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Anti-nuclear quote of the day.

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“Consequently, the symptoms that will be experienced by people in Westchester County and Manhattan
include: acute loss of hair, severe nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, bleeding from every orifice – nose, mouth, gums, stomach and bowel – and massive, overwhelming infection. This collection of symptoms was first
experienced by Hiroshima victims and is called acute radiation sickness.”

(Source: Helen Caldicott’s Nuclear Power Is Not The Answer)

What do you make of a physician who refers to the stomach as an orifice of the body?


Written by Luke Weston

January 3, 2008 at 5:35 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. The symptoms are similar to those that would be experienced by anyone drinking a quart of gasoline, or eating a meal made out of anthracite coal. They are somewhat less severe than the symptoms experienced by eagles that fly into the path of windmills, or salmon blocked from spawning by hydro dams.

    don ritherspoon

    January 4, 2008 at 11:41 am

  2. We have a special breed of anti-nukes in NY state.

    While the rest of the world considers reducing dose rate estimates based on real world observations and source term reductions, in NY they fantasize extending the mandatory evacuation zones around nuclear plants by 2,500% (to 50 miles).

    They repeat this 50 mile myth over and over again, year in and year out, until the uninformed public begins to think 50 miles is the real thing.

    Very smart, these NY anti-nukes! A 50 mile radius increases the potentially affected population from a few thousand to a few million.

    Their web site is very creative, too. It shows a mushroom cloud and “zone of death” extending through most of New York City. Laughable! – lung disease from fossil fuel exhaust is a far greater risk. If the global warming folks are right, most of NYC will be under water in 50 years anyway!

    John Wheeler

    January 4, 2008 at 3:53 pm

  3. I don’t know where your quote is from, but if it is really from a qualified doctor they should be thrown out of their practice. And not for carelessness in sentence construction – for propagating blatant medical untruths.

    There is no way that any possible leak from a nuclear power plant could cause any variety of acute radiation sickness to even nearby residents. This sort of attempt to spread fear and panic is usually called “terrorism”.


    January 7, 2008 at 9:51 pm

  4. Aha… let me guess…. it’s Caldicott, isn’t it? I’m almost embarrassed that I didn’t recognise her style instantly.


    January 8, 2008 at 1:14 am

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