Dangerous Alpha Radiation Surface Contamination on Toshiba Shipment; Workers Burned at Toshiba Facility in South Carolina – Same Facility Separate Events"Nuclear is lethal through its entire fuel chain. Any one of these shots can cause genetic damage, which may or may not be properly repaired, and which can thus lead to cancer or other diseases, which may sometimes even be inherited. Alpha emitters are particularly damaging and thus difficult to repair.
How much, if any, of this radioactive dust blew through the air? How much, if any, fell upon crops? In short, who may have been exposed, or may be exposed, along the route? Alpha radiation is extremely dangerous upon ingestion, also upon inhalation."