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Liberation Angel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-06-09 07:22 PM
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130. The ENTIRE committee was threatened with Defamation Lawsuits if they didn't go along
Edited on Sun Dec-06-09 07:24 PM by Liberation Angel
You must have missed this in the Times article I linked:

"Lawyers at Defra, the environment ministry, have sent letters to all 12 members of the committee warning them that they could be sued for defamation if they include Bramhall and Busbys minority report."

If you rely on the CERRIE report to conclude that evidence of leukemia or toher cancers in children and adults is poor then you miss the whole point of mine that the entire CERRIE report was invalid due to pro-industry bias. OF COURSE they are going to claim the evidence is not sufficient and spent so much energy attacking the pro-environmental minority re
Cancer clusters primarily around nuclear power plants are NOT a statistical inevitability as much as you want to spin it that way. This is really obfuscation (although a pretty civil and well calculated one) BUT it is at least better than attacking the people opposed to nuclear power as paranoids. You admoit that yoy you don't know enough to evaluate the detais but then claim the "theory" doesn't correctly explain the data.

I guess when you get into the esoterica of the data it can be mystifying which is why I depend on scientists I trust who are unbiased and not working for the industry.

I have seen the baby teeth studies of children near nuke plants and the reports of the radiation and public health project has published data and reports in peer reviewed journals.

You are blaming the victims here (those who speak out) as fringedwellers sniping irresponsibly. They TRIED to work with the CERRIE process but were threatened and harassed and ultimately marginalized by the industry hacks who controlled the process.

INDUSTRY HACKS CANNOT BE RELIED ON TO PRESENT EVIDENCE IN AN UNBIASED WAY. They have a financial incentive to cover up the harm. A HUGE financial incentive. Environmentalists opposing nuclear power have very little financial incentive to lie about the data: they get attacked, threatened and intimidated and harassed and marginalized. There may be exceptions but on a credibility scale the industry promoters have less than zero credibility on any of their claims or science as compared to those whose motive is not profits but safety.

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