If a reactor next to you crashes, what will happen?
In the beginning the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle was turned against the atomic industry. It said, that radiation exposure has to be held as low as possible, that means as low as rasonably achievable. But hydrogen bombs cause much radiation. The ICRP Info HERE turned around this principle (after the first hydrogen bomb explosion in 1954) – so that the ALARA principle is now working FOR the atomic industry, even if a reactor crashes next to you. ICRP said, that ALARA does not refer to accidents. Basically this means:
When an accident happens (an atomic reactor crash, for example) the whole point of Status Quo is that the people are contaminated with radiation.
By the ALARA principle you have to prove that the money you are going to spent to lower the radiation exposure does advance peoples health.
This was told the IAEA more HERE by the ICRP and so the IAEA told this all atomic agencies in the world.
Funny thing, IAEA is not responsible for peoples health. And the IAEA does have a gag contract with the WHO since the 1950ies which does the WHO not allow the publish other numbers concerning radiation desease and death numbers, than those validated by the IAEA. And the IAEA ignores the link between desease / death and high / low radiation. Although it is proven.
Since 1929 genetic and cancer creating effects of radioactivity are known.
In 1946 Hermann J. Mueller got for his experiments the nobelprice: Source
So, more atomic power plants means: Less sorrow for the operators and the industry – if something happens. Now it’s understandable why money-printers / atomic power plants are not assured.
There is also an other link, it’s called Principle of Subtantial Equivalent – read about it HERE
Feeling safer – anyone?