By Environment News Service
Five of the 57 ingredients in dispersants approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for use on oil spills are linked to cancer, finds a new research report based on data obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by environmental groups on the Gulf of Mexico.
The report from Earthjustice, an environmental law firm, along with Toxipedia Consulting Services, is based on material released by the U.S. EPA in response to a Freedom of Information Act request made by Earthjustice on behalf of the Gulf Restoration Network and the Florida Wildlife Federation.
Posted in BP oil Gulf, Environment, Healthcare, Obama and Company
Tagged Cancer, corexit 9500, corexit 9527, dispersants, Earthjustice, EPA, gulf oil disaster, Gulf Restoration Network, Toxipedia
By Emily Sinovic
A woman fighting a terminal form of bone cancer is trying to raise money to help pay bills with a few weekend garage sales, but the city of Salem, Oregon says she’s breaking the law and is shutting her down.
Guru Nanak Dev coal plant
By Rady Ananda
Home to two coal power plants, a fertilizer plant, and a large oil refinery, the city of Bathinda in Punjab, India is making people sick. Forty percent of the population (nearly 90,000 people) suffers from respiratory ailments. The area also suffers from a host of other diseases including cancer, at a rate triple that of other areas, which has been linked to agrochemicals.
Posted in Energy, Environment, Food & Farming, Genetic Engineering, Healthcare, Region: India
Tagged agrochemicals, Allergies, Asthma, bathinda, biotechnology, Birth defects, bt cotton, Cancer, coal industry, dna damage, Environment, farmer suicide, fly ash, genetic engineering, Genetically Engineered Food, gmo, health hazards, huber, india, punjab, scientific studies, spontaneous abortion, surinder singh, uranium, vandana shiva, Water pollution, water rights
By Ginger Taylor
The Canary Party
As you may know, last weekend we held the first Canary Party Convention to agree on a set of principles on which the party will be based, to set our direction and to begin projects to bring greater accountability in medical corruption and greater freedom in medical treatment. I think that it is safe to say that everyone who attended agreed that the meeting was a resounding success.
Cut Poison Burn
One of the truly powerful experiences of our time together in Minneapolis was when we had the honor of screening Cut Poison Burn, the new cancer documentary featuring Jim Navarro and his family. You can watch it for a donation amount of your choice.
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Big Pharma, FDA, USDA, Healthcare
Tagged Big Pharma, canary party, Cancer, cut poison burn, toxic treatment
Loading the ammo into an A-10 Thunderbolt Jet. The pilot sits over the “consolidated quantity” of 30mm DU + HEI munitions.
By Dr. Prof. Elaine A. Hunter
Concentrated “Depleted” Uranium Munitions Emit: Alpha + Beta + Gamma rays + Neutrons + X-rays, Can Wreak Havoc in the Human Body While Waiting to be Used in Battle!
From Multiple Horses’ Mouths: More, Much More on Ignored and Suppressed US Government and Military Data that Show the Threat of Harmful Effects of “Consolidated Quantities” of Concentrated “Depleted” Uranium (DU) Munitions
I am quaking in my genes knowing the mayhem men manufacture
Posted in Environment, Healthcare, Land Grab, Military, Nuclear Weapons/Energy, Region: Middle East, War and Peace
Tagged a10 thunderbolt, Apache helicopter, bgad, Blue Grass Army Depot, Cancer, depleted uranium, dirty bullets, DU, Enhanced Radiation Warhead, gamma radiation, gatling gun, genocide, neutron radiation, nuclear weapons, Office of Hazardous Materials Safety, ohms, Protactinium, psychopathy, radiation, thorium, u-238, War Crimes
The Dirt on Nuclear Power
By Benjamin Sovacool
Not counting the Fukushima catastrophe, there has been more than one nuclear incident and $330 million in damage every year, on average, for the past three decades, writes Dr Benjamin Sovacool.
Japan’s nuclear crisis is a nightmare, but it is not an anomaly. In fact, it is only the latest in a long line of nuclear accidents involving meltdowns, explosions, fires, and loss of coolant – accidents that have occurred during both normal operation and emergency conditions, such as droughts and earthquakes.
Posted in Energy, Environment, Nuclear Weapons/Energy
Tagged Benjamin Sovacool, Cancer, chernobyl, Contesting the Future of Nuclear Power, electricity blackouts, fukushima, gulf united nuclear power, indian point, mayak industrial reprocessing complex, nuclear accidents, nuclear damage, nuclear deaths, nuclear power, savannah river nuclear, serpong research reactor, sterility, The International Politics of Nuclear Power, three mile island
By Alexander Higgins
Kopp Online, Xander News and other non-English news agencies are reporting that the EU implemented a secret “emergency” order without informing the public which increases the amount of radiation in food by up to 20 times previous food standards.
According to EU by-laws, radiation limits may be raised during a nuclear emergency to prevent food shortages.
But there is anger across Europe because this emergency order was issued while officials say there is no threat to the food.
Posted in Energy, Environment, Food & Farming, Healthcare, Nuclear Weapons/Energy, Region: Europe
Tagged Cancer, cesium, european union, food radiation, japan catastrophe, nuclear fallout, radiation
To counter mainstream media’s psyops campaign that plutonium is safe, here is a 1997 article by a nuclear fission expert on the health effects of the deadly substance. ~Ed.
By Dr Arjun Makhijani
Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
Plutonium-239 is a very hazardous carcinogen which can also be used to make nuclear weapons. This combination of properties makes it one of the most dangerous substances. Plutonium-239, while present in only trace quantities in nature, has been made in large quantities in both military and commercial programs in the last 50 years. Other more radioactive carcinogens do exist, like radium-226, but unlike plutonium-239 cannot be used to make nuclear weapons, or are not available in quantity. Highly enriched uranium (HEU) can also be used to make nuclear weapons, but it is roughly one thousand times less radioactive than plutonium-239. The danger is aggravated by the fact that plutonium-239 is relatively difficult to detect once it is outside of secure, well-instrumented facilities, or once it has been incorporated into the body. This is because its gamma ray emissions, which provide the easiest method of detection of radionuclides, are relatively weak.
By Dr Mark Sircus
International Medical Veritas Assn.
“I think there is a role for safe nuclear power,” says Dr. David J. Brenner directs the Center for Radiological Research. He is the expert brought out by the New York Times to confuse everyone. Is there really such a thing as safe nuclear power? How anyone can say that after this latest nuclear accident is beyond comprehension.
Brenner knows that radiation kills people and has even calculated how many people a year the United States Government is killing with their airport radiation scanners. He calculates 100 people die and has testified before Congress about this danger and harm.
The Times tells us that he has published research showing that CT scans increase the cancer risk in children. Dr. Brenner believes, as all true blue scientists do, that even low doses increase the risk of cancer, and that there is no “safe” level or threshold below which the risk does not rise. “But for all his concern about potential harm from radiation, he does not foresee a public health disaster resulting from the crisis at Fukushima Daiich,” the Times had the audacity to print.
Posted in Energy, Environment, MSM Shills, Nuclear Weapons/Energy, Psy-Ops
Tagged Cancer, japan disaster, nuclear power, nytimes, plutonium, psyops, radiation
Because the true consequences of Chernobyl provide a baseline for what people should know as the impacts of the disaster unfold in Japan, EnviroVideo has released an important new video, “Chernobyl: A Million Casualties.” Watch it at http://blip.tv/file/4922080
This 29-minute film is based on the book recently published by the New York Academy of Sciences, Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment, which concludes that, based on now available medical data, 985,000 people died as a result of the Chernobyl disaster, as of 2004.
“Chernobyl: A Million Casualties” will air nationally on Free Speech TV (freespeech.org) on April 23rd. The 25th anniversary of Chernobyl is April 26.
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Energy, Environment, Nuclear Weapons/Energy
Tagged Birth defects, brain damage, Cancer, Chernobyl: A Million Casualties, Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment, fukushima, Heart disease, intellectual impairment, miscarriage, New York Academy of Sciences, nuclear fallout, nuclear genocide, radioactive food, thyroid damage
By Robert C. Koehler
Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Fallujah . . .
And so it turns out that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, though not until we arrived and started using them.
Along with whatever else we did to Fallujah — exacted collective punishment on a defiant city (a war crime) in November 2004, killed thousands of civilians, shattered the infrastructure (nearly six years later, the sewage system hasn’t been repaired and waste flows in the streets) — we also, apparently, nuked the city, leaving a legacy of cancer, leukemia, infant mortality and genetic abnormality.
Posted in Environment, Healthcare, Military, Nuclear Weapons/Energy, War and Peace
Tagged agent orange, Cancer, depleted uranium, fallujah birth defects, fallujah fallout, fallujah leukemia, gulf war syndrome, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, mutagenic, teratogen, War Crimes, WMD
By Robert C. Koehler
You want to convey sympathy, but come out instead with a shudder. Someone you care about has just been diagnosed with …
Well, in this case, breast cancer.
News like this never fails to overwhelm, even at a safe distance. When I heard about Kay’s condition from my sister, I felt crowded by it, pushed to the very edge of adequacy. I wanted to whimper; I rallied, after a few heartbeats, only because I knew that wouldn’t be of use to anybody. I offered, of course, “whatever I can do to help,” but I wanted to offer the blue pearl.