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Incidentally, I just read a related news.

Back in 2007, I wrote about the first major study by Germany's Federal Office for Radiation Protection establishing a statistically significant link between nuclear plant locations and child cancer rates. At the time, the study-makers were perplexed that a health effect arose at general radiation levels orders of magnitudes below where one would expect it.

Now there is a suggestion that the phenomenon might be related to transient events: the escape of radioactive isotopes (in particular Iodine-131, but also noble gases) in gaseous state during the refuelling of the reactors. But data for analysis is hard to come by: the linked taz article (in German) mentions a request to the controlling ministry for half-hourly radiation measurements at one plant, but they only got data with quartal(!) resolution.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Fri Apr 6th, 2012 at 03:50:43 PM EST
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I quote:

"hat tip treehugger.com

We need a zero emissions society and culture, especially where such long-lived pollutants are concerned."

Align culture with our nature. Ot else!

by ormondotvos (ormond.otvosnospamgmialcon) on Fri Apr 6th, 2012 at 10:59:56 PM EST
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In what way is that a reaction to anything I said, or a justification of anything you said?

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Apr 7th, 2012 at 01:58:36 AM EST
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