Category: Misconceptions

  • “Too Many People on the Planet”

    It is reported that young people in the UK are most concerned with near-term societal challenges, in particular, the climate emergency, cost-of-living crisis and wellbeing. So when family or friends postulate that the reason for our climate problem is that ‘there are too many people on the planet‘, I wonder at the origin of their […]

  • Educational material: A Bird’s Eye View & LNT illustrations

    The Migration: The Bird Branes have chosen their family migration destination this year. Avoiding all those renewable hazards they are going to Chernobyl. How sensible! The safest place to go. Low-Level Radiation concerns: Henrietta learns that Mums like her don’t need to worry about mutations from nuclear power. Nuclear for Reliability: This illustration explains the […]

  • 10 Misconceptions about nuclear power

    “Nuclear power is a Government ploy to manufacture weapons”: No, not any more, there are conditions laid down in the Euratom Treaty safeguarding the proliferation of civil nuclear fuel. “People died at Fukushima from radiation”: No-one died from radiation but many people died as a result of the nocebo effect and stress of being relocated […]

  • Inevitable Breaches of Safety

    Unless you are a specialist on radiation, a lot can be left to the imagination, and as we cannot sense radioactivity, our fear comes from the unknown. From some careful reading around the subject, the collective agreement as to what makes a ‘safe’ level of radiation, are somewhat biased; recent research into the cell biology […]

  • Fukushima Lessons Learned

    Despite the negative press, the human health effects from radiation at Fukushima have been proven to be nil. So is it justified to label Fukushima a disaster? Perhaps the breach in the radiation levels as based on a dose-response relationship known as the linear non threshold (LNT)┬ámodel is, for all intents and purposes a model […]