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(Gizmodo)   You can add 'radioactive acid spills' to the various ways Australia can kill you   (gizmodo.com) divider line 56
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2013-12-09 06:42:53 PM
Those poor Danube swans
 
2013-12-09 07:22:14 PM
I like the first co... er, the primary communication in the comment section:

No  impact to the environment..... Any executives who say such things must follow up by drinking a glass of water from the affected area live on TV.
 
2013-12-09 07:42:28 PM
Now we're going to have spiders and snakes that kill you with their radioactive acid poison bites.  Along with gigantic cockroaches that rip you to shreds.  It's going to be farking real-life Resident Evil.
 
2013-12-09 07:50:11 PM
Can't wait for The Asylum presents Mega-Roo vs. Muta-Koala
 
2013-12-09 08:19:29 PM
You know who else liked radioactive water?
 
2013-12-09 08:22:14 PM

FrancoFile: You know who else liked radioactive water?


Eben Byers
 
2013-12-09 08:24:23 PM

eyeq360: Now we're going to have spiders and snakes that kill you with their radioactive acid poison bites.  Along with gigantic cockroaches that rip you to shreds.  It's going to be farking real-life Resident Evil.


So, considering this is in Australia, how would you tell the difference?
 
2013-12-09 08:27:57 PM
Awesome. This is how the Candy Kingdom started.
 
2013-12-09 08:27:58 PM

FrancoFile: You know who else liked radioactive water?


img.fark.net
 
2013-12-09 08:28:33 PM

namegoeshere: I like the first co... er, the primary communication in the comment section:

No  impact to the environment..... Any executives who say such things must follow up by drinking a glass of water from the affected area live on TV.


sfcitizen.com
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-12-09 08:29:58 PM
When I arrived at college and started exploring the chemistry I was impressed by the thick, glass drain pipe with biohazard and radiation hazard symbols. Bluff or not, the combined warnings did prevent me from breaking in and tasting the chemicals.
 
2013-12-09 08:30:59 PM

unrealitymag.bcmediagroup.netdna-cdn.com

 
2013-12-09 08:32:28 PM
Since Australia is already designed to kill everyone, this will just help speed up the process.
 
2013-12-09 08:32:38 PM
Thus begins the resurgence of Australian grindhouse films!!!!
 
2013-12-09 08:37:41 PM
Does it contain ebola?
 
2013-12-09 08:41:54 PM
It's okay, up where the Ranger is, no-one drinks water.
 
2013-12-09 08:43:59 PM
It actually comes out of bees that come out of a lizard's mouth that comes out of a kangaroo.
 
2013-12-09 08:46:29 PM

namegoeshere: I like the first co... er, the primary communication in the comment section:

No  impact to the environment..... Any executives who say such things must follow up by drinking a glass of water from the affected area live on TV.


Sounds fair, assuming that you'd want to drink a glass of water from the affected area in the first place.

The sad/funny thing about this is that these guys seem to have been busting their ass to get everything environmentally/culturally correct in finishing up with the part of their mine that is now depleted, because they have other resources in the area that they really want to dig into and they're going to need a lot of approvals in order to do that (from the government, the aboriginal landowners, etc). Would not want to be the guy who was responsible for maintaining this tank.
 
2013-12-09 08:49:47 PM
I thought they were known for world class ski-resorts, not radioactive waste. When the hell did that change and who is responsible?
 
2013-12-09 08:54:41 PM
OH NO, NOT THE RADIATIONZ!

FTFA:
The acid in the sludge is the main risk, not the radioactivity, says environmental toxicologist  of the University of Queensland in St Lucia. The slurry would have a pH of about 1 and can damage ecosystems if it gets into nearby waterways.

What won't happen:

worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com
 
2013-12-09 08:54:56 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-09 09:05:56 PM
Wouldn't it be easier just to list the things in Australia that won't kill you?
 
2013-12-09 09:08:01 PM

eyeq360: Now we're going to have spiders and snakes that kill you with their radioactive acid poison bites.  Along with gigantic cockroaches that rip you to shreds.  It's going to be farking real-life Resident Evil.


So now Peter Parker will stick to walls, dissolve metals, kill Mary Jane with a kill and glow in the dark?

namegoeshere: I like the first co... er, the primary communication in the comment section:

No  impact to the environment..... Any executives who say such things must follow up by drinking a glass of water from the affected area live on TV.


It's OK, the spill was towed outside the environment.
 
2013-12-09 09:08:40 PM

Bondith: So now Peter Parker will stick to walls, dissolve metals, kill Mary Jane with a kill and glow in the dark?


Double Death? Wow. That's harsh.
 
2013-12-09 09:09:28 PM

kling_klang_bed: Thus begins the resurgence of Australian grindhouse films!!!!


This is all just viral marketing for the new "Mad Max" movie.
 
2013-12-09 09:10:05 PM

Enemabag Jones: Does it contain ebola?


It contains Australium.
 
2013-12-09 09:10:21 PM
Is there some form of protective eyewear that would be useful?
 
2013-12-09 09:17:58 PM
There's a reason those people were exiled to that island.
 
2013-12-09 09:18:44 PM

fusillade762: kling_klang_bed: Thus begins the resurgence of Australian grindhouse films!!!!

This is all just viral marketing for the new "Mad Max" movie.


Or a sequel to 'The Howling 4'.
 
2013-12-09 09:18:49 PM

Mister Peejay: Is there some form of protective eyewear that would be useful?


the goggle they do nothing....
 
2013-12-09 09:19:41 PM

Enemabag Jones: Does it contain ebola?


Well, from a purely scientific standpoint, bats are the most likely reservoir for Ebola, as well as Marburg, two viruses that one would not want be acquainted with.  Oh, and Nipah, Hendra, and other less-scary and less lethal viruses.  I wouldn't be surprised if bats are the reservoir for dozens of viruses.
 
2013-12-09 09:23:53 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-09 09:24:21 PM
Note they don't say how radioactive. 1 microCurie? A ph of 1 is pretty bad though.
 
2013-12-09 09:33:37 PM

namegoeshere: I like the first co... er, the primary communication in the comment section:

No  impact to the environment..... Any executives who say such things must follow up by drinking a glass of water from the affected area live on TV.



Ah. Now that I read it, there IS no "affected area" beyond the mine site itself.
 
2013-12-09 09:36:43 PM
Also, mining uranium in a national park? I get it your parks are mostly rocks and the odd venomous wallaby, but... uranium mining? Really?
 
2013-12-09 09:40:13 PM
f.kulfoto.com
 
2013-12-09 09:41:00 PM
i.imgur.com

What a venomous wallaby may look like...
 
2013-12-09 09:53:06 PM

Now I Is!: [f.kulfoto.com image 630x506]


simbania.files.wordpress.com

/not a 'shop
/not Australia, either
 
2013-12-09 09:57:14 PM
Mister Peejay
/not a 'shop
/not Australia, either


Is it a grasshopper from the Klingon homeworld?

WTF is it?
 
2013-12-09 09:57:40 PM
Is this the work of that broad who thinks teh poors should be forced to work for 2 cents per hour?
 
2013-12-09 09:59:55 PM

Enemabag Jones: Mister Peejay
/not a 'shop
/not Australia, either

Is it a grasshopper from the Klingon homeworld?

WTF is it?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weta

Pictured bug is the largest ever found, I think 70 grams.  Was subject of a FARK greenlight when it was found.
 
2013-12-09 10:16:48 PM
That entire island should have been reserved as a place that the world could send their criminals, social un-acceceptables, and just plain un-wanted drudges

/still can't figure out how people can live constantly being upside down
 
2013-12-09 10:21:30 PM

hardinparamedic: Bondith: So now Peter Parker will stick to walls, dissolve metals, kill Mary Jane with a kill and glow in the dark?

Double Death? Wow. That's harsh.


*facepalm*

Goddammit.  "kiss".
 
2013-12-09 10:23:09 PM

Mister Peejay: Now I Is!: [f.kulfoto.com image 630x506]

[simbania.files.wordpress.com image 800x538]

/not a 'shop
/not Australia, either



Jiminy CRIKEY! That is one big 'hopper.
 
2013-12-09 10:31:16 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-12-09 10:41:44 PM

DownDaRiver: That entire island should have been reserved as a place that the world could send their criminals, social un-acceceptables, and just plain un-wanted drudges

/still can't figure out how people can live constantly being upside down


We call it Tasmania
 
2013-12-09 10:44:13 PM
/implying that "radioactive acid spills" was not already on the list of ways Austria can kill you
 
2013-12-09 11:02:09 PM
That continent was God designing a death-trap.
 
2013-12-09 11:18:04 PM
We should go back to calling the place Botany Bay Colony.
 
2013-12-09 11:18:53 PM

ZeroCorpse: We should go back to calling the place Botany Bay Colony.


That only ends in ear slugs and Spock dying.
 
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