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RSS FeedsEvacuating a nuclear disaster areas is (usually) a waste of time and money, says study
(WorldNews Environment)


20 november 2017 18:49:32

Evacuating a nuclear disaster areas is (usually) a waste of time and money, says study
(WorldNews Environment)

Over 110,000 people were moved from their homes following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan in March 2011. Another 50,000 left of their own will, and 85,000 had still not returned four-and-a-half years later. While this might seem like an obvious way of keeping people safe, my colleagues and I have just completed research that shows this kind of mass evacuation is unnecessary, and can even do more harm than good. We calculated that the Fukushima evacuation extended the populationīs average life expectancy by less than three months. To do this, we had to estimate how such a nuclear meltdown could affect the average remaining life expectancy of a population from the date of the event....
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