The following tweet led me to an interesting tale about the history of recycling.
— NRDC (@NRDC) January 4, 2014
After reading the article, I composed the following comment, taking care to ensure that it followed the rules for civil discourse that govern NRDC blogs.
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Here is my comment as copied and pasted from the comment block. I have not made any edits.
Both of my parents grew up on cash-poor farms during the Depression. They learned how to recycle as children and carried those habits throughout their lives. They taught my siblings and I about recycling in the early to mid to late 1960s; we recycled bottles, paper, even kitchen scraps into a compost bin.
I have carried the lessons I learned then throughout my adult life in both my personal and professional activities.
That is why I continue to be confused about the NRDC’s position on recycling used nuclear fuel. Fully 95% of the potential energy remains in the fuel assemblies that are removed from reactors in the once through fuel cycle.
Unfortunately, many organizations, including yours, think it would be better to bury that valuable material deep underground than to invest in the systems and scientific research that would enable the material to be safely and economically reused. Can you help me to understand your seemingly conflicted position with regard to the mantra of “reduce, reuse and recycle.”
Thank you for your assistance.
Publisher, Atomic Insights
When I hit submit, I was notified by the site that my comment had triggered the spam filter and would not be accepted. Here is a screenshot of that response.
Can anyone guess what might have triggered the spam filters? I wonder if the NRDC has chosen to filter comments for bad grammar? Upon more careful proofreading, I realized that the third sentence in my comment should have said “…my siblings and me…” and that that I should have used a question mark rather than a period in the last sentence.
Otherwise, I am befuddled.