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[cdn-nucl-l] Reference Needed -- Please Help
about the Indian Point reactors entitled "Rising
Anxiety" in the April 4 New York Times by Bob Herbert
from a worst-case scenario at the [Indian Point]
complex would dwarf those of the attack on the World Trade
Center. A 1982 study commissioned by the U.S. Nuclear
Regulatory Commission found that a meltdown at Indian Point 2
could cause 46,000 fatalities and 141,000 injuries in the short
term. The potential casualties from a meltdown at Indian Point 3
were even worse. Long-term, the deaths from cancer resulting
from an Indian Point catastrophe would likely be
That sounds like quite a combination of worst-case assumptions.
Can someone out there please tell me what report he is talking
about, or who did the "study"?