Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Kate Brown on Unreported Deaths, Child Cancer & Radioactive Meat

Excellent interview:

Unreported Deaths, Child Cancer & Radioactive Meat: The Untold Story of Chernobyl StoryAugust 26, 2019. Democracy Now, Watch Full Show

Guests Kate Brown, professor of science, technology and society at MIT specializing in environmental and nuclear history.

Following a mysterious nuclear accident in Russia that left seven dead, we look back at the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl. It sent a cloud of radioactive fallout into Russia, Belarus and over a large portion of Europe, but the death toll from Chernobyl remains unknown. 

Chernobyl is considered the worst nuclear accident in history, but Kate Brown, an MIT professor of science, technology and society, says much of what we understand about the disaster is inaccurate. Her new book, “Manual for Survival: A Chernobyl Guide to the Future,” chronicles the devastating and underreported impact of radiation on tens of thousands in the Soviet Union that went unreported for decades. Brown says, “After about five years of research, I realized that much of what we know about Chernobyl is just either incomplete or fully incorrect.”


  1. In the end the bad old days may turn out to be about as livable as now. Which would mean that for humans there is a balance point/zone above or below which things can not go. And thus all our efforts to improve things though not in vain have real limits which we can not change. In order to improve health money flowed into science which flowed into other areas where destructive things were created like toxic chemicals.

    I think this is easy to see and understand. And it has been know for a very long time.

    1. Authoritarian Neoliberalism
      Authoritarian Nuclear Neoliberalism
      Trump The Deranged, Demented Clown Prince of Nuclear Insanity

      America is very diseased now, Little pretense of democracy exists. it is diseased from industrial poison and system collapse. People are deluding themselves if they think things can go on the way they are ...
      No reactors in america have little supervision or oversight anymore, thanks to the overlord's obsession with authoritarian neoliberaliam and This insane idiots, chaotic destructive interpretation of authoritarian neoliberalism.

      The new authoritarian neoliberalism model, is as bad or worse than overt fascism, in our current state of ecological decline and post-Fukushima nuclear danger. The media is controlled as are, the coerced branches of government.

      Nuclear plants in America are now independent feifdoms, like the ones in the Ukraine. Groups of technicians in the Ukraine were found clogging up the computers of a nuclear plant, bitcoin manipulations and having drinking and parties with prostitutes in a uclear plant there in the past month. That is the way it is now in murika, under trumpos neoliberal authoritarian deregulation and absolute ending of any pretense of supervision of any nuclear reactors in amerika.
      Dangerous reactors on the verge of collapse, kept open by the capricious insanity, of the deregulation frenzy, of this insane president..
      No reactors have
      real backup. 50 years old rusted, surplus diesel generators that will not even crankup when they try to test them. Like the ones at palos verde, Besse, Waterford, Fermi and Brunswick. Power lines that would stave off meltdowns are now completely vulnerable to Storms. To earthquakes and outages like never before. All of used used fuel pools at the reactors in america cracked and over full of high level nuclear waste.

    2. All reactor supervision gone. Deregulated and unsupervised like the ones in the Ukraine, Thanks to Trump.

      Each of the 97 dangerous nuclear reactors in america, is an independent feifdom.
      Their owners are letting them fall apart . Many of their owners are allowing , cheap underpaid contractors they use to run them, to run amock on drugs while playing on the outdated computer operating systems.
      Technicians irandomly dump radionuclides into the environment.

      Technicians and unsupervised corporations, bring the dangerous old megadeath radionuclide monsters to the brink of meltdown, on a daily basis. Their control systems are inadquate archaic. The technicians running them are incompetent. Their pumps and pipes reactor vessels, and containement corrosed, cloggled , embrittled and disintegrating. All because of the insane clown monster .

      The 97 reactors are all embrittled. Many technicians are contractors who are allowed to go to work on drugs.

      Most reactors are on bodies of water making them vulnerable to the new ferocious breeds of storms , we now experience . Many are also on earthquake faults.
      All plans to reinforce the reactor, to prevent a fukushima multiple catastrophe , have been cancelled by This authoritarian regime and its insane neoliberal ideologocal-obsession of deregulating anything and everything to the point of unsanity, including nuclear reactors.

      All reactors on bodies of water and or polluting aquifers. They are polluting and destroying the aurrounding areas.

      Palo verdes is contaminating the precious and severely depleted water supply, of the meager Phoenix aquifer with Cesium 137 plutonium, tritium etc.. Technicians find toilet paper clogging the cooling pipes of the palo verdes reactors by Phoenix. because the plant is run on and cooled by sewer water from Phoenix.

      The Palo verdes reactors are n the middle of a desert. The plant -coolant water aupply is sewer water from Phoenix. Has been and always will be because, phoenix is in a godforsaken low desert. Palo Verdea pipes are corroded. Palo Verdea backup generators have failed four times in the past 7 years.

    3. Technicians are caught high on drugs in nuclear reactors and nuclear submarines in america now.

      Even Hillary would not be so stupid. Hillary would not be abrogating arms treaties and explicitly bragging about building low-yeld nukes for a limited preemptive nuclear strike.
      Hillary would not be building, intermediate range nuke missiles to provoke the russians. Hillary would not be forcing the russians to build nuclear powered cruise missiles, like the one that caused a nuclear detonation recntly.

      I predicted a detonation in the world last year. It happened.

      There will be one or more nuclear melt-downs-explosions in the usa in the next 6 to 14 months because of the extreme dangers setup by this insane administration. Probably in Ohio, at fermi, palo verdes, in Florida, waterford, diablo, in Carolina, Waterford, Wisconsin, illinois or New Jersey. There will also be fuel fires.
      The nuclear catastrophes will eclipse climate change concerns . Americans bodies are already saturated with radionuclides from massive radionucled pollution . Radionuclidea from americium in smoke detectors, military shit, reactors, 70 years of open air nuking uraniuum mining, nuclear accidents, underground nuclear fracking 40 yeara ago, nuke weapins production, nuke waste dumps, current fracking.

      Major reactor accident severity has increased significantly, around the world in the past 30 years in since chernobyl . Fukushima was an example of nuclear industry-captured safety monitoring of a major nuclear plant, that contributed to the worst nuclear catastrophe so far in History. Our insane politicians learned nothing. They do not care. People are more aware since fukushuma. people have monitored nuclear releases from Norway and Russia, in europe that were probably from nuclear accidents since Fukushima.
      Nuclear accidents on a grand scale are more likely now because, of aged reactors and deregulation in places like the usa, ukraine and russia now.

      The largest nuclear wild fire, in history recently occured at INL. no one says anything about it. The death, quiick-onset cancer epidemics and birth defects in the Western USA have only just begun from that catastrophe on 90 thousand acres at INL You hear nothing about it.

      Even as bad as Hillary may have been, Hillary would not be completely deregulating, the nuclear industry


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