A note from the Editor: The following covers the
activities of RPHP from May through August 2008
LANDMARK ST. LOUIS TOOTH
RPHP has secured funding for a landmark study of St. Louis children
who donated a baby tooth to a scientific study in the 1960s. RPHP
will examine whether tooth donors who have developed cancer by age
50 had higher levels of radioactive Strontium-90 in their baby teeth
than tooth donors who are healthy by age 50. The Sr-90 in teeth was
absorbed by fallout from atomic bomb tests over the Nevada desert.
The Oregon Community Foundation committed $15,000 to RPHP (an amount
matched by an anonymous donor) for the one-year study.
2ND PRESS CONFERENCE
ON INDIAN POINT CAMPAIGN
On May 13, Joseph Mangano held a press conference on the health risks
of keeping the Indian Point nuclear reactors open for an additional
20 years. The conference, which focused on risks to Connecticut residents,
was held in Westport CT, and Mangano issued a report detailing research
on these risks. Local Fairfield official Larry Kaley and cancer survivor
Gail Merrill also spoke. The event was preceded by the November 12.
2007 press conference on Indian Point risks to New York, held in New
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about our Indian Point press conference
23nd RPHP JOURNAL ARTICLE
An article showing rising local rates of childhood leukemia deaths
as U.S. nuclear plants age, by Mangano and Dr. Janette Sherman, was
published in July in the European Journal of Cancer Care. The
report followed research by researchers at the Medical University
of South Carolina, showing high local child leukemia rates near nuclear
plants in 17 of 17 studies worldwide. RPHP has now published 23 article
in peer-reviewed medical journals since 1994.
NEWSPAPERS PUBLISH MORE
On August 8, Mangano published an editorial in the Victoria (TX)
Advocate, on the health risks of operating nuclear reactors. Victoria
has been chosen as the site for two new reactors, which are among
the 31 proposed new reactors in the U.S. Mangano now has published
28 editorials in U.S. newspapers since January 2006, along with 6
letters to the editor (the 6th, in the Stamford (CT) Advocate, was
published June 6).
Clcik here to read the editorial in the Victoria Advocate
Clcik here for
the letter in the Stambord Advocate
CABLE TV INTERVIEW ON
On July 1, Mangano returned to Princeton NJ for a live discussion
on Princeton cable TV on the risks of keeping the Oyster Creek nuclear
reactor operating for 20 more years. It was the 5th cable TV interview
by Mangano in the past year, and he was joined by attorney Richard
Webster of the Eastern Environmental Law Center. Oyster Creek is the
oldest of 104 U.S. reactors; its license expires on April 9, 2009,
and even though its operator has requested a 20 year extension, the
fate of the reactor is now being challenged in court.
To contact RPHP please email Joseph Mangano at firstname.lastname@example.org.