[ RadSafe ] Guest Column: Reactor a potential health risk From Annapolis Capital

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Thu Dec 4 20:16:32 CST 2008

Dec. 4

         More anti-nuclear hokum from Joseph Mangano.  Scroll down 3/4 of 
the way for his comments on the Calvert Cliffs plant (the one assailed in 
the linked article 
below).  http://www.radiation.org/spotlight/071206_rachel.html

         I located the web site of the Calvert County (MD) health 
department <http://www.calverthealth.org>.  It says nothing about radiation 
hazards, however the county has an active campaign going to stop 
smoking.  About 20 percent of Calvert County adults and teens smoke.  The 
site quotes the 2004 Surgeon General's report on smoking as saying this:

"The list of diseases caused by smoking has been expanded to include 
abdominal aortic aneurysm, acute myeloid leukemia, cataract, cervical 
cancer, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, pneumonia, periodontitis, and 
stomach cancer. These are in addition to diseases previously known to be 
caused by smoking, including bladder, esophageal, laryngeal, lung, oral, 
and throat cancers, chronic lung diseases, coronary heart and 
cardiovascular diseases, as well as reproductive effects and sudden infant 
death syndrome."  A lot of cancers in there, Joe.  Perhaps all that smoking 
has something to do with the cancers you so eagerly attribute to power 

         Here's a link to the ten leading causes of death in Maryland, 
1999-2005, all races and both sexes, stratified by age groups.

Steven Dapra

At 10:58 AM 12/4/08 -0500, Dan Burnfield wrote:
>Hard to believe NEWS instruments still publish items such as this article 
>Dan Burnfield, CHP PE
>Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
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