O N E T I M ER A I N B O W
P R O M I S E
Tornado swarms, storms, rains, and now the great floods sweeping down and overflowing the Mississippi, the immense power of nature. . .
And, according to reports, a quantity somewhere between "an unknown quantity" and "a large quantity" of a "radioactive substance" is in the process of being "diluted" by the flood.
In "diluted" form an undetected radioactive material that "nobody knew anything about" will flow with other "diluted" toxic pollutants and spill into the already over-polluted waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Tritium, this one is called. They use it to make nuclear bombs. They had stored it in a building at a nuclear power plant and somehow they had "forgotten it was there".
So I'm guessing now that all this great Mississippi dilution coupled with a Creator's rainbow promise to keep the world's floods within reasonable bounds for as long as mankind is on the face of the Earth probably makes it all reasonably OK.
And almost risk free? "Well, this material is totally safe, except in the extremely unlikely event..." they had promised.
Unfortunately "extremely unlikely" natural events are occurring with greater frequency than ever imagined.
It is reassuring to learn that the half-life of "the large unknown quantity" of tritium is only 12.5 years. Not even one generation!
So all in all it's hardly an incident worth bothering about; a convenient flood simply taking some incovenient material away. I report it simply in passing.
God might forgive us our little sins, but nature won't.
She never does.