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Re: Chernobyl Study: 30 Years After Blast, Trees Are Barely Decomposed
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2014, 03:23:47 AM »
Let me see.

Radiation kills living organisms (except cockroaches)
Living organisms eat dead ones, causing decay.
Without living organisms, the only decay is weathering.
Weathering is really slow. The pyramids are still there, and they get sandblasted every so often.


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Re: Chernobyl Study: 30 Years After Blast, Trees Are Barely Decomposed
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2014, 04:59:38 AM »
Let me see.

Radiation kills living organisms (except cockroaches)
Living organisms eat dead ones, causing decay.
Without living organisms, the only decay is weathering.
Weathering is really slow. The pyramids are still there, and they get sandblasted every so often.


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Its a legitimate study especially trees being exposed for long term radiation. They also want to know whether a forest fire will release radiation into the atmosphere. At Bikini Atoll and at Christmas Island  there are trees that are constantly monitored for radiation by the DOE

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/apr/26/chernobyl-radioactive-fires-global-danger
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Re: Chernobyl Study: 30 Years After Blast, Trees Are Barely Decomposed
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2014, 09:23:43 AM »
The trees have a nice "glow" though. :silly:
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Re: Chernobyl Study: 30 Years After Blast, Trees Are Barely Decomposed
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2014, 09:27:24 AM »
The trees have a nice "glow" though. :silly:
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Re: Chernobyl Study: 30 Years After Blast, Trees Are Barely Decomposed
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2014, 04:38:59 PM »
Radiation produces botox in trees? Nancy Pelosi and Lurch may now pull out all the stops to save Ukraine from the Russkies.
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Re: Chernobyl Study: 30 Years After Blast, Trees Are Barely Decomposed
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2014, 04:50:45 PM »
Its a legitimate study especially trees being exposed for long term radiation. They also want to know whether a forest fire will release radiation into the atmosphere. At Bikini Atoll and at Christmas Island  there are trees that are constantly monitored for radiation by the DOE

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/apr/26/chernobyl-radioactive-fires-global-danger

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I'm in favor of blue sky research - there is still so much we simply don't know, and "burn the forest and see" is not a viable option in this study. While it would give answers fast, it is sort of permanent and irreversible.
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Re: Chernobyl Study: 30 Years After Blast, Trees Are Barely Decomposed
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2014, 01:15:38 AM »
There has been reports of mutant butterflies and other fauna around the Fukushima plant. I know at DOE sites they plant gardens to see if there is any radiation in fruits and vegetables. They also check whether these fruits and vegetables are editable to human beings.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/attack-mutant-butterflies-radiation-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-leading-abnormalities-study-article-1.1136343
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Re: Chernobyl Study: 30 Years After Blast, Trees Are Barely Decomposed
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2014, 10:28:47 AM »
There has been reports of mutant butterflies and other fauna around the Fukushima plant. I know at DOE sites they plant gardens to see if there is any radiation in fruits and vegetables. They also check whether these fruits and vegetables are editable to human beings.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/attack-mutant-butterflies-radiation-fukushima-nuclear-disaster-leading-abnormalities-study-article-1.1136343

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