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2021-08-16: News Headlines

John Laforge (2021-08-16). Point Beach Reactor Courts Disaster with Sirens Turned Off. counterpunch.org A change to "emergency response" has been made at the 50-year-old Point Beach nuclear reactors on Lake Michigan south of Green Bay, Wisconsin. The operators, NextEra Energy Point Beach (NextEra), have turned off the site's disaster warning sirens. That's right, no more wailing sirens to warn of potentially catastrophic radiation releases or spills from the

Lawrence Wittner (2021-08-16). Baby Teeth, Collected Decades Ago, Can Show the Damage to Human Health of Nuclear Tests. warisacrime.org By Lawrence Wittner and Joseph Mangano In 2020, Harvard University's T. C. Chan School of Public Health began a five-year study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, that will examine the connection between early life exposure to toxic metals and later-life risk of neurological disease. A collaborator with Harvard, the Radiation and Public Health …

_____ (2021-08-15). Why Is America Getting A New $100 Billion Nuclear Weapon? popularresistance.org America is building a new weapon of mass destruction, a nuclear missile the length of a bowling lane. It will be able to travel some 6,000 miles, carrying a warhead more than 20 times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. It will be able to kill hundreds of thousands of people in a single shot. | The US Air Force plans to order more than 600 of them. | On September 8, the Air Force gave the defense company Northrop Grumman an initial contract of $13.3 billion to begin engineering and manufacturing the missile, but that will be just a fraction of the total bill. Based on a Pentagon report cited…

Lawrence Wittner (2021-08-15). Baby Teeth and the Damage to Public Health Caused by U.S. Nuclear Weapons Tests. zcomm.org By Lawrence Wittner and Joseph Mangano In 2020, Harvard University's T. C. Chan School of Public Health began a five-year study, funded by the National Institutes of Health, that will examine the connection between early life exposure to toxic metals and later-life risk of neurological disease. A collaborator with Harvard, the Radiation and Public Health

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