The Oregon Republican Party elected a new chairman last weekend. His name is Art Robinson, and Mother Jones has given us the goods, most of which is hilarious, until you realize that Robinson is dead serious. To build up our resistance to degenerative illnesses he wants to sprinkle radioactive waste from airplanes.
Tim Murphy from Mother Jones reports:
Robinson, who has a Ph.D. in chemistry, has marketed himself for the last three decades as an expert on everything from nuclear fallout to AIDS to climate science in the pages of a monthly newsletter, Access to Energy, which he published from his compound in the small town of Cave Junction.
On nuclear waste: “All we need do with nuclear waste is dilute it to a low radiation level and sprinkle it over the ocean—or even over America after hormesis is better understood and verified with respect to more diseases.” And: “If we could use it to enhance our own drinking water here in Oregon, where background radiation is low, it would hormetically enhance our resistance to degenerative diseases. Alas, this would be against the law.”
Darn those governmental regulations which protect Americans from radioactive waste which is hazardous to life and the environment.
The white-male imbalance at his alma mater, Cal Tech, Robinson argued, was due to the fact that “its applicants are weighted toward those who seek severe, difficult, total-immersion training in science—an experience few women and blacks desire.”
Related article at Mother Jones