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Honey, Why Does This Fish Have Two Heads?

Just putting the fish on the BBQ!

OK people no need to panic but WTF, more friggin radioactive fish have been found in the Connecticut River. No seriously, all’s good except for the traces of strontium-90 (a radioactive isotope linked to leukemia and other cancers), found in the fish after testing. But on a brighter note Vermont Department of Health are reassuring everyone that the isotope is no way linked to the nuclear power plant which uses the river water to run through its condenser. Phew, that’s a relief! In a prepared statement the Health Department said “Concentrations of Sr-90 detected in the inedible portions of these fish are in the range of what would be expected as a result of fallout from nuclear weapons testing in the 1950s, and the Chernobyl release in 1986,” Sheez, might want to panic just a little!!

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What’s a bit of Tritium With Your Chinese Fluoride?

Anyone want a glass of water?

OK, no need to panic people, but could the residents of Vernon please report any unusual sightings of animals, with say, three heads! Oh yeah and while we are on the subject of Vernon, officials of their nuclear power plant say they have finally stopped the radioactive substance, tritium, leaking into the groundwater. Never you mind, they say there is absolutely no detectable levels of the radioactive stuff in the Connecticut River or the drinking water wells (yet) despite two leaky pipes causing the tritium to seep into the soil and groundwater. Oh deary me, the big old scare was caused by a clogged drain.

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