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September 30 2019


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Soviet doctors treating Chernobyl-exposed suddenly had an unwelcome crash course in this medical problem. They found that radioactive contaminants, even at relatively low levels, infiltrated the bodies of their patients, who grew sicker each year. Gradually, health officials understood they had a public health disaster on their hands. Thousands of archival records document the catastrophe. Ukrainian doctors registered in the most contaminated regions of Kiev province an increase between 1985 and 1988 in thyroid and heart disease, endocrine and GI tract disorders, anaemia and other maladies of the blood-forming system.

In two closely watched regions of the province, infants born with congenital malformations grew from 10% to 23% between 1986 and 1988. And 46% of newborns in some fallout regions died within 28 days of life. Half of these deaths were stillborn, the other half had congenital malformations “that were not compatible with life”. 

Consultants from UN agencies dismissed the findings of scientists in Ukraine and Belarus…


June 11 2019


June 10 2018

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chernobyl liquidators cleaning radioactive dust from the roof of the chernobyl power plant..

June 07 2018


May 14 2017


Open Ukraine: Radioactive Goods Are Being Exported From Chernobyl

The 31st anniversary of Chernobyl nuclear disaster this Wednesday has attracted considerable media attention in the West. Most of the publications focused on the event itself. Some talked about the recent "accomplishments" of the Poroshenko regime - erecting a steel containment structure over the old concrete one [1], plans to build a solar power plant at the site, and so on [2].

A few articles, like the Associated Press piece (reprinted by most Western outlets - Washington Post, ABC News, Fox, Daily Mail, etc etc)  used to occasion to highlight "anti-nuclear protest in Belarus" [3].

Finally, one or two articles talked about cool projects in the exclusion zone - such as a few Polish "adventurers" moving a generator into Pripyat and turning lights on (source) - but without discussing e.g. the potential for electrical fires, which would spread radioactive smoke, or the fact that random people can freely roam Pripyat.

No one talked about the real problem - the fact that the "closed zone" around Chernobyl is no longer really "closed", and that everything of value is being looted and sold to unsuspecting buyers [4]. The interview below discusses this problem.

Interestingly, the man presenting the evidence (Alexander Medinskiy) is actually a Ukrainian nationalist - or used to be, anyway. He even fought in Donbass, but since coming back from the war, he has seen the effects of "Western democracy" on Ukraine and has become a vocal critic of the new regime, calling it corrupt, dictatorial, and criminal (and was branded a "terrorist sympathizer" in return). So, we can hear a report for an "insider", as it were.

[ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnTf-RwK7D0 ]


Tags: Chernobyl
Reposted fromswissfondue swissfondue viaanti-nuclear anti-nuclear

chart: rates of cases of health problems among the residents of northern Ukraine (per 100,000 population) after the Chernobyl disaster. Spike in the cases of circulatory system diseases stands out.

March 13 2017

— from whitefood.co.jp

May 04 2015

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blackandglitter: Дуга-3, radar system in Chernobyl

Reposted fromraZe raZe viae-gruppe e-gruppe

May 02 2015

Chernobyl Is Burning, But Who's to Blame?

As first responders fought the wildfire near the Chernobyl exclusion zone in Ukraine, panic and the conspiracy theories bloomed fast on social networks.
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April 26 2015

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April 26Chernobyl disaster: A mishandled safety test at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union ‘killed at least 4056 people and damaged almost $7 billion of property’.[3] Radioactive fallout from the accident is concentrated near Belarus, Ukraine and Russia and at least 350,000 people are forcibly resettled away from these areas. After the accident, ‘traces of radioactive deposits unique to Chernobyl were found in nearly every country in the northern hemisphere’.[3]Wikipedia


February 01 2015

Nuclear Genocide

Chernobyl Children Fukushima Children

Heart Problems and Infant Death: "The ability of Cs-137 to cause mutations in germ cells, will, in future generations, be the cause of the appearance of intra-uterine death of the fetus, congenital malformations, diseases of the fetus and newborn babies and diseases of adults associated with lack of gene activity." - "This internal irradiation of the organism is also extremely dangerous because this is combined with the ability of Cs-137 radionuclides, as well as their decay products in the form of barium, to affect the biological structure to interact with the receptor apparatus of the cell membrane, and to change the regulatory processes. A striking example of this is the violation of biophysical processes of the cell membranes of cardiomyocytes under the influence of this radionuclide, based on changes of ionic permeability. This leads ultimately to a breach in the conduction of electrical impulses in the heart."


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Reposted fromherr-samsa herr-samsa viaSzavislav Szavislav

November 18 2013

One of the most haunting photos from Chernobyl - A liquidator recovers a baby abandoned in a village home during the evacuation.
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November 12 2013

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Chernobyl Reactor 4 Control Room. Ukraine.
Source: bbcworldservice (flickr)

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