while NGOs such as Friends of the Lake District fret about the impact of the proposed Pylons from Moorside, the accumulating radionuclides from existing nuclear installations impacts on Polar bears ….and all life on Earth.
US Fisheries and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
“polar bears and every other living thing are all part of Earth’s living system. If that system changes so that it is no longer friendly to polar bears, then it may not be friendly to many other species, including humans. So we need to look at the polar bears’ problems as a warning for ourselves.” http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/projects/wherepolarbears.pdf
The US Fisheries and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has a draft Polar Bear Conservation plan. There are only an estimated 22 to 25 thousand polar bears alive, worldwide, compared to 7.3 billion people. While the plan discusses some other toxins found in arctic water, it fails to discuss the impact of radionuclides on polar bears, even though radionuclides are present in the arctic (see below), and continue to accumulate from routine and accidental releases from nuclear reactors, nuclear fuel reprocessing facilities, etc. Radionuclides are…
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