User: flenvcenter Topic: Environmental Health-Regional
Category: Radiation
Last updated: Nov 25 2019 23:31 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Poor oversight comes back to haunt us 25.11.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Two investigations reveal federal agencies are too lax on bad actors.
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Feds give Navajo uranium clean-up contract to firm with sketchy past 17.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A High Country News investigation finds the EPA awarded Tetra Tech a contract despite knowing its subsidiary had likely engaged in data manipulation and falsification, false reporting and profiteering.
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Western governors want nuclear testing compensation expanded 16.10.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Western governors say atmospheric nuclear weapons testing exposed more states and more people to radiation fallout and resulting cancers and other diseases than the federal government recognizes.
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While ‘zombie’ mines idle, cleanup and workers suffer in limbo 4.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Instead of paying to clean up the mess left by mining, companies are warehousing their operations indefinitely.
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Is nuclear energy the key to saving the planet? 10.12.2018 Current Issue
A new generation of environmentalists is learning to stop worrying and love atomic power.
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The Rocky Flats scare brigade gains a new general 8.6.2018 Denver Post: Opinion
Having done his best to alarm hundreds of thousands residents in northwest metro Denver about alleged radiation dangers at the Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, Dr. Mark Johnson stepped back to complain he’d been misunderstood.
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Cellphone radiation study finds biological changes in animals; human implications unclear 3.2.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
The long-awaited results of a $25 million National Institutes of Health study on the effects of cellphone radio frequency radiation exposure on animals is out, and the results are mixed. They showed a higher risk of tumors, DNA or tissue damage and lower body weight in some groups of rodents, but no obvious ill effect in others, and no clear implications for human health.
The 26,000 tons of radioactive waste under Lake Powell 19.12.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The West’s uranium boom brought dozens of mills to the banks of the Colorado River — where toxic waste was dumped irresponsibly.
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Uranium pervades homes on and near Navajo Nation 27.8.2017 High Country News Most Recent
EPA budget cuts threaten to slow a long-overdue cleanup.
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McCain completes round of radiation, chemo for brain cancer 20.8.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
The daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona says the 80-year-old lawmaker has completed the first round of radiation and chemotherapy as he battles an aggressive form of brain cancer.
Huntsman institute study finds shorter radiation programs may be better for some breast cancer patients 22.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
By the time Katie Peterson joined a Huntsman Cancer Institute clinical trial in 2014, she knew the route to the hospital from her Orem home by heart. She had made that one-hour drive for every appointment, every surgery and every round of chemotherapy day after day, week after week following her diagnosis with stage 3 breast cancer earlier that year. The trip “was long, but I only ever felt comfortable going to the institute,” said Peterson, now 54. “The hospital near my home just wasn’t the sam...
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Shorter stints of radiation may be better for some breast cancer patients, study finds 22.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
By the time Katie Peterson joined a Huntsman Cancer Institute clinical trial in 2014, she knew the route to the hospital from her Orem home by heart. She’d made that one-hour drive for every appointment, every surgery and every round of chemotherapy day after day, week after week following her diagnosis with stage 3 breast cancer earlier that year. The trip “was long, but I only ever felt comfortable going to the institute,” said Peterson, now 54. “The hospital near my home just wasn’t the same....
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Don’t let this uranium mill repeat history 19.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The White Mesa Mill’s license is up for renewal under the Trump administration.
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Activists ignore the science that says Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge is safe 16.6.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
A U.S. male’s lifetime risk of getting cancer is 41 percent, and his risk of dying from it is 22 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. The corresponding figures for a female are 38 percent and 19 percent. Keep those figures in mind as we discuss the attempt by a coalition of activist groups […]
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A portal to check mobile-tower radiation level 3.5.2017 Technology – The Indian Express
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Latest: Obama administration to continue Navajo Nation uranium cleanup 29.7.2016 High Country News Most Recent
The EPA has already spent $100 million to remediate decades of mining.
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Miners Clinic of Colorado to offer information about federal programs 21.6.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Miners who undergo screenings for possible health conditions this week also have the chance to receive information about federal programs that could help them receive treatment — if they need it. “We do the screenings for free, and if people have evidence for either Black Lung or another qualifying condition … then we will tell them how to file,” said Cecile Rose, medical director of the Miners Clinic of Colorado . The Miners Clinic of Colorado at National Jewish Health will be coming to Craig on Thursday and Friday to offer a “free and confidential health screening exam.” The Miners Clinic is working with The Memorial Hospital in Craig and providing the exams at the THM Medical Clinic on 785 Russell St. The screening is “for current and retired miners (including coal); uranium miners, millers and ore transporters; and people who worked at or lived downwind of the Nevada Test site during nuclear weapons testing,” according to an announcement from the organizations. Rose said appointments are strongly ...
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LSU mascot Mike the Tiger in cancer treatment 31.5.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Louisiana State University's live tiger mascot was sedated this past weekend and brought to a human cancer center near campus where he'll be treated for a rare cancer.
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Cellphone radiation study raises concerns 28.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears. But the study had enough strange findings that it has caused other federal scientists to highlight flaws in the research, and experts said these findings and those from other studies continue to suggest the potential risk from cellphone rad...
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Monday Medical: Sunscreen — decoding the bottle 15.5.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Editor’s note: This is the third article in a five-part series on skin cancer. If you’ve skipped sunscreen when the sky is cloudy or when you think you’ll just be inside, you may want to reconsider. About 80 percent of your exposure to ultraviolet, or UV, radiation is incidental — when you’re walking into the grocery store, driving to work or sitting by a window. What: Beyond Sunscreen: An Athlete's Guide to Skin Protection, presented by Maryann Wall, MD When: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 Where: Yampa Valley Medical Center Conference Rooms RSVP: yvmc.org How sun safe are you? Take a short quiz, available at info.yvmc.org/sunquiz , and receive a 15 percent off coupon for UPF gear at Twisted Trails Running Company in Steamboat Springs. UV radiation causes skin cancers, which will impact one in five Americans. Dr. Maryann Wall, board certified in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, encourages people to wear sunscreen daily — no matter the weather. “Ultraviolet ...
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