Friday, October 16, 2015

Two Must Read Articles Concerning Nuclear Contamination of Our Environment



MUST READ ARTICLE 1

Measuring Fukushima Fallout, Ecological Options Network, October 15, 2015 by admin http://www.planetarianperspectives.net/?p=2420  
Scientists for We the People What are the impacts on wildlife, sealife and human health of the on-going Fukushima nuclear disaster?
Governments are not adequately monitoring the continuing contamination and are ignoring the issue. The global nuclear establishment attempts to downplay and deny any risks with bogus propaganda ploys like ‘radiophobia’ (its all in your head) and ‘hormesis’ (chronic radiation exposure is good for you). However, independent scientists are stepping into the monitoring, research and information breach. On Sept. 2, 2015, EON teamed up with local community organizer Bing Gong, Fukushima Response Campaign co-founder John Bertucci and Steve Costa and Kate Levinson of Pt. Reyes Books to host the first community program nationally to bring together two top scientists on the subject. Here are videos of the three presentations that resulted.....
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MUST READ ARTICLE 2
Grand Canyon Waters, at the Abyss, The New York Times, By MARK UDALLOCT. 14, 2015 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/14/opinion/grand-canyon-waters-at-the-abyss.html?emc=edit_th_20151014&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=32962000

Eldorado Springs, Colo. — I RECENTLY reunited with an old friend — not a person, but a place in Arizona, the state where I was born. It is a timeless place of great antiquity, a shrine of the ages that President Theodore Roosevelt said “man can only mar.”

Roosevelt proclaimed the Grand Canyon a national monument in 1908. In so doing, he specifically intended to prevent mining and tourist development from harming one of our nation’s most treasured landscapes. “Keep it for your children, your children’s children and all who come after you,” he said, “as the one great sight which every American should see.”
But mar it we have. An abandoned uranium mine on the canyon’s South Rim has cost taxpayers more than $15 million to remove toxic wastes from the surface. And contaminated water — flowing underground through the mine’s radioactive ore — continues to poison a spring-fed creek deep within the canyon. It is a permanent loss at an unconscionable cost that should never be borne again.

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