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Home News Real Life Stories British Army Families still suffering birth defects and cancer from relatives serving during nuclear bomb via The Mirror

BY SUSIE BONIFACE British scientists exploded nuclear bombs in the South Pacific in the 1950s. Today, 153,000 of the servicemen’s descendants cursed by birth defects, miscarriages and cancer are still battling for compensation. Illness finally caught up with one veteran … Continue reading

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Nearly nature, nearly perfect But, near Hanford (part 1) via Spokanecda.com

By Paul K. Haeder The Hanford story is a puzzle, and the connection to Spokane is both ironic and scary in many ways. Part two of this series will look more closely at the “hot milk” connection to Spokane, the … Continue reading

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The Fukushima Generation: New Data on Birth Defects in Post-Meltdown Japan via The Daily Beast

New unpublished data reveals a slight rise in birth defects in post-nuclear-meltdown Japan. Jake Adelstein and Nathalie Stucky report on this exclusive data—and what Japan needs to do next to understand the health impact. […] The data obtained by the … Continue reading

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Are US munitions to blame for Basra birth defects? via Der Spiegel

It sounds at first as if the old man were drunk. Or perhaps as though he had been reading Greek myths. But Askar Bin Said doesn’t read anything, especially not books, and there is no alcohol in Basra. In fact, … Continue reading

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The Victims of Fallujah’s Health Crisis are Stifled by Western Silence via Reader Supported News

our new studies on the health crisis in Fallujah have been published in the last three months. Yet, one of the most severe public health crises in history, for which the US military may be to blame, receives no attention … Continue reading

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Will Malaysians Get Cancer for Your iPhone or Prius? via Mother Jones

Greetings from Malaysia! I’m here working on a reporting project about 17 elements at the bottom of the periodic table known as the rare earths, which are key to manufacturing all kinds of cutting-edge technology—from smartphones and laptops to wind … Continue reading

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Iraq records huge rise in birth defects via The Independent

It played unwilling host to one of the bloodiest battles of the Iraq war. Fallujah’s homes and businesses were left shattered; hundreds of Iraqi civilians were killed. Its residents changed the name of their “City of Mosques” to “the polluted … Continue reading

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