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SECTION 13: RADLINKS: Internet Links to Nuclear and Environmental Information Sources
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The purpose of RADLINKS is to provide the readers of RADNET with links to all the important WWW sources of information pertaining to source points of anthropogenic radioactivity. Part I of RADLINKS consists of the most significant WWW search engines for RADNET readers who wish to surf the WWW for more information on anthropogenic radioactivity or any other topic. Part II of RADLINKS is our ongoing attempt to consolidate the most important Websites on this topic in one easy to use location. This section of RADNET

will be continually updated. Part III of RADLINKS includes other environmental and alternative energy information sources which may be of use or interest to RADNET readers or to RADNET staff. Part IV of RADLINKS consists of links to useful information sources accessible through the WWW (e.g. Dialog) as well as to relevant journals. Not all the journals which will be listed in this part of RADLINKS are as yet accessible on the WWW.

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The recent genesis of the Internet and the evolution of user-friendly, clickable links to information sources of every description also serve to open up the formerly circumscribed and arcane world of nuclear information to public scrutiny. The links to nuclear and environmental information sources assembled in this component of RADNET are part of that process. The instant electronic availability of information short-circuits what once was the effective and efficient control of nuclear information availability in print and electronic media. The editors who sit in offices at 63 Main St. (a local newspaper in Ellsworth, Maine, which is RADNET's microcosmic model for the nuclear information gulag) or any other persons who determine what news is fit to disseminate are now irrelevant. This does not mean that all the information necessary for understanding of the environmental, social and economic impact of plumes and source points of anthropogenic radioactivity is now available. Users of RADLINKS and Internet surfers will note that remarkably little nuclide-specific and media-specific data about radiological and mixed waste plumes are available at any location on the Internet. This lack of specific data contrasts with a wealth of references to these plumes and with the vast quantities of information on the Web about the environmental remediation programs directed at these plume source points. The labyrinth of DOE derived information about weapons production environmental remediation sites will often terminate in "access denied" just at that point where your mouse has arrived at a National Laboratory sub-link of a sub-link which appears to contain the nuclide specific data being sought. Despite the abundance of information available from the DOE, the NRC, and other information sources on the Internet, detailed inventories of the curic content of pulses of anthropogenic radioactivity are still a closely guarded secret. The same may be said for remote sensing data from that part of the electromagnetic spectrum which characterizes ionizing radiation (+155 ev). Even less information is available about the European nuclear wastebasket where environmental standards are two decades behind those in the United States. Freedom of information about the radioactive and mixed waste plumes in the European community may never be available. The largest nuclear organization in Europe, the IAEA, dedicated to insuring the safety of the world's nuclear waste pyramid schemes, has the least environmental information of any major nuclear related Website.

The Internet represents a radical departure from and undermining of state and private control of nuclear and environmental information. In the United States, both the NRC and the Department of Energy have utilized the Internet to make available large quantities of essential information to the general public. The last remaining step in this process will be the declassification of weapons production site inventories of uncontained spent fuel derived wastes and the remote sensing data which documents these plumes. As the electronic revolution proceeds, may it at least make "information management" at MYAPC, YAEC, IAEA, NIREX, BNFL, COGEMA, etc. as irrelevant as it now is at 63 Main St.

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