Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Mr. Tooth Fairy Rides Again!

We're still waiting on a press report and a transcript from President Bush's speech on energy policy that he was scheduled to deliver today at Exelon's Limerick Generating Station, but that hasn't stopped our friends in the "no solutions" crowd from chiming in. And lo and behold, one of the regulars has decided to show his face:

“It is especially troubling that President Bush would select the Limerick plant to tout the safety of nuclear power,” said Joseph Mangano MPH MBA, National Coordinator of the Radiation and Public Health Project research group. “We found that the local rate of childhood cancer in the 1990s was 77% above the state and national rates, and we are concerned that toxic emissions from Limerick are causing local cancer rates to rise.”
We've been following Mr. Mangano's exploits since August 2005, and we're amazed anyone gives him the time of day. As NEI Health Physicist Ralph Anderson has said:
Mr. Mangano's allegations of health effects associated with emissions from nuclear power plants have been reviewed in detail and repeatedly discredited by at least 8 state and 2 county public health departments, as well as the USNRC, as follows:

USNRC; State of Connecticut; State of Florida; State of Illinois; State of New Jersey; State of New York; State of Pennsylvania; State of Minnesota; State of Michigan; Westchester County, NY and Suffolk County, NY.

In fact, we are not aware of any federal, state, or local government public health departments that have reviewed Mr. Mangano's allegations and found them to be credible.
But he keeps going, looking for more media markets to contaminate with his junk science, hoping reporters won't do a basic fact check on his claims. Guess we'll have to keep following him too. Click here for our complete Mangano dossier.

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