NH #78: Nuclear Perpetrators, Urban Planners, UN Preps Int’l Nuke Gag Order


Torgen Johnson is a Harvard-educated Urban Planner with a professional degree in Architecture from USC.  He brings a unique perspective to the nuclear conversation based upon three separate professional disciplines.  As a resident of southern California who lives near San Onofre, he interprets the risks to community and accumulated wealth from a single major accident at SanO.


  • Passionate final word from producer/host Libbe HaLevy
  • Japan 7.4 double-quake raises new concerns about the SFP at Unit 4
  • UN tries to straightjacket international nuclear conversation
  • The WHO (World Health Organization, not the band) actually has the gall to say there’s no health danger from radiation at Fukushima <!>.
  • Thousands join P-MANE at Koodankulam to again blockade the sea in ongoing protests against the NPP going online.
  • Researchers are going to study the health impact of uranium mines on Navajo children… 30 years after the mines were closed.  Timing is everything…
  • And, of course, much more…


  • Joe Mangano and Dr. Janette Sherman, MD, published Double Your Trouble with Nuclear Power in Counterpunch – KAPOW!  The whole anti-nuclear argument, up to date and ready to fly:  http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/12/05/double-your-trouble-with-nuclear-power/
  • Joe Mangano, one of the authors of the Counterpunch article, is the author of, “MAD SCIENCE: The Nuclear Power Experiment,” of which Alec Baldwin who writes in the forward:  “Joe Mangano is the constant, tireless voice that has helped keep me linked to reports from the front lines of the battle to expose the staggering risks to public health posed by nuclear power . . . Joe has been one of the most dedicated, intelligent and even-handed public activists I have ever known. He has also proven to be one of the most effective, on a battlefield where gains are measured in inches, if not centimeters.” http://www.orbooks.com/catalog/mad-science/
  • Michael Collins (Enviroreporter.com) wrote an extensive article on Boeing’s PR blitz to hide the leftover nuclear dangers of the Santa Susana Field Lab from neighbors in Los Angeles’ Simi Valley: http://www.enviroreporter.com/2012/12/dirty-deeds/all/1/
  • Arnie Gundersen‘s podcast from Fairewinds Energy Education on the impact of the 7.4 (then thought to be a 7.3) earthquake:  http://fairewinds.org/content/what-are-consequences-siting-nuclear-plant-seismically-active-area


Mutated insect (note leg growing out of its head on the Left), with thanks to Fukushima Diary: