Nuclear Hotseat #228: West Lake Nuclear Political Hot Potato – Byron DeLear on Legal Issues, Mimi German on Radiation Monitoring

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THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEWS:

  • Byron DeLear lives within seven miles of the West Lake Landfill.  He has been involved in clean energy issues as chairman and CEO of Energy Equity Funding. He is a columnist with Examiner.com, was founder of Global Peace Solution, and is currently running for state representative.  We talked about the legal situation that makes West Lake ineligible for the federal FUSRAP clean-up program of Superfund sites — and how that might be turned around.
  • Mimi German is the founder of RadCast, (Radcast.org) which helps citizen activists learn how to take accurate radiation readings, then compiles their data to figure out what’s going on – radiologically speaking – wherever the EPA has fallen down on the job… which is just about everywhere.  She can be contacted directly at: Info@Radcast.org.

LISTEN HERE

NUMNUTZ OF THE WEEK:

Wanna know how to get around having verifiable radiation readings at a nuclear site?  Don’t hire anyone to do the job when your current staff leaves!  Workers, we’re not in Kansas any more, but the Wolf Creek nuclear reactor still is!

THIS WEEK’S NEWS:

  • Entergy announces upcoming closure of Fitzpatrick nuclear reactor in upstate New York when its tank runs empty, er, when it’s time to refuel and they won’t.
  • Nevada nuke waste dump explosion and fire only 120 miles from Las Vegas and 21 from Nevada test site.
  • EPA admits to shutting off 99 of its only 135 radiation monitors around the country.  If you don’t have any data, it can’t be contested.  Planned deniability?
  • Explosion and fire at Doel nuclear reactors in Belgium near Antwerp.
  • Fukushima radiation at record highs; exposure to deadly radioactivity could kill a person within one hour.
  • …and more!
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