Nuclear Hotseat #238: SPECIAL – Porter Ranch/Radon Radiation Risk – Kevin Kamps, Cindy Folkers, Richard Mathews, Terry Lodge


Full program devoted to the radon risk hidden
in the methane gas leak disaster at Porter Ranch in Los Angeles. 

This Week’s Featured Interviews:

  • Kevin Kamps is the Nuclear Waste Watchdog for Beyond Nuclear.  He gives an overview of the problems created by radon and suspicions about its impact on the people of Porter Ranch.
  • Cindy Folkers is Beyond Nuclear‘s expert on ionizing radiation and its impact on health and the environment.  She talks about the health impact of radon and its decay products, emphasizing the need for independent testing at the site.
    Links to the two articles cited by Cindy Folkers as possibly pointing to an earlier start of the Porter Ranch gas leak:
    From August, 2015

    From July, 2014
  • Richard Mathews is a long time resident of the Porter Ranch area who is currently running for state assembly from that district. Richard lives four miles away from the gas leak; he talks about the politics behind the scenes and local activist organizing efforts.
    Petition to have the Porter Ranch gas leak declared a national emergency
  • Terry Lodge is an Ohio trial lawyer living in Toledo who has represented many clients in civil rights, civil liberties, and environmental cases.  He talks on the science as well as legal aspects of this case.

Listen Here:

The Missing Link:

Nuclear Hotseat #237 – Byron DeLear interview transcript on West Lake Landfill and legal options.


…A Reminder to All of the San Fernando Valley from your Friendly Neighborhood Environmental Protection Agency:




  1. Over 400 Nuclear Reactors At SEA LEVEL !

    20 feet Sea Level Rise in Greenland

    200 feet Sea Level Rise Antarctica

    Pres. Obama an Gov. Brown, why not allow Residential Homeowners to sell their Solar and Wind Renewable Energy Directly to the Utility Companies AKA ‘Feed in Tariff ?.

    Allow California a Residential Feed in Tariff and a Commercial Feed in Tariff !

    Count California Residential Homeowners Solar 5,000 MW = 2 San Onofre’ Nuclear Plants !

    Stop this Fossil Fuel Madness, Heating Up and Burning Up, Drought and Floods are getting Worse !

    “Porter Ranch Ca. The enormity of the Aliso Canyon gas leak cannot be overstated. Gas is escaping through a ruptured pipe more than 8,000 feet underground and it shows no sign of stopping.

    As the pressure from weight on top of the pipe causes the gas to diffuse, it only continues to dissipate across a wider and wider area.

    According to tests conducted in November by the California Air Resources Board, the leak is spewing 50,000 kilograms of gas per hour—the equivalent to the strength of a volcanic eruption.

    At this rate, in just one month, the leak will have accounted for one-quarter of the total estimated methane emissions in the state of California.” Erin Brockovich

    There is No Carbon, Methane, or Nuclear Budget !

    “Climate outlook may be worse than feared

    The impact of climate change may be worse than previously thought, a new study suggests.

    As world leaders hold climate talks in Paris, research shows that land surface temperatures may rise by an average of almost 8C by 2100, if significant efforts are not made to counteract climate change.

    Such a rise would have a devastating impact on life on Earth.

    It would place billions of people at risk from extreme temperatures, flooding, regional drought, and food shortages.
    Climbing emissions

    The study calculated the likely effect of increasing atmospheric levels of greenhouse gases above pre-industrialization amounts.

    It finds that if emissions continue to grow at current rates, with no significant action taken by society, then by 2100 global land temperatures will have increased by 7.9C, compared with 1750.

    This finding lies at the very uppermost range of temperature rise as calculated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

    It also breaches the United Nations’ safe limit of 2C, beyond which the UN says dangerous climate change can be expected.” University of Edinburgh

    Solar power is prevalent in California but, last month, the state made a move many are calling a big mistake.

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a measure that requires the state to obtain half of its electricity from renewable sources by 2030, however, rooftop solar panels were excluded from the bill, which means utility companies will have to pay more to find renewable energy elsewhere, because the surplus energy they buy back from individual homeowners will not count toward the state’s goals.” Cat DiStasio

    California Emitted 459 Million Toxic Tons of Carbon Dioxide in 2014.

    Gov Browns call to reduce this to 1990 levels so we can continue to emit over 400 million Toxic Tons a year, will not help us stop or slow down Global Warming and Sea Levels Rising.

    2020 Limit – AB 32 is now slightly higher than the 427 MMTCO2e in the initial Scoping Plan.” Ca. Gov. Data

    Ban Fracking ! Gov. Brown Stop Poisoning California Water !

    Close 100 of the 108 Bottle Watering Facilities in California !

    Golf on grey water or Close the Golf Course

    Grow For Local and Regional Farming Circle, Federal and State Policies Must Change !

    Atmospheric Parts Per Million of Carbon is Now 404

    In the 1850 Carbon PPM was 260 – 280

    What will the Temp. be at 415 ppm ?

    “Ice sheets contain enormous quantities of frozen water. If the Greenland Ice Sheet melted, scientists estimate that sea level would rise about 6 meters (20 feet). If the Antarctic Ice Sheet melted, sea level would rise by about 60 meters (200 feet).” National Snow and Ice Data Center.

    There Are Over 400 Nuclear Reactors and All Their Fuel Rods ! At Sea Level Now !

    Relocate All Nuclear Fuel Rods and Contaminated Metals above 3,000 Ft!

    There Is No Carbon, Methane, or Nuclear Budget !

    Arctic 80% melted, Greenland is Keeping North America Cool, For How Long ? Antarctica is Melting as Well, When Will It Melt ? and All the Glaciers used to keep the Mantle Cooler !

    We must transition to 100% Renewable Energy, and All Solar, Residential and Commercial Buildings should be Counted in the Stated Renewable Energy Mandate !

    Time to Level the Playing Field, With Time Running Out Preparing For Global Warming an Sea Leveling Rising over 220 feet

    Implement a California Residential and Commercial Feed in Tariff.

    California Residential Feed in Tariff would allow homeowners to sell their Renewable Energy to the utility, protecting our communities from, Global Warming, Poison Water, Grid Failures, Natural Disasters, Toxic Natural Gas and Oil Fracking.

    A California Commercial FiT in Los Angeles, Palo Alto, an Sacramento Ca. are operating NOW, paying the Business Person 17 cents cents per kilowatt hour.
    Sign and Share this petition for a California Residential Feed in Tariff.


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  4. Another great show; you always hit such a high journalistic standard, Libbe!
    Lots more information provided for anyone brave enough to listen.
    Thank you!

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  6. Very informative interview – thank you for providing this info. FYI – The link to the August 2015 article goes to the July 2014 article

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