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Reactor Casualties 6 – “risk of injury ….. negligible.”

Paul Langley's Nuclear History Blog

Er, wot’s the full statement?

Severe Accidents in Spent Fuel Pools
in Support of Generic Safety
Issue 82

V. L. Sailor, K. R. Perkins, J. R. Weeks, H. R. Connell
Department of Nuclear Energy
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, New York 11973
Prepared for
Division of Reactor and Plant Systems
Office of Nuclear Regulatory Research
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Washington, DC 20555
NRC FIN A3786

Consequences:
‎”While the long-term health effects (i.e., person-rem) are potentially large, it is important to note that no “prompt fatalities” were predicted and the risk of injury was also negligible.”

How come we only ever get to hear the last bit, and NEVER the first bit? And how come nuclear victims since the 1950s have had to battle to get courts to acknowledge that the first bit even exists??

Check it out for yourselves, as always take noone’s word for it. You don’t have to…

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May 21, 2017 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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