“Many activists working on the issue at the time referred to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, and its discussion of ‘bioaccumulation.’ Carson stated that chemical contamination, both alone and in conjunction with radiological contamination, would lead to extraordinary health hazards for human and animal populations. Long Island, particularly the Eastern region (Suffolk County) has been bombarded with applications of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides for many decades. Chemicals applied in farming (particularly potato farming), home lawn care, ball parks and golf courses have been driven down through a rather shallow “lense” of soil and have contaminated groundwater on Long Island with impunity. Breast cancer rates in Suffolk County are among the highest in the US.”
- Alec Baldwin discussing the dangers of nuclear power on the Huffington Post. This is Part 3 of Baldwin’s 5-part series on the issue. What do you think about the radioactive stuff? Good idea or not-in-my-neighborhood? Chime in and share your thoughts!