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Do Australia’s politicians really understand the effect of nuclear radioactive contamination on agricultural land?

Mike Hancy Fight To Stop A Nuclear Waste Dump In South Australia, 15 June 20

Politicians do not seem to understand the meaning of a half-life. They seem to get it mixed up with termination of radioactivity. A half-life of 100 years means that in 100 years time there will be half as much radioactive material and in another 100 years there will be half as much material radiating. It takes 1000’s of years for the material to get to the point at which the radiation from the material is negligible.
By that time it has rendered substances in the neighbourhood to be radioactive, some may have a half-life of 1000’s or even tens of thousands of years. That means that it cannot be used for feeding livestock or growing crops. It will pollute the whole environment, causing widespread cancers among animals and humans and it will act in an insidious way, being noticed very slowly by degrees, becoming a permanent pandemic. No. We do not want Radioactive dumping on farmland or anywhere in South Australia. mo

June 15, 2020 - Posted by | General News

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