Legal clash over dumping ban in NY

An article in The New Lede delineates the legal struggle between the anti-dumping law passed in New York last August, and the lawsuit filed by company Holtec. Holtec payed a 5 million dollar fine to the neighboring state of New Jersey to avoid criminal prosecution, and wants to dump the radioactive isotope tritium into the…

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Plutonium still endangers area around Rocky Flats

Recent air filter samples were found contaminated with plutonium from Rocky Flats in Colorado. The samples were taken after a gale-force wind event where dirt was visibly moving in the air.  ” ‘Plutonium was unequivocally detected in the two …air filters… plutonium was detected in all six of the … samples.” There are trails, National…

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FREE Screening NOW: First We Bombed New Mexico May 17-19

First We Bombed New Mexico is the untold and tragic story of Trinity, the world’s first nuclear bomb. Register to view the film for free between May 17 and 19. Detonated in New Mexico before the bombing of Hiroshima, it is a story of government betrayal with tragic consequences. “Thousands of New Mexicans – mostly…

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Uranium mining and increased disease

Research on uranium mine sites lead by Johnnye Lewis, Ph.D., University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, College of Pharmacy, is summarized in this slide deck. Among the researchers’ conclusions: Substantial exposures to uranium and mixed metals in Indian Country — many linked to Cold War Weapons Development — create the “Perfect storm: DNA damage…

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Systemic cover-up: New book profiles radiation risks and scientists

The Scientists Who Alerted us to Radiation’s Dangers by Ian Fairlie, PhD and Beyond Nuclear’s Cindy Folkers, MS, has just been published by The Ethics Press. The book profiles 23 radiation scientists over the previous half-century or so, who revealed that radiation risks were higher than thought, but who were victimized by governments and the…

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UPDATE: RECA expansion on Senate floor next week

  From the Congressional Record Daily Digest of February 29: “Radiation Exposure Compensation Reauthorization Act (RECA)–Agreement: A unanimous-consent-time agreement was reached providing that at a time to be determined by the Majority Leader, in consultation with the Republican Leader, but no later than Friday, March 8, 2024, Senate begin consideration of S. 3853, to extend…

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Senator promises to attach RECA extension to all bills

Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) vows to attach the extension of RECA exposure compensation to all bills moving in the Senate until it passes. RECA reauthorization passed the Senate with strong bi-partisan support. Now Hawley is pushing to pass an amendment reauthorizing the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) and expanding its coverage to more states, including…

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MARY OSBORN, PRESENTE!

MARY OSBORN (1943-2024), PRESENTE! Three Mile Island Botanist Passed on 2/19 Eric Epstein, executive director of Three Mile Island Alert (TMIA), shared with us the sad news that Mary Osborn has passed on. Mary was a long time member of TMIA. She gathered flowers, leaves and plants that show signs of mutations that reveal the negative impact of radiation on their growth and…

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Fukushima fish a dicey diet for U.S. military

Why is the U.S. buying potentially cancer-causing Fukushima fish to serve service members and their families stationed in Japan? This is particularly ironic, given President Biden’s focus on admirable health initiatives that strive to understand and prevent environmental exposures, like the Cancer Moonshot. The United Nations and several scientists have voiced continuing concern about the…

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