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Obama‘s losing his base, because of his lies, deception, and inability to get anything done that he said he was going to do back in 2007 when he was running for president! Anything other than doing the opposite of what he said he was going to do like hiring Michael Taylor, former V.P. of Monsanto and over two decade-long Monsanto worker bee who Obama appointed to head the FDA in 2010! Let’s see. He also hired Ernie Moniz as Energy Secretary. Moniz is pro-nuclear and pro-fracking. Do we really need any more than the 65,000+ toxic and lethal Hydraulic Fracturing or Fracking wells than what the U.S. already has? What happened to Obama DIVESTING from dirty, finite fossil fuels, and investing in clean, cheap renewable energy sources that would get us off of foreign fuel dependence?! Obama’s a liar, a traitor, and apparently a gunslinger who has no problem using 20,000 drone strikes and counting! When will he start turning those drones on activists and environmentalists who the federal government already labels as “eco-terrorists?” A contradiction of a term if I ever heard one! Americans are patriots, and our government is the terrorist organization! Hell, they’ve only been funding Al-Qaeda for decades! Who’s the terrorists, Obama, Congress?!!
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Thyroid abnormalities have now been confirmed among tens of thousands of children downwind from Fukushima. They are the first clear sign of an unfolding radioactive tragedy that demands this industry be buried forever.
Two years after Fukushima exploded, three still-smoldering reactors remind us that the nuclear power industry repeatedly told the world this could never happen.
And 72 years after the nuclear weapons industry began creating them, untold quantities of deadly wastes still leak at Hanford and at commercial reactor sites around the world, with no solution in sight.
Radiation can be slow to cause cancer, taking decades to kill.
But children can suffer quickly. Their cells grow faster than adults’. Their smaller bodies are more vulnerable. With the embryo and fetus, there can never be a “safe” dose of radiation. NO dose of radiation is too small to have a human impact.
Last month the Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey acknowledged a horrifying plague of thyroid abnormalities, thus far afflicting more than forty percent of the children studied.
The survey sample was 94,975. So some 38,000 children are already cursed with likely health problems…that we know of.
A thyroid abnormality can severely impact a wide range of developmental realities, including physical and mental growth. Cancer is a likely outcome.
This is the tenth such study conducted by the prefecture. As would be expected downwind from a disaster like Fukushima, the spread of abnormalities has been increasing over time. So has the proportion of children with nodules that are equal to or larger than 5.1 mm. The number of cysts has also been increasing.
And the government has revealed that three cases of thyroid cancer have already been diagnosed in the area. All have been subjected to surgery.
Fukushima’s airborne fallout came to our west coast within a week of the catastrophe. It’s a virtual certainty American children are being affected. As health researcher Joe Mangano puts it: “Reports of rising numbers of West Coast infants with under-active thyroid glands after Fukushima suggest that Americans may have been harmed by Fukushima fallout. Studies, especially of the youngest, must proceed immediately.”
Untold billions of gallons of unmonitored liquid poisons have poured into the Pacific. Contaminated trash has carried across the ocean (yet the US has ceased monitoring wild-caught Pacific fish for radiation).
Worldwide, atomic energy is in rapid decline for obvious economic reasons. In Germany and elsewhere, Solartopian technologies—wind, solar, bio-fuels, efficiency—are outstripping nukes and fossil fuels in price, speed to install, job creation, environmental impact, reliability and safety.
No one has yet measured the global warming impacts of the massive explosions and heat releases at Fukushima (or at Chernobyl, where the human death toll has been estimated in excess of a million).
The nuclear fuel cycle—from mining to milling to enrichment to transportation to waste management—creates substantial greenhouse gases. The reactors themselves convert ore to gargantuan quantities of heat that warm the planet directly, wrecking our weather patterns in ways that have never been fully assessed.
Even in the shadow of Fukushima, the industry peddles a “new generation” of magical reactors to somehow avoid all previous disasters. Though they don’t yet exist, they will be “too cheap to meter,” will “never explode” and will generate “radiation that is good for you.”
But atomic energy is human history’s most expensive technological failure, defined by what seems to be a terminal reverse learning curve. After more than a half-century to get it right, the industry has most recently poked holes in the head of a reactor in Florida, and installed $700 million steam generators it knew to be faulty in two more in California. It now wants to open San Onofre Unit Two at a 70% level, essentially to see what happens. Some 8 million people live within a 50-mile radius.
This from an increasingly dangerous industry that has brought us four “impossible” explosions—one at Chernobyl, three at Fukushima—clearly with more yet to come. Its radiation has spewed for decades. Its wastes have no place on this planet.
The ultimate death toll among Fukushima’s victims may be inescapable. But the industry that’s harming them is not.
Those thyroid-damaged children bring us yet another tragic warning: There’s just one atomic reactor from which our energy can safely come.
Two years after Fukushima, it is still 93 million miles away—but more ready than ever to safely, cleanly and cheaply power our planet.
Source: Nukefree.org: http://www.nukefree.org/editorsblog/fukushima-already-harming-our-children
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The open pit mining bill (SB1) is a sellout to out-of-state mining interests and must be stopped. It will have a devastating impact on the environment, our families' health, and the state's tourism industry.
Why is this important?
As someone who grew up in Wisconsin, I was taught at a young age the tradition of conservation.
Our natural landscape and environment
are a source of pride and tradition for every Wisconsinite.
This bill threatens to undermine that completely. The land for the proposed mine contains rare birds, the largest undeveloped wetland in the upper Great Lakes region, and has among the highest quality waters in Wisconsin providing a great habitat for tourism and wildlife alike. But this proposed mining legislation is not just an enormous environmental disaster, it also has the potential to be devastating to the health of our families. The Penokee Hills, where the first mine would be based, provide drinking water for nearby communities and houses, and wild rice fields that local Native tribes have harvested for centuries. With the weakened environmental standards found in this bill, the mining companies would be allowed to release harmful substances like lead, mercury, and arsenic into these waterways. We cannot let a bill written by out-of-state mining industries undermine our families' health and Wisconsin's history of conservation. It has to be stopped!