For the first 4 years after the atomic bombs were dropped on Japan, research was forbidden. During that time more than 100,000 of the weakest died. A similar pattern emerged after Chernobyl. However, the USSR authorities officially forbade doctors from connecting diseases with radiation and, like the Japanese experience, all data were classified for the first 3 years. No fewer than three billion persons inhabit areas contaminated by Chernobyl’s radionuclides. More than 50% of the surface of 13 European countries and 30% of eight other countries have been contaminated by Chernobyl fallout. Given biological and statistical laws the adverse effects in these areas will be apparent for many generations. Fukushima isn’t likely to be much different, for now anyway…
Here’s another PDF about Chernobyl with material intimately related to Fukushima. This book was originally published in 2009 by the New York Academy of Sciences at $150.00 a pop and here it is for free:
The Lone Wolf of EyeOnCitrus.Com and EyeOnCitrusRadio conversation with Arnie Gundersen on Fukushima nuclear disaster. Arnie Gundersen has 40-years of nuclear power engineering experience. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) where he earned his Bachelor Degree cum laude while also becoming the recipient of a prestigious Atomic Energy Commission Fellowship for his Master Degree in nuclear engineering. Arnie holds a nuclear safety patent, was a licensed reactor operator, and is a former nuclear industry senior vice president. During his nuclear power industry career, Arnie also managed and coordinated projects at 70-nuclear power plants in the US. A meetup with Cathy Dugan at Truck Food War at the Crystal River Mall, Cathy’s is from 93.7 K Country, Cathy wanted to sing a Christmas Carol cause Mr. Bob never let’s her, she sings a short diddy at the end of the show. Enjoy the podcast. CLICK HERE FOR THE PODCAST!