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Tritiated Drinking Water
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Is Radioactive Hydrogen in Drinking Water a Cancer Threat? http://www.scientificamerican.com/articl...er-threat/

Read with critical eye. Is Scientific American free of nuclear bias?
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Tritium is not considered very harmful to humans unless they drink tritiated water. The effects on aquatic species are profound. Many studies were done in the seventies to see how much could be released without killing all the fish in the ultimate heatsink.

http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/se...DOCNO+6467

Half way thru the report see the studies done on AQUATIC SPECIES

"tritium produced measureable, dose dependent, and irreversible suppression of immune capacity in affected fish."

"It appeared that there was no threshold or significant dose-rate effect for either beta or gamma rays on germ cell survival, and that tritium beta rays were more effective than cesium-137 gamma rays in germ cell killing."

"Barnacle embryos were reared in millipore cytology monitors containing approximate tritiated water (HTO) concentrations of background plus 0, 10-5, 10-4, 10-3, 10-2, 10-1, and 100 uCi/mL. After 32 days the cultures were fixed and the numbers of larvae counted. A "molting index," the percentage of larvae that molted at least once, was used to evaluate the effects of HTO on normal development. Effects were observed at concentrations as low as 7×10-6 uCi/mL, and were exponentially related to HTO concentration."

Tritium is hard to measure making it easier to coverup. They started in the 70's when anglers weren't catching fish downstream from NPP's. They had to dial tritium releases way down to keep enough fish in rivers to satisfy anglers demands. They know exactly how devastating tritium is to marine life. Atmospheric tritium ends up in the ocean. Its not really that safe for humans.  

http://www.nirs.org/factsheets/tritiumbasicinfo.pdf

"First, as an isotope of hydrogen (the cell’s most ubiquitous element), tritium can be incorporated into essentially all portions of the living machinery; and it is not innocuous — deaths have occurred in industry from occupational overexposure. R. Lowry Dobson, MD, PhD. (1979)"

Tritium hailstones
http://benzaiten.dyndns.org/roller/ugya/...-hailstorm
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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