[ RadSafe ] Nuclear Plants Do NOT Raise Child Leukemia Risk

Clayton J Bradt CJB01 at health.state.ny.us
Mon Sep 16 10:11:47 CDT 2013

I almost thought we'd get through this article without any fear-mongering,
but the last sentence dashed my hopes:

"But these results can't rule out any possible risk, so it's still
important that we continue to monitor both radiation levels near nuclear
power plants and rates of cancer among people who live close by."

In other words, according to Hazel Nunn: "We can never prove a negative so
we must keep on trying - forever!"  This could be used as an operational
definition of paranoia.  Contrarily, it must be stated and re-stated
emphatically: "The absence of evidence IS evidence of absence."

Clayton Bradt
Principal Radiophysicist
NYS Dept. of Health


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