Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Radiation Offers New Cures, and Ways to Do Harm"

"Americans today receive far more medical radiation than ever before. The average lifetime dose of diagnostic radiation has increased sevenfold since 1980, and more than half of all cancer patients receive radiation therapy. Without a doubt, radiation saves countless lives, and serious accidents are rare. But patients often know little about the harm that can result when safety rules are violated and ever more powerful and technologically complex machines go awry."

Source: NYTimes, 01/25/2010

"Radioactive Tritium Has Been Found At Other Nuclear Plants"

"Vermonters have been getting a lesson in radioactive tritium over the past two weeks because of the discovery of contamination at Vermont Yankee. Vermonters are not alone. Other Entergy reactors -- including plants in Massachusetts and New York -- also have similar leaks."

Source: Vermont Public Radio, 01/22/2010


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