Karl Grossman

Karl Grossman has been a professor of journalism at the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury for 32 years. He is a specialist in investigative reporting. He is the author of Cover Up: What You Are Not Supposed to Know About Nuclear Power. He is the host of the nationally aired TV program, Enviro Close-Up.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 7:45am
Nuclear Dangers from Fukushima to Diablo Canyon
As aftershocks of the 6.0 Napa earthquake that occurred Sunday in California continued, the Associated Press this week revealed a secret government report pointing to major earthquake vulnerabilities at the Diablo Canyon nuclear plants which are a little more than 200 miles away and sitting amid a...
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Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 11:45am
How Organized Mothers Are Making an Impact
The mothers are making an impact! A phenomenon in environmental activism in recent years has been the emergence of grassroots organizations “powered by the voices of mothers, dedicated to protecting children in global communities,” as one group, The Mothers Project , describes itself. The Mothers...
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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 12:07pm
Through Fukushima Lense, a Look at Looming US Nuclear Crisis
It started this June in California.
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Monday, March 11, 2013 - 2:26pm
We Must Make the Whole Planet a 'Nuclear Free Zone'
With the second anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster this week, with North Korea having just threatened a “pre-emptive nuclear attack” against the United States and a U.S. senator saying this would result in “suicide” for North Korea, with Iran suspected of moving to build nuclear weapons, with the continuing spread of nuclear technology globally, the future looks precarious as to humankind and the atom. Can humanity at this rate make it through the 21 st Century?
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Sunday, February 17, 2013 - 10:39am
Retreat from the Beach: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
Soon after Sandy struck, an OpEd piece titled “We Need to Retreat from the Beach” by Dr. Orrin Pilkey, a pioneer in what’s now become the science of shoreline dynamics, appeared in the New York Times.
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Friday, November 9, 2012 - 9:36am
Fracking and a Radioactive Silvery-White Monster: Radium Must be Left in the Earth
Fracking for gas not only uses toxic chemicals that can contaminate drinking and groundwater -- it also releases substantial quantities of radioactive poison from the ground that will remain hot and deadly for thousands of years.
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Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 11:10am
McGovern Was Prescient About America
George McGovern, who died today, was prescient about America. When he ran for president 40 years ago, he well-understood what the federal government of the United States had become, among other national dysfunctions. It’s a shame he wasn’t given an opportunity to, as president, change things.
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Monday, August 6, 2012 - 11:48am
Mars 'Curiosity' and Atomic Energy in Space
The first Mars rover fueled with plutonium landed on the red planet Monday ­and there was much cheerleading by mainstream media but no mention of the huge danger the device, which NASA calls Curiosity, has posed to people and other life on Earth before getting to Mars.
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Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 11:28am
The Terrifying Normal: Nuclear Industry's Collusion with Government
The conclusion of a report of a Japanese parliamentary panel issued last week that the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster was rooted in government-industry “collusion” and thus was “man-made” is mirrored throughout the world. The “regulatory capture” cited by the panel is the pattern among nuclear agencies right up to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
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Monday, May 28, 2012 - 10:46am
Meltdown at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission
The resignation last week of the chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is another demonstration of the bankrupt basis of the NRC. Gregory Jaczko repeatedly called for the NRC to apply "lessons learned" from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant disaster in Japan. And, for that, the nuclear industry quite successfully went after him fiercely.
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