Petition to Jeff Flake, Ann Kirkpatrick
Downwinders refers to the individuals and communities in the intermountain area between the Cascade and Rocky Mountain ranges primarily in Arizona, Nevada and Utah but also in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho who are exposed to radioactive contamination or nuclear fallout from atmospheric or underground nuclear weapons testing, and nuclear accidents. More generally, the term can also include those communities and individuals who are exposed to ionizing radiation and other ...emissions due to the regular production and maintenance of coal ash, radionuclides associated with hydraulic fracturing, nuclear weapons, nuclear power, nuclear waste and geothermal energy.In regions near U.S. nuclear sites, downwinders may be exposed to releases of radioactive materials into the environment that contaminate their groundwater systems, food chains, and the air they breathe. Some downwinders may have suffered acute exposure due to their involvement in uranium mining and nuclear experimentation. Several severe adverse health effects, such as an increased incidence of cancers, thyroid diseases, CNS neoplasms, and possibly female reproductive cancers that could lead to congenital malformations have been observed in "downwind" communities exposed to nuclear fallout and radioactive contamination. The impact of nuclear contamination on an individual is generally estimated as the result of the dose of radiation received and the duration of exposure, using the linear no-threshold model (LNT). Sex, age, race, culture, occupation, class, location, and simultaneous exposure to additional environmental toxins are also significant, but often overlooked, factors that contribute to the health effects on a particular "downwind" community. Years later, individuals are still being diagnosed with cancer and dying from being exposed to the nuclear toxins. Testing needs to commense in Holbrook, Arizona to determine if more then just those few years that the downwinders lawsuit covers can be expanded. Many people who grew up in Holbrook had relatives pass away due to cancer and we feel that this is strongly related to the Nuclear testing that's been conducted and overlooked for so many years. We the people deserve the right for testing of the soil and air to commence. It is our right to know what all we have been exposed to. It is our right to be compensated for the loved ones who have been impacted due to the nuclear testing or to compensate those who may be at risk. We are asking for someone to step in and be willing to fight our battle. Too many loved ones have died or been diagnosed with life changing news for this to continue. We are fighting to get tests conducted and for answers.
Petition to Tom Palmisano, David Victor, Dan Stetson, Marni Magda, Garry Brown, Manuel Camargo, Gene Stone
I’m for Independent Real Time Radiation Monitoring at San Onofre
Dear Community Engagement Panel members,I am asking each of you as CEP members to support and to take action ASAP along with SCE for a public CEP meeting on “Independent Real-time Radiation Monitoring” for SONGS. As well as a second CEP meeting entitled, “Educational Symposium on Radiation” which would include “independent” radiation experts, along with experts from SCE and the NRC. This a necessary step for all the stakeholders to understand what is in the canisters, and what could come out of them now or in the future. Thank you for your consideration of these two programs for the safety of our community.
Petition to San Mateo City Council
Stop Unnecessary and Harmful Cell Towers in the City of San Mateo, CA
There are NO laws regulating the installation of cell towers in San Mateo even though nearby cities adopted laws years ago. We can’t allow corporate greed to destroy citizen rights and harm our families and neighborhoods. We urge the San Mateo City Council to protect our rights and to ensure the following: 1. The primary focus of any cell tower ordinance must be to protect the public health and safety and to preserve our property values. 2. The cell tower ordinance must be limited to 4G technology only. A new ordinance and design standards must be adopted to regulate 5G technology. 3. Our city must thoroughly challenge telecom applicants to ensure that any proposed cell tower is necessary to close a substantial gap in services. 4. We demand that our City government provide transparency in this matter. For example, all correspondence with telecoms must be in writing for the public to view. 5. Citizens must be given the opportunity to provide substantial input into the draft ordinance. Please hear our detailed concerns and amend the draft for the public good. For more information visit our website safesanmateo.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Petition to School District 5 School Board, Mark Flatau, Beth Kornick, Michele Paine, Bette Albright, Anna Marie Bailey, Joe Brenneman, Jon Endresen, Jack Fallon, Mary Kornick, Frank Miller, Diane Morton-Stout, Mary Ruby, Mary Tepas
Not allow cell towers on Kalispell School District property (Flathead High School)
The Board of Trustees of School District No. 5 and Kalispell High School District of Flathead County, Montana, are considering a lease with Gold Creek Cellular of Montana Limited Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless to “… install, maintain and operate communications equipment in and/or upon Flathead High School”. The lease doesn’t say “Cell Phone Tower”, so they would have the right to put any type of equipment up there. Bad Environment: It is important to note that the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) worked to achieve legislation, in place today, that prohibits cell towers and masts on fire stations, due to negative health effects experienced by firefighters (see this link.) Among the behaviors they noted within weeks of installation of the towers were headaches, disorientation, brain fog, & aggressive behavior. We have included some links below. Given their reports, concerns and concerted legal action, perhaps we should look further into this matter. Lack of studies: According to the American Cancer Society, " Very few human studies have focused specifically on cellular phone towers and cancer risk." Citation. The few studies that have happened have only occured at a very long distance from the tower. Most Recent Lab Results: Directly from the site of the American Cancer Society, " A large study by the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) exposed groups of lab rats and mice to RF energy over their entire bodies for about 9 hours a day, starting before birth and continuing for up to 2 years (which is the equivalent of about 70 years for humans, according to NTP scientists). In a draft report of the final results (released in February 2018), the study found an increased risk of tumors called malignant schwannomas of the heart in male rats exposed to RF radiation" Payment to School District: The school district board, in return for the communications equipment, would receive a rental payment of $20,400 a year. Speak up! The school board votes on this proposal soon after the public comment period closes on May 11, 2018. Meetings will be held on April 24th and May 15th, 6pm Kalispell Middle School. Send comments to Beth Kornick. You can also express your concerns by calling Superintendent Mark Flatau at 751-3442, although email may be the best way to reach him: email@example.com For more information, please visit http://client.prod.iaff.org/#contentid=5090 Thank you to Superintendent Mark Flatau and the School Board for giving us a voice and ensuring the safety and well being of our community!!
Petition to The Needham Selectmen
Concerned Citizens of Needham Against the West Roxbury to Needham Reliability Project
We demand: 1) That the very need and mandate for this project be challenged 2) That alternatives referenced by Eversource that avoid Residential areas be explored (some of which avoid Needham altogether) 3) That routes by Needham schools and the walkways our children use everyday be excluded from all consideration Why: More information at http://www.concernedneedham.com 1)Health impacts of EMF Radiation are not fully understood, and several studies show correlations with increases in cancer incidence – including Childhood Leukemia. 2)The routes proposed by Eversource go through Needham neighborhoods, by our schools, along sidewalks with children and commuters, and close to many residences. 3) The preferred route passes in front of Pollard Middle School and shares a walking route for students headed to Broadmeadow Elementary School. In the past 25 years, the Town of Needham has either had to close schools and relocate students for an extended period of time (Pollard) or invest in significant remediation (Hillside) due to perceived health risks to the students. 4)There is significant environmental encroachment in the Cutler Reservation. In addition, Needham will lose more trees along our residential streets thanks to Eversource. 5)The construction process will be long and disruptive – including potential impacts to other utilities. 6)THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES AVAILABLE THAT MITIGATE THE ABOVE IMPACTS.