[ RadSafe ] Busby's Fallujah paper -- a critique Thank you

Steven Dapra sjd at swcp.com
Tue Oct 25 21:13:13 CDT 2011

Oct. 25

         You're welcome.

         I don't know if there's much that can be done.  It seems 
that virtually all of the popular press has solidly aligned itself 
with the anti-nuclear claque.  Did the journalist you mention below 
merely misinterpret the biostaticians' article, or did he 
deliberately twist it around?

Steven Dapra

At 02:38 AM 10/24/2011, you wrote:
>Dear Steven,
>Thank you for the trouble taken to prepare this note. What else can 
>be done to counteract "activist scientists" who have their own agenda?
>To the best of my knowledge, Busby's paper has not yet reached the 
>Indian scene. The day may not be far off. We are currently 
>facing  serious public protests against the first Generation 3 + 
>reactor about to be commissioned in one of the southern States of India.
>One of the journalists have already misinterpreted an article by two 
>biostatisticians to show that nuclear reactors cause "abnormally 
>high rates of leukemia among children, and higher incidence of 
>cancers, congenital deformities, and immunity and organ damage"!
>From: Steven Dapra <sjd at swcp.com>
>To: radsafe at agni.phys.iit.edu
>Sent: Monday, 24 October 2011, 8:13
>Subject: [ RadSafe ] Busby's Fallujah paper -- a critique
>Oct. 23, 2011
>     In the preceding week or two, Chris Busby has delivered several 
> exhortations that critics of his co-authored paper "Uranium and 
> other contaminants in hair from the parents of children with 
> congenital anomalies in Fallujah, Iraq" should "read the paper."
>     I have read most of the paper, not all of it, and have done 
> Busby one better.  I have read some of the source material he cited 
> and am ready to present a critique of the paper.


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