|published Wednesday, September 07, 2011 ||2041 Views :: 0 Comments|
The following article highlights the work of ANA member group Healing Ourselves and Mother Earth, including a quote from the president of our Board of Directors, John Hadder.
Sep. 6, 2011
By Launce Rake
From The Nevada View
Continued nuclear, biological and conventional weapons testing? Renewable energy experiments and commercial solar power? Expanded transport, burial and storage of radioactive waste?
These are all potential outcomes from a review and re-set of activities at the federal Nevada Test Site, now formally known as the Nevada National Security Site.
Test Site Vision, a project of Healing Ourselves & Mother Earth, a national organization working to make information on the nuclear agency open to the general public, is encouraging public participation in the Test Site’s Site-Wide Environmental Impact Statement.
|published Tuesday, August 09, 2011 ||1027 Views :: 0 Comments|
August 8, 2011
By Norimitsu Onishi and Martin Fackler
From the New York Times
FUKUSHIMA, Japan — The day after a giant tsunami set off the continuing disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, thousands of residents at the nearby town of Namie gathered to evacuate.
Given no guidance from Tokyo, town officials led the residents north, believing that winter winds would be blowing south and carrying away any radioactive emissions. For three nights, while hydrogen explosions at four of the reactors spewed radiation into the air, they stayed in a district called Tsushima where the children played outside and some parents used water from a mountain stream to prepare rice.
The winds, in fact, had been blowing directly toward Tsushima — and town officials would learn two months later that a government computer system designed to predict the spread of radioactive releases had been showing just that.
But the forecasts were left unpublicized by bureaucrats in Tokyo, operating in a culture that sought to avoid responsibility and, above all, criticism. Japan’s political leaders at first did not know about the system and later played down the data, apparently fearful of having to significantly enlarge the evacuation zone — and acknowledge the accident’s severity.
|published Wednesday, April 21, 2010 ||3686 Views :: 2 Comments|
Tom Udall Leads Bipartisan Group in Introducing RECA Amendments Act of
2010: Bill Would Expand Relief for Americans Sickened by Radiation
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) today led a
bipartisan group of senators in introducing the Radiation Exposure
Compensation Act (RECA) Amendments of 2010, which would provide expanded
restitution for Americans sickened from working in uranium mines or
living near atomic weapons tests.
Originally appeared as a press release on Senator Udall's website.
|published Thursday, April 12, 2007 ||6 Views :: 0 Comments|
Nearly 2,000 nuclear weapons tests have been conducted worldwide. The U.S. alone conducted 217 above-ground tests, about half of them at the Department of Energy’s Nevada Test Site (NTS), from the early 1950s to the early 1960s. Atmospheric fallout from these tests, and from the 30 underground tests known to have “vented” significant radiation, contained harmful radionuclides and was carried thousands of miles from the test site. At the time, the U.S. government assured the American public that testing was safe and necessary to protect them.
Download PDF: Health FS 2007.pdf
|published Wednesday, April 12, 2006 ||6 Views :: 0 Comments|
Nearly 2,000 nuclear weapons tests have been conducted worldwide. The U.S. alone conducted 217 aboveground tests. About half of them were exploded at the Department of Energy’s Nevada Test Site from the early 1950s to the early 1960s. Atmospheric fallout from the aboveground tests, and the thirty underground tests known to have “vented” significant radiation contained harmful radionuclides and was carried thousands of miles from the Test Site. The government assured the public that testing was a safe and necessary part of protecting America.
In 1983 Congress directed the National Cancer Institute
(NCI) to study the health impacts of U.S.
nuclear testing fallout, in particular radioactive iodine,
I-131. After more than a decade and much pressure
from public interest groups and Congress, the
study was released in 1997.
Download PDF: Health2006.pdf
|published Thursday, January 12, 2006 ||1 Views :: 0 Comments|
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA) REQUEST FILED FOR
LONG-COMPLETED FEDERAL STUDY
ON HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF GLOBAL NUCLEAR WEAPONS TESTING
The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA) today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking to make public a long-completed study of the health effects of global nuclear weapons testing.
|published Monday, January 09, 2006 ||18 Views :: 0 Comments|
January 9, 2006
The Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (ANA ) requests the following:
The Final Draft of the Feasibility Study of the Health Consequences to American People from Nuclear Weapons Tests Conducted by the U. S. and Other Nations that was transmitted to HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt's office for review and approval in May 2005.
Download document: ANA FOIA Request.doc
|published Thursday, April 01, 2004 ||7 Views :: 0 Comments|