Radioactive Emissions and Health Hazards Surrounding Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant

Our small grassroots group established
50 radiation monitoring sites
near and downwind of Browns Ferry,
and recorded levels ranging
from background radiation
at about 36 counts per minute (CPM)
to over 1600 CPM
or 40 times background radiation.

We commissioned a preliminary analysis
of our local monitoring data
and a report on radiation
and health issues 
in the Browns Ferry area
by epidemiologist 
Joseph Mangano, MPH, Director
Radiation and Public Health Project.

The findings are disturbing.
Before Browns Ferry came online
the local mortality rate was 1.7%
above the U.S. rate.
By 2010, the rate had risen
to 20.5% above U.S. rate,
with young people suffering
a 27.4% higher rate.

Infant mortality rate has risen
steadily since the early 1990s
to 21.6% above the U.S. rate,
even higher from Hispanics at 40.3%
and whites at 32.6%.

Download our report at right.


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