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Friday, April 25, 2014

CHILDREN OF CHERNOBYL, THE EFFECTS OF NUCLEAR POWER [WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS]

IF WE CARE, WE ACT.
IF WE CARE, WE CHANGE THE THINGS THAT HARM THE INNOCENT.




PAUL FUSCO DOCUMENTED FOR ALL TIME THE RESULTS OF A NUCLEAR ACCIDENT ON YOUNG HUMAN LIVES, ON THE ONES WHO CANNOT ESCAPE CHERNOBYL'S UGLY LEGACY. 


The above video is a compilation of some of this extraordinary, caring man's photos.
He CARES.


THERE IS A FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY RELEASED IN 2007 BY THE SAME NAME, "CHILDREN OF CHERNOBYL" BY JOURNEYMAN PICTURES.
PLEASE, GO READ AT THEIR WEBSITE HERE:  http://www.journeyman.tv/57557/documentaries/children-of-chernobyl.html


NO, NONE OF THESE PHOTOS ARE ALTERED, ALL ARE OF CHILDREN AFFECTED BY THE CHERNOBYL DISASTER. 

THE RADIATION FROM CHERNOBYL IS PRESENT STILL TODAY AND THAT IS WHY THESE CHILDREN LOOK AS THEY DO. 
THEY ARE LIVING PROOF THAT RADIATION, ANY RADIATION, ALL RADIATION CAN TRANSFORM NORMAL DNA, NORMAL CELLS INTO NIGHTMARES. 

SPIEGEL ONLINE DID AN INCREDIBLE SERIES OF ARTICLES WITH PHOTOS OF SOME OF THE AFFECTED CHILDREN.
THEIR 3RD ARTICLE, <FOUND HERE>  TELLS OF ONGOING RESEARCH AND AID FOR THESE VICTIMS, FOLLOWS UP ON SOME.
GO. READ. LEARN!
DON'T LET FEAR KEEP YOU FROM FACING FACTS.
NOTICE: PAY ATTENTION!


NOTICE, PLEASE PAY ATTENTION:
TO "ANONYMOUS COMMENTER" WHO THINKS, LIKE TERRIFIED OTHERS, THAT THIS IS "FAKE", THAT NUCLEAR ACCIDENTS DON'T CAUSE NIGHTMARE, THAT I AM JUST "FULL OF B-S, AND UNEDUCATED".


1st, I HAVE BEEN THERE, SEEN SUCH THINGS, TALKED TO SOME JUST LIKE THE ONES PICTURED, THOSE TREATED FOR AFTER-EFFECTS!


2nd, PEER-REVIEWED EVIDENCE ABOUNDS, SCIENTIFIC, MEDICAL, LONG-TERM GOVERNMENT STUDIES, PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE, ABSOLUTE PROOF OF EVERYTHING WRITTEN HERE.


THE "IDIOTS" 'ANONYMOUS COMMENTER" REFERRED TO ARE NOT THE ONES IN THE FIELD, NOT THE ONES WHO CAPTURE SUCH PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE, BUT THE SCARED-TO-DEATH, UNREAD WISHFUL THINKERS WHO DENY NUCLEAR ENERGY IS A MASS-MURDERER. 


YOU SEE, THE SO-CALLED KNOWLEDGEABLE ONES, THOSE WHO FIRST EXPERIMENTED WITH NUCLEAR POWER TO MAKE THE BOMB, KNEW WE'D SEE THESE EFFECTS ONCE WE HAD NUCLEAR ENERGY TO CREATE IT, BUT THEY WENT AHEAD WITH IT ANYWAY.

FEDERAL DOCUMENTS ABOUND, FREE FOR THE READING, THAT SHOW HOW WELL THEY KNEW WE'D SEE SUCH AS THESE CHILDREN IN OUR FUTURE!
THEY KNEW!


HAVE YOU, "ANONYMOUS COMMENTER", EVER TREATED FOR RADIATION SICKNESS? 

I HAVE!
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN A SPONTANEOUSLY ABORTED FETUS, WHO DIED INSIDE THE MOTHER'S BODY BECAUSE OF HER EXPOSURE TO RADIATION?
I HAVE!
HAVE YOU SEEN THE NUMBERS ON BIRTH DEFECTS, CHILDHOOD CANCERS, SYNDROMES, ETC, CAUSED BY RADIATION LEAKS, EXPOSURE, OR SEEN THE DATA SENT OUT TO PHYSICIANS, AVAILABLE TO THOSE WITH A "DEA NUMBER" ONLY?
I HAVE!

HAVE YOU SPOKEN TO A MILITARY FAMILY WHOSE CHILD IS DYING BECAUSE OF DAD'S EXPOSURE IN IRAQ TO DEPLETED URANIUM, AND DAD WILL SOON SUCCUMB TO THAT AS WELL?
I HAVE!

HAVE YOU BEEN TO CLINICS NEAR THESE HORRORS WE CALL "NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS" AND LISTENED TO PHYSICIANS THERE GRIEVE OVER SO MUCH LOSS OF YOUNG LIVES, SHOW YOU THEIR RECORDS, ASK WHY NO ONE IS DOING ANYTHING, WHY NO ONE IS LISTENING TO THEM?
I HAVE!

I'M SORRY FEAR MAKES YOU NEED TO BELIEVE ALL IS WELL.

ALL IS NOT WELL!
ALL IS NEVER GOING TO BE WELL.

FEAR IS NOT WHAT MEN LIKE FUSCO ARE SELLING...THEY'RE TRYING TO SHOW US THE TRUTH, JUST THE TRUTH, SO WE CAN STOP BEING AFRAID AND DEMAND SOLUTIONS!


THESE ARE DOCUMENTED RESULTS OF CHERNOBYL, BUT WE HAVE PERHAPS WORSE THAN CHERNOBYL RIGHT HERE IN THE USA!

WE HAVE HANFORD IN WASHINGTON STATE!

WHILE THE GOVERNMENT THERE, FOR THE MOST PART, NO LONGER DENIES THE EFFECTS OF CHERNOBYL, OUR GOVERNMENT HERE DENIES THAT HANFORD, OR ANY OTHER NUCLEAR ABOMINATION, HAS ANYTHING AT ALL TO DO WITH BIRTH DEFECTS, CANCERS, DEATH AMONG THE POPULATION LIVING NEAR THOSE SITES.

MAINSTREAM MEDIA REFUSES TO DOCUMENT THE "AMERICAN CHERNOBYLS".   PEOPLE LIKE "ANONYMOUS COMMENTER" ARE THE MAIN REASON FOR THAT... THE ONES WHO WANT TO DENY THAT DEATH LIVES NEXT DOOR.
THEY ARE THE ONES WHOM OUR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS AFRAID WILL PANIC IF THEY REALIZE THE TRUTH.
THEY'RE ALSO AFRAID THOSE OF US WHO KNOW THE TRUTH AND DON'T PANIC WILL DEMAND ALL NUCLEAR FACILITIES BE CLOSED, SEALED, HEAVILY GUARDED AND CONSTANTLY MONITORED.
THAT WOULD COST BILLIONS, TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS OVER THE COURSE OF THE NECESSARY CENTURIES TO THOUSANDS OF YEARS, AND THE COST TO CLOSE THOSE LEAKING ABOMINATIONS WOULD BE ENORMOUS.
THEY PUT MONEY OVER HUMAN LIVES.
ALWAYS HAVE, ALWAYS WILL.


AND NOW WE HAVE THE ADDED FUKUSHIMA RADIATION POURING INTO OUR NATION DAILY!


UNTIL YOU HAVE GONE TO THESE PLACES AND HAVE SEEN WITH YOUR OWN EYES AS I HAVE THE RESULTS OF GOOD OLD NUCLEAR ENERGY, SIT DOWN, SHUT UP, AND NEVER DARE SPEAK OF WHAT YOU DO NOT KNOW, WHAT YOU FEAR, ON THIS SITE AGAIN!


I DON'T ACCEPT FEAR.
IT ROBS THE MIND.
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER...WE NEED SUCH POWER.


GO, STICK YOUR HEAD BACK UP THAT BEHIND OF YOURS, "ANONYMOUS COMMENTER", OR IN THE SANDS OF YOUR IGNORANCE.

 IF THAT IS HOW YOU HANDLE THINGS, THAT'S CERTAINLY YOUR RIGHT, BUT DON'T BOTHER ME WITH YOUR DENIALS BECAUSE OF YOUR FEARS.  

I'VE STUDIED SUCH AS THIS FOR 10 TO 20 HOURS A DAY SINCE I WAS 23 YEARS OLD BECAUSE IT TOUCHED ME DEEPLY EVEN BACK THEN.

 I WILL SOON BE 70. 

AND I STILL DEEPLY CARE WHAT BEFALLS THE CHILDREN OF OUR PLANET, ALL CHILDREN, NO EXCLUSIONS.

WHEN YOU'VE MATCHED MY "CREDENTIALS", GET BACK TO ME.
MAYBE BY THEN YOU WILL HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD.

I WILL LIST MANY "SCHOLARLY, PEER-REVIEWED PAPERS" *** AT THE END OF THIS BLOG, SO PRINT THOSE OUT, YOU "ANONYMOUS" WHO FEAR SO MUCH THAT YOU DENY THE EVIDENCE, AND FEEL FREE TO PLACE THOSE IN YOUR ANAL ORIFICE AS WELL, TO KEEP YOUR HEAD COMPANY.

I WANT TO SAVE LIVES, NOT DENY THAT CHILDREN NEED SAVING!
 

<END NOTICE, WITH APOLOGY TO NO ONE>


FROM A PEER-REVIEWED INTENSE STUDY OF THE CHERNOBYL CHILDREN:   

 

"The Chernobyl radiation accident is undoubtedly the greatest environmental catastrophe in the history of mankind. Vast areas of Europe were contaminated by radioactive fallout. In the Ukraine alone it is estimated that more than 4 million people were exposed to radiation. While this accident happened over a decade ago (26 April 1986), it will be several more decades before the exact health consequences are known."

YOU SEE, DNA DAMAGE SPANS GENERATIONS.


WE'RE SEEING THIS IN AMERICA AS RETURNING VETERANS, EXPOSED TO DEPLETED URANIUM, ARE FATHERING CHILDREN WITH THE SAME BIRTH DEFECTS WE SAW AND STILL SEE IN THE CHERNOBYL AREA.  


WE SEE IT AND ARE STILL SEEING IN THE MANY "BABY CEMETERIES" NEAR HANFORD IN WASHINGTON STATE.

THE SAME THING IS HAPPENING TO SOME BABIES BORN THERE TODAY...IT'S CALLED ANENCEPHALY.

WE HERE IN AMERICA CAN ALREADY SEE SIMILAR CHILDREN, VICTIMS OF OUR OWN NUCLEAR "ACCIDENTS" AND LEAKING NUCLEAR REACTORS.. 


THREE-MILE ISLAND, HANFORD, THE PILGRIM FACILITY, THE YANKEE FACILITY...THE LIST IS LONG AND GROWING DAILY AS OUR NUCLEAR FACILITIES ARE FALLING DOWN FROM AGE , POOR DESIGN, UNEXPECTED EFFECTS OF MASSIVE RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS ON CONTAINMENT METALS THAT CANNOT WITHSTAND THE OVER-LONG AND CONSTANT BOMBARDMENT.  


WE HAVE CHILDREN LIKE THESE, AMERICA, AND WE WILL SEE MANY MORE UNLESS WE ACT AND ACT QUICKLY.




"I
n a dark, emotional account, Magnum photographer Paul Fusco visits the region, where a whole generation has been born, lived, and died amid such life-destroying pollution.
They have eaten it in their food, drunk it in their water, and breathed it in the air. Simply going outside to play remains a life-threatening activity."


(see the movie - http://www.mediastorm.com/publication/chernobyl-legacy )



Boy with growth containing his kidneys. Children's Home, Minsk, 1999. Paul Fusco / Magnum Photos

Title: The Legacy of Chernobyl

Source: The Nation Blog
Author: Laura Flanders
Date: Apr 26, 2012  

"To get a sense of just what tens of millions live at risk of, take a look at these photographs by award winning photographer Paul Fusco.

APRIL 2012 the fourth Schuneman Symposium held at the Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. 

Among the speakers was Fusco, an extraordinary MAGNUM photographer who traveled to the Ukraine to see the legacy of Chernobyl after twenty years. Fusco expected to stay two weeks. 
He stayed for two months, following parents, children, nurses and cancer patients.

 “It changed my life. I couldn't leave. It was so immense in its implications. There is so much damage to so many people in so many ways…” says Fusco. "



Nurse Alla Komarova hugs 3-year-old Yulya, whose brain is in a membrane in the back of his head. Paul Fusco / Magnum Photos


Vova, 15 years old, Children's Cancer Hospital, Minsk, 2000. Paul Fusco / Magnum Photos




Boys who are unable to walk. Birth defects caused by Chernobyl radiation.
Novinki Asylum, Minsk, 1997.
Paul Fusco / Magnum Photos http://www.c-20.org/



1986. In the early hours of 26 April 1986, one of four nuclear reactors at the Chernobyl power station exploded.   


WHAT HAS CONTINUED SINCE THEN IS A NIGHTMARE. 


PEOPLE EXPOSED TO THE INITIAL RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT AND PEOPLE STILL BEING EXPOSED ARE LIVING WITH CRIPPLING BIRTH DEFECTS, CANCERS, AND MANY ARE TOO POOR TO ESCAPE.  


LIKE THE JOURNEYMAN WEBSITE STATES, THE PEOPLE WHO CAN'T ESCAPE AND WHO CAN'T AFFORD IMPORTED FOODS, WATER, ETC, MUST CONTINUOUSLY EAT PRODUCE GROWN IN THAT SOIL, EAT FOOD ANIMALS THAT ARE RAISED THERE. SUCH DEFORMITIES WILL CONTINUE AS LONG AS THAT IS THE CASE.  


THE RESULT OF THAT IS CONTINUED HORROR FOR THE PARENTS OF EACH NEW GENERATION OF CHILDREN AFFECTED BY CHERNOBYL'S CONTAMINANTS IN THEIR PARENTS' DNA, WHICH BECOMES THEIR DNA, THEIR BIRTH DEFECTS, THEIR ILLNESSES, THEIR CANCERS, THEIR DEATH.

THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED IN AMERICA AFTER THREE-MILE ISLAND, AFTER HANFORD, AFTER EVERY NUCLEAR FACILITY THAT HAS FAILED IN SIMILAR WAYS HAS FAILED. 


NOT EVERYONE CAN MOVE AWAY FROM THE CONTAMINATION. 

AND WE JUST AREN'T TOLD THE ENTIRE TRUTH ABOUT HOW MUCH CONTAMINATION SURROUNDS US, NOR HOW LETHAL A "SMALL AMOUNT" IS ONCE IT IS INSIDE A HUMAN BODY. 


THIS IS WHAT THE FUTURE GENERATIONS IN JAPAN AND WORLDWIDE WHO ARE DAILY AFFECTED BY THE FUKUSHIMA FALLOUT ARE GOING TO FACE, WHAT RESIDENTS NEAR THE HANFORD, WASHINGTON SITE HAVE FACED AND ARE FACING NOW AND WILL FACE FOR HUNDREDS TO THOUSANDS OF YEARS TO COME. 


SO GET USED TO SEEING CHILDREN LIKE THIS IN AMERICA, IN JAPAN, ANYWHERE THERE IS A "NUCLEAR ACCIDENT"...IF YOU CAN EVER GET USED TO THIS...I CANNOT. 




I don't know about you, but I have to ask myself, "What if this was my grandchild?"
What would I want to say to the world?

Weary eyes, a child with an "old soul". 

Saying we're sorry won't make these children healthy, but if enough of us say, 
"NO MORE! NEVER AGAIN!", then maybe others WILL be spared. 

PEOPLE OF EARTH, WE MUST PROTECT OUR CHILDREN!
WE MUST DO ALL WE CAN TO MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO MORE CHERNOBYLS.

THESE PHOTOS OF THESE CHILDREN ARE MEANT TO DO ONE THING, JUST ONE...CALL ATTENTION TO THE NEED TO PROTECT FUTURE GENERATIONS, TO MAKE CERTAIN WE'RE ALL AWARE WHAT CAN HAPPEN AGAIN.

I CAN'T IMAGINE THE PHOTOGRAPHER HAD ANYTHING ELSE IN MIND.

I ALSO CANNOT IMAGINE SEEING THIS AND NOT HAVING A HEART THAT ACHES FOR THESE INNOCENTS, BUT AN ACHING HEART AND TEARS MUST TRANSLATE TO ACTION.
WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING BESIDES WEEP.

[SEE: Chernobyl Legacy – Paul Fusco Photography,  
http://www.magnumphotos.com/C.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&ALID=29YL5304T2G4 ]


Twenty-six years after the meltdown at Chernobyl, the legacy of the 1986 explosion lives on. 

"It is a disaster that left a 30-kilometre uninhabitable exclusion zone, displaced hundreds of thousands of people, and still threatens the lives of tens of thousands," writes Greenpeace today. 


All these years and a triple meltdown at Fukushima later, the industry and its supporters have yet to learn. 

"The nuclear industry still hasn't realized or admitted that its reactors are unsafe. Reactors are vulnerable to any unforeseen combination of technological failures, human errors and natural disasters. That puts the tens of millions of people living near the worlds more than 400 reactors at risk." 

Yet his extraordinary photographs, which you can see here in a short promotional slideshow, aren't printed in US papers. 


They're like his pictures of US military funerals, his current project, which is called Bitter Fruit

"The pictures are printed a lot in Europe. Never here," Fusco told the Scripps students. "Why do you think that is?"


Ironically, like Chernobyl, Three Mile Island's Unit Two was a state-of-the-art reactor.  Its official opening came on December 28, 1978, and it melted exactly three months later.  Had it operated longer,the accumulated radiation spewing from its core almost certainly would have been far greater.

Some of the disturbing experiences of survivors and their families through the years were collected in the book Three Mile Island: The People’s Testament, which is based on interviews with 250 area residents done between 1979 and 1988 by Katagiri Mitsuru and Aileen M. Smith.

WHO DO YOU BELIEVE?
THE PEOPLE LIVING IN THE AFTERMATH, THOSE BATTLING THE EFFECTS EVERY DAY, OR SELF-SERVING GOVERNMENT DENIAL?


IF YOU EVER ONCE TALK TO VICTIMS, LOOK THEM IN THE EYES, LISTEN TO THEIR ANGUISH, YOU WILL UNDERSTAND!

IT IS A HELL OF A THING TO KNOW THAT HUMAN LIVES COME SECOND TO MAINTAINING NUCLEAR FACILITIES, THE ETERNAL "ARMS RACE", THE BATTLE FOR "KING OF THE HILL", AND PROFITS.

I SINCERELY HOPE YOU TAKE THE TIME TO READ A VERY SHORT PDF FROM THE BOOK.
(http://www.greenaction-japan.org/internal/090217_tmi_testament.pdf


 Every reactor now operating in the US is much older than THREE-MILE—nearly all of them are fully three decades older—than TMI-2 when it melted.  They have reached the end of their design limitations, and they are just falling apart.
Their potential fallout could dwarf what came down in 1979.  



People died–and are still dying–at Three Mile Island.  

Click on the above link to read the study.  

There is documented proof of a fifty percent increase in childhood cancer incidence in the Three Mile Island area for each 10 millirem increase in radiation exposure per year. 

Baseline: Children living with different radiation levels are compared for evidence of disease. 

http://www.nirs.org/radiation/radchart.htm 

(Hatch M. et al. “Background Gamma Radiation and Childhood Cancers Within Ten Miles of a US Nuclear Power Plant.” International Journal of Epidemiology, v 19, no 3. 1990)


YES, YES, BYALLTHEGODS, EXPOSURE, EVEN "SHORT-TERM" EXPOSURE TO IONIZING RADIATION  CAN, HAS, ALWAYS WILL CAUSE CANCERS AND THEREFORE DEATHS. 


THERE IS MORE PROOF OF THIS THAN I CAN LIST HERE, BUT HERE IS A SHORT LIST.


[PLEASE NOTE: THIS ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW, AFTER THIS LIST.

IF  YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT SOURCES, JUST SCROLL PAST THE MANY NUMBERED CITATIONS.]

“Percent Increase in Cancer Incidence, Cancer Mortality, and Other Health Effects of Human Exposure to Ionizing Radiation”

  1. 1500% increase in incidence of testicular and ovarian cancer in children on Navajo reservation in uranium mining area
  2. 500% increase in bone cancer in children affected by uranium
  3. 250% increase in leukemia (all ages) in the Navajo population
  4. 200% increase in each of the following non-cancer effects: miscarriage, infant death, congenital defects, genetic abnormalities, learning disorders.
    Baseline for 1-4: Navajo residents living near Uranium facilities were compared to Navajo residents in non-uranium areas
  5. 500% increase in birth defects when compared to the national average.
    (Southwest Research and Information Center. “Uranium Legacy.” The Workbook, v 8, no 6. Albuquerque, NM: 1983)
  6. 400% increase in leukemia incidence in the population living downwind of the Pilgrim nuclear power reactor in Massachusetts in the first 5 years after fuel was know to have leaked excess radioactivity.
    Baseline: Disease in population before and after Pilgrim radioactive releases and comparison to upwind population.
    (Morris M. Knorr R. The Southeastern Massachusetts Health Study 1978-1986-Report of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. October 1990. See also: Clapp R. Cobb S. et al. “Leukemia Near Massachusetts Nuclear Power Plant.” Letter in Lancet. December 5, 1987)

    THREE-MILE ISLAND
  7. 300—400% increase in lung cancer in the general population within the plume of the Three Mile Island accident releases
  8. 600—700% increase in leukemia in the general population within the plume of Three Mile Island accident releases
    Baseline: Disease in population upwind (out of the radiation plume path) is compared to disease in population downwind (in the pollution plume.)
    (Wing S. Richardson D. et al. “A Reevaluation of Cancer Incidence Near the Three Mile Island Nuclear Power Plant: The Collision of Evidence and Assumptions.” Environmental Health Perspectives, v 105, no 1. National Institutes of Health. Bethesda, Maryland. January 1997)
  9. 50% increase in childhood cancer incidence in the Three Mile Island area for each 10 millirem increase in radiation exposure per year.
    Baseline: Children living with different radiation levels are compared for evidence of disease.
    (Hatch M. et al. “Background Gamma Radiation and Childhood Cancers Within Ten Miles of a US Nuclear Power Plant.” International Journal of Epidemiology, v 19, no 3. 1990)


  10. Further effects found in victims of the Chernobyl accident less than ten years after the meltdown


  11. 500% increase in thyroid cancer in Ukrainian children.

  12. 75% increased incidence of heart disease
  13. 200% increase in respiratory and digestive disease
  14. 200% increase in birth defects
  15. 200% increase in spontaneous abortions
  16. Baseline: Comparison of population health before and after the Chernobyl explosion
    (Rupert J. “Illness Tied to Disaster Still on Rise.” The Washington Post. June 24, 1995. The reporter was quoting Britain’s Imperial Cancer Research Fund, The Ukrainian Health Ministry and the United Nations.)

    8000% increase in thyroid cancer in Belarussian children living near Chernobyl, reported 6 years after the meltdown.
    Baseline: Comparison of population health before and after the Chernobyl explosion.
    (Hudson RL. “Child Cancers Found to Rise Near Chernobyl.” The Wall Street Journal. September 3, 1992. The article they quote was published in Nature on the same day and was researched by the World Health Organization.)



    BACK IN THE USA
  17. 63% increase in leukemia incidence among workers at Oak Ridge National Laboratories(US) who received very low doses of external (gamma) radiation on the job.
  18. 123% increase in leukemia incidence in the same population where there were also very low internal doses of radioactivity
    Baseline: Cohort comparison of worker deaths and radiation exposure levels
    (Wing S. Shy C. et al. “Mortality Among Workers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory: Evidence of Radiation Effects in Follow-up Through 1984.” JAMA, v 265 no 11. March 20, 1991)
  19. 80% increase in eight types of cancer deaths in Department of Energy atomic workers exposed to external doses of radiation.
    Baseline: Various baselines. Usually cohort comparison of workers with various doses and their deaths from resulting diseases were used.
    (Mancuso TF. Stewart A. Kneale G. “Radiation Exposures of Hanford Workers Dying From Cancer and Other Causes.” Health Physics, v 33. Pergamon Press, Great Britain. November 1977)


    IN BRITAIN
  20. 200% increase in leukemia in children of atomic workers
    Baseline: The parents of children with cancer were compared for occupation to discern if those adults who worked with radiation had more children with cancer than those who worked in other jobs.
    (Roman E. et al. “Case-control Study of Leukemia and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Among Children Aged 0-4 years Living in West Berkshire and North Hampshire Health Districts.” BMJ 1993 #306)
  21. 287% increase in cancer incidence in children of nuclear workers who received internal radiation in England
    Baseline: The parents of children with cancer were compared for occupation to discern if those adults who worked with radiation had more children with cancer than those who worked in other jobs.
    (Sorahan T. Roberts PJ. “Childhood Cancer and Paternal Exposure to Ionizing Radiation: Preliminary Findings From the Oxford Survey of Childhood Cancers.” American Journal of Industrial Medicine, v 23: 343-354. 1993)
  22. 250% increase in all cancers among atomic workers.
  23. 190% increase in leukemia incidence
    Baseline: General Population
    (Kendall. GM. et al. “Mortality and Occupational Exposure to Radiation: First Analysis of the National Registry for Radiation Workers.” BMJ v 304: 220-5. 1992)

    FROM FRANCE
  24. 500% increase in childhood leukemia in children visiting the beach once a week near the French nuclear reprocessing facility at LaHague
  25. 760% increase in childhood leukemia if they ate the local fish regularly
  26. 345% increase in childhood leukemia associated with drinking well water from the vicinity of the nuclear facility
    Baseline: Observed leukemia cases were compared to expected leukemia cases.
    (Viel JF. Pobel D. Incidence of Leukaemia in Young People Around the La Hague Nuclear Waste Reprocessing Plant: A Sensitivity Analysis.” Statistics in Medicine, v 14: 2459-2472. 1995)
  27. 1200% increase in all cancers exist around the Sellafield, (formerly Windscale) reprocessing facility and of these.
  28. 600-1000% increase in leukemia of children whose fathers were exposed to certain amounts of radiation prior to conception
  29. 1000% increase in lymphoma was found in children near a reprocessing facility in Cumbria
    Baseline: Local and Area Controls
    (Gardner et al. “Results of Case-control Study of Leukemia and Lymphoma Among Young People Near Sellafield Nuclear Plant in West Cumbria.” BMJ v 300. February 17, 1990)
  30. 1000% increase in leukemia incidence in children living near a nuclear reprocessing facility
    Baseline: Children of the same age in the same area prior to the facility’s operation.
    (Heasman et al. “Childhood Leukemia in Northern Scotland.” Lancet, v 1:266. 1986)
  31. 27.3% increase in all cancer deaths among atomic workers exposed to internal doses of radiation
    Baseline: Comparison of worker deaths and radiation exposure levels.
    (Morgenstern H. Froines J. Epidemiologic Study to Determine Possible Adverse Effects to Rocketdyne/Atomics International Workers from Exposure to Ionizing Radiation. State of California Health and Welfare Agency. June 1997)
  32. 500% increase in leukemia among Utah nuclear bomb test Downwinders
  33. 121% increase in thyroid cancer incidence in the same group
  34. 200% increase in breast cancer
  35. 700% increase in bone cancer
    Baseline: Utah Mormons exposed to bomb fallout are compared to all Utah Mormons.
    (Johnson CJ. “Cancer Incidence in an Area of Radioactive Fallout Downwind From the Nevada Test Site.” JAMA, v 251 n 2: 231-6. January 13, 1984)
  36. a greater then 120% increase in thyroid cancer in those who drank milk laced with Iodine-131 from atmospheric nuclear weapons tests
    Baseline: Estimated cases are based on dose reconstruction where estimated exposures were between 6-112 rads per individual child in the bombs’ plumes.
    (Ortmeyer P. Makhijani A. “Let Them Drink Milk.” The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Nov/Dec. 1997)
  37. 200% increase in lung cancer in women who received radiation treatments for breast cancer
    Baseline: Breast cancer patients treated with radiation were compared to those who were treated only by other methods.
    (Bishop JE. “Study Links Breast Cancer Treatment to Higher Risk of the Disease in Lungs.” The Wall Street Journal, May 14, 1993: B6)
  38. 66—96% increase in early cancer deaths due to background radiation
    Baseline: Deaths of children living with different radiation levels are compared for cancer.
    (Kneale GW. Stewart AM. “Childhood Cancers in the UK and their Relation to Background Radiation.” Radiation and Health. 1987)
This list was compiled by Cindy Folkers & Mary Olson on 4/24/98, Nuclear Information & Resource Service, 1424 16 th St, NW Suite 404, Washington, DC 20036 (202)328-0002 -- it is arbitrarily based on what studies are on file at NIRS. 


A partial list of non-cancer health effects of human exposure to radiation:
Downs Syndrome
Hydrocephaly
Microhydrocephaly
Cleft Lip and Palate
Epilepsy
Kidney and Liver Damage
Thyroid Disease
Low Birth weight
Increased Infant Mortality
Increased Stillbirth
Genetic Mutations/Chromosomal Aberrations
Spinal Defects
Congenital Malformations

NUCLEAR POWER JUST KEEPS ON KILLING!

March 24, 2009 : As the thirtieth anniversary of America’s most infamous industrial accident approaches, we mourn the deaths that accompanied the biggest string of lies ever told in US industrial history.

As news of the accident poured into the global media, the public was assured there were no radiation releases.

That quickly proved to be false.

The public was then told the releases were controlled and done purposely to alleviate pressure on the core. 
Both those assertions were false.  

The public was told the releases were "insignificant." 

But stack monitors were saturated and unusable, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission later told Congress it did not know—and STILL does not know—how much radiation was released at Three Mile Island, or where it went.  

Using unsubstantiated estimates of how much radiation was released, the government issued average doses allegedly received by people in the region, which it assured the public were safe.  

But the estimates were utterly meaningless, among other things ignoring the likelihood that high doses of concentrated fallout could come down heavily on specific areas.  

The public was told there was no melting of fuel inside the core.
But robotic cameras later showed a very substantial portion of the fuel did melt. 


The public was told there was no danger of an explosion. 
But there was, as there had been at Michigan’s Fermi reactor in 1966.

In 1986, Chernobyl Unit Four did explode. 

The public was told there was no need to evacuate anyone from the Three Mile area.  
But Pennsylvania Governor Richard Thornburgh then evacuated pregnant women and small children.  

Unfortunately, many were sent to nearby Hershey, which was showered with fallout. 

In fact, the entire region should have been immediately evacuated.  

It is standard wisdom in the health physics community that—due in part to the extreme vulnerability of human embryos, fetuses and small children, as well as the weaknesses of old age—there is no safe dose of radiation, and none will ever be found.   

The federal government did nothing to track the health histories of the region’s residents.  

 
In fact, the most reliable studies were conducted by local residents like Jane Lee and Mary Osborne, who went door-to-door in neighborhoods where the fallout was thought to be worst.  

Their surveys showed very substantial plagues of cancer, leukemia, birth defects, respiratory problems, hair loss, rashes, lesions and much more.   

Data unearthed by radiologist Dr. Ernest Sternglass of the University of Pittsburgh, and statisticians Jay Gould (now deceased) and Joe Mangano of New York have led to strong assertions of major public health impacts.  


On-going work by Sternglass and Mangano clearly indicates that "normal" reactor radiation releases of far less magnitude that those at TMI continue to have catastrophic impacts on local populations.

A series of interviews conducted by Robbie Leppzer and compiled in a  “a two-hour public radio documentary VOICES FROM THREE MILE ISLAND give some indication of the horrors experienced by the people of central Pennsylvania."


PLEASE, PLEASE , WATCH THAT AND PASS IT ON TO OTHERS.

VICTIMS HAVE NO RECOURSE. 
Some 2,400 area residents have long-since filed a class action lawsuit demanding compensation for the plague of death and disease visited upon their families.  


In the past quarter-century they have been denied access to the federal court system, which claims there was not enough radiation released to do such harm.  

TMI’s owners did quietly pay out millions in damages to area residents whose children were born with genetic damage, among other things.  

The payments came in exchange for silence among those receiving them.  

But for all the global attention focused on the accident and its health effects, there has never been a binding public trial to test the assertion by thousands of conservative central Pennsylvanians that radiation from TMI destroyed their lives.  


So while the nuclear power industry continues to assert that "no one died at Three Mile Island," it refuses to allow an open judicial hearing on the hundreds of cases still pending.  

Meanwhile, the death toll from America’s worst industrial catastrophe continues to rise.  

More than ever, it is shrouded in official lies and desecrated by a reactor-pushing “renaissance” hell-bent on repeating the nightmare on an even larger scale.

IT HAS BEEN THE SAME AT THE HANFORD SITE IN WASHINGTON, THE SAME AT FERMI NEAR DETROIT IN 1966, THE SL-1 REACTOR NEAR IDAHO FALLS IN 1961...


AT LEAST 3/4ths OF ALL U.S. NUCLEAR PLANTS HAVE LEAKED! 

THE REST ARE FAILING QUICKLY.

Like rust under a car, corrosion has propagated for decades along the hard-to-reach, wet underbellies of the reactors — generally built in a burst of hasty construction during the 1960s and 1970s.



The number and severity of the leaks has been escalating, even as federal regulators extend the licenses of more and more reactors across America. 

Tritium, which is a radioactive form of hydrogen, has leaked from at least 48 of 65 sites, according to U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission records reviewed as part of the AP's yearlong examination of safety issues at aging nuclear power plants.  



Over the history of the U.S. industry, more than 400 known radioactive leaks of all kinds of substances have occurred, the activist Union of Concerned Scientists reported in September.

Nuclear engineer Bill Corcoran, an industry consultant who has taught NRC personnel how to analyze the cause of accidents, said that since much of the piping is inaccessible and carries cooling water, the worry is ,if the pipes leak, there could be a meltdown. 

[READ THE REST OF THIS USA TODAY ARTICLE HERE http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/money/industries/energy/2011-06-27-nuclear-plant-leaks_n.htm ]

NOW...NOW DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHY I SO OFTEN WRITE OF SUCH THINGS AS FUKUSHIMA, HANFORD, WIPP, AND THE OTHER NUCLEAR FACILITIES THAT CREATE THE HELL THESE CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE LIVING? 

CHILDREN DON'T MAKE DECISIONS TO LIVE NEAR SUCH PLACES...ADULTS DO.
CHILDREN DON'T BUILD SUCH THINGS...ADULTS DO.

AND THE DEAD HAVE NO VOICE...EXCEPT MINE AND OTHERS WHO CARE.



[Two videos, for all who care, are available for viewing beneath my list of sources....]



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SOURCES ...PEER-REVIEWED...
***"SCHOLARLY, PEER-REVIEWED" EVIDENCE:
I FOUND THOUSANDS, LITERALLY THOUSANDS!


BELOW ARE JUST A VERY FEW.


READ! LEARN! THINK! 


1, http://www.hindawi.com/journals/isrn/2011/257943/

External exposure to ionizing radiation produces DNA 
damage and increases the rates of cancers such as 
thyroid, lung, and breast cancers and leukemia [5]. 
The most dramatic effect on physical health resulting 
from exposure to fallout from the Chernobyl disaster 
has been an increased incidence of thyroid cancer [67]. 
These thyroid tumors have a particularly high rate of 
rearranged during transfection (RET)/PTC 
rearrangements (57–67%, mainly PTC3) [689].

2. 
Health Effects of the Chernobyl Accident and Special 

Health Care Programmes, Report of the UN Chernobyl Forum, 
Expert Group “Health”, World Health Organization, 2006.

3. 
K. Hamatani, H. Eguchi, R. Ito et al., “RET/PTC 

rearrangements preferentially occurred in papillary 
thyroid cancer among atomic bomb survivors exposed 
high radiation dose,” Cancer Research, vol. 68, no. 17, 
pp. 7176–7182, 2008.
 View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar ·
 View at PubMed · View at Scopus 

4. M. C. Mahoney, S. Lawvere, K. L. Falkner et al., 

“Thyroid cancer incidence trends in Belarus: 
examining the impact of Chernobyl,” International 
Journal of Epidemiology, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 1025–1033, 
2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar ·
 View at PubMed

5. http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/3579003
The thyroid gland of children is especially vulnerable

 to the carcinogenic action of ionizing radiation. 
To provide insights into various modifying influences 
on risk, seven major studies with organ doses to 
individual subjects were evaluated. Five cohort studies

6. 
http://rpd.oxfordjournals.org/content/141/1/101.full.pdf+html 



7. http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/30/1/125.long  

Patterns of acute leukaemia occurrence among children
in the Chernobyl region

To ascertain the effect of in utero radiation exposure
and the development of leukaemia
The Chernobyl
radiation accident is undoubtedly the greatest environmental
catastrophe in the history of mankind. 

Vast areas of Europe were contaminated by radioactive fallout.
In the Ukraine alone it is estimated that more than 4 million people
were exposed to radiation.
1  While this accident happened over a decade ago (26 April 1986), it will be several more decades before the exact health
consequences are known.


8. http://www.ratical.org/radiation/Chernobyl/HEofC25yrsAC.html 

International Advisory Committee. The International Chernobyl Project.
Technical Report. IAEA, Vienna (1991)

De Cort M, Dubois G, Fridman ShD, Germenchuk MG, Izrael YuA,
Janssens A, Jones AR,
Kelly GN, Kvasnikova EV, Matveenko II, Nazarov IM,
.Pokumeiko YuM, Sitak VA, Stukin
ED, Tabachny LYa. Tsaturov YuS and Avdyushin SI (1998)
Atlas of Caesium Deposition
on Europe after the Chernobyl Accident. EUR Report 16733.
Office for Official Publications
of the European Communities, Luxembourg


Populations which were particularly exposed to radiation 
by the Chernobyl catastrophe
  1. Clean-up workers (liquidators):
    830,000 (Yablokov 2010)
  2. Evacuees from the 30 km zone and other highly 
  3. contaminated zones:
    350,400 (Yablokov, 2010)
  4. The population of the heavily irradiated zones in Russia, 
  5. Belarus and Ukraine:
    8,300,000 (Yablokov, 2010)
  6. European population in zones with minor exposure to radiation:
    600,000,000 (Fairlie, 2007)

NOTHING WRITTEN, NOT ALL OF IT TOGETHER, COMPARES TO EVEN ONE DAY SPENT WITH FAMILIES LIVING THESE DISASTERS. 


IF YOU REALLY WANT THE TRUTH, GO TALK WITH THOSE WHO ARE SURVIVING THESE "ACCIDENTS" AND "LEAKS".  


PLEASE VISIT "CHERNOBYL CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL"... PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN THERE, ARE THERE NOW AND WHO WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW THE TRUTH SO THESE FAMILIES CAN BE HELPED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, WILL EDUCATE YOU, IF YOU WISH TO FACE THE FACTS WITH THEM.   



FOR ANY WHO PREFER TO "HEAR IT FROM THE UNITED NATIONS", THEY, TOO, HAVE A LONG, LONG LIST OF ARTICLES, DOCUMENTATION, ETC, ABOUT THESE CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES, ABOUT THE ONGOING SAGA.

GO <HERE> AND CHOOSE A FEW TO READ.

FOR THOSE WHO PREFER VIDEO, THERE ARE PLENTY OF THOSE, BUT WILL A VIDEO CONVINCE YOU?









40 comments:

  1. My heart breaks to see
    Is this our future ?
    thank you

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    1. Well, well, what have we here?
      Hello, "Chelsei"... are you a PHYSICIAN freshly back from a fact-finding mission to Chernobyl?
      What credentials do you have that you can back up that "BS" with? ANYTHING of a scientific or medical degree? Years of study on this particular subject?
      WOW, are you a "nuclear expert", huh?
      Are you someone who lives NEAR a nuclear facility and have NEVER seen a case of CANCER or DEFORMITY in babies or anyone?
      Did someone invite you to the Tea Room?
      Wasn't me!
      Did you stumble upon it and leave that genius comment with some sort of knowledge you could not articulate, just decided to call "BS"?
      What the hell, do tell us.

      Credentials, please.

      Having seen what you call your blog, all I see is a DENIER...someone who can't face long-gathered FACTS, scientific data, decades of research,. peer-reviewed papers in reputable journals.

      "BS" seems to be to your liking, looking at your little "Google+" page. So MUCH denial!

      Call "BS", back it up.
      Those are MY RULES here on MY blog.
      Put up or shut up.

      You can stick your head in the sand as so many do, deny all you want, but all that gets you is a sunburned ass.
      Nuclear facilities KILL, maim, cause birth defects. PROVEN FACTS.
      Those photos, do you think those are not REAL kids?
      All you seem to have is unfounded HOPE, hope "It just ain't so!", right?
      Try looking at the pix again....ignore the "big words", just look at the photographic evidence.
      "Shit happens", old girl....this is just ONE such pile, and those ARE real kids.
      Look at them awhile, tell us what you see....or, don't.

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    2. who ever said this is bs is a moron and needs to be thrown inside a nuclear reactor

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    3. @ Roman Kartsev, sir, there are days I agree with you, but then I can't imagine doing so to any living creature, having seen first-hand the slow death of radiation. I just wish all of us could somehow get it through the dense fogs inside so many heads that we don't NEED nuclear energy. Or nuclear bombs. As you can see, though photos, videos, scientific studies, news reports have all documented these children, even as many who treated them have come forward to speak for them, those who HATE HUMANITY or who just HATE CHILDREN(?) and can BLIND THEMSELVES to the hard EVIDENCE will just make lame excuses and pretend it doesn't matter or isn't true. HOW BLIND are those who see such things and yet refuse to acknowledge they EXIST?
      Thank you for reading, for taking the time to post a comment. I hope that you and all you love are well.

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  3. I have been to Guarapari in Brazil armed with a geiger counter, and the radiation on the beaches there is just as high (or low if you will) as now in Chernobyl. Similar situations you find all over the world, Kerala, Ramsar, Jang-Yiang, and no sign of extra cancer there, nor malformed babies.Radiation CAN be dangerous, but the low doses that happened in Chernobyl and Fukushima simply cannot caus important health effects. Stop you hysterical scaremongering.

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    1. I AM RETIRED FROM MEDICINE.
      I ASSURE YOU THAT ALL BUT ONE OF OUR PATIENTS, WHEN FACED WITH THE TRUTH OF THEIR PROGNOSIS OF A SHORTENED LIFE, WHEN FACED WITH THE TRUTH OF THEIR IMPENDING DEATH, ALL WANTED TO KNOW THE DETAILS, WHAT TO EXPECT, WHAT WOULD HAPPEN NEXT, IN A WEEK, A MONTH, A YEAR, IF THEY HAD A YEAR.
      I MYSELF HAVE FACED CANCER 3 TIMES.
      I NEVER WANTED TO BE KEPT IN THE DARK.
      I WANTED KNOWLEDGE, ALL OF IT, SO I COULD MOUNT A COUNTER-ATTACK.
      WITH KNOWLEDGE, I WON!
      I WON 3 TIMES!
      I WANT ALL PEOPLE TO BE ARMED WITH KNOWLEDGE.
      THAT EMPOWERS US, IT DOESN'T SCARE US, IT EMPOWERS US.
      IGNORANCE IS NEVER BLISS...IT'S JUST IGNORANCE.
      THOSE WHO CAN, SHOULD MOVE FAR AWAY FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES.
      MILLIONS WANT TO BUT DON'T HAVE THE $$$ NECESSARY.
      WE SHOULD HELP THEM ESCAPE.
      WE SHOULD HELP THEM LIVE!
      WE SHOULD HELP THEM UNDERSTAND!
      SO THEY, TOO, MIGHT WIN THEIR BATTLES!

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    2. Low doses ?? Instead of doing much to try to protect their citizens from Fukushima, Japan, the U.S. and the EU all just raised the radiation levels they deem “safe”. Nuclear expert Arnie Gundersen says that high-level friends in the State Department told him that Hillary Clinton signed a pact with her counterpart in Japan agreeing that the U.S. will continue buying seafood from Japan, despite that food not being tested for radioactive materials.
      American and Canadian authorities have virtually stopped monitoring airborne radiation, and are not testing fish for radiation. (Indeed, the EPA did reacted to Fukushima by raising “acceptable” radiation levels.)”

      Children in California given iodine pills for thyroid protecti

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    3. Thanks for your comment.
      In too few years, we will see Chernobyl repeated around the globe in all the areas hardest hit by Fukushima.
      That thought causes me much grief.
      To know that the unborn innocents who will then be affected at some future time will never know health nor hope for a good future, a long life full of daily joy, is to know the thoughts of all the parents who will daily grieve for those children.
      Chernobyl should have taught us to stop depending on nuclear energy.
      It supplies very little of what we require.
      It robs us of far too much.

      How many more precious children will we sacrifice on the altar of the ATOM?
      How many more will we watch struggle as these children of Chernobyl do?
      How much more will we tolerate before we stop tolerating the harm to children and to the families who must watch them be born into such misery?

      I am become quite cynical in my declining years, but still I hold onto a ray of hope that humanity will become, at last, HUMANE.

      BUT, if we do NOT learn, we WILL perish in our ignorance.
      For me, each of those innocent faces says, "LEARN! LEARN FROM ME!"

      WILL WE?

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  4. IS ENGLISH OKAY WITH YOU, THEO?
    THIS ISN'T AN ARTICLE OF ASSUMPTIONS, THIS IS AN ARTICLE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC AND PEER-REVIEWED PROOF.
    PEER-REVIEWED DATA SHOWS CONSIDERABLE INCREASE IN CANCERS AT CHERNOBYL, AT HANFORD, AT FUKUSHIMA..
    ALL THOSE ARTICLES CAN BE TRANSLATED FOR YOU, IF YOU NEED THAT.

    LOOK AT THE 'PICTURES' AND THERE'S REALLY NO NEED TO READ, IS THERE?
    THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S IMAGES SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.

    GO TO THE AREA AROUND AMERICA'S HANFORD FACILITY, GO OVER TO THE JAPANESE COMMUNITY AROUND THE DEMOLISHED NUCLEAR PLANT THERE, GO SPEND TIME WITH DOCTORS WHO ARE TREATING BIRTH DEFECTS, 'SPONTANEOUS ABORTIONS', THYROID DISEASE, LEUKEMIAS, OR TALK TO THE HEARTBROKEN MOTHERS, OR ASK THE LOCAL JAPANESE VETERINARIANS HOW THOSE RADIATED ANIMALS ARE DOING.
    ASK FARMERS AND FISHERMEN WHAT THEY'RE SEEING AFTER 4 LONG YEARS.

    TRY, THEO, TRY GOING TO THE SOURCE, TRY REALLY LOOKING AT THE FILM, PHOTOS, ONLINE PLEAS BY PARENTS IN ALL THE AFOREMENTIONED AREAS TO HELP SAVE THEIR CHILDREN!
    MAYBE YOU DON'T CARE ABOUT CHILDREN, BUT I DO, MANY DO.

    THE MAN WHO SPENT SO MUCH TIME FILMING THE CHILDREN OF CHERNOBYL CARES, AS DO ALL WHO HAD THOSE CHILDREN.
    YOU WHO ARE SO TERRIFIED OF FACTS THAT YOU DENY EVEN VIDEO PROOF MUST BE REALLY TERRIFIED.
    I'M NOT.
    THIS IS NOT ABOUT FEAR NOR BEING TERRIFIED.
    IT'S ABOUT ENDING THE ABOMINATION THAT IS NUCLEAR ENERGY.
    WE DON'T NEED IT.
    IT KILLS US.
    ONE RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPE CAN KILL, PROVEN, ACCEPTED & STATED BY THE ATOMIC ENERGY COMMISSION.
    JUST THE TRUTH.
    IF TRUTH SCARES YOU, I FEEL REALLY SORRY FOR YOU.
    LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE HYSTERICAL, THEO.
    CALM DOWN...JUST ACCEPT IT FOR WHAT IT IS.
    OH, AND WHY DON'T YOU MOVE YOU & YOUR FAMILY UP NEXT TO THE HANFORD NUCLEAR FACILITY, SINCE YOU SEE IT AS SAFE?
    DIRT CHEAP LAND THERE, THEO!
    THEN YOU, TOO, CAN BE LIKE SOME OF MY CLOSEST FRIENDS WHO LIVE IN OREGON, DOWNWIND...EVERY MEMBER OF THEIR FAMILY HAS BEEN SERIOUSLY, SOME FATALLY AFFECTED BY HANFORD.
    THEY AND ABOUT 2,000 OTHER FAMILIES THERE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO TELL US THE CONSEQUENCES OF THAT HANFORD SITE, BUT FOLKS LIKE YOU JUST DON'T WANNA LISTEN.

    MAKE THE MOVE, THEO, SNUGGLE UP TO NUCLEAR POWER AND STOP YOUR HYSTERIA.
    IF NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS ARE SAFE, YOU GO LIVE THERE, LET US KNOW HOW THAT WORKS OUT FOR YOU, OK?
    THANX.

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  5. WANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH PEOPLE WHO CARE?
    WANT MORE FACTS?

    GO TO : http://www.chernobyl-international.com/about-chernobyl/facts-and-figures

    More than one million children continue to live in contaminated zones.
    The mortality rates among the population already outstrip their birth rates.

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  6. The exclusion zone, known as “Death Valley,” has been increased from 30 to 70 square kilometres. No humans will ever be able to live in it again.

    IN 2012, CNN PRESENTED THIS VIDEO AND ARTICLE, 29 YEARS HAD PASSED WHEN THIS WAS REPORTED, SO, NO, NO CHERNOBYL IS NOT "OVER".

    http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/25/world/iyw-chernobyl-children/

    Some of the contaminants infecting the soil and air, such as plutonium, have a half-life of 24,400 years.

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  7. When I was a child about 8 or 9 in the 60's I had repeated nightmares that people carried around radioactive pennies in their pockets, slowly poisoning themselves with mutations. No one knew. It was their money after all and everyone is attached to their money, even if it is only an insignificant penny.

    I knew, and it terrified me. No one else wanted to know, and the mass denial was as frightening as the actual threat. Knowing the truth in the middle of a conspiracy of suppression of truth is a huge burden, even more so for a child without all the "reality distractions" of adulthood.

    So when 3 Mile Island, and Chernobyl, and now Fukushima blew I knew the magnitude of what this would mean for the entire world. The closest thing I could relate it to was the angel of death that invisibly swept over Egypt in the last plague that God sent to motivate Pharaoh to release the Israelites. Radiation is a lot like the angel of death--invisible to all the senses, and deadly, though this visitation doesn't just focus on the first born boys. One theme persists-- the children are still the most vulnerable. The sins of the fathers are visited on the children, and to many more than just 3 or 4 generations.

    There was 1 remedy: eat the Passover meal as prescribed and paint the blood of the lamb over the door post. Millennia have past since that first Passover, and 2000 years ago, the perfection of that sacrifice happened on Calvary: the sinless Passover Lamb was crucified for the world's sins, including our hubris to split the atom and make bombs as part of the military industrial complex, test bombs all over the fragile ecosystems of our little planet, drop bombs on cultural enemies, and think the energy from radiation could be used to cook our meals and heat our homes, and the waste disposed of without contamination. Yes, Christ died for our collective hubris. And if you don't believe that this whole industry is based on sin and evil, look at the video again.

    The Passover didn't stop with the sacrifice, it had a protection, a solution.

    So I took out my red sharpie and got on a chair and wrote on the top of the door molding on every door of my house, "The blood of the sinless Passover Lamb protects this house." The solution is faith in the same supernatural power that protected Israel from the angel of death, and the same supernatural power that raised Jesus from the dead. Death of the sinless One as a payment for the death of many who actually deserve it. We who use this corrupt energy to write our emails and do every other frivolous thing with electricity, are actually colluding with the consequences of death it entails. So I did this seemingly childish act as an actual prayer asking God to stay the death sentence of radiation--what is possible with God is impossible in the natural.

    Maybe it will work, and I won't get cancer. Or maybe I will die like the others from one of the many ways radiation destroys life. But the resurrection is a promise that those who believe God raised Jesus from the dead, will be raised from the dead when He returns. And the earth that we have systematically destroyed will melt into a radioactive cinder in the end times predicted in the books of Zachariah, Daniel, Mathew, Thessalonians and Revelation. You don't have to believe any of this, but what do you have to loose? The evil genie is already out and there is nothing in science that can reverse it.

    Like I said, you can be a scoffer, and may or may not believe any of this. But it does give a spiritual spin on something that makes no sense at all. How can the short term profits of one generation destroy the planet for the rest of time? Like our host has written, the evidence is everywhere documented that the scientists knew what they were doing, and did it anyway. There is no other word for it but evil. The angel of death has a new assignment.

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    1. Thank you for your time and effort and bravery in this comment, 'Anonymous'.
      We each live our convictions, and may all have the FREEDOM to do so always.

      When it comes to children, to innocents, I am dedicated to their safety and wish all could enjoy health and a clean environment, have parents and communities who care deeply for them, who protect them and cherish them.

      To see any less both breaks my heart and summons an incredible anger which I often choose not to hide.

      How very good will be the day when NO child wants for anything!
      May that Day hasten its coming!

      Blessings like rain...

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  8. God Bless you for the work you are doing to wake up the population on the dangers of nuclear energy. "Safe" nuclear energy is and always has been a ruse and deceitful facade in order to build nuclear bombs. Nuclear anything is the ultimate weapon of destruction and kills indiscriminately in a slow but steady genocide and ecocide. Now that we have uncontrollable multiple nuclear meltdowns in Fukushima spreading its radioactive poisons across the air and waters, we are witnessing the slow demise of this planet. Most likely Mother Earth will end up looking a lot like Mars, unable to sustain life. We can thank our psychopathic, power-hungry "leaders" who took us down this path along with an apathetic populace too brainwashed or self-absorbed to educate themselves on the real dangers of nuclear power, and too lazy to mount real resistance and demand for change. I deeply appreciate the difficult work you are doing to speak truth to power.

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  9. @ Doreen M...I deeply apprecite your comment. I realize my 'passion' about things involving children and things that poison our earth and any/all of us, but it's so unnecessary for such things to plague us.
    Mankind knows better, but does not take the futures of our children or this earth into consideration when they try to devise ways to make money.
    Nuclear energy never was a sane choice.
    It never was going to be the "cheap energy" it was touted to be.
    We can most assuredly do without it as Germany is demonstrating, as other nations and island states are showing us.
    Our children ARE our future and what we leave to them, whether nuclear waste or a nontoxic world, is up to us, all of us, each of us.
    I am weary of hearing, "I'm just one person, my voice doesn't count."
    When that voice is raised for the voiceless, it counts plenty!

    As for the "deniers", I am convinced that simple FEAR makes them deny.
    As I often say, KNOWLEDGE YIELDS POWER, and it cancels fear.

    What I write, what I say every day I live is never to cause fear, but to eradicate it.
    Fear robs and destroys.
    Knowledge builds and fills all the voids that create fear.

    May we all know a better world, and if we care, if we truly CARE, we can't do anything BUT force change, demand justice, honor, TRUTH!
    And whatever sacrifice that takes, we sacrifice.
    It will be worth it...because the children will LIVE.
    And they will thank us.

    All the best, blessings like rain.

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    1. I guess no one had a color camera in the mid 80s in Russia. Fake.
      http://pripyat.com/en/articles/ten-myths-about-chernobyl-disaster.html

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    2. r macg, I guess you MISSED the part that these photos are fairly RECENT, that they are a series taken as a DOCUMENTARY, that these are by NO MEANS the WORST of what is seen there TODAY. The photographer has an EXHIBIT & has been dedicated to thisproject for years, and I, as well as many, many physicians can assure you, they are by no means fake. Read. Go search the internet. These birth defects are COMMON in that area. Sad to see you obviously don't give a damn.

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  10. r macg left us a link to ONE purely propaganda website. The Tea Romm has left dozens of links to ongoing and past medical studies done for the sake of the very children pictured here. I offered a link to a site where those who want to help can do so.
    Only the BLIND, or should I say the SELF-BLINDED will refuse to read and inquire with those involved in the aid to this place, these people. Only a COWARD will refuse to seek and find the TRUTH, go to the PEOPLE who are affected TODAY, ask THEM, not some damned lying government that's COVERING UP their blunder.
    IN 2006, SPIEGEL ONLINE DID A GREAT SERIES OF ARTICLES WITH PHOTOS OF THIS AFTERMATH. READ, LEARN, ACCEPT IT LIKE THESE CHILDREN MUST!
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/chernobyl-s-aftermath-the-pompeii-of-the-nuclear-age-a-411684-3.html DENIAL IS USELESS.

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  11. Millions of people live in areas with level of radiation far more than what you find at Chernobyl.
    I dare to say that everything showed is based upon wish to bring us back to the Stone Age.
    A few children are born with major defects. I have helped some of them; it was long time before Chernobyl.
    Although I should know better, I ask you to look at http://wp.me/p1RKWc-ea

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    1. @Thorkil Soe, I have read now for almost 7 hours before posting your comment. I have followed links, read more.
      We each come to knowledge by whatever method we choose.
      It's rather like opening doors to rooms we have never seen.
      Perhaps we shyly peek in, don't see anything that captures our interests, or perhaps we see something that is a bit 'scary' and so we gently or quickly, close that door.
      I like to burst into rooms of knowledge, surprise the contents, perhaps so I can see a few things that might escape notice before they are hidden.
      And what hides such things from many?
      Oh, prejudices, social taboos, restrictions placed upon us by others or by ourselves that block "full impact"...many, many things cause our untamed minds to stop the flow of whatever information we do NOT seek.
      We can STOP that, but we must learn to allow the mind full freedom to "think beyond us".

      Would that we spoke a common language.
      I am not fluent in yours and such barriers make things difficult. Some words do not lend themselves to 'translation'.

      Clarify for me, if you will, that you are saying thousands, or even hundreds, if you prefer, of these children in that area today do not exist, are not born with these defects.

      That alone will tell me all I need to know about your comment.
      Do these children exist in the places where these photos were taken or not?
      DO these children exist today?

      As for the Stone Age, since none of us were alive at that point in history, we may have a clouded opinion of that era.
      Perhaps, to those who lived then, it was an "EDEN", a glorious time?
      Because NONE of US lived then, how would we know?

      I am older than you, so I take some liberty by my age, an excuse I like to use when I come into another's "space".

      We will, surely, each CHOOSE what to believe.
      I chose to believe these children exist when I saw them with my own eyes, when I wept into their hair as I held some of them.

      You, sir, may certainly CHOOSE what you believe, but do afford me an answer as to whether or not you deny that they exist and that such are born each year.

      Assumptions are cursed things, and we should not allow them.
      You assumed I would not read your link, or perhaps even post your comment. I read for 7 hours and am going back to it now.
      I assume nothing, I certainly hope. I hope I have bridled my mind well enough to prevent assumptions, so I bluntly ask, rather than assume.

      I will offer you something as regards your references to Wikilpedia. Wikipedia is a "joke" here in America, written by anyone who cares to write, sans education, sans expertise, sans just about anything. We do well to avoid citing Wikipedia, though some articles offer excellent documentation at other sites considered valid.

      I sincerely hope that you are well.
      Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment.

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  12. TO ALL WHO HOLD TO THE HORMESIS THEORY:
    YES! PLEASE DRINK THE RADON TEA!
    YES, PLEASE SLEEP WITH ROCKS OF URANIUM VERY NEAR YOUR HEADS AT NIGHT!
    I HAVE SOME FRIENDS ON A FEW "INDIAN RESERVATIONS" WITH NUCLEAR WASTE SO CLOSE BY, AND FOR JUST A FEW DOLLARS, THEY WILL LET YOU COME AND SLEEP OVER AS LONG AS YOU CAN PAY ROOM AND BOARD!
    SOME ARE LOACTED NEAR OLD URANIUM MINES! WHAT A GLOW-IN-THE-DARK SPA THAT WILL BE FOR YOU!
    YES, ALL HORMESIS BELIEVERS, EAT, DRINK, LIVE WITH ALL THE RADIATION YOU FEEL YOU NEED!

    PLEASE DO...REALLY, PLEASE DO.
    CONVINCE AS MANY AS YOU CAN HOW GRAND IS RADIATION.

    GO NOW, GO IN PEACE...ONCOLOGY AWAITS YOUR SOON-COMING...

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  13. Someone tried to comment who offered the following link...you used the "F-bomb" word a few times, so your comment was deleted without posting, but I will drop the link anyway because it perplexes me so.

    It was an MIT study...and the link was not to MIT, but here...
    http://scitechdaily.com/mit-study-measures-the-effects-of-low-doses-of-radiation-on-dna/

    What I find so perplexing, indeed, beyond comprehension at present time, is that the study delivered a low dose SPREAD OUT OVER TIME.
    It states that SPREAD OUT OVER TIME, a low dose, NOT GIVEN ALL AT ONCE, seemed rather harmless.

    What MIT does not seem to address is that NO NUCLEAR ACCIDENT slows itself down and pulls apart the escaping radioactive material to small increments and delivers those small increments over a period of days, weeks, or months...years, decades, etc.

    WHAT GOOD IS SUCH A STUDY WHEN ALL NUCLEAR BOMBS AND NUCLEAR FACILITY EXPLOSIONS OR MELTDOWNS DELIVE MEGA-DOSES OF HIGHLY RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL ALL AT ONCE, AND THEN KEEPS DELIVERING HIGH DOSES FOR A RATHER LONG TIME, AND THEN DELIVERS ABOVE ACCEPTABLE LEVELS FOR YEARS AFTERWARD?

    Well, anyway, take the study for whatever it's worth to you.
    If it assuages your FEAR, that's nice.

    Be sure to request any nuclear accidents or bombs slow themselves down as MIT did for their, ummm, 'study'.

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  14. Had to post a comment found on the above site...think about it...
    "This study reminds me of ‘studying’ plane crash victims.

    With all of the isotopes that exist in Nuclear Accidents, this study is like saying “We are going to research what causes death in plane crashes from the overhead compartments falling on you”

    So, 99% of the people killed in the crash were not killed by the overhead compartments falling on them, so there is a 99% survival rate in plane crash victims”

    Nice … Iodine 131 is only one isotope and it has a half life of about 8 days.

    The study only lasted 5 weeks? And they call this a long period of time?

    Come on… Let see some real Science MIT ( nice name but you lost my respect )"

    Ditto for the Tea Room...I expected much better from MIT...this seems a great waste of time, money and resources.
    Notice they repeat the phrase "SEEMS TO SHOW" without committing to a solid absolute.
    Tsk, tsk.
    WHAT WILL HAPPEN, GENETICALLY, TO ANYTHING USED IN THE STUDY IN A YEAR, 3 YEARS, 10?
    DARE WE PREDICT CANCEROUS LESIONS FORMING?
    LET MIT DO A FOLLOW-UP.
    LET'S SEE TRUE LONG-TERM OUTCOME...AS WE HAVE SEEN IN JAPAN AFTER HIROSHIMA, AND IN DOWNWINDERS IN THE SOUTHWEST AND NEAR THE HANFORD SITE, IN ISLAND NATIONS OF THE PACIFIC, IN SIMILAR STUDIES IN EUROPE, ESPECIALLY THE U.K.

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  15. I do not know what to say about all of this. I know that chernobyl was a very bad thing, and it destroyed a lot of lives. I understand all the parents and friends of the people affected.
    I understand that people do not want nuclear energy anymore, but if we do not have nuclear what will we have? Fossil? That creates pollution and hurts the earth.
    Solar? Not strong enough for the lifestyle we got used to. Hydro? Again not strong enough.
    So if we get rid of nuclear what will we have. Without nuclear we will not have much as we have now.

    Sorry to all the people hurt, but those are the facts

    and thanks for the attention

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    1. @Anonymous, whose comment did not get tossed BECAUSE it is "anonymous", because this issue NEEDS to be addressed.
      Anonymous, electric power is electric power, whether from the sun, wind, water, coal, gas, or nukes.
      THIS is the LIE Americans believe, that SOLAR or WIND, or geothermal or any of the other "alternative energy" solutions are not "strong" enough.
      All across America electric companies are PAYING families who are creating an ABUNDANCE of electricity, MORE than their homes need, for the EXTRA energy their alternative systems are generating.
      ALl over the Pacific & Islands in the Atlantic, entire populations of people, thousands, millions have dumped everything BUT solar, wind, geothermal, etc.
      Fossil fuel, you seem to think, is the ONLY way for us to have the "power" we need, but again, electricity is the same, does the same no matter how we get it.
      Nukes provide less than 15% of energy and GENERATE millions of tons of lethal WASTE that we must dispose of continuously, forever, as in it will never end if we don't stop using it.
      When will we run out of places to DUMP that? When will we have to start burying it in our own yards, then dig deeper and deeper until there is nowhere else to dig?
      Solar...wind...here where I live, maybe HALF the homes are powered by one or the other. We have every modern convenience all the rest of Americans have...appliances, internet, plenty of heat & cooling to keep homes comfy. Some got into solar when those huge panels cost thousands. Other built their own "windmills", starting small, increasing over time.
      Americans have been totally dumbed-down about solar and wind energy.
      They've been sold a bill of goods by people like our Congress who OWN STOCK in companies opposed to alternative energy. If we can get our needs met by the SUN or WIND, they can't make those two forces pay them TAXES, pay for EXISTING, make them INCORPORATE.
      It's simply about MAKING MONEY.
      If money can't be made off anything, it's destroyed in the media & in campaign ads...and Americans will buy into the lies and keep making sure our children and theirs have to figure out how to SURVIVE Nuclear energy. They simply won't be able to! The feds just RAISED "acceptable levels" of radiation AGAIN! They'll have to KEEP doing that!
      Research, look into it as an independent thinker, one who doesn't blindly follow the lead of those IN POWER.
      Resources are plentiful...as is good, clean alternative energy that is MORE than capable of giving us that lifestyle you seem to not want to lose. Just do a search on NATIONS THAT ARE GOING SOLAR...that alone should show you it CAN be done without losing COMFORT...or lives to radiation.

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  16. This will give you hope: Developing countries are racing to install wind and solar.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2015/05/19/this-will-give-you-hope-developing-countries-are-racing-to-install-wind-and-solar/

    Looking at the future of global energy, it finds that the world stands to install more than 5,500 gigawatts worth of electricity capacity between now and 2030 — spending some $ 7.7 trillion in energy investments. And “two thirds of that is going to be invested in clean energy,” said Phyllis Cuttino, director of Pew’s Clean Energy Initiative.

    What’s more, two thirds of new energy capacity will also be devoted to powering developing countries, which stand to install a monstrous 4,100 gigawatts of new capacity by 2030, more than double the current 2,800 gigawatts. So in these nations, clean energy is, unmistakably, the future.

    “Clearly the trajectory is that the market is expanding, that clean energy is going to meet the majority of demand,” Cuttino said.

    To give an example of what clean energy growth in emerging markets looks like at present, the Pew study identified the top 10 non-OECD countries for clean energy investments from 2009-2013. The countries were Thailand (# 1 with $ 5.6 billion in investment), Bulgaria (which, like Thailand, saw more than $3 billion invested just in solar), Ukraine, Kenya, Peru, Taiwan, Morocco, Vietnam, Pakistan (which led the pack with $ 1.635 billion invested in wind) and the Philippines.

    These countries, like the rest of the world, still largely rely on fossil energy — but their trajectory is unmistakable. Over the same period, from 2009 through 2013, they added just 10 percent to their fossil energy capacity, but 91 percent to their clean energy capacity, according to Pew.

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  17. I am a military dependant who was affected by Chernobyl in Munich of course base is gone I graduated there.I am 46 now and suffer with every arthritis bones deterioration ect.our own government won't help.I was athletic until I came back in 1987 that's when help went bad.even my parents whom father was command sgt major can't do anything through secrecy of government.

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    1. @ American...I wish all who are so affected might be afforded medical treatment, but that's like asking lead to become gold. I know too well about how the military works. Only two male members of my own family and extended family by marriage were NOT military, from WW2 to Korea, Vietnam, and "Desert Storm"...and some of their kids are over there right now while all of us are hoping to see them alive again. Had 4 in our lot deal with Agent Orange, 1 with "Gulf War Syndrome" & NONE were helped, just fought at every turn, denied help, and of course no one took the blame for their illnesses. Now we worry about those in the Middle East & what they may have contracted there. One young one has already battled a bad infection in his leg, one of those "rare" strains of bacteria that were INITIALLY only found in the "sandlots" over there but have made their way to Veterans' hospitals all over the U.S. He received crap treatment in Germany & is basically on his own for another 5 months before he can get back here & TRY to find better treatment. Its a damned SHAME, how neglected all of you are, those who served AND their families. I wish you well. May you BE well by whatever is necessary to make it so.

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    2. Hello! I was born in the year of Chernobyl. My mother told me story how in the last months before my delivery she instinctively avoided sun and only walked in shades as if she could sense something. I was born healthy, thank god. Or so I thought. My body had stamina but once I overreached my limit, I was scared for life. I am nearly 30 and have bad arthritis case in my fingers. I cannot say it is because of chernobyl but who knows... our parents were not informed on time. We only heard news from Sweden days later. Chernobyl is 500 km away from where we lived.

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    3. @julijakeit, Thank you for your comment. I hope that nothing worse than arthritis ever plagues you. May you be WELL. The Tea Room would greatly appreciate ANY other comments you wish to leave about life in that area and what you have seen there with your own eyes. Do you know if the work on the new sarcophagus has begun in earnest? Anything you can add at any point will be welcome here. All the best to you and your family and the people of that region.

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  18. I am a military dependant who was affected by Chernobyl in Munich of course base is gone I graduated there.I am 46 now and suffer with every arthritis bones deterioration ect.our own government won't help.I was athletic until I came back in 1987 that's when help went bad.even my parents whom father was command sgt major can't do anything through secrecy of government.

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  19. this is nuts... a bunch of grown adults arguing about children who are lost causes... what a shame. maybe instead of wasting your time on this blog, you could go do something about it.

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    1. Well, well, "anonymous", I allowed your comment because I want to award you "MOST IGNORANT, POINTLESS COMMENT OF THE YEAR".
      You must not be able to read and comprehend much. You surely MISSED the part where I DID INDEED and AM NOW "doing something" about it, doing ALL anyone CAN do SINCE NO ONE CAN MAKE RADIATION DISAPPEAR ONCE IT'S INSIDE A HUMAN BODY, YOU POOR IGNORANT BEAST.
      Once it's destroying human tissue and causing genetic damage, one TREATS the results as best one can.
      WHAT THE HELL HAVE YOU DONE,cowardly Anonymous, too cowardly to use a NAME?

      WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW BESIDES WRITING THESE KIDS OFF AS "LOST CAUSES", AS YOU SO IGNORANTLY CALL THEM?

      LET ME SCHOOL YOU ON "MY TIME"....IT IS MY TIME, MINE AND NO ONE ELSE'S & WHAT I DO WITH MY TIME IS NO MORE YOUR BLOODY BUSINESS THAN HOW EACH PERSON FEELS ABOUT THESE CHILDREN.
      IF I WANT TO SIT IN THE MIDDLE OF MY FLOOR AND DO NOTHING AT ALL BUT COUNT FLOORBOARDS, IT'S NONE OF YOUR DAMNED, SILLY BUSINESS IS IT?

      SINCE ALMOST A QUARTER MILLION OTHER PEOPLE FROM OVER 50 NATIONS HAVE READ THIS PARTICULAR POST OF THIS BLOG, MAYBE YOU SHOULD REEVALUATE ITS WORTH?

      MANY HAVE LET ME KNOW THEY MADE DONATIONS TO THE CHARITIES INVOLVED IN THE UNENDING CARE OF THESE UNFORTUNATE BUT PRECIOUS CHILDREN.
      I KNOW OF ONE WHO OPENED HER HOME TO A CHERNOBYL CHILD BEING TREATED IN THE U.S.
      STILL OTHERS WHO LIVE NEAR THOSE FACILITIES TELL ME THEY'VE DONATED TIME AND CLOTHING, SUPPLIES, ETC, BUT THOSE PEOPLE ALL DID SO WITHOUT WANTING TO MAKE A PUBLIC DISPLAY OF CARING, DID SO SIMPLY TO HELP.

      WHAT THE HELL HAVE YOU DONE, "ANONYMOUS"?
      ANYTHING BUT WRITE MAYBE THOUSANDS OF KIDS OFF AS"LOST CAUSES".

      "WHAT A SHAME"???

      THE SHAME IS WE'RE STILL ALLOWING NUKES IN ANY FORM.

      YOU ARE THE SHAME, YOU AND OTHERS LIKE YOU WHO WOULD CALL THESE KIDS "LOST CAUSES".

      NO, YOU ARE SURELY A "LOST CAUSE" AS FAR AS HAVING HUMAN COMPASSION IS CONCERNED, AREN'T YOU?

      THERE'S NO PRIZE THAT COMES WITH YOUR REWARD.
      I'D SEND YOU A BLINDFOLD SO YOU NEVER HAVE TO READ ABOUT THESE KIDS AGAIN, BUT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE ALREADY BLIND???


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    2. AS THE TEA ROOM'S SOLE MODERATOR, I HAVE POSTED MANY TIMES THAT MOST ANONYMOUS COMMENTS ARE TOSSED BECAUSE THEY TRY TO SELL SOMETHING.

      THE LAST ANONYMOUS COMMENT ABOVE IS SELLING HOPELESSNESS, IS SELLING A BILL OF GOODS THAT THESE CHILDREN ARE A "WASTE", A WASTE OF TIME, A LOST CAUSE, THAT THOSE OF US WHO CARE AND DO ALL THAT ANY OF US "AVERAGE CITIZENS" CAN DO IS POINTLESS.

      AS I SAID IN THE ARTICLE, I'VE HELD SUCH CHILDREN IN MY ARMS AND LOOKED INTO THEIR EYES.

      THEY ARE NOT "LOST CAUSES"!!!

      THEY HAVE SMILES, EVEN FACING DAYS OF PAIN, & THEY GIVE LOVE, THEY WANT TO LIVE AS MUCH AS WE DO.
      THEY ARE BRAVE, AND EVEN THE WORST AFFLICTED IS BEAUTIFUL IN WAYS FEW MAY IMAGINE.

      WE "EVERYDAY PEOPLE" CAN'T GATHER ALL THE RADIOACTIVE WASTE AND DEATH-BELCHING REACTORS AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS AND BURY THEM DEEP ENOUGH SO NO ONE IS EVER AGAIN AFFECTED BY THEM, BUT WE CAN, AND MOST OF US I MUST BELIEVE, HAVE TAKEN SOME SORT OF ACTION TO END NUCLEAR WASTE, TO MAKE OTHERS AWARE OF THE DANGERS BY POINTING TO THE INNOCENTS SUCH AS THESE AND OTHER CHILDREN DAMAGED BY "NUCLEAR ENERGY", BY NUCLEAR WEAPONS, BY MAN-MADE RADIATION.

      OLD ANONYMOUS WANTS TO SELL US THE IDEA THAT THESE KIDS ARE "LOST CAUSES".

      THERE WILL BE BOBSLED RACES ON THICK ICE IN HELL BEFORE THE TEA ROOM ACCEPTS THAT, BEFORE I BUY THAT BILL OF GOODS!

      AS LONG AS I HAVE BREATH AND CAN SIT AT THIS KEYBOARD AND TYPE, I WILL ADVOCATE FOR THESE AND ALL CHILDREN OF EARTH.

      I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO PHYSICALLY STAND AND DELIVER MEDICAL AID ANYMORE, BUT I CAN STILL RENDER SOME FORM OF AID AND I CAN STILL STAND IN OTHER WAYS FOR THESE CHILDREN, FOR ALL CHILDREN, AND I DO, AND I WILL NEVER, NEVER STOP TRYING TO SHOW OTHERS THAT WE NEED TO END NUCLEAR EVERYTHING AND PROTECT ALL CHILDREN WITH OUR OWN LIVES, IF NEED BE.

      I WILL NOT CEASE MY EFFORTS TO SEE THAT, AS MUCH AS WE POSSIBLY CAN, WE LEAVE THIS PLANET A BETTER, SAFER PLACE FOR CHILDREN.

      CHILDREN ARE BORN TRUSTING US FOR THEIR CARE, LOOKING TO US FOR THEIR NEEDS, AND WHEN YOU LOOK INTO THE EYES OF CHILDREN AFFECTED BY ANY SERIOUS HEALTH ISSUE, NO MATTER HOW DIRE, YOU WILL SEE LOVE AND HOPE LOOKING BACK AT YOU FAR MORE OFTEN THAN YOU WILL SEE "I'M A LOST CAUSE" IN THOSE BEAUTIFUL EYES!

      NO, THESE KIDS ARE NOT "LOST CAUSES"...THEY AND OTHERS LIKE THEM, ALL CHILDREN WHO FACE LIFE AFRESH EACH DAY WHAT SOME, LIKE OLD ANONYMOUS, SEE AS INSURMOUNTABLE ODDS ARE THE CHIEF CAUSE OF THE TEA ROOM'S EFFORTS TO SHOW JUST HOW PRECIOUS, HOW FRAGILE, HOW IMPORTANT HEALTH AND LIFE IN GENERAL IS, ESPECIALLY FOR OUR FUTURE GENERATIONS.

      I WILL GIVE UP ON THAT ON THE SAME DAY AS THE LAST CHILD GIVES UP ON THE WILL TO LIVE.

      I DON'T EXPECT TO EVER SEE THAT DAY!

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  20. Планета Земля стала очень маленькой и хрупкой. Человечеству нужно быть особенно осторожным, что бы жизнь на нашей планете не превратилась в ад.

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    1. Мы не считаем, насколько хрупка она. Мы не считаем, насколько хрупким является человеческое тело, подвергается воздействию радиации.
      Многие знали об опасности. Они не сказали нам. Это всегда ребенок, для которого душа моя скорбит.

      В то время как они находятся внутри своих матерей, они подвергаются нападению. Они не могут убежать. Они могут родиться только.

      Я надеюсь, что мы не позволяем таких больше. Нам не нужна ядерная энергия. Нам нужны здоровые дети.

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  21. @ Anonymous, Я боюсь, что мы слишком поздно, мой друг. Я не знаю, как к лицу мои внуки.

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  22. I was self educating tonight about what happened at Chernobyl. I have seen a few things on it, but nothing like this. I feel such love, heartbreak, sorrow, and anger for these children. I hate the word nuclear. My father worked for the labs in Los Alamos for many years. Now he is dealing with the aftermath of nuclear technology. It sickens and scares me. We had no idea what we created until it was to late. Now our world is endanger every day not only from nuclear war, but nosey scientists and they're horrid experiments, and our wonderful nuclear power plants putting us in the target for another Chernobyl. We have no way of getting rid of the waste. We have no idea what our peddling with such things is going to do to the future of our world. If I could stop it I would. These babies in this segment are the same age or a little older than me. I was three years old when Chernobyl exploded. I think if my parents had been in a different location. Maybe one of those children could have been me, and my mother would be crying asking God for miracle and to save my life. I am fortunate. Although I am not blind. I can protest and can take care of my father who has been exposed to this monster. However. I wish I could do more though. Those children they're families they all deserve more. Thank you for showing me the human element to this. I never knew. Now I'll never forget.

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    1. @ Anonymous,September 27... YOUR STATEMENT" We have no way of getting rid of the waste" is something most simply don't realize. Even if we BURY it, it's STILL THERE.
      I don't have to know the names of those whom I offer prayers and smoke for, so I will do so for your father, your family and hope for a real cure for ALL affected by the ignorance of what we created so we could dominate the world. So many of the Manhattan Project and other well-known scientists did realize too late the MONSTER they had created, but some knew before that and duped others into going ahead with unleashing hell on planet earth, forever changing all our lives.
      There never needs to be another Chernobyl, another Fukushima, another Hanford, WIPP, Three Mile Island, Windscale...All we have to do is STOP USING NUCLEAR POWER NOW, so we have a small hope for the future, perhaps millenia from now, when the world is FREE of NUKES.
      All the best.
      Thanks for reading and commenting.
      Please share with all whom you care for.
      So many just don't know....still.

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