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Fukushima: Two Years Later

Dr. Sherman writes for Counterpunch.

Over the last two years, questions arise as to whether the Fukushima nuclear disaster is worse than Chernobyl. Unless the principles of physics, chemistry and biology are cancelled, the effects that have been documented in the various populations exposed to the radioactive releases from Chernobyl will occur in those exposed to Fukushima releases. This is not new information – it has been known for decades.

Let’s consider “Science 101″ — Physics, Chemistry and Biology

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by Stephen Sandy

Chlorophyll C-55 H-72 N-4 O-5 Mg
differs from human blood
only by substitution of one
atom of magnesium
In philodendron
for the single atom of iron
in Keats.

New Yorker magazine
p. 57,  Oct.29. Nov. 5, 2012

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Fukushima Controversies that the Mainstream Media Ignores

The San Francisco Bay Guardian online newspaper discusses the list of censored stores complied by Project Censored. An article written by Dr. Sherman and Joseph Mangano is one of the issues included.

“The debate that followed the release of their study got into important issues of the health effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Both those defending and attacking the study, and the general principle of the health impacts of nuclear energy, had their say. But all this happened outside mainstream media, and in the wake of Fukushima, mainstream media has largely ignored health implications. That’s why the story was highlighted by Project Censored, which explores stories under reported by the mainstream media, in their book Censored 2013: Dispatched from the Media Revolution.”

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Mad Science: the Nuclear Power Experiment

Dr. Sherman reviews Joseph Mangano’s new book Mad Science: the Nuclear Power Experiment for Counterpunch.

Nuclear Lies, Cover-Ups and Secrecy

Do Governments and Corporations lie, cover-up and maintain secrecy as they harm our planet and us?  Joe Mangano’s new book Mad Science – The Nuclear Power Experiment clearly lays it out that they have done so for more than half a century.

This book is a page-turner, filled with useful information that many of us don’t know or have forgot. His chapter “Tiny Atoms, Big Risks” explains the various forms of nuclear energy in terms that anyone can understand, and details the harm that has come to all life on our planet as a result of nuclear bombs and nuclear power plants.

Among the many nuclear catastrophes that Mangano chronicles—from Three Mile Island, the Nevada and Marshall Island nuclear bomb tests to Chernobyl and Fukushima—is the nuclear accident at the Santa Susana site in Ventura County, close to Los Angeles, CA. Santa Susana is one of the best-kept secrets in the history of nuclear power. The Santa Susana site had 10 sodium-cooled reactors the 1959 accident spewed radioactivity, tetralin—toxic naphthalene, and other chemicals into Simi Valley, the Pacific Ocean and eastward that are still detected over a half-century later.

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Remembering Rosalie Bertell — A Celebration of Life

Saturday, September 29, 2012
7:00 pm
McClure Hall, Bloor Street United Church
300 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Welcoming Remarks and Introductions — Marion Odell, President, IICPH
Aboriginal Blessing — Anne Solomon, Ph.D.
Videotape of Rosalie Bertell’s speeches — Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg
Sr. Julia Lanigan, President, Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart (GNSH)
Rosalie Bertell and the Planetary Movement for Mother Earth — Claudia von Werlhof
Presentation of the Rosalie Bertell Awards
Memories of Rosalie — Audience (4 to 5 minutes per person)
Closing Remarks — Marion Odell

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West Coast of U.S. Hit by Hot Particles from Fukushima

A new article to be published in the November 1 edition of Science of the Total Environment indicates that the impact to the west coast of the United States from Fukushima disaster was likely larger than anticipated. For more info see the announcement ENENews Energy News.

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Free Download of Chernobyl Book

Down load a free PDF of Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment

Written by Alexey V. Yablokov, Vassily B. Nesterenko and Alexey V. Nesterenko, Edited by Janette Sherman-Nevinger

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Karl Grossman Named Green Business Leader by Networking Magazine

Christine D. Giordano writes about deep digging environmental journalist Karl Grossman in Networking Magazine. She talks about his history from copy boy to international resource and the impact he has had on Long Island.

“During the interview with Networking®, Grossman sat in his home in Sag Harbor, surrounded by stacks of meticulous overstuffed paper files. He has a mine of information that often predates the Internet — spanning decades, from deep research he has done and special reports he has obtained from years of cultivating sources on the inside. Public advocates and warriors for the environment often get a bad rap for going off half cocked, but as Grossman cited information and discussed topics, he repeatedly fished out news clippings and government documents to back up his words until, what amassed, was a credible unstated creed: it is a journalist’s job to expose corruption in order to keep the public safe… and if corruption runs wild, the public needs to be warned.

‘What you do, when you do this kind of work, is you look for the horror story,” said Grossman. His horror stories have investigated toxic pesticides, the hazards of fueling space probes with nuclear energy, and cancer clusters created by nuclear power.'”

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Dr. Sherman Interviewed by Martha Rosenberg Regarding Health Effects of Pesticide Exposure

Dr. Sherman discusses the health effect of exposure to a common pesticide including brain problems, sexual deformities and paralysis. While banned for use in homes, Dow’s pesticide Dursban is still being sprayed on food despite health threats. The agricultural version called Lorsban is used on crops like apples, corn, soybeans, wheat, nuts, grapes and citrus fruits.

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Bailing Out the Planet, Speech by Lloyd Marbet

Lloyd K. Marbet, a speech at Pioneer Square, Portland, Oregon, 5/5/12

It is an honor to stand before you today as part of a worldwide community effort to “Connect the Dots.” And what greater purpose is there for us now than to connect the dots.

Sadly, we live in a country where the highest priority has been to conduct business as usual:

a.  Bail out the banks;
b.  Fight the imperial wars of terrorism; and
c.  Increase growth for the sake of growth.

We find ourselves upon an assembly line of destruction when what we really need to be doing is bailing out the planet.

We need to stop compromising Earth’s life support systems. We need to educate ourselves as world citizens, stand up to the environmental holocaust, and cast light upon the darkness and degradation. It ain’t over for us until the Earth throws us off, and the only way to keep the Earth from throwing us off is by stopping catastrophic climate change, living carbon free-nuclear free lives and becoming compassionate, non-violent human beings.

The real revolution is in “reverence for life.” It’s in taking back democracy and doing away with corporate personhood. It’s in stopping the Military Industrial Complex and its oil wars. It’s in making the immediate transition from fossil fuels, coal and liquid natural gas exports, and nuclear power, to conservation and renewable energy. It’s in stopping the insanity of growth for the sake of growth.

We are more than cancer cells on Planet Earth!

We are the stewards of a green revolution which is struggling to happen in our midst. It’s ecological stewardship is embodied in the choices that you and I are making every day in our lives. I am reminded of the words of Homer Lea:

To free a nation from error is to enlighten the individual and it is only to the degree that an individual is receptive of the truth that a nation can be free from that vanity which ends in national ruin.

We are incrementally suffering a living ecological ruin and you and I, while connecting the dots, are NOT going to let that happen. We are going to vote green in everything we do.

We are going to stop the ruin with every breath of our lives, with every hope of our hearts, and with every ounce of our creativity. We are going to change ourselves for the better and in doing so live within the means of our compassion.

I look forward to our future, and I thank you for your help in re-creating it, and for standing here in solidarity with the well being of Planet Earth and our healing upon it in peace.

I wish you all well in the journey.

Lloyd Marbet

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