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I am a passionate advocate for the environment and nuclear energy. With the threat of climate change, I’ve embarked on a mission to help overcome the fears of nuclear energy. I’ve been active in...

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As solar and wind continue to prove ineffective at lowering carbon emissions, the flood of anti-nuclear fearmongering from their camps is growing. And the public is getting tired of it.

The science: cosmic rays produce four million curies worth of tritium every year (150,000,000,000,000,000 Bq) in the upper atmosphere, much of which rains out into surface waters that we end up drinking. These amounts of natural tritium are billions of times greater than what would be slowly released from  Fukushima.

Slowly releasing this water into the ocean, over a ten year period, is without doubt the best way to get rid of it. Concentrating it and containerizing it actually causes more of a potential hazard to people and the environment.

 

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