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Sun Oct 27, 2013, 06:21 PM

Nuclear Critics Drowned Out

Some scientists have attempted to find out what really happened to the community after the accident. Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass, a tenured professor of radiation physics at the University of Pittsburgh, immediately sought every relevant health statistic he could find. According to Sternglass, a student of Albert Einstein's who holds several patents on X-ray technology, the health impacts from the accident were unquestionable, significant, and included a sharp spike in infant deaths and hypothyroidism. Dr. Gordon MacLeod, Pennsylvania's Secretary of Health at the time, tried to ensure all health impacts from the accident were fully disclosed. He was fired by then Governor Dick Thornburgh for his efforts. More recently, University of North Carolina epidemiologist Steve Wing reanalyzed the data from the Columbia University study and concluded that people living closer to the path of the radiation cloud developed all types of cancers more frequently. In the areas of greatest fallout, lung cancer rates jumped 400 percent, and leukemia rates climbed 700 percent. These scientists -- and others who question the nuclear orthodoxy -- have all been either drowned out or viciously attacked as biased, unprofessional purveyors of panic with an anti-nuclear axe to grind.

More than 2,000 people participated in a class-action lawsuit claiming injuries against Three Mile Island. Although an unknown number of cases settled out of court with terms that must be kept confidential, in June 1996 the class-action lawsuit was dismissed on the grounds that the plaintiffs failed to prove that the Three Mile Island accident had caused their health problems
http://www.ontheissuesmagazine.com/2011spring/2011spring_Charman.php





But David Lochbaum, a nuclear engineer-turned-whistleblower who monitors the U.S. nuclear reactor fleet for the Union of Concerned Scientists, says radiation monitors on the vent stacks at Three Mile Island went off scale during the accident. The exact amount of radiation released will never be known, he says, because crucial records from the first two days following the accident somehow never surfaced, and not enough radiation dosimeters were deployed in surrounding communities to give a true reading. What is known is that the partial meltdown damaged at least 70 percent of the reactor core and caused more than one-third of its highly radioactive fuel to melt.
http://www.ontheissuesmagazine.com/2011spring/2011spring_Charman.php



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BethMomDem Oct 2013 OP
RobertEarl Oct 2013 #1
chervilant Oct 2013 #2
RobertEarl Oct 2013 #3
chervilant Oct 2013 #4
BethMomDem Oct 2013 #5
RobertEarl Oct 2013 #7
BethMomDem Oct 2013 #6
chervilant Oct 2013 #8

Response to BethMomDem (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2013, 06:26 PM

1. Nuclear would have had to be shutdown

If it became common knowledge that nuclear mistakes just waiting to happen cause untold numbers of cancers and other dis-eases, the nuclear industry would have gone bankrupt.

"Money Trumps Peace".

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Response to BethMomDem (Original post)

Sun Oct 27, 2013, 07:29 PM

2. First of all, welcome to DU.

That being said, I'm confused by the title of this OP -- would you please clarify?

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Response to chervilant (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 27, 2013, 11:41 PM

3. Hi, chervilant

I think what the title is conveying is that the critics of the Three Mile Island medical cover up have been drowned out. That the science they discovered showed that many many people were effected by the radiation releases from TMI. And the nuclear supporters have worked to dilute and even drown the evidence.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 28, 2013, 06:42 AM

4. oic...

I recently read an article in a 1980 edition of Omni about the perniciously deceitful pro-nuke scientists and government officials, who actually encouraged residents proximal to nuclear test sites to watch the mushroom clouds -- because it was "perfectly safe" to do so! Many who were exposed to the fallout from those tests died from leukemia and other cancers.

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Response to RobertEarl (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 02:08 AM

5. Thanks:)

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Response to BethMomDem (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 02:18 AM

7. Sure thing

Before I was banned from the E&E forum, I brought this study to the group. The nukesters raised hell because the truth it exposed hurt them badly. The pro-nuke meme has been that no one ever was injured in the US from nuclear power plants, and this study makes all them look like liars.

This Truth has been suppressed. Like I said above, if it wasn't the nuclear industry would have gone bankrupt, because the last lie they are living on is that no one in the US has ever been harmed.

Unfortunately, many that have suffered will never be made right or have any recourse against the industry which has killed many and caused untold dis-ease for millions of people.

Thank you, Beth, for bringing this to our attention.

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Response to chervilant (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 02:10 AM

6. Thanks for the welcome, glad to be here:)

The response you received from a fellow DU member adequately conveyed my reason for posting and the message of the title.

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Response to BethMomDem (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 29, 2013, 06:57 AM

8. Thanks for this OP!

I've noticed that the pro-nuke cabal has gone silent of late -- wonder why? Are they waiting to see how the latest Fukushima FUBAR turns out?

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