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Originally posted by unityemissions
Well, I salvaged the video uid for what it's worth:
"The April 26, 1986 Chernobyl disaster, the most catastrophic nuclear accident in history, was not so bad after all--or so claims a recent report produced by an international team of scientists convened by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).... Richard Garwin, an internationally renowned physicist and IBM fellow emeritus at the Thomas J. Watson Research Center, calls the report 'deliberately misleading,' arguing that it overlooks evidence that contradicts some of its conclusions. (The report prompted Garwin to respond with a pointed rebuttal, published by UPI on November 9, 2005 and available at the Garwin Archive on the web site of the Federation of American Scientists.) Garwin's criticism centers on what he sees as a glaring omission--the report's failure to cite the findings of a 1993 study produced by the U.N. Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), which estimated that the worldwide 'collective effective dose' from the Chernobyl accident was about 600,000 man-sieverts. He also refers to a report published last summer by the National Academy of Sciences on the effects of ionizing radiation, which concludes that each dose of whole-body radiation causes a lethal cancer at the rate of 0.04 cancer deaths per sievert of exposure.Taken together, these findings point to a much higher death rate than that publicized by the Forum. 'Although it is impossible to identify these 24,000 among the many tens of millions of people who would die from similar cancers from natural causes over the same period,' Garwin noted in his UPI op-ed, 'those deaths are nevertheless a consequence of the radiation release.' Garwin, a nuclear power advocate, calls this omission a 'terrible scandal,' arguing that it lets the industry off the hook.... "
Originally posted by FrancoUn-American
Hey is Tokyo still fine?