Greenpeace are lying toads, aren’t they?

Economic crises convulsing Russia, Ukraine and Belarus mean testing in areas contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster has been cut or restricted Greenpeace said, and people continue to eat and drink foods with dangerously high radiation levels.

Whether they’re dangerously high levels seems to depend upon the effect they have upon the humans that eat the forest mushrooms etc. And, given that they’re not all keeling over and glowing in the dark, maybe they’re simply not dangerously high levels?

No, let’s not go all the way to hormesis, let’s just stick with logic. Yes, we have Greenpeace et al shouting that certain levels of radioactive material in the environment is highly dangerous. We have Greenpeace shouting that those levels are in said environment, this is highly dangerous. But we’ve the actual evidence of the people living in that environment which indicates that it’s not highly dangerous.

Logically thus we should be re-examining our initial assumption about what is a highly dangerous level of radiation in the environment. That being the one thing Greenpeace will never do of course.

12 thoughts on “Greenpeace are lying toads, aren’t they?”

  1. If you think they are cynical about nuclear, google “Chernobyl Heart”. Ms Roche ranks just below St Bono in the pantheon of new Irish saints, and each summer we are treated to the Irish media fawning over her as she brings in another crop of children who are still “suffering” the radiative legacy ™ of Chernobyl.

  2. The Ukrainian governement may not have the means to continue the tests (and have bigger worries on their mind now), but Greenpease does. They could do the tests instead.

  3. I don’t get Greenpeace…
    If there’s one place where there is a showcase of how well Mother Nature can recover after a decidedly nasty worst-case-scenario nuclear accident it’s the exclusion zone around Chernobil.

    Oh wait.. the area refuses to be a barren wasteland devoid of all life, and they’re having more and more trouble finding spots that look like it…

  4. So Much For Subtlety

    In other idiotic Greeny c*ntery, Zimbabwe is having to cull lions because no one is willing to pay to shoot them anymore.

    Good one.

    In other other Green idiocy, the NOAA radiosonde data – exempt from the urban island heat effect, now shows no warming for 58 years. And they try to lie about it:

  5. Bloke inside the M25

    Yup radiation contamination is a really serious problem. Seventy years after having atomic bombs dropped on them with no thought about the environmental after effects both Nagasaki and Hiroshima are still huge glowing holes in the ground.
    Oh wait…

  6. ‘testing in areas contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster has been cut’

    Uhh . . . wouldn’t the last readings be sufficient? If it was radioactive, it prolly still is.

  7. Gamecock: the last three readings will be enough. Will give you current radiation level and rate of decline, which you can then project into the future. Eg, 20, 10, 5, future readings will be 2.5, 1.25, 0.625, etc.

  8. Surreptitious Evil

    Only if there is a massively dominating single isotope causing the contamination. And none of that contamination gets moved by any process.

  9. Bloke in Costa Rica

    Most radiologically significant isotope is always Caesium 137. Its hydroxides are water soluble, it has a half-life that’s long on human scales but short on geological scales (30 years) and it’s a gamma emitter. Strontium 90 is a bit of a nuisance as it is similar enough to calcium to get deposited in bone where it can do you a mischief. The other baddies have either all gone by now or are of very low yield, including Iodine 129 and the actinide activation products.

  10. Shooting Cecil, his cousin and his neighbours is perfectly fine as the shooters are black Africans, not white Americans.

    Who weeps for Cecil now? Not the retarded swamp of Twitter, that’s for sure.

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