Monday, August 6, 2012
The Economist has a blog post with that title. It gets the big picture correct, that there are a lot of unwarranted fears about things nuclear. But some of the justifications aren't very good...like mentioning how low the doses are to evacuees, which would be higher had they not evacuated. The author quotes a doctor who seems to be an LNT denialist. He doesn't seem to understand that there is an epidemiological threshold which we can't see below, but because we understand that ionizing radiation IONIZES DNA, it is rational to conclude there is no effect threshold.