Andres Daniels, Writer about ultra-modern history: nuclear power, radiation, post-Cold War (1989-), Rwanda, modern Afghanistan, and Japan: The discovery of fission created a new kind of fear, not simply a new iteration of the previous responses to new technology. This new fear was profound, disquieting and all encompassing. By the time nuclear power was introduced, anxiety and concern about nuclear weapons had already fostered perceptions that left a long-lasting legacy that would taint nuclear power for decades. It is time to overcome the general aversion to learning about this important energy source, and to understand this key technology. In an age of rising air pollution, it has never been more crucial.
Kelvin Kemm, South Africa: Advances in physics in fields such as quantum mechanics, which is linked to nuclear processes, have compounded matters for the public. A consequence is that the public is now really ‘spooked’ when it comes to the topic of nuclear power. A real ‘fear factor’ looms over the mere word ‘nuclear.’ Newspapers love this, and really push imagery like; ‘nuclear leak’ or ‘radiation exposure.’
Bruno Comby. Le total de la radioactivité rejetée dans l'océan pacifique depuis mai 2011 par l'accident de FUKUSHIMA (environ 1000 Curies) représente la radioactivité naturelle de 3 km3 d'eau de mer.
Will Boisvert - Four years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, which catalyzed fears around cancer epidemics and large radioactive exclusion zones, it’s time to take stock of the scientific consensus on the health effects of the reactor meltdown. Increased scanning for thyroid cancer found that cancer rates were in fact lower for children in Fukushima than in other parts of Japan.