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Something that gets on my nerves.

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Do you know what bugs me quite a bit sometimes?

People using the ionizing radiation trefoil warning symbol as though it’s some kind of symbol that represents nuclear power.

The press / media are often quite bad in this regard. I know, this seems pretty trivial, but I just wanted to say it.


Written by Luke Weston

October 15, 2008 at 2:05 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Eh … It’s just iconic. That’s all. We tend to think in terms of icons.

    What about the cooling tower as an iconic representation of nuclear power? There are plenty of nuclear plants without cooling towers and plenty of plants with cooling towers that aren’t nuclear.


    October 15, 2008 at 5:18 am

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