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Artic Melt Down--23% for 07-08
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Bush's Envioronmental Record
Gulf Stream flow down 30%
Protecting New Orleans--Scientific American
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No More Environmental Cleanups, Superfund is Dry
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Death stats on first atomic energy experiments
Rabbits cruelly butchered, USDA regulation changed
Meat Consumption and Risk of Colorectal Cancer
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http://www.atomicarchive.com/History/firstpile/firstpile_11.shtml last updated 7/2204.

 At atomicarchives.com a very good resource. 


If you think working with nuclear energy is particularly hazardous, the ratio of those who died from cancer compared to other causes falls within the norm.  Below is a list of those present at the Chicago Pile Experiement.



  • Harold M. Agnew -- Retired, living in California.
  • Samuel K. Allison -- Died of heart attack in 1965.
  • Herbert L. Anderson -- Died July 16, 1988, of berylliosis.
  • Wayne Arnold -- Deceased.
  • Hugh M. Barton -- Living in Austin, Texas.
  • Thomas Brill -- Died Sept. 28, 1998, in Aurora, Colo., of multiple myelomas.
  • Robert F. Christy -- On faculty at the California Institute of Technology.
  • Arthur H. Compton -- Died of heart attack in 1962.
  • Enrico Fermi -- Died Nov. 28, 1954, of stomach cancer. (He smoked).
  • Richard J. Fox -- Died April 9, 1996, of a stroke.
  • Stewart Fox -- Living in the Bahamas.
  • Carl. C. Gamertsfelder -- Died of a heart attack in 2000.
  • Alvin C. Graves -- Died July 29, 1965, of a heart attack.
  • Crawford Greenwalt -- Died of heart attack in 1993.
  • Norman Hilberry -- Died March 28, 1986, of complications from influenza.
  • David L. Hill -- Living in Connecticut.
  • William H. Hinch -- Living in Colorado.
  • Robert E. Johnson -- Living in Illinois.
  • W.R. Kanne -- Died Oct. 24, 1985, of intestinal cancer.
  • August C. Knuth -- Living in Illinois.
  • Phillip Grant Koontz -- Died from a heart attack in 1991 at age
  • 87 in Boulder, Colo.
  • Herbert E. Kubitschek -- Deceased.
  • Harold V. Lichtenberger -- Died Dec. 7, 1993, of stomach cancer.
  • George M. Maronde -- Died April 18, 1966, of a heart attack.
  • Anthony J. Matz -- No information.
  • George Mille -- No information.
  • George D. Monk -- No information.
  • Henry P. Newson -- Died in 1978.
  • Robert G. Nobles -- Retired from Argonne National Laboratory. Living in Idaho.
  • Warren E. Nyer --Living in Idaho.
  • Wilcox P. Overbeck -- Died in 1981 of arteriosclerosis after defeating cancer 10 years earlier.
  • Howard J. Parsons -- Alive and apparently living in California, where he made a short presentation about CP-1, June 2, 2000, at Tuffree Middle School, Placentia.
  • Gerard S. Pawlicki -- Living in Illinois.
  • Theodore Petry -- Living in Illinois, a retired school teacher with four children and nine grandchildren.
  • David P. Rudolph -- Living in West Virginia.
  • Leon Sayvetz -- Living in Puget Sound, Wash., and New York.
  • Leo Seren -- Died Jan. 3, 2002, of heart problems in Evanston, Illinois.
  • Louis Slotin -- Died in radiation accident at Los Alamos, May 30, 1946.
  • Frank H. Spedding -- Died of heart attack in 1984.
  • William J. Sturm -- Died July 25, 1999, of Hepatitus C.
  • Leo Szilard -- Developed bladder cancer, but died May 30, 1964, of heart attack.
  • Al Wattenberg -- Living in Illinois.
  • Richard J. Watts -- Living in New Mexico.
  • George L. Weil -- Died July 1, 1995, at age 87 in Washington, D.C., from stroke and heart problems.
  • Eugene P. Wigner -- Died Jan. 1, 1995, of complications from Alzheimer's disease.
  • Marvin H. Wilkening -- Living in New Mexico.
  • Volney C. (Bill) Wilson -- Retired from General Electric Research Laboratory. Living in Wisconsin.
  • E.O. Wollan -- Died in 1984 of a stroke.
  • Leona Woods (Marshall Libby) -- Died of cancer in 1986.
  • Walter H. Zinn -- Argonne National Laboratory's first director died at age 93 on Feb. 14, 2000, of a stroke.

last updated July 22, 2004 by the Office of Public Affairs, Argonne National Laboratory




The greatest disaster of this millennium has been three man-made ones.  First is the 450,000 people who are killed by tobacco, of which 50,000 are innocent bystanders.  Second would be the 300,000 plus who die early because they lack the will power to take care of their body, in particular the amount of fat they carry coupled with their sedentary lifestyle.  The third would be the Vioxx and related COX-2 inhibitors.  Vioxx alone has caused 160,000 coronary events including 55,000 deaths.  The COX-2 incident is symptomatic of a disease, which has 3 roots.  1) Our government’s leaders who place fund raising before public service, and in particular their cooperation with the pharmaceutical industry.  2) The corporate structure, which seeks to maximize profits, including drug companies.  Drug companies consistently act to suppress and down play issues that effect sales.  3) The media which fails to draw adequate attention to issues that will offend either the business community or government.  For those who find these of importance, there is a library of materials on those issues.   


The harm done by a for-profit system is not merely limited to drugs that kill.  There is a failure to find out which drug works best, and thus health care professionals are grouping in the dark unnecessarily when make health-care choices.  There is the wasting of funds on me-to types of drugs instead of developing new drugs that would be more needed but less profitable.  There is the price gouging that places drugs such as statins out of the budget of millions who ought to be taking them.  There is the high cost of medical examinations which keep more millions from going to the doctor.  There are reasons why by far the most expensive medical system comes at 11th in the life expectancy stats, which is near the bottom of the industrialized countries.--jk




The greatest environmental risk is the nuclear weapons stockpiles

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