The radiological and psychological consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi accident

  title={The radiological and psychological consequences of the Fukushima Daiichi accident},
  author={Frank von Hippel},
  journal={Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists},
  pages={27 - 36}
  • F. von Hippel
  • Published 1 September 2011
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  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
The release of radioactivity into the atmosphere from the Fukushima Daiichi accident has been estimated by Japan’s government as about one-tenth of that from the Chernobyl accident. The area in Japan contaminated with cesium-137—at the same levels that caused evacuation around Chernobyl—is also about one-tenth as large. The estimated number of resulting cancer deaths in the Fukushima area from contamination due to more than 1 curie per square kilometer is likely to scale correspondingly—on the… 
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