Society & Culture
Leid Stories—What’s Causing Elevated Levels of Radiation in New York City?—11.29.17
Investigative reporter, author, teacher and activist Paul DeRienzo, has been doing an ongoing series of reports on Leid Stories about the scary state many U.S. nuclear facilities are in, and the government’s repeated denials and coverups of leaks, explosions and widespread contamination at several plants throughout the country. His most recent reports were on the Hanford Site in Washington state, the nation’s most contaminated site.
DeRienzo files a new report that focuses on nuclear contamination in New York City, the epicenter of radiation-producing industries decades ago. But a 2005 control sampling found elevated levels of radiation in 80 spots across the city, including in a national park that was ordered closed.
Where is the radiation coming from? Do New Yorkers know? DeRienzo unfolds the story of his hunt for the truth.
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