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What if nature produces more hazardous waste than 7 billion humans

Radioactive Waste

What do we humans do with it? We store it. Forever.

Uranium has a half-life of approximately 4.5 billion years. But, let’s look at the effects of cesium spilled into the Pacific Ocean from the storm-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.

“The initial nuclear accident from the Fukushima reactors released several radioactive isotopes, such as iodine-131, cesium-134, and cesium-137. Cesium-137 has a half-life of 30 years and remains in the environment for decades.” –

What will Japanese humans do with all the massive radioactive wastes? Store it. Freeze it. A PBS article on the effects of the Fukushima incident predicts the “Japanese will be wrestling with the cleanup for decades and will spend trillions of yen in the process“.

What will nature do with the nuclear waste released into the ocean? Eat it. Neutralize it.

“Scientists have learned how several bacteria decontaminate water that carries dissolved uranium. One species of bacterium combines the phosphate in the water with the uranium to make uranium phosphate crystals. These crystals are stored harmlessly in the bacterium. Another species uses enzymes to make uranium ore that then settles harmlessly out of the water.” – Creation Moments: GOD’S HAZARDOUS WASTE EXPERTS | Learn more from this informative video of the same title.

Reduction of Uranium(VI) Phosphate during Growth of the Thermophilic Bacterium Thermoterrabacterium ferrireducens.

Ozone Depletion

Do CFCs truly deplete the protective ozone (O3) that naturally protects us against harmful radiation from outer space? Yes.

Do manufactured refrigerants (HCFCs) deplete the ozone layer. Perhaps to some infinitesimally small degree, but there are absolutely no means to directly link manmade substances to the depletion of stratospheric ozone.

There is, however, abundant evidence of a natural cause: naturally occurring CFCs (more specifically HCl) that daily spew tons of the ozone depleting gasses from volcanoes like Mount Erebus on Antarctica and the White Island volcano of New Zeeland.

I’ve published articles on this subject over the years. An understanding of atmospheric circulation, the chemical equator that isolates the northern hemisphere from the southern, and the distribution of human activity (88% of all humans live in the northern hemisphere) will lead you to question: Why is the ozone hole in the southern hemisphere and not the northern?

Compare your experience with a kitchen mixer. Note the tendency of pancake batter to spin out at the center of the beater. This happens to the atmosphere along the equator.

Humans do in fact create a lot of rubbish and all too many care nothing about clean water and a healthy environment, but when it comes to trashing the earth, nothing compares to natural environmental processes.

John White

Rockwall Controls Company, Inc.