Re: [SystemSafety] The legacy of Chernobyl

From: Martyn Thomas < >
Date: Sun, 31 Mar 2013 19:53:46 +0100


Thanks

Martyn

On 30/03/2013 23:10, Matt Squair wrote:
> Peplow's original article can be found here.
>
> http://www.thyroidcancercanada.org/userfiles/files/Chernobyls_Legacy_Peplow(1).pdf
>
> Regards,
> --
> 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)
>>
>> says at one point
>>
>>
>>> 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.
>>
>> This is attributed to Peplow, M. 'Chernobyl's legacy', Nature 471,
>> 562-565 (2011) | doi:10.1038/471562a
>>
>> I'd welcome a link to a downloadable copy of this paper, if one is
>> available.
>>
>> Martyn
>>
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