Yesterday on twitter some well meaning person posted comments and later an article comparing Los Alamos to Fukashima. To me this was tastless since it was posted in front of people from Los Alamos who had evacuated and probably were wondering about their future. Not everyone who lives up there even works at the Lab.
Then i heard the news conference referred to in the above article. The lab director and his underling both kept repeating how there was zero chance of anything negative happening. The underling sounded angry and very condescending.
There was no secret about the existence of the barrels. I have been aware of this for years. Like the director I couldn't tell you how many or exactly what was in them except that it probably contained some form of plutonium.
It is frustrating as a citizen to see this human and health issue used by both sides as a political football. It seems like all either side wants to to is score points. Do the Concerned Citizens care about me or you? I doubit it. But neither does the lab. So where does this leave the average person? Well, this is just how poltiics are play out these days. So I tell myself, "get over it and move on."
Woud you care to talk about this more? I'd like to get a citizen's perspective of what's happening. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 505-988-5541 ext.218. Thanks,
Joey Peters, SF Reporter staff writer