Straling is straling en een stof is een stof, dat is geen bijzondere constatering, maar op het Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu is dat nog niet helemaal doorgedrongen. Het departementale portaal voor straling  (https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/onderwerpen/straling ) opent met de volgende tekst:

Straling is bijvoorbeeld de radioactieve stof die wordt gebruikt bij medisch onderzoek, zoals bij een röntgenfoto of een CT-scan. Andere voorbeelden van straling zijn die van mobiele telefoons of de zon.

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You already knew that submarines can be propelled by a nuclear power plant and possibly also that on Mars a car rides with plutonium as fuel. But it’s likely news that experiments are going on  with airplanes that use uranium or other nuclear material to stay airborne. A flying nuclear power plant, but unmanned, so it is essentially a drone. It is a secretive project, but it is clear that at least one of these drones has taken to the air. Lees verder about Nuclear drones

Geëvacueerde mensen in FukushimaThe number of casualties caused by the radiation that was released in the Fukushima accident is zero and will probably stay zero. We have stated that on this website multiple times and there is no reason whatsoever to change that position. But even when some gloomy expectations come true and radiation indeed kills people it remains highly doubtful whether their numbers will add up against the casualties claimed by the evacuation of 100.000 people. Let’s try to make up the balance. Was there any need for this evacuation? Lees verder about Evacuation Fukushima Deadlier Than The Radiation

The number of future cancer deaths as a consequence of the disaster in Chernobyl has been adjusted downward from tens/ hundreds of thousands to 4000, but even this estimate may be way too high. It is quite likely that the bookkeepers of Russian health will one day have to register a cancer deficit among the people who were irradiated in 1986. That many people in that area do NOT have cancer as a result of their extra dosis of radiation.  Lees verder about Deadly assumptions: Radiation and Risk

According to the media, the environmental organizations and the general public the area around the power plant of Chernobyl that burned down in 1986, will be impossible to live in for many hundreds of years. Nuclear experts are a lot less pessimistic. The Polish professor Zbigniew Jaworowski (1927-2011) calls the evacuation of 300.000 people even ‘nonsensical’ and the Ukrainian government has decided to make the larger part of the Forbidden Zone freely accessible in the near future because the radiation levels there are so low (more on that later). Lees verder about Visit to Chernobyl