I cannot help but wonder if this is happening at Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station and at all nuclear power plants everywhere. NUCLEAR POWER IS IMMORAL. Close All Nuclear Power Plants Now "State and PG&E Ignoring Cancer, Infant Mortality Risks From Diablo Canyon - World Business Academy
“A 2014 scientific report and 2016 published peer-reviewed study show that there is an increase in infant mortality and cancer around the Diablo plant, yet the Joint Opposition Trial Brief, filed herein by Respondent, State Lands Commission and PG&E on June 24 asks this Court to turn a blind eye to the requirements of CEQA,” our attorney, J. Kirk Boyd, wrote in pre-trial papers filed Monday May 22 in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The 2014 report by Joseph Mangano, an epidemiologist and expert on the health hazards from radiation contamination, found that in the decades following the opening of Diablo Canyon in the mid-1980s, San Luis Obispo devolved from being a low-cancer county to a high cancer county – certainly an “unusual circumstance” that would trigger an EIR. Another study by leading European radiation expert Dr. Christopher Busby, published in 2016 in the peer-reviewed Jacobson Journal of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, also found that a comparison of official annual infant mortality data for ZIP code areas near the plant with those inland for the 25 years from 1989 to 2012 showed “a remarkable and statistically significant 28 percent overall increase in infant mortality rates in the coast strip group relative to the inland control group.” We have asked the court to review Dr. Busby’s study.
We also think it’s important to remind the court—and the public—that PG&E was recently convicted of six felonies stemming from a blatant disregard for public health and safety following the disastrous 2010 gas explosion in San Bruno that killed eight people and destroyed a residential neighborhood due to shoddy oversight and maintenance of pipeline infrastructure. PG&E, currently on probation following the conviction, once again is ignoring public health and safety by asking the court to exempt it from the transparent, scientific analysis required by law.
The facts are clear about the dangers posed by this plant. The State Lands Commission and PG&E must be held accountable. As our attorney stated in the recently filed court papers, “Eight years is a long time to cross one’s fingers and hope that nothing happens while hundreds of thousands of lives are at risk.” Indeed." Via Laura Lynch