Karl Grossman

Karl Grossman

Karl Grossman is a professor of journalism at the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury, is the author of Weapons In Space and wrote and narrated the TV documentary Nukes In Space: The Nuclearization and Weaponization of the Heavens

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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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Friday, November 09, 2012
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
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 06, 2012
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
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
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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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Nuclear Power for the Skies Spells Peril for Those Below
The crash last week of a US drone on the Seychelles Islands, ­the second such crash in four months,­ underlines the deadly folly of a plan of US national laboratory scientists and the Northrop Grumman Corp. for nuclear-powered drones.
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Monday, March 05, 2012
The Big Lie: One Year After Fukushima, Nuclear Cover Up Revealed
As the first anniversary of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster arrives, the cover-up involving nuclear power is more extensive than ever. The Big Lie was integral to the nuclear push from its start.
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Monday, February 13, 2012
An Anti-Nuclear Renaissance?
Last week’s granting by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission of combined construction and operating licenses for two nuclear plants to be built in Georgia—both Westinghouse AP1000s—is the culmination of a scheme developed by nuclear promoters 20 years ago.
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Monday, January 23, 2012
Eminent Domain and the Fight Against Nuclear Power
The nuclear power program in the United States was set up rigged—to allow the federal government to push atomic energy with state and local governments “pre-empted” on most issues. That’s what the State of Vermont was confronted with last week as a federal judge blocked the state’s attempts to shut down the accident-plagued Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
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