"No trace of the other #radioactive products (e.g. #caesium) found in the event of a #nuclear accident. Most likely source of detected #Iodine a plant for the production of #radioactive elements for medical use"
Concerns about a potential, and so far unsubstantiated, nuclear "incident", reportedly in the vicinity of the Arctic circle, spread in the past week after trace amounts of radioactive Iodine-131 of unknown origin were detected in January over large areas in Europe according to a report by a French nuclear watchdog.
"Finland’s basic income experiment is unworkable, uneconomical and ultimately useless. We think it takes social policy in the wrong direction [and is] impossibly expensive, since it would increase the government deficit by about 5 percent."
The Netherlands’ electrified railways continue to be powered dominantly by fossil fuel electricity.The 'Harried Dutch commuters' who are 'travelling on one of the most environmentally friendly rail networks in the whole of Europe, if not the world' are being sold a bill of goods.
The “Wind and Solar Will Save Us” story is based on a long list of misunderstandings and apples to oranges comparisons. Somehow, people seem to believe that our economy of 7.5 billion people can get along with a very short list of energy supplies. Unfortunately, a transition to such a short list of fuels can’t really work.
As has always been the case, it is necessary to create wealth before it is possible to redistribute it, and policies that encourage movement toward less productive types of work will fail to produce the wealth that government planners would like to spread around.
Even for those who want states to provide certain amenities, many modern states are far, far greater in size and scope that what is even necessary to provide those amenities in the first place. Unfortunately, the primary effect of bigness in these states is to enhance the power of the state and limit the ability of citizens to escape the state's taxes and impoverishing regulations.