In response to the commenter who said the article "should have given information where these data can be confirmed," I encourage anyone similarly interested to check out the original version of the story at the Facing South website, as we include links to documents that are not linked to in this version of the story, including the Thompson/Bear critique of the Kemeny Commission report. You can find that here:
If you're interested in hearing more directly from one of the folks who was in the plant monitoring radiation in the wake of the meltdown, David Bear will be a guest on KGO-AM 810 talk radio in San Francisco tomorrow at 7 p.m. Pacific Time; they will be taking calls from listeners, and you can listen live online here:
Thank you to the Independent for reprinting the piece and providing a forum for people to discuss it online. I appreciate hearing people's thoughts about it, pro and con. Folks can also feel free to reach me personally at suesturgis [at] gmail [dot] com.
I'm so sorry to hear your dog was sickened by rat poison, Farmer Bob. As for whether my dog could have been sickened by the same pesticide as yours, it's unlikely. The antidote my dog was given that helped her (atropine) is for a carbamate pesticide such as Sevin. If her poisoning had been from a non-carbamate pesticide, the antidote wouldn't have worked. Rat poisons are typically anticoagulants such as warfarin that cause death by internal bleeding -- a completely different killing mechanism than the carbamates, which act on the nervous system by inhibiting cholinesterase.
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