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Obama was bad; Trump is worse. For every bad in life, there can be a worse.
Find out how close you are to a US nuclear reactor, here: http://action.psr.org/documents/map/index.html
You may get an unpleasant surprise. Even when they are shutdown, nuclear waste is staying on site.
“Senator Markey Blasts Weak New NRC Post-Fukushima Nuclear Safety Rule Thursday, January 24, 2019
Washington (January 24, 2019) – Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Environment and Public Works Committee and leading Congressional voice on nuclear safety, released the following statement after the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) today approved a weakened version of a rule designed to protect America’s nuclear power plants against earthquakes and other natural disasters like the tsunami that triggered the meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in Japan in March 2011.
“When it comes to turning the realities of the Fukushima nuclear disaster into regulations, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been an abject failure for nearly seven years,” said Senator Markey.
“This latest decision worsens the dangerous status quo. This draft rule does even less than the current one and fails to deliver on the promise by the NRC to take action to ensure what happened in Fukushima would not happen here.
The NRC has decided not to enact and not to enforce standards that many operators have already voluntarily adopted. It is unacceptable that this abdication of duty has taken place, and especially without allowing the public to weigh in on this vastly different final rule.
“Instead of learning the lessons of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, we are ignoring them and imperiling the safety of Americans who live near nuclear reactors. I intend to fully investigate this newly affirmed rule and hold the Commission accountable.”
Since 2011, Senator Markey has written to the NRC for more information on the implications for America’s domestic nuclear industry. He has repeatedly urged the NRC to consider specific domestic policies to ensure increased nuclear safety and introduced legislation to require their implementation.
He also queried the Food and Drug Administration on how the agency ensures that contaminated radioactive food or other agricultural products are prevented from entering the domestic food supply.” https://www.markey.senate.gov/news/press-releases/senator-markey-blasts-weak-new-nrc-post-fukushima-nuclear-safety-rule
There’s almost nothing done to prevent radioactive food from entering the food chain. The US has the worst standard in the world. This extermination protocol was run through in 1998 while everyone was pre-occupied with Clinton’s pending impeachment and while there was an acting FDA head, after the FDA head quit: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/us-radionuclides-in-imported-foods-levels-of-concern/
The post Chernobyl standard was already dangerous enough and implemented under Bush Sr and an FDA head appointed by Reagan. It was so that Ukraine could more easily sell its contaminated food and enter into the international marketplace – thus spreading Chernobyl cancer around the world in the name of free enterprise. The 1998 one is worse. Meanwhile, Japan has one of the best standards, so it is a no-brainer where the contaminated food is going. Plus, much of US food is grown on the west coast, which was and is impacted by Fukushima.