The Panic Over Fukushima

Japan's nuclear accident was a great human tragedy, but its long-term health effects have been exaggerated—and the virtues of nuclear power remain, writes Richard Muller. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Pamela Hogle - Aug 17, 2012 - 11:48 PM PDT
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Edited by: Pamela Hogle - Aug 19, 2012 - 7:40 AM PDT
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by Dwight Rousu - Aug. 19, 2012

The article seems pre-disposed to a view that the nuclear industry and nuclear accidents are harmless and green. Ignores details like Fukushima was extremely lucky that the wind blew largely offshore and the contaminated water went out to sea. The fish were unlucky this time, but they don't count. Ignores the 200,000 year danger of nuclear wastes that persist beyond the duration of past recorded history. Ignores the miscarriages and deformities among the Marhalese and the Hiroshima victims. Also ignores hot particle radiation and assumes diffuse background radiation..

Sounds like nuclear industry propaganda and spin. The insinuation that nuclear accidents are safe because they are safer than a global nuclear war are wildly absurd.

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