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November 2, 2010
Saving the Athabasca River, Stopping Tar Sands Exploitation in Western Canada
The Keepers of the Athabasca Water Council is a group for our time. First Nations and settlers of the Athabasca watershed are banding together to protect one of the greatest water systems in the world. The tar sands exploitation activities centered round Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada are causing tremendous harm to the Athabasca River, its fish, wildlife and human inhabitants. Harvey Scott is a man with a deep love of rivers. He is also a strong person of good character who is quick to speak out about the devastation driven by greed that he has witnessed on the Athabasca. You will feel assured of the goodness in people when you hear Harvey speak of his connection to rivers that started on Ontario�s Trent River during his childhood. The Trent and the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario became poisoned with industrial pollutants during Harvey Scott�s early years. He is determined to not let this happen to the Athabasca without giving his greatest warrior effort. This is a high-powered Stop Tar Sands interview!
November 2, 2010
Agent Orange in Canada II, What to Do About It
Kelly Franklin continues his Agent Orange dioxin exposure story in this second interview. He describes diseases experienced by Canadian Forces Base Gagetown, New Brunswick residents. A child born on the Gagetown military base during the years of Agent Orange spraying developed brain cancer after suffering through her childhood filled with health problems.
Kelly shares the efforts of many who are reaching out for a measure of justice in this awful situation. He tells us that the law suit commenced by victims is not likely to succeed. We talk of the next step, revolution.
Accessing Programs Posted Between November 2, 2010 and June 13, 2009
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First her mother and father developed cancer, breast cancer and colorectal cancer, and then Eileen was diagnosed with breast cancer. This New York City girl is looking for answers to the question of why so many people from Queens have developed cancer.
June 8, 2009
Don Hassig describes the pollution prevention work of Cancer Action NY. His organization is leading the way on cancer prevention that focuses on the minimization of pollutant carcinogens including dioxins, furans, PCBs, PAHs, benzene and carcinogenic metals. Born in the new millenium, Hassig's groups guide local communities in creating environmental health education campaigns.
http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/33481The interview with Margaret Roberts/Capitol Region Action Against Breast Cancer describes the work of her organization and the serious lack of awareness that exists among urban women regarding dioxin exposure and the associated breast cancer risk. http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/program/33469 This is Cancer Action Network radio on dioxin exposure breast cancer risk. Dr. Linda Birnbaum is the new Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Her interview is the anchor for the series on dioxins/open waste burning/breast cancer.