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We are to be Good Stewards, Not Destroyers of the Environment: The World is Endangered by Nuclear Energy (and weapons)

There is nothing clean or good about nuclear energy. It legally and illegally leaks deadly radionuclides into the environment along the entire fuel chain from uranium mining to nuclear energy production to the unsolved problem of nuclear waste. Many radionuclides are deadly for hundreds and thousands of years. Some are deadly for even longer than humans have walked on the earth.

The threatened Mexican Spotted Owl and almost 100 other animal and plant “species of concern” are endangered by proposed uranium mining in the Grand Canyon area. Unknown numbers are endangered by active and proposed uranium mines in the US and elsewhere.
Mexican Spotted Owl US FWS
Gierisch Globe Mallow

Click to access pg_spgi2.pdf

Even ISL (In Situ Leach Uranium Mining) has a big ecological footprint, as can be seen in the picture below of Cameco’s Crow Butte ISL uranium mine. What cannot be seen is contamination of groundwater; application of radium to the land; injection of radioactive waste into the earth. The nuclear industry prefers the term ISR (In Situ Recovery) because it sounds more benign, but there’s nothing benign about it, whatever its name.
Cameco Crow Butte ISL Nebraska
Black Footed Ferrets and Greater Sage Grouse are also among those Endangered by current or proposed US Uranium Mining
black footed ferret babes
Greater Sage Grouse, Photo by Pacific SW Region USFWS, Sacramento.
Besides Disturbing Habitat there are other ways that mining is dangerous for plants and animals. The same is true throughout the entire nuclear fuel chain from uranium mining, processing, enrichment, nuclear power stations to the nuclear waste.
Potential Withdrawal of Uranium Mining from the Grand Canyon Region, AZ", by John Hoffmann and Bob Hart USGS Arizona Water Science Center June 8, 2010 Routes of Exposure

By what right do the mining companies and nuclear industry destroy the earth? It is not their world to destroy!

This is God’s world.
E’en yet to my listening ears
All nature sings, and around me rings
The music of the spheres.
This is God’s world
I rest me in the thought
Of rocks and trees, of skies and seas,
God’s hand the wonders wi’ought.
This is God’s world.
The birds that their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white.
Declare their Maker’s praise.
This is God’s world.
He shines in all that’s fair.
In the rustling grass I hear God pass,
God speaks to me everywhere.
” [1]

All Life is Endangered by Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Waste, with the apparent exception of some molds:
Cumbrian Lamb by Marianne Birby
Cumbrian Sheep and Lamb

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens,
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.

Chickadee deformed beak USGS
USGS: Chickadee with deformed beak

This is God’s world.
The birds that their carols raise,
The morning light, the lily white.
Declare their Maker’s praise.
” [1]


Stewardship is a theological belief that humans are responsible for the world, and should take care of it. Many religions and denominations have various degrees of support for environmental stewardship.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stewardship_%28theology%29

Cumbrian Herdwick Sheep: Still Recovering from the impacts of the Chernobyl disaster and the nearby Windscale Nuclear Fire. Still at Risk from the ever-growing piles of Sellafield, and other nearby, nuclear waste, and the proposed Moorside Nuclear Power Station by a Japanese (Toshiba)-French (GdF Suez) consortium. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moorside_nuclear_power_station
Fairewind’s Arnie Gundersen (and others, such as the US NRC’s own John Ma) have raised the alarm that the AP 1000 model proposed for Moorside could lead to Windscale or Chernobyl or worse, all over again, due especially to faulty design. http://www.fairewinds.org/nuclear-energy-education/fairewinds-nuke-truth-at-house-of-commons?rq=UK

Easily overlooked in the picture, below, of this good Cumbrian Shepherd is a helper – a watchdog-Border Collie. Trying to keep up with, and stop, the deadly deeds and games of the nuclear industry requires loyal watchdog helpers.
Cumbria Shepherd and sheepdog border collie

Psalm 33:5 “God loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.

Psalm 50:12 “For the world is God’s, and all that is in it.” [2]

This is God’s world: O let me ne’er forget
That tho’ the wrong seems oft so strong,
God is the ruler yet.
” [1]
23rd Psalm ca 1880

Historic Church Endangered by new Nuclear in the UK
Fairewind’s Arnie Gundersen, retired nuclear engineer, was in the UK to warn of the dangers of the Toshiba-Westinghouse AP 1000 reactors. He stopped at Old St. Bridget’s Church, which is around 1,000 years old and has even older runic crosses in the churchyard and appears endangered by the proposed new Moorside nuclear reactors. See re St. Bridget’s: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/02/13/tourism-milk-and-cheese-or-nuclear/
Arnie Gundersen at St Bridget’s, Beckermet
Arnie Gundersen at St Bridget’s, Beckermet
This is My Father's World p. 1
This is My Father's World p. 2
This is My Father's World p. 3
(1901) Maltbie Davenport Babcock
Cumbrian Sheep grazing Marianne Birkby
Cumbrian Sheep Looking by Marianne Birkby

Sheep photos by Cumbrian watchdog Marianne Birkby. More info available here at Radiation Free Lakeland: https://mariannewildart.wordpress.com

Jesus loved the little lambs
Jesus and the lambs, Good Shepherd
But, let’s not forget Jesus’ reaction to corruption
Carl Heinrich Bloch, Jesus Chasing the Money Changers
Carl Heinrich Bloc, Jesus Chasing the Money Changers

Make the 70 Years is Enough Campaign your own
70 Years is Enough Campaign:  Nuclear Energy is Nuclear War Everyday

[1] “Thoughts for Every-day Living from the Spoken and Written Words of Maltie Davenport Babcock“, 1901. https://archive.org/details/thoughtsforever00babc
(Maltie Davenport Babcock pages from the above book. Quotes slightly modified from the same book to be more gender neutral to better recall that God has aspects of mother and father, and so as not to confuse non-Christian readers. Recall what Jesus said in Matt. 23: 34: “…how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her own brood under her wings, and ye would not…

[2] Psalms slightly modified from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_My_Father%27s_World
“He” is replaced by “God” and “mine” is replaced by “God’s”