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Radiation Forum on Fox 6

Norm Bolus, director of UAB Nuclear Medicine Technology program, appeared on Fox 6 during his open forum on “Japan, Chernobyl, Alabama: What You Need to Know About Radiation.” http://tinyurl.com/44hckb6 

Bolus gave an overview of radiation and the differences between ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. He also gave examples of radiation disasters from Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Japan. While Chernobyl and Japan are both at the highest level of rankings at a seven, Bolus says Chernobyl is still considered the worst disaster. He said authorities in Chernobyl did not inform the public for seven days, children were affected from milk from cows that ate radioactive grass and the plant is still leaking 25 years later.