"Brookhaven Report of 1957
, the Atomic Energy Commission indicated what the results of a single major accident at a relatively small reactor 40 miles from a city might be:
3,000 to 4,000 deaths immediately from radiation poisoning,
50,000 deaths later on from radiation-induced injuries;
up to 150,000 square miles of land contaminated,
not to mention contamination of water supplies and
evacuation of half a million people.
The Report goes on to say that the probability of such an accident occurring is so low as to be almost inconceivable. But this is a very unscientific statement, as the probability of most major accidents is so low as to be almost zero. No doubt the probability of the Titanic sinking on its maiden voyage was very small
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Check out some historical reference:
"Population Control' through Nuclear Pollution" by Arthur Tamplin and John Gofman
some info regarding MOX
Now MOX stands for a mixed oxide fuel. It is a lethal cocktail of plutonium and uranium oxides. Actually nuclear plants and nuclear weapons produce and use the isotope plutonium - 239 (pu-239), which has a half-life of approximately 24,000 years. Others say 240,000. Actually one pu isotope has a half-life of 6 million years. It's a good thing we can't put THAT in reactors or weapons.
Unlike other radioactive isotopes, it is understood that plutonium and MOX fuel is extremely toxic in smaller dosages over other commonly known nuclear isotope varieties. For instance, if Fukushima had a complete meltdown, the consequences would be far worse than Chernobyl ever was due its reactor no.3 MOX potentiality. Of course, this is an educated guess based merely on scientific theory, because we've yet had a major meltdown of this magnitude with a MOX fuel.
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