Medical Consequences of a Nuclear Plant Attack or Accident around Chicago. Andrew S. Kanter, MD MPH Physicians for Social Responsibility/ Chicago Chapter. Agenda for Today. Introduction The World Today: Fear and Opportunity Nuclear Power Plant Security
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Medical Consequences of a Nuclear Plant Attack or Accident around Chicago
Andrew S. Kanter, MD MPH
Physicians for Social Responsibility/Chicago Chapter
The splitting of the atom changed everything, save our modes of thinking, and we thus drift towards unparalleled catastrophe.-Albert Einstein, 1946
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The signs and symptoms of radiation sickness include:
The NRC has denied petitions by citizen groups seeking enhanced protections from terrorist acts against reactor spent-fuel pools.
In its decision, the NRC has asserted that “the possibility of a terrorist attack . . . is speculative and simply too far removed from the natural or expected consequences of agency action . . . ”
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