Vermonters exercise their nuclear option

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April 14, 2011
In These Times
by Terry J. Allen  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"As radiation poisons areas around Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi complex, it also floats and falls across the planet. Even the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, with its dubious record of protecting the public good over industry profit, says there is 'no firm basis for setting a 'safe' level of exposure above background for stochastic effects.' A stochastic effect is a pattern that can be analyzed statistically but not predicted precisely. So if Fukushima’s fallout exposes, say, 1 million people to excess radiation, we know some will get cancer — but not who." (04/14/11)  

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