Re: [SystemSafety] The legacy of Chernobyl

From: Matt Squair < >
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2013 10:10:47 +1100


Peplow's original article can be found here.

http://www.thyroidcancercanada.org/userfiles/files/Chernobyls_Legacy_Peplow(1).pdf

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Matt Squair
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On Sunday, 31 March 2013 at 2:41 AM, Martyn Thomas wrote:

> The Blackett Review of low probability high impact events (http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/goscience/docs/b/12-519-blackett-review-high-impact-low-probability-risks.pdf)
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> says at one point
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> > The Chernobyl explosion in 1986 was a useful illustration of the need to account for public
> > understanding and reaction in managing a crisis. Media coverage amplified fears about
> > radiation and this is thought to have contributed to a sense of hopelessness in the
> > population in the Ukraine and neighbouring countries. This in turn has been linked to high
> > rates of alcoholism and smoking — factors that have had a hugely bigger health impact than
> > the radiation itself.
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> This is attributed to Peplow, M. ‘Chernobyl's legacy’, Nature 471, 562-565 (2011) | doi:10.1038/471562a
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> I'd welcome a link to a downloadable copy of this paper, if one is available.
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> Martyn
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