01 Aug '11, 12pm

Consequences of a Meltdown: A Footnote: A study reflects scientific uncertainty about the relationship between t...

As I reported on Saturday, a reanalysis of the health consequences of a nuclear plant meltdown suggests that the toll of immediate deaths and long-term cancer fatalities would be far smaller than estimated in the past. Agence France-Presse — Getty Images A nuclear plant in Surry, Va., was one focus of a study on a potential reactor-core meltdown. Details of the latest study, which got under way five years ago, are emerging at an odd moment, as the Nuclear Regulatory Commission struggles to decide how to apply the lessons of the triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in Japan. The American study’s focus is on what the health consequences of such an event would be, not on the probability that one would occur. As I write in the article, the study predicts a smaller release of radioactive material than earlier ones did and anticipates a more ample warning time for peop...

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Green: Consequences of a Meltdown: A Footnote

green.blogs.nytimes.com 01 Aug '11, 12pm

As I reported on Saturday, a reanalysis of the health consequences of a nuclear plant meltdown suggests that the toll of i...

Swede arrested for trying to set up a nuclear r...

todayonline.com 05 Aug '11, 8am

A Swede man has been arrested for attempting to split atoms in his kitchen, claiming that he was only doing it as a "hobby...