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is already fated to see a statistically measurable increase in cancer.  

Multiply by ten or hundred or whatever, and our health concerns will extend to the east coast and even Europe.  

Don't get me wrong:  This is not how humans will go extinct.  

But a cancer epidemic, yes.  Also birth defects.  

And, yes, I think it matters.  

The Fates are kind.

by Gaianne on Sun Jun 12th, 2011 at 07:23:59 AM EST
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Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.
by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Jun 12th, 2011 at 08:25:47 AM EST
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Jake, why the focus on uranium? What am i missing?


"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Sun Jun 12th, 2011 at 10:33:16 AM EST
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You're not missing anything, but I wanted a ballpark figure. You can get a better ballpark figure by taking account of the composition of corium, but when you're looking at corium levels in fractions of microgram per square meter, I'm not sure that's the most productive use of your time.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Jun 12th, 2011 at 12:46:20 PM EST
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At least 97% of the corium would be Uranium, except in the case of MOX fuel which can be 7% Plutonium.

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Jun 12th, 2011 at 06:27:24 PM EST
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