Maybe it's time for you to cut the electric line to your house, can all the electric appliance's you've grown accustomed to and start poineering it. Don't forget to park the car and hoof it too.
Don't buy anything perishable like milk or meat because you don't have a refrigerator any more.
No hot showers...your water gets heated with dirty fuel too. Come to think of it, no showers, no running water because the water is pumped by pumps that run on electricity that comes in part from that dirty fuel....
You are gonna be hungry and stink too.......
I already do "hoof" it, literally. I walk, too. I make use of my clothesline. Ever try a shower bag heated in the sun? Nice.
Yes, I am still on the grid, because that is exactly where big government and big energy wants me. I am trying to become energy independent. How does that change the fact nuclear fuel cost a fortune and has to be imported, and there are no reasonable solutions to radioactive waste??
Thursday - Monroe, MI - A new report submitted to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission shows
dramatic increases in cancer and mortalities in Monroe County since the start-up of the Fermi 2
nuclear plant. Using data from the Center for Disease Control, the report was prepared by Joseph
Mangano, MPH, MBA Executive Director of the Radiation and Public Health Project.
One of the most shocking statistics shows that cancer death rates of young people (up to age 24)
living in Monroe County exceeded the U.S.A national rate by 28% from 1985 to 2008 , a large shift
from 1979-1984, when the county rate was 24% below the national average. Cancer death rates for
25-44 year olds in Monroe County also jumped, from 22% below the U.S. national average to 4%
above the national average. In 1985 Fermi 2 loaded fuel and began low power testing, full
commercial operation began January 1988.
There were 19 health indicators reviewed including infant mortalities, low birth weights and
hospitalizations that showed increased incidence in Monroe County, compared to the U.S. national
average. Ten of these indicators were statistically significant and 4 others approached significance.
"These patterns in Monroe Country raise serious questions about whether emissions from Fermi 2
harmed local residents," says Joseph Mangano. "Before any decision is made on the future of Fermi
3, unusual health patterns such as these must be studied thoroughly by federal and state health
officials, and findings reported to the public" Mangano concluded.
Nuclear power plants emit numerous radioactive isotopes not only from accidents, but also as part
of routine "normal" operations. In 2002 Fermi 2 was 10th highest in the U.S. for airborne
emissions of Iodine-131, 7th highest for Strontium 89. In 2007 Fermi 2 was 13th highest in
emissions of Tritium. Fermi 2 experienced a serious accident Christmas day 1993 that resulted in a
discharge of 2 million gallons of slightly radioactive water into Lake Erie. The drinking water
intakes for Monroe and Frenchtown Twp. are located 1/4 mile downstream from the plant.
Radioactive isotopes can bio-accumulate and bio-concentrate in the food chain much like DDT and
Radioactive Water Leaks from Michigan Nuclear Power Plant
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says no workers were affected during a 100,000 gallon radioactive water release at the Fermi 2 nuclear power plant, in Monroe County. A formal report will not be made because the reactor was not operating and the accident wasn’t considered significant enough of a risk. The accident happened when the plant was restarted after sitting idle for a month for maintenance.
Some more information from the Monroe News:
DTE Energy confirmed Thursday that an undetermined amount of radioactive water flooded some areas of its Fermi 2 nuclear power plant on Wednesday afternoon, contaminated some workers’ clothing, and entered the plant’s sewer system. And Monroe's wastewater system. Radioactive isotopes bioaccumulate. That means all the "low" levels add up! Add it up Monroe!
The problem occurred when a drain valve stuck open on a system that filters water condensed from radioactive steam, causing a holding tank to overflow. The overflow then filled a ventilation line and spilled into portions of the plant’s turbine building and radwaste building.http://headwatersnews.net/environment-blog/radioactive-water-leaks-from-michigan-nuclear-power-plant/