Polar Bear Plan Must Include Impact of Radionuclides – Comment Deadline Sat. 19 Sept. 1159 pm ET (DC-NY) US Fisheries Wildlife Service

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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
USFWS Polar Bear Plan Cover http://www.fws.gov/alaska/PDFs/PBRT%20Recovery%20Plan%20Book.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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