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Nuclear Legacy of Sickness and Death
Nuclear weapons fallout has been estimated to have caused the deaths of over sixty million people
 (ECRR 61,600,000). The ECRR health predictions for weapons fallout
also includes 1,600,000 infant deaths, 1,900,000 fetal deaths and a 10% loss of life quality for
other diseases for fallout up to 1989.

page 176 in 
ECRR 2010 Recommendations of the European Committee on Radiation Risk 

available from the website

A short discussion starting page 14
Greta, Jane.......you out there...?


Health, Safety Concerns Posed by Nuclear Power Plants
In April, an article in the Journal of Environmental Protection showed that for decades, the Salem County cancer death rate held steady at just below the state rate, but since the mid-1980s, just after the reactors began operating, the county rate steadily rose. Salem now has the highest cancer death rate of any New Jersey county, 33% above the state. Exposure to reactor emissions must be considered as one cause.

A 2018 state law to reduce greenhouse gases will allow electric companies who produce "zero emissions" to raise electric bills by $900 million over the next three years. This money was supposed to go to truly emission-free sources, like wind and solar, who could use help in growing faster. Salem is a polluter, that doesn’t need the money; estimated annual profits from the Salem reactors are $338 to $477 million.

However, the nuclear industry somehow convinced the Legislature that nuclear power is a "zero-emission" source, and the operators of the Salem plant will be receiving almost all $900 million, with wind and solar producers getting virtually nothing. The law is currently being appealed by a state consumer group.

For decades, greenhouse gases and radiation emitted into our environment and bodies caused climate change and raised cancer risk. Wind and solar power companies deserve support, not nuclear plants. The time has come to change the energy mix in New Jersey and make it safer for future generations.

ED. NOTE: Mangano is executive director of Radiation and Public Health Project, a nonprofit educational and scientific organization, established by scientists and physicians dedicated to understanding the relationships between low-level, nuclear radiation and public health, according to its website. Fenichel is a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, which mobilizes physicians and health professionals to advocate for climate solutions and a nuclear weapons-free world, according to its website. Both are from Ocean City.

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