The World Nuclear Association has posted a useful, but not terribly dramatic, video comparing the carefully studied health impacts of Chernobyl versus Fukushima. The primary lesson gleaned from post-Chernobyl analysis is that drinking milk that is heavily contaminated with I-131 can lead to an increased rate of thyroid cancer. That lesson was learned and mitigations were implemented in the aftermath of Fukushima.https://youtube.com/watch?v=emeWOGLCi9w
There will be NO negative public health impact from the radiation that Fukushima released, but there has already been a substantial negative impact caused by the irrational fear of minor radiation doses.
When will the fear mongers be held accountable for their actions?
For logical reasons, the WNA has chosen to prevent YouTube commentary on its video. (Anyone who has ever participated in discussions there will understand why I say that.) You can safely discuss the video here; I’ll moderate the comments as necessary to prevent the virulent attacks that can come from the antinuclear activists who feel threatened by science and learning.