Title: Radioactive: Revelations on nuclear plants sound a warning – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Date: April 27, 2012 5:44 am
Like a dark family secret long suspected but never confirmed, the shock of discovery is all the more lurid for coming into the light years later. [...]
Incredulity feeds the first reaction: Surely this could not have happened. But apparently it did, according to good authority.
That would be Joseph P. Ring, a Harvard University radiation safety officer who teaches at Harvard and the University of Massachusetts. [...]
The plants operated in Apollo and Parks Township from 1958 through 1984. Mr. Ring found “numerous large-scale releases of ionizing radiation into the neighboring environment” during the operating lives of the plants. The emissions added up to “the largest quantity … of any nuclear facility in the United States.”
[...] Worse yet, he cited internal documents that said the operators knew of the problems that began with faulty construction but never did enough to stop them.
[...] this newspaper has long supported [the nuclear industry] [...]
Read the report here
Title: Study Supports Communities’ Claims Against Nuclear Fuel Plants
Source: CBS Pittsburgh
Date: Apr 26, 2012
There is a new study about what went on at two now-closed nuclear fuel plants in Armstrong County.
The study appears to back up what many people living there have been saying for years.
“I’m one of the lucky ones,” Patty Ameno said. “There’s been parents burying their children here.”
Ameno is a fighter. She’s had neurosurgery for one brain tumor and has another. She’s also survived uterine cancer. [...]
On May 2nd, another report is due out tracking the health impacts from radiation exposure.
Watch the report here
Published: April 28th, 2012 at 1:58 pm ET