March 14, 2011

Public Radiation Risk from Japan Accident is Low

Denise Grady, New York Times


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Although several plant workers are ill from radioactive exposure in Japan, the radiation risk to the public appears low so far, experts said.

“At least as of now, what we’re looking at is rather more like Three Mile Island than Chernobyl,” said Dr. David J. Brenner, director of the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University.

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