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Thousands Of Tons Of Radiation Contaminated Metal Sent All Over The US and Mexico In Reinforcement Rods And Restaurant Table Legs, Department of Energy (DOE) Wants Contaminated Metal In Consumer Products

Radioactive products in use by consumers have been the fad historically. Radioactive glassware, watch dials, and many other products have been marketed and sold by people who did not care about the negative health effects caused by such products.

Slowly but surely, those radioactive products have been banned in the marketplace, so that very few are found nowadays.

But contaminated metal is still a problem, and it seems to be getting worse, because the nuclear industry and DOE want to expand the amount and radioactivity of products allowed to be marketed and sold. In addition, the number and type of radioactive items increases around the world via Xray equipment, sensors, drilling equipment and many other radioactive items contained in shielding.

The problem is that education around radiation and the danger of heavy metal radioactive poisons is completely and absolutely lacking both in schools, colleges and universities, except for those directly employed by the nuclear industry. There seems to be a taboo on teaching the public about the dangers involved.

There are also few or no laws regarding the safe keeping and disposal of these radiation containing products when their useful life expires. What happens if they get sent to the junkyard? What happens if they are sold at auction in the open market, possibly to terrorists who want to do harm via creating a dirty bomb?

WORSE THAN THREE MILE ISLAND NUCLEAR DISASTER; THOUSANDS OF TONS OF 'HOT' RADIATION CONTAMINATED METAL WAS SENT ALL OVER THE US AND MEXICO

It does not take much heavy metal radioactive poison to irradiate a whole nation. 


GOM MAY 17, 2017 Texas: Worse Than 3 Mile Island..? "100 times more"..potentially the worst spill of radioactive material in North American history.
'Most of the cobalt 60 pellets were scooped up by a giant junkyard magnet, mixed in with other scrap metal and taken to two Mexican foundries, where they were melted into steel reinforcement rods and restaurant table legs. Thousands of tons of this ''hot'' metal were then shipped throughout Mexico and the United States'.

The Department of Energy (DOE) is (or has) considered a plan to allow radioactively-contaminated metal from nuclear weapons facilities to be “recycled.” This would allow this toxic metal to be mixed with clean recycled metal and enter into normal commerce—where it could be turned into anything from your next pants zipper to baby toys.

THERE IS A CONSTANT NEVER ENDING PROBLEM WITH RADIOACTIVE METALS IN THE MARKETPLACE OF CONSUMER PRODUCTS; WHO IS MONITORING THIS?


Depleted uranium, small sealed radioactive sources and metals contaminated through use in nuclear industries, are increasingly escaping regulatory control and, either unwittingly or deliberately, finding their way into the feed stock for the metals recycling industry.

This is coinciding with an increasing amount of feed stock being imported into the EU from Russia and the states of the former Soviet Union 5.

There is a problem with radioactive contamination in consumer products, as outlined above and in the following linked articles.

IS IT OK TO ALLOW RADIOACTIVE SILVERWARE, BELT BUCKLES, COINS, AND CARS?

What happens when radiation contaminated metal is put into junkyards, and then make into everyday items used by consumers?


"The nuclear industry wants to make it ok to recycle radioactive contaminated metals into products that people use every day. They believe it is 'healthy' to subject people to more and more radiation in all ways.

This DOE action is just the foot in the door….if it’s allowed to occur, expect more efforts to deregulate radioactive materials from both DOE and NRC. 

We’ve fought this battle before. In the late 1980s, NRC adopted a policy it called “Below Regulatory Concern (BRC),” that would have allowed about 30% of the nation’s “low-level” radioactive waste to be treated as normal garbage and dumped in landfills, be burned in incinerators, and yes, be recycled into consumer products. According to the NRC’s own calculations, its BRC policy posed a 1 in 286 risk of fatal cancer over a person’s lifetime. 

NIRS and our allies responded with one of our largest organizing campaigns ever. Grassroots activists succeeded in getting hundreds of towns, cities and counties to adopt anti-BRC resolutions. The texts of those resolutions were sent up the chain to Governors, state legislators and Congressmembers. They responded: 15 states passed laws banning BRC within their borders. Hearings were held in the House and in 1992, Congress officially overturned the BRC policy. 

But both NRC and DOE have been trying to implement the concept piecemeal ever since. In the late 1990s, DOE proposed a similar program to deregulate radioactively contaminated metal. Instead, DOE was forced to suspend the idea indefinitely—a suspension that stands today and that DOE is now trying to lift. Even DOE admits this program was defeated due to “public concern.” 

Nothing has changed since 2000 that would justify lifting its current ban. Rather, just the opposite: since then the National Academy of Sciences has acknowledged that there is no safe level of radiation exposure, and we’ve learned that women are even more vulnerable to radiation than men (while children have long been known to be more vulnerable than adults). The DOE’s proposal flies in the face of what our society values most: protecting our children. It must be stopped before it starts. 

Why is this nuclear industry idea not a good idea? Read more... 

Children And Adults - Negative Effects Of Chronic, Cumulative Man Made Radiation Exposure
http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/p/low-dose-radiation-dangers-for-children.html

SAMPLE LETTER TO COPY, PRINT AND SEND TO POLITICIANS, DOE, REGULATORS, ETC.


The current Department of Energy bans (suspension and moratorium begun in 2000) should be made permanent and expanded to keep all radioactive waste–-plastic, concrete, soil, asphalt, etc. in addition to all metals-–under control and out of commercial recycling. Do not lift the metal bans.

We do not authorize DOE to use so-called “authorized” contamination levels to allow nearly 14,000 metric tons (to start with) of radioactive metal from nuclear bomb factories and laboratories out of control and into items with which we come into daily contact. We also oppose sending man-made radioactive waste at any level to solid and/or industrial landfills not intended for radioactive waste.

Such an irresponsible, irreversible plan would require a full Environmental Impact Statement and public hearings, especially given the precedent this would set. DOE cannot claim a “finding of no significant impact” from this action because there is not even an estimate of the total amount of radioactivity that would be released. 

There has been no assessment of the impact on women, who are more likely than men to get cancer from radiation exposure, or on children even more so. There has not been a full economic analysis of how much government money, if any, would be saved and how much would be spent on the consequent health costs incurred by putting the public at this unnecessary, preventable risk. The Presidential orders encouraging recycling do not support radioactive recycling. This action would actually hinder the intent of the Presidential orders by tainting or poisoning the recycling supply, potentially increasing the demand for new metal mining.

Since there is no safe level of radiation, our government should prevent unnecessary, involuntary exposures to this and future generations. Lifting the ban would allow release of all kinds of radioactivity including very long-lasting isotopes like plutonium-239 (hazardous for a quarter to half million years) and niobium-94 (200 to 400 thousand years hazardous) and very intense ones like cobalt-60 and polonium-210. 

We get enough exposure from big accidents like Fukushima, Chernobyl and Three Mile Island, and less publicized accidents and routine releases from every nuclear fuel chain facility from mining to waste management and from other sources. We do not need deliberate, additional dispersal of radioactive metal or other materials into the metal supply and marketplace. 

Doses in millirems, which DOE claims establish the regulatory exposure limit, can’t be measured because they are calculations. To avoid unnecessary, involuntary exposure of this and future generations, prevent radioactive pollution of the metal supply. 

Again, a full EIS would be required before DOE could begin such a program. But this heinous concept should simply be dropped, the suspension made permanent and efforts shifted to isolating and preventing radioactive releases and exposures.
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Feel free to modify the wording to suit your needs or the needs of your organization.


NIRS LINKS TO RELATED ORGANIZATIONS

Comments of Nuclear Information and Resource Service, Coalition for a Nuclear Free Great Lakes, Don’t Waste Michigan, Sustainable Energy and Economic Development SEED Coalition, TX; Defense Depot Memphis Tennessee Concerned Citizens Committee and Stand Up Save Lives, IL
Metals Industry Recycling Coalition
National Recycling Coalition
GrassRoots Recycling Network
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Timeline on efforts to release nuclear waste into the marketplace, 1962-present.
Download extensive talking points here.
NIRS first short comment is here. Dec. 2012
Department of Energy’s Programmatic Environmental Assessment. Dec. 2012
Department of Energy’s internal orders allowing and “authorizing” radioactive waste release into the marketplace and legalizing public exposures. June 6, 2011
The 2007 NIRS report on DOE’s past efforts to allow radioactive bomb waste out of control.
Background information on radioactive waste deregulation and "recycling"
Tools - petitions, resolutions
NRC's involvement in Radioactive Waste Deregulation
DOT/NRC's involvement in Radioactive Waste Deregulation
EPA's involvement in Radioactive Waste Deregulation
DOE's involvement in Radioactive Waste Deregulation
NAS's involvement in Radioactive Waste Deregulation
Source; http://www.nirs.org/radwaste/recycling/recyclinghome.htm

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Zero Nuclear Weapons Peace And Justice Project; First Strike Policy, Ban Nuclear Bombs, DU, Down Winders, Acute Radiation Sickness, Nuclear War, Dirty Bombs, Bomb Shelters
http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/p/nuclear-bombs-and-nuclear-weapons.html

Zero Rads In Children And Adults Eco Justice Project - Negative Effects Of Chronic, Cumulative Man Made Radiation Exposure
http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/p/low-dose-radiation-dangers-for-children.html

Zero Rads Extraction Eco Justice Project; Uranium Mining, Enrichment, Nuclear Fuel Chain, Open Air Testing, Fracking
http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/p/uranium-mining-and-enrichment.html

Zero Internal Rads Eco Justice Project; Negative Effects Of Internal Radiation Exposure, Risk Models, Hormesis, Radiophobia, Radiation Monitoring Networks
http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/p/effects-of-internal-low-level-nuclear.html

Making Invisible Heavy Metal Radioactive Poison Visible Eco Justice Project; Ionizing Heavy Metal Poisonous Radiation In Food/Water/Products, Geiger Counters, Dosimeters, Radiation Readings, Test Labs, Conversions, Global Detector Network
http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/p/low-level-nuclear-radiation-in-food-and.html

Zero Harm To Animals, Insects, Birds And Plants Eco Justice Project; Negative Effects Of Chronic, Cumulative Man Made Heavy Metal Radioactive Poisons In Animals, Insects, Birds And Plants
http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/p/animals-and-low-level-radiation-effects.html

Zero Nuclear Power Plant Threat Eco Justice Project; Accidents, Recycling Nuclear Fuel, Movie Reviews, Next Generation Nuclear Plants, Terrorists
http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/p/nuclear-accidents-around-world.html

Radiation Research, Education, Database Eco Justice Project; Individual Radioactive Elements/Isotopes, USA Radiation, Radiation Exposure Prevention, Reversal, Chelation
http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/p/individual-radioactive-elementsisotopes.html

Eco Justice Art - Artists As Activists; Art, Aging, Poetry, Lyrics And Lawsuits Project; Lawsuits, Aging Nuclear Reactors, Recertification, Music, Lyrics, Poetry
http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/p/nuclear-reactor-recertification.html

Zero Rad Waste Eco Justice Project; Long Term Storage Of Nuclear Waste, Decommissioning, Ocean Dumping, Incineration, Decontamination, Water Contamination, Dry Cask Storage
http://www.agreenroadjournal.com/p/recycling-or-long-term-storage-of.html

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