|DOE photo - degraded conditions at Y12|
Frank Munger has reported on inexcusable neglect at Y-12, the nuclear weapons plant at Oak Ridge. Apparently there are buildings there that are being simply left to fall apart, with equipment contaminated by radioactive and other hazardous material sitting in standing water from roof leaks (see DOE photo above). These buildings are primed to release their contents into the groundwater.
Roof leaks!!! ?
What tiny fraction of the trillion dollars spent yearly on US defense would have sufficed to prevent roof leaks from happening? Instead, like small children bored with new toys, we just ignore our past actions. We send our youth to foreign wars then neglect them when they return and are of no more use. We build nuclear weapons then simply leave dangerous material unattended to leach into the groundwater, willfully and negligently destroying the environment in doing so. Where on earth is our sense of responsibility?