Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Beloved Potently Carcinogenic Anti Nuclear Radioactive Goat Dies

 "After long life " I should add.

Incidentally I bet traveling with the nuclear goat on long protest journeys was rather interestingly potent as well. But for now, the solemn press release:

Conn. goat that was anti-nuke symbol has died

Katie's mission took her from the state Capitol in 2006 to Washington, D.C., on March 11, 2012, where she strolled before the White House to mark the first anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear meltdown.

Her milk had tested positive for potent carcinogens that are associated with bone cancer and leukemia, and she became a familiar presence at anti-Millstone rallies.

In a September 19, 2001 sample, her milk had Sr-90 concentration – 55.5 picoCuries/liter.(The FDAs intervention level for SR90 in milk is something like 4400 picocuries per liter.(??) .

A goat has a lifespan of between 15 and 18 years.  Kartie was in her "late teens" She had "brain cancer" (the "other" kind that doesn't kill or severely incapacitate you evidently) which isn't really the bone cancer that would be associated with far far higher levels of Strontium than she ever had in her system, but I guess it was close enough. 

I imagine with lessons learned  the anti nukes go with a radioactive Pomeranian or atomic Chiwawa after the obligatory mourning period for Katie has passed.
An actinide gerbil perhaps? 

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