NH #449: Hemp: Can It Remediate Plutonium? Rocky Flats Project w/Tiffany Hansen

Hemp: A new, natural hope to clean radioactive plutonium contamination out of the environment? New Rocky Flats study reveals promise.

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This Week’s Featured Interviews:

  • Hemp. Does it have a future in the phytoremediation of radioactive sites? Tiffany Hansen, Director of Rocky Flats Downwinders, fills us in on two separate, major studies taking place in that radiologically contaminated Superfund site area near Boulder, Colorado: a health survey to determine the impact on health of living near the former plutonium pit production facility, and a new study on whether hemp can be used to remediate the plutonium-contaminated site.
  • Donna Gilmore of San Onofre Safety gives us an update on the leftovers from that nuclear reactor site, and the latest lies of omission by the folks burying dirty bombs on the beach of southern California, er, rushing to store multiple Chernobylsworth of highly radioactive spent fuel rod waste in 5/8″ thin substandard canisters next to the ocean in an earthquake/tsunami zone. 

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

LOL. Fukushima Prefecture issues a blanket assurance that everything is A-OK for the Olympic torch run and there are no radiation problems, so don’t worry your pretty little head about it, Missy! Right – like any sane person is going to actually believe them?

Radioactive Tokyo 2020 Olympics Update:

Coronavirus versus Olympics – International Olympics Committee’s best-laid plans and Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s lies about Fukushima and billions of dollars already spent on facilities and Dentsu Public Relations pushing to normalize the perception of Fukushima in order to force former residents to live in the highly radioactive zone vs. a virus. Any bets as to who’s going to win?