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The Three Mile Island Nuclear Disaster bears similarity to nuclear “events” which continue to be frequently reported by the US NRC. Thus, it must unfortunately remain “news”.
Why is page 32 black? Will this blacked out page of the US President’s Three Mile Island Report be declassified? Or has it been declassified elsewhere? What is hidden?
Note that one curie is 37 billion Becquerels. One Becquerel is one radioactive disintegration per second, that is 60 per minute. These are effectively random shots to your cells. Improperly repaired damage may lead to cancer or other genetic mutations, some of which may be transmitted to future generations. They keep discovering that ionizing radiation is worse than often admitted. For those who missed it: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2015/12/19/another-look-at-the-recent-low-dose-radiation-exposure-study-inworks/ This recent government funded study suggests that risk is around 15 times worse than BEIR VII (2007) thought, and maybe higher.
Nonetheless, already in 1950, William Russell of Oak Ridge National (Nuclear) Lab stated regarding ionizing (nuclear) radiation: “There is no threshold dose. In other words, genetic changes may be expected at any dose, no matter how small…”
From the Report of The President’s Commission On the Accident at Three Mile Island (Kemeny et. al. Oct. 1979) http://pbadupws.nrc.gov/docs/ML1216/ML12167A050.pdf