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Do you think there should be tighter controls on pesticide use?

Definitely. They are decimating bee populations at an alarming rate.
Yes. They are harmful to our health.
No. They are the most effective way to protect crops from certain pests.
Nah, pesticides are a tasty part of a nutritious breakfast.

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Santa Maria Sun / Letter To The Editor

The following article was posted on August 26th, 2014, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 15, Issue 25 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 15, Issue 25

We can't assess what we can't read

By Jane Swanson - San Luis Obispo Mothers for Peace spokesperson

Ripple effect” (Aug. 7) is outstanding work by reporter Colin Rigley. His story relates how the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has withheld the 2003 Sewell Report about threats of a tsunami to the Diablo Canyon spent-fuel storage facilities.

Something smells fishy when the NRC will not allow PG&E, operators of the two Diablo nuclear reactors, or the public to see the Sewell Report. Is the NRC hiding something? Given its responsibility to regulate the nuclear industry and to protect public safety, the NRC is obligated to make this report public. The validity of Dr. Sewell’s research cannot be assessed if independent experts cannot read it.