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In his Dec. 6 letter, “Details from scientific sources,” E. Watters claims that I made “a few errors” in my rebuttal. I would argue that we have different opinions based on available data regarding the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster.

I hope Watters is correct that the radiation that has been released will not harm many people or fish, but having studied the history of the nuclear power and weapons industries, I am less sanguine. We are already burdened with an array of assaults on our health from industrial processes, and increasing types of pollution in the environment are an unwelcome intruder.

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