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Baotou toxic lake, China

Baotou toxic lake, China

(2:53) An artificial lake in the industrial city of Baotou, Inner Mongolia in China, is the dumping ground for radioactive, toxic waste from the city’s rare earth mineral refineries, by-products of materials used to make everything from magnets for wind turbines, to polishing iPhones to make them nice and shiny. More...

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Guest: (932 days ago)

The difference between the natural materials just sitting in the ground unused and whole and then processed and used are two entirely different things. The harmful element would be contained within the material but now the harmful or unwanted element of the material is stripped out to be dumped into the lake with other harmful elements from many different materials which are also dumped. Without human intervention the different materials would have stayed intact.

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The difference between the natural materials just sitting in the ground unused and whole and then processed and used are two entirely different things. The harmful element would be contained within the material but now the harmful or unwanted element of the material is stripped out to be dumped into the lake with other harmful elements from many different materials which are also dumped. Without human intervention the different materials would have stayed intact.

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Guest: Scaremongering (932 days ago)

"The foul waters of the tailings pond contain all sorts of toxic chemicals, but also radioactive elements such as thorium which, if ingested, cause cancers of the pancreas and lungs, and leukaemia."

Was this thorium created or did it always exist? Answer, It was always there. So they are not creating any new chemicals that didn't already exist. Thorium is an element #90 on the periodic table so what are they trying to say?

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"The foul waters of the tailings pond contain all sorts of toxic chemicals, but also radioactive elements such as thorium which, if ingested, cause cancers of the pancreas and lungs, and leukaemia."

Was this thorium created or did it always exist? Answer, It was always there. So they are not creating any new chemicals that didn't already exist. Thorium is an element #90 on the periodic table so what are they trying to say?

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Guest: Fon C. Foont (932 days ago)

that the lake is radio active.....?

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that the lake is radio active.....?

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Guest: Scaremongering (932 days ago)
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Whatever used to contain the thorium is no longer as radio active as it used to be then. It all worked out in the end.

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Whatever used to contain the thorium is no longer as radio active as it used to be then. It all worked out in the end.

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