WASHINGTON – The 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident should serve as a wake-up call to nuclear plant operators and regulators on the critical importance of measuring, maintaining, and restoring cooling in spent fuel pools during severe accidents and terrorist attacks, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. This report is the second and final …
On”The Gary Null Show” today, Gary returns to New York and speaks on many great topics. Listen to the show and read some of the links to help you. Enjoy.
Half of U.S. Cancer deaths due to bad habits
Your risk of dying hinges on well-being not diseases
Healthy intestinal flora keeps the mind sharp – with some help from the immune system
Health and healing in America: Majorities see alternative therapies as safe and effective
Taurine ameliorates 5-flourouracil-induced intestinal mucositis and reproductive organ damage in experimental research
Flavanol-enriched cocoa powder alters the intestinal microbiota, tissue and fluid metabolite profiles, and intestinal gene expression in pigs
Gary takes a quick music break and plays this jam: Teddy Pendergrass – Close the door
India records its hottest temperature ever: 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit
Antarctic glacier melt could raise sea level by 3m
Fukushima – Deep trouble
VIDEO: Noam Chomsky on why TIPP is not a trade agreement
VIDEO: George Carlin sums up class structure and the purpose media divisiveness
Gary takes 2 calls from Robert and James and then speaks about the Natural Living Running & Walking Club. Join him this Sunday at 9am to get healthier.
ATOMIC RADIATION is threatening us all as we hear from a great documentary filmmaker and two of America’s most important health researchers.
Adam Horowitz tells us of his award-winning documentary NUCLEAR SAVAGE focused on the atomic bombing of the Marshall Islands and the horrifying death toll that followed.
When the US tested a nuclear weapon on Bikini atoll in the South Pacific it caused the death and destruction of hundreds of lives of native people it dismissed as “nuclear savages.”
Adams’ devastating film was fined in part by PBS, which then pulled it from a nationwide showing that might have informed millions of Americans of this horrible tragedy. Adam’s film
will show at the Uranium Film Festival at Los Angeles’s Raleigh Theater on April 27.
Legendary health researchers DR. Janette Sherman and Joe Mangano then tell us about the terrifying death toll from the Chernobyl accident, which happened, 30 years ago.
In 2009 three Russian scientists published studies indicating a million people have been killed by this fallout from this 1986 catastrophe. Working through the Radiation and Health Project,
Mangano and Sherman now estimate a similar death toll resulting from the disaster at Fukushima.
They also show that when a nuclear power plant opens, death rates in the area rise; when they shut, death rates go down, especially among children. In the four counties around Indian
Point, near New York City, the thyroid cancer rate is 70% higher than normal, a plague we’re now seeing around Fukushima.
These tragic findings demand our action to shut down ALL reactors. We are in debt to Adam, Janette and Joe for their great work, and for their eloquence on this important Solartopian
Mike and Guy interviewed Kevin Hester from New Zealand. A long-time sailor and activist, Hester is a prolific writer and public speaker. We discussed topics ranging from Fukushima and abrupt climate change to social justice and environmental protection. We took a few calls from listeners, too.
On “The Gary Null Show” today, Gary discusses these topics below and give his take on them. Click on title to learn more about what Gary is talking about:
UF/IFAS scientists warn of pharmaceutical peril for aquatic organisms in urban rivers
Acupuncture might help ease high blood pressure
Happily Single – The link between relationship status and well-being depends on avoidance and approach social goals
Is too much screen time damaging your child’s brain?
Gary takes a quick music break and plays: Wilson Pickett – Don’t Let The Green Grass Fool You
Topical resveratrol combats skin aging
News coverage of Fukushima disaster found lacking
Fertilizer applied to fields today will pollute water for decades
Lestor R. Brown – How much will it cost to save our economy’s foundation?
By cutting down forests, humans may be giving themselves malaria
10 reasons why homelessness is more common now than just 20 years ago
Saudi Arabia threatens to sell off US assets if Congress passes 9/11 bill
Video: Former US Senator Bob Graham “Saudi role in 9/11 attacks kept secret”
Source of the Video: Florida Ex-Senator pursues claims of Saudi ties to Sept. 11 attacks
Gary gives his commentary on the video and NY Times article to end the show for today.
Peter and Mickey open the program with a wide-ranging conversation with long-time social justice activist Medea Benjamin; the discussion covers topics from trade deals to drone warfare, as well as her latest project of trying to alert Americans about the human rights abuses committed by US ally Saudi Arabia. In the second half of the show, Peter and Mickey speak with nuclear-power whistle blower Arnie Gunderson, who recently returned from a visit to Fukushima, Japan; he warns that radioactive contamination is now pervasive in the Fukushima area, but the Japanese government is trying to avoid addressing the health issues.
The first interview is with Linda Pentz Gunter, international specialist for the environmental advocacy group ‘Beyond Nuclear.’ In this conversation, Gunter addresses the question of whether nuclear is being seriously explored as an alternative to the climate-ravaging fossil fuel industry. She also outlines aspects of the Fukushima cover-up, and why international bodies and media are failing to hold nuclear and government agencies to account.
In the final half hour, Portland-based Mimi German, Earth activist and founder of Radcast.org, speaks more about the cover-up, the nuclear situation in the U.S. and the consequences for society and all life on earth.
Nuclear-industry critics Arnie and Maggie Gunderson warn that, almost five years after the meltdown, Fukushima still poses a danger to Japan and the Pacific region, and that the Japanese government is trying to prevent journalists and physicians from disclosing the ongoing problems.
The program closes with an excerpt from a 2015 speech by Arnie Gunderson rebutting the idea of nuclear power as a solution to global warming.
Arnie and Maggie Gunderson both worked in the nuclear industry, then became whistleblowers about problems in the industry.
They now operate the Fairewinds Foundation (www.fairewinds.org).
RADIATION IN OUR AIR and WATER is killing us. FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT has been found in tea exported from Japan, as documented by the article linked here. http://ecowatch.com/2015/03/16/radioactivity-green-tea-fukushima/ That radiation as it comes to the US is being tracked by MIMI GERMAN of RADCAST.ORG, a great pioneer in citizen radiation monitoring. Together we explore the terrible realities of what reactor fallout …
ABC (Australia), Mar 11, 2014 (emphasis added): Radiation levels posing cancer risks… Before the disaster, there was just one to two cases of thyroid cancers in a million Japanese children but now Fukushima has more than 100 confirmed or suspected cases, having tested about 300,000 children… It is expected that thyroid cancers could turn up about four to five years after …