In a recent blog post I talked about Group 1 Carcinogens, aka what is known to cause cancer. One of the four listed included Plutonium.
If you're like me you probably said, "huh?"
Plutonium is most commonly linked to nuclear weapons like the atomic bomb in Fukushima.
But Jessi, the Cold War is over.
Yes, but there are nuclear reactors all over the United States. Right in our backyard. If you are in Richmond, Lake Anna is one of them.
Check out this map to see if one is near you.
My goal is not to scare you, but to bring awareness about important issues that affect you. Ignorance is not bliss!
Check out this video from my friend, Tami, who had high levels of plutonium after growing up near a nuclear facility (she explains around minute 5).