Report: Fukushima’s Radiation Damaged More Souls Than Bodies
So we have had a bona fide nuclear power disaster. Earthquake, tidal wave, radiation leakage. A destroyed facility. A disastrous shutdown. From what we have been told by nuclear power critics this would be a very deadly disaster. Thousands dead, hundreds of thousands at high risk of cancer and radiation illness. But that did not happen. The wave killed many. The earthquake killed many. The nuclear plant? Only the on site rescue/emergency workers that volunteered are at high risk.
The reality is far less. Can we please now finally take nuclear power seriously as how we can get past fossil fuels and carbon emissions?
Anti nuclear hyperbole is in part responsible for man made global climate change. It’s time to take the fight to the critics and make them answer for the exaggerations. San Onofre needs to be allowed to re start. We need to build dozens of new power plants. The critics must learn to live with nuclear technologies and focus on appropriate regulation, rather than poison pills. Lives depend on it.
After all fatalities in the oil and coal industries are common. When did a American or European nuclear power worker last die from radiation?
(CNN) — Two years ago, an 8.9-magnitude earthquake generated a tsunami of historic proportions that waylaid Japan’s northeast coastline, including a nuclear power plant.
As Fukushima Daiichi unraveled in global public view with fire, explosions and radioactive emissions for weeks, people living nearby were exposed to radiation and trauma.
The trauma was worse, the World Health Organization said in a report released Thursday on the health effects of the “Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.”
The lifetime risk of contracting certain types of cancer rose slightly for a small group of people because they were exposed to radiation from the nuclear disaster, the WHO said Thursday.