As a reader commented, no quantitative information to provide any idea of the scope these dangers. Nevertheless, the Chernobyl and Fukushima “accidents” are documented and provide a great deal of basis for concern.
Concern that is not evident in at or in any government level.
Concern that is conspicuous by its absence from the mass media, who seem to have lost their drive for investigative journalism. (Too much power and influence form above?).
No matter how dangerous this source of death and ill-health, however real, tends to be over-shadowed by our obsession with wealth and control and annihilation of any obstacles in the way.
Nevertheless, awareness of any dangers to our health should not be obscured from the public, in a decent and intelligent civilization.
While the 2011 earthquake and worries surrounding Fukushima have brought the threat of radioactivity back into the public consciousness, many people still don’t realize that radioactive contamination is a worldwide danger. Radionuclides are in the top six toxic threats as listed in the 2010 report by The Blacksmith Institute, an NGO dedicated to tackling pollution. You might be surprised by the locations of some of the world’s most radioactive places — and thus the number of people living in fear of the effects radiation could have on them and their children.
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