[ RadSafe ] Atomic Deserts: A Survey of the World's Radioactive No-Go Zones - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Roger Helbig rhelbig at sfo.com
Wed Apr 20 06:32:32 CDT 2011


I strongly suspect that this article is not exactly factual - it claims that
as a result of the Three Mile Island accident 

"Still, the series of events had a devastating effect: Not only was
radioactivity released into the atmosphere, but contaminated coolant escaped
into the nearby river. Cancer rates in the local population later rose
dramatically. In addition, large parts of the reactor and the power plant
site were contaminated. The clean-up operation in Harrisburg took 14 years
and cost more than $1 billion. And the reactor ruins are radioactive to this

Did cancer rates in fact rise dramatically?

If not, does DerSpiegel have an anti-nuclear agenda?

Thank you.

Roger Helbig

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