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Global Health Impacts of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

By   /  July 18, 2012  /  General News  /  No Comments

Radiation from Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster may eventually cause anywhere from 15 to 1,300 deaths and from 24 to 2,500 cases of cancer, mostly in Japan, Stanford researchers have calculated. The estimates have large uncertainty ranges, but contrast with previous claims that the radioactive release would likely cause no severe health effects. The numbers […]

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Cost of a dirty bomb attack in L.A. would reach $16 billion

By   /  April 24, 2012  /  Emergency Management, Homeland Security  /  No Comments

A dirty bomb attack on downtown Los Angeles’ financial district could severely affect the region’s economy at a cost nearly $16 billion, fueled primarily by psychological effects which could persist for a decade, according to a study by University of Southern California  researchers and others. Published by a team of internationally recognized economists and decision scientists […]

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