Chernobyl: 30 years later - What food looks like. Three decades ago this month, a massive explosion at the Soviet-era Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine – part of the USSR at the time – spewed record amounts of radioactive fuel and core materials into the atmosphere.
It was the worst nuclear disaster in the atomic age (to be eclipsed just a few short years ago by the tsunami-caused catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi plant in northern Japan). In addition to releasing a plume of dangerous radioactivity, the explosion also irradiated large swaths of land surrounding the plant. As reported by VICE, residents of contaminated areas around the disaster site are stilling being exposed to dangerously high levels of radiation, and it has also permeated the food they are eating. ’16 times the limit’ “These disasters go on for not only for decades or centuries, but perhaps millennium,” said Shawn-Patrick Stensil, a senior energy analyst with Greenpeace, and a co-author of the report, as quoted by VICE.
It’s Not Just Cancer! Radiation, Genomic Instability and Heritable Genetic Damage. Those who fear the effects of radiation always focus on cancer.
But the most frightening and serious consequences of radiation are genetic. Cancer is just one small bleak reflection, a flash of cold light from a facet of the iceberg of genetic damage to life on Earth constructed from human folly, power-lust and stupidity. Cancer is a genetic disease expressed at the cellular level. But genetic effects are transmitted across the generations. It was Herman Joseph Muller, an American scientist, who discovered the most serious effects of ionizing radiation – hereditary defects in the descendants of exposed parents – in the 1920s.
He concluded from his investigations that low dose exposure, and therefore even natural background radiation, is mutagenic and there is no harmless dose range for heritable effects or for cancer induction. How Worried Should We Be About Nuclear Fallout From Fukushima? Amid anti-nuclear protests early this month, Japan restarted its first nuclear reactor since the Fukushima disaster in March 2011.
Despite strong opposition, including from former Prime Minister Naoto Kan, Kyushu Electric Power put one of the two reactors at its Sendai facility along the nation’s southwestern coast back online. The second is scheduled to restart in October. In the face of opinion polls showing most voters oppose restarting the country’s nuclear power generation, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe argued that it is not economically feasible to keep importing foreign oil and natural gas and that the nation’s increasing dependence on thermal energy threatens greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. Freaky Photos Of Daisies From Fukushima’s ‘Safe Zone’ Caused By ‘Hormonal Imbalances’ No one yet knows the extent of damage caused by the Fukushima Power Plant meltdown...
Credit: @rayon_violet It’s been four years since the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan had a meltdown, and since that time, countless photos have circulated documenting the extraordinary deformities in plants and wildlife caused by the disaster. Some of the pictures to be found include some frighteningly deformed daisies in Nasushiobara City, a location 70 miles from the facility.
As you can see for yourself, these are not ‘ordinary’ daisies. 1097.pdf. Nuke Industry Can Get Away with Murder-One Case Asks Why. By Alfredo Rivas, Paige Vreeburg, Kenn Burrowsand Emily Acosta Lewis | *Project Censored Editor’s Note: This is No. 13 in our countdown of Project Censored’s latest list of the 25 Most Censored Stories.
36 Years of Three Mile Island's Lethal Lies ...and Still Counting. - Advertisement - reprinted from EcoWatch three mile island(image by Todd MacDonald) DMCA The lies that killed people at Three Mile Island 36 years ago on March 28, 1979 are still being told at Chernobyl, Fukushima, Diablo Canyon, Davis-Besse " and at TMI itself.
As the first major reactor accident that was made known to the public is sadly commemorated, and as the global nuclear industry collapses, let's count just 36 tip-of-the iceberg ways the nuclear industry's radioactive legacy continues to fester: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Diablo Canyon Nuclear Reactor on FIVE Earthquake Fault Lines! How Can We Shut It Down?
Speaking at Union Square(image by photo credit Lionel Delevingne) Interview with No-Nuke Activist, Harvey Wasserman My guest today is Harvey Wasserman, author, democracy activist and long-time strategist for the anti-nuke movement.
Welcome back to OpEdNews, Harvey. JB: We haven't talked for quite a while. What's on your mind today? HW: We need to shut the Diablo Canyon nukes asap. The owner PG&E has just been fined $1.4 billion for killing eight people in an avoidable explosion that destroyed an entire neighborhood in San Bruno. This Video Is Shocking The Entire World. Everyone Needs To See This!
In 2011, an earthquake caused a tsunami that killed nearly 16,000 people in Japan and caused an estimated 210 billion dollars in damage, making it one of the costliest natural disasters in history.
When a Fukushima power plant was hit by the tsunami, it began releasing the largest amount of radioactive materials since the Chernobyl disaster of 1986. Now, three years later, there are serious concerns about the levels of radiation contamination leaking not only into Japan, but also into the Pacific Ocean and beyond. This video brings you an inside look into what’s really going on in Fukushima – and you may be extremely surprised by what you see and hear. Please SHARE this powerful video. Credits: petflow.com. Nuclear Power Plants Will Become America's Extinction Level Event. April 18, 2014 The Common Sense Show On April 11, 2014, I received a communication from a reader, who is a nuclear power plant employee, that warned me about an impending FEMA visit to the nuclear power plant at Palo Verde Nuclear Power Plant in Arizona.
Dave, just wanted to let you know that F/’E/’M/’A is touring our Nuc Plant this morning… We are scheduled to have 18 people from this organization touring the plant this morning. Just thought it was interesting, and thought you might want to know. Fukushima – What’s Happening and What We Can Do. Kimberly Carter Gamble| Thrivemovement | 1st Feb 2014 Fortunately, the veil of secrecy surrounding the Fukushima catastrophe is lifting, but the accuracy of the news about the severity of the fallout is hard to decipher.
It’s emotionally exhausting for so many people, especially in Japan, Hawaii, the Pacific Islands and here on the West Coast of North America. What is actually true? Why TEPCO is Risking the Removal of Fukushima Fuel Rods. The Dangers of Uncontrolled Global Nuclear Radiation. Don't Jump on The Thorium Bandwagon - It's Not Green, Not Viable, And Not The Answer To Our Energy Problems. Kelley Bergman, Prevent DiseaseWaking Times They say it can power a vehicle to run cleanly for 100 years with one fueling. They say the technology is safe, intrinsically proven and produces no high-level waste. Scientists all over the world are chiming in on thorium as the next viable and alternative energy source to uranium.
However, thorium still represents a very large threat to the planet whose problems over current nuclear systems exist only in details. 28 Signs That The West Coast Is Being Absolutely Fried With Nuclear Radiation From Fukushima. Michael Snyder | Activistpost | Oct 23 2013.