[ RadSafe ] RE: Is this radiation damage? / Attack on coal-fired plants

Dan McCarn hotgreenchile at gmail.com
Thu Jan 17 18:14:20 CST 2008

Bjorn, is there any indication of when this photo was taken?

My gamma dosimeters during 1995 -1996 while living in Belarus and
working on a Chernobyl project had only 80% of the raw counts on my
control dosimeters in Albuquerque.

While I worked in Belarus, I recall that there was a "hot spot" of
endemic diphtheria in Southern Belarus and Northern Ukraine. I got a
tetanus-diphtheria booster from my doctor before going there along
with a series of rabies shots because of the packs of feral dogs. I
did manage to get chronic dysentery the first summer there, and lost

This area is infamous for extreme poverty, malnutrition and outbreaks
of preventable diseases. Trying to hang every odd disease on
"radiation" in the face of such hunger and poor sanitation is crazy
and a great dis-service to the people living there, especially to
those kids in the orphanages.

I consider the area around the Pripyat Swamp north of Chernobyl one of
the most beautiful places in the world.

Of course, this is only my opinion having worked there and
skinny-dipped in the Pripyat River.  What do I know?

Dan ii
Dan W. McCarn

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On 1/17/08, Bjorn Cedervall <bcradsafers at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I apologize for sending this below again but I guess that many Radsafers may have missed
> it because of the subject line. The picture is horrible but of the kind anti-nuke people
> may like so it may be good for some of you to know it is out there in cyberspace.
> According to one response it is perhaps (probably?) about a tropical disease.
> Bjorn Cedervall   bcradsafers at hotmail.com----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------> From: bcradsafers at hotmail.com> To: sjd at swcp.com; radsafe at radlab.nl> Subject: RE: [ RadSafe ] Attack on coal-fired plants> Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2008 10:23:35 +0000> > See also picture 8 in the slide show. What do you think? - I question that this radiation damage - has anything like this been seen for instance after irradiation during pregnancy? (the boy's age is not given)http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20745214> My personal comment only,> > Bjorn Cedervall bcradsafers at hotmail.com
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> > Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2008 19:42:56 -0700> To: radsafe at radlab.nl> From: sjd at swcp.com
> > Subject: [ RadSafe ] Attack on coal-fired plants
> > > Jan. 14
> > > This link is to an MSNBC article about a legal and lobbying attack on the
> > construction of new coal-fired plants. Naturally the Sierra Club figures
> > prominently in this.
> > > http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22652908/> <snip>_
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