[ RadSafe ] Pilot of Enola Gay Had No Regrets for Hiroshima
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Fri Nov 2 21:53:35 CDT 2007
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--- stewart farber <radproject at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> National Public Radio on its All Things Considered
> show on Nov. 1st, ran a segment about the death of
> Paul Tibbets, pilot of the Enola Gay. See below for
> Tibbets was 92 and never wavered in his belief that
> the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was
> necessary to quickly end the war and save lives. He
> said he had no regrets and dismissed as "hogwash"
> any suggestion that the attack was morally wrong.
> Of note on the subject of radiation risks, the NPR
> report by Melissa Block and Robert Siegel stated
> incorrectly that "tens of thousands of Japanese died
> from long-term effects of radioactive fallout".
> I wrote NPR's "All Things Considered" a response
> using their feedback mechanism, citing data from
> the ABCC that excess cancer deaths in the 60,000
> people followed long-term by the Atomic Bomb
> Casualty Commission documented about a 5% increase
> in cancer mortality, and about a 1% increase in
> total mortality -- a total of about 500 deaths
> through 1990. Their suggestion of "tens of
> thousands" of radiation related deaths long-term
> after the initial deaths due to blast, shock, and
> radiation exposure was an exaggeration and simply
> Does anyone have more current summary cancer
> mortality data on the ABCC studies of the survivors
> of Hiroshima and Nagasaki from 1990 to present?
> Thanks for any feedback on this point that people
> can offer me since my references are a bit dated.
> Stewart Farber, MS Public Health
> Consulting Scientist
> Farber Medical Solutions, LLC
> Bridgeport, CT 06604
>  441-8433 [office]
> email: radproject at sbcglobal.net
> website: http://www.farber-medical.com
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