America’s Radioactive Secret

I remember a court case from a long time ago about a wealthy Texan who used some oilfield pipe for fencing for exotic animals on his ranch.  The pipes were radioactive and harmed or killed his animals. Or so I remember it.  A quick Google turns up Texas High Court Will Hear $24M James McAllen Farm Contamination Suit After All. This goes back to 1992, and it seems issues with radioactivity in the oil and gas industry have been known for much longer.  What seems to be happening today is the massive dumping of radioactive waste from fracking, well, just about everywhere.  From Rolling Stone:

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

Electric Car Nonsense

For the record, I am a happy, if not enthusiastic Tesla Model 3 owner.  I also know a few other Tesla owners who have had similar positive experiences.  Ran across this article in Electrek.  It seems the famous Parnas Tape of a recent White House meeting contains lots of off the cuff discussion about Tesla, literally almost none of it even close to factual. I do worry about the larger picture, about where our leaders get the information they use to make decisions.

Listen to Trump’s dinner guests talk complete nonsense about Tesla and EVs