[ RadSafe ] Reporting about Chernobyl
crispy_bird at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 21 08:07:22 CDT 2006
This sense of a conspiracy about the dosimetry results
as you mention in your third paragraph is clearly one
of the factors that makes coming to terms with the
Chernobyl accident a problem. As long as there is
suspension about facts being hidden and mistrust of
the governments, debates about what the results of the
accident will continue.
Confounding factor like alcohol consumption and poor
health care are other factors that do not appear to be
--- Victor Goretsky <vgore03 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Your last words "No doses mentioned..." pushed me to
> come out of silence.
> The newspaper can link the questionable statistic to
> the Chernobyl accident,
> partially because the general statistical data are
> I worked in zone full time May, in and out
> June-August, and again full time
> in September-November of 1986. I was wearing a
> monitoring badge continuously
> and consciously, exchanging as required, but,
> despite my attempts, I was not
> able to get my exposure history since. Does it exist
> or disappear, the same
> way as USSR, for thousands liquidators?
> Another example. During my private visit to Kiev,
> I have met with few high
> rank bureaucrats, who awarded themselves, and
> closet circuit around them,
> "liquidator" status never participating in, but
> getting many valuable
> benefits. Thus, the total number of liquidators far
> a way from the actual.
> This is widespread occurrence.
> The newspaper 's "green" spin is pure propaganda.
> I'd like to use antispin
> by linking the cancer frequency increase, the sperm
> count, "Chernobyl
> chromosome" to enormous amount of alcohol
> consumptions. I witnessed that in
> zone, in 1986. I wish the newspaper
> will choose this topic, next time.
> * *
> *My fellow liquidators,*
> *Twenty years after I hope you and your dearest are
> in a good health,*
> *Accomplished a lot and looking forward to future
> *Victor Goretsky*
> *Radiation Safety Scientist*
> On 4/20/06, Bjorn Cedervall
> <bcradsafers at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > I am well aware of that only a small fraction of
> you can read Swedish. The
> > following link may however call for a comment or
> > This is the leading sensational newspaper in
> > By starting at:
> > http://www.aftonbladet.se/
> > and scrolling down you will find a first picture
> and then a few more.
> > Next headline reads: "Julia 8, shall die from
> > There is so much of bias and strange
> desinformation in this article that
> > it
> > is hard to know where to begin. It says that the
> sperms have become so
> > damaged ("lazy"/slow) - (understatement: because
> of the radiation) - that
> > 1/4 of all men can't produce children.
> > New to me is the "Chernobyl chromosome" which
> according to the article now
> > is an established concept. "The cancer frequency
> is now three times
> > larger..." (very unclear statement with regard to
> time, geography and so
> > on). No doses mentioned...
> > A few Swedish words:
> > barn = child/children
> > människa = person/man
> > människor = persons/people
> > sjukhus = hospital
> > My personal action only,
"A scientist's aim in a discussion with his colleagues is not to persuade, but to clarify."
John Jacobus, MS
Certified Health Physicist
e-mail: crispy_bird at yahoo.com
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