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"radioactive cleanup" suggests that we can somehow "get rid" of radioactive contamination -- but we cannot do so

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A central fact about radioactivity is that no one knows how to turn it off. Radioactive materials continue to emit atomic radiation at a rate which cannot be influenced by any of the usual factors... NOTHING can be used to speed, up, slow down, or stop the process of radioactive disintegration from occurring.

Fukushima: The Saskatchewan Connection

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It’s over two and one-half years since the nuclear meltdowns at Fukushima, Japan and the contamination hasn’t stopped. It is getting so serious that the IAEA, the UN’s nuclear body recently recategorized the situation as a nuclear event # 3 on its 7-point scale. Tepco, the company in charge, hasn’t been able to stop the radioactive contamination of groundwater pouring into the Pacific Ocean.

Nova Scotia now national leader in cutting energy waste - by Tim Weis and Leslie Malone

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By Tim Weis, Director, Renewable Energy and Efficiency Policy, Pembina Institute, Leslie Malone

These days, there is no shortage of discussion about energy in Canada, but the conversations and headlines typically focus on controversial projects like pipelines and fracking. Rarely do we talk about success stories that are good for the environment, the economy and energy customers.

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