Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Can't quite drop this subject Fukushima Mushrooms

Trying a new type of video, Adobe Flash Player--sorry the commercial gets embedded with the link.

This so called expert is obviously a troll for the pro-nuclear crowd.   Obviously if you have trained in nothing but nuclear all your life, and make a pretty penny at it, your ability to discuss it evenly is suspect.

He mentions tera-Bequerels, and then immediately states," that is an arcane measurement unit", don't worry about that.   Thus totally dismissing the accuracy and applicability of the measurement unit, while completely disrespecting THE exact method of measuring radiation, the same exact measure at Curies, just a multiplier different.   

This is farcical.  Just because the Bequerel and the Curie are the units named by the discovers of radiation (and they paid a dear price), 100 years ago, nothing "scientific" has made these unit of measure "wrong".   There are other units of measure, such as Sievert and Rem, which are basically the Bequerel converted more directly into how the particular blend of radiation (Iodine, Cesium, Strontium, Uranium, etc) is likely to be harmful to humans.

Abusing  science in this way to promote a technology too strong for humans to handle an awful thing.

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