NH #654: JAPAN QUAKE + Depleted Uranium Plume from Ukraine Hit UK – Dr. Chris Busby + DU Dangers – Damacio Lopez

Dr. Chris Busby, DU weapons expert

Depleted Uranium Plume from Ukraine Hit UK – Dr. Chris Busby
+ DU Dangers – Damacio Lopez

This Week’s Featured Interviews:

  • Dr. Chris Busby is a British scientist primarily studying the health effects of internal ionizing radiation. He is a director of Green Audit Limited, a private company, and scientific advisor to the Low Level Radiation Campaign. He is well known for his testimony in support of UK nuclear workers who suffered from radiation exposure and were seeking compensation from the government.
  • Damacio Lopez is both a scholar and activist on DU who was born and still lives in Soccoro New Mexico, less than 30 miles from where DU weapons were developed and tested. Damacio has spoken in more than 30 countries, at more than 100 colleges and universities, and at the UN, and he helped draft bans on DU weapons for Belgium and Costa Rica which still stand.
    This is an excerpt from our interview from Nuclear Hotseat #625, June 13, 2023.

Nuclear Hotseat Hot Story with Linda Pentz Gunter

Leave the World Behind sends a metaphorical warning about the perils of ignoring existential threats — a good admonition about the folly of our continued use of nuclear power, says Linda Pentz Gunter.

Numnutz of the Week (for Outstanding Nuclear Boneheadedness):

Now the nukesters are claiming that they have a portable nuclear reactor all set to go in 2029, aiming for Saskatchewan as their ground zero. But nukesters always claim great advances that are just a forgettable period of time into the future, by which point we’ll have forgotten their broken promises.


Activist Shout-outs:

Klee Benally

It is with great sadness that we mark that passage of Klee Benally, a Navajo activist and musician who advocated on behalf of Indigenous people and environmental causes. Benally advocated for the cleanup of abandoned mines, where uranium ore was extracted from the Navajo Nation over decades to support U.S. nuclear activities during the Cold War. He protested police violence and racial profiling and was among activists who gathered outside metro Phoenix’s NFL stadium in 2014 to denounce the offensive team name previously used by the franchise from Washington, D.C. An accomplished musician, he released acoustic album, “The Unsustainable Sessions’ in November 2019. The musician/activist released acoustic album, The Unsustainable Sessions in November 2019. The musician/activist died Dec. 30 at a Phoenix hospital. He was only 48 years old.