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What Price the Fukushima Meltdown? Comparing Chernobyl and Fukushima

June 8, 2011

The Indypendent, an online newspaper affiliated with the New York City Independent Media Center, has published an in-depth article on the public health consequences of the Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster in comparison with those following Chernobyl, extensively citing studies published by IPPNW-Germany and by Peter Karamoskos, a nuclear radiologist, public representative on the Radiation Health Committee of the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency, and member of the board of IPPNW’s Australian affiliate, MAPW.

The article by Mark Selden and Matthew Penney concludes that:

As the nature of the Fukushima crisis relative to Chernobyl continues to be contested, the important issue of radiation exposure of Fukushima school children remains at the center of public debate. To date, the Japanese government has failed to respond effectively to critics of policies that pose long-term risks to the nation’s children.”

What Price the Fukushima Meltdown? Comparing Chernobyl and Fukushima

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