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Naturally-Occurring Radiation: The geologic formations that contain oil and gas deposits also contain naturally-occurring radionuclides, which are referred to as "NORM" (Naturally-Occurring Radioactive Materials): Geologists have recognized their presence since the early 1930s and use it as a method for finding deposits (Ma87). Much of the petroleum in the earth's crust was created at the site of ancients seas by the decay of sea life.
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Welcome to Lino’s Place That’s me - sitting in my office - probably working on my latest project. Im very concerned about the state of the world and spend way too much time trying to work out a way that I can help move towards a sustainable society. Unfortunately, most of society lives in a dream world where everything is great as they sleepwalk towards catastrophe. This site is aimed at informing those that wish to wake up, and help society evolve from where it is now onto a more sustainable path. My aim is to help people understand the big picture, rather than just the part of it that they are informed about.
On this page: 1. Peak oil primer What is peak oil? Peak oil is the simplest label for the problem of energy resource depletion, or more specifically, the peak in global oil production.
Dan Bednarz, PhD Originally published in Orion Magazine, July/August 2007. (Author’s note: I am reposting on this website some essays originally published elsewhere over the past three years.) The scale and subtlety of our country’s dependency on oil and natural gas cannot be overstated. Nowhere is this truer than in our medical system.