By HIROSE TAKASHI
" ...if you are so sure that they're safe, why not build them in the center of [Tokyo],
instead of hundreds of miles away where you lose half the electricity in the wires?"
on Radiation Exposure for Fukushima Schools
away from seeing the full effects of the radioactive emissions from Chernobyl."
she makes a VERY important point [emphasis mine]:
"Still, physicists talk convincingly about 'permissible doses' of radiation. They consistently ignore
internal emitters — radioactive elements from nuclear power plants or weapons tests
that are ingested or inhaled into the body, giving very high doses to small volumes of cells.
They focus instead on generally less harmful external radiation from sources outside the body,
whether from isotopes emitted from nuclear power plants, medical X-rays,
cosmic radiation or background radiation that is naturally present in our environment."