World Water Day: Nuclear Power Contaminates Drinking Water with Long-Lived Lethal Radioactive Materials

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With an ever-growing world population, how can we afford to let water resources be destroyed by radioactive materials, which remain deadly for decades, centuries and even millions of years?
Water is of major importance to all living things; in some organisms, up to 90% of their body weight comes from water. Up to 60% of the human adult body is water“. http://water.usgs.gov/edu/propertyyou.html
Waterford nuclear on the miss facing
Waterford Nuclear Reactor on the Mississippi: New Orleans and some smaller communities get their drinking water from the Mississippi River.

A typical 1000-megawatt pressurized-water reactor (with a cooling tower) takes in 20,000 gallons of river, lake or ocean water per minute for cooling, circulates it through a 50-mile maze of pipes, returns 5,000 gallons per MINUTE to the same body of water, and releases the remainder to the atmosphere as vapor. A 1000-megawatt reactor without a cooling tower takes in even more water–as much as…

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