Nuclear Hotseat #179: BREAKING: 2nd USS Reagan Death + US Nuke Accident Updates – WIPP, Metropolis

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BREAKING:

Second death in the USS Reagan/Operation Tomadachi case.  Exclusive interview w/Charles Bonner, attorney for the sailors in the $1 Billion lawsuit against TEPCO, General Electric, EBASCO, Toshiba and Hitachi.

INTERVIEWS:

  • Don Hancock, Executive Director of Southwest Research and Information Center, again updates us on the most recent radiation release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant, or WIPP site, in Carlsbad, NM.

    Not certain if this is sardonic or ironic.  Maybe both?

    Not certain if this is sardonic or ironic. Maybe both?

    • Gail Snyder, Board President of Chicago-based Nuclear Energy Information Service, provides the most recent information and analysis of the uranium hexafluoride leak at Honeywell’s Metropolis, IL facility. (See video below.)

NUMNUTZ OF THE WEEK:

US House of Representatives by voice vote led by Georgia’s Rep. Paul Broun passes bill to authorize Dept. of Energy (DOE) to do research on “WHETHER” low-dose ionizing radiation poses a risk.  How is this even a question?!?!?  Even worse, it appears to be a set-up to gut BEIR VII (Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation), the proof of the risk, as creating an “unnecessary economic burdens” that are “detrimental to the health of Americans.”  Through the looking glass, Alice!

 

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