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The Fukushima Disaster 2011

The Fukushima Disaster 2011

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Published by Troy Livingston
The Fukushima Disaster 2011
Medicine & Global Survival is published by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. A peer- reviewed journal on medical, public health, environmental, and humanitarian aspects of war—particularly nuclear war—and other forms of armed violence, M&GS was published continuously from 1990 (as The PSR Quarterly) through 2002.
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) is a federation of national medical organiza- tions in 63 countries, repre- senting doctors, medical stu- dents, other health workers, and concerned citizens who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation. IPPNW received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.
The Fukushima Disaster 2011
Medicine & Global Survival is published by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. A peer- reviewed journal on medical, public health, environmental, and humanitarian aspects of war—particularly nuclear war—and other forms of armed violence, M&GS was published continuously from 1990 (as The PSR Quarterly) through 2002.
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) is a federation of national medical organiza- tions in 63 countries, repre- senting doctors, medical stu- dents, other health workers, and concerned citizens who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation. IPPNW received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.

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Indian Doctors for Peace and Development

(IDPD) has expressed its grief over the
devastation caused by the tsunami and
earthquake in Japan. The blast at the
nuclear power plant vindicates the stand of
the International Physicians for the
Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) and
IDPD that nuclear power plants are a poten-
tial source of radiation. We doctors have
always maintained that the option of produc-

ing electricity from nuclear power is danger-
ous and expensive.
The world still remembers the
Chernobyl nuclear accident; an estimated
93,000 people are reported to have perished.
The health of the “liquidators” (clean-up
workers), engaged in the task of clearing the
area, is a matter of serious concern even
today.

An accident in a nuclear power plant is
almost like an atomic explosion with devas-
tating consequences on flora, fauna and ecolo-
gy. The Government of India should review
its nuclear power policy and use other safe
renewable options for power generation.
These are widely available alternatives in our
country. Japan has the best disaster manage-
ment capacity; in contrast India’s track record
is extremely dismal. Our policy-makers ought
to derive a lesson from the calamity in Japan.

—Subhas Chakraborty
The Statesman (India)
March 14, 2011

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