Sunday, August 30, 2009

More coal

India's generation of children crippled by uranium waste
defects in Punjab and pollution from coal-fired power stations
* Gethin Chamberlain, Bathinda
* The Observer, Sunday 30 August 2009
Observer investigation uncovers link between dramatic rise in birth defects in Punjab and pollution from coal-fired power stations.

...But an Observer investigation has now uncovered disturbing evidence to suggest a link between the contamination and the region's coal-fired power stations. It is already known that the fine fly ash produced when coal is burned contains concentrated levels of uranium and a new report published by Russia's leading nuclear research institution warns of an increased radiation hazard to people living near coal-fired thermal power stations....

Let's see how Big Coal tries to spin this one. Max Baucus is a big coal guy. And here is a map of his health care lobbyist complex.

Crap-OLA it's hot again today (98°F)

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