• Plymouth, Minnesota


Regarding the Nov. 9 front-page Kyodo article “Exposure to low-level radiation can cause leukemia, U.S.-Ukraine study of Chernobyl cleanup workers finds“: I was amused when I read this article, especially this statement: “Of those surveyed, 87 percent had been exposed to cumulative radiation doses of below 200 millisieverts and 78 percent to below 100 millisieverts, indicating the impact on health of low-level exposure is not negligible.”

How were the radiation doses calculated? You are talking about the Chernobyl accident (1986) for crying out loud, which is a textbook example of totalitarian incompetence!

The communists covered up Chernobyl till the Swedes called them out when the radiation levels went through the roof. These poor victims probably were exposed to 100 times the radiation their corrupt leaders admitted to.

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david arneson

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