By Rady Ananda
An Activist Post Special Report
Thyroid cancer cases have more than doubled since 1997 in the U.S., while deadly industrial practices that contaminate groundwater with radiation and other carcinogens are also rising.
New information released by the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that 56,460 people will develop thyroid cancer in 2012 and 1,780 will die from it.
That’s up from 16,000 thyroid cancer cases in 1997 – a whopping 253% increase in fifteen years, while the US population went up only 18%.
Posted in Energy, Environment, Food & Farming, Healthcare, Nuclear Weapons/Energy
Tagged 1986 cleveland earthquake, arkansas new fault, btex, centers for disease control, contaminated water, Earthquakes, Environment, EPA, fracking, indian point, induced seismicity, khou radiation, leaking nukes, National Cancer Institute, nuclear power, perry nuclear plant, radiation, radioactive water, styrenes, three mile island, thyroid cancer, vermont yankee, water rights
By Rady Ananda
The first ever lawsuit concerning risks of nanotechnology was filed in federal court last month when several groups jointly sued the US Food and Drug Administration for its lack of response to a 2006 petition demanding that products with nanomaterials be labeled and their affects tested for safety. [Image]
Posted in Bioweaponry, Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Healthcare
Tagged biotechnology, Environment, EPA, fda, food label, Food Safety, nanofoods, nanotech
By Luis R. Miranda
The Real Agenda
Oil and gas are still seeping unabated, says expert. Toxic leakage poses significant public health risks.
The Gulf of Mexico disaster has not gone away. In fact, it has grown exponentially since the main stream media stopped talking about it. According to the Gulf Rescue Alliance, an organization composed of scientists, medical professionals and seafood industry professionals, among others, the problem cannot be simplified to the damage already caused by the oil spill. It is worse, much worse.
The Real Agenda received exclusive information regarding the current state of the ongoing emergency in the Gulf of Mexico.
Posted in BP oil Gulf, Energy, Environment
Tagged bp catastrophe, Corexit, ecocide, EPA, extinction level event, gulf of mexico, Macondo blowout, noaa, sea killer, U.S. Coast Guard
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 Michael Kane
In 1992, the EPA produced Protective Action Guides to enforce the law following any incident involving the release of radioactive material. According to documents obtained by PEER.org, here is what the EPA is planning to change:
* A 3000 to 100,000-fold hike for exposure to iodine-131;
* A nearly 1000-fold increase for exposure to strontium-90; and
* An almost 25,000 rise for exposure to radioactive nickel-63, writes Michael Kane.
Posted in Environment, Nuclear Weapons/Energy, Obama and Company
Tagged depopulation, EPA, Iodine-131, lisa jackson, nickel 63, nuclear contamination, nuclear industry, radiation, radioactive safety levels, strontium 90
(December 10, 2010 report by a local TV news station in Texas)
The New York Times reveals that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has known since at least 2009 that hydrofracking (to increase oil and gas extraction) is contaminating US waters with radioactive waste. Josh Fox’s film “Gasland” didn’t win the Oscar for Best Documentary, despite that most Americans know all about “Inside Job” and the criminal banksters and their government protectors, but few know about the dangers of fracking and how regulators protect driller profits over human and environmental health.
In this first in a series, the NYTimes fails to mention Arkansas, the meteoric rise in earthquakes associated with fracking, and the livestock and mass wildlife deaths. Maybe it’ll get to the rest of this fracking mess. As is, tho, it’s still worth the read. ~ Ed.
By Rady Ananda
(Updated below.) The last four months of 2010, nearly 500 earthquakes rattled Guy, Arkansas.  The entire state experienced 38 quakes in 2009.  The spike in quake frequency precedes and coincides with the 100,000 dead fish on a 20-mile stretch of the Arkansas River that included Roseville Township on December 30. The next night, 5,000 red-winged blackbirds and starlings dropped dead out of the sky in Beebe.  Hydraulic fracturing is the most likely culprit for all three events, as it causes earthquakes with a resultant release of toxins into the environment. 
Posted in Energy, Environment, Obama and Company
Tagged air pollution, arkansas, bird kill, Earthquakes, Environment, EPA, fish kill, fracking, hydraulic fracturing, hydrofracking, induced seismicity, new york, pennsylvania, pollution, Sustainable Practices, Texas, Water pollution, wyoming
By Rady Ananda
In July of this year, the United Nations declared access to clean water a human right. The United States was among 41 nations that abstained from supporting the resolution. Since October 15th is Blog for Water Day, a close inspection of a common US practice – fluoridating city water supplies – is in order.
The subject of water fluoridation has been controversial for decades, but a new book, The Case Against Fluoride, won the accolades of a Nobel Laureate:
Posted in Art, Books, Music & Film, Environment
Tagged amesbury water, CDC, chelsea green, clean water, EPA, fda, fluoridation, fluorideAlert.org, hexafluorosilicic acid, mass drugging, pollution, Professional Perspectives on Water Fluoridation, sodium fluoride, The Case Against Fluoride, water rights
The Untold Story of Human Health Effects From BP’s Oil Disaster
By Glynn Wilson
Locust Fork News Journal
Sept. 7, 2010
ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — Wherever disaster strikes, there’s always an associated crud. There was the Exxon Valdez Crud. The Nine Eleven Crud. The Katrina Cough, and then the TVA coal ash cough. Now, along the entire coast of the Gulf of Mexico, there is the BP Crud, afflicting workers and the general population from Louisiana to Florida.
Posted in BP oil Gulf, Energy, Environment, Healthcare
Tagged alabama, BP Crud, bp gulf oilspill, BP oil catastrophe, dispersants, EPA, Guardians of the Gulf, gulf health effects, gulf of mexico, Gulf Shores, Health Effects, Health News, Orange Beach, OSHA, Riki Ott, Robin Young, Spot.us
Kingston TN coal ash spill 2008
By Paul Napoli
The Injury Board
A new study has identified 39 additional coal ash dumpsites in 21 states that are contaminating water supplies with heavy metals, showing the government is inadequately monitoring these disposal sites and lax at regulating the toxic waste. The study is entitled IN HARM’S WAY: Lack of Federal Coal Ash Regulations Endangers Americans and Their Environment and was released just days before the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) starts a series of hearings across the U.S. to consider regulation of toxic coal ash waste.
Posted in Energy, Environment, Healthcare
Tagged coal ash, coal ash hearings, Coal Fired Power Plant, Contamination, Earthjustice, EIP, Environmental, Environmental Integrity Project, EPA, Sierra Club, The Center for Public Integrity, Toxic
Democracy Now! interviews Dahr Jamail
23 Aug 2010
Areas of the Gulf of Mexico reopened to fishing still show oil and dispersants, according to local fishermen and independent journalist Dahr Jamail. Witnesses report that BP’s contractors are still spraying surface oil with dispersants. With Obama assuring us that Gulf seafood is safe to eat (despite this JAMA report to the contrary), Gulf Coast residents have to wonder if we are not under attack by our own government and the oil barons it serves. ~ Ed.
Posted in BP oil Gulf, Energy, Environment, FDA, USDA, Food & Farming, Healthcare, Obama and Company
Tagged bp gulf catastrophe, Corexit, dahr jamail, dispersants, ecocide, EPA, extinction level event, fda, fish kills, genocide, government deception, gulf coast still toxic, noaa, obama, war on gulf coast, water rights