HEAL Hiring, Voting, Remembering & Solaring!

A bunch going on over here in HEALville — a job we’re hiring, a reminder about voting, and a few important upcoming events, including our Community Night this coming Thursday . Here’s a quick rundown. We’re Hiring! Winter and spring are HEAL’s busiest times. Not only does the annual session of the State Legislature start, …

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NEWS: Alliance for a Better Utah names DeBirk as new director

Robert Gehrke The Salt Lake Tribune Sept. 21, 2015 The Alliance for a Better Utah has hired Rob DeBirk, formerly the policy director of the environmental group HEAL Utah, as its new executive director. “Rob has the perfect background, relationships, and temperament to lead Better Utah in this next phase …

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Episode #9: Rob DeBirk & Utah’s Nuclear Legacy

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Matt interviews co-worker Rob DeBirk. Rob discusses a piece of HEAL’s work: Utah’s downwinder legacy and how it motivated him and others to fight for compensation for victims and to permanently ban nuclear weapons testing. Read more here.


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Opinion: On the Edge: Time for Gov. Herbert to just say ‘no’ to Energy Solutions

Ed Kociela St. George News April 21, 2015 OPINION – We mourn the deaths of 2,395 Americans killed in the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 1941, but that was only the third worst attack on American soil. We mourn the loss of 2,966 Americans killed in the …

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2014 Accomplishments!

Thank you for helping us make 2014 a productive year for our efforts to protect Utah’s public health and environment. Below is a list of what we — and you — accomplished! Before we get to that, we wanted to thank our donors, volunteers, citizen activists, fellow non-profit partners, and …

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NEWS: N. Ogden legislator lobbies for nuclear test ban treaty

Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent   N. Ogden legislator lobbies for nuclear test ban treaty Antone Clark, Standard-Examiner correspondent   Jan 21 2014 – 8:06pm   2 comments NORTH OGDEN – A Weber County lawmaker is in Washington Wednesday to lobby federal officials for ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty on …

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NEWS: Document describes horror of exposure to nerve agent in Utah, 1952

Lee Davidson Blackout, seizures and then paralysis. Breathing alternating from high screeches to low gurgling as froth bubbles up from the lungs. Even with medical care within seconds of exposure to nerve agent GB at Utah’s Dugway Proving Ground, the man barely escaped death and was in a hospital for …

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OPINION: Government must better support victims of nuclear testing

Bill Stringham  Thank you for publishing "Trinity: The plight of ‘downwinders’ " by Eve Mary Verde (July 20). I am a downwinder and a cancer victim. Of seven siblings, five of us have had cancer — all of different types. When we count spouses, the number reaches eight. We all had …

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OPINION: Trinity: The plight of ‘downwinders’

Eve Mary Verde July 16 marked the 67th anniversary of Trinity, the first nuclear weapon test. Trinity ushered in the atomic age, helped end World War II and ignited the Cold War. Those of us who suffered from the effects of the nation’s thousand nuclear weapons tests, known as "downwinders," …

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