“The government doesn’t care if you’re going to have a few extra cases of cancer” says worker for monitoring program funded by US Dept. of Energy

Published: April 20th, 2011 at 11:57 am ET
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Citizen Monitors Keep A Wary Eye On Radiation And Government, Forbes blog of Jeff McMahon, April 20, 2011:

… [Don] Curry, 72, works for the Desert Research Institute’s Community Environmental Monitoring Program [recording data and collecting air filters], …

Scientists from the Desert Research Institute, an arm of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, analyze the filters and data…

The Department of Energy funds the program, but Curry can vouch for the numerical data because he collects it himself. …

“The government doesn’t care if you’re going to have a few extra cases of cancer,” Curry said. “It’s like they’re saying, ‘We’re going to take that hill—we’re going to have 50 percent casualties, but get your butt up that hill.’” …

Read the report here.

See the Community Environmental Monitoring Program’s Preliminary Air Sampling Results here.

CEMP Contact Page:

U.S. Department of Energy
Nevada Operations Office
Office of Public Affairs and Information
P.O. Box 98518
Las Vegas, Nevada 89193-8518
Phone (702) 295-3521
Fax (702) 295-0154
E-mail: nevada@nv.doe.gov
http://www.nv.doe.gov

OR

Desert Research Institute
755 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119
Phone (702) 862-5419
Fax (702) 862-5326
E-mail: Ted.Hartwell@dri.edu
http://www.dri.edu

Published: April 20th, 2011 at 11:57 am ET
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21 comments to “The government doesn’t care if you’re going to have a few extra cases of cancer” says worker for monitoring program funded by US Dept. of Energy

  • DarylAnn

    Is there any monitoring on the East Coast of the USA? I can not find anything. If anyone has a link to this data could you please post it. I live in upstate NY-Saratoga region-any info or link would be much appreciated. Thank you

  • mak w

    Sounds just like Government they care ABOUT THEMSELVES and now forgot their duty to America by saying we do not care about the people from self centered politicians.

  • xdrfox

    Promise, it will be much higher then a few !
    Look at the stats now from power plants and cancer kills after testings in the deserts !
    Cancers were extremely rare before they brought Uranium above ground and experimenting with it !

  • god

    People in America are constantly whining about Big Government and TOO MUCH regulation. Small government = large corporate power and little regard for human health. We need strong political support for environmental regulations that protect our air and water and energy development, yet we just cut a huge chunk out of the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget, thanks to republican pressure. This is the agency that forces industry to comply with air and water quality standards. Republicans want to gut it so that corporations can rape the planet and make huge profits, all at the expense of OUR health and common future.

    • Glowing potato

      The government is already bought and paid for. The left right politics is just a dog and pony show to keep people divided. Its all about profits and the share holders. These people could care less if a million children die from cancer. All that matters to them is that their corporate sponsors make more money with no over site.

    • stockdude

      It is really simple, small government, good laws that get enforced, industry, education, work. Strong military, but pull back from 150 occupied countries.

      Your straw man argument or either this or that is non-sensical except in the most vacuous way.

      • Glowing potato

        The simple truth can be a hard pill to swallow for some.

      • splashy

        Too small of a government = laws not enforced.

        But, if you look at legislation, it’s mainly the Republicans that want to gut agencies like the EPA that protect us. There is a difference between the parties.

        That being said, too many politicians are not pushing for the alternatives so we can cut the oil, coal and nuclear cords.

    • EPA here we have a TROLL PERIOD

  • Regulus

    Your DNA and radiation status is required to help us with a new wave of testing
    http://www.mitre.org/work/emerging.html

    • splashy

      What do you mean? The link just goes to a page that talks about research. No way to give DNA or anything that I could see.

  • Jack

    Your Mark, without which ye shall not Buy nor Sell,
    is ready for you, Citizen.
    Here is your Enforced Vaccination, Citizen.
    Join the Cop Mafia, while you can still get “protected” in time
    for the great American Purge, Famine, and Massacree.

  • dan

    I feel like I’ve been drafted, but noone was going to tell me about it.

  • Regulus

    I grasp her firmly as I whispered in her ear,”It’s after midnight ,baby.
    Put out and shut up”.

  • Regulus

    Is this your first time(doom)?
    Don’t worry I’ll be gentle.

  • Regulus

    I’ll make you feel radiant in the afterGLOW.

  • Thomas Wells

    Another gummint stooge.