Silent Radiation War Against All Life
Radiation from nuclear tests, depleted
uranium(DU) weapons, nuclear power plants and disasters such as
Chernobyl, results in long-term pollution, sometimes thousands
of years, causing human cancers and death for generations to
come. Yet this reality is small compared to the amount of radiation
that would be released in an increasingly possible nuclear war or
terrorist attacks on some of the incredibly vulnerable US nuclear
power plants. The immediate and long term casualities could be in
the millions.. The present silent nuclear radiation is a kind of
nuclear war on mankind that is taking place today, and will increasingly
plague mankind. It is a slow-moving weapon of mass destruction(WMD).
The following papers educate and deal with this issue.
Against radiation ignorance and misdeeds
- concern for internal
Abolition-Caucus, June 04,
I visited with Dr Chris
Busby and am pleased to make some recommendations. The focus of our
concern was internal radiation.
Dr Busby wrote about this for instance at http://www.llrc.org/belarus.htm
has long been neglected by radiation risk administrators who prefer
to think in terms of flash external radiation exposure. I am very
alarmed to realize that fallout quantitation has long been neglected
in the computations of atomic pathology.
This has resulted in a 50x underestimate of cancer deaths since 1945.
May I recommend the excellent, enlightening "European Committee on
Radiation Risk" book that presents better ways to understand radiation
and its effects on life.
For professional readers, Dr Busby's book "Wings of Death: Nuclear
Pollution and Human Health" has much to commend it.
These publications help considerably to understand what resident or
internal radiation can do - including how different isotopes may interact
with and harm living systems Some problems will be clarified
by more research.
Dr Busby's writing is most helpful for those wishing to upgrade their
understanding of practical consequences of radiation fallout in this
extremely dangerous nuclear age. I had misunderstood fallout
thinking it came only from atomic explosions - but it is now clear
that fallout come from reactor fires and radiation warfare as well
as atomic explosions. Even silent emissions of functioning nuclear
power stations are effectively fallout - but these manifestations
have not been properly assessed.
I am horrified how skewed have long been concerns of so many anti-nuclear
activists preoccupied with mega explosions all the while blind to
perpetual micro "decay energy" damaging a countable number of cells
multiplied by 'N' where N might be a rather large number.
His epidemiology studies of various UK and Irish locations are convincing
Not a lot was said about uranium, radiation weapons and warfare in
an all too short encounter. Dr Busby showed me an issue of the
Green Party publication "Disarmament Times" with himself shown kitted
out examining an upside down Iraqi tank destroyed by a uranium penetrator.
How fortunate that Dr Busby is Green Party spokesman for Science and
Technology. He has special concern for children who will have
to live with consequences - so often blindly ill-informed - of other
people's actions and misdeeds.
For Dr Busby's publications Low Dose Radiation Campaign http://www.llrc.org/
European Committee on Radiation Risk http://www.euradcom.org/
Wings of Death: Nuclear Pollution and Human Health http://www.llrc.org/wings/wingspage.htm
Radioactive Times http://www.llrc.org/rat/ratframes.htm
Science on Trial - invited presentation to the Royal Society on DU
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