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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Friday, January 13, 2017
Why This Nuclear Engineer Says Every Nuke Plant in the US Should Be Shut Down Yesterday
The good—the very good —energy news is that the Indian Point nuclear power plants 26 miles north of New York City will be closed in the next few years under an agreement reached between New York State and the plants’ owner, Entergy. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has long been calling for the...
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Tuesday, August 02, 2016
New York's Woeful $7.6 Billion Nuclear Bailout Package
The New York State Public Service Commission—in the face of strong opposition—this week approved a $7.6 billion bail-out of aging nuclear power plants in upstate New York which their owners have said are uneconomic to run without government support. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo—who appoints the...
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Thursday, March 31, 2016
Nuclear Power Plants Are Pre-Deployed Weapons of Mass Destruction
Pre-deployed weapons of mass destruction. That’s what nuclear power plants are. And that’s another very big reason­—demonstrated again in recent days with the disclosure that two of the Brussels terrorists were planning attacks on Belgian nuclear plants—­why they must be eliminated. Nuclear power...
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Thursday, September 10, 2015
The "Radioactivity is Good for You" Push
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering a move to eliminate the “Linear No-Threshold” (LNT) basis of radiation protection that the U.S. has used for decades and replace it with the “radiation hormesis” theory—which holds that low doses of radioactivity are good for people. The change...
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Sunday, May 03, 2015
Oil Wars: Fracking, Manipulation, and the Future of Our Energy System
Manipulation of the petroleum market is not new. John D. Rockefeller with his Standard Oil Trust mastered it between the end of the 19th and start of the 20th Century. Rockefeller and his trust succeeded in controlling virtually all the oil industry in the United States and also dominating the...
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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 01, 2014
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 09, 2013
Through Fukushima Lense, a Look at Looming US Nuclear Crisis
It started this June in California.
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Monday, March 11, 2013
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
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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