”Nearly a million people have already died as a result of Chernobyl, despite what W.H.O. says, and the I.A.E.A. This is one of the most monstrous cover-ups in the history of medicine. Then we extrapolate through to Japan. Japan is, by orders of magnitude, many times worse than Chernobyl.”
~ Dr. Helen Caldicott
As I said last week, governments lie, and the compliant corporate media generally serve to amplify those lies. You really need to dig for solid information from more independent sources like Arnie Gunderson, and Dr. Helen Caldicott. Especially since the Peace Laureate is still pushing for new plants to be built in the U.S.
Gunderson, a former nuclear power industry executive and whistleblower, has been providing very informative periodic updates on Fairewinds.com. Here’s his latest.
In addition to Gunderson, I came across a video of Dr. Helen Caldicott, who has spent 38 years educating the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the changes we must make to human behavior in order to reverse environmental destruction.
As the quote at the top of the page would suggest, she doesn’t paint a rosy picture. According to her, we’ve really screwed the pooch this time, guaranteeing a cancer-filled future for millions with our short-sighted, greed based energy policies.
She claims that the Fukushima disaster is producing a fallout cocktail of plutonium, radioactive iodine 129, strontium, cesium, tritium, and more, and that it will eventually spread over the entire northern hemisphere, and since in some cases we’re talking about half-lives of millions of years, we’ll be seeing a smorgasbord of thyroid cancer, bone cancer and leukemia until we finally figure out a way to destroy the entire planet and just be done with it already.
I’m not a religious person, but hey, smoke ’em if you got ’em.