Strange Growth on Nuclear Waste Might Be “Biological in Nature”

SRSRob Pavey reports in the Augusta Chronicle:

Savannah River Site scientists are working to identify a strange growth found on racks of spent nuclear fuel collected from foreign governments.

The “white, string-like” material was found among thousands of spent fuel assemblies submerged in deep pools within the site’s L Area, according to a report filed by the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, a federal oversight panel.

“The growth, which resembles a spider web, has yet to be characterized, but may be biological in nature,” the report said. Savannah River National Laboratory collected a small sample in hopes of identifying the mystery lint — and determining whether it is alive …

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46 Comments on "Strange Growth on Nuclear Waste Might Be “Biological in Nature”"

  1. Suddenly Spam! | Dec 18, 2011 at 8:57 pm |

    Life may be growing on nuclear waste, but we still say life on other planets is impossible.

  2. Life may be growing on nuclear waste, but we still say life on other planets is impossible.

    • Brian Flowers | Dec 18, 2011 at 6:00 pm |

      Who says life on other planets is impossible? Maybe religious nuts, but any scientist is going to say it’s quite possible, if not certain, that life exists on other planets. It’s just unlikely that we’ll ever make contact.

  3. Bacteria of the gods. They will leave us behind.

  4. Bacteria of the gods. They will leave us behind.

  5. Anonymous | Dec 18, 2011 at 9:32 pm |

    Or become symbiotic with our fecal matter, activating transgalactic, transgenetic spores growing some righteous transmogrifying shrooms of biomorphogenesis leading to the panspermia of our species.

  6. Brian Flowers | Dec 18, 2011 at 10:00 pm |

    Who says life on other planets is impossible? Maybe religious nuts, but any scientist is going to say it’s quite possible, if not certain, that life exists on other planets. It’s just unlikely that we’ll ever make contact.

  7. Rex Vestri | Dec 18, 2011 at 11:12 pm |

    It is the appendages of His Holiness

  8. Rex Vestri | Dec 18, 2011 at 7:12 pm |

    It is the appendages of His Holiness

  9. Anonymous | Dec 19, 2011 at 1:21 am |

    I love you people.

  10. Anonymous | Dec 19, 2011 at 1:38 am |

    Behold, I bring you tindings of Great Joy!

  11. The growth resembles a spider web.

    Radioactivity seems to play a role in its origin.

    Behold the birth of Italian Spiderman.

  12. The growth resembles a spider web.

    Radioactivity seems to play a role in its origin.

    Behold the birth of Italian Spiderman.

  13. The growth resembles a spider web.

    Radioactivity seems to play a role in its origin.

    Behold the birth of Italian Spiderman.

  14. Those mushrooms will blow your mind. Try eating some.

  15. truth hurts | Dec 19, 2011 at 7:28 am |

    i’m not sure i care what’s “growing” on the spent fuel assemblies. i’m a bit concerned, though, that they bury that stuff anywhere near a river…

  16. truth hurts | Dec 19, 2011 at 3:28 am |

    i’m not sure i care what’s “growing” on the spent fuel assemblies. i’m a bit concerned, though, that they bury that stuff anywhere near a river…

  17. 6Blackie6 | Dec 19, 2011 at 10:36 am |

    I think the important thing here is that Georgia is doing such a great service here to foreign countries by storing their highly toxic nuclear waste. Good on you!  I’m sure the fine residents of the state of Georgia have been completely aware in consenting  to this!

  18. 6Blackie6 | Dec 19, 2011 at 6:36 am |

    I think the important thing here is that Georgia is doing such a great service here to foreign countries by storing their highly toxic nuclear waste. Good on you!  I’m sure the fine residents of the state of Georgia have been completely aware in consenting  to this!

  19. Anonymous | Dec 19, 2011 at 2:13 pm |

    proof of polyp

  20. DeepCough | Dec 19, 2011 at 3:00 pm |

    Hey, wait a minute, that’s not a polyp, that’s the cosmos giving me The Finger! Well, Fuck You, too, Cosmos!

  21. DeepCough | Dec 19, 2011 at 3:00 pm |

    Hey, wait a minute, that’s not a polyp, that’s the cosmos giving me The Finger! Well, Fuck You, too, Cosmos!

  22. Anonymous | Dec 19, 2011 at 3:07 pm |

    Cosmological digital exam?

  23. Anarchy Pony | Dec 19, 2011 at 6:39 pm |

    H.P. must have had some sort of psychic contact.

  24. Anarchy Pony | Dec 19, 2011 at 6:41 pm |

    Ah fungus, it truly is the superior life form, I for one welcome our mushroom overlords.

  25. Anarchy Pony | Dec 19, 2011 at 2:41 pm |

    Ah fungus, it truly is the superior life form, I for one welcome our mushroom overlords.

  26. Anonymous | Dec 19, 2011 at 7:21 pm |

    Reference the ‘captive minds’ of the Great Race of Yith

  27. Br0wnb3rry | Dec 20, 2011 at 3:10 am |

    sounds like Morgellons, Nanotechnology

  28. Br0wnb3rry | Dec 19, 2011 at 11:10 pm |

    sounds like Morgellons, Nanotechnology

  29. Nature, bio-concentrating radioactivity, at the base of the food chain, and as it ascends the food chain towards man, killing off species, forever altering the world, and eventually fed to mankind for the final stage, the destruction, the altering of the very genetic maps that make us what we are, and mega death by uncontrolled cancers. This is the first stage of the evils in uranium fissioning. Only forty years out and we already cannot control the damage. Chernobyl, Fuckoshima, and all the hidden wastes in Russia, China, now even lowly mushrooms, algae start the bio-concentration cycles. Fish off of Fuckoshima, caught by Green Peace, shown to have high levels of radioactivity, are inedible, are witnesses to bio-concentrations, and doom the Japanese seas as food source. Google Thorium LFTR reactors, Google Tsinghua University China, Pebble Bed Gas reactors, Even Bill Gates seeks solutions in China, away from the American nuclear Establishment. Germany fully rejects all nuclear fissioning, goes for Solar Wind, Wave, Hydro, Tidal, Geothermal, Anaerobic sewage digestion, bio-mass, Algae-diesel. What did the astute German Scientists tell the German government that caused such a radical change? What do they know that we have not been told?

  30. Nature, bio-concentrating radioactivity, at the base of the food chain, and as it ascends the food chain towards man, killing off species, forever altering the world, and eventually fed to mankind for the final stage, the destruction, the altering of the very genetic maps that make us what we are, and mega death by uncontrolled cancers. This is the first stage of the evils in uranium fissioning. Only forty years out and we already cannot control the damage. Chernobyl, Fuckoshima, and all the hidden wastes in Russia, China, now even lowly mushrooms, algae start the bio-concentration cycles. Fish off of Fuckoshima, caught by Green Peace, shown to have high levels of radioactivity, are inedible, are witnesses to bio-concentrations, and doom the Japanese seas as food source. Google Thorium LFTR reactors, Google Tsinghua University China, Pebble Bed Gas reactors, Even Bill Gates seeks solutions in China, away from the American nuclear Establishment. Germany fully rejects all nuclear fissioning, goes for Solar Wind, Wave, Hydro, Tidal, Geothermal, Anaerobic sewage digestion, bio-mass, Algae-diesel. What did the astute German Scientists tell the German government that caused such a radical change? What do they know that we have not been told?

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