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Residents around TMI exposed to far more radiation than officials claimed

Beyond Nuclear International

Researchers under gag order couldn’t investigate true health impacts after Three Mile Island nuclear disaster

By Cindy Folkers

Residents around Three Mile Island were exposed to much more radiation from the nuclear disaster than was claimed by officials, a fact that was kept from researchers and the public for years.

ChildAloft Residents at the time had questions about health risks but the fund established to pay for public health research related to the disaster was under a research gag order issued by a court. (Photo: Child Aloft by Robert Del Tredici)

After the Three Mile Island reactor core melted and radioactivity was released to the surrounding population, researchers were not allowed to investigate health impacts of higher doses because the TMI Public Health Fund, established to pay for public health research related to the disaster, was under a research gag order issued by a court. If a researcher wanted to conduct…

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March 31, 2019 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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