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Over more than 30 years, the U.S. government produced plutonium on a 586-square-mile chunk of southeastern Washington known as the Hanford Site, in an operation that fueled the Manhattan Project bombs credited with ending World War II, as well as succeeding generations of Cold War-inspired nuclear weapons. There was no good way, then or now, to dispose of or eliminate the waste material produced by the Hanford operations, and so, over time, it made its way into the groundwater underlying the site and eventually into the Columbia River itself. The last reactor on the site shut down in 1987, and in 1989, “the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Washington State Department of Ecology entered into a legally binding accord, the Tri-Party Agreement (TPA), to clean up the Hanford Site,” according to a Department of Energy information website. As a video about the Hanford Site cleanup explains:
After years of taxpayer-funded cleanup efforts, footprint of the groundwater contamination under the Hanford Site has been reduced from 80 square miles to 65 square miles. In most cases, the cleanup has not entirely eliminated contaminants from the water, but the volume of contaminants has fallen below that exceeding government standards for safe drinking water. The video continues:
The U.S. Department of Energy’s goal is to reduce the contaminated footprint of the Hanford Site from its original 586 square miles to a mere 75 square miles by 2015.
The Hanford Site is just a drop in the bucket among badly contaminated construction, manufacturing or energy production sites in the United States. According to the GoodGuide Scorecard, 1,305 sites contaminated by hazardous wastes, known as federal Superfund sites, are listed on the National Priorities List. Some 11 million people, including 3 million to 4 million children, live within one mile of a U.S. Superfund site. That’s a lot of cleanup needed, and a lot of federal government dollars that will be expended.
Cleaning up U.S. air and water, whether contaminated by private, for-profit entities or by government operations, is just one facet of the massive infrastructure remediation that will arguably be needed, and certainly justified by the government, in ensuing decades. Also in dire need of repair and upgrades are the nation’s interstate highways, bridges, tunnels, energy and water transport structures and more.
Market analyst and author Eric Janszen sees the handwriting on the wall: the next bubble, which must be deliberately inflated if the global monetary system is to continue to exist, will be alternative energy and the supporting infrastructure needed to ensure the newly reinflated economy can function.
Janszen, a former venture capitalist and high-tech entrepreneur, and founder of the economic analysis firm iTulip Inc., accurately called the Dot-Com Bust of 2000 and the housing market catastrophe of 2007. He sold out of equities in March 2000 and has vowed not to re-enter the market until the central bank-government policy of Asset Price Inflation—the use of monetary policy to manipulate the price of stocks and bonds—has ended.
Janszen believes the Federal Reserve, at the behest of government, and with the collusion of the actors in what he describes as the FIRE economy—Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate—which took hold in 1996, uses monetary policy to deliberately reinflate the bubble, as he writes in Harper’s Bazaar:
The alternative energy bubble already has plenty of proponents to pump it up, from former Vice President Al Gore to then Senator Hilary Clinton to the current Obama Whitehouse.
Ever wonder why government pollutes its own environment, then spends billions of taxpayer dollars to clean up after itself, or allows corporate polluters to do business without ever being burdened with the fair-market cost of fixing with they broke? Perhaps Janszen has the answer.
After years of taxpayer-funded cleanup efforts, footprint of the groundwater contamination under the Hanford Site has been reduced from 80 square miles to 65 square miles.
Switching out the conductors was an engineering challenge in itself. The ends of the building were knocked out, and a huge crane was used to move the silver elements, which were then run through a mechanical sheer to cut them into manageable sizes.
One in five recent graduates work in jobs that don’t require degrees at all.
Thanks to inflation, the banking sector since 1970 has grown from 4% of the economy to more than 10%. That’s why governments go on printing money, or more correctly, currency, “even though they’re in a hyperinflation situation.”
When immigrants come, they largely complement our talents; they don’t substitute for us. It frees American labor to do things that American labor is better suited to do. As a result we become more productive, and they become more productive.
On a standard 1/20 gram Aurum®, the gold is 267 nm thick, approximately half of one percent the width of a human hair.
Like all governments that spend (and lend) beyond their means, the governments of Germany, France and Britain are putting their future wage-earning, taxpaying citizens on the hook.
China's central bank became a big buyer of gold, banned the export of domestically produced gold, and initiated steps to trade directly with other nations without benefit of the dollar.
Mainstream media has for decades been undergoing consolidation to where television stations, print publications, metropolitan daily newspapers, book publishers, and online media sites become closer to singularity
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