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Arnie Gundersen

Nuclear reactor engineer, expert witness, educator, whistle blower, folk hero

Cell phone: pdf | Computer; msword w/pop-ups & search engine


Arnie on CNN answer questions about the Fukushima meltdowns.

Arnie on CNN: 5 or 6 Cores of Spent Fuel at Fukushima nuclear reactor sites, Fairewinds Energy Education; https://vimeo.com/247838807


Arnie on Three Mile Island (TMI), Chernobyl & Fukushima.

Arnie Gundersen & Ben Shulman-Reed; Fairewinds Energy Education; Arnie discusses Three Mile Island (TMI), Chernobyl & Fukshima meltdowns; https://vimeo.com/213779678


Maggie Gundersen

Fairewinds Energy Education (here)

Children Suffer Nuclear Impact Worldwide (pdf, here –or– msword w/pop-ups & search engine)

 Extreme nuclear dangers | Tritium expose | Smokescreen | Hottest hot particle | Hot particles in seattle & boston | Nuclear power makes global warming worse |EPA guts protective action guidelines 

[Editor's note: Original transcript by Fairewinds; scroll down, (here). Edited oral history transcript by Nuclear Weather Forecast, (cellphone PDF, here) —or— (computer with MS Word search engine, pop-ups, footnotes, endnotes, charts & supplementary information, here)]


Contaminated waste from damaged nuclear plant in Fukushima swept away by Typhoon Hagibis … the city of Tamura in Fukushima Prefecture said Sunday that an unknown number of bags containing contaminated waste from the plant were lost.

Officials say heavy rains carried the bags to the nearby Furumichi River. That river connects to another river and flows into the Pacific Ocean. The city retrieved ten bags from the river but they haven't been able to confirm how many went missing out of the more than 2,600 bags kept in a storage area.

Radiation Alert: Super typhoon hagibis hits japan, redistributes radioactive soil & waste (story, here)

Fukushima Daiichi’s radioactive waste is on the move again as Hagibis, the worst typhoon to hit Japan since 1958, dropped 30” of rain in 24 hours and millions of people were forced to evacuate due to flooding

by Maggie Gundersen, October 14, 2019

From the minute we learned of this Super Typhoon threat, we were gravely concerned for the people of Japan and the tons of highly radioactive debris sitting on the edge of the volatile Pacific Ocean on the former site of the six Fukushima Daiichi atomic power reactors. Three of those nuclear power plants had meltdowns in March 2011 leaving more highly toxic radioactivity than anyone ever anticipated having in one spot. Some of that poisonous debris has been raked up and confined to thousands of giant 1-ton jumbo plastic bags that were right in the path of Hagibis.  As we watched the news of the approaching Pacific super typhoon (tropical cyclone) with its 150 mile per hour (mph) winds, we worried for the people of Japan who have already faced the worst nuclear disaster on the planet. Since these events are just beginning to unfold, the amount of radioactive material released into the Pacific Ocean and surrounding environment is unknown as of Monday morning, October 14.


Maggie Gundersen, Chiho Kaneko and Caroline Phillips of Fairewinds Energy Education discuss the nuclear risk concerns for children not only near the nuclear disaster sites of Fukushima-Dai-ichiin Japan and Chernobyl in Ukraine, formerly the Soviet Union, but globally where areas near all nuclear power plants are contaminated with radiation. Since mothers in Japan especially bear the responsibility to protect children, they experience greater hardships in an environment where just expressing one’s concern about radiation is seen as a treasonous act. Even 30 years later, the Belarus government recognizes the merits of relocating children away from radiation contaminated areas but the children of Japan are socially forced to stay put in highly contaminated areas.

Children suffer nuclear impact worldwide, (here)

Maggie Gundersen, Chiho Kaneko & Caroline Phillips of Fairewinds.org interviewed by Margaret Harrington of CCTV Channel 17 in Burlington, Vermont, June 20, 2016: (here) .

Do children suffer worldwide from atomic power? Absolutely. CCTV host Margaret Harrington anchored a panel with Maggie Gundersen, Caroline Phillips, and Chiho Kaneko from Fairewinds Energy Education to discuss the health risks to children around the world from operating nuclear power reactors and their burgeoning waste. In the aftermath of the nuclear meltdowns at Fukushima Daiichi, mothers in Japan especially bear the responsibility to protect their children. As a result, they experience greater hardships in an environment where just expressing one’s legitimate concerns about radiation contamination is seen as a treasonous act. Meanwhile in Ukraine, 30-years following the atomic disaster at Chernobyl, the repercussions of massive radioactive contamination and government zoning continue to severely impact children living within 50 miles of Chernobyl’s epicenter. The United States is not immune to these worries and contentions as Tritium, Strontium-90, and Cesium 137 are radioactive releases that threaten the health of children living nearby leaky atomic power reactors and nuclear waste dumps. Learn more by watching this episode of Nuclear Free Future as the women of Fairewinds lend their voices to protect the children.


Special Feature: Fairewinds video interviews & transcripts

—(see Fairewinds site for their original interviews, here)—

| Children Suffer Nuclear Impact Worldwide, pgs 1-21  (cell phone: pdf computer: ms word

| Welcome to my World, pgs 22-35 (cell phone: pdf – computer: ms word)

| Extreme Nuclear Dangers (cell phone: pdf – computer: ms word)

| Tritium Expose, pgs 7-17, Fairewinds interview begins several paragraphs under the heading: 'Let the Games Begin: We Almost Lost Detroit' (cell phone: pdf computer: ms word)

[Editor's note: Also, see [pdf here: Tritium Toxicity: Effects of Prenatal Irradiation]

| Smokescreen

| Hottest Hot Particle (cell phone: pdf – computer: ms word)

| Hot Particles in Seattle & Boston (cell phone: pdf computer: ms word)  

| Nuclear Power Makes Global Warming Worse (cell phone: pdf computer: ms word)

| EPA Wrecks Protective Action Guidelines (cell phone: pdf – computer: ms word) 

 Christina RadChick Consolo

Fukushima triggers jump in airline pilot & passenger heart attacks, cancers, rad symptoms

Flight emergencies — we analyze daily ...doors fall off, pipes break, babies have heart attacks — by Christina Consolo (RadChick)

RadChick

When I did this interview with Alfred in Feb of 2014 I thought I was done with the plane stuff for awhile, and would continue to collect data and maybe revisit this topic in a year or so – and see how flight crews were faring flying another year through fallout. A close friend I have known since childhood (who is a nuclear decommissioning specialist) reviewed my data and told me he would be much more concerned with the planes "falling apart" from Wigner, than the pilots passing out - as that is 'recoverable' in most cases. Shortly after this meeting, MH370 happened.

Then another crash, then MH17...then another crash...and on and on...I recently told my daughter, I feel like I have been cramming for finals since February. I never expected there to be so many crashes, missing planes, planes shot down, ALL the flight emergencies we now analyze on a daily basis, doors falling off, pipes breaking, babies having heart attacks, passengers being out-of-control...but this...THIS newest one... AirAsia flight QZ8501... has my head spinning.

This was very unexpected, and I am very very disturbed by it. Already there is weirdness happening over and above the event itself. I have already been asked "When will you do an interview about AirAsia" and it hasn't been even 24 hours yet. One of the most important things we can do right now is collect every single story, tweet, and post about this, to save for perusal later. Early into events like these there is a LOT of disinfo but there is also a lot of truth, that may be scrubbed later (as in the case of MH370 & MH17). I hope to see Alfred cover this with Leuren Moret, because the work they have done with MH370 & MH17 is some of the most mind-blowing yet sensical stuff ever covered as far as aviation accidents, and the politics behind some of these events. In the meantime, let's hope they find this latest missing plane. I can not even begin to imagine how hard this is for the families of the passengers, and those who are STILL waiting to hear about their loved ones and MH370.


Fukushima triggers jump in airline pilot & passenger heart attacks, cancers, rad symptoms

The affects of airborne radionuclide fallout on pilots & passengers on airliners

by Christina Consolo (RadChick)

—(cell phone: pdf - computer: ms word w/find-search engine)—


Status of Fukushima and the Pacific Ocean

Leuren Moret & Christina Consolo (aka RadChick) with Host James Fetzer of The Real Deal & Veteran's Today | October 24, 2013

(For index & links, while watching video, click YouTube logo in bottom right)


Cat; Embryonic effects of Fallout

NUKED PACIFIC 1: Embryonic effects of Fallout


Evidence of mutations & fallout.

NUKED PACIFIC 2: Mutations & evidence of Fallout


NUKED PACIFIC 3: Warning signs in species


NUKED PACIFIC 4: Governments hiding Nuclear Crimes


NUKED PACIFIC 5: 28 Signs the West Coast is being FRIED


NUKED PACIFIC 6: Fukushima fires create NEW Nanoparticles


NUKED PACIFIC 7: THEY ARE KILLING THE OCEANS (final)


Helen Caldicott

Beyond Nuclear & Physicians for Social Responsibility


Beyond Nuclear here

Fact sheets here

Risks to women & children from nuclear reactors here

...& Palm card here

Nuclear power & children here

Tritium: A universal health threat from every nuclear reactor here

Routine releases: Tritium & noble gases here

For more info on tritium, see Maggie Gundersen & Fairewinds, (here)

Also, see: Tritium Toxicity, Effects of Prenatal Irradiation (here)

Ian Fairlee 

Tritium — Effects & Affects

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Mary Olson: Gender and Radiation Impact Project

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Women & girls get more cancer than men & boys, from nuclear ionizing radiation

Gender and Radiation Impact Project — documentation

Disproportionate affects to women & girls ...& the need to define a Reference Girl

May 2015 Side Session on Gender & Nuclear Weapons at United Nations in NY — Mary Olson: disproportionate harm to girls & women compared to boys & men from ionizing radiation exposure. Gender & cancer ... women get more cancer than men from nuclear ionizing radiation (catastrophic & daily normal reactor emmissions.)

May 2015 - Mary Olson: Side Session on Gender & Nuclear Weapons at United Nations in NY — Mary Olson: disproportionate harm to girls & women compared to boys & men from ionizing radiation exposure. Gender & cancer ... women & girls get more cancer than men & boys, from nuclear ionizing radiation (catastrophic & daily normal reactor emissions.)

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December 2014, Gender & Radiation Impact Project at The Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impacts of Nuclear Weapons, Mary Olson spoke on the medical impact of using nuclear weapons, including disproportionate harm to women & children particularly girls. 

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Apr 6, 2021 Mary Olson: Reference Girl Basics — Gender and Radiation Impact Project shares slides on adverse health affects of ionizing radiation, emphasizing disproportionate affects to women & girls — & the need to define a Reference Girl as nuclear industry affects on girls are underestimatd & overlooked & affects on the female reproductive process.

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Earnest Sternglass

Effects of low level radiation on pregnancy: Children twice as likely to get cancer before age 7

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Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass

Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass: Nuclear Contamination & Cancer, part 1

Dr. Ernest Sternglass

Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass: Pregnant, Kids, Nuclear Radiation & Cancer, part 3

Dr. Ernest Sternglass

Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass: Health Effects of Nuclear Radiation

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For more Scientific & Medical Documentation (here)

Evidentiary Reading & Exhibits


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Sternglass, Mangano, Sherman - (see reading room; also, Journals, and Radiation and Public Health).  Below: Articles, Scientific Papers, Books, Letters, and Selected Testimony Relating to the Health Effects of Ionizing Radiation, Ernest J. Sternglass, Ph. D.

Infant Death & Childhood Cancer Reductions after Nuclear Plant Closings in the United States , E.J. Sternglass,  J.M. Gould, J.J. Mangano, W. McDonnell, J. D. Sherman and J. Brown , Archives of Environmental Health, 57, 23 - 31, 2002.  <> 

Strontium-90 Baby Teeth Study & Childhood Cancer, Sternglass, Gould, Mangano, McDonnell, Sherman & Brown, European Journal of Oncology, Vol. 5, Suppl. 2, 119-125, 2000. <> 

Strontium-90 in Newborn & Childhood Disease, Sternglass, Mangano, Gould, Sherman, Brown, McDonnell, Archives of Environmental Health, 55, 240-244, 2000. <>   

Strontium-90 in Baby Teeth as a Factor in Early Childhood Cancer, Sternglass, Gould, Sherman, Brown, Mangano & McDonnell, International Journal of Health Services, 30, 515-539, 2000. <>   

U.S.A. Newborn Deterioration in the Nuclear Age, 1945-1996, Sternglass, Gould, Mangano. International Congress on Effects of Low Dose Ionizing Radiation, Muenster, Germany, Mar 18-21, 1998. <> 

Health Effects of Low Dose Exposure to Fission Products from Chernobyl & the Fermi Nuclear Reactor in the Population of Detroit Metropolitan Area, Sternglass, Gould & Mangano. Proceedings of International Congress on Effects of Low Dose Ionizing Radiation, Muenster, Germany, March 18-21, 1998. <>

  Interview with Dr. Sternglass concerning Cassini "Sternglass went on to discuss how NASA estimates danger from radiation: They make risk estimates at 10,000 to 50,000 mrad, instead of at 5 mrad.' At those high doses, the effect flattens out - that's why they choose to try to extrapolate from that level of radiation poisoning, rather than look at the actual effects low-level radiation poisoning has been shown to have!

Post-Chernobyl Thyroid Disease in the United States of America, Sternglass, Gould & Mangano. Presented to International Medical Commission Conference: Chernobyl:Environmental Health and Human Rights Implications, Vienna, April 12-15, 1996. <> 

The Enemy Within: The High Cost of Living Near Nuclear Reactors; Breast Cancer, AIDS, Low Birthweight & other Immune Deficiency Effects , Sternglass, Gould, Mangano & McDonnell, Four Walls Eight Windows, New York, NY 10011, 1996. <> 

Breast Cancer: Evidence for a Relation to Fission Products in the Diet,  Sterngalss & Gould, International Journal of Health Services 25, 481-488, 1995. <> 

Nuclear Fallout, Low Birth Weight, and Immune Deficiency, Sternglass & Gould, International Conference on Children and Radiation, Trondheim, Norway June 1993, published in International Journal of Health Services 24, 311-335, 1994 <> 

Breast Cancer: Evidence for a Relation to Fission Products in the Diet , with Jay M. Gould, International Journal of Health Services, 23, 783-804, 1993. <> 

Radioactive Releases into the Environment & their Relation to Breast Cancer , Subcommittee on Human Resources & Intergovernmental Relations of the Committee on Government Operations, U. S. House of Representatives, October 30, 1993. <> 

Low Birth Weight: Evidence for an Association with Fission Products in the Diet, with Jay M. Gould and William L. McDonnell, Presented at the International meeting on Children and Radiation, Trondheim, Norway, June 1993. <>  Interview with Dr. Ernest J. Sternglass: The interview discusses events since 1981 in the history of nuclear technology Keywords: nuclear industry's true health costs are fastidiously suppressedRead the interview. <> 

Initial Evidence for Health Effects from Chernobyl in the United States, with J. M. Gould, First Global Radiation Victims Conference," September 26, 1987. <> 

Birth Weight and Infant Mortality Changes in Massachusetts, Following Releases from Pilgrim Nuclear Plant, Report for the Township of Plymouth, Massachusetts, June 10, 1986. <> 

Die Kinder Des Atomaren Fallouts , Sterngalss & Bell, Psychologie. <> 

The Implications of Chernobyl for Human Health, International Journal of Biosocial Research, 8, 7-36, 1986. <> 

Radiation Exposure of Bone Marrow Cells to Strontium-90 during Early Development as a Possible Co-Factor in the Etiology of AIDS, Sternglass & Scheer, Annual Meeting - American Association for Advancement of Science, Phil.a, PA, May 29, 1986. <> 

Fallout & SAT Scores: Evidence for Cognitive Damage During Early Infancy, Sternglass & Bell, Phi Delta Kappan 64, 541-545, 1983. <> 

Secret Fallout: Low-Level Radiation from Hiroshima to Three Mile Island  McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, N.Y., 1981. <> 

Shut-Down: Nuclear Power on Trial; Radiation is Causing Cancer and Birth Defects , with John W. Gofman, The Book Publishing Company, Summertown, Tennessee 38483, 1979. <> 

Petition for Emergency and Remedial Action to suspend licenses for the nuclear industry , testimony in preliminary evidentiary hearing in Nashville, TN, Federal District Court on a filed by Jeannine Honicker, October 2, 1978. <> 

Infant Mortality Changes Following the Three Mile Island Accident,  Fifth World Congress of Engineers & Architects, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Dec 1979. <> 

Cancer Mortality Changes Around Nuclear Facilities in Connecticut, in Radiation Standards and Human Health, pp. 174-212, Proceedings of a Congressional Seminar Feb. 10, 1978, Environmental Policy Institute, Washington D.C., 20003, 1978. <> 

Radioaktive 'Niedrig' Strahlung: Strahlenschaden bei Kindern und Ungeborenen,  Sternglass, foreword by Klaus Bajter & discussion by Klaus Batjer & Per Carbonell. Oberbaum Verlag, Berlin 21, Germany, 1977. <> 

Nuclear Fission: The Biological Peril, letter to New York Times explaining the effects of very low annual doses from reactor releases and fallout, May 23, 1974. <> 

Epidemiological Studies of Fallout & Patterns of Cancer Mortality, Proceedings - 12th Annual Hanford Biology Symposium, May 10-12, 1972, Edited - Sanders, Bush, Ballou & Mahlum, pp.254-277, U.S. AEC, Info Services (CONF-720505) 1973. <> 

R adioactive Waste Discharges from the Shippingport Nuclear Power Station and Changes in Cancer Mortality , May 8, 1973 report submitted to Governor Milton Shapp's Hearing Board at the Aliquippa Hearings <>

Possible Health Effects of Shippingport Nuclear Plant, July 31, 1973 <> 

Significance of Radiation Monitoring Results for the Shippingport Nuclear Reactor, January 21, 1973 Report submitted to Governor Milton Shapp's Hearing Board at the Aliquippa Hearings on Possible Health Effects of the Shippingport Nuclear Plant, July 31, 1973. <> 

Infant Mortality Changes Near the Peach Bottom Nuclear Power Station in York County, Pennsylvania, Dept. of Radiology, University of Pittsburgh, Feb 7, 1971. <>   

Infant Mortality Changes Near a Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Plant, Testimony: Illinois Pollution Control Board, Nov 30, 1970. <> 

Infant Mortality & Nuclear Power Generation, Hearings of Penn. Senate Select Committee on Reactor Siting, Oct 21, 1970. 

Infant Mortality & Nuclear Testing - Reply, Quarterly Bulletin of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine 4: 115-119, Sept 1970. <> 

Effect of Low Level Radioisotope Contamination on Infant Mortality, Symposium - Environmental Pollution from Nuclear Reactors, Mid-West Chapters,American Association of Physicists in Medicine & Health Physics Society, Waukegan, IL, May 16-17, 1970. <> 

Nuclear Air Pollution, Infant Mortality & Lung Disease, Mid-West Clinical Conf., Chicago Medical Society, Mar 4, 1970. <>

The Death of all Children,  Esquire, pp.1a-1d, September 1969. <> 

Has Nuclear Testing Caused Infant Deaths? New Scientist, 43:178-181, 1969. <> 

Infant Mortality: The Nuclear Culprit ,  Medical Tribune, July 21, 1969. <> 

Can the Infants Survive? Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, 43: 178-181, Jul 1969. <>   

Infant Mortality & Nuclear Tests,  Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, 25:26-28, 1969. <> 

Evidence for Low-Level Radiation Effects on the Human Embryo & Fetus, in Radiation Biology of the Fetal & Juvenile Mammal, Proceedings of the 9th Annual Hanford Biology Symposium, May 5-8, 1969, pp. 681-692, AEC Symposium Vol. 16, Ed. by Sikov & Mahlum, Division of Technical Information U.S.AEC, 1969 (CONF-690501). <> 

Infant & Fetal Mortality Increases in the U.S.  ...Evidence for a Correlation with Nuclear Weapons Tests, meeting of  Pittsburgh Chapter of Federation of Atomic Scientists, Oct 1968. 

Leukemia: Evidence for Induction of the Diseases in Childhood by Fallout Radiation at Low Dose-Rates, 13th Annual Meeting of the Health Physics Society, Denver, Colorado, June 1968. <> 

Nuclear Fallout & Childhood Leukemia, testimony presented at hearings of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, Special Subcommittee on Radiation, U.S. Congress, August 1963, U.S. Gov. Printing Office, Wash., DC. <> 

Cancer: Relation of Prenatal Radiation to Development of the Disease in Childhood,  Science 140:1102-1104, June 1963.

(more scientific & medical reports,here)




Joseph Mangano

Joseph Mangano & Citizen Radiation Monitoring — Health researcher explains how citizens can monitor radiation in the air

Joseph Mangano & Citizen Radiation Monitoring — Health researcher explains how citizens can monitor radiation in the air

Joseph Mangano & Citizen Radiation Monitoring — Health researcher explains how citizens can monitor radiation in the air


Post Fukushima increases in newborn hypothyroidism on the west coast of usa

Joseph Mangano: Post Fukushima increases in newborn hypothyroidism on the west coast of USA

Post Fukushima increases in newborn hypothyroidism on the west coast of usa

Marco Kaltofen

12 A.M. Nov 1, 2011 7024 Scientist Marco Kaltofen found areas with considerably higher radiocesium deposition than 500 Bq/m² — University Researcher: Portland-area topsoil with up to 8,000 pCi/kg of cesium from Fukushima -- 10,000% higher than highest levels found by UC Berkeley

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 fairewinds video interviews & transcripts

marco kaltofen: hottest hot particle

If Fairewinds Energy Education was a Japanese website, the State Secrets Law of Japan would likely prevent us from issuing this video

Fairewinds was one of the first organizations to talk about 'hot particles' scattered all over Japan and North America’s west coast. Hot particles are dangerous and difficult to detect. In this video, Mr. Kaltofen discusses the hottest hot particle he has ever found ...and, it was discovered more than 300 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi site. Arnie Gundersen provides a brief introduction and summary to the video, (here).


Radiation exposure to Japan after Fukushima earthquake

...presentation to American Public Health Association. Video, (here) scroll down at destination for Fairewinds transcript

(Formatted & edited oral history transcript by Nuclear Weather Forecast – included in unpublished manuscript along with additional several pages of introduction; Marco Kaltofen interview begins on page 3, (PDF, here) - or - (Marco Kaltofen interview begins on page 3, w/MS Word search engine, footnotes, endnotes, charts & supplementary information, here).


fIn an exclusive ExopoliticsTV interview by Alfred Lambremont Webre released May 9, 2011, independent scientist Leuren Moret has stated that the Fukushima HAARP tectonic nuclear attack was done by an international racketeering war crimes network within the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Department of Energy (DOE), and BP (British Petroleum) on behalf of City of London bankers.



Lauren Moret

Fukushima haarp tectonic & nuclear attack

Behind March 11, 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdowns stand the same war crimes racketeering organization behind September 11, 2001, Hurricane Katrina (2005), Haiti earthquake (2010) & more HAARP-triggered covert ops to destabilize North America

In an exclusive ExopoliticsTV interview by Alfred Lambremont Webre released May 9, 2011, independent scientist Leuren Moret has stated that the Fukushima HAARP tectonic nuclear attack was done by an international racketeering war crimes network within the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Department of Energy (DOE), and BP (British Petroleum) on behalf of City of London bankers.

(r) Leuren Moret — Fukushima HAARP nuclear attack by CIA, DOE, BP for London banks

In an exclusive ExopoliticsTV interview by Alfred Lambremont Webre released May 9, 2011, independent scientist Leuren Moret has stated that the Fukushima HAARP tectonic nuclear attack was done by an international racketeering war crimes network within the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Department of Energy (DOE), and BP (British Petroleum) on behalf of City of London bankers.

Ms. Moret states that the group behind the March 11, 2011 events at the Fukushima nuclear plant is the same war crimes racketeering organization behind the false flag operations of September 11, 2001, Hurricane Katrina (2005), the Haiti earthquake (2010) and other HAARP-triggered false flag operations.

The Fukushima tectonic nuclear attack is an intentional genocidal depopulation of the northern and southern hemispheres, Ms. Moret states. The west coasts of the United States and Canada, Mexico, and Hawaii are being intentionally targeted by dangerous radiation from the March 11, 2011 tectonic warfare earthquake and nuclear meltdown events at Fukushima, Japan.

These areas of the United States and Canada, and Mexico, Ms. Moret indicates, are the major food producing areas for North America. Radiation from the Japan quake/nuclear meltdown events at Fukushima is intentionally being steered into these areas in order to dose the land and the food with radiation.


Fukushima polar vortex radiation in USA exceeds 2-3 times for evacuation. Leuren Moret: Fukushima radiation is intentional extermination and ecocide ...that HAARP technology can reverse.

Fukushima polar vortex radiation in USA exceeds 2-3 times for evacuation. Leuren Moret: Fukushima radiation is intentional extermination & ecocide ...that HAARP technology can reverse.

Danger of radiation in the rain

Ms. Moret warns that the U.S. government is covering up the radiation danger in North America, and stated that individuals should venture out in the rain with their bodies fully covered, including gloves.

During WWII, it was discovered that the most effective method of nuclear warfare was to detonate an atomic bomb in a raincloud, and let the radiation rain down on the target population.

The weather warfare capabilities of HAARP and the GWEN towers systems are being used to create weather patterns (such as tornadoes) and rain that bring radiation as high as in the Fukushima area of Japan on the southeast, midwest, southwest and west coasts of the United States. 

Nuclear attack on donestsk in ukraine

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Alexei Yablokov: Science is when one finds a constant correlation.

Nuclear Controversies: Video includes presentation by Alexei Yablokov, rebuking IAEA & UN nuclear apologists

Children hurt by nuclear fallout, many with fatal diseases & cancer ...put a face on their health issues.

Children hurt by nuclear fallout, many with fatal diseases & cancer ...put a face on their health issues.

Children hurt by nuclear fallout, many with fatal diseases & cancer ...put a face on their health issues.

Children hurt by nuclear fallout, many with fatal diseases & cancer ...put a face on their health issues.

Children hurt by nuclear fallout, many with fatal diseases & cancer ...put a face on their health issues.

Children hurt by nuclear fallout, many with fatal diseases & cancer ...put a face on their health issues.


 Alexei yablokov 

russian environmental anti-nuclear activist – greenpeace in russia co-founder 

Photo: Nils Bøhmer

(above) Folks can return to the nuclear reactor stricken area in only 20,000 years: Amusement park electric bumper-cars attraction abandoned after Chernobyl nuclear disaster & evacuation of Pripyat, Ukraine on April 27, 1986.  Today, over 200 tons of uranium remains inside Chernobyl’s No 4 reactor, which exploded at 1:23 a.m. On the hush-hush, 48,000 residents were evacualted from of the city of Pripyat Ukraine, 3 kilometers from the site of the Chernobyl explosion. It wasn’t until two weeks later that Sweden, noticing mysterious and growing spikes in their own radiation monitors, sounded an alarm – the beginning of a long tradition of Scandinavia alerting the world to Russian nuclear calamity. Communist Party Secretary General Mikhail Gorbachev, only two years on the job, finally went live and admitted to the disaster on May 14, two weeks and four days after it happened, something many of the shadowy figures behind him opposed. With the new shelter dome over the site, the surrounding exclusion zone of around 2,600 square kilometers will remain uninhabitable – and it will take another 20,000 years before people can live near the plant again.

Fukushima is rated at 100's or even 1,000's of times worse that Chernobyl, but pregnant women and others are forced to return to dangerously contaminated areas in order to get government recovery help ...and farmers are forced to grow radioactive crops like rice & vegetables & feed in contaminated farmlands covered with 30 million 1-ton rotting plastic bags of radioactive waste. 


(above) Marin Sheen – Hollywood actor & activist


Alexei Yablokov 

—(original article, here)—

Jan 10, 2017 by Charles Digges

Alexei Yablokov, the towering grandfather of Russian ecology who worked with Bellona to unmask Cold War nuclear dumping practices in the Arctic, has died in Moscow after a long illness. He was 83.


...a person on whom the authorities had no influence


Nuclear environmental pollution issues, Nuclear Russia Environmental Pollution at Sea & the Artic

Cold War nuclear dumping practices in the Arctic

Arctic: Dumped military reactors, scuttled nuclear subs

The Russian Northern Fleet: Source of Radioactive Contamination (document, here)

Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment   (pdf, here)

Dumped Russian nuclear sub shows no radioactive leaks, but still presents chain reaction dangers (here)

Russia announces decades of Russian nuclear reactors & radioactive waste & nuclear reactors dumped into Kara Sea in Arctic ocean north of Siberia  (here)

Russia to resume subcritical nuclear bomb tests in Arctic? – Beefs up military security at old Arctic nuclear test archipelago of Novaya Zemlya for so-called subcritical nuclear tests of old nuclear weapons (here)

Russia’s aging Kola Nuclear Power Plant - 2 reactors past engineered life spans - negotiates with Gazprom to build 2 more reactors for underwater Arctic Shtokman oil & gas reserves (here)

Floating nuclear power plants attracting interest of the oil industry in Russia and abroad: Kaliningrad – The extremely hazardous use of floating and underwater atomic energy stations to supply power to tap remote oil and gas reserves is gaining currency among not only Russian gas giants but their Norwegian counterparts as well, despite vociferous environmental criticism (here)


Alexei Yablokov speaking at a Bellona conference. Credit: Bellona

As a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, he was also the lead author of the seminal 2007 book, “Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment.”

The book presented the conclusion that the 1986 Chernobyl disaster was responsible for 985,000 premature deaths – the boldest mortality tally to date – by analyzing 6,000 source materials on the accident.

Bellona President Frederic Hauge Tuesday remembered Yablokov as a friend of three decades standing.  “He was an inspiration, a great friend and a great scientist, one of the world’s most significant environmental heroes,” said Hauge. “To know him and to work with him, someone of such cool and keen intellect is a memory we should all take care of and treasure.”

Alexei Yablokov in Oslo. (Photo: Viktor Teryoshkin/Bellona)

Yablokov commanded a broad environmental and political mandate in Russia, and published over 500 papers on biology, ecology, natural conservation and numerous textbooks on each of these subjects. He founded Russia’s branch of Greenpeace and was the leader of the Green Russia faction of the Yabloko opposition party.

While serving as environmental advisor to President Boris Yeltsin’s from 1989 to 1992, Yablokov published a searing white paper that detailed the gravity of the radiological threat posed by dumped military reactors and scuttled nuclear submarines in the Arctic.  The catalogue of waste dumped at sea by the Soviets, includes some 17,000 containers of radioactive waste, 19 ships containing radioactive waste, 14 nuclear reactors, including five that still contain spent nuclear fuel; 735 other pieces of radioactively contaminated heavy machinery, and the K-27 nuclear submarine with its two reactors loaded with nuclear fuel.


U.S. is probably #1: Catalogue of nuclear waste dumped at sea by the Soviets: 17,000 containers of radioactive waste, 19 ships containing radioactive waste, 14 nuclear reactors, including five that still contain spent nuclear fuel; 735 other pieces of radioactively contaminated heavy machinery, and the K-27 nuclear submarine with its two reactors loaded with nuclear fuel.


Yablokov’s white paper spearheaded an epoch of environmental openness that led to more than $3 billion in international aid to Russia to clean up 200 decommissioned submarines and to secure decades of military nuclear waste. 

The paper’s findings dovetailed an early Bellona report in 1992 on radioactive waste dumped by the Russian Navy in the Kara Sea.

Hauge said that Yablokov was “the first person in a position of power in Russia who was brave enough to step forward and support our conclusions.”

“He helped open serious discussion about what was a Chernobyl in slow motion,” said Hauge.

The partnership became critical. In 1995, Bellona’s Alexander Nikitin was charged with treason for his contribution to a report expanding on Bellona’s conclusions about nuclear dangers in the Arctic. The report was called “The Russian Northern Fleet: Source of Radioactive Contamination (pdf download, here).”

Throughout the endless hearings leading up to Nikitin’s eventual acquittal, Hauge said Yablokov’s “calm, collected” knowledge of the Russian constitution helped guide the defense.

“His coolness during the Nikitin case was remarkable,” said Hauge on Tuesday. “He really emphasized that the constitution was the way to Nikitin’s acquittal.”

A nuclear submarine being dismantled.

In 2000, Russia’s Supreme Court agreed, and acquitted Nikitin on all counts, making him the first person to ever fight a treason charge in Russia and win.

Yablokov was a constant luminary at Bellona presentations in Russia, the European Union, the United States and Norway, most recently presenting his 2007 book in Oslo on the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster.

He was also a tireless defender of environmental activists in Russia, suggesting at a 2014 Bellona conference in St. Petersburgthat ecological groups should publish a list of those government officials who harass them.

“We must constantly support our comrades who have been forced to leave the country or who have ended up in jail on account of their environmental activism,” he told the conference.

That same year, Yablokov championed the presentation of a report on environmental violations that took place at Russia’s showcase Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Yablokov arranged for activists from the Environmental Watch on the Northern Caucasus – many of whom were jailed, exiled or otherwise harassed into silence – to present their shocking report on Olympic environmental corruption in Moscow when every other venue had turned them away.

“He was a friend and advisor to us from the beginning and in a large part we owe the success of our Russian work to his steady advice and guidance,” said Hauge.

Yablokov’s death was mourned across the spectrum in Moscow. Igor Chestin, head of the WWF called Yablokov Russia’s “environmental knight.”

Valery Borschsev, Yablokov’s colleague in the human rights faction of the Yabloko party said of him that “he was a person on whom the authorities had no influence.”

Charles Digges
charles@bellona.no

 Janet sherman

Janette Sherman, M.D. specializes in internal medicine & toxicology with an emphasis on chemicals & nuclear radiation that cause illness, including cancer & birth defects. she graduated from western michigan university with majors in biology & chemistry & from wayne state university college of medicine. prior to medical school, she worked for atomic energy commission (forerunner of nuclear regulatory commission) at university of california in berkeley, &  u.s. navy radiation defense laboratory in san francisco.thus began her long-time involvement with the subject of nuclear radiation. from 1976–1982 dr. sherman served on the advisory board for the environmental protection agency (epa) toxic substances control act. she has been an advisor to the national cancer institute on breast cancer and to the epa on pesticide.


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Books here

Chernobyl research documents that radionuclides mutate germs, viruses and bacteria to create new and mysterious diseases.

Chernobyl:  Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and Nature here & here -see chapter 2, part 11: Chernobyl’s Radioactive Impact on Microbial Biota - re: 'radionuclides mutate viruses and bacteria to form new and mysterious diseases'  (free PDF) NOTE: Read the abstracts of each chapter that interests you ...abstracts summarize  chapters ... otherwise, it is very technical and tough going.


Elevated Childhood Cancer Incidence Proximate to U.S. Nuclear Power Plants

by Joseph J. Mangano , Janette Sherman , Carolyn Chang , Amie Dave , Elyssa Feinberg & Marina Frimer

Abstract: Numerous reports document elevated cancer rates among children living near nuclear facilities in various nations. Little research has examined U.S. rates near the nation's 103 operating reactors. This study determined that cancer incidence for children <10 yr of age who live within 30 mi (48 km) of each of 14 nuclear plants in the eastern United States (49 counties with a population >16.8 million) exceeds the national average. The excess 12.4% risk suggests that 1 in 9 cancers among children who reside near nuclear reactors is linked to radioactive emissions. If cancer incidence in 5 western states is used as a baseline, the ratio is closer to 1 in 5. Incidence is particularly elevated for leukemia. Childhood cancer mortality exceeds the national average in 7 of the 14 study areas.  (more, here) (here) (here)

Keywords: childhood cancer, ionizing radiation, leukemia, nuclear power plants, radioactive emissions


Women & pregnant women, babies-to-be, infants & girls within 25 miles of a nuclear reactor get more cancer than men or boys or those living farther away

“A 2012 study of all nuclear plants in France found elevated levels of child leukemia in the vicinity of the plants. A 2008 study in Germany came to a similar conclusion regarding child leukemia and Germany’s nuclear generating facilities. A study in, Archives of Environmental Health, in 2003 found cancer rates in children were 12.4 percent higher (than nationwide occurrences) in 49 counties surrounding 14 nuclear plants in the eastern United States.” - Excerpted from, Washington Spectator, (project of Public Concern Foundation), Watching the Nuclear Watchdog, February 1, 2015, by Janet Sherman.


08:44 AM Jan 12, 2012 -2242- Child leukemia doubles near French nuclear plants

09:57 AM Jun 2, 2011 -0642- International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says no such thing as safe levels of radiation – standard based on ‘cost-benefit’, not safety – 06/02/11, National Academy of Science: 1 in 5 workers get cancer from IAEA safety standard

09:56 AM Apr 25, 2012 -3163- Epidemiology Scientist: Slower you spread radiation dose, more effectively it produces cancer and inherited defects – Japan is going the very best way in the world for destroying the human race (1993 VIDEO)

08:31 AM Apr 25, 2012 -3162- Mom speaks out about brain cancers around San Onofre nuclear plant

03:53 PM Feb 27, 2013 -5443- We have seen how it’s affecting children already, and no one knows exactly what’s going on – can only rely on nuclear experts in Germany, France, U.S.

03:32 PM Aug 8, 2012 -3975- Global public sentiment vehemently anti-nuclear – Extreme public resistance in Japan, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland

08:48 AM May 31, 2012 -3468- Germany produces 50% of energy from solar during mid-day – ‘Equivalent to 20 nuclear power stations at full capacity – without any radioactive waste

05:21 PM Mar 18, 2012 -2875- U.S. to burn 100s of tons of radioactive waste from Germany in Tennessee (also see, Human & Uranium Trafficking)

06:40 AM May 13, 2012 -3310.a- Japanese not allowed to get on bus in Germany because people from Tokyo are contaminated

02:36 PM Feb 15, 2012 -2612- Evidence links nuclear plants to ill health – UK blames unidentified virus for childhood leukemia rise

03:53 PM Aug 26, 2015 -8702- California Coast: Many baby seals dying of leukemia-linked disorder- 1/3 of recent deaths at San Francisco Bay rescue center (CHART)

-8702.1- also see: Physics and Radiobiology of Nuclear Medicine (Springer), Jun 29, 2013: Leukemia is one of the most common cancers induced by radiation in humans, accounting for one in five mortalities from radio-carcinogenesis. Risk of leukemia varies with age, younger persons more prone to radio-carcinogenesis - Leukemia appears as early as 2-3 years after exposure, average latent period of 5 to 10 years.

-8702.2- also see: California sea lions dying from organs falling out of place, tumors, accumulation of pus inside bodies (PHOTO)


Normal nuclear reactors spew fallout every day same as nuclear bombs


Sustained low levels of everyday nuclear emission-fallout add up in you – can be more harmful than a nuclear bomb

Every day, low yield nuclear reactor fallout from cancer-causing releases from 'normal' reactors, mishaps, facility-obsolescence leaks, nuclear dump leakage and mishaps, uranium mining, tailing operations, shipping nuclear materials and waste by plane, ship, train, truck and container mishaps …produces the same fallout that detonating a nuclear bomb produces – and is considered by the nuclear indus try as 'business-as-usual'. The (pink pregnant woman) chart link tells how normal reactors contaminate our food, water, earth, sky ...and you. 

09:10 AM Apr 12, 2013 -5738- U.S. Experiments: Hundreds of pregnant women fed nuclear material – infants & children fed radioactive lemonade, here

Women & girls, especially pregnant women, infants & unborn within 20-25 miles of a nuclear reactor get more cancer than men, boys or those farther away, —(cell phone pdf) - or - (MS Word w/ search engine & pop-ups)


Chernobyl - Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment

nuclear radiation: new & mysterious diseases

Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People & the Environment

Written by Alexey V. Yablokov, Vassily B. Nesterenko & Alexey V. Nesterenko

Edited by Janette Sherman-Nevinger

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences – Vol 1181

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Russians at it again

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Chernobyl’s Radioactive Impact on Microbial Biota

by Alexey V. Yablokov

Abstract: Of the few microorganisms that have been studied, all underwent rapid changes in the areas heavily contaminated by Chernobyl. Organisms such as tuberculosis bacilli; hepatitis, herpes, and tobacco mosaic viruses; cytomegalovirus; and soil micromycetes and bacteria were activated in various ways. The ultimate long-term consequences for the Chernobyl microbiologic biota may be worse than what we know today. Compared to humans and other mammals, the profound changes that take place among these small live organisms with rapid reproductive turnover do not bode well for the health and survival of other species.

One gram of soil contains some 2,500,000,000 microorganisms (bacteria, micro-fungi, and protozoa). Up to 3 kg of the mass of an adult human body is made up of bacteria, viruses, and micro-fungi. In spite of the fact that these represent such important and fundamentally live ecosystems there are only scarce data on the various microbiological consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe.

Several incidences of increased morbidity owing to certain infectious diseases may be due to increased virulence of microbial populations as a result of Chernobyl irradiation … … …

All microorganisms (viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa) and microbiological communities as a whole undergo rapid changes after any additional irradiation. The mechanism of such changes is well known: inclusion and increase in the frequency of mutations by natural selection and preservation of beneficial novel genes that for whatever reason appear more viable under the new conditions. This micro-evolutionary mechanism has been activated in all radioactively contaminated areas and leads to activation of old and the occurrence of new forms of viruses and bacteria.

All but a few microorganisms that have been studied in Chernobyl-affected territories underwent rapid changes in heavily contaminated areas.

Our contemporary knowledge is too limited to understand even the main consequences of the inevitable radioactive-induced genetic changes among the myriad of viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and fungi that inhabit the intestines, lungs, blood, organs, and cells of human beings.

The strong association between carcinogenesis and viruses (papilloma virus, hepatitis virus, Helicobacter pylori, Epstein-Barr virus, Kaposi’s sarcoma, and herpes virus) provides another reason why the cancer rate increased in areas contaminated by Chernobyl irradiation (for a review, see Sreelekha et al., 2003).

Not only cancer, but also many other illnesses are connected with viruses and bacteria. Radiologically induced pathologic changes in the microflora in humans can increase susceptibility to infections, inflammatory diseases of bacterial and viral origin (influenza, chronic intestinal diseases, pyelonephritis, cystitis, vaginitis, endocolitis, asthma, dermatitis, and ischemia), and various pathologies of pregnancy. The long-term consequences for microbial biota may be worse than what we understand today.



Mussels, barnacles, limpet, rock shell, sea anemones mass die-off

-8773- Fukushima: Intertidal biota by power plant - mass die off and reproductive failure of sessile species; sessile refers to organisms anchored, for example to rocks and piers, mussels, barnacles, limpet, rock shell, sponges, sea anemones, fan worms, chitons, gastropods, bivalves, crustaceans, echinoderms – 11:24 AM Feb 10, 2016 | 668


 Seals & sea lions at risk

-8758- West Coast - 200,000 sea lions at risk; sick animals eating themselves from the inside - cancer includes liver, pancreas; intestines shut down; infested with parasites & immune to antibiotics; numbers of dead or starving seals wash ashore (VIDEO) – 11:19 AM Jan 7, 2016 | 342


 Dead animals litter California beaches

-8809- Dead animals litter California beaches - graveyard of washed-up sea life - malnourished sea creatures - starving to death - Covered in sores - stunted growth - Weak immune systems (PHOTO-[1] & VIDEOS) - 07:26 AM Apr 25, 2016 | 98



This micro-evolutionary mechanism has been activated in virtually all radioactively contaminated areas and leads to activation of old and the occurrence of new forms of viruses and bacteria.



[Editor's note:] Mainstream science, the nuclear energy industry and their apologists remain dumbfounded and swear on the bible there is more danger from natural radiation in eating bananas or potato chips or taking a walk in the park than eating or breathing in manmade ionizing fallout …from Fukushima or daily nuclear energy industry legal discharges, or accidents like Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima.


Pacific Ocean: Chunks missing from bodies of salmon from Pacific — lesions in over 50% of fish — 04:18 PM Aug 31, 2014  -8399- Pacific Ocean: Chunks missing from bodies of salmon from Pacific - lesions in over 50% of fish being reported ... followed by bacterial invasions (PHOTO)


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Book - Published by New York Academy of Sciences, Chernobyl: Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment was written by scientists who used health data from 1986 to 2004; edited by Janet Sherman.


Chapter 11 — Chernobyl’s Radioactive Impact on Microbial Biota  — by Alexey V. Yablokov

[Abstract] Of the few microorganisms that have been studied, all underwent rapid changes in the areas heavily contaminated by Chernobyl. Organisms such as tuberculosis bacilli; hepatitis, herpes, and tobacco mosaic viruses; cytomegalovirus; and soil micromycetes and bacteria were activated in various ways. The ultimate long-term consequences for the Chernobyl microbiologic biota may be worse than what we know today. Compared to humans and other mammals, the profound changes that take place among these small live organisms with rapid reproductive turnover do not bode well for the health and survival of other species.


One gram of soil contains some 2,500,000,000 microorganisms (bacteria, microfungi, and protozoa). Up to 3 kg of the mass of an adult human body is made up of bacteria, viruses, and microfungi. In spite of the fact that these represent such important and fundamentally live ecosystems there are only scarce data on the various microbiological consequences of the Chernobyl catastrophe.

Several incidences of increased morbidity owing to certain infectious diseases may be due to increased virulence of microbial populations as a result of Chernobyl irradiation.

1.-Soon after the catastrophe studies observed activation of retroviruses (Kavsan et al., 1992).

2.-There is evidence of increased susceptibility to Pneumocystis carinii and cytomegalovirus in children whose immune systems were suppressed in the contaminated territories of Novozybkov District, Bryansk Province (Lysenko et al., 1996).

3.-Tuberculosis became more virulent in the more contaminated areas of Belarus (Chernetsky and Osynovsky, 1993; Belookaya, 1993; Borschevsky et al., 1996). Address for correspondence: (Editor’s note: omitted.)

4.-In some heavily contaminated areas of Belarus and Russia there was a markedly higher level of cryptosporidium infestation (Lavdovskaya et al., 1996).

5.-From 1993 to 1997 the hepatitis viruses B, C, D, and G became noticeably activated in the heavily contaminated areas of Belarus (Zhavoronok et al., 1998 a, b).

6.-Herpes viruses were activated in the heavily contaminated territories of Belarus 6 to 7 years after the catastrophe (Matveev, 1993; Matveev et al., 1995; Voropaev et al., 1996).

7.-Activation of cytomegalovirus was found in the heavily contaminated districts of Gomel and Mogilev provinces, Belarus (Matveev, 1993).

8.-Prevalence of Pneumocystis was noticeably higher in the heavily contaminated territories of Bryansk Province (Lavdovskaya et al., 1996).

9.-The prevalence and severity of Gruby’s disease (ringworm), caused by the fungus microsporia Microsporum sp., was significantly higher in the heavily contaminated areas of Bryansk Province (Rudnitsky et al., 2003).

10.-The number of saprophytic bacteria in Belarussian sod-podzolic soils is at maximum with radioactivity levels of 15 Ci/km2 or less and minimal in areas 281 282 Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences with up to 40 Ci/km2 (Zymenko et al., 1995).

11.-There is a wide range of radionuclide bioaccumulations in soil micromycetes. The accumulation factor of Cs-137 in Stemphylium (family Dematiaceae) is 348 and in Verticillium (family Muctdinaceae) 28 (Zymenko et al., 1995).

12.-Since the catastrophe, the prevalence of black microfungi has dramatically increased in contaminated soil surrounding Chernobyl (Zhdanova et al., 1991, 1994).

13.-Among soil bacteria that most actively accumulate Cs-137 are Agrobacterium sp. (accumulation factor 587), Enterobacter sp. (60–288), and Klebsiella sp. (256; Zymenko et al., 1995).

14.-In all soil samples from the 10-km Chernobyl zone the abundance of soil bacteria (nitrifying, sulfate-reducing, nitrogen-fixing, and cellulose-fermenting bacteria, and heterotrophic iron-oxidizing bacteria) was reduced by up to two orders of magnitude as compared to control areas (Romanovskaya et al., 1998).

15.-In contaminated areas several new variants of tobacco mosaic virus appeared that affect plants other than Solanaceous species, and their virulence is most likely correlated with the level of radioactive contamination in the areas. Infection of tobacco plants with tobacco mosaic virus and oilseed rape mosaic virus was shown to induce a threefold increase in homologous DNA recombination in non-infected tissues (Boyko et al., 2007; Kovalchuk et al., 2003).

16.-All the strains of microfungi species that were studied (Alternaria alternata, Mucorhiemalis, and Paecilomyces lilacinus) from the heavily contaminated Chernobyl areas have aggregated growth of threadlike hyphae, whereas the same species from soil with low radionuclide contamination show normal growth. Only slowly growing Cladosporium cladosporioides has aggregated growth both in contaminated and TABLE 11.1. Characteristics of Oocysts of Coccidia (Eimeria cerna) in Voles (Clethrionomys glareolus) from Two Differently Contaminated Sites, Bryansk Province (Pel’gunov, 1996) Level of contamination 20μ R/h 180–220 ΜR/h Normal 94.5 76.6 Anomalous 06.3 Nonsporulated 5.2 12.2 lightly contaminated soils (Ivanova et al., 2006).

17.-Sharp reduction in the abundance of bifidus bacteria and the prevalence of microbes of the class Escherichia; in particular, a sharp increase in E. coli has been noted in the intestines of evacuee children living in Ukraine (Luk’yanova et al., 1995).

18.-In a long-term study (1954 to 1994—before and after the catastrophe) in Belarus, Ukraine, and Russia it was revealed that in areas with a high level of radioactive contamination (740–1,480 kBq/m2 and higher) in Bryansk, Mogilev, Gomel, Chernygov, Sumy, Kaluga, Oryol, Smolensk, and Kursk provinces, practically no cases of rabies in wild animals have been reported since the catastrophe (Adamovich, 1998). This suggests that the rabies virus has either disappeared or become inactivate.

19.-Rodents in the heavily contaminated territories of Belarus have been extensively invaded by coccids (obligate intracellular protozoan parasites from the phylum Apicomplexa; Sutchenya et al., 1995).

20.-There are fewer than normal, more anomalous, and no sporulated oocysts of coccidian Eimeria cerna in voles (Clethrionomys glareolus) in Bryansk Province (Table 11.1).

21.-Six years after the catastrophe a population of Eimeria cernae From Clethrionomys Glareolus living in heavily contaminated soil (up to 7.3 k Bq/kg of Cs-134, Cs-137, Sr-90, and Pu-106) in Kiev Province Yablokov: Radioactive Impact on Microbial Biota 283 had anomalous oocysts (Soshkin and Pel’gunov, 1994).

22. -There was a significant decline in the Shannon diversity index of infusoria species and a concomitant increase in their abundance in the Pripyat River mouth from 1986 to 1988 (Nebrat, 1992).

All microorganisms (viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa) and microbiological communities as a whole undergo rapid changes after any additional irradiation. The mechanism of such changes is well known: inclusion and increase in the frequency of mutations by natural selection and preservation of beneficial novel genes that for whatever reason appear more viable under the new conditions. This micro-evolutionary mechanism has been activated in all radioactively contaminated areas and leads to activation of old and the occurrence of new forms of viruses and bacteria. All but a few microorganisms that have been studied in Chernobyl-affected territories underwent rapid changes in heavily contaminated areas.

Our contemporary knowledge is too limited to understand even the main consequences of the inevitable radioactive-induced genetic changes among the myriad of viruses, bacteria, protozoa, and fungi that inhabit the intestines, lungs, blood, organs, and cells of human beings.

The strong association between carcinogenesis and viruses (papilloma virus, hepatitis virus, Helicobacter pylori, Epstein–Barr virus, Kaposi’s sarcoma, and herpes virus) provides another reason why the cancer rate increased in areas contaminated by Chernobyl irradiation (for a review, see Sreelekha et al., 2003).

Not only cancer, but also many other illnesses are connected with viruses and bacteria. Radiologically induced pathologic changes in the microflora in humans can increase susceptibility to infections, inflammatory diseases of bacterial and viral origin (influenza, chronic intestinal diseases, pyelonephritis, cystitis, vaginitis, endocolitis, asthma, dermatitis, and ischemia), and various pathologies of pregnancy. The long-term consequences for microbial biota may be worse than what we understand today.


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The Truth about Chernobyl

Chapter I. Chernobyl Contamination: An Overview —1. Chernobyl Contamination through Time and Space — Chapter II. Consequences for Public Health — 2. Public Health Consequences: Methodological Problems — 3. General Morbidity, Impairment, and Disability — 4. Accelerated Aging — 5. Nonmalignant Diseases — 6. Oncological Diseases — 7. Mortality  — Chapter III. Consequences for the Environment — 8. Atmospheric, Water & Soil Contamination — 9. Flora — 10. Fauna — 11. Microbial Biota — Chapter IV. Radiation Protection after the Catastrophe — 12. Radioactive Contamination of Food and People — 13. Decorporation of Radionuclides — 14. Protective Measures for Activities in Radioactively Contaminated Territories —15. Consequences for Public Health & the Environment, 23 Years Later 


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