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Three-eyed fish caught in Argentina

Posted on Wednesday, 2 November, 2011 | Comment icon 28 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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A three-eyed fish has been caught in a reservoir near a nuclear power plant in Argentina.

"We were fishing and we got the surprise of getting this rare specimen," said fisherman Julián Zmutt. "As it was dark at that time we did not notice, but then you looked at him with a flashlight and saw that he had a third eye." A nearby nuclear facility pumps hot water directly in to the reservoir prompting concerns over the amount of radioative waste being produced and what it might be doing to the local wildlife.

"Fishermen in Argentina are claiming that they have caught a three-eyed fish in a reservoir in the Córdoba province, and it just so happens that a nearby nuclear facility pumps its hot water directly into this body of water."

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Comment icon #19 Posted by ShadowSot on 2 November, 2011, 21:52
and now we leave it for others to maintain for thousands of years. will they even know what to do with it 2000 years from now when its still toxic,harmful and hazardous to mankind and the planet. - it appears Yucca Mountain storage is not been opened. It seems all the nuclear waste is being moved around to temporary locations. The mountain is listed as on a fault line too oh but an inactive one. Hmm very interesting if you look up nuclear waste storage in the united states i don't think anyone knows where this stuff is being kept. anyone? You're probably not aware of this, but there is ongoing... [More]
Comment icon #20 Posted by runekazter on 2 November, 2011, 22:32
You're probably not aware of this, but there is ongoing research in how to re-purpose nuclear waste towards energy sources or safe disposal. In other words, this is not intended as permanent storage. There are currently 121 smaller repositories around the US where the waste is being stored. Many of these are listed at the following super secret Wikipedia link: link yes i was aware of the ongoing research in what to do with the spent rods. in other words there is no permanent solution. Wouldn't you think one would need that answer on what to do with the waste 'before' one started setting up rea... [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by ShadowSot on 2 November, 2011, 22:49
yes i was aware of the ongoing research in what to do with the spent rods. in other words there is no permanent solution. Currently, no. Which would be why we're trying to find one. Safe storage is short term. Wouldn't you think one would need that answer on what to do with the waste 'before' one started setting up reactors? Unfortunately we tend to move first, think of consequences later. ait that was the Yucca mnt supposed to be ready in 98 and as of 2011 is canceled? Yes, partially due to the complexity of moving waste through the country side. The current sites for storage are sufficient, ... [More]
Comment icon #22 Posted by wolf.wood on 3 November, 2011, 3:50
Simpsons already did it
Comment icon #23 Posted by ShadowSot on 3 November, 2011, 5:45
Simpsons already did it Already beat you to it mate. its very scary what radioactivity can do... Doubt it's radioactive, probably normal radation, just happens to be near a plant. You'd see more harmful affects before mutations like this comes about, like tumours.
Comment icon #24 Posted by kjtest21 on 3 November, 2011, 13:21
Its funny how this happens in Argentina, we make a deal about it. But the toxic wastes being dumped into the 2nd largest water table on the planet (Alberta) is ignored because such toxic waste is the product of Humanity's favorite addiction, Oil. Who cares if we kill off an entire indigenous people, an entire wild ecosystem, threaten to kill off all of the North American populace, who cares? We have oil! Radiation is nothing compared to Cadmium, Arsenic, Lead, etc. In water
Comment icon #25 Posted by blueandi on 4 November, 2011, 8:15
The answer is nothing. Absolutely freaking nothing. Nuke plants only output three things: Steam, hot water and electricity. The only thing that plant puts into the reservoir is more water. The fish is just a coincidence. The only time a nuclear plant releases any radiation is if something goes haywire, and the only time that ever happened on a truly catastrophic scale was Chernobyl. This is sensationalism in its purest form. Check out the data here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/mar/14/nuclear-power-plant-accidents-list-rank
Comment icon #26 Posted by SCHMITTHEAD on 8 November, 2011, 20:27
holy sh&% thats creepy..but so awesome.
Comment icon #27 Posted by Alienated Being on 9 November, 2011, 2:51
I find it hilarious that it was a three eyed fish found near a radioactive plant. Simpsons, anyone?
Comment icon #28 Posted by Copasetic on 9 November, 2011, 3:32
I thought that some animals, notably lizards and amphibians, have a visible "third eye" or pineal gland. The western fence lizard, amongst others, is a good example of that. Of course industrial pollution could also be an explanation too....maybe. Its not an eye. Its a "port" of sorts that allows access to photoreceptive cells in the pineal gland. The cells of the gland make and release melatonin which is important in maintenance of circadian rhythms and biological clocks. In mammals this port has closed (and in some other branches of the reptiles and amphibians as well, an evolutionary indepe... [More]

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