The author has written a non-scientific screed based on her own fears. This is the kind of thing where people with a positive voice must show up.
The World Health Organization has calculated people’s dose from the accident. The information is available on line. Exposures up to 10 milli Sievert-a CT scan or less!! Not significant.
What can you do?
- Read about the program and the author.
- Read the book review.
- Study the World Health Organization results. Make a few copies.
- Show up and politely challenge the author
Links to the information are below,
5:30 -9 Lyman Hall
August 6 – Anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing
142 High Street
Center Congregational Church
193 Main Street
Harwich Community Center
Friends Meeting House
West Falmouth, MA
Sage Alliance http://sagealliance.net/
Book Review http://www.wingspress.com/book.cfm/140/Devils-Tango-How-I-Learned-the-Fukushima-Step-by-Step/Cecile-Pineda/
World Health Organization info http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/05/world-health-organization-weighs-in-on-fukushima.html
Howard Shaffer wrote this a few days ago. I should have put it up on the blog at that time, but I was on vacation.
If you can't attend, you might add to the discussion at the Brattleboro Forum.
The 116th Carnival of Nuclear Energy Bloggers is posted at Idaho Samizdat. Many fascinating posts on non-proliferation issues, as well as the NRC and other topics. About the NRC, Rod Adams looks at Harry Reid's diatribe against Commissioner Magwood ("first-class rat") and asks if Reid knows the difference between loyalty ("anything you say, boss!") and integrity. Margaret Harding looks at the accusations that the NRC is a "captured regulator" and shows why the NRC, despite problems, remains an independent agency. And there's more! Read the Carnival.
And remember that the lady in the Carnival costume (in the righthand column of this blog) will always link to the latest Carnival.