Sunday, September 11, 2005

Speaking of Disasters - Chernobyl

The UN Chernobyl Forum issued a consensus report on the effects of Chernobyl, which estimates the long term death toll at 4000 (-- up to 8000 beyond immediate area).  This significantly narrows the vast range previously estimated from 50 known deaths to tens of thousands.IAEA Chernobyl health report     The interesting policy question is how energy policy makers are now estimating risks of catastrophic events at nuclear plants -- and are their estimates informed by the report.  Another report of interest is the Chernobyl Forum Environmental report

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