Friday, June 24, 2011

Tsunami kills thousands, nuke plant neither kills nor sickens anyone, but media is fixated on "nuclear hazard"

At Fukushima there have been no cases of radiation sickness, and no deaths from radiation exposure. The feared cancer deaths are all theoretical ones, predicted for years in the future. Based on past experience, there will probably be fewer cancer deaths than "normal," Luckey concludes.

Japan should not imitate Russia in squandering billions of dollars to "protect" people from radiation that is actually beneficial. It should instead base its response on sound scientific data rather than unjustified fear.

Too bad our economic policies are determined by those with the biggest mouths and guns. This might explain why we're in such a mess.