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Videos: Recent Interviews Regarding Nuclear Technology and Radiation

In four separate segments, local Portland anti war and anti nuclear activist Lloyd Marbet, Executive Director of Oregon Conservancy Foundation, interviews Dr. Janette Sherman, MD, regarding her life long experiences with nuclear technology.
From her website:

Janette D. Sherman, M. D. is a specialist in internal medicine and toxicology. She has published more than 70 articles in the scientific literature and also writes for the popular press to provide information to the concerned public. Dr. Sherman is the author of Life's Delicate Balance: Causes and Prevention of Breast Cancer and Chemical Exposure and Disease. She has recently completed the translation and editing of the book Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and Nature, written by A. V. Yablokov, V. B. Nesterenko and A. V. Nesterenko, published by the New York Academy of Sciences in December 2009.

Dr. Sherman worked in radiation and biologic research at the University of California nuclear facility, and at the US Naval Research Laboratory at Hunter's Point in San Francisco. She has an undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry from Western Michigan University and a Medical degree from Wayne State University. Dr. Sherman received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Western Michigan University in 1989, and the Foremother's Award from the National Research Center for Women and Families in 2006. She became a member of the Cosmos Club in 2001 based on "meritorious original research in medicine and toxicology."


First Interview: Life's Delicate Balance. 28 minutes in length.

This interview explores Dr. Sherman's book, "Life's Delicate Balance: Causes and Prevention of Breast Cancer.
"Life's Delicate Balance defines and documents known causes of breast cancer, and emphasizes the means of prevention. Published at a critical time, this book is applicable to other cancers affecting women, men and children, and useful for all those working toward prevention of cancer. Patients, family members, environmental activists, physicians, and attorneys will find this book informative and insightful."

First Interview: Life's Delicate Balance


Second Interview: Chernobyl-Consequences of the Catastrophe. 28 minutes in length.

This interview explores a book edited by Dr. Sherman and written by Alexey V. Yablokov (Center for Russian Environmental Policy, Moscow, Russia), Vassily B. Nesterenko, and Alexey V. Nesterenko (Institute of Radiation Safety, Minsk, Belarus).

"A collection of papers translated from the Russian with some revised and updated contributions. Written by leading authorities from Eastern Europe, the volume outlines the history of the health and environmental consequences of the Chernobyl disaster. Although there has been discussion of the impact of nuclear accidents and Chernobyl in particular, never before has there been a comprehensive presentation of all the available information concerning the health and environmental effects of the low dose radioactive contaminants, especially those emitted from the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.
Official discussions from the International Atomic Energy Agency and associated United Nations' agencies (e.g. the Chernobyl Forum reports) have largely downplayed or ignored many of the findings reported in the Eastern European scientific literature and consequently have erred by not including these assessments."

Second Interview: Chernobyl-Consequences of the Catastrophe


Third Interview: Health Effects of Above Ground Nuclear Testing. 14 minutes in length.

This interview concerns a paper written by Dr. Sherman and Dr. Joseph Mangano, "Elevated In Vivo Strontium-90 From Nuclear Weapons Fall Out Among Cancer Decedents: A Case Control Study of Deciduous Teeth."
From an Abstract posted to the website National Center for Biotechnology Information:
"Risks to health from large-scale atmospheric nuclear weapons testing are still relatively unknown. A sample of 85,000 deciduous teeth collected from Americans born during the bomb-testing years assessed risk by in vivo measurement of residual strontium-90 (Sr-90) concentrations, using liquid scintillation spectrometry. The authors' analysis included 97 deciduous teeth from persons born between 1959 and 1961 who were diagrosed with cancer, and 194 teeth of matched controls. Average Sr-90 in teeth of persons who died of cancer was significantly greater than for controls (OR = 2.22; p < 0.04). This discovery suggests that many thousands have died or will die of cancer due to exposure to fallout, far more than previously believed."

Health Effects of Above Ground Nuclear Testing


Fourth Interview: Response to Stewart Brand's Greening of Nuclear Radiation. 36 minutes in length.

Interview regarding recent efforts by Stewart Brand to greenwash the effects and tremendous dangers of nuclear radiation. In this interview, selected claims put forth by Brand in his book, "Whole Earth Discipline" are discussed. Response to Brand's Greening of Nuclear Radiation.

The information contained in these excellent interviews is even more relevant, considering recent events in Japan and the potential for future disasters of similar magnitude. Unfortunately, the Obama Administration intends to continue and expand nuclear energy technology, demonstrating once again how out of touch he is with the American people and how deeply he is in the corporate pocket.
Though we have developed the technology to split the atom, we have not yet attained sufficient maturity to wield this enormous and terrible power wisely and with sufficient respect for the planet and all life. In my opinion, the simple fact that these dangerous facilities have been built and continue to be licensed near geologically active fault lines should be sufficient proof of this.
There are many sources of accurate information concerning the dangers of Nuclear technology available. By accurate I mean information that is not motivated by the need to protect profits or cover up ineptitude or corruption.
Know Nukes is No Nukes!