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Sun Oct 1, 2017, 06:09 PM

13. How about arsenic? Arsenic has a half life of forever.

It's in your rice.

Blame human industry. Arsenic was used as a pesticide, it's in coal, it occurs naturally in some water, and it's often present in wastewater from the oil and gas industry.

https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/01/how-much-arsenic-is-in-your-rice/index.htm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arsenic_poisoning

The recycling of automobile batteries containing lead and arsenic has contaminated many places around the world.

http://www.okinternational.org/lead-batteries/Recycling

If we choose to build an electric grid powered by natural gas and large scale hydroelectric projects run in environmentally irresponsible ways, supplanted by huge wind turbines and solar projects built on previously undisturbed landscapes, then let's be honest about what we are doing. You can't look at a giant wind turbine and ignore the gas or hydro plant behind it.

If such power grids are successful (and they appear to be) they will cause an expansion of the natural gas industry and the building of new hydroelectric projects. These are both negative things, damaging to what's left of the earth's natural environment.

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