[ RadSafe ] Dumb and dumber at "Time" magazine

Jeff Terry terryj at iit.edu
Tue Mar 15 23:35:52 CDT 2011

If they mean walking around Chernobyl, right now as compared to walking around Fukushima today, then this statement is correct. If it was Chernobyl in April 1986 or Fukushima today, well I really would not want to be strolling around without a task at either. 


Jeff Terry
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Illinois Institute of Technology
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terryj at iit.edu

On Mar 15, 2011, at 8:59 PM, Steven Dapra wrote:

> "Right now the situation around the [Fukushima] power station is already much more serious than what we have today around Chernobyl," says [Andrei] Savin, the chief engineer of Project Uktrytiye, or Enclosure, the group of scientists charged with the continuing effort to seal off and clear out the radiation from Chernobyl. "Walking around Chernobyl is much more safe than being anywhere near the damaged plant in Japan right now. So the risk to human health there is already serious."

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