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At Chernobyl and Fukushima, Radioactivity Has Seriously Harmed Wildlife

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posted on Apr, 25 2016 @ 10:30 PM

Some members of the radiation regulatory community have been slow to acknowledge how nuclear accidents have harmed wildlife. For example, the U.N.-sponsored Chernobyl Forum instigated the notion that the accident has had a positive impact on living organisms in the exclusion zone because of the lack of human activities. A more recent report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation predicts minimal consequences for the biota animal and plant life of the Fukushima region.

Unfortunately these official assessments were largely based on predictions from theoretical models, not on direct empirical observations of the plants and animals living in these regions. Based on our research, and that of others, it is now known that animals living under the full range of stresses in nature are far more sensitive to the effects of radiation than previously believed. Although field studies sometimes lack the controlled settings needed for precise scientific experimentation, they make up for this with a more realistic description of natural processes.
At Chernobyl and Fukushima, Radioactivity Has Seriously Harmed Wildlife

I know a lot of posters here have asked for exactly what the above article provides; an officially sanctioned (by the MSM) report of scientific data stating that the Fukushima disaster is significantly damaging the environment. I'm assuming that U.S. News and World Report will be up to their standards.

The article is obviously a commentary on the radiation hormesis hypothesis. The article states clearly that the theory cannot be proven to be true at all although there is some evidence that it could occasionally be true.

I just think we should take the article above in conjunction with articles such as the following and try to determine the truth for ourselves.

Nuclear Expert: 50,000 sq. miles of Japan contaminated…Many millions need evacuation…

posted on Apr, 25 2016 @ 11:09 PM
I don't care what the "experts" claim. Fukushima is exponentially worse than Chernobyl.

The people in power are lying to us about the extent of the contamination. It is massive.

posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 12:27 AM
I just watched a couple documentaries about the wolves, and raptors, etc in the Exclusion Zone of Chernobyl last night, and according to the wildlife experts, the animals are thriving.

Over 120 wolves roam the area.

Peregrine Falcons, and White-tailed Eagles, beavers, and Europes largest mamal, the Bison, all are thriving in the area around Chernobyl.

PBS - Nature.. Was who the documentaries were by..

posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 05:50 AM
Well DUH? It will have a negative effect on the wildlife in the beginning ie. Deaths related to cancer, radiation sickness and all the goodies that come with long-term radiation poising. But the ones that survive will pass on their resistance and slowly but surely they will once again begin to thrive, like the wildlife in chernobyl. If I remember correctly a lot of the creatures still surrounding the chernobyl area - Pripyat or something - are now much more immune to the radiation.

Just give the creatures some time to adapt. Rome wasn't built in a day

posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 06:11 AM
a reply to: Profusion

You would think that if Chernobyl had had such a devastating impact on the wildlife of the region, you wouldn't see lovely cat fish in the cooling ponds, being regularly fed by visitors.

I have no doubt that many animal species there have experienced similar diseases to Humans in the wake of the disaster, but the science speaks for itself and no amount of rejecting it to create doom porn is going to change the reality.

There is a massive amount of wildlife all around Chernobyl, horses, deer, birds, insects, fish... there's no evidence of mutations and no evidence of decline as far as we can see.

I'm sorry if that doesn't jive with the scaremongering of the scientifically illiterate, but that's just the way it is.

posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 06:19 AM
Also, just to add, Humans have an entirely different way of dealing with the ramifications of Chernobyl. In animal species, mutations and so on would quickly breed out of a species. Sure, in the couple of months and even years after the accident there could have been massive defects in birth etc, but these animals would not likely have survived.

Depending on the species we're talking about, we could be anywhere from 2nd generation post-disaster to a hundred generations, and so on.

These animals have been able to adapt to their surroundings in the same way we would, only at a much faster rate.

posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 11:04 AM

originally posted by: Rocker2013
a reply to: Profusion
There is a massive amount of wildlife all around Chernobyl, horses, deer, birds, insects, fish... there's no evidence of mutations and no evidence of decline as far as we can see.

There's a lot of evidence of deformity around Chernobyl. This topic has already been presented here on ATS. In fact, I posted pics in it. Just because there aren't some obvious monsters dragging through the brush doesn't mean there aren't deformities. The weakest died. But people have advanced care to keep the affected alive. I won't post pics but here's a good article:

Living with the fallout of Chernobyl 30 years later: Harrowing photographs show children living 40 miles from site of world's worst nuclear disaster and 'still suffering radiation effects'

Thirty years after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, high rates of health conditions remain for those living nearby Children in the area are still born at greater risk of immune system deficiencies and heart rhythm disorders Adults living near the decommissioned power plant also suffer higher rates of heart disease and thyroid cancer. Those living in the area near Chernobyl suffer higher rates of certain conditions and diseases

Read more: rst-nuclear-disaster-suffering-radiation-effects.html#ixzz46wylTSmF
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edit on 26-4-2016 by StoutBroux because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 10:06 PM
I read that in Chernobyl, it is the only part of Europe where the Red Deer is flourishing and it was close to extinction before finding refuge in the inclusion zone.

posted on Apr, 26 2016 @ 10:13 PM
All of the actual sourced documentation I have read essentially says that the Chernobyl meltdown was the best thing that could have happened to the wildlife populations inside the current exclusion zone.

They have actually had wolves and brown bears populations return.

I'll post sources if you want but it is the consensus of the scientific community and not hard to find yourself oh Google.
edit on 26-4-2016 by Drunkenparrot because: (no reason given)

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