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Carlsbad: A nuclear ghost town?

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Is Carlsbad to become another Hanford, Wash., nuclear cleanup project (HCN, 9/1/03: Courting the bomb)? Hanford is now the largest U.S. government Superfund toxic site, requiring more engineers and technicians for cleanup than were ever used in its lifetime of producing plutonium. It took a large flow of water from the Columbia River to cool the reactors producing plutonium. Even 100 million gallons of water for Carlsbad is much more than a “few garden hoses” as Roger Nelson of the DOE stated. It is equivalent to a 6-inch-diameter pipe running full-time. This plutonium project would probably kill all tourism to Carlsbad, and all of the jobs would be gone by 2018, leaving Carlsbad a true nuclear “ghost town.”

Eugene D. Becker
Richard Pfautz
Richard Pfautz
Sep 20, 2011 10:04 AM
Well it looks like the U.S.Government is at it again. They have poisoned the rivers the air the food! Then to top it off they all say well it's for the greater good. When all of the waters are lethal the air is not safe nor the food. We will all know it was for the greater good.

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