Nuclear Hotseat #239: Patty Ameno’s Successful Anti-Nuclear Campaign

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This Week’s Featured Interview:

  • Patty Ameno grew up in Apollo, Pennsylvania, 35 miles NE of Pittsburgh… not realizing that her childhood home was directly across the street from the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation.  NUMEC, in Parks Township, manufactured fuel for commercial nuclear power plants and the Navy’s nuclear submarines, leaving behind a legacy of uranium and plutonium waste that impacted the health of everyone in the area — including Patty.  A trained investigator with Naval Investigative Service (NIS) and former U.S. Federal Criminal Investigator, Patty took on NUMEC, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Babcock & Wilcox and Atlantic Richfield… and won.

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Patty Ameno

Numnutz of the Week:

The Cedars of Minamisoma in Fukushima Prefecture are NOT appropriate building material for Japan’s main stadium for the 2020 Radioactive Tokyo NOlympics.

The Missing Links:

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  1. I’d like to thank both you ladies. While I have followed Nuclear Hotseat for sometime now, this Patty Ameno episode was the best. What a modern day Karen Silkwood, Patty Ameno has become. Thanks again & God bless to both of you!

  2. jANINE BALDWIN on

    THIS COURAGOUS WOMEN AND OTHER ENRAGED ACTIVISTS HAVE HAD TO LOOSE THIER TEMPERS MORE THAN ONCE TO LET THESE GOVERNMENT OFFICALS KNOW WE ARE NOT GOING TO ACCEPT FASCISM , TRILLIONS PLEDGED FOR NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION BY UN NUCLEAR POWERS AND AUSTARITY FOR THE WORLD MUST BE CHALLANGED NOW , RAGE IS OURS AND CAN NOT BE DENIED AS EVERY ASPECT OF THIS BUILD UP HAS TO BE CHALLANGED WITH OUR BODIES , BLOCKING RDS . ECT . YET WE NEED FOCUS AND TAKE IT TO THE UN AS MEMBERS NEED TO BE RESCUED FROM ENFORCING THE DIRTY WORK OF THESE FASCIST . THE IAEA CHARGED WITH CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY AS THEY ADVOCATE FOR THIS INDUSTRY , ARRANGE FUNDING FOR 3RD WORLD COUNTRIES , ACCESS TO WORLD FAULT LINES , WATERWAYS AND PUBLIC FUNDS . IT IS THERE WE MUST SHOW ABSOLUTE FORCE AND DETERMINATION TO SAVE THE CIVIL ASPECTS OF NON PROLIFERATION ,,,,, PROTECTING OUR SOVERNTY , RIGHTS TO CLEEAN WATER , AIR AND CLEAN UP COSTS FROM INDUSTRY BEFORE THEY DIE OR ARE BROKE . MY LOVE AND REGARDS TO ANYONE WHO CROSS THE LINE AND SHOWS UP TO CONTEST FASCISM

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