors both produce the same deadly side-effects, and 2) that nuclear tests (most of them from the 1950s and 1960s and NONE of them by Japan) contaminate the world for decades with measurable amounts of radiation.


  1. Thank you, Kathryn! The US Radiation Map is exactly what I've been looking for--just the facts: various units used in measurements, how to convert from one to another, actual readings around the country, no political interpretation or agenda. Thanks. I'm going to post this link up where more people will see it.