What’s Wrong with Nuclear Energy?

(Originally published March 5, 2016 on https://athf3.wordpress.com/)

  • Nuclear energy is clean – except for radioactive leaks and radioactive waste.
  • Nuclear energy is safe – except for “normal” radioactive releases and the occasional overwhelming catastrophe.
  • Nuclear energy is cheap – except for electric power customers who must pay for it.
  • Nuclear energy is profitable – except for governments that heavily subsidize it.

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Potassium Iodide – Radioactive Fallout Protection

(Originally published July 25, 2015 on https://athf3.wordpress.com/)

If you’re caught in the plume of fallout from a “nuclear event” (reactor meltdown or nuclear bomb), taking a potassium iodide pill is one of the few things you can do to protect yourself from fallout. It’s only partial protection, and you should still do everything possible to to get away from the fallout, but it will go a long way toward preventing thyroid cancer. Continue reading “Potassium Iodide – Radioactive Fallout Protection”