People of Wilmington choose your poison: mercury or radiation

Wilmington residents got a good bit of news today. Now they have a choice of dying from mercury pollution from Titan Cement or from radiation poisoning from uranium enrichment. All made possible by Japanese and Greek people corporations!

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has approved construction of a North Carolina plant using classified laser technology to enrich uranium for nuclear reactors. The NRC said Tuesday it has issued a license for the GE-Hitachi Global Nuclear Fuels facility near Wilmington. The company was established in 2007 by General Electric and Tokyo-based Hitachi to serve the global nuclear industry.

Enriching uranium with lasers could make it cheaper to fuel nuclear power plants that generate electricity. Nuclear weapons control advocates worry that allowing companies to use the technology could increase the risk of it falling into the wrong hands.

The "wrong hands" are the least of our worries.

Hat tip to Thurman's Soapbox for the video link.


Don't dig here

Hadn't seen that video from David Crosby, Graham Nash, and James Raymond. It's a classic.


Me loves a good tune with a message.


"...the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be."

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail

So much for NC seafood

I've already nixed Gulf shrimp from my menu, and forget about anything that swims in the ocean near Japan.