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Renewable energy investment going to China, not USA

Senate Inaction Cedes U.S. Energy Race to China: Bloomberg,   By Eric Pooley – Jul 30, 2010 “….. On July 27, when Majority Leader Harry Reid unveiled the “Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act,” the two most powerful clean energy provisions were missing: a cap on carbon emissions from the electric power sector and a national Renewable Electricity Standard (RES), which would require utilities to generate at least 15 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2021….. Continue reading

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Doctors debunk myths about medical radiation

Fact sheet: Nuclear medicine  Medical Association for Prevention of War (MAPW) July 2010.This MAPW fact sheet describes how nuclear medicine is used for diagnosis and radiotherapy treatment. It explains what is NOT nuclear medicine (eg x-rays and CT scans). It summarises the dangers of ionising radiation…..

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NASA scientist walks out over radiation experiments on monkeys

Since leaving her position at NASA, Evans has devoted much of her time to building support for an international treaty that would ban primate experiments for the purpose of space exploration.

Local NASA engineer resigns over monkey experiments | This isn’t rocket science April Evans’ dream – working for NASA – came true, but she couldn’t condone its radiation experiments on monkeys, By ERIC BERGER. HOUSTON CHRONICLE, July 29, 2010,   “…..her career remained ascendant until she learned of the space agency’s plan to irradiate monkeys as part of a $1.75 million experiment… Continue reading

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Nuclear technology seller gaoled in Canada

Canadian jailed in Iran ‘nuclear export’ case, BBC News, 30 July 2010 A Canadian court has sentenced a Toronto resident to over four years in prison for violating a United Nations resolution by attempting to export nuclear-related goods to Iran.The items, called pressure transducers, are subject to a UN embargo on nuclear-related exports.Mahmoud Yadegari was arrested after a two-month investigation in 2009.Yadegari is the first person convicted of violating UN anti-nuclearproliferation resolutions against Iran.

BBC News – Canadian jailed in Iran ‘nuclear export’ case

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Providing jobs: renewable energy, energy efficiency beat nuclear power

Texas is a national leader in wind energy, generating more than 9,500 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity, thanks in part to the state’s renewable electricity standard.

(USA) Renewable Energy Would Create More Jobs Than Nuclear Power,  Greentech Media, Elliott Negin, 29 July 2010, The Union of Concerned Scientists weighs in on the nuclear vs. renewables debate. “……If the federal government established a standard requiring utilities to obtain 25 percent of their electricity from renewable sources by 2025, it would create 297,000 new jobs, according to a 2009 analysis by my organization, the Union of Concerned Scientists. Continue reading

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Depleted uranium – the “Trojan horse” of nuclear war

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US and UK Forces Used Depleted Uranium (WMD) During The Iraq War! « Socio-Economics History Blog UK confirms using depleted uranium

US and UK Forces Used Depleted Uranium (WMD) During The Iraq War! « Socio-Economics History Blog, 30 July 2010,  “……….Depleted uranium (DU) weaponry meets the definition of weapon of mass destruction in two out of three categories under U.S. Federal Code Title 50 Chapter 40 Section 2302. DU weaponry violates all international treaties and agreements, Hague and Geneva war conventions, the 1925 Geneva gas protocol, U.S. laws and U.S. military law. Continue reading

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USA knowingly exposed soldiers to cancer-causing depleted uranium

The VA, however, never conducted the medical tests, which may have deprived hundreds of thousands of veterans from receiving medical care to treat cancer and other diseases that result from exposure to DU.

Document Reveals Military Was Concerned AboutGulf War Vets’ Exposure To Depleted Uranium, CounterCurrents.org, By Mike Ludwig29 July, 2010 For years, the government has denied that depleted uranium (DU), a radioactive toxic waste left over from nuclear fission and added to munitions used in the Persian Gulf and Iraq wars, poisoned Iraqi civilians and veterans. Continue reading

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