[ RadSafe ] 26 April -- 28 years ago, Chernobyl

Maury maurysis at peoplepc.com
Sat Apr 26 21:05:03 CDT 2014

Time does fly -- just for perspective, we used to kill about 50,000 
annually on US highways; today it is down to around 30,000.  If memory 
serves, there were a bit less than 100 deaths at Chernobyl -- think it 
was about 30 in the initial explosion and another 50 or so among the 
first responders.  The anti-nuke zealots including some govts use the 
anniversaries (especially the 5 and 10s) to claim thousands to millions 
of deaths worldwide.  Intensive studies by UNSCEAR have never found any 
supporting data for such silliness. There have been thyroid cancers 
identified and attributed to Chernobyl, but those cancers are treatable 
and not usually fatal.  Opponents of nuclear technology really "beat 
these drums"


On 4/26/2014 8:25 PM, Ted de Castro wrote:
> WOW - seems like yesterday!  Over 1/4 century and they are still going 
> on about it.  How many have died in vehicular accidents since then??  
> Food poisoning?  Or from sub standard living conditions due to lack of 
> energy resource?
> On 4/26/2014 5:31 PM, Maury wrote:
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