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Three Mile Island

2021-05-16 15:59:03.952095+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

This is fascinating: Radiobiological shot noise explains Three Mile Island biodosimetry indicating nearly 1,000 mSv exposures. Why the release of radioactive Xenon during the Three Mile Island event back in 1979 appear to have been way more biologically impactful than the raw numbers than the physical dosimetry in the area indicated. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67826-5

Nuclear is still miles away better than coal, the occasional radiation release has nothing on fly ash ponds and other pollution impacts.

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#Comment Re: Three Mile Island made: 2021-05-16 22:37:41.371295+00 by: TheSHAD0W


So 1,000 mSv ~ 100 REM. We would've seen dead creatures all over the place. I call shennanigans.

#Comment Re: Three Mile Island made: 2021-05-17 21:07:49.921784+00 by: Dan Lyke

This suggests it would give about an additional 5% of the total population lifetime cancer incidence: https://www.reuters.com/articl...-dangerous-idUSTRE72E14R20110315

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