Op-Ed by Jim Warren. Despite claims that nuclear power is “emissions free,” research in Europe and the U.S. suggests that routine radioactive releases into air and water are damaging health near nuclear plants.
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Dioxin: A Global Health Problem – Fact Sheet from NC WARN
WHAT IS DIOXIN AND WHERE IS IT FOUND? Dioxin is one of the most potent man-made toxins currently known. It is the unavoidable byproduct of the manufacture, use and disposal of thousands of products containing chlorine, including PVC plastic, many pesticides and chlorine-bleached paper products. Various forms of dioxin and …
Carolina Solite Toxic Incinerator Victory
Stanly County citizens and their environmental allies gained a hard-won victory today when state environmental officials signed a deal with Carolina Solite for the company to give up its permit to burn hazardous waste.
Low-Level Waste Dump
After celebrating the final defeat of North Carolina’s 12-year effort to license an ill-conceived seven-state nuclear waste dump, NC WARN has been working with the NC Radiation Protection Commission to help craft state policy for the long-term management of “low-level” radioactive waste. The RPC was instructed to make a recommendation to the NC General Assembly in May of 2000. We’re happy to report that “No dump” is the recommendation — at least for now.
Risks of Harris Waste Pools – Report for Orange Co. by Gordon Thompson
Institute for resource and Security Studies 27 Ellsworth Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA Phone: (617) 491-5177 Fax: (617) 491-6904 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org RISKS AND ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH SPENT FUEL STORAGE AT THE SHEARON HARRIS NUCLEAR POWER PLANT Executive Summary of a February 1999 report prepared for Orange County, NC, by …
Respiratory Disease Associated with Air Pollution – American Journal of Public Health
Thanks to Dr. Zell McGee for providing the overview of this study. The American Journal of Public Health published, “Respiratory Disease Associated with Community Air Pollution and a Steel Mill,” in 1989 by Pope, C.A., III. In a Utah county when a coal-fired industry that was inactive started up again, …