Nuclear Disasters: Fukushima & Chernobyl

Authors: Angelika Claussen and Alex Rosen

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Nuclear power plant disasters threaten the entire planet. From so-called ‘developed’ Russia to Japan, USA to France; in the aftermath of an accident, thousands of people are deprived of their basic human right to health and subjected to lies and suppression of information. Workers of the nuclear power plant, people who live in that region as well as in other parts of that country, residents of close countries and even consumers from distant places who have to buy the contaminated products; every single one of them is affected.
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Nuclear Disasters: Chernobyl and Fukushima covers the impacts of accidents in these two nuclear power plants with more clarity since a reasonable amount of time has passed for data accuracy. Even a country as developed as Japan failed to take the first measure after a nuclear power plant accident,

iodine tablet distribution, and it has already led to great consequences.

Did the Chernobyl experience serve as a lesson to Japan in Fukushima, a success-driven country and a firm believer in technology? In addition to this comparison, this book examines the importance of the tendencies of power holders, the effectiveness of the civil society, the politically organized structure of the medical community, the independence of scientists and the courage of journalists. There is a thin line between treason and devotion for one’s country and it is usually left to the discretion of governments. People harmed in both accidents do not need suppressed information or manipulated reports, research financed by the nuclear lobby or false hopes, but they need reliable information and support. After all, these are the taxpayers whose money is used to eliminate the effects of an accident which may take up to 300 years.

The type of the nuclear fallout, it’s half-life and its effects on plants, animals and ecosystem in general are at such a catastrophic level that even human-centered people have to take into account since radioactive particles contaminate the food cycle of humans. For those who are able to see the world from a different perspective though, the effects on blue butterflies, which already have a very short life, are also momentous. Apart from the lifetime of butterflies getting shorter or the length of their wings decreasing, mutations seen in new generations are highly worrisome for the future.

It is ironic to note that Japan, a country so dependent on technology and electricity, idled all of its nuclear power plants after the accident and has survived just well enough by restarting only five of them, despite the claims of the nuclear lobby that life would stop without nuclear energy. A significant lesson learned from all these accidents is that, just like the global climate change, nuclear power plants concern an area larger than the jurisdiction of the state that they are built in, namely they concern every living organism on this planet. Therefore, all the people who will suffer from the negative effects have the right to resist nuclear energy regardless of whichever country a reactor is built in

Pages: 153 pages

Publishing Date: May 2019

Dimensions: 13.5 x 21 cm

Type: Paperback

ISBN: 978-619-7458-37-4

Category: Non-Fiction

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Nuclear Disasters: Fukushima & Chernobyl

£14.99

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Nuclear power plant disasters threaten the entire planet. From so-called ‘developed’ Russia to Japan, USA to France; in the aftermath of an accident, thousands of people are deprived of their basic human right to health and subjected to lies and suppression of information. Workers of the nuclear power plant, people who live in that region as well as in other parts of that country, residents of close countries and even consumers from distant places who have to buy the contaminated products; every single one of them is affected.
Read More

Nuclear Disasters: Chernobyl and Fukushima covers the impacts of accidents in these two nuclear power plants with more clarity since a reasonable amount of time has passed for data accuracy. Even a country as developed as Japan failed to take the first measure after a nuclear power plant accident,

iodine tablet distribution, and it has already led to great consequences.

Did the Chernobyl experience serve as a lesson to Japan in Fukushima, a success-driven country and a firm believer in technology? In addition to this comparison, this book examines the importance of the tendencies of power holders, the effectiveness of the civil society, the politically organized structure of the medical community, the independence of scientists and the courage of journalists. There is a thin line between treason and devotion for one’s country and it is usually left to the discretion of governments. People harmed in both accidents do not need suppressed information or manipulated reports, research financed by the nuclear lobby or false hopes, but they need reliable information and support. After all, these are the taxpayers whose money is used to eliminate the effects of an accident which may take up to 300 years.

The type of the nuclear fallout, it’s half-life and its effects on plants, animals and ecosystem in general are at such a catastrophic level that even human-centered people have to take into account since radioactive particles contaminate the food cycle of humans. For those who are able to see the world from a different perspective though, the effects on blue butterflies, which already have a very short life, are also momentous. Apart from the lifetime of butterflies getting shorter or the length of their wings decreasing, mutations seen in new generations are highly worrisome for the future.

It is ironic to note that Japan, a country so dependent on technology and electricity, idled all of its nuclear power plants after the accident and has survived just well enough by restarting only five of them, despite the claims of the nuclear lobby that life would stop without nuclear energy. A significant lesson learned from all these accidents is that, just like the global climate change, nuclear power plants concern an area larger than the jurisdiction of the state that they are built in, namely they concern every living organism on this planet. Therefore, all the people who will suffer from the negative effects have the right to resist nuclear energy regardless of whichever country a reactor is built in

SKU: 978-619-7458-37-4 Category: Tags: , ,

Pages: 153 pages

Publishing Date: May 2019

Dimensions: 13.5 x 21 cm

Type: Paperback

ISBN: 978-619-7458-37-4

Category: Non-Fiction

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Dr. Alex Rosen
Dr. Angelika Claussen

Dr. Angelika Claussen:

Dr. Angelika Claussen is head of the European IP- PNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War). She is among the writers of two IPPNW rapports:

– 30 years living with Chernobyl – 5 years living with Fukushima: Health effects of the nuclear disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima – The health effects of uranium weapon.

Within the framework of her anti-nuclear studies, she visited Chernobyl and Fukushima. She also visited Turkey and Iran several times within the scope of her peace studies.

Dr. Alex Rosen:

Vice-President of the German affiliate of IPPNW (International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War)

Dr. Alex Rosen is a pediatrician in Berlin, Germany and vice-president of the German affiliate of IPPNW since 2013. An outspoken critic of nuclear energy, he has published reports on the health effects of the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear catastrophes, including comprehensive replies to the WHO reports on Fukushima in 2012 and 2013, ‘Critical Analysis of the UNSCEAR Fukushima Report’ in 2014 and the book ’30 years living with Chernobyl – 5 years living with Fukushima’, which was published in Germany, France, the US and Turkey.

He has initiated public awareness campaigns against all aspects of the nuclear chain, organizing conferences in uranium mining sites and anti-nuclear bike tours in Europe and Japan. In 2012, he created an exhibition called ‘Hibakusha Worldwide’, which deals with the environmental and health effects of the nuclear chain – from uranium mining to civil and military aspects of the nuclear industry and ultimately nuclear waste and radioactive fallout.

‘Hibakusha Worldwide’ has been exhibited in more than 100 places, most notably perhaps at the World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima in 2015 and the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Consequences of Nuclear Weapons in 2013.

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