Thursday, April 14, 2011

More Fukushima 14 April 2011

Arnie Gundersen: The Myths Of Three Mile Island (video).

Dr. Steve Wing on the health effects of Three Mile Island (video).

A reevaluation of cancer incidence near the Three Mile Island nuclear plant: the collision of evidence and assumptions. This is an NIH document. The authors: are S Wing, D Richardson, D Armstrong, and D Crawford-Brown.
Results support the hypothesis that radiation doses are related to increased cancer incidence around TMI. The analysis avoids medical detection bias, but suffers from inaccurate dose classification; therefore, results may underestimate the magnitude of the association between radiation and cancer incidence. These associations would not be expected, based on previous estimates of near-background levels of radiation exposure following the accident.
I'm just starting to get a feel for all this but what it looks like to me is that internal exposure to radionuclides is more dangerous than commonly thought. discusses thyroid cancer from Chernobyl. The World Health Organization estimates 50,000 cases of thyroid cancer from that accident. Does this apply to the current accident? Probably.

Oh. Yeah. Government and Industry will lie to you when it is in their interest. But you already knew that. Didn't you?

Let me repeat my prescription for the future: I wouldn't build any new nuke plants until we get some much safer designs. I wouldn't shut down current plants until we have replacements on line (lack of electricity kills too). And I hope to hell Polywell Fusion can be made to work. Will it produce radioactive substances from neutron bombardment? Yes. But you can choose what kind of radioactives are made by choosing the materials used in the plant. With fission you are stuck with what nature gives you.

My earlier 14 April 2011 Fukushima Update.

Cross Posted at Classical Values

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