Facts Nuclear Apologists Ignore
THE HEALTH OF MILLIONS IMPROVED
BY NUCLEAR SHUT DOWN
Facts Nuclear Apologists Ignore
Dramatic declines in local infant death and childhood cancer rates occurred soon after the closing of nuclear power plants. A study by the STAR Foundation* and the New York based Radiation and Public Health Project illustrate profound health benefits by ending nuclear power. The study documents a 17.4% Decrease in infant mortality within 40 miles downwind of the nuclear plants two years after they were shut-down.
In three of the eight areas with earlier shut downs cancer diagnosed in under five-years-old declined 25.0% in the seven years after reactor closing.
Nuclear apologists can no longer deny nuclear power production leaks nuclear poison into the environment on a daily basis - without accidents.
New York State Assemblyman Richard Brodsky stated. "We finally have reliable peer-reviewed accurate data attaching nuclear power plants to death and injury in their host communities.
This is a sobering, scientific study and we all need to take it seriously."
Westchester County legislator Thomas Abinanti wants the work expanded, he stated.
"It is critical that more studies of this type be performed so that everyone understands the risks posed by nuclear reactors."
Nuclear Power: A failed experiment.
Scott Cullen, Executive Director of STAR, said.
"Nuclear power is a failed experiment. This study confirms the best of public health principles: that when you remove a known cause of illness, health improves. "
One Reactor Damages The Health of Millions.
At a Westchester County Health Committee meeting, independent scientists testified that teeth from the area around Indian Point nuclear power plant have the highest concentrations of man-made isotopes found to date in America.
The Westchester County results record disturbing levels of Strontium-90 in teeth.
"Children exposed to radiation risk cancer, its as simple as that" says Joseph Mangano, MPH MBA, the principal author of the study.
Eight percent of the US population (8.5 million) live within 50 miles of Indian Point nuclear power station, 110,000 infants are born here every year. Counties downwind and within 40 miles of Indian Point include Manhattan, Queens, Nassau, Putnam, Bronx and Dutchess. Westchester in New York, and Fairfield County in Connecticut.
The Director of the Pace Law School's Energy Project, Edward Smeloff and Mark Jacobs of Westchester Public Action Committee joined RPHP and STAR in requesting the study be considered in determining the future of Indian Point.
*Archives of Environmental Health. April 2002.
More Facts Nuclear Apologists Ignore
DECREASE IN INFANT DEATH RATE
Two years before v Two years after shut down
of nuclear plants in downwind counties
Joseph J. Mangano, Radiation and Public Health Project
PLANTS CLOSED PERMANENTLY
Rancho Seco, CA
Fort St. Vrain, CO
Big Rock Point, MI
Maine Yankee, ME
CLOSED TEMPORARILY (AT LEAST TWO YEARS)
TOTAL 8 AREAS
U.S. AVERAGE CHANGE
National Center for Health StatisticsOdiejoe@aol.com
Contact: Scott Cullen, STAR: (516) 819-4886
Joseph Mangano, RPHP: (718) 857-9825 and
Kelly MacMillan (Brodsky): (914) 720-5206
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Twin Towers Hero William Rodriguez ‘A miracle happened to William Rodriguez on 9/11. What happened after is a Greek tragedy. But with miracles and tragedies comes truth. And truth is the hammer Rodriguez is beating on the door of 9/11.’
say's 'Pancake Story Is Bullshit.'
William Rodriguez worked at the WTC for 20 years. As everyone in the office began thinking of the quickest way out. Felipe David, severely burnt from the basement explosion, staggered into the office. Rodriguez led him out - to safety.
He was running half-an-hour late on the morning of 9/11.
‘It was a miracle,’ he recalls, ‘if I arrived on time, like always, I’d probably be dead. I would have been up at the top floors like every morning.’
Rodriguez was one of fifteen people in an office on sub-level 1 of the North Tower when a massive explosion in the tower foundations shook the floor they stood on.
‘When I heard the sound of the explosion, the floor beneath my feet vibrated, the walls started cracking and everything started shaking. Seconds after the first massive explosion, I hear another explosion from way above. Although I was unaware at the time, this was the airplane hitting the tower, it occurred moments after the first explosion.’
Rodriguez states. ‘I disagree 100% with the government story. I know there were explosives placed below the trade center. I helped a man to safety who is living proof the government [jet fuel] story is a lie and a cover-up.’
Rodriguez returned to lead others out of the basement. The basement explosion had trapped two men in an elevator shaft. Rodriguez helped to pull them free and get them out of the tower. Then, in defiance of police orders, he returned once again to help people from the top floors. On the way he up he swears he heard a series of small explosions going off between the 20th and 30th floors. On the 33rd floor he could hear loud noises coming from the 34th floor. ‘Like someone moving heavy equipment about. I knew this floor was empty and stripped due to construction work so I avoided it and continued up the stairs.’
At the 39th floor he was turned back by the fire fighters. As he made his way out he heard explosions coming from the South Tower.
Along with the other eye-witness's campaigning for the US media to tell the truth about the demolition charges they heard, felt and saw, Rodriguez has been declared persona non grata by that nice Mr Bush and his business partners who own the US media.
NBC News spent a whole day recording Rodriguez’s eye-witness account. At that time Rodriguez was too naive to see NBC never had any intention of airing his story. Or indeed anything else that would upset the corporate-Hitlerite-thugs who stole the White House.
As with so many others who insisted on giving evidence to the 9/11 commissioner's - who did not seek it - the 9/11 commissioner's would only speak to Rodriguez if he agreed to a private meeting behind closed doors. Where his evidence, and the evidence of thousands of others, was taken and totally ignored.
Rodriguez was invited to tell the truth about 9/11 on television in his native Puerto Rico. Bush apologists in the US media are constantly telling him to shut the fuck-up. Rodriguez state’s. ‘I am on a mission. Whenever someone warns me I could be murdered, I tell them I lost 200 friends and I am their voice now.’ Rodriguez is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit filed against Bush alleging conspiracy to commit the atrocity of 9/11. The RICO case, filed in Philadelphia was moved to New York after a Bush government motion to dismiss it was overruled. ‘We have won this first battle,’ said Rodriguez, ‘at least the judge was willing to listen which is indeed a victory in Mr Bush’s Gitmo America. I sincerely hope we will eventually get to trial and reveal the truth to the American people.’
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