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Re: medical waste-to-energy compliments of the DOE
The Department of Energy is full of good ideas. Look at
The DOE has actually *contracted* with a company
to RECYCLE the radioactive metals from the gaseous
diffusion reactor at Oak Ridge, heavily contaminated
with U-238, into the U.S. metal waste stream. Be ready
for radioactive stainless steel dinnerware. The OCAW
has intervened with worker safety concerns, but they
will probably be blown off by the courts. I've started
a write-in campaign among computer professionals
to stop this madness, because it will also threaten
the manufacture and use of computers, embedded
microprocessors, etc., which cannot tolerate radioactivity.
From: Susan K. Snow <email@example.com>
To: Multiple recipients of list <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 1997 1:25 AM
Subject: medical waste-to-energy compliments of the DOE
>Found this while surfing for infectious wastes. This is yet another
>potential source of dioxin and other health damaging chemicals that are
>contaminating food sources everywhere and it's supporting by the U.S.
>Department of Energy, no less.
>The title reads: ADVANCED COAL TECHNOLOGY OFFERS SOLUTIONS FOR GROWING
>MEDICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT CRISIS AT U.S. HOSPITALS
>**This project caps research begun six years ago by DOE's Office of
>Fossil Energy. In 1990 DOE commissioned Penn State University to explore
>the feasibility of the using of fluidized bed combustors to destroy
>hospital waste. Donlee Technologies Inc. conducted pilot tests in 1991
>using simulated noninfectious waste at its test facility in York,
>Pennsylvania. The tests convinced researchers that fluidized bed
>combustion is ideal for meeting the requirements of the health care
>industry,** the article alleges.
>Gee, medical waste-to-energy, compliments of Congress and the White
>House at taxpayers expense.
>Should I be surprised?