This Week’s Featured Interview:
- Byron DeLear lives near the West Lake Landfill in North St. Louis, Missouri, and has been involved in clean energy issues as chairman and CEO of Energy Equity Funding. He is a columnist with Examiner.com and is currently running for state representative. We spoke about latest developments on radiological nightare site – the flood, the fire – as well as the politics behind the West Lake “nuclear hot potato.”
Link to transcript:
- Byron DeLear interview transcript (with thanks to David Parker for providing it)
Numnutz of the Week:
Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is taking recycling a wee bit too far as it proclaims plans to use radioactively contaminated soil from Fukushima in public construction projects. Hey, those lawn and garden bags haven’t been worth anything in holding the nuclear garbage…!
And In This Week’s News:
- More than I have time to go into right now – but in 14 minutes, you’ll know more about what’s happening in the nuclear part of the world than any single politician running for President (…unless Bernie’s been listening to the show…).
The Missing Links:
- New scientific, peer-reviewed report on the West Lake Landfill, published in the Journal of Environmental Radiactiivity, shows hows radioactive contamination has migrated off-site.
- Dr. Ian Fairlie on radioactive Tritium in the water — and why it’s not a good idea to try to boil it off, like TEPCO wants to do at Fukushima.
- National Geographic’s (pre-Murdoch purchase) article: As Sea Levels Rise, Are Coastal Nuclear Plants Ready?
- The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releases new Progressive Action Guides (PAGs) on “allowable” radioactivity in your food and water… and it’s hardly progressive.