Radioactive Zippers Coming Your Way

From Cephas Ministry’s “International Social Pulse – March 2013”:http://www.cephasministry.com/news_pulse_3.2013.html

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SCRAP-METAL PLAN PROVES RADIOACTIVE
BY JOHN R. EMSHWILLER
The Department of Energy is proposing to allow the sale of tons of scrap metal from government nuclear sites—an attempt to reduce waste that critics say could lead to radiation-tainted belt buckles, surgical implants and other consumer products. The department, in a document released last month, said the recycling proposal is in line with its policy of “reusing materials whenever possible.”
[Email source: WILL THE ZIPPER ON YOUR NEW PANTS BE RADIOACTIVE?

The approximately 14,000 tons of metal under review for possible initial release is only a fraction of the tens of millions of tons of metal recycled annually, it said. Smaller amounts could be eligible for release in future years.
US Dept of Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, plans to dump 14,000 tons of radioactive scrap metal into the marketplace for use in the manufacturing of consumer products, such as zippers, belt buckles, eyeglass frames, jewelry, watches, silverware, toys, pet bowls and leashes. This action is being fast-tracked, with little regard for public comment. endofemail message]
News Source:http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323783704578246051395941028.html

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