originally posted by: CriticalStinker
...this site claims 6000% for overall cancer.
Your source offers no evidence to support the claim.
Come on, you have to do better than showing that "somebody on the internet said so".
The University of South Carolina's Chernobyl Research
originally posted by: dragonridr
Theres plenty of research out there. Want a strange fact at chernoyble best thing to happen was the nuclear disaster. Caused plant and animal life to
thrive in that area.
is currently the only research team studying the radiological effects on the free-living natural populations in both Chernobyl and
The deleterious effects they report at Chernobyl contradict your claim. Although depopulation of the area made wild life more abundant, it is not
thriving compared to uncontaminated unpopulated areas.
A decrease in fungal and bacterial decay (40 percent less than in control regions in Ukraine with normal background radiation levels.) This causes a
build-up of dry dead plant matter, creating a danger of catastrophic radiation-spreading forest fires.
Diminished tree growth, likely the direct result of radiation and the lack of rotting leaf nutrients.
Declining diversity in insects and mammals.
Increased rates of cataracts, tumours, growth abnormalities, deformed sperm, and albinism.
Decreased brain size in rodents and birds (5% smaller, on average). "...not only are their brains smaller, but it seems they are not as capable at
dealing with their environment as evidenced by their lower rates of survival... These findings point to broad-scale neurological effects of chronic
exposure to low-dose radiation... The fact that we see this pattern for a large portion of the bird community suggests a general phenomenon that may
have significant long-term repercussions.”
At Fukushima a study of a common butterfly (pale grass blue) showed:
Size reduction, slowed growth, high mortality and morphological abnormality both at the site and among laboratory-bred butterflies with parents
collected from the contaminated site. (Taira et al. 2014)
Population censuses of birds, butterflies, and cicadas show major declines and morphological effects, such as aberrant feathers on barn swallows.
edit on 23-7-2015 by EvilAxis because: To clarify reply to dragonridr