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Aug 21, 2013, 15:47 ET from ProfNet

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Weighing the Options at Yucca Mountain
Dr. William Alley
Nuclear Waste Expert and Author
With the federal courts forcing a final decision on the status of Yucca Mountain, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will soon have to choose whether to continue the repository project for radioactive waste or seek another solution for disposing of America's tons of highly dangerous spent nuclear fuel. As former chief of the Office of Groundwater for the U.S. Geological Survey, Alley led the USGS study of the Yucca Mountain site from 2002 until it was shut down by President Obama in 2010. He and his wife Rosemarie co-authors of the book, "Too Hot to Touch: The Problem of High-Level Nuclear Waste," are the go-to experts on the issue of nuclear waste disposal and the surrounding controversies worldwide. They also have intricate knowledge of the history of the nuclear waste debate, the problems it is causing around the world, and the policy nightmare it poses to governments and thousands of affected communities. They are located in San Diego and are both available for interviews. You can view their recent interview on San Diego's KPBS here: .
Media Contact: Rachel Ewen,

Placing Mom or Dad on Medicaid
Ronald Fatoullah, Esq.
New York Elder Law, Trusts & Estates Attorney
Ronald Fatoullah & Associates
"Mom has just been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and will need long-term care. She may eventually need nursing home care. Costs for home care, nursing home and assisted living care are skyrocketing. Panic sets in. How will mom and dad afford to pay for mom's care without depleting all their hard earned assets? You can apply to have mom placed on Medicaid. Not to be confused with Medicare (which will not pay for extended long-term care), Medicaid, (if mom is eligible), can pay for homecare, nursing home care and even assisted living care."
Fatoullah, founder of Ronald Fatoullah & Associates, has been advising New Yorkers for more than 30 years about the legal and financial challenges of aging. He has been selected as one of New York's "Best Lawyers" in the fields of elder law, trusts and estates for seven consecutive years. He also serves on the executive committee of the Elder Law Section of the NYS Bar Association.
Media Contact: Carol Schell,

March on Washington: 50th Anniversary
Kaye Wise Whitehead, Ph.D.
Assistant professor of communication
Loyola University Maryland
"As we approach the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, it is important that we take some time to remember the sacrifices that were made, the successes that were enjoyed, and the ways in which people of all different races, religions, ethnic groups, and socioeconomic levels came together in an organized effort to force this country to make some true changes in its policies, practices, laws, and procedures. We are now at a critical time in American history where we must once again put aside our individual differences and work together to bring about the type of changes that we believe that this country still needs in order to become a nation where diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism are welcomed, appreciated, and expected. The struggle has not ended and we must continue to work together to bend the arc of the moral universe towards justice for all."
Dr. Whitehead is an interdisciplinary scholar of race, class and gender issues throughout American history. Leading up to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, Dr. Whitehead is available to discuss the historical significance of the Aug. 28, 1963 event and how, in the wake of the George Zimmerman trial, its themes are becoming increasingly relevant today. She is also one of the speakers at the March on Washington Memorial Youth Mentoring Summit that will take place at the U.S. Capital on Aug. 26. She is located in Baltimore, MD.
Twitter: @KayeWhitehead
Media Contact: Nick Alexopulos,

Claims for Damages Caused By Sinkholes
K.C. Williams
Sinkhole Claims Attorney
Williams Law Association
"The recent sinkhole that sat under a resort in central Florida, 60-feet-wide, caused one three-story building to collapse and another building close by to slowly sink.  When an incident like this occurs it is important to have the necessary legal advice of an experienced attorney who can explain the full benefits of insurance coverage regarding sinkhole damages. Insurance companies often do not cover the full amount of damages done and it is vital to ensure your claim is approved and covered by insurance companies. A sinkhole claims lawyer can provide necessary insights that require insurance companies act in good faith as the law requires."
Williams, a prominent Florida sinkhole claims attorney, has more than 15 years of experience assisting homeowners and business owners file and appeal claims for damages caused by sinkhole activity.
Media Contact: Denae Olberding,



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