May 25, 2016 NFLA publish independent analysis of scientific advice in nuclear related emergency incidents and call for national issuing of stable iodine tablets The Nuclear Free Local Authorities (NFLA) publishes today an independent submission by radiation risks expert Dr Ian Fairlie (1) on the role of science and scientific advice in emergency incidents […]
The following is a presentation made by Professor Timothy Mousseau at the Remember Fukushima Parliamentary meeting in London on 17 March 2016.
Powerpoint: TMousseau-reChernobyl-UK-March 2016
an extract from TORCH-2016 by Dr. Ian Fairlie, commissioned by Global 2000 and Friends of the Earth Austria, published 7th March 2016.
- providing stable iodine to all citizens within at least 50 km of all nuclear reactors
- pre-stocking emergency levels of clean water supplies, long-life milk and dried food supplies
- distributing information leaflets to the public explaining what to do in the event of an emergency and explaining why precautionary measures are necessary
- detailed planning of possible evacuations
- constructing and staffing permanent emergency evacuation centres
- carrying out emergency evacuation drills
- planning subsequent support of evacuated populations
- planning how to help those who choose to remain in contaminated areas
- increasing the mental health training of primary physicians and nurses
- moving the site of care to primary care settings, and
- informing citizens that these measures have been taken
It may be argued that these measures are unnecessary and/or too expensive. However TORCH 2016 shows that they are indeed necessary. Governments which choose to promote potentially dangerous energy policies should also fund the necessary precautions in case of accidents.