New funding expands harmful algal bloom research in Kodiak waters
Photo by Julie Matweyou/Alaska Sea Grant.
The Kodiak region of Alaska has had a long-standing problem with paralytic shellfish poisoning, the dominant harmful algal bloom (HAB) concern in Alaska. A new five-year research partnership led by...
#algal #bloom #toxic #psp #poisoning #kodiak #island #paralytic
That one little boycott comment reveals so much.
The problem isn't that #Musk's new direction for the company is taking it away from everything "brand safety".
Let’s Not Coat Our #Roads in #Toxic #Wastewater. Apparently this needs to be said.
This can't be a thing anyone's actually considering, right? Right? Drilling for #oil and #gas produces a lot of wastewater. There’s tons of the stuff just sitting around, too toxic to release back into the environment; so... Just dump it onto roads in #winter to stop #snow from sticking. Except that #drilling wastewater poisons cattle, and you go, why are we even talking about this?
We can't afford to buy a #car until the old one is beyond repair. Affordable #electricvehicles & the extra for a #car #chargingpoint aren't available. Choice is for the wealthy.
It's not the only issue though. #Electricity for them isn't green & batteries are #toxic & exploiting miners in #DevelopingCoutries. Are we being pushed out of the #climate frying pan & into a #pollution fire? There are solutions but #Governments need to fund them not #oil & #gas production.
»#Instagram’s Algorithm Delivers #Toxic Video Mix to Adults Who Follow #Children: Content served included risqué footage of kids, overtly sexual adult videos and ads from major brands.« https://www.wsj.com/tech/meta-instagram-video-algorithm-children-adult-sexual-content-72874155?eicker.news #tech #media
By David Boraks
November 12, 2022
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - “As world leaders meet for another climate summit in Egypt, the U.S. is pushing to mine more lithium for electric vehicle batteries at home. #EVs will help cut pollution from transportation, the nation's largest source of #GreenhouseGas emissions that cause global warming. But there's a tradeoff, as residents have learned near #CharlotteNC, where a big #OpenPit mine is proposed.
“A company called #PiedmontLithium wants to build a mine and processing operation on 1,500 acres in northern Gaston County, about 30 miles west of Charlotte.
“Emily Winter, a community relations coordinator and geologist for Piedmont, leads the way to a large rock outcrop near what someday might be the mine's South Pit.
“'So within this rock, it contains spodumene, the mineral. And that mineral spodumene contains lithium that we can convert to lithium hydroxide that then goes into batteries,' Winter explains.
“Lithium deposits run through the county in a mile-wide north-south band, known as the Carolina #Tin-#Spodumene Belt. For decades in the 20th century, mines here supplied most of the world's lithium, until cheaper sources were found in #SouthAmerica and #Australia. Now the element is in high demand for electric vehicle #batteries, and #investors see an opportunity.
“'There is very little production of lithium raw materials, or any battery raw materials, in the US. The potential's there, but it'll take time to bring it online,' says Piedmont Lithium CEO Keith Phillips.
“When Piedmont Lithium dedicated its new headquarters in the nearby town of Belmont this summer, U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis was there. The North Carolina Republican said the U.S. needs its own sources of lithium and lithium processing to counter #China.
“'The Chinese have a stated strategy of being the world's economic and military superpower by 2050. And they don't intend to do that through a great war. They intend to do it by putting their tentacles around the globe, economically,' Tillis said. 'They intend to make sure that the western world is dependent upon them for lithium, for tantalum, for #RareEarthMinerals, so that they can literally beat us by never firing a shot.'
“Tillis said that's why he supports Piedmont Lithium's efforts to open a new mine - as long as it's done in an #EnvironmentallyResponsible way. But that's the catch.
“Piedmont's plans call for four open-pit mines 500 feet deep. That means demolishing houses, digging up #farm #fields and #woods, and disrupting #streams. Some neighbors have sold their land to the company. But others whose property borders the site aren't happy.
“Locke Bell owns 120 acres backing up to the planned South Pit. 'Relative to the proposed mine, I have 4,160 feet of common boundary,' he says.
“Bell is a former district attorney and has been following Piedmont's plans since 2017, when the company approached him about mining on his land. He declined the offer after seeing a detailed map of the proposed mine.
“'Suddenly, I saw these massive mines - open pits... We have enough of that around here that's #toxic already,'' he says.
“He's talking about old lithium mines nearby that closed in the 1980s and 1990s and are now contaminated with arsenic, which occurs naturally in the area's soil and rocks.
“A few miles away on the other side of the mine site, Warren Snowdon has similar concerns. His family's old farm is just across a stream, about 600 yards, from the planned #EastPit. He's helping to lead an opposition group called #StopPiedmontLithium.
“'Our issue is on every front: It's water. It's air. It's light pollution. It's noise. It's traffic. Get us a solar farm. Get us a wind farm,' says Snowdon, who is quick to say he's not opposed to the country's transition to #renewable energy.
“State and local officials still must approve the mine
“Piedmont Lithium still needs key approvals, including state air and mining permits. Both are delayed while the company responds to requests for more information from North Carolina agencies. Piedmont also faces local political opposition.
“Chad Brown chairs the Gaston County Commission, which will have to approve a rezoning for the mine.
“'With the information I have right now, I probably would not call for a vote on this,' Brown says. 'I would have to have tons of more information just for the environmental side, and as far as #AirQuality, #WaterQuality, different things like that.'
“Last year, the commission adopted a 60-day moratorium so it could update its zoning rules to allow a mine. The ordinance has some teeth - it limits blasting and truck traffic, Brown says. But he's not sure Piedmont will be able to get the electricity and water it needs for mining and processing.
“Asked if he thinks the mining project will happen, he says, 'I think right now, you're still at 50-50, just for the simple fact of it's a long way out.'
“Still, Piedmont Lithium's CEO Keith Phillips is optimistic.
“'So the permitting process is more involved, and it will take longer. And our plan, our hope, is that we'll be in production in Carolina in 2026, and will be fully permitted and approved and funded sometime in 2024,' he says.
“While it pursues that goal, the company has a backup plan: It's building a processing plant in #Tennessee with help from a $141.7 million federal grant. And it's counting on mines in #Quebec and #Ghana to supply lithium ore.
“Piedmont's North Carolina neighbors are rooting for that backup plan instead of the open-pit lithium mine in their community."
After Musk took over, and particularly after demise of Pac 12, post about celebrating demise of Beavers and Cougars (yes, some fans are celebrating that these two are left out, and those are casual fans that really doesn’t know jack shit about college sports in details. Absolutely disgusting and toxic unsportsmanlike behavior) are front and center, because Musk took away the algorithm that worked before and put his own that puts brainless fans at front and center.
GRAND CANYON URANIUM MINING
"The public lands surrounding #GrandCanyon National Park contain high concentrations of uranium ore. Mining bores deep into vertical rock formations called 'breccia pipes,' making #uranium soluble to #groundwater and risking pollution to Grand Canyon’s biologically rich springs. They then leave most of the removed material in #tailing piles that contribute to #water and #air #pollution.
"Because #UraniumMining is not consistently profitable, these mining operations are often abandoned for decades at a time — without any oversight or continued maintenance of the work area.
"Large drilling sites, tailing piles and mines are often left open to the forces of nature — leading to leaks into #groundwater, dispersal of #airborne uranium pollution and #dust, and unsafe conditions for recreational visitors to public lands. And if and when these old mines are cleaned up, the cost burden usually falls on the American public.
"Even more disconcerting is the #toxic legacy left on public lands and sacred #AmericanIndian sites. Iconic landscapes have been marred, and sources of drinking water remain polluted. Manmade ponds containing uranium-contaminated water are left uncovered and used by native #birds and other #wildlife. These mines affect #abitat for more than 100 sensitive species, including #muledeer, #mountainlions, imperiled #Californiacondors and highly endangered native #fish.
"The Center for Biological Diversity opposes all uranium mining near Grand Canyon. Over the past decade, we have worked through the courts, through Congress, with the president and in the media to prevent new uranium mining and force the closure and cleanup of old uranium mining sites. To date we have been successful in securing and defending a ban on new uranium mining claims for 20 years on the doorstep to Grand Canyon National Park and have pushed back the reopening of old uranium mines through aggressive litigation.
Our work continues today.
"We've submitted a legal petition to the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management asking them to update old uranium-mining regulations that don't adequately protect #PublicLands, tribal communities and human health.
"We're supporting a campaign to designate a monument that would permanently ban new uranium mining on 1.7 million acres of land that contain the sacred sites of many American Indian tribes, habitat for endemic and endangered species, and tributaries of the #ColoradoRiver.
"And we're fighting existing uranium mines, and the efforts of the mining industry to roll back existing protections, in federal court."
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Conservatives #Fascism #RepublicanParty #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #AntiSemitism #Islamaphobia #Xenophobia #Homophobia #Transphobia #ThePartyOfHate
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This NAZI Influencer CLUSTER through Red Ice TV on X Twitter is conducting recruitment and indoctrination on the platform- including promoting sending children to private NAZI schools. They all have Blue check marks from X. If al-Qaida did this, I wonder if it would be X Twitter tolerated. X Twitter is still OK with enabling and promoting Neo NAZI extremism and terrorism.
HIGH-OCTANE SCIENCE-FICTION HORROR SET IN THE WORLD OF JOHN CARPENTER’S “TOXIC COMMANDO”
Dark Horse Comics presents a prequel to the highly anticipated video game featuring zombified monsters and a whole lot of ammunition
Dark Horse Comics partners with Saber Interactive to present John Carpenter’s Toxic Commando:...
#john carpenter #comics #horror #dark horse #toxic commando
Canada says it can fight climate change and be major oil nation. Massive fires may force a reckoning
#FDIC hired a big law firm to look into #harassment #discrimination #allegations at #bankingregulator [#regulatory sector problems longstanding]. Move came hrs aftr WSJ published investigation found longtime #toxic atmosphere prompted women to quit the agency - according to interviews w FDIC employees, legal filings, union grievances, EEOC complaints, emails, SMS, internal documents. All of the accused men remained employed at the agency. [oh so shocked/not] Free read https://www.wsj.com/us-news/fdic-toxic-atmosphere-strip-clubs-lewd-photos-boozy-hotel-12c89da7?st=6bfc1ww71qixe0w&mod=djemwhatsnews
There are a decent number of great stories in the #Bible that could be turned into good games. The exodus of the Israelites from Egypt could be a good game, as is the story of David and Goliath. But it would be ruined by #religious fanatics. Just like a #toxic #fanbase found in Undertale, CoD, Minecraft, and the like, a good religious game would be ruined by the fanatics (provided it could be developed at all). #GameDev #Religion
My cartoon in today's @sundaystartimes @thepostnz https://www.thepost.co.nz/nz-news/350109077/cartoon-november-12
It's #BirdOfTheYear again and the alarm is sounding. The German climate diplomat said there's no room for new oil or gas exploration. Yet we know old Luxo has said he will allow new permits on his campaign trail...
The #TrevorProject, an #LGBTQ youth suicide prevention group, leaves the #toxic #SocialMedia #Hellsite #X (#Twitter), citing an increase in '#hate & #vitriol'. With nearly 350,000 #followers, they report regular #victimization of #LGBTQ #youth on the #platform
PFAS & The Chemistry of Concealment - Weak U.S. regulations have allowed multi-billion dollar chemical corporations to hide the dangers of toxic compounds like PFAS.
Food & Water Watch report
America’s #Radioactive #Secret
Oil-and-gas wells produce nearly a trillion gallons of #toxic waste a year. An investigation shows how it could be making workers sick and contaminating communities across America
Scientists have found a ‘sleeping giant’ of environmental problems: Earth is getting saltier
#Salt used to de-ice roads is the single biggest source of salt in the U.S.
By Kasha Patel
October 31, 2023
"Human activities are making the globe saltier, specifically in our soils, fresh water and air, according to a study released Tuesday in the journal Nature Reviews Earth & Environment.
"The excess salt has already caused serious issues in freshwater supplies in recent decades. Saltier water led to brown tap water for months in Montgomery County, #Maryland. It also played a part in creating the #toxic lead-laden water in #FlintMichigan.
"Salt pollution isn’t some flashy threat to our existence — like, say, a meteor hitting Earth — but the issue is gravely overlooked and is a 'sleeping giant,' said Sujay Kaushal, lead author of the study. He said it might be the 'most boring but contemporary problem that we have.'
"Most people think of salt as the white specks we put in our food or the salt in oceans, chemically known as sodium chloride (NaCl). That sodium salt can also be found in detergents, other household products and more, but there are many different salts, including calcium, magnesium and other ions used in additional products — and they’re all increasing in places where they don’t normally occur.
"Over the past 50 years, salt ions have increased in #streams and #rivers as people have begun using and producing more salts, the study says. The team found that across the globe, about 2.5 billion acres of soil — an area about the size of the United States — have become saltier. Salt lakes are also drying up and sending saline dust into the air.
“'We use water for everything from growing crops to drinking to industrial processes to heating and cooling,' said Kaushal, a geologist at the University of Maryland. 'But when you have salt in the water, it affects all of those things … and it’s increasing.'"
Former #DeputyCabinetSecretary tells #CovidInquiry she was disappointed #BorisJohnson did not stop such language'
Father #JARobinsonBrown wrote an #openletter on Saturday which he shared on the #Toxic #Socialmedia #Hellsite #X, (#Twitter), calling for the Church of England “not to #judge or to #exclude, but to #love” ahead of the #GeneralSynod in November
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #UK #Spirituality #Religion #Hate #Bigotry #Homophobia #Transphobia #EmptyThePews #BlackMastodon
Sad that people on Mastodon, such as @SirCandinavian go around telling people to "KILL THEMSELVES".
I really hope others can and will report this user for their comments.
I hope this isn't the type of users that @adam allows on their instance.
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Instead they create redundant work that noone cares and that only.pulls resources from improving mainlike #Linux.
Or does anyone use #Devuan in any business-critical application?
OK wow this came together fast! Started it this morning and just couldn't stop!
I've always wanted to #remix this track, and what better reason than to celebrate 1000 of you lovely people joining me on this Mastodon adventure 💜
#Women #Transgender #LGBTQ #LGBTQIA #Conservatives #Extremism #Fascism #Grooming #RepublicanParty #Religion #Hate #Bigotry #Violence #Genocide #Discrimination #Transphobia #EmptyThePews #ThePartyOfHate
Behind a humble chain link fence lies a tapestry of forgotten wonders. Elegant, rusty cans and barrels stand timelessly, whispering tales of ages past. チェーンリンクフェンス越しの狭間には、忘れられた驚異のテープストリーが広がっている。時を超えて堂々と立つエレガントな錆びた缶やバレルは、過去の時代の物語をささやいている。彼らは謙虚な燃料ジャグ、堅実な四角い丸太、そして神秘的な化学薬品を保持するタブに囲まれている。まさに、名古屋の中心部での予期しない繊細な魅力のバレエ。🏮
#streetphotography #streetphotographyjapan #griiix #ricoh_gr #aichi #nagoya #japan #rusty #toxic
"We do not believe that the #Kearl leak was an isolated incident, and we do not believe the regulator would inform the public if another incident occurred," https://www.villagereport.ca/national-news/imperial-alberta-regulator-knew-for-years-about-tailings-seepage-at-mine-documents-7626857
Infamous '#EagleKiller' #bacterium produces not one, but two #toxins https://phys.org/news/2023-09-infamous-eagle-killer-bacterium-toxins.html
"Even in low concentrations, this #toxin can destroy cells and is similar to substances currently used in cancer treatment. Two years ago, the same team established that the first toxin from the cyanobacterium is the cause of a mysterious disease among #BaldEagles in the USA."
Our health is on the line, and the clock is ticking. Right now, the #EU is re-evaluating #glyphosate licenses. Join the 3 million-strong appeal to help tip the scales, and get this #deadly #chemical banned.
#PosieParker on the #toxic #SocialMedia #Hellsite #Twitter insinuated #trans #ally #DavidTennant is a paedophile — for wearing a pro-#LGBTQ #pin, saying that they are safe with him — his #fans resoundingly #rejected this #claim
The Spotted Shrimp and its fascinating #symbiotic interactions with #SeaAnemones and reef #fishes https://oceanbites.org/the-spotted-shrimp-and-its-fascinating-symbiotic-interactions/
"the #shrimp benefits from the protection provided by the anemone against #predators, thanks to the #toxic substances produced by the #anemones. On the other hand, the anemones benefit from the removal of #parasites and dead tissue by the shrimp."
An explosion inside a shipping container at the world’s largest railyard prompted #evacuations in western #Nebraska today, Sept. 14, because of the #toxic #smoke generated when one of the chemicals aboard caught fire.
Britain ‘toxic poster child of Europe’ as ministers break Brexit promises on standards
#Tory ministers promised not to water down EU environmental standards after Brexit
Now, the country is failing to phase out pesticides that have been found to be harmful to human health
Thirteen of the 36 chemicals considered highly toxic by UN definitions
Imagine there's some shift in the #internet #markets, such that #servers #Mastodon and other #Fediverse programs cannot afford to keep going without mandatory #financial #contributions from their users. (I don't think this will ever happen, it's just a #hypothetical)
What #content would you most want to keep interacting with? #Friends, #art, #science, #news, #politics, #AI, #tech, #VideoGames, #streaming, #LGBTQ, #furry, or something else? What cause would most entice you? #OpenSource, #NonProfit, #Democracy, #Freedom, or just non-#toxic #SocialMedia?
At 1 point, #Musk suggested #X “run a poll” on whether to #ban the #ADL….
At the same, Musk denied any personal #antisemitism.… #Greenblatt responded in a stmnt: “It is profoundly disturbing that #ElonMusk spent the weekend engaging w/a highly #toxic, #antisemitic campaign on his platform — a campaign started by an unrepentant #bigot that then was heavily promoted by individuals such as #WhiteSupremacist Nick Fuentes, #ChristianNationalist Andrew Torba, #conspiracy theorist Alex Jones & others.”
Obtaining Samples in a Hostile Environment https://schmidtocean.org/cruise-log-post/obtaining-samples-in-a-hostile-environment/
"Collecting fragments of #sulfide chimneys for #mineralogical studies removes them from their low-oxygen environment, prompting alterations... #DeepSea #animals struggle to maintain their integrity when removed from the intense pressures and #toxic fluids of their habitat... Obtaining what would-be a simple #microbiological water samples if in coastal settings demands intricate engineering when in the deep-sea."
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NYTimes: "If rain swells Lake Okeechobee, officials might have to release water full of toxic algae." #toxic #algae #FLwx #Idalia #okeechobee #lake (GIFT LINK) https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/29/us/lake-okeechobee-florida-idalia.html?unlocked_article_code=0jEllkR-u9F9ASTNrTifbh3kqLWDNQltUZkj2RrQKTtrwRe2f_Y6MN_78GHna4nRjXXXMIjNJufl_Cnz4W2MX0iKrFs9XXm-sG9p3cbeKO50etXYYNfkrewyNyye9SjuZZ9h8QwMLM9rFqlx9gGHquELgCFmEodRlw-9xMXtKkIlotdPxJmxPgtMXT2TXPc56wPeme4DO0S30WvQnpx9ToXqMmnjM7HJJ2uW7dKOVyje8VhLBGjfbUygTUCSihY_GFIZ_H1S9xC8tD0KS-G5l0DB8oViVINbpvphDRlXC1AZg7evx5UEeHzGc3UUurZIEeRWlPhBx2TyQzmjkHtCQxGudUY&smid=url-share
Good to see this report @cbcNorth. "An official with the Giant Mine remediation project says if #wildfire were to reach the site there's no risk the 237,000 tonnes of water-soluble arsenic trioxide buried underground would leach into the environment." https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/giant-mine-wildfire-risk-1.6947896
He aggressively and very publicly kisses a Hermoso without her consent (bordering on SA), and rather than apologising, taking his medicine and learning; he doubles down on it, claims he's being 'cancelled' and generally throws his toys out of the pram.
What a colossal bellend.
Admin of Lemmy instance lemm.ee contemplates defederating from toxic tankie troll instance hexbear.net in community post open for discussion to lemm.ee users.
hexbear users promptly brigade post, heavily trolling any- and everyone who says anything they don’t like for 24 hours, quickly proving every criticism of them true in massive shitshow of toxicity.
@techaddressed Yup. Pretty damning for sure. I have no doubt that working at #LMG is a #toxic environment at a minimum, especially (unfortunately) for women. Although the corporate machine (new C-level people) slows things down, at least they can tell #Linus to sit down, shut up and let more cool-headed people handle this situation correctly.
By Jeff VanderMeer, July 12, 2023
"Dynamite and dredging were the tools chosen to drain the #Everglades and tame the waters. What once belonged to the #Tequesta #NativeAmericans, amid a wealth of #wildlife, became #ParkingLots and #Hotels owned by #WhitePeople. Today, many of those parking lots are submerged during #storms and, in some areas, the hotels overlook waters #toxic with #industrial and #construction #waste..."
#Fascist #Florida #Governor #RonDeSantis is facing #criticism over a new #campaign #video posted to #Toxic #SocialMedia #Hellsite #Twitter on the last day of #PrideMonth #attacking #Trump for his past #support for the #LGBTQ #community.
#SecretaryofTransportation Pete Buttigieg reacts to a video, shared by the DeSantis #Presidential #campaign's account, on the #toxic #socialmedia #hellsite #twitter which attacks #Republican #rival #DonaldTrump's previous #promise to #protect #LGBTQ #rights.
So she's the figure head that lets twitter pretend musk isn't still calling all of the shots.
— #Twitter is a #toxic #hellsite that #advertisers and everyone else should #avoid like the #plague. Join the #TwitterMigration if you haven't already done so. A good friend also ensures that all of their friends are not on twitter.
Elon's talking about removing the ability to block people on Twitter. Yet ANOTHER perfect reason to quit Twitter if you haven't already.
If you too have been finding out about #chemical #weapons from the excellent expert that is Dan #Kaszeta (his book #Toxic is a terrific read on the history of #nerveagents ) you would probably be quite surprised to hear he has been disinvited - watch his interview with BBC's Sima Kotecha on #Newsnight tonight on being “blacklisted”- from a govt conference 'after check on social media has identified material that criticises govt officials & policy' He wasn’t due to speak about policy matters.
I talked to Pacific Free Press' Gorilla Radio today about my latest CovertAction Magazine article on #whistleblower retaliation, and compared what I learned to my personal story of "discovering just how #toxic #Apple's work environment can get" 🍎☠️
📻 Listen to the interview here:
📰 Read the article here: https://covertactionmagazine.com/2023/04/25/whistleblowers-are-the-conscience-of-society-yet-suffer-gravely-for-trying-to-hold-the-rich-and-powerful-accountable-for-their-sins/
#CarlyleGroup #Carlyle #climate #ClimateCatastrophe #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #FossilFuelBillionaires #FossilFuels #oil #gas #NGP #Philadelphia #toxic #refinery #Pollution #environment #EnvironmentalJustice #PrivateEquity #RenewableEnergy #renewable #GreenWashing #Bush #Saudi #SaudiArabia #BinLaden #Conway #Rubenstein #DAniello #TRowePrice #AlexBrown #RichardKingMellon #KinderMorgan #Supreme #Stellex #Youngkin #GlennYoungkin #HarveySchwartz #Jagex #ManTech #CalPERS #UAE #Incubeta
The production of #cement, an ingredient in #concrete, accounts for roughly 8% of the world’s annual #carbon #dioxide emissions ( #CO2 ), making it a significant target of #greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. Toward those efforts, the Rice lab of chemist James Tour used flash Joule heating to remove #toxic heavy metals from fly ash
#Chemistry #Engineering #Environmental #sflorg
@simonlbn @actuallyautistic yes. This! I expect to be making lots of new discoveries as I go. A lot of mine were aligned to “#introversion,” but some weren’t and now my eyes are opening to they all aligned with #Autism. The ignorance and denial of support is so damned #toxic.
But when I see how aggressively our society is trying to legislate against other groups, it’s hard to image us ever addressing #ableism.
John L. Smith. February 26th, 2023
"In Nevada, those who have devoted decades to the fight against the Department of Energy’s proposed #NuclearWaste repository at #YuccaMountain viewed the Ohio #derailment through a different lens. The recent #toxic event was the sort of #accident they had feared might happen during the transportation of high-level radioactive material across the country had the dump project moved forward.
"'Groups across the country, the people who think about nuclear waste are really worked up about [the recent derailment],' longtime Yucca Mountain opponent Judy Treichel says. 'The email is just rocketing back and forth.'
@joshsusser One of the #toxic things about #masking is that people who others think are perfectly functional have major stuff going on behind the scenes. I’m glad that there is a #community of folks out here that’s finding one another and casting aside the mask. Perhaps we can support each other in reducing the self-shame and seek paths toward addressing some of the inhibitors. The first step is often realizing we’re not alone. #ActuallyAustistic @actuallyautistic #AutisticAF