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  •  So let's compute that (0+ / 0-)

    Population of Namie, only town in WHO's most affected zone:
    22,000
    Fertility rate in Japan: 8 per 1000.
    Number of infants under age 2 in Namie at the time of the accident was therefore: 352.
    Additional risk of thyroid cancer in those 352 infants: 0.5%
    Number of infants expected to develop thyroid cancer from Fukushima: 1.76
    Survival rate from thyroid cancer: 99.9%.
    Additional deaths from thyroid cancer due to Fukushima:
    0.00176

    So let's add that 0.00176 additional deaths to the total, and woooo, nuclear sure looks a lot more dangerous now.

    We are all in the same boat on a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty. -- G.K. Chesterton

    by Keith Pickering on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 10:58:24 AM PDT

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    •  "Survival rate from thyroid cancer: 99.9%." (0+ / 0-)

      Does thyroid cancer take any days off a persons life ?

      and woooo, nuclear sure looks a lot more dangerous now.
      I was not and am not making any comment about "dangerous" .
      You are barking up the wrong tree .
      That means that even if the area around Fukushima had not been evacuated, it is quite likely that not one person would have died from radiation.
      This comment is interesting . The stress alone would have done some people harm , rational or not .

      Drop the name-calling MB 2/4/11 + Please try to use ratings properly! Kos 9/9/11

      by indycam on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 11:35:00 AM PDT

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      •  Yes, it can (0+ / 0-)

        Especially if they're in the US and don't have health insurance

        The problems that exist in the world today cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them. - Albert Einstein.

        by Cvstos on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 12:26:34 PM PDT

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      •  On that we agree (0+ / 0-)

        It's the fear of nuclear power that kills, not the reality of it.

        So why are the anti-nukes so engaged in fear-mongering? Don't they realize they're killing people?

        We are all in the same boat on a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty. -- G.K. Chesterton

        by Keith Pickering on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 12:55:56 PM PDT

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        •  You want me to explain to you (0+ / 0-)

          something I have not said ?

          Don't they realize they're killing people?
          Tisc Tisc
          On that we agree
          It's the fear of nuclear power that kills, not the reality of it.
          What you see as black and white , I see as shades of gray .  I'll not say no deaths .

          Drop the name-calling MB 2/4/11 + Please try to use ratings properly! Kos 9/9/11

          by indycam on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 01:31:34 PM PDT

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