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One of the most common objections to Project Orion is the nuclear fallout that a launch from the surface of the Earth could cause.
In the early 1960s, Freeman Dyson estimated that each launch from Earth would cause, on average, 10 fatal human cancers among the population of the entire planet (some people argue that these figures may be an over estimate because of the particular mathematical model used).
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