[time-nuts] RoHS Solder
jfor at quik.com
Fri Sep 25 20:29:44 UTC 2009
Years ago I had a friend in the Nuclear Powerplant business. The DOE or
AEC had this fiction of the "AEC Cow" used to set radiation limits.
They assumed a cow would spend 24/7/365 grazing against the fence of a
plant, and that a single kid would be drinking every drop of milk from
In fact, the kid would die from heart disease brought on by Cholesterol of
many, many hundreds long before any radiation impact was seen.
>> China have set up a pilot plant to extract Uraniun from coal fired power
>> station ash. The concentration is the same as medium grade ore, but they
>> don't have to mine it. If a US nuclear power station relased as much
>> radiocative material as the average coal fired one it would be shut
> There is the same strange thing with mercury:
> According to this article in Popular Mechanics, if you factor in the
> higher energy usage of an incandescent bulb, because of the mercury that
> is released from a coal fired power station, even if you crush the
> CFL at EOL, the total value would be much less for the CFL!
> (And of course, we all dispose of those nasty mercury containing CFLs
> don't we?)
>> --- On Fri, 25/9/09, d.seiter at comcast.net <d.seiter at comcast.net> wrote:
>>> From: d.seiter at comcast.net <d.seiter at comcast.net>
>>> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] RoHS Solder
>>> To: "Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement"
>>> <time-nuts at febo.com>
>>> Date: Friday, 25 September, 2009, 8:16 AM
>>> It's not the silver I'm worried
>>> about. I saw a report on a website about 8 months ago
>>> regarding the scarcity of many of the rare earths that drive
>>> solar, etc (yes, I've tried to find the report again, but
>>> can't). This was prior to the whole China export thing. It
>>> predicted that many "vital" elements would be mined out by
>>> the 2015-2020 time frame.
>>> I wonder how long it will be until we start mining old
>>> garbage dumps for metals.
>>> .. ...........
>>> Another part of the scam is that only two companies (one a
>>> University if I
>>> remember correctly, one a Japanese company) hold the
>>> patents to the Silver
>>> based solder that everyone now needs to use... And
>>> according to the USGS
>>> we are quickly running out of mineable Silver..
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