Volume 6, Number 1
January 6, 2006
Published by RPHP
PO Box 60 Unionville, NY 10988
Editor: Joseph Mangano
A note from the Editor: The following
covers the activities of RPHP from September through December of 2005.
Involved in Florida Trial
RPHP Board members Joseph Mangano and Ernest Sternglass have been advising
in a legal action set to go to trial in January. Families of two Port
St. Lucie FL children with cancer filed suit against Florida Power and
Light (FP + L). The families allege that emissions from the nearby St.
Lucie nuclear plant operated by FP + L caused cancer to develop in their
children, who have high levels of Strontium-90 in their baby teeth.
Attend the November 12th Memorial Service for Dr. Jay Gould
The service, held at Barnard College in New York City, featured numerous
speakers who were part of Dr. Gould’s auspicious life. Among the
speakers were RPHP Board members Joseph Mangano, William McDonnell,
and Ernest Sternglass.
Begins Near Three Mile Island
RPHP has publicly asked for donations of baby teeth from children living
near the Three Mile Island nuclear plant, to understand patterns of
Strontium-90 in local bodies. At a November 14 press conference at the
state capitol in Harrisburg PA, Joseph Mangano cited the 1979 accident
and the high local rates of infant and childhood disease as the basis
for selecting Three Mile Island for study.
in Milk Elevated in Connecticut
RPHP Director Ernest Sternglass took part in a November 16 press conference
informing the public that the level of Strontium-90 in goat’s
milk was high near the Millstone nuclear plant. The event, at the state
capitol in Hartford CT, also featured “Katie,” a goat whose
milk was recently tested and found to have a high Sr-90 level.
Cover RPHP Work
Late in 2005, RPHPs work was the subject of several newspaper articles.
The publications included stories in the November 20 Brattleboro
Reformer (VT), the November 30 Raleigh-Durham
Independent (NC), and the December 2 Hampton Union (NH).
Joseph Mangano was also a guest on Utah’s National Public Radio
station on December 28.