[ RadSafe ] query

Franta, Jaroslav frantaj at aecl.ca
Wed Mar 25 12:39:51 CDT 2009


Dear Bernard,

You are focusing on the Mururoa tests.

I don't believe there is any "evidence for health impacts from those tests."

But there were also earlier tests in Algeria.
Here the issue is much less clear.
Specifically, one article I read said, "Morin identified several [tests] where radiation was not completely confined, singling out the test of 1 May 1962, when powerful radioactive fallout was found to have fallen as far as 150 km from the test site in the Algerian Sahara."

Hope this helps.


-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl]On
Behalf Of Bernard L. Cohen
Sent: March 25, 2009 10:58 AM
To: RadiatSafety
Subject: [ RadSafe ] query

Does anyone know what is behind the recent French decision to compensate 
people exposed to the Mururoa tests 10 years ago? Is there any evidence 
for health impacts from those tests?

Bernard L. Cohen
Physics Dept., University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Tel: (412)624-9245  Fax: (412)624-9163
e-mail: blc at pitt.edu  web site: http://www.phyast.pitt.edu/~blc

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