Childhood leukemia rates proven to soar in kids living near nuclear reactors, such as has been shown through epidemiological study at this one at Douneray, Scotland.
This Week’s Featured Interview:
- Childhood leukemia rates near nuclear reactors shown to increase in 2014 report by Dr. Ian Fairlie. He is an independent consultant on radioactivity in the environment living in London UK and has studied radiation and radioactivity at least since the Chernobyl accident in 1986. He has a degree in radiation biology from Bart’s Hospital in London and his doctoral studies at Imperial College in London and (briefly) Princeton University in the US concerned the radiological hazards of nuclear fuel reprocessing. Fairlie formerly worked as a civil servant on the regulation of radiation risks from nuclear power stations. From 2000 to 2004, he was head of the Secretariat of the UK Government’s CERRIE Committee on internal radiation risks. Since retiring from Government service, he has been a consultant on radiation matters to the European Parliament, local and regional governments, environmental NGOs, and private individuals. His areas of interest are the radiation doses and risks arising from the radioactive releases at nuclear facilities. In 2014, Dr. Fairlie published a scientific paper that compiled the results of 60 studies on child leukemia rates near nuclear reactors and blew the lid off the nuclear industry’s claim that living near a reactor is perfectly safe. He also exposes how the industry intentionally kept that information from the public until it was forced to reveal the data in 2012.
LINK to Dr. Fairlie’s article, “Childhood Leukemia Near Nuclear Power Stations”
- LINK to U.S. statistics on Thyroid Cancer Rates near NYC-area nuclear reactors from Joseph Mangano of Radiation and Public Health Project. Other articles available on that site as well.
Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):
Pssst! Wanna have a hot time in Ukraine? It’s easy: Just go to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and get in line to visit the control room at reactor number 4 — the very one that exploded on April 26 1986, setting off events that would result in the world’s biggest nuclear meltdown ever… until Fukushima. You, too, can expose your reproductive system to 40,000 times so-called “acceptable” limits of radiation! But then, you obviously weren’t planning to have children… or much of a life span…
Information and Action Links:
- Rising Temperatures, Rising Seas – The Growing Climate Change Menace to Nuclear Power
- Whistleblowing – Then and Now from Fairewinds Energy Education.
- Fukushima’s Radioactive Water Crisis by Robert Hunziker
- Video from ABC-Australia about the so-called “safety” of holding the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in proximity to Fukushima: