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Age Adjusted Cancer Mortality, Pike County OH vs. U.S., by 5 Year Period, 1950-2020. Mangano Graph.

Health Risks

Joseph J. Mangano

ONFN engaged epidemiologist Joe Mangano to analyze cancer and death statistics in Pike County, Ohio. 

All statistics were gathered from the US Centers for Disease Control. The results were shocking:

  • The county’s cancer incidence in 2010-2019 was 15% higher than the U.S., the highest rate of all 88 Ohio counties.

  • In the 1950s and 1960s, county cancer mortality was 12% below the U.S. By 1993, the Pike County rate exceeded the U.S. by 32.8%.

•  The overall Pike County death rate ages 0-74 is nearly double that of the      U.S.

 

Report: HEALTH RISK TO LOCAL RESIDENTS FROM THE PORTSMOUTH GASEOUS DIFFUSION PLANT by Joseph J. Mangano MPH MBA, Executive Director, Radiation and Public Health Project.


Duane Pohlman, WKRC.

Duane Pohlman

Duane Pohlman, reporter with WKRC in Cincinnati, has been investigating illnesses and offsite contamination at the Portsmouth Nuclear Site (PORTS) since 2020.

WKRC has broadcasted his interviews and stories of people with family illnesses, deaths, and contaminated homes as well as his interviews with experts, politicians, and attempts to question Department of Energy executives.

Duane has been named Best Reporter/Reporter of the Year ten times in five states and has received more than 150 reporting/journalism honors, including an Emmy and two other awards for his “Fallout” series on PORTS.

We invite readers to check out ONFN’s compilation of Videoclips of Pohlman’s WKRC stories, including his series “FALLOUT” AND “DRIFTING DEATH”.


Dr. Michael Ketterer.

Michael E. Ketterer

Michael E. Ketterer, PhD, is an analytical chemist and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Northern Arizona University (NAU).

He specializes in understanding the sources, transport, and environmental fates of long-lived radioactive contaminants (such as uranium and plutonium) near former and active nuclear sites.

He has performed mass spectrometric studies of uranium isotopes in off-site samples near the Portsmouth Nuclear Site (PORTS) which show conclusively that the contamination originated from PORTS.

Dr. Ketterer provides expert technical assistance to affected communities.

Follow this link to view ONFN’s compilation of  DR. MICHAEL KETTERER’S PAPERS, LETTERS, AND PUBLICITY ON OFFSITE CONTAMINATION FROM PORTS.