Tag Archives: Fukushima

Fukushima fear and fallout

(January 27, 2014) An interesting look at comparisons between the Fukushima, Chernobyl and Hiroshima and Nagasaki disaster zones, particularly in regard to radiation doses. In this report for the New American, quoting Lawrence Solomon’s piece “Evacuation a worse killer than radiation,” Rebecca Terrell writes that “the true Fukushima disaster was and still is the forced evacuation of some 200,000 people.” Continue reading

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Ignorance deadlier than radiation in Japan

(October 5, 2012) The earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011 continue to claim lives more than a year and a half later, yet Fukushima’s radiation-related death toll remains at zero. How is this possible? This New American report by Rebecca Terrell draws on a recent article by Lawrence Solomon. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Evacuation a worse killer than radiation

(September 21, 2012) The Fukushima calamity claimed almost 16,000 lives, with another 3,500 missing and feared lost. This toll from one of the worst natural disasters of all time was then followed by a tragedy of another kind. Continue reading

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Podcast: Lawrence Solomon on radiation in Japan

(April 1, 2011) Lawrence Solomon joins Financial Post reporters Eric Lam and John Shmuel for the FP Big Picture podcast. Continue reading

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You can trust Japan’s radiation data, says Greenpeace

(March 30, 2011) Greenpeace and the Japanese authorities should be providing the public with both sides of the radiation debate, to let them decide for themselves if they are best off evacuating their homes. Continue reading

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Lawrence Solomon: Avert Chernobyl-style hysteria in Japan

(March 25, 2011) Energy Probe executive director Lawrence Solomon argues that the biggest tragedy of Chernobyl was the reaction, rather than the meltdown itself. The lesson for Japan is that panicking will only make things worse for those affected by the Fukushima meltdown. Continue reading

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A little radiation is good for you

(March 25, 2011) Nevada newspaper comments on Energy Probe executive director Lawrence Solomon’s recent article on the health effects of low level radiation. Continue reading

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