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How nuclear apologists mislead the world over radiation

Posted By admin On April 11, 2011 @ 9:27 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled

Related: Nuclear Expert Calls Global Warming Alarmist Monbiot “Criminally Irresponsible” For Downplaying Fukushima [1]

Helen Caldicott
London Guardian [2]
April 11, 2011

Soon after the Fukushima accident last month [3], I stated publicly that anuclear event of this size and catastrophic potential could present a medical problem [4] of very large dimensions. Events have proven this observation to be true despite the nuclear industry’s campaign about the “minimal” health effects of so-called low-level radiation. That billions of its dollars are at stake if the Fukushima event causes the “nuclear renaissance” to slow down appears to be evident from the industry’s attacks on its critics, even in the face of an unresolved and escalating disaster at the reactor complex at Fukushima.

Proponents of nuclear power [5] – including George Monbiot, who has had a mysterious road-to-Damascus conversion to its supposedly benign effects [6] – accuse me and others who call attention to the potential serious medical consequences of the accident of “cherry-picking” data and overstating the health effects of radiation [7] from the radioactive fuel in the destroyed reactors and their cooling pools. Yet by reassuring the public that things aren’t too bad, Monbiot and others at best misinform, and at worst misrepresent or distort, the scientific evidence of the harmful effects of radiation exposure – and they play a predictable shoot-the-messenger game in the process.

To wit:

1) Mr Monbiot, who is a journalist not a scientist, appears unaware of the difference between external and internal radiation

Let me educate him.

Full article here [2]

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[1] Nuclear Expert Calls Global Warming Alarmist Monbiot “Criminally Irresponsible” For Downplaying Fukushima: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nuclear-expert-calls-global-warming-alarmist-monbiot-criminally-irresponsible-for-downplaying-fukushima.html

[2] London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/apr/11/nuclear-apologists-radiation

[3] the Fukushima accident last month: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/11/japan-declares-nuclear-emergency-quake

[4] nuclear event of this size and catastrophic potential could present a medical problem: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/03/25/caldicott.nuclear.health/index.html

[5] nuclear power: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/nuclearpower

[6] who has had a mysterious road-to-Damascus conversion to its supposedly benign effects: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar/21/pro-nuclear-japan-fukushima

[7] of “cherry-picking” data and overstating the health effects of radiation: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/apr/05/anti-nuclear-lobby-misled-world

[8] Stock up with Fresh Food that lasts with eFoodsDirect (AD): http://www.efoodsdirect.com/

[9] Image: http://www.stansberryresearch.com/pro/1011PSIENDVD/PPSILC35/PR

[10] Fukushima: Nuclear Apologists Play Shoot the Messenger on Radiation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fukushima-nuclear-apologists-play-shoot-the-messenger-on-radiation.html

[11] Fukushima: Media Coverage More Harmful Than Radiation, Claims Professor: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fukushima-media-coverage-more-harmful-than-radiation-claims-professor.html

[12] World food supply threatened by Japan nuclear radiation: http://www.prisonplanet.com/world-food-supply-threatened-by-japan-nuclear-radiation.html

[13] Fukushima to check internal radiation exposure: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fukushima-to-check-internal-radiation-exposure.html

[14] Japan radiation specialists accuses TEPCO of total cover-up regarding radiation exposure of nuclear plant workers: http://www.prisonplanet.com/japan-radiation-specialists-accuses-tepco-of-total-cover-up-regarding-radiation-exposure-of-nuclear-plant-workers.html

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