Jane Orient practices internal medicine in Arizona, USA. - The number of radiation casualties from the March 2011 meltdown of Fukushima nuclear reactors stands at zero. In Fukushima Prefecture, the casualties from radiation terror number more than 1,600, exceeding direct deaths from the natural disaster. The U.S. is vulnerable to the same radiation terror as occurred in Japan because of using the wrong dose-response model, which is based on the linear no-threshold hypothesis (LNT), for assessing radiation health risks.
World Nuclear News, Geraldine Thomas - Five years after the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi, the scientific community is ready to assess what the real health consequences have been and put them into perspective with other risks in our lives, In actual fact the doses that were around Fukushima have been calculated to be around 1 milliSievert to 95% of the population - that's a tenth of a CT scan, that's all. Regarding nuclear power, she proposed the question, "Are we trying to be too safe?"
Hooman Peimani is Head of the Energy Security Division at the Energy Studies Institute, National University of Singapore. Reflecting global realities, Asian nations have long considered nuclear energy as a necessary component of the region’s sustainable energy mix. Proponents of a continued use of fossil fuels refer to the limits of renewables in providing reliable base-load power to discourage switching from fossil energy to non-fossil energy. Nuclear energy in its current state can provide large scale power on a reliable basis.
Wade Allison is an Emeritus Professor of Physics at Keble College, Oxford University. His interests are in many fields of physics and in explaining them to the public around the world..Since 2000, he has worked diligently and tirelessly to explain low dose radiation to the public. He shows how excessively stringent radiation guidelines are dangerous and detrimental for the common good of modern economies.