Monthly Archives: April 2012

Will nuclear po…

Will nuclear power ever be too cheap to meter? Anti nuclear activists have been using the catch phrase “Too cheap to meter” as the claim of nuclear enthusiasts. Though there were claims that the phrase was used for the first … Continue reading

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Cigarettes contain radioactivity; do not smoke

According to Dr. Ravenholt, former Director of World Health Surveys at the US Centres for Disease Control, Americans receive more radiation from tobacco smoke than from any other source. In 1990, the then US Surgeon General C.Everett Koop declared on … Continue reading

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Health effects from cell phones, RF electromagnetic fields

I was planning to review the literature on the health effects from radiofrequency electromagnetic fields  and write a brief article on the topic as I used to do almost regularly since 2006. I am adding references to some of my … Continue reading

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Lung Cancer: CTScreening only for heavy smokers

On April 23, 2012, the American Lung Association published a booklet titled “Providing Guidance for Lung Cancer Screening:The American Lung Association Interim Report”. The guidance was based on the review of  various studies including the results from the National Lung … Continue reading

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Nuclear industry expects higher level of safety culture

The head of Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power (KHNP), Jong-shin Kim, has resigned in the wake of a safety-related incident at the Kori nuclear power plant and subsequent concerns over safety culture, the World Nuclear Association reported on April 17. … Continue reading

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Why nuclear power is not the dream that failed

On March 10, 2012, The Economist, the British magazine published an article titled ” Nuclear power: the dream that failed”. I responded  in Rediffmail.com by writing an article titled “Why nuclear power is not the dream that failed”. This article … Continue reading

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Five story building to be put through a series of earthquakes and fires

What happens when you put a fully equipped five-story building, which includes an intensive care unit, a surgery suite, piping and air conditioning, fire barriers and even a working elevator, through series of high-intensity earthquakes? Further information on the $5 … Continue reading

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