[ RadSafe ] David Suzuki on Fukushima versus 28 fallacies about the Fukushima nuclear disaster’s effect on the US West Coast

Miller, Mark L mmiller at sandia.gov
Wed Nov 6 13:07:34 CST 2013


I'm of the opinion that David Suzuki's "facts" are in error.  Here's a good compilation of myth busters.

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From: Brennan, Mike (DOH) [mailto:Mike.Brennan at DOH.WA.GOV] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 3:04 PM
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Subject: [ RadSafe ] David Suzuki on Fukushima

David Suzuki has issued a scary warning about Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, saying that if it falls in a future earthquake, it's "bye bye Japan" and the entire west coast of North America should be evacuated.

It would be interesting to see estimates of what the death toll of evacuating "the entire west coast of North America" would be.  Probably hundreds of thousands in the panic that would leave much of the population of California in the desert when their gas runs out.  Many more when they can't get the medicine they need to stay alive.  Of course, the world-wide economic collapse that the loss of the commerce and resources of the West Coast would cause would kill millions, maybe more.

But at least they would be spared being exposed to levels of radiation that might with difficulty be picked out from background.  Maybe.

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