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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
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.
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
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