Friday, January 18, 2008

The California Nuclear Moratorium and Breast Cancer Treatment

Over at Pajamas Media, Dr. Linda Halderman writes about the connection.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice try, but isotopes and other radioactive products for medical treatment are not produced in commercial power reactors.

Anonymous said...

General Atomics wanted to build a medical isotope production reactor in San Diego circa 1996.

Their efforts were stopped at the planning stage by California's ban on new nuclear reactors, whether commercial power, research or isotope production.

Brookhaven National Labs (northern Long Island) also could have produced the isotopes, but their isotope production reactors were shut down to mollify anti-nukes by the Clinton Administration.

-Matthew B

Anonymous said...

I had a business proposal for a private medical isotope production reactor and separation facility shot down by local anti-nuclear opposition. It was to be sited at a DOE site undergoing decomissioning and "redevelopment". It would have employed scores of highly skilled individuals with high-paying jobs, supplying products that are vital to the national health care system, and literally save thousands of lives each year. But that didn't take precedence over anti-nuclear hysteria.