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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
London Guardian 
April 11, 2011
Soon after the Fukushima accident last month , I stated publicly that anuclear event of this size and catastrophic potential could present a medical problem  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  – including George Monbiot, who has had a mysterious road-to-Damascus conversion to its supposedly benign effects  – 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  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.
1) Mr Monbiot, who is a journalist not a scientist, appears unaware of the difference between external and internal radiation
Let me educate him.
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URLs in this post:
 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
 London Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/apr/11/nuclear-apologists-radiation
 the Fukushima accident last month: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/11/japan-declares-nuclear-emergency-quake
 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
 nuclear power: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/nuclearpower
 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
 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
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