Al "Hot Zippers" Gore

US--Vice President Al Gore has not only reinvented government, he also has redefined recycling. Gore is backing a plan to turn radioactive scrap into kitchen utensils, baby strollers, and zippers. On March 7, Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and several colleagues on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, urged the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to put a cork in Gore's crackpot plan. "The NRC must not lower its standards for releasing these radioactive materials," Boxer stated. "We need more protection for public health, not less."

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