[ RadSafe ] Once More into the heart of the disinformation dragon

Jeff Terry terryj at iit.edu
Mon May 21 22:23:24 CDT 2012

Hi Roger, 

That is truly a difficult question to answer as it depends on pre and post meldown. 

The total verified deaths are 5 (http://asiancorrespondent.com/53036/the-fukushima-death-toll/).

However, 3 were due to the earthquake and tsunami and occurred prior to the meltdown.

Now, it is predicted that there may be 900 cancer deaths in the population of 1 million around the plant. 


On the order of 50 members of the public died during the evacuation according to Lancet: 


Jeff Terry
Assoc. Professor of Physics
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Illinois Institute of Technology
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terryj at iit.edu

On May 21, 2012, at 9:50 PM, Roger Helbig wrote:

> I wanted to verify the number of workers who have died at Fukushima since I
> got asked a very off the wall question about nuclear waste by one of the
> female members of a Facebook group "Support the Work of Leuren Moret" and I
> found this page, which has Gundersen and others spouting off misinformation
> for fun and profit
> http://enenews.com/news-agency-after-working-in-affected-areas-four-workers-have-died-victims-of-leukemia-or-heart-attack-nhk-tv
> The right side of the page with the links to most viewed is pretty chilling
> since it means that this false information has a fairly large audience.
> Roger Helbig
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