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May. 24 2010 - 10:55 pm | 99 views | 0 recommendations | 2 comments

GOP Candidate Arthur Robinson: Dump Oil and Nuclear Waste at Sea

Here’s more data on the extreme views of Arthur Robinson, the GOP mutant candidate for Oregon’s 4th Congressional District, who says we really ought to Dump Oil and Nuclear Waste at Sea.

The oceans are starved for it.

“Wastes dumped into the deep ocean will soon reach the bottom, where they are less hazardous than nearly any other place on Earth. Most materials will remain there: marine organisms are rare in the deep ocean, food chains are long, and few materials will be carried back to mankind. And that is what waste disposal is all about…

…The oil companies’ reckless greed, we are told, has devastated the oceans with their oil spills.

Baloney.”

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“As for oil spills in the open and deep ocean, they amount to far less than natural seeps and river runoff, and any unbiased oceanographer will confirm that they are a boon to marine life, inflicting damage mainly on the oil and shipping companies. For crude oil is a natural, organic, biodegradable product of the earth’s ancient plant and animal life, and it is this type of hydrocarbon that marine life in the open and deep ocean is starved for.”


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    I obviously prefer storing it in rock in an area that’s never going to have an earthquake in the next few thousand years, but I don’t know necessarily that this would be a bad idea. I’d guess that the radioactivity reaching the surface from well contained waste on the sea floor would be less than natural radioactivity. Could very well be wrong, but there’s no reason to dismiss it out of hand. On the other hand, deep water oil might not be too bad assuming its quite a bit less than a few million gallons.

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    Why that’s absolutely brilliant. Speaking of waste disposal, here’s a suggestion; let’s fire this guy out of a cannon into the sun.

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