Steppin’ Out of Babylon: Podcast-Radio Interviews by Sue Supriano

“Babylon” is the “isms” and “schisms” not only within the system but within ourselves. Let's organize, unify and step out of Babylon.

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Sue Supriano’s Steppin’ Out of Babylon is a radio interview series covering a broad range of important issues in today’s world: peace and war, human and civil rights, communication, the media, the environment, food security, racism, globalization, immigration and matters of the spirit. Over 250 shows are available at this site!

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David Weisman

Everything Nuclear: Media Activist & Filmmaker from the California organization Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility

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TRT: 28:45
Date: 2009-06-03

Media activist David Weisman from the California organization Alliance for Nuclear Responsibility (www.a4nr.org) reminds us that the negative effects of nuclear energy far outweigh the benefits. He recaps the problems experienced by such reactors as Diablo Canyon, Rancho Seco and the Three Mile Island meltdown and release of radiation. The problems that these older reactors had have not been solved since those times, and we run the risk of repeating them. Human error can have serious consequences at reactors, as was seen at Three Mile Island. Disposal options for dangerous “spent fuel” the negative effects of which last for millions of years, are still limited to storage in low-population areas such as Nevada, where there are already problems with contamination of soil and water. Contact with plutonium and nuclear waste result in deadly serious health problems including cancer. Another issue to consider is the security threat posed by countries moving to weapons manufacturing after establishing nuclear power plants built for peaceful uses. Finally Weisman points out that even if these issues could be solved in theory it will not happen soon enough to make any difference in global warming about which experts predict that we have 10 or at the most 15 years to make significant changes. Weisman’s film, Everything Nuclear (www.everythingnuclear.org), gives more historical and technical background on all of these issues. Weisman concludes that efforts to find new ways to generate power should focus on other sources with fewer problems, such as solar and wind power.

Recorded February, 2009

Link: http://www.a4nr.org

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