[ RadSafe ] FW: Busby YouTube Videos - Claims to Public Audience of Millions of Deaths from Fukushima
sperle at mirion.com
Mon Oct 10 16:16:13 CDT 2011
As written back to you, I agree completely with your 2nd paragraph. While there has been much misrepresentation of data and facts, there are those who have taken advantage of the situation in a gross manner. However, as stated to you, and I did not think that you were minimizing the situation at Fukushima, for those out there who do not think there was deliberate misleading the public, both by TEPCO and the Japanese government, I recommend they look up the Ostrich Syndrome. To let one's dislike (or even disdain) of an individual and to let it influence every statement or posting, simply non-professional. I am not referring to you Stu.
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From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Stewart Farber
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2011 12:59 PM
To: 'The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing List'
Subject: [ RadSafe ] FW: Busby YouTube Videos - Claims to Public Audience of Millions of Deaths from Fukushima
I had meant to forward my email immediately below, which I sent to Sandy Perle, to the list.
From: Stewart Farber [mailto:SAFarber at optonline.net]
Sent: Monday, October 10, 2011 2:52 PM
To: Perle, Sandy
Subject: Re: [ RadSafe ] Busby YouTube Videos - Claims to Public Audience of Millions of Deaths from Fukushima
My comments earlier today were never meant to minimize that the Fukushima accident is and was a disaster. If they were perceived as such, it was not my intent.
This being said however, someone claiming that many millions of people will die, to agree that fuel rods were being blasted from the reactors a mile high, that "white smoke" showed that Am, and Pu were being released from the reactors, etc., etc. goes well beyond "mis-information, deliberate or otherwise ".
I agree that TEPCO and the Japanese government did an amazingly incompetent job in communicating with the public about what was happening, which contributed to the panic. The US State Dept. is also complicit to promoting unjustified fear in that the US our government representatives spoke of possibly evacuating Americans in Japan to 80 km radius [when the Japanese government has put forward a recommendation at one point of 50 km] as I recall, and there was even talk of our government evacuating US troops stationed there.
But the manner in which anti-nuclear activists sought to cynically terrorize the public is still reprehensible and irresponsible.
Stewart Farber, MS Public Health
SAFarber at optonline.net
Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:07:28 -0400, Perle, Sandy <sperle at mirion.com> wrote:
> The problem is that the mis-information from both TEPCO and the
> Japanese government immediately after the incident, continuing on
> during the incident and even after the incident is what causes the
> public alarm and gives a forum to others. Listening to the YouTube
> there is a lot of truth as to what is being stated. The public was
> misled, mis-information, deliberate or otherwise was the norm, so to
> question Chris regarding just his comments on Fukushima, is not as
> pertinent as one could say about other topics discussed here on
> Radsafe. Fukushima was a disaster with serious consequences and I am
> not confident that we have all of the facts as to what happened, what
> the current state is and how stable the reactors are, even today.
> Sander C. Perle
> Mirion Technologies
> Dosimetry Services Division
> 2652 McGaw Avenue
> Irvine, CA 92614
> +1 (949) 296-2306 (Office)
> +1 (949) 296-1130 (Fax)
> Mirion Technologies: http://www.mirion.com/ "Protecting people,
> property and the environment"
> -----Original Message-----
> From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
> [mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Stewart
> Sent: Monday, October 10, 2011 9:54 AM
> To: 'The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing
> Subject: [ RadSafe ] Busby YouTube Videos - Claims to Public Audience
> of Millions of Deaths from Fukushima
> Hello all,
> I had drafted much of the following post some time ago, but did not
> send it to Radsafe, because I expected that Dr. Busby would have faded
> away long ago. ........................................
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