[ RadSafe ] The coming cancer cost from Fukushma ionising radiation according to Gundersen

Tom Simpson bullet308 at att.net
Fri Dec 23 07:03:04 CST 2011

Arnie Gunderson is a nuclear engineer by training and profession. When 
he talks about what is going on in the guts of boiling water reactor, I 
listen because he is qualified to have an opinion and he generally make 
sense when he speaks on the subject.

He is, however, not to be confused with an epidemiologist, and these 
numbers on cancers resulting from Fukushima seem to be ridiculously 
high. Extrapolating from Three Mile Island data does not even begin to 
make sense, given the radically different nature of the accidents.


On 12/23/2011 06:18 AM,  Roger Helbig wrote:
> Gundersen really has a knack for outdoing Busby or maybe just channels
> him - he certainly peddles hype and hysteria with considerable aplomb
> - amazing since there were zero cancers as a result of Three Mile
> Island - is that not correct?
> The coming cancer cost from Fukushma ionising radiation
> by Christina MacPherson ( christinamacpherson at gmail.com )
> Nuclear Expert: 1,000,000 cancers from Fukushima in Japan over next 20
> years  ENE News — First thyroid, then lung, organ, brain, leukemia
> (VIDEO)  Title: Fukushima – Total Cost
> http://enenews.com/nuclear-expert-forecasts-1000000-cancers-from-fukushima-in-japan-first-thyroid-then-lung-organ-brain-leukemia-vide0
>   Dec 21, 2011
> Description: Arnie Gundersen of Fairwinds Associates (a leading
> nuclear expert) and Warren Pollock (http://www.wepollock.com )
> redefine the Fukushima nuclear incidents (meltdowns and explosions) in
> terms of human and total cost. [...]
> I think the 20 year cost from Fukushima will be about one million cancers
> Based on Three Mile Island studies
> About a 20% increase in lung cancer 3-5 years after TMI
> And that was small compared to Fukushima
> And in a much lower population density
> First thyroid cancer
> Then lung cancer
> Then organ cancer, leukemia, brain cancer, things like that
> Christina MacPherson | December 23, 2011 at 8:09 am | Categories:
> Resources -audiovicual | URL: http://wp.me/phgse-5mE
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